Designing a Quest for Glory Spinoff -

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Designing a Quest for Glory Spinoff -

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:42 pm

Just because I think these threads are fun for discussion -

If you were tapped as someone who had to make a Quest for Glory spin off - using one of the existing characters that isn't a main character (so in this case, the main hero) - who would you make it about?

Essentially it'd be a way to create a game to develop and focus on another character, other than the main character(s).

So if you couldn't think of a game idea, who (aside from the main character(s)) do you wish you knew more about?

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:44 am

Sonny? :shock: This isn't the PQ thread... ;)

How about the adventures of Rakeesh as a young liontaur? We could see his battle with the Demon Wizard. :D Maybe we could see Rajah, the fat king of Tarna, as a young liontaur, questing with Rakeesh to save the world! :D

How about the adventures of Uhura, after she was forced out of the SImbani village because she was going to have baby Simba? :D

How about... what Rakeesh et al. get up to during QfG4. (Maybe they battle a Pizza Elemental, are victorious, and then have a pizza party!) :P

How about... the opposite - Quest for Iniquity! :twisted: We get to see a young Ad Avis before QfG2, when he was enslaved by Katrina. (Remember - at the end of QfG2, he calls out to his "master" (i.e. Katrina) to save him?)

How about... Quest for Perversity! :twisted: The naughty adventures of Nawar and Budar, as they travel the lands after the end of QfG2, on their way from Raseir to Silmaria! :P Along the way, they'll... do whatever it is that harem girls do. Ahem. (I can't go into details - there are young 'uns about, y'know). :P

How about... we can go back to where it all began! :D At the start of QfG1, we meet Wolfgang Abenteur, the retired adventurer who mightily slew a gryphon, handily overcame a cheetaur, strongly slaughtered a troll, wistfully overcame a dragon (with baron von Spielburg), and who was personally almost flattened by an antwerp. :P We could see his adventures, as he strives to make Spielburg a dangerous place for monsters! :P

Just some ideas... :)

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Post by Tawmis » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:32 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:44 am
Sonny? :shock: This isn't the PQ thread... ;)
Fixed. I may have done that with the other ones too. :roll:

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Post by adeyke » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 pm

I do think the QfG universe has many interesting stories to tell. Beyond what was already mentioned, Erana's travels would be worth seeing. My concern is just that, if you're playing as an established character, that would mean losing the customization and choices that made QfG special. You can't play Rakeesh as a sneaky thief.

So I'd still go, as mentioned in the hypothetical sequel thread, with a new, fresh hero in an unknown world. It wouldn't have to involve any established character, but I think that would still qualify as a spin-off.

I don't think any of the other Sierra series really have any spin-off potential. They just lack the necessary worldbuilding. They tend to be very self-contained, with everything having a purpose only within that game, rather than hinting at a greater universe beyond it.

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Post by Semi-Happy Partygoer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 am

A Katrina origin story might be interesting - exploring her life before she was a vampire and after she became one, the evolution of her powers and her descent into darkness.
While this is an interesting approach, it serves no practical purpose.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:47 am

Ooh! Descent into darkness - that could be a great title for the game! =-D

"Quest for Vampires - Darkness Descending!" =-D

Or maybe I'm just talking tosh, as usual. =-P

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Post by goatmeal » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:36 pm

Semi-Happy Partygoer wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 am
A Katrina origin story might be interesting - exploring her life before she was a vampire and after she became one, the evolution of her powers and her descent into darkness.
Prior to their Hero-U Game Kickstarter, Lori Cole used her School For Heroes blog to discuss the women of the Quest For Glory series, starting on August 28, 2012:

Quest Log Index
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlogindex.php

Women Of Glory
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1406

The Fiery Females of Quest for Glory 2
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1447

Women of Glory 3 - Warrior Women of Tarna
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1469

Shady Ladies of Shadows of Darkness
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1509


Along with the brief overviews for covering QFG1–QFG4, Lori also focused specifically on the two influential female characters in Hero's life for QFG4: Erana and Katrina. While she expanded both of their backstories, unfortunately Katrina's story remains incomplete because this was around the same time the Coles start the Hero-U Kickstarter. Because it has taken up so much of their time over the last 6 years, it's unknown if/when Lori can resume her blog (if she even still has any interest). I would love for her to continue the in-depth backstories for the various QFG characters she and Corey created...

Women of QfG4: Erana's Peace
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1543

Women of Glory 4: Daughter of Darkness
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1570

Women of Glory 4: Dark Mistress
http://www.theschoolforheroes.com/questlog/?p=1597

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Post by adeyke » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Thank you for the links. That was an interesting read.

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Re: Designing a Quest for Glory Spinoff -

Post by notbobsmith » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:44 am
Sonny? :shock: This isn't the PQ thread... ;)

How about the adventures of Rakeesh as a young liontaur? We could see his battle with the Demon Wizard. :D Maybe we could see Rajah, the fat king of Tarna, as a young liontaur, questing with Rakeesh to save the world! :D
Young Rakeesh would be cool. Maybe as a hotheaded warrior before he found his calling as a paladin.

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