Friday, February 17, 2012

League of Legends Charactors for Dungeons and Dragons Board Game.

The title is pretty self explanatory, it occurred to me that each d&d board game character starts with four powers and an innate power, each league of legends character has four abilities and an innate ability. They both basically have classes and run around killing things. Seams like an easy thing to convert any league of legends character into a d&d board game character.

Too show what I mean I threw this together rather quickly. It's not perfect of course and his stats are based off the Dragon Born Fighters, for AC and Damage to start. But I think for a quick conversion it holds the flavor of Jax rather well.Also, I did try to turn some of his abilities effects into multiple abilities, and the template I used was made by chromaticdragon who wanted the characters to be able to level upto level 5.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Glad to be an A:!

A: I don't like government and don't want it.

B: What? You don't like roads, or fire departments or police. Who are you going to call if a guy breaks into your house.

A: Which one of those were made by the government?

B: They are all made by tax payers money

A: So the citizens built them then. At most all your saying is we need a treasurer, what do we need congress for.

B: Well what if a foreign country invades, and who are going to call about the robber.

A: You mean what if a foreign Government invades, I just said I wish we didn't have governments, and if someone is robbing me I'm going to kick his ass if I can. If he robbed me when I wasn't home then the police won't find him anyway, just fill out paper work.

B: Well what if your shot, then who are you going to call.

A: The ambulance which charges you an arm and a leg and is not payed for by taxes.

B: Well who is going to make sure we don't all starve.

A: Community ran efforts like the food bank, and besides the government sucks at running a budget and feeding people.

B: Well who is going to deal with criminals?

A: How about a jury of his peers?

B: That's mob rule

A: Your right and thats a form of democracy. Well criminals would be dealt with differently in each community.

B: See so we need government.

A: no that's more like we need team work within the local area, we still don't need anyone in Washington DC.

B: Who would maintain the roads?

A: Construction workers.

B: Their not going to do it for free.

A: if the local community wants roads then they will find a way to have roads. Without any need for congress men, presidents, or supreme courts.

B: It would be anarchy!

A: It would be freedom!

B: The criminals would take over everything.

A: maybe in some areas in other areas the fathers and brothers of the town would stop them as would the local religious congregations.

B: Then the church would become government.

A: If that happened I wouldn't want that government either, but each of us should have freedom from being ruled by state, church or corporation.

B: Your dumb and your lucky to live in the land of the free so you should be arrested for talking like that.

A: *smacks forehead.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Zeus: Master of Olympus

Kinda long name that doesn't tell you much about the game other then the setting.

What is it?

Its a complex city builder. I'd say arguably more complex and rewarding then SimCity 4. Not more realistic I suppose, but where in SimCity for you need, water, electricity, education, health, safety, and access to jobs. In Zeus you need; food, water, jobs, fleece, olive oil, wine, armor, culture, appeal, maintenance, city watch, an army, tax collectors, probably more that I'm forgetting.

But in Zeus each one of things is handled logisticly as in too get fleece to your people you need to, Have a growers hut, buy sheep, both must be by a meadow, it takes workers, then it gets stored in a storehouse, then you need a vendor  to come buy it and then too distribute it. Which means the vendor physically wanders the streets and sells to houses he passes by. And it keeps track of every unit of population and every unit of fleece produced.

Many items such as olive oil need to go through more steps to be made into their final product such as squishing the olives.

If your not careful you can crash your whole economy, sell too much food at a trading post and your houses are fed so they downgrade and your workers move away, literatly picking up their bags walking out of their houses and leaving. Luckily you have a bit of time to fix the problem, but if you don't fix it... Well now there's no workers for your Growing hut, which means no fleece, so now more people move away and soon nothing is being produced, no one is working the store houses and your vendors have moved away.

While all of this is going on your trying to build shrines to summon gods, fight foreign armies as well as mythical monsters, build hero halls to get people like Hercules on your side, compete in the Olympias, and finish missions to move onto your next episodes.

Each mission has multiple episodes and you keep your city and money from episode to episode.

So yeah, the name Zeus: Master of Olympus doesn't tell you anything about the game except it's setting. Unfortunately the game seams to no longer be supported. If you have a hard time "acquiring" the game. You can always try buying a used copy from amazon. Also somewhere on the internet is an official enhancement download / patch. Also an expansion pack called Poseidon master of  Atlantis, which I have not tried.

I have been thinking of making a user guide for the game since the best I can find is usually old walk-throughs that have no pictures. I think there was a Prima Strategy guide available at some point.

The game has a small learning curve so make sure to play the tutorials, and if you liked this post/review make sure to share a link with your gaming friends.

Also feel free to add me on steam, username: heromedel
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