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(Krypton Radio)   Computer role-playing games 'Betrayal at Krondor' and 'Dungeon Siege' writer Neal Hallford takes it to the next level with a new fantasy book Kickstarter   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 13
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2013-04-11 08:48:48 AM  
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2013-04-11 09:45:50 AM  
FTA:  His story for Betrayal at Krondor was novelized into a New York Times best-selling book by popular fantasy author Raymond E. Feist, and Dungeon Siege was adapted into the movie In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, so we think Hallford probably has the right stuff to get a really worthwhile book into the hands of fans of the fantasy genre.

So.... a video game that was novelized by an actual established author... and a Uwe Boll movie?  That is your logical indication that this guy has the "right stuff" for us to Kickstart his book?

Yeah, no.
 
2013-04-11 10:20:14 AM  
Betrayal at Krondor kicked all kinds of ass. I almost never buy games when they're first released, but I would pay full price for a new BaK if it kept the same story and same game mechanics and updated the graphics.
 
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2013-04-11 12:07:19 PM  

Robots are Strong: Betrayal at Krondor kicked all kinds of ass. I almost never buy games when they're first released, but I would pay full price for a new BaK if it kept the same story and same game mechanics and updated the graphics.


So much this. Even the inventory management got so much right while RPGs over the next 20 years continue to to screw up their UI design all the time.

/loved the locks that require solving riddles to open in the days before simply googling a walkthrough.

//and the CD music

///The days of BaK are over, newer rpgs like Skyrim require way too much casual-gamer appeal for them to include a hunger system and the need to carry enough rations to explore a dungeon without starving to death.
 
2013-04-11 12:12:26 PM  

Starhawk: FTA:  His story for Betrayal at Krondor was novelized into a New York Times best-selling book by popular fantasy author Raymond E. Feist, and Dungeon Siege was adapted into the movie In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, so we think Hallford probably has the right stuff to get a really worthwhile book into the hands of fans of the fantasy genre.

So.... a video game that was novelized by an actual established author... and a Uwe Boll movie?  That is your logical indication that this guy has the "right stuff" for us to Kickstart his book?

Yeah, no.


Not just a video game novelized by an actual established author, but a video game based on a series of books which got novelized by the same author who wrote the series of books it was based on.
 
2013-04-11 12:14:04 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Starhawk: FTA:  His story for Betrayal at Krondor was novelized into a New York Times best-selling book by popular fantasy author Raymond E. Feist, and Dungeon Siege was adapted into the movie In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, so we think Hallford probably has the right stuff to get a really worthwhile book into the hands of fans of the fantasy genre.

So.... a video game that was novelized by an actual established author... and a Uwe Boll movie?  That is your logical indication that this guy has the "right stuff" for us to Kickstart his book?

Yeah, no.

Not just a video game novelized by an actual established author, but a video game based on a series of books which got novelized by the same author who wrote the series of books it was based on.


Speaking of which, it's time for a Midkemia based MMO.
 
2013-04-11 12:26:14 PM  

xcv: ///The days of BaK are over, newer rpgs like Skyrim require way too much casual-gamer appeal for them to include a hunger system and the need to carry enough rations to explore a dungeon without starving to death.


Try Legend of Grimrock.  There's a hunger system as well as a cool-down time between any sort of combat action you want to take, and no quick buttons for spells.  You need to type out the runes every time you want to cast the spell.

/ Stupid Minotaurs and their "need 20% more food" requirement.
// Won't reveal how many times I've lost a character due to mistyping the rune combination for a spell.
 
2013-04-11 12:55:09 PM  
Why the hell would you spend $20 to kickstart this and get just a downloaded copy when you can just wait and pay the $5-$10 for the book when it gets published??
 
2013-04-11 01:33:16 PM  
Betrayal at krondor was the first PC game I was ever just completely in love with, followed shortly by fallout.  I would definitely buy a new version of the game.  Don't know how much 17 years later I care about a story concerning the characters, though.
 
2013-04-11 02:29:17 PM  
I kinda liked the first dungeon seige game.  everything that spawned after was bad.
 
2013-04-11 05:08:04 PM  

Robots are Strong: Betrayal at Krondor kicked all kinds of ass. I almost never buy games when they're first released, but I would pay full price for a new BaK if it kept the same story and same game mechanics and updated the graphics.


I would donate to THAT Kickstarter.
 
2013-04-11 05:08:45 PM  
I just leave THIS here...
 
2013-04-12 09:22:40 AM  
The BoK game was awesome. The books, not so much, as it seemed Feast just phoned them in.

Anyone else get sick of the Pug character as the series went on?

Damn, after checking Wikipedia, it seems I am about 5 books behind. Feist ain't no Martin.
 
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