Spellcasting (series)

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A trilogy of text adventure games written by Steve Meretzky in the early 1990s, published by Legend Entertainment. Legend used some of the tools of the day to spice up the traditional text format, including a graphics mode and some light sound effects and music via Real Sound. They are adult in theme but relatively tasteful in that regard, and the primary aim is providing biting humor and brain-tickling puzzles.

The games chronicle the adventures of Ernie Eaglebeak, an aspiring young wizard attending classes at Sorcerer University. While Ernie spends the three games embarking on wild adventures and bedding a considerable number of beautiful women, he is consistently viewed as a total dork by almost everyone around him. Just go with it.

Each game features inevitable encounters with Ernie's lifelong crush Lola Tigerbelly; quasi-mentor Otto Tickingclock and his young wife, Hillary, and Ernie's evil stepfather and arch-nemesis, Joey Rottenwood.

The three games are:

  1. Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All the Girls (1990)
  2. Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance (1991)
  3. Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)

A fourth entry, The Graduation Ball, was planned but never published.

Tropes used in Spellcasting (series) include: