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Dragon Lance - 3rd Dragon War

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fallonius
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - TS Standard Rules
Map Size: XL
Levels: 3
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: No
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 8
# of players: 4
Skill Level: Advanced
Password Protected: No
Surface Minimap:
Cavern Minimap:
Shadow Minimap:
Story: The followers of Takhisis have been corrupting the good Dragon eggs to produce the Draconians, and the 3rd Dragon War is about to break out. The heroes of the lance must find the Dragon Lances that will aid them in defeating the Dragon Armies of Takhisis, and her Dragon Highlord Ariakis.

Info:Designed to be a four player map - but i have play tested it as single player too. Single Player is Very Hard, Four Player should be Moderately difficult.

The elves, humans, dwarves, and kender(halflings) work together to stop the Draconians, and the Queen of Darkness Takhisis. As the name suggests their are lots of Dragons, and Cannons are disabled to make things abit tougher and more inline with the books.

I havent done any scripting, but am open to suggestions/ advice on that front.

For Dragon Lance fans, i have tried to stick closely to the books/ D&D modules but was limited by the scale of the game, but again am open to constructive criticism.
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swolte
Staff
I am happy to see many good maps in the downloads section these months! Some great talent and this map is one of them.

I don't foresee much problems with the map being challenging although the AI might be problematic in this sort of map with lots of waterways.

In a map like this, it is too bad that you haven't mastered some scripting skills. A little more ingame story could have given the map that bit extra to make it great, I believe!

I see you have gone to great lengths (TC-tricks) to make the map more visually appealing. You've done a great job, imo! In that case, though, I strongly recommend installing the latest patch as it will make life a lot easier for you to make these maps! Much more variety!
:)

[Edited on 06/21/06 @ 10:01 AM]

fallonius
File Author
Thanks allot for your comment Swolte, i dabbled with the map over a couple of years. When i played i was happy that you do get the feeling of swarming dragons coming to get you. I recommend less experienced players to use lower AI settings.

Im thinking of doing a new version with a scripted story, Just have to read the books again so i can remember the details, this version was largely based on the Dragon Lance Atlas. Keep an eye out for it later!
rat_peddler
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Playability: 5
A good challenging map with some interesting areas.

Balance: 4
AI enemies given enough of advantage to present a good challenge for 1 player.

Creativity: 4
Liked the Allies approach to game of the good players against the evil. Good to disable highest level except for Draconian cities, makes them a critial resource to capture.

Map Design: 5
A nice varied map with good undergound and varied main level. Interesting trapsorters and some goodies.

Story/Instructions: 3
I am not familiar with stories map is from so some more background and story might be good. Certainly some background descriptions on wizards and heroes would be nice. Maybe some simple events to spawn the heroes.

Additional Comments: I played it single player as the halfings with the neutral wizard. This made it easier to coop the Draconians.
fallonius
File Author
Thanks for the rating!! Glad you enjoyed it.

If any dragonlance fans are interested in helping with the story please post here and we can collaborate.

rat_peddler I too made a map from a book. I went almost all scripting to tell the story with a primative map. If you are curious to see a script driven story check it out at:

http://aow2.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=709

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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions3.0
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Size:156.44 KB
Added:06/08/06