Mage: The Ascension



  • Re: Mage: the Ascension Online

    Hi, it's been a year since I created Mage: The Ascension Online, and I'm still coding away. I just popped in to see if anyone would like to volunteer for some serious play testing & world bulding. If you have the time the game also depends a great deal on storytellers. This isn't a job that pays, but I can still offer a one time payment of $50 for your support. The game is very feature rich, and we are doing things no other MUD has done.

    Check us out:
    www.streetwitch.com


  • Admin

    @streetwitch said in Mage: The Ascension:

    The game is very feature rich, and we are doing things no other MUD has done.

    Can you elaborate on that?



  • @arkandel

    The game has graphics. When you look at anything in the game you see a picture as well as text, Combat doesn't fly by automatically. It has a turn based combat system that follows the rules set in the original RPG. The magic system also duplicates the effects of the spheres in Mage. You can also build your character through a web interface that makes it very easy to create the complex mage characters.


  • Pitcrew

    The "cgen through web on connect" is a plus to improvement in MU world. I like the ability to visually see the sheet but I have a few questions.

    Is it new player friendly? Walk us through the new player process. Normally questions arise during the cgen process, does a player have to create a name to enter the game, then step back to alter the stats on their character? Is it possible to edit the character sheet in the game it's self?

    What milestones have been accomplished for this game meaning what features does it have currently to make it appealing over other the other hundreds of WoD games out there. I am interested cause I'm starting to really like Evannia and I'd like to see it used more often in different settings.


  • Pitcrew

    The online chargen with a nice, clean form format is fucking awesome. I love that alone and you or whoever did that deserve major props.


  • Admin

    @streetwitch said in Mage: The Ascension:

    @arkandel

    The game has graphics. When you look at anything in the game you see a picture as well as text, Combat doesn't fly by automatically. It has a turn based combat system that follows the rules set in the original RPG. The magic system also duplicates the effects of the spheres in Mage. You can also build your character through a web interface that makes it very easy to create the complex mage characters.

    That does sound interesting. I'll need to look at it - is it a roleplaying MUD? How central is the roleplaying element compared to the other stuff?


  • Pitcrew

    But is the TS coded? Asking for a CoE friend.


  • Pitcrew

    @haven Wouldn't that be like trying to have phone sex with Siri?

    Siri, are you getting hot?

    "Let's talk about you Shincashay, not me."



  • To be clear the game is not finished for players and I'm not certain about certain questions. My hope is that players will be role playing, and storytellers will lead fun scenes. I have coded a storyteller system that alerts me when people talk to NPCs or enter combat, then it is simple to puppet the npc. Obviously this would be hard without enough storytellers or too many players.



  • I've uploaded an outline of what the game should be here:
    http://www.streetwitch.com/static/Mage_Story.txt

    Let me know if it is enough to get started.


  • Pitcrew

    Cool.

    I'm feelin an Under the Dome type inspiration.


  • Admin

    @streetwitch As a mild disclaimer - most of the users on this forum are probably used to roleplay-heavy environments, which typically entails more than puppeting an already present NPC in case a PC talks to them.

    Some miscommunication is certainly possible here, which is why you may not be certain about the questions you're getting asked, but if you don't let that discourage you then you can find players and storytellers around these parts.



  • So I thought people might be more interested if I shared the spells I've coded into the game. If you are familiar with the original Mage game, or enjoy making spells then please share!

    List of spells:

    Correspondence
        +Locate - Provides directions to an object or character.
        +Jump - Teleport to a room.
        +Peek - Look at what another character is holding.
        +Portal - Creates a portal that anyone can pass through.
        +Scry - Remote view other locations.
        +Source - locks a source location in place.
        +Take - Teleports an object from another account.
        +Teleport -Teleport through a list of directions
        +Where - Provides directions to a room.
    
    Entropy
        +Ban - Bans a character from a room with bad luck.
        +Bless - Increases your luck at everything.
        +Charm - blesses an object with luck.
        +Curse - Increases any damamge the target is hit by.
        +Deathtouch - Knock a subject unconscious.
        +Fate - View another persons luck / karma.
        +Hex - Ruins targets luck at everything.
    
    Forces
        +Kinetic - Changes unarmed attacks to lethal.
        +Push - Increase your strength using forces.
        +Rush - Increase your speed using forces.
        +Stop - Prevents attacks from hitting you.
        +Strike - Call lightning.
    
    Life
        +Clone - Cange your appearance into someone else.
        +Con - Examine character's physical state.
        +Heal - Restores a living being back to health.
        +Raise - Brings a corpse back to life.
        +Sap - Drains a person's physical atributes.
        +Shift - Changes you into an animal.
    
    Matter
        +Enchant - blesses a weapon with luck.
        +Make - Create objects.
    
    Mind
        +Bug - Listen to everything another character says.
        +Illusion - Fills the room with an illusion.
        +Command - Forces a character to do something.
        +Invis - Temporarily makes you invisible.
        +Project - Causes a character to see an illusion.
        +Send - Sends a message to another character with telepathy.
    
    Prime
        +Dispell - Stops target from using magic.
        +Drain - Drains quintessence from targets willpower.
        +Use - Use personal luck/quintessence/willpower, or from an object.
    
    Spirit
        +Exorcise - Send ghosts back to where they belong.
        +Lastbreath - Determine identity and cause of corpses.
        +Inflict - Causes harm to the living.
        +Sight - Temporarily see into the spirit world.
        +Summon - Opens the room to the spirit world.
        +Reach - Interact with the spirit world.
    
    Time
        +Freeze - Freezes time in a location.
        +Slowtime - Slows time around you
        +History - Reviews the history in a location

  • Admin

    @streetwitch Can you please clarify what Scry does in practical terms?

    If you can take a glimpse at a room (basically a remote 'look' command) that's pretty much fine, else I'd be worrying about OOC privacy.

    Your game seems to be developing nicely, keep us up to date!


  • Pitcrew

    @arkandel said in Mage: The Ascension:

    @streetwitch Can you please clarify what Scry does in practical terms?

    If you can take a glimpse at a room (basically a remote 'look' command) that's pretty much fine, else I'd be worrying about OOC privacy.

    Your game seems to be developing nicely, keep us up to date!

    I mean, I guess if all it shows is IC poses, it wouldn't be a matter of OOC privacy?

    Still kinda sketchy, but not so much if everyone going into the game is aware that that is a possibility, I guess.



  • @coin I mean it is a Mage game, Spying and magical scrying is pretty standard in a Mage kit for a variety of reasons. If all it is showing is IC stuff then that's perfectly acceptable use for the function of the spell


  • Pitcrew

    In this setting it should. +Scry could send you the pose of the current location you're attempting to view. Or something along those lines. Depends on how it's used. There could be rooms set that don't allow scrying.


  • Coder

    There should be anti-scry code too, cuz, wards are a thing.



  • All good ideas! Is anyone up to actually working with me on them? XD


  • Tutorialist

    @streetwitch Someday when I have extra time I'm going to start learning python so I can do this ... :x