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Solasta: Crown of the Magister (D&D SRD 5.1 CRPG)

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This is the other D&D 5E CRPG going into early access this month.



There is going to be a pre-launch event (since it's EA, should that be pre-pre-launch?) on Fextralife's Twitch channel on Monday, 19 Oct at 0800 EDT, with a chance to win a Steam key.
Hey there folks!

We're less than 48h before going live on Steam! To celebrate that, join us on Solasta's pre-launch stream with the folks over at Fextralife tomorrow!

Tune in to https://twitch.tv/fextralife on Monday 19th at 8 am EDT / 2 pm CEST to chat and maybe get a Steam key!

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The VOD for this morning's Fextralife dev stream is here.
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Max Peck wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:06 pm

The VOD for this morning's Fextralife dev stream is here.
Crap. Meant to attend this live. Damn work got in the way!!!!
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It's the 5e SRD, which means it isn't the entire ruleset, just the portion they've allowed use of for other works.
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Blackhawk wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:20 pm It's the 5e SRD, which means it isn't the entire ruleset, just the portion they've allowed use of for other works.
Correct, the dev stressed that point during the Twitch stream this morning, but I had to look it up later in the day to find out what it actually meant.
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For others, the SRD is the System Reference Document. It is the core of the rules, with a few classes, a few spells, and so forth. The basic framework of the D&D rules. Since 3rd Edition, Wizards of the Coast (the D&D company) has offered it free of charge on a special free-use license (Open Gaming License.) It serves as a reference to the rules, as a sort of free demo, and (most importantly) it allows fans and other companies to write content using their rules without running afoul of their lawyers. As an example, anyone can use the OGL/SRD to write D&D compatible adventures or supplements as long as they don't mention the name of anything copyrighted that isn't in the SRD. Anything not included in the SRD, including many races, classes, abilities, spells, monsters, items, and so forth are off-limits. This is why you see tons of products advertised as being "Compatible with the world's oldest role playing system" (the term "Dungeons and Dragons" being copyrighted and not in the SRD.) Nothing, however, stops an author from creating new classes, races, rules, etc to flesh out the SRD stuff. A prominent example would be Pathfinder, which used the D&D 3.5 SRD as the core for their system, then built the rest on top of it.
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I was mildly interested in this except I'd want more than the SRD. Give me the stuff in the full PHB!

I love the combat in D&D (most editions really). Keep thinking I need to pick of the Temple of Elemental Evil PC game some day because it was supposed to be such a faithful rendition of D&D 3.0.

Bought Low Age of Magic and played a fair bit of that just for the combat system (3rd ed D&D). Then a fair bit more trying to figure out trade and make some money. That was a while ago, they've added a ton since then. I should go back and play that some more.

Neverwinter online is as close as they get to 4.0 I think and the only game that is anywhere near to D&D 4.0.

Was looking forward to the idea of true D&D 5.0 game.

Guess I will keep waiting...
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Zenn7 wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:29 pm

Was looking forward to the idea of true D&D 5.0 game.

Guess I will keep waiting...
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The Fextralife streamer seems to believe that Solasta is closer to P&P than Baldur's Gate 3.
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Not that the mechanics won't be interesting, but identically matching (as close as possible) the characters I play would be more fun to me. Let me try out my characters and ideas, see how well they might work combat/mechanically wise.

EDIT: I get that is not the focus of RPG games. Just tends to be what I tend to enjoy the most about them.
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This is out now in early access for $34.99 and takes up 20 GB of space. Has anyone tried it? I saw an early review that said it is similar to BG3, about the same number of races/classes, but somewhat lesser graphics. Resting is once per day and less convenient. You have to carry provisions (bummer) and ammo (arrows I guess) runs out (bummer). You get to create your whole party of 4.
The Early Access version of Solasta includes Act 1 and a teensy bit of Act 2 – which should be more than 10h of content to go through. Every ancestry, class and archetype is unlocked during Early Access, with the maximum level capped to 6. We believe that it is very important for players to reach level 5, as many archetypes start shining around this stage: 2nd attack for martial classes, access to powerful AoE spells, stronger cantrips... It is a very different experience from the early levels, and can affect the balance of later encounters drastically.
I will probably get it since I already have over 180 hours on BG3.

Edit: Oh yeah! You get to re-roll stats - I'm in!

Edit #2: Not that many choices of appearance in character creation, but I like how it inserts your actual characters into cut scenes.
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I never thought I would say this, but they actually went overboard on re-rolling stats. There is an option where you can add as many points as you want, up to maxing out every stat. Takes the fun out of rolling. :cry:

Also people (myself included) have encountered game stopping bugs. Best to stay away for now.
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Jaymann wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:14 am I never thought I would say this, but they actually went overboard on re-rolling stats. There is an option where you can add as many points as you want, up to maxing out every stat. Takes the fun out of rolling. :cry:
Back in the Gold Box games, that's exactly what I did, max out all the stats. Those games were already tough enough, no need to gimp your characters by giving them anything below 18. :D
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Looks interesting except for the combat which makes it a no go for me.
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Videos I've watched makes this look like a combat simulator with role-playing elements tacked on top to make a story. So think somewhere in the continuum of Icewind Dale to Temple of Elemental Evil.

Sounds intriguing to me, but I'll hold off until it's done more cooking.
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The Meal wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:55 am Sounds intriguing to me, but I'll hold off until it's done more cooking.
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Well I finished the early access rather abruptly, just as it was getting good. I spent about 28 hours, but that was while watching TV and internet (I don't know if they count the time it is paused). It is pretty much on a rail, only exploring about 3% of the visible world map. I may have missed a few nooks and crannies, but I doubt it. There is not much point in hauling items to sell, as there is nothing to buy except potions and food. You do find plenty of arrows and bolts. At least it did leave me wanting more.
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