Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Happy Holidays!

That's a few people who have completed Umbral Abyss now. The longest play length was around 72 hours! I nearly fell off my chair!

Some comments we have received:

"I wanted to tell you that I finished 'The Umbral Abyss' .
What a GREAT Campaign !!!!"


"I really had a blast playing through it. And the history feats you can get and the game 'remembering' them is great; it gives you the feeling to be really 'in' the game, not only playing it ."

"The scene where [SPOILER] decided to stay behind was really epic and sad at the same time (and all those cut scenes, the music, the surroundings, the love for the details) And then the ending cliffhanger (damn you!)"

Nobody has told me what the next campaign is called yet. So no news on the finale yet! Play to the end and you will find out! As stated some time ago, there will be no news until someone enlightens us!

The Untold Commentaries series will continue shortly and in the new year, we will be putting together an update package, containing some changes and additions which would not be possible via patches. These updates should also crush some of the more repetitive problems being reported.

The holiday season is the perfect time to get some sessions into games. So why not give the series a try?

Campaign series part one: The Indanthrine Prince

Campaign series part two: The Umbral Abyss

I'll take this opportunity to bid everyone a happy new year. 2016 is going to be an epic ride for the series, in every sense!

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Untold Commentaries - Episode 7

A series of videos which take a closer look at Untold Tales of Tolkien: The Umbral Abyss - A community created campaign for Neverwinter Nights 2. The Untold Tales series of modules and campaigns are story driven, action adventure roleplaying games, set in our adaptation of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

In this episode, we take a closer look at the Yahmul Balotz Warrens.

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Untold Commentaries: Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Untold Commentaries is out.

A series of videos which take a closer look at Untold Tales of Tolkien: The Umbral Abyss - A community created campaign for Neverwinter Nights 2. The Untold Tales series of modules and campaigns are story driven, action adventure roleplaying games, set in our adaptation of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

In this episode, we take a closer look at some activity which can be of great use to you later on in the story. We also recover our equipment from the enemy.
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Patch 1.6 Released

 Patch 1.6

Fixed an issue preventing the "Faenwen" quest from being completed if the player had already visited the Wood Elves without Faenwen in the party. Players who had this issue BEFORE this patch will need to speak to Galdor to make the correct conversation launch. Players who have not experienced this problem will be able to trigger the scene automatically, as intended.

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Monday, 14 December 2015

The Untold Commentaries - Episode 5

The latest episode is now available to watch. The Untold Commentaries take a closer look at selected parts of the Umbral Abyss Campaign.

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Untold Commentaries

It is fast approaching 3 weeks since the release of The Umbral Abyss and all seems to be going well. What problems and glitches that have come our way have been handled and feedback thus far has been positive and encouraging. I am paying very close attention to what players have to say and show me. I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to improve my work and to hone the campaign in future updates. No news of anyone completing the campaign thus far. Well, it is rather big...

My Untold Commentaries series is now 4 episodes in and I have quite enjoyed making it. So I will continue and at some point, take a look in the toolset too, for budding builders out there.

For videos in general, there are quite a growing selection of options at present:

Ah Travesty's Let's Plays - The Umbral Abyss

And below, the latest edition of the Untold Commentaries.


Enjoy and thanks for playing The Umbral Abyss!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

New Video series!

I have started to put together a series of video footage looking behind the scenes of selected parts of The Umbral Abyss campaign. This is not a Let's Play, but if you want to know more about some of the decision making or gain additional insight into the campaign, it may be worth a watch.

I also open the floor to any questions which I may be able to answer within the videos. If the first few are not a complete disaster, I will continue making more.

Check out the first installment here

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Patches 1.3 and 1.4 and a new Let's Play!

So we have reached 4 patches now, as a few other issues raise their ugly heads. Thankfully, all quickly resolved and not requiring players to restart their game.

Patch 1.3
* Fixed an issue causing the defenders of Talath Harroch to attack each other and the players party.
* Fixed an issue with a cut scene, added some fail safes to ensure launch,
* Updated the "Faenwen" campaign journal entry with a gentle suggestion!

Patch 1.4
* TLK file updated to resolve some history feats with missing names and descriptions


Ok, so patch 1.4 was a little embarrassing. It appears that the launch copy of the tlk was an old in-progress copy. Never mind, players will now have the names and descriptions of their hard-earned history feats showing. 

In more exciting news, Umbral Abyss is now the subject of a new Let's Play series by AhTravesty. He previously ran a Let's Play of Indanthrine Prince in addition to a Let's Play of the demo version of Umbral Abyss Chapter 1. This new Let's Play picks up where he left off. The first 5 videos have been very entertaining and insightful as always, helping us to track down problems and note where we have done well and maybe not so well. AhTravesty has a wide selection of NWN2 Let's plays and I cannot recommend them more highly to builders and players alike.

 


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Patch 1.2 released

Patch 1.2 is now available. This patch contains a remedy for an issue with the potential to prevent advancing the game.

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