|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 a short cutscene early in the game where The Bard's Tale mocks other computer role-playing games for defeated creatures having unlikely treasure. Ironically, The Bard's Tale also features time-saving implausibilities, such as treasure and obsolete equipment being instantly converted into weightless coin, saving the player from having to deal with encumbrance, carrying capacity, inventory management, and selling at stores.