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No hope for the damned RP [IC] in General
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Demarkus shielded his eyes from the setting sun as he trudged towards the temple. His sack seemed to have gotten heavier with the short hike from his hut to the center of Emerald Cliff. He would either have to leave some behind, or hope that someone else would help carry the load. Or better yet, he might be able to sell some.

Then, he caught a glimpse of something at the top of the cliff. It was just a speck against the sun, but... no, it was just a rock. It had to be. The top of the Cliff was sacred ground.

He reached the temple gates just as a harried apprentice darted out the doors to light the torches. Nobody's the same these days.

Of course, Demarkus could feel the gloom in the city. He had no idea if it was actually being caused by something external, or if the townspeople had just fooled themselves into believing it, but either way it was palpable in the dry desert air.

As he entered, he looked around, expecting to see other volunteers from the village. There were none, amazingly... only the high priest Kelleth, soon re-joined by his apprentice Martin. The elderly priest bowed.

"Greetings, sir Demarkus. We have had many visitors today... what may we do for you?"

Demarkus gaped. Had nobody in the village volunteered to help? "Highest, what have you and the elders decided about the plague?"

The wrinkles in Kelleth's face deepened as the sun sank from view. "Truthfully, you are the first to inquire, Demarkus. So far we have only heard offerings and prayers from the village. None have had the courage to volunteer for what must be done."

"So you believe the girl's story?"

"It makes a certain amount of sense, Demarkus. Foul things are said to lurk in the ruins of Salintu, and none have seen its bleached stones for years. Or if any have, they have not lived to tell the tale."

Martin quietly asked to be excused, so that he could help rebuild his family's home. Kelleth nodded, and the boy flew out the door, racing the last of the day's light.

"Can we count on your help, Demarkus? There will surely be others to travel with you, but we must be patient," the old man said, a note of quiet desperation in his voice.

"Of course, Highest. I pledge my services to the town," Demarkus said, kneeling.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [OOC] in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Frozen Feet:

The demon had never achieved much; during its whole existence, it had always been an underdog.

Aw... poor infernal hellspawn. :P

Seriously though, good post, and I second the motion to try and keep on roughly the same timeline.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Scenario Release: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
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Hey, um... so if you've played Adrift, go rate it. Please?

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [OOC] in General
Law Bringer
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Alright, posted. I'm in.

I propose the interested parties meet at the temple.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [IC] in General
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Demarkus eagerly watched the fisherman approach his hut at the edge of Emerald Cliff. He could spot a sale from a mile away, and today he felt lucky. He remembered the man's face, but struggled on the name. But it wouldn't matter.

Pleasantries went by quickly (Demarkus swore that people's tempers were getting shorter), and soon the fisherman was eyeing the long table laden with Demarkus's crafts. And just as soon, the man was walking down the path, shaking his head.

Times were bad for Demarkus, who scraped by as an artificer of sorts. At least, he called himself that. He knew that the villagers thought of him as the desert's junkman, making stupidly dangerous and unnecessary trips into the desert to bring back garbage. And with all the hardships that Emerald Cliff had endured, few people were willing to pay for Demarkus to install a fresh rainwater collection system. Sighing, he went to the far end of the hut and examined his crude map of the surrounding desert.

There was a large, empty area where he and everyone in the kingdom knew lay the ruins of Salintu. He had never even thought of making the journey, dangerous as it was. Between Emerald Cliff and Salintu, there were no villages. Possibly no water. Just desert, and maybe the occasional ruin.

But he had been at the temple meeting, and knew that the elders were bent on sending someone to the city. "Anything to save the town," they had said. And if the journey were a success... the riches that supposedly lay in the abandoned city were enough to set a man of Demarkus's tastes for life.

He lay a haversack on the table and started gathering equipment. He would have to catch the elders soon, before they decided who would leave.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Avernum 5 - 9.01 (10.0/6.0) in General
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quote:
Originally written by Disappearer:

Like A4, a very solid game; however, most of A4's lacks and blemishes have been filled in.
Seconded, and extended. I think A5 exceeds every facet of A4, by a significant margin.

However, like Alo, I don't think it beats A2 (or Blades, for that matter). So, I'll have to go with a round 9 as well. (I just can't remember what my A2 and BoA ratings were)

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I mean, I'll be around later in the day, but then again I doubt that my presence will be that necessary.

Anyway, my higher priority right now is diagnosing my once again dead laptop. I get to hit the repair shop Saturday morning. :(

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Okay, from what I'm hearing, this Saturday (March 8th) seems to look okay.

EDIT: Thirty seconds later, I'm told to go earlier. 7pm EST?

[ Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:16: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Is it old? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

We were in fact discussing Magical Mystery Tour, which would suggest his wording as a typo. Neither is "magical history tour" a well known fact as it holds neither an article on Wikipedia, or any Beatles-related links excluding some various things in Liverpool.
Sir, you are one of those people who makes comedians weep.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Okay, so how about either this Saturday (March 8th) at 9pm EST, or the same time the following Saturday (March 15th)?

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Scenario Release: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
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Sadly, nobody can rate scenarios yet. Thus the need for a Blades chat at some point in the near future.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Specifically for this weekend, because I can't make them. But in principle, I'm not opposed to them.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
March Blades Chat! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Law Bringer
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It's clear that we currently have some significant issues to discuss, the most obvious being that of the current lack of a stable review site. Also, there's that contest thing.

I propose next Tuesday (March 11th), at 9pm EST. Thoughts? Should it be a weekend instead?

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Scenario Release: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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My fifth scenario for Blades of Avernum, titled Adrift*, is now available at my website. It's the first time I've updated the website in about eight months, and apparently Freewebs has a decent page editor now.

Anyway, download the Mac version or the Windows version and play it! And whenever we figure out where future reviews are going, review it! :P


* - But which will forever be known as Ghosts on a Boat
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Beta Call: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
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For the record, I pretty much only check the gmail one now.

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TM: "I want BoA to grow. Evolve where the food ladder has rungs to be reached."

Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
E. Gary Gygax passed away in General
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Wow... I had no idea that concepts so basic to RPGs could have come from a single person. Granted, not entirely, but still. Truly a sad day.

:(

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Beta Call: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
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Alright. Awesome. Thanks, folks, and if I need more testers I will post here to that effect.

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TM: "I want BoA to grow. Evolve where the food ladder has rungs to be reached."

Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
No hope for the damned RP [OOC] in General
Law Bringer
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FF, I trust you'll be visiting the boards more frequently than usual?

Also, my idea for a character was something of a tinker/salvager type. The kind of lunatic who goes off into the desert for a week and returns with a pile of junk, which then gets turned into something useful.

What's the policy decision on magic items? I don't mean like Epic Weapons of Doom here, just things with minor enchantments. Example: a slingstone which returns like a boomerang.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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On the off-chance that I still have any semblance of dignity left, I'm bowing out of this RP. I hope that there's a chance, however slim, that future endeavors are more successful. That said, I hope this particular RP burns.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
A! in General
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Yup, nothing like that good ol' stale, ethnic humor.

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TM: "I want BoA to grow. Evolve where the food ladder has rungs to be reached."

Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Horrible Bug in Avernum 4
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Whoah, whoah, calm down. No need to freak out over a single off-topic post. Topics have a natural way of degenerating around here after a while, and sometimes it happens faster than other times.

This sounds like a rather serious bug, so you should send it straight to Jeff himself (spidweb[at]spiderwebsoftware.com), so that he can fix it for the next release.

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TM: "I want BoA to grow. Evolve where the food ladder has rungs to be reached."

Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00

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