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Law Bringer
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Just for clarification, whose move is next? Black or White?

[ Friday, July 04, 2003 09:31: 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.
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Single Picture Of... in General
Law Bringer
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Arrrghgh!

I only could see it as long as I was logged into the hosting service site. IMAGE(Single Picture Of_files/frown.gif)

I can email it to you, though, if you want.

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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
Single Picture Of... in General
Law Bringer
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Here you go. Hope it gives the pic...

IMAGE(Single Picture Of_files/order_mage)

It did!!! IMAGE(Single Picture Of_files/smile.gif)IMAGE(Single Picture Of_files/smile.gif)

My faith in web-hosting services is restored. IMAGE(Single Picture Of_files/wink.gif)

[ Friday, July 04, 2003 04:21: 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
BoA Graphics Update in Blades of Avernum
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Great design, and good explanations. :) Just one question: When will the database be updated? (Wow, I do sound impatient, don't I ;) )

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killing rentar in General
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BTW, I wonder if you can do that in BoE (death node upon making towns hostile). Does anyone know how?

And Alorael, thanks for the 'SPOILER' Edit, completely forgot 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
BOE->BOA Translating in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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For that reason, the game would need to analyze the references, and make a list as to which slots are called for what purpose. It's too complicated IMHO. Not that it's not possible; i've seen more complicated features in programs (at least I think they were more complicated, I know nothing of programming).

However it may be, I'm not sure whether Jeff will invest a lot of time into programming something that the designers can also do themselves - after all, he wouldn't want them to become fat and lazy would he? :P

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killing rentar in General
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He's a she by the way. :P

***SPOILERS***

I forget how exactly the final battle (Erika vs. Rentar) happened (that's a lie of course, I never got that far ;) ). I think the player has to push some control panel while Rentar is otherwise occupied. Dunno what she does afterwards, or whether she's killed. It's the only time I know of where Rentar is hostile, so I'm assuming you mean this battle when you speak of killing Rentar. If it is, I think killing Rentar is unnecessary, because you just need to press the button. If it isn't, killing Rentar is impossible, or should be, because it messes up the plot. :P

[ Thursday, July 03, 2003 09:42: Message edited by: Alorael ]

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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
BOE->BOA Translating in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Exactly. The same about stat increases, items, and basically all of the things. We have to accept Avernum has a different system than Exile. It might be possible to replace 'Avatar' with 'Divine Warrior'. There is no replacement for a spell such as 'Sticks to Snakes' (bit useless really), or 'Divine Thud'. Area spells are abolished - and I don't think they'll be in BoA -, and replaced with arrow spells.

So I'd say, remake the scenario in BoA from scratch, it's a great way to learn how to handle the editor without having to search for new ideas first, and also a great way to improve the scenarios by going over them again. :)

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my chatroom has now officially kicked the bucket in General
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Wow, that's the second time you spelt 'successful' wrong, OM. :P

Boards sometimes need a lot of time till they come 'alive'. My advice is to get a lot of potential members before you found the board, so the board will get a lot of members right from the start, attracting more members. ;)

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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
Random Questions in General
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Well, we found out that Jeff stole the Nephilim from the Bible! IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif) (Now where was that thread - ah yes, the 'Other Authors in Exile' one)

And he has been quoted to say he had
quote:
named the casts of entire towns after characters from TV shows
, so why shouldn't he take some real world town names too? IMAGE(Random Questions_files/wink.gif)

I wonder if Silvar, Cotra and Formello exist somewhere... IMAGE(Random Questions_files/biggrin.gif)

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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
BoA Graphics Update in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Cool. I had almost thought you forgot about the graphics. :P

I'm eagerly looking forward to the new site. :) Assuming it has my new additions in it as well. :cool:

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Random Questions in General
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When talking of rpg's, you need to have something you can refer to when you mean the world. For example, the world of Geneforge is different from the world of Avernum, and the world of Exile is similar, but a bit different from that of Avernum.

Many scenarios take place in a completely different world, or just plain invent new lands to the generic one. After a while, you forget which universe you're in.

Any good rpg series should have a well developed world, including a history, a mythology, a consistent geography, and, of course, a name!

And the Sliths, Nephilim, and Humans have different languages and cultures. They would name the world differently. Look at our 'Earth'. It's the only world we've ever been on, apart from the moon which doesn't really count. It's still got a name.

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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.
---
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
BOE->BOA Translating in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Only question remaining: In what way should the above post be interpreted? :P ie., "Geez, I'd never have been able to think of such crap." :D
EDIT: Alorael was faster. :P I was referring to EEP_Karzoth's one.

I can make a few guesses as to what to expect:

Custom graphics can't be converted automatically. It's a big step from 2d to 3d. Whether this means that
- the converter will reject all scenarios with any custom graphics at all,
- or it demands that a corresponding BoA custom sheet be made (there are many BoA graphics already after all), which then automatically replaces the old references in the monsters, terrains and items lists (now THAT would be cool! :cool: )
I don't know, but, judging from Jeff's seeming antipathy towards all custom things in scenarios, I rather expect the former. :(

Cities will probably be rather distorted because of the different walls and floors. It could work out, but it probably requires editing afterwards.

The node --> script thing might well be the most useful and workable feature of the editor, because the functions of the nodes are pretty rigid, and you could probably emulate all of them with the script.

[ Thursday, July 03, 2003 05:12: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Random Questions in General
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1. Opinion is very divided concerning that. That's the reason for 'ambiguity' being put in the vote description.

2. How can you live in a totally nameless world?? IMAGE(Random Questions_files/confused.gif) You need a name to refer to the universe at least, you can hardly name it 'the Spiderweb world' or something. Ermarian is perfectly fine for this. The quote from the intro text just referred to the name of the Empire, not the name of the world. Though I'm sure it would greatly benefit the world if some place of origin, history, and a name for this curiously nameless organization was found. IMAGE(Random Questions_files/wink.gif) After all, it was small once, before it conquered the world. So it should have had a name once.

3. I heard it has something to do with StarWars. No idea if it's true though; I have no clue about either (the quote and the movie).

Edit: I really need to post quicker... IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif) Those comments were a response to Orangutan's post. Alorael: I have the suspicion Jeff left out the name because he couldn't think of any. IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif) I can understand that though; when the game Exile was first made, it was just another one of those small rpg games with poor graphics, and a world explained in two or three sentences in the intro. Now it's grown, so it needs more information, especially for the benefit of the scenario designers. If it's left up to them, Ermarian will just become a jumble of strange islands never mentioned before, and minor continents, cataclysms and other unimportant stuff which is just not consistent throughout the scenarios. IMAGE(Random Questions_files/wink.gif)

[ Wednesday, July 02, 2003 13:00: 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.
---
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
Random Questions in General
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Concerning Ermarian, I have no clue either where the name originated. I know it must be official, but I've never seen it in any of the games - I haven't finished them yet. Ah well.

Does anyone know where it did come from? IMAGE(Random Questions_files/wink.gif)

Is anyone surprised about the left/right thing? I mean, there was the political compass, and the majority got placed in the anarchist section if I remember correctly... IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif)

I voted Adrianna btw; right now she's about as powerful as Erika. IMAGE(Random Questions_files/biggrin.gif) Nobody seems to like Vince Fizz a lot, I understand; oh, and you forgot to nominate Zephyr! IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif) He'd sure make a fascinating mod... IMAGE(Random Questions_files/tongue.gif)

About the rest: WTH did you make this poll for??? IMAGE(Random Questions_files/confused.gif)

[ Wednesday, July 02, 2003 11:51: 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
What feature that the Avernum series lacked would you most like to see in BoA? in Blades of Avernum
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Cool idea. Now the next question: How do you script that? ;)

It's hard enough writing a good AI, it's harder to make it act stupid on purpose... :D

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reasons for adventuring in Blades of Avernum
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How about being forcibly drafted by the empire? I don't think that counts as 'mercs for hire'.

Oh and, btw, how often has the one about "adventurers in a time of peaceful quietness, being completely broke, and accepting a seemingly easy job" been used? Just so I know if I should change that to something less generic in my scenario. ;)

[ Monday, June 30, 2003 13:12: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Yay. An RP site that's FB free. in General
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He doesn't seem to have spammed lately; in fact, he hasn't posted a lot at all recently. Otherwise you wouldn't have been surprised that he wasn't banned would you? :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.
---
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
Yay. An RP site that's FB free. in General
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Quick! Hide the RPs! :P

Luckily, we only have one at the moment... ;)

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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
Enforced "goodness" -- a good thing? in Blades of Avernum
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Gaining power and finding treasure is, in many ways, identical: Power (as in 'strength', 'high stats', 'good weapons' etc.), helps you gain treasure faster. Treasure (weapons and money) makes you more powerful, through training and better equipment. ;)

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EncyclopaediaArchivesMembersRSS [Topic / Forum] • BlogPolarisNaNoWriMo
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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The Questions game... in General
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Nine? :P

What would number nine be? ;)

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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
Superheroes in General
Law Bringer
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Finally someone really self-confident. ;) You wouldn't need any super powers, you're already powerful enough. Way to go. :)

I don't think I'd want to rp with you though, it reminds me too much of a certain, ahem, *cough*FB*coughcough* :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.
---
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

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