Many potential backers in private messages have asked for more detail regarding gameplay, here it is, one of many ways to spend your day in Lords of Discord.
Once spawned on the level, the player sees only their Citadel in front of them and some space around. The rest of the map is covered with the fog of war. What does the player need to do first? First they should decide what will be their main squad, i.e. the squad which will carry out the main military tasks: destroy the enemy heroes and powerful monsters and maybe, even occupy the hostile Citadel.
While the player is recruiting their first soldiers, they must think in advance about the strategy of development of the squad. The units of the squad will not be able to gain new levels of development if the player doesn’t build the correct building. To construct a new building, the player will need gold, and each new building requires more gold then the previous one. Moreover, the troops need to gain enough experience, and it’s limited on each map by the number of monsters on it.
So, the player has recruited a squad and their hero leaves the castle. First of all they needs to destroy several weak monster squads, so their recruits can gain enough experience and turn into more powerful ones. The second thing is to take care of the resources. The main ones are mana and gold. The gold and mana mines will bring income only if the land they are found on is the property of the player’s race. The lands of the Empire are covered with green forests and blooming flowers while the territory of demons is scorched and has only skeletons of trees instead of the bygone flora on it. The player can conquer the territory with the help of a special hero using terramorphing.
As soon as the source is on the occupied land, it starts to bring income and stops supplying the enemy. So, if the player manages to conquer all sources on the map, they will bleed their enemy dry and leave them with no gold to recruit new troops, or mana to cast spells. Such actions as elimination of the monsters on the map, capturing of cities, purchasing of goods in shops (or robbing them with the help of thieves) also denies the enemy an opportunity to develop, and makes them weaker by comparison. After elimination of the enemy, the player can start to fulfil the main quest or minor tasks. They can also investigate the map, gather all the artefacts and goods. Nobody will stop them now…
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Oh and don't forget about the contest we announced yesterday, don't be shy there are no right or wrong descriptions of a monster or a warrior, tentacled newt with a trident sounds just fine! Meanwhile here's another dweller of the Lords of Discord world.
The smell... that’s the first thing you will sense. A sickening mixture of rotten flesh, mould and moisture burns the inside of your nostrils. What miserable parody of life has appeared before you? What unnatural magic made these bones rise from the ashes? Don't spend time pondering the answers, his bony hand is swift and his rusty sword is still sharp enough to eviscerate. Fight and survive, or die and enter the army of the undead!