The Playbook comes with the original release of Ultima I (then simply titled "Ultima") from California Pacific. It is 10 pages long. In-game, an unknown Sosarian is the author of the book. In real-life, Richard Garriott has written the book. In the remake, it was replaced with the book "The First Age of Darkness".
The following topics are part of the book:
- Loading Instructions
- Space Travel
The book is basically little more than an instruction manual with no narrative. However, unusual for 1980, it sports lots of nice illustrations created by Denis Loubet, which mostly show pictures of the various monsters encountered in the game.
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|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)|