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Statistically Yours, on the First Anniversary in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #17
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Uh... well. This is surprising.

w00t. Not very often I've had the opportunity to say that here.

Hold on... I beat Alorael. I beat Alorael? I beat Alorael?!

(flees)

Congrats! :D :D :D

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Even with all his posting (tasteful spamming), you managed to beat him.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Shift+D in Geneforge Series
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Profile Homepage #5
quote:
Originally written by felix:

No it is G1
It's the same anyway. Please read the part of the GF1 site where it tells you what to do. You've made entire topics about his site pages, so you've obviously read them...

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum V in Avernum 4
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Profile Homepage #251
quote:
Originally written by Tin:

quote:
Ahh, but you didn't pay him to read a spellbook, you paid him an ungodly sum of money to walk you through the incantation so you could cast it yourself. I don't pay my math professor to tell me which textbook I need and to "figure it out", I pay him for examples and demonstrations so I know what i'm doing. Petrie definately knew how to cast the spell.

Having a magical object (spellbook) doesn't make you the original author/creator. Lots of magical stuff is collected out of interest (think gun collecting as a hobby among hunters). Granting access to magical stuff which you do not know how to use (rune reading ability lacking?) for $$ can be for greed/further one's own abilities to further acquire new objects for yor collection.... (think of a price of admission).

So, I am no sold that Petrie actually knew what to do. It may be that Petrie could ape/parrot the instructions but didn't create them.

A mage parroting stuff? I don't think they do that. They're too arrogant. :)

Also, I haven't gotten round to finishing Avernum 2 yet, but I swear that both the Empire and Avernum didn't know how to make quickfire. So how would Petrie have a Vahnatai Tome :o ?

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Statistically Yours, on the First Anniversary in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #11
26. Ah. Just 1 off my target.

Oh well. Next month!

My new targets: 13 or 25.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A Change of Structure in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #47
quote:
Originally written by Liff:

I should be thankful for small mercies, I suppose.

—Alorael, who will frolic his way to Postmastery once more.

Even if he'll never see his title.

Pointless, but hey...

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A Change of Structure in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #45
quote:
Originally written by Tin:

Its a long way to get past being a citizen. That sucks. If I am canned/banned am I no longer a citizen (revert to mercenary/rogue)?
You're still a Citizen. Your "Canned" or "Banned" title just takes precedence over it. When you become unbanned/canned you will still be a citizen. Just imagine it as if you've been put in prison. When you're in jail, you're still a citizen, yet everyone knows you're in jail.

- Archmagus Micael

P.S. I hope that makes sense.

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum V in Avernum 4
Agent
Member # 4506
Profile Homepage #249
quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

No more Erika. No more Rentar. No more Garzahd.

- Jeff Vogel

Yay! I'm happy.

Garazhd = EVIL
Rentar = SHE REFUSES TO DIE
Erika = DOES SHE HAVE TO TRAP HER TOWER?

Marcelo - Interesting idea, but all he really needs to do is re-implement "rest". Then I'll be happy.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A Change of Structure in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #43
Oh <sarcasm> great </sarcasm>. I'm a lowly adventurer! Don't I deserve better :rolleyes: ?

Oh well! I demand a new script from Dikiyoba now, since we've all got new titles.

- Archmagus Micael

P.S. I'm a god adventurer. Even though I'm going to be one for the rest of my life... :(

Oh well! :D

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Re-regristration in Tech Support
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Profile Homepage #4
quote:
Originally written by Geneforge_Fan:

the serial number?
Game code.
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum 2 Debug mode in Tech Support
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Profile Homepage #7
Well,

I've figured out how I got into Debug mode finally. All I did was turn Caps-Lock on. And then it was all debug mode! Thankfully I know how to turn it off now, so...

Jeff, are you sure it's not meant to be like this, because all the copies I have do the identical thing, and they're the latest version :o .

But anyway, is there any secret advantage to debug mode?

- Archmagus Micael

[ Monday, April 17, 2006 07:10: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
I learned my lesson in Avernum 4
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Profile Homepage #22
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Clickxabbu:

—Alorael, who also likes humorous death messages. Can't have enough of them, especially when they're really unexpected and uncalled for.
Seconded. I think the best one was the barrier in the northern islands in A1 that talked about how you were dying but you just didn't care.

That one was so annoying. After running into it a couple of dozen times I cracked and asked for help. Amazing read the first time though. And we musn't forget the sign in the middle of the Swamp in E/A3. Warning: Swamp.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A3: Poor mages! in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Archmagus Micael:

And to talk about the Anama, they were brilliant in Exile 3, since you could get Divine Thud. Now I never go for them in Avernum 3, as you need both Mage and Priest spells.
There was actually a spell called Divine [b]THUD
?![/b]
My personal favourite spell in Exile 3 and BoA. Amazing fun.

Firestorm area effect, but I think it was wound damage. And LOTS of it.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Sunday, April 16, 2006 03:08: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
How did you discover Avernum? in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Probably not. Some of the game prices have been lowered recently and Dikiyoba thinks that as close as it's going to get.
Well, Exile 1 may become freeware in oh about 10 years, when nothing can run it. But for the time being no, and it will stay no for a long time. People have been trying to get Jeff to release the source for BoE for ages so it cna be updated by people who care, but he won't let them. So I doubt he'll turn other games freeware just because people want to play them. After all, that is why you buy them.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Are FRPGs inherently gerontocratic? in General
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quote:
Originally written by A Matter of Time and Space:

You don't need to be the heroes to make a scenario good.

You also don't need to be making purchases for others. Buy the Magical Whatsit for yourself!

—Alorael, who wants to know whether a two for the price of one deal can ever apply to the One Artifact of Ultimate Power.

Probably. A supermarket always has LOTS of the same item, so it seems reasonable that you could buy both, or however many you wanted.

Then again, why doesn't the bad guy do the same? That's another reason why artifacts are always old: no-one knows how to make them anymore, so whoever has them is more powerful. If everyone could make or acquire them, the artifact would be rendered useless.

You can't exactly save the world using the power given to you by your ARTIFACT of Strength, if the baddie has one also.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Point of the Demonslayer? in The Exile Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by lordofdc:

Wheres the giant slayer.A1,A2 and A3
Not sure about A1 and 2, but I think in A3 it's hidden in one of the Giant caves near that town (lorelie?) {the one with all the giant troubles}

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Are FRPGs inherently gerontocratic? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lenar Labs:

quote:
Originally written by Khoth:

Because recovering the Mystical Item of Doom from the Dungeon of Terror makes for a better story than would nipping down to the local supermarket to buy the new improved Ring of Power that's 50% more powerful than last year's model that the bad guy's using, perhaps.
Sounds like the premise for a good Blades scenario.

Yeah, but who would play it? It would be the same as saying that your character(s) aren't the hero(s), just their secretaries. It may be original, but playable?

EDIT: Welcome back Thuryl.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Saturday, April 15, 2006 11:54: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
A3: Poor mages! in The Avernum Trilogy
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Well, I think that you'll find that Priest spells (at least in my experience) do more damage to certain types of creatures, but overall are less effective than Mage spells. Mage spells overall do higher damage than Priest spells, except when you have a monster which the priest spells are effetive against.

What I'm trying to say is: Most Mage spells are affective against most things, but Priest spells do more damage to certain monsters.

Ofcourse, this is judging from personal experience, and I'm sure there will be other views on this.

And to talk about the Anama, they were brilliant in Exile 3, since you could get Divine Thud. Now I never go for them in Avernum 3, as you need both Mage and Priest spells.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Hawk's A4 Editor Question... in Avernum 4
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quote:
Originally written by Wyndynights:

Hmmm....I clicked on the link, downloaded the zip file, its just a txt document? Where do I put it? And, how does it work, if it's just a txt document?
If it's just a text file, then it overrrides one of the script files in Avernum 4.

Just copy and paste it into the "Scripts" folder in your Avernum 4 folder.

Remember to back up the file which it overrides, incase something goes wrong (unlikely), or you want to remove it when you get better at the game (likely).

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
ChronoSpidweb in General
Agent
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Profile Homepage #23
:D

Yeah. I'm still a kinda newbie, even though I;ve been around for... has it really been that long :eek: ?

- Archmagus Micael

[ Friday, April 14, 2006 02:24: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Registering (not quite a technical question) in Tech Support
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quote:
Originally written by W@r_PsychoHippy:

about the registration codes.
when you recieve them, do they ever like have an Expiry Date coz im gonna register Exile 3 sometime soon and i have a straaange feeling ima gonna need to re-format my PC coz its bein a biznotch.

ive played the demo to Exile 3 too many times lol its getting annoying that those mystical barriers stopping me going to interesting places.

im new here if ya didnt notice :P

im glad to see im not the only person who likes these games (all my mates think im weird :confused: )

If you reformat your computer, all you have to do is email Jeff, give him the details you registered under (name, address), and give him the new code. He'll send you an email. Or you could jst back up Exile 3 on a disk and copy it back to your system after reformatting it.

But if you've registered with Jeff properly, you can keep on asking him for a new code whenever your computer dies for some reason or another.

BTW, Exile 3's a great game. Was my first one that I actually registered. Then I got hooked on Avernum (after I decided I liked the new engine).

- Archmagus Micael

EDIT: In your case, Codes (don't forget the editor's code also).

[ Friday, April 14, 2006 02:09: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
How many people would like spiderweb software to make a game for the nintendo DS in General
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Against.

Who voted for? :mad:

32,1

- Archmagus Micael

P.S. What's a DS again? :D

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Avernum V in Avernum 4
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Profile Homepage #228
quote:
Originally written by Kuranes-:

We have no record of any non-vahnatai ever attaining bokhood, with or without vahnatai aid. Seeing as the ritual is one of the most closely guarded secrets of the vahnatai, I don't see it being learned (let alone mastered) by humans anytime soon...
You never know. If Rentar could bring back Garzahd (ah damn! I had to face him again), I'm sure another Vahnatai could bring back Erika.

I'm not sure we all want Erika back, but it could be done.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
lost some items in Geneforge Series
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Profile Homepage #4
quote:
Originally written by Vlady:

I was very careful in keeping my items to not more than 50 per chest. I was carrying those particular ones because I was, most probably, gona try to make the All Protector and then took another exit to fight off some places. I most definitely left it somewhere, just don't know where nor when...

I tried going back to the creator's lair but I found none of those objects there either. Tried going to all the forges too see if they were left in them.

hmmm... I guess I lost it. After all, it was my fault for having lost them. I guess I'll never see the "all protector" :( (

Don't forget, if there were lots of other items in the own at the same time, even if you put your items in chests, you may have lost some.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Spidweb Community Xbox Live Party! in General
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quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

quote:
Originally written by Kuranes-:

What is it with game consoles? At least with PC/Mac games you can pretend to yourself you are using the computer for non-frivolous reasons.
It's right, but playing in the Net with a Mac is almost impossibile... :rolleyes:

That's why PCs exist.

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Registering (not quite a technical question) in Tech Support
Agent
Member # 4506
Profile Homepage #7
quote:
Originally written by Erika Maroonmark:

Yeah, I'm actually from New York. =D I'm not actually British, I just say stuff like "colour" and "grey". Because it looks better.

At last! Someone with taste...

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Avernum?" ~ Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
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MY FORUM! Randomosity at it's highest! :)
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00

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