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choonsern
Pleb
posted 12-20-13 04:53 ET (US)         
is there a chance for a new campaign by Gweilo? it's been a year!
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Gweilo
Angel
posted 12-20-13 17:54 ET (US)     1 / 18       
I've run out of fresh ideas. I'll try to think of some over the holidays. Thanks for the thought.

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choonsern
Pleb
posted 12-21-13 02:09 ET (US)     2 / 18       
thanks for the prompt reply
i really enjoyed playing your customised campaign. really challenging in terms of space, topo, finance or diplomacy.
actually perhaps u can design a campaign on how the Song trying to regain the lands after the Jingkang Incident..
well, just an opinion
nevertheless, thanks for all the awesome campaigns
Gweilo
Angel
posted 12-21-13 09:36 ET (US)     3 / 18       
You are most welcome. I still love Chinese history. I'll do some more research on that time period and event.

If the Campaign Creator for Emperor:RotMK was more robust I would definitely have built more campaigns, but I feel like I've pushed it as far as I can. I can't tell you how many times I wish it had been built with a more open, configurable design.

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[This message has been edited by Gweilo (edited 12-21-2013 @ 09:50 AM).]

ArtOfGaming
Pleb
(id: Lac Viet)
posted 01-25-14 20:17 ET (US)     4 / 18       
Gweilo -

If you have time, would you do a campaign about Li ShiMin (2nd T'ang Emperor)? He seems like an interesting character, I mean with all the expansions that he did for T'ang during his reign. How about Wu versus Yue? It has a lot of important historical figures like: Sun Tzu, Fan Li, Wu Zixu, King Fu Chai of Wu, King Gou Jian of Yue, corrupted minister of Wu, Bo Pi and many more.

I played your campaigns, very challenging. Hope to see idea like what "choonsern" mentioned or Wu versus Yue.
alincarpetman
Angel
posted 03-16-14 18:00 ET (US)     5 / 18       
Hi Gweilo,

I've played a few of your scenarios and they were a lot of fun, I'll see if I can start posting some reviews also.

I was wondering if a fan (or yourself if you're interested) can compile all of your campaigns into one download? Out of curiosity I did it myself for my own game files and got a total of 18 campaigns with a total of 82 missions - that could be a fanmade "unofficial expansion" to Emperor - Gweilo's expansion or whatever you want to call it. There's also the open play/sandbox maps I didn't count.

It would also save the trouble of clicking through so many links for new and returning players. If any new scenarios are added they could be a part 2 or update the existing compilation. Heavengames and Moddb would be good places to post them - the Moddb pages for the classic city builder games don't have much downloads available which I might spend time updating myself.
Gweilo
Angel
posted 03-17-14 17:31 ET (US)     6 / 18       
That is an interesting idea, but I'd prefer to host my campaigns here at Heaven Games, as individual downloads. I thank you for your compliment and I do appreciate your interest in my contributions to this great game.

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[This message has been edited by Gweilo (edited 03-17-2014 @ 08:07 PM).]

alincarpetman
Angel
posted 03-17-14 21:41 ET (US)     7 / 18       
Thanks for the reply, although I think it would help if your campaigns were presented like this, it's your decision.

Can I post a link to the HG page with a brief description of your work on Moddb? I'd like to upload some things like downloads, patches, help files, etc to the MDB pages as they are pretty empty and should have some more basic content and links to existing active fan sites such as HG here.

If any other scenario, campaign etc creators are ok with posting your material elsewhere feel free to do it yourself at Moddb or post a word here. I just feel there's a good opportunity to cross-promote the games on both HG and MDB as each site has its own unique features.

[This message has been edited by alincarpetman (edited 03-17-2014 @ 09:45 PM).]

Gweilo
Angel
posted 03-18-14 18:38 ET (US)     8 / 18       
Yes, that sounds fine, go ahead and do that if you wish.

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alincarpetman
Angel
posted 03-26-14 23:04 ET (US)     9 / 18       
I forgot to add - what about posting a simple compilation list with links to each campaign download? It could be posted in this thread or a new one. I typed this kind of list for myself with some extra info for each entry such as time periods covered, some people like to check out specific historical time periods.
If the Campaign Creator for Emperor:RotMK was more robust I would definitely have built more campaigns, but I feel like I've pushed it as far as I can. I can't tell you how many times I wish it had been built with a more open, configurable design.
Can this be modded somehow? Maybe when it's finished Open Caesar will have more versatility.

[This message has been edited by alincarpetman (edited 03-26-2014 @ 11:04 PM).]

Gweilo
Angel
posted 03-27-14 06:49 ET (US)     10 / 18       
I'm not sure this specific forum is appropriate for that list with the links.

The Campaign Creator for E:RoftMK cannot be modded.

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[This message has been edited by Gweilo (edited 03-27-2014 @ 06:49 AM).]

alincarpetman
Angel
posted 03-28-14 23:14 ET (US)     11 / 18       
Yeah seems the Emperor: Scenario Design Palace subforum would be the right fit? Let me know and I'll edit the already made hyperlinked list into here.
Gweilo
Angel
posted 03-29-14 07:50 ET (US)     12 / 18       
Yes, that forum at Emperor Heaven is more suited.

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[This message has been edited by Gweilo (edited 03-29-2014 @ 07:51 AM).]

alincarpetman
Angel
posted 04-06-14 17:57 ET (US)     13 / 18       
Ok here's the list, it is arranged chronologically from top to bottom by date of upload - so the first oldest upload starts at the top. This can be organized in multiple ways - by upload date, chronologically by historical date, etc.

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom - Gweilo's Campaign Compilation

(or an "unofficial expansion")

Total of 18 campaigns as of 03/13/12, a total of 82 missions
Total of 34 open play maps, 1 multiplayer campaign and 1 contest campaign as of 3/25/12

Display format:
- Title of Campaign with link to download
- Upload date
- Number of missions
- Historical time period covered
- Brief description

Campaigns

1 The Destiny of Cao - Singleplayer Emperor Campaign
uploaded 12/31/02
4 missions
Romance of the Three Kingdoms era - 169 AD - 280 AD.
- This campaign is an attempt to take events from the famous historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" and incorporate them into the Emperor campaign model.

2 The Destiny of Cao V2- Singleplayer Campaign
01/24/03
8 missions
189 CE - 217 CE
- ...Immerse yourself in the turbulent Three Kingdoms period. A player relives the career of the famous Cao Cao and his generals.

3 Ying Zheng's Vow - Singleplayer Campaign
02/13/03
2 missions
238 BCE - 227 BCE
- The Mighty Qin campaign that comes included in Emperor is a great campaign, but it leaves out Qin's involvement in the bloody years of conflict known as the 'Warring States' period.

4 Birth of the Trieu Dynasty - Singleplayer Campaign
08/18/03
3 missions
218 BCE - 199 BCE
- This campaign gives the player the chance to relive Trieu Da's remarkable feat, facing the same challenges he faced historically. It can be considered a supplement to 'The Mighty Qin' campaign...

5 Trader for the Great Khan - Singleplayer Campaign
09/14/03
3 missions
1206 CE - 1227 CE
- In this campaign you will assume the role of a merchant trader who is drafted by Genghis to reopen the old trade routes.

6 The Warlords of Koguryo - Singleplayer Campaign
12/02/03
5 missions
190 CE - 208 CE
- In this campaign, you will experience the events and challenges faced by the first two generations of the Gongsun clan in Koguryo. This was a period of constant warfare and diplomacy.

7 Shaolin Monastery - Singleplayer Campaign
01/27/04
3 missions
495 CE - 540 CE
- In this campaign you will assume the role of a young Buddhist administrator, sent by the emperor to establish the monastery.

8 A Xia's Diary - Singleplayer Campaign
08/18/04
10 missions
242 BCE - 194 BCE
- In this campaign you will assume the role of a Xia from a clan with a long tradition of service. Over the course of this campaign, your journey will take you from humble hunting tents in the desert to the splendor of Grand Temples in magnificent capital cities.

9 Challenge at Westlake - Singleplayer Campaign
11/01/04
3 missions
1240 CE - 1253 CE
- The relief and restoration of Westlake is the assignment you will undertake for the emperor in this campaign.

10 Hand of the Tubo - Singleplayer Campaign
10/24/05
2 missions
762 CE - 765 CE
- This campaign simulates what befell many western Tang holdings as these events unfolded. Many cities, cut off and isolated from the east, were captured or destroyed. A player will assume the role of a Tang general sent to the region to establish a military presence.

11 The Eternal Journey of Qin Shi Huang - Singleplayer Campaign
03/01/06
3 missions
246 BCE - 210 BCE
- In this campaign a player will undertake the assignment of building the burial monuments at Mount Li. This will be a challenging task in the midst of the final years of Qin's wars of conquest.

12 Ming General - The Annam Campaign - Singleplayer Campaign
07/01/06
4 missions
1403 CE - 1425 CE
- This bloody chapter in the history of China and Vietnam is the focus of this campaign. You will undertake the role of a Mandarin general tasked with the planning and execution of the initial conquest. Later, your assignments will focus on the occupation and exploitation of the conquered lands.

13 Builder for the Great Khans - Singleplayer Campaign
02/05/07
6 missions
1229 CE - 1265 CE
- In this sequel to Campaign #5 Trader for the Great Khan, you begin as the son of the famous merchant prince who reopened the western trade routes for the mighty Genghis Khan.

14 Bandit Lord's Destiny - Singleplayer Campaign
08/03/07
4 missions
793 BCE - 770 BCE
- You will face the challenge of rebuilding the gang's strength from a refuge located deep within the unforgiving Ordos Desert.

15 The Wayward Sun Wu Kong - Singleplayer Campaign
05/01/08
3 missions
618 CE - 631 CE
- You serve with pride as a general of emperor Gaozu. He has ordered you north, to establish a city where you will produce commodities for the Tang war effort.

16 The Fall of the Song - Singleplayer Campaign
03/13/09
4 missions
1276 CE - 1292 CE
- The storyline will follow the premise that Zhao Bing, the last boy-emperor of the Song, was rescued from the destruction at Yashan. A player will assume the role of one of Zhao Bing's protectors, dedicated to preserving his royal bloodline.

17 Servant of the White Lotus - Singleplayer Campaign
12/13/11
5 missions
1344 CE - 1371 CE
- This campaign will immerse you in the historic events of the Red Turban rebellion from the unique perspective of an active participant. Openly, you are only a humble Buddhist monk, striving to follow The Way. Secretly, you are an agent provocateur of the White Lotus, assigned to build new monasteries to spread the rebellion.

18 A Xia's Diary II - Singleplayer Campaign
03/13/12
10 missions
907 CE - 960 CE
- In Campaign #8 A Xia's Diary, you became part of the story of a clan of Xia, wandering the land to offer your services to many kingdoms. This campaign is its sequel, and will pick up the tale of the clan approximately 1100 years later, during the "Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms" period.


Open Play, Multiplayer and Contest Maps

1 Emperor Maps by Gweilo
04/16/06
25 maps
Any time period
- This download contains 25 maps from 12 of Gweilo's custom campaigns. They are offered here for use in Open play.

2 Khan-Baliq, for Open Play
01/07/07
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the last map from the "Builder for the Great Khans" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has a temperate climate.

3 Karakhorum, for Open Play
02/02/07
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Karakhorum map from the "Builder for the Great Khans" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has an arid climate.

4 Kaicheng, for Open Play
02/02/07
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Kaicheng map from the "Builder for the Great Khans" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has a temperate climate.

5 Yong, for Open Play
08/01/07
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Yong map from the "Bandit Lord's Destiny" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has an arid climate.

6 Hao, for Open Play
08/01/07
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Hao map from the "Bandit Lord's Destiny" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has a temperate climate.

7 Pa Island, for Open Play
11/25/11
1 map
Any time period
- This is the Pa Island map, featured in the "Servant of the White Lotus" custom campaign.

8 Kaifeng, for Open Play
03/17/12
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Kaifeng map from the "A Xia's Diary II" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has a temperate climate.

9 Liaoyang, for Open Play
03/19/12
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Liaoyang map from the "A Xia's Diary II" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has a temperate climate.

10 Anxi, for Open Play
03/25/12
1 map
Any time period
- This is a modified version of the Anxi map from the "A Xia's Diary II" custom campaign. It is 'enormous' in size, and has an arid climate.

11 First Command - Multiplayer Campaign
09/14/04
1 mission
1214 CE - no time limit
- This is a multiplayer adaptation of the "First Command" singleplayer campaign... It is a simulation based on the historical Mongol invasion of Jin territory in 1214 CE. From one to four players may participate. All players begin as allies. Each player is assigned to build an outpost along the Yellow River. Since the campaign is cooperative, players must juggle their own defense while also responding to the needs of their allies.

12 First Command (Normal and Very Hard)
07/05/04
2 missions
1214 CE - no time limit
- It is a simulation based on the historical Mongol invasion of Jin territory in 1214 CE.

13 Contest 71: Golden Ages - The Imperial Forbidden City Beauty Contest
unknown date
1 mission
1407 CE - no time limit
- Emperor Yongle, the third emperor of the illustrious Ming dynastic line, has appointed you to build a private city for his family within the bustle of Beijing.


I'm not sure if copy n pasting this will get the html formatting - let me know if we need another way. Upon the new post I'll edit this one to link to the proper one.

Sometime this year I plan to get around to finish playing these campaigns and write up some reviews. Thanks for keeping the game alive with new scenarios.
I'm not sure this specific forum is appropriate for that list with the links.

EDIT: Contest city link added, waiting for the proper thread to be posted in the Scenario Design Palace so I can link this thread to the appropriate one.

[This message has been edited by alincarpetman (edited 04-10-2014 @ 07:51 AM).]

Gweilo2
Angel
posted 04-07-14 16:43 ET (US)     14 / 18       
Looks ok to me.
alincarpetman
Angel
posted 04-09-14 01:17 ET (US)     15 / 18       
Ok cool - let me know when you make the new thread so I can edit these and to link to that in Scenario subforum - I thought a sticky thread might be best so people will see it at the top.

[This message has been edited by alincarpetman (edited 04-09-2014 @ 01:19 AM).]

Gweilo
Angel
posted 04-10-14 07:04 ET (US)     16 / 18       
I just realized you may want to add this link for a campaign I submitted for the City Building Contests site:

http://www.citybuildingcontests.net/archives/contest71-e-ga/index.html

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alincarpetman
Angel
posted 05-25-14 23:13 ET (US)     17 / 18       
Gweilo2
Angel
posted 05-26-14 09:06 ET (US)     18 / 18       
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