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Outside cows in The Avernum Trilogy
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I always wished I could round up those cows....that would be so cool!

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Social Networking: Spiderwebbers on last.fm in General
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So sorry for my ignorance, but I've seen Richard White's name a lot...who is he?

Remember, I am new to the Spiderweb community (not new to the games though :) )

Nikki, thanks for the friend request on Facebook!

[ Friday, May 09, 2008 15:34: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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Social Networking: Spiderwebbers on last.fm in General
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I'm really enjoying the Spiderwebbers clan on Kingdom of Loathing. :)

Oh, and I am part of the Facebook group...doing my bit to keep it alive!

By the way, anyone who wants to add me as a friend on facebook feel free. It would be nice to have a friend that likes Spiderweb Software games. Just add a message to the request so that I know you're not a random stalker. :P

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ryzom, next game ? in General
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[ Wednesday, May 07, 2008 02:36: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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Important Message About Board Upgrade in General
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Wouldn't spammers be people with lots of posts?

I mean, if they were spamming topics all the time with ads and stuff....

It would be people who only unlurk once a year to ask for help who would have the lowest post count I would think.

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Gender and RPGs in General
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I play Warbook on Facebook (social networking site) a lot, and for those who don't know, it's like an online text-based game where you attack other players.

Now, you can't see who the actual person behind the character is, as there's no link to the actual Facebook profile.

So a lot of the girls give their characters a male name or something asexual because sometimes guys can be pretty vicious....like sexually harassing a female player or insulting her in some way, just because they know you're female. Or they'll try to come on to a girl player.

I just wanted to add in my two cents on another reason girls play male characters.

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Gender and RPGs in General
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quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

Which brings me to the point that now that games are getting pretty good at gender equality, how about letting us play as gay characters? For the 8,000th time, I don't want to flirt with the busty tavern wench!
LOL...try being a real-life woman playing a male character flirting with the busty tavern wrench! That'll confuse you even more :P

I want to know when I can play a woman character and flirt with the handsome male bar staff! Why doesn't that happen in games?

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Gender and RPGs in General
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I love being able to play a girl in Spiderweb Software's games! One time I had an all female group in Avernum.

I don't really play a lot of other RPG's so I can't say anything about that. I have noticed that there are other adventure games where you can play females. Like Journey to the Center of the Earth and there was another game I played called Five Magical Amulets...alright, so I don't play a lot of other games :P

Personally I have no problem playing a male either, it's sorta like an alter ego....I play Warbook on Facebook sometimes and I referred to my character as "he" once. That was funny.

[ Wednesday, April 30, 2008 14:06: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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Game Wallpapers? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I want to make a Spiderweb wallpaper! Avernum, Geneforge, or both?
I vote for Avernum wallpaper!

Nikki, do you have a link? and what is DoK?

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The Hobbit in General
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LOL, I for one don't care if you don't like LOTR....to each his/her own I say!

Hopefully you'll like the Hobbit movie, that should be good.

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Game Wallpapers? in General
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Well, not even spiderweb themed wallpapers I guess....

Does anyone know of any sites that have game wallpapers that could sortof relate to Spiderweb? Like I've searched for RPG wallpapers but all I've found are for specific games and characters.

Like general RPG wallpapers? That aren't related to a specific game?

Sorry if this post is confusing, it's hot in my office and my brain isn't focusing properly.

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The Hobbit in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I prefer the books to the movies, but I agree that the movies are quite enjoyable. I'm still bothered by a few things here and there though.
I totally agree! I love the movies but I still prefer the books to them.

For instance, I am still bothered by the fact that Arwen went to rescue the hobbits by the river crossing when the Ringwraiths were attacking them...it wasn't her in the book!

ahem....please excuse my little rant :)

[ Tuesday, April 29, 2008 09:28: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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Game Wallpapers? in General
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I was just wondering whether anyone had made or seen any desktop wallpapers related to Spiderweb Software's series of games?

And I'm not talking about the wallpapers that the games have, those are very nice though! It's nice that they're in 1024x768 size as well.

I guess I could always do a print screen of a cool moment in the game and use that for my desktop...it's just I'm feeling the urge to have something Spiderweb related on my desktop.

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The Hobbit in General
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That's a lot of stuff to make up still...and you're right, the hobbit part would be boring cause nothing much ever happens in the Shire. :P

I'm sure the Hobbit movie will be good, I'm just not sure about the filler movie. It could either be really bad or really good....it could be interesting seeing how Aragorn became Strider I guess.

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The Hobbit in General
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Well, Guillermo Del Toro...that could be interesting! I do like his movies.

But, there is no book between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring....will they make something up? Will it come from the Silmarrion? (I don't know whether I spelt that right).

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Spidweb Keygens in General
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I myself have seen keygens available on peer to peer sites (and no, I didn't download them I was just doing a search out of curiousity) and wondered what Jeff thinks of them.

Maybe he's hoping that the people who do use the keygens will buy the game eventually? or that they will find out about his other games and start playing them and eventually make purchases? Sorta like a test run or something....

[ Monday, April 28, 2008 13:26: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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Can I stash stuff anywhere? in Avernum 4
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Yeah, I always dumped my items in the big portal room that all the pylons led back to, it was pretty convenient especially since I was always coming back there!

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Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by TobyLinn:

quote:
Oh, or howabout dinosaurs! Did anyone else think the Whirling Thrasher / Chitrach Queen / Pit Crawler in Avernum 5 looked like a Velociraptor? Fighting dinosaurs would be fun!
A bit. The arms and head are all wrong, though.

Dikiyoba.

Yes, you're right...possibly a cross between a Velociraptor and a Hadrosaurus .

I don't know really...all I know is it reminds me of a dinosaur. But did all of themm have to look the same? A little variety might have been nice :P

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Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

RAPTURE will be out for BoA soon, and then you will have all the velociraptors you could never hope to have.
Oh, cool! I guess it will be available on your website? I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Funnily enough, I haven't played Blades of Avernum for awhile...I had gotten through the scenario "Valley of Dying Things" and then I went to another scenario that removed all my characters and left one totally different character...and I had saved so I didn't know how to get my people back. So after that I got discouraged and didn't play anymore.

But definitely I have to start again, especially if there's dinosaurs involved :) and there's so many good scenarios out there that (hopefully) won't mess up my game.

Sorry for the side trip by the way!

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Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
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I'm putting in my vote for a science fiction game!

A galaxy with many different planets to explore would be cool....

or maybe you're a group of four astronauts, and you crashland on some planet and have to explore...but then how would you know the language? and what would happen to the old ship? hmmm...this making up games is harder than I thought!

Oh, or howabout dinosaurs! Did anyone else think the Whirling Thrasher / Chitrach Queen / Pit Crawler in Avernum 5 looked like a Velociraptor? Fighting dinosaurs would be fun!

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Interested in spiderweb games, where to start? in General
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I would recommend playing the games in order....or even starting with Nethergate and Geneforge.

In terms of Exile, I used to play Exile 3 a lot (it's how I discovered spiderweb games) and I was very recently trying Exile 1 and 2 and I couldn't do it!

It was weird....the interface was really bugging me, it just seemed to claustrophobic, closed in. I can play Exile 3 still, but maybe that's because I used to play it.

Maybe after you play the newer games, you can't go back to the older games.

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008 05:27: Message edited by: TobyLinn ]

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SPAM in General
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I used to eat it a lot when I was a kid as well, it wasn't that bad...

My mom used to mash it up and mix mayonnaise and relish with it for sandwiches, it was good.

Of course now that I have a daughter of my own, I can subject her to the same thing, lol.

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Comics in General
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I love Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore's writings, they write the best graphic novels!

I'm also a fan of Jeff Smith's Bone series...and I used to read a lot of Marvel and DC comics when I was younger.

As for online comics, I'm a big fan of CTRL-ALT-DEL ( http://www.cad-comic.com/ ), it's a hilarious cartoon about two gamers.

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Micawber:

Presumably he means that, as an adult, he is aware of the religious indoctrination, while as a child it was subliminal.

Yes that is what I meant...and I'm a she by the way :D

As an adult you are aware of the religious/christian aspects of the book, while when a child it sails right over your head. Actually I try not to pay attention to the religious aspect anyways, and just think of it a good fantasy story.

By the way I hope you like Dune, I read it last about 10 years ago and have to re-read it one of these days....this time I have the other four books (I only want to read the ones by Frank Herbert) and can read the rest of the series.

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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I just finished re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, throughly enjoyed it.

It's funny to get some adult perspective on books you read as a kid....I guess the same goes for movies too.

Next up I'm going to read "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, I've heard it's good.

I don't seem to have as much time as I used to for reading books, I guess I'm on the computer too much, playing spiderweb software games :P

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