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Bored of the Rings

Full map (nothing blocked out). My pokemans, let me show you them. From the COTPATD project.
I feel April Fools date is a good day to release this. It's a new dmod based on the Bored of the Rings book, one of the top ten parody books reviewed by somebody or other. A walk through is included in the story directory (mostly to help me with the dungeons). It's a big dmod. I have not compressed anything in case anyone sees something they would like to take from it. It uses a number of keys s=switch characters, e=eat food for health, w=what screen am I on, a=escape from certain dungeons, d=throw dice, c=cheat screen (locked at this time). It is a Final Fantasy type of game with multiple characters that come and go as the story progresses. A few new magic spells have been added along with a whole bunch of craziness.
Released:July 27th, 2014
File Size:19.41 MB
Release Notes:Updated version of Bored of the Rings D-mod.
More Midis, More junk on screens. Hard boxes fixed.
Still no fixes for DinkHD.
The dmod uses load_tiles which is not supported on DinkHD.
It also uses keyboard commands which don't always work with DinkHD.
There is a walkthrough in the story directory.
It is a crazy game based on one of the best book parodies ever written "Bored of the Rings" based on "Lord of the Rings". The game mechanics are based on the Final Fantasy games which use multiple characters that you control over the stoyyline. If you see anything you like (knights that can use fireballs, swords, or throw axes) feel free to take it.
Again this will only run with Dink 1.08 program.
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April 30th, 2014
Score : 7.0 good
Peasant He/Him Japan bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
I think Bored of The Rings was released too early. It's suffering from so much. **I have not fully beaten the game yet but I believe I have played enough to assume the following holds true**

This game suffers so much from empty map syndrome/empty map effect/ whatever you want to call it. The game uses 760 of 768 total screens. But the majority of them lack sprites. Some without any at all. There's also an issue where the borders aren't clearly defined so if an area looks like you can keep walking about an area but can't, it's because there's some weird hardness blockage going on.

Another thing this game lacks is midis. DMODS REALLY NEED MIDIS, okay!? It's just something you don't leave out. Here and there you'll hear one, but most of the game is silent. Yeah it's kind of painful.

My last major criticism of this game is how rushed the story feels. Hm, perhaps that's not the right way to describe it. Perhaps if I said it had a targeted audience it would be described better. The story can really only be grasped by those familiar with the Lord of the Rings. If you're not familiar with that story you're kind of screwed. Hell, even if you've seen the movies you're still kind of screwed. It wouldn't hurt to cover the story a bit more instead of jumping from one major plot point to the next.

If none of those criticisms throw you off you'll be in for a good time. Stomper clearly put a lot of work into this and I respect and appreciate that. Also, this dmod is not all bad.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the humor in this dmod. It really is quite good. There are all these allusions to things that have absolutely nothing to do with anything because why not? There are a whole lot of sprites that don't really mesh well with dink sprites, but I'm okay with that because it's an interesting change.

This game is really long and very funny, and I really recommend trying it. I also very much hope Stomper puts more work into it- because it really needs it.
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