Updated our Journal (25): Combat Vote!
TL;DR: Weigh in on Turn-Based vs. Real-Time with Pause (or declare your indifference). Voting will close in December.
Over the last couple weeks, we’ve been reading all of your commentary and ideas regarding combat. Many good points and suggestions, and mostly civil discourse. Thanks to all who have engaged in the discussion so far!
And now... It is time! Only backers can place a vote. (If you haven’t already and you’d like your voice heard, please register with us to gain access to the backer-only UserVoice forum.) Feel free to also continue to submit comments and ideas to the combat discussion forum. Please remember that this vote is advisory only. Above all, please remember that our goal is to provide the best possible experience for the game, and if the final decision is not your preferred choice, we ask you trust our ability to deliver a solid game.
For more context about what this is about, please see Update 24, where we describe what Turn-Based and Real-Time with Pause might each mean for Torment. We’ll close the voting in December.
The Mandate, Deathfire
Two other Kickstarters you may be interested in checking out.
The Mandate is a sci-fi RPG that includes exploration, ship-ship combat, boarding operations, and political intrigue. You role-play a ship’s captain, commanding a hierarchy of officers aboard the ship you can design. You can try out their interactive ship design system and interactive character creator to get a sense of what they have planned.
Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore is a first-person party-based RPG. Led by Guido Henkel, who co-created the Realms of Arkania series and was part of the Planescape: Torment team, Deathfire brings a new level of character interaction and storytelling to this style of RPG. It’s over 20% funded, but needs more support to reach its $390K goal by December 7th.
Wasteland 1 & Italian Torment tumblr interview
If you're a Torment: Tides of Numenera backer and your tier contains Wasteland 2 goodies, or you added on Wasteland 2 goodies, then you are eligible for a free copy of Wasteland 1 for GOG.com or Steam. Go to the Donations tab in your account to get your key. If you run into any problems or have any questions, please contact us. If you need a refresher on what tiers contain Wasteland 2, this page is the place to go.
Finally, we did an interview with the fan-run Italian Torment tumblr with some pretty good questions about crises, Numenera rules, narrative and more.