Basic Information about Phantom's Bane
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The mini-adventure, Phantom's Bane, is a demo game for my D6 dice roller package. It is a complete game in itself, with a definite ending, which will be revealed in the course of the game. It will probably take a few hours to complete the game.
You also need an internet connection, obviously. However, the game is set up so that many of its pages are re-used, and caching will make the game work without the need for a lot of back-and-forth between your computer and my web server. So, once you've visited a particular area/landmark in the game, the code for that area/landmark should run a bit faster the next time you visit that particular area/landmark, since the code won't have to be pulled down again from the server.
There will be no list of winners of this game posted on this site. So cheat if you want—a knowledgeable web developer could figure out how to do so quite easily. If dissecting the code is more fun to you than actually playing the game, that's cool.
I've done most of my testing of the game in Firefox, with a bit of testing in IE6 as well. At one point I was having a problem with IE6 not caching the dice images and thus running quite slowly, but a small change to the dice roller code seems to have fixed the problem.
This game can be played on any of four different domains, all of which are hosted on the same web server. This allows you to have up to four different characters saved, one per domain. Here are the links to the game on each of the four domains: