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Eschalon: Book 1 FAQ Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

A new FAQ for the upcoming Eschalon: Book 1 is now available on the Basilisk Games forums. A compilation of the many questions and answers in the lengthy Q&A topic, the new FAQ provides curious readers with an easy to find list of what is currently known about the game.

E:B1 is an RPG in the turn-based tradition of classics of the genre such as the Ultima, Might & Magic, and Wizardry series. The first in a trilogy, E:B1 will send players into massive outdoor environments and plunge them into dozens of sprawling dungeons as they quest to uncover the mystery of their character's origins.

Q: Will you be able to create a female character?

A: Unfortunately, that is the biggest drawback of this particular old-school romp...yes, you have to play a male human character. It is just part of the storyline which was written within a certain scope to introduce this gameworld. Book II, we promise, adds in party-play and alternate character races and genders as the storyline expands and grows.

Q: What happens to our character if we suddenly decide to go on a killing spree? Do we get sent to jail, have a bounty on our heads, or does the town just spawn an army of guards to slaughter us?

A: If no one sees you or hears you commit the crime, then you can get away with it. If someone hears or sees you commit a crime, they will become hostile towards you and attempt to "bring you to justice". If you kill a quest-critical NPC, the system will notify you of your error, but you can continue to play as long as you want. Crimes are tracked internally, so even if no one knows of your crime, the computer still remembers that you are the type of person that would kill an NPC in cold blood or steal gold from an old lady. This can have various effects on your character at different points of the game.
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