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Icshi: P.J. Farmer is a god among men. Okay, that was a slight exageration, but he's one of the few writers out there who have succeeded at telling modern versions of pulp stories. I love pulp fiction writers. His stories about Tarzan are wonderful, and the one were Tarzan fights Doc Savage is wonderful. Granted, they are what they are: exagerated pulp fiction retellings. Don't expect any brain candy in those. He also did one for Philleas Fogg that was rather entertaining!
There's also his Dayworld books (first couple fine, then not so fine to rather bad)
His classic series may be Riverworld.
Wonderful concept: a world where the dead people end up (no, not Heaven. Far from it)
First two books are as entertaining as adventures get. Then he gets weird when he explains what's going on.
However, the chance to read Richar Burton (the explorer) having adventurers with Mark Twain and other luminaries was too cool for me.

I'm also delighted HPL is getting a clean up, being an enormous fan of him. Ditto for REH whom I proffesor of mine once described as a warrior wimp (wimp in real life, warrior in fiction)
Maybe we will get some treatment for ERB?
And, even though he is not SF, Edgar Wallace, which is one of my favorite thriller (old meaning) writers around.

The fact that "The World Between" had a superb ending is a bit of a detour for Vance who usually just kind of ends his stories like. . . there. Ended.

You guys know he's got a new book, right? It's called "Lurulu" and is a sequel to Ports of Call. He's almost 90 years old (born in 1916), and almost completely blind.

VIE is also in my millionaire list--> it costs over 1000 dollars!

Actually, I enjoyed some of those Doctor Who books. I particularly enjoyed the one with Sherlock Holmes. . . something about fire.

Iain Banks is indeed one of those cool ones.

I read recently a book by James Alan Gardner, "Expendable." Short book. Not bad. I thought his eyes screamed for more depth and more examples, but it was cool enough. I hear there's a sequel.

Trinity: No kidding, man!!! I read the Age of Unreason by GK too and felt the exact the same way you did. Darn it. The first book was so wonderful (gotta start using other adjectives :D ). And then. . . I read all of them. You didn't miss much. In fact it has been about a year since and I hardly remember at all what happened at the end.

Still, I'm reading right now the Briar King, the first of his new series. So far so good, but we'll see.

Deadlines can be a drag.

On the other hand, look at George R. R. Martin. It has taken him over 4 years to complete the fourth book of the Song of Fire and Ice saga and he's still working on it.
BTW, if you guys haven't read it, I sincerely recommend it. It has a very strong historical feeling. Very gritty, unrelenting and unrepenting.

Oh, and if you guys want to read another "version" of what Keyes was doing with Age of Unreason, you may want to check The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson.

Now, as far as alternate histories go, this is as subtle as they come. No big chances. In fact, hardly any chance at all from what I've been told (haven't read vol. 2 and 3 yet.) but it's very well written (if you get his style, which may not be for al tastes) and they are a nice "tour" through the political/social/scientific changes of the 18th century. In fact, by the same author, Cyptonomicon, Diamond Age and SnowCrash are fun.

BTW, guys, there's a cool SF series by Stephen Donaldson, the Gap Series. A cool adventure.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Icshi: P.J. Farmer is a god among men. Okay, that was a slight exageration, but he's one of the few writers out there who have succeeded at telling modern versions of pulp stories. I love pulp fiction writers. His stories about Tarzan are wonderful, and the one were Tarzan fights Doc Savage is wonderful. Granted, they are what they are: exagerated pulp fiction retellings. Don't expect any brain candy in those. He also did one for Philleas Fogg that was rather entertaining!
There's also his Dayworld books (first couple fine, then not so fine to rather bad)
His classic series may be Riverworld.
Wonderful concept: a world where the dead people end up (no, not Heaven. Far from it)
First two books are as entertaining as adventures get. Then he gets weird when he explains what's going on.
However, the chance to read Richar Burton (the explorer) having adventurers with Mark Twain and other luminaries was too cool for me.

I'm also delighted HPL is getting a clean up, being an enormous fan of him. Ditto for REH whom I proffesor of mine once described as a warrior wimp (wimp in real life, warrior in fiction)
Maybe we will get some treatment for ERB?
And, even though he is not SF, Edgar Wallace, which is one of my favorite thriller (old meaning) writers around.

The fact that "The World Between" had a superb ending is a bit of a detour for Vance who usually just kind of ends his stories like. . . there. Ended.

You guys know he's got a new book, right? It's called "Lurulu" and is a sequel to Ports of Call. He's almost 90 years old (born in 1916), and almost completely blind.

VIE is also in my millionaire list--> it costs over 1000 dollars!

Actually, I enjoyed some of those Doctor Who books. I particularly enjoyed the one with Sherlock Holmes. . . something about fire.

Iain Banks is indeed one of those cool ones.

I read recently a book by James Alan Gardner, "Expendable." Short book. Not bad. I thought his eyes screamed for more depth and more examples, but it was cool enough. I hear there's a sequel.

Trinity: No kidding, man!!! I read the Age of Unreason by GK too and felt the exact the same way you did. Darn it. The first book was so wonderful (gotta start using other adjectives :D ). And then. . . I read all of them. You didn't miss much. In fact it has been about a year since and I hardly remember at all what happened at the end.

Still, I'm reading right now the Briar King, the first of his new series. So far so good, but we'll see.

Deadlines can be a drag.

On the other hand, look at George R. R. Martin. It has taken him over 4 years to complete the fourth book of the Song of Fire and Ice saga and he's still working on it.
BTW, if you guys haven't read it, I sincerely recommend it. It has a very strong historical feeling. Very gritty, unrelenting and unrepenting.

Oh, and if you guys want to read another "version" of what Keyes was doing with Age of Unreason, you may want to check The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson.

Now, as far as alternate histories go, this is as subtle as they come. No big chances. In fact, hardly any chance at all from what I've been told (haven't read vol. 2 and 3 yet.) but it's very well written (if you get his style, which may not be for al tastes) and they are a nice "tour" through the political/social/scientific changes of the 18th century. In fact, by the same author, Cyptonomicon, Diamond Age and SnowCrash are fun.

BTW, guys, there's a cool SF series by Stephen Donaldson, the Gap Series. A cool adventure.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Captain Obvious: 5435 (24, as of 02/21/05) insults 5397 (5 as of 02/21/05)

(Unless he insulted 869. Or both)

This is pointless.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Captain Obvious: 5435 (24, as of 02/21/05) insults 5397 (5 as of 02/21/05)

(Unless he insulted 869. Or both)

This is pointless.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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WNE: I recently registered Realmz again. It took me about. . . I think two or three months to receive a reply from them.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Each tree has a root.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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I miss secret doors. It may seem like a very small detail to point out, but I miss them.

I remember when most CRPGs that came out had secret doors in them. They made careful exploring of a dungeon (after the satisfaction of having wiped it out of evil thingies) a nice experience. Take it easy for a while, be patient, and be rewarded for both the patience and the extermination of monsters.

Secret doors still pop-up in CRPGs here and there, but, for some reason, it feels to me like they just aren't as much of a fixture anymore.
Am I getting the wrong feeling about this?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Golems. (the reasons are very similar to those listed above)

The slimes were also cool. The roaches factory was very entertaining. The Troglo/Giant quest was nice, too.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Amen to that, Kel. This kid, though, doesn't strike me as bombastic as others. I hope he listens to Cav, and learns from this so that he starts asking for permission.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Alo, you're right, I'd forgotten he had said that about the engine.

You raised an interesting point when you mentioned the shift between Exile and Avernum.

I'm wondering, if there is a similar shift now between Avernum and A4, what will it be like?

It needs to still be simply, graphics wise, since as he has pointed out he makes his game thinking of 56 modems.

What may we be looking at? A more refined isometric feeling?

If we take into consideration the GF engine, one of the major differences, for me, is the size of the characters.

Do you guys think that may be one of the changes?

I hope one thing: that movement between places is like Avernum, that is, the whole world is integrated.

I mean, you walk out of a city/dungeon and are in the outdoors from where you can directly enter other places.

No separate zones like GF where, even though when you play you get the feeling that everything is integrated, in the location map everything is separated and divided.

What do you guys think?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Yeah, I think flying won't happen. The magic book is more likely, if such a thing as teleportation does happen.

In the end, we may get the usual things as Icshi pointed out. I doubt there'll be anything fancier than that.

I'd love to see underground caverns, though, specially as he can institute them as a separate dungeon and kill to two birds with one stone.

Vance: Dying Earth. Superb. I specially love the Cugel books, which are the only books I've read about five times each.
Demon Prince: Wonderful stuff, I go back and forth between that one and his two other major series, Alastor and Planet of Adventure (sometimes the latter wins due to its E.R. Burroughs feel)
Languages of Pao: What cool premise that had, about how languages affect our way of thinking and acting!
Space Opera: Hah! And it was indeed an opera in space, and a Space Opera at the same time! :D
Nopalgarth: Gods. That's a really obscure part of his ouvre! One of his earliest, too.
Short Stories: Trinity, you may have just quoted his three most classic short stories ever. The Men Return had such a beautiful concept, if I remember correctly that's the one about the pocket of Causality. And Moon Math is one of best expositions I've seen on fiction about the role of masks in our society, both literal and figurative.

Note: If you win the lotto and want to spend 1000 or so dollars, there is a gorgeous collection of all of Vance stuff in hardbound. It's called the VIE project and what these people did (I was briefly part of it) was that they took all the versions of all his stuff and in conjunction with him and his wife they completely revised each and every single piece of his work to produce what they called: Vance Integral Edition. Purer than these versions, there is naught!
The new iBooks versions are taken from these editions.

Hey, who knows this thread may get people reading van Vogt, Vance, and perhaps indirectly, those old time SF writers who were so magnificent (the occassional mediocre piece consciously and politely ignored).
SF just isn't what it used to be. By and large.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Yeah, I think flying won't happen. The magic book is more likely, if such a thing as teleportation does happen.

In the end, we may get the usual things as Icshi pointed out. I doubt there'll be anything fancier than that.

I'd love to see underground caverns, though, specially as he can institute them as a separate dungeon and kill to two birds with one stone.

Vance: Dying Earth. Superb. I specially love the Cugel books, which are the only books I've read about five times each.
Demon Prince: Wonderful stuff, I go back and forth between that one and his two other major series, Alastor and Planet of Adventure (sometimes the latter wins due to its E.R. Burroughs feel)
Languages of Pao: What cool premise that had, about how languages affect our way of thinking and acting!
Space Opera: Hah! And it was indeed an opera in space, and a Space Opera at the same time! :D
Nopalgarth: Gods. That's a really obscure part of his ouvre! One of his earliest, too.
Short Stories: Trinity, you may have just quoted his three most classic short stories ever. The Men Return had such a beautiful concept, if I remember correctly that's the one about the pocket of Causality. And Moon Math is one of best expositions I've seen on fiction about the role of masks in our society, both literal and figurative.

Note: If you win the lotto and want to spend 1000 or so dollars, there is a gorgeous collection of all of Vance stuff in hardbound. It's called the VIE project and what these people did (I was briefly part of it) was that they took all the versions of all his stuff and in conjunction with him and his wife they completely revised each and every single piece of his work to produce what they called: Vance Integral Edition. Purer than these versions, there is naught!
The new iBooks versions are taken from these editions.

Hey, who knows this thread may get people reading van Vogt, Vance, and perhaps indirectly, those old time SF writers who were so magnificent (the occassional mediocre piece consciously and politely ignored).
SF just isn't what it used to be. By and large.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Yeah, I think flying won't happen. The magic book is more likely, if such a thing as teleportation does happen.

In the end, we may get the usual things as Icshi pointed out. I doubt there'll be anything fancier than that.

I'd love to see underground caverns, though, specially as he can institute them as a separate dungeon and kill to two birds with one stone.

Vance: Dying Earth. Superb. I specially love the Cugel books, which are the only books I've read about five times each.
Demon Prince: Wonderful stuff, I go back and forth between that one and his two other major series, Alastor and Planet of Adventure (sometimes the latter wins due to its E.R. Burroughs feel)
Languages of Pao: What cool premise that had, about how languages affect our way of thinking and acting!
Space Opera: Hah! And it was indeed an opera in space, and a Space Opera at the same time! :D
Nopalgarth: Gods. That's a really obscure part of his ouvre! One of his earliest, too.
Short Stories: Trinity, you may have just quoted his three most classic short stories ever. The Men Return had such a beautiful concept, if I remember correctly that's the one about the pocket of Causality. And Moon Math is one of best expositions I've seen on fiction about the role of masks in our society, both literal and figurative.

Note: If you win the lotto and want to spend 1000 or so dollars, there is a gorgeous collection of all of Vance stuff in hardbound. It's called the VIE project and what these people did (I was briefly part of it) was that they took all the versions of all his stuff and in conjunction with him and his wife they completely revised each and every single piece of his work to produce what they called: Vance Integral Edition. Purer than these versions, there is naught!
The new iBooks versions are taken from these editions.

Hey, who knows this thread may get people reading van Vogt, Vance, and perhaps indirectly, those old time SF writers who were so magnificent (the occassional mediocre piece consciously and politely ignored).
SF just isn't what it used to be. By and large.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Jamie Lee Curtis is cool
Oh. Yeah.

I haven't seen MitM since the first season. Is JLC in the show? If so I shall start watching religiously.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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I've ordered and had no problems, and live in Venezuela.

Is your card an International Card? That's a possible problem, make sure it is. And as Thuryl mentioned, double check that you wrote in all the numbers.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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(well so far no one has expressed anger over being guessed to be wrong person. How long will that last?
(feel the same way, Aran.))

I had a question, rules wise:

How many times can we guess? Unlimited? I don't see a problem with that but. . . what about if someone with a lot of time on his side decided to start gussing like crazy, say he picks a name and guesses twenty different people for that same name at once?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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The Faerie Queen got to me. I was looking cross eyed after page 100. Turgid...
Yup. Dunsany can have that effect. He's one tough guy to read.

This is not quite subject related, but if anybody out there likes Tolkien, I recommend you this book:

"The Road to Middle Earth" by T.A. Shippey. Brilliant book. It describes the different sources from where Tolkien based many of his ideas. Wonderfully knowledgeable. If you like literatury history, philology, and, of course, Tolkien, then this may prove to be a treat.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Not surprised you're angry Cav!

The only thing that I'm going to say, for some reason, in his defense is that maybe he has no clue of what he is doing.

Oh, and the preceding paragraph is no EXCUSE, since if you don't know something, you bloody ask.

Sorry, getting abrasive.

That guy in the picture is a "pastor"? I hope the thing he is putting in his mouth has no religious significance and the picture is meant to be silly. Otherwise I'm going to be very afraid.

Cav: have you talked to him to ask him to get those things off his place asap, or to at least offer an explanation/apology?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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That myspace place, I take is in the U.S? Or is it international.

No picture of me, so I guess I'll just post the picture of a guy who looks nothing like me (but it's the best miniseries ever made for TV. Period)

IMAGE(http://fusionanomaly.net/prisonerlotus7.jpg)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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I'm not much of a poetry critic, but I liked it. Sounded to me more like the lyric of a song than a poem (not meant as a detriment, btw) but I liked the message and the way you expressed it.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Yay! Between this and the other scenarios that have come up in the last few months and will come up in the next, I have a reason to play through BoA again.

Thanks Kel, and even though it is slightly off topic:

Thank you very much to all of you guys who put so many hours from your life, spend so much of what is, arguably, the most precious limited resource in existence: Time.

Your time.

So that we can play and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

From a leech who uses other people's fruit and has yet to produce and share his,

Thank you. All. Very much.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Blaspheme, that may be the case.

I somehow doubt that Jeff will create a brand new engine for A4, if he does, it'll take for ever to be made, and it seems that he has been releasing two games a year for a while now (or I am completely off base here?)

I think it could actually work to have A4 with a GF engine.

I wonder, though, if for the sake of keeping the games looking similar, he will simply use a revamped version of the Avernum engine for A4.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Always the same in all games since Exile 1:

Senlias, Usdar, Yael and Huilia
(Senlias and Yael the warriors)

It's so unoriginal I use the same names for any other CRPG. If it's a solo game, then either Senlias or Yael.

Yup.

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Amen to that, Icshi and Taker.

I suppose the trend of the day is fancy graphics and that's that. Though of course there are quite a few CRPGs that do have fancy graphics and good playing value.

Still. I'm also constantly happy that Jeff gets the business he does and continues making games like he does. I may whine and ***** about his games from time to time, but after playing them all at least twice, I can't say anything that. . .

. . . baby steps or no baby steps, damn it it's hard to wait.

And knowing that A4 may come out next year (I'm hoping this year, but that may be too soon) the baby steps are harder to make.

At any rate. It teaches us patience.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
Random Jack Vance Quote Manual Generator Apparatus (Cugel's Saga)
Posts: 604 | Registered: Sunday, June 20 2004 07:00
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Member # 4592
Profile #8
Amen to that, Icshi and Taker.

I suppose the trend of the day is fancy graphics and that's that. Though of course there are quite a few CRPGs that do have fancy graphics and good playing value.

Still. I'm also constantly happy that Jeff gets the business he does and continues making games like he does. I may whine and ***** about his games from time to time, but after playing them all at least twice, I can't say anything that. . .

. . . baby steps or no baby steps, damn it it's hard to wait.

And knowing that A4 may come out next year (I'm hoping this year, but that may be too soon) the baby steps are harder to make.

At any rate. It teaches us patience.

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quote:

"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
Random Jack Vance Quote Manual Generator Apparatus (Cugel's Saga)
Posts: 604 | Registered: Sunday, June 20 2004 07:00

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