|The Bard's Tale is a fantasy computer role-playing game where the protagonist is a bard -- a type of adventurer-minstrel -- with a quintessential "rogue" stereotype and set in a Gaelic world. The game art is period and geographically appropriate, and characters are a mix of realistic and caricatured. The monsters are quite non-standard (no orcs and goblins, for a change) though not with art so outlandish as to make them look alien.
||This Bard's Tale fantasy game art gallery features cutscenes related to the death of the Bard's loyal pet dog. The dog (optionally) joins him near the very start of the game in Houton, and can be trained into an indestuctible ally in combat (at most the dog is dazed and thereby incapacitated). It is useful elsewhere throughout the game by digging up bones (immediately converted into cash when the Bard picks it up) and scaring grouse from the bushes to be shot down.