Realms Beyond – A classic turn-based fantasy RPG

Exploring the World #3: Camp and Survival Part 2

The world of Argea is vast and full of wonders. While exploring the world map, your group of companions will travel through lush forests, climb magnificent mountain ranges, trek through arid deserts and treacherous swamps, and even sail to long forgotten isles. Your adventures will carry you far and wide, either on the soles of your feet or on horse’s back.

But travel is not an easy task: your adventurers will get tired, hungry, thirsty, and fed up with the monotony of the road during a long journey...

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Storytelling #3: Journal and Map – Adventurer’s Tools

An adventurer should always keep his thoughts organized. During his journeys, he will come across many interesting characters who might offer him a job, or just have a skill that might come in useful one day. He might spot a locked door he can’t get open, but wants to remember the place to check it out later. That’s where his journal and his map come into play.

Realms Beyond offers you a detailed journal and detailed minimaps for each location, so you can easily keep track of everything you have encountered on your travels. The journal will automatically record summaries of dialogues and list all the different quests you’ve learned about. To keep things interesting, the quest entries will not be updated automatically at every step of the way...

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World Building #5: Cormac and the Cult

The gods are dead. Peace upon their virtues.

I was present when Rethgard burned and ash suffocated all cries for help. I witnessed the fall of Caer Pedryvan, long before it fell to the besiegers’ assaults. I listened to prayers lost in the wind, until hunger forced the godsforsaken to feast on their dead. I called to freedom all those doomed souls incarcerated by fear in Eastgate’s walls, hoping the fortress’s stone would keep the disease at bay that crawled out of the Dustmoor as Midlandshire’s righteous scourge...

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Help us to find out the demon’s true name!

Thank you for voting!
The name of the demon has been finally revealed:

Heftherast

Congratulation to the invoker: Samuel Reifert also known as @trefierleum on Twitter.

  • Heftherast (29%, 61 Votes)
  • Tanshalar (18%, 38 Votes)
  • Básmhargorta ("Dreadful Hunger") (17%, 35 Votes)
  • Alsharooth ("The Devourer") (15%, 32 Votes)
  • Zugamoth, Bringer of the Long Night (14%, 30 Votes)
  • Anphazazel (7%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 211

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Thank you all for your fantastic contributions! Even if your name hasn’t achieved the first place, maybe we will use it to name one of the numerous other demonic creatures in the world of Argea.

Links: The related update on Kickstarter, the related thread on Twitter and in our forums.

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Storytelling #2: Artifacts Grounded in Argea’s History

In the grand library of Galkarru, you’ve read a story about an ancient city in the middle of the desert, situated near a fertile oasis. It was once a prosperous city of tall minarets and flowering gardens, ruled by a proud sultan who decreed that everything within his city’s walls belonged to him and him alone. When he saw a priestess of Aliltu who visited the city, he was struck by her beauty and wanted to have her, so he instructed his men to take her to his palace. But when she was brought before him and realized he wanted to make her a part of his harem, she cursed the sultan and his city: she doomed all who lived in the palace to live eternal lives, their bodies preserved at this moment in time, no longer aging – and unable to leave the palace grounds...

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World Building #4: Pyrrhenia

Many centuries ago, the city states of Pyrrhenia ruled over a massive empire. Their settlers had colonized new shores all along the coast, and their ships had even crossed the ocean to find a strange new world in the west, of which now only memories remain. In the years before the Great Cataclysm, however, Pyrrhenia had been a subject of the Kingdom of Cormac, the zenith of its power long past and now a mere shadow of its former glory.

But in the chaos of the Great Cataclysm, the Pyrrhenian cities declared independence and became free once more. Pyrrhenian lands were largely spared by the catastrophe, and the newly autonomous city states became the centers of a Pyrrhenian renaissance, foremost of all the city of Villenia.

Even though on paper the Pyrrhenian Empire has been restored, with...

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