Chaos - Battle of the Wizards

Thursday, 11 October, Year 4 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

So here I am, fallen headfirst in the botomless barrel.

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Chaos, Battle of Wizards was hands down my favourite game all through that one summer. I could play it for hours. I did play it for hours.

In short it goes something like this : There's a table shared by a number of wizards. There's a cast round and a movement round, and then another cast round and another movement round. You get a little spell list and you pick from there every turn, they have difficulties which impact your chance of success. Spellscan be either lawful, chaotic or neutral. If you cast lawful spells you become more and more lawful making subsequent spells easier. If you're lawful and cast a chaotic spell you become less lawful (eventually go through 0 and start being chaotic).

Castwise you can summon various animals such as Dragons, Leeches, Liches, Centaurs, Ogres and whatnot as well as the undead. Only the undead can attack the undead. Some creatures fly and some crawl, some even shoot. Summoned creatures can be cast as illusions, which ensures 100% success rate but also makes them vulnerable to Disbelieve, a spell all wizards have in abundance. Also castwise you can invoke direct damage spells, such as Lightning, you can create castles, forests, you can give your guy wings and bows and armors. Finally there's flames and globs, which spread each turn.

In the moving phase you can move your various summons, climb on top of them, climb into a tree, go into a castle and so forth.

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The trees are my magic forest, I'm into one of the trees so not visible. The red guy brandishing a longer left arm is my ogre, going one square a turn towards that unfortunate bottom left wizard. Up top the green straw is what my wraith left out of an eagle. It's now headed towards the upleft wizard. There's a castle there, and the goop slowly spreading.

And in the end, of course,

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Fun times.

Ps. Almost forgot : Myke Black has it up (Flash remake) on his site, among other things.

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11 Responses

  1. http://trilema.com/2012/chaos-battle-of-the-wizards/www.mykeblack.com/flash/chaos/chaos_content.html

    um

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 11 October 2012

    Fixed.

  3. Bishop Lazarus`s avatar
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    Bishop Lazarus 
    Thursday, 11 October 2012

    I tried it out. There are a few differences:
    .Sprites aren't the same. In the original trees looked much better, old oak-like. Fires looked a lot worse.
    .You can't climb into someone else's Magic Wood now?!
    .Never seen the White Leech or the Lich although you mention them both. I think they're not at all included. Kind of a pity, too, Lich was the only ranged Undead.

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 11 October 2012

    Hey, good points.

    Someone should remake this into something.

  5. Offtopic: da ţi-ai închis şi mailu, bre? Că-ncerc să ajuns la tine via office@polimedia.us şi cică delivery failed. Voiam şi eu ceva detalii despre cum rămâne cu blogu-mi, să-mi zici cât am de plătit, cui, când, cum etc. Mă bazez pe mizericordia ta renumită.

  6. Ii scrii de pe yahoo?

  7. Aaa... încerc şi de pe gmail. A blocat Yahoo? Should've known better.

  8. Inb4 vrea bani pe karme.

  9. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 12 October 2012

    @cosminmaricari Apai evident. Faza 1 http://trilema.com/2011/yahoo-trebuie-sa-moara/ Faza 2 http://trilema.com/2012/am-terminat-cu-yahoo/

  10. ciggar niggar what??? no moar asdf?????

  11. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 13 October 2012

    Dademult.

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