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"War... a tragedy of unchecked self-interest."


Foreword

There exists in the annals of the yesteryears a game that was considered a classic of the cloistered community of the RPGMaker 2000 engine. It was released in 2001 during a time when there were a few actual completed games... it went on to spawn an entire trilogy of games and an attempted remake by the creator of the first one in RM2K3. Permission has been given in the past for people to attempt to remake the Legion Saga games... and those have not succeeded. It was said once to me "Remaking Legion Saga is a huge endeavor, good luck." That did not deter me as I approached original creator for permission to bring this classic RM game into the more modern engines.

With permission granted I originally started this as something of a side project for me as an learning experience. I had been developing another game that took its roots from the old Suikoden games of the Playstation era. It quickly became evident that I had a lot to learn about game development. I made the decision to use it as a platform to better my abilities in this area. I set aside my original project as I began to work on the Legion Saga remake.

And boy howdy... let me tell you. I learn several times that I was inadequate for the task I set for myself. I realized so much about why you are supposed to start small. I learned about project bloat. I learned why you don't commission assets before you have a more completed game. I have rebuilt the game from the ground up due to engine or art changes almost half a dozen times to finally reach the current vision of the game. It took almost 4 years (I posted the first Legion Saga MV thread on RMW on August 28th, 2016) for me to learn all of this and get where I am now.

I was greatly improved by the friends I made in the community and gained a lot of help along the way towards the real starting line. I might have failed if it had not been for them. I have put more than enough time into the remaking of Legion Saga 1, but those investments are what bind me to the project now. They continued to push me forward when my soul wasn't even in it.

Ultimately, if it wasn't for Deckiller then I still might have failed to reach this point. The mapping that he did on LSDX in my mind was nothing short of brilliant. It impressed Matt (Kamau) so much that he approached me about going commercial with the game. We made a gentleman's agreement as I continued to press forward. Then my mom was diagnosed with cancer that pretty much brought my side of development to a screeching halt. It did not deter Decky who continued to deliver map after map. That kept me involved and connected as I offered direction on my vision and what we needed on the mapping side.

Decky and I had become real friends too. We talked more about just LSDX. We played some SWTOR together. We talked about life things. He asked about my mom quite often. I had drifted from the community... frankly I was probably subconsciously hiding because I was avoiding LSDX while taking care of my mom, but Decky kept me from just disappearing.

At some point Decky and I had been working together on this project for so long that we looked back at the early stuff and started a massive redo of things again. It was around this point that we also realized we had naturally slipped into being co-developers; not just developer and mapper as we started on. I am frankly surprised that Decky's mapping could evolve further because I already thought it was some of the best mapping that I had seen. Hell... I even learned things from his maps and I hate mapping!

Then Decky did something that kicked me in the pants as a friend sometimes has to do. It was akin to sitting me down and saying, "Look if you aren't going to finish this. I am." He remapped the Royal Crypts that was going to be the first in-game dungeon, and evented much of it. Mostly sans any history/fluff elements... and sent me a video of it. I can't describe my thought process, but it lit a fire under me. If I am being honest it was probably just my competitive streak!! That kicked us into high gear, and within four weeks I had put together more things in the project then I had done in 2 years.

Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is starting to get brighter! We still have a lot of work to do before the end, but we have tangible things that can be played now. It's exhilarating even when I spend an entire weekend on a failed system and have to start over from scratch after 20+ hours of work.

Now without further ado, let's get to the game making!


Synopsis

Since coming to power after the death of his father, King Agaman Meluvet, has provided a great many things for the people of Meluvet. Those people that are capable live without want for many things and are happy with their apparently superior monarchy. However, across the southern border lies the Protectorate of Garalas with whom the Kingdom of Meluvet has a strained diplomatic relationship.

Once united under a single empire the leaders of both nations continue to claim the rightful dominion over each other to this day. This has caused centuries of tension between the two nations that cannot easily be undone. While the situation has only lead to the occasional border skirmish in the past; the times have changed.

This Utopian status of Meluvet does not come freely, and Meluvet continuously seeks to expand its influence over more resourceful lands. Many years after a failed attempt to conquer the western nation of Veramonde by his father; the current King of Meluvet may now have the means to turn border skirmishes and raids into a full conquest of the southern nation of Garalas.

Our story, Legion Saga, follows Prince Durane of Meluvet as King Meluvet declares war against Garalas. Under the guidance of General Kamza, Prince Durane is sent to the frontlines to seize a strategic asset, the border village of Seimu, which will allow Meluvetian troops to cross freely into Garalasian territory. The young prince is troubled by the war and he struggles with his feelings towards his father's warmongering.

Things begin to spiral out of control for Durane when he is mistaken for someone else... Suddenly he finds himself fighting not for Meluvet but to discover the truth behind his own history and who is the real mastermind behind the war between these two nations.

Features

  • Classic RPG-style gameplay

  • 42 Legionnaires to recruit, the original 28 from Legion Saga, a few expanded from Legion Saga R, several characters from the later Legion Saga 2 & 3, and the remaining will be all new characters designed for Legion Saga DX! Additionally there is an optional character (and therefore doesn't count as one of the 42) that comes from Asylum: Secret of Caledria.

  • Select from a multitude of characters to fill out your 6 person battle party!

  • An expandable Castle that acts as the headquarters for your army of recruits where you can do various activities and speak with your Legionnaires.

  • Revamped War System and Dueling and expanded scenes that take advantage of the new systems.

  • Revamped Orbcraft System

  • Expanded Orbs, Items, Armors, and Accessories!

  • Expanded storyline and world using canonical information from Legion Saga R, Legion Saga 2, Legion Saga 3. Some original content will be added to fill out the story or changed for coherency purposes.


Latest Blog

Where's my demo?!

I don't know. I don't know when it will be done at this point. My medical issues are causing a lot of problems for me, and I've been taking some strong drugs for them. Between the pain and the medicine I haven't been overly productive since the end of June.

It has been very frustrating. However, tomorrow should be the day I get something that should help. It should take two weeks to see if it works then hopefully I can get back to being productive.

Other good news I did send Deckiller the Alpha_0.85b of the demo tonight for testing. It has all the story elements up to the final battle of DX's first dungeon. What this means is it is currently missing:
  • The battles aren't completely implemented at this moment as I need to program the Action Sequences and enemy abilities.
  • The first war battle is not currently implemented. I had a tactical movement plugin finished about a month ago because I couldn't make the movement work with events. I need to implement it and finish the rest of the war system now.
  • I need to add the post-boss battle scene, the return to the king, and the scenes leading to the first war battle.
  • Polish. Probably a lot more than I am expecting.
  • Production
  • Commercial
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pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
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You have a subscriber!

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Linkis
Don't hate me cause I'm Cute :)
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hhhhheeeeyyyyyyy, wait a minute.....I subscribed first.
OH, that's right, I forgot to post that I did so :)
I can't retract my thank you for Piano first... but thank you!

As an update to the game... I am currently not working in MV anymore. I like MV, but I don't want to update and break the game every couple months... and since most of the high-end plugin makers keep their plugins update based on the new MV updates I run into compatibility issues. I feel like MV is still in the toddler stage compared to the other RPG Makers right now.

As such I've started work in Ace. I will have to update this page at some point but now I am currently working in Ace under the working game title Legion Saga: Advent Prophecy.
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3210
You fuck this up I'll kill you.
Sweet. My first development related Death Threat! Now that's motivation for success! I don't want to die... So I am going to have to do good now! Thank you, random citizen of Death!
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3210
I've been a fan of this franchise since it's inception man, & absolutely love the original & remake is all haha.
author=Tau
I've been a fan of this franchise since it's inception man, & absolutely love the original & remake is all haha.

I was trying to be witty. I wasn't really concerned about the death part. I knew what you were getting at! It is a great franchise!

And I want to do it proud!
Colour me intrigued. Colour me subbed.
Also; have you ever considered optional permadeath ala recent Fire Emblem games?
I haven't really played the most recent Fire Emblem game, but I have considered the possibility of permadeath in the "War System" which I am working on expanding upon from the original game.
This looks really cool, personally I have never played the original but Ill have to try this out. (+1SUB)
Thanks! I am looking forward to bringing this game forward 13 years into the more powerful RMMV.
Subscribed, I have a good feeling about this remake.
I could really learn a thing or two about using these tilesets from ya. You use them really well! Anyway, this looks great, so count me in! <3

I'm rooting for ya. ^.^
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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Esby and Decky as mappers, this is getting better and better.
author=LonerNova
I could really learn a thing or two about using these tilesets from ya. You use them really well! Anyway, this looks great, so count me in! <3

I'm rooting for ya. ^.^

And the screenshots are slightly outdated. I'll tell you what though... Esby and Deckiller make magic with the Time Fantasy tileset. I had to seriously start applying myself in the new build so my maps don't completely get humbled by their maps and I embarrass myself! :D

author=Cap_H
Esby and Decky as mappers, this is getting better and better.

I can only agree, sir.
Man... apparently using the edit function on an image does not work perfectly. I had to delete several images and upload them... only to find out it was still caching the old image so I had to rename them on my computer... delete the old images... and upload them again for them to update properly.

To the RMN Gods... Sorry! but I wasn't trying to display pictures that were cached like a year ago! :/ You can see the pictures it was displaying in Discord! Don't hurt me, Libby!
So, as someone who's never even touched a Legion Saga game, would you recommend that I go and play the originals, or since this is essentially an improved remake, should I just wait for this to be released?
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