The headmaster of Arcanea Magic Academy is gone an somebody has become the new principal. Six wizards want to conquer the school, each of them using a different magic style.
Who will win this enchanted battle?
Note: This map is password protected because I really want you to explore it.
This is V 1.1 now. Ninabella does not start with Death Mastery any longer. Giving her this spell was just a mistake, sorry.
There are too many small magic creatures spawned in the East central area. My one city was sometimes attacked 4 or 5 times per turn. Just an annoyance.
Other then the noted issue that was corrected about 1 wizard having Death Domain from the start (correct in 1.1) seems pretty fair.
Some nice areas that are pretty. However, some of them disappoint without any prize except the eye candy.
Map Design: 4
I think this would have been as much fun in a Large format.
A decent back story at the start and character descriptions. However, nothing much after that. I was disappointed that capturing the Magic Academy did NOT even generate a message (or a reward).
A good map that is just a few emblishments away from being an excellent map.
Posted on 05/23/07 @ 12:20 AM
Played this map and want to say that it really is a good map having average difficulty level. The teleport system is real great and can spring lots of surprises that are unexpected. The items are in a very short supply. Resources are too many but that balances the size of the map (XL) with lots of 1+ stack figths. I have been playing this map for some 30 turns and have not at all being bored. This is a map that really makes me play SM once again. Good job mate. Hope you come up with more such great maps. One thing bugs me most: Too many wandering parties. Some of them could be made as patrol or scout parties to make the game more interesting.
(One funny thing happened while I was playing the game last night. An independent berserker party attacked another independent wandering party BUT I was asked whether you want to fight a manual or automatic battle for the wandering party. Strange huh!)