Welcome Visitor [sign up] news downloads walkthroughs forums about  
Welcome to Celestial Heavens! - all things Might and Magic
my account
  Forgot password?
  Submit Map
  Contact Us
my account
  Academy Guide 3.1
  Creature Abilities
  First Month Utopia
  Hero Screen
  Inferno TotE Guide
  New Sylvan Strategy
  Skill Wheel
  Unofficial Guide
my account
  Hammers of Fate
  Tribes of the East
my account
my account
my account
  Equilibris Mod
  Thunder Maps
  Wake of Gods Mod
  More Links
my account
  Map Reviews
  Special Features
my account
H7: Would you prefer 2D or 3D townscreens?
I don't care.
game selector

Features  → Special Features

by Gnoll_Mage

Behind the Curtain by Charles Watkins
Celestial Heavens is proud to feature the writing of Charles Watkins, long-time mapmaker and member of the Heroes community. The Behind the Curtain columns include mapmaking tips and views on the state of the game.
Discourses of M&M by Corribus
Part one
Corribus gives his opinions of the evolution of the HoMM series, discussing moot topics such as the failure of HoMM4 to gain the recognisation of its predecessor, and HoMM5's similarity to HoMM3, under the title "On the Ethical Question of Cloning".
Part two
More on the development of the franchise, especially pertaining to Dark Messiah and the possibility of Might and Magic X being released by the brand's `new` owner Ubisoft.
Part three
Corribus narrates on the uprising in the community that caused saveheroes.org, and the supposedly unrelated delay of the release of HoMM5.
Part four
Corribus plays HoMM5 for the first time, a year after release, and gives his opinions of the game, split into various sections: Graphics (both the beauty thereof and the effect on gameplay), Sound and Music, Cutscenes, Story, Hero Development, Creature Abilities, Combat, and AI.
The Bestiary by various authors
Ever wondered where Might and Magic developers got there ideas from? This enlightening collaborative encyclopedia from Snoflake, Sir Alan, Sauron and Mytical will take you through the backgrounds of some of the more famous Heroes creatures.
The Complete Gothrak by Gothrak
Gothrak provides us with his unique humorous view of the Might and Magic universe, ranging from Christmas celebrations, to "Hunting and fishing with Crag", to a list of expansion packs that probably aren't in development.
Might and Magic History by various authors
The background to the world of New World Computing's Might and Magic is complex and involving, sometimes difficult to follow without playing each game in order. These pages, collated by theLuckyDragon, Marzhin and Echo_, provide summaries and other literature of the series. Jay Kaplon's included summary is of particular interest.
Round Table Weekly by Kalah
A collection of `interviews` with famous forumers, from Lpatenaude through to Veldrynus, with various entertaining stop-offs on the way!
Comics by various authors
A collection of M&M comics drawn by fans. Includes: Heroic Heresy, by Shadow Hydra (a.k.a. Balista Hero); Blood Work, by Infiltrator; Ghosts of the Past, by Vlaad; and lastly the exploits of Celestial Heavens' unofficial mascot, Cranky Hero.
Game Reviews by various authors
Here can be found a selection of forumer-written reviews of games, some M&M, some in related genres. In addition, there is a list of reviews from popular gaming websites for some of the M&M games released so far.
Heroes 4 Map Contest: 'An American Tale' by Psychobabble
Psychobabble ran this HoMM4 mapmaking contest back in 2005, the entries for which had to focus on one of 4 American `themes`, such as "The Mob at the Gates" and "The Rot at the Top". Includes 3 maps.
The Art of Mapmaking by various authors
Features various hints and pieces of advice for mapmaking in the latest 3 Heroes of Might and Magic games, from: Jenn, Kristo, Jennifer Bullard, Lord Evenshade, Jeff_G, Ururam Tururam, Charles Watkins, Vladimir Kuzmanov, Thelonious, and Pitsu.
Might and Magic Novels by Marzhin
Two books were written for the M&M series, by Bill Fawcett and Associates. This page provides a summary of the books and also links you to online seller Amazon if you wish to make a purchase (at the time of writing there are dozens of copies available, both new and old).
Might and Magic on Windows XP by Andy4590
Technology has advanced since the Might and Magic games were released, but thanks to a few tools and tricks, they can still be run on XP Service Pack 2.
Drug Abuse in Erathia by Jolly Joker
An aptly jolly insight into the drug habits of the inhabitants of Erathia, featuring detailed guides and tips for the visitor.... Part two can be reached by clicking on the relevant town names at the top of the first page.
Might and Milla by Milla a.k.a. the Slayer
Girls play Heroes too - didn't you know? Milla tells us that the geeks' dreams of girls actually being interested in gaming are... true!


Kalah at 2014-10-03 16:27 wrote:
More Cranky! :)

Angelspit at 2014-10-03 13:36 wrote:
I had a good laugh reading again some old Cranky strips, some of which I wrote myself. Some of the references are not so obvious by now (the saveheroes.org t-shirt, wow!), but there were some good ideas. :)

Kalah at 2009-09-13 14:25 wrote:
Added Might and Milla.

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-12 19:49 wrote:
AS has finished the job...

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-11 19:58 wrote:
"It's a great idea, but the obsessive-compulsive person in me (ate him last night) would prefer if all the pictures where the same size (even with white/black margins)."

:D There's one in me too, unfortunately it seems there is little that is appropriate to replace either of the small ones...
Edited on Mon, Jun 11 2007, 15:59 by Gnoll_Mage

Angelspit at 2007-06-11 18:59 wrote:

MistWeaver at 2007-06-11 18:20 wrote:
I've put my article about HoMM4 AI into the "The Art of Mapmaking" if that ok.
Edited on Mon, Jun 11 2007, 14:20 by MistWeaver

Orfinn at 2007-06-11 15:37 wrote:
Smooth and nice work there!

Angelspit at 2007-06-11 13:12 wrote:
I will replace the small pictures as soon as I find some time.

stefan.urlus at 2007-06-11 06:44 wrote:
good job, there's some really great stuff in there .... most of which I've read, but am happy to have on hand when needed

ThunderTitan at 2007-06-10 19:12 wrote:
It's a great idea, but the obsessive-compulsive person in me (ate him last night) would prefer if all the pictures where the same size (even with white/black margins). :D

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-09 15:52 wrote:
Any good ideas for the images for Drug Abuse and Round Table Weekly would be appreciated: AS and I think they ought to be replaced for consistency of design

theLuckyDragon at 2007-06-09 15:45 wrote:
Very tidy and nice. Me likes :)

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-09 15:31 wrote:
Thanks :D

Corribus at 2007-06-09 01:36 wrote:
Nice work, Gnoll Mage!

rdeford at 2007-06-09 01:04 wrote:
I like it. Thank you for all the hard work.

Elvin at 2007-06-08 22:23 wrote:
Seeing as they are in a few groups one can easily find what he is looking for anyway.

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-08 22:05 wrote:
Mind you, the order of the articles is a little haphazard at the moment...

Gnoll_Mage at 2007-06-08 22:03 wrote:
Cheers Elvin! :)

Elvin at 2007-06-08 22:01 wrote:
Wow well organised! I have read most but it seems some had eluded me :)
Good job guys!

Note: You must be logged in to post comments.

Copyright 1999-2015 Celestial Heavens. All rights reserved.
site statistics