Webcomic Wednesday 2! Electric Boogaloo
The first Dragon Kingdoms comic in years has finally surfaced. As you’d expect, it’s a reboot.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #54
In Part 53, we went deep into the Underground World to find the monster that is causing all this. Could this be it? The end of the adventure at Level 30? Considering the last one ended at Level 95, that would be a surprise. It sounds like there are still more monsters to fight. Corry: If you knew just what was under this...
Remembering Dragon Quest
In remembrance of the series that brought RPGs to the mainstream (in Japan). Dragon Quest X has sadly gone the MMO route… it likely is going to join Final Fantasy in being a shell of its former self. If you don’t recognize this castle (or the one next to it), you don’t know your roots. Where you get the Staff of Rain is now a gloomy, rainy place. And yes, the character is a...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #53
Last time, we traveled through Enda Cave and reached Esukae Town. The walls in the Underground World glow green with evil, and there are few savepoints or places to rest, so have those Potions and Ethers handy! A new enemy, the Centaur. You can’t run from them at level 28 or lower, can sometimes run from them at level 29, and can always run at level 30 and above. ...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #52
Last time, in Part 51, we defeated Hyudora at the bottom of Endar Castle, only to find out the monsters were STILL infesting the castle. Worse, they mentioned something about destroying Esukae Town, which is deep underground, and accessible only through Enda Cave. It looks like Straw Man makes his return from the Power Cave in the original Dragon Kingdoms. Yeah,...
Around the community #5
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RPG Maker VX Ace confirmed, release March 15
It’s now official! The English-language edition of RPG Maker VX Ace is releasing on March 15, with orders being taken next Thursday, March 1. Let’s hope that the variable operations all work properly, unlike what happened in the original English release of RPG Maker VX in 2008.
This was the opening (and closing) comic of my participation in the 2011 Halloween Cameo Comic Caper. Despite its name, the comics can run well past Halloween. The last one for this season was January 23rd of this year, for example. It’s a shame I didn’t get to do more with it.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #51
…and so do the lower ones. Apparently, there’s an even worse monster deep in Enda Cave. But we won’t go back there until Part 52.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #50
Welcome to the 50th part of the playthrough for Dragon Kingdoms II!
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #49
Going back down from the top floor of Endar Castle in this part. It turns out Harpies can use Quake, too. I’m not sure why she didn’t earlier. Once you hit level 24, the fun really begins. Corry and Brien learn Bolt 2, which does 120 damage to ALL ENEMIES. So the spiders, goblins and harpies are no match for your party now, so long as you have 12 MP to cast it. ...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #48
Last time, we talked to the king of Endar Castle, who told us that there are monsters in his castle. Now those arachnids aren’t so bad, are they? That’s where we’ll be going in Part 49!
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #47
Welcome to Part 4 of Dragon Kingdoms II and Part 47 of the playthrough! We’re about halfway through the game. Next time, we head up the stairs and start beating up some monsters!
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #46
Last time, we entered the Janos Mountains after crossing the Drydea Desert. Corry: Uh oh. Partially Lost Levels: The final release of Dragon Kingdoms II has Part 3 up to late May rather than early to mid June. While we only miss out on two dungeons and some events, it’s still worth mentioning. I might still have the file on that...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #45
In Part 44, we stopped the spread of the Drydea Desert, by defeating the Red Dragon. Tomorrow, we proceed further into this new area.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #44
Off to the east, in Jansen Town, more adventure awaits. That will have to wait until Part 45, however.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #43
Last time (Part 42) we stopped the Flame Demon from burning up all of Dryden.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #42
Last time (in Part 41), the party defeated Whasanai and visited Dryden Town. RPG Maker God TNomad, what is a Vandetta? Corry: I would say no, but I know a certain someone would object to that. Alex: Yeah, I imagine William could skip Corry across the river to Tanchoa… if not farther. I guess...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #41
NOTE: All updates from 2/11 to 2/20 will be playthrough updates. Last time, the party explored the dungeon deep under Whasana Castle. Yeah, after taking a hit like that this early in the game, Alex is going to need some healing. Yes, I know the first game had almost concluded by this point. It died already? But we just started… oh,...
Around the community #4
Is it really Friday already? Felipe_9595: yuna21:
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #40
In Part 39, Corry’s party was about to find the real king and let him out of jail. Next time, it looks like we have a boss to take care of.
RPG Maker VX Ace confirmed within two months
Not much has changed, apparently there are still plans to release RPG Maker VX Ace at the end of February (rumored to be around the 20th, which is close to someone’s calculation of Feb. 18th based on VX’s release), and that we will certainly see it by April 7th, two months after yesterday’s post on RPGMakerVXAce.net.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #39
Last time (Part 38), the party was trapped in an underground jail. Will they escape? Not until Part 40, we’re not! Surprisingly, Windskull didn’t use Gust once in that battle. I wonder why?
Dragon Kingdoms Birth of a Legend concept
Here’s a couple things I’ve come up with recently. The color wheel to the right is used for color picking and shading. It’s best to shade in the opposite direction from the original color used, rather than use darker shades of the same color. (The darker green is forest, not shading)
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #38
When we last saw Corry and Alex (Part 37), they had reached a boss after taking on a tough enemy known as Stoney. Yep. GigaFist does 100 damage to its target. OUCH! Corry: And William’s one of them! Now get out of here before I have him kick your butt! Corry: No, I don’t think so… Corry: Well… with no...
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #37
In Part 36, Corry and Alex found the key to the tower north of Tanchoa. Make sure you reach level 15 before going up these stairs. Yep, only Quake will work on Stoney. To devastating effect. Next time, we get to take on a boss.
Around the community #3
It’s Friday, so it’s time to take a look around the RM community. SorceressKyrsty: Essenceblade: Lotus Games: Link 2112: Wendell: Sinchross: And that’s this week’s look around the community.
Dragon Kingdoms II Playthrough #36
Last time (Part 35) Corry and Alex left Tanchoa Town for just a bit, visiting Whasana Castle Town to its Southeast. There’s another town to the east, but we’ll save that one for later. What? We’re not liars! Why, we’ve never even been here before! RPG Rule #20XX: There MUST be a monster in a castle’s basement. Corry: Let’s...
Dragon Kingdoms Comic #1 preview
Because this blog isn’t just RPGs. I said the comic is starting in February, after all, so here’s a preview of it on 2/1.