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    by Published on 08-10-2012 11:52
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    "Thorkell why can't I come with you?" Einars' voice was high and uneven as he hurried after his brother. The boy was wiry but thin, he had grown taller this past winter but he was far from the height and strength needed to oar a longship or fight alongside seasoned men. Such were Thorkell's thoughts as he ignored his younger sibling and instead took to inspecting his belt and the strap that would hold his dagger and longaxe.

    "I'm a man already! Please, tell Erikr to let me join the raid!"

    Thorkell continued walking at a brisk pace trough the muddy street, making his way around the occasional hand cart or a fisherman's wife carrying a basket with the day's catch to market. He slowed at Ylfa's stall and grinned to the girl. She was as pretty as Freya herself - tall, slender, blond and with an ample blossom. Her hair was the colour of ripe wheat and now was tucked into a thick triple braid which reached down to her back.

    "Tyr guide your Axe Thorkell, may you bring a fine haul this summer!" she yelled at him and tossed him one of her freshly baked buns. ...
    by Published on 07-27-2012 22:45
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    Welcome back to Tales from the Throne Room, our regular piece on the Org's community of hotseat and RPG gamers!
    (written by Myth and phonicsmonkey, graphics by Quirl and Myth)


    The Throne Room is where we play collaborative and competitive games based around TW titles, including Hotseats, RPGs and Succession games. We currently have a group of 19 active players (and several who come and go) across 5 hotseats, one succession game and one RPG.

    This chapter marks the ending of an era. The retirement of both veteran moderators, phonicsmonkey and Zim, men who have shaped the Throne Room into what you see today, is both a threshold and a reminder to us all to strive to give to the community as much as they have during their years as players and mods. It also marks the ending of previous games, the coming resolution of some but also the prospect of new and innovative games to come!

    Hall of Fame:

    The annual HoF awards came to a close, and the results are as follows.

    SilverShield won the title of Throne Room Champion and was unanimously hailed as the best general of 2011. I congratulate him and I promise the next edition will feature an interview (this edition's interview is a special occasion).

    Cecil XIX won the award for Best Gamesmaster and has good chances of repeating his achievement if he hosts that multi-faction RPG he proposed in the Arena of Kings contest.

    phonicsmonkey won the Best Hotseat award for 2011 despite the stiff competition. Hopefully he will run at least one game for 2012!

    I myself won the award for ...
    by Published on 07-26-2012 14:40

    Hello everyone, this is my first post to 'The Org' but I have been browsing the forums for many years. I have written what should be a fix for the 800x600/640x480 resolution cap on higher end cards. This should mean an end to the rebooting shenanigans that were previously required. I do not yet have the ability to attach links to posts, but I can provide the fix on request and I will amend this ...
    by Published on 07-18-2012 18:02
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    Two new RTW 2 screenshots have been leaked!



    (click the screenshot for a better view)



    See all the RTW II screenshot in this thread! ...
    by Published on 07-12-2012 18:37
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    It looks like the entire Total War series, excluding STW and MTW, is currently on sale on Steam. Check out the deals on the Sega Collection sale page:

    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15550/

    The entire pack itself is of questionable value, but it includes the following TW game sales (prices in USD):
    RTW Gold: $6
    RTW Alexander: $3
    M2TW: $6
    M2TW Kingdoms: $3
    ETW: $12 (with DLCs for $2)
    ETW Warpath: $6
    NTW: $12 (with DLCs for $2 and $6)
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    by Published on 07-11-2012 13:52
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    I think it's no secret that many .Org members are very excited about the next Total War installment, Rome II.

    This announcement brought back good memories from the past in the Throne Room.

    If you're found of ancient Rome and you're looking for a unique Roman themed RPG, then you've come to the right place!
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    by Published on 07-09-2012 14:30

    Hello, Orgahs!

    This week in the Gameroom we have yet another new game in sign-ups, titled The Climb. The host for this game is a Gameroom favorite, Visorslash. Visorslash describes the set-up as being mostly vanilla, with a trio of serial killers replacing the traditional mafia family.

    He's looking for at least 30 players for this game, and he could certainly do with ...
    by Published on 07-06-2012 22:21

    Are you excited about Rome II?, do you have an idea that you would incorporate into the game if you were the designer? Well for this competition, our friends over at the official total war fora want to know your single biggest and best idea for Total War: Rome II.

    They are giving away Steam codes for Shogun 2's Rise of the Samurai campaign to three lucky winners but to win one of them ...
    by Published on 07-06-2012 22:09
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    The first footage of the game has been now shown to a public at Rezzed! One of the focus points of RTW II seems to make a darker game. Also this article reveals that they might have taken more inspiration from history then last time, or so they seem to suggest. Using the motto "History is stranger than fiction" combined with a drawing of a pig on flames, seems to confirm flaming pigs for RTWII, but also shows what ...
    by Published on 07-03-2012 09:35

    General:
    System requirements:
    • Completely scalable experience, with performance optimised for your PC or laptop. Witness the awesome scale of Total War: Rome II, no matter what your spec. CA
    Campaign:
    • Multiple regions are controlled as a single province. PCGamer RPS
    • However, regions can still be conquered individually. RPS
    • Map covers a larger area than RTW. RPS
    • Regions
    ...