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This project was successfully funded on November 29, 2013.
New Reward! and Previous Updates Recap IV
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Do you have a lock pick handy?
For newcomers, here you have one interesting article about one of the most common elements in the RPG genre:
A classic moment in RPGs is when you find a locked door or chest. Each game has its own system for locks, some rely on skills and others use mini-games.
In Lord of Xulima there is a lock pick skill. It's available to the thief and explorer classes. Since Gaulen, the main character, is an explorer, you will always have the ability to develop this skill, though it may be better to have a thief so that Gaulen can develop other skills.
If you don't have the key, or you can use one of these three tactics to open a lock:
Open the lock by playing the lock pick mini-game. The difficulty depends on the level of your lock pick skill and the complexity of the lock.
To successfully pick a lock, the player must find the correct path between two sides of a grid. The size of the grid depends on the difficulty of the lock. The player always knows how many more cells they must traverse to win and can use this knowledge to deduce the correct path.
There are blocks on the board that reduce the number of choices needed to find the correct path. The higher your lock pick skill, the more blocks there will be on the board.
Choosing incorrectly causes a new block to appear and there’s a chance that a lock pick will break. A higher lock pick skill will lower the chance of the lock pick breaking. If you run out of lock picks, then you’ll have to try to find another way to open the lock.
This is the classic method, similar to a pen and paper game. The chance of success depends on the difficulty of the lock and the skill of the characters. Each time you fail to pick the lock, one of your lock picks breaks. You can try as many times as you like as long as you have lock picks .
Have you ever asked, why can’t I just break the lock? In Lords of Xulima, you can. However, it can be very difficult. The amount of time it can take to break a lock will depend on the strength of your party members and the difficulty of the lock. Time, of course, is precious since you only have a limited amount of food reserves. Losing 8 hours in a dungeon, trying to break a lock can be a very bad idea. That said, if you have a group of soldiers and barbarians with no lock picks, force may be a good way to get through .
Which method do you prefer?
As one of our testers said “Every time I run into a chest, I hope it’s locked so that I can play the lock pick mini-game…”.