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Five Alive SM

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Roger the Rampant
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - TS Standard Rules
Map Size: S
Levels: 2
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: Yes
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 5
# of players: 5
Skill Level: Any (depends on AI difficulty setting)
Password Protected: No
Bored of playing random maps online? Then give this one a try - it was designed for email and online games with 5 players, and I've now updated it to play in Shadow Magic:

Nowadays the shire was a very peaceful place, with a bustling economy, but it had not always been so. Nodo had often sat up for long nights, listening to enchanting tales from his uncle Dildo, telling of how things used to be. What Nodo found most scary were the dark and sinister tales surrounding the times when it was discovered - in the most abrupt of circumstances - that their local sleepy old mountain was actually a live and festering volcano

The eruption was completely unexpected. Pu had been inactive for centuries and presumed dormant. It scarred a huge portion of the area, giving a foothold to dark forces who wanted to claim the lands as their own. An enormous battle had subsequently ensued, embroiling the shire in a devastating period of war, many lives were lost, and the local economy was wrecked. Most of the workers had been killed in the battles, leaving a ragtag selection of children and old women to try to rebuild life from the tattered remains of their beloved shire. It would take decades for the grass and trees to regrow, and the hideous black scars to gradually be smoothed away by mother nature

Nodo didn't remember those times, although many older people still talked about them. The only reminders that he had seen during his childhood were the occasional lava pool amongst the rocks, while he was out exploring with his friends, and a grey streak across the steep and rugged face of Pu, which took decades to fade away. The old and dirty tower forts - so vital to warn of incoming enemies in boats during times of war - were now dilapidated, and often inhabited only by vagabonds, villains or vagrants

Things were different now, life had settled into a peaceful and prosperous routine, and a healthy economy had sprung up. This was largely based on the river Calvados that encircled the base of the mountain, which enabled merchants to trade easily between the major centres of population. The majestic boats that plied their trade up and down the river had long been a source of fascination for Nodo, and he could happily sit for hours on the banks of the river, watching them glide slowly past, their enormous collection of sails billowing in the breeze.

Although the shire was gradually repaired and life had returned to normal, their hatred of the Undead had not diminished at all. The Archons had helped them in their previous battles against the Undead, and they had no objections when a number of Archons decided to stay behind and live in their shire. There were occasional sightings of Orcs, and even the occasional undead zombie would come wandering by, looking somewhat lost and forlorn. People accepted that the volcano was a permanent danger, but they hadn't realised that something far more volatile was building up in their shire, and that war was about to be thrust in their faces again...
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hiranu
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
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Balance: 5
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Creativity: 5
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Map Design: 4
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Story/Instructions: 4
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Additional Comments:
Nice balanced five player map with plenty to do and plenty to see. Tends toward early conflict though if that is a problem, and worsks better with all 5 players being human.

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Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
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Size:60.65 KB
Added:09/14/03
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