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desperate for GF3 in Geneforge 2
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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."
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Travel between islands in GF3 in Geneforge Series
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I answered all eight of the possibilities, so I might as well explain.

I did so in the hope that there are several possible ways to travel from island to island, not just one or a couple.

As for the flying, I'd love to see a behemoth creation, like a blimp whale (the itch of Farscape forces me to have that image)

Other: nothing very original, I was thinking of a cable car system, or a terrestian train type of transport.

P.S: Icshi, I've been meaning to tell you this for a long time, but I haven't posted in ages:
Thank you for putting van Vogt in your signature. Thank you very much.
(ever read Jack Vance?)

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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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Travel between islands in GF3 in Geneforge Series
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I answered all eight of the possibilities, so I might as well explain.

I did so in the hope that there are several possible ways to travel from island to island, not just one or a couple.

As for the flying, I'd love to see a behemoth creation, like a blimp whale (the itch of Farscape forces me to have that image)

Other: nothing very original, I was thinking of a cable car system, or a terrestian train type of transport.

P.S: Icshi, I've been meaning to tell you this for a long time, but I haven't posted in ages:
Thank you for putting van Vogt in your signature. Thank you very much.
(ever read Jack Vance?)

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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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Travel between islands in GF3 in Geneforge 2
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I answered all eight of the possibilities, so I might as well explain.

I did so in the hope that there are several possible ways to travel from island to island, not just one or a couple.

As for the flying, I'd love to see a behemoth creation, like a blimp whale (the itch of Farscape forces me to have that image)

Other: nothing very original, I was thinking of a cable car system, or a terrestian train type of transport.

P.S: Icshi, I've been meaning to tell you this for a long time, but I haven't posted in ages:
Thank you for putting van Vogt in your signature. Thank you very much.
(ever read Jack Vance?)

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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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Nethergate Demo in Nethergate
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Hey Geppers! Welcome man!

Nethergate was wonderful. Remeniscent of the Avernum games, far as engine, but I prefer the way you level up on Nethergate, as well as the way you are handed skill points.

I've often wondered about NG's lackluster status as well, and feel deeply ashamed that was case. It was nice of Jeff to try something entirely new, and a darn shame it failed. I'd've love to see an NG2 where I could've played the Romans in an entirely faerie world, even more antagonistic to them than the on in NG2, as well as being able to play faerie characters. But, alas, only in projects like Kel's will that ever happen.

By all means, Geepers, buy the game, man. If you liked the demo, I'm pretty sure you'll love the whole thing. It keeps getting better after the events in the demo.

Geneforge was a success, NG wasn't. I think Sylak has offered good reason why that was the case.

I also think that, even though this may sound like a paradox (if it even sounds like one!), the fact that NG had a historical context may have thrown some people of. Is it possible that fans of fantasy CRPGs want nothing but fantasy in them? Or is that too silly a concept to even contemplate?

After you've beaten the whole game, you can also try beating by severely reducing which choices you make in where you allocate your skills (like only one magic skill and so on), and you can create your characters with nothing but negative experience traits.

Cheers!

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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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Which of these is worth playing? in Richard White Games
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Reeading this makes me happy I have a PC and will never play those Mac-only games. (one of the few reasons that I'm happy I have a PC)

Homeland: I really detested this game, don't remember why unfortunately. Just have a residual image that it was boring, clunky, awkward and plain drab. Which is probably far worse a description than it actually deserves. So.

SubTerra is fun. I'm not much of a puzzle game person, but I download the demo what seems to be once a year and play for a while. Never actually register but each time I'm almost willing to do it.

Anyway, what kind of a game is Galactic Core like? Are we talking Reach For the Stars, Spaceward Ho!, Master of Orion type?

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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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Speculating about Avernum 4's plot in General
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Cool. It seems some new things have been said about this subject.

I'd like to offer an idea that doesn't include a "war" theme, but as the Avernum games tend to be action oriented, I imagine there's going to be a conflict of sorts. Seems unavoidable.

Vahnatai PCs: A pipe dream if there ever was one. But, on the other hand one of the major pipe dreams in the CRPG community, that of a Fallout 3 seems to be a reality, so why not this? I've been hoping to pray a Vahnatai PC since E2. But like other negative voices, I hardly see that happening. Hope springs eternal, though.

I pray for something else: whatever characters from previous games show up, PLEASE Mr. Jeff Vogel sir: don't pull something similar to what happened to Rentar-Ihrno in E3/A3 (sorry if If I spelt her name wrong)

I'd like to see action taking place in another continen of Ermarian, not in the same one as A3/E3.

A setting in the distant future would be grand (heck even if the distant future is only 100 years, turning A4 into a kind of first part for another trilogy taking place farther down the time stream), but I somehow doubt that as well. Gives a reason to hope, though.

With Avernum in the title, I think that it will involve the caves. Perhaps he is going to continue with the struggle of the Avernites to deal with the Empire as equals. Maybe we have go around the Empire lands once again saving it.

Although. . .

If he follows the stroy lines, maybe the Avernites have settled in Valorim (again with the worry about spelling) and the game deals with the different dinamycs that that entails--> Avernites trying to survive as equals with the Empire just as parts of the Empire want them gone, while others help them.

Who knows?

Anyway those were my not very worthwhile 2 cents.

Ta!

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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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Let's Play A Game! in General
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Is that okay with you Zxquez?

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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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Moving Registered Games from OS 9 to OS X in General
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Taker, if you're a secondary account, ignore the following.

If you're not:

Thank you. You've proven that the fifty bucks I spent on that meditation book were worth it. The method works.

Also, concerning your signature. You realize, of course, that if there was any intention of proving your knowledge, it has succeeded beyond your wildest expectations.

I hope you live interesting times.

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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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my website in General
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I had a question about your web page.

Who's that guy? (besides the link it sends me to, I mean, him, the guy) And what does he have in his mouth? Any reason why?

Try to use Capital letters when needed. It looks weird like that. Black background is okay, but, this may just be me, but I prefer black letters and white background.

Anyway, good luck with your page (the link that I.S. gave you is pretty darn good, it should help you). Taking your time to spell check might also be a good idea.

Suerte!

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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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Geneforge and G2 walkthroughs in General
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Hey GG. For what is worth:

At first it may seem daunting to know where and how to post and so on, and you may feel tempted to drop it all on general.

Hope this helps:

a) If you have a game specific question, try to post the question in the forum that is dedicated to the game.

b) Leave General for the things that have nothing to do with anything, not even something remotely.

c) If the problem is technical, use the technical forum.

Oh, and I forgot to tell you in the other thread, but you may wanna give SubTerra a try. Don't know if it is your cup of tea, but the demo will tell.

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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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Order of SpiderWeb's Games in General
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Gareth: I'm not well versed at all in Mac, so pardon the question, but can you somehow install a secondary system on your Mac that would allow you to play the older games?
(if this was a dumb question, I offer my ignorance of Mac workings as an excuse, even though it clearly isn't a good one)

Also, You may want to try to play Blades of Exile which has an IMMENSE (!!!!) amount of scenarios, and a HUGE chunk of that immensity is made up of fine scenarios. If you can play BoE, that is.

Also, don't forget to check Geneforge 1 and 2!

Oh, hey I answered my own damn question, what do you know?!

Okay, Gareth, if you're still checking this thread:

Go here which covers some questions you may have on how to run the older games!

Yee haa! I guess you can even play the original Exile.
What a treat for you, young man!

(And yeah, American Dollars. I think the general rule of thumb for these internet thingies is that, unless otherwise noted, the dollars are the ones with the almighty eye on it. Yup. Those same ones. Novus Ordus Seclorum, Annuit Copetis and all that jazz. So remember, if you spend American Dollars you're helping the Illuminati take of your neighborhood, including that wonderful cat who does improvised operetta versions of Bach's fugues at 3:15 am (more or less).)

(Good news is, the good people at Spider Web accept international orders, you can order them by phone if you don't like to pay through the net, maybe even a money order which you can get at a bank. Don't know about checks. And other than Nethergate I don't think there's any other SW game that you can't download here, so you don't have to wait for the mail to deliver the game.)

(Download. Play. Enjoy.)

Salud!

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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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Just a random question in General
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God may actually answer that question.

I have a personal problem with renaming the forum IMBEN. Of all vowels and consonants, E is specially for a couple of reasons:

1) E = MC(squared) whose true meaning (I'm not talking about the excuse that Einstein came up to cover the real conspiracy behind the formula) is so devastating that not only would the forums perish in a silent explosion of cyclopean proportions, but as life as we know it may actually not change. Ever. A rather dismal thought.

2) Expectorant begins with "E."

IMBUN is also complicated. It's remeniscent of bread loaves Internal Masturbating. Not good.

IMBON is even worse. It refers to the, almost defunct but still multi-membranial percolating Itinerant Molecules (of the good kind, which makes it worse)

IMBIN is just insanely terrible, and if anybody remembers the Incident of the Moribund Bolshevik, In Nightgown will know why. There's a reason why that word should never be utter in pubic places.

Only IMBAN works. Only IMBAN works. And IMBAN already exists and his reason for doing so has been explained to brisk gusto by Saunders.

What was this thread about?. . . oh yeah. Well, Drakey is Drakey and that alone suffices as reason why he should for ever more be the guardian of forums.

And until Spider Web decides to have corrupt politicians slave work 24/7 to ensure a safe and decent conduct in absolutely every thread that exist, existed and will exist, I say the band of moderators we've got here are more than apt for the task. A fine, fine, fine indeed band of brothers and sisters.

[ Sunday, February 20, 2005 00:04: Message edited by: Bireme sailor's concubine ]

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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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Team America: World Police in General
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I don't get this.

Is this basically a completely random act, pick the first dead topic that Spartan happened to see to resurrect and plant a completely, absolutely, fantastic site that, to my discernible eye seems fine and dandy. In fact I'm going to go down there right now and use my credit card (which, by the way if I exceed the max by even a penny I can't ever use it again, and in this country we've got an Control of Exchange so I've got limited dollars I can spend.
(there's supposed to be a question mark above somewhere)

Is Spartan a member who created that profile just for the sake of riling people up and just happened to choose this thread for no other reason that it is the one he picked?

If he is a new member, why in the name of all the hopping mutant three eyed toads hidden below Bush's mattress did he do it?!?!?!

Why, Spartan, why? Answer! Please! I beseech you!

One hundred and thirty three new born babies beg you to do it or else they will grow up to be complete morons and tip the delicate balance in the world!

The entire Congregation of Mono Winged Crickets pleads your mercy! Answer them or watch calmly and aloofly as they all stop doing the cacophonious music causing sewage geysers to erupt under every other toilet in the world!

Please!

Oh, man. I'm confused now.

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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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A thing of interest... in General
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For what is worth, I've no problem with movie violence. It's a movie. It's fiction. If the subject matter is too strong, it can be avoided. If anybody sees a violent movie, say like "Taxi Driver" gets some kind of cosmically weird infatuation with a 14 (15?) year old prostitute (fictional character) which makes him wanna go an shoot somebody. . . What do we do? Censor them even more? We sometimes focus on the negative examples, but what about the millions upon millions of people who watch films far more violent than T.D and don't try to shoot anybody. I've been watching violent films a huge chunk of my life, love well done violence in a film, and I haven't, but that's me.

As for TV shows. . . whose fault is it that a five year old watches at, say 9 or 10 pm, a violent cop show, say like "The Shield."? The TV? The parents? The kid?

The news, on the other hand, seem to have a rather attached love for sensationalist reports. I don't know what kind of per centage there is, but it seems to me to be high, the time that a local news would dedicate a few minutes to international, a little weather, sports, and then the local killings.

Why is it that important to know that a woman down the street was bludgeoned to death with a feather, after being tied in the bathroom, being disemboweled alive, skinned, had acid poured on her, while her husband was being brutaly tortured by having each of the pores of his left arm inyected with tiny nails connected to wires connected to an industrial strenght battery that produced hundreds of watts of electricity? And let's not even mention what happened to the little ones.

I don't say that we should keep all the newscast happy and pure and neat and wonderful and all dealing with the flowers that Miss Marple planted the day before, but. . . isn't the pendulum leaning too much towards death and misery?

Compared to those broadcast, I'd rather see an ultra violent movie any day. But that's just me.

Anyway, I think I've babbled ranted enough.

Salud!

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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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Happy Birthday to me, and a question in General
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Hey Armada, Happy Birthday.

If you are ever around this Neck of the woods (Northern South American, in the not quite polluted (yet) Caribbean coast)

What can you do here? Well, if you bring dollars anything you want.

1) Drink age is not a consideration, since 15 year olds sometimes plague bars which should know better (though, in general it's 18)

2) They smoke cigs everywhere, heck even inside the classrooms at the University where I teach (which is supposed to be a good one), but not during class. Anyway, the whole campus is cig friendly.

3) If you're a guy, I've been told women here are rather attractive, and if you're a woman I've been told men are handsome. Wait, checked your profile. Guy it is. Well, women are attractive here.

4) You can buy beer on the street (read highway) and drink it in your car.

5) No speed limit.

6) Most products of the electronic kind (CDs, DVDs) are pirated. They are sold in the streets just like that.

7) We've got a very stable democratic government here. One of the few Caudillos who actually insults, almost on a daily basis, George W. using anything but subtle language. In fact, we had some nasty rains and floods and natural disasters here recently and he spoke the Big Truth that thanks to Imperialism, Globalization and the Eternal Evil of Satan (aka George W.) we got those nice natural changes which produced so much misery here.

8) In other words, this is paradise. Come on by. Get drunk, stoned, have sex with beautiful women (if you wanna pay, it's only about 200 dollars for just about top of the class escorts), go to the beach, visit the jungle, etc.

We want you to come.

19 was a good age. Don't try 57, it sucks.

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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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O.K...("?")... in General
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I found this which seemed okay.

This one also seemed okay, as it gave a whole list of possibilities, some already discussed here, some not.

Just being redundant, but here is another one.

I saw no mention for the Spanish usage of it. So I started thinking about what it could mean, after all, you ain't going to tell me that we proud macho Spanish speakers are going to borrow something from some gringo, some African or some Indian (or, perish the thought, some French!)

Okay, so after much pondering and thinking I had to go to the bathroom, and as usual the inspiration took place there (I'm not only talking from a Spanish speaking point of view, but Latin American too, which made the place of inspiration more apropos)

So, this is what I think it stands for:

Once Kiloergios, which makes a lot of sense.

Okay, bye.

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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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Epics and Sagas in General
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Ah, Perdido Street. Fine book.

Anyway, Toasted: You can give a try to the Elder Edda poems, which are mighty fine. If you feel like it, you can read El Cid. There are a few cool Russian and Arabian epics which my brain refuses to collaborate by giving me the memory of their names.

Oh, and more modern stuff. . . most of the things that pass for Epic fantasy nowadays are more modern than based on anything medieval, anyway.

But, there are a couple of books am very fond of, fantasy (not quite epic EPIC but kind of satiric epic, well, they are just quirky and different) by an author which unfortunately you can't find in bookstores (unless they are used book stores) called Avran Davidson. I'm referring to Peregrinus: Primus and Peregrinus: Secundus

You can also check by the same master, Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty which is just wonderful.

There's this guy called Jack Vance which I'm too biased for since he is my favorite writer, but I think I can recommend without being too badly criticize for doing so the following: The Lyonesse Trilogy (Lyonesse, Green Pearl, Madouc) Yes, they are modern, but, man, they are awesome (but, again, I'm biased)

Hmmm. I guess Lord Dunsany, but he is more in the fairy tale side of things, Queen of Elfland daughter may (perhaps, possibly) be considered epic. Anyway, it's old and dense. Very dense.

And, if I remember the names of the Russian Epics I'm thinking about, or the Arabian ones, I'll post again.

Happy reading!

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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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Naples in General
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And rumor has it there're two of them, but the second one is very sensible so it doesn't like to be bothered.

If it does indeed erupt, then perhaps we can use what such masterpieces like Dante's Peak and Volcano showed us about how to survive in such situations.

One sure thing is that dogs won't have a problem if there's a pick up near by.

(sorry, this was completely useless.)

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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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A Question of Realmz?? in General
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Well this is rather cool.
Oh, hello WNE and, welcome man. A few months I also started posting in this forum for the first (as a complete newbie since I had never posted nor check any forum before that), it's good to see another person like that.

I played Realmz before Exile. Back then, way back then, if I remember correctly SpidWeb was also based on Madison. Maybe that helped the original collaboration between them.

I'm glad to chat (?) about Realmz, since I've been hoping to do so for some time, and was wondering if anybody here had played it.

I have a love/hate relationship with Realmz.
I agree wholeheartedtly with Alo on this one. Exile is superior to Realmz.

There's little (well next to none) role playing in Realmz as far dialogue. It is mostly and exploration and combat game.

What I like most about it is the combat system (remeniscent of the SSI (SSI?) D&D gold box games.
I also like the wide variety of character classes and races, and the vastness of it, though caves there tend to annoy me after a while.

One thing I always wished they had done more is use the "Explore" button which was there but hardly ever was used for anything.

Still, it is a cool game, as Alo pointed out, a good effort.

Any of you played New Centurions? I downloaded a while back but haven't played it. Is it good? I was excited back then because it looked like Realmz with guns. Is it just that? Or did they fixed some of the annoyances Realmz had?

Cheers!

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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 confess - I'm a cheat! in The Avernum Trilogy
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Besides whatever differences there may be ET and AT in terms of creatures and tables, one of the things that made E3 more difficult, at least far as I remember, are the factories. The roaches factory is tougher than the one in A3, and the way conveyor belts worked in E3 made things more difficult than the new ways in A3. I think.

Also, maybe it was because I played ET first, but the final fights for the different games seemed tougher than in AT. I remember sweating almost blood with the final fight sequence in E3. As well as the one in E2, even with the help of the Vahnatai.

And I hated those Nagas far more than I did in AT, where they weren't that bad.

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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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Morality question in General
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those are cheap bananas. Can I come back to this same place using a groucho marx disguise and do it again? 500$ may not pull me from the mess I'm in. I think I can sell my body in the streets and get the same money. It'll take me longer though (far far far longer)
I suspect that place, too. Starsky and Hutch sound like cops to me. What's really going on? Are they screening people for possible crimninal tendencies? What's with the bananas? Do they have trackers? I'll probably never be able to spend my money anyway.
I'll leave that place, hide near the front door and knock unconscious anybody who tries to get in (until they knock me unconscious and tie me to the chair, that is. That's where I land for playing the hero)
And Xavier sounds like either a mutant or a Jesuit. Or a French Jesuit Mutant.
No sir, don't like it.

[ Thursday, December 23, 2004 21:00: Message edited by: Berkelium steroid causistry ]

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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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Happy Birth of Deus Invictus Mithras! in General
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Found a little info on this, quoted below:

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Mithraism arose in the Mediterranean world at the same time as Christianity, either imported from Iran, as Franz Cumont believed, or as a new religion which borrowed the name Mithras from the Persians, as the Congress of Mithraic Studies suggested in 1971.

Mithraism radiated from India where there is evidence of its practice from 1400 B.C. Mitra was part of the Hindu pantheon and Mithra was a minor Zooroastrian deity, the god of the airy light between heaven and earth. He was also a military general in Chinese mythology .

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But the actual choice of December 25 for Christmas was made under the Emperor Aurelian because this was the date of the Winter Solstice and was the day devotees of Mithras celebrated the dies natalis solis invicti (birthday of the invincible sun).

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The following summarizes the aspects of Mithraism that are also found in Christianity.

“Mithras, the sun-god, was born of a virgin in a cave on December 25, and worshipped on Sunday, the day of the conquering sun. He was a savior-god who rivaled Jesus in popularity. He died and was resurrected in order to become a messenger god, an intermediary between man and the good god of light, and the leader of the forces of righteousness against the dark forces of the god evil.”
- Pagan Origins of Christmas

(in that same page was a link to this essay by an angry person)

(here you may find a longer essay about Mithra, et al)
(another one for redundance's sake)

Lastly, here's a little picture of a statue:

IMAGE(http://www.roemercohorte.de/mithras.gif)

Fortunatus diei dies natalis solis invicti
(grammar here is very wrong, btw. sorry about that)

(the link to M Cumont's mini-bio is mine and not the quoted page)

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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 confess - I'm a cheat! in The Avernum Trilogy
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Alien beasts can get annoying sometimes.

Do you think there's a difference in annoyance between Exile and Avernum?

Actually, is there any difference in difficulty between Exile and Avernum games? What do you guys think?

I cheated big time while playing the "Run" scenario that comes with BoE/BoA, forgot it's name, almost no one cares much for it. I used the editor constantly to regress time so I could see the whole thing in one play.
Other than that I use the editor once in a while to get a potion or two because I'm too lazy to backtrack and rest outside the dungeon or castle or town.
The one game (not SW) that I also cheated big time was the first time I played Broodwar in the last three missions. Felt terribly about it, but. . .

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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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hey ppl in General
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Week and a half?! How much do you get for Summer vacation? Which country is "here"? Thurl, how many days do you get for winter vacation?
In here (Venezuela) they get roughly three weeks for "Winter" vacation, about two and half months for Summer. In the universities, it depends, since each one seems to have its own rate. Some are yearly (imagine going to the University on a yearly basis and having finals!) some are regular run of the mill "semesters" and then there is one, the best around here for engineering, which uses bimesters, which from what I hear are really tough since everything is crammed. They get about a couple of weeks in-between bimesters and about two months for Summer. Usually they begin the academic year in October (schools and universities.)

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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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