"Siege of Treboulain"—Defend your magical city from invaders!

"Dark force’ remind me of the banner saga lol

Also, which stats do I need to negotiate the trade deal? Is one rhetoric? After I had to restart once I couldn’t convince the legate to go for a good price.

Also, can you push Tevi out of the way of the boulder and not lose an eye? It’s not too big a deal gameplay wise, I’m just curious.

I think Wisdom and Charisma are the best for that

As for the loss of an eye, I havent found a way around that yet

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This was enjoyable, especially the ending. It’s good that you can marry who you want and not just become lovers. The thing about Arborturgy, its history and the throne was also interesting. The game is a bit realistic with the choices, making a decision will dissatisfy some while satisfy others.
Though I would’ve preferred more depth to the romance options I understand that isn’t the focus. I really wanted to romance Markov, I chose him as past lover but realized there was no way to romance him. But I’m glad I married the general, he was the most understanding and protective, I liked him & his character.
The priests were a headache with their debate, both sides made reasonable points and I couldn’t choose till the end.

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I enjoyed this game so much, and had a lot of fun playing it. I felt that I could play a character that was right up my alley; I love playing sneaky characters, charming and charismatic characters, as well as pious characters. Here I could play one that was all of this!

The characters were lovely. Dimi Floros was my favourite (and my first love interest;) I couldn’t even bear to be the least bit rude to them when I replayed the game an unlikeable wannabe-tyrant. (Dimi refused my hug, though… Got a bit sad, but I deserved it. Good on you and your integrity, Dimi.)

Something I highly appreciated was the option to thank characters for their friendship and embrace them. It felt so good to be able to show my love, not only to my love interest, but also to my platonic friends.

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Now you have me wanting to play again to get to know Dimi better! Dimi was the one I liked least, but I’d love to see another side of them.

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Ah, fun! I’m not sure what it was about them that charmed so much, it was just… something.

As for myself, I feel like I should give Saphira a chance. Neither of my characters got close with her for some reason, so it would be fun to get closer to her.

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Go for it! My character romanced Saphira and their relationship was so tender and sweet. She’s probably my favorite character in the whole game.

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I look forward to it! That sounds so charming, makes me want to try out a romance with her. I tend to like priests and priestesses in these games, so that’s nice, too!

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She’s so deeply concerned for the welfare of the city and trying to keep the peace in the arboturgical order, I couldn’t help wanting to give her something to be happy about. :heart: My king was also a trained arborturgist and very devout, so they had a very deep connection and the romance felt simultaneously earthy and spiritual. Perfection!

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She really is a good and honourable person! That’s so sweet. It gives me nice, soft feelings just reading about. They really sound perfect together, your king and her!

My king and Dimi felt connected by charm, joy the vivre and an appreciation for beauty; the king was very devout as well, though, so it was a bit of a shame he and Saphira didn’t get along. Ah well, next character!

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Which other character did you romance?

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I romanced Heartstone as well, because that other king of mine and he were both fighters, and the military loved me; he was way too good for me, though! I enjoyed his romance, but the poor man deserved better… I wasn’t a great person that time around. I was more interested in Celestino, personally, but they had zero in common with that character, so I didn’t even try.

Did you romance any other characters than Saphira?

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I haven’t had the chance to play more than once yet! I definitely will, though - this is just such an all-around excellent game, full of characters I want to get to know and places I want to explore and lore I want to learn. Did you happen to read the author’s interview that was on the CoG blog a few days before the game was released?

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It really is great. I love that it’s full of little details that make it all more immersive. And I agree with the exploration and lore, it feels like there’s so much to discover. I did just now - that was such a nice read! It’s always fun to hear/read about people talking about their creations.

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Those author interviews are my second-favorite thing about CoG/HC release weeks. They always get me even more excited about the game, even though I was already planning to buy it anyway!

I was really looking forward to the interview for Social Services of the Doomed, but maybe they’re not doing one this time? Or maybe they’re just getting around to posting it really late … I hope so …

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It really is fun! Both when they make one more excited about the game, and when one already played the game and know the context fully.

Absolutely! Here’s to hoping!

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I found another interview with Jed Herne! I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but here’s the link.

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Oh, that’s great! I will definitely take a look!

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Glad you liked the interview! I love reading those launch week interviews as well, so I’m proud to contribute to that tradition:)

Here’s a few other interviews I did around the release:

Author Chat with Jed Herne - Author of Siege of Treboulain

Live playthrough of Siege of Treboulain with Jed Herne

Behind the scenes of the Siege of Treboulain book launch - this one is more looking at the business/marketing side of writing and launching a game.

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