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Concentrated Linearity Debate (New Voices Welcome to Participate and Vote) in Blades of Avernum
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Gah. Take a break for a few months, and come back to find this. Well, here's my two cents, for whatever they're worth. Please excuse any incoherency in this post - I'm not quite fully awake at the moment.

I do not see that there is anything inherently superior in either type of scenario. That said, there are variations in the difficulty of producing a good scenario of either type.

In a medium like BoA, linear scenarios will be easier to write well than non-linear scenarios. Quite simply, the non-linear scenario will require significantly greater scripting effort to deal with all paths the designer chooses to implement. (Note: Not all possible paths - that's not going to happen, unless you make a ridiculously small scenario.) Given this, and
assuming a designer equally talented in the production of linear and non-linear scenarios, more scenarios of a given quality can be produced in a given time if those scenarios are linear. Since I strongly prefer to have a greater variety of scenarios, I'd have to say that I prefer designers to produce linear ones.
(Note: The preceding assumption is obviously not true, however, it is my opinion that designers are generally better at making linear scenarios than non-linear ones. If you happen to be an exception, then by all means, make non-linear scenarios. Assuming that they really are good, I'll enjoy them just as much as the linear ones.)
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Which OS are you? in General
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Debian Linux. Same result as the last time I took this quiz.
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How do YOU come up with . . . in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Tolkien. Not his names directly, but try putting some together using the elvish words supplied in various places. (e.g. Silmarillion appendix) I suggest selecting a meaning for a name, and then finding a string of words that fit it. This can produce great results. (And truly bizarre ones.)

String sylables together.

Consult a book of names.
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How do YOU come up with . . . in Blades of Avernum
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Tolkien. Not his names directly, but try putting some together using the elvish words supplied in various places. (e.g. Silmarillion appendix) I suggest selecting a meaning for a name, and then finding a string of words that fit it. This can produce great results. (And truly bizarre ones.)

String sylables together.

Consult a book of names.
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Talk nodes in Blades of Avernum Editor
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You know, you could have just posted the section that wasn't working, instead of the whole thing.

I don't see anything wrong - what, specifically, is not working correctly?

Also, why are you only using odd text numbers? (It should work, just seems to be an odd decision.)
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Talk nodes in Blades of Avernum
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You know, you could have just posted the section that wasn't working, instead of the whole thing.

I don't see anything wrong - what, specifically, is not working correctly?

Also, why are you only using odd text numbers? (It should work, just seems to be an odd decision.)
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palace of khoth his knowledge in Blades of Avernum
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Also, one of the runes is cracked and can be passed safely.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Use who_used_custom_item() again.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum
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Use who_used_custom_item() again.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Sorry about that. I thought it was obvious that I was ommiting arguments.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum
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Sorry about that. I thought it was obvious that I was ommiting arguments.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum Editor
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This appears to be a script for a custom item. That being the case, you would want to use who_used_custom_item() in put_boom_on_char()
To replace damage nearby, I suggest looking at damage_near_loc() using char_loc_x() and char_loc_y() to get the location of the character who used the item. You'll want to include blocks to prevent the item from being used outdoors.
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Whats a Procedure error and why is my script have it? in Blades of Avernum
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This appears to be a script for a custom item. That being the case, you would want to use who_used_custom_item() in put_boom_on_char()
To replace damage nearby, I suggest looking at damage_near_loc() using char_loc_x() and char_loc_y() to get the location of the character who used the item. You'll want to include blocks to prevent the item from being used outdoors.
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Babysitting: Translocation of Wands in Blades of Avernum
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They use scenario script states, don't they? You can't take that sort of item out of a scenario.
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Graphics Problem in Blades of Avernum Editor
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If combining 'tint to a neutral shade' and 'tint red' doesn't work, then you probably do need to edit the graphic. For Windows, EasyPeg is a reasonably good free program. (Search for it, I don't remember where to download it offhand.)
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Graphics Problem in Blades of Avernum
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If combining 'tint to a neutral shade' and 'tint red' doesn't work, then you probably do need to edit the graphic. For Windows, EasyPeg is a reasonably good free program. (Search for it, I don't remember where to download it offhand.)
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Stuck in town!!! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Where are the town boundaries in relation to the edge of the editable area? (They need to be smaller than that area.)
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Stuck in town!!! in Blades of Avernum
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Where are the town boundaries in relation to the edge of the editable area? (They need to be smaller than that area.)
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Graphics Problem in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Your problem is, I think, a misunderstanding of what tinting does. It adds red to the graphic, rather than making it red. (At least, that's my understanding.) In this case, you're starting with purple - red and blue in more or less equal proportions. Tinting it red should make it a slightly more reddish purple. The difference might not be noticeable.
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Graphics Problem in Blades of Avernum
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Your problem is, I think, a misunderstanding of what tinting does. It adds red to the graphic, rather than making it red. (At least, that's my understanding.) In this case, you're starting with purple - red and blue in more or less equal proportions. Tinting it red should make it a slightly more reddish purple. The difference might not be noticeable.
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Docs locator please! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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They should be in the same zip file as the editor. (Or whatever the format is for a Mac, if you use one.)
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Docs locator please! in Blades of Avernum
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They should be in the same zip file as the editor. (Or whatever the format is for a Mac, if you use one.)
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Religion, Homosexuality, the Usual in General
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You might try looking at the introduction to each section, where it is specifically stated.
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Religion, Homosexuality, the Usual in General
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Actually, that explanation holds no water at all. Leviticus is NOT a code for the Levites. Specific sections are addressed to them, and, even more particularly, to the priests. The bulk, however, is addressed to 'The Children of Israel', i.e. ALL the Israelites, and, by extension, all those who claim to follow the Bible.
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BIGG MISTAKE!!!!(ZKR) in Blades of Avernum
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Actually, what you get depends on which item you give for passage, and which two for items.

Scroll: Slippers of Speed
Opal: Lifeshield
Crystal: Mithril Woven Robe
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