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So...after Avernum, and Geneforge is done...what's next? in General
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Because a Bishop™ can just keep on giving. And it's better to give than to receive.

—Alorael, who brings you these cryptic comments on behalf of all members who have ever been trademarked.
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A question. in General
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RAPTORS on ASTEROIDS with frigging NUKES attached to their HEADS!

—Alorael, who sees would like to see a movie based on this. Randall Munroe could direct.
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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quote:
Originally written by upon mars:

quote:
No you didn't.
I most certainly did read tolkeen.
How come do i know about the fall of Numenor, or about Oligunt the spider who sucked the life out of the trees of light or about Melkor only saved from death by the balrogs after being attacked by oligunt or about the rise of Sauron amongst his felow maiar or... I see your point.
It's Tolkien isn't it.

Actually, you can learn all that from Wikipedia. I don't think you did, of course, but you can.

—Alorael, who is actually quite impressed with the Legendarium content of Wikipedia. No one needs the Dictionary of Imaginary Places anymore.
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MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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Duly noted and used, but CrossOver still doesn't run Windows programs as well as I suspect Parallels and VMware Fusion do, and it has particular problems with choking on installers.

—Alorael, who has at least been able to play Leylines at non-atrocious speeds. That's pretty nice.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

What an earth is Angband?

[Lays claim to first vote and first post]

It's here!

1. Me versus the Silent Assassin
If he approaches on foot, he's a pedestrian and therefore dead. If he approaches any other way, stealthily, he's a little better off... but no stealth can match the unblinking eye of the altered state. Besides, I can finish the job with a pithy one-liner as long as it comes in the form of a signature. What's he going to do? Appear in someone else's signature?

2. Arancaytar versus ADoS
All of the latter's images, sounds, scents, and scenarios are as naught before the preparedness of the man who has statistics on everything. He has already prepared an optimal program against this day. There can be no other outcome. ADoS's only hope is to get Aran stuck in a recursion loop over who is the creation and who is the creator between Aran and me, and I just don't see that happening.

3. Drakefyre versus Goldenking
Goldenking has a fighting chance of James is having naptime, which he apparently has been quite a lot recently. The power of the tantrum backed up with administrative authority is potent, however, and Goldenking is not particularly known for quietness or subtlety for getting in close.

4. Ash Lael versus Dintiradan
I foresee this one going in the Evil Overlord's favor initially, but everyone knows that Evil Overlords never triumph in the end. This is particularly true against the devout and those wish dashing accents. Despite Dinti's hard work in using the Evil Overlord list, Ash has a terrible advantage: bifurcation. He's done it before, and he could do it again. The small but plucky army of the light will triumph, as always against the hordes of the dark.

5. Nemesis versus Tullegolar
The Emperor's powers derive from his ability to turn others to his cause. Nemesis is unlikely to fall to such mind games, and the Emperor must then rely only on personal puissance and loyal followers. He's got power, but he's unlikely to get a horde of slaves and lackeys without drawing down upon himself an even bigger horde of irritated enemies. And then in the end, the battle is moot because the administration unfairly bans him. Such is life, eh?

6. Stareye versus Zeviz
Truly a clash of the titans, here. Admin against former admin. Uncompromising glowerer against heartless leader of EVOL. Physics against physics. I think scenarios will tip the balance to *i's side, but it is indeed a close match.

7. Student of Trinity versus Salmon
There are very few who can stand up to Occam's Razor or biting wit. Salmon can give at least as good as he gets in the wit category, but he dilutes his barrage with too much spam. In the end elegance will somewhat ironically overpower brute force.

8. Terror's Martyr versus Jewelz
The King of Kings will lead forth his black mark cabbage legions, and no motherly instinct will be able to hold back the fuliginous vitriol of their frothing, diatribe-laden advance. The bourgeoisie cannot prevent the revolution forever! The banned will rise again!

—Alorael, who is pleased to finally participate in a match. It's been a while, hasn't it?
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MicroSoft XP SP3 Is out! in General
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I use unpatched XP for aesthetic reasons.

—Alorael, who will actually probably acquire Windows of some sort eventually. Darwine will only get one so far.
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Happy Passover in General
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The problem isn't the logistical difficulty of staying kosher for Passover. I am simply a bread addict. Giving up Cheerios and a good book in the evening is simply not going to happen.

—Alorael, who has at least justified (to himself, at any rate) not having separate plates. That's wasteful, and waste costs lives. Lives are more important than legal niceties.
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Happy Passover in General
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The seder involves delicious food, but no bread for days? That's cruel!

—Alorael, who confesses to keeping only the loosest of passover diets. Cereal isn't bread!
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Interested in spiderweb games, where to start? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

She's exactly the same as all other Agents, though, right down to the same taste in fashion!
It's a uniform. And you know what they say about women in uniform...

—Alorael, who very much hopes you do, because he actually has no idea what they say. It's been bothering him for some time now.
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Avernum 1 - Mung demons and crystal goodies. in The Avernum Trilogy
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I'm not sure dumbfounding can be resisted, and keep in mind that the percentages are not what you think they are. Higher is better, but you're never immune.

—Alorael, who has come to terms with fighting mung demons by hand and saving the spells for other times.
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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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Salmon is meant for the grill.

—Alorael, who means that in many senses of the word. Snicker snicker snicker.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jewelz:

I mean, why buy a game that I already know the plot to, right?
Oddly enough, this worked just fine for Avernum. I think people are just more willing to pay for "professional" stories by Jeff that advance the Avernum canon than for free work by scenario designers no matter how talented they may be.

[Edit: [QUOTE]]

—Alorael, who also thinks that the more complicated BoA editor, compared to the much more user-friendly BoE one, turned off a number of buyers.

[ Sunday, April 13, 2008 15:15: Message edited by: Interesting Animals ]
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