Dungeon Master (DM)
The Dungeon Master is at its core simply what determines when or why to make
The Dungeon Master tracks every party's adventures within the wilderness
or upon the sea in the areas of sadness, happiness, pride, and fear. The DM attempts to
understand how the party is feeling by watching everything that happens. A formation of players is a party.
A ship is a party. A clantown is a party.
It attempts to balance happiness vs. sadness, pride vs. fear, and many other emotional connections.
If you are sad it sends help. If you are to proud it makes life harder. If you are not afraid something is wrong.
If you are not happy you must be bored so it takes care of that as well.
Each sector of the game map of 100 rooms X 100 rooms is also tracked in this way. Each campaign that battles mobfactions
has its emotional state tracked. All of this information is used by the master DM to make sure everyone is having a
The DM knows how you are doing, how local people or ships are doing, how the local area as a whole is doing,
and finally how the mobfactions themself are feeling. When you play Medievia in the wilderness or on the open seas,
the DM is watching!
While other games are scripted and predictable, here at Medievia we have gone the extra step.
Medievia knows how your adventure is going and adjusts the world around
you accordingly. The end result is that adventures are more fun. When table top role-players get together with
their character cards and dice and role play, one of them
is picked to be the 'DM'. This person does not partake in the adventure, he leads it. He decides what happens,
when, and why. He does this in real time
and adjusts the adventure as he goes so that everyone has a good time. The adventure should not be too hard or too easy.
The adventure should not be paced too fast or too slow.
The adventure should feature some fear, some accomplishments, some difficulty, and some surprises.
The DM here at Medievia is many thousands of lines of code that took four years to develop to do
all of this, for everyone, at once. It is one of Medievia best accomplishments in the gaming world.
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