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No More Heroes

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Ormiss
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - TS Standard Rules
Map Size: M
Levels: 3
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: Yes
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 8
# of players: 8
Skill Level: Any (depends on AI difficulty setting)
Password Protected: No
Surface Minimap:
Cavern Minimap:
Shadow Minimap:
Enter the sheltered valley world of Kyria. Explore its ancient landscape, and fight for control of its cities and nodes of magic as you discover the answer to the question: What would Age of Wonders be like without heroes?

This is an 8 player scenario spread across three levels, with the Shadow Demons beginning play as the sole masters of the shadow realm. The map runs the default settings, except that I've removed all of the heroes and magic items, and the item forge structure is disabled.

My motivation for making this map is that whenever my friends and I would play AoW, we'd always micromanage our starting hero to godlike proportions, and if the hero died we'd lose interest. Since my TBS background is in games like Warlords 2, I wanted to see how Shadow Magic plays out without heroes.

"No More Heroes" was created for nostalgia reasons and because I wanted a record of my past - something concrete that would be a testament to all the hours I plowed into Age of Wonders. I have written up a blog post detailing my playthrough of the map, which can be read here:
http://ormiss.posterous.com/no-more-heroes-shadow-magic

If you end up playing the map, I'd love to hear your thoughts on how it works out. :)
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ratpeddler
Rating
3.4
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Playability: 4
No problems for the game to be played without heros.

Balance: 4
Races seemed fairly balanced.

I think Shadow Demons have an edge becasuse of Brain being a Magic Relay. Even though the game I played the Undead where strongest because they got Death Domain cast!

Creativity: 4
Interesting twist playing without heroes.

Map Design: 3
Pretty standard fair here.

Story/Instructions: 2
Not much. I did enjoy the write-up on the blog though!

Additional Comments:

I played the Nomads. I was able to trap a Brain pretty early which I then treated as my hero equivalent.

[Edited on 06/14/12 @ 05:15 PM]


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Rating
3.4
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions2.0
Statistics
Downloads:547
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:87.87 KB
Added:06/08/12
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