Jump to content


order of games


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic
Geno Geno

New Arrival

  • Member
    • Member ID: 12,862
  • 8 posts

Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:30 PM #1 order of games

Do I play Blades of Aernum before Avernum 1 or does it not matter?

Edgwyn Edgwyn

Avernite Dervish

  • Member
    • Member ID: 10,154
  • 737 posts
  • LocationHome

Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:49 PM #2 order of games

I would play all six Avernum games first then BoA.  BoA uses many items that are not introduced in A1, but come later in the series.  Also, BoA is essentially outside of the continuity of the Avernum series, especially when you add in all of the scenarios that people have made.

Randomizer Randomizer

Tormented Battle Mage

  • Global Moderator
    • Member ID: 4,341
  • 15,880 posts

Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:24 PM #3 order of games

BoA was done after Avernum 3 so the Jeff Vogel scenarios refer to some events in the First Avernum Trilogy.  Scenarios from other creators may not even take place in the Avernum world but just use the game engine.
"I don't know how we can ever repay you!" - Rescued damsel in distress
"Oh, I'm sure we can think of something .... How much gold do you have?" - "Hero"

"We're all screwed if Cthulhu shows up. Try to enjoy life in the meantime." - Adam Rawnsley

Geno Geno

New Arrival

  • Member
    • Member ID: 12,862
  • 8 posts

Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:50 PM #4 order of games

thank you both for your quick responses much appreciated. :)

Jerakeen Jerakeen

Runcible Pastrytarian

  • Global Moderator
    • Member ID: 5,477
  • 2,519 posts
  • LocationThree Sheets to the Wind house, in Sinshan

Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:50 PM #5 order of games

You can start with BoA if you like - I did. Playing the first trilogy will give you some perspective on the Avernum universe, but is far from necessary. And there's absolutely no reason to play all six first, especially since the second trilogy uses a radically different engine than BoA.

Kelandon Kelandon

!!!

  • Global Moderator
    • Member ID: 2,682
  • 9,786 posts

Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:24 PM #6 order of games

I would definitely not do the Second Trilogy before BoA. I think chronological order (A1-3, BoA, A4-6) makes most sense, but you can do BoA before A1-3.
VCH: I believe we settled this way back when: Kelandon was the most attractive.
SoT: You'd be happy, too, if you were such a clever spider.
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!

Venus Ursagi Venus Ursagi

The Demon of Good Taste

  • Global Moderator
    • Member ID: 223
  • 13,723 posts

Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:43 PM #7 order of games

Strong agree with the above.  BoA has much in common with A1-3 and basically nothing in common with A4-6.
"I, for one, prefer to believe that the forums are dead and that Lilith, Slarty, and I are all ghosts haunting the forum." -- Triumph

"I think we all have days where we feel like a Displacer Iguana." -- Slarty

Vox Vox

Citizen

  • Member
    • Member ID: 10,098
  • 45 posts

Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:33 AM #8 order of games

BoA actually comes with a manual (mine came with the digital copy in PDF format) that gives you a good debrief of the history and different races. It helps to clue in with some of the culture and events... I would recommend BoA to start with. But I would definitely not recommend missing A1 - 3. Too good to miss out on in my opinion




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users