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Beta Call: Adrift in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Here's to another scenario being completed! Yay! And this time, I'm the one who finally got his act together enough to finish a scenario. The title may seem unfamiliar, but it's the scenario formerly known as Ghosts on a Boat. Anyway, it needs testing, and that's where everybody but me comes in! (I've tested it enough)

I don't need too many testers, since this is a relatively short scenario, but I'd like some windows folks and some mac folks. What I need from you:

Name (what you'd like to appear in the readme)
Email address
Platform/OS
Prior experience
Whether or not you'll actually provide any useful feedback

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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
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #263
Alright, I was gonna go the civil route and just send some PMs, but I sense that isn't what's expected of me.

I do not inherently dislike long RP posts. What I dislike, and our friend Nioca's writing is an excellent example of this, are posts that go on forever without achieving any element of depth. I hate posts that slap up a couple shallow paragraphs about twenty different places on the face of Ermarian. If you follow a handful of characters and give them depth, that is perfectly acceptable and basically expected. If you try to give real-world depth to every single minor page you introduce in your faction, it is not only unfeasible, but impossible to follow and still have any will to live by the end.

Now the luxury of a factional RP is that you can develop events that are happening on the other end of the world through the eyes of another character. This, instead of naming every single insignificant servant asked to fetch coffee for your leader and detailing the route they take to the Ermarian equivalent of Starbuck's. You don't have to jump your perspective around, unless your faction is the least organized group of twits on the planet, in which case they shouldn't be a faction, just an unorganized group of twits spoiling everyone else's fun.

ET, as much as I dislike your constantly insolent demeanor on these boards, and as much as I wish you'd drop your petty little fantasy that you are the revolutionary who will stir up this little message board's inhabitants into a frenzy and elect you Supreme Leader of Everything That Doesn't Suck, I actually like your RP style. I enjoyed it in LoD, and thus did not enjoy your character's prolonged absences (which were mostly related to some aforementioned dislikeable characteristics). Your posts may be long, but they actually say something about characters that are essential to your contribution to the RP's story. I have no quarrel with you, sir, aside from your behavior in the forum at large.

Oh, but look, my post is too long now, and if I don't want to look like a hypocrite I should shove rusty sporks through my *&%#^ eyes to appease ET and his relentless quest to abuse everyone with a lower member number than him. Good day to you all.

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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
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

If we're going to continue, then I'd like to start enforcing a page limit on posts.
That's the stupidest thing ever. This is supposed to be an exercise in writing. RPs are supposed to have characters, they are supposed to have plot. If the lot of you put half the amount of effort your putting into OOC posts into IC posts, we wouldn't need worry about this RP dying. I have a post ready, but it is long, so I don't think Ephesos wants me to post it.

Die in a fire, you twit.

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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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I second Nikki's sentiments about the title, but I might actually have the time, willpower, and interest to participate in it.

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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
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #245
I'm similarly at a loss for what to do. If people just want to wrap this up, then by all means go ahead, and just keep your noses out of Vantanas so I can wrap it up myself. My only plot contributions so far are snubbing the Sanctuary, getting my leader kidnapped, and putting about twenty or thirty druids into Valorim.

If we're going to continue, then I'd like to start enforcing a page limit on posts. And I'm dead serious about that. If you can't say what you need to say in a nice, concise post, then you shouldn't be involving your faction in every single corner of Valorim. We don't need to hear that random miner X is still toiling away somewhere slightly northwest of Pergies, we don't need to know that courier Y saw some interesting bluffs on her way to Gale.

In conclusion, blurp. I'm trying to catch up on sleep and nourishment right now, as well as finish a Blades scenario, so any involvement I'd have would likely be a little patchy, but my spring break starts at the end of next week. So there. I'd hate to see this thing die again, but I'd also hate to see it continue in this gross parody of unlife that is characterized by endless rolls of continent-spanning posts.

[ Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:33: 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
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #90
quote:
Originally written by Jewelz:

I feel overburdened. Anyone want a kid or two?
Two questions: One, can they do calculus? And two, how much do I have to feed/water them?

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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
It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Another vote for the Forge. I also agree that we should have a blades chat again soon... I'll get on that.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #17
Coins do not, in fact, add any weight to your inventory.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #67
quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

And of course because Nikki wasn't gonna be there. ;)
Why would he, if Aran wasn't going to show?

But yeah, I agree about prom being absurd, and the same for both high school and college. But for all the absurdity of high school prom, I actually went... but only because someone asked me (this was one of those things where out of all of my friends, I was the last to know about it). Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have bothered.

But what I really find to be absurd is the number of ways people have spelled 'college'.

EDIT: Well, what do you know, number 4000. Milestone-tastic!

[ Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:49: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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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
In the Shadow of Dragons Released! in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Nemesis, consider yourself enthused. :P

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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
How about a PSP or a DS port? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #1
Lexinator, welcome to the Spiderweb Software Boards. Leave your sanity at the door.

Sadly, this topic has come up many, many times before, and it usually comes to the same conclusion: no dice. I honestly don't think that the games would gain much in translation, and in fact they'd probably lose more. I'm not sure about Jeff's views on the subject.

Though I will admit that using the DS stylus for targeting could be nice.

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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
AAAAAAAH!!! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #54
Excalibur, they never stop spamming you. I'm a junior in college, and I occasionally still get college mail. During freshman year, I think I might've gotten some at my college address.

But what's even better is that since I'm younger than the average college junior, the mail kept arriving for longer. In fact, my own college kept sending me admissions mailings until about halfway through my sophomore year.

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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
What have you been reading recently? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #18
I'm finally reading for enjoyment again (a bit), and just finished Ray Bradbury's Farewell Summer. Now, I'm back on one of my favorite authors, reading Jack McDevitt's Odyssey.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #761
Well, I didn't necessarily mean right this instant, but fairly soon, lest it be consumed.

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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
The New Kid in Town in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #3
Let that be a lesson to all of you kids: If UBB doesn't accept it, it's not a valid news source and isn't worth mentioning.

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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
Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #758
Urgh... well, fair enough.

Now, the thread should be locked, and Dikiyoba should take a nice vacation from writing to properly mull over the inevitable sequel. :P

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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
Scenario placing in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #12
Either way, the offending text has been removed. Let's get on with it. :P

Congrats, Iffy!

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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
Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #721
I believe we have just enough moderators right now, and we really don't need to discuss it any further.

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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
Chicken or Egg? in General
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #3
Bad.

IMAGE(http://www.dorsetsoftware.com/media/43391/newspaper.jpg)

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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
[PPP] Alas, friends, we look toward uncertain times in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

Has anything that's been posted in recent days really merited preservation to begin with? I certainly think it's great that you've been doing this, Aran, but I'm pretty sure we can part with what most assuredly has largely been dross.
Revisionism FTW.

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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
Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #676
If Azuma is a necromancer, I predict that I'll be smiting soon.

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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
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #219
You know, one of the perks of a factional RP is that you don't need nine pages of backstory for every peripheral character. :P

Sara, it's cool... I was similarly inactive. Figured I'd wait to do anything with Sister Nimbus until you showed signs of life.

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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
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #214
quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

I have an excuse, though. I have a whole crap-load of stuff I need to attend. Besides, longer posts will hold people over longer than short snippets. :P

And you're one to talk Ephesos, considering you haven't posted since early page 2.

1. No they won't, they'll just scare away people who don't have enough time to read everyone's novellas.

2. I have a life. And I just posted. So there. :P

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

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