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A pet peeve of mine of fantasy strategy games is how weak magic often is.  It makes sense if every side is supposed to be equal. Can’t have 8 players wrecking the land, it would be a pure luck of the draw on who won.

But in Sorcerer King, it just you, the Sorcerer King and the peanut gallery.  The other players are effectively as powerful as they are in other 4X games. But you are incredibly powerful (and so is the Sorcerer King).

The player in Sorcerer King starts out, on turn 1, with the victory condition from Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes.  They’ve already built the Forge of the Overlord. They already have incredible, magical power.  It’s just that the Sorcerer King is even more powerful.

By contrast, the “minor” races are actually quite a bit better than the major races you normally see in 4X.  Their units are impressive. But they can’t, unlike you, destroy cities and mountains with a simple spell.

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In this screenshot,  I’m destroying monster lairs through magic.  Now, I don’t recommend this for a variety of reasons (I want their loot).  but the only limitation on this spell is that it requires converting life energy into fire (which means it only works on tiles with grass, trees, etc. and not on already desolate tiles).

And yes, it kills anything in those tiles. So be careful (I destroyed my shard):

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This is all expected to be in BETA 2 btw.  If you’ve ever played Populous, you know what to expect.

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And lastly, going to keep my cities safe by putting mountains around them.   When I’m ready, I’ll lower the land…

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Like such.. The path is clear!


Comments
on Oct 19, 2014

Admit it Froggy,

you did not raise those mountains to protect your city, but to prevent your pet spider from running away. But at least in the end you opened the way for him to his playmate; or are you trying to lure that one also in?

on Oct 19, 2014

Any comparison to Populous sounds awesome, that's the direction I was hoping for.

on Oct 20, 2014

Populous was a fun game back in the day.

on Oct 20, 2014

One thing I don't quite understand, is how do you get to be this awesome all-powerful sorcerer without using a mana cheat?

on Oct 20, 2014

hedetet

One thing I don't quite understand, is how do you get to be this awesome all-powerful sorcerer without using a mana cheat?

Agreed. You may be nearly all-powerful, but you're also a pauper without resources or mana to speak of

on Oct 20, 2014

Hehehehe, my thoughts exactly - mana is the hard currency in this game and the only way to get it is through shards (so either you have little mana, or you won  

on Oct 20, 2014

Sounds like I will be doing another LP series on this game a lot faster than I expected!

on Oct 20, 2014

I want it so bad. Can you just fast forward the development process?

on Oct 21, 2014

marlowe221

Sounds like I will be doing another LP series on this game a lot faster than I expected!

 

You'll have to rename it "Let's re-play SK".

on Oct 22, 2014

Frogboy, I see one island in minimap....

 

Is ships now in Sorcerer King?

on Oct 22, 2014

Ericridge

Frogboy, I see one island in minimap....

 

Is ships now in Sorcerer King?

There is a summon ship spell. I've never tried to load characters on it but I've explored all over the place with it.

on Oct 22, 2014

oh populous was great

on Oct 22, 2014

Thormodr

I've never tried to load characters on it

You can load/unload ship as you might expect.

on Oct 22, 2014

mqpiffle


Quoting Thormodr,

I've never tried to load characters on it



You can load/unload ship as you might expect.

Kind of figured that. Sounds good to me. Arrrr!

 

Looking forward to the inevitable you start on an island/there are two continents/SK is on an island maps.

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