Monthly Archives: October 2011

More Home-Grown Entertainment

In the continuing tradition of making our own entertainment, SunStorm has set everyone a new challenge – a game of tactical and consensual violence. (And much kudos to SunStorm for organizing this!) The challenge is set out in the Illyriad … Continue reading

Posted in Illyriad, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Making Our Own Entertainment

“Ooooh, in my day,” my granny used to grumble, “we knew how to make our own entertainment….” Now, singing music hall songs around an out-of-tune piano never appealed to me, and I don’t believe that her playing solitaire for hours is any … Continue reading

Posted in Established Player Tips, Illyriad | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More Interesting Alliances

The default approach for an alliance in Illyriad is to be broadly military, and to seek mutual self-defense. And the default approach for players is to want to build up cities, sometimes with a military slant. So, alliances gather players … Continue reading

Posted in Established Player Tips, Illyriad, New Player Tips | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Founding Second Cities

When you founded your first city, it built up pretty slowly. But everything was new for you, and you were learning as you went along. When you send out settlers to found a second city, you’re going to go right … Continue reading

Posted in Illyriad, New Player Tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I Wanna Be An Orc!

Players who have chosen to play Orcs will sometimes grumble that Illyriad is a bad place to “be an Orc”. They say the game is too political, and doesn’t have enough fighting. I’d guess that Orc players have the highest … Continue reading

Posted in Illyriad, New Player Tips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment