[SRPG Studio] Dracoseal - Aether Knights & the Legion of Hell version 0.42

Scenery
A millenia after the war between Aether Dragon Caelum and Nether Dragon Gehenna, the continent of Divinus will once again face its darkest moment. Armed with the burning axe of Vulcan, the fate of world falls into the young Prince of Aston, Lionel.

Dracoseal - Aether Knights and the Legion of Hell is set in the year 1208 on the continent of Divinus. You will take control of Lionel, a young and inexperienced prince from the Kingdom of Aston who is thrown unprepared into the chaos that is taking over the world. The game is heavily influenced by Judgral entries and has a subtle dark fantasy theme incorporated in it.

Features:

  • A cross between GBA and Gaiden’s gameplay mechanics
  • Three different modes; Single RN, Double RN and Paragon Mode
  • The ability to save at the start of a turn
  • Overall challenging level designs comparable to Judgral FE games
  • Tough enemy bosses that requires teamwork to defeat
  • New classes such as Eagle Knight
  • Multiple support conversations
  • Second generation characters(*)
  • References to various pop culture games/arts/shows

(*) Not included in the demo

Gameplay Mechanics:

  • Bows and thunder tomes can hit from 3 tiles away
  • Tomes have 3 category; Anima, Light and Dark
  • Anima tomes have their own unique perks to distinguish themselves from each other
  • Weapon triangle has more effect on battles
  • Enemies from chapter 4 onwards tend to carry more than one weapon
  • Enemies have more class-effective weapons than they normally do in FE games
  • Some classes have their own invisible buffs to their hit rates, evasion, and critical hit rates
  • Forts, castles and thrones have more terrain effects, just like in Genealogy of the Holy War
  • There are no weapon ranks; Silver and Brave weapons can only be used by promoted units

Screenshots:
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Demo Download Link (v0.42 - Definitive Edition)
Save file for the newest chapter is now included in the game’s folder.

Scripts taken from:
https://markyjoe.com/srpgstudio/index.php/Plugins

Musics taken from:
Presence of Music
Dova Syndrome
Incompetech
Amacha Music Studio

Update v0.21:

  • Renamed the game’s main title to Dracoseal
  • Replaced direct references to Fire Emblem with something more subtle
  • Changed a few minor convos in chapter 1 (thank you, VonIthipathachai!)
  • Changed the game modes’ descriptions

Update v0.30:

  • Added 3 more chapters, 2 of them are notably larger
  • Four more playable characters, they will appear in the new chapters
  • Support convos are now available everytime you are taken to base menu
  • Rebalanced difficulty; some chapters may feel different than before

Update v0.40:

  • Added 3 more chapters, with a total of 13 playable chapters including the prologue.
  • Temporarily changed the skill trigger rate to a fixed rate due to a problem with the game itself.
  • Added more weapons, these include Fury weapons, magic swords, Wo Dao, Short Spear, etc.
  • Buffs and Nerfs to some of the weapons.
  • Chapter 9 has been changed a bit; you can either win or lose said chapter.
  • Some maps have been redesigned.
  • The game now has darker, desaturated tilesets!
  • Character bios are now more detailed and has to be unlocked one by one.
  • Glossary entries have been added.
  • Three new playable units!
  • and many, many more…

Update v0.42 - The Definitive Edition

  • Added more Character and Glossary entries, now featuring Gallery entries as well!
  • Added more skill icons!
  • Added several new plugins that will enhance your gaming experience.
  • Added a new title screen!
  • Added more class descriptions.
  • Renamed several skills; Close Def is now Pavise, Distant Def is now Aegis and Pavise is now Great Shield.
  • Added a new, experimental difficulty setting: MADHOUSE MODE!
  • Earlier chapters have been modified, some have additional convos and events!
  • You can now view which unit you can talk to, and do so without accidentally spending your turn!
  • Simon has his own Paladin charchip now to distinguish him from Peter.
  • Chronos has his own Dark Paladin class now which can utilize dark tomes.
  • Magic sword hit rates are nerfed.
  • Some late-turn reinforcements are now more punishing to prevent grinding.
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Interesting how will the second gen characters play out or be implemented

should i be concerned

Yay, another SRPG Studio project. Hopefully I can find time to play it. How many chapters are there currently?
Though, I would be careful about using the Fire Emblem name for SRPG Studio games, since those can be sold for money (though I doubt this one will be). Just as a precaution I removed the Fire Emblem name from my game and removed all references to it.

Some more initial questions/concerns:

  • Being able to save at the beginning of every turn sounds like it could be very easy to abuse. Have you devised or are you currently devising any precautions to avoid this?
  • What RNG does Paragon Mode use?

Nope, this is just gonna be a free to play Fire Emblem fangame (and a tribute to some extend) so unless IS or Nintendo themselves want the Fire Emblem title to be removed, I’d prefer it to be there.

There are about 6 chapters included in the demo which is basically the part I of the game.

  1. I agree that the save system can be abused and I may remove it from Single RN mode in the future, but for now I’d like to keep it just in case the game feels a bit unfair to some.

  2. Paragon Mode uses Double RN.

Thanks.
I also recommend joining the /r/SRPGStudio Discord server if you haven’t already. You can post your game there, too. (In its releases channel)

Update v0.21 :

  • Renamed the game’s main title to Dracoseal
  • Replaced direct references to Fire Emblem with something more subtle
  • Changed a few minor convos in chapter 1 (thank you, VonIthipathachai!)
  • Changed the game modes’ descriptions

So how will the Second Gen be implemented?
@GodSejeong97

These are my plans for the Second Gen units:

  • Second Gen Era will take place a lot later in the game.
  • First Gen units are still deployable as long as they haven’t been defeated.
  • Second Gen units have their own inventories, nothing will be inherited.
  • Second Gen units will follow Est archetype more and less OP like FE4’s Second Gen units (but overall more powerful than First Gen units when they hit max level).

However, as for the parents, I’m still torn between making canon parents or not.
@MakoQueenofAdrestia

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Yes you should totally do canon parents unless you want to have a different outcome for the children each run

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The next update of the demo (version 0.3) will be released around March 31st, featuring:

  • Chapter 7, 8 and 9, which also features…
  • More playable units! and…
  • An FE4-style large map with multiple objectives!
  • Support Conversations
  • Rebalanced difficulty for certain maps

Look forward to its release!

The next update of Dracoseal will be delayed for another week for further playtesting and balancing! It should be out by April 7th.

Dracoseal update v0.30 has finally been released! You can check what’s new on the description above along with the download link!

Here are some of upcoming updates for version 0.40, which will be released around May - June:

  • Four large chapters that may or may not be the end for the Martin Kingdom arc
  • Second Lord’s introduction, along with a small tease to the next arc
  • An intense, defense-focused map
  • More detailed bios of the main characters
  • Darker, desaturated tilesets, changing the atmosphere as close as possible to FE4’s
    (Before & After)
    Screenshot 4 Screenshot 5
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Hi guys, in two weeks, version 0.40 will be released! Along with the new chapters and weapons, there are some major changes and postponed features:

  • Rather than 4 chapters, only 3 chapters will be released. This is due to a rather problematic issue that happened during the development of the chapters and their playtesting sessions, causing a huge delay in the development.

  • Skills like Luna, Sol, Glimmer, etc will not be using the usual trigger rates which are based on the user’s stats. Instead, they will use fixed rates for time being. This is also due to the same problem stated above.

  • Most units have received either nerfs or buffs. Changes are mostly kept to minimum, except for Thomas and Simon, who received lots of changes including newly assigned skills and tweaked growth rates.

  • Magic swords, Fury weapons, Short Spear, Wo Dao, Hunting Bow, Cleave Bow and Hanna’s PRF weapon, the Hanna Lance will be featured in the update.

  • Fire tomes and Wind tomes have been buffed; Fire tomes will deal damage akin to axes while the SPD boosts on Wind tomes have been increased.

  • You can now change the formation of the team during battle preparations, although some maps will have restrictions.

  • You can now heal green units.

  • Enemies will now avoid engaging battles when they deal 0 damage and/or when they have 0 hit-rates.

After a month-long delay thanks to P4G being released on PC (and me playing Recettear), version 0.40 is here! Here are some infos regarding said update:

  • Added 3 more chapters, with a total of 13 playable chapters including the prologue.
  • Temporarily changed the skill trigger rate to a fixed rate due to a problem with the game itself.
  • Added more weapons, these include Fury weapons, magic swords, Wo Dao, Short Spear, etc.
  • Buffs and Nerfs to some of the weapons.
  • Chapter 9 has been changed a bit; you can either win or lose said chapter.
  • Some maps have been redesigned.
  • The game now has darker, desaturated tilesets!
  • Character bios are now more detailed and has to be unlocked one by one.
  • Glossary entries have been added.
  • Three new playable units!
  • and many, many more…

The game has now reached its 25% completion! Please look forward to its next update.

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After a week of tinkering with the game here and there, I present to you…Dracoseal version 0.42 - The Definitive Edition! Here are the changes made in the current version:

  • Added more Character and Glossary entries, now featuring Gallery entries as well!
  • Added more skill icons!
  • Added several new plugins that will enhance your gaming experience.
  • Added a new title screen!
  • Added more class descriptions.
  • Renamed several skills; Close Def is now Pavise, Distant Def is now Aegis and Pavise is now Great Shield.
  • Added a new, experimental difficulty setting: MADHOUSE MODE!
  • Earlier chapters have been modified, some have additional convos and events!
  • You can now view which unit you can talk to, and do so without accidentally spending your turn!
  • Simon has his own Paladin charchip now to distinguish him from Peter.
  • Chronos has his own Dark Paladin class now which can utilize dark tomes.
  • Magic sword hit rates are nerfed.
  • Some late-turn reinforcements are now more punishing to prevent grinding.
  • A meme folder lol.
  • In case you haven’t noticed it, new screenshots have also been added to the page!

That’s it for now! See you again in version 0.50!

I have problems with the animations the game closes

Which animation? Is it the Sleep staff one?

happens to me with all the battles