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Hey Everyone,

So this is a little content update, I've pushed it out a bit sooner as it contains a patch for a nasty bug that blocked bandit robberies from being accurately reported in the end of turn report. Plenty of stuff in this update though :)

NEW THRONE ROOM ENCOUNTERS (3 features)

A handful of new throne room encounters, always looking to expand where I can here!

* Added new throne room encounter 'Something to gawk at'
* Added new throne room encounter 'Witness Royalty'
* Added new throne room encounter 'I beg you for gold for the families of my fallen brothers'

THRONE ROOM IMPROVEMENTS (9 features)

While passing the throne room I noticed several bugs and also saw an opportunity to expand the Silver Tongues encounter.

* Added ability to ask Throne room 'Silver Tongues' how they go about increasing your public opinion
* Added ability to ask Throne room 'Silver Tongues' how they go about decreasing your public opinion
* Reduced requested gold from soldier for sick mother from 50 gold to 20 gold (and bigger help from 500 gold to 200 gold)
* Fixed 3 text bugs in old man throne room response
* Fixed old man wants to see the king before he dies encounter now refers to your chosen ruler title
* Fixed text bug with pair of throne room knights wanting to join your knightly order
* Fixed 3 text bugs with sick mother soldier reactions
* Fixed text bug in disgruntled soldier encounter death reaction
* Fixed text bug in disgruntled soldier encounter introduction variant

A silver tongues new menu - https://i.imgur.com/ORZoA8Y.png

You monster - https://i.imgur.com/7wnQ5Ut.png

A PACK OF CHARACTER NAME SUFFIXES (10 features)

It's been a while since I've added any new suffixes, although at this point there are 1000s of them so it's unlikely anyones going to see duplicates any time soon.

* Added new name suffix 'The Holdout' (+10 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Warrior Commando' (+35 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Deadeye' (+27 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Peacebreaker' (+31 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Mirror-Breaker' (-5 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Mirror-Watcher' (+3 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Greyseer' (+18 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Blueseer' (+22 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Goldseer' (+24 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Skyseer' (+24 battlescore)

MORE RANDOM LOOT (5 features)

Always worth adding more random loot that can be discovered!

* Added 'enchanted wizard's tooth' random loot artifact (worth 75 gold)
* Added 'crudely made wooden shield' random loot artifact (worth 2 gold)
* Added 'metal cube adorned with pearls' random loot artifact (worth 150 gold)
* Added 'solid gold human foot' random loot artifact (worth 250 gold)
* Added 'well-carved wooden goblin head statue' random loot artifact (worth 20 gold)

ARTIFACT HALL REVIEW (19 features)

It's been on my radar for a while that a lot of the descriptions and screens in this artifact hall were in need of a rework, now it's finally done!

* Added new event when giving Dumble Staff to a Dumble
* Reworked artifact hall intro text
* Fixed 4 text bugs with Sceptre of the Goblin god artifact blurb
* Fixed 6 text bugs with ancient lands map artifact blurb
* Fixed 4 text bugs with Chaos orb artifact blurb
* Fixed 8 text bugs with Plague Box artifact blurb
* Fixed 1 text bug with Doomstone Fragment artifact blurb
* Fixed 2 text bugs with Gauntlet of Frost artifact blurb
* Fixed 1 text bug with Demon Shield artifact blurb
* Fixed 5 text bugs with Demon Horn artifact blurb
* Fixed 8 text bugs with Dumble Staff artifact blurb
* Fixed 1 text bug with Ancient Scythe artifact blurb
* Fixed 1 text bug with Golden Telescope artifact blurb
* Fixed 2 text bugs with Fragment of Denland Stone artifact blurb
* Fixed 3 text bugs with Stone of Talents artifact blurb
* Fixed 2 text bugs with Remnants of Stone of Talents artifact blurb
* Fixed 2 text bugs with Talisman of Brothers artifact blurb
* Fixed 3 text bugs with Obsidian Sword artifact blurb
* Fixed 4 text bugs with Friend of the Fearful artifact blurb

The Dumble Staff - https://i.imgur.com/NZJUth7.png

Take it! - https://i.imgur.com/ZdAP0mG.png

What an improvement - https://i.imgur.com/GGvsmAh.png

BUGFIXES (10 features)

A couple of bugfixes here, thanks Ecksesive and Luel for the reports!

* Fixed bug where minor bandit gangs who rob all your gold aren't being reported in the turn report and make it seem like the gold has just vanished instead (credit Ecksesive)
* Fixed text bug with northern hall introduction during special event (50th year)
* Fixed text bugs when listening to the call of the lightning in the northern hall
* Fixed text bugs for normal northern hall introduction screen
* Fixed screen pause bug when bribing rebels to disband
* Fixed options for Maktap the bartender not correctly shown
* Fixed Smallhaven Champion not spawning (credit Luel)
* Fixed Rihhm Champion not spawning once dead (credit Luel)
* Fixed two text bugs with law to enforce laws
* Fixed issue with troll bridge blocking your first legit attempt to visit Dapplogk, Smugglers Den, and Golden Lilypad

EVERYTHING ELSE (6 features)

Some things I couldn't fit anywhere else, some new kingdom names, the ability to change your mister/miss title in game, some new screens and tweaks!

* Added ability to change your mister/miss/etc title in other laws (credit Defender)
* Added new screen for removing the orb from the northern hall
* Added new screen from putting the orb back into the northern hall
* Added bandit level rise event now shows new bandit level
* Reworked and fixed the 3 possible rebel disband outcome screens
* Added 10 new kingdom names 'Aovis, Averth, Bomia, Dainerth, Ezore, Induria, Magnillon, Muunara, Nuul, Teloth'

New option in the other laws screen - https://i.imgur.com/4WCRWiT.png

WHAT'S NEXT

Still working through my backlogs since the end of turn update and trying to get Warsim out there while it's on sale for the Steam Autumn Sale!

Hope you're all good :)

Cheers

Huw

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Hey Everyone,

So I've been in the middle of another house move recently but had this update loaded ready to go save for a few things for a few days now. There is no major focus but lots of new content and fixes and reworks.

MYSTERY AND WONDER (3 features)

When you start a new game and are told of the races in your world there is a random slightly different one of ten different rock and water images picked, they aren't great. I've replaced them with a new shared set of 20 random background graphics used for discovering new lands, I've reworked them and added plenty more for variety so that now it makes the introduction screen a bit different.

* Reworked new game world full of mystery and wonder screen graphic
* Added 10 new alternate graphics for new game world and discovering new lands screens
* Reworked several new game world and discovering new lands screens

One of the new intro screens - https://i.imgur.com/vIfUYDg.png

And another - https://i.imgur.com/MRHm5iF.png

And one more - https://i.imgur.com/lGsV5PG.png

And another for luck - https://i.imgur.com/0eKcKBf.png

Last one I promise - https://i.imgur.com/6acu75T.png

Oh go on, one more - https://i.imgur.com/dTUO9MP.png

RIHHMPROVEMENTS (11 features)

See what I did there... Rihhm-provem... ah nevermind, so while working on the wiki page for the village of Rihhm I found several things that needed fixing or weren't fully completed.

* Added +10 relation with Rihhm from starting trade route
* Added -10 relation with Rihhm for ending trade route
* Added -5 relation with Rihhm from demanding tribute
* Added +5 relation with Rihhm for ending tribute
* Made it so Rihhm elder will not speak to you if relation is lower than -5 instead of lower than 0
* Fixed Old Storyteller's Hut text bug in Rihhm
* Fixed random quest text incorrectly referring to Rihhm and Smallhaven
* Fixed bug when attacking Uktak village after having beaten Rihhm villages champion causing unexpected issues with the Arena
* Fixed Elder Atik angry introduction text bug
* Fixed tie in snail race screen
* Fixed tie in snail race with bet cancelled screen

New relation change effects with Rihhm - https://i.imgur.com/L6lsidA.png

SMALLHAVEN FIXES (9 features)

Not as catchy as the above header but I also had a few things to fix and improve in Smallhaven!

* Fixed text bug in Smallhaven trade route cancel screen
* Added indicator for trade route started and ended with smallhaven
* Added indicator for tribute started and ended with Smallhaven
* Added +10 relation with Smallhaven from starting trade route
* Added -10 relation with Smallhaven for ending trade route
* Added -5 relation with Smallhaven from demanding tribute
* Added +5 relation with Smallhaven for ending tribute
* Fixed 2 text bugs in tribute cancellation text with Smallhaven
* Fixed 3 text bugs in tribute starting text with Smallhaven

MILITIA EXPLOIT REVOKED (12 features)

So u/TheGamingDictator brought to my attention a pretty surprising exploit that I'd totally missed. After the update to militia leaders there were 20 possible perks militia leaders could have, there were four that over-ride normal militia peasant hire prices to reduce the cost to either 5 gold, 3 gold, 1 gold, or completely free of charge. However what I clearly didn't consider is that the price over-ride only happened during the buying process and for selling peasants back to the militia it just showed half of the non-overriden price meaning you could be getting 100 free peasants, selling them back for 10 gold each and then getting those 100 back again from free, repeatedly for an infinite horde of wealth. Needless to say it's now fixed along with several other changes.

* Added Militia leaders face and name to hiring units in troop hire screen
* Added Militia leaders face and name to selling units in troop hire screen
* Fixed free militia units description text bug
* Fixed Terrible Leader militia perk incorrectly refering to helper militia leader perk
* Fixed 'Militia master hands takes the gold' text bug in militia hire screen text
* Fixed Exploit for getting peasants for free from militia leader and selling them back for profit repeatedly (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Fixed Exploit for getting peasants worth 1, 3, or 5 gold and selling them back for way more repeatedly exploitable (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Added new alternate screen for giving troops to the militia for free (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Added peasants being sold at 1 gold each cannot be sold back only given for free (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Added peasants being sold at 5 gold are sold back at 3 gold each instead of exploit level cost (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Added peasants being sold at 3 gold are sold back at 1 gold each instead of exploit level cost (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Added alternate selling screen when selling troops to militia via militia diplomacy screen

Now you'll see the Militia leaders face when buying and selling troops to him - https://i.imgur.com/Uauo6JQ.png

A new option when trying to sell peasants to a militia that sells them for 1 gold (you can only give them for free) - https://i.imgur.com/Jl6cbZf.png

NEW CONTENT (3 features)

Always good to keep the game fresh with plenty of new content. The name Halbazaar was inspired by this song's catchy chorus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2oC99e_xPY&ab_channel=MiksonvlogsTV

* Added 5 new human names 'Halbazaar, Balgazaar, Bulgazaar, Kralbazaar, Spactazaar'
* Added new book to the old library in the artifact market 'The Blah Blah Ballad of Bal-Balah' (credit u/obviousllamainshoes)
* Added 10 new kingdom names 'Arizaria, Altmetrizar, Bottoria, Bubbenden, Jubjara, Cathold, Crillen, Irovia, Inderria, Illoria'

A PACK OF CHARACTER NAME SUFFIXES (10 features)

Another group of potential character name suffixes for the people of your worlds!

* Added new name suffix 'of the Wasteland' (+15 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Wastelander' (+18 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'of the Ruined Lands' (+5 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Wastewalker' (+22 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Earth Scorcher' (+30 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Land Scorcher' (+29 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Wasteborn' (+19 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Craterborn' (+35 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Craterwalker' (+20 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'The Wastewhisperer' (+23 battlescore)

A FEW LAUGHS MORE (4 features)

Well you probably won't be laughing at these but here are a few new jokes that can be said by any in game jester in your court or in the wider world.

* Added new joke 'Cold night broomstick'
* Added new joke 'Magic Bee'
* Added new joke 'Close eyed wizard'
* Added new joke 'Big Hat wizard'

DIALOGUE IMPROVEMENTS (4 features)

Still working through adding things to the wiki and while documenting all the dialogues in the game I see many that aren't perfect or have errors in them, also opportunities for extra dialogues and expansions.

* Added new question 'What's with the Vomit Hole?' for Gboo of the Human's Toe Tavern
* Reworked 4 dialogues for Gboo of the Human's Toe Tavern
* Fixed text bug in Gboo of the Human's Toe Tavern fight break up text
* Fixed 2 text bugs in Gboo of the Human's Toe Tavern dialogue options menu

BUGFIXES (15 features)

Quite a lot of big bugs fixed here, including a game crashing bug and a bug that made indepedents units end up with strength in the negative, thanks as always for the bug reports everyone!

* Fixed Independent kingdom battlescore changing bug (credit u/TheKnightIsForPlebs)
* Fixed issue with Northern Hall text colour
* Fixed staff quitting due to not being paid having their names omitted in the report of them quitting
* Fixed other expenses section line being too short
* Fixed killing or trap dooring demon worshipper got -1 public opinion (credit Hun Knight)
* Fixed 2 text bugs in elven race description (credit Mayana)
* Fixed several options to kill insane throne room visitor instead lets them leave happily (credit Mayana)
* Fixed freeing slaves in peace diplomacy crash (credit u/rory-games)
* Fixed Village champions in grand tournaments are random named characters with the suffix 'The Peasant' instead of the actual champions of the villages
* Fixed new game theme music choice showing two options active at once (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Fixed diplomacy rejection text bug (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Fixed buying militia recruitment sign text bugs
* Fixed buying recruitment signs text bugs
* Fixed recruitment sign upgrades showing how many peasants gained in recruiting even if forceful enlistment isn't active (credit u/TheGamingDictator)
* Fixed Smallhaven sound continuing after leaving the village (credit u/TheGamingDictator)

EVERYTHING ELSE (2 features)

There was an issue TGD weirdoo pointed out which made your end of turn report appear to misreport your income as it merged bank interest with your earned sum, now it's displayed separately in the end of turn report to make it much clearer.

* Reworked bank interest report in end of turn report to be separate from normal gained gold (credit [TGD]weirdoo)
* Added indicator of neutral leaders lack of effect in diplomacy odds

And old report for income and how its displayed now - https://i.imgur.com/n3W8sUl.png

WHAT'S NEXT

I've still got a few things to work through of my backlogs... I've also just started playing Cyberpunk 2077 and I'm enjoying it a lot... so see you guys in 3 months.

Hope everyone is ok :)

Cheers

Huw

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Hey guys,

I'm putting this out there Warsim is currently 40% off on steam and itch.io for the winter sale.

You can find the game on sale on steam here - https://store.steampowered.com/app/659540/Warsim_The_Realm_of_Aslona/?beta=0

You can find the game on sale on itch.io here - https://itch.io/s/43488/warsim-winter-sale-40-off

Warsim is a deep and rich text based kingdom management game unlike anything else. Complete with charming ASCII graphics, navigate the millions of different procedurally generated races, events and areas with a huge emphasis on player choice. Don't let its look fool you, there is depth in every direction.

A bigger breakdown of some of it's actual features are as follows:

* A huge explorable world with 100s of unique locations including hidden cities, giant markets filled with tons of stuff to do and lots of randomisation and tons more
* A throne room where you are tasked with talking to and dealing with the people of your realm, depending on your kingdom size it could be 10 people or 1000s. You will encounter gamblers, bards, tricksters, goblins, mercenaries, common folk, beggars and tons of others froma  pool of 1000s and 1000s of different dynamic encounters.
* A procedural fantasy race system that has been in development for years through a mix of my own work and lots of help from the Warsim community and now can produce exactly 94,887,852 possible races. Which pretty much ensures all the races seen in your gameworld will never been seen again. You might find Seafaring Goblins, Fire Orcs, Eyeless Elves, Orange Ogretaurs, Inbred Trench Dwarves, and millions more races you couldn't imagine!
* A procedural face generator with over 100 Quadrillion possible faces that are unique and distinct race by race!
* A dynamic arena in your kingdom where heroes rise and fall, there is much you can do here if you own it including hosting tournaments and setting rules. It can also be found in many states and sizes
* Tons of mini games such as snail racing, a mini dnd game, animal pit fighting and at least 10+ others you can find in taverns and locations around the world, or you can hire a gamemaster to play them directly from your throne room.
* There are also absolutely abysmally terrible procedurally generated bards, including Goblin Drummers, Orc Grunters, Gnome Whistlers, and Vampyric lute players. I'm not going to pretend they are good but they are funny!
* The ability to send your men to find monsters from the depths of the world you can train and fight with other monsters, with 27'000 possible monsters and 45 different opponents. (this feature was player suggested)
* The ability to get absolutely hammered in one of the 15+ taverns of the world, my personal favourite being goblin taverns due to their 'vomit holes'
* And honestly a lot more than this

The game has been in development for 5 years and still has a ton more work to go, it has sold over 24'000 copies on itch.io and steam and has been supported by audiogames members the whole time.

The game is usually $7.99 but is reduced to $4.79 as it's 40% off

I'm happy to answer any questions you guys may have

Cheers guys

Huw (Solo dev)

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Hey guys for anyone who wants to follow along with Warsim outside of the thread we've just opened a discord server for Warsim

https://discord.com/invite/YyFAkry98w

Keep up with the changelogs, leave bug reports or suggestions, see our dumb memes or new letsplays!

The more the merrier :)
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