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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2012, 07:02:49 PM »
Previous games were hard-coded with an 8-character limit for your team, and a 10-character limit for the enemy. There exists no such limitation in Telepath Tactics. Theoretically, you could have armies of hundreds fighting each other (though that would make for some really long turns).

As a practical matter, players are limited to 24 units in multiplayer; in single player, the army gets as big as I decide to make it.

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2012, 09:40:41 PM »
That said, the game does support unique units, so there will likely be at least a few battles where your units outclass the enemy's.
Will that mean that the enemy will have their own unique units like stationary energy golems and phantom armors?
They'll have unique enemies, but no energy golems. I don't have the time or the budget to commission a bunch of unique character graphics just for the campaign mode, unfortunately.
For some reason, I assumed that the phantom armor and energy golem character graphics were created before you decided to get rid of them.
Is it still possible to make unique characters like Shadowling Healers and Spriggat Healers using pre-existing character graphics?

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2012, 09:49:27 PM »
Those are likely possibilities--most of the psy attacks will have animations separate from the character using them, so you should be able to mix and match any psy-capable class with different psy abilities. At least, that's the plan--the animations aren't all done yet, so I don't want to commit to anything until I've figured out the best way to get everything working.

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2012, 11:06:07 PM »
Awesome.  That means it is possible to face spirits that use cyro blast and shadowling/spriggats that use shields.


Are shadowlings and spriggats native to the Dundar Archipelago or did they emigrate from the Shadowlands?

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2012, 07:07:02 AM »
I prefer not to answer that one just yet. ;)

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2012, 10:09:54 AM »
Leveling-up now works in campaign mode! ;)

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2012, 01:03:59 AM »
Save and Load are now working, meaning (among other things) that level-ups and other permanent character changes now get carried over between battles.

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2012, 02:38:18 PM »
In the campaign, will there be multiple factions on one map?
For example, will there be ally units that the player doesn't control?

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2012, 02:48:58 PM »
I haven't decided yet. I'm not sure if the campaign really calls for it, honestly, and I need to avoid feature creep if I'm going to get this game done in a reasonable amount of time. We'll see.

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2012, 05:23:55 PM »
Support for custom, player-created campaigns is now fully functional in Telepath Tactics. ;)

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2012, 12:00:03 PM »
After players make their own campaigns, what would be the best way for them to share them with others?

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012, 02:15:17 PM »
It'll probably be easiest to distribute campaigns via .zip files. Or are you asking if I'm going to be managing some kind of player-submitted campaign repository?

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2012, 05:27:06 PM »
I wondering if you were planning on having players exchange files among themselves, or if you were planning on storing player-sibmitted campaigns and multiplayer maps on your website. 

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2012, 09:15:55 PM »
I definitely want there to be an online repository of maps and campaigns, but I haven't decided specifically how I'm going to handle it yet.

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Re: Telepath Tactics single player campaign
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2012, 10:06:45 PM »
You could attempt to draw more attention to the forums and have a thread specifically for custom campaigns? Or perhaps a subsection under the Telepath Tactics section of the forums?
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