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Old 07-23-2008, 06:47 AM
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It is a very interesting game.Sword of Aragon is an extremely rare classic game which shows just how much was possible in those glorious early days. S.O.A is a turn based stategy game where the player controls individuals, cities & armies in anunfolding plot of politics and conquest. Unlike most other similar gamesthe player is not a godlike being but rather an ordinary individual who has come to rule the city of Allada, and is represented as a unit onscreen in both combat and map mode.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:54 PM
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It is a very interesting game.Sword of Aragon is an extremely rare classic game which shows just how much was possible in those glorious early days. S.O.A is a turn based stategy game where the player controls individuals, cities & armies in anunfolding plot of politics and conquest. Unlike most other similar gamesthe player is not a godlike being but rather an ordinary individual who has come to rule the city of Allada, and is represented as a unit onscreen in both combat and map mode.
I'm very familiar with Sword. I wrote it with Moriority, way back in 1986-88.
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I'm very familiar with Sword. I wrote it with Moriority, way back in 1986-88.
Quick question Merlin: was it ever intended for the Merchant Reward/Goblin Hunt to be a real quest, or was it put in as a red herring for people who would jump at it after the minotaur?
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Quick question Merlin: was it ever intended for the Merchant Reward/Goblin Hunt to be a real quest, or was it put in as a red herring for people who would jump at it after the minotaur?
If I rememberr correctly, it was a false rumor. Mostly to get people exploring and moving around the map. Did you manage to get all 500 points?
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Damm im old, i played this game when it was released. I never found another game like it till now. I wonder if there will be a game like this, there where some tries from other games. Only thing i had to complain to this game is that it got to easy once u got ur armys levelrd up, only small challange was the dwarven city and the elves, the rest was no loss battles.
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I bet I'm older than you. And Kurt is older than me. If we had it to do over again... Wait. We do, right here. Hopefully we can build another "genre-busting", revolutionary game that nobody has ever seen before, and is very fun to play.
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Today its more about looks then anything else, and most ppl like easy games. But it would be nice if u guys would pull it off. Maybe i even buy a game for the first time in my life then.
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Thanks for the information. Any other posts or blogs you can recommend?
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I'm very familiar with Sword. I wrote it with Moriority, way back in 1986-88.
Does that make you Russell or Kurt?

I was just the right age to get madly into SoA, I think I was seven when my Dad brought it home and I was hooked from then - I must have played every scenario to death back then. But nothing worked better than taking Xfanta for all it had every other turn. At one point I started writing the diaries of the other rulers in Aragon (sad - I know)

Obviously I don't play the game anymore - it is practically unplayable on my current PC. The original now sits up in my loft gathering dust...

There's just one thing that I wish I could have done and that was to make and maintain a properly effective fully mounted army. Cav, Mtd Inf and Mtd Bow... I guess some things just weren't to be
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:17 AM
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I'm Russell. The wealth in Xafanta should have been caught during play-testing. The 85,000 gold every turn was unintentional.

Kurt still plays the game occasionally. You just have to use the keyboard instead of the mouse.
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