CRPG Encounters

CRPG Encounters To finish up our v0.4 series of tutorials we will be looking at encounters. Encounters are bascially groups of monsters that your characters can fight. The default example that comes with the system is very basic, but you should be able to extend it without too much trouble. Encounters.xml Here’s a sample encounter: <Encounter>    <Id>arenalvl1d</Id>    <Name>Arena – Level 1 Humanoid Fight</Name>    <Description>This is a fight for level one characters in the arena.</Description>    <Group>arena</Group>    <OnceOnly>No</OnceOnly>    <EncounterType>combat</EncounterType>    <PartyLevel>1</PartyLevel>    <Monsters>       <Monster>          <Id>thug</Id>          <MinValue>1</MinValue>          <MaxValue>2</MaxValue>       <Monster>       <Monster>          <Id>fighter</Id>          <MinValue>0</MinValue>          <MaxValue>2</MaxValue>       <Monster>       <Monster>          <Id>apprenticemage</Id>          <MinValue>0</MinValue>          <MaxValue>1</MaxValue>       <Monster>       <Monster>          <Id>gaian</Id>          <MinValue>0</MinValue>          <MaxValue>1</MaxValue>       <Monster>    </Monsters> […]

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CRPG Monsters

CRPG Monsters This week we are continuing our series of tutorials on post v0.4 parts of the system by looking at how monsters are setup in the Broken Staff CRPG Monsters can include not only beasts but also humanoid creatures. If you compare an entry in the Monsters.xml file to a character, you should notice many similarities. Monsters.xml Here’s a sample monster: <Monster>    <Id>goblin</Id>    <Name>Goblin</Name>    <Description> Goblins are small, twisted humanoids. They are often thought to have once been gnomes, corrupted by dark magic.    </Description>    <Race>beast</Race>    <Attributes>       <Attribute>          <Id>sex</Id>          <Value>male</Value>       </Attribute>       <Attribute>          <Id>strength</Id>          <Value>6</Value>       </Attribute>       <Attribute>          <Id>vitality</Id>          <Value>7</Value>       </Attribute>       <Attribute> […]

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Broken Staff CRPG v0.4 Has Been Released

Broken Staff CRPG v0.4 Available After a long wait the next version of the Broken Staff CRPG (v0.4) is now available. You can download the release here. This release contains updated .xml data files, an updated System Browser utility and for the first time source code of the System Browser and the RPG system. What’s Included in the Download? If you open the zip file you will notice three folders and two files. The readme file gives and overview of the various parts of the system and how they work together. You should also read the blog series on http://www.brokenstaffstudios.com/ […]

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