RMVX Eremidia: An Empty Tome - Chessmaster's Challenge

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  1. richter_h

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    SYNOPSIS

    Chessmaster's Challenge
    is a standalone game based on its main project, emphasizing more in combat mechanics. The game is made in arcade-like design in mind, meaning it has a little story and more combats where the player will be tested in a series of battles and ultimately defeat the Chessmaster who invited them in his own game of "twisted chess of chaos".

    Player will be given four party members--each with their unique abilities--and an ample supply to get started in Hall of Pawnsmoor, where they have to beat all the challenges Chessmaster has set up for his challengers. Along your way in completing the challenges in Hall of Pawnsmoor, player will find more characters (to date, up to 60 characters are obtainable including the initial party members) via completing achievements and/or performing certain feats.

    In short, Chessmaster's Challenge offers:
    • Three levels of "challenges" + one hidden level; with randomized prizes on completion
    • Grid Battle System; fight various enemies in chess-like battlefield
    • Achievement system; there are a total of 80 achievements to be unlocked
    • Score system; in each battle, you gain scores which will be summed up at the end of each path
    • Up to 60 unique, playable characters; start with four at first, the rest are obtainable via achievements


    PLOTLINE

    The Chessmaster of Pars Mythos has invited you to play his game of chess. However, this game is not mere chess; it is a game where you take control of characters listed in The Empty Tome, and you start with only two characters to work with.

    On top of that, he also has set up a series of challenges for you to beat. Each challenge will grant you an extra edge and/or additional units for your party.

    Complete all of his challenges, and the Chessmaster will deem you worthy enough to face him directly.


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    DOWNLOAD LINK
    The game is available to download in itch.io >> https://richter-h.itch.io/chessmasters-challenge
     
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    This seem like a fantastic game, I really loved your previous projects and I have always felt that you have a great talent in creating good combat systems. I have a question before downloading and I will make sure to give you feedback after playing it.
    Here is my question : once we have unlocked characters, can we play entire runs with a unique party from the beginning ? :)
     
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    so far i tested it, you can even redo the challenge with different characters for a possible higher score.
     
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    That sounds awesome ! :D
     
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    Indeed, also that's the point of Chessmaster's Challenge: get/unlock some characters, form your party, beat all available challenges and ultimately defeat the Chessmaster himself.
    While some rooms may have a set list of enemies you have to defeat, the party members you bring may make differences.
     
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    there is Theo Allen in this game! remarkable! I like the animation and the look of the battleback!
     
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    Thank you for your answer :)
     
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    I love your battle HUD. I wanna test your game just for contemplating it :)

    Can I ask you what plugin did you use to display active characters attributes on the bottom left ?
     
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    Much appreciated.
    And yes, Theo is one of the stars in the game and it would be a crime if I didn't introduce him here.

    No problem :D

    Appreciated.
    And btw I had to make my own for the battle UIs; the bottom left one shows up when an active actor is ready to take some actions. A bit finicky at first, but the result is totally worth it.
     
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    New update for Chessmaster's Challenge is now available, which fixes few issues regarding splash/cleave damage calculations and inclusion of skill animation updates for several characters' abilities, such as something as shown below!

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    For more details and/or download link for the update, please check https://richter-h.itch.io/chessmasters-challenge/devlog/87792/update-v16240619

    Cheers~
     
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    Very awesome!
    I have finished at Normal difficulty!
    I will try hard when I don't feel a heart attack anymore
    What scripts do you use to make the description of the skill broader?
     
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    For the scripts, I use a custom script based on yanfly's "Display Item Query" one. The main reason behind this is the necessity of better explanation on several abilities.

    And before you try Hard mode, you might wanna unlock all characters and/or achievements first. Basically, you can make the game itself easier/harder depending on your party setup.
     
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    Chessmaster's Challenge v.1.6.1 is now available to download on itch.io.

    What's new?
    • Improved game mechanics, as well as some new additions i.e. Action Log, Training Mode, and briefings of each challenge from NPCs;
    • Four new characters, several improvements on existing characters;
    • Reworked encounters, enemy behaviors, and achievement system;
    • Up to 60 new equipments obtainable via achievements.
    Footage of the update:


    Please check https://richter-h.itch.io/chessmasters-challenge/devlog/97820/v161-now-available for more info about the update.

    Cheers~
     
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    A new patch for Chessmaster's Challenge is available to download. It fixes several issues and most importantly: old savefiles can work with the new version of the game. (Dev note: Savefiles from version 1.6 might work on the current version. Savefiles from version 1.5 might not work with the current version.)

    Another change in this patch is now some rooms may have a different battle background, as shown below:

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    Also, all skill icons have been replaced with iconsets provided by Lorc, Delapouite, Viscious Speed from game-icons.net, compiled by Johan86.

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    Download the patch (as well as new game build) here.
    If you already have v1.6.1 build 010919, you can download the patch only and extract it inside the game folder.

    And that's all for now. Cheers~
     
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