Chronicles of Elyria moves past the 50% mark with a reward correction

    
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Chronicles of Elyria moves past the 50% mark with a reward correction

It seems like it was just a couple of days ago when we were writing about Chronicles of Elyria hitting a funding milestone, chiefly because it was indeed just a couple of days ago. This project has legs, it seems. The developers have posted a new update to backers as the game’s campaign has passed the 50% funding mark, sitting at just under $515,000 as of this writing and well on its way to fund before a week has passed.

The update and continued thanks to the community comes along with a small correction to the reward tiers, which had previously listed incorrect quantities for the Sparks of Life received at various pledge tiers. The team also promises a series of design journals to come in the near future, explaining the game’s systems and plans in greater depth. Good news all around for fans of the game’s proposed design or just enthusiasts who like seeing funding fill up.

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mysecretid Ket_Viliano  Well, Tolkien did not so much invent high fantasy, so much as he dominates modern high fantasy. The thing is, we have so totally processed his work, such that it is well past the time to move on. The only way to do so is to go back to the foundation work, study how Tolkien built his work on top of that, and then to construct something new. RR. Martin has done a good job of this, the same needs to be done for a new video game franchise.
I liken this to the Rolling Stones; if you want to make a great rock band, you gotta study Muddy Waters, and see how the Stones built from that. Same goes for Heavy Metal, such as Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, you would have to study classic opera, and get a good opera singer to front the band.
The way forward is to study how the great works of the recent past were built on the great works of history, and build anew.

/deep

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Ket_Viliano mysecretid 
Sure. Most of what I post here is meant to be lighter-hearted. A more serious discussion of the works of the two RRs would certainly have to go beyond this.

I suppose the humor in this video speaks to my recurring faint annoyance that JRR effectively invented the high-fantasy genre, and yet he’s often disparaged by fans of his “descendant” authors as being somehow inferior.
Credit where credit is due, and all that. :-)

It doesn’t make me angry, but it does make me roll my eyes and sigh occasionally.

Cheers,

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melissaheather The aesthetic isn’t the appeal. It’s everything else.

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mysecretid Ket_Viliano  Having seen this posted elsewhere, I was not going to watch it, but you convinced me. :P
The key to doing anything well is originality, both RRs brought a lot of thought to their work.

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Ket_Viliano 
Indeed, Accept no substitutes! This one’s for you, Ket! :-)
WARNING! VIDEO CONTAINS NAUGHTY LANGUAGE!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAAp_luluo0

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melissaheather  How to come up with a game world theme more popular than “Medieval Fantasy” is quite a challenge, every option has already been explored by hordes of Novelists.
Best I can think to do is to explore the origins of modern fantasy, rather than rehash Tolkien, and build a new fantasy world suitable for a massive concurrency game.

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ddocentral melissaheather  OMG Gamma World!
But, alas, there have been plenty of post-apoc games, Fallen Earth comes to mind, that just did not catch on well enough.

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Silverlock melissaheather  Yep, popularity limits the options sharply. I would like a western style game, but “Wild West” just screams FFA PVP, and we already know how that turns out.

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Armsbend melissaheather  So tired of Tolkien. Or, rather, the endless Tolkien rehash. I do so love original Tolkien, but the eternal remake of the same darn thing has long since gotten stale.

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is that a screenshot of Agent47 laying low in an amish village?