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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

Somewhat back on topic, I read OotS and Dilbert.

IMAGE(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/Alexsticks/woeprah.gif)

Yay new Brody cartoons! And pun-ny image names, too. <3

Also, Tully, could you PM me the link to your first, edited comic. I'd like to see it - I find some of your cartoons quite funny. And you can certainly draw well enough.

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008 08:45: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
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Geneforge and Online Play in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by GVDT:

Who would be playable in such a game?

Most of the good options are mages, which could make for an interesting game, or a bad one.

Erika and Rentar-Ihrno are obvious. Garzahd. Solberg. Linda, sure. Grah-Hoth? Litalia, Akhari Blaze... are there ANY warriors in the mix? Alwan, I suppose.

Grah-Hoth could be a melee warrior. Dorikas? Erm, King Micah? One of the servile leaders? I imagined the Drakons would be melee, too, with one or two ranged attacks, but your point remains. Short of things like the demon-possessed golem in Geneforge 2, I'm drawing blanks.

Edit: The spider queen from Nethergate would be awesome. Think of the combos you could get with 8 limbs!

Edit 2: In response to the below post (since I don't wanna post again), that's a cool idea. I still want to be able to pitch Sylak against Solberg though.

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008 08:46: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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SMACKDOWN THA VOTE in General
Shaper
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Wrestling is fake, sure, but so is just about every stunt ever filmed for a movie, or even TV show. Does knowing that Dick Van Dyke doesn't actually have a flying car ruin the film for you? (Salmon, everybody else: saying "yes" does not make you clever. :P )

What turned me off wrestling was the poor attempt at putting a story on the whole shebang. That, coupled with grown men grappling each other for the entertainment of other grown men.

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Geneforge and Online Play in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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Nice pic Tully. But didn't Litalia wear blue?

That aside, because yes it was nit-picking, I will personally buy a copy of either A6/GF5 for the first person to make a Spiderweb Street Fighter game, with all the best characters, or a selection, at least, and some groovy landscapes.

I want to be able to beat Linda to a bloody pulp with Ellhrah (or anybody really, so long as she dies), in Shadowvale (with the revolver).

[ Tuesday, April 22, 2008 08:12: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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SPAM in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

]SPAM was part of aid packages US sent to Russia in early 90s.
I thought the idea of aid was to, well... "aid". :P

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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Shaper
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So, Professor Plum was in on it too?

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[ Sunday, April 20, 2008 14:32: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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SPAM in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

It'd be like me saying that Animal Farm is proof that animals can fend for themselves.
So you admit it, at last! I knew that book was a warning, and not fiction!

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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message_dialog error in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
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You are missing a quotation mark:

add_dialog_choice(1,"I don't know.");

BoA treats everything up to the next quotation mark (which is in the line you posted initally) as one string, and the next symbol is the "_", which it doesn't like.

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
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Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by TobyLinn:

Funnily enough, I haven't played Blades of Avernum for awhile...I had gotten through the scenario "Valley of Dying Things" and then I went to another scenario that removed all my characters and left one totally different character...and I had saved so I didn't know how to get my people back. So after that I got discouraged and didn't play anymore.

But definitely I have to start again, especially if there's dinosaurs involved :) and there's so many good scenarios out there that (hopefully) won't mess up my game.

Sorry for the side trip by the way!

I feel a pang of responsibility now, smattered with guilt... All I can suggest is that you keep a back-up copy of your party somewhere safe, and if the scenario intro text says that your party is going to be ruined, don't take in your favourite group of characters.

:/

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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Future Series - What Would You Like? in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by TobyLinn:

Oh, or howabout dinosaurs! Did anyone else think the Whirling Thrasher / Chitrach Queen / Pit Crawler in Avernum 5 looked like a Velociraptor? Fighting dinosaurs would be fun!
RAPTURE will be out for BoA soon, and then you will have all the velociraptors you could never hope to have.

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
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Interested in spiderweb games, where to start? in General
Shaper
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quote:
Alorael said:
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.

No. I googled it and everything, but all i could find was this:

quote:
Men who find a woman in uniform very attractive, because they are attracted to that idea of a strong woman, who might be physically fit, well trained, and have an aura of command.
I don't see how a scruffy leather jerkin and travelling boots convey those things, but who am I to argue with the internet? :P

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:01: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
SPAM in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #14
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin Salmon:

Just a friendly reminder. Pigs (and cows/chickens/lambs/goats) depend on us omnivores for their very lives. You don't honestly think that farmers would grow livestock if there was no market, do you?

Support your local farmer, don't buy processed meat, insist on meat from farms that treat animals humanely.

Yeah, if you must eat it, at least don't support processed meat. As for "depending on us for their very lives", how so? If we were to leave cows along in a field, would they all die?

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Interested in spiderweb games, where to start? in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Clavicle:

In re: Rampancy's unfortunate love-triangle... maybe this is something that's missing from the Geneforge series. Seriously: I remember in G3 that every time Greta stopped me on the road and said: "Shaper, can we talk for a moment?", well, I could feel my heart thumping. I was hoping she wanted to confess that she had... well... certain feelings for me. But no! Every time, it was about the Serviles. Always about the Serviles!

...We could've done great things together, she and I... .

She's exactly the same as all other Agents, though, right down to the same taste in fashion!

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008 06:13: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Geneforge 5 - March Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Gandalf the Purple:

The main thing I want is a G1-style Geneforge, and an ending where you become insanely powerful, sort of like the G1 ending where you use the Geneforge and destroy it.
I want an ending that will make sense, one that doesn't rely on one person, or even a small group of people. The war has engulfed a whole continent - one person isn't going to be able to stop it all, whichever side they fight on.

I really liked the idea of the 5 Shaper infiltrators in GF4, and think something like that would work well - in one chapter, say, you are told to go and sabatoge one part of the Evil Hidden Secret Base, and other NPCs will go and deal the other 6 parts, before you all meet and kill the Leader of The Evil Hidden Secret Base.

Or, playing on "diplomacy", you could manipulate other factions into doing things you want to happen. So, for instance, you, as a Shaper, could plant evidence that the drakons are going to crush the human-half of the rebellion, causing internal strife. Or, you could get the Barzites to think that the Shapers are creating an army to invade, prompting them into making legions of creations to defend themselves, which will also help defend your base.

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008 06:09: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - You don't want to know.
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Shaper
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Ick, never tried it. I did see it being prepared once, which promptly put me off the whole idea of it.

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
About my scenario in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #17
quote:
Originally written by Iffy:

I actually have two scenario ideas. I started working on one of them, but I think I will switch to the other since I like the second one better.

It is basically about a girl who's nightmares somehow come alive.

Also, have I really actually changed?

Yes, you have. You've matured, which is no bad thing. I'll second Niemand. It's good you have more ideas, and better that you are working on them. And, the idea sounds intriguing, so that's always good.

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Nikki's Nook - a heart on a string that's about to be cut.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Teleporter Graphic in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
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I have several teleporter graphics that Luz sent me, so if you are going to use them, credit her, and not me. I believe one of these is available elsewhere (the BoE one), but the water and Nether gates aren't. I'll include everything I was sent, minus the editor sheet which I've lost.

Download link for Luz's Portals.

As for a teleporter that has various locations, it's really easy. First, you need to decide limitations - I'm going to say the party can only go to places they know the code for, like A2, instead of say, having to touch pylons like in the A4 system. Just follow this example:

First, set the portal up...

reset_dialog();
add_dialog_str(0,"This is a portal, which will take you anywhere you have the right code for.",0);
add_dialog_str(1,"What do you wish to do?",0);
add_dialog_choice(0,"Do nothing.");
add_dialog_choice(1,"Say a code, and use the portal.");
Now, set what happens if the party doesn't do anything, first, and then the actual teleporting (all of the code will just go together in your script):

if(run_dialog(1) == 1) {
block_entry(1);
end();
} else {
check_text_response_match("CODE");
if(got_text_match())
move_to_new_town(new_town,x,y)
}
That's just a basic version - you can have more than one code, and you can give a message if the player uses the wrong code, and so on.

[ Saturday, April 19, 2008 04:22: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #124
In response to the above post: Yes.

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Nikki's Nook - You don't want to know.
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When Jeff remakes Avernum... in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #19
quote:
After finding certain members agreeing with me...
Forget what I just said. I was drunk when I said it.

>_>

[ Thursday, April 17, 2008 13:42: Message edited by: Nikki. ]

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
When Jeff remakes Avernum... in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #17
quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

EDIT: Quote pyramids are an unnecessary eyesore.
Lies, lies and evil lies.

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

Meh. Diki could definitely pull it off. And there are enough extremist Geneforge fans to make it happen.
Dude, anybody could write that story.

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I know it's been a while... in General
Shaper
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The Wilde quote is slightly off, thus making me doubt the credibility of the article.

However, the slight at Oliver Cromwell was well-aimed.

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Nikki's Nook - we are the dollars and cents, and the pounds and pence.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

Also, on topic, I hope Dikiyoba includes a truffle in the next chapter.
FYT. Just couldn't resist. But you can't deny that a truffle would be nice.

Edit: I can never get quotes right on the first try.

A nice sherry trifle would be nicer.

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Nikki's Nook - You don't want to know.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #104
quote:
Originally written by Drew:

w00t!
Thanks. I was going to post, but didn't want to come across as flippant.

How about them Yankees?

Also, on topic, I hope Dikiyoba includes a trifle in the next chapter.

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Nikki's Nook - You don't want to know.
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #190
You're all missing one vital fact: TM wouldn't care less about SW. The members he wants to keep in touch with, he does, and if he needs to post something, he does it by proxy.

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