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Tale of the White Wyvern Season 2: The Plot Quickens starts today! This one is going to be intense, and loads of fun. It's all about bonuses to increase the pace of the game. Here's what we have in store for this season:

  • 50 Forest Fights per day, before other bonuses like partnership, bard songs, and washing your hands

  • 5 PvP fights per day

  • 10 fishing turns per day

  • You can eat up to 3 fish per day

  • +70% gold find and experience gain!

  • 500 starting gold


This season will be over on June 1, so get in there and enjoy all those bonuses!

In addition, members can now head over to their user preferences for a new feature: user flair. This let you style up your name with some fancy punctuation, like [Golok], +GregoPeck+, or *Caz* for example. More of these will be added soon.

If you haven't played Tale of the White Wyvern yet, head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ now to play for free!


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Hello citizens of Wyrmdoor!

If you're like me, it's felt weird this month to only have one game of Tale of the White Wyvern to play instead of two since Season 1 ended. Well, we have some great news: Season 2 starts up in just a few days, April 1!

Titled The Plot Quickens, this season will be fast. Very fast. The focus is on getting through Wyvern kills much faster than normal with increased experience gain and gold find. But with great power comes great responsibility: the rapid pace of the game means that if you die in the forest, you could get passed over in the standings much more quickly. I'm going to be on the edge of my seat watching the leaderboards for this one.

Also, starting tomorrow, March 20, the townsfolk will be observing The Fall of the Forgotten, an annual event remembering those who came before, before The White Wyvern, in the Old World that came before. Helga has more details in the Potion Shop for you to read, and look for some familiar faces in town chatting with you about it.

Finally, the world is in a bit of a mess right now with the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope you're all staying safe, and we hope Tale of the White Wyvern and Cheerful Ghost are giving you some fun distractions to keep you busy while you're bunkered at home. Stay home when you can, and if you have to go out, keep a safe distance from people. If you have friends or family you think may be lonely, give them a call to check up on them. And wash your hands often. It won't get you a forest fight when you do it IRL but it can help keep you and those around you healthy. We'll get through this together, even if that means separating ourselves from each other.

Now, let's go slay that Wyvern. Head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ to play now for free!


The episode you've all been waiting for, the scheduling-around-holidays-is-hard-but-we're-back-now episode! It's been a little while but we're back to talk about all the cool stuff we've been playing and watching since we last graced your podcast app of choice. Plus our Christmas gaming loot, and an update on Tale of the White Wyvern development!


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First off, Season One was a blast! Thanks to everyone who played! Without further ado, here are your winners...

Overall Winners

  • Saturday has won the season and brought peace to Wyrmdoor!

  • Declan

  • Quite Dapper

  • Azure Azul

  • Beo Rubirnen

Most Adventurers Killed

  1. Nawt Wynnor: 10 kills

  2. Quite Dapper: 9 kills

  3. Bre Orgligrat: 4 kills

  4. Azure Azul: 3 kills

  5. Mystical Lord: 3 kills

Most Deaths

  1. Nawt Wynnor: 27 deaths

  2. Declan: 27 deaths

  3. Saturday: 19 deaths

  4. Bre Orgligrat: 17 deaths

  5. Quite Dapper: 16 deaths

Looks like the developers die a lot! :D

Thanks to everyone who played our first season! Let us know what you thought about the season and things you'd like to see in future seasons. Stay tuned for information about Season Two, coming to Wyrmdoor soon!

Fishing Update Coming March 8
In just a short week from now, you too can cast your line into the cool, refreshing waters of Woodhaven Lake! Here's what you can expect:

  • Woodhaven Lake: This is a new area that you can get to from the main menu as well as a path from Forkwood Forest.

  • Three fishing locations: Within Woodhaven Lake, you can choose to fish in the Shallows, at the Waterfall, or in the Murky Depths. These locations will have different fish that you can catch. But be careful-- some fish may not like being caught and may fight back! And if you look closely enough, you may find a secret glowing deep below the surface...

  • Able's Fishing Shop: You can't fish without a pole! Able can sell you one. As you level up, Able can give you guidance on whether to upgrade your fishing pole. There are some cool member-only poles, but as always these are different only in name, the fishing power is the same, but you'll look much cooler with a member-only pole!

  • Eat or Sell Your Fish: You can choose to eat your fish or sell them. You can only learn what a fish can do if you first eat one to test it out. Some effects will be better than others, and you may not like some of them. The fish effects are temporary, and will reset on the next game day. Your fish will rot if you don't either eat them or sell them on the game day you caught them, so keep that in mind as you fish!

  • The Fish-Dex: When you eat fish and learn their effects, they'll fill out an entry in your Fish-Dex! There are 27 total fish at launch for you to unlock. When you first catch a fish, it unlocks in your Fish-Dex, and when you eat it, the effects will be shown here. Any fish you haven't found yet will give you a hint about where to find them.

  • Crugg's Farm: It may seem like Crugg spends all his time at the Grey Hood, but he also maintains a farm. Visit here to check in on his goat, Caprinicus, a new NPC that can give you charm if you're running low.

  • Fishing leaderboards: See who has caught the most fish, and who has filled out the most entries in their Fish-Dex!



We are excited to release this update out into the world, and we can't wait to hear what you think! If you have questions, fire them off in the comments, but we may want to keep some secrets for you to find on your own! And as always, thanks for playing Tale of the White Wyvern! It's incredible that so many of you love this game, and we hope to keep bringing you new, fun features!

If you haven't played Tale of the White Wyvern yet, head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ now to play for free!


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Hello Adventurers, we hope you all had a great holiday season and we wish you a belated Happy New Year! As you may have noticed Jon and I decided to take a much earned holiday break from active Wyvern development, and the good news is, we had a very relaxing time and the even better news is we’re back in active development toward the final 1.0 game launch.

The Day of Devotion Holiday Event

To kick things off, Tale of the White Wyvern is getting a new holiday event called “Day of Devotion.” Rather than explain it ourselves, we’re going to turn to the expert on Wyrmdoor traditions, Helga!

”The Day of Devotion is an annual celebration of love. Couples traditionally celebrate with gifts and delicious meals. The Inn of the Old Hen throws a party every year for anyone who doesn't have a partner to celebrate with. The Day of Devotion is celebrated from February 13 to February 15.”

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Alongside the holiday event we created two new fun themes called “Day of Devotion” and “Night of Devotion.” We recommend turning your screen brightness all the way up and putting on some fuzzy slippers when you give those a try.

The Fishing Update

We are very focused on the Fishing update which has turned out to be the BIGGEST single content update Wyvern has ever recieved. When we described what’s coming to some of our friends and that it was taking much longer than we anticipated, one mentioned that it was because it sounded like we are building an all new game and that’s actually fairly accurate. One of our development goals with the Fishing update is to add a boatload(har har) of new content to keep longtime players busy exploring for quite some time. All that in mind we’re still in active development on it and it should take a bit longer to finalize things. Whereas this is a huge update that adds a lot of new mechanics to the game, we do plan on updating the game with fishing for everyone at the same time.

If you haven't played Tale of the White Wyvern yet, head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ now to play for free!


This is the kind of episode that only comes once every decade. We cover our favorite games from the 2010s, and if you've been paying attention, some of these will be expected. But which one will take the top spot for each of us? Listen and find out!


It's been four years since the Star Wars sequel trilogy began, and with The Rise of Skywalker, the trilogy concludes. If you've heard any previous episode of this show, you likely heard a tangent about Star Wars, so it's no surprise that we are talking about this, one of the biggest events in recent Star Wars history. Come join us as we discuss the film, and share thoughts from some members of the Cheerful Ghost community as well.

In this episode, Jon references this GamesRadar article:
https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-jj-abrams-rian-johnson-reaction-last-jedi/


In this episode we discuss Valve's announcement that a new Half-Life sequel is coming to VR and the newest addition to Episode IV that makes it a super special edition, Maclunkey! And we talk about what we've been playing and watching over the past month, as is tradition.

Note: In this episode we incorrectly conflate Rob Thomas, the TV producer, and Rob Thomas, the lead singer of Matchbox 20. Apologies to both Rob's.


Hello everyone, welcome to The State of the Wyvern for December 2019! Before we get into the changes, we want to shout out those brave adventurers making their names on the leaderboards. These numbers may be a little different from the audio above, as we recorded this a few days ago.

The Leaderboard of the Dead Top 10

  1. MyDude: 108 Deaths

  2. Gemini: 100 Deaths

  3. Golok: 91 Deaths

  4. Conan: 85 Deaths

  5. Maverick: 80 Deaths

  6. Declan: 61 Deaths

  7. Marixu Cas: 59 Deaths

  8. Zehronious: 51 Deaths

  9. Digg.com: 47 Deaths

  10. Ktara: 47 Deaths

PvP Leaderboard Top 10

  1. Mydude: 115 kills

  2. Maverick: 89 kills

  3. Caz: 80 kills

  4. Gemini: 60 kills

  5. Zehronious: 48 kills

  6. Tiberius: 43 kills

  7. Button Smasher: 40 kills

  8. Rodnalf: 37 kills

  9. Rather Dashing: 37 kills

  10. Ktara 37 kills

The Hall of Honored Adventurers Top 10
All the adventurers below have one paragon point, so I'll just note the wyvern kills/current level.

  1. Declan: 9 Wyvern Kills, level 7

  2. MyDude: 9 Wyvern Kills, level 6

  3. Golok: 8 Wyvern Kills, level 11

  4. Friday: 8 Wyvern Kills, level 9

  5. Conan: 8 Wyvern Kills, level 4

  6. GregoPeck: 7 Wyvern Kills, level 10

  7. Maverick: 7 Wyvern Kills, level 6

  8. Gemini: 7 Wyvern Kills, level 9

  9. Zehronious: 6 Wyvern Kills, level 8

  10. Caz: 5 Wyvern Kills, level 7

New Features Since October
We've made quite a few changes since our last State of the Wyvern. You've been playing with them in the game for a while now, but just in case you missed some:

  • Support / Questions / Bugs: Added a new section for people to find help with questions, support or bug reports.

  • Bank Interest Change: Hats now effect the interest rate at the bank.

  • Pumpkin Festival: The Pumpkin Festival is in full swing in Other Places.

  • Pumpkin Festival Theme: Check out this savory theme now available in user settings.

  • New Shrine: Added the Wyvernslayer's Shrine to Primrose Park. (The first people to kill the Wyvern 5 times get immortalized for all time in a game)

  • Wyvern Fights: We now properly rotate the Wyvern fight power in cycles of 5. So the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th power levels wrap around at the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th fights and again ad infinitum!

  • Wyvern Battle POWER MOVE: You can now hug the Wyvern. (Thanks to Will for this suggestion)

  • The Leaderboard of the Dead: We now have The Leaderboards of Death in the Graveyard and count player deaths.

  • Paragon & The Endgame: Every 5th Wyvern kill gets you a paragon coin. Learn more about them and how you can spend them in Helga's.

  • New monster: Added a new level 1 Monster Annoying Bug.

  • Daily News: When a player kills the Wyvern we note the kill number in the daily news entry.

  • Daily News: You can now get a link to an individual piece of daily news to share.

  • Send Mail More Easily: Added a link to send mail to someone on their profile page. Way less tapping or typing, yay!

  • Town Square Organization: We've had the classic Town Square menu ordering for quite some time and it's placement didn't quite make sense with what's most important in a game day. We've organized the Town Square to make what you do the most in a game day the most prominent. Hopefully you find this change useful especially on mobile. We also moved Calinda's Hof to Other Places.



The Traveling Gnome Village, December 20 - 27
Just yesterday, someone asked me "When are you going to do something like the Pumpkin Festival again?" Here's your answer: December 20! The Traveling Gnome Village is a new event allows you to visit the Mythical Presents Elf and open presents. These presents could have all kinds of good stuff in them, but truly lucky adventurers will get a full weapon upgrade! It is the season of giving, after all, so you can also send a present to a friend every game day.

Some of you loved the Pumpkin Festival theme, and some are even still using it as their daily driver. With The Traveling Gnome Village, feast your eyes on four new themes that will unlock on 12/20 and remain in the game for those who want to stay in the Gnome Village spirit all year round.

The Turn of the Page, December 29 - January 2
This is a smaller event commemorating the New Year. Enjoy more forest fights, experience gain, and gold find!

Tale of the White Wyvern Season 1!
Get ready to dive back in at ground zero with a very different experience! Season games are temporary games that have tweaked rules, and our first season will run January 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020.

This season will have 40 forest fights per day (not including any bonuses), 5 PvP fights per day, and 3000 starting gold. We expect this one will move a bit faster than our main game.

When the season is over, we will commemorate the winners of the Leaderboard of the Dead, the PvP Leaderboard, and the Hall of Honored Adventurers on new shrines in Primrose Park. The game will remain open and can be explored, but the monsters will have left the land. You can still continue your conversations, engage in PvP, and get random forest encounters.

Season 2...
We don't have much to say about Season 2 just yet, but it will start shortly after Season 1 ends. We have different game types in mind for seasons, in addition to tweaking the variables mentioned above. One of those is races, where rather than an end date, we have an end goal-- for example, the first person to get 5 wyvern kills wins. In those situations, we'd end the game when that goal is achieved rather than on a timer, but the same rules would apply as for post-game exploration.

Fishing
A cool new feature we're working on is Fishing! This will work somewhat similarly to forest fights, in that you have a set number you can do per day. You can fish in a few different areas, and find a wide variety of fish with an equally wide variety of effects, such as extra forest fights or an attack buff. But you won't know what that effect is until you eat it the first time. These effects will be temporary and will expire after the current game day. Some fish won't do much for you, but will sell well, so fishing could be how you make your fortune. Asadi doesn't sell stuff for cheap, right?

We don't have a release window for Fishing yet, but we hope to share more info soon.

Accessibility and clean up
Finally, we want to present the best game we can to the widest range of people, and some of our controls are problematic to folks who experience the web via screen readers. We are working to clean that up, and to clean up other minor interface issues that have accumulated over the months.

Thank you!
Thank you so much for playing Tale of the White Wyvern! Let us know what you think about the new features, and if you need help we have some threads just for that purpose.

If you have a general game question, support request, or suggestion:
https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/4227/tale-of-the-white-wyvern-support-questions-thread

If you have a bug to report:
https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/4228/tale-of-the-white-wyvern-bugs-thread

Thanks again, and we'll see you January 1st for Season 1!

If you haven't played Tale of the White Wyvern yet, head over to https://thewhitewyvern.com/ now to play for free!


There’s a new update coming to Super Mario Maker 2 that brings many new features, but the big one is the Master Sword power up. This allows you to play as Link, with the sword, shield, bow, bombs, and Pegasus boots.

You’re still playing in the Mario tile set so this isn’t a Zelda-maker mode but it’s definitely a game changer since you can play so differently.

Another big addition is Ninji speedruns. These are Nintendo-made speedrun courses where other players’ runs appear as Ninji. These have a weekly reset timer.

Other changes include the pokey and spike enemies, as well as p-blocks, dash blocks, frozen coins, and snowballs.

However, one feature missing from the list is the Super Mario Bros. 2 mode. This has been theorized as coming for quite some time now, and if you’ve seen previous discussion about the game here, it’s something that we’re definitely into.

They have as much time as they want to make this and add it to the game, but it likely doesn’t make sense for them to add it once the game’s popularity begins to wane, so many (myself included) were thinking it would probably come out with the first big update.

I think it’s still coming though. You gotta believe!


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