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Information The Dark Triad: Dragon's Death, Turn- and Party-based RPG - Kickstarter Now Live

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Crooked Bee, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Tags: Kickstarter; The Dark Triad: Dragon's Death

    As you might already be aware if you read our forums, Autoloot Games have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their "3D-isometric, turn-based, story driven computer CRPG," The Dark Triad: Dragon's Death. It has stats, skills, and stuff! (Here's a sample character sheet.)



    We’ve spent 11 long months creating our own proprietary 3D-isometric editor; a model and animations importer; a static, light-mapping, and shadow casting system; a 3D particle and billboards system; and we already have hundreds of tri-dimensional models between NPCs, props, architecture, and environment, plus our own propietary dialogue and scripting tool. We have almost all the technology into place to put our focus on developing content exclusively. This means we have now the time to work hard on the combat logic, the AI, adding and fleshing out the dialogues, side quests, and creating vast lands and secrets for you to explore and discover. We want to surprise you. We'll pay homage to the best CRPGs, but we also want to take the risk to do it our own way.

    The Dark Triad will allow you to chose among 5 different classes. The stats and skills system is being coded at the moment, and in the coming months it will need to be constantly adjusted and thouroughly tested to create a compelling combat system of gameplay. We want combat to pose a challenge and have a remarkable strategic component, even though you can always adjust its difficulty on-the-go to play in an easier or more difficult mode (though it will be always turn-based).

    The stats and skills system has been made from scratch. You’ll find a really fresh and original mechanic blended with classic concepts, and this will hopefully cater to turn-based fans by providing some good fun and a challenge! We’ve already written 40% of the dialogues and lore, and the next step will be implementing and associating the dialogues with the characters' actions and choices, skills, stats, items, etc to add the maximum of of gameplay options.

    Stats

    There are 3 different types of stats: physical, mental, and spiritual. We want to create a logical synergy between the different classes. For example, a Black Warrior can reach the strength cap, but not for power or concentration. Stats are as diverse as armor, perception rate, magical damage, regeneration rate, and many others, which allow you make numerous unique builds.

    Each time the player levels up, they will get points to increase their party members’ stats or their special class abilities.

    Each level will grant you between 7-15 points to spend on stats, and 7-15 more points for abilities. There is a 30-level cap, so the way you assign these points will go a long way in determining how you play the game.​

    £13 (yes, it's a British Kickstarter campaign) gets you a DRM-free copy of the game. Be sure to study the Kickstarter page for more details, including info on character abilities and the game's plot and setting. The pitch may be a tad weak, but overall it looks like a good project, so I hope they succeed.
     
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  2. Dorateen Arcane

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    Add a funding tier for full party creation. Take a cue from Project: Eternity.
     
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  3. Stabwound Arcane

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    It sounds like party banter is pre-written and a large aspect of the game mechanics so I doubt they'll do that. The game looks promising, otherwise. This thing needs some promotion help.
     
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  4. Dorateen Arcane

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    Forced companions, eh? A pity, that.
     
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  5. Mortmal Arcane

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    It seems they already put lot of work into the game, i am backing it of course . They are really asking not much , its obviously for advertisement and preorders purpose . The inxile guys and obsidian should speak about them on their projects home pages , these guys deserves a little more attention, they arent competitors, theres lot of room for those kind of games still .
     
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    Actually Fargo has tweeted about this once already, as well as a re-tweet.
     
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  7. If Fargo Trusts them I guess they are in the clear.
     
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  8. Stabwound Arcane

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    Fargo has been pretty cool about promoting other kickstarters, even while his is running. I like the guy.

    I really want to see this game succeed. It's obvious there's been a lot of work put into this already, along with the KS page which mimics other big name CRPGs (good thing). I think the currency being in pounds might be a little offputting to some but I guess that's how KS works if you're in the UK?
     
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  9. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    the best sort of crpg.

    I'm under the impression that I'm one of the few who aren't very impressed with what I've heard about the game. It features TB combat, yes, woohoo, but that's basically all it has. This game also had turn-based combat.
     
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  10. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Yeah but this game won't format your OS when you un-install it like that game Zed.
     
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  11. Stabwound Arcane

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    I'm just excited about the resurgence of these types of games. There will definitely be some stinkers, but as of a year ago there was no hope at all for any decent CRPGs. Today I'd need both hands to count how many decent to great looking CRPGs are in the pipeline.

    :incline:
     
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  12. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    that's one feature in addition to the combat.. ;)

    I'm not a big fan of ToEE, but at least that had some dialogue skill-checks, traps, puzzles and shit. I guess combat-centric games aren't my cup of tea.
     
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  14. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    I'm not expecting PLANESCAPE immersible and compelling story writing (the story seems a bit bland though). But turn based, and looks sweet is a seller for me. Also the hand drawn art is fucking beautiful. <3

    Do want to hear more about the combat system though.
     
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    Way too many quality Kickstarters at the moment. Do hope they'll make it but I'm going to have to take a long look at my recent pledges. Disposible income has its limits.

    Anyway, it is looking rather nice. Seems to be a genuine old school dungeon romp. Me like.
     
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    Ahhhh, backing it now, just because it reminds me of ToEE.
     
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  17. Gurkog Erudite

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    I would back this, but I am saving my money to throw at Mark Jacobs and Camelot Unchained that is going to start its Kickstarter campaign later this month. :(
     
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    :decline:
     
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    It's a completely LEGIT project undoubtedly. Nothing suspicious about it at all!
     
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    Not sure about this one. Looks interesting but I'll probably wait until later into the KS to decide.

    Argh. It took me until the 3rd teaser to find out it's an MMO. I already thought it sounds cool. :decline:
     
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    It looks like well done 3D to me. It's definitely possible (although never better than 2D isometric) but it looks like a much better implementation than similar games.

    Sarcasm or what? This seems like one of the more professional efforts I've seen.
     
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    You've implied that this game was a scam before. What's your evidence?
     
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  23. Gurkog Erudite

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    Better than LB's 'it's not an MMO, but it is' crap.
     
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    Grrrrgl. More tradfant European shovelware. Stake this vampire.
     
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    your shtick is getting old.




    looks good, not spectacular, but decent. Might pledge.
     
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