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And Now I Know my Class for Project Eternity

Obsidian’s Kickstarter campaign for Project Eternity crossed the $2.7 million line last night marking the achievement of the latest stretch goal which will add two new classes to the old-school RPG: Chanters and (far more importantly) Paladins. I first fell in love with paladins in my Quest for Glory.

In the series, the paladin was a semi-secret character class that could only be played through the import function for which QFG is famous. The paladins of Glorianna were not the religious warriors of D&D, though the latter was most definitely the inspiration of the former, but were instead considered the truest of heroes. They were guided by honor, a stat that meant relatively little to the other classes, and combated the forces of evil with their magic-imbued blades that glowed with blue fire.

I loved the paladin class so much that I actually incorporated his way of life into my own personal moral code. Even today when I am faced with a dilemma, I will ask myself, “How would a paladin face this situation?” It’s corny, I know, but it’s totally true.

Since QFG, the paladin class has become my go-to in nearly every subsequent RPG that I’ve played. For example, I played through Baldur’s Gate as a paladin, then switched to the amazing Inquisitor, a paladin kit, for Baldur’s Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, my week with WOW; I even preferred the Humans in Warcraft 3 because of their paladin hero.

Anyway, what I’m getting at here is that I now know with a certainty that paladins are going to be a playable class in Project Eternity, and you can safely bet that I’ll be taking one from start to finish once the game launches next year (assuming they make the original release window).

Exciting Things are About to Happen Thanks to Kickstarter

I had to steal a break from my constant stream of homework to tell you all (you, being my loyal readers, of course) about a couple of new projects in the gaming world that are currently getting kick-started on, well, Kickstarter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks–or just don’t really stay on top of your gaming news, I suppose–these projects are going to sound like old news to you. However, these two games have skyrocketed to the top of my most anticipated games list, the one that I keep in my mind at any rate. Continue reading