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God Stuff (Antichrist! You better spell it right! ) in General
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quote:
Originally written by Synergy:


Would you care to elaborate on what the dispensationalist viewpoint does with the fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles?

I haven't taken Dispensational Premillenialism as a class yet, but I believe it probably fits in with the Rapture sometime. Speaking of which, I'm curious as to what your view of the rapture is. Or your view of Revelation is, for that matter. If everything can only get better from here, what the heck is the Revelation of John all about?

quote:
Originally written by Pien' Kiusanhenki:



This gets used a lot, doesn't it? "In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god." (John 1:1)
Word in greek Lo'gos. The'os God. First The'os is with a definite article ho, making it like in English 'the God'. The second the'os is not preceded with ho making it more 'a god'. This could also be translated as 'the Word was godly'.

Thankfully for me, Greek students, professors, and New Testements happen to be lying around this place and they're always open for questions. The case and form used in every instance of Word and God is the same, the last "god" is in nominitive form, making it a noun.

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Originally written by Pien' Kiusanhenki:


"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation--." (Colossians 1:15) That's about Jesus, who had a beginning. Jehovah created him.

You took that verse COMPLETELY out of context. Proof of this is the very next verse, which continues "For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him." (NIV, Colossians 1:16)

EDIT: Yay for edit buttons!

[ Monday, October 31, 2005 18:56: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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God Stuff (Antichrist! You better spell it right! ) in General
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This is a waste of my time, Syn. Much of our arguments are based on our own perception, which we are both unwilling to change.

I percieve your statements are based on nothing, except perhaps human thoughts and theories, as well as your own interpretation of scriptures which you don't believe to come from the word of God. (I'm somewhat guilty of this too, as I'm dispensationalist, which happens to be a human theory on how God deals with man.)

You seem to think (correct me if I'm wrong?) that my views are based on millenia-old errors made by a few people, who were studying scriptures that weren't really the word of God, written by people who interjected any bias they had into their writings.

Lastly, I'm not quite arguing against you only, and certainly not trying to change your mind. I'm letting the world know what I think and hoping to encourage others who believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, as well as God, and provides a way out of hell for those who believe and trust that he was a final sacrifice for sin.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
God Stuff (Antichrist! You better spell it right! ) in General
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Background:
I'm a Dispensational Premillenialist Fundamental Christian, raised through adolesence in a small-town Presbyterian church (USA, a more liberal denomonation, but that's not saying much in Kansas). Currently studying scriptures at Calvary Bible College in Belton, Missouri, where I have near unlimited access to the original Greek and Hebrew meanings and to professors who are willing to explore multiple meanings of unclear passages.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


Jesus was connected and in harmony with the life of God to the degree where the incorruptible life of the Spirit could not be held back by a little thing like the death of the physical body.

Does this statement mean that you don't believe that Jesus was indeed God? Jesus himself said that he was, and interpreting the Bible for what the author's intention is shows that clearly. (It's basic hermeneutics…)

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


The promise to all who enter fully into the life of God as Jesus demonstrated was this kind of “new creation” body.



We don’t really know much about it yet, because it hasn’t been the time in the earth yet for humankind to really begin to enter into fully what Jesus demonstrated, though I think spiritually we can look forward to some dramatic new steps and expansion to occur.

Again, do you think Jesus was simply an example or God?

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


It would be appropriate to mention that while Christianity has somehow come to fixate on a far off heaven which you need only die in your physical body to gain full admittance into, I don’t see Jesus or Scripture ever really saying any such thing. There is a spiritual realm all about us. There is no place heaven, but there is a heavenly realm, the spiritual realm where God rules through spiritual law, as the physical realm is ruled by the laws of the physical. The spiritual realm is not just some glorified invisible three-dimensional celestial playground. It operates in very different ways, just as the language of spirit all throughout scritpures and in prophecies is highly symbolic.

Again, author's and speaker's intended meaning. Heaven was spoken of as a place, not a "realm".


quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


I see lots of dialogue in the scriptures which point to a new world being fashioned out of this world we know now...not by blowing it up and starting over, as if God finally has to admit what a failure His first attempt was (what kind of loser God do we we think we have, anyway?) All things are made new because when the spirit of God, of love begins to really take root in humanity and more and more of the hampering crud of natural-minded thinking and religion is shed, people will begin to change in amazing ways, accomplish amazing things, and even the whole world as we have known it will change to reflect our spiritual projection of it, upon it, if you will.

And that goes against all prophecy in the Bible, I'm sorry. (Yes, I exaggerated, but you get my intended meaning, correct?)

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


That’s just my inkling of how it works in a general sense. I am convinced this natural world reflects the spiritual condition of its inhabitants and in a sense we bind ourselves to physical laws of death and decay by massively collectively believing into it. The power of belief is tremendous, and because we have spiritual faculties and power of some degree even in a detached state, what we see of ourselves and our world in our minds is what we perpetuate. When we start inwardly seeing things differently (which the Mind of Christ/God working in us enables), then all the outward, including our very own bodies begins to change. We can see a small degree of how this works by somatization—the effect of the mind and emotions upon our physical bodies.

So you're saying that we can "unbelieve" death? Sounds like Sphere, anyone ever read that? Anyway, there's no evidence of that.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


Thoughts have energy, just as spirit is energy. Frankly, I have no idea where one stops and the next begins, because all things are energy ultimately, and all we are really talking about here is different frequencies. Feelings of love and feelings of fear have distinctive energetic patterns and frequencies associated with them, and they do have an effect on our whole physical being. This is why our attitudes and words towards each other are important. We really can bless or curse people with our words and attitudes. As James said, the tongue is indeed a little rudder steering a mighty ship. A spiritually grounded person can counter the negative attitudes of others. We are not necessarily vulnerable, thankfully.

This is all theoretical, I assume?

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


So, what I was getting to is that I see God’s future working in this world (and as described in scripture) as the transforming of this world through its citizens, or as Paul described it, as the “body of Christ” or the “anointed body” working in union with the mind of God. This will probably have little to do with the pale shadow of that promise we have seen so far called “Church”. I don’t see humans or this planet going away for a long long time. There is lots to do and get right here, and after that there is a huge universe out there with God knows what in it or what to do in it. Don’t you want to know? But we have our own planet to perfect first. We have to learn to love each other and see what is accomplished through that way of being. Heaven as we have imagined it is really the “Kingdom of God” coming down to earth (as depicted in the New Jerusalem symbolically in Revelation). Heaven and hell really are experiences we have within and reflect the condition of our souls.

The heavenly spiritual realm is destined to fuse with the earthly realm we have known and make something that is both heavenly and earthly, yet neither, but something new. I don’t know about you, but I love this world and its beauty, its people, and its potential. I don’t want to surrender it to defeate or destruction or run away from it and laze around in the sky as some kind of “reward”. Real reward for being faithful to Love is being given privilege and authority to bless and transform one another and this creation to the perfection it is designed for and promised for. We got a lot of work to do as we grow up. The garden has not been much tended. The reward is the privilege to serve with authority.

This sounds Jehovah Witnessish, am I correct in assuming so? Maybe it's something else I'm thinking of, but I've heard this before.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


The first the latter: VIRGIN BIRTH.



It simply meant a young marriagable maiden. But the Jews were good at misinterpreting and carnalizing their scriptures, no different from Christians today. They built up a great hope and mythology of some extra-earthly superhero who would rule on the literal throne of Israel and restore their glory and riches to them and subdue all their enemies.

If you'll think about what the author intended, instead of bringing your own meaning to the text (deductive Bible study, that's called, not a healthy thing), you'll find that Jesus was indeed required to be born of a virgin. Heck, look at the accounts in the gospels of her not being sexed-up by our old pal Joey.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


I don’t believe in the necessity for “infallibility” in scriptures. God permits our quirks and dare I say, imperfections and limitations, of humanity to show through the divine gold. You don’t have to be “perfect” as we judge it to be the vessel of God and an agent of life. Peter and Paul taught two different gospels. The four gospels do not agree on various details of Jesus’ life, words, and deeds. Christians have at some point decided that God gave them a divine textbook which is perfect in every way. God never said any such thing.

Have you read Ecclesiastes? Do you follow it as law and truth? Cuz you’d be foolish to do it. It is a poetic book written by Solomon describing life entirely from the perspective of one who has no God. “To be a living dog is better than to be a dead man in the grave.” It’s in your Bible. Is it the Word of God? Nope, it’s a word of a man, but it serves a useful purpose if we have some spiritual discernment. I see all of scripture in this light, not merely the most obvious examples. OT passages describe the sun making a run around the earth like a chariot in the sky, when we all know God knew perfectly well that the earth goes around the sun. Ooops, God permitted the fallible perspective of MAN to be present in that “perfect” book. Moreso that we dare imagine.

Much of this is just false, quite frankly. Again, author's intention.

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:


… The humanity of the writers of scripture still shows through, and they wrote from the limitations of their time and culture. Paul didn’t think much of women apparently (I’d love to sit down as a therapist with him and find out why), and God didn’t remove that discrimination from him or his writings, though I disagree with his view of women. I admire the hell out of women. They are no less fit to teach, minister, or anything else. They have tremendous strength and courage. Women typically endure pain better than men, etc. Flesh and blood does not differently enable us in God’s eyes.

For one thing, it was a common view of women, not just Paul's. Secondly, yet more significant, it fits into the gender roles that God made for us at Creation. Men are psychologically built (often not prepared, etc. with many men these days) to be fathers, protectors, and leaders. Women are built to be mothers, nurterers, and the advisor who always happens to be wiser than the man. There's a reason men have generally been the rulers of society, and it isn't physical strength. (And of course, I admire women too. I find that my loved one has a great deal more common sense than myself, etc.)

quote:
Originally written by Synergy67:



History testifies painfully to this fact, but it will not always be the way we have so far witnessed. It gets better. It just hasn’t been time for the step up yet. We had to learn a long, bitter lesson about the futility of trying to bring in the Kingdom through natural effort and largely without the divine interconnection with God which is necessary. We have paid lip service to God but have gone about our business largely on our own terms.




You go on like this for a long time, and I really wonder where you get the idea about "the next step up" and everything getting better. That's some real faith, real optimism. Your faith falls short, however, when talking about Jesus. A lot of what you say about Jesus is blasphemy, at best.

[ Friday, October 28, 2005 08:28: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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The Uglification of Thuryl in General
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I concur?

Though, in reality, Thuryl is much more beautiful.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
God Stuff (Antichrist! You better spell it right! ) in General
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I'd like to know where Syn got the idea of the Antichrist being a fake. Just curious.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
Just curious; are people still interested in new BOE style graphics? in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

TM probably meant .png the first time he said .bmp.
Yeah, I was about to mention something about a slight misuse of the word "esoteric", but that fixes it…

("Esoteric" is one of my pet words, that's why I noticed.)

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
NPC vs. PC advantages and disadvantages in The Exile Trilogy
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I would be an NPC, definately.

Though the ability of Simulacrum to summon a monster just as powerful as you would pose a difficulty. (Assuming we're maxing out both NPC's and PC's).

NPC's outpower PC's by far, especially because of their special abilities.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
E3: the slime pit in The Exile Trilogy
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Go kill stuff and get money. Don't tell me you've got nothing but archers…

(NEW BoE CHALLENGE!!!)

EDIT: Iron arrows suck too, really. Archery sucks in the world of Exile. That's like the one decent feature of *cough*Avernum*cough*.

[ Monday, October 10, 2005 10:45: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
BoE project brainstorming in Blades of Exile
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I wonder, would anyone have a problem with someone (no, not me! *shifty eyes* I dunno what you're talking about!) making a scenario based off Fable? That'd be awhile down the road.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
How much encumbering armor do you use? in Blades of Exile
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Do it. It's your scenario and you have that more than just that reason to do it. (Say, technology hasn't advanced to plate-mail?)

I think that's a great idea.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
dumb question - what exactly do weaopn "bonuses" work? in The Exile Trilogy
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2 questions:

Does one get a damage bonus for using a bow with a high bonus?

I thought that the damage bonus is 1.XXXX times the level of the weapon…? (That's not a question, but…)

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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tThuryl: I was being sarcastic about webbed items. I'll probably take off web throwing spiders, except in special parts, because spiders can't really throw webs :P . Of course, we don't want to be TOO realistic.

tThralni: What's this Avernum you keep referring to? (I have NO idea what you're talking about, really.) Maybe you mean Exile? Okay, time to stop goofing around with that. Yes that's what I plan to do, is to study what religion is presented.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
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Yes, web resistant items. So that my party won't be overwhelmed by what is possibly the most annoying creature ability evar. Because I totally WON'T alter the spiders.

Gawsh, I'm being too* cynical and being a jerk. That's not a bad idea, Ben.

*-EDIT

[ Tuesday, October 04, 2005 16:16: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
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Tell me, how realistic is a colony that's 4 cities large, complete with mining, forestry, farming, and fishing going to fit in the middle of a forest?
A clear area in the middle of a giant forest is simply less realistic than an island. Besides, they look nicer on maps :P .

EDIT: And Thuryl, you're right about the sympathetic enemy, though I don't think they should be able to communicate with humans. I think it's best if I leave them as non talkers.

[ Tuesday, October 04, 2005 11:44: Message edited by: Desert Pl@h ]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Aranea are not dumb animals, what with the spells and the government and the labs. I think that's a given.

Colonists come to an island not expecting to have to conquer a thousand and one beasts. They just aren't prepared for it. And the problem doesn't threaten the whole island (which is really rather weak, in terms of orthodox scenario design), so the "Empire" or ruling state doesn't care.

An island because I need borders that don't just happen because your party can't go further in one direction.

Most scenarios take place in one of 3 places: a valley, an island, or underground in caves. These provide simple reasons why the party can't go off the edge of the outdoor map. Other scenarios, such as Falling Stars, have mixed borders, between mountains, sea coasts, and thick forests.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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I'm gonna have to think of a creative way to get around this problem:

I don't want the community/world to have "know you" talk. Meaning I don't want anyone to be familiar with you in the sense that they are very friendly/warm/talkativeaboutthepastish. I don't want them to be like Clara from AC 1 and 3. I want no…yeah. Don't get me wrong, I don't want them to be cold, I just don't want them to know you already.

I can do that just fine. But I also want the motivation to get rid of the spiders to be from within, something that you've set out to do as a service to a community that you've known for awhile, something almost personal. And if the party knows the community or has known them for awhile, that wouldn't fit as well with a neutral community.

One thing that comes to mind as I type this is having the party be a visitor to the island in times past (not directly saying that in the scenario text, but suggesting/implying.)

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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tThralni: What? What's Avernum? I know not what you speak of. Perhaps you refer to the land of Exile? (I reject such heresies.) No, it's definately not E/A 3.

tCreator: Your party's decision will all be explained to you at the beginning, in the third person. This only counts for the main quest of the scenario. The sidequests will have little Bobs.
The island cut in half by mountains is not really what it is. Think of it as an island with the northern side bordered by mountains instead of water. It's for the atmosphere (see further down).
I chose spiders because I thought "Hey, I don't want goblins, nephs, undead, or sliths, that's just too typical for low-to-medium scenarios (scenarios in which the party is raised from low to medium, in general). I'm gonna do…spiders!" I didn't want to go through the bleh of creating a new species just yet (had a bad experience with that). So I chose something expandable, something that I can build more types into. (Types of spiders, that is.)
There will be no reference to previous scenarios. I should really leave that part out, you're right. Though the novice BoE player (who I tend to cater to, for some reason) might want a slightly stronger than beginner party to start with.
You're not supposed to get excited about this, I don't have the interesting parts of the story thought up yet.

Another thing, from a designer's perspective. I hope to make this scenario big on atmosphere and environment. Using a Judeo-Christian universe means that this atmosphere will be different than any other scenario created (as far as I know or remember, anyway). I'm using this to also increase my ability with atmosphere and scenario design in general.

Thanks, Creato.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Avernum 4? in General
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I'd like to stab that Merry. He just makes me want to puke. All over the place. Up and down, left and right.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
Avernum 4? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Vast Imbecility:

Solberg is not an enemy of Avernum in A1, A2, or A3, yet he appears in all three.

[Edit: Boo! Hisss?]


Wha? I'm confused. This is like the first time in history that one of Alo's posts confused me. Maybe.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Look in the BLSCENED folder if you are on windows and use punctuation next time thank you

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
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So I've got a basic idea (plus a land/set of outdoor sections to put it in) for my next scenario. I'm thinking you're on half an island (bordered on one side by mountains, but that's unimportant) where you've lived for a good portion of your life (let's say you grew up there? Maybe not, I don't want to make all the people with "know you" dialouge).

There's been a problem with the island for most all of the colony's existance (not a horrible, plague-level problem, just a setback to settling). Spiders. Not just any spiders, but advanced aranea. Around lvl4 mages in the latter half of the main mission, with a lvl 5 boss or two. There'd be warrior grunt spiders, of course, but they'd be stronger than just the generic spiders, to make up for the level of the party (I'm thinking low-medium level at the beginning.) There'd also be a few encounters with spiders (or other monsters) that require a special strategy or tactics to beat.

You're dealing with the spiders now, because you finally feel strong enough (after doing a few other quests in previous scenarios). There'd be a few side quests that are completely unrelated to the main plot (not ready to have plot-affecting sidequests yet, I don't have the experience or the effort), but serve to get the party treasure and experience. (A camp of Ogres has set up, for instance, at the end of the peninsula.)

The main quest will be divided into a few different goals. The story will take place in a judeo-christian universe (for the sake of not having ridiculous temple names such as "The Temple of Divine Healing). Mage and Priest skills will be considered gifts from G/god, and will not be looked upon as good or evil by moral authorites, they will just be part of life. (Might have a priest order you to purge the goblins, who are "minions of the devil" or something.)

The thing I look forward to doing about this scenario is that there will be no central "Bob" (the mission-giver, explained in another article/topic by…was it Thuryl? or someone else…). The party itself will be the "Bob" for the main quest. Side quests will come from citizens of high standing (priest/governor, maybe).

The point of this topic is to open my ideas to critical analysis and suggestions.

And please, no stupid suggestions, because there's a such thing as stupid ideas, despite what your teamwork counselor told you :P .

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
The Foolish Giant released! in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by WST ben:

Never rely on the Spiderweb tables. There have been problems there before.
I think I would know that already, oh guru…

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
The Foolish Giant released! in Blades of Exile
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Member # 1768
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It'll probably happen with time then. The only thing I bug you about is RiB.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
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Whoa, Alec left? Why?

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00
The Foolish Giant released! in Blades of Exile
Lifecrafter
Member # 1768
Profile #6
Who do I have to prod (pokes Drakey) to get the download on the Untried list? Spidweb accepted it and put it on the "Untried and Untested table". But it's not there yet.
[/annoying impatience]

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
Posts: 830 | Registered: Tuesday, August 20 2002 07:00

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