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''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WideOpenSandbox WesternRPG by [[http://whalenoughtstudios.com/ Whalenought Studios]] with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].

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''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WideOpenSandbox WesternRPG WesternRPG, released by [[http://whalenoughtstudios.com/ Whalenought Studios]] with on [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] on May 28th, 2015.

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mechanics mirroring mirror those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].



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* DialogueTreeDialogueTree: All of the conversations happen in this manner, and your skills unlock further options in them. For instance, one of the earliest dialogue options you may get is to turn a potential companion into a thrall completely bound to your will.



* PurelyAestheticGender

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* PurelyAestheticGenderPurelyAestheticGender: Downplayed. While the gender doesn't affect your stats, it does change how the characters treat you. This is also combined with the effects of your race and that of the speaker; some of the races clearly place women above men, others do the opposite, and the rest are mostly egalitarian.


* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/{{Darklands}}''.



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* AllDeathsFinal: There's no way to revive your fallen comrades, so each encounter is potentially fatal.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: The questions asked to you in the intro of the game affect certain gameplay elements. For example, if you choose the Trickster God as your ally, his priests would be more helpful as opposed to other gods.

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* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: Like Darklands, there's no quest log.


The game uses a [[PointBuildSystem classless role-playing system]] where you create builds via any combination of the magic, combat and aptitude skills available to use on a group of up to five characters - or you can choose to find new allies during your travels through the world.

It's heavily inspired by {{Darklands}}, a classic game set in Medieval Germany with fantastical elements, both in looks and in game play elements. [=SitS=] has its older brother's difficulty (albeit mitigated by modern UI improvements), Gothic/European style and overall tone.

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The game uses a [[PointBuildSystem classless role-playing system]] where you create builds via any combination of the magic, combat and aptitude skills available to use on a group of up to five characters - or you can choose to find new allies during your travels through across the world.

It's heavily inspired by {{Darklands}}, a classic game set in Medieval Germany with fantastical elements, {{Videogame/Darklands}}, both in looks and in game play elements. [=SitS=] has its older brother's difficulty (albeit mitigated by modern UI improvements), Gothic/European style and overall tone.


** [[SpellBook Spell Book]]: list of memorized spells and their intensity, among the schools of Illumination, Linking, Transforming, Flesh, Forging and Herbology.

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** [[SpellBook Spell Book]]: list of memorized spells and their intensity, among the schools of Illumination, Linking, Transforming, Flesh, Forging [[LightEmUp Illumination]], [[StatusBuff Linking]], [[ShapeShifting Morphing]], [[PoisonousPerson Flesh]], [[ExtraOreDinary Forging]] and Herbology.[[GreenThumb Herbology]].


''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WesternRPG with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].

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''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WideOpenSandbox WesternRPG by [[http://whalenoughtstudios.com/ Whalenought Studios]] with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].



Can be purchased from its [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/ official website]] (where a demo can be downloaded as well), [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/ Steam]] and [[https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands GOG]].

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It's heavily inspired by {{Darklands}}, a classic game set in Medieval Germany with fantastical elements, both in looks and in game play elements. [=SitS=] has its older brother's difficulty (albeit mitigated by modern UI improvements), Gothic/European style and overall tone.

Can be purchased from its [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/ official website]] (where a demo can be downloaded as well), downloaded), [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/ Steam]] and [[https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands GOG]].



* Archer Archetype: Bows and Crossbows are possible choices in the War Book.

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* Archer Archetype: ArcherArchetype: Bows and Crossbows are possible choices in the War Book.



* CharacterCustomization: You can customize the appearance, attributes and skills of up to five characters. You can customize the character's portrait, sprite, name, sex and race, aprat from attributes and skills.

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* CharacterCustomization: You can customize the appearance, attributes and appearance (portrait, sprite, sex), race, attributes, skills and traits of up to five characters. You can customize the character's portrait, sprite, name, sex and race, aprat from attributes and skills.characters.



* FiveRaces: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/manual/#page/83 literally]]; each race offer three unique variants of subraces with their own perks.

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* FantasyGunControl: Since it's set in a late Bronze Age / early Iron Age European-like world, guns don't appear.
* FiveRaces: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/manual/#page/83 literally]]; each race offer offers three unique variants of subraces with their own perks.



* PlayerPersonalityQuiz: The intro before the actual character creation has the player answer a "biographical" questionnaire to a mysterious hooded woman that will decide what kind of god you are.



* PurelyAestheticGender



* SceneryPorn: the pixel art of this [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2004.png game]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2005.png is]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2014.png amazing]].

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* RandomNumberGenerator: The game even admits being RNG-heavy in the first pages of its manual.
* SavageWolves: The bane of most starting low-level players. A pack of wolves can reduce your party to dead bodies in a heartbeat if you're not careful.
* SceneryPorn: the pixel art of this [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2004.png game]] sceneries and menus]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2005.png is]] are]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2014.png amazing]].



* ThrowDownTheBomblet: [[AlchemyIsMagic elixirs]] are throwing weapons.

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* ThrowDownTheBomblet: [[AlchemyIsMagic elixirs]] Elixirs]] are throwing weapons.


* Five Races: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/manual/#page/83 literally]]; each race offer three unique variants of subraces with their own perks.

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* Five Races: FiveRaces: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/manual/#page/83 literally]]; each race offer three unique variants of subraces with their own perks.


''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WesternRPG with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from Romanian mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].

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''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WesternRPG with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from Romanian UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n mythological creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].



* CharacterCustomization: You can customize the appearance, attributes and skills of up to five characters.

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* CharacterCustomization: You can customize the appearance, attributes and skills of up to five characters. You can customize the character's portrait, sprite, name, sex and race, aprat from attributes and skills.


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* Five Races: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/manual/#page/83 literally]]; each race offer three unique variants of subraces with their own perks.
** Ameythevians: purple-tinted skin and web-like ears, from a watery, purple-fogged homeland.
** Varuchovs: white-skinned underground dwellers.
** Lachovinians: human-like race with rune-marked skin.
** Taratoriths: taciturn and unyielding people with orange hair and triangular ears.
** Pasaarens: matriarchal, hunter race marked by the black feathers instead of hair and opaque pupils.


''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WesternRPG with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from Romanian mythological creatures, [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]], [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].

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''Serpent in the Staglands'' is a DarkFantasy WesternRPG with mechanics mirroring those of the 90s RealTimeWithPause [[RolePlayingGame CRPGs]]. It's set in the world of Vol, inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape - with enemies going from Romanian mythological creatures, creatures and [[OurWightsAreDifferent spirits]], spirits]] to [[OurMagesAreDifferent rogue mages]] and [[BanditMook mutilated outlaws]].


The game can be purchased from its [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/ official website]] (where a demo can be downloaded as well), [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/ Steam]] and [[https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands GOG]].

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The game can Can be purchased from its [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/ official website]] (where a demo can be downloaded as well), [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/ Steam]] and [[https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands GOG]].

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* PointAndClickMap: [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2017.png Has one]].


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* SceneryPorn: the pixel art of this [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2004.png game]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2005.png is]] [[http://serpentinthestaglands.com/global/img/WebImages_b_%2014.png amazing]].

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* WideOpenSandbox: From the beginning you can go anywhere.

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