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King of Dragon Pass

3 weeks ago

Feature: Updated for 2019

The best strategy games on PC

You'll ocassionally find someone on the internet sounding off about how the strategy genre is dead. If you see such a person in the future, send them this list of the best strategy games ever made.

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2 months ago

Feature: King of Dragon Surpassed

Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind review

The war chief is dead. Aminai, our wisest herder, took her place but was struck with a deadly illness. Crop after crop failed as the world became darker and colder. Our herds are pitiful, barely half of our people have a horse. Our neighbours, once toasting our clan, raid us without mercy, burning defences and stealing precious cattle. Storm worshippers from the south sense weakness…

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Feature: Level Cap

The best RPGs on PC in 2019

Look! A ranking of the 50 best RPGs on PC. I know, you never asked for this, but here it is. It is 100 percent correct, we double-checked. The RPG is a broad and deep sea and fishing out the best games from its characterful waters is no easy task. But we are capable fishers on the good ship RPS, and know when to humanely…

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3 months ago

King Of Dragon Pass successor Six Ages will arrive on PC in October

The cows have been sacrificed. The rituals have concluded. The RPS god-talkers return from their tent and declare that Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind, will finally be released on PC on October 17th. Six Ages is of course the spiritual successor to the legendary King Of Dragon Pass, the 1999 strategy-RPG hybrid about leading an iron age village to prosperity in a dangerous land…

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1 year 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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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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2 years 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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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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3 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

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King Of Dragon Pass review

A Sharp and HeroCraft's King of Dragon Pass [official site] is perhaps best described as a management game presented like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but that would be to profoundly undersell it. A new version arrived on Steam last week: is it still as good as the legends tell? King of Dragon Pass is the best game you’ve never played. Unless you have played it, in…

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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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5 years ago

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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