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Mark Stoker
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 2
This is the final version of SCN Punk's "Nyctophobia" campaign.

The mighty city of Chichen Itza had prospered for many generations. Under the rule of a succession of strong and competent kings, Chichen Itza's influence spread across the Mayan homelands, making the city the most dominant in all the Yucatan.

Then came the day the prophets had been forewarning about for hundreds of years: the day the barbaric Toltec invaders first arrived from over the horizon. With the Toltecs came despair and destruction never witnessed before by the Mayans. The grand city of Edzna, under the rule of the great King Nopaltzin, fell to the Toltecs without a struggle. Edzna was razed to the ground, and all its inhabitants, including King Nopaltzin, were sacrificed to the gods.

When news of this horrifying defeat spread throughout the Yucatan, King Gucumatz of Chichen Itza knew he would not be able to hold off the Toltecs himself; he would need support from the rival Mayan city-states to defeat the Toltecs. Without more ado Gucumatz sent messengers to all of the rival Mayan kings, asking for help. The other Mayan kings were reluctant to form an alliance with Chichen Itza, but they knew too well that it was their only hope for survival. Eventually every key Mayan city joined the alliance with Chichen Itza: Uxmal, Izamal, Sayil, even Chichen Itza's archenemy Mayapan joined the alliance. And thus began the bloodiest war in the history of the Mayans...

"Nyctophobia" is a fictional mini-campaign about the Toltec invasion of the Yucatan peninsula, the home of the Mayans. In this campaign you play Tlanextic, a high-ranking warrior from the mighty Mayan city of Chichen Itza. Your mission will be to unite the estranged city-states of the Yucatan peninsula and lead the defence against the ruthless Toltecs...

Scenario Design: Mark Stoker (member of SCN Punk Team)

Voice Acting: Dastal (member of SCN Punk Team)

Playtesting: Aztec_Brave, Aztec_King, BrandNewCar, Cat, Ex-T, Flavius Aetius, Gawain, Ingo van Thiel, King Barbarossa, Lord Redwall, Mental Dwarf, Mechstra, Pyromaniac, Shykre, Socrateius, Talon Karrde, TNK, and Ultima_Knight

Aditional Credits:
Enrique Orduno - New units and objects template scenario.
Sybex - Official Scenario Design Toolkit.
Zanzard Lothar - "Immobile Units GOLD" AI Script.

For more information on this campaign, read the readme file included in the ZIP file.

For more of the author's work click Here and Here
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Official Reviewer
Map Design5.0
I eagerly downloaded Nyctophobia, I thought this would be a good campaign, It was better than I had expected even for top class designers. It tells of the story of the Yucatan jungle and of Chicken Itza and the invasion of the Toltecs. You meet the main characters in the prologue, namely Tlanextic and Timas.

Playability: Well the first thing hit me quite soon into the scenarios, choices. They’re were many and it all helped bring the story together. For instance taking a path when told you’re meant to go down another totally disregarding orders makes it all the more fun. I can see myself playing this many times yet to come.

Balance: The balance was well set out the difficulty settings actually made a difference to how difficult the campaign was which was good. I’d say it had its hard parts but using common sense and perseverance you can achieve you’re objectives in the game. The balance to me seemed spot-on.

Creativity: Well, this campaign has many new features considering how old Age of Kings is now I was surprised. Examples being, Setting light to huts to start a fire, invincibility and using an abandoned mangonel. Along with many other features that although have been done before are well executed. The creativity was superb and the detail can often be overlooked in light of the other great things this campaign has.

Map Design: The map design was brilliant. It looked like a jungle peninsula and the scenery was ever changing. From screen to screen it changed and kept the player wondering. Great stuff! After playing through all the different choices of the campaign I think I explored the entire map! The features such as waterfalls also helped the maps design.

Story/Instructions: The story tells of the invasion of Toltecs and the various tribes in the Yucatan combining forces as one to stop the Toltecs invasion force. Betrayal is only one step away and you can play from both sides the Toltecs and the Mayan defence! The story was griping and proved for much enjoyment. The instructions were clear and well organised, they were set out so it was easy to read. The choices never seemed confusing because the instructions helped keep the player knowing what he was doing.

Overall: Wow! A 5.0 campaign, I didn’t think I would have seen this for a long time yet. The last Age of Kings 5?Perhaps but I doubt it. This was a great campaign and one of the best I have ever played ranking up there with all the top Age of Kings scenarios/campaigns a last thing I didn’t previously mention was the great use of sounds. I urge you to download this masterpiece of a campaign! I think by the review you already knew that ;-).
Mechstra Great! Pity I've stopped playing AoK. :p
Tonto_Simfish Yay, the author of one of the best campaigns of AoK has finally made another campaign. I'll be playing this campaign soon, pity I have lots of homework now. :(

Too bad most of the scenario designers moved to EE, and I can't get EE for the time being. :(
Ian Gilbert That Was awesome! Very creative, I have never been the Mayans befor so I'm glad someone made a campaign with them in it. I especially liked how you could choose which side to stay on in the second chapter. I seriously advise downloading this Campaign! !
Sir Gwydor This campaign is incredible, I've always like jungle scenarios, like the first few Montezuma scenarios. But after I finish the first one, the second scenario doesn't come up on the scenario list screen. Can you help me?
Official Reviewer
Sir Gydwor, this is a bug in age of kings which happens sometimes.. you have to use the cheat "i r winner" on the previous map for the next map to show up I think.
TheOverlord This is a great campaign. The maps are just super and the scenario's are very challenging. This is the thing you'd expect from SCN punk!
HawkeyeL781 this game was great oe of the best works ive seen scince i got The Conquerors just one question why did you name your game after the fear or darkness
Tiago Silva
Map Design5.0
Nyctophobia is a game about Yucutan.

Playability: The fun factor in this game was superb! It included lots of features, and you would never get tired of playing the game, truly a master-piece, worthy of a deserving 5.

Balance: Balance was perfect! It was neither too hard or too easy, and it got harder by the minute.

Creativity: Lots of trigger tricks, piranha, waterfalls, gods, everything!

Map Design: Map Design is beautiful, the yucatan south american penninsula is superbly desgined.

Story/Instructions: Great Great! Very Good story and many clear and precise Instructions.
Great Spelling Too, overall , a 5.
JcMtv Great game!!!!
This is one of those MUST DOWNLOAD games it gives great story line and great sound effects too!!! And this is the kind of map that gives you Multi choice that changes the end of the story!!!
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