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In the most general sense, these are the things the characters are carrying. Also, there is a number of special quest items in each game which are necessary to win the game.

There are several categories of equipment:

  • weapons
  • armor
  • shields
  • helmets
  • gloves
  • instruments
  • rings
  • wands
  • figurines
  • misc. items

When a piece of equipment is found in the maze, it is usually unidentified. Only its category is given after a question mark ("?"), which indicates the unidentified status. Garth can identify objects for a certain price.

There are certain pieces of equipment that can only be used by characters of a certain class. If a character cannot use or equip an object, it is marked with a "#".

Some of the things have magical powers, which usually means that they can be "used" either during combat or when the party is camping.