After all these months of holding onto it, I've finally determined to stop tinkering and release it into the open!  If you want to get it, either click here or go to the 'My Scenarios' page and click on 'The Cherth Campaign'.  It'll have the zip file and a separate walkthrough file, in case the included hints aren't enough for you.

Once again, a great big thank you to all my alpha- and beta-testers, as well as all the people who posted responses to my many questions on the Spiderweb forums.  You guys are great, and this scenario would not be finished were it not for your help!

If you have any comments, please email me at Mistb0rn@aol.com.  And if you play The Cherth Campaign, please take a few minutes to give it a review at the Shadow Vale CSR.  I really appreciate your feedback!

I hope you like it!
~Mistb0rn~

 

The Cherth Campaign is finally in the final final testing stage.  I'll likely be able to release it ahead of schedule.  Eclipse and Jedi Nescioquis have done a wonderful job of testing it for me, and I'm thanking them here, as well as in the readme.  Thank you, guys!

Archipelago is taking a break while I come up with a better story/ side-quests/ map/ idea/ thing.  I'm still planning to do it, I just need to make it good.

~Mistb0rn~

 

Well, I've been slowly but surely playing my way through the BoE allscen package, and now I've reached 'The Wreck of the Slug'.  And you know what?  It's a lot like my work-in-progress scenario Archipelago, but he already did it better!  I'm not sure whether to give up or just try harder to come up with better stuff.  So I'm taking a depressed break from Archipelago for a few days to think this over.  That's the proble with coming in late to the BoE designing community.  Even my best 'new' ideas have already been done before.

Still haven't heard back from my beta-tester on The Cherth Campaign beta 1.0.2, so I don't have that to edit.  Although Jedi Nescioquis (my other alpha-tester, besides me) somehow managed to play the entire scenario through, and win it, with a brand new party.  I'd say that merits mention. 

Everyone else is still working on their respective scenarios, but you've probably heard more than enough vague references to them already. 
I guess that's all for tonight.

~Mistb0rn~

 

I just finished The Cherth Campaign Beta 1.0.2, and sent it to my beta tester.  (I could use a few more beta testers, email me at Mistb0rn@aol.com if you're interested.)
I'm still working on a few of the advanced node sequences of Cherth, so I haven't made much progress on Archipelago this past week. 
I've also been re-reading the two first books in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (I'm a big fan...) since I got book 3 for Christmas!  If you haven't read them, I highly recommend them.  Excellent fantasy series, very original. 
But, BoE.  Yes.  Well, ~*Tornac*~ has been working on her scenario, a short one about a nephil invasion.  Also, one of the kids (she's planning to go by Dia_Chan) has started working on one too, so we should have several coming out in the next few months.  I've got an idea for my first new-party scenario for when I finish Archipelago, but that may take a while.

Happy New Year!
~Mistb0rn~

 

I got my first response from one of my beta-testers for The Cherth Campaign, so I've been taking a break from working on Archipelago to fix those errors.  I've also been trying to come up with a condensed version of the large castle graphic, because I only have two town entrances left and I needed three for the old graphic.  I think the one I've ended up with looks pretty good.
 Also, I've been messing around with making some edited conversation dialog images, and it's coming pretty well. I've got a huge custom graphics sheet, including an all new floor and wall set, and I doubt I'll even end up using half of them in Archipelago.  But if I ever need them in future, I'll know where to find them. ;-)

~*Tornac*~ is making good progress on her first scenario, and ZeroPointEngery is coming along well on his second.  I'm hoping to have the kinks out of The Cherth Campaign in time for a Feb. 1 release.

~Mistb0rn~

 

I don't know what the problem was, but I couldn't get Weebly to load the past few days, so I wasn't able to post at all.  Until now...

I've been working on Archipelago quite a bit, but it looks like I'm going to need to re-design two of the major towns due to special node limitations.  With such a daunting task ahead, I also picked up the demo of Geneforge from the Spiderweb website for some non-exile related playing.  I hadn't tried it before, and It's actually really good.  I think I'll have to buy the trilogy bundle here soon.  It's way better than Avernum.

ZeroPointEngery is making good progress on his second scenario.  It may even be ready within a week or two. 

And, of course, I'm still accepting beta testers for The Cherth Campaign.  Email me at Mistb0rn@aol.com.

~Mistb0rn~

 

Well, Zero Point* got a great review at Shadow vale.  It's exactly what it deserved, in my opinion. 
I'm still looking for beta testers for The Cherth Campaign, so far I have exactly two. 
ZeroPointEngery [sic] has begun working on his second scenario, a comparatively serious one.

Completely unrelated, but I was looking around on the internet and Al Stewart is apparently still doing concerts.  I prefer the old versions of his songs, but I think it's great that he's still around.  Now I'll have to go look up Gordon Lightfoot...  ;-)

~Mistb0rn~

 

I just posted a scenario by one of my friends.  It's his first attempt, and I probably wouldn't recommend it, although it does provide a slight amount of entertainment.  It is called "Zero Point*" (Written by ZeroPointEngery [sic]) and is available for download under the "Other Scenarios" tab.  Please direct all comments to me at Mistb0rn@aol.com and I will forward them to him.  Also, he would appreciate you leaving an honest review of the scenario at the Shadow Vale forum.

In other news, I am still looking for a few more beta testers before I release The Cherth Campaign.  Please email me at Mistb0rn@aoll.com if you are interested.  I would like you to play the scenario and report to me by January 31, 2009 if you sign up to be a beta tester.  That should be plenty of time, since the scenario is pretty small--1 outdoor section and around 10 towns.

Merry Christmas!
~Mistb0rn~

 

Well, I've never done a blog before.  So, I guess I'll just put a progress report thing.  I just changed the name of my almost-ready scenario from Dragon Quest 1 to the less generic, The Cherth Campaign.  I also added a little mushroom-type graphic-thing to the homepage.  I still haven't found the right header image, so we'll just go with the default for now. 

Archipelago is coming along quite well, I've done about 20% of the outdoors and about 40% of the towns associated with those outdoor sections. 

I'm also working on a walkthrough for Cherth Campaign while waiting for Jedi Nescioquis to finish testing it.  I could use some more testers, if they'll actually play the thing.  I think I'll post on the forum...

~Mistb0rn~