Posted on 03/16/20 @ 07:00 AM (updated 03/20/20
||Age of Empires II: DE
||Build and Destroy
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ABOUT THE SCENARIO:
It's the year 20xx and there is war once more in the Baltic Sea! The small region of Scania becomes an international battleground as anarchy spreads throughout the land, and every military power in the area wants a piece of the cake. Take charge of one of eight factions in this role-playing diplomacy map! Forge temporary alliances to forward your goals, and fight your way across a detailed landscape inspired by real life locations: play as Denmark, to regain control of the eastern half of the kingdom lost over 300 years ago; or as Russia's invasion force, seeking control of the area; or as one of the newly formed Scanian city states, seeking retribution for old grudges against each other!
This is a multiplayer diplomacy/RP scenario, set on a giant map and made exclusively for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. Each player has unique victory conditions and only one can win in the end, meaning all alliances will be temporary and every player needs to consider their long-term strategy to be able to win.
This was originally meant to be a hastily put together map for a multiplayer game between me and a bunch of friends, hence the somewhat ridiculous plot and setting. It quickly ended up being a much bigger project, though, and I decided to create two versions: one personal, and one for public release - which is this one!
THE PLAYERS AND THEIR OBJECTIVES:
Player 1: Bornholm; Vikings: Danish rebels have taken control of the easternmost province of Denmark, located just south-east of Scania. These modern day Vikings seek to throw all Swedish invaders out of the old Danish provice of Scania, as well as retain their independence from the decadent Danish government to the west. To do this they aim to conquer the cities of Malmö, Kristianstad and Helsingborg, gather 5 cultural treasures (relics) and control the Viking era burial grounds at Ale's Stones.
Player 2: Denmark; Spanish: the Danish government wants to use the chaos across the Öresund Strait to reclaim the region, which they lost in the shameful Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. They also seek to bring Bornholm back into the fold, as well as stay in control of the vital Öresund Bridge connecting their lands to the eastern region.
Player 3: Kristianstad; Britons: this city state in the woodland region of Göinge wants nothing to do with the rest of the world. If they get what they want, Scania will become its own country; the bridge to the continent will be demolished, as will the ghastly Halland Ridge Tunnel still controlled by Sweden. They, too, seek to control the culturally important burial grounds of Ale's Stones.
Player 4: Markaryd; Celts: in the deep woods north of Scania, the town of Markaryd has taken advantage of the anarchy in the south to declare itself independent. They too seek control of the region, but they focus on collecting relics and constructing defensive bunkers (Wonders) in the various cities - whether these cities want to or not! They also see the Russian invaders as mortal enemies.
Player 5: Russian Invaders; Slavs: the opportunistic leaders in the great country in the east see an opportunity to expand into western Europe, and they are not afraid to act on it. Their primary goal is to shut out the other local powers by demolishing the Öresund Bridge and Halland Ridge Tunnel, as well as controlling the strategically important locations of Bornholm, Malmö and Karlshamn in the east.
Player 6: Malmö; Franks: the most populous city state, located at the eastern end of the Öresund Bridge, this city state desperately needs to feed its population. To do this they must control and work the fertile farmlands of the south, as well as wrest control of the bridge from the Danes. Finally, they are taking this opportunity to destroy their age-old rivals to the north: the town of Helsingborg.
Player 7: Helsingborg; Portuguese: this northern trading town sees the war as an unnecessary disruption of trade more than anything. They seek a new stable situation by capturing the Danish town of Helsingör across the sea, ensuring that the Öresund Bridge remains standing - as well as keeping the gold from trade flowing and amassing 50,000 or more of it. Lastly, they want to settle an old grudge they have with Malmö, whose football team have so often shamed them in the league.
Player 8: Sweden; Lithuanians: lastly we have the Swedish, caught off guard and unprepared for war. They are sending in troops through the Halland Ridge Tunnel in the west, while their economic heart lies to the east; a precarious starting position. They seek nothing more than to regain control of the region and to take over the bridge over the Öresund Strait.
(Some liberties have obviously been taken in the civilization choices here, because it would be quite boring with 7 Viking players and 1 Slav. :p)
A Danish fortress | Ruins of Glimmingehus | Russian invaders! | Neo-Vikings amassing on Bornholm | The fertile lands of Malmö | Danish farmlands | River sanctuary | Town of Kristianstad | On the road again | Southern Ridge with ruins
A StormWind Studios production.
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