This consists of a set of programs that can load in
any monster from any Eamon and then pit them against one another in an
arena. This seems somewhat useless, since (on the average) the stronger
monster will win more battles, but if you like to watch the antics of
the insidious Random Number Generator, you might enjoy it.
Main Halls - This
is not an all-inclusive list of Eamon masters! Instead, it is a list of
the masters which are available as DSK images from this website. For
more on the other masters that have been created, check out the August 1985 issue
of the NEUC and the Eamon
Masters section of the Eamon Lore page on this website.
MAIN HALL & BEGINNERS CAVE by Don Brown. Widely
available from public-domain sellers (just about everyone sells it or
one like it), this is the original Main Hall with a simple armorer,
magician, and banker. This version is sometimes considered Eamon Master
1.2 because it includes a SNAPPY file, a suicide routine, and the
ability to say no to Hokas. It also has standardized Beginner's Cave
MAIN HALL by Rick Volberding. Also widely available, this
Main Hall uses hi-res graphics in the 'overhead' mode, similar to the
old Epyx adventures such as 'Temple of Apshai', but of better quality.
The Main Hall itself is much like the basic Main Hall above, but it
ajoins a 'village' where you can have weapons made to order, visit a
witch who can enhance your attributes, gamble in a casino, a
spellcaster who can enhance your spell abilities, or practice arenas
where your weapon or armor expertise can be improved. There is
something special in the center of each screen that can be done, too.
MASTER (also known as EAMON MASTER 2) by John Heng &
John Nelson. This is a menu-driven disk that includes limited character
editing among its start-up options. The armorer handles custom weapons
and you can special-order any weapon you want, if you have the money!
It has a weapons-training center for boosting weapon expertise.
(Aspen's EU8 disk) Also available in a version from the Big Red Apple Club.
EAMON MASTER 3
- This master diskette was created by John Beaty,
and contains a special weapons shop which allows you to buy weapons
that other adventurers have sold. It works like this: You go into the
special weapons shop and pay a copying fee for a weapon you have, plus
a fee for the weapon you want to buy and you are allowed to buy
duplicate copy of someone else’s weapon.
EAMON MASTER JH - This master disk was created by Jeff
Hurlburt. It features a locker which the adventurer can store weapons,
improved character stats displays, and an experience page showing how
many times the character has been on a particular adventure. It is not
certain if this master "plays well" with the rest of the Eamon world.
EAMON UTILITY MASTER - This master disk was created by Andy
Andrews. It has a SNAPPY file and a suicide routine, but doesn't allow
you to say no to Hokas, putting it somewhere between 1.0 and 1.1 in the
schema of masters. Upon running the master, the player has the chance
to run a character editor. Other than that, there is nothing special
about this master.
II by John Nelson, John Heng, & Bob Davis. This disk
marks the beginnings of John's quest for a 'super-Eamon' that
culminated in his aborted Apple-based 'KnightQuest' system. It shows
many of the features and commands of the later-to-come version 6 Eamon,
but lacks the commands PUT & FREE. It has 4 new spells: CHARM,
FEAR, BLINK, & SLEEP. It accommodates 5 personal weapons
instead of the usual 4 of the Main Hall. It has a total of 7 artifact
types, including Shield, Healing, Light, & Shovel. There are
several new monster fields: Low Room, High Room, #Attacks, Greed, Hate,
and Wanderlust. It allows the adventurer to find 'friends' and take
them along on adventures. There are 4 professions: Thief, Fighter,
Cleric, & Magician. Alignments run from Lawful Very Good to
Chaotic Evil. It has an Intelligence attribute. It runs VERY slowly and
is an incredible memory hog. This situation got worse as it grew into
'KnightQuest', and the next thing you know John got himself an IBM-PC
with compiled Basic & 640K of memory.
This page last updated on 04/03/2011 and 12/02/2012.