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Posted: January 06, 2017, 06:23:44 PMWinter 2016-17 Recent Changes

Major Changes:

Minor Changes:

Bugs fixed:
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-- Anaris

Posted: October 10, 2016, 06:52:35 PMOctober 2016 Recent Changes

The following changes have gone live at some point since the previous Recent Changes announcement in late July.

If you have any bugs, please report them on Bugtracker. [Read More]

-- Vita

Posted: September 30, 2016, 06:18:08 PMSouth Island Reset

2016-10-07 Update: New characters may now be created on the War Island. Startup mode will cease on Monday.
2016-10-03 Update: Turns are now running, with the island in startup mode (no traveling beyond 1 region outside the realm). Elections will be held for rulers, who will then define their realms' governments, and subsequent elections may then occur for other government members.

New character creation will be enabled on Friday.




Update: The South Island has now been successfully reset. Victor characters with very high gold/bonds have had it reduced. If you detect any particular issues, please do not hesitate to report them, either on the forum or the bugtracker.

Victor characters have the weekend to discuss within their new realms; turns will be restarted after the weekend. New characters will be able to be created after a week. There are a list of changes for this round of War Island and a startup roleplay at the bottom of this announcement.


There will now be a period of conference among the victors, whose privilege it is to set up the governments and themes of the new realms. Once that is over, character creation will be enabled on the island and the regular startup phase will begin.

We on the dev team would like to apologize for keeping those of you playing on (or waiting to play on) the South Island waiting for so long before the reset. Real Life can sometimes be a Real Bitch.

But now we've got the details ironed out, and we're ready to set it all in motion.

That does, unfortunately, have to begin with a complete shutdown of the island, as there are a number of database modifications that will need to be made. That went into effect around the sunset turn today.

We are now working on the reset until it's ready. We expect that to take a few hours, but if we run into any snags, it might take as long as the weekend to sort them out. We thank you for your patience thus far, and ask you to be patient just a little longer, and we will get the next round of the War Island started for you.

The following changes have been made for this War Island:
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-- Anaris

Posted: September 12, 2016, 11:30:19 AMBlack Forest on Steam & Forum Changes

Hello Everyone!

First and foremost, Black Forest went live on Steam a couple days ago. If you've been holding out, Steam makes it easier than ever to download new builds, and the game is as free as it's always been.

In other news, I'd like to welcome Victor C, and Gabanus family to the forum moderation team. These two individuals have stepped up to keep an eye on the Locals boards, among others, which means I've more time to focus on more administration type things and less moderation type things.

Which brings me to my last point: The "Background" board has been moved to the Community category, all SM3 boards have their own quite place under "Tom's Other Games" now, and the BM Expansions boards are now under the BM category, and, most interestingly, a few new themes have been added. You can suggest more here.

If you've ideas on how we could make things better, as always, feel free to let us know! Thanks! [Read More]

-- Andrew

Posted: August 29, 2016, 03:07:35 PMModerators Wanted & Black Forest Green Lit

Double Announcement: First of all, Black Forest (previously known as "Shwarzwald") has been Green Lit! To all those who helped make that possible, I'm certain you've Tom's thanks, so give yourself a pat on the back or something!

Secondly, I'm looking for anyone who might be interested in helping to moderate the forums. Mostly this consists of reading posting in your area, putting out fires before they become wars, and cleaning up spam. If interested, inquire over at this topic: http://forum.battlemaster.org/index.php/topic,7334.new.html

-- Andrew