Hey there, everyone!
The Magician’s Burden is my newest Hosted Game. It was a Choice of Games’ interactive fiction contest entry, and although it didn’t win, it was one of the finalists.
TMB is the first installment in an epic, fantasy romance saga set in the world of Lume.
You are a magician living in a small village outside of the Kingdom of Githrad. At first, you are just living a fairly normal life. You have to deal with bullies, navigate your father’s temper and alcoholism, and work at your various jobs. As well as being a clerk at your parents’ general store, you can also choose between being a guard, a scribe, a farmer, or a thief.
You get to have fun, too, like playing in chess tournaments, sparring, reading at the library, exploring necromancer’s caves, exploring the woods, and finding romance with the other villagers.
Oh, yeah. You’re also hijacked by a demon named Zaleth.
- 230k words of content total
- 60k words per play through
- 4 different romance options: 2 male, 2 female
- choose your gender: male, female, or non-binary
- romance males, females, both, or no one at all
- lots of three dimensional characters including your mother, father, and brother, a wizard, a healer, an archer, a bully and his cronies, multiple demons, a VICE-captain of the guard, a thief who is also a demon huntress, and many more!
- lots and lots of stats, detailing your skills, knowledge, attributes, relationships, and inventory
- three different kinds of magic for you to choose from: stealth, light, or dark
If you like The Magician’s Burden, make sure to “like” this topic so others will check it out, too.
Also, here are the links to all the polls:
Who are your favorite characters?
Which types of magic did you choose to have?
Which jobs did you choose?
Did you use Zaleth’s powers against Killian in Chapter 3?
Did you use Zaleth’s powers against Kihbok in Chapter 8?
Chapter One: 20k
Chapter Two: 41k
Chapter Three: 14k
Chapter Four: 30k
Chapter Five: 34k
Chapter Six: 31k
Chapter Seven: 43k
Chapter Eight: 15k
Playthrough length: 60k
Cover art: Violet, by Werner Mueck
Fan art of Keano by @Prism_Stars:
Play the free demo on Amazon, Steam, Apple, or Android: https://www.choiceofgames.com/user-contributed/magicians-burden/#utm_medium=web&utm_source=ourgames