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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:55 am 
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And here begins the dark twist; we wandered among rather clean and nice places in the first part, and now we dive right into the abyss of the city. I liked the totally-not-Nasperge fortune-teller and his readings, and how the Crossroads brought Marid to tears even when the player is unable to.

Question: is the boy Marid is speaking about a possible encounter in the game? Is there some reference to him? I only remember a guard, but Marid regarded him as a friend, and not particularly brilliant as the Heart points out.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:36 am 
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Go to the Turris Infinita and ask to visit a friend. He becomes more important in the later stages of the game.

Thanks for playing!

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Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:22 am 
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Go to the Turris Infinita and ask to visit a friend.

I totally forgot about Justinian :blush:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:31 am 
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Technically offtopic, but hitting all the right demographics: Humble Bundle's putting out another game dev software package!
https://www.humblebundle.com/game-devel ... are-bundle
A whole slew* of game devy stuffs for the low, low price of a charitable donation!**

*technical term
**But don't skimp too bad. That makes YOU bad.

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*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:04 am 
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I've seen it. I don't need any of that stuff, but thanks for the tip.

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Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
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Wow I am SO willing to play tis thing, but now I have technical problems...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:19 pm 
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What kind of technical problems? It runs on JavaScript embedded in HTML, so you should be able to play on any modern web browser.

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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
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No update, but here's a song I wrote:

Seeing Ghosts (Marid's Theme)

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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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  • 6-2-2017: Day One is now complete. Also tons of quality of life improvements, rewritten Help, a message for playtesters, and more new-player-friendly error messages and handling for Reden's surgery.

With this build, I've started hosting my game on GitHub. That means you can play it online right here.

Also in this build, I'm getting serious about playtesting and feedback. I plan to show this around at local indie developer meetups, and maybe get some buzz and developer cred. If you'd like to be a more serious playtester and help me improve The Weight of a Soul, type >playtest when the game begins to get special instructions and a list of playtest commands.

Comments and criticism appreciated!

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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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I'm focusing on playing this for the story right now, maybe I'll give the playtesting options a shot when I'll have less stories in development hell :sweat: I replayed the whole day one to have a stronger sense of continuity.

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The plot thickens! I like the pigeons acting as omens and the slice of life of the factory; the gold-chewing goblin also was an interesting fellow.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 am 
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No update, but here's a song I wrote:

Seeing Ghosts (Marid's Theme)

I like the song! This feels completely like something that would have been in Amplitude. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:10 am 
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@Huey: This would be a lot easier if you'd read the playtesting options. One of the commands is >transcript, which is exactly what it sounds like, and would make it a lot easier for me to diagnose bugs and issues. That being said:

Spoiler


@Orcish: Thanks! I have a melody for the song as well. After I finish the game, I plan on asking razorborne for help composing it. If everything works out, I'm hoping to get a proper band to record it, so that I can release it as a bonus song for donators.

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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:27 am 
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>clean face
Your feel the faintest tingle of power beneath your skin.

"Clean face" is a synonym for "rub face" which here is a synonym for "touch face." But you're right, it's a little incongruous. I'll clean up the response a bit.

What she's referring to, though? Marid's able to sense her own animus? Her magical potential? Something else?

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Will add a response for "sigh." I wonder how many random throwaway responses this game will end up having?

I don't think that's necessary, it's just an idea that popped up in my mind. I already appreciate the different responses I got listening and sniffing around. And licking around, sometimes :blush:

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>save literally takes a snapshot of the game state, so I'm not sure why this is happening. It should work as expected. I'd appreciate it if you could reproduce the bug while recording a >transcript.

Turns out I'm an idiot but hey, what's new? :blush: The save function is correct, I merely assumed it had skipped it because it asks for clarification for "prop leg" without shutting me down immediately and the message "(stopped: ok)" appears, which I assumed was talking about the wound. So... heh. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:56 am 
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What she's referring to, though? Marid's able to sense her own animus? Her magical potential? Something else?

Try looking in a mirror.

(There's one in your room, and several in the Turris Infinita.)

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Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:30 am 
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What she's referring to, though? Marid's able to sense her own animus? Her magical potential? Something else?

Try looking in a mirror.

Forgot the tattoo was magical. Does Solphos tattoos buff/bind the bearer? Or it's just some sort of magical signature?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:09 am 
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It's definitely magical, but how magical is a variously debated question. It isn't possible to empirically test the effect of a tattoo - since everyone is unique, there's no control group - and there are difficulties obtaining a population sample that's large enough to be statistically significant. The general consensus is that it probably has some effect on a person's destiny but doesn't make a very large difference.

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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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No update, but here's a song I wrote:

Seeing Ghosts (Marid's Theme)

I like the song! This feels completely like something that would have been in Amplitude. :D

Inspired by razorborne, I made a thing because why not?

(Edit: new version below)

Disclaimer: This is unfinished. I don't know why the volume is so low. Also, I have no formal music background. razorborne is probably going to kill me over a misused chord or something.

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The format of YMtC and the Expanded Multiverse.
YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:42 pm 
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Really cool! Entertaining and haunting. It really fits the mood of the game and it wouldn't sound out of place in the OST of a retro videogame (because of the sound library, maybe) I wouldn't mind listening to it in loop as I explore a creepy landscape :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:03 am 
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This version brought to you by THE POWER OF ROCK.

Edit: Now with legit drums.


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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:34 pm 
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I haven't updated in a while, but rest assured that things are getting done, mostly of the polishing and playtest features variety. You can check out the current build to see some of the stuff I've done.

In other news, here's a song.



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YMtC: My Deck of Many Things | NGA Masters | 2 | 3 | Roses of Paliano | Duel Decks: War of the Wheel | Jakkard: Wild Cards | From Maral's Vault | Taramir: The Dark Tide
Solphos: Solphos | Fool's Gold | Planeswalker's Guide | The Guiding Light | The Weight of a Soul
Game design: Pokémon Tales | Fleets of Ossia: War Machines | Hunter Killer | Red Jackie's Run


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