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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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Ack! And I thought it was hard writing up these matches the first time around... >10 revisions later:

Official Judgment by proxy Round 2.1.2

Infernal & Alec

Insult to insulting inuendo may hurt some feelings, leave emotional scarring, and/or lead to eventual incarceration by way of mid-life crisis breakdown, but let's face it. Words aren't going to kill anybody by themselves no matter how much conviction is behind them. They may win you a round of insult-beer-pong but that's about it. Sword to sword, even with the value of Demonslayer increased by A4, the 2-handed weapon is not going to overpower Alec's 1-handed scimtar since he's a.) not a demon b.) got a lot more experience and c.) has a free hand to wield distracting/eye-burning photos. Alec also gets added experience in melee from Ali. By himself, Alec has the stamina and guile to outwit, outplay, and outlast Infernal, and if worse comes to worse his engagingness lends him backup that's not gonna just sit by and watch him go under. Alec is the victor.

Round 2.1.3

Dikiyoba & Nicothodes

Diki summed this one up very nicely... 'Nicothodes has Sherbiebaby. Dikiyoba has a cult. Nicothodes has mechanical pencils. Dikiyoba has Episodes 1-3. Nicothodes can make music. Dikiyoba can make invulnerability elixers.' Nicothodes may have added vimpires to the end of her fingers but Diki added Episode 4! On grounds of numbers there is no question who would win (which is what Nico won with on her last match) but we have missed a most important fact in fictional fighting. Music soothes the savage beast, and dinosaur Dikioba is as close to a savage beast as one can get. Dikiyoba the Great is lulled to her death by Nicothodes on her cello. Sweet dreams.

Round 2.1.4

Thralni vs. Thuryl

After doing a little homework I think I can shed some light on this match. While Thralni can set his poultry in motion, any deadly vegetables are easily caught by Thuryl's pun net. Our pundit can easily make a great egg-scape turning a purrfect plan into a catastrophe and cause Thralni to give paws. A small repreive is all our pun gent would need to rally a force to come to his aid to try to inflict punitive damages. Unfortunately for Thuryl, no pun in ten did. Further research has reduced Sailor Moon to be no more then a puny bunny (Her Japanese name translating into Rabbit of the Moon) so our beloved sex icon gives way to our new Chic King, Thralni. And really, I am sorry y'all had to listen to my pun crock.

Round 2.1.5

Delicious Vlish & Synergy

What happens in a fight when one character starts monologing? Over and over again in fictitious battle we see that the oratory, no matter how painful, allows the opponent needed time to escape even on the edge of defeat and come out victorious. Synergy has stepped back from the length he started with but I believe he has to fight himself to do so. A house divided is a house that falls so either way Delicious Vlish makes it through to the next round.

Round 2.1.6

MagmaDragoon & Tyranicus

We all know that there's one thing that Tyran is really good at. Dying. We know it, Magma knows it, and of course Tyranicus knows it, too. He may be clumsy, but he's not dumb. All he has to do is trick Magma into thinking he's already dead. (Shouldn't be that hard, really.) Then attack while his opponent has his back turned celebrating a premature victory. Tyranicus finally defeats a foe... before tripping on one of his own javelins and impaling himself. But not before he wins.

Round 2.1.7

Archmage Alex & Riibu

Alex will have won two days before the day after yesterday because Riibu's chaos attack cannot affect that which will already be chaotic the day after two weeks before last Thursday.

Round 2.1.8

Saunders & Schrodinger

Let's take this logically bit by bit. We have Engenering vs. Geology. The ability to masterfully design and create something and an in-depth knowledge of what the world is made up of. Obviously being able to make a weapon or shielding device would be of better use in a death match then knowing how volcanoes erupt. At least without the ability to make said volcano magically appear underneath your opponent. Moving on to items, Saunders has a sword, Schrodinger has cheat sheets. With no scenario to go through, those scraps of paper aren't going to be much defense against a sword, let alone offense. Skillfully Schrodinger may be able to install a puppet administrator and, in doing so, rally some allies to counter the fluffy turtles and canalista warriors, but he would still have to contend with Saunders' motherly love. As a mother, I can honestly say that love sometimes hurts especially that tough love we so often have to dole out. Saunders comes out ahead with plain ole' better guns.

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:31: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch has no save and restore. in General
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But it does have a nice memorial.

Or rather it would be a nice memorial if the deathmatch ever got finished... :P

If this doesn't spur you on Slarty, I don't know what would.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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We spoiled Americans in General
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I will agree with you partway. America and it's people are fairly wealthy when compared to the world, but being spoiled is a matter of character not of wealth. You can be poor and still be spoiled. People living off government welfare with no intention of trying to make their own money come to mind. Some wealthy people are spoiled, some are not.

I am very grateful for the opportunities and trappings my life affords, but after my trip to Nicaragua where people live off an average of 70 cents a day, I was jealous of them. They don't have it easy by any means, but their simpleness of life is wondrous. I could live there, even on 70 cents a day, and be happy.

As for spending money better... there's always room for improvement. If I could, I would suggest diverting our space program (money and minds) to finding a better renewable energy source that could be utilized in an engine. We have ethanol now but it's not very efficent. Once we have such a sorce of energy the space program could resume it's normal schedule and I don't think anyone would notice the absence.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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What injustice in Richard White Games
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I have anticipated the fall of UBB and the dissapearence of every forum.

To the first and last 'forever always on past the end of the beginning'. Cheers.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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BoAEdit in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Well, we're not all as talented as you Aran. :P

Those of us with less knowledge and shorter memories find point and click irreplacable.

I haven't attempted to write a BoA scenario yet because of my lack of scripting knowledge and I'm eagerly awaiting the Windows versions of the afore mentioned utilities.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Sanity Check in General
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In reply to your sig, tNS would D this...

*does tNS dance which is still quite N though it has no S*

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Why? in General
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I enjoy the blades games the most. The community builds the games with their custom scenarios and anyone who owns the game can make their own if they take the time to learn how. They're not just games, they are creative outlets.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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The Simplest Path in General
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quote:
Originally written by Bandit Keith:

...our goal is to make women happy and not be offensive to them, because without women, there would be entirely too many Star Trek fans and Card Game Obsessed Geeks.
*is highly offended and slightly saddened*

Women can be Star Trek fans too, and there can never be enough Card Game Obsessed Geeks. :(

:P

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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*bugs slarty*

Come on, I've been waiting forever... I already have the disertation of my next battle written and I know you want to read it.

*waves it menacingly just out of slarty's reach*

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Open source project startup in Blades of Exile
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I, for one, am very interested in the development of BoE. I love the game and would love to see it flourish again. Unfortunately I have little programming experience but I offer any help I can. Beta-testing, sounding board, keeping various projects linked together at my website... don't know what else I can do.

I just had a thought. Now that BoE is opensource, can I host 'that which does not exsist'?

The wtfed.exe to be specific.

Edit: I would also like to echo what has already been said. If you want something done, just do it, or it will never get done. My website was ultimately born out of a long forgotten thread about an UberSite(can't remember if that's what they actually called it) that would be a central website for everything that has to do with blades. It never saw fruition, indeed it never even got off the ground because there was a lot of talk but no walk. The ideal that was the ubersite is the inspiration behind mine. All updates have this ideal in mind, and though I have had many people help and offer content to which I am very grateful, if I actually want something done with it, I have to do it.

I hate that I sound like I'm stroking my ego with this, but I really want it to stick. If you have the passion and desire to work on this, then do it. Do it for the community but, more importantly, do it for yourself because even though the community will be grateful, displays are often few and far between. Ask for help when you need it. Beta calls don't go unanswered here, and there are programming people that may be able to help with specific problems.

Best wishes and good luck!

[ Wednesday, May 30, 2007 18:13: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Moderators in General
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quote:
Originally in IFM's sig:
I have an interest in "custon titles". I want one. Now!

Another thing where if you have to ask, it's not gonna happen to you. Asking for a custom title pretty much guarantees that those with the power to give them will never grant one to you... except Canned or Banned, you know, if you really, really want one.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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A time for celebration in General
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Hmmm... I wonder if the death of, oh, I don't know, say, a mass-murdering tyrant would be met with as much enthusiasm or if half of us would think he shouldn't have died.

I don't agree with everything Jerry stood for and I especially don't like televangilism, but really, celebrating his death? That's just so callow.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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What do people think.. in General
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Hubby rolls his eyes at my choice of games. It's only fair, I guess, since I roll my eyes at his boring realtime flight simulator games. I can't see how that would be even slightly fun but he can't get enough.

The kids want to play but none of them really know how to read well enough yet. Ashley could probably do it if she tried, but she'd get bored from the effort. The others have said it's OK, but I think they were just being polite.

As for the forums, you all are officially 'those people' and how I can even talk to you remains a mystery to some. When I point out that I am one of 'those people' the issue usually drops.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Spidweb Scenario Tables in Blades of Avernum
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I never have been that big on marketing, and I think I've done most of it at the Lyceum. I do keep a monthly tab of my updates on my homepage. It's probably best just to bookmark it and check every other week. ;)

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Spidweb Scenario Tables in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

SV's database... (is) the most up to date database we have.
*cough, cough*

What am I, chopped liver? I know Tyran is quicker on the draw then I am, but I try to update within a week whenever I know there's a new scenario/version out. Plus, I have links to authors homepages and hints and walkthroughs and descriptions and...

*sniffs* /shameless plug and fit of jealousy

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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A heads-up... in General
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You should change your sig then.

Edit: You beat me to it.

[ Sunday, May 06, 2007 17:59: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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These are really tough. It's gonna be hard not to default to the byes. They did have byes for a reason after all.

1. While Ephesos can resurect people, he cannot resurect himself so any victory he has needs to come from killing Lazarus sufficiently enough to not be able to come back on his own before he is killed himself. The cards themselves look rather one sided giving Ephesos most of the advantages. He can make an invulnerablilty potion while he kills Lazarus the first time and cast Divine Retribution from a distance until his SP run out. Without any real offense or defense Lazarus has to really rely on chance, unfortunately, luck is on Ephesos's side or rather his feet. Ephesos is more then capable of really killing Lazarus, or at least killing
him long enough for the crickets to eat his flesh.

Ephesos

2. (a futuristic female servile robot?) If they start by hurling insults at each other, Alec has the upper hand. Having been on the recieving end a few times, I know how his potent verbatim can at least distract if not more. He's no TM but he may be the closest thing we have. Add in his innuendo and Infernal should know that a win for her must come a different way. Unfortunately we are reminded that Demonslayer sucks as a weapon and while it can block a few blows from a simple Scimitar, once an abominable photo thread is posted with those burning eyes she will not see the deathblow coming.

Alec

3. At first glance, this may look like a simple smackdown. Dikiyoba the Great against a raging ball of cuteness. That's because it is a simple smackdown. Diki can make potions to her hearts content while deflecting any lobbed pens and pencils with her breath attack. A thick episode for each stabbing weapon and Diki's sill got her teeth to eat Nico in no time.

Dikiyoba

4. While Thuryl is likely to try to deal out some quick pun-ishment, Thralni will be unaffected because his english aint so good and the attacks fly right over his head. Thralni may be able to distract Thuryl with some chickens but his study in zoology should be sufficient to help him deal. Sailor Moon is quite a force to reccon with, but then again so are the Chicken gods. To me, Kool-Aid means death, but death to the person who has it.

Thralni

5. Um.. while Synergy does the talking, DV does the, er, floating and gets in a Terror or Daze first. Synergy is silenced. He has his own submission tool though and can freeze DV making his slap of pain useless. Down to a battle of the minds, DV has no chance to overcome that which lurks behind the veil we see Synergy through. If we only get a tiny portion of what flows in his mind, I cannot fathom the depth DV would be up against. Toss in a madness gem and Vlish's mind is shot.

Snyergy

6. With Magma's flaming sword and guardian training, Tyranicus dies. But wait, Ephesos is a SV user and comes to the rescue, reviving him. Magma is persistant and quick, Tyranicus dies again. Word spreads quickly at SV though and arrangements are made to use a spare copy of Galactic Core to bring him back. Well, I could go on but there is only way that this can really end. Tyranicus dies.

Magma Dragoon

7. Riibu has invisibility, but not invulnerability to tnt.

Archmage Alex

8. This match is too close to call but Schrodinger eventually gets banned.

Saunders

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round One, Part Two in General
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I noticed the transformer, and I thought 'what the?'. Then I shrugged and thought, 'oh well, they're slarty's cards'.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Main Thread in General
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If you have a slight case of a variation of autism, maybe Spiderweb forums isn't the best outlet for your creative energy. Very few here have much tolerance for the type of posts you make. Most do not and will not care why you're annoying, they just find you annoying.

Not saying you should leave, just that you need to stop expecting everyone else to lower their standards just for you. Take the heat in silence and there will be a lot less heat aimed your way.

And complaning repeatedly in more then one thread about the same thing is whining even if there's no high-pitched voice to go with it.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round One, Part Two in General
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I don't think I've had as many insights this time around, but here goes. Sorry in advance for spelling and grammar, I spend so much time thinking about what to say, I can't use any more to correct my typing mistakes.

1. wks vs. jewels

The sutra has no affect on jewels. She has already been there done that and started to write her own book about it. Crashing threads might have an impact if they were ones jewels was active with but it wouldn't be life threatning. Jewels has the Baath party which seems to have no qualms taking out unwanted people. WKS has Chuck Norris who can put the Baath party through the ringer with his eyes closed and two hands tied behind his back. Which leaves Jewels with a broken beer bottle as a weapon and the fury of a woman scorned.

Jewels

2. smoo vs ash

While Smoo has rats, and pleanty of them, Ash has enough design experience to replicate a similar stream of allies that are more powerful. Ash has a chainsaw and Smoo seemingly has no personal defenses. Add to that, a peaceful mind from hours of Christian Rock vs a mind that is distracted by all the different colors that keep running in front of him and

Ash wins.

3. zepher vs goldenking

With Zepher's magic he can easily freeze goldenking's skribband and canister supply. The pizza shield may hold back the cold for a bit but it's not gonna last. The golden gun may be able to keep goldenking in the game, but once zephyr summons a demon... it'll probably turn on him.

Goldenking

4. nicothodes vs. marlenny

Nico's pencils and pens are no match for marlenny's surveys. In no time at all she'll be out of ink and lead. Nico may be able to stall with the cookies but when it's cute vs. sexy, the high heel shoe crushes thy foe's temple.

Marlenny

5. ifm vs magma

In a fight agains a flaming muffin, a flaming sword isn't going to do that much extra damage. It's already on fire, it's supposed to be on fire. I think IFm has just as much persistence as Magma does, neither one is going to give up easily. Demon muffins don't seem to be that much of a threat for a guardian though they'd probably give enough of a distraction for a transformation. So the question is, what will iffy transform into? Many could speculate but really it comes down to intelligence which iffy has not proved very apt with.

Magma

6. zevis vs. MM

With all the offensive spells on Zeviz's side, it looks like he's a shoo in to win but mysteriously...

MM wins.

7. SoT vs Niemand

All things being equal, the simplest solution is probably the best one. SoT throws a rock at Niemand, Niemand chops off SoT's head with the Jade Halberd.

Niemand.

8. Riibu vs. Lurker

If the lurker can't see riibu, he can't attack her with homeland outright. Riibu will definately have time to get off a Chaos Attack before the Lurker can stop her. I'm not that familiar with the Chaos Attack but it brings to mind the worst that can happen, which is backfire. So the Lurker has a chance of winning without doing anything. What percentage that chance is remains unknown but it is higher then Riibu's chance of not losing. Because of probablilty...(OK, I'm not sure if it really works out that way on paper but I'm too tired to check it right now. Somebody tell me if I'm wrong.)

Lurker wins.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round One, Part One in General
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1. Excalibur is kingly. He will fight with honor. Infernal is mean and underhanded. She will fight dirty. In the stories of good vs. evil, good usually wins. These stories are biased, though, because the stories of evil wins don't get written. Excalibur is inexperienced. Deathmatch has no save and restore.

Infernal

2. Nioca can do some quick damage only if he can get over the initial shock of seeing a vlish in a kilt. His skills and spells are cancelled by the Vlish.

Delicious Vlish

3. Lord Grimm knows all of Silent Assassin's tricks, TSA knows LG's weaknesses. Thus the match is a stalemate and dwindles down to a staring contest. TSA has no eyelids, therefore he wins.

Silent Assassin

4. Thralini is too nice to hit a girl, especially one in a sexy red dress. Andraste likes to eat chicken.

Andraste

5. I call upon the judge for an overrulling of the majority vote in this match if it contrasts my logic. As I am about to explain, Nalyd must win. As per definition of the deathmatch; the match is to the death. Almost every description has stated that Nalyd will kill Lazarus. Many state more than once. The first time Lazarus is dead, the match has ended and Nalyd had won. For support, I will draw your attention to Star Trek: TNG Season 1 Episode 104: Code of Honor in which Natasha Yarr is abducted then proposed to by a big burly black man. The man's current wife challenges Yarr to a deathmatch. Yarr strikes a fatal blow but immediately beams herself and her opponent aboard the Enterprise where the wife is revived. Yarr was still declared the winner of said deathmatch though her opponent was no longer dead. Allowing Lazarus to win in this match, where most agree he will die first, guarantees him the Championship and invalidates the whole premise.

Nalyd must win.

6. Acid can melt a big nose even if one knows how to use it.

Randomizer

7. Pit the unstable agains the stable and the unstable wins for catching the stable off guard.

Nikki

8. With saunders' motherly love, she can lull stew boy into a false sense of security. Stew boy may not be fooled and continue growling but any mother knows that punishment is sometimes necessisary for the proper upbringing of any naughty child. Stew boy is grounded. Six feet under.

Saunders

[ Tuesday, May 01, 2007 14:22: Message edited by: Jewels ]

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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1/10 Contest Prediction Poll in Blades of Avernum
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What if I think the results will be different from my ranking? Do I vote what I ranked or do I vote what I think the outcome will be?

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Main Thread in General
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Unless you already have plans to do so, Slarty, I volunteer to archive the cards and the tourny in a more permanent place. They're great and deffinately need to be memorialized.

It almost makes me want to do that SWWorld that Tyra keeps putting off... almost. :)

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Preliminary Nominations in General
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quote:
Originally written by Sage:

quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

If it's not too much to ask, I'd like 'smothering with love definition 4a' added to my attack roster and maybe the distraction of not knowing which definition 4a is.

I really hope that 'turn the other cheek' doesn't come up to bite me in the butt... twice.

There had better be a legitmate reason as to why you aren't on the stand-up circuit, Jewels. :)

Yea, because it took me 30 minutes to write that and I still had to go back and edit. :P

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
Posts: 1001 | Registered: Tuesday, August 19 2003 07:00
Spoon feeding the player: clues in Blades of Avernum
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I remember having this difference of opinion with Bain on our scenarios. He didn't like that Redwall had 'tasks' that needed to be done but the 'what' had to be searched for and the 'how many' was not disclosed in game. I didn't like how he told you exactly what to do, many times twice.

But there is a balance to be made. If I have talked to everyone in a town and come away with no direction to go in next, I'm frustrated. If the outdoors is big, it is essential to offer the player at least a general direction to head in. Most players should pick up on the little clues, just make sure you don't hide the clues too good.

I would love to see the 'ask about' implemented in BoA. Guessing words was one of my favorite things in BoE. It was even better when I came upon something by accident. Like in VoDT I went to talk to the hermit guy that didn't like visitors. I didn't know his friends name but I asked him about the 'school' and was able to move forward in the game. I would have been stuck otherwise because I distinctly remember going through all the other towns and having no other leads.

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"Even the worst Terror from Hell can be transformed to a testimony from Heaven!" - Rev. David Wood 6\23\05

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." - John Wesley
Posts: 1001 | Registered: Tuesday, August 19 2003 07:00

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