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In production since 2007, Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords is a freeware epic length traditional role playing game created in RPG Maker VX which was completed in late 2010. It attempts to capture the feel and gameplay of the RPGs of the early 90s such as Final Fantasy IV and Breath Of Fire. A sequel is currently being developed for commercial release.

Featuring accessible, familiar gameplay reminscent of the early Final Fantasy titles, Legionwood offers you a 20+ hour long quest set in a massive fantasy world filled with challenging enemies, in depth quests, a sweeping, emotionally driven storyline and tons of character customisation options.

The world has been at peace since the Great War ended 1000 years ago. Now, an ancient antagonist is ready to set in motion a plan that has been in the making for centuries. Take control of Lann Northshire, an ordinary peasant who is unwillingly thrown into a conflict that will soon engulf the entire world. The fate of Legionwood hangs in the balance. Will you be able to restore peace to the land?

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Wow, talk about not meeting deadlines, right? Some of you might remember that I annouced a Legionwood expansion pack, way back in late 2010. Although it ultimately ended up being cancelled due to hard drive failure, I managed to recover some of its assets a few months ago and, rather than doing the logical lazy thing and recycling them for Legionwood 2, I decided to piece them together and release the resulting mess.

So then, this is the Legionwood expansion I promised all those years ago but never actually delivered? Well, not really. But it's still a pretty cool addition to the Legionwood world.

Legionwood: Mysteries of Dynastland is an expansion pack/DLC for Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords. Featuring a huge new story dungeon set in the midst of the game's chaotic fourth act, as well as a considerable number of all new optional endgame quests, a revised final dungeon and over a dozen new Techs to learn, it expands the original game's playtime by at least three hours and adds several long awaited features to game, including a graphical world map and quest journal.

The main addition in Mysteries of Dynastland is the titular Dynastland dungeon, which takes place between the Sealed Library and Lost City Crebt areas in Chapter 4. This sprawling dungeon crawl is filled with new enemies, puzzles and challenges to test your skills against, and also reveals the never-before-seen backstory of Zanthus and his long lost homeland as your party searches for the mythical Purity Crystal, an ancient Precursor artifact rumoured to be able to manipulate time itself.

Other notable additions to the game include 12 brand new Techs, including unique Techs exclusive to certain characters, a new set of powerful Dynastland equipment, a late-game "scavenger hunt" quest that will take you to the furthest corners of the world, a complete overhaul and rebalancing of all late game content and an expanded final dungeon with a new, harder version of Castoth to fight -- in both the normal and "true" varieties. Overall, it pretty much turns the final act of Legionwood into a completely new game, which was one of my main goals as I was always rather unhappy with how rushed that part of the game turned out.

Anyway, if you're itching for some new adventures, you can grab the DLC here. Simply point the installer to your Legionwood directory and extract, overwriting files when prompted. In order to experience the new content at the appropriate difficulty level, I recommend either starting a new game or loading a game that was saved before the Sealed Library, though most of the new content except for the Quest Journal can still be accessed otherwise.

Check out these screenshots to see some of the new locations in the game:

And with that, I'm off to work on Legionwood 2 again. Happy adventuring! :)

Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords is now available on Mac!

Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords is now available on Mac!

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Freeware role playing game Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords has been ported to MacOS, allowing Mac players to enjoy some old-school console style adventuring...

Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords Released on Desura

Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords Released on Desura

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A traditional console style role playing game (RPG) reminiscent of the classics of yesteryear.

Legionwood Final Edition released!

Legionwood Final Edition released!

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The definitive version of Legionwood, the Final Edition has finally been released. This new build adds a completely rewritten script and extra dungeons...

Legionwood Character Building Guide

Legionwood Character Building Guide

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Dark Gaia Studios' role playing game, Legionwood, allows players to design their own character classes and define their heroes as they see fit. Today...

Legionwood is a traditional console style role playing game (RPG) reminiscent of the classics of yesteryear. It features a lengthy, 20+ hour long quest to play through, with an epic story of love, war and revenge. You take control of Lann Northwise...
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Legionwood 1 - Audio Fix v1.11 Patch

Legionwood 1 - Audio Fix v1.11 Patch

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This is a patch that will update the Audio Fix to version 1.11 by replacing 49 files. The Audio Fix is a package of Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords...

Legionwood 1 - Audio Fix Full

Legionwood 1 - Audio Fix Full

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This is a package of Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords' original audio with the volume turned down. Yup, that's it. The volume of every single audio...

Legionwood: Final Edition v1.2

Legionwood: Final Edition v1.2

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The completed version of Legionwood, playable from start to finish and including all neccesary files and RPG Maker VX RTP required to run it. Comes in...

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Aleopheus Mar 1 2013 says:

Just reached the ruins with the ancient guardian. I am currently level 13 or 15 ... I don't know exactly, but men this monster is pretty insane. It hits me for 500 - 800 damage. I spend all points to def and other defensive stats but he is just too powerful. I think I will circle around the crystal a bit and try to get 4 - 6 additional levels. Otherwise I am not sure, how to kill this guy.

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DarkGaiaStudios Mar 1 2013 replied:

Ah yes, he's known for being a pretty difficult boss. You should be able to defeat him at level 15 or so -- grinding is rarely neccesary in the game, provided you don't run from all of the battles. He does have a particular strategy, though. First of all, take out the two enemies that appear alongside him, as they heal him and buff him if you let them live. Next, focus on hitting him with as much power as you can muster -- he's weak against Crumble and Flame Bolt so use those, boosting your spell power with a Malt Cider if you have one. Ark can use Tri Spell, which should do a fair bit to him. Use Guardsman and Sharpen to increase your Defense and Attack, and have physical attackers Double Strike him and Desperate Strike when low on health. You may also try Blinding him or Toxifying him -- these do work.

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Aleopheus Mar 2 2013 replied:

Will there be a chance to return later to places I've been ? For Example I still have the wedding ring from the well in the first town, but didn't find any quest npc for this. So I continued with the story. Now I think it was a bad idea.

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Aleopheus Mar 2 2013 replied:

Thanks for these advices. I will see if these helps. My level is 14 and I will fight a little while in the ruins to get up to 17. Then the rest will be easier ;-).
I also could use some spices, but I don't want to, as they are pretty rare and I want to wait a while. Will it be possible to get these from enemies or even buy them in the end game ?

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slemja Feb 24 2013 says:

Hey i havn't played much of the game yet (Just got the basics down) but there is a problem i'm having where the screen is constantly blinking rapidly and it is probably just my laptop but can you tell me how to fix it?

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DarkGaiaStudios Feb 26 2013 replied:

Some computers seem to have a similar issue when the game's in Full Screen mode, so there are a couple of things you can try:

1. Press Alt+Enter and play the game in Windowed mode.
2. Press F1 while playing to bring up the game options, and toggle the smooth scrolling option on or off.

I hope these help! RPG Maker engines can have conflicts on some newer systems.

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Aleopheus Feb 17 2013 says:

Awesome game. But these green dragons in the woods are nasty.

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DarkGaiaStudios Feb 18 2013 replied:

Ah, yes. They're meant to be that rare enemy that you should probably run away from. A few areas in the game have enemies like this -- just meant to provide you with a challenge and something to look forward to coming back and killing later.

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sarahseven Apr 23 2013 replied:

I love those green dragons. I was dumbstruck for a moment when it wipe out my etire crews though. I was like "wth??" and of course I seek revenge later. Love those green dragons!! LOL

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TheKingOfApples1 Feb 7 2013 says:

Idk about anyone else but this game is really hard for me. I am stuck on the ship I cant kill the 5 headed hydra after going through the tons of parianas.

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DarkGaiaStudios Creator
DarkGaiaStudios Feb 9 2013 replied:

The main factor that determines difficulty in this game is how you've been spending your AP. Try redistributing some of your AP into Defense, Evasion and Intellect to raise your resistance to attacks. When people find Legionwood hard, it's usually because they've forgotten to spend their AP or have neglected important stats like Defense.

That's why the tutorial tells you to not ignore these things :)

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TheKingOfApples1 Feb 9 2013 replied:

oh idk i could put ap into the other charactors lol i thought you could only out ap into your dude and the girl lol.

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DarkGaiaStudios Feb 12 2013 replied:

Nope, everyone is customisable :)

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Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 9/10

Even though I haven't played RPG games in a while, I have to say this is one of the best ones I've played so far! The plot is great so far, and the option to name your characters is cool! Great music, and the game also revives the old RPG genre. Overral, a great game! Good job!, once again, you did well!

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