The epic of the knights of the moon. Long time ago, man only knew men. Predators were always there, but with time we learned how to not die to them. Back in the old days there was many tribes, fighting one another. One day a wise king came and united all humans anther one tribe. An empire had been created, and the tribe of worries, became an order of knights. One day, after many emperors who came and went, men has discovered that they are not alone. Creatures so evil, they curse the land they step on. Monsters so fearsome and ugly that even a knight would shake from seeing them. Demons have arrived to the land of men. The order was not ready for such fearsome foe, for the order has battled bandits and rogues throughout the empire, never agents a worthy opponent. Called by the emperor with other orders and the army, the knights have battled against the raids of the demons. While the terror of demons rained throughout the land, traitors gathered at the corners and bait the land for … [Read more...] about The epic of the knights of the moon.
The will of the moon
One of the advantages to computer RPGs, I’ve always thought, is that you don’t need a friend who you can alternately sucker or bribe into taking on 80% of the work that’s involved in making a tabletop RPG fun. You just turn on the game and it goes. The downside, of course, is that you also don’t have the advantages of having a GM in charge of the game, so you don’t get that personal connection and that sense of familiarity. Except that’s not entirely accurate, is it? Yes, these games do not have a person eagerly perched behind a screen explaining how your characters have screwed everything up forever, but you still do get the same sense of a specific GM guiding the game over time. Because there are certain quirks, certain constants, and over time a feel to the game that informs what sort of GM you’ve got running the game. So let’s talk about the GMs running some games. I warn you that if you’ve never played any sort of tabletop … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The tabletop GMs behind MMOs
Play Elder Scrolls OnlineThe inhabitants of Moon Hunter Keep in The Elder Scrolls Online do not, in fact, hunt the moon. They hunt werewolves, which is also pretty cool. Of course, we should say the prior inhabitants of Moon Hunter Keep, because the Order of the Silver Dawn has lost control of their stronghold and it’s being fortified by the ancient werewolf known as Vykosa. So players will need to get into the keep, smack a whole lot of werewolves, and then serve Vykosa an eviction notice at the business end of a battleaxe. Unfortunately, that means that you’ll have to deal with all of the built-in defenses of Moon Hunter Keep like its narrow hallways and careful chokepoints under the control of several ravenous werewolves, meaning numerous ambushes and enemies herding you into contained spaces. Check out the full preview on the official site to get a sense of how dangerous it will be to remove the werewolves from their new bolthole. Source: Official SiteSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Elder Scrolls Online details the monsters of Moon Hunter Keep
Welcome to the Kingdom Hearts Story Summary. As stated in the title, this Summary attempts to guide you through the story of the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise in chronological order of the games’ universe instead of the release order of the games. If you would like a short overview of the order of the games without tons of spoilers, you can find it here on this older post. As stated, this post WILL contain MASSIVE SPOILERS for the Kingdom Hearts series of games. I’ve also included a FAQ section at the bottom for some of the more confusing details I’ve had people ask me about the story, and I’ve tried to answer them the best I can. If you have a question you’d like me to try to answer, feel free to leave it in a comment or send me a tweet @Vrykerion with your question and I’ll see what I can do. 0.0) Chi/Unchained Chi/Union Cross/Back Cover The tale begins in the Age of Fairy Tales where the Master of Masters has entrusted … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts Story Summary (In Chronological Order)
Plenty of panels at GDC are recorded and uploaded to the internet weeks after the event. It’s not quite the same as being there, as you miss a few things. For example, this year’s Ultima Online Post-Mortem panel was packed. It was international. It was fun, gross, nostalgiac, and sometimes groan-inducing. And I’d hate to just summarize the talk, especially since some of you vets have heard these stories before, but since ya’ll couldn’t make it, I’ll do it. For you. But for this particular panel, not only will I try to summarize what was said before the panel will be viewable online in a few weeks, but I’ll dish out on the after-panel chat with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel, including comments from the team on bad bans, kingslaying, VR, and the state of the MMORPG. Doom desires Let’s set the stage for a moment here. As the UO team pointed out, our current setups are significantly better than … [Read more...] about GDC 2018: Ultima Online post-mortem with Richard Garriott, Starr Long, Raph Koster, and Rich Vogel