Hello everyone, so I'm putting this update out as I'm going away for a few days and won't be able to reply or work on the game at all. It's been hard work but there are a ton of things in this update that nicely improve the game, I am in such a rush I can't even make screenshots for the changelog so you'll have to see the changes yourself!
Will be back as normal by next week!
DEMON GATE INTRO (4 features)
I figured discovering the demonic gate should be a special moment in game so I've tried to expand it a little.
- Added special intro text when discovering demon gate
- Added unique version of intro text if you are a demonic agent
- Added unique version of intro text if demonic horde is dead
- Added demon gate location name is changed to be less conspicuous until discovered
DEATH TO THE MAD KING (6 features)
The mad king is one of the possible game starts you can have, being the mad kings child offers the ability to speak to or release the mad king but no option to end it all and finish him off, now I've added it with a little bit of randomisation to how it goes including a rare random event.
- Added new mad king question (pulled out at random when talking to him)
- Added ability to execute the mad king
- Added ability to ask about the mad king
- Added 6 random reactions from mad king to being brought for execution
- Added special secret event that can happen as a result of mad king execution
- Added two slightly different alternatives to what you do just before he is killed
BLACKMARKET CONQUEST REWORKED (9 features)
Taking over the Blackmarket offers little prompt or information about what you've done, well now you get a comprehensive introduction to your new market with a number of recomended options, such as giving a speech or hiring someone to give a speech to your new subjects. Taking a tour of your new land, and filling the garrison with troops. As well as a new possible and stackable market boom event that can be triggered by certain aspects of these features.
- Added new screen following capture of the Blackmarket that allows you to do numerous things
- Added new prompt to fill the garrison post blackmarket capture
- Added new prompt to give a speech to the blackmarket post capture
- Added ability to hire cheapest crier to give speech (2 possible outcomes) (cost 10 gold)
- Added ability to hire good crier to give speech (2 possible outcomes (costs 50 gold)
- Added ability to hire best crier to give speech (2 possible outcomes) (costs 150 gold)
- Added ability to give speech yourself and choose your motive (Kind, Cruel, Ominous, Threatening)
- Added ability to be taken on quick tour of your new market
- Added ability for market boom event that can be triggered which increases blackmarket income by 10x
ITEM DISCOVERY IN THE THRONE ROOM (25 features)
These item discovery encounters grow your treasury by the value of the item from a list of 60, the encounters are rarer the lower your public opinion is and there's also a very small chance that the item is some kind of illusionary trick. I have made sure they aren't super frequent but they should be completely randomly generated meaning even I can't predict what will happen, could make for some very interesting random throne room events that no one else has seen but you!
- Added found RANDOM ITEM near a tree throne room encounter
- Added Stole RANDOM ITEM from bandit warlord local to his village throne room encounter
- Added brought RANDOM ITEM family heirloom throne room encounter
- Added found RANDOM ITEM while exploring throne room encounter
- Added found RANDOM ITEM while following treasure map throne room encounter
- Added Inherited RANDOM ITEM from family member throne room encounter
- Added dream of RANDOM ITEM throne room encounter
- Added grave digger finds RANDOM ITEM throne room encounter
- Added RANDOM ITEM washed up on beach throne room encounter
- Added dead elder's RANDOM ITEM throne room encounter
- Added RANDOM ITEM won in bet with RANDOM GROUP throne room encounter
- Added RANDOM ITEM won in arm wrestle throne room encounter
- Added found RANDOM ITEM in birds nest throne room encounter
- Added new random item 'Frozen demons eye' (worth 250 gold)
- Added new random item 'Single dragon scale' (worth 50 gold)
- Added new random item 'empty dragon egg shell' (worth 30 gold)
- Added new random item 'large dragon tooth' (worth 60 gold)
- Added new random item 'powerful liches skull' (worth 310 gold)
- Added new random item 'prehistoric bone axe' (worth 110 gold)
- Added new random item 'solid gold bird feather' (worth 90 gold)
- Added new random item 'strange beeping cube of superior technology' (worth 350 gold)
- Added new random item 'blood-gold spear' (worth 120 gold)
- Added new random item 'piece of moon rock' (worth 150 gold)
- Added new random location for event 'Abandoned wizards lair'
- Added new random location for event 'small forest cabin'
READABLE SPY REPORTS (1 feature)
u/WoodenNickelDealer pointed out spy reports can't be checked out once you leave the initial end of turn report, turns out it wasn't coded and this took about an hour or so to do, but now you can view spy reports from the previous turn in your kingdom reports screen!
- Added ability to read spy reports from previous year (credit u/WoodenNickelDealer)
REPARATIONS REBALANCED (18 features)
Fox from steam pointed out that the reparations are quite unbalanced and can frequently be very high, I've decided to try and add balance and generally have lowered the cost of all reparations, though there is still random chance of many of them being high as the world is random!
- Lowered min cost of reparations for broken fence from 10 to 2 (and max from 100 to 50)
- Lowered min cost of reparations for favourite chicken from 30 to 15 (and max from 149 to 59)
- Lowered min cost of reparations for killed chicken from 10 to 3 (and max from 30 to 15)
- Lowered min cost of reparations for orclover insult from 5 to 1
- Lowered min cost of reparations for bedded daughter from 50 to 10
- Lowered min cost of reparations for broken door from 30 to 5
- Lowered min cost of reparations for burned down farm from 300 to 100
- Lowered min cost of reparations for threatend from 5 to 1
- Lowered min cost of reparations for smelly wheat from 20 to 5
- Lowered min cost of reparations for trampled flowers from 15 to 2
- Lowered min cost of reparations for chopped down apple tree from 35 to 5
- Lowered min cost of reparations for cowardly soldier from 20 to 2
- Lowered min cost of reparations for called me ugly from 15 to 2
- Lowered min cost of reparations for block view tree from 15 to 4
- Lowered min cost of reparations for chamber pot theft from 10 to 3
- Lowered min cost of reparations for punched in nose from 5 to 3
- Lowered min cost of reparations for bet with soldier from 30 to 5 (and max from 50 to 200)
- Lowered min cost of reparations for borrowed gold and died from 35 to 5 (and max from 50 to 150)
VAMPIRE BARD COPYCAT GAME REWORKED (5 features)
I forgot this was a feature but u/Kerbannog reminded me of the simon style bard game you can play if a vampire is your court bard, however it was terribly broken. I have since fixed and improved it, thanks Kerbannog!
- Fixed copycat game vampire bard text colour bugs (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Fixed copycat game not working bug (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Added new screens for failing copycat game (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Reworked colour scheme for bard copycat game to be clearer (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Reworked text and layout of guessing numbers during copycat game (credit u/Kerbannog)
AUTOSLAVE SELLING (2 features)
Well it might be evil but now it's also efficient! Thanks Fox from the Warsim steam community for the suggestion!
- Added ability to Autosell slaves in slavers fort (credit Fox)
- Added ability to Autosell slave soldiers in slavers fort (credit Fox)
BUGFIXES (15 features)
A bunch of bugfixes thanks to several people for mentioning the issues.
- Fixed missing pause in selecting troops after battle screen
- Fixed 4 text bugs in knight returning from quest text
- Fixed Noreg saying you aren't in his class when you are (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Fixed Noreg text regarding different classes being incorrect (credit u/Kerbannog)
- Fixed text for room right after initial room in Baiaa maze (credit LiosAlpha)
- Fixed space bar issue with musicians being cancelled (credit LaughingGravy)
- Fixed hiring throne room musician doesn't put them in
- Fixed 10 typos and text bugs in witch in throne room encounter
- Fixed missing gold indicator for witch throne room encounter (credit u/ShadowDancerBrony)
- Fixed missing blessing indicator for witch throne room encounter (credit u/ShadowDancerBrony)
- Fixed throne room text typo (credit u/Videovillain)
- Fixed 2 phenor text bugs (credit u/Videovillain)
- Fixed the fool King Bardon text bug (credit u/Videovillain)
- Fixed northern rhymes book text bug (credit u/Videovillain)
- Fixed extend the prison upgrade going green if you have 1k instead of 10k
EVERYTHING ELSE (8 features)
A number of different changes, most interestingly any characters with blind prefix in the arena will now have their own unique blind move set, which will render them pretty bad at fighting.
- Added screens for not having enough troops as choice in troop select before battle screen
- Added new screen for hiring knight who failed quest
- Added new screen for accepting knight who failed quest into your knightly order
- Made merc type names more likely to be used for merc company group names
- Added new move set for blind traited characters in the arena (17 new moves) (much weaker)
- Made text more clear about anointing a knight to champion that no ceremony is bad (credit u/Gamerzguy)
- Expanded text during witch throne room encounter
- Added new screen after hiring a champion showing gold change and new champion