History VideoGame / SwordOfTheStars

24th Jan '18 6:56:19 PM GentlemensDame883
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* The {{Roguelike}} spinoff ''Sword of the Stars: The Pit'' (henceforth ''The Pit''), released in February 2012.

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* The {{Roguelike}} spinoff ''Sword of the Stars: The Pit'' (henceforth ''The Pit''), released in February 2012. A board game version went to Kickstarter on [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kerberosproductions/the-pit-the-board-game January 25, 2018.]]
14th Jan '18 9:16:06 AM nombretomado
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On August 9, 2013, a hex-based wargame spinoff in the vein of ''VideoGame/PanzerGeneral'' called ''Ground Pounders'' was announced, with an alpha demo following a few days after. As the name suggests, it focuses on planet-based combat in contrast to the grand space scope of the main games. A {{Kickstarter}} [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kerberosproductions/ground-pounders was launched August 29,]] but failed to make funding; a less ambitious retry that cut out playable Tarkas among other features [[http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sword-of-the-stars-ground-pounders/x/4160861 went to Indiegogo on October 1,]] but also failed to make it. It eventually went to Steam Early Access on February 8, 2014.

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On August 9, 2013, a hex-based wargame spinoff in the vein of ''VideoGame/PanzerGeneral'' called ''Ground Pounders'' was announced, with an alpha demo following a few days after. As the name suggests, it focuses on planet-based combat in contrast to the grand space scope of the main games. A {{Kickstarter}} Website/{{Kickstarter}} [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kerberosproductions/ground-pounders was launched August 29,]] but failed to make funding; a less ambitious retry that cut out playable Tarkas among other features [[http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sword-of-the-stars-ground-pounders/x/4160861 went to Indiegogo on October 1,]] but also failed to make it. It eventually went to Steam Early Access on February 8, 2014.
14th Dec '17 9:07:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Achievement and Award names include "[[Creator/AnthonyBourdain The Chef Bourdain Award]]", "[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Chestburster]]", "Eat Fresh"[[note]]The tagline for Subway[[/note]], "[[Film/{{Predator}} Get To Da Choppah]]", "[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Kraven Award]]", "Film/LordOfWar", "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog The Professor Ivo Award]]", "[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 The Romero Award]]", "[[ComicBook/IronMan Stark approved]]", "[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} What I do isn't very nice]]" and "The Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} Award".

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** Achievement and Award names include "[[Creator/AnthonyBourdain The Chef Bourdain Award]]", "[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Chestburster]]", "Eat Fresh"[[note]]The tagline for Subway[[/note]], "[[Film/{{Predator}} Get To Da Choppah]]", "[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Kraven Award]]", "Film/LordOfWar", "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog The Professor Ivo Award]]", "[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 The Romero Award]]", "[[ComicBook/IronMan Stark approved]]", "[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} "[[ComicBook/XMen What I do isn't very nice]]" and "The Franchise/{{Zatoichi}} Award".
9th Sep '17 7:59:43 AM zarpaulus
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* CantRefuseTheCallAnymore: Black Swimmers are considered dead to their civilian fellows, as reflected in the initiation ritual. First, he goes through what is basically a funeral, where his loved ones circle him, sing to him, and touch him one last time. After he is handed over to the Black Swimmers, his lungs are filled with the oxygenated fluid that Liir warships use instead of atmosphere. To the recruit, this is very much like drowning, and indeed the first day of training is called "Drowning Day". After he has been reborn, not as a Liir, but as a Black Swimmer, he will undergo his military training.
9th Sep '17 4:17:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BellyOfTheWhale: The initiation ritual for a Liir joining the Black Swimmers fits this to a tee. First, he goes through what is basically a funeral, where his loved ones circle him, sing to him, and touch him one last time. After he is handed over to the Black Swimmers, his lungs are filled with the oxygenated fluid that Liir warships use instead of atmosphere. To the recruit, this is very much like drowning, and indeed the first day of training is called "Drowning Day". After he has been reborn, not as a Liir, but as a Black Swimmer, he will undergo his military training.
14th May '17 5:17:31 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Traveller}} Anagathics, Battle Riders, System Defence Boats...]]

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** [[{{Traveller}} [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} Anagathics, Battle Riders, System Defence Boats...]]
28th Mar '17 8:35:28 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: In ''The Pit'', don't activate something unless you're sure you're going to use it immediately. Some of the devices lying around have only one use and will be unusable afterwards even if you don't do anything with them.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: In ''The Pit'', don't activate something unless you're sure you're going to use it immediately. Some of the devices lying around have only one use and will be unusable afterwards even if you don't do anything with them.
7th Feb '17 12:45:45 AM dvorak
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* ThePennyfarthingEffect: Hoo boy. Absolutely bonkers control scheme; whoever heard of right-clicking to move the camera? Also is having to select the "move" button to move a fleet instead of just left-clicking.
23rd Nov '16 4:43:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicAliens: Male Morrigi project a psionic illusion that makes viewers see them as an attractive male of their own species with wings, and are explicitly stated to have inspired myths of angels on earth (along with a host of {{Trickster}} legends). Though their actual appearance is a three-meter long feathered serpent with eight limbs, and females are up to six m and inspired myths of dragons.
8th Oct '16 9:35:43 AM GentlemensDame883
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* MagikarpPower: The Suul'ka Horde start out weak but in the end-game can summon Suul'ka as special units.



* MagikarpPower: The Suul'ka Horde start out weak but in the end-game can summon Suul'ka as special units.



A {{Roguelike}} spinoff called ''Sword of the Stars: The Pit''. When an incurable plague breaks out on the human planet Arbuda IV, the only hope lies in descending into the depths of a mysterious and deadly underground facility rumoured to have been established by the Suul'ka. As one of three characters, each with their own reasons for being there, you must brave the monsters and traps within in hopes of reaching the bottom, where the cure reportedly lies. An expansion, ''Mind Games'', was released on July 3, 2013. In addition to brand new psychic abilities and two new characters, one a psion specialising in them, it adds more levels, more items, and more enemies. A second expansion, ''Gold Edition'', was released on November 9, 2013 and adds even more content, including four new playable characters. On April 18, 2014 a third DLC, ''The Pilgrim'', was released, adding yet more content including a playable Prester Zuul. On September 25, 2014 another DLC, ''Juggernaut'', was released, adding more content and a playable Tarka Changed male. On January 28, 2015 yet another DLC, ''Necromancer'', was released, adding still more content and a playable Horde Zuul Lich.

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A {{Roguelike}} spinoff called ''Sword of the Stars: The Pit''.Pit'' was released February 21, 2013. When an incurable plague breaks out on the human planet Arbuda IV, the only hope lies in descending into the depths of a mysterious and deadly underground facility rumoured to have been established by the Suul'ka. As one of three characters, each with their own reasons for being there, you must brave the monsters and traps within in hopes of reaching the bottom, where the cure reportedly lies.

An expansion, ''Mind Games'', was released on July 3, 2013. In addition to brand new psychic abilities and two new characters, one a psion specialising in them, it adds more levels, more items, and more enemies. A second expansion, ''Gold Edition'', was released on November 9, 2013 and adds even more content, including four new playable characters. On April 18, 2014 a third DLC, ''The Pilgrim'', was released, adding yet more content including a playable Prester Zuul. On September 25, 2014 another DLC, ''Juggernaut'', was released, adding more content and a playable Tarka Changed male. On January 28, 2015 yet another DLC, ''Necromancer'', was released, adding still more content and a playable Horde Zuul Lich.
Lich. On March 22, 2016 the seemingly final DLC, ''Healer'', was released, starring a Medic.



* EnemyCivilWar: According to the Necromancer's lore, he was sent by [[spoiler:the Immortal, one of the Suul'ka, to sabotage his fellow the Bloodweaver.]]



*** The Morrigi Striker added in the Gold Edition similarly has excellent stats in all four main stats and most of the major skills. The tradeoff is that she gets ''much'' less stat and skill points per level.

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*** ** The Morrigi Striker added in the Gold Edition similarly has excellent stats in all four main stats and most of the major skills. The tradeoff is that she gets ''much'' less stat and skill points per level.



* [[spoiler:NoEnding: ''The Pit'' just...''stops'' when you reach the 30th floor. You rescue Tamiko and... that's it?]] With the ''Mind Games'' expansion, it's 40 floors. Still same deal.

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* [[spoiler:NoEnding: ''The NoEnding: [[spoiler:''The Pit'' just...''stops'' when you reach the 30th floor. You rescue Tamiko and... that's it?]] With the ''Mind Games'' expansion, it's 40 floors. Still same deal.
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