Download Computer Game (“The Minstrel’s Song”)

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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.

A screenshot of The Minstrel's Song.

Top 10 things to do in The Minstrel’s Song:

  1. Pet a dolphin.
  2. Pray and worship.
  3. Ride a dragon.
  4. Match wits with a clockwork door.
  5. Climb a tree.
  6. Answer a riddle.
  7. Build your own mechanical devices.
  8. Keep an exotic pet.
  9. Choose your own quest.
  10. Explore a world of wonder.

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:

  1. Download and install VirtualBox.
  2. 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.)
  3. Download the Aqua-themed virtual appliance, and unpack it.
  4. Open the appliance and double click on the icon:The launcher for The Minstrel's Song.

(Want the source? 1.0b, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.0.)

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Author: C.J.S. Hayward

Who is Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward? A man, made in the image of God and summoned to ascend to the heights of the likeness of God. A great sinner, and in fact, the chief of sinners. One who is, moment by moment, in each ascetical decision choosing to become one notch more a creature of Heaven, or one notch more a creature of Hell, until his life is spent and his eternal choice between Heaven and Hell is eternally sealed. Man, mediator, midpoint, microcosm, measure: as man he is the recapitulation of the entire spiritual and visible creation, having physical life in common with plants and animals, and noetic life in common with rank upon rank of angel host, and forever in the shadow of that moment when Heaven kissed earth and God and the Son of God became Man and the Son of Man that men might become gods and the sons of God. He’s also a writer with a few hobbies, but really, there are more important things in life.