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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #28
I actually -can't- change the cards -- I made them using a demo version of FileMaker that has since expired. But I don't think it makes sense to change them either; if the Deathmatch were starting now it would clearly have a different list of participants, too.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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The Sucia Archives in Geneforge Series
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #34
I can't find any options to set up forums. Actually, I can't find any options to do anything other than edit user preferences; anything else either isn't listed or it says I don't have permission to do, despite being listed as an admin.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #18
Jewels: "Grown man"? I suppose... oh, and I'm very glad you remembered the golden weather :)

Anyhow, I suppose I'll have to write up my opinion on the first seven then, if I get to be not-judge.

And yes, of course the sway of an argument is based entirely on its accuracy. Although I have to admit the suggestion that arguments should be evaluated by some other criterion tempts me to devalue your own arguments accordingly... luckily, seven of them aren't for me to judge, so I can call them rubbish in good ethical standing.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #9
Wow. I gotta say, the quality of explanations has dropped off a cliff since last year. Deathmatch is not about saying "ooh that ability looks strong so I'm going to ignore context and competing abilities and just say he wins." Nor is it a platform for making fun of people. Sigh.

In particular, neither Drakey nor *i get to ban people for no reason, so it does not give them automatic wins over deathmatch opponents.

Sheesh, this is awakening all my latent misanthropy...

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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*Pokes Slarty* How's your sabbatical? in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #1
All right, all right. I'm working on it now.

[ Wednesday, April 23, 2008 05:34: Message edited by: GVDT ]

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Geneforge and Online Play in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #26
Bleah. Better to leave it out entirely than to mangle it beyond recognition.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Comics in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #54
It's your problem because you chose to post it. Pretty simple. Members are responsible for what they post.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Comics in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #52
I'm not going to argue about classification, ET. But your claim about not cursing is a bold-faced lie: until Imban edited it you had a disguised curse in the link.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Geneforge and Online Play in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #24
The other problem is that most of the characters we've mentioned rely heavily on summoning or lifecrafting, which don't really work in a fighting game.

Another option would be to *not* include any of those characters and instead include some of the loved but unimportant characters, with more balanced abilities. Cecile Vidican, Anastasia (as human), Cheeseball, Mairwen, Yong-Mi, ooh... Karzoth. Not sure how to work Geneforge in that way since most characters are either lifecrafters of some sort or boring and defenseless. Maybe Rhakkus from G1, or the Battle Alpha Hoge kept around.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Geneforge and Online Play in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #21
Who would be playable in such a game?

Most of the good options are mages, which could make for an interesting game, or a bad one.

Erika and Rentar-Ihrno are obvious. Garzahd. Solberg. Linda, sure. Grah-Hoth? Litalia, Akhari Blaze... are there ANY warriors in the mix? Alwan, I suppose.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Comics in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #46
Actually there isn't much going on that you can't see. ET had a post edited by the mods because it included curses that got past the swear filter, and harassment of another member, both of which are prohibited by the code of conduct. ET then made another post harassing the mods for having done this.

The backstory is that something similar happened last year, and ET was temporarily banned for it. ET is convinced that the mods have it out for him and selectively enforce rules on him (which is not the case). ET justifies posts such as these by calling them 'political cartoons,' which I suppose they are, but that doesn't change the fact that they violate the code of conduct. It would be entirely possible to make an argument for how you think things should be done, in a respectful way.

The thing to remember is that there is no guarantee of free speech on these boards. They are private boards and if you want the freedom to curse at and insult other people you can go somewhere else. In governments, guaranteeing freedom of speech is necessary because the government can oppress people. A small gaming message board is not really capable of oppressing people by administrative fiat. If any kind of oppression CAN happen here, it's the social variety: scapegoating and excluding people who don't fit in, or attacking people by using polarizing emotional language based on personal differences: gender, sexuality, race, or even an example ET supplies us with, being fat.

In practice speech here is rarely regulated, but attacks on others are not allowed, and that's why.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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An intellectual tidbit in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #4
Or so obviously academicist and elitist.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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SPAM in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #33
Mrs. Peacock... the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Romans or Celts? in Nethergate
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #6
On Normal it's much easier. On Torment it's much harder and in fact practically impossible.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Absorbing creations: necessary? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #31
Also Inferno Wyrms, Glaahks, and Ur-Drakons. Ur-Drakons are the only real issue there. But drayks aren't really any better off; and there aren't tons of ur-drakons running around anyway.

I'm skeptical that any lifecrafter will have >450 essence available at the beginning of chapter 3 when drayks and wingbolts first become available. (That's what 3 wingbolts cost, if you want them to be controllable, and that's without saving a little essence for spellcasting.) Although having 900 by endgame is quite doable. You may be right...

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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Happy Passover in General
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #3
Children, somewhere on these boards I've hidden a special piece of matzoh, the afikomen. The first one to find it wins a prize.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Absorbing creations: necessary? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #29
Interesting. I'm still inclined to go with drayks due to their significantly cheaper essence cost, which allows you twice as many for most of the game.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Absorbing creations: necessary? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #26
Yes, fire resistance is everywhere and fire attacks suck. Magic resistance is also an issue since where it does exist, it tends to be high (i.e. wingbolts). This is actually one of the things that makes kyshakks so spectacular -- their high HP and electrifying effect gives them an advantage over otherwise comparable wingbolts in a 1-on-1 fight. A team of cryoas, drayks, and kyshakks can sweep wingbolts and other magic creations.

I remember somebody saying once that in the PC version of G4, drayks do fire damage and not physical damage (which makes more sense anyway). Unfortunately, that devalues them entirely.

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"Slartucker is going to have a cow when he hears about this," Synergy said.
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