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100 Years ago, when monsters still ruled over the land, a human knight, an elven sorceress and a dwarven drunk joined forces to defeat their leader, the terrible Dark Lord Belzewik. After a long and fierce battle, they finally managed to seal the Dark Lord into a magical flask, bringing peace back once again.

The whereabouts of said flask have been lost over the decades...that is, until now! An unknown black knight finally managed to track it down, leading to a little monster village called Neverday. This is where our story begins!

About:
Finsterling is a game about playing the bad guys, doing bad things and defeating the non-bad guys! It's going to be around 1-2 hours long, filled with custom graphics, comedy and some interesting gameplay twists (see my 2nd blog post).

Characters:


Hero:
Other than seeking to free Lord Belzewik, little is known about the black knight. In fact, gender, age and favorite color are a mystery to everyone! In combat the black knight weakens enemies and draws their attention to him/her.


Golbin:
Golbin is a cheerful thief and the first joinable character the protagonist meets. Unlike a normal thief, or normal anything, he is very gullible and easily tricked into aiding the black knight on his/her quest. In combat he is very fast and uses poisons to his advantage.


Merlee:
She is the Elder's granddaughter, and a capable, if somewhat foul-mouthed, sorceress. Despite that, however, she cares for her grandfather, and joins the player's party in his stead. Her combat abilities include slowing enemies, exploding them or turning them into toads!


Elder:
The elder of Neverday has seen his fair share of adventure in life. When he died, he had to resign to a quiet life of teaching the young'uns how everything was better in the good old days. He might know about the flask's whereabouts.

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Meet Mina

Let's start by saying that the Elder is unfortunately not the third party member :((
- just because I'm old and dead *sob*

Instead, it's his granddaughter Mina!


Mina's the third and final party member, and you'll meet her in Neverday where she'll join you on your quest. Her specialties are deadly magic and a foul mouth, especially towards Golbin.
As a sorceress, her attacks include a fire bomb spell that takes a turn to explode her opponent(s), a frostbolt that reduces the target's speed to 1, and a chain lightning spell that hits 4 random targets. Also, she gets Hex at lv. 5 which transforms enemies into toads!


I was originally planning on posting a bigger update with screenshots of Neverday, but I'm having some trouble getting it to look right. So I'm currently working on the next area, a forest that has been infested with foul creatures of good, like elves, dryads and trees!
I'll try to tackle Neverday again after that's done, look forward to more updates in the future.


Also, thank you for the Spotlight on Finsterling. :)
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  • Byah
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
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  • 02/13/2012 11:45 PM
  • 01/28/2015 01:55 AM
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Everything so far looks really cute.
I'm surprised to realize that there hasn't really been an RPG Maker game where you play as monsters. I think there was one about Bob the Minotaur but that's only one example really. Cool to see that it's in VX.
Corfaisus
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irreedeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
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This looks like a really interesting game and playing as the villain instead of the hero may very well be a welcome change from the typical RPG.
I like how the Goblin is called Golbin. I really like the vibe this game gives off - can't exactly put my finger on what it is so luring, though.
author=Darken
I'm surprised to realize that there hasn't really been an RPG Maker game where you play as monsters. I think there was one about Bob the Minotaur but that's only one example really. Cool to see that it's in VX.


Yeah, surprised me as well. So much in fact that I'll make monsters the protagonists of at least two more games! :P

author=Gourd_Clae
I like how the Goblin is called Golbin. I really like the vibe this game gives off - can't exactly put my finger on what it is so luring, though.


If I had to give him an actual name, it'd take me at least another month to finish this game. Hate coming up with names, and I still need a gender neutral one for the black knight. T_T
This looks great, man. Go go go!
kentona
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author=narcodis
This looks great, man. Go go go!
Oh these graphics are beautiful. Good job.
This looks great! Can't wait to download.
author=Byah
I still need a gender neutral one for the black knight. T_T


It's not Hero? Now I'll be thinking of a name in the back of my mind...

What about Elder?
author=Link_2112
author=Byah
I still need a gender neutral one for the black knight. T_T
It's not Hero? Now I'll be thinking of a name in the back of my mind...

What about Elder?

Huh? The Elder is already called Elder? :P
And I can't really call the black knight Hero, when he's the bad guy.

It's probably going to be a simple name like B.K., Balck Kinght or Batman...yeah, I don't have a good one right now. :(
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
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Like the story and all those maps look really good, subscribed.
author=Byah
Huh? The Elder is already called Elder? :P


I meant, does the Elder need a name too? or is he going to be called Elder? I guess you answered that.

And I can't really call the black knight Hero, when he's the bad guy.


But in his league of bad guys he could be a hero! haha

I haven't had any inspiration, I seriously have been keeping it on my mind. I'm hoping that in my daily travels I see something that triggers a good name and I'll share :P
author=Byah
author=Link_2112
author=Byah
I still need a gender neutral one for the black knight. T_T
It's not Hero? Now I'll be thinking of a name in the back of my mind...

What about Elder?
Huh? The Elder is already called Elder? :P
And I can't really call the black knight Hero, when he's the bad guy.

It's probably going to be a simple name like B.K., Balck Kinght or Batman...yeah, I don't have a good one right now. :(


Batman sounds good. Also, being a hero is subjective*, so the Dark Lord would see batman** as a hero, while the others would see him as a villan. Just like the Dark Lord would see them guys who sealed him as villans.

But seriously, go with Batman.

*did i use that word right?
**Going to be using that name till you decide
author=Link_2112
But in his league of bad guys he could be a hero! haha

I haven't had any inspiration, I seriously have been keeping it on my mind. I'm hoping that in my daily travels I see something that triggers a good name and I'll share :P


Eh, no need to worry. I'm sure I'll come up with something (like I will come up with a titlescreen some day!). Thanks for thinking about it though. :)

@Idida1:
But the Black Knight's not the hero just yet! :P
Nah, the game's not THAT whacky that I'd call him Batman. B-Man's still on the table, though. Beeman?
Awesome project man! What font is that your using?
I love the visual style and the font and the battle layout.
Sorry for the late reply.
The font is called Pixelade and can be found here http://www.dafont.com/pixelade.font

I'm currently planning to work on this project again and I've updated the portraits of the Elder as well as his granddaughter, who's received a name change from Mina to Merlee.
Before that however, I'm going to finish a side project of mine first. The profile for it has been submitted already and I hope to finish it in 2, maybe 3 weeks.

Look forward to more information regarding Finsterling in the future...hopefully! :P

Edit: Oops, corrected the link
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