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Caves of Narshe Reaches 25 Years Old


Caves of Narshe Site News
I'll spare everyone a long-winded update given that I'm now a day late and still recovering from traveling with a summer cold: you may well have noticed that yesterday, July 31, marked the 25th anniversary of Caves of Narshe. It's plainly obvious that many of the strengths of this humble site that kept it going for so long have waned, but I know well how loved our core content remains, though perhaps its audience has dwindled over time.

As always, I want to thank everyone who reads this at any point for their support, either implied or expressed, over the years. I am still happy to keep the lights on around here because of it, and because I know that we provide things that you can't find easily elsewhere (and if you can, they probably stole them from us, the rogues). While I'm not cranking out the new fancy stuff very often these days, and when I am it might be a shade on the dry, techy side, you all should know that if you're reading this we remain of a community and I am thrilled to have my place in it with you all. Or at least most of you all. A lot of you are pretty weird, truth be told.

I have missed out on being able to provide a lot of pomp and circumstance for this big milestone, and I wish I'd done better, but I always hope for the best. I did design a new take on our logo, as I have for every big anniversary since the tenth. As I usually do, I will probably document the design process over at my own blog and will crosspost it here when I do. If you like the golden watercolor, I did manage to make it also into an image that will class up your computer, tablet or phone, so go check that out. If you would be interested in having a printed copy of your own, well, I didn't make any to give away this year but post here or come to our Discord server and make your interest known and I will see what I can do in the near future. Or, you know, just post at the site or join Discord and talk with us. We are still game, if you'll pardon the pun.

Oh, dear, I've gone long-winded again. Sorry.
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StiltzkinComment 1: 2022-08-01 23:06
Stiltzkin Thanks for all the hard work, fearless leader
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GalsicComment 2: 2022-08-02 00:49
Galsic I was wondering if you were gonna do more than just the banner above the main page.

Anyhow, this site continues to be my homepage. Maybe an odd thing to say, but there's something kinda comforting about seeing it still up and running (as well as your continued dedication to it) after all this time. Thanks!
AltheaValaraComment 3: 2022-08-02 18:55
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Thanks for maintaining the site! I obviously still enjoy visiting it, since I post on the forums occasionally and have posted news. I think I've offered before, but if there's anything else I can do to help out behind the scenes, let me know!
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 4: 2022-08-04 03:52
Glenn Magus Harvey ...I did not know or completely forgot that we have a wallpaper section. Some of these are gorgeous!

Also this reminds me of that one time I combined the four color versions of a wallpaper (was it from another CoNniversary?) to make a "flag" of sorts.

Edit: handy link for anyone who missed it in the OP - https://www.cavesofnarshe.com/wallpaper/



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Rangers51Comment 5: 2022-08-04 17:35
Rangers51
Quote (Galsic)
I was wondering if you were gonna do more than just the banner above the main page.
You silly mobile users! smile.gif Yeah, it's hard to incorporate the logo or justify the download time for people on phones, so it's a little harder to see the work.

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...I did not know or completely forgot that we have a wallpaper section. Some of these are gorgeous!
It's well buried, and I haven't had inspiration to make more new ones until this came around. Curious which ones you like best, since we're on the topic.

And for the thing that nobody asked for but I wrote anyway because I'm really bad at blogging and need the practice: https://www.alvies.org/brain/2022/08/projec...nniversary-logo
KaneComment 6: 2022-08-08 22:23
Kane I take the absolute minimum credit for helping us get here. smile.gif
St KhaelComment 7: 2022-08-10 18:58
St Khael I have to thank you all. I started haunting this place when I was a kid in middle school because I didn't really have friends that cared about the older games like I did. I had to play them all in ROM format because my brother wouldn't let me touch the borrowed playstation to play FF7. So, I got really deep into the FF^ fandom and this was the best place to find people talking about it. Didn't join into the conversation until many years later to post my Setzer cosplay.

So, from the bottom of my heart- thank you for being amazing and the best place to find the conversations I wanted to see.
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 8: 2022-08-11 07:31
Glenn Magus Harvey
Quote (Rangers51 @ 4th August 2022 12:35)
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...I did not know or completely forgot that we have a wallpaper section. Some of these are gorgeous!
It's well buried, and I haven't had inspiration to make more new ones until this came around. Curious which ones you like best, since we're on the topic.

I haven't had the chance to try them, just downloaded them so far, but here's the ones that I like the most so far

FFT Grave Site
FF9 Evil Forest
FF7 Ancients
FF6 Terra Grey
FF6 Opera
FF4 Baron
FF1 Bridge (especially the purple version)
CT Zeal
CT Sprite Spekkio (I might have actually used something like this before)
CT Sprite Nu
CT Sprite Magus
CoN Twenty
CoN Harmony
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