DDST Game Instructions
When you fist started the game, a list of Character Attributes
appeared on the screen. Hopefully you paid attention and tried to create a
character with the highest attributes possible. This will really help your
chances in the game. The attributes are simular to other Adventure type
games that you may have played on your ST.
1) Main Menu: Takes you to the Main Menu
2) Your Profile: Shows you your Character Profile.
3) Game Instructions: The file you are presently looking at.
4) Whats Going On?: Another small file to give you some info.
5) Create New Character: Just as it says...
The Character Menu is really self explanatory. You can view your
Character profile. This will show you which items you are presently
carrying, and also your gold and any ancient artifacts that you may have
found. Any weapons or armour that you are wearing will be shown too.
The instructions are what you are presently reading, and if you would
like some background info on the Game, read "What's Going On?" for a little
background info to start you off on the game.
If you don't like your character, you can create a new one in this
menu. Just select the Create new character and you will be able to start
The main menu is accessible anywhere in the game, as you will have to
come back to save your game position while you play. The commands are
listed below and really need no explanation.
1) Character Menu: Gets you to the Character Menu.
2) Hall of Champions: Player list, see how others are doing.
3) Lord's Keep A list of the Winners from this game.
4) SAVE: Saves your Character Position.
5) RESTORE: Restores your Character if you screw up.
6) QUIT: Quits the game.
7) Inverse video: Inverts screen. We recommend a Black
Hitting Return with no entry will take you into the Adventure.
When you first enter the Adventure, you will be shown a map of the
Land of Eridor. The legend for the map is on the lower right of your
screen. The upper Right Hand corner will show your time remaining for the
day. Since DDST is a Doors game, and sysops don't want you to play the
game all night, you are limited to 20 minutes a day. If you don't use up
all of your time during your turn, you may reenter the game to continue.
Under the Map on the Left side is shown a small menu. The arrow keys
will move you around the screen and you can return to the Main menu by
hitting M. If you have any healing potions, you may take them by hitting P.
The I key will send you to the Items Menu, where you may inspect the items
that you are carrying or change your armour or weapons.
The menu in the all of the towns shows the following:
1) Visit Inn: Takes you to the Inn Menu
2) Blacksmith: Takes you to the Blacksmith Menu
3) Marketplace: Here is where you can buy or sell Items
4) Bank: Lets you save your money.
5) Profile: Same as your profile in the Character Menu
6) Oracle: Visit the Oracle and get the Scrolls
7) Read Scrolls: Lets you read the Scrolls you obtain
8) Main Menu: Takes you to the Main Menu
The Inn Menu
Eat, Drink, and Rent a Room: Restore your hit points
Inquire a job: Get money for Weapons and Armour
You can buy your armour and weapons here. You can also unload your old
armour on him, but don't expect much for it. Use the Market instead.
You may buy and sell items in the Marketplace. Just select what you
would like to do. You will be finding items all over the place after
encounters with monsters, so you can sell them here. You can also buy a few
items that you may think that you may require in the game.
Fighting the Monsters
Eriadoris under seige and there are many monsters running amok over
the land. You will most likely encounter these creatures as you travel
over the countryside. When this happens, the small menu at the bottom of
the map will change to the fight routine status menu.
This menu will allow you to either use your weapon, (you did buy a
weapon now didn't you?) or run away, as you might be killed. This menu
will also show you the monster type that you are fighting, the number of
monsters, the hit points of the current monster you are fighting, and the
hit points that you presently have left. These will be updated as the
fight continues. After you choose what you want to do, you will see a
report line appear, telling you what happened during the current round.
You may continue by pressing any key and then hitting 1 or 2 to continue
Watch out, as the monsters will not wait for long for you to make up
your mind to fight them.
If you are successful, you will be shown the amount of experience
points and gold that you get from battling the monster.
If you were not successful, better luck next time, as you will be
allowed to either Restart or Restore (Did you save your position?) the
There are several dungeons in the game. If you come upon a dungeon
from the Map of the Land, you will be asked if you wish to enter. If so,
you will then see a large hidden map ( we can't show you everything). The
dungeon map will be uncovered as you travel through it. Each dungeon level
is different and you will find secret passages, traps, treasure and maybe
even an ancient artifact. You will also find many monsters too, so be
prepared for the worst. You may also find healing potions with the
treasures in the dungeon to keep you from dying.
Hints for Playing DDST
Get a character with a good dexterity. This will help your armour
class quite a bit. Go out and fight the monsters!! This is the only way
that you are going to end the game successfully. Try to collect all the
scrolls as they will help you in the game.