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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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Nature's power cannot be shaken. It cannot be turned aside, for the laws of life and the world are immutable in the long-term. - Teachings of the Order

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Gebra Ruins - Sister Quartz stared out across the clearing, standing perfectly still. Her tattered cloak had been patched with woven grass, and was in part held together by small twigs. When she wasn't moving, it was hard to distinguish her from a patch of shrubbery.

Before the Time of the Star, Quartz had been dispatched to Valorim along with a small crew of druids and warriors to fight the Hunters*. They had landed among the Karnold Isles, and had barely gotten to dry land before the rakshasi stormed the islands. The people were unable to put up any sort of fight, but Quartz's band had gone into hiding in the more heavily-forested islands.

Cut off from the Order, they never learned of the Hunters' demise, or of their return. Facing the rakshasi head-on, their methods grew more and more extreme... Quartz had been a pacifist before her grandfather was killed in the Hunter takeover of Kriszan, and now her peers on Krell would never recognize her.

She stood stock-still, and a shrill whistle floated through the forest to her, accompanied by the sound of unevenly-paced running.

The rakshasa burst through the trees into the clearing, with a wall of thick brambles close behind it. The cat tried to burn them away, but the damaged sections simply closed up and continued pushing. Tree roots surged across its path, trying either to trip up the beast or to slice its legs off.

Sister Quartz drew her staff, a movement which finally caught the cat's attention. It glowed bright red for a moment, the same color as the rakshasa's eyes. Then, nothing. The cat laughed, a grating sound that Quartz and her crew had learned to ignore over the past few months.

Then the earth opened up and swallowed the beast, closing with a flesh-rending snap. Sister Quartz smiled and called out to the woods, "That's the last of them!"

Now they could turn their attention back to the Hunters.


*Proof that I'm not making this up.

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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*stares slack-jawed at post lengths*

Come on, people, no need to write a novel with each post. And you wonder why things have slowed down. :P

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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Sweet, new spell. :D

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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.
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Released: Blades Forge in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I demand a .pancake file type!

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

the discussions would grow infinitely more interesting if people were more interested in academia.
Good lord man, we've tried it. It wears you out.

quote:
Where's the spirit of toying around with people gone?
Oh, it's not gone. It's just been banned a few times.

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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.
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Happy Birthday Nicothodes!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

"Stolah u kulame"
What he said. :P

Happy birthday, Nicothodes!

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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.
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Blades Scenarios by Starting Level in Blades of Avernum
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This topic has definitely come up a lot, and TM was nice enough to give us a nice little chart on the topic.

Discuss.

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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.
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What's Going On? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Wait, is there a masculine movement?
It's called Western civilization.

EDIT: GK, you see, I try and make points, and then you come in and make the same ones again and call me wrong. Knock it off.

[ Saturday, February 02, 2008 15:03: 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.
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Character Traits / Adventure Log in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

The graphics for Shades of Gray don't work peoperly on either platform, so the scenario works slowly.

Yeah, I already bugged Ephesos about this when I was beta testing. I don't know what in the heck is wrong, since no one else seems to have a problem with it.

As far as I know, you are the only person who ever had this problem, Excalibur. So I'm sorry, but I can't figure it out.

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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.
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Character Traits / Adventure Log in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

(I don't remember if it was worthwhile, though, or how grossly overpowered the guards were.)
Let me save you some time... the guards placed in that chamber are lvl 85 and 70, and the four lvl 70 guards are invisible.

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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.
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The Future of Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I have no idea about how likely Jeff is to actually do that, but it couldn't hurt for us (as a group, not all individually) email him.

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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
Glued much? in General
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Hm... what glued me here. When I joined, it was the imminent release of Blades of Avernum. And it is definitely what keeps me here, even when sometimes I think I'd benefit personally from leaving.

As for now, as another semester of college threatens to knock me out cold again, I hope that I'll be able to continue sticking around. So, so tired...

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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.
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2007 Movies in General
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Stardust was amazing, as was Live Free or Die Hard. Thankfully, they were amazing in completely different ways. :P

I wish I hadn't missed Sweeney Todd, and I plan to catch it as soon as it's out on dvd.

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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.
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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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quote:
Originally written by Locmaar:

Atheism clearly is no religion at all.
Yessir, you must really hate them atheists. If it helps you sleep at night, think of it as merely "one's opinion of religion".

But in all honesty, I'm pretty sure atheism counts as a religion. What about it specifically irks you, or is it just a knee-jerk reaction?

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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.
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Diversity in General
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Heh. Wonder who answered Pacific Islander?

Also, further proving the inherent broken-ness of polls, those choices are kinda odd. "Native American (or other continent)" is a little weird, as is lumping together all of Asia. Meh, makes me wonder when my university's so-called Diversity Week falls this 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.
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Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Yay!

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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
Beta Call: Muffins n' Hell in Blades of Avernum
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Iffy, report sent. And for the most part, good work.

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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
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Impressive stuff, Dikiyoba. As always. But since we found those 'herbs' in Misc, would there perchance be enough around to make a Balm of Life? :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
Beta Call: Muffins n' Hell in Blades of Avernum
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Iffy, if you need additional help, feel free to send it my way (no need to convert the graphics, I can do that myself).

Name: Stephen
Email: ephesossh(at)gmail(dot)com
System: Mac OS 10.4.10
Experience: Made four scenarios and tested a bunch, including Undead Valley. There's your experience. :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.
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Bobby Fischer in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

...that never died before.
Poor Ephesos

...(confused)

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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
Dialoge script error. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Also, you don't need the parentheses in the condition line (don't ask me why). It can just be:

condition = get_flag(0,23) == 1;

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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
Dialoge script error. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Wow, that's broken.

begintalknode 6;
state = 3;
nextstate = -1;
question = "So what do we have to do?";
text1 = "_Go to a cave that is west from here. In there you will find two portals. Take the left one. The other leads to Hell._";
text2 = "_After that, get through the maze and take the items there. Then come back. I hope you succeed. I really need help. And those items will be necessary_";
code =
toggle_quest(0,1);
break;
//the code block and break; need separate lines


begintalknode 7;
state = 1;
nextstate = 4;
condition = get_flag(0,23) == 1;
question = "Hey, we got the items you wanted!";
text1 = "_Great. And you should thank me for the portal. You are probably wondering what those are exactly._"; //Removed a stray parenthesis here
text2 = "_They are called the 'Bow of God' and 'Arrow of Heaven'. They are called this because they are special._";
text3 = "_The 'Bow of God' is the only bow that can shoot the 'Arrow of Heaven'. Both of them only appear if there is some crazy non-stop demon someplace. And they appear in a secret location, only told to someone in a dream._";
code =
set_flag(0,23,1);
break;
So, some pointers. The way you make dialog nodes only appear once is through condition statements. (Look this up in the docs) It uses a line like:
condition = get_flag(0,23) == 1;But the only time you should be using if-statements in a dialog script is in the code section.

Two, you need more line breaks, because there were a couple of things that wound up on the same line. Generally speaking, give each chunk of the node its own line.

Three, I caught a stray parenthesis after a text segment.

Fourth, I corrected some spelling errors. I think that's all.

[ Friday, January 18, 2008 16:13: 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
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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quote:
Originally written by Azuma:

Not the crazy, retared not normal..but like a half-human, half-slith..or something like that..I guess it might rouse up some controversy so I didn't post it immediately..
I agree with Goldenking on this one... consider it vetoed, because it doesn't fit anywhere with Avernum canon.

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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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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

Remember Ernest, the guy with portals going everywhere in A3? I'm going to use him to get myself some serious portal connections everywhere...
Did anybody remember that we're playing this several hundred years after the events of the Avernum games? Ernest is dead, and his hut is long left to ruin.

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