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The next Hero's Realm killer

  • kentona
  • 04/01/2015 10:31 PM
  • 1756 views
This game has been a nebulous collection of gameplay ideas floating around in my head, so I finally took the time recently to coalesce some of them in to a more concrete design.

The gist of it is that there will be a special hero class (Tomb Raider, Treasure Hunter, or Arcane Chronicler), lots of classes for your hirelings, plenty of class switching, and loads of skill and weapon proficiency to develop.

Taking a cue from both FF6 and DQIX, I will have your teammates assume a class, with each class having a unique primary skill path, and two secondary non-unique skill paths, proficiency in up to four weapon categories, and an alternate skill (shields or unarmed abilities).

For each class's skill path, they will learn and master them at different rates (much like how Espers in FF6 had differing rates of learning for the same spells). The skill paths and weapon proficiencies themselves are inspired by the DQIX class framework. However, unlike DQIX where spells were unique and non-transferable, in this game ALL spells and abilities are learned along the skill paths. However! There is a difference between learning a skill and mastering a skill. So while, say, a Healer will learn Cure at level 1 proficiency, he would master it at a later level, and it is after he masters it that it becomes transferable.

Neat, right?

So, something like this:
UniqueSharedSharedWeaponsAlternate
FighterFisticuffsMartial ArtsAcrobaticsSwordStaffClawFanUnarmed
BraveCourageArcherySkulkingKnifePolearmAxeBowShield
RangerSurvivalismArcheryLeadershipKnifeAxeShotgunneBowUnarmed
WarriorCombatDefenseLeadershipSwordHammerPolearmAxeShield
RogueAcquisitivessSkulkingPoisonKnifeBoomerangClawWhipUnarmed
PaladinVirtueDefenseSpiritualismSwordHammerStaffPolearmShield
DarklingVoidDefenseCursesKnifeStaffPolearmClawShield
HealerHealingSpiritualismSorceryHammerWandStaffBoomerangShield
MageElementalismEnchantmentSorceryKnifeWandStaffWhipShield
WizardWizardrySorcerySpiritualismSwordWandStaffBoomerangShield
MesmerMentalismEnchantmentSorceryBoomerangShotgunneWhipFanUnarmed
NecromancerNecromancyCursesPoisonKnifeWandStaffClawShield
ScholarKnowledgeEnchantmentLeadershipKnifeStaffPolearmBoomerangShield
MinstrelSongAcrobaticsSkulkingBoomerangBowWhipFanUnarmed
MerchantEconomicsLeadershipDefenseSwordHammerPolearmShotgunneShield
ArmamentalistEngineeringAcrobaticsEnchantmentHammerAxeShotgunneBowUnarmed
NinjaNinjitsuMartial ArtsSkulkingSwordKnifeBoomerangClawUnarmed
DruidNaturalismSpiritualismPoisonHammerStaffPolearmBowUnarmed
ChemistAlchemyPoisonEnchantmentSwordKnifeWandStaffShield
GodhandAuraMartial ArtsSpiritualismStaffClawWhipFanUnarmed
Death KnightAetherMartial ArtsCursesSwordPolearmAxeShotgunneShield
FreelancerHeroismLeadershipSorcerySwordKnifeStaffBowShield


Maybe one day I will actually make this game.

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Hexatona
JESEUS MIMLLION SPOLERS
3702
Don't disappoint me man, as I've disappointed you.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
One day the kids will leave for college and/or move out for jobs. One day...
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
After they become a Master it's transferable, you mean they can then teach someone else the skill?
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
Ah sorry no. What I meant was after they Master Curaga as the Healer when they change class to Warrior they will still know Curaga.
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
Ah, ok. Well that's still cool.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
20742
Well I think it's cool >_>
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