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Rpgs for Mac in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #4
Oh, I forget to mention text-based RPGs, there's some great ones out there if you're into that. Achaea, Legends of Terris were my favourites back when I really liked that kind of thing, particularly Achaea which is complex, but original, deep, and rewarding to play.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
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Rpgs for Mac in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #1
Neverwinter Nights is not bad if you're into AD&D.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
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Favorite Author in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #59
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

quote:
2) Mozart did Figaro? More shame on Whackoff Wille, then.
The fact that you apparently don't know the difference between a Shakespeare play and an opera does not lend credence to anything you say about Renaissance art forms.

Not that Mozart was working during the Renaissance, if that's indeed what you were implying. Uh, in fact, about 100 years after it ended. Mozart was a Classical composer. Sorry for the irrelevance but I'm a musician and couldn't help myself.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
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Flute, Viola, and Piano Trio in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #6
If you do find yourself stuck you could always just find a conventional piano trio, replace the violin with the flute, and transpose the 'cello up an octave for viola. Not a guaranteed solution but you never know until you try :D I've seen more far-fetched ensembles work after all, such as a bagpipe/marimba/ocarina/double bass. Yes, it really worked. No, really, it did.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Script question in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #9
I assume there'd be a way of stripping the party of its inventory, like the Three Crones do in Nethergate (for the Celts)? You could then give them the inventory you wanted them to have to use, and return their original inventory at the end of the scenario.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
This sentence describes a topic containing an entirely self-referential short story. in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #22
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! A GLASS OF WATER! THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! RHETORIC? I'LL GIVE YOU RHETORIC! THE ONLY GOOD CLOWN IS A DEAD CLOWN! FEISTY SLAP OF PAIN!

I do like that style of writing. Good way to relieve the stress of day-to-day-to-day life.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
RPG Hybrids in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #17
Each time I played through I played a different ending IMAGE(RPG Hybrids_files/biggrin.gif) - Yes, I *am* sad enough to have played the game in its entirety three times. You tend to notice loads of things the second & third times you didn't the first time.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
RPG Hybrids in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Logalot^2:

Deus Ex is possibly one of the greatest games of all time. Unfortunately, it's sequal, though enjoyable, dumbs it down. Gone is the skill system, cigarrettes and all the little useless things that made the game what it was.
I wish someone would hurry up and develop it for Mac. Having said that if the sequel is what you say it is I'm not so bothered... constantly replaying the first is good enough for me IMAGE(RPG Hybrids_files/biggrin.gif) It would have been nigh on impossible to improve, let alone equal the first I suppose. Out of curiosity are all the RPG elements gone or have some remained/ new ones been introduced? I assume augs are still there since they formed a central tenet of the whole nanotechnology thing and their absence would take away somewhat from a game built around a nano-technologically enchanced agent.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
For all the English kniggets out there... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #24
My mum seems to live on green tea these days, I have to say I do like it, & it's meant to be fairly good for her high blood pressure amongst other things, but I'm not fanatical about the stuff myself. I do like fruit herbal teas now & then though. I had a really nice one a while back, I think it was nettle and somethin-or other? Mabye blackberry, I could be wrong.

Funny how topics can so quickly....wander. I will sort of try and return to the main topic by asking if there are any fellow Scots on the boards? I haven't noticed any, so if you're there, expose yourself. Um, that came out wrong. But I'm not in that much of a hurry to change it. IMAGE(For all the English kniggets out there_files/biggrin.gif)

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Slith Homeland in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #5
Did the Sliths & the Vahnatai ever war in Lower Avernum? You'd think so given they have throughout the Avernum series shown to be... somewhat violent.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
RPG Hybrids in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #0
Are people here into RPG 'hybrid' breeds, and if so what games? For example - the legendary, fabulous, Deus Ex . As far as I'm aware there aren't an abundance of these (contradict me if I'm wrong), so I'd be interested to see what level if interest there is here.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
What Kinds of Girls do you Like? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #257
Good grammar is not necessarily a function of intelligence.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Should we have a chat room? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #46
EDIT: Sorry, late post. Ignore this <pulls down shutters>

[ Monday, March 01, 2004 13:27: Message edited by: Daedalus ]

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Purpose? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #31
I would like to point out that this conversation is highly disturbing...

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Purpose? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #19
quote:
Originally written by ef:

There are people who, no matter how much they like each other, sexually do not suit. They may try, but it won't work out. They can be friends, but they should never marry.
I'm slightly confused as to what you're saying here. Is it that you believe sex is mandatory to a loving relationship, or marriage, or whatever?

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
What Kinds of Girls do you Like? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #250
Well, one's own mistakes are the hardest to spot. Where have I slipped up? Actually I will probably be changing my sig soon anyhow so I suppose it dosn't really matter.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
What Kinds of Girls do you Like? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #248
I was thoroughly convinced that was the case as well, until I spotted the difference in letter-cases dividing the words. Three cheers for upper-case highlighting!

EDIT: Just a glaring typo. I can't tolerate typos, so it's just as well that I can at least edit my *own* out...

[ Saturday, February 28, 2004 14:39: Message edited by: Daedalus ]

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Census of Spiderweb community in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #5
1 - 17
2 - Male
3 - Heterosexual
4 - Single (sort of... ask me again in 2 weeks IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/biggrin.gif) )
5 - doing Scottish Highers at present
6 - Edinburgh, Scotland
7 - Scandinavian/Germanic white
8 - Scottish/Letzeburgesch (no Luxembourgish is *not* an adjective IMAGE(Census of Spiderweb community_files/biggrin.gif) )
9 - English
10 - Atheist (I do visit church occasionally, but for social rather than religious reasons)
11 - Well the first time I came across a Spiderweb game was in 1998 I *think* - found E3 on a many-games CD. It wasn't until sometime in 2000 that I really got interested, however, and that's when I registered my first SW game. Ah... the memories...
12 - It drops below 0 often enough here, but not frequently enough to justify that title.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Platform poll... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #0
Simple question : Which OS('s) do you all play Spiderweb games on? Enough said. IMAGE(Platform poll_files/biggrin.gif)

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Purpose? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #9
Interesting.... I'd never really considered that before.

My opinion is that sex is solely, at the base of it all, a means to procreation. The positive associations we make with sex are merely a subconscious biological means of encouraging reproduction... I suppose what I'm saying is that physically sex is solely a means of procreation, whereas mentally it can be anything and everything.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Annoying Abbreviations: EDNA in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #18
Yeah suppose.... it's only 500-odd miles after all.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
rBST: Boon or Bane? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #6
Indeed.... freshly-squeezed orange juice should be a universal thing, unfortunately it isn't overly abundant in this harsh quarter of the world.... makes it expensive.....but its so bloody good so i buy it when availible anyway IMAGE(rBST Boon or Bane_files/wink.gif)

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Annoying Abbreviations: EDNA in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #16
I will pop down to London to help with your protest, even if just to annoy my honourable friend Mr. Blair. Eh, will you pay my way down to London? IMAGE(EDNA_files/biggrin.gif)

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
Join the revolution! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #24
How about 'laddie'? Laddie is a good word, yes?

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00
rBST: Boon or Bane? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 2300
Profile #1
Hmm. I feel I should probably feel more strongly on this subject but I'm somehow unable to get myself started on a rant. Wonder why....?

As long as I have the choice to carry on drinking normal unpolluted milk I'm not going to get too worked up.

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Beware of pretty girls in dance halls and parks who may be spies, as well as bicycles, revolvers, uniforms, arms, dead horses, and men lying on roads -- they are not there accidentally." - Soviet infantry manual, 1930's
Posts: 267 | Registered: Wednesday, November 27 2002 08:00

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