Magellan 1: Race into the Great Unknown

Player Rating5.64/8

"#132 overall, #11 for 2016"
based on 137 ratings since 02/23/2016
played 1,653 times (finished 169)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level2/8

"choking hazard for children under 4"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 6. To compare to the movie rating system, this would be G.

For hundreds of years your people have lived on The Three Islands completely surrounded by a vast impenetrable reef. Scientific advances and large amounts of gunpowder has finally allowed your people to breach this reef in two places, making accessible for the first time a vast unexplored world beyond your country's borders. The ten greatest sea captains of The Three Islands have been summoned by the King to take part in a great race: to be the first to sail around an unexplored world!
You are one of these Captains and an exciting adventure into the unknown awaits you!

Author's Note: My first foray into Fantasy for teenage readers! Inspired by the incredible first voyage around the world by Ferdinand Magellan if this story isn't universally detested it will be the first of a five-part series of adventures! I hope you enjoy it and as always, thank you for taking the time to read the semi-literate scribbles I like to call my writing :)

Player Comments

I enjoyed it, and it was a fun game.

It definitely felt more like a game than a story. My personal bias favors more of a story feel, but the map-able in-game-universe was a cool feature, even more so if you've incorporated it into the sequels.

Something like a subplot that focuses on your interactions, relationships, dynamics, etc. with your crew would be a nice addition for a storygame like this. Anything to make me care about them. Because from this framework, they're just a number that I can't let hit zero. Unless I'm mistaken, it makes no difference if I arrive with 30 happy crewmen or just me and one Mr. No Name that went through living hell.

I was a little confused about how I circumnavigated the globe on a north/south route without ever sailing south, though. I'll just picture it as a flat world that teleports you to the bottom of the map once you hit a certain point.

Overall, it was a fun and enjoyable experience.
-- Bucky on 5/18/2016 10:04:23 PM with a score of 2
Like the adventures and the hurry
-- Micha on 7/22/2018 7:21:10 PM with a score of 2
I really like the feel of this story; it makes me think of a less fanciful Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I haven't fully explored it yet, but I intend to.
-- Mynoris on 12/22/2017 2:43:04 AM with a score of 2
-- bob on 12/18/2017 11:10:31 PM with a score of 2
Fun, this was my first of these types of adventures
-- Ian Verhaegen on 11/10/2017 3:57:55 PM with a score of 2
Overall, great story. I like that, even though we could only move north, you gave us different options to go northwest or northeast and each direction gave a different scenario for each direction. I survived the voyage and was first to arrive home. All in all, great game.
-- nm13757 on 9/21/2017 8:05:06 PM with a score of 2
Interesting game
-- K on 7/21/2017 5:06:31 PM with a score of 2
Pretty good adventure with interesting stops along the way. Would journey Magellan again !
-- Nick on 7/1/2017 2:58:06 AM with a score of 2
-- tq on 4/30/2017 10:04:43 AM with a score of 2
Nice game!
-- Percival7 on 4/27/2017 3:50:01 AM with a score of 2
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