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Character Poses - Imperial Legionnaire
03 Sep | 10:00 am

 
The backbone of the Imperial legions are its legionnaires and for a good reason. Disciplined and rigorously trained, these men and women are further hardened by years of service in faraway provinces and front lines, which involves incessant marching with heavy equipment, surviving in hostile environments, and of course combat. Due to their quality equipment and developed fighting style the legionnaires are among the most successful armed forces of the continent.

Both the regular legionnaire and the legionnaire captain are enemies you can encounter in the game - usually when you go up against the law or the Empire in some way. Alone these soldiers are tough but manageable opponents; their true strength comes from standing next to each other as they grant Armor to any neighboring allies in the same line. This is complemented by their set of combat skills:

Gladius Stab: A single-target melee attack that has the Armor Piercing property. Though it does not deal a lot of damage, it is reliable and accurate.

Scutum Shove: The legionnaire uses his large shield (scutum) to shove a melee opponent, pushing them back and dealing low damage. This attack is very difficult to block.

Formations!: Only the legionnaire captain has this combat skill. It can be used to buff a single friendly unit with bonus Accuracy, Block, and Resistance against all effects.

Though lacking real burst damage potential, these soldiers are great at becoming a great barrier that is almost impossible to break up. Using shoves, they set their enemies for accurate attacks and wear them down slowly but steadily. You must be aware of this and try to separate them to rob them of their buffs. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time dealing with them.

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Project Update - Laurels, New Fig Milestones, and Platform Announcement
29 Aug | 3:00 pm

Laurels All Around

In our endeavour to get Vagrus into the sights of as many cRPG lovers as we can, we applied for featured spots in a number of nearby game shows - successfully! Not only did we get invited to present Vagrus the game itself but our art design and developer pitch has been rewarded as well making it into the official selection of said shows (see above). That reminds us to bring to your attention the upcoming opportunities to meet us in person:

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#fig #gameportals #gameshow #gog #milestone #projectupdate

Enduring Effects (Game Design Post)
29 Aug | 10:00 am

As I am writing these lines, we are actively working on what we call Enduring Effects for the game. What are these? Well, in short and to put it simply, these are all buffs and debuffs that last for several in-game days or are permanent (until removed somehow). They come in a variety of types and can be used for a lot of things to enhance gameplay and narrative alike.

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#enduringeffects #gamedesign #openworld #projectupdate #unity

Character Artwork - Orc Juggernaut
27 Aug | 10:00 am

'A simple matter, eh? A wee bit o' thrashin', you said, a right an' proper shindin'. Just seventeen guys, you said. What you forgot to mention is those seventeen are bloody Orcs, every single one of 'em! From the Chipped Fang tribe, no less. So here's your coin, find someone else to get killed. The Dread Reavers ain't takin' this one.'

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#art #bandits #character #juggernaut #orc

Ian Livingstone
22 Aug | 10:00 am

We are extremely proud to announce working alongside Chameleon Comix and Ian Livingstone on a City of Thieves graphic novel. Ian has been our hero ever since our little group of friend gathered around one of his books in elementary school. It has been without a shadow of a doubt a key moment in our lives to turn towards table-top roleplaying games, and eventually start our indiegame development studio, Lost Pilgrims.  Having this opportunity to work with him is a dream come true and it's even better since we are joining forces with one of those friends huddling around said book. Gyula has been a long time member of our RPG group, played countless hours on our own world, The Riven Realms too, and he now leads this awesome project with his comic books publishing house.  Interested in hearing more? Be sure to follow Chameleon Comix and Lost Pilgrims, and meet us at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 at the end of August.

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#2019 #cityofthieves #fightingfantasy #projectupdate #sideprojects

Location Artwork - The Singing Winds
20 Aug | 10:00 am

The wind was speaking to her, telling her terrible things, singing of her demise, chanting of her worst fears becoming manifest, of her never reaching her destination, never achieving her dreams, never being content, never finding rest or refuge or love. It kept on whining and screaming and whimpering until she herself started screaming in a vain attempt to blot it all out.

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Character Poses - Dragonguard
13 Aug | 10:00 am

Dragonguard are the elite soldiers of the Dragonlands, tentative allies of the Empire. Their training is extremely tough, and only already accomplished soldiers are selected to take part in it. Equipped with powerful Dragonsteel equipment that harnesses the magic of Dragonkind, these elite troopers are among the most dangerous opponents you can come across in the Riven Realms. Be sure not to make enemies of them needlessly.
 
The different versions of Dragonguard not only sport different coloring but also in the elemental effects of their combat skills. The red Dragonguard, for example, applies fire damage on its strikes with the buff ability, the blue one applies lightning, while the green applies Poison.
 
Disciplined Swing: A basic attack that is very accurate due to the rigorous training of the Dragonguard but has low critical chance. It is still deadly enough combined with the amazing toughness of these soldiers.
 
Invoke the Flame: Each and every member of the Dragonguard is able to wield the Flame, that is, the power of the Dragonlord they swore fealty to. The Flame is channeled through their Dragonsteel equipment and enhances that gear for a short time, granting them Resistance bonuses as well as elemental damage on their normal attacks.
 
Draconic Roar: The Dragonguard make use of another draconic power - the mighty roar of their Dragon counterparts. Even used by a mere mortal, this ability is quite devastating, potentially Stunning the target and applying a Fear debuff on them for a short period.
 
 
Even a lone Dragonguard can be quite a challenge to a Companion thanks to their amazing defenses, stamina, and selection of skills but a platoon will be very tough nut to crack even for an experienced band of adventurers.

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Trading Between Settlements (video)
08 Aug | 10:00 am

We are super excited to share some of our progress as we are getting closer and closer to releasing the build that has the new trade pricing system feature.

This short video demonstrates how the comitatus carries goods from one market to the other trying to make some profit. The quantity and price of goods are calculated based on their source location and the time spent on the road to get to a certain place. Will your comitatus be able to transport them quicker than the market flow to realize a profit? 

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Creature Artwork - Splinter
06 Aug | 10:00 am

 
'It came alive, dominus, I swear, the crystal did! There was a light moving inside it. Smashed Daro with a hand big as a cart! It hit Kulwhma so hard she flew across the pit... What could have we done but run, dominus? Please, have mercy!'
 
- The slave overseer Faez just before being whipped to death for losing a harvest of calerus crystals
 
'Don't sit up. Keep calm, you need to stay in bed for a while. You lost a leg and hurt your head. But you'll recover. Here. Drink, you'll need to replenish your fluids. Good. And now... tell me about the light inside the crystal creature that did this to you.'
 
- The Crystalmancer Shebenni to the slave Kulwhma several days after the incident
 
The beings referred to as Splinters are a mystery yet to be solved. Their emergence several decades ago came as a surprise to the budding crystal harvesting industry at the North and South Calerus. Ever since, mining and gathering crystal has become even more dangerous than before as these hulking crystal creatures attack mostly everyone they encounter. Their bulk is nigh impenetrable, and though they are slow, their powerful attacks can break armor, tools, and bones with ease. Thanks to their completely crystalline structure, it is often very difficult to spot them in the dense caleri before it is too late. No attempt at communication with them has been successful yet - Splinters seem to be antagonistic and alien to other species by default.
 
In gameplay terms, Splinters are terrifying enemies. They are immune to most status effects and are very resistant to magic. Their tough armor and sturdiness makes them extremely difficult to kill. They can easily present a serious challenge even to experienced comitati.
 

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Trade System (Game Design Post)
01 Aug | 10:00 am

Ever since we came up with the idea of Vagrus, a game where you manage a comitatus, we knew we needed to develop an elaborate, dynamic trade system that would serve as one of the major features of the game and would also aid in fleshing out a living world.

Basic Premises 

While trading was always to be one of the main sources of income for the player, we also wanted to avoid creating a pure trading simulator game. It's not that those are not fun for the right people - stories about Gabor dominating the Auction House on our server in World of Warcraft for a period of time still surface in conversations among friends - but because our strengths lie elsewhere. Our unique setting, The Riven Realms, and telling stories with memorable characters was the first and foremost motivation to create Vagrus, so it was also much more likely to excel in that rather than in a simulation - which we knew relatively little of.

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