Totallyyy all right dude. I enjoy randomly pestering people in the comments section so I probably should have been prepared for it to bite me in the @ss. Have a good one!
Me @the last half of chapter 3: I will make so many bad choices <3
What can I say except this update was incredible (as per usual). We got so much STUFF this update, with edits that help to give us a better understanding of the lore and the last part of chapter 3, which gave us more time to interact with the characters. I LOVED the convo's we had with the cast in this one- unfortunately, due to how I'm playing my main Mordred, I've yet to fully go down all the routes, especially the ones with Arthur, but I Am Getting There!
All in all, great update, and I NEEDDD Chapter 4 right now. Oh why must I be poor?!
Oh wait, I cannot take credit for this. I wish I came up with this, but alas, I can't code. This is all the work of Llamagirl! I am just a humble fan who randomly info-dumps in the comments.
A bit nitpicky, buttt in older versions of the myth, Mordred was originally Arthur's cousin, later progressing to becoming the son of Arthur and his half-sister Morgause (whose commonly axed out of modern interpretations of the myths). Morgause became combined with the character of Morgan Le Fay, who was (also) Arthur and Morgause's half sister, to the modern day character of Morgana Le Fay. Mordred then became the son-newphew of Arthur and Morgana in popular culture. Again, this is like, a really random comment about something only tangentially related to what you just said, I just wanted to info dump bc the legends are genuinely very interesting. :>
According to Llama's tumblr, the next update is coming out in a couple of months, which consists of the next half of chapter 3! The Patreon/Kofi demo has already been updated with another segment of chapter 3, however.
Ok, I just did a replay and I snorted at the scene where Lancelot's picking at his food. Just... the great Knight's Champion, "My son will be the saviour of Camelot, woe be to those who cross my king", the big guy, just stabbing at his food like an angry toddler is so hilarious.
Whoo hoo, it updated!! Just played, and loved it. The maps were such a fun little asset, and I'm excited for what's up next. Still can't get over how Viel, love of my life, just left us like that. shakes fist
I just played this for the first time and it was so good? The setting is so unique- cowboys and vampires in little shanty towns is not something I see everyday, and it scratched an itch I never knew I had. Throw in cults and cons and I'm salivating. The characters are all very interesting, and I especially have an eye on Hollis. twirls hair Big gruff lady, what's not to like? I also really dug the theme for the game and the UI. Idk, it was very satisfying to look at while playing.
I did catch a few errors throughout the game, the most prevalent coming at the end of the game, where two sections of text from previous scenes repeated underneath the ending message. I'll put a few photos of it:
But back to game-talk: aside from the errors, I thoroughly enjoyed the game! My little Dina though? Probably not so much, considering the shit she just got into. Keep up the good work!
Quick question: I remember scrolling through your tumblr and I could've sworn their was a discord for TBOC. If there is one, could you drop the link? (I asked this on tumblr but for some reason my ask never sent. Also, I'm pretty sure this is not the space to ask this but for the life of me I don't know where else to do this.)
Awww yeah! I've been waiting for this game since I saw it on tumblr, and this was great so far! The writing is nice, and the UI is very sleek, very fun. The characters so far are quite charming, and the MC's backstory seems to be quite intriguing. Can't wait to meet the new chosen one and our ex and give them a ....decidedly warm welcome. Excited for more!
According to the author's tumblr, they're taking a break from LaF since they're not happy with the story in it's current form and need a break from it. It's not abandoned, they just aren't going to touch it for a bit.
https://salty-stories.tumblr.com/post/666763385928613888/im-curious-why-you-say-... The post in question, if you want to read.
I loved Pageant, so when I saw this was the sequel, I had to play it! This was a really lovely little meditation (probs not using that word in the right context) on socializing and human relationships, as well as a perfect example of why the phrase "distance makes the heart grow fonder" isn't exactly correct. It was all very relatable and this was a wonderful game. (I probably make little to no sense right now because my brain feels like tenderized chicken meat, lol.)
According to the author's tumblr, Mordred can have a small crush on Guinevere, which is never returned. Apparently, we can abduct her too. Exciting stuff! (Take this with a heavy dose of salt, this was stated a year and a half ago and a lot of stuff could have changed in the meanwhile.)
Holy hell this was such a great start! I love the prologue to this- it's so eerie, and conveys the feeling of mystery really well. It was also extremely vivid in a murky sort of way, if that makes sense?? Like, I could formulate a vague sense of the setting, though the writing made everything so foggy I could only come up with hazy outlines until you reached the segment with the fire. And good god do I love the segment with the fire. I just think it's so well written, what with the fire's seemingly friendly, caring façade suddenly melting into this sinister realization of 'Oh, this is bad actually.' I can't wait to see more!!
Oh my god it's finally out.
I read this back when it was over on Dashingdon and was head over heels in love with it. I'm so happy it's finally out on itch, and can I just say that it was amazing?!? It was so fun and immersive, and the new choices and scenes really add to the story!
And the characters were still so-mwah, amazing. Most of the adult cast inspires a mixture of loathing and pity inside of me. They're all so amazingly written and complex- no one character is fully in the right, in my eyes. Or fully in the wrong, for that matter. (Well, except for Merlin, Lancelot, and Uther. They can kiss my boot). Their decisions are motivated by their own complex personal motives and their pasts, and the way you weave these facts into the narrative is amazing. (I keep saying amazing a lot, but it's true! This story is truly incredible!)
However, I did encounter a bug in the last Morgana POV in chapter three, where she's in her tower undoing her hair. My Mordred, who was initially pretty split on whether or not to accept Arthur as their father, begins to hate Arthur. They don't trust him, and they leave. But in the scene with Morgana, I got 4 errors. I forgot to take a screenshot of them (so, my bad) but they basically said that they had a macro error and couldn't find a variable that set Mordred's opinion on Arthur, if I recall correctly. It gave me 4 different passages from a few different choices. 3 were from the choices to fight Morgana about Arthur, and 1 was from the choice to cry because they thought Merlin was an evil man (which I didn't pick).
Besides that though, this game is really fun and is one of my favorites. I can't wait to explore the dynamics Mordred can have with the RO's and with the cast, as well as giving some of them (*coughs* Morgana and Arthur *coughs*) the verbal smackdowns of their lives. (With Accolon- the fact that he give's Morgana so much leeway with her behavior and doesn't really hold her accountable for it- a disappointed stare, while with Lancelot, I can see my Mordred not even respecting him enough to give him the time of day-they'd be more likely to laugh in his face and mock him. And I mean, tbf, he kinda deserves it-he's picking on a child, for Christ's sake!)
And speaking about my Mordred, I might as well share how I'm thinking of playing them. (This totally isn't an excuse to fanboy about this game harder, lol.) My Mordred (assigned female at birth, and in chapter three is coming into their identity as nonbinary) so far, resembles their mother a lot, from appearance ( black hair, brown skin, and violet eyes) to their personality. They're charming, deceitful, calm, cautious, and incredibly confident. However, they're also really friendly and kind, and while they love their mother, they also highly disapprove of her methods of vengeance (ahem, murder). Their feelings towards their mother and Accolon (who they view as a father) in particular are starting to become incredibly complicated.
While they initially just loved them both, their also starting to harbor feelings of distrust towards them, and in Morgana's case, fear. After the prophecy reveal, they're starting to lose trust in the two of them and when their conception get's fully revealed ...phew, it's not going to be pretty. And especially in regards to Morgana, it's going to make them fear her even more. They still do love and adore their mother, but Morgana's breakdowns and bloodlust have started to push them into being wary around her. My Mordred, while when they grow older will act pretty nonchalant about fighting and will show off their skills (to feed their ego), is still, especially now, a pacifist at heart and would only ever attack someone in self-defense, and even then in a way that ensures that the person they're fighting against wouldn't be really hurt, so when Morgana goes on her little murder sprees that's just a recipe for disaster, lol.
For Lot, it' similar to how they view Lancelot, Merlin, and how they're beginning to view Arthur- someone not worthy of their respect, and who they fully hate. They tend to only lie around him though, since they don't want to make Gareth uncomfortable. They love and are close with their older brother, and since they now Gareth yearns Lot's affection and loves him, they keep quiet about their hatred towards him (though Gareth's pretty much aware). Arthur they initially viewed with conflicting emotions, on the one hand wanting his affections and to reach out to him, on the other hand being scared of getting rejected by him and harboring some of Morgana's hatred in their heart. While they did become hopeful and wanted to mend their relationship with him after they first met and he gave them the dragon figurine, those hopes quickly became dashed after he rejected their hug and in the lodge, basically admitted he's ashamed by them. (Not to mention him not stepping when Lancelot was beating the crap out of Accolon.) Now, they want nothing to do with him, and hate his guts. They still, however, yearn for his affection and I can see them, when they arrive in Camelot, at least marginally improving their relationship with him. (Of course, then they go ~villain~ with Aggy, so uh, all that progress also goes down the drain). Finneas, their dragon, is their bestie and they'd do anything to protect him.
They're pretty squeamish of blood and violence in general, and when they were younger they hated the very idea of being a knight, preferring to have stayed on Avalon and just studied magic or farmed sheep or something. And, frankly, they still kinda wish that was the case. (Not that they'd ever openly mention this). They take to magic and studying- whether it be folklore, history, or anything in between- like a fish in water, especially Lady of the Lake magic. They also have an aspiring interest in politics and philosophy, and may soon be developing their own ideas about governance and democracy. (Again, not that they'd ever openly say anything.)
They had a small crush on Nimue and Guinevere when they were younger, but they (mostly) grew out of it when they got older. I'm planning on embarking on Galahad's romance route as well as a villain-or, depending on if I can play it, an anti-villain- route, and I'm incredibly interested in seeing where this goes. Just imagining my flirty, sarcastic, argumentative yet kind and (secretly) very soft Mordred butting heads with Galahad makes me cackle in anticipation. And then, the angst of turning over to the dark side with your bestie Aggy, betraying your family, your friends, and your lover...pure, unfiltered pain. (Of course, they'd justify it as being the right thing to do, and that they were saving the kingdom from a future line of incompetent rulers and scheming nobility, and that the political reform they'd establish would more than make up for overthrowing the king and-if we can do this in-game- dismantling the monarchy. ) Ah, the total angst-fest in store for Mordred's future...delicious.
Wow, this turned into a really long essay that just...divulged into me waxing on and on about my Mordred. TL;DR: Great game, love the characters, Mordred deserves better, I hope Lance and Merlin get nuked, and can't wait to read more! :D
Oh, it's nothing major! I doubt many people would mind (it's just that my grammar buff brain caught it, lol). I didn't get screenshots for everything, but I do have two!
"Yet things has gone sideways when the prince you were to supposed to protect are cursed" should be "yet things go sideways when the prince you were supposed to protect is cursed"
I also have this:
"If you were to die, you'd like it if your funeral are filled with" should instead be "If you were to die, you'd like it if your funeral is filled with". Also, you switched the tenses in the sentence " You stood in the doorway." From what you previously wrote, I got the impression that it should have been present tense instead of past, so it would be "You stand in the doorway."
The grammatical errors I found tend to come up when you use "are" for sentences and transitions that should have "is" instead. There were also times when the tense would ping pong between the present tense and the past tense.
But don't let what I've said drag you down. Your writing is vivid and very immersive! This wip has great potential and I'm excited to see where it goes next! A few grammatical mistakes isn't the end of the world and, seeing as this is a beta demo, are to be expected! Have a great day/evening/night!
Then, here's a wild idea- don't play it. If you don't like the game, you don't need to go into the comments and have a little b*tch fest- just do what us regular schmegular joes do and don't play it.
I've just played this game, and I gotta say, I really love it! I'm a sucker for management games, and I love how involved we are in this one. The main character is also really witty and smart (we love girlbosses in this house). Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to more!! :D