I used to crash at Heroquests until I installed Mostalsoft!

From: Thomas McVey <tmcvey_at_...>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 09:09:54 -0800

> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 09:52:33 -0600
> From: Jonathan Wight <JWight_at_...>
> Subject: Re: Wishlist ....
> I'd love for a KoDP2 to be written, but I remember reading that KoDP hasn't
> been a financial success.

It seems to still be selling, though. It's more of a "sleeper" than a blockbuster. Having to self-publish hurt sales, though.

Any news on this, David? Is KoDP near the "break-even" point?

> Am I the only one who things that the Hero Quests are too random? Most of
> the quests I could solve by learning the lore and making sure conditions
> were favourable. But one or two just would not let me solve them. No matter
> what I did I'd fail and I tried everything.

There's a random element in whether you succeed at a "station" or not.

But, if you get the Magnet of Mostal by trading with the dwarfs, then this randomness seems to be reduced. Strange that a treasure from souless atheists helps you in your most sacred rituals for calling on the gods.

Having a strong godi questing also helps. I used to always fail at the Elmal HQ. Then I got a heroic combat/renowned magic Elmali, who could just stroll through the quest every year. Having the magnet of Mostal meant I rarely, if ever, failed.

So get your Lhankor Mhy worshippers bogeying to the "To find the truth" funky beat, and pump up your noble's characteristics. I think that's almost as important as pumping up your Issaries traders.


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