Actually, that should be “Footage Of Age Wonders III‘s Rogue Leader”. I was trying to be cool, and now I’ve backed myself into a corner. Help me out by shaking your monitor around as you watch this short trailer for the fantasy strategy game’s Rogue class. It will make it appear as if the footage was roguishly taken.
I think this is new ground for AoW: it was just Wizards and Kings before, no? Now there’s Rogues (and Druids, Priests, Warriors and Engineers) vying for dominion over the land. This look at the Rogue frankly makes the class out to be something of a fantasy Tony Soprano. The blurb:
Rogue Lords are masters of stealth, manipulation and theft. Any foolish citizen who makes trouble, disappears without a whisper in the middle of the night. Rogues employ charm, poison, assassinations, and the magic of the shadows to appease their subjects and manipulate rival leaders. Rogues have two faces: one they wear in public, while the other is a ruthless schemer behind closed doors, directing sinister forces that wait in shadow for the perfect moment to strike.
One of his skills is “Sadism”, which gives troops a morale boost for every kill they make. And what’s this? “Plague of brigands” sends a group into a city to attack everything on sight, causing the population to “suffer a happiness penalty.” These are awful things for someone to do, especially if they’re leading a unicorn into battle.
The myth ’em up’s 12 year absence will be ending sometime in 2014