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Modern day classics in General
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Out of curiosity, Siegfried, have you ever read any of Palahnuik's books. They are certainly not pulp novels. He was an extremely obscure and edgy writer who just so happened to have one of his books read by a Hollywood director.
Rushdie will most likely be remembered, but only because of the fatwah thing.
And at the risk of feeding your feelings of intellectual superiority, I will admit to being quite serious about not having heard of those books. I really don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I am also largely ignorant of modern foriegn literature. Unfortunately learning Aerospace Engineering leaves little time for such pursuits.

EDIT: Also, Tristan und Isolde pre-dates Wagner by a good deal. Check out the earlier text by Gottfried von Strassburg

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Get a better price for sold goods? in Avernum 4
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Yeah, money seems pretty plentiful to me. I was maxed out at 30000 for quite a while.

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Modern day classics in General
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While I have no doubt that these are good books, I haven't heard of any of them. While they might be considered worthy of that title by a literature professor, I have difficulty seeing them as classics with staying power.

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Modern day classics in General
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Twenty years was just a rough range, my reason for using that time interval is because some books from before that time could already be considered classics depending on who you ask.

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The most ambitious scenario in Blades of Avernum
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I didn't think of that.

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Modern day classics in General
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I forgot about those, but yeah they were good. The truth, however, is that while many of these books are great, I can't see them gaining the widespread acclaim in the future that people like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and all of the other literary giants of the past hae achieved.

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Modern day classics in General
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I read another of his novels, it was called Diary. It was a fascinating read.

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The most ambitious scenario in Blades of Avernum
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gahhhhhhh... didn't realize how old this post was. I start reading through old posts and respond without thinking that the topic is obsolete.

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I've made a script / story in General
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I'm greatly enjoying this script. It really brought me up to date on the current people in the forums and their quirks. I'm assuming I am a dead lurker at this point. Anyway, keep up the good writing.

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Silvar Pylon et al in Avernum 4
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I had the hardest time finding several of the pylons even though they were in plain sight. Specifically I remember having trouble finding the silvar, cotra, and tower colony pylons. They somehow managed to blend in to the surrounding floor.

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Modern day classics in General
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How about Chuck Palahnuik's books?

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Modern day classics in General
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I was reading the classics topic, and was wondering, what authors/books from the last twenty years will come to be considered classics.
When I use the term classic, I mean books that will be universally recognized by future generations. Any thoughts?

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The most ambitious scenario in Blades of Avernum
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I say go for it. I don't know that you will succeed, but you will learn a lot from it. Of course you will need a ridiculous amount of focus to pull it off, but still, it would be awesome.
Also, Huge scenarios are makeable, check out the BoE scenario AC:3 by shyguy. Now that thing was HUGE.

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The death of BoE forum in Blades of Exile
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Actually, people have reverse engineered it, but we can't talk about that on these forums.

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a map in Avernum 4
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I actually like the fusion of the indoors/outdoors. It adds to the realism and works very well with the idea of caves, where everything is going to be very close together due to space limitations.

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PDN? in General
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OK, thanks

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PDN? in General
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This particular name is a reference to the character Talon Karrde, a smuggler and information broker in several star wars novels

Also, what does PDN stand for? I'm assuming it means the same thing as moniker from the context.

[ Sunday, March 26, 2006 16:34: Message edited by: Smugglers' Alliance, Chief of the ]

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Items to save in Avernum 4
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where can you find the above mentioned pipe?

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Pilons in Avernum 4
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Actually, Wonko, I would say misspelling pylon is worse, seeing as Vahnatai and Rentar-Ihnro aren't real words.

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Test in Avernum 4
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Another question, what is the best strategy for the fourth test?

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The Periodic Table of Spiderweb in General
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methane is a molecule not an element

I'll be Ytterbium

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Test in Avernum 4
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thanks

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Test in Avernum 4
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Could someone direct me where to go for the third test?

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The Stealth Tax in General
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I live in the US, but I am an unemployed minor.
I pay more taxes in the Netherlands than I do in the US. Dividend tax, that is.

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It's a small world! in General
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quote:
Motrax lives in Maryland.
So does Dragyn Bob, I believe.

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