Jebus Outcast 2.96a

Meme template #1

Jebus Outcast was originally envisioned as a template which lets you experience Heroes 3 in a totally different way. It all began with a special version of Jebus King that had pretty much all the overpowered stuff removed. Then I showed it to John Denver, who had ideas similar to mine regarding the balance issues of Heroes 3, and he helped me pick the name for this template. Back then it was played with 8 Heroes like all the other templates. First streamer who started playing it and brought a lot of attention to JO was Lexiav, his feedback was crucial in the process of development. And later on, it was on his stream where I saw that playing this game with 1 Hero is actually viable (by adding certain rules basically), for me it was like the key missing element which was needed to turn Heroes 3 into a more approachable game for everyone. It was less time consuming, it was simple, engaging and fun.


From that moment Jebus Outcast started gaining more and more popularity. Especially when the first Jebus Roulette tournament was organized by Feral and Lexiav - then it really took off. The hype was so unreal that streamers like Gluhammer, Twaryna and Dreadz, as well as content creator Sir Troglodyte, all took notice of this new thing - 1 Hero gaming. They loved this template and I'm sure they brought a lot of new players to the lobby. At some point Baratorch even made a fix that disables the possibility of recruiting Heroes from Tavern, specifically for Outcast. And that's the story of how JO came to be what it is now.


Template author: MKC.

Crimson Couatl image by MyMyHguu.

Feedback channel #mkc-templates: https://discord.gg/new2ATQ


Main Features:Β 

❖ All Pandoras contain units, except 7 big boxes in the desert which give all spells (55000 value each).❖ Diplomacy effectiveness is reduced to 25% joining in the desert. Zone guards between desert and biomes can randomly spawn as 25% or 50% joining, depending on a tile they stand on.❖ Can be played with or without β€œfake underground”. Adding underground level allows 2 uses of Dimension Door per turn (with Expert Air Magic) and it also doubles rating rewards in the online lobby.❖ Jebus Outcast Islands is a special version of JO, where instead of a rich middle zone you have a large sea with many Utopia-like objects. All scrolls in the biome are TP, DD and Fly. To activate it, choose Water Content - Islands in the setup and select H+U or XH+U size. Can be played with 4 players max.❖ Jebus Outcast Premium is an experimental version of JO, it unlocks top level Heroes and gives access to Triple Build from the start.Β 

HOW TO INSTALL

TEMPLATE RULES

> Fast roads only (rightmost option), water content - none or islands, monster strength - normal or strong, difficulty - 160%.

> Simultaneous turns 133, tournament rules - enabled, protected saves - enabled.


Complete 1 Hero gaming ruleset is available on this page: Hota Online Rules (1 Hero edition).

CHANGELOG

Version 2.96a:

❖ Jebus Outcast Islands. Middle island nerfs: Diplomacy effectiveness reduced to 50% joins (fix), number of Relics is reduced to 5 max and Dragon Utopias to 1.

❖ Removed XL+U 8 players version as a temporary fix for a known template editor bug (4 players can randomly spawn on an 8p map). To play 8p versions you have to select either XL-U (no underground) or H+U.


Version 2.96:

❖ Retreat / Surrender should work properly now.

❖ Removed Heroes: Wynona, Dury, Bertram, Eanswythe.

❖ Added Spells: Disguise.

❖ Added Artifacts: Vial of Lifeblood and Ring of Life.

❖ Reduced the chance for odd versions (from 1/10 to 1/15). Odd versions are: Neutrals Desert, Strange Mid (middle zone has same terrain as central town) and Airship Yard (in the biome).

❖ Jebus Outcast Islands has been reworked. Middle island is now a treasury zone (aligned with Neutrals faction), with Conflux town and guaranteed All Spells box. All scrolls in the biome are control scrolls (value lowered to 6k) and one of towns mirrors Conflux town.


Biome.

❖ Triple build in the biome. Random town without a Fort will now mirror player's faction.

❖ Frequency of Town Gates is increased to 1000 (from 500).

❖ Number of Trailblazers is increased to 2 max.

❖ Some changes related to Pandora's Boxes and Dwellings (exact number of all guaranteed boxes can be found down below in the detailed description).


Desert.

❖ Central town now spawns without a Fort.

❖ T6 and T7 boxes are now limited in number (except Neutrals Mid).

❖ Size of the middle zone is reduced to 64 (from 75).

❖ Frequency of control scrolls is increased to 80 (from 70).


Click here for older version changelogs.

DWELLINGS

Biome (XL)

Castle: Griffin 8 / Swordsman 4 / Monk 11 / Cavalier 9 / Angel 2

Rampart: Elf 5 / Pegasus 7 / Unicorn 9 / Green Dragon 6

Tower: Golem 6 / Mage 6 / Genie 8 / Naga 7 / Giant 3

Inferno: Hellhound 8 / Demon 6 / Pit Fiend 9 / Efreeti 5 / Devil 4

Necropolis: Vampire 2 / Lich 12 / Black Knight 8 / Bone Dragon 6

Dungeon: Beholder 7 / Medusa 5 / Minotaur 9 / Manticore 9 / Red Dragon 3

Stronghold: Orc 8 / Ogre 8 / Roc 4 / Cyclops 9 / Behemoth 2

Fortress: Serpent Fly 9 / Basilisk 8 / Gorgon 7 / Wyvern 4 / Hydra 6

Conflux: Earth Elemental 5 / Elemental Conflux 5 / Psychic Elemental 9 / Firebird 6

Cove: Pirate 6 / Stormbird 4 / Sea Witch 11 / Nix 4 / Sea Serpent 4

Factory: Automaton 6 / Sandworm 5 / Gunslinger 8 / Couatl 5 / Dreadnought 4


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Biome (L 4p / XL 8p)

Castle: Griffin 5 / Swordsman 2 / Monk 8 / Cavalier 7 / Angel 1

Rampart: Elf 3 / Pegasus 4 / Unicorn 7 / Green Dragon 5

Tower: Golem 3 / Mage 3 / Genie 6 / Naga 5 / Giant 2

Inferno: Hellhound 5 / Demon 3 / Pit Fiend 7 / Efreeti 3 / Devil 3

Necropolis: Vampire 0 / Lich 9 / Black Knight 6 / Bone Dragon 5

Dungeon: Beholder 4 / Medusa 3 / Minotaur 7 / Manticore 7 / Red Dragon 2

Stronghold: Orc 5 / Ogre 5 / Roc 2 / Cyclops 7 / Behemoth 1

Fortress: Serpent Fly 6 / Basilisk 5 / Gorgon 4 / Wyvern 2 / Hydra 5

Conflux: Earth Elemental 3 / Elemental Conflux 3 / Psychic Elemental 7 / Firebird 5

Cove: Pirate 4 / Stormbird 2 / Sea Witch 8 / Nix 2 / Sea Serpent 3

Factory: Automaton 3 / Sandworm 3 / Gunslinger 6 / Couatl 4 / Dreadnought 3

RANDOM HERO TRADE

If you wish to play Random Heroes but still have a fair distribution of starting gold, follow this link: Random Hero Roulette and click roll to get a pair of random Heroes. After this you can proceed with trading for the combination of Hero and Town in this pair. 500 gold for a re-roll.

Disabled Skills (except Heroes who start with them)

Disabled Spells (except Heroes who start with them)

Disabled Artifacts

Added Artifacts (assembled Relics)

Jebus Outcast 2.96.pdf