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For Liberty's 2014 2-Day DO SOMETHING Challenge, Craze designed a community game and asked for RMN users to submit characters. A deluge of interest was generated and thirty characters were born!

The vile Wyrm Wizard has decimated the country of Aremen, and evil seems to be on the brink of consuming the land. Thirty souls rise and unite to push back the darkness, and to break the oppressor's power with their unique talents. It's up to you to gather the the thirty heroes together and traverse the broken land. Find the evil Wyrm Wizard and put an end to his reign of terror!

Features Include:

  • Thirty warriors to find!
  • Switch out characters on the fly, anywhere, anytime, even in battle.
  • Reward medals are given for clever item management. These rewards unlock unique items and gear.
  • A unique level system with a dynamic level cap that grows as you progress and lift the curses that plague the land.


Please see the Character page for information on the massive cast!

If you'd like to contribute, please see the following forum links:
General Development
Characters (no longer taking new submissions)
Locations (mappers needed)
Dungeons (mappers needed)

VX Ace RTP Required for the game.

Latest Blog

I am quitting Wyrm Warriors

I no longer enjoy working on Wyrm Warriors. In fact, I haven't since an incident nearly a year ago between me and one of the contributors. Aside from adding a quest system, laying out towns and making several dungeon maps, not a whole lot has been done since the initial release.

I have decided to quit the project. I'm leaving the current build up for anyone who cares to grab it. There are a few contributed locations with maps missing, but I will add those in tonight.

I'm someone who prides herself on finishing what she starts, so deciding to drop this isn't something I take lightly. For a long time, I told myself that I'd power through it, but every second I spend on it is time I wish I was working on something else. I took breaks and tried to come back to the game, but every time it was the same: the same lack of enjoyment and void of enthusiasm.

I told myself "you HAVE to do this, make a big status declaring your intent and get the next installment out, no matter how un-fun it is." But after a couple of days, I already found myself wanting to do anything else but continuing. Making games is my hobby, but it's not a job, and I just can't put my time, energy, and love into something I no longer enjoy making.

I sincerely apologize to you all, especially to those who have made maps and characters. I will refrain from running community projects in the future to prevent this sort of catastrophe from happening again.

What does this mean for the future of Wyrm Warriors? Is the game dead? That's up to you. As I took over the project when Craze was done with it, someone can step up and take the lead if they wish. Or, it can be completely run by the community. Or it can end here and be forgotten. I leave it entirely in your hands, but I must take my leave.

Again, I am very sorry. -_-

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unity
You're magical to me.
12203
She'll have a few of her own, unique Magical Girl finisher spells. But that won't be all of her spells, either.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
Cool! Maybe she knows some of them under different names, though...
Hitori: "Full Moon Jelly!"
Andri: Wait, isn't that a group shield spell?
Hitori: Is that what they call it around here? I just use the name Ferdinand taught me....

*Edit* I'm writing Hitori's dialogue! Yay!*
Hey unity,

Just got done playing the demo and I figured I'd give some feedback.

First, I found a small but annoying error. I'm not sure if this applies to all cliffs, but there was one point in the first dungeon where I was standing behind a cliff tile, and the enemy on top of the cliff made me enter a battle with them. To clarify: I was not on the cliff, I was in the pathway below the cliff and behind it, the enemy was on top of the cliff but standing next to me as far as horizontal distance.

There is also a point after you defeat the bandit optional boss where he says: "I give up! I yeild!" It should say "yield," probably just a typo.

Anyway, the bulk of my review:

The gameplay elements are done well, I enjoy the idea of having a lot to explore when you first enter the game, and the Suikoden-style recruiting is fun, and I trust will improve as you add more characters and develop the game further. I will say, the introduction was way too short and didn't give me any flavor for what the character's are like. I also feel like because we, the players, get introduced to three characters all at once, it's overwhelming and it feels like there is no "main protagonist."

The plot is okay for a 50 minute demo. The evil Wyrm Wizard's curse device is a bit overused in NPC dialog. It feels like I'm running into it everywhere I go. It isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you should add more depth to it. ie: Rather than just reiterating how the wizard's curse is evil, give specific ways that it affects the individual lives of the NPCs. The thing about it affecting the harvest was good. Maybe personalize it more for the other references to the curse, to give it more direct meaning.

I also felt like the optional dungeon drops a little too much loot. Yes, you have a lot of characters to equip for, but I was gaining pretty decent equipment in almost every battle. I did enjoy being able to find all the new items, but it might have been a bit overkill. (Do enemies respawn? I never checked the optional dungeon again after beating the first dungeon. I'd say make them respawn upon exit, but make the drop rates lower. This way it rewards players who are more diligent instead of rewarding everyone a lot just for fighting a few optional battles.)

Other than that, I thought I'd give you my stats at the end of the demo. I'm pretty sure I found every one of the tomes, and every item. I was given 6 of the special point thingies at the end of the boss (I believe I collected everything I could have, and didn't use a single item). All my characters were level 5 (they all were anyway, even before the boss, barring one who was level 4 and leveled up from the boss).

Last comment: while I like the idea of rewarding players for being conservative with items, I feel like this leads to the developers having to make the game a little bit too easy... I personally breezed through the optional dungeon at level 1, and found that the demo wasn't very challenging at all. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Some games focus on storyline and character development; but this game didn't seem to do that much, so I would advise adding more elements to keep players' interest levels up.

Nice game, keep up the good work,
LaMasq
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
author=LaMasquerade
First, I found a small but annoying error. I'm not sure if this applies to all cliffs, but there was one point in the first dungeon where I was standing behind a cliff tile, and the enemy on top of the cliff made me enter a battle with them. To clarify: I was not on the cliff, I was in the pathway below the cliff and behind it, the enemy was on top of the cliff but standing next to me as far as horizontal distance.

It's one thing if there's a wall-tile between the player and an event, but if it's a cliff edge, yeah, players can totally activate an event that's "above" or "below" them. I sorta used this fact to my advantage in one of my games, however, I don't believe we can prevent this kind of thing from happening. At least, I'm not seeing this game want to attempt to utilize height-maps. I'm not in charge, though, so...
unity
You're magical to me.
12203
author=LaMasquerade
Hey unity,

Just got done playing the demo and I figured I'd give some feedback.


Thank you very much for playing, and for your feedback ^_^ It's always great to hear from people who have given the game a shot.

author=Marrend
author=LaMasquerade
First, I found a small but annoying error. I'm not sure if this applies to all cliffs, but there was one point in the first dungeon where I was standing behind a cliff tile, and the enemy on top of the cliff made me enter a battle with them. To clarify: I was not on the cliff, I was in the pathway below the cliff and behind it, the enemy was on top of the cliff but standing next to me as far as horizontal distance.
It's one thing if there's a wall-tile between the player and an event, but if it's a cliff edge, yeah, players can totally activate an event that's "above" or "below" them. I sorta used this fact to my advantage in one of my games, however, I don't believe we can prevent this kind of thing from happening. At least, I'm not seeing this game want to attempt to utilize height-maps. I'm not in charge, though, so...


Yeah, that is a problem. What if I used the region restriction script and placed a region on the edge of the cliffs so monsters won't walk there? That might be worth a shot.

author=LaMasquerade
There is also a point after you defeat the bandit optional boss where he says: "I give up! I yeild!" It should say "yield," probably just a typo.


Nice catch! Yep, it's just a typo. I appreciate you finding it and I'll fix it right away ^_^

Anyway, the bulk of my review:

author=LaMasquerade
The gameplay elements are done well, I enjoy the idea of having a lot to explore when you first enter the game, and the Suikoden-style recruiting is fun, and I trust will improve as you add more characters and develop the game further. I will say, the introduction was way too short and didn't give me any flavor for what the character's are like. I also feel like because we, the players, get introduced to three characters all at once, it's overwhelming and it feels like there is no "main protagonist."


Thanks! As for the main protagonist, there isn't one. This is meant to be a true ensemble game. Also, only three out of the thirty characters are actually mine, the rest were created by the community, so its difficult to make the narrative filled with dialog that explores the characters' personalities.

That's not to say that we can't do better. To any characters creators out there who would like to add scenes and such that explore your character's personality, please contact me and we'll add them in, as long as they fit with the overall story. I'd planned them to be revealed in scenes where the party finds NPCs that have a shared past with the player, like how Natalie in Liberty and Rosie are friends. We could definitely use more of that, though.

author=LaMasquerade
The plot is okay for a 50 minute demo. The evil Wyrm Wizard's curse device is a bit overused in NPC dialog. It feels like I'm running into it everywhere I go. It isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you should add more depth to it. ie: Rather than just reiterating how the wizard's curse is evil, give specific ways that it affects the individual lives of the NPCs. The thing about it affecting the harvest was good. Maybe personalize it more for the other references to the curse, to give it more direct meaning.


That's good advice. I'll try to incorporate more personal touches in NPC dialog to keep things from being stale.

author=LaMasquerade
I also felt like the optional dungeon drops a little too much loot. Yes, you have a lot of characters to equip for, but I was gaining pretty decent equipment in almost every battle.


I may have gone overboard. I'll check the drop rates and consider tweaking them.

author=LaMasquerade
I did enjoy being able to find all the new items, but it might have been a bit overkill. (Do enemies respawn? I never checked the optional dungeon again after beating the first dungeon. I'd say make them respawn upon exit, but make the drop rates lower. This way it rewards players who are more diligent instead of rewarding everyone a lot just for fighting a few optional battles.)


The black cloaked enemies respawn. The red cloaks don't, but are rarer in the optional dungeons (in Curse Dungeons, all enemies are red cloaks).

author=LaMasquerade
Other than that, I thought I'd give you my stats at the end of the demo. I'm pretty sure I found every one of the tomes, and every item. I was given 6 of the special point thingies at the end of the boss (I believe I collected everything I could have, and didn't use a single item). All my characters were level 5 (they all were anyway, even before the boss, barring one who was level 4 and leveled up from the boss).

Last comment: while I like the idea of rewarding players for being conservative with items, I feel like this leads to the developers having to make the game a little bit too easy... I personally breezed through the optional dungeon at level 1, and found that the demo wasn't very challenging at all. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Some games focus on storyline and character development; but this game didn't seem to do that much, so I would advise adding more elements to keep players' interest levels up.


I wanted to ease the player into the difficulty, so this first area is a breeze. I'm working to make the next one a considerable bit more difficult, where things will be hard if you don't explore, collect allies, and get some good gear. Hopefully I can strike a good balance and make the game both challenging and not completely frustrating.

author=LaMasquerade
Nice game, keep up the good work,
LaMasq


Thanks again! Your feedback was very helpful ^_^
Great demo for what's shaping up to be a very well done game.
author=unity
Also, only three out of the thirty characters are actually mine, the rest were created by the community, so its difficult to make the narrative filled with dialog that explores the characters' personalities.


Would it be a bad idea to create a new topic and ask the creators of character-and in the case a creator is absent, someone else- to flesh out a character and perhaps give them a semblance of a backstory, a personality, or at least an archetype for the character to fill?
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5478
That was part of the original writeups that people submitted. We have all that info already - too much of it, in fact, to realistically use everything we already have in the game.
author=LockeZ
That was part of the original writeups that people submitted. We have all that info already - too much of it, in fact, to realistically use everything we already have in the game.


Well, looks like I'm a bit uniformed, or maybe misinformed...or maybe a combo. Dunno. My bad anyways.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5478
You may simply be underestimating the number of characters, or overestimating the intended number of cut scenes in the game. We're going to end up with probably about twice as many characters as dungeons, unless a bunch of people submit a bunch more maps than they've currently said they will.

But yeah, in addition to the info that's on the Characters page, each person who made a character submitted a pretty large set of quotes that does a pretty solid job of defining each character's personality and way of speaking.
Keep in mind that this is supposed to be a light-hearted romp and not a hugely detailed RPG of EPIC PROPORTIONS. It's not supposed to be as in-depth story/character/world building-wise as Final Fantasies or other games of that ilk. It's more about creating, co-operation and exploration, really. The characters were never meant to be over-characterised in any way, there was never meant to be a (set of) main character(s) and the plot is a device to get you to explore and find and continue with the game.

So, yeah, just a light, fluffy, fun game that everyone works on together with limited depth when it comes to character/plot exploration (don't expect plot twists - it is what it says on the can).
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
author=LockeZ
But yeah, in addition to the info that's on the Characters page, each person who made a character submitted a pretty large set of quotes that does a pretty solid job of defining each character's personality and way of speaking.
If I'm helping w/ Hitori's dialog I should maybe see those- though frankly I think I enjoy winging it.
author=Liberty
So, yeah, just a light, fluffy, fun game that everyone works on together with limited depth when it comes to character/plot exploration (don't expect plot twists - it is what it says on the can).
Even so, don't skimp. The best snacks are those which deliver surprising depth of flavor despite their limited ingredients, and a few surprises at the bottom of the bag are never a bad thing. Bring your A game. I'll be glad to assist in any way possible. (I kinda took Andri for the main character.) BTW, is it possible to make functional maps in VXAlite?
Oh, wow, this is awesome. My question is, will another one of these be hosted in the future?
Do i have to actually have made the map to do it?
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5478
Yeah, BurningTyger, you can use VX Ace Lite to help make maps if you can't afford to buy the paid version of VX Ace.

The full info that people submitted for their characters, including all the quotes they wrote, is here.

Once we have the maps and gameplay done, and the characters are all recruitable and the main plot cut scenes are done, we can certainly go back and add more characterization. It's easy, once you have the main plot for a region finished, to make characters talk more in cut scenes, or add more cut scenes when entering zones and so forth.
Wow, i've gotta say, I'm really looking forwards to this getting finished.
We're not skimping, we're being realistic. With a cast this big you just don't have time to put everything in and finish the project within a good time period. Keep in mind that this was supposed to be a 2-day project (laaaaaaaaaawl) that kinda snow-balled to hell and back. So yeah, characterisation isn't big on the to-do list. We've got some in there with the reactions to different things like treasure chests, inns, start/end battle quotes, levelling up and the rest, but anything deeper is a bit much for one person to do.
Could we go back and edit stuff in? Sure, why not?
But after all the heavy lifting is over - we don't want to burn poor unity out! Steady on...
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
@locke: since this is for me something of an experiment the lite would be a good idea. If i find i really like it I'll buy the full.
author=Liberty
We're not skimping, we're being realistic. With a cast this big you just don't have time to put everything in and finish the project within a good time period. Keep in mind that this was supposed to be a 2-day project (laaaaaaaaaawl) that kinda snow-balled to hell and back. So yeah, characterisation isn't big on the to-do list. We've got some in there with the reactions to different things like treasure chests, inns, start/end battle quotes, levelling up and the rest, but anything deeper is a bit much for one person to do.
Could we go back and edit stuff in? Sure, why not?
But after all the heavy lifting is over - we don't want to burn poor unity out! Steady on...
true, true. I'll help in any way i can.
Lite won't allow for scripting, but it will let you mess with the database and what-not. Enjoy that~ Dat database hnnng~<3
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
just to clarify, does Hitori have green hair or brown? (confused* Plus what do u think of the ocean slant Locke (And is scripting tdifferent fomr "Events"? (BTW i have the bonuis "Sword inStone" itme if anyone wants it..)