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Kickstarter: Deathfire - Ruins of Nethermore

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There's a new oldschool RPG project on Kickstarter. It's made by a german RPG veteran, Guido Henkel, known for Realms of Arkania and propably not as famous outside of germany.

If you've never heard of these old games, Legends of Grimrock is a good reference point.

 

Here are the key features according to the kicksterter page:

  • Single player, first person Party-based play (four player-, plus two non-player characters)
  • Six races and eight classes to choose from
  • Over 34 unique character traits, plus base attributes
  • Party characters interact with each other
  • Turn-based combat
  • Indoor and outdoor environments
  • Complex puzzles and evolving quests
  • Combine items to build weapons and traps
  • Interactive game world
  • Recipe-based crafting and enchanting
  • Involving, adaptive storyline with many key players and twists
  • Factions for intriguing political set-ups
  • Tons of monsters to battle
  • Dialogues—yes, you will be in awe at our cool and intelligent dialogue system
  • Cheese toast

I backed it. Is anyone here interested in this kind of game?

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The issue I heard mentioned with this campaign is that Guido Henkel recycled lots of material from his previously failed KS campaign. I don't remember what the name of the game then was, but apparently it was not very successful and got cancelled before it could humiliatingly tank.


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I guess it's kind of an evolution of that former project. The new one is supposed to be more focused, smaller and less open. This blog entry explains it.

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What actually is an "oldschool rpg"? Many systems used in more or less modern rpg's are pretty old, like D&D or DSA.


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Well, whatever that game is supposed to be, I don't see a too bright future for its campaign: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/g3studios/deathfire-ruins-of-nethermore/


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It's going slowly but steadily.

 

What interests me about this is, that it's aiming to be more complex than many modern (action) rpgs. It's a more accessible spiritual successor to the (very hardcore) Realms of Arkania series.

You are controling a party but due to the inclusion of disadvantages (negative character traits like necrophobia or violent temper etc.) many unexpected things can happen with or between your party members. I hope that they can build fun and surprising quests around that idea.

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7 days left. The game is doing well on steam greenlight but funding is slow. There's still a good chance of success though.

 

is an updated pitch video. At 0:40 Guido starts talking about the game and what kind of RPG it is supposed to be. If you're interessted but don't know what to expect, give the video a try.

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