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  1. Season 8 of ONEMANDOOM: Mapping at the Speed of FIGHT!  (July 15th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015)

     

    Season 8 kicked off with The Definitive T_DUNNxx.WAD Series - For Doom and starts out with a mix of older material - Top 100 features from the year 2000, obscure, and underrated - before going whole hog on 2014 in the latter half. And what a year was 2014!

     

    10 Sectors (by @Quido666 @Kristian Nebula @Arno @kdoom @KinkaJoy @Cyb  @Jon @Risen @kristus @Swedish Fish @boris @blod @gemini09@qingshuo @chroz @Lutz @fen boi @NokturnuS @mesko @Aardappel Øystein Langhelle, Cephaler, Gonzalo Pérez de la Ossa, Paul Schmitz, Jonathan Rimmer, Paul Berlin, Sami Mäki-Mantila, Robert Beladi, Kevin Nadolski)

    Nebula 95: Mudman Wonderland (by @lupinx-Kassman)

    Doom 2 In Name Only (by @Processingcontrol @_bruce_ @Antroid @an_mutt @scifista42 @CorSair @mouldy @BlueFireZ88 @Egregor @cannonball @glenzinho @Xaser @Capellan @schwerpunk @Babel @Kongming @Tristan @Olympus)

    Mayan Mishap (by @Tango)

    B/\|_||-|/\|_|S (by @didy)

    Reconstruction/Decomposition (by @Da Werecat)

    3 Heures d'Agonie 2 (by @subject_119 (RIP) @Datacore85 @franckFRAG @Memfis @Oxyde @JCD @WH-Wilou84 @Plut ChowW, Sid Zetmeck, Jambon, NilstheRed, and darkwave0000)

    Mayhem 2048 (by @Jimmy @Chainie @Obsidian @Walter confetti @Memfis @Inkie @an_mutt @Scypek2 @NuMetalManiak @Jaws In Space @Z0k @pcorf @Breezeep @ClonedPickle @Eternal @SFoZ911 @Archi @Marcaek @Chris Hansen @Plut @tourniquet @General Rainbow Bacon @Phobus @joe-ilya @Steve D @cannonball @CorSair @dobu gabu maru @Demonologist and Rublev)

    Thy Flesh Turned Into a Draft Excluder (by @cannonball)

    Nebula 95: Nebula Shrine (by @lupinx-Kassman)

    200 Minutes of /vr/ (by @Cheesewheel @Onslaught Six @RjY and a bunch of anonymous folks from /vr/)

    The Wailing Horde (by @Chris Hansen)

    Countdown to Extinction (by @Obsidian)

    Deneb Colony (by @Lainos)

    Rush (by @Archi @Demonologist)
    You Dig (by @Tuxlar)

    Visions of Eternity (by @TobyM)

    Resurgence (by @Joshy and darkwave0000)

    Going Down (by @mouldy)

    Shadows of Chronos (by @Kaiser)

    Gene-Tech: Before the Storm (by @Enjay)

    Bloody Steel (by @BigMemka)

    The Adventures of Square Episode One: Cornered by Circles! (by @MTrop @Jimmy @Tarnsman @Pavera @Xaser @Alfonzo @ClonedPickle)

    Back To Saturn X Episode Two: Tower in the Fountain of Sparks (by @Joshy @esselfortium @dew @Tango @Vorpal @Xaser @Use @Tarnsman @Vader @The Green Herring @MTrop @DeathevokatioN @skillsaw @Jimmy @Mechadon @Khorus @RottKing)

    The Classic Episode (by @Swedish Fish @Jan @traversd @NiGHTMARE)

    The Hell Factory Hub One (by @Lu-Wang)

    20 Years of Doom (by @WH-Wilou84 @Oxyde @JCD Sid Zetmeck, NilstheRed, and Jambon)

    Berserk (by Jon Landis)

    Chaos, Uprising (by @rsl)

    Micro Plutonia (by @waverider)

    Esselmap I: Testing Facility (by @esselfortium)

    Quadruple Threat (by @Jodwin @The Green Herring @40oz @Super Jamie)

    LaboUAC (by jameson2_fr)

    Back to Hell (by Dave Seager)

    Zen Dynamics (by @Xaser)

    The Indespensible T_DUNNxx.WAD Series - For Hertic (by @traversd)

    The Authoritative T_DUNNxx.WAD Series - For Doom 2 (by @traversd)

    RCK2 (by Richard Kyanka)

    Robot Junkyard Workshop's Doom Pack (by Nick Baker - NOT NiGHTMARE)

    RCK (by Richard Kyanka)

    The Definitive T_DUNNxx.WAD Series - For Doom (by @traversd)

     

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)
    Season 11: DOOM Gone Bad  (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016)

    Season 10: How ERKATANE Stole X-Mas  (June 29th, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015)

    Season 9: Per Your Request  (January 10th, 2015 - June 26th, 2015)

    Season 8: Mapping At the Speed of FIGHT! (July 15th, 2014 - January 3rd, 2015)

    1. Da Werecat

      Da Werecat

      Time sure flies.

  2. Well, here are two of them! The Baron's Domain No Quarter
  3. Hello and welcome to the interminable season 19 of ONEMANDOOM! This is my attempt at a ONEMANDOOM WAD review metathread. I long hesitated posting something like this in the old WADs and Mods forum, but now that non-specific and older WAD commentary has been parsed out into its own subforum I am comfortable taking this outside of the realm of the sixty or so folks who have elected to follow me on Doomworld. I won't promise that I'll be super-engaged with this thread outside of posting updates when I make them to the blog but I appreciate all readers, both long-time and new. RE: Season 19: There is a natural ebb and flow to what I've focused on reviewing over the years based on the period following the Cacowards where I started to round up the WADs that I hadn't covered (late December / early January) and the point in the year where I began to panic because I hadn't played many WADs from the then-current year in preps for the Cacowards (late June / early July). In 2018, due to a suggestion regarding the progress of my overwhelming Malcolm Sailor monograph, I birthed a plan where I rotate through a more or less pre-planned series of topics. Season 19 kicked off with my review of the Russian Overkill mod on January 2nd, 2020, and is finally nearing its inevitable conclusion!!!! SEASON 19 Short 'n Quick 2 (by @Varun) Deep Core 1 (by @Use) Entryway (by @Espi) Secret Lab (by @Sphagne) Shadowcaster (by @The Ultimate DooMer) Mega Tear (by @Memfis) Short 'n Quick (by @Varun) Hell Pit (by @Use) Simphony of Death (by @Sphagne) The Abandoned Mines II (by @Torn) Operation: Lightning (by @The Ultimate DooMer) Gredna (by @Memfis) One Humanity (by @Romero) Fragport (by @The Ultimate DooMer) Soulcage (by @Use) E2M1ER (by @Espi (RIP)) Duse Ex Machina (by @Aleaver) Barons o' Fun (by @Espi (RIP)) Find It (by @Erik) R.A.V.E. (by @Aleaver) Timelessness (by @Aleaver) Silent Halls (by @Memfis) OTTAWAU.WAD ver 0.9 (by Jean-Searge Gagnon et al) Indifference (by @Aleaver) No Hope For Life Episode 1: Back to the Fight (by @Aleaver, @pabloD, and @Jayextee) bitebwad (by @Aleaver) Blackness (DSV2) (by @Kaiser) Download (by @Memfis) Subversion (by @pabloD) Blind Alley Y., "Dissolution" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley X., "Forlorn" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley 8., "Retribution" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley W., "Redemption" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley V., "Necrophobia" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley U., "Deja Vu" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley T., "Waste Processing" (by @Searcher) Blind Alley B., "Octagon of Fear" (by @Searcher) Rise of the Wool Ball (by @MSPaintR0cks) ----- Europa 3: The Dark Side of Vrack (by @Erik) The Anomaly: Part II (by @Varun) Toilet Break (by @Memfis) lilith.pk3 (by @anotak) Evil's Playground (Diabolique part two) (by @pabloD) Blind Alley S., "Spirit World - Headquarters" (by @Searcher) Trousled (by @A.o.D.) Titan 1024 (by @Ixnatifual) ea Speedmap 3 (by @Erik) Metamorphism (by @Vorpal and @Karthik) Love You With Poison (by @Memfis) An Infernal Place v1.1 (by @pabloD) An Infernal Place (by @pabloD) Blind Alley R., "Monster Mansion" (by @Searcher) Beta 64 (by @Antnee) Doom 64: The Lost Levels (by @Kaiser) Europa 2 (by @Erik) ----- ea Gothic 2 (by @Erik) ea Gothic 1 (by @Erik) Europa 1 (by @Erik) Nexus (by @Vorpal) Heart of Fire (by @pabloD) Catastrophe (by @magikal (RIP)) 3 Heures d'Agonie 3 (by @WH-Wilou84 @franckFRAG @Datacore85 @Roofi @Memfis @Oxyde @JCD @Ch0wW NilstheRed and Jambon) Blind Alley E., "The Pit" (by @Searcher) Gordia (by @Memfis) MAYhem 2016 (by @Tarnsman @Alfonzo @Angry Saint @Jimmy @Argent Agent @Urthar @Pinchy @Benjogami @Breezeep @Alter @an_mutt @pcorf @Rayziik @A.Gamma @Dragonfly @Ribbiks @Remmirath @Marcaek ) Blind Alley Q., "The Warf" (by @Searcher) MEMFIS_E1M1 (by @Memfis) Russian Overkill (by @PillowBlaster) Season 18: The Vorpal Bird Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019) Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019) Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019) Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018) Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017) Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017) Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016) Season 11: DOOM Gone Bad (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016) Season 10: How ERKATANE Stole X-Mas (June 29th, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015) Season 9: Per Your Request (January 10th, 2015 - June 26th, 2015)
  4. It's time for my review of Short 'n Quick 2 by @Varun.
  5. Re: The Language of Lists

     

    For my own part, I think that I've tried to adhere to the nebulous distinction of "featured in the XXXX Cacowards", not that I've given myself much opportunity to practice this over the past four or so years.

  6. Uhh, yesterday was too busy for me to even click post so here is my review of Deep Core 1 by @Use! This is another great, classically-styled Doom II level with a fun layout and a highly-restricted bestiary as befits an early level in a prospective megaWAD.
  7. It's been five days - you know what that means! This review of Entryway / KARMEA.WAD by @Espi (RIP) is more for WAD historians as it is an early version of Suspended in Dusk's MAP01. If you are the kind of player who enjoys more subdued Doom II action then you will want to give this one a look.
  8. Season 9 of ONEMANDOOM: Per Your Request  (January 10th, 2015 - June 26th, 2015)

     

    Season 9 kicked off with Bedlam and is largely shaped by reader requests, which is why it covers such a broad span of popular material. It also contains a brief dip into Maximum Doom material, some 2014 follow-ups, me easing my way into Ribbiks's brand of high skill-ceiling gameplay with Stardate 20X6 and Swim With the Whales, and a timely review of the incredible Valiant.

     

    E2MWalter (by @Phobus)

    The Ranger (by @TerminusEst13)

    Hell Revealed II (by @chroz @Afterglow @Cyb @Metabolist @gemini09 @prower @cocoon @Andy Olivera @pagb Eric James Roberts, and Mattias Berggren)

    Esselfortium's Birthday Cave (by @Megalyth)

    Titan (by @Ixnatifual)

    Nuts (by @Foofoo)

    Quake: Descent Into Heresy (by osjclatchford)

    KZDOOM6: Hidden Valley of the Aliens (by @kdoom)

    Dimensions of Time (by @MTrop

    Phocas Island (by @Chopkinsca)

    Dark Covenant (by Keith Phipps)

    Hoover Dam (by Michael Reed)

    KZDOOM5: The Evil Place (by @kdoom)

    Escape From Natas (by Chris Christenson)

    Escape From Deimos (by Chris Christenson and Nicol Jarvie)

    Escape From Phobos (by Chris Christenson)

    KZDOOM4: Castle of the Damned (by @kdoom)

    Unloved (by @BlueEagle)

    Castle Phobos (by David Shrock)

    Phmlspd (by @Phml)

    KZDOOM3: The Alien Water Thieves (by @kdoom)

    Area 51 (by Keith Hickman and Ziggy Gnarly)

    Swift Death (by @franckFRAG @Memfis @JCD

    KZDOOM2: Cacodemons Revenge (by @kdoom)

    Xenomorph: The Complex (by Daniel Griffiths)

    Squid 2 (author anonymous)

    Squid (author anonymous)

    Dejavu (author anonymous)

    Trench (by Fabian Tillier and Joshua Lehrer)

    Doom City (by Shamus Young)

    Exquisite Corpse (by @Linguica @Negatronica @DarkSoul @Volte @Dco16 @Cyb @5hfifty @Chopkinsca @boris @SyntherAugustus @Scrum @EarthQuake)

    Soldier of Fortune (by Lisa Moore)

    Scythe (by @Erik @Torn)

    Muskadet (by @franckFRAG)

    Nebula 95: Drown Stone Cassette B (by @lupinx-Kassman)

    Valiant (by @skillsaw)

    Nebula 95: Human Earrings (by @lupinx-Kassman)

    UAC Ultra (by @40oz @Super Jamie)

    Urotsuki: Radical Way (by @Lainos)

    Swim With the Whales (by @Ribbiks)

    Urotsuki: Dead End (by @Lainos)

    Stardate 20X6 (by @Ribbiks)

    Urotsuki: Inferno Road (by @Lainos)

    Doom: The Golden Souls (by @Batandy and Duke Nume)

    Incineration (by @pcorf)

    Bedlam (by @Memfis @Antroid @C30N9 @NoneeLlama @purist @Sokoro @Dragonsbrethren)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)
    Season 11: DOOM Gone Bad  (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016)

    Season 10: How ERKATANE Stole X-Mas  (June 29th, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015)

    Season 9: Per Your Request  (January 10th, 2015 - June 26th, 2015)

  9. Season 10 of ONEMANDOOM: How ERKATANE Stole X-Mas  (June 29th, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015)

     

    Season 10 kicked off with Dark Side of Deimos and includes among other things a review of the massive and excellent 32in24-14 megaWAD as well as Sunlust which has since eclipsed Hell Revealed as Voted Most Likely to Be Inappropriately Recommended to Newbies. It's a big run of 2015 releases, capped off with hacking my way through Paul's back catalogue at the tail end in an effort to flesh out less-explored classics. And, uh, watch out for the review of The Rebirth, which is snuck in right after 32in24-14. This season is, to me, a bittersweet remembrance due to the vitriol surrounding the 2015 Cacowards. I was and to some extent still am disillusioned with the community.

     

    Operation: BIOWAR (by Chris Harbin @pcorf and John Bishop)

    Death Tormention II (by @pcorf @Kristian Nebula)

    The Twilight Zone II: Final Dreams (by @pcorf)

    Death Tormention (by @pcorf)

    The City of the Damned (by @Tormentor667)

    Extreme Weapon Pack (by @Doggo120)

    Big Woodchip (by @Phobus

    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 3 (by @Obsidian @Phobus @Alfonzo @Xaser @scifista42 @Ribbiks @an_mutt)

    dead.wire (by @Xaser)

    Sheer Poison (by @yakfak)

    Skulldash (by @Dragonfly Capt. J3 and Slyor 64)

    Ol' No Name (by @Octavarium)

    ICAR2015 (by @Eternal)

    Doom II In Name Only RDC (by @BigMemka @Chainie @Memfis @Wereknight @BeeWen @Dragon_Hunter)

    Way Too Many Dead Guys (by @Urthar

    Breach (by @Viggles)

    Estranged (by @Foodles)
    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 2 (by @Obsidian @Phobus @RocknRoll420 @Alfonzo @Tarnsman  @Jimmy and Osiris Kalev)

    Erkattäññe (by @nicolas monti)

    Power Metal (by @Zalewa)

    Doomed Space Wars (by @pcorf)

    50 Shades of Graytall (by @Jimmy @ezormer @Megalyth @Alfonzo @quakis @NoisyVelvet @Marcaek @mouldy @Joshy @Mechadon @Breezeep @Ribbiks @4shockblast @dobu gabu maru @Xaser @TimeOfDeath @Argent Agent)

    Sunlust (by @Ribbiks @dannebubinga)

    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 1 (by @Gifty @Obsidian @General Rainbow Bacon and Osiris Kalev)

    Oblivion (by @Vordakk)

    Phobos Massacre (by @Vordakk)

    Kurashiki's Kuso Map (by @Kurashiki)

    Nuclear Halls (by @Capellan)

    Random Deaths & Decoration v1.5 (by @Armaetus)

    The Gateway Experiments Episode 5: Prime Directive (by @GooberMan)

    The Gateway Experiments Episode 1: Space Station Omega (by @GooberMan)

    Zero Tolerance (by Zero Prophet)

    Return to Hadron (by @cannonball)

    Crumpets (by @Ribbiks)

    Pinnacle of Darkness (by @hobomaster22)

    The Rebirth (by @Vader)

    32in24-14: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas (by @Akimbo_Commando44 @MTrop @Tib @NoneeLlama @Obsidian @Walter confetti @Jimmy @Breezeep @Marcaek @Tango @TMD @Gothic @Crimson Dusk @jmickle66666666 @JCD @skillsaw @esselfortium @stewboy @franckFRAG @Shadow Hog @AlexMax @RottKing @Argent Agent @Xaser @lupinx-Kassman @Mechadon @nub_hat @Baratus @Cacowad @SyntherAugustus @Philnemba @NuMetalManiak @joe-ilya)

    UAC Secret (by @Lainos)

    Beta Labs (by @_Mud @Chainie)

    Dark Side of Deimos (by @_Mud)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)
    Season 11: DOOM Gone Bad  (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016)

    Season 10: How ERKATANE Stole X-Mas  (June 29th, 2015 - December 22nd, 2015)

    1. Armaetus

      Armaetus

      Just a heads up, version 1.62 is the latest version of RDND and the /idgames/ version is out of date. Check https://www.moddb.com/games/doom/addons/random-deaths-and-decoration-15-final/ for details and download!

      Revisit it if you wish to do so.

  10. Season 11 of ONEMANDOOM: DOOM Gone Bad  (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016)

     

    Season 11 kicked off with my review of the ubiquitous Xaser recc, The Beginning of the End (Part 1). The direction of the first half of the year was largely driven by first an interest in digging into Torm's Doomja Vu contest and later a desire to start playing through Chris Hansen's career as part of a build toward 2002: A Doom Odyssey. This is interspersed with 2015 hangovers, 2016 hopefuls (including Romero's Tech Gone Bad and Phobos Mission Control!), and a playthrough of both OG Doom as well as E4.

     

    Elf Gets Pissed (by @RottKing)

    No Sleep For the Dead (by @Jan)

    Bloodstain (by @Pipicz)

    Fait Accompli (by @Chris Hansen)

    InstaDoom (by @Linguica)

    Star Trek: Voyager: Antithesis (by @Chris Hansen)

    UAC Nukage Processing Area (by @Chris Hansen)

    Phobos Mission Control (by @Romero)

    The Aqueous Rise and Fall (by @Chris Hansen)

    Quail (by @Chris Hansen)

    Star Trek: Voyager: A Time to Face Your Fears (by @Chris Hansen)

    The Unknown Chasm (by @Chris Hansen)

    The Blessed Hex (by @Chris Hansen)

    The Revenge of Avind (by @Chris Hansen)

    Tech Gone Bad (by @Romero)

    Overdose 2: Comatose (by @Lainos

    Sharp Things (by @Xaser)

    All Aboard the Mega Magilla Gorilla Flotilla (by @Xaser)

    Mouldy Old Void (by @zrrion the insect)

    The Core (by @zrrion the insect)

    The Blood of Virgins (by @zrrion the insect)

    The Void of Hell (by @zrrion the insect)

    The Heart of Stone (by evil space tomato)

    Put Up Your Dukes! (by Sgt. Shivers)

    Celestial Site (by @DooMSkeR Infinite

    Black Magnetic (by @Angry Saint

    The Ultimate Doom: Thy Flesh Consumed (by @Romero, American McGee, Shawn Green, Tim Willits, Theresa Chasar, and John Anderson)

    Doom (by @Romero Sandy Petersen, and Tom Hall)

    Nashville, Tennessee (by @skillsaw)

    The Last Sanctuary (by @cybermind)

    Strange Aeons (by @Impie)

    Plutocracy (by @franckFRAG)

    The Warlock's Hearth (by @Khorus)

    The Beginning of the End (Part 2) (by @NaturalTvventy)

    The Beginning of the End (Part 1) (by @NaturalTvventy)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)
    Season 11: DOOM Gone Bad  (December 29th 2015 - June 23rd 2016)

  11. Season 12 of ONEMANDOOM: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)

     

    Season 12 kicked off with my review of the level That Urban Sence... but this is a fairly arbitrary distinction. This is the last time that my review blog has been more or less relevant to what has been going on in the community as there is a lot of material from 2016 in here, with much of it going on to be featured in the 2016 Cacowards. The major outliers here are Chris and Paul's solo releases, sneakily laying the foundation for my build toward 2002: A Doom Odyssey.

     

    Shadow of the Wool Ball (by @MSPaintR0cks)

    Unhinged (by @Darsycho)

    Mayhem Mansion (by @Darsycho)

    Warp House (by @Ed)

    Lilium (by @Lainos)

    THT: Threnody (by @Chris Hansen @joe-ilya @pcorf @Doomkid @Gothic @dobu gabu maru @Mechadon @antares031 @Z0k @Fonze @Liberation @didy @Angry Saint @Mithran Denizen)

    Echelon (by @Cranium)

    Vectra, the Last Mystery (by @pcorf)

    Toxin Refinery (by @pcorf)

    PC_WOLF (by @pcorf)

    PC_PLAN (by @pcorf)

    Big Boy (by @pcorf)

    Verada (Please Consider) (by @pcorf)

    StarCove - A Tribute to Ty Halderman (by @valkiriforce)

    Absolute Dishonor (by @40oz @valkiriforce)

    Mutiny (by @Fonze @Jimmy @40oz @Tarnsman @Pinchy @Ribbiks @MrGlide @joe-ilya @AD_79 @dt_ @Angry Saint @CorSair @Pavera @jmickle66666666 @Impboy4 @Doomkid @scifista42 @NoneeLlama @purist @traversd @Egregor @Breezeep @Velvetic)

    END POINT (by @Eternal)

    Terra Nova: Alpha Accident (by @Wraith777)

    Asylum (by @Angry Saint)

    Ancient Aliens (by @skillsaw @esselfortium @Tarnsman @Joshy @stewboy @AD_79 @Pinchy @lupinx-Kassman)

    Vispire (by @valkiriforce)

    Somewhere In Time (by @Katamori)

    Nex Credo (by @Jayextee)

    Sins of the Flesh (by @zrrion the insect)

    Japanese Community Project @Manbou @Kurashiki @tatsurd-cacocaco @masayan @Toooooasty @namsan @Masa SkullDemon, Tyousen121, toMass, doom68k, Guna, and Yullie)

    Flay the Obscene - Part Two (by @Chris Hansen)

    Flay the Obscene (by @Chris Hansen)

    The Unaided Eye (by @Chris Hansen)

    Nihility: Infinite Teeth (by @years)

    Strange Aeons v5.3 (by @Impie)

    Absolutely Killed (by @scwiba)

    rf' 1024 (by @Fletcher`)

    Urotsuki 2: Cargo Cult (by @Lainos)

    Extinguished (by @Vordakk)

    That Urban Sence... (by @Chris Hansen)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    Season 12: The Book of Relevation (July 2nd, 2016 - December 15th, 2016)

  12. Season 13 of ONEMANDOOM: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 22nd, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

     

    Season 13 kicked off with my review of the level Don't Drink the Water. This period of reviews is almost exclusively dedicated toward covering the WADographies of the folks involved with Doomworld's Top 10 WADs of 2001 (specifically Kurt Kesler, Ed Cripps, Russell Pearson, Fredrk Johansson, Rex Claussen, and Tommie Quick). The sole exception is my review of the absolutely fantastic No End In Sight. I lost my way while I was playing through The Inquisitor 3, largely due to work / life balance and looking at what I had committed myself to in with regards to the community, and went on an extended hiatus / withdrew from the Cacowards so that I could recharge and return with a better self-perspective.

     

     

    DooM Resurrection Episode One (by @Fatal TQ)

    Trust (by @Fatal TQ)

    UAC Headquarters (by @Fatal TQ)

    Flood Mines (by @Fatal TQ)

    The Darkest Hour (by @ReX)

    Temple of the Ancients (by @ReX)

    Paranoia (by @ReX)

    No End In Sight (by @Xaser @NaturalTvventy @Lutz @40oz)

    Phoenix Rising (by @ReX)

    A Hex On You (by @ReX)

    Arena (by @ReX)

    Military Research Complex (by @ReX)

    Decimate (by @ReX)

    Fear Island (by @ReX)

    Quo Vadis (by @ReX)

    Castle of Eternal Carrot in the Sky (by @Fredrik)

    Vrack2b (by @Fredrik)

    Vrack (by @Fredrik)

    Null Space (by @Russell_P)

    DoomTown (by @Russell_P)

    Deleted Scene (by @Russell_P)

    Tunnel Run (by @Russell_P)

    Blastem2 (by @Russell_P)

    Sin City (by @Ed)

    Reunion 02 (by @Ed)

    Reunion 01 (by @Ed)

    The Icon of Sin (2) (by @Ed)

    Don't Drink the Water (by @Ed)

    KZDoom7: The Power Plant (by @kdoom)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    Season 13: END1 or Adventures in Copypasting (December 25th, 2016 - April 23rd, 2017)

    1. Searcher

      Searcher

      Some of these names are true pioneers in user made wads.

  13. You are most welcome! No End In Sight's E3M7 ("Netherworld Citadel") feels like another one of these kinds of maps in spirit, not just because of the body of the main level that's locked behind the one-shot path through the catwalk nexus but the secret jaunt through relatively isolated excerpts of END1's E1M1 and E2M4.
  14. Season 14 of ONEMANDOOM: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

     

    Season 14 ended a period of burnout and kicked off with my review of The Inquisitor 3. This timespan has relatively few reviews but features inroads toward finishing Doomworld's Top 10 WADs of 2001, hints at my quest toward 2002: A Doom Odyssey with Joe Pallai's solo works, and covers some favored Memfis material with WADographies of Tony Sideris and Shamus Young. I also cherry-picked Deus Vult from the request list in order to kick off a deeper look at the roots of the slaughter / high-skill ceiling gameplay that exists as it does today. 

     

    Templum Dormiens Dei (by @Vordakk)

    The Gate (by @joepallai)

    Crossfire (by @joepallai)

    Entryway (by @joepallai)

    Squares (by Costa Lappas)

    Deus Vult (by @Doom Marine)

    Phobos - Relive the Nightmare (by Shamus Young)

    Torment (by Shamus Young)

    Slugfest (by Shamus Young)

    Post (by Tony Sideris)

    Debut (by Tony Sideris)

    Genesis (by Tony Sideris)

    Forest Valley (by Jean-Serge Gagnon)

    Nuke Mine (by Jason Hargreaves)

    PhobosDeimos Anomaly (by @phobosdeimos1 (RIP))

    TV1998 (by @t.v.)

    SlayeR (by @Rich_W)

    Equinox (by @Foofoo)

    The Inquisitor 3 (by @Shadowman @BigMemka @Guest)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

  15. It's been five days - you know what that means! It's time for my review of Secret Lab by @Sphagne! Reviewer's notes: This is the second of the thirteen available single-player Sphagne levels. Sphagne, if you ever visit Doomworld again and end up reading this, then I want you to know that I'd love to see the levels that you weren't comfortable releasing! Secret Lab belongs to a select genre of levels that features a substantial, optional, and most importantly secret area that imagines itself as an internal bonus map. Given some time I'm sure that I could pull other instances out of my memory but the first and really only one that came to mind (the ODESSA ref is a bit of a stretch) is Number One Kill: The Next Generation's MAP01 since Angelo literally touted the secret "half" as a third, secret level.
  16. Season 15 of ONEMANDOOM: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

     

    Season 15 runs through the works of Vick Bobkov and Sam Woodman in the build to 2002: A Doom Odyssey and also kicks off the careers of Kristus Kall (for the Top 10 WADs of 2001 and 2002) as well as Malcolm Sailor (out of a desire to do retrospectives on popular, classic authors). TVR and the TVR MIDI pack appear here for the same reason as HYENA and Phobia. I also took the time to flesh out _MUD's career on the road to working through the 2017 Cacowards.

     

    Phobia (by @kristus)

    Codename HYENA: Killer Machine (by @kristus)

    Quick is Good (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Sinferno (by Malcolm Sailor)

    WASTEME (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Boom (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Lab (by Malcolm Sailor)

    From a Dream (by Malcolm Sailor)

    All Apologies (by Malcolm Sailor)

    TEKRKBRN (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Omelet Face (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Rule the World! (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Darker (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Revolution! MIDI Pack (by @Wereknight @Jimmy @Alfonzo @Akse @Varis Alpha @Doomkid @Icytux @yakfak @lupinx-Kassman @Tristan @Velvetic @ClumsyDoomer @Shin Godzilla @NaZa @t.v.)

    Revolution! (by @t.v.)

    Mortiser 4: Chemical Plant (by @Metabolist)

    00_e2m8 (by @Metabolist)

    Lava City Outskirts (by @Metabolist)

    Mortiser 3: Supply/Shipping Depot (by @Metabolist)

    Omega Facility (by @Metabolist)

    Mortiser 2: Ice Station Alpha (by @Metabolist)

    Ockham Complex (by @Metabolist)

    Ballistics (by @Metabolist)

    Mortiser 1: Lookout Base (by @Metabolist)

    Dataville (by @Metabolist)

    Testament of Judgement I v0.2c (demo) (by @Metabolist)

    Testament of Judgement 1.5 promotional release (by @Metabolist)

    Triple-Play (by Bill McClendon)

    The Lost Seraphim (by @Virgil)

    3-Tech (by @Virgil)

    Marine Army 1 (by @Virgil)

    AfterDoom 2: Deep Space Pirsuit (by @Virgil)

    Void and Rainbow (by @_Mud)

    Beta Labs 2 (by @_Mud)

    The Day of Chains (by @_Mud)

    BID II (by @_Mud)

    Ash to Ash (by @Virgil)

    Dark Castle (by @Virgil)

    Black and White (by @Virgil)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

    1. Searcher

      Searcher

      I really enjoy having these reviews.

      We waited every day for the next map map by all of these authors.  They had all proven very early on that they were outstanding authors.  We gobbled them up like candy.

      They inspired many people to try their own hands at mapping.

  17. apologies to anyone who is getting the shit pinged out of them as I post all of the ONEMANDOOM seasons to my timeline. Maybe, though, you might find a review of your work that you didn't know existed! No apologies for bad puns.

  18. Season 16 of ONEMANDOOM: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

     

    Season 16 kicked off with my review of Flay the Obscene - The Third. It officially caps off my quest to build to 2002: A Doom Odyssey, which began more or less when I reviewed The Twilight Zone; contains the lion's share of a career retrospective on Malcolm Sailor; and is also the last time that ONEMANDOOM was relatively timely with quite a few reviews of 2017 Cacoward mentions. I began my current season format with my review of the Doom 2 Minor Sprite Fixing Project. It's liberally spiced up with single level reviews but the pattern is Mod / MAYhem WAD / Speedmapping WAD / Make Good (a request, a promise, or something that I asked to be provided specifically to me) / 2017 Cacowards / oldstuff / authorial deep dive / Top 10 of 2002. The rotation has ballooned up a tiny bit but that's the format that I've followed going forward.

     

    Green Day (by @Memfis)

    Center (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Baron Gate (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Caverns of Darkness (by @Lutz @NokturnuS @NaturalTvventy)

    Not In My Courtyard (by @Memfis)

    No Sun 5 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    DemoniZed (by @NokturnuS)

    Realm of Shades (by @NokturnuS)

    Assault on Chextropolis (by @Vordakk)

    No Sun 4 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    FULL ON (by Tim Ackroyd)

    No Sun 3 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Legacy of Heroes (by @gaspe)

    dead.air (by @Xaser)

    Brigandine (by @Viggles)

    Sticky Blood (by @Memfis)

    No Sun 2 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Castle of the Hengs (by Andrew James Brehm)

    Idle Doom: Tech Breakthrough (by @Albertoni)

    Sequel to Quick is Good (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Hell Medley (by @Gusta)

    Skull (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 4 (by @Walter confetti @Phobus @MTrop @Obsidian @Jimmy @Gifty @Alfonzo @an_mutt @Xaser Mugsy, Osiris Kalev, Fatal, and Paul Cresswell)

    No Sun (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Kashimir (by @Memfis)

    Go Away (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Mayhem 2012 (by @Phobus @Walter confetti @TMD @Scypek2 @Ribbiks @cannonball @Terminus @Kongming)

    Doom 2 Minor Sprite Fixing Project (by @Revenant100)

    Inferno (by @Lutz)

    KILL! Zone Episode One: The Trek Begins (by Donald R. Howard)

    Water Spirit (by @Manbou)

    Waterlab GZD (by @Enjay)

    Back to Hell E1 (by @Lu-Wang)

    Rip It, Tear It, Smash It! (by @Chris Hansen)

    2002: A Doom Odyssey (by @pcorf @Kristian Nebula @Chris Hansen @Virgil @Metabolist @Swedish Fish and Rory Habich)

    Firetop Mountain (by @glenzinho)

    MAD STUFF FOR DOOM 2 (by @pcorf)

    SPACIA: A Silly DOOM Space Adventure (by @pcorf)

    0scraps (by @pcorf)

    Elliot Goblet (by @pcorf)

    Candy Choppers (by @pcorf)

    SELFISH3 (by @pcorf)

    SELFISH2 (by @pcorf)

    SELFISH1 (by @pcorf)

    The Brotherhood of Ruin (by @Kristian Nebula)

    CH Retro Episode (by @Chris Hansen)

    CH Retro (by @Chris Hansen)

    Flay the Obscene - The Third (by @Chris Hansen)

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

  19. Season 17 of ONEMANDOOM: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

     

    Season 17 kicked off with my review of the Samsara mod. This period of reviews has an unusually timely review of Sigil as well as a run-down of @Remilia Scarlet's work leading to her Shadows of the Nightmare Realm. John Bye appears here by virtue of his collaboration with Malcolm Sailor along with me also wanting to do more deep dives of "classical" authors, much the same reason for CRINGE!. It also somehow managed to include Samsara, Kama Sutra, and the beginning of a deep dive into Karthik Abhiram Krishna's work, hence the season title. SubP:AR was probably the most interesting discovery, at least speaking from a historical standpoint. This is also where the adventure to tackle the road to the original Community Chest begins in earnest.

     

    Out of Phase II (by @Karthik)

    Maze - BIG IS BEAUTIFUL (by John Bye)

    Max Saga: Escape From Skull Dungeon (by @Impie)

    DoomCenter E1 Mapping Contest (by @Rellik @Opulent @Fredrik @ReX @Volte @Espi (RIP) @sirjuddington @Tobias @Brad_tilf @deathbringer @Jayextee Rober Lasmanowicz, Jordan Buck, Harvey Riddle, and Jeffrey Crenshaw)

    Mossvale Estate (by @nobbjob )

    MEM_OLD1 (by @Memfis )

    Si6il (by @Romero)

    The Dying End (by @Lutz)

    Fruit Salad (by @Grain of Salt)

    Remains (by @_Mud)

    Phobos: Anomaly Reborn (by @Lutz)

    SubP:AR (by @Lutz)

    Out of Phase (by @Karthik)

    Hall of the Mountain King (by John Bye)

    Derceto (by @Impie)

    Ni'mRoD: IXNAY on the HOMBRE (by @kristus @Nimrod @kdoom @Risen

    The Highlands (by @nobbjob )

    Requimem (by @Memfis )

    quake2doom (by @Gunrock

    Chaos Punch (by @Karthik)

    Garden of Delight (by John Bye)

    Gwangi's Place (by @Impie)

    Outbreak of Evil (by @_Mud)

    Opening (by @_Mud)

    CRINGE! (by @markklem)

    Sinistrad (by @nobbjob )

    Voyage to Deimos map02 (by @Memfis )

    Doom 64 (by @Kaiser)

    Doom64 EX (by @Kaiser)

    Ick (by @Karthik)

    KARTHIK2 (by @Karthik)

    CyberDoom (by John Bye)

    Shadows of the Nightmare Realm (by @Remilia Scarlet)

    Extreme Terror (by @Remilia Scarlet)

    One Doomed Marine (by @Remilia Scarlet)

    MS5 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    MS1 (by Malcolm Sailor)

    Foul Ruin (by @nobbjob )

    Disjunction (by @floatRand)

    Horalky (by @Memfis )

    RRWARD04 (by Richard R. Ward)

    AOL Girls Museum (by Capone)

    The Outlands (by @nobbjob )

    Kukuku (by @Memfis )

    RRWARD03 (by Richard R. Ward)

    Titan 2 (by @Ixnatifual)

    Dock 69 (by Capone)

    The Underground (by @nobbjob )

    Beware of False Prophets (by @Memfis )

    RRWARD02 (by Richard R. Ward)

    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 5 (by @Phobus @MTrop @Gifty @Jimmy @40oz @Obsidian @Alfonzo @Tarnsman @an_mutt @General Rainbow Bacon Mugsy and Osiris Kalev)

    Fort Scar (by Capone)

    Fortress of Doom (by Ryan Hilman)

    Kama Sutra (by @Gusta and Method)

    MAYhem 2013 (by @Magnusblitz @Scypek2 @joe-ilya @Katamori @Obsidian @Walter confetti @ArmouredBlood @Melon @dobu gabu maru @Ribbiks )

    World's End (by @nobbjob )

    Kurogane (by @Memfis )

    RRW_D201 (by Richard R. Ward)

    RRWARD01 (by Richard R. Ward)

    Capone's Pit (by Capone)

    Samsara (by @TerminusEst13 )

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

  20. Yeah, it would be less clunky to not have to depend on voodoo doll / morph ovum setups, particularly since it also relies on consumable items. By that same token, one could make indestructible pods, letting the destructible ones fill in a sort of "escort" role a la the incredibly cumbersome gauntlet of SHADOW's E5M7.
  21. Season 18 of ONEMANDOOM: The Vorpal Bird Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28th, 2019)

     

    Season 18 kicked off with my review of the Smooth Doom mod. This period of reviews is deeply-immersed in an exhaustive monograph on the works leading up to the first Community Chest. It also rounds up thread that I started tugging at during the previous season. 

     

    Maximum Breakdown (by @Vorpal)

    Warehouse (by @pabloD)

    Industrial (by @magikal)

    10 Sectors Part 2 (by Various)

    Blind Alley M., "The Citadel" (by @Searcher)

    Dark Tide (by @Lutz)

    Suteni (by @Memfis and @Plut)

    Hellscape (by @Lutz)

    The Tyrell Corporation (by @Vorpal)

    Inn-Escapable (by @Impie)

    The Chemical Base (by @pabloD)

    Dissolution (by @Gunrock and The Solution)

    Blind Alley P., "The Boardwalk" (by @Searcher)

    Overheat (by @Memfis)

    Project Slipgate (by @Gunrock

    Congestion Control 2 (by @Karthik)

    The River of Fire (by @pabloD)

    No Quarter (by @Kid Airbag)

    Enjay Doom (by @Enjay)

    Blind Alley, "Nukage" (by @Searcher)

    Tayutayu (by @Memfis)

    DSV (by @Kaiser)

    Dark Fate (by @Karthik)

    They Will Repent (House of Pain Part Two) (by @pabloD)

    The Baron's Domain (by @Kid Airbag)

    Return to Hadron Episode 2 - The Collider's New Clothes (by @cannonball)

    Installation B (by @nobbjob)

    Menkui (by @Memfis)

    Counterattack (by @Mechadon)

    Out of Phase III: One Cloudy Afternoon (by @Karthik)

    Gestalt666's Town of Heresy (by John Bye)

    Complex 867 (by @Volte)

    Installation A (by @nobbjob)

    icarumem by @Memfis)

    Doom the Way id Did: The Lost Episodes (by @hobomaster22 @40oz @Lorenzo @Armaetus @Marcaek @Alfonzo @Mithran Denizen @Xaser @Marn @ellmo @M3g4Sph3r3 @Walter confetti @phobosdeimos1 (RIP) @Foodles @XenoNemisis @Icytux @General Rainbow Bacon @Mr. Freeze @Captain Toenail @traversd @C30N9 @Moustachio @Taedium @Hellbent @ShadesMaster )

    Congestion Control (by @Karthik)

    Sacrifice (by John Bye)

    The Subway (by John Bye)

    The Park (by John Bye)

    Hell's Arena (by @Volte)

    One-Week Megawad (by @Erik @SpinSpyder_KaK_ @Liberation @Opulent @Virgil and Dan Crowley)

    The Catacombs (by @nobbjob)

    Relive X2 (by @Memfis)

    Abyssal Speedmapping Session 6 (by various) ( @Jimmy @Obsidian @jmickle66666666 @MTrop @Alfonzo @Tarnsman @ClonedPickle @General Rainbow Bacon and Osiris Kalev)

    The Other Side of Phobos (by @Karthik)

    Magnum Opus (by John Bye)

    Max Saga: The Doom Dragon (by @Impie)

    Mayhem 1500 (by  @Walter confetti @Impboy4 @jmickle66666666 @dobu gabu maru @cannonball @Impie @AD_79 @Marcaek @pcorf @gaspe @Chris Hansen @CorSair @Inkie @Obsidian @joe-ilya @NuMetalManiak @Phobus @Pinchy @Urthar @an_mutt @Argent Agent @Egregor @Archi @Breezeep @ArmouredBlood @Demonologist @NoisyVelvet )

    Mossvale Dungeons (by @nobbjob)

    MM2MEM01 (by @Memfis)

    Smooth Doom (by @Gifty)

     

     

    Season 19 (January 2nd, 2020 -

    Season 18: The Vorpal Blade Went Karthik-er Snack: Good Bye to the Alex Parsons Project, Loved You Lutz (July 17th, 2019 - December 28, 2019)

    Season 17: Shilpashastra (January 15th, 2019 - July 12th, 2019)

    Season 16: Odysseus (July 6th, 2018 - January 10th, 2019)

    Season 15: The DOOM Poets Society (December 5th, 2017 - July 3rd, 2018)

    Season 14: A Quick One (July 17th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017)

  22. If you were one of the select few Heretic hopefuls then do I have some good news for you! It's time for my review of Shadowcaster by @The Ultimate DooMer! Reviewer's notes: I must have known about these before doing a deep dive of Clark's works but when I started in on Fragport I had completely forgotten that Operation: Lightning even existed and thought that Shadowcaster was a three-level ZDoom TC themed after the Raven Software game of the same name. Whoops! A year ago I would have maybe guessed that E5M8's title was a reference to the Stephen King series but I would have had no idea of the significance of the final battleground. Shadowcaster's work with using exploding pods as pushable platforms and the voodoo doll + morph ovum mechanic feels like it could have been revolutionary for the comparatively small number of authors of Heretic user levels. I don't know enough about the history of Heretic PWADs to be able to say with any certainty but, for whatever reason, I have seen neither of these gameplay innovations in the limited amount of other user levels that I have played (though I half-expect to see something like these in @scwiba's UnBeliever given Absolutely Killed's predilections toward twisting OG Doom's available mechanics into novel positions). It's probable that with what few Heretic mapsets that I've played I have seen and subsequently forgotten any instances of pod platforming. I can think of a number of explanations as to why these elements never took off, not the least of which is that Heretic is ostensibly a Doom clone with very soft action / adventure touches and its playerbase was quite happy with a relatively straightforward sword and sorcery FPS. If someone knows of any other Heretic PWADs that use pods in lieu of box puzzles or gets the player to chicken themself in order to take advantage of stuff like its shorter height and slow fall property then let me know! It's fascinating to see it appear out of nowhere, so to speak.
  23. I hope you're ready for some more @Memfis tomfoolery in my review of Mega Tear. This is another short, simple, and fun level with a race track-like periphery that promotes player movement... provided that you kick a mancubus and maybe a few other things out of the way.
  24. it's been five days, so it's time for another review for your perusal. This time I return to @Varun's work with my review of Short 'n Quick. It is, in fact, both short and quick.

    1. Searcher

      Searcher

      Nice job on the review.  I remember in those days I loved to see see a new a new map from either brother because I knew they would be great compared to the standard fare of the day.  I always enjoyed playing them.

  25. It's that time again. Here is my review of Hell Pit by @Use, with dalliances about symmetry and Tim Willits.

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    2. Use

      Use

      Wow..it's so weird seeing someone delve into this old wad with this level of care. Right again, it was heavily inspired by Tim Willits, as my early work was all influenced by the main games. I was also obsessing with Hexen which shows in the other levels that were to be preceding and following Hell Pit. My megawad Doom Beyond started as a hell replacement episode, as I felt the original Hell maps were too forgiving (lol). I had map25 done (The Gateway) which is now lost, was a symmetrical, orthogonal borefest that didn't really do anything. Then Hell Pit at map 26, I forced my all of my poor friends to play it and for several years I considered it my best map. After Hell Pit came the Museum, a level I still have that I worked on last in 1999, just after Doom Beyond was completely rebooted into a full megawad. I also rebuilt map25 into a new level, Blood Cathedral, and that level I also still have, but ran into a snag when I finally encountered visplane overflow. I played these two maps not very long ago when moving computers and they are full of crazy, interesting ideas. When I'm done with my current distraction maybe I can clean them up and release them. 

       

      Making 'Terror' much later in UDTWID was weird in a way, as I felt like I was building Hell Pit again which its obvious influences from Fear. Honestly both of the DTWID levels were incredibly difficult to make as I found I'm not good that 'staying in the lines' of other designers. I would makes improvements to both of them. Thanks for talking about this old dusty place. Now onto the Pit!

    3. kmxexii

      kmxexii

      @Use so I have been laboring under the assumption that the megaWAD that you were building was or ended up becoming Nilla Doom. Was Beyond Doom a completely separate project?

    4. Use

      Use

      Yes Doom Beyond predates Nilla by about 7 years. It's my oldest collection of work that I hope will see the light of day, who knows! Here's a really old thread about Doom Beyond:
       

       

      Nilla came about in early 2004 when I was the lucky recipient of old decommissioned computers from the DoT. I picked out two perfect 486s complete with soundblasters. When loading them up with DOS games and PWADs I was amiss that my maps no longer conformed to vanilla standards. I made a new project that was to be released episodically (Doom2 format) and have strict adherence to vanilla limits. I only managed to finish the first 7 maps in a project i assumed would only take a few months tops. Yeah right. As it stand maps8-11 are structurally complete but with no monsters and other missing elements. I last worked on Nilla in 2013. It's not over yet! :)

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