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gimli

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Knights of the Chalice 2.
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:40:02 am »


So, I am waiting for 4 releases in 2019. The Steam version of DF, Realms Beyond, Xenonauts 2. and KotC 2. The Kickstarter will start very soon, the trailer has been released already. Note: The engine and the toolset are both ready. Kickstarter backers will receive the first module [Augury of Chaos] and the toolset when the KS ends. Pierre [the developer] will use the KS money to add new classes, develop new modules etc. etc.

Official website & featureshttp://www.heroicfantasygames.com/FWE/Pages/FWE_Features.htm

Screenshots: http://www.heroicfantasygames.com/FWE/Pages/FWE_Screenshots.htm

Kickstarter trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7D5mhcLQH0

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Re: Knights of the Chalice 2.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 09:24:55 am »

Aw hell, I've been waiting for news of that thing. Pretty certainly going to be the second or third thing I've kickstarted, if that's the route the dev's going. Loved the first one to bits for what it was, and a sequel with more everything is right up my alley.
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Re: Knights of the Chalice 2.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 10:09:47 am »

What is the draw of this one? At a glance it looks a bit like other D&D inspired games I've played in the past.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 10:20:00 am »

I can't really say for 2 what with it not being out, but the first was a crunchy, sprite based, mostly dungeon crawl hack and slash party thing. Sorta' nostalgic for stuff like the old dark sun games, just... newer, less buggy, etc. Didn't try to get too fancy or go beyond what it was setting out to do and did so pretty competently for the amount of people working on it, so on, so forth. The weapon enchanting was nice, heh.

Basically it was a pretty solid, scope limited (in a good way), non-fancy-graphics combat focused CRPG, harkening back to older games that were done fairly well. Nice stuff, maybe not super ground breaking or summat but definitely capable of scratching a specific sort of itch. 2 is supposed to largely be that, but more.

E: Though looking at the screenshots for the first time in a while, that's definitely changed quite a bit, heh. Still. Crunchy, combat heavy, D&D derived mechanics, lots of classes and whatnot. It's another riff on the D&D game concept, but it's not like that's necessarily a bad thing.
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Re: Knights of the Chalice 2.
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 11:23:21 am »

Oldschool turn-based 3.5e D&D. Huge content, tons of features, world builder toolset & decent AI. What else do we need? :D I also love the tabletop look of the new engine. The first [KS] module [Augury of Chaos] won't have a world map and regional maps. The main module [Pierre will work on that after the KS ends] will have those as well. [Note: Modders will be able to add regional & world maps using the toolset, which will be released along with the first module.]
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 03:45:41 pm »

Cool, thanks for the information. Any mention of Dark Sun is enough to get my attention, I spent a lot of time playing that when I was a kid!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 10:12:19 pm »

Never actually checked it out, I think, but if you're curious about kotc 1, there is a demo. Might help get a feel for the first one and (very) rough idea what sort of dev you're dealing with.
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 06:37:06 am »

Btw Pierre will put KotC 1. on Steam before the KotC 2. KS, IE. very soon.

Never actually checked it out, I think, but if you're curious about kotc 1, there is a demo. Might help get a feel for the first one and (very) rough idea what sort of dev you're dealing with.

Well, it's a 3.5e game as well, but the engine is brand new, and tons of content has been added [including the toolset]. Note: The AI was decent in KotC 1. [probably one of the best AIs what I've seen, especially in the RPG genre], and the KotC 2. AI will be even more intelligent if its true. Which means world class. Let's wait and see.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 04:18:54 pm »

Huh. May well just be me, and it's a subjective thing anyways, but I really don't like that graphical style. Not like that'd prevent me from partaking in good gameplay, but it's a little too 'board game using cardboard tokens for everything'.

From watching the trailer, with the animations and effects it does seem to work well enough at least. And it would make the graphical barrier to modding quite a bit lower than usual (i.e. put a graphic in the circle, no need to worry about spriting or 3D or whatnot), which is admittedly a plus.
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Re: Knights of the Chalice 2.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 04:40:00 pm »

Nah, it's definitely a bit off-putting now that I've noticed it, heh. Liked the first one's more, by and large. I can grok the likely why of it (as you've noted, easier modding which is apparently a priority), but if I hadn't played the first and otherwise were coming to the game cold I probably would pass it over on first encounter.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 09:24:15 am »

Huh. May well just be me, and it's a subjective thing anyways, but I really don't like that graphical style. Not like that'd prevent me from partaking in good gameplay, but it's a little too 'board game using cardboard tokens for everything'.

From watching the trailer, with the animations and effects it does seem to work well enough at least. And it would make the graphical barrier to modding quite a bit lower than usual (i.e. put a graphic in the circle, no need to worry about spriting or 3D or whatnot), which is admittedly a plus.

I love the tabletop look + it will be easy to replace everything. The engine is very "mod friendly". It will be possible to add animated sprites even later on. Btw the vanilla gfx style is not unique. Take a look at Fantasy Grounds for example.

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2019, 03:57:09 am »

Looking forward to it.
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