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Let's Play Voyage of a Drake

Post by Inky » August 11th, 2018, 8:42 pm

Time for something completely different!

Voyage of a Drake by Samonella is an RPG where you play as a drake named Voadar, and go around exploring, talking to people, stealing all their stuff, solving some puzzles and fighting the occasional battle along the way. It’s a lot of fun, I'd recommend checking it out if you haven’t!

I’ll be playing campaign version 1.0.2 on Wesnoth 1.14.4. I did a really quick playthrough already but skipped a lot of the optional stuff; I'll try to do as many side quests as I can this time. The entire campaign is basically one big scenario (some parts take place on other maps), so I'll just be splitting it up into parts based on whatever I feel like :P

Here's the very beginning!
Part 1 – Meeting Meaty
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So he finds himself an awesome pet dragon, that’s pretty cool!

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Aaand he just uses it for farm work. This guy doesn’t have much imagination.

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We start off with the optional tutorial.

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Why didn’t you ask when we were right next to each other…

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When we’re next to someone, we can right click on them (or hover over them and use a hotkey) to talk to them or show them an item.

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What's in it for me?

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Okay fine, what do you want?

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Great, he’s going senile and leaving his stuff all over the place.

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We head to the orchard southwest of his house and start poking around.

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Cool, we got an axe, let’s go chop some heads off!

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We head over to the field to show the axe to Cadameron. When choosing to show an item to an NPC, we get a list of any items we have that would get a response from them.

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Unfortunately we don't get to keep the axe so our dreams of becoming an evil axe murderer are dashed.

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These are the usual four response choices we get when talking to people. We decide to yip happily.

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We head over to Cadameron’s house. Moving onto his house transitions us to another area.

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Ooh, let’s trash his stuff while he’s gone!

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Aw, looks like we can’t rob Cadameron.
…yet.

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We take a moment to jump around on his expensive bed.

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Anyway, back to what we came here for.

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Well, having an axe was fun while it lasted.

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Before telling Cadameron of our amazing axe-storing accomplishment, we check out the stables really quick.

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There are some horses around, but we can’t do anything here at the moment.

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Sighhh, okay what now?

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Cadameron’s cow Meaty has outlived her usefulness, and he enlists us to do the dirty work.

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Ha, what’s a cow going to do against a dragon?

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Whoa! Voadar gets into an epic battle with Meaty. Embarrassingly, Voadar is taking quite a beating.

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Voadar rains down fiery retribution on Meaty.

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R.I.P. Meaty. I’m not sure getting burned alive was a “quick, painless death” but on the bright side we’ve already cooked the meat.

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We gorge ourselves on poor Meaty’s remains, which ends the tutorial.

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Cadameron’s been gruesomely murdered! Could it have been animal rights activists? Or is it something more sinister?

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We find ourselves alone in the valley. Let’s take a look at our items.

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Ew, we’re carrying that around?! Trying to use the item here doesn’t do anything (unsurprisingly.)

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Cadameron’s body probably isn’t even cold yet, and we’re already robbing him.

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But hey, free stuff is free stuff.

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It looks a bit small for him actually.

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If we need to, we can rest on the bed to skip turns while recovering HP. The campaign has a 24 hour day/night cycle, with characters doing different things depending on the time of day.

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When we move next to the brazier, Voadar lets out a puff of fire…

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…and lights it up. It’s much cozier now.

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We pay another visit to the stables. Now we can pick up hay, which will make a horse follow us around.

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It even follows us outside. We can’t do anything with it now (it won’t follow us to Raplice) but it may be useful later.

Anyway, the only place to go from here is the town of Raplice to the north, so we head there by moving to the signpost.

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Here’s Raplice. We’ll start exploring the town next time!

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Re: Let's Play Voyage of a Drake

Post by Samonella » August 11th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Inky wrote:
August 11th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Aaand he just uses it for farm work. This guy doesn’t have much imagination.
:lol: I'm already laughing my butt off, this is awesome. :D
The last few months have been nothing but one big, painful reminder that TIMTLTW.

Creator of Armory Mod, The Rising Underworld, and Voyage of a Drake: an RPG

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Re: Let's Play Voyage of a Drake

Post by shevegen » August 16th, 2018, 10:42 am

Drake-related campaigns are very very weird ... the storylines are often strange.

Take that other one where a drake flies away from humans chasing him ... then suddenly walks
into a cave. Hmmmm. Where there are dragon slaying dwarves. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

So when I look at that then I am not surprised about a drake hobo stealing the food from the
farm people. Perhaps we could call them not drake but rats-with-wings instead.

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