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KickStarter Solasta: Crown of the Magister - 5E OGL TB RPG with verticality and environmental interactions

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Safav Hamon, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tacticaladventures/solasta-crown-of-the-magister

    https://www.solasta-game.com





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    Mathieu Girard, the co-founder of Amplitude Studios, has created a new studio called Tactical Adventures. They're currently working on a CRPG that combines Baldurs Gate and XCOM using the 5th edition DnD open game license.

    You may find a link to their website over here ------------------------------------------> https://www.tactical-adventures.com/

    https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/20/...ard-has-a-new-rpg-studio-tactical-adventures/ <---------- A two page interview over here
     
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  2. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Shit, I forgot to add the poll!
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    the website is web 2.0 garbage
    "should we have a simple website that tells you what this is about? nah, lets just have an entire page with just our company's name and force them to scroll all the way to the bottom for actual information"
     
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  4. Dorateen Arcane

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    Possible red flag, regarding his comment about computer role-playing games:

     
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  5. Strange Fellow Arcane Patron

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    What could be more modern than text?
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  6. Serus Arcane

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    Modernity is stupid. News at 11. :negative:
     
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  7. SlumLord Unwanted Edgy

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  8. Mustawd Arcane

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    Turn based or rtwp? That’s what I really wanna know.
     
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  9. ProphetSword Arcane

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    This. This is the only important question.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    This quote from the interview is suggestive:

    He criticizes turn-based RPGs for not being turn-based "all the way", which suggests that he wants to go all the way.

    (the fixation on a "grid system" is rather peculiar, I must say)
     
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  11. Jinn Arcane

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    You know the sad answer to this question deep down.
     
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  12. Viata Arcane

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    Is 5th Editon also OGL? Why not use the 3.5 one, though?
     
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  13. Riddler Prophet Patron

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    Take a wild guess.
     
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  14. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    It's turn-based
     
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  15. Viata Arcane

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    Could you explain it? I stopped playing at 3.5, so I don't know how good/bad is the 5th one.
     
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  16. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    It's more accessible and streamlined than 3.5, but it still feels distinctively like DnD.
     
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  18. Dorateen Arcane

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    And the option for party creation.
     
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  19. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    No one likes "a lot of text" on the Codex anymore.
     
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  20. I do. I'm a big fan of Inquisitor (puts on anti-flame suit +5). :lol:
     
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  21. Dorateen Arcane

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    I'm more skeptical about his seeming obsession with taking a modern approach. Although the bit about tedious text could suggest a more cinematic presentation, reliance on voice acting, which is concerning as well. But truthfully, it is premature to make any prognostications about this project. I am willing to withhold further judgement.
     
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  22. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Games are a visual, audio, and interactive medium. They don't need to be presented as books with walls of text.

    One of the reason I love Deadfire over traditional CRPGs is its use of cinematics, ambient sound, and environmental storytelling. Beast of Winter is a great example.
     
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  23. Tarantulos-Eduardo-Sanchez Arcane

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    The good thing about 5E is it's not 4E.

    The bad thing about 5E is it's not 3.5.
     
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  24. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    It's the most popular ruleset, leaving Pathfinder and 3.5 in the dust.
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