Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

I may just have found the best game ever

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Nedrah, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

    Serious_Business
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,785
    Location:
    Frown Town
    I still can't get over this fucking shit, nya. Tremendous work :monocle:
    And now we rage.
    :rage:
     
    ^ Top  
  2. Raghar Arcane

    Raghar
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    12,794
    With your finesse a front door would be a breeze isn't it? Have you get the correct partner?
     
    ^ Top  
  3. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

    WhiskeyWolf
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,125
    Code:
    You finished with the following stats: 
    
    7% Brutality vs. 93% Finesse 
    
    95% Cunning vs. 5% Honor 
    
    65% Disdain vs. 35% Vigilance 
    
    Infamy: 79% 
    
    Wealth: 21050 gold coins 
    
    Wounds: 0 
    
    Blasphemy: 1
    Liked the game very much. Would play another.
     
    ^ Top  
  4. treave Arcane Patron

    treave
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,304
    Codex 2012
    You finished with the following stats:

    4% Brutality vs. 96% Finesse

    37% Cunning vs. 63% Honor

    65% Disdain vs. 35% Vigilance

    Infamy: 44%

    Wealth: 15750 gold coins

    Wounds: 0

    Blasphemy: 2

    Definitely going in more rounds to see what I can do with it.
     
    ^ Top  
  5. Nedrah Erudite

    Nedrah
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Location:
    Germany
    Fair enough.

    Now that everyone has had the chance to play, how about we compile a codex certified list of improvements / wish list to be considered for the next game, to be sent to the devs once we're done?

    Here's my (obvious to debatable) suggestions:

    - There should be no stats that serve simply as a high-score. Wealth could be used to gather/equip some troops for the critical fights, for example.

    -(a) Purely cosmetic choices should be avoided. Nothing against options like the "internet message board" one - that was the first time a game had me really laughing out loud in ages. However, there need to be some true branches.

    - (b) If a choice is introduced, it should have a consequence later on. It simply *should* matter whether we just dump the wizard after we won the battle or take him home and reward him.

    - Coming to think of it, there should be more opportunities to truly fail. Being too blasphemous is a start, but how about becoming so disdainful that you simply don't care about the world anymore, thus ending the game prematurely in a 1000 year nap?
     
    ^ Top  
  6. markec Twitterbot Patron

    markec
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    24,837
    Location:
    Croatia
    Codex 2012 Strap Yourselves In Dead State Project: Eternity Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    You finished with the following stats:

    6% Brutality vs. 94% Finesse

    55% Cunning vs. 45% Honor

    72% Disdain vs. 28% Vigilance

    Infamy: 54%

    Wealth: 18650 gold coins

    Wounds: 1

    Blasphemy: 0
     
    ^ Top  
  7. Hoaxmetal Arcane

    Hoaxmetal
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9,077
    You finished with the following stats:

    5% Brutality vs. 95% Finesse

    26% Cunning vs. 74% Honor

    34% Disdain vs. 66% Vigilance

    Infamy: 41%

    Wealth: 16500 gold coins

    Wounds: 2

    Blasphemy: 2

    I'm a big, bad dragon, rawr >:3

    Anyway, if you wan't a real C&C game masterpiece try MASQ.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

    Haba
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,869,531
    Location:
    Land of Rape & Honey ❤️
    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
  9. Fat Dragon Arbiter

    Fat Dragon
    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,499
    Location:
    local brothel
    - Improved stats sheet, the one in Dragon only shoes a few progress bars but never tells you your exact level until the end.

    - Speaking of stats, a few more to better flesh out the role playing wouldn't hurt either.
     
    ^ Top  
  10. Reject_666_6 Arcane

    Reject_666_6
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,447
    Location:
    Transylvania
    What's with you pussies abusing Finesse? A real man would finish with 94% Brutality.
     
    ^ Top  
  11. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

    WhiskeyWolf
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,125
    Not when you are a cunning bastard.
     
    ^ Top  
  12. Murk Arcane

    Murk
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    13,268
    reccomendations: full timey war after you gather the humans that is more than 2 simple options, have something like troop placement, using your own wealth to gear them out, and choice of which of your champions to lead the campaign?

    more than 1 race as subservient would be cool - I liked having goblin chumps but wouldn't mind playing favourites between some races as to where I make my lair and what benefits/costs that entails. for instance, goblins are dumb and easy to conquer but have a less safe stronghold and are often defeated by other stronger races. humans are smart and require a smarter dragon to lead but are more fearful and so will serve you less loyally, orcs require a great deal of cunning and strength and often get bold enough to challenge you, that kind of stuff.

    alternate branches - have the chapters have different routes (difficult, but this is where that quality comes from) so each chapter isn't just a different way to solve the same problem. instances like whether you go up to the queen or let her come to you were cool.

    have champions - like the goblin hero, that if you play your cards right will eventually bring you great armies, glory, treasure, etc. and you can use them to handle problems and/or expand your domain. basically this would kind of break open into a semi Age of Wonders style game, but still text based I suppose...
     
    ^ Top  
  13. Ogg Prophet Patron

    Ogg
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,005
    Location:
    River Seine
    Codex 2012 Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech
    My thoughts too. Codex, you're over enthusiast. I don't recognize you anymore.
     
    ^ Top  
  14. Nedrah Erudite

    Nedrah
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Location:
    Germany
     
    ^ Top  
  15. Murk Arcane

    Murk
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    13,268
    Trying alter-ego right now, it appears to be much much longer but fails to deliver the awesomeness of eating princesses in front of adventurers to demoralize them, then proceeding to pounce on them with extreme prejudice

    these are important aspects in gaming to me and i'd appreciate it if you guys would be a little more open minded to my needs ;/

    edit: yeah i got responses like that as well ;(
     
    ^ Top  
  16. Nedrah Erudite

    Nedrah
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,693
    Location:
    Germany
    That's right. Alter ego may be a browser game, it may be multiple choice based and it may simulate some kind of life... But it lacks all the awesomeness, humor and general dragon-ness.
     
    ^ Top  
  17. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

    Major_Blackhart
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2002
    Messages:
    16,904
    Location:
    Jersey for now
    5% Brutality vs. 95% Finesse

    40% Cunning vs. 60% Honor

    61% Disdain vs. 39% Vigilance

    Infamy: 29%

    Wealth: 17500 gold coins

    Wounds: 0

    Blasphemy: 2
     
    ^ Top  
  18. Ogg Prophet Patron

    Ogg
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,005
    Location:
    River Seine
    Codex 2012 Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech
    Aww, sorry, I forgot the codex was now the best place for furry, tranny and other sexual perversions.
     
    ^ Top  
  19. Reject_666_6 Arcane

    Reject_666_6
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,447
    Location:
    Transylvania
    Does getting a mate matter in any way in the game? It seems like it's totally separated from the rest of the gameplay; whether you get one or not doesn't seem to change anything and if you do get one and get her to live at your place :)smug:) it's still never mentioned or used again. I really expected the option to have your mate stand guard while you hibernate or have her help on the assault on the tower.
     
    ^ Top  
  20. Norfleet Moderator

    Norfleet
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    9,793
    There needed to be a 3-limbed option for dragons.
     
    ^ Top  
  21. Pablosdog Prophet

    Pablosdog
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,914
    Location:
    I'm a fucking Leaf lmao
    Wealth 18250

    Finesse was 80
    Cunning 95
    Wounds:Battle scarred
     
    ^ Top  
  22. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

    Haba
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,869,531
    Location:
    Land of Rape & Honey ❤️
    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Actually Alter Ego can be quite funny. And I'd say that the scope of the game is "awesome".

    I dunno, maybe in this modernized version you can become a drug-abusing serial rapist tranny through the right choices?
     
    ^ Top  
  23. Big Nose George Educated

    Big Nose George
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    666
    Well, I ran 3 times. Thats way more than I usually do.

    Fat Dragon's link http://www.ffproject.com/bodies.htm is nice. Rolled a
    SKILL 12
    STAMINA 23
    LUCK 12
    SANITY 9
    character. Took knife fighting and brawling as proficiencie. Spoilers follow. Rolled with a train to town. Got robbed by a sexy chick (at least wasn't raped). Went to library. Found the witness. Witness got shot. Killed 2 cultists without even taking damage. Went to the hideout. Fount a silver knife +10 against Chtulu and a revolver. Got down to the basement. Killed 2 more cultist without taking damage. Killed the two monsters with 12 stamina left. Shot the shaman. Abrupt ending.

    And this page has full transcripts of what you have missed as .doc files.
     
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.