The Book of Play

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The Book of Play
The Book of Play originally came packaged with Ultima III. It is 22 pages long. No "in-game" author is provided. Margaret Ellen Weigers and Roe R. Adams are credited for writing the book.

The Book of Play places more emphasis on lore and internal consistency than its predecessor, although, it does not yet follow the later Ultima tradition of being written entirely from an "in-game" perspective. It does still contain gameplay instructions and screenshots of the interface. Numerous accompanying illustrations not present in previous Ultima manuals are found within.

The book was later reprinted in the Trilogy Manual with no changes apart from shifting the back story to the front.

Book Content[edit]

The following topics are part of the book:

  • Foreword
  • Instructions
  • The Story so far...

External Links[edit]


Ultima Game Manuals
Age of Darkness Akalabeth (Manual) Ultima I (Playbook, Manual) Ultima II (Manual) Ultima III (Play Guide, Cleric Guide, Wizard Guide)
Age of Enlightenment Ultima IV (History of Britannia, Mystic Wisdom) Ultima V ( Book of Lore, Journal) Ultima VI (Compendium)
Age of Armageddon Ultima VII (Fellowship) Ultima VII Part Two (Serpent Pillars) Ultima VIII (Chronicle) Ultima IX (Spellbook, Journal)
Underworld Underworld I (Memoirs) Underworld II (Safe Passage)
Worlds of Ultima Savage Empire (Ultimate Adventures) Martian Dreams (Red Planet, Time Travel)
Compilations Ultima Trilogy I (Trilogy Manual) Ultima Trilogy II (Age of Virtue)