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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #66
Gentlemen, you are kindly invited to keep your tone civil.

The parties concerned, especially Lepus Timidus, are formally warned, and further action can follow pending deliberation of the admins. Your posts repeatedly constitute inflammatory remarks and hate speech, each of which is a separate major transgression.

EOD.

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #17
I'm not sure when the Forge review section will be finished, let alone function smoothly. Given that my schedule is still getting tighter, it could be as late as May or June.

I don't advocate waiting till then. Especially with ezboard being what it is, I wouldn't wait to move the data. To put it another way, moving from a sinking ship to a ship that has not yet been built isn't smart.

By all means, migrate the CSR to Shadow Vale. Perhaps the Forge could simply aggregate that instead, like it's doing for the Lyceum now. But what happens at the Forge can be decided later on when we have a stable review site and I have more time again. :)

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #20
You didn't miss much, at least regarding the CSR.

I couldn't stay as long as I'd hoped, and most people arrived after I left. There was some scenario design discussion, and Jewels speculated on transferring the existing data on the Lyceum to her site.

http://blades.ermarian.net/news/2008/03/09/march-blades-chat

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #15
The chat is now in progress.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #14
Wait. I thought it was 1900 GMT. I can try to be online.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #10
I can make it either way (1900 or 2100). Eph and Thralni, it seems that you're currently making the boundary for the window - Eph said this coming Saturday is tricky (I assume that's why you want it late on Saturday), while Thralni is asleep by 2100.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #7
I also prefer le week-end.

And I'd prefer March 8/9 or March 22/23 rather than March 15/16 (exam revision on this weekend).

If it's not a weekend, then I can try to be available after 2000 UTC and before 0400 UTC. Not guaranteed though.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
E. Gary Gygax passed away in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #21
From WikiQuote:

quote:
The new D&D is too rule intensive. It's relegated the Dungeon Master to being an entertainer rather than master of the game. It's done away with the archetypes, focused on nothing but combat and character power
He might be blamed for some things, but advocating Grinding isn't one of them. Note that "leveling" (as SoT attributed it to Gygax) does not refer to grinding at all, but to the basic concept of gaining experience which translate into points to be allocated to improve abilities. Grinding just means to play in a repetitive style that serves no other purpose than leveling.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Quick Question in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #82
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Well, wrong. Superstition involves believing something.

Do you believe anything when you say "bless you" or "break a leg", especially that the party just addressed is now blessed or divinely cured from disease, or is (or is not) going to have a bone fracture?

Because I don't. I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.

Ignorance doesn't necessarily mean lack of belief. It just implies that the reasoning that arrived to that belief has been ruled as faulty. Remember, I'm commenting on the origin of the phrases, and you are simply in a foul mood.

Why is it then whenever I disagree with you, I am supposedly cranky or bitter? It's a beautiful, wonderful morning out there, and I'm actually kind of happy right now. :)

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Quick Question in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #79
Well, wrong. Superstition involves believing something.

Do you believe anything when you say "bless you" or "break a leg", especially that the party just addressed is now blessed or divinely cured from disease, or is (or is not) going to have a bone fracture?

Because I don't. I sometimes even say "good morning" when the morning just sucks.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
E. Gary Gygax passed away in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #9
quote:
He invented levelling. Saying that today sounds almost like saying that someone invented sex.
So levelling is like sex, but for RPG players?

:P

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #40
Simulating a society by simulating the conscious thoughts of every single individual in it is not only overkill, but sounds like it could be counterproductive. Statistics work better with masses than with individuals. Yes, too little detail would mean the simulation cannot predict unlikely edge cases (say, Dintiradan or ET unexpectedly gaining world domination), but too much detail would mean it might predict unlikely edge cases which then wouldn't happen after all. Adding too much detail to the model could actually make it less reliable.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #37
Zeviz: We already can, depending on how much detail you put in the model.

Simulating a society is not the same as imitating human consciousness, I'd say.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #31
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Kinsey could get into Unix and solve some cybercrimes: .is_for_hidden, ?is_for_wild, *is_for_completion, that sort of thing.
~is_for_home.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
A! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #4
Hm. Why are Scottish jokes more socially acceptable than jokes about Jewish or black people? Granted, they've never been enslaved or genocided, but they did get annexed and somewhat oppressed, IIRC.

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Vahnatai are shapers? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #9
I should add that even Vahnatai Creationism in its accepted form does not posit any link whatsoever with Geneforge or Shapers. It merely claims that the Vahnatai did, at one time in the remote past, dabble in Genetomancy(?) and created the Nephilim, Slithzerikai, Humans, Chitrach and several other species, which culminated in their displacement from the surface in a rebellion by those same species. The parallels to Geneforge are (while unlikely to be accidental) completely meaningless in character.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Vahnatai are shapers? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #8
Yet I sense Drakey smiling upon it. :P

No, it's not game canon. It's not even mentioned as sub-canon on EE (because Relhan & Drakefyre is mentioned but not actually described), although it is linked to as an external resource.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Quick Question in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #47
quote:
Diprosopus:

You're all wrong-- I made up the insanity gag!
Huh? It was one of the oldbies that did that. TM, Alec, Imban or someone. You're not another reincarnation of Alec, are you? :P

( :P )
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Simulated Reality in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #30
More to the point, I sense that Diprosopus detests silliness, especially that which he considers immature or shallow. He came to this thread intending to deal in philosophy, not jokes, so I can see how he'd be a bit irritable. At least he's not straying into the higher-numbered game forums where he might go postal.

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quote:
Death himself is mortal.
With strange aeons...

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Also, I am an illusion of the collective imagination of the people I communicate with. An Aran-rep, to paraphrase Stephenson. The mindset is kind of soothing and grants some protection against hubris.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Released: Blades Forge in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #87
Just a heads-up due to everyone re-releasing their scenario without spaces in the filename: The bug was supposedly fixed, so that scenarios with spaces now work just fine. If it's still not working for some reason, there is another unknown bug, and if you actually encounter it I'd like to hear more. Thanks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00

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