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    d20 Knights of the Chalice coming to Steam, Kickstarter planned for KotC 2 (OGL 3.5 cRPG)

    My apologies if I'm spamming the forum with a bit of shameless self-promotion. :-)

    Knights of the Chalice, a 2D RPG with turn-based combat for Windows, is scheduled to be launched on the Steam platform on 23 August 2019.

    The game uses the OGL 3.5, the set of rules at the root of D&D 3.5. Create a party of four adventurers, explore the Crimson Coast of Mindrel and fight valiantly against the evil Council of the Slaver Lords, domineering Giants, fiendish Demons and scheming Dragons.

    KotC has been available for a long time from the developer's website, heroicfantasygames.com, but it had not been available on Steam thus far. You will find the link to the Steam page for KotC on the left-side menu of the developer's website.



    Features:

    • Turn-based, party-based tactical combat similar to that found in the old Dark Sun Shattered Lands game made by SSI and in Troika's Temple of Elemental Evil.
    • User-friendly interface. Launch a charge, full-attack or coup-de-grace with a single click - the computer will automatically look for the best option available.
    • Well-developed artificial intelligence. Enemies act as a group and use special actions like Grapple or Charge and tactics like taking a five-foot step before casting Maximised Fireball.
    • Omnipresent help files and clear in-game feedback (a feature also found in Temple of Elemental Evil) on the results of each dice roll, saving throw, attack roll, modifiers, etc.
    • 175 magic spells, most of which were taken from, or inspired by, Wizard of the Coast's open game content. The list of spells is available from the developer's website.
    • Craft your own weapons and apply enchantments like Wounding, Speed, Flaming Burst and Keen. The lists of weapon enchantments and feats are in the developer's website.
    • Multiple-choice dialogue allowing you to resolve situations in unexpected ways.
    • A large campaign largely inspired by the classic Dungeons & Dragons modules Scourge of the Slave Lords and Against the Giants.
    • Enjoy collecting 100 Steam achievements designed to challenge the best tacticians.
    • Free Demo/Tutorial: this is a unique adventure. The Steam version of the free demo has 17 achievements.

    Some information about Knights of the Chalice 2

    KotC 2 has been going through a long, long development phase and the engine, toolset and first adventure module have now been completed. KotC 2 was designed from the start to be a framework for a series of adventure modules. Some modules can be connected and form part of a campaign, while other modules can be stand-alone games.

    A Kickstarter campaign is planned for the future adventure modules of KotC 2. The first KotC 2 adventure module, Augury of Chaos, and the KotC 2 module and campaign editor will be released to backers as soon as the campaign ends. In KotC 2: Augury of Chaos, your Heroic Party confronts a group of Evil Fanatics allied with various Demons and Fiendish Dragons.

    KotC 2 is planned for release on the developer's website and on the Steam platform. A Mac OS version is likely to be made available, too.

    Features:

    • Turn-based, party-based tactical combat similar to that found in the old Dark Sun Shattered Lands game made by SSI and in Troika's Temple of Elemental Evil.
    • User-friendly interface. Launch a charge, full-attack or coup-de-grace with a single click - the computer will automatically look for the best option available. Out of combat, move the party with a single click or by keeping the mouse button pushed. Also see the KotC 1 How to Play webpage for more information.
    • A well-developed artificial intelligence. Enemies act as a group and can use special actions like Grapple or Charge and tactics like taking a Five-Foot step before casting a Maximised Fireball.
    • Omnipresent help files and clear in-game feedback (a feature also found in Temple of Elemental Evil) on the results of each dice roll, saving throw, attack roll, modifiers and so on.
    • More than 700 Spells and Psionic Powers. The game also features 22 Classes, 10 Races, 36 Subraces, 478 Feats, 71 Weapon enchantments and 51 Armour and Shield enchantments.
    • With the right materials and sufficient gold and experience points, craft your own weapons and apply enchantments like Wounding, Speed, Flaming Burst and Keen.
    • Multiple-choice dialogue options offer real choices and real in-game consequences to the player. Use your party's unique skills and consider your own preferences and playing style to resolve situations in the most suitable manner.
    • Enjoy a variety of engrossing puzzles and riddles. Use your intuition and logical thinking to decrypt mysterious coded messages. The game's cryptography interface, inspired by Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars, makes decoding a captivating activity. Do not worry about the difficulty of puzzles and riddles though, as the game frequently provides Hints designed to help you resolve this type of challenge.
    • KotC 2 Augury of Chaos allows you to create your level-1 characters and take them all the way to level 21 or so. There is no limit on character level.
    • Use the powerful integrated toolset to create new modules and campaigns easily. Easily swap monster tokens or create new ones. Create new monsters, new dialogues and new maps easily.
    • Enjoy fast Saved-Game loading and saving and various game options designed to accelerate gameplay. Enjoy various convenience features, such as the Saved-Game preview image display, Tab key press to highlight objects that may be interacted with, or the Inventory Screen highlighting of spell scrolls that may be learned by a character.

    Thank you for reading and I hope that you'll be interested in KotC 1 and KotC 2, if you had not heard about them before. Cheers! :-)
    Last edited by HeroicFantasy; 2019-08-19 at 12:15 PM.

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