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Requests for BoA Scenario Format 3 in Blades of Avernum
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That list looks pretty good to me. I'd probably add 8.4 as a priority as well, but otherwise, great.

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ATTN: Desert Plah in Blades of Exile
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I really am terrible with PMs. I didn't notice yours till today. Sorry.

Anyway, I've replied now.

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Where should I start designing? in Blades of Exile
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Profile #80
Eriene? Didn't you make Murder in Ilyanon?

And, um, hi, Ace. You might sorta know me - I was here last time you appeared. Hope you'll stick around for a bit.

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Special Weapons in Blades of Exile
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Profile #4
For "bows" you just can't go past the guns in Doom Moon II. But then, for super-powered anything you can't go past Doom Moon II.

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Requests for BoA Scenario Format 3 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Profile #6
I obviously feel that the Dialog Box is by far the most important thing. Everything else is nice, but I could do without it. No Dialog Box option really diminishes my desire to design for BoA.

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Requests for BoA Scenario Format 3 in Blades of Avernum
BoE Posse
Member # 112
Profile #6
I obviously feel that the Dialog Box is by far the most important thing. Everything else is nice, but I could do without it. No Dialog Box option really diminishes my desire to design for BoA.

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AC3:Retribution at Spidweb, but... in Blades of Exile
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Cripes, who's in charge of the tables? Bandits 2 seems to have disappeared. Talk about making a mess of things.

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Where should I start designing? in Blades of Exile
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Profile #36
IoB is hardly ancient. That would be a somewhat more accurate statement if the scenario were about three years older.

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Where should I start designing? in Blades of Exile
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Member # 112
Profile #32
I arrived during the Ikonboard days. I joined the Lyceum around the time of the 4th contest. I came a bit later than TM and at almost exactly the same time as Khoth. I got BoE when Brotherhood of the Hand was the newest Solid Adventure.

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Early Beta Test: Edge of Cipirus in Blades of Avernum
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The role of a beta-tester is far more than just catching bugs (good testers, anyway). You should have picked up most of those yourself. The great benefit of testing is to see what things worked and what didn't in an artistic sense as much as a technical one. What combat is unnecessary and annoying? What storyline points are unclear? What 'surprises' weren't?

From my experience, it's a good idea to get a few testers you really respect than a whole heap you don't know. Is there a particular designer you admire? Maybe ask him to give it a run through. Or perhaps someone who's impressed you with their general intelligence and opinions on the boards. You can always ask those who didn't apply - they'll probably be flattered, and if not, the worst they can do is say no. Personally, I would not select anyone who lacks either the inclination or the ability to spell properly.

Once you've selected your testers (I would suggest only about three), I think it would be a very good idea to send them a long list of questions along with the scenario. I've done this and had very, very good results. Other times, I just gave them the scenario and sometimes got good feedback, usually poor and unsubstantial feedback, and never as good as when my testers knew what sort of critiques I wanted from them.

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Ported scenarios! in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 112
Profile #5
Dude, it is indeed that difficult to port a BoE scenario.

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What are the names of the people in your parties? in General
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Member # 112
Profile #11
My most common party for BoE:

Draco: Slith, all advantages except the useless ones, starts with 20 strength.

Daojing: No advantages, a bunch of disadvantages, starts with 7 in Mage and Priest.

They kick.

I don't have any established parties for BoA yet.

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The all-fighter party in Blades of Exile
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Member # 112
Profile #11
Malkriss is a good one. There are one or two Shamans in it, though.

Band of Wanderers is fun, and I don't believe there's any magic. No goblins, certainly.

Election and Areni, if you haven't tried them yet. Zankozzie's Big Mistake, sort of. There's no combat of any description, but the story is about a nutty wizard who turns his tower upside down and stuff.

Nightfall, perhaps. There's some evil cultists in it, but you can take one of the other two paths instead.

[ Sunday, August 08, 2004 17:42: Message edited by: The Creator ]

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The Scenario Ranking Contest Has Begun! in Blades of Exile
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I'm thoroughly aware it's by no means a disproof of God or his power, but it is fun to mess with people's heads. :D

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The Scenario Ranking Contest Has Begun! in Blades of Exile
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Member # 112
Profile #63
Yeah, I know people like that. They can get on my nerves, too. There's this little mind game I play with other Christians:

Me: "Can God do anything?"
Them: "Yeah, of course."
Me: "Can he make a rock so big that he can't move it?"

Most laugh, but a few get angry for some reason. :P

I tend to think people like that understand what 'the rules' are, but don't really think about why they exist. They lose sight of the fact that we are ALL people and we are ALL loved children of God, regardless of whether we return that love or not. Which is strange, because it's one of the most fundamental parts of Christianity.

Personally, as a writer, I make every effort to be able to see and understand every point of view. After all, everyone is right from their own perspective. I also have a very strange selection of Christian friends. Loads of divorcees, a lot of former drug addicts, and a murderer. I feel kinda out of place at church, because I don't have any tattoos. :P

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The Scenario Ranking Contest Has Begun! in Blades of Exile
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Member # 112
Profile #59
Ah. So a fundie is someone who acts towards non-believers the same way you do to fundies. ;)

I'm pretty sure the Terry Pratchett thing was only meant as a joke. After all, what sense would there be in quoting Pratchett to make a serious point? BoE's good, but it's better to keep a good relationship with your mother. There are other games, but you've only got one of her.

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The Scenario Ranking Contest Has Begun! in Blades of Exile
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Profile #54
What's the difference? I always thought 'fundie' was just an insulting tag for very religious people.

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Areni
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Posts: 1423 | Registered: Sunday, October 7 2001 07:00
The Scenario Ranking Contest Has Begun! in Blades of Exile
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Profile #52
...you hate me, ADoS?

I always thought it was most likely that Cain married his sister - maybe a neice. Marriage within the family was commonplace in early Old Testament times (Abraham married his half-sister, for example), and it was never forbidden until the time of Moses.

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Where do you get your Ideas? in Blades of Exile
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Member # 112
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I just think of something cool, and come up with a reason to have it. Rinse, repeat. Then the story starts getting good and I have to come up with all kinds of crazy innovations and stuff to do it justice.

Example: Areni.

Step 1: Decided I would make an all-outdoors scenario.
Step 2: Realised I needed something to make outdoor combat interesting.
Step 3: Came up with the Alchemy system.
Step 4: Came up with a reason why an Alchemist was fighting a bunch of monsters - to save his apprentice Areni.
Step 5: Came up with a reason why Areni was in such a dangerous place - lots of great alchemical ingredients.
Step 6: Came up with a reason why Areni needed saving now and not before - barbarians invaded.
Step 7: Came up with a reason why the barbarians were invading, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc, so on and so forth.

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Numbers and Things... in Blades of Avernum
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Nimble Fingers adds four points to your Tool Use ability, I believe.

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Most Annoying Creatures in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 112
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Newbies who make hack'n'slash scenarios.

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Decent Plot Hook in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Why not go? It's desert.
Why go now? They've found gold. Or there's a war, and this bit of desert has strategic signifigance.

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Decent Plot Hook in Blades of Avernum
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Why not go? It's desert.
Why go now? They've found gold. Or there's a war, and this bit of desert has strategic signifigance.

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Suggestion for scenario design contest. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Member # 112
Profile #17
Do we really need another contest right now? We already have four running.

The 1st Annual Scenario Design Contest
The BoE People's Choice Awards
The 1st BoA Graphics Contest
The 2nd Scenario Ranking Contest

Why not wait a while, until one or two of these have run their course?

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Areni
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Posts: 1423 | Registered: Sunday, October 7 2001 07:00
Suggestion for scenario design contest. in Blades of Avernum
BoE Posse
Member # 112
Profile #17
Do we really need another contest right now? We already have four running.

The 1st Annual Scenario Design Contest
The BoE People's Choice Awards
The 1st BoA Graphics Contest
The 2nd Scenario Ranking Contest

Why not wait a while, until one or two of these have run their course?

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Areni
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Isle of Boredom
Posts: 1423 | Registered: Sunday, October 7 2001 07:00

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