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Party-based Turn-based RPGs with mounted combat

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Tavernking, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    Has this ever been done before?


    And why do we never see this in our RPGs? Is this why nobody takes turn-based RPGs seriously?
     
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  2. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Jap SRPG's qualify for all that… if you consider them RPG's.

    :grpg:
     
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  3. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    That's one thing I felt missing in Age of Decadence - mounted enemies would have added a new dimension to combat. Would have been perfect for fights against the Urdu, getting charged by spear-wielding horsemen for massive damage, or having to deal with mounted archers
     
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  4. Dorateen Arcane

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    Party can ride and fight on a horse in Wizards & Warriors.
     
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  5. Lord_Potato Savant

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    Whole party? On one horse?

    Including the elephant guys race?
     
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  6. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Its a pretty important mechanic in Legends of Eisenwald.
     
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  8. Ysaye Learned

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    Fire Emblem 5 has mounting and dismounting too (You had to dismount inside) where each has it's advantages and disadvantages and a turn loss penalty for switching which made more sense compared to the other FEs and SRPGs. I always thought the mechanics used there could have translated very well into something that could work within the constructs of a turn based SSI style CRPG.

    One problem was that (whether turn based or RTWP) there would likely have to be a lot of extra animation created (and hence budget implications), because unlike Fire Emblem where it is a core combat mechanic and only 3-4 classes can do that, if it were d&d you would have to have every class type both mounted and dismounted drawn (if you play strictly to the rules - perhaps you only give magic horses to paladins?).

    There are also minor issues about game balance with other classes (particularly I would guess with ranged/mage classes in RTWP) and accountability issues (where does the horse disappear to?). But costs of animation would have been a big one I reckon.
     
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  9. Spectacle Arcane

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    IIRC Ultima VI lets your party fight from horseback.
     
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  11. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Actually I never played it

    Should I?
     
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  12. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    With 3D models this is not an issue, you need only one animation for mounting.
     
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  13. AbounI Arcane Patron

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    Not to mention some bigae in the Arena, that would have be so crazy !
     
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