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Illyriad (Browser)

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Illyriad is a real-time, browser-based massively-multiplayer fantasy strategy game. Player civilizations can be expanded by conquering cities, sending settlers to colonize new lands or claiming sovereignty to expand player influence. It has a gameworld of over 4 million squares.

It has 5 basic resources: wood, clay, iron, stone and food. Gold is the currency in the game, which pays the wages for your troops, caravans and diplomats; as well as being the backbone of the marketplace. Mana and research are the resources used for magic and research respectively. It also has 12 advanced resources which are built from other resources: horses, livestock, beer, books, spears, swords, bows, saddles, leather armour, chainmail, plate armour and siege blocks. These are used in the construction of units.

There are 4 main player races: Dwarves, Elves, Humans, Orcs and 80+ NPC factions. It has hundreds of military units; with main types: Infantry, Spearmen, Cavalry, Archers and Siege engines; with multiple military strategies including attack, raid, feint, occupy, reinforce, blockade and siege. It features a technology tree with hundreds of research options. The "diplomatic" options include: Spying, counter-intelligence, theft, sabotage and assassination; as well as player alliances with alliance forums and chat.

It also has magic with several spell schools; and a commodities trading marketplace.


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Jeremy Hopkin (9) added Illyriad (Browser) on Jan 04, 2011