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KickStarter Knights of the Chalice 2 Thread - Augury of Chaos

Jermu

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Tried spider queen 3 times here are the results:
1. Did not spawn
2. Spawned at turn 10+ after final enemy died
3. Spawned turn 3 in identical scenario with second one (1 enemy sleeping)

Coffin vampire had some buggy features also 1 out 3 times adds did not spawn.

So far my archmage run has been going quite well coffin vampire took 3 tries (quicksand has 50% vs that guy) and death snare final fight 2 (cheesed summon with sleep). Other than those and spider queen had to restart like 4-5 times. Rogue and Death Knight are surprisingly good and quite many encounters are practically over after 1 bard song. If Im going to do third run its going to be without Psionicist and maybe wizard. Psionicist can solo many encounters with 1 or 2 cones even late sewer.

Im not sure if I want to do castle again 1 time was enough of that place
 
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Darth Canoli

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Tried spider queen 3 times here are the results:
1. Did not spawn
2. Spawned at turn 10+ after final enemy died
3. Spawned turn 3 in identical scenario with second one (1 enemy sleeping)

Coffin vampire had some buggy features also 1 out 3 times adds did not spawn.

So far my archmage run has been going quite well coffin vampire took 3 tries (quicksand has 50% vs that guy) and death snare final fight 2 (cheesed summon with sleep). Other than those and spider queen had to restart like 4-5 times. Rogue and Death Knight are surprisingly good and quite many encounters are practically over after 1 bard song. If Im going to do third run its going to be without Psionicist and maybe wizard. Psionicist can solo many encounters with 1 or 2 cones even late sewer.

Im not sure if I want to do castle again 1 time was enough of that place

I never had any problem with the Spider Queen.

Are you using the 3D sprites?
Do you report bugs? I mean in steam/gog?
 

udm

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Sorry to interrupt the conversation. I've been watching some of the newer gameplay videos. It seems like the game uses sprites now, a la IE games. Did the tokens get replaced?
 

ERYFKRAD

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Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Sorry to interrupt the conversation. I've been watching some of the newer gameplay videos. It seems like the game uses sprites now, a la IE games. Did the tokens get replaced?
Sprites is an option, the tokens are not replaced.
 

Gandalf

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Sorry to interrupt the conversation. I've been watching some of the newer gameplay videos. It seems like the game uses sprites now, a la IE games. Did the tokens get replaced?
No, one can still use tokens if one wants it.
 

Jermu

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Tried spider queen 3 times here are the results:
1. Did not spawn
2. Spawned at turn 10+ after final enemy died
3. Spawned turn 3 in identical scenario with second one (1 enemy sleeping)

Coffin vampire had some buggy features also 1 out 3 times adds did not spawn.

So far my archmage run has been going quite well coffin vampire took 3 tries (quicksand has 50% vs that guy) and death snare final fight 2 (cheesed summon with sleep). Other than those and spider queen had to restart like 4-5 times. Rogue and Death Knight are surprisingly good and quite many encounters are practically over after 1 bard song. If Im going to do third run its going to be without Psionicist and maybe wizard. Psionicist can solo many encounters with 1 or 2 cones even late sewer.

Im not sure if I want to do castle again 1 time was enough of that place

I never had any problem with the Spider Queen.


Are you using the 3D sprites?
Do you report bugs? I mean in steam/gog?

Tokens always
No, I cant be arsed unless it is something gamebreaking

Regarding spider queen with buffs my half giant DK had 89% grappling and next round 98% pin chance which is quite reliable. She got 1 turn to cast but wasted it for moving + casting 2x dispel.

It is quite surprising how good quicksand is even in late game. In spider queen fight vs that large summon guy quicksand had 80% chance to hit or something.

Also broke the gate siege without additional support options had to waste quite many scrolls for that. Going to try final fight also without support options later tonight
 

Pink Eye

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By the way. I think this achievement is bugged:
fg7GIBQ.png

I spent all of last night trying to get this thing. I kill ghost and undead skeletons then I sanctify the areas. I also tell werewolves to go away. All without reloading once and still nothing. My brain is mashed potatoes.
 

Jermu

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This keeps happening every time im at the castle:

n3gn1EL.png


Middle of combat enemies respawn around the map sometimes with 1hp and sometimes negative hp as shown in picture.
 

Serus

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By the way. I think this achievement is bugged:
fg7GIBQ.png

I spent all of last night trying to get this thing. I kill ghost and undead skeletons then I sanctify the areas. I also tell werewolves to go away. All without reloading once and still nothing. My brain is mashed potatoes.
Try to kill werewolves instead. Why would you "talk with evil lycanthropes" anyway. Fun little fight, one where Grease is at its strongest.
 

Serus

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?
 

Jasede

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Legends is bleh, but has a lot of content.
WotR I tried twice and it's vomit-inducing. The encounter design is trash. And that's when you ignore the writing.
I'd vote for Underrail. Good experience all around.
 

Whisper

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?

Underrail
 

Serus

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Underrail is definitely a very good game. I played it more than a few hours, just haven't finished it. The issue, it's the least tactical of the options. Its strength is in exploration, word building and the setting in my opinion. I'm more into tactical mood after KotC 2. Choices, choices...
 

ERYFKRAD

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Underrail is definitely a very good game. I played it more than a few hours, just haven't finished it. The issue, it's the least tactical of the options. Its strength is in exploration, word building and the setting in my opinion. I'm more into tactical mood after KotC 2. Choices, choices...
I suppose you're already done with Silent Storm, Blackguards, Dungeon Rats and of course
Realms of Arkania HD
 

Parabalus

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?

Gloomhaven, completely polished and different from standard fare.
 

Jermu

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?

1. Only played base game which was good
2. great game highly recommended
3. never played
4. You have better games on your list
5. never played
6. Kingmaker and Wrath story are obviously shit but that dont matter much just skip most of dialogues.
7. I would play this first

Anyway did every castle fight without support options but did not get achievements but thats not a big deal. Final battle is quite easy even without help if u have plenty of casters.
 

Nortar

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?

Great list.
Basically a "must play" for those who like more tactical RPGs.
Most of the listed games share the same downside, though - very small field team of 4 characters.
After KotC2 it could feel especially limited.

Solasta is a barebones game. The best thing about it is "faithful 5E adaptation".
Gloomhaven is a boardgame. I heard it's good, but personally I don't like deck-of-cards mechanic in my tacticools.

One good game that is missing from the list is Dungeon of Naheulbeuk.
From pure tactical challenge it beats everything on the list, in my opinion.
So I'd recommend it... if you can stand the art style.

Oh, there's, of course, Troubleshooter.
It's contraindicated to the people with low weeab-tolerance levels, and it's very slow to start, but it snowballs into a great tactical game
with character building so complex that nothing bar Pathfinders could even come close.
 

Serus

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Underrail is definitely a very good game. I played it more than a few hours, just haven't finished it. The issue, it's the least tactical of the options. Its strength is in exploration, word building and the setting in my opinion. I'm more into tactical mood after KotC 2. Choices, choices...
I suppose you're already done with Silent Storm, Blackguards, Dungeon Rats and of course
Realms of Arkania HD
No, not Realms of Arkania HD, is it good?
:smug:
 

Jermu

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Oh yeah forgot about troubleshooter one of my favorite tactical games. Only game I bothered to get 100% achievements with.
 

Serus

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I have to ask you all a favour guys.
I am done for the time being with KotC2 - i hope to return soon for a second run, with different builds and possibly play on Archmage or Ironman. But for now i'm done.
I'm thinking what to play next, mosty something tactical, CRPG or CRPG-ish. The option I came with:
1) Battle Brothers Legends (Darh, is it known when they will include the big perk mod (PTR?) into Legends?)
2) King's Arthur Knight's Tale
3) That Warhammer 40k Demon-something-something game
4) Solasta
5) Gloomhaven
6) Return to Kingmaker or try (more) WotR. Damn, I love the idea of mounted combat but hate the writing and a few other things so much.
7) Finish Underrail
8) Something else

Which one would you recommend?

Great list.
Basically a "must play" for those who like more tactical RPGs.
Most of the listed games share the same downside, though - very small field team of 4 characters.
After KotC2 it could feel especially limited.

Solasta is a barebones game. The best thing about it is "faithful 5E adaptation".
Gloomhaven is a boardgame. I heard it's good, but personally I don't like deck-of-cards mechanic in my tacticools.

One good game that is missing from the list is Dungeon of Naheulbeuk.
From pure tactical challenge it beats everything on the list, in my opinion.
So I'd recommend it... if you can stand the art style.

Oh, there's, of course, Troubleshooter.
It's contraindicated to the people with low weeab-tolerance levels, and it's very slow to start, but it snowballs into a great tactical game
with character building so complex that nothing bar Pathfinders could even come close.
I forgot about those last two myself, thank you for reminding me.
Otoh that only adds to the number of choices. Sometimes I miss early 90s where on the 286 and A500 i had very little games. If i wanted to play a 4X game it was the choice between Civilisation or Civilisation, when a strategy game about ancient times that was Centurion or Centurion, if tactical game, X-COM: UFO Defense or UFO: Enemy Unknown... On the other hands, I'm glad it's not 1994 anymore, it's nice to have a choice.
 

Jasede

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If you had mentioned Troubleshooter I would have said to play that one. Feels like a way better Nu-X-COM... Only much more complicated but without the "boringness" of Phoenix Project. It's fun from start to finish and it just gets more and more complex in really fun ways. It's great.
 

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