The gang has grown restless after their return to adventuring concluded several months earlier with the events in Little China, Maine. Our hero's companions come up with a plan for the ultimate vacation in the save hobo's jealously guarded resort known as "Hobotropolis." But the effects of the recently-deceased council are still resounding through this realm, and beneath Hobotropolis's jovial exterior, there is a familiar darkness stirring in its hoary bowels...
Big Trouble in Little China, Maine:
Strange things are afoot in Webber's frozen homeland in China, Maine. He enlists the help of Anebriate and the gang to check things out, only to find that someone with extraordinary powers has been terrorizing the locals. Upon investigating, they discover a series of clues which lead them to Augusta, the overgrown former-capital of Maine which is now a hippie colony and Native American reservation. These clues lead them to a revelation nearly as terrifying as George Washington himself: the culprit appears to be a rogue save hobo. Anebriate and company must enter the Save Realm and seek justice from the Supreme Save Council.
A few years ago, in the entirely fictional kingdom of Maine, a political band of foreign diplomats seized control of the throne and began manipulating the current king in power. Plundering Maine's rich economy, this mysterious organization was eventually found out and expedited viciously by a small force of totally radical warriors, chief among them the protagonist of our story: Anebriate. Order was eventually restored to the kingdom, but the riches lost could not be recovered. Totally unrelated, Anebriate became absurdly wealthy and spent his days loafing around in his house, drinking himself into comas and picking fights with local shopkeepers.
This story begins upon the eve of a series of catastrophic events which will lead to Anebriate suffering the loss of his vast wealth, his house, his memory, and subsequently, his impressive skills.
This is a tale of recovery--not just the recovery of monetary concerns or memory, but also the recovery of lost humanity.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GAME IS RATED "MATURE" FOR ITS ADULT LANGUAGE AND THEMES.
REVIEWS The people who have given TDP a try, say...
"As you are probably aware, there are a plethora (a lot) of games that have been created using one of our RPG Makers. Some of them suck and make us want to go home and cry, but some of them are pretty awesome. Tales of The Drunken Paladin is one such awesome game. It made us cry, but they were tears of laughter." - RPGMakerWeb
"Triumphant like sending kittens to the moon. My favorite rpgmaker game to come out in the last 5 years." - Illustrious
"This is one of the best games I've played for the PC, commercial games included." - seven207
"i have to say, this is one of the best rm games i've ever played. very few can compare to this masterpiece." - Kydo
"I'm sure I missed some things, but all in all it has a great story, great humor, great characters, great graphics (you made the rtp look good :3), and great everything!" - Kang
"I actually thought this game was going to be only a nothing-more-than-comedy-game, but this is definitely not. *applauds*" - NeoMarmar
"this is the best non-commercial VX game I have ever played... every single dialogue is absolutely hilarious!" - Frostoria
"I've been thinking RPGs have died to me, but this game proved it wrong." - Radscythe
"Seriously entertaining and very most excellent." - Grim Reaper
"this game is funny as shit... I keep spitting up my alcohol" - Lyonn
"Seriously had me in stitches." - Pointy
"The game was full of non-stop laughter..." - Nanamiko
"so... I basically almost cried with laughter while playing this game. It's fantastic." - Rosange
"I absolutely loved it." - Babyangelgirl2
"Very, very humorous. This is one of the few RPG Maker games I have really enjoyed in a while." - Confederacy
"You should consider warning people that they may wet themselves laughing while playing the game." - Munkis
"This game is great. It has well developed characters, attention to detail, and a sense of humor that has me laughing notstop." - Nairelev
"Good game and also very funny, I played this game more than once." - Apedemak
"This game is pure sex... Hilarious. I almost cried at some points." - Khaosn95
"I just test played it, and wow this game is totally awesome" - Radscythe
"this is the best VX game i've played by far. love the attention to detail, and of course, the humor." - Diedrupo
"Wow! This is by far the funniest/best game I've played on RMVX. Interactive items, Hilarious comments and all around fun!" - Ketski
"Everything that these people said is true. This game is so hilarious and amazingly well done that I just did not want to stop playing." - Lunara
"This is like the most epic thing ever... Has me rofl'ing no matter how much of a bad mood I'm in." - Chill19
"It is a really enjoyable game with huge amounts of detail..." - Jim42
"This game's good, and I hope it get's viewed by others." - TNinja
"...this game is motherfuckin' great... I was literally laughing throughout the whole game." - Ashvir
"I love the game" - Harlequynn
"This game is so freakin awesome... Anebriate is the best main character I've ever seen." - Antares
"Probably one of the best I have played here." - Ketsuekii
An interactive world like no other; nearly everything you encounter can be interacted with in a hilarious or profitable way!
Optional characters spice up dialogue and provoke decisions which may alter the results of your game.
Optional hidden bosses are a tough challenge but give rare, often one-of-a-kind treasures.
Look at the world differently depending on the time of day. Dozens of time-specific events are happening all around you!
Tons of side-quests and mini-adventures distract the protagonist from his goal, and give fun prizes or even money!
Hundreds of unique weapons and armor are found throughout the game, making character customization thought-provoking and interesting.
A bizarre and one-of-a-kind story line takes the player through an interesting and comical series of events unlike any other.
An exciting side-view battle system complete with "ATB" and unique character skills, as well as a range of hilarious items with which to sustain yourself in brutal combat.
Trophies that catalogue your acheivements after you clear the original game!
The save points are a magical hobo!
If I don't respond to the thread for whatever reason right away, feel more than free to send me an email at Anebriate@gmail or look me up on the official Drunken Paladin Forum!
Anebriate is the main character, and the person to whom all the unfortunate things happen. He's generally lazy, hates straining himself, doesn't particularly care to involve himself in extraneous activities, and generally just wants to loaf around. His greatest pleasures include: back-rubs, booze, eating donuts, and sleeping. Nobody is quite sure how he became the world's greatest warrior, and nobody is really surprised when all of a sudden he's forgotten all about it.
Palmer is a Cardinal, a high-ranking member of the Catholic church. He was once an active priest, traveling the world with Anebriate in search of meaning, and money, but over the past few years he's settled down in the Litchfield cathedral to take charge of the clergy's affairs. However, when he finds himself confronted with an oblivious Anebriate, the temptation to tag along is too great, and he forces himself into the party. Palmer may be a stalwart religious defender, but he is in no way a good role model. He's misogynistic and generally abusive towards children. He carries around a walking stick or a cane, which he occasionally uses to "slap a bitch."
Also known as "Deemer the White," he is a powerful magician who lives a peaceful life in the humble forest village of Richmond. When the tavern burns to the ground and magic is suspected however, a number of fingers point in his direction, making him an immediate concern for our protagonist. Whether he is responsible or not, Anebriate must travel to Richmond and speak with him, or to fight, whichever comes first.
Dave is a capable pilot who agrees to help Anebriate and his companions out on their quest by escorting him around free of charge. He's also abundantly friendly and helpful, and nobody really stops to contemplate why he is so eager to help without any apparent benefit. He's so friendly, in fact, that it borders on frightening. I guess they just can't help but trust that beard.
As well as these four primary characters, there are three optional ones that you may attempt to adopt, and it may have substantial impact on the ending of the game if you do...
Emma is a warlock by trade, often using her mysterious magics to help out government officials, or merely to scare animals away from crops for the benefit of local farmers. She is quick-witted and wise, but also short-tempered and intolerant to ignorance, which puts Anebriate in a bad spot. She'll agree to help your little crew in exchange for a rare anthology of poetry, but the book won't be cheap.
Albert is a dedicated thief, and he's been causing some mischief in town. If you agree to help a citizen in need, you might happen upon Albert during one of his nightly stalks through the square. After being prodded for a while and refusing to give up any information, Anebriate comes to learn an extremely significant piece of information about Albert that tends to hinder communication between them. Nevertheless, his skills are impressive, and if you play your cards right you can get Albert on the team.
Webber is clearly a madman. He screams everything he says at the top of his lungs, and is constantly yearning for bloodshed. You may see him around the slums of Gardiner, enjoying a cold one, and it would behoove you to gather what information from him that you can. Some people say Webber wants nothing more than to destroy everything in sight. Some say he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorders. Still others say that all Webber really wants is a friend.
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Playing the game and found an event glitch in Larry's Labyrinth. When the character says this is awful a lot of walking it continues to move until u hit the chest. Then it won't allow you to move because it is not set to skip if movement not complete.
RM Skill: Advanced
This game is... well... it stands out from all others! Why, this must be what everyone is looking for! A good RPG, without the run-of-the-mill storyline. I can't take this sitting down... that means I'll be standing for a long time. You, sir... brought me gaming joy, where I thought I would never find it.
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QUOTE (Rob_Riv @ Jun 19 2010, 04:36 PM)
Aren't "anebriate" and "antoxicate" synonyms? And aren't they spelt "inebriate" and "intoxicate"?
Why yes--well done!
@ Ghun: Ah, bummer. I recently changed that for 4.0, which must have created the problem. If you can't get past that part at all, version 1.1.4 (the one that includes the expansion) shouldn't contain that error. Sorry for the trouble.
RM Skill: Undisclosed
QUOTE (Rob_Riv @ Jun 20 2010, 12:43 PM)
So, no explanation as to how they are different or why they are spelt differently?
They're supposed to be synonymous--that's the joke, which won't make any sense until you play it.
And... I don't really feel like I need to explain the creative choice behind making the spelling of the characters' names different from the words they are clearly based on (which are verbs anyway--"inebriate" and "intoxicate" are rarely used without suffixes).