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Let's Play Cast Awakening: Initiation with Redink1 *COMPLETE*

Cast Awakening Part 1: Initiation

September 18th, 05:38 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
This is a Let's Play of Cast Awakening part 1: Initiation and to help me with Commentary and to give some interesting facts about the ideas behind this Dmod is our King: Redink1.
Link to the channel with all the videos: DinkSmallwoodPT

-Cast Awakening part 1: Initiation-
part 1 - The Beginning!
The adventure begins! Dink is offered an exciting opportunity that ends up being a trap by the evil cast knights. We escape their grips, but we are far underground.. time to explore this place..
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The Beginning!

part 2 - The Mines
In this part we explore the mines and see if we can find some useful items..
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The Mines

part 3 - The Mad Lab
In this part we start to progress our way through the caves... Let's see what strange things await us in The Mad Lab
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The Mad Lab

part 4 - Tantrum the Rabbit
Let's continue onward and meet Tantrum the Rabbit!
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Tantrum the Rabbit

part 5 - Recreation Room
This time we finish up with the Mad Lab and enter the Recreation Area
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Recreation Room

part 6 - Acquiring magic!
Let's go delve into the knowledge of magic..
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Acquiring magic!

part 7 - Death Cave
Now, we enter the death cave and fight hordes of enemies to obtain the green key.
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Death Cave

part 8 - Dink Dink Revolution
Let's dance..
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Dink Dink Revolution

part 9 - Enter the Dormitories
It's time to go up to the next level.. and acquire a new spell!
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Enter the Dormitories

part 10 - The Battle Path
In this part we battle our way through hordes of monsters in the dormitories
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The Battle Path

part 11 - Ending Number One
In this part we will show one way of finishing the game, this is Ending Number One.
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Ending Number One

part 12 - The Quest for Cheese?
In this part we find some cheese, cure a hangover and become psychic.. you know, just an average day in the life of Dink Smallwood..
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The Quest for Cheese?

part 13 - The Necromancer
Let's see what other usable food we can find
Also, we show the trick to beating the nearly impossible Necromancer fight!

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The Necromancer

part 14 - Ending Number Two
In this part we show another way of finishing the game, this is Ending Number Two
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Ending Number Two

part 15 - The Puzzle Path
Let's try out the puzzle path in the dormitories. We also find a secret that lets us turn out the lights in the entire dungeon.
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The Puzzle Path

part 16 - Quest for the Fire Sword
Time to enter the land of frustration and annoying fish who ruin Christmas.
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Quest for the Fire Sword

part 17 - Fire Sword Obtained!
After many battles, we finally obtain the weapon that will lead to our victory, the Fire Sword
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Fire Sword Obtained

part 18 - Ending Number Three
In this part we show another way of finishing the game, this is Ending Number Three
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Ending Number Three

part 19 - Ending Number Four
In this part we show another way of finishing the game, this is Ending Number Four
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Ending Number Four

part 20 - All Weapon Obtained
In this part we collect all the possible weapons in this Dmod
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All Weapons Obtained

part 21 - Secret Good Ending
Time for the bonus video: We start a new game and beat the game using a shortcut. No Level ups,
and we get the good ending.

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Secret Good Ending
September 18th, 04:36 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Nice one, ended too soon. I love hearing the author insight about the development of the dmods, and Robj, you do a great job at prodding Dan.
September 18th, 07:59 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Yeh some of these may end quite abruptly, simply because the actual length of the part was over 30 minute, so I needed to split it up to make it more manageable for editing and uploading. Next part will be up soon!
September 18th, 09:19 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
did you really cut the parts in totally weird places
September 19th, 12:48 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Any part would have been weird to cut at since one conversation leads into another, I just tried to pick the least weird times to cut, so it still makes sense if someone starts from the next video. However, if someone is watching the play through, they would likely be watching it from the start so it won't affect much, and I'll have these out every 2 - 3 days anyway.
September 19th, 08:13 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 2 is now up.

Enjoy!
September 22nd, 10:21 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 3 is up!

This time we enter the Mad Lab.. time for some riddles.
September 26th, 06:53 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 4 is ready for viewing!

Time to meet Tantrum the Rabbit.
September 29th, 10:05 AM
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RObj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 5 is up. Also, I've started to speed up parts which may be less than entertaining too watch, such as long battles or walking a long distance to get healed or something, so you can still see them, just in super fast speed to save time!

For example, this part was about 18 minutes long before edits. It's now 12 minutes.
October 4th, 12:06 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Sorry for the delay, for those following this on youtube. Part 6 is up and ready to watch!

October 6th, 11:23 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
"This... is bullshit"

Thanks for using my suggestion of using Joshriot's 'been shot down' midi for the fast-forward parts!
October 7th, 01:27 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 7 is up. We had some major technical difficulties in this part, but with the power of editing, you can hardly tell Although the enemies respawning straight away on the second screen of death cave sort of gives away that we had to stop and start so much because of Audio issues.

Anyway, enjoy.

"Thanks for using my suggestion of using Joshriot's 'been shot down' midi for the fast-forward parts!"

It actually makes for an awesome fast forward track, I started using it on my other Let's Play channel too

October 7th, 07:29 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Dude, you missed the perfect opportunity to name the first part something super witty, like "Initiating the quest" or something. For shame!
October 11th, 09:57 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I guess I didn't think of that

Next part will be edited and uploaded tomorrow, been working on my Dmod and working 12 hour shifts, so I haven't had time to edit them together.
I'll try to upload two parts tomorrow.
October 13th, 07:57 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 8 is up!
October 14th, 01:17 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
And also part 9 now!
October 16th, 12:01 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Awesome videos.
October 20th, 06:54 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Watched part 10 already, and your talk about how creating D-Mods is basically a collaborative effort and how people can borrow scripts and stuff, from other D-Mods, just made me think about how lucky we are these days that nobody packs their scripts into .d files anymore. That was a nightmare back in the day. Can't believe some people were doing it up 'till 2006 or so.
October 20th, 08:39 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
As Skull has mentioned above, part 10 is now ready to watch!
October 29th, 09:08 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 11 is up!

We have reached ending number one.
October 30th, 02:48 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
About NPCs facing you when you talk to them, I know there's a few other D-Mods that do this as well. Can't remember which ones exactly all of them are, but I know SoB does this (I assume PQ does, too, can't remember). I know there's some newer D-Mods that do it as well. In the small bit of HH3 that is actually built, I had the NPCs do it as well.
November 8th, 04:49 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Next part is up.

I thought I was done with The Quest for Cheese quite a while ago! It haunts me!
November 10th, 04:38 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Next part added in the top post.

Enjoy!
December 2nd, 10:19 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Next part up and Ending Number Two has been achieved!

Enjoy.
December 3rd, 04:40 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Part 15, 16, and 17 have now also been added to the top post!
December 3rd, 04:31 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Parts 18, 19, 20, and 21 are now up.

This Let's Play is now complete.
December 3rd, 04:53 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
This was definitely one of the more interesting DSPT LPs to watch. I'd definitely watch if you two ever decided to make a similar LP of FIAT. I'm sure there'd be tons of interesting trivia for Redink to share about that D-Mod. I personally prefer it over Initiation, too, even if it's probably a bit more buggy. I think someone on DSPT did start an LP of FIAT once, but it ended up getting scrapped after only like one part.
December 3rd, 08:54 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
yes, do fiat. then, proceed to ask redink1 in the douchiest way what in the hell he was thinking with the start of the game where you need to gather gold.
December 3rd, 10:19 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Yeah... That's almost DFMAOB level of dumb design.
December 3rd, 10:41 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
hey at least it doesn't start out like stone of balance does. *shudder*
December 3rd, 11:55 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Yeah... That's almost DFMAOB level of dumb design.

Meh, I don't remember ever running into any troubles or frustrations with how the D-Mod was designed. Only thing I remember being kinda off was that it got slightly repetitive after like 3/4ths through. But even then I remember enjoying what it was going for and how clearly each area was separated from one another, with a very established objective. I played it through twice back in the day, and I don't think I even ran into any major bugs at any point during either playthrough.
December 4th, 05:34 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I just wanted to say thanks Robj! It was a lot of fun recording these videos, and I really appreciate the time and effort that went into editing them!
December 4th, 07:42 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
"I just wanted to say thanks Robj! It was a lot of fun recording these videos, and I really appreciate the time and effort that went into editing them!"

All good! I enjoyed making them. I'll be taking a break over December to do some dmodding and real life stuff. Then I'll be looking to make some more Let's Plays in January.

Any ideas, or anyone want to record a Dmod with me, I'll be up for it. I love collaborating.

Also, of course I'll be up for doing FIAT whenever - if you want to Dan and the time opens up, any time from January onwards, just let me know. Interestingly enough, I don't think I ever finished FIAT, or if I did, I don't remember it all. I did play it, but only so far, if I remember correctly. Should be interesting.
December 4th, 09:35 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Sure, right after you release "The Dark Avilan". Or at least turn it over to a fellow Dinker who might "finish it up for you".

We loyal fans beg you to release your greatest unfinished achievement before we all just give up and die.


December 6th, 10:15 AM
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merder
Peasant Male Netherlands xbox steam
The Voice in the back of your head! 
was fun to see and well poor cast "king" punched to dead with a single 1 strenght punch
December 6th, 04:10 PM
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kerrek
Peasant Male United States
oao 
Very good PT, dual comm series are always better, especially with the creator!