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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #64
Obviously everybody's forgetting Lady Davida. :(

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Nikki's Nook - I am a stone that gathers no moss.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #82
Xel, those glasses really bring out your eyes! And your laugh at around 1:12 is simply adorable.

Otherwise, though, I found that clip tame, uninspired, and predictable. The last 30 seconds could've been cut off without making any difference at all - it's almost as if the director was just learning how to zoom, and the fact that the muffins were all the same, but with things pushed into them sucked. The plot made the weather report seem gripping, and the dwarf dude "Johnny", I'm guessing, won't be on any award shortlists.

EDIT: I would like it to be known, I was being sarcastic. I know Xel didn't make the clip.

Sigh.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 15:00: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #69
quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

(After a wonderful, wonderful quote pyramind): In my experiance Xel, certain members here find it utterly impossible to drop a subject, no matter what you try.
This is why irony is dead.

Jeran, please, before you hit that post button, re-read what you've typed. Read it through as if it were somebody else's post. I think that might be a good thing for you.

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
New user titles in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #63
quote:
Originally written by Xel:

Burned?

If you have to ask, no, he wasn't.

Also, I think the title changes are because the Geneforge series are coming to a complete conclusion, and not because *i was trying to annoy one member. If *i really did want to annoy somebody, the Ego or otherwise, he could just have handed out a custom title, since no amount of posting can get rid of that.

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Nikki's Nook - say-anything syndrome.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #66
quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Looks like someone may need a[n]:

--Icky picture--
:)

I dislike that phrase so much. It's as common as it is because it rhymes. I think we should have "calm-down crowns" instead, and then we can all pretend to be princesses at the same time. Or princes, if you're into that.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 03:55: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #79
I meant proper muffins. English muffins. Not over-sized cupcakes. :P

IMAGE(http://www.recipetips.com/images/recipe/bread/whole_wheat_english_muffins.jpg)

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Party Size? in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #4
As a designer, I'd either tell the player that the scenario won't work as intended if they play with the wrong party, but leave it up to them if they want to continue, Another option is to prevent them from playing the scenario unless they have a suitable party, using the party_size() call.

And, of course, you can always do what Frostbite does, and force the change on the player, although that only really helps if you want to force a singleton onto a player, since you can't create new PCs using calls.

As a player, I'd prefer the first option, but ultimately, the choice comes down to you, and how strongly you feel the scenario needs 3 PCs.

Also - a thought. You could always give the PC a joining NPC or two to make numbers up depending on the size of the party.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Quick Debug in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #6
Yes and no. If you use the call "message_dialog()", you can only have two strings of 255 character each. The two strings are separated by the comma. Like this:

message_dialog("THIS IS THE FIRST STRING.","AND THIS IS THE SECOND"); If you want more than two strings, you can use more than one message_dialog. I suspect though, that this will work:

message_dialog("You enter a walled building in the middle of this large swamp.
You pass through the damaged gates and see what looks like the site of a magical disaster.",
"It looks as if something either escaped or got in the large construct in the center of the building.
A small building is near the construct. Perhaps you can find answers there.");


[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 06:31: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
New user titles in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #45
I'm just posting to see which title I now have. Seriously.

I think, though, that post ranks should be TM villians instead of GF roles.

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Nikki's Nook - say-anything syndrome.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #32
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Jeran carries a sword slung across his back big enough to keep three psychoanalysts in business.
There, fixed.

That's twice in a week my joke has been used before I had time to post it.

Drats.

Rortegor: It's really not that difficult to find one or two defining characteristics for the more prominent members.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 03:23: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - I am a stone that gathers no moss.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
BoA news hits IMG in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #5
Yay! It's good that this is being picked up outside of the community.

Although... this does sort of make me sad. I must've sent my scenarios off to SW 7 or 8 times, and still they aren't uploaded.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #75
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Not really. Avernum is Exile with prettier graphics. GF IS NOT AVERNUM, NOT EVEN AVERNUM 4! We will not stand for this disgrace! E/A players unite! :P
Will there be muffins at the meetings? As in proper muffins, and not just big cupcakes?

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Quick Debug in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #4
A string can be 255 characters long, I think, so anything longer will cause an error.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
New user titles in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #22
Damn it. People are rewarded for having lower post counts now? All the higher ones bite. And hard.

Edit: I will get my words to mean the right thing.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 14:58: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - say-anything syndrome.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #54
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Do you think you could of detected sarcasm?
:rolleyes:

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could of
Oh, the irony.

Haha. Burnt. Frankly, it was of such low wit, I assumed you were being serious, Xel.

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #48
quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga:

o wll, i gss i cn tlk lik ths nw, cz it shrtr thn typin th whol wrd, does ths mak me mor advnced?
No. The opposite.

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #58
Apologies, all. Darned thing.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 03:24: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #57
What with the all the prancing, I'd say he's more like Tom Bombadil, actually.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 03:24: Message edited by: Johnny The Horse. ]

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #45
quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Texting isn't destroying English; it is making it much more efficient. I don't think this should be equated with laziness.

For instance,
I have to go => gtg

The new phrasing is only 25% of the length of the original phrase. Better yet, the meaning of the phrase is still understood. If anything it is a more advanced means of communication...

You'll be taking up Newspeak next. :P

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
The Survival Thread. in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #10
quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

quote:
Originally written by The Mystic:


a 5-gallon pot of hot chili,

Wendy's?

Most of my injuries have come from angry cats. One came pretty close to severing an artery on the back of my knee.

Last night when I saw that, I read it as "casts". Cats clearly make much more sense. :P

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #20
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

I wonder if Nico is actually aware of having given Nikki her pencil.

Edit: Or instead of wondering, I could just finish reading.

See, I'm not even sure. I read it three times before posting the link, and couldn't work it out, which is very, very cool. It could be that Riibu is hoping I get killed by Nico for taking the pencil to get me out of the way, or else it could all be a misunderstanding. Or the two pencils could be different. If it is Nico's favourite pencil, well... :(

My thoughts on the first chapter? I like how the scene is set. Despite there not being too many actual descriptions, I have no trouble imagining what everything looks like. The sense of darkness and foreboding, especially in the opening dialogue almost seeps through the words, and is very cleverly crafted.

In fact, there's a level of tension that's maintained throughout, and that's no easy thing to write. I said that your writing style had developed heaps from Episode 3 to 4, and even in the short space of time from the start of Episode 4 to now, it's improved all the more. It's a testament to your talent that you can weave quite a serious, almost dangerous atmosphere through mainly dialogue. And it's even better than you can add a splash of humour (Synergy/Salmon (who else? :P )) without breaking that. I'm not going to rate it out of 5, or 10, since that's silly, and besides, this isn't CSR. But it's certainly good. I'm not sure if I've said this before, but you have a really lovely writing style.

Anyway, that done, time for the real questions. So, where's Ecksian? The old Geneforge 2 Forum? Will Nico find her pencil, and forgive me if I do actually have it? Also, furries! I shall get my mask on, and fecth my pants from storage. It's time for a new tattoo!

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Nikki's Nook - I am a stone that gathers no moss.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #40
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

When I was in high school, there was this one kid with a horribly burnt face, he had been in a car accident when he was little or something, looking at it made you want to vomit. The worst part was, he was a total jerk, and yet no one ever wanted to say anything, you know, because of his burnt face. Jeran is kind of like that.
Yeah, I hate those people with life-changing disabilities. How dare they?! [/Do I even need to write the word?]

Also, I was untimely ripped from the womb. It worked for one crazy dude who let his missus order him around, and whilst it's your mother calling the shots and not a spouse (the very idea!), I'm guessing the principal's the same...

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #0
Yes, you heard right, another tale from the pen of Spiderweb's favourite mutant lizard!

Instead of spending time crafting works of great complexity for BoA, or living the life of a true Loather, the baseball-capped bringer of our fictional doom has decreed that it is time we all worshipped her cool, for a fifth time. If she keeps it up, and she'll have her own SW day.

Anyway. Read now, be in awe. Again.

Episode 5 - Spiderweb Resistance.

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Nikki's Nook - I am a stone that gathers no moss.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #26
Salmon, cram it man. I'm only seventh!

At least your new flag is better Tully. And by better, I mean "I'm glad you actually made something at least partially aesthetically pleasing".

Your medals are neat though.

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Nikki's Nook - will you remember his name?
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #35
quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

Also, texting is great for flirting
I would like to second this. And then third it.

The whole space thing doesn't really make much difference to me, though. I always write out my words fully, instead of abbreviating, even if it means the message spans onto two pages (which it never does anyway).

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Nikki's Nook - from the bottom of the sea.
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00

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