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General storyline:

Many years ago, a mysterious group of monsters called "Kaibutsu" appeared in Durham Kingdom and ravaged the land. No one was able to resist their power, that is, until a hero named Carolus emerged. He was able to defeat the Kaibutsu leader, who happened to be his sister, and save the nation. After this, the people made him their king. However, 65 years have passed since his victory, and gradually, as he has aged, he has surrendered more of his political power to his vassal dukes, who have very different ideas on how the kingdom should be run.

All of this is trivial background noise for a certain bartender from a backwoods forest town. Vance, the bartender in question, is bored with life, and decides he needs some excitement and some big money. The less actual hard work involved, the better. And nothing will stand in his way ...


Three the Hard Way's gameplay is pretty typical as far as Rm2k games go, but there are a few wrinkles here and there ( such as leveling up ) that may throw you for a loop; pretty much everything you need to know is explained in game when you need to know it.

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  • iishenron
  • RPG Tsukuru 2000
  • RPG
  • 06/09/2007 07:43 PM
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It's about 40 hours longer AT LEAST, surprisingly pretty damn sweet if you get past the graphics. TONS of popular media references and good jokes in there.
I like this one, but I have to ask what the deal is with seemingly inaccessible areas and treasures scattered around, and with a particular ghost-filled ruin. I must be missing something, but at least the game is finishable without these extras. If anyone knows, please PM me (there is a PM system on here right?) I'm trying to avoid any kind of spoiler here.
Around 4 years ago I got RPG maker 2000 and a few months later I got SOme RTP ressources, among them there was Three the hard way, Kindred Saga, Shattered Samurai, Chocobo panic and Arhiman's prophecy :'( Three The Hard Way was mt favourite I can't believe I'm still into RPG MAKER :'( GO Vance !
I'm stuck. How to I get an audience with Duke Salem? I don't know what to do. Will someone please help me?
i cant find his red haird freind, iv been throught this forest five times and theres only one hidden place and a temple 1 town and a sheep heaerders place the games layout is great but i hate being stuck at the begeining of a game help me plz
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
It IS finished.
This game is cool. I am stuck in the ruins now.
This game is truly a CLASSIC! XD Wish there was a sequel (hmm...red arrow!)
There's a forum in case you're stuck, need some help or tips :)
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
I need to replay this game. Epic classic RM games ftw.

Also, "Three The Hard Way sounds kind of erotic, doesn't it?"
It's not just erotic, it's an entirely different position.
One of the best homemade games ever made. A must play for every RPGer who respects himself.
Iishenron, I hope you dont get lazy and forget about the sequel! xD
Where can I find that bald headed guy (Orrum) after he had killed the hero's master?
Is there a walkthrough for this game? I'd really appreciate it
@Deacon: You've probably figured it out but if you haven't, here's what you need to do--

Check out Norths house at Somerset. But you'll need to speak to his little sister first. You can find her near Vances dad's bar IIRC.

Also, if you or anyone has any more questions feel free to register at the forum topic here --


Everyone is really friendly there, and you're likely to get a much faster response too! :)

Just in case the creator of this games is making a sequel...
VANCE: What the...
RED ARROWl: YES Vance, I'm your MOTHER!!!

Just a suggestion...
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
jesus shit this should really have more downloads
the the hell is this shit? (note i'm referring to the comments, not the game)
the the hell is this shit? (note i'm referring to the comments, not the game)
Dann hilf weiter und mache nicht solche Scheiss Comments ,
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