Ten Tips from the Writer of Narborion Adventures: The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

  1. Not all bandits are created equal

This goes for spiders, zombies, and other enemies you encounter in the game. If you have multiple enemies, target them in a strategic order.

The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

  1. Stay true to your character

Sure, you could just pick whatever choice you think will let you ‘win’ the game, but what’s the fun in that? This is an RPG, after all; decide what kind of person you want to be at the beginning and stick with it.

Need an example? If you’re someone who loves hanging around bars and chatting with people, you likely wouldn’t go through the forest – as a people-lover, you’re far more likely to enjoy the cities than the solitude of the woods!

  1. The hardest path at the beginning may make the easiest path at the end

Being weak may make the first few chapters difficult as you try to defend yourself against enemies much stronger than you. But towards the end, those qualities that hampered you could lead you to discover alternate ways to win that only work because of your original talents! Explore the world, and stay true to your talents when you make choices; you never know what you’ll find.

  1. A little kindness can go a long way

Be kind to those in the game and the game might just be kind to you. Or not, but at least you’ll feel good, eh?

  1. Bookmark and bookmark often

You never know what’s waiting on the next slide and it sucks to have to bookmark when you’ve already lost HP. On that note…

  1. Never walk around with less than 10 HP

This is the equivalent of walking around with your arm mostly off and a broken leg. If you trip, or bang your head into a tree branch, you’re probably done for. What an undignified way to go.

  1. Make a friend
The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

The Burning Trees of Ormen Mau

Friends make life easier – in real life or in RPGs. Unless you’re playing as a curmudgeon (in which case the forest might just have a sidekick to match your charming disposition!), see if you can charm a friend into helping you with your quest.

  1. Never underestimate the importance of being lucky

Dice rolls are a huge part of any RPG and this game is no different. No matter how high your original stat, there’s almost always a small chance you could fail a dice roll when you need it most. Keeping a few extra luck points around is advisable for just these moments.

  1. You never know where you might find magic

The game has so many hidden corridors and out of the way places; take your time and explore! Detect magic, collect weird items, check out the funny stairwell in the back. There’s an amazing amount you can discover about the world – and several really good items, spells, and friends – if you just take your time. And remember, if something seems suspicious, maybe check out it’s magical properties before you move forward…

  1. There’s many ways to win

There are several endings based on what you make of yourself – and not all of them involve fighting! The hardest part is finding the ending that’s right for your skills but, if you stay true to your character, you should be able to figure it out. There’s also many paths to take to the end – notably you can go through both city and forest – and a whole slew of different choices and items depending on which way you go. So make yourself a hero, however you choose, just make yourself the hero that’s right for you.

And finally – yes, you can ride the dragon. Good luck!

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