At the beginning of April 2016 Peter Verdi's Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles website went offline. So far all my attempts to contact Peter failed. His site carried some invaluable interviews with former Magnetic Scrolls people. To preserve the work I temporarily uploaded a dump of his site taken in summer of 2015. All you can see below is 100% Peter's work! Hopefully his site will reappear soon! Peter, if you read this, can you contact me?

Remember how it's like to ride on a cloud? How it feels to be squashed by a bus, or how to get that damned gold disc from Micky? Well, here's your chance to relive all these situations.

Have a chat with the devil in THE PAWN, ransack an entire island in THE GUILD OF THIEVES, restore luck itself to a whole country in JINXTER, uncover a conspiracy in CORRUPTION, become an inter-dimensional secret agent in FISH!, an ancient god in MYTH, walk in the footsteps of Alice in WONDERLAND and inherit a haunted mansion in THE LEGACY.
Become a part of the fantasy of Magnetic Scrolls - you certainly won't regret it . . .



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About the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles


What are the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles?
The Magnetic Scrolls webpages are a tribute to legendary british text adventure games company Magnetic Scrolls, the people behind it, and the games they created. It is meant to be a museum and a nostalgic salute dedicated to everything Magnetic Scrolls.


Why create these pages?
In my (pretty long and extensive) computer gaming history I have had two love affairs that have lasted until today. One were U.S. based computer games developers "Interplay" and their early games like "The Bard's Tale" series, "Tass Times in Tone Town" or "Borrowed Time". Much later I was able to "live the dream", so to speak, as I've had the pleasure to work for "Interplay"'s "Black Isle Studios" division a couple of years ago. The other great love was Magnetic Scrolls and their magnificent games. Especially the games created by the people at Magnetic Scrolls have had a huge impact on me, an impact that has lasted until today, so I decided to create the small, private tribute page you are exploring at the moment. That was the least I could do for the people who brought so much joy into my life by creating these amazing games. I hope the site I created is in their spirit.


What purpose do the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles have?
The Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles exist purely because of nostalgic reasons and are strictly a labour of love. I was (and still am) so in love with these games that I decided to pay tribute to the games themselves and their creators. I want to share my love for everything Magnetic Scrolls with other, like-minded people. As the games are not commercially available anymore and have long gone out of print I want to keep the memory alive and prevent them from being forgotten. I want to provide information on Magnetic Scrolls and their stunning creations, take people who are familiar with the games on a trip down memory lane and want to give all those who are new to Magnetic Scrolls a chance to find out what the company and their games were all about. I think the work of Magnetic Scrolls is worth preserving. That is the sole purpose of these pages.


Am I or was I ever affiliated with Magnetic Scrolls or any of their former distributors?
No. I am just a fan of these games and want to keep the memory alive. Like I said before, these pages are a labour of love, an unofficial, private tribute to Magnetic Scrolls and their games and I never was affiliated with Magnetic Scrolls or any of its former distributors in any way. With these pages I don't want to cause any harm or damage whatsoever - I simply want to prevent that Magnetic Scrolls and the games they created are lost and forgotten, but if you are a copyright holder of any Magnetic Scrolls material and think that anything on these pages is a violation against copyrights, send me an e-mail to this address and the content in question will be removed as soon as possible.


Am I or do I intend to make any money with these pages or is this site commercial?
No. This site was designed for preservation and educational purposes only. Any commercial use of any of the content on these pages is definitely not intended.


What is the copyright situation on Magnetic Scrolls?
The copyrights to the games have reverted back to the Magnetic Scrolls Ltd (Ken Gordon and Anita Sinclair). Unfortunately the games been unavailable for years. However, it is still illegal to play Magnetic Scrolls games if you do not own an original package, that is why you will not find any disk images of the games on these pages, and neither will you find any material here that will (at least to my knowledge) compromise the original copy protection of the games. I do not intend to cause any damage with these pages. To the best of my knowledge the Magnetic Scrolls games are not generating any revenues anymore and there is no relevant market for these games, but if the right holders requests that I should take down material from this site I will gladly comply. Should you be a right-holder and find any material on here that violates any existing copyrights, send me an e-mail and I will remove the content in question as soon as possible.


So, what does this mean for you, as a visitor to the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles?
While everything on the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles website fulfills a strictly informational character, some (or most) of the content on these pages must be considered copyrighted by someone, so technically speaking most parts of this site cannot be accessed legally. It is up to you to decide on how to deal with this unfortunate situation.




Appreciations and Thank You's

There are a few very special people to whom I would like to express my eternal gratitude, because without their support and help and contributions the "Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles" webpage would not be possible. A very big "Thank You" goes out to (in no particular order):

Rob Steggles
John Molloy
Michael Bywater
Phil South
Peter Kemp
Ken Gordon

Geoff Quilley


Stefan Meier

Paul Herzberg


Mike Gerrard
Boris Schneider-Johne
Anatol Locker
Michael Hengst

Stephen Granade


Richard Hewison
Andrew Weston
Francesco Cordella
Mark Spankus
Boris Jakubaschk
Nigel Spalding
Jean-Marc Barbier