|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 coolest weapon in the game -- the Shadow Axe. Part weapon part musical instrument, this item is acquired in the second half of the story arc. The bard typically uses his lute to conjure allies, but if the Shadow Axe is the weapon currently equipped, that is used instead. Unfortunately, it is not used when the Bard plays an instrument in other scenes.