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Dragon Age Keep – Inquisition

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With Inquisition almost upon us, another feature to the game has been recently announced.
Dragon Age Keep is a free to use application on various devices for your convenience.

With games of Dragon Age being scattered across two generations of consoles now and potentially various formats (including the extra Dragon Age universe games), this application deals with the problem with a practical solution.
It allows you to run through the choices potentially made in previous games and answer those one way or another. It is effectively writing the state of the world, based on your actions, in readiness for Inquisition.

You can choose from past heroes used, selecting the one to apply, combined with all the other states you authorise, at which point you will get to watch a beautifully stylised animation telling your personal story, along with the option to make changes as it happens.

For me, the most interesting element is the potentially expanded codex entries that will open on the app. As a tabletop RPG, these information clusters are veritable golden nuggets. If you don’t play the tabletop game, then they are at least golden nugs.

You can apply for the beta here – https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/teaser

World of Thedas Volume 2 Pre Order

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You might remember the article I wrote complete with a video reveal of the first volume of ‘The World of Thedas’, if not, refresh yourselves here –

https://dragonageoracle.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/the-world-of-thedas-dragon-age-book/

Amazon now have The World  of Thedas Vol 2 book up to pre-order, published by Dark Horse. But don’t get too excited like I did; It isn’t out until 21 April 2015!

Current Cover Art

Current Cover Art

Here’s what the publisher is saying

BioWare’s newest game Dragon Age: Inquisition will expand the universe of their epic series in profound ways. This comprehensive book of lore features exclusive art and information, exploring every corner of this dark fantasy masterpiece!
Newcomers will appreciate how this volume covers everything they need to know about the world and characters of these smash-hit games! Dedicated fans will revel in the abundance of never-before-revealed secrets, the perfect companion to Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1! From heroes to villains, to songs and food, and everything in between, this book puts the breath and depth of this inimitable fantasy at your fingertips.

But I do have to wonder if this will be the final reveal artwork. I do hope it won’t. Hopefully this is just an initially restricted view shot to not give away spoilers in advance of the game release ‘Inquisition’. In fact, it really looks like it will fill us in on that later time period, given that the front cover art is a seeker.

Pre order here – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1616555017?creativeASIN=1616555017&linkCode=w01&linkId=WIS6DCXIF7NKSUUB&ref_=as_sl_pc_ss_til&tag=robejamefreen-21

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Age-World-Thedas-Volume/dp/1616555017/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=robjamfreupda-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=7ZRNP6BUSWIOUSDA&creativeASIN=1616555017

Fighting Fantasy To Age Conversion: Blacksand

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The time came at last where I ran Blacksand for the group. Blacksand is another Fighting Fantasy book similar to Dungeoneer, in that it was made specifically for players to run for a group, as opposed to the usual FF staple of single player choose your own adventure style.

I have included my conversion notes, so hopefully they will be of some help to you.
Please note that you will also need a copy of ‘Blacksand’ to of course run it.

U.S. Blacksand

U.K. Blacksand

Here’s the conversion file. Best of luck!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sJdMciRL78MEympHNSc4FXQzv6XwjpV4Eq1J42-HGXU/edit?usp=sharing

BlacksandMap

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