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What is Blackmoon Prophecy?
A Final Fantasy fangame that I started long ago in 2003 that is meant to emulate the first six entries of the series (though I mostly focus on FF4 and FF5 for gameplay and mapping, and FF6 for battle aesthetics). Aside from just being a fangame, Blackmoon Prophecy is also a tribute to Final Fantasy in the sense that I'm trying to put together many of the things I loved about playing RPGs growing up into this game. It's a love letter to retro gaming and our childhoods.

What's with this whole "Plus" deal?
The Plus! update adds DynRPG support by including several patches made using it such as faster ATB bars, a play time counter on the menu, and more. Additional content in the game includes a new section to the arena, a new optional dungeon, a few reworked cutscenes, and various bug fixes.

How long is the game?
My best guess is about twenty hours, but I'm not 100% sure. My testing sessions were broken up very often so I can't measure how long it took me to beat the game personally. I'm certain that it was over 15 hours though, and since I made the game I expect the average time to be higher than that for everyone else. My best guess is 20+ hours.

Do I need the RTP to play?
Heck no!

Are there any impressive custom systems, impressive features, etc?
Long story short, no. The early Final Fantasy titles were not known to blow our minds with amazing features (FF3 and FF5 were really the only ones that did in my opinion, and only because of their job systems).

There is no steal command, "throw" items are selected by going to items and choosing the item to throw, and "jump" isn't a command, but rather several different abilities that have jumping animations.

As a result, Blackmoon Prophecy is just a retro romp that just tries to recreate what we all used to feel as we'd trudge through all of the caves and dungeons of the early Final Fantasy games.

The most advanced aspect of Blackmoon Prophecy's gameplay is a simplified version of Final Fantasy 8's weapon upgrading system. A few minigames can possibly be included as well (auction house, betting on chocobo races, etc.) but this game is kept simple to emulate the simple games it is inspired by.

How many <insert something here> are there in this game?
Permanent Playable Characters: 12 (3 being optional/secret)
Temporary Playable Characters: 2
Equippable Items: 150+
Mandatory Dungeons: 30+
Monsters: 400+
Playable Hours: 20-30 hours (presumably)
Optional Dungeons: 10+
Towns: 20+
World Maps: 3

FINAL Game Update: Version 1.22 on April 21, 2020. Blackmoon Prophecy is no longer supported by me and there will be no further bug fixes or updates.


Check out Blackmoon Prophecy Prelude now in development:

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Randomizer Released!

The Blackmoon Prophec Randomizer is now released and available for download. Happy random adventures!

Blackmoon Prophecy Randomizer is something I never expected to do, and is being made as a fun little side project thanks to a suggestion from Thomas Stout (Blackmoon Prophecy I & II tester). What is this? Why, it's Blackmoon Prophecy... but randomized! If you like randomizers and Blackmoon Prophecy, this might be right up your alley.

NOTE: This is not a patch/update for Blackmoon Prophecy and is a completely standalone download/game.

Let's go over what's changed!

What's Randomized:
1. All chests are randomized and can grant ANY item in the game (except for key items) or a random amount of gold between 1 and 500. Very low chance of any chest also containing a battle.
2. Arena battles and rewards are entirely random.
3. Boss battles play random battle music instead of a set boss theme.
4. Monster-in-box chests have totally random battles and have a low chance (roughly 1 in 100) of occuring upon opening ANY chest.
5. Party members who join the group are randomized between Hans, Elina, Oalston, Vera, Vicks, Nobumasa, Ami, Siegfried, Darius, Bosche, Godot, Jasmine, and Omicron. Checks will be incorporated to make sure that the same character does not try to join the party twice (which would just result in nobody joining since they'd already be in the party).
6. Random encounters on the world maps are completely randomized.
7. Shadow will show up in a random chocobo forest late in the game.
8. Shops will be completely randomized when you enter the town or area that they are in. Don't like what the shops have? Go back to the world map and then back into town to generate new shop inventories.
9. Some non-major NPCs tied to side quests and such will not appear where they are supposed to be. This is randomized upon starting a new game.

What's NOT Randomized:
1. Auction house is staying the same. It's already random and having to add more items would mean doing additional graphical work, which I'm not interested in doing.
2. Aurabolt rewards are staying the same.
3. Chocobo racing rewards are already semi-randomized, so they are remaining the same.
4. Equipment/spells that characters start with are not being modified. Starting levels are also remaining the same.
5. Gauntlet rewards are remaining the same since you already have to overcome RNG and beat insanely hard bosses to obtain them.

What's Changed/New:
1. Adding an option to skip the intro. No need to sit and watch the 5-6 minute intro credits + text.
2. Bosses have had their attack patterns changed, and an element of randomness has been added to their arsenal of attacks!
3. Fixing of minor grammatical errors and typos that I happen upon.
4. Hans and Vicks will be able to be added/removed permanently in the Rift Shrine at any point in the game.
5. Minor quality of life improvements.
6. Several items found in the database that were previously unobtainable have been added to the random item lists.
7. The dream sequences in the Cave of Dreams have been removed from the randomized version of the game.
8. The regular battle theme has been changed to Blackmoon Prophecy II's battle theme.
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Do you think you might be able to make Branch Castle in the third world look more.. ruined? It's just a minor nitpick I have, but if a castle survived the apocalypse untouched (save for the bones of the Dragoons, Adder's soul, and a somehow still alive librarian), then I'd be surprised.
author=UPRC
Well, Mt. Ordeals no longer exists on the third world map... or at least it shouldn't as of the update before the last one.

I'm still on version 1.18b, and Mt. Ordeals was still there, just as Mt.-Ordealsy as ever. I remember you saying that you were going to replace it with something else in the third world a while back, but it's still there. Also, defeating Orphan in that version still didn't yield a trophy.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
Orphan's trophy should show up, I tested it and it appeared to work for me. Mt. Ordeals HAS been removed now though, I don't know how I somehow forgot to remove it... unless I accidentally removed something else.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
Anyway, to make sure that Orphan's trophy DOES show up...


- Added a boss battle to the final Water Shrine visit that I originally forgot to add. Oops.
- Added Aether Mine to the first world map. It is a small optional cave located where the Forgotten Forest once was.
- Added moogles throughout the world who will sell crafting materials like the one in the Moogle Village.
- Added more MogNet GPS pads to the world map in areas where there really weren't any.
- Assigned a name to the Archareon Leader fought on the Eternal Blue to give the Archareons more of an identity.
- Assigned a name to the Archareon that Hans mentions towards the end of the game to give the Archareons more of an identity.
- Changed Malacore's battle sprite to be consistent throughout the entire game.
- Changed first world map slightly, added more rivers to Lenadia.
- Changed switch that activates Orphan's trophy so that players who already defeated him should have the trophy.
- Corrected weapon shop in Falgabard Port to sell weapons rather than armor.
- Fixed an issue involving an NPC in Branch Castle appearing when he should not.
- Moved Cid's laboratory east to the Great Plain to trim length of Lenadia portion of the game slightly.
- Removed a reference to moogle villages made by an NPC in Rivera.
- Removed Mt. Ordeals from the third world map since rewards received from it would be obsolete by that point.
- Removed the Forgotten Forest from the first world map. Put a lake and optional dungeon in place of it.
- Resolved an error with a chest in Albrook Cave to Citadel Sewers.
- Resolved an error with a chest in Mt. Ozma.
- Resolved issue that involved Cid remaining in Cornelia even after acquiring the airship.
- Rewrote a lot of dialogue sequences in the opening Branch/Ivalice areas of the game.


I'll probably aim to have this ready by the middle of the month... unless the list of things I'm doing gets bigger still.
Just as I saw this update, I ironically just made it to the forest in the game. Dang, maybe I should just wait until all the updates are made to finish this game.
Quick, enter the forest and kill the Phase Dragon! UPRC said he was axeing it along with the forest, so kill it while you still can! :P

By the way, I only have one more blue magic spell to teach Ami: Polar Air. Checking the database indicates that it's dropped by an enemy called "Cold Driver", but I've never seen it before. Where exactly are these enemies encountered? Thanks again!
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
I forget!

I'll take a peek today when I get home, it shouldn't be too hard for me to locate. I'm guessing it's in an arctic area somewhere.
I'm glad the Forgotten Forest was removed. That place was an eyesore.
By the tower of babil beside that small lake
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
author=Aragon
By the tower of babil beside that small lake

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EDIT: Oh, I see what he's saying. Hurrah for secret enemies. ;)
Can you add to the update healing points before major fights. For example, the second Dio fight before you get the offering there is only a save point. Also, when I downloaded the latest version I though my save data would be carried over. I found out that is not the case. Also, is there anyway to buy ether other than getting it as a monster drop. Also, can you slightly increase the experience you get from defeating enemies as I have noticed in some areas of the game in the beginning you get the same experience from monsters with no slight increase to accommodate for the grinding sometimes required to get to a level satisfactory enough to beat them when you get to a major fight.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
Most people complain that the game's too easy, so I'm not likely to toy with experience gains unless people suddenly become vocal about it.

How were your saves not compatible? As far as I know, nobody else has experienced any issues (or haven't reported any). The only patch that could've mucked up save files was the Plus patch with its DynRPG additions, but that was a little while ago now and nobody posted saying that their save stopped working. Could you describe how your save didn't carry over?
Another oversight spotted! The notice that is displayed when Ami joins the party is flawed; we're shown a completely transparent window with a (or something similar) at the start of the paragraph. I didn't check to see if anyone else noticed this in the last few pages of comments, so said error may have already been addressed!
author=Aragon
By the tower of babil beside that small lake
Thank you very much! Now my blue magic list is complete!

Anyway, I recently noticed that if you manage to crush the Dark Elf before it can transform into the Dark Dragon, it doesn't drop anything, and so you end up missing out on the Merton armor.

Also, I checked up on those 5 Enforcers in that monster-in-a-box that I was talking about a while back. Apparently, one of them is supposed to drop an X-Ether, but its drop rate is at only 4% instead of the usual 100%.
I do not know if I can describe it. What I can do is tell you where I last saved and that was before the second Dio fight. Actually, I do know I downloaded the 1.18c and it downloaded the same way as 1.18b. I was worried that it would make a Blackmoon Prophecy Plus (1) folder name but apparently it didn't and overwrote everything in the game folder.
author=UPRC
Most people complain that the game's too easy, so I'm not likely to toy with experience gains unless people suddenly become vocal about it.

How were your saves not compatible? As far as I know, nobody else has experienced any issues (or haven't reported any). The only patch that could've mucked up save files was the Plus patch with its DynRPG additions, but that was a little while ago now and nobody posted saying that their save stopped working. Could you describe how your save didn't carry over?
Boy, I guess we should forget about the Forgotten Forest.

Eh? Eh?

I need a life
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
author=Ephiam
Another oversight spotted! The notice that is displayed when Ami joins the party is flawed; we're shown a completely transparent window with a (or something similar) at the start of the paragraph. I didn't check to see if anyone else noticed this in the last few pages of comments, so said error may have already been addressed!

Ah, I'll take a look at it today when I get home.


author=Proffessor_Buglean
Anyway, I recently noticed that if you manage to crush the Dark Elf before it can transform into the Dark Dragon, it doesn't drop anything, and so you end up missing out on the Merton armor.

Also, I checked up on those 5 Enforcers in that monster-in-a-box that I was talking about a while back. Apparently, one of them is supposed to drop an X-Ether, but its drop rate is at only 4% instead of the usual 100%.

Wow, how much damage were you dishing out? He's supposed to transform at 50% HP or so, but I may have forgotten to properly set the priority of the transformation to something above the default 50. Something else for me to tinker with!

As for the enforcer that drops the X-Ether, I'll have to check to see if that one enforcer is encountered anywhere else. It COULD be in random encounters.


author=g0lbez
I do not know if I can describe it. What I can do is tell you where I last saved and that was before the second Dio fight. Actually, I do know I downloaded the 1.18c and it downloaded the same way as 1.18b. I was worried that it would make a Blackmoon Prophecy Plus (1) folder name but apparently it didn't and overwrote everything in the game folder.

If you're using a second folder, you'd have to copy your old saves over. The best way to update is just overwrite everything in the existing game folder. It won't touch your save files when you do.


author=Arandomgamemaker
I need a life

Well then, it's a good thing that Elina can cast Life.
author=UPRC
author=Proffessor_Buglean
Anyway, I recently noticed that if you manage to crush the Dark Elf before it can transform into the Dark Dragon, it doesn't drop anything, and so you end up missing out on the Merton armor.

Also, I checked up on those 5 Enforcers in that monster-in-a-box that I was talking about a while back. Apparently, one of them is supposed to drop an X-Ether, but its drop rate is at only 4% instead of the usual 100%.

Wow, how much damage were you dishing out? He's supposed to transform at 50% HP or so, but I may have forgotten to properly set the priority of the transformation to something above the default 50. Something else for me to tinker with!


Well, if it helps, the database says "Action: Transform into DarkDragon; Precondition: Monster HP between 0-60; Priority: 50" I'm not exactly sure what that means. All I know is that Dark Elf simply can't handle the pain dished out by high-level Vahn, Nobumasa, and Siegfried.... on Berserk Rings... Oh god, I'm not helping the support of keeping these rings at all. :P


author-UPRC
author=Arandomgamemaker
I need a life
Well then, it's a good thing that Elina can cast Life.


She may be able to give you a Life, but not a Full one.
UPRC
Exciting, but ultimately pointless.
7376
author=Proffessor_Buglean
Oh god, I'm not helping the support of keeping these rings at all. :P


They don't need any support since they're already gone. ;)