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NOTE:
Updated download to version 1.3: Pick Axe no longer crashes the game.
If you were one of the dozen people who downloaded the previous version, you can drag and drop your save files into this version and continue where you left off with no issues.

Miss those oldschool dungeon crawlers? With challenge around every corner, simple but clear animations, and everyone talking in all-caps all the time?

Then this is for you!

Cursed Crown is a retro themed RPG made for RMN's 10th anniversary RETROMANIA event.

Using a simple battle system and a flexible party, take on three dungeons full of danger, mystery and gloom!

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Setting:

Over a century ago, a wise magician ruled the land of Thaelin. When enemies struck, this ruler turned to the forbidden dark arts to keep it safe. But life grew harder, people lived in fear, and one day a band of four heroes led a rebellion and sent the dread monarch fleeing from the land...

But a curse of misery and doom soon covered Thaelin, a parting spell of spite by the former ruler. Life became nearly impossible, and the people were pushed to the borders of their own lands...

Heroes now gather to challenge the curse upon the land, and hope to end it for good. You are one such hero.

Gather a party, and venture forth into the cursed kingdom, seeking the artifact at the center of it all.

Thaelin's Cursed Crown.

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Gameplay


Assemble a party!

6 unique mercenaries await you at the pub! Recruit them to form a party of 4 to challenge the dungeons! Each one has their own strengths, weaknesses, and 4 special skills!

Simple damage model!

No successful hit will do less than 1 damage, and damage values and enemy HP are low across the board. Ratchet up your offense and defense to narrow the gaps, and pierce high-defense enemies with magic and damage over time effects!

A campaign of attrition and skill usage!

HP is crucially valuable, as there are few ways to heal yourself while out exploring! Do whatever it takes to prevent yourself from being worn down early! MP on the other hand, regenerates at a steady pace, allowing you to go all-out with your abilities!

No one left behind!

Level ups only increase your maximum HP, and a trainer can "catch up" lower level teammates for a small fee, meaning any party member can be made viable with just a few equipment swaps! You can also pay for small stat "blessings" before every dungeon run!


Multiple difficulties! Drop down a mode if you need to!


There are 4 modes of difficulty, ranging from incredibly easy, to punishingly hard! If a mode is too much for you, pop the DIFF DROP item and drop down to the next lowest difficulty level!


Simple alchemy system!


Gather resources in the dungeon and turn them into useful items for free!


New Game +!


Once you're done the game, you can start over and carry over a multitude of things (or not) including levels, equipment, shop unlock progress and more!


Customize your hero!


Play as either gender, with 4 different sprite "styles" for each!

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  • Completed
  • Aegix_Drakan
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • RPG
  • 06/11/2017 06:35 PM
  • 07/04/2017 01:01 AM
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This looks super cool! Wanna give this a shot sometime. :3
Well, stay tuned. :) After a short break, I'm going to finish the last few features I wanted in the game. Should be up by the end of the week unless real life really gets in the way.
Ah! Fair enough, no worries. Psyched to see what this game has in store, but no rush for you to complete it.
NeverSilent
Get lost, "heroes"! The damsels got this covered.
4515
Hey, it's here! Or, at least in theory. I actually am not much of an "oldschool" fan myself. But I have faith enough in your abilities when it comes to making games fun that I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it a lot anyway. I can't wait for the official release. Best of luck getting the final bits of this project done!
Having a ton of fun with this game so far. I'mma write a review when I finish it, or get as far as I can. :3
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Having a ton of fun with this game so far. I'mma write a review when I finish it, or get as far as I can. :3


:D Thanks a bunch!
Chuggin' along in the game, and I predict I'm almost to the third dungeon by now. However, just wanted to indicate that there is a glitch with the Pick Axe 'weapon' where, if used from inventory, it'll crash the game with an error message. Other than that, expect my completion of Cursed Crown in a couple days.

EDIT: In fact, I accidentally went to try and sell the Pick Axe and it also broke the game. :x
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Chuggin' along in the game, and I predict I'm almost to the third dungeon by now. However, just wanted to indicate that there is a glitch with the Pick Axe 'weapon' where, if used from inventory, it'll crash the game with an error message. Other than that, expect my completion of Cursed Crown in a couple days.

EDIT: In fact, I accidentally went to try and sell the Pick Axe and it also broke the game. :x

Wait.....What?

How the....What?! 0_o That makes no sense at all. I'm going to look into this.

EDIT: Oh. OHHHHH. I goofed up the icon code. ;_; Gonna try to get the fix uploaded ASAP. Dammit I thought I'd double checked all of those after the Weaved Shield incident...
And the download is fixed, pick axe no longer crashes the game. Feel free to transfer your saves over.
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Having a ton of fun with this game so far. I'mma write a review when I finish it, or get as far as I can. :3


Atiya, I was thinking of writing a review for this game, I finished the 1.3 patch the other day, but before I begin, I thought it might be polite to ask you if you want to be the first to pub your review, since you posted this before I finished the game. Lemme know!
author=Psycho
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Having a ton of fun with this game so far. I'mma write a review when I finish it, or get as far as I can. :3
Atiya, I was thinking of writing a review for this game, I finished the 1.3 patch the other day, but before I begin, I thought it might be polite to ask you if you want to be the first to pub your review, since you posted this before I finished the game. Lemme know!


Wow. As a very polite Canadian, even I'm impressed by this level of extreme politeness. XD
...I'm replaying the game on Agony difficulty and tweaking things for that mode so that they feel more fun...And holy hell I'm noticing that some of my weapon stats are stupid. ;_; Welp, guess I have to look into how to best re-balance those...
author=Aegix_Drakan
author=Psycho
author=AtiyaTheSeeker
Having a ton of fun with this game so far. I'mma write a review when I finish it, or get as far as I can. :3
Atiya, I was thinking of writing a review for this game, I finished the 1.3 patch the other day, but before I begin, I thought it might be polite to ask you if you want to be the first to pub your review, since you posted this before I finished the game. Lemme know!
Wow. As a very polite Canadian, even I'm impressed by this level of extreme politeness. XD

Thanks Aegix! Just so happens I am Canadian too! Woot!

(Oh, and thanks as well to Atiya for PMing me right away telling me to go ahead.)
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