Hi, everyone. Samuel here. It has been 14 months since the release of my Hosted Game, The Magician’s Burden. If you liked TMB, please consider leaving a review; it helps keep me motivated while chipping away at this 1,000,000 word series.
Many of you have undoubtedly noticed that I’ve been busy with a handful of other WIPs. Although I will still be focusing a lot of my time on Mass Mother Murderer and Nascent Narcissistic Necromancer in particular, I also think it’s high time I finally start working on The Magician’s Enigma in earnest.
Although I don’t have a demo available just yet, I’m posting this here so my fans can keep me honest, and I’ll be less likely to continue to procrastinate on this. All that said, you can expect a teaser to come soon, with semi-regular updates after that.
Your father and your childhood cat are dead. Your village is still reeling from the devastating demon invasion. For better or worse, Zaleth has all but vanished from your mind, leaving you feeling strangely incomplete. Kihbok is still out there somewhere.
And yet, there are even more pressing matters looming. An army of demons is planning to break into your world and overthrow the kingdom of Githrad in a single, crushing battle. Melithar the Enigmatic, the most powerful wizard in the world, wants to train you and your fellow villagers to help stop them. But you quickly learn that the greater your allies, the greater your enemies.
So, you guys are going to see a gradual change in the MC’s overall demeanor as the series goes on. Because of all the things that have happened to them in their life, such as being hijacked by a demon since they were a baby; relentlessly bullied by Killian and company; watching their father and Mowbow get murdered; and nearly being killed by multiple demons, they will slowly start to become more cynical and start to exhibit some of the traits you’ve seen in Nascent Narcissistic Necromancer’s MC.
To be clear, this will not be another villain game, and there will be more nuance and character agency in regards to dark thoughts and intentions than in NNN, but it will nonetheless be a growing theme as the series goes on. Not only do I think it makes sense narrative wise, but that kind of element is just something I’ve been unable and unwilling to pull away from since like 2018 on.
Essentially, you as readers will just have the choices of whether to embrace those burgeoning changes in the MC’s outlook and behavior, or try to wrestle with them. This will start to be evident in Chapter Two, which I plan on releasing in around a week, so you all will be able to see what I mean then.
- Play as male, female, or non-binary; romance males, females, both, or no one at all
- 6 Romance Options: Violet, Mabelin, Keano, Rigel, Alice, and Melithar
- Hone your magic, combat abilities, and knowledge, and become five times more powerful than you were before
- Take revenge on your childhood bully, or forgive him and learn to heal
- ~ 250k words total
Like TMB, The Magician’s Enigma will contain profanity, violence, and sexual content. It will also be generally darker in tone and events than its predecessor. However, it’s still aimed at, and should be suitable for, young adults.
Who are your favorite characters?
Which types of magic did you choose to have?
Chapter One: 14k
If you’re a fan of this series, please consider “liking” this thread so others will check it out too. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.