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280731287 Sorcerer King Manual Final .pdf


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Title: Sorcerer King Game Manual
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Contents

CONTENTS
Contents..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2
Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
Asymmetrical Gameplay........................................................................................................................................................................................................6

Getting Started ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
Your Computer ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................7

Installation ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
Starting the Game .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................7

Starting a New Game ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................8

New Game.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8
Load Game ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8
Options ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9
Basic Options .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................9

General ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9
Display.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Audio ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Buttons ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Advanced Options............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
General ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Display.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Buttons ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13

Metarealm ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Quit ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Workshop .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
World Setup .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Sovereigns ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14

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Map .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Land Size ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Difficulty ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Shards ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Doomsday Speed ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18

Playing the Game......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
What Do You Do? ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Rivals............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
The Frozen Realm ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Keepers of the Flame....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Swamp Giants ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Pariden................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Ceresa’s Legacy .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21
The Ice Lords....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Imperium .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21

Navigating the World ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
The Game Interface ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
The Game Menu ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Context Help ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29
The Doomsday Counter ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 29
The Resource display ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
The Sidebar Menu............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 30
The Context Window....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31

City Management and Economy .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
City Management ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
City Level Up ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Building Improvements ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
Training Units ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34

Economy..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
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Outposts ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35

Resources........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 36
Shard Resources ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 36
City Resources .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
Map or “Wild” Resources .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 37

Places and Items of Interest................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Places ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Treasure Chests ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39

Winning ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
Champions and Other Units ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Unit Level ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Unit Stats .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Unit Weapon Stats ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 42
Special Abilities.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 43

Enemy Units ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 43

Combat ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 45
Combat Rating and Stats .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
Strategic Battles ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46

Auto Resolve Battles........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 47

Tactical Battles ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 47

Magic ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49
Global Mana .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49
Spell Types ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49
Casting Time ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 50

Appendix A: Walkthrough by Brad Wardell .................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Elemental Timeline ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 51
How do you kill a god?......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Choosing your sovereign.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
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Setting up your world .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
Doomsday .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 53
Your Rivals ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 54
Early game................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54
The Rivals .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 64
Midgame ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65
Transforming the world ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 73
Growing Power ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 75
Late Game .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 76
Your Destiny ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 78

Appendix B: Credits ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Licensed Technology............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 81

Appendix C: Technical Support ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 82

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Introduction

INTRODUCTION
Sorcerer King is a fantasy strategy game set in a world where a powerful evil mage (the Sorcerer King)
has already conquered the world. His enemies, including you, are scattered and their armies and
cities are broken. The forces of the dark have free reign to terrorize the survivors everywhere,
except a few tiny outposts of civilization.
You must protect your city and expand it across the world through a combination of magical
power, military might, diplomatic skill, technological advancement and bold adventuring. As a
sovereign, you are the only being still able to channel power from the shards of magic, a series of
mystical artifacts left over from the Great Cataclysm.

ASYMMETRICAL GAMEPLAY
Sorcerer King is built around the concept of asymmetry. Your goals (kill the Sorcerer King) are
wholly different than the Sorcerer King's goals (destroy the shards and therefore the world). The
rest of the game revolves around this central concept.
The Sorcerer King doesn't play by the same rules—he operates on a completely different level than
your scarce resources allow you to. A sophisticated "Game Master" AI controls his forces and other
events in the world, managing pacing and generating threats to ensure an engaging game from start
to finish.

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED
Before we dig into the nuts and bolts, there are a few housekeeping things to take care of first:

YOUR COMPUTER
To play Elemental: Sorcerer King your PC must meet the following requirements:


Operating System: Windows 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2



Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor



Memory: 2 GB RAM



Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card



DirectX: Version 9.0c



Hard Drive: 5 GB available space



Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

INSTALLATION
You may have purchased the game through Stardock.com, Steam, or any number of other sites,
but the game must be installed via Steam. Open your Steam application on your desktop, find
Sorcerer King, and click the INSTALL button.
If you have multiple installations available, you will be prompted as to your preference, and Steam
will handle the rest.
The Steam version of Sorcerer King will update automatically when Steam is launched.

STARTING THE GAME
Sorcerer King includes two modes for your amusement—Single-player and Campaign. Campaign
mode is excellent for those just starting out with Sorcerer King, and is functionally similar to
single-player or “sandbox” mode.

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Starting a New Game

STARTING A NEW GAME
As stated previously, there are two gameplay types in Sorcerer King from which to choose: Campaign
and Single-player sandbox. We encourage new players to start with the Campaign mode, which
will introduce you to the world of Sorcerer King, the dynamics of the game, and take you on an epic
adventure to restore the world.
When you launch Sorcerer King, a menu allows you to choose several options.

NEW GAME
Click this option to launch a single-player game. This is a
sandbox mode of your own design, where you can
choose your sovereign, your Starting Party, map size,
difficulty and more. There are several pre-created maps
as well as an almost infinite number of randomly
generated maps, giving you many options for a new
experience each time you play.
Learn more about setting up the world in the WORLD
SETUP section on page 14.

LOAD GAME
If you have a previously saved game, you can load it from this screen. Click the saved game you
wish to load and click the L OAD button. You can remove saved games by choosing the saved game
you wish to get rid of and clicking the DELETE button.
You can choose how often the game auto-saves in the O PTIONS screen.

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Starting a New Game

OPTIONS
Click the OPTIONS button (

) to view the B ASIC O PTIONS menu.

BASIC OPTIONS
The B ASIC O PTIONS screen allows you to customize the game for your personal playing experience.
Click the ADVANCED OPTIONS button in the lower-right corner to open the A DVANCED OPTIONS
screen, or click the M AIN MENU button. Any changes you’ve made will be saved and applied to the
game. Some changes require re-starting the game to take effect, and a message will appear to tell
you if this is needed.

GENERAL


Auto Turn: Automatically end your turn and move to the next turn if none of your units
or cities are idle, and there are no more actions you need to take.



Quick Move: Skip movement animations for units in the strategic (zoomed in) view.



Edge Scroll: Pan the camera when the mouse cursor is moved to the edge of the screen.

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