Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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From the creator of A Fiery Birth:

Florel is a human outlaw imprisoned for sticking it to the man. Karmoc is a dwarf trying to evade taxes.

And together they're going to pull off the biggest heist in Wesnoth history!

Knalgans of Steel

Fight goblins and elves, orcs and mermaids, royal armies and the mysterious Dunefolk in this origin story of the Knalgan faction!

Play with all the Knalgan units in a single campaign over 10 scenarios, culminating in an epic 4 on 1 fight.

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Last edited by MathBrush on January 31st, 2020, 12:59 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign

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Hey,
Just started the campaign and thought I would post some early thoughts. I'm playing on Normal and Wesnoth 1.14.8

S3: Crossroads
Spoiler:
Objective states 80% carryover but only 40% is carried over
S4: Cousins
Dialogue
Konry: every few days months --> is it days or months? ;)
Post S4 narration: ...hold thousands of coins worth of gold --> ...hold thousands of gold coins or ...hold gold coins worth thousands
I'm not sure if this is a standard Wesnoth unit or custom, but why does a poacher have a 2 movement cost in the forest?
Same problem with gold carryover, states 80% but only 40% is carried over
S5:
Konry: former future father in law --> former, future father-in-law
Same problem with gold carryover, states 80% but only 40% is carried over
S6: Dung
I think the carryover thing is going to be the same throughout the campaign
Turn limit
Spoiler:

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign

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Thanks! I’ve made your suggested changes, but I’ll wait to push them onto the server until you finish the campaign in case you find more.

I haven’t edited the units, but I have found posts from 2008 or so asking the same question about poachers and forests.

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign

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MathBrush wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 12:41 pm
I haven’t edited the units, but I have found posts from 2008 or so asking the same question about poachers and forests.
No problem, it's probably a Wesnoth thing i just don't think I ever noticed before :lol:

S7:
Possible bug; the victory objective states
Spoiler:
however victory is achieved if all enemy leaders are defeated
Also, the carryover gold thing is the same :D

EDIT:
S8: Thieves
The carryover works here, says 80% and the carryover is 80%

EDIT 2:
S9: Redhanded
The carryover is reversed here :lol: objectives say 40%, actual reward is 80%

EDIT 3:
Not sure if this is a campaign bug or a Wesnoth bug, but you can't see your statistics from Scenario 2: The Taxman
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-Also, I'm not sure if it was mentioned and I just missed it, but why/when did they start calling themselves "Knalgans"? I know that's what the campaign is meant to be about, but I don't remember there being an explicit bit of dialogue where it was decided.
-Karmoc: for over --> forever
-I feel like the "discovery" of the gold mine was a little cringe-y/forced. Could there not be another cutscene/epilogue? Or could a "scout" be returning with news of a new mine? Or some other plot device?
-Suggestion: adding in a bonus dialogue/action if we manage to keep Konry alive?
-Could there be a line in the objectives stating that this is the last scenario? I know its kinda obvious (no turn limit, plot, lots of enemies, etc) but its always nice to see it stated somewhere :)

EDIT 4:
Overall, good campaign.
-Was well balanced for Normal, maybe slightly easier than expecting for an intermediate campaign (not that I'm complaining)
Spoiler:
-Lack of healers could be annoying for others, but I think that the abundance of villages in each map makes up for it (and it makes sense story wise)
-I feel like the story/plot towards the end could be more fleshed out. In terms of how they got their name, why their base was there, etc...)
-The final scenario is good gameplay wise, but story-wise I feel like it doesn't make sense for all the enemies to be on the same alliance (i.e. they can't attack each other). This should probably be explained in the dialogue somewhere
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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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I've uploaded Version 1.1 with changes as suggested by WackoJacko:
  • Campaign setting changed to used pre-existing cities Elsenfar and Aldril, as well as other previously-mapped places. If the campaign needed to be completely consistent with mainline, the only things that would need to be addressed are the presence of Runesmiths (which could be replaced) and perhaps the presence of Dunefolk.
  • Knalgan name explained
  • Gold carryover corrected and stabilized at 40%
  • More dialogue added for Konry, and ending expanded
  • Typos corrected
  • 'Final Scenario' objective added to final scenario
  • Cave level shouldn't be finishable by killing leaders any more
  • In-game explanation given for enemies not attacking each other in final battle
Thanks, WackoJacko!

Edit: Uploaded to 1.15 as well.

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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Konry is loyal but has no loyal sign (1.14 add on server, the latest version)

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Thanks! I'll fix that in the next update!

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In the end the future fate of Konry shown even if Konry fell in battle before

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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Konry can't die...he just gets knocked out. It's rough having an ulfserker hero, since they die so easily. I haven't coded in any special ending if he never dies, and he's supposed to be reviving every scenario. Did he not show up in your final battle?

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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Well, he "got knocked out" in the last battle so I couldn't see this reviving in action.

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Re: Knalgans of Steel - 1.14/1.15 Singleplayer Knalgans campaign (Ver 1.1)

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Ah, thank you, I think I know a way to fix that. I appreciate it!

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