Blogging Avatar

I haven’t played an Ultima game in over five years, and I thought it would be fun to combine my two hobbies and blog about it at the same time, like a few people have done over the years. Some of them I believe played and blogged their way through everything Ultima, but I’m not anywhere as ambitious and will limit myself to re-visiting Ultima VII and VIII only. I could in theory do Ascension as well, but I suspect it would result in basically a hateplay, and while snark and negativity can be highly entertaining I’d just rather blog about the games I love. Hopefully I can update this Ultima blog every week.

Day 1 – Trinsic, Paws and Britain; talking, stealing and baking
Day 2 – Cove and Jhelom
Day 3 – That bloody business in Minoc; Yew
Day 4 – Emps, Wisps and dragons
Day 5 – New Magincia and Skara Brae; I see dead people
Day 6 – Dungeon Despise and Moonglow
Day 7 – Serpent’s Hold, Terfin, Spektran and Dungeon Deceit
Day 8 – Isle of Fire, how to kill Lord British, Vesper
Day 9 – Meditation Retreat, Ambrosia, the Baths
Day 10 – Buccaneer’s Den, the Isle of the Avatar, the end
Post-game fun – Avatar builds a bachelor pad and stages an environmental protest

Day 1 – Monitor; you’re nobody ’til somebody knights you
Day 2 – Still in Monitor: scandals, secrets and betrayals
Day 3 – Fawn
Day 4 – Goblin camp, the Inn of the Sleeping Bull
Day 5 – Moonshade, Mad Mage Isle
Day 6 – Monk Isle, the Last Temptation of Avatar, Mountains of Freedom
Day 7 – Experiments in Moonshade, Furnace
Day 8 – Gorlab Swamp, the Great Northern Forest, one angry ex
Day 9 – Skullcrusher, Spinebreaker, the hunt for Batlin is over and everybody dies
Day 10 – Gwani Death Temple, post-apocalyptic Moonshade, Temple of Discipline
Day 11 – Ophidian temples, The Castle of the White Dragon; the gang is back together
Day 12 – The Silver Seed
Day 13 – Isle of Crypts, the last serpent tooth, the sacrifice
Day 14 – The Shrine of Chaos, Sunrise Isle, the end

Day 1 – Tenebrae
Day 2 – the Plateau, Necromancy
Day 3 – the Catacombs, Lithos
Day 4 – Zealan shrine, change of government, side quests
Day 5 – Argentrock Isle, Stratos, Hydros
Day 6 – Sorcery
Day 7 – Obelisk fragments, the Ethereal Plane, the end