In Heroes of Dire, a new massively-multiplayer tactical role-playing game by Spellbook, players command squads of fighters through strategic turn-based battles to win treasure, fame, and glory for their guilds!
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July 9

Bonus gift for Heroes of Dire players!

We're crowd funding a new project and giving Heroes of Dire players an extra bonus of 2,500 Silvers per $1 pledged! That's more than DOUBLE a normal order in our first and only sale!

We will email you a promo code post-kickstarter to claim your free Silvers.

Who knows.. You might also like the project!

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June 20

Invasions!!

Enemy NPC factions now invade the world, spilling innocent blood and taking young Lich children as slaves!

Invasions drop double loot and bonus XP but are much more difficult!

Search out enemies with a red skull over their head!

Patch Notes:
- Invasions of enemy NPCs!
- Recalling Guild Hall will not remove territory
- Guild Hall Vaults do not block movement once guards attacked
- Item Condition loss on death now 3 to 4 points (was 5 to 8)
- Item Max Condition loss on death now 50% chance (was 100%)
- Daily battle rewards! Fight to win powerful gear!
- Fixed: Scrap Item shows Silvers amount on popup confirm
- Fixed: Buttons and popups for new territory capture rules
- Players can toggle all fighters on AI control (Battle SETTINGS menu)
- NPC factions invade the world! Defeat the invaders for bonus loot & XP!
- All weapon damage increased to scale better with max health
- Skull resource piles cannot be teleported or moved
- Guild Territory: Capturing tiles is now free for any guild member
- Guild Territory: Capturing a tile awards +1 crafting resource
- Guild Territory: Requires a Skull Worthy squad of map level to capture
- Guild Territory: Cannot capture tiles with an enemy in them
- Guild Territory: Tiles are captured and held for 20 hours
- Guild Territory: Guilds continue to earn Guild Silvers for % victory
- Guild Territory: Captured tiles give movement, XP, and other boosts
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Special limited edition Huppo Warrior fighters for new Steam players! Just win a battle to collect yours!

About This Game

Heroes of Dire is a new massively-multiplayer tactical role-playing game from Spellbook!

You are a powerful hero with an army of fighters battling through strategic turn-based combat to win treasure, fame, and glory for your guild!

Join with friends to defeat challenging deity boss raids, take up quests for epic treasure, invade enemy guild halls, and fight in brutal gladiator arenas as crowd favorites live and die for your amusement!

Cross-platform servers bring together thousands of players on desktop and mobile devices with support for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iPhone!

The New Player Guide is available at https://dire.wiki/guide




Heroes of Dire is all about assembling squads of fighters to make war with other guilds, monsters, and players!

Fighters come in many fantasy archetypes such as Mages, Paladins, and Healers. No two are ever the same, with unique names, races, stories, stats, titles, and equipment constructed by procedural generation with impressive and hilarious results that will always keep the game fresh.



The One-Eyed Knight, Two-Fingered Pete, The Laughing Horror, Georgia the Peach, or Screaming Ethel are just a few examples of the trillions of possibilities. For a few Silvers (the in-game currency) players can randomly roll for new fighter names to discover the perfect moniker, or work with a live Dungeon Master to create the perfect name!



Fighters have four gear slots: Weapon, Offhand, Armor, and Trinket.

Different items help determine what role a fighter plays, such as holy wands and flasks for Healers, or poisoned dual-wielded daggers for Rogues to maximize backstabs.

A robust crafting system allows heroes to build the perfect gear sets, with the most skilled players able to construct ultra-rare Masterwork items!



Almost all items in Heroes of Dire are procedurally generated with no two ever the same. Dungeon Masters will regularly appear in the world as traveling magicians or blacksmiths who can enhance your gear, or as merchants offering unique treasures.




When in combat, fighters take turns moving and attacking with actions having a time cost that determines round order.

More expensive actions, such as splitting an enemy archer in half with a greatsword, might push your fighter to the bottom of the action list for 14 rounds, while moving would only cost 3 or 4. This turn-based combat system creates an incredibly rich strategy simulation where each decision has a direct and immediate impact on who wins or loses.

Skilled players won't waste a single round -- One move in the wrong direction or an attack at the wrong time can immediately swing your massive lead into a crippling loss.


Every battle is part of a greater narrative, such as a guild war or a quest chain, and players can have multiple squads involved in many fights at the same time.

Need to pause the game for a moment?

Exiting a battle puts the AI in control of your squad until you're ready to return. Utilizing this AI system you can deploy multiple squads to wage multiple battles across the world map simultaneously. This system creates a truly massive multiplayer experience as guild wars can pull in hundreds or thousands of players!



Partner up with friends and follow them into combat for hours of quests, guild wars, and special Dungeon Master events! Battles can involve up to 48 fighters, with as many as 12 players in a single fight!

Make sure to flag your friends as "FRIEND" to enter battle on the same team and share world map vision, or simply join the same guild.



Guilds play an integral role driving the story and action in Heroes of Dire! Besides social and organizational hubs, they will wage war for dominance of the world map, with members winning prizes and benefits for capturing resources, such as an ancient relic or metal ore node.




Quests are a series of battles against NPC factions in the world of Dire, with powerful items and precious Silvers at stake. Loot can then be sold on the player-driven open market, or scrapped for extra Silvers.

Large-scale Community Quests are available for every hero to join, as well as Solo and Guild quests. Some quests also have



Each player will have a custom player title. In addition to looking cool, these titles help inform us of who is who in the community. Players sporting powerful or unique titles will stand apart from the crowd, lending weight to their obviously superior opinions and impressive physiques. Everyone will have the chance to earn new titles when taking part in special Dungeon Master events, and are also randomly generated after 1,700 battle wins.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP2+
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • DirectX: Version 11
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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