Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

A place to discuss Knightmare-VR, a planned revivial of Knightmare
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by WillsOfDoom » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:29 pm

To that end, anyone know of somewhere that I might be able to track down 'Fortress of Assasins'? It's the only one of the 7 that I, so far, haven't been able to get. Got a .PDF of it a while back but that just ain't the same...:-[
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by MoanaLiza » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:47 pm

Stupid question Glenn but who's Emilia? If it's who I think it is she'll probably love you for calling her that (I don't think so somehow actually). Also Lord_Bob, would that be the Lord_Bob of old or the new ringmasterrob?
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by HStorm » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:07 pm

To Moana: Emilia is presumably Snowwiewolf.

To Wills Of Doom: There were indeed 7 KM books  -  4 novellas and 3 kids' storybooks.

They were...

Knightmare (Can You Beat The Challenge?)
The Labyrinths Of Fear
Fortress Of Assassins
The Sorcerer's Isle
The Forbidden Gate
The Dragon's Lair
Lord Fear's Domain
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by MoanaLiza » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:44 pm

Oh, I thought that he meant Emilia was Emii or visa versa!
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by HStorm » Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:12 pm

No Emii is Emily Bradshaw. Emilia is Emilia Pulianen. (I hope I spelt that right, Snowwie!)
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by Illusion » Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:34 am

Apart from checking amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk regularly for Knightmare books on sale, there are also quite a few listed on http://www.abebooks.co.uk/.

Indeed, Lord Fear's Domain (the last book) is the most difficult of the Knightmare books to find. Not sure why, perhaps it had a smaller print run, or was never re-printed as Knightmare finished. Or perhaps because it wasn't advertised on CITV, not many people bought it!

If you were a member of the Knightmare Adventurer's Club, you would have heard about it.  ;D
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by WillsOfDoom » Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:54 pm

It is 'Lord Fear's Domain' I don't have.  Drat! and double drat!  Oh well, the hunt for the missing KM book begins.  
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by HStorm » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:12 pm

To be brutally honest, Wills, if I were you I'd only go out of my way to get Lord Fear's Domain if I were a completist. It's quite an infantile book really, with an over-dependence on those irritating arithmetical puzzles that Dave Morris was always so enamoured with. It's also a very different type of book to all the others, as it's really just a puzzle book disguised as a novella.
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Re: Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by Fidjit » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:36 pm

Snowwie is Emilia, yes!

I can't remember her second name, it ws quite long al that I know is that it starts with a "P"  ::)
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by Trial_by_Spikes » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:37 am

I have them all except Labyrinths and Lord Fear's Domain. I have the boardgame as well. I always used to look for them when they were advertised at the end of the prog. I used to probably buy one book each year when i went on holiday - W.H. Smith's manchester Airport always had a fine selection. Why did you need to know this?
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by keke » Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:31 pm

I don't like the look of knightmare VR. there's no sense of danger for the dungeoneer as they arent real
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by MoanaLiza » Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:09 pm

But then a death could be made gory, which I'd fear. Certainly not children's viewing then though, which I would hope that it's for all ages.
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by WillsOfDoom » Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:28 am

The key thing is to make the viewer care about the dungeoneer, whether they are real or avatar. It is a concern, but Televirtual know what they are doing. If they can create suspense it will work.
I'd like to see a slight step-up in the gore factor. That'd bring in the viewers!
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by MoanaLiza » Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:43 pm

Off topic but does the layout of this thread seem strange? I seem to have a problem viewing this thread properly, I don't know if it's a problem with the thread itself. Is anyone else having the same problem with it or and any other thread?

Back to the topic though, are the advisors going to be real or VR? If they are VR are they going to be controlled by contestants?
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Re:Knightmare VR?  I don't like the concept!

Post by Malefact » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:36 pm

Yes, I'm having this difficulty as well.

I would guess by looking at the TimeGate pilot that the advisors will be real. I certainly hope that will be the case (as with Treguard and the entire antechamber) because it will help distinguish between fantasy and reality.
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