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SMoE's ban in General
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I wouldn't. You can't be sure what you get... :P

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
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Where Are All The Mods? in General
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I heard that Drakey has gone for a few weeks, dunno why. It seems that *i is now the steward. :P

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
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Three Questions in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Naja:

is there another site where we can put graphics for BoA than the one* for BoE ?
I can create few graphics for those who want (few).

*Le Louvre

:confused: :confused:

The Louvre [i]is[/is] for BoA, not for BoE. Or did you mean is there a site like the Louvre but for BoE? What you said sounded like 'is there a database for BoA graphics?', and the Louvre is one.

If you mean a searchable database for BoE, I don't think there is one, but it would be cool if there was. ;) So far there are only normal archives for BoE.

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Exile games you don't want to play in General
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I can understand that playing crosswords with an ogre or a giant would take *very* long. But what is so horrible about Vahnatai and Gymnastics? Are they really bad at it?

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
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SMoE's ban in General
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And I must congratulate you on being so lucky with your custom title. If it had been Drakey, you would have been a lot worse off :P - I think he's pretty creative when it comes to that.

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Iraqi aftermath in General
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If the US still exists in two centuries. With Bush in charge now, that is not a 100% certain. :P [/Bush-Flaming]

Anyway, let's get back on topic.

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Naturally, when there is an attempt to reconcile different world views, there will be conflict - it's a law of nature :rolleyes: The objective here is to minimalize this conflict, not avoid or postpone it. The later this is cleared up, the bigger the confusion and conflict will be in the end.

Note that when I say 'conflict', I mean 'disagreement', not 'flame war'. There's a difference. A conflict doesn't need to be resolved in flames, and I really hope it will not come to that.

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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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I said it before; this is not supposed constraining, it's supposed to be helpful.

If you want a scenario that sticks totally to the 'Jeff-developed' part of the world, there is only little room for the scenario, since there is almost no information apart from the immediate present in the games.

So designers have to either invent new stuff, or - preferrably I must say, though it's not obligatory - play through a whole lot of scenarios already done to find info apart from that which Jeff made. However, there are some problems: As we can already see, TM and Stareye - two really experienced veterans at Spidweb - have different theories on the founding of the Empire. So this site is only intended as one standard (not the standard) to avoid confusion.

Of course, once it's done, I still hope to contact Jeff and ask him if he can check the stuff. But that doesn't mean scenarios have to be conformed to this.

If there is no standard like this, eventually every designer is going to have a unique theory and belief on every single thing in Ermarian that no one else agrees with, and while this is certainly a great freedom for the designers, anyone playing the scenarios - and especially newbies who don't know what each designer believes - is going to be hopelessly lost as to how to reconcile these different realities into one world.

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EncyclopaediaArchivesMembersRSS [Topic / Forum] • BlogPolarisNaNoWriMo
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Yes, like TM said, of course there is no obligation whatsoever to conform to this history, just like there is no obligation to set a scenario in Ermarian. This is not meant to restrict designers, but aid them by being a means to have a consistent world: There won't be anything in it that a designer couldn't find out by playing all scenarios and asking the veterans, it's just easier to access because it's all on one site. :)

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EncyclopaediaArchivesMembersRSS [Topic / Forum] • BlogPolarisNaNoWriMo
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Exile games you don't want to play in General
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Which doesn't even need to be all that long.

Mmmmm. How about...

Boulder Tennis with Giants

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
member #'s in General
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Well, I read the misc boards after they were closed when someone posted a link - does that count? IMAGE(biggrin3.gif)

And since there seemed to be a boost of newbies joining just after me, the member number is no problem either...

What is 123 1/6^& btw? Is that some strange mathematical formula? IMAGE(tongue03.gif)

And which Nephil vs. Slith thread, there seem to have been a lot of those, or was there a special one?
IMAGE(confusef.gif)

Concerning the verbal whipping; nobody has directly called me a noob yet, so it remains to see... IMAGE(tongue03.gif)

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Visit The Santharian Dream and its RP board. Or the Encyclopaedia Ermariana!
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
To a conspiracy for downfall and desperance
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey (freely translated)
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member #'s in General
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I do have a bit of a live actually IMAGE(tongue02.gif) , I basically sit down every day for one hour, and look through the forum to see where I should comment - at the moment my post count is getting a boost from that Encyclopedia topic (Leaders of the Empire) where I'm practically making every other post to ask countless questions from TM. IMAGE(tongue02.gif)

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Visit The Santharian Dream and its RP board. Or the Encyclopaedia Ermariana!
Got a brain? Go to Polaris!
"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
To a conspiracy for downfall and desperance
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey (freely translated)
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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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I agree heartily. Leave elves out of here. They don't fit on a world like this.

EDIT: Funny, how the first sentence still fits, though it's too late. I agree that killing off the Empire sounds really nasty to me.

Apart from that: I'm technically a newbie here, so I shouldn't complain about anything, but I didn't like that history for some reason.

Two things: The splitting of Vantanas into North and South Vantanas - how does this connect to this map? Is that North or South Vantanas according to this history - or is it even completely obsolete? :mad:

The second: What about Zion I., founder of the Aizonian Empire, as we had already established IIRC. :confused:

[ Tuesday, July 29, 2003 14:07: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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EncyclopaediaArchivesMembersRSS [Topic / Forum] • BlogPolarisNaNoWriMo
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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Pointlessly Curious in General
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Oh no. The time when someone is gonna quote you on that is *after* you receive a silly title, and complain about it. :P

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
member #'s in General
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Well, at last someone comes up with criteria that don't make me a noob. IMAGE(tongue02.gif) Took a long while though. IMAGE(biggrin2.gif)

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Visit The Santharian Dream and its RP board. Or the Encyclopaedia Ermariana!
Got a brain? Go to Polaris!
"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
To a conspiracy for downfall and desperance
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey (freely translated)
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Gamesome Mac in General
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Lol :D :D :D

I must listen to that. Funny how big the difference is between what a person writes like and how he sounds. :P

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Thanks, this should make for an accurate account in the history. Btw, one more question (well several actually :P ) - if Baltimore was killed in battle on Aizo - during his conquest I presume - then was his beloved on Aizo's instead of the Pralgradian side?

And how did the Aizoan empire collapse, if it was completely ordered when Sol came back - was the 'collapse' merely a short time - ie. 100 years :D - without a ruler? How did the empire survive this without sinking into civil war; was there a steward of some kind?

And these 65 years from the time Sol started to unite Pralgrad, to the time when he declared himself emperor over all of Pralgrad - was he a king conquering all the lands to unite them, was he a democratic politician getting all the other parts of Pralgrad through intrigue and other stuff, or did he just ask for it and everyone followed him and accepted his authority without question?

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Zharrad, the site design looks nice, doesn't load too slow :P , but is there actually any page behind the front one, because the buttons don't do anything yet. ;)

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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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For reference:

When did Baltimore travel to Pralgrad?

When was his son born?

When did Baltimore return to Aizo?

When did he die?

When did Sol learn of his heritage?

When did he start to unite Pralgrad (he would have started before he was able to declare himself emperor)?

When did he 're-annex' Aizo, and in what state did he find it- civil war, chaos, an usurper's reign, or what?

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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Had Baltimore ever been to Pralgrad before, or did this woman ever live in Aizo, or did they only get to know each other after Baltimore had started his invasion to Pragrad?

And you said the son was illegitimate and the history book didn't mention his mother; was this just racial prejudice against Pralgradians - or did Baltimore have a wife already? :P

Okay, next guess:

Sol I. was born 50 BP, when the Aizoan Empire was already in its decline. Balty returned to Aizo a few years later, before Sol had time to grow up. (Why he didn't take his son and spouse back with him is another matter, which might be explained by him being already married). When the Aizoan Empire collapsed (maybe Balty was murdered in the process - perhaps he could even have been murdered by his wife and her friend upon coming home, sort of like Agamemnon :D ), Sol was growing up on Pralgrad, in his mother's care. Around 10 BP, he started to unite Pralgrad - I imagine him to have quite a quick mind politically - and by 1 IE, he was able to declare himself emperor over all of Pralgrad. Later, he had little trouble annexing Aizo, through the claim of Baltimore's heritage.

Does this look better? :)

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Running Mac programs on a PC. in Tech Support
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Now will you Mac-users stop taunting us! :mad: :P

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Looking for a shoulder to cry on... in General
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Lol TM, what did you do with that text? Put it through the Google auto-translator three times in a row? :P Because it certainly sounds that way...

I think I finally understand what it is with your sig and that other topic "Modification approved".

[ Sunday, July 27, 2003 08:41: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Running Mac programs on a PC. in Tech Support
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That really sucks. Guess us Windows users have to wait another two months. I hope it's no more than that.

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Looking for a shoulder to cry on... in General
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As ADoS suggested, perhaps it's just not his fault, and he can't help it. I can't imagine anyone being so sick and twisted as to really enjoy posting such crap. If he is, just ignore him.

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Is modification approved? in General
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Other than that, the new personality (name/sig) looks funny.

That's what you wanted to know, wasn't it TM? Only it was a little hard to understand... :P

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Quote of the Week: "I have a high opinion of myself, which makes up for my total lack of intelligence." Anon.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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Whoops, I didn't see your edit TM - the one Imban quoted. :P

Concerning that piece of history - wonderful, I could make a real story outta that. See, you jut have to keep asking and you'll get a nice answer. :D

Btw, TM, that description was a bit too graphical. :P

What I understand was this:

Baltimore went to lead an invasion against Pralgrad, around 100 BP. With only his advisors and his steward - or whoever he left in charge - leading Aizo, the Empire showed signs of decline by 90-85 BP. Balty didn't notice, because first it couldn't be seen from the reports his advisor was sending him, and later because he was otherwise occupied by an affair with a local Pralgradian woman (btw, was that a love affair, or a rape, or whatever?). When his son (Sol I.) was born around 40BP, the Aizoan Empire was in its death throes; and it soon became obvious to Balty that he couldn't return there. So he just basically continued his invasion, until around 10-0, when his son had matured, who was quick to grasp his opportunity for leading an empire, and united the Pralgradians.

Is that more or less correct?

And how did Balty and Sol think of each other; was Sol I. still 'loyal' to his father, or did he adhere completely to the opposing side (the Pralgradians)?

[ Sunday, July 27, 2003 08:03: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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