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Elf vs. Elf: Get Neuman!

Author File Description
King David
File Details
Ruleset: AoW2: TWT - TS Standard Rules
Map Size: M
Levels: 2
Single Player?: No
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: Yes
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 3
# of players: 2
Skill Level: Advanced
Password Protected: No
This is a wholly original, detailed Medium-sized map meant for PBEM and MP only! Everything is custom and there are many events, all of which are working properly after many hours of testing and re-testing.

It is White Elf vs. Black Elf, and in the way stands the AI Emperor Alfred E. Nueman playing the Humans.

If folks like this map, there will be more in the series (you did realize it was a series, didn't you???) Already, I am envisiong the second chapter, so please post comments and reviews - constructive criticism is well received on my behalf.

Needless to say, there are no teleporters on this map, nor any hasteberry trees. There are only two hospitals and, well, you'll see how they play into the story.

The Story:

In the year 970 LIR, Meandor rebels against his father Inioch, and joins a rebel faction of Elves, who come to be known as Dark Elves. The Dark Elves are distressed by Inicoch's less-than-transparent rule, and by the fact that he names the newborn of his second wife after Meandor's mother Julia. Meandor channels all the knowledge of the magic of Life which he has accumulated through the years into the power of Death, and so does become Lord of Darkness, and so does he lead a faction comitted to the destruction of what they shall come to call the "Lesser Elves".

The Elves, even as Meandor rebels against Inioch, likewise rebel against Inicoh's naming of Julia as heir to his thrown, and they elect a new leader, Julioch, who has been elected as top Elf poster girl ever since Julia attempted to ban the concept of centerfolds from written Elven lore. Though a noble cause, the Lesser Elves refuse to give up the practice of Life magic and so do shun Meandor and his troops, vowing to crush them and once and for all reinstate the dignity of a unified Elven Nation.

Years go by and trivial wars come to pass, the Spirit of Order grows weary of slayings that amount to no advantage for either side and determines that a Mediator must be sought to end the conflict among Elves and so restore a tentative peace to the Land. The mediator comes in the form of Alfred E. Neuman, a jovial Human mage who prefers laughter to tears, harmless jokes to threats fraught with bellicose intentions.

Many years pass, and then in a new LIR Year, Meandor has grown weary and relinquishes the thrown to his son, Meando, the product of a secret and much-coveted coupling years prior with Arachna. Meando is smitten with the beauty of Julioch, who does not seem to grow any older, but, being overtly large, unattractive and evil, he is ashamed to make a play for her and thus determines to prove his love once and for all by sending her to the Void. Julioch, on the other hand, is deeply disturbed by the fact that Meando, whom she secretly considers to be the essence of manliness, does not make overtures to her, and so determines to prove her worth by sending him to the Void. Were it only that simple minds could comprehend the logic of Elves !!!

But Alfred E. Neuman has some magical tricks of his own up the old proverbial sleeve, and sees the exploitation of his status as Mediator as an opportunity to crush both the Dark Elves AND the Lesser Elves and so create a human nation so omnipotent that even the prohpecies of Nostradamus shall look like mere comic book folly.

There is nothing more to say. The Dark Elves and the Lesser Elves still hate each other and plot to convert the land to the practice of one and only one Magic, but in their way stands Alfred E. Neuman, that mad mage who must be stopped. Folks in la la land, it's the debut edition of...... Elf vs. Elf !!!
AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
tripcrow
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
Advanced players only. The AI player is tough and well armed and placed.

Spoilers ahead:
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Balance: 5
Symmetrical map design with even troubles and resourses for both players.

Creativity: 4
Good looks, with fun triggers.

Map Design: 4
Good stuff, took off 1 because it was symmetrical. The map allows for creative play by experienced players.

Story/Instructions: 4
This was hard to score cause I don't pay much attention to AoW2 story lines.

Additional Comments:
Very fun, balanced, hard map for 2. Highly recommended. We've played a lot of the 2 player maps and this is one of the better ones for sure. We finished with 50 some turns. But it's possible to see games go from 30-80 turns.
King David
File Author
Downloaders Please Note:

The updated version of this map (fixes a bug in the game and is much better) can be found here:

http://aow2.heavengames.com/downloads/viewinfo.php?id=230

Thanks,

KD

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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,243
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:92.95 KB
Added:02/24/03