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King of Dragon Pass

7 months ago

Feature: From malevolent wizards to climate change

How Six Ages and King of Dragon Pass explore the politics of myth

It wasn't till some way into development of Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind that designer David Dunham realised he was making a game about climate change. Like its 19-year-old predecessor, the seminal King of Dragon Pass, Six Ages is set in Glorantha, a fantasy universe originally cooked up by Greg Stafford, and sees you raising a community in the wilds after being expelled from…

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8 months ago

Feature: Hit Parade

The 50 best strategy games on PC

An entirely objective ranking of the 50 best PC strategy games ever made, now freshened up to include our favourites from 2017 and 2018. From intricate, global-scale wargames to the tight thrills of guerrilla squads, the broad expanse of the genre contains something for everyone, and we've gathered the best of the best. The vast majority are available to buy digitally, a few are free…

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9 months ago

King of Dragon Pass sequel Six Ages raids PC in 2019

Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind is another of those games I've been excited for since the moment it was announced. Long-awaited successor to '90s cult favourite King of Dragon Pass, it's a blend of tribal management and roleplaying presented primarily as as Choose Your Own Adventure. Today, Six Ages gets its first non-teaser trailer, along with a release window announcement - we'll be raiding…

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11 months ago

Six Ages looks every bit the King Of Dragon Pass successor in this teaser

King Of Dragon Pass is one of that games that speaks to me like no other. It is all of my favourite things blended together. It is a generator of sagas. It’s part tribal management game, part Choose Your Own Adventure romp, and it was doing a lot of what Crusader Kings 2 has become known for way back in 1999. I’m beyond excited, then,…

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2 years ago

Feature: Yes we clan

Have You Played… King of Dragon Pass?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. King of Dragon Pass looks like it has been drawn by the illustrator of 1970s books for pre-teens. That is wonderful in its own way, but much of the joy comes not from the wispy beards of your clansfolk but from the insightful…

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4 years ago

King Of Dragon Pass Arrives Expanded On Steam

"Many games claim to offer choice, but railroad you into making the same ones always," we told you revisiting King of Dragon Pass [official site] last year, "or offer a simplistic binary option, tethered to game-oriented notions of 'pick a reward', monochrome extremes of kitten-petting-versus-baby-eating morality, or both ... It’s a rare game that captures the complexities of leadership without getting bogged down." The tribe-leading…

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Return Of The King Of Dragon Pass: Six Ages

We recently published our first ever article about King of Dragon Pass, a feature in praise of the cult favourite tribal management game. If you haven't read it, you should and if you haven't played the game, you should probably do that as well. Originally released in 1999, it's one of the strongest examples of emergent storytelling built around a strategic framework. Now, fifteen years…

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Feature: Wail to the King

Remembering King Of Dragon Pass

King of Dragon Pass was first released on PC in 1999, but its mixture of strategy, management and RPG, and its focus on offering the player meaningful choices at every turn, was sadly overlooked at the time. We asked Sin Vega to explain why you should still play the game today. We've all dreamt about ruling over a tribe, right? And let's be honest with…

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