What is The Minstrel’s Song?
In a nutshell, it’s a computer adaptation of The Minstrel’s Song, a tabletop role playing game, and is meant to have a rich and interesting world that supports both building many different kinds of character, and both quests and nonlinear play. It’s in the old “roguelike” tradition of computer games, which now means that it might have something of a retro charm.
The Minstrel’s Song is available from a network appliance. To download an Aqua-themed virtual appliance where you can play The Minstrel’s Song:
- Download and install VMware Workstation Player.
- Enable hardware virtualization. You should be able to find instructions for how to do it by a Google search for “bios enable hardware virtualization [the manufacturer for your computer] [the model number for your computer]”. (Or just ask the local whiz kid.)
- Download the (Aqua-themed) virtual appliance, and unpack it.
- Open the appliance and double click on either of top two icons: You can play the original character graphics version (“The Minstrel’s Song: Original”), or a slightly more graphical version (“The Minstrel’s Song: Graphical”). The bottom icon tells the tale of the cultures in The Minstrel’s Song.