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A Tempest Season

MUDs

Codebase Details
ATS TItan Engine
Host Name
game.tempestseason.com
Port
6000
MUD Theme
MUD Theme Details
Fantasy, Steampunk, Dark Comedy
Created Date
January 01, 2001
Average Online
MultiPlaying Allowed?
No
Player Killing Allowed?
Yes, Restricted
Number of Starting Races
How many races does your game have that new players/accounts can select from?
12
Number of Advanced Races
How many races does your game have that need to be unlocked somehow, and are not available for new players/accounts?
5
Number of Starting Classes
How many classes does your game have that new players/accounts can select from?
10
Number of Advanced Classes
How many classes does your game have that need to be unlocked somehow, and are not available for new players/accounts?
1
Multiclassing?
No
Level-less System?
No
Class-less System?
No
Equipment Saved?
Yes
Quests Available?
  • Auto Quests
  • Scripted Quests
  • Staff-Run
  • Theme Park Style
Character Approval Required?
No
ANSI Color?
Yes
Role Play Model
Role Play Enforced (RPI)
Character Progression System
  • Based on Character's Level
  • Based on Character's Skill
Clans Offered?
No
Pay to Play?
100% Free
Player Run Cities?
Yes
Conquest System Offered?
No
Screen Reader Friendly?
Partially
World Originality
All Original
Number of Rooms in Open Zones
9000
Game Maps
  • ASCII
  • In Game
Adult Oriented?
Is your game geared towards adult in any of the following criterion?
  • Alcohol and/or Drugs Available or Referenced
  • Dark and Violent RP Plots or Zones
  • Generally Adult Oriented

Welcome to A Tempest Season! A rich and fun world!

Three-hundred years ago, the violent, tyrannical rule of Sesi-kai came to a bloody end on the continent of Ama'rane. For years, his malice and greed ravaged the world of Eihydia and resulted in an innumerable loss of life. Within the first century of recovery, Eihydia saw the rise of five nations that worked independently to restore social and economic stability to their homelands, but a global effort was needed to ensure lasting peace.

To commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Sesi-kai's defeat, the five nations entered into an alliance that formed the Alamarian Empire. Tralisia, the Alamarian Empire's capital city, was founded in Alamare (located on Ama'rane) and serves as the midway point for all five nations.

Your story takes place after the tricentennial celebrating the end of Sesi-kai's rule. Since it was founded, Tralisa has become a major world trade hub and a cultural melting pot, but as the city has grown, so have its enemies--both domestic and abroad. Corruption, dangerous threats, and the wild, unpredictable nature of Ama'rane have all made Tralisia a deadly place to live. Take part in helping your fellow heroes maintain Tralisia's status as a beacon of peace and hope, or work with other villains to bring the city, and maybe even the world, to its knees.

A Tempest Season offers a rich role-play enforced environment with a completely unique, wonderful, and sometimes weird world. We have an active combat system, quest system, and a multitude of ways to progress your character via specializations, aptitudes, extended ability levels, and more! With a full-time coder and an active staff, you can expect updates and new features being added everyday. We have an amazing community that is focused on having fun and including everyone in their many adventures. Come visit our Disord at https://discord.gg/UzK8YQ4. We look forward to see you in Tralisia!!!

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.9
Game Mechanics 
 
5.0  (1)
Feature Set 
 
5.0  (1)
Game World 
 
4.5  (1)
Community 
 
5.0  (1)
Staff 
 
5.0  (1)
Role Play 
 
5.0  (1)
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Best MUD since the 90s.
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Game Mechanics 
 
5.0
Feature Set 
 
5.0
Game World 
 
4.5
Community 
 
5.0
Staff 
 
5.0
Role Play 
 
5.0
I've been gaming since the early 80s, and started MUDs in like '91. Before A Tempest Season, I hadn't found a MUD that kept my attention since the early 2000s. I have played for about 13 months or so, altho some of my relationships with players extend back to the early 90s on Mythic Entertainment's Dragon's Gate MUD - GEnie, AOL, and web! (Hit us up if you're from there <3 any of the years it existed)

HEROES AND VILLAINS WANTED! You can become a hero and save the world from any number of dangers - make a legend of yourself and keep the universe balanced toward good.Or you can align with the greatest of evils - take your choice, there are a few - and attempt to enslave the entirety of the world-spanning Empire at the side of the greatest evil.

So why play ATS? Lots of reasons!

The world is custom with layers upon layer of lore that is actively being discovered by characters. This is a lively, dynamic world where the characters (and players) influence the actual gameworld with their actions. It takes dedicated and caring staff to do that, and ATS has some of the best I've ever seen.

Roleplay is required, and race as well as societal issues can be conflict sources. However, that doesn't mean you have to sit around for hours doing things to advance. To ensure that players can impact the world, as mentioned above, dedicated "Roleplay helpers" - non-staff member volunteers - experience the game by helping other players attempt to fulfill their roleplay goals. Good and Evil are supported about equally.

A recent example of this: Two PCs took a relatively mundane treasure item with unique flavor (a hydra egg). They put it in a place saturated with the magic that flows through the world (essence).Overtime, it hatched into an odd bug. The bug ate the magic essence and soon evolved a bit. Other types of these essence bugs appeared - all devouring sources of essence. Several notables did different things like: trying to kill them, trying to feed them essence from a variety of sources, tried to subvert them to their power. Several incidences occurred.End result of this: a new player character race (gremlins) were born of these bugs. About half of this PC race follow another PC as a Prophet of a God because of his action during that time - and he himself follows an Ancient (very evil) God that no one else follows (openly).Also, an essence-infused race - Indago who are hauty and good with magic - were a primary target as a food source during that time, and there exist serious racial conflicts there.

This game has incredible, in depth mechanics. On the player side, generally everything seems to work incredibly smoothly, and when issues are encountered staff very quickly resolves them. On a back-end side, everything is custom. Everything. The game is still growing and expanding, and players have DEEP input into how the 'game' should work.

Combat and magic are complex, there's no 'autoattack' bs here, this is all controlled and with relatively fine-grained controls: You'll have to switch up your attacks to manage your risk exposure, balance stamina and other 'point' pools. That being said, it's not so difficult that casual gamers can't enjoy themselves. Someone in the discord can help you learn to set up effective aliases.

There are an array of unique races with their own dedicated, thorough Lore. Each race feels different from the others - lizardfolk, high magic users with purple skin, dragons that grow over time, and several really interesting races that can only be unlocked through gameplay and roleplay. Many options here, and each has unique mechanics (not just stat adjustments!). Some races - dragons and the mind-elves known as Ethari - do not join classes. They're just that badass.

Class options are intense here, too. Every class is actually two subclasses that have definitive styles and very different abilities and 'roles'.



Magic is especially complex with several types of magic users whose capabilities are very diverse - enchanting and learning new magics to imbuing items with powers or simply calling a storm of fire down on enemies. Some of the classes are incredibly difficult to play, and are only for the advanced - which I absolutely love.



Max level is 100, at which point several late-game systems become available: you can give yourself new abilities and extend the skill level of current abilities. Up to level 100 contains a material 'grind' for weapons and armor, after that are other grinds for materials and components for the late-game content.

Along the way to 100 several unique and interesting gameplay systems open up - class specialization, attribute development, new abilities unlock continually. There is no time while playing ATS that you feel 'stagnant' as a character. Sometimes, the world being tough, you're struggling to catch up - unless you build social ties!

There is so much I haven't mentioned like player housing, the opportunity to become a player merchant, unique roleplay opportunities to advance your character, and non-formal player organizations that are just waiting for someone to formalize.

The game just opened LIVE 2 months ago, but it's been being played for 6+ years in development ... and there are still areas that no one has ever discovered, and new areas being explored and discovered pretty frequently. Come join us!
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