Oh man, the cloth maps they used to bundle with Ultima games were awesome, but you had to be careful with them.

I played Ultima V an awful lot back in the day. The game just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger the more I played it, and the idea of playing a small part in an independently functioning world was tremendously appealing. The conversation system was also fantastic and I spent most of my time just walking up to random NPCs just typing in whatever words I could think of in order to get different responses. It was also super cool how if they asked you for your name and you gave them a fake name they acted like they didn’t believe you.

It was a small touch, but damn, what a clever idea.

I never ended up finishing it, but I know I really should one day…