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1994 Backwards Is 2006 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #55
A curious thing about Mussolini: he didn't actually make the trains run on time. He just ruled in a way that appealed to people who liked to be able to say that at least the trains were running on time. These people, apparently, are still with us now.

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Ash Got Banned... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #18
The old heroes always return at the end.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Regrettable But in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #173
quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

Ah, Bootsy, where have you gone?
I had been contently minding my business at desp. Then this futile ramrodery spilled over there.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Beta Call for Mad Ambition in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #31
I MOCK AND DERIDE NOT ONLY YOUR WORK, BUT THE WORK OF ALL YOUR ENEMIES AND COMPETITORS. TREMBLE BENEATH THE TOWERING DISDAIN THAT QUALIFIES ME TO BETA TEST. IN CONCLUSION, ARENI RAWKS!!!!!!!!!

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
BORK BASELY BETRAYED in Richard White Games
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #0
FAT AND SASSY IN YOUR WOOKIE COSTUME, BORK, YOU CAMP OUTSIDE THE CINEPLEX

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GIVING TAIL-DRAGGING ANTHONY

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HIS CHANCE

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TO DINE ON CHICKEN AND WINE

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[ Wednesday, May 18, 2005 16:41: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Rebellion in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #12
Well, if we're gonna reason in circles, we could just as easily conclude that because the imperial regime depends for its survival on conditions that cannot but provoke social instability, it, and not the rebels, is the force of disorder. And, anyway, doesn't Vogel's tatty old lesson in ambiguity require that the two sides mirror each other? I don't remember a heck of a lot of anarchy within the ranks of the rebellion or the territory it held. But there you go: anything that claims the name of government must be on the side of order, and whatever is, is right.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
BORK BORK BORK in Richard White Games
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #1
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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
canopy (this is weird)(and funny) in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #31
Hey, that ain't a bug. GOBLIN PUNCH!!!!! comes in very handy.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Phaedra in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #22
quote:
IAN FAITH: They're not going to release the album . . . because they've decided that the cover is sexist.

NIGEL TUFNEL: Well, so what? What's wrong with being sexy?
I've lost track: who's playing whom in this Spidweb Players reenactment of Spinal Tap?

[ Thursday, April 07, 2005 16:23: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Terri Schiavo in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #43
Reuters is a public company, based in London and traded there and on the NASDAQ (and maybe elsewhere by now). Its corporate structure places severe restrictions on the amount of stock any individual can hold. There was formerly a trust which, beginning in WWII and ending sometime in the 1980s (I think), privately owned the corporation. My sense is that some version or descendent of that trust still exists and exercises a controlling interest in the company.

The AP is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by its member newspapers (all in the U.S., I believe).

Oh yeah, and Reuters' Oddly Enough page should be your first stop for news of naked Germans, Russian vodka-rescue-and-recovery operations and eunuch pride events.

[ Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:23: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
HLPM v1.1.2 released in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #23
The key word there is "average": the SW scenarios are committed to raising all spells to level 3, but after that, there's a good deal of variance between one spell and the next, depending on scenario design and player preference. My DwtD priest (level 34) has War Blessing and Repel Spirit at level 5 (and could have gotten the latter higher, if I'm remembering right), which is obviously a great advantage in Bahssikava, but perhaps not elsewhere; and, meanwhile, several of the party's other priest spells are at much lower levels. I don't know how you'd reproduce that in the HLPM without scripting some way of giving a player a lump sum of spell levels to apportion as he or she pleased. Perhaps a rough approximation is to make a new level of spells above 3 available every 10 levels after level 30? (So level 4 at 40, 5 at 50, etc.)

Needless to say, my level 40 PCs that have gone through A Perfect Forest and Canopy have even higher average spell levels, but Canopy is hardly where you'd go to benchmark sane game balance.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
HLPM v1.1.2 released in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #21
Increase the spell levels for sale in the shops. The HLPM party I created for Bahssikava had to start with spells that were, on average, less powerful than those thrown around by a party that goes through the Spidweb scenarios.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
bahssikava - windows version in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #8
Either I misunderstand the hints file (good chance), or one of its solutions is more complicated than it needs to be. To charge the beam emitter in the far NE (power source at 30,8), I didn't have to mess around freeing the mirrors that are trapped behind the beam that bisects that room. Using the lever at 46,44, I fired up the emitter in the "library" in the SE corner of the level and directed its beam to power the emitter in the NE room.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Tatermedallion- Help in Blades of Exile
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #11
Tarl's passwords.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Favorite Movie. in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #22
Meantime, High Hopes or Grown Ups.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
What's the diff? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #11
BOA HAS TEh NO DAMEDGE KAP!!

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Corruption in Indonesia in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #1
What do you think of this? A heavily indebted subsidiary of a company formerly run by the Vice President of a certain nation received a no-bid contract worth hundreds of billions of public dollars to clean up after a war started at that Vice President's urging, thus returning the subsidiary to solvency and permitting its parent company to initiate proceedings to sell it, successfully boosting the price of that parent company's stock, in which the Vice President at the time owned 433,000 options. Damn corrupt Third World countries. The lesson is, never waste our virtuous white dollars on them.

[ Friday, January 14, 2005 07:26: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Canopy: Manufactured Womb is Released! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #52
Head east, not west. There's a gap in the walls. (And you should be able to stay out of range of the wizards as you head there).

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Beta-Call for Bahssikava in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #10
Name:Boots
Email: UUURHRHU HUNGNH AAAUUUGH
Beta-testing: TM Scenario 103, TM Scenario 104, TM Scenario 105, TM Scenario 106, Areni, A Perfect Forest -- can't remember if they're others.
Mac OS 10.2.8
Whichever party you would like me to use.

[ Thursday, January 13, 2005 15:30: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Preventing Weapons in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #2
I'm presuming TM counts cursed items as a "workaround," since he and I discussed the idea awhile back.

What effect are you trying to reproduce, TM? The absolute inability to wield a weapon -- as in my attempt to reproduce the effects of amputation -- or simply the illegality of walking around with openly brandished choppers?

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Preventing Weapons in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #2
I'm presuming TM counts cursed items as a "workaround," since he and I discussed the idea awhile back.

What effect are you trying to reproduce, TM? The absolute inability to wield a weapon -- as in my attempt to reproduce the effects of amputation -- or simply the illegality of walking around with openly brandished choppers?

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Morality question in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #23
Kiss him.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Favourite Cartoon Series in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #9
The Tick.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Music?? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #13
If by "classic rock" is meant "self-congratulatory pap."

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00
Jeff's rep and the Perils of Creating a Scenario Editor in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 455
Profile #26
quote:
If you're still unsure just don't buy the product right away and see what people have to say.
. . . . provided, of course, that they don't "yell" at or "insult" the company in question. That wouldn't be good manners -- and business, while it may not be about ethics, it sure is about good manners . . .

Let's be clear: nobody had been up to much "yelling" at JV on these boards recently until a remarkable number of new visitors took an interest in trolling through the back issues. And if you don't think there's a point to complaining about a product you've purchased, take a look at how much better JV's support for BoA already is than his support for BoE was. If you're telling me he did that out of the goodness of his heart, I refer you to your earlier remarks about business and ethics.

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Posts: 265 | Registered: Saturday, December 29 2001 08:00

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