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Lucas
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on: February 21, 2013, 03:19:06 PM

Yep, prepare to be overwhelmed:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grimoire-forever

So, about 50 minutes ago I was totally unaware of this. The original design document for this game and the following early prototypes were made in the mid-nineties. Game will be released (currently set for May) no matter the funding it will get in the end.

Here's the latest demo version:

http://www.filedropper.com/grimoiredemov12 (small sized exe)

And no, the creator hasn't released a manual, yet. Like I said, prepare to be overwhelmed (it has a strong Realms of Arkania vibe to say the least) and feel that early nineties vibe  DRILLING AND MANLINESS . Good luck.

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Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 03:31:13 PM

On one hand, it's awesome to see a Wizardry-like game in 2012... and it may even be fun.

On the other hand, which unfortunately keeps me from even trying the game -- the creator is an insane racist usenet kook* with a seething hate-on for Sir-tech who has been promising a release for this game since at least 1998.

I'll stick with Generation XTH if I want my fix... maybe if the game turns out completely freaking blow-the-hinges-off-the-door awesome, I'll give it a look. Not planning to give any dollars to Cleve though, sorry.


* he was pretty much the Serek Dmart of c.s.i.p.rpg. Just do a google groups search with his name, and possibly toss in 'racism' for extra hits.

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Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 03:40:02 PM

Ah, I see. Thanks for pointing that out; oh, and I also noticed that the demo for Generation XTH is now available: downloading now :)

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Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 07:59:50 PM

There's a Let's Play of the demo over on Broken Forum. The Let's Play begins on page 12 with this post by Meserach.

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Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 10:34:06 PM

On one hand, it's awesome to see a Wizardry-like game in 2012... and it may even be fun.

On the other hand, which unfortunately keeps me from even trying the game -- the creator is an insane racist usenet kook* with a seething hate-on for Sir-tech who has been promising a release for this game since at least 1998.

I'll stick with Generation XTH if I want my fix... maybe if the game turns out completely freaking blow-the-hinges-off-the-door awesome, I'll give it a look. Not planning to give any dollars to Cleve though, sorry.


* he was pretty much the Serek Dmart of c.s.i.p.rpg. Just do a google groups search with his name, and possibly toss in 'racism' for extra hits.

Does it have muskets that fire baseballs?
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Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 03:23:34 AM

I thought you were exaggerating Zetor, but wow. Although, I'm 97% sure all of that is fake. It must be.

I never thought I would ever read from a person that actually with a straight face could be considered a Neanderthal supremacist.
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Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 03:53:53 AM

I thought you were exaggerating Zetor, but wow. Although, I'm 97% sure all of that is fake. It must be.

97% of it is fake in as much as it isn't (obviously) true that Cleve is a neanderthal with super-powers. It is however true in as much as these are things he legitimately believes. He is unhinged in many, many ways both vile and tragic.

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Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 04:01:33 AM

I meant fake as in that isn't actually him. Somebody is doing a hatchet job on some poor schlob who tries to recreate Wizardry for the last 15 years.
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Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 04:15:03 AM

I meant fake as in that isn't actually him. Somebody is doing a hatchet job on some poor schlob who tries to recreate Wizardry for the last 15 years.

Hear it from the horse's mouth

I'm not going to be responsible for any SAN loss brought about by following that link mind you.

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Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 04:29:07 AM

HAHAHAHAHH

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Lucas
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Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 05:56:36 AM

LOL  Heart
(spotted this via a user on RPG Codex, who reported the following):

http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9904&page=11

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Cleve said:
I reckon all of you are going to eat crow when I sail through the $750,000 mark about 30 days in.

If I was not the author of this game and could get a copy free, I personally would not hesitate a second to get the $100.00 pledge. I'd give anything to have a hardbacked manual and full solution guide for a game like that.

Sorry but you guys are underestimating me again. Grimoire is legion. It is the world's greatest vaporware in the history of mankind and when it goes to release anybody who did not get the physical goods is going to have a lifetime of regrets. I know what my own game is worth to hardcore players.

You naysayers will be eating crow and substantial amounts of it, first when I cruise through 250G like it wasn't even there and then when I release the game on May 1st. I don't want to think about the mascara tears running down your cheeks when you realize it will be DRM forever after and your one shot to get the physical copy has forever passed you by.

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Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 07:02:57 AM

That man surely knows how to talk to would-be customers.

In a few posts this went from "Yay, Nostalgia, where can I throw my money at" to "Would my money buy medication for his mental illness or support his drug habit?"
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Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 08:31:01 AM

Cleve. Cleve never changes. Etc.

On the other hand, I looked at the LP forum in brokenforum, and it inspired me to replay Wizardry 8 again [this time with some mods]. Something good has come out of this after all!  awesome, for real

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Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 10:20:00 PM

Necro... but fitting, considering the source material.

So, uh, apparently this shit is now on Greenlight, and Cleve is as classy as ever. Is this the fourth or fifth seal of the apocalypse? I sorta lost count...


e: yes, I posted this on 4:20AM Greenland time on April 1st, but this is not a drill. I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
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Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 08:35:57 AM

Holy shit, Grimoire actually saw the light of day?

Christ on a cracker, I remember hearing about this nearly decades ago.

 Ohhhhh, I see.
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