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That describes a lot of missions out there, but No Honour Among Thieves is a nice three-mission pack that could be a good introduction. Not terribly hard, but has good variety, a compelling story, and lots of exploration.

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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We had a little survey awhile ago:

 

http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/13323-pick-your-top-5-tdm-missions/

 

It's a bit dated and many new and outstanding missions have raised the bar since then but it should give you some idea

since players have been adding votes all along.

 

To me, you can't go wrong with:

 

Moonbo

Melan

Grayman

Sotha

Springheel

 

But there are so may great single releases such as Baal's "Sir Talbot's Collatoral" or Kvorning's "Lords & Legacy".

Even those authors who have missions that vary in quality or appeal still often have standout missions.

For example, Fieldmedic has been one of the most experimental authors and his more out-there missions have gotten mixed reviews

but if you dare miss "Betrayal" or "Not an Ordinary Guest" you'll be overlooking two of the finest missions in the catalog.

 

Bikerdude has had a hand in more than half the released missions here since he's a wunderkind at map optimization.

He would probably be amongst the fail-safe list but he has a tendency to make missions that are more about finding hidden

loot than avoiding AI so he loses points with some players who get frustrated with wandering all the nooks and crannies of his maps.

Again, you shouldn't miss his real standout missions "Alberic's Curse", "The Gatehouse", and "Business as Usual"

which are small enough to not get frustrated but showcase a great deal of his visual mastery.

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Bikerdude has had a hand in more than half the released missions here since he's a wunderkind at map optimization.

I had google what that word meant ^_^

 

And regarding loosing point for map style, its why I co-author a lot of maps these days. The Upcoming PennyDreadfull3 is a prime example, all the geometric wizardly, storytelling from Melan, with my optimizations, extra's area's and cosmetic bling.

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That describes a lot of missions out there, but No Honour Among Thieves is a nice three-mission pack that could be a good introduction. Not terribly hard, but has good variety, a compelling story, and lots of exploration.

Awww yeeeaaa thanks Melan.

 

Seriously though, play Tears of St. Lucia. It's a great starter.

 

Then play No Honour Among Thieves.

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Some of the older missions that I personally like (apart from those already mentioned):

  • The Outpost (angua & greebo)
  • Thief's Den 2: Chalice of Kings (Fidcal)
  • Too Late (Nielsen74)
  • Flakebridge Monastery (Jesps)
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Dear fellow Thieves, I am a new taffer introduced to The Dark Mod, & I wondered what are the best Fan Missions I can play? I am mostly looking for Missions that are either decent, good, great, or must play.

 

My absolutely favourite is the William Steele series, and the Theives Den series. There is also one or two campaigns (can't remember) but are fine fm's

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Just played The Caduceus of St. Alban again. I am not sure whether it is in the list of the top ten (there are so much missions i last played years ago that might or might not be better). But in any case it is a solid mission with good visuals (it is from 2010 but from Bikerdude - so while not as fancy as some newer FMs its geometry/details/lighting is well made), nice AI placing and patrol routes, difficulty settings that really make a difference...

...and it is a Vertical FM Contest entry featuring absolutely smooth and natural vertical game play.

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