Adventure Construction Set: Apr.2020 Social Distancing Edition

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Doing some updates on the Oriental Heroes modules. Really just tweaks to make them more friendly to new players who never heard of Hong Kong comic books.


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Happy New Year! I just updated two game modules for Adventure Construction Set. This is "Chan's Ambition":
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https://www.mediafire.com/file/20dzjrpi5hnbp31/ORIENTALHEROES0.D64/file
and "The Blood Sword" (for intermediate to advanced characters, ones who have experience with a prior game module but you can try a new character)
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https://www.mediafire.com/file/dvzvui5l3mubirn/THEBLOODSWORD.D64/file
Next, I am going through the Buddha's Palm games (1-5 separate game diskettes) with some updates, then my work will be complete with ACS.
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Thanks!

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I've updated all the ACS game files for 2022, if this server will ever let me post.
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Oh, I found your files at

https://www.mediafire.com/file/z5vr7xat ... ).rar/file

Thank you very much! :)
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For 2022 I've revised and updated the story and sound effects in my Jadeworld series of games for Adventure Construction Set. Basically to explain the kung fu world better and place the player in the setting of Ancient China and modern kung fu fighting adventure. The ACS system uses standard Dungeons&Dragons stats (Dexterity, Constitution, etc.) but the melee and missile weapons are all kung fu based.

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Looks like Melon64 no longer permits paragraphs of posts, I have to be very short! rar file includes: Adventure Construction Set diskettes 1&2, CCS64 (any c64 emulator will do though), and my 14 ACS game modules (.D64 files) of Chinese kung fu adventures. I also include images of Jademan kung fu comics and documentation, along with the Apple ][ ACS PDF game manual, and a note from ACS creator Stuart Smith. The kung fu simulated in these Jadeworld games I created is best seen in the recent Chinese television series & book Heavenly Sword, Dragon Sabre:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heave ... agon_Saber
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ACS Game modules (listed in suggested order of play)
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JADEWORLD.D64 is the opening game designed for beginners (up to 4 player characters). I provide some opening tips at the start of the game, but it's fun to discover what techniques work in navigation and combat. Characters progressing to the final region will have picked up missile and melee attack skills, as well as the ability to evade attacks and parry them. (If you want a real challenge, try starting play with a character with less than 15 Dexterity. That's a hint, by the way. Unless you roll up a character with a Dexterity of 15-17, you'll get your butt kicked a lot.)

THE BLOOD SWORD.D64 is a late addition and the coda to the entire set of game modules. I used the game system set up in the very first game (JADEWORLD) with some tweaks to deliver a sequential story of the Fire Hawk school verses the Infinite Hedron school. This is based on the Manhua comics title THE BLOOD SWORD (Chung Wah Ying Hung), and was entirely constructed on the emulated C64 on my Windows 7 computer.

MUSHITSU.D64 is a stand-alone game set in 17th century Japan's Edo-era. The setting should be familar to those who read "Lone Wolf & Cub" from Dark Horse Manga Comics. Updated in 2021 to contain a richer game experience based on that comic as well as cameo appearances from their other two series: Path of the Assassin & Samurai Assassin! (All of which are published by Dark Horse in English.)

ORIENTAL HEROES1.D64 is the beginning adventure for a 6-part series of game modules exploring Oriental Heroes (Luang Fu Moon), the premier comic book from Hong Kong's Jademan Comics line in pre-CCP Hong Kong. Adventures proceed from Japan to Thailand, along with "dream match" modules. (ORIENTAL HEROES0.D64 is a special alternate story following the path of the series villain Chan Ou-Wan instead of the oriental heroes, play that one last.)

THE FORCE OF BUDDHA'S PALM1.D64 is the beginning adventure for a 5-part series of game modules exploring 12th-century China's powerful kung fu past, with many clans and competing kung fu styles. The best kung fu is Buddha's Palm, but everyone wants to kill you for it as you progress in skill and knowledge. (THE FORCE OF BUDDHA'S PALM4.D64 is an alternate story following the villain of the series, the master of Arctic Fire kung fu, White Crane.)
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Even with a gaming system like Adventure Construction Set helping with the framework, game design is a lot of work.

I must have revised Oriental Heroes2.d64 a half dozen times since its inception back in 1994. Playing it last night just as a run through, I noticed two typographical errors on my part with text messages to the player, just in the first region. I shake my head, but I guess game design is about mechanics and story equally.

Well, let's just say the thugs insulting the players in the game are not literate, so they need to be punished for crimes against diction, if nothing else!
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As stated before, some minor text message updates for Oriental Heroes 2.D64
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The dream matches have some surprises, notably an appearance by Ancestor, the Global Wizard. He was the creator of the three sects of Thai kung fu in the Oriental Heroes comic book, but they ceased publication of the English edition of the comic book before he appeared.
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