Tale of the White Wyvern Development Blog

Welcome to the Tale of the White Wyvern development blog, if you are looking to play the game you can do that at https://thewhitewyvern.com.

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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... Read All


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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... Read All


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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... Read All


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Tonight at Midnight PT the first season of Tale of the White Wyvern begins. This game will run alongside our main Wyvern game and see some changes to the base rules that make it a bit different. The biggest change is that our first season game will end on March 1st when the winners will be forever immortalized in-game.

There are a few other posts about the new season game as well as a podcast we recording talking about it. Check those out below and we'll see you January 1st 2020 for our first competitive season game!

https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/4294/the-state-of-the-wyvern-december-2019-fishing-for-seasons

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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:... Read All


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Recently Travis and I worked on a large update for Tale of the White Wyvern to bring Paragon levels to the game and add more late game progression beyond the 5th Wyvern fight. We never thought people would be able to make it to the 5th Wyvern kill so quickly even after massively increasing the difficulty of that fight. Personally, I’m also impressed with how people play the game, finding strategies I never had in mind when I created it. Some of those are still in the game, and we’ve had to nerf some and buff some to make the game more fun. Tale of the White Wyvern is one of the best things I've ever worked on in my life and I want to thank everyone for playing it. It’... Read All


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If you've been keeping up with Tale of the White Wyvern development and the happenings in-game, you know that the fifth wyvern kill is the "last" one, as in the one where you unlock all the game story, and the one where you need some intense grinding to win. And you may also know that a few have already hit that threshold and are working on their sixth time through. Well, if you're wondering what comes next on this journey, look no further: Paragon. Here's how it works:

After your fifth wyvern kill, the five repeat themselves. The 1st and 6th fight are the same, the 2nd and 7th, and so on. But every fifth wyvern kill will get you a paragon coin that you can spend... Read All


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Hey everybody! Thanks for playing Tale of the White Wyvern and reading this game update, we’ve been working on a bunch of quality of life updates to the game as well as getting ready for Portland Retro Game Expo. As such there is a lot to share and we’d love to get your input on it all so let’s dive in!

https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/4214/come-hang-out-at-portland-retro-game-expo-2019-with-cheerful-ghost

Wyvern Balancing: Significantly changed the 5th Wyvern fight balancing and how the fight operates. The fight is much more fair to players that don't dual class.

PvP Update: You can now attack players one level below you in the fields. We’ve also Increased the... Read All


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This Thursday we are going to be releasing the 0.9.7 Tale of the White Wyvern game update and we wanted to talk about it before it hit because it's special. As we've been working on the game we've changed elements that effected gameplay but on Thursday we are going to make a big change to the game that will effect Rogues and we wanted to give everyone some lead time as it might change how you play.

The Rogue Update

When Tale of the White Wyvern launched I felt like the Mage and Warrior were classes we got right but Rogue always seemed too similar to the Warrior class. Frankly it wasn't obvious to me how to make the Rogue different so at launch the Rogue and Warrior... Read All


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You want some swag? Who doesn't want swag? We've just launched the Cheerful Ghost Zazzle shop, where you can get shirts and mugs for Tale of the White Wyvern.

We have two Tale mugs to choose from-- one black text on a white mug, and the other with the full purple/teal/fuchsia color scheme you know and love from the game. We call this the "Janky AF Version" because, the way the Zazzle printing works... it looks a little janky. But we love it and hope you do too.

As for Tale shirts, you can choose the classic black shirt with white text, a black shirt with white/teal/fuchsia text, or the super special purple shirt with white/teal/fuchsia text!

We gave you some options... Read All


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