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Topic Subject:Announcing: The 50 Greatest Campaigns
Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-09-09 06:08 PM CT (US)         
The 50 Greatest Campaigns
And Scenarios, Cutscenes, Demos, Unfinished Projects and Mini Games
As voted by the AoKH community


Some of you will no doubt remember this thread from 2005. Although only moderately successful, I thought this was a good idea,and now that almost four years have passed, think it is time for another go.

King Bob said this at the time of the original version:

"What defines a great campaign? Is it the beauty of a well done map? A brilliant piece of fictional storytelling come to life? The thrill of reliving a medieval battle? The satisfaction you get from completing a difficult objective? Of course it's a combination of dozens of things, all of these campaigns are uniquely great. But, for me, I know a great campaign when I beat one... when it's over, it really sinks in. I sit there, in somewhat of a daze, a happy buzz inside me, and I think to my self, 'WOW. That was awesome.'"



The Results
Ranked by votes, with the tie-breaker being which file was uploaded earliest.


1. Ulio by Ingo van Thiel
2. The King's Best Men by Ingo van Thiel
3. The Revenge of the Templar by Xavill

4. Vlad Dracula by Great Emperor
5. Halfdan and the Inheritance of the Ynglings by Gunter (translated by Stephen Richards)
6. When The Wheel Breaks by Ingo van Thiel
7. Sabato Returns by Berserker Jerker
8. Tannenberg 1410 AD by Marko Crnigoj
9. Macbeth by Dave_Earl
10. Legends of Chila by Oliver
11. Sabato's Holy Grail by Berserker Jerker
12. Towton 1461 AD by Marko Crnigoj
13. Crusade - The Beginning by Sceletar
14. Atlantis - The Lost Realm by Jatayu
15. Piece by Piece 1 by SD Community
16. Piece by Piece 2 by SD Community
17. Hattin 1187 AD by Marko Crnigoj
18. Heroes of Meadowkeep by Cespenar
19. ACSC - Immortal Prey Prologue by Crasher
20. Chrombasia - The Two Relics by aMa
21. Ocean Blue by Hawk_Daght
22. Piece by Piece 3 by SD Community
23. The Quest by Ingo van Thiel
24. Tamerlane - Prince of Destruction by Mark Stoker
25. Hundred Years War by Marko Crnigoj
26. Nyctophobia by Mark Stoker
27. Wrath of the Dark Lord by Dark_Warrior_1_
28. Truly Countless Bodies by Bleedteal
29. The War of Troy by Sceletar
30. Siege of Prethonia by Mashek
31. Cupid's Poisoned Arrows by Boosh
32. The Prophecy by Silver Serpent
33. The Fury of Rastulf by Courtjester1
34. I Hate Snow by Sissi
35. The Quiet Dawn by matty12345
36. Final Hour by Yogurt
37. The Last Samurai by CerberusXXL
38. Wolfcastle 2 by Andres_age
39. Gyda's Challenge by Ingo van Thiel
40. Sabato the Witch by Berserker Jerker
41. Against Thee, Wickedly by Luke Gevaerts
42. Bouren by AoC_Dave
43. ACSC Day of the Red Moon by VonCorgath
44. RISK - Hundred Years War by King Bob VI
45. Christmas Morning by Yogurt
46. The Nexus by The Downward Spiral
47. The Swallowed Realm by Shadows
48. Prince of Persia I by ENOTH
49. Land of Chaos by Andres_age
50. A Different World by Crasher

That's your lot. Bear in mind that this list is one of personal favourites from the community, and does not attempt to say one scenario is objectively "better", much less a designer. Every entry on this list is well worth a look, but then so is every one of the 150+ scenarios that received at least a single vote.

1010011010
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[This message has been edited by Julius999 (edited 09-12-2009 @ 09:03 AM).]

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RON PAUL 2016
Squire
(id: Turty)
posted 09-09-09 06:11 PM CT (US)     1 / 22       
15. Piece by Piece 1 by SD Community
16. Piece by Piece 2 by SD Community
This makes me happy.

A job well done Julius.
Mr Wednesday
Cavalier
(id: matty12345)
posted 09-09-09 06:37 PM CT (US)     2 / 22       
Seems a solid list, I didn't realize Revenge of the Templars would be so popular. Otherwise, the results aren't terribly suprising.

It might be cool if each of those 50 titles was a link.

Yeah, I know, nobody would do that.

"And Matt is a prolific lurker, watching over the forum from afar in silence, like Batman. He's the president TC needs, and possibly also the one it deserves." - trebuchet king
YoshiX100000
Squire
posted 09-10-09 03:05 PM CT (US)     3 / 22       
I would, but it's not my thread

YoshiX100000~AoKH's Official Playtester of All Short, Funny Viking Cutscenes by Varied Equine Species, PhD-Emeritus-Magna-cum-Laude-Esq.
Now in Fuschia!!

"I wish I knew what Yoshi's doing on the roof, especially in winter." ~Sissi
"Yoshi lived up to his name and split into 100000." ~Rocking Doom
Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-10-09 03:13 PM CT (US)     4 / 22       
No problem! You can access the post's code through the edit button. Simply alter the code to include the relevant links, post it here, and I'll do all the work putting it in the topic post. Thanks so much for volunteering.

1010011010
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TheLaughingMule
Lady Mule
posted 09-11-09 12:31 PM CT (US)     5 / 22       
Thank you for doing this Julius - a fantastic list!

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Mash
Huskarl
(id: Mashek)
posted 09-11-09 07:13 PM CT (US)     6 / 22       
Good to see this finally up.
bleedteal
Squire
posted 09-11-09 07:14 PM CT (US)     7 / 22       
Truly Countless Bodies @ #28

It looks like I have to catch up in my scenario playing.

~ INNUEDO ALERT ~
Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-12-09 08:36 AM CT (US)     8 / 22       
Personally, I'd have liked to see Truly Countless Bodies a lot higher up. It's one of the all time best in my opinion.

1010011010
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xavill
Squire
posted 09-12-09 01:36 PM CT (US)     9 / 22       
I must admit that I'm surprised with the results. Thanks to the people who voted my work.
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 09-12-09 06:31 PM CT (US)     10 / 22       
I think it's a shame The Frankish Throne didn't even make the list. Other than that I think it's a solid list. Except it's all in the wrong order.
I must admit that I'm surprised with the results. Thanks to the people who voted my work.
Thank you for making it! It was one of the first scenarios I downloaded and one of the few RPGs I've really enjoyed, and well deserving of the honour. I wouldn't have put in my personal top three, but in the top ten for sure.

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Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-13-09 06:34 AM CT (US)     11 / 22       
Basse, it's likely that every single person will disagree with the list, because of the way voting works out. If anyone is interested in particular people's top 50, you can find them in the voting thread.

1010011010
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Member of Stormwind Studios
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 09-14-09 01:29 AM CT (US)     12 / 22       
Ah yes, I know, I just reckoned that sentence didn't need a smiley.

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[This message has been edited by Lord Basse (edited 09-14-2009 @ 01:29 AM).]

Hawk_DaghT
Squire
posted 09-20-09 01:12 AM CT (US)     13 / 22       
Happy to know that Ocean Blue is included dispite the poor dls and there are people still remember Robin Hood, another work of mine, and voted.

Thanks to all those voted for my works. It's my pleasure to know that you enjoy them.
MawBTS
I ONCE PUT AN ENTIRE ORANGE INTO MY MOUTH
(id: Bart Pimpson)
posted 09-20-09 02:23 AM CT (US)     14 / 22       
A good mix of old and new.
ax_man1
Squire
posted 09-20-09 04:55 AM CT (US)     15 / 22       
There's names on that list that I haven't seen in years *nostalgia*

There are times I wish I still had a TC CD

Doesn't surprise me to see that The Quest is still the most downloaded campaign/single scenario out there, but I did lol IRL when I saw that its next closest competitor was like 20k downloads behind.
Truly Countless Bodies @ #28

It looks like I have to catch up in my scenario playing.
Omg they got to you On the upside now you really can throw people into the N00b Timeout Pen

ax_man1

Owner of a post 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500
Not all are in the same thread, but 4 of them are

[This message has been edited by ax_man1 (edited 09-20-2009 @ 05:07 AM).]

fanica98
Squire
posted 09-28-09 03:28 AM CT (US)     16 / 22       
A short list :
***Tamerlane the Prince of Destruction by Mark Stoker

***Tamerlane the prince of Destruction , TC Edition by Mark Stoker

***Nichtofobia (or something like that)by Mark Stoker

***Way of the Warrior by Great Emperor

***Vlad Dracula by Great Emperor

***Crusade ~The Beggining~ by Sceletar

***Sabato the Witch by Berserker Jerker

***Sabato Returns by Berserker Jerker

***Sabato's Holy Grail by Berserker Jerker

***Renaissance by Oliver

***Tanenberg 1410 AD by MCrinoj

***Wolfcastle - Silence of Clowns by Andres_age

***The Nexus by The Downward Spiral

***Bouren by AoC_Dave

[This message has been edited by Fanica98 (edited 09-28-2009 @ 03:33 AM).]

Julius999
Imposter
posted 09-28-09 08:35 AM CT (US)     17 / 22       
Feel free to post new lists, but I won't be counting them or updating the results.

1010011010
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Member of Stormwind Studios
Anduin Archer
Squire
posted 11-06-09 05:41 PM CT (US)     18 / 22       
Thanks for the list its pretty good. Definatly helped out my searching. Though, u may want to name which you can find in campaign section of blacksmith and which u can find in scenario section
MawBTS
I ONCE PUT AN ENTIRE ORANGE INTO MY MOUTH
(id: Bart Pimpson)
posted 11-07-09 10:33 PM CT (US)     19 / 22       
Hey, thanks for topping the thread after two months. I was going to top it after THREE months, you see, but you beat me to the punch.
Hawk_KK
Squire
posted 11-17-09 09:18 AM CT (US)     20 / 22       
Happy to know that Ocean Blue is included dispite the poor dls and there are people still remember Robin Hood, another work of mine, and voted.
Thanks to all those voted for my works. It's my pleasure to know that you enjoy them.
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Hi,daght!nice to see you here.
I'm sorry that i am replying an old topic.
Ocean blue got 21st and the...prince of destruction got 24th!(both are my loves)i am surprised to see that!(i am really glad to see that daght's work is in the list.i love it.)
Em,if my memory is right,a lot of then haven't been translated in Chinese.that's a pity.
P.s.Chila is a film....

I hope my minigame can get a good result...
I hope so...........
Possidon
Slayer
posted 01-27-10 03:29 PM CT (US)     21 / 22       
I know that these wont count but I would like to post my full list

Possidon & The Davestar’s Top 50



Top Scenarios/Campaigns



1.Ulio ~ by ~ Ingo van Thiel
2.Revenge of the Templar’s ~ by ~ Xavill
3.Vlad Dracula ~ by ~ Great Emperor

In a sort of order

4.When the Wheel Breaks ~ by ~ Ingo van Thiel
5.Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction ~ by ~ Mark Stoker
6.The Quest ~ by ~ Ingo van Thiel
7.The King’s Best Men ~ by ~ Ingo van Thiel
8.The War of Troy ~ by ~ Sceletar
9.The Battle for Troy ~ by ~ Sceletar
10.Gyda’s Challenge ~ by ~ Ingo van Thiel
11.Crusade – The Beginning ~ by ~ Sceletar
12.HCC – Athelstan, Emperor of the World of Britain ~ by ~ Steven Richards
13.The Nexus ~ by ~ The Downward Spiral
14.The Curse ~ by ~ The Downward Spiral
15.Halfdan and the Inheritance of the Ynglings ~ by ~ Günter (Translated by Steven Richards)
16.Chrombasia – The Two Relics ~ by ~ aMa (Translated by Steven Richards)
17.Nyctophobia ~ by ~ Mark Stoker
18.Ottoman Onslaught ~ by ~ Mark Stoker
19.ESCC – The Spanish March ~ by ~ Mark Stoker
20.ESHotAC – The Siege of Belgrade ~ by ~ Mark Stoker
21.RISK – Hundred Years War ~ by ~ King Bob VI
22.RISK – Crusader ~by~ King Bob VI
23.The Emissary - Prologue ~by~ Magnus
24.LotR – The War of the Ring ~by~ Mashek
25.The Latean Project ~ by ~ Turty
26.Penitence City ~ by ~ Xavill
27.The Story of the Templar’s ~ by ~ Xavill
28.Ly Thuong Kiet: Hero of the Age ~ by ~ Ngoc Huynh
29.Tsubasa's Tale ~ by ~ Night Conqueror
30.Sabato the Witch ~ by ~ Berserker Jerker
31.Sabato Returns ~ by ~ Berserker Jerker
32.Sabato’s Holy Grail ~ by ~ Berserker Jerker
33.Christmas Morning ~ by ~ Yogurt
34.The Siege of Sierra Castillo ~ by ~ King Bob VI
35.The Last Hope of the Great East ~ by ~ Medierra
36.AOKasino ~ by ~ AOKasino Team
37.CDC – Cave of Doom ~ by ~ oliver
38.Macbeth ~ by ~ dave_earl
39.Grand Theft Horse – Trazeng ~ by ~ Madaste
40.Castaway II ~ by ~ KeLar
41.My Fort – My Empire ~ by ~ Lord Basse
42.MGC09 – The Escabar Ruin ~ by ~ Lord Basse
43.MGC09 – A Cold Winters Day ~by ~ paperclip007
44.MGC09 – Mongol Invaders ~ by ~ panel
45.I Hate Snow ~ by ~ sissi
46.Romeo and Juliet – AOKTC Style ~by~ Daftpanzer
47.All that Glitters ~ by ~ Julius999
48.A Pocket of Gold ~ by ~ Julius999
49.Prince of Persia I ~ by ~ ENOTH
50.Prince of Persia II ~ by ~ ENOTH





Top 5 Favourite Authors


1. Ingo van Thiel
2. Xavill
3. Mark Stoker
4. Sceletar
5. Marko Crnigoj

[This message has been edited by Possidon (edited 04-20-2010 @ 03:04 PM).]

Dead_End
Cavalier
posted 01-27-10 03:38 PM CT (US)     22 / 22       
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