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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Legendary Sidekick, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    Coming in 2014 to the Mythic Worlds section of this site is Flat Earth, an RPG with die-rolling and side-scrolling action.

    Reaver, Phil the Drill and I just battle-tested the game and emerged victorious! Here's how it went down.

    Reaver and the Pale Jackal ordered drinks.
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    Rowdy orcs at tables 4 and 5 refused to pay for dinner.
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    They were brutally murdered, but their friends arrived to avenge them.
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    And when THEY were killed, they were raised as zombies. All hell broke loose. Milk got spilled.
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    Reaver ♥♥♥♥♥
    Pale Jackal ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    Hanako ♥♥♥♥♥♥



    The health display shows that things were getting tough for the Reaver, but teamwork and clever use of in-game skills won the day!

    Join the party. Explore the world. Kill monsters and break things.
     
  2. Nihal

    Nihal Vala

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    ...but if you kill every customer that refuses to pay instead of collecting the money you'll have less returning customers. D:
     
  3. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    Do you really want orcs who wear human skulls as "pants" to come to your place of business more than once?
     
  4. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    That's discrimination! I see a civil rights action in your future...:p
     
  5. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    I'd just like to mention as someone play-testing this, that I'm really enjoying it so far, especially the quirky style and very visual quality of the game. Hopefully, with Sidekick's permission, I can give some impressions of it so far to encourage people to check it out when it goes live.
     
  6. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    That's fine with me. Feel free to brag about your pro-wrestling know-how making its way into the boss battle.

    You see what's on the blond orc's plate? It's a fish with two scallops and a side of veggies. The meal is called "Mermaid in Broccoli Forest." The orc complained that he wasn't eating an actual mermaid. (I'm not sure if he also expected to eat an actual forest.) I think when you learn of details I left out, you'll agree these orcs deserve death.

    And if they get a good lawyer, well… I'll have a harder time convincing you that orc-killing is a good thing.
     
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  7. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Hey... milk got spilled. What other recourse could there have been? :p
     
  8. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Hey! I was there man! Those orcs were major a**holes!
     
  9. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    To be fair to the orcs, the one who spilled the milk was dead. Hanako's legendary sidekick knocked the orc behind the bar, and the resulting crash sent ten bottles of booze crashing to the floor and toppled PJ's cup of milk.

    But it's Reaver's fault that a slice was taken out of the corner of the bar.
     
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  10. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Hey, I did pay to have the bar fixed.
     
  11. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    So I was one of the people that play-tested for this, and I'd like to share with any who are thinking of playing:

    1. I can't think of any game that has the same presentation as Flat Earth. It's definitely unique, quirky, and fun. The video game, side-scrolling beat 'em up style is very cool.

    2. The game can be fast paced due to a simple rolling system. I enjoyed this aspect a lot because it allowed me to carry out skills without having to figure out lots of rules.

    3. This game is custom drawn. Just let that sink in. Sidekick takes the time to draw each character, backgrounds and enemies. This attention to detail shines through.

    4. The NPCs we encountered were pretty cool and I pulled off a Princess Bride style choke out of a gigantic orc. Pretty sweet!

    Anyway, I think it's worth checking out this game. I'm looking forward to playing more of it in the near future.

    http://mythicscribes.com/forums/flat-earth/10567-welcome-my-flat-world.html#post147741
     
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  12. Nihal

    Nihal Vala

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    But we can't see it, Phil. You're mean!
     
  13. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

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    Oh crap, I thought Sidekick opened it already! Sorry! My statements still stand though. :)
     
  14. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I also had the privilege of being one of the play testers and everything that Phil said about the game is true. The artwork is very cool and the game itself a true original.

    I thought that Legendary Sidekick had opened this up. If not, it will definitely be open in January.
     
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  15. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    It should be open soon… hopefully today.
     
  16. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    I sent BD a message asking him to open the forum today. I hid our battle tests so players can start fresh without a cluttered forum, and my plan is to spend the next month setting up the map and characters for whoever wants in. (I'm assuming the number of interested players will be a single-digit number.)

    Characters will be custom-drawn for you. I tried making templates, but found I draw better once I have a character to work with. The bright side: this means if two players pick characters of the same class, they'll look different.


    @Phil and Reaver, if you see that orange RSS graphic in the Flat Earth forum, that means everyone can see it.
     
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  17. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I'd hoped to give you a proper "thank you" (i.e. rep points) for the preceding posts, but I believe I used them up for the next 24 hours. Anyways, thanks for all the hard work you put into Flat Earth. You're the greatest man!
     
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  18. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Sounds awesome. I'm in!
     
  19. Legendary Sidekick

    Legendary Sidekick The HAM'ster Moderator

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    I'd link you to the how-to-create-a-character thread, but…
     
  20. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Could you copy the text into a PM, or is it too much for the character limit?
     
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