Eamon Revolutions

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Eamon Revolutions is an adaptation of the original Eamon game system for the web developed by Derek Jeter. Its design allows Eamon adventures to be played directly inside of any modern web browser without the use of plug-ins or other software. Eamon Revolutions is in many ways a radical departure from the traditional Eamon system, but players both old and new will find the "look and feel" to be authentic. Eamon Revolutions draws much of its functionality from Eamon Deluxe and that adaptation was the inspiration to build Eamon Revolutions. In fact, the author intended the system to be utilized as a "gateway drug" to encourage players to download one of the Eamon systems and enjoy the entire back catalog.

Supported Adventures

Eamon Revolutions is not directly compatible with any of the previous Eamon game systems. As such, adventures must be "ported" to the new system – this includes a data conversion of the BASIC DAT files as well as integration of any custom programming. However, all of the data from the original adventures have been partially ported so that players can still explore the dungeons even though some custom programming may be missing. Ideally, over time, the missing programming and features can be properly implemented since all of the Eamon Revolutions is open source (see below).

Major Differences

  • There is no Main Hall in Eamon Revolutions – players simply roll up a character (or multiple characters) and send them on adventures. While adding a Main Hall would help increase authenticity, it is largely peripheral to the "heart" of Eamon, which is the adventures themselves.

Status

Eamon Revolutions is currently under development. Players are welcome to try it out but should expect bugs and missing features. The Eamon Revolutions game is accessed via the Eamon Adventure Browser - simply click the "Play" link next to an adventure title to get started! Since there is no character management facility currently in place, you will play each adventure with a "stock" character until the ability to roll your own has been implemented.

Get Involved!

Eamon Revolutions is open source and Eamon community members interested in play testing, development, or creating new adventures are welcome to contribute. The SourceForge link to the source code and documentation wiki is included in the links section below. The primary developer, Derek Jeter, can be reached via his Talk Page.

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