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Wow, I'm amazed to see that they linked to my GameFAQs walkthrough. in The Exile Trilogy
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Any and all walkthroughs for BoE/BoA scenarios will be quickly accepted, greatly appreciated, and utilized for years to come by TrueSite for Blades and those who access it's database.

It's not that I don't think it'd be used, it's just that it takes a lot of work, time, and focus to write a good FAQ. When I wrote my others, it was on an old computer, and I had nothing better to do. Now, I'm on a brand new computer. Both it and the real world offer me far more tempting distractions now than they did when I wrote my other guides.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Wow, I'm amazed to see that they linked to my GameFAQs walkthrough. in The Exile Trilogy
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I say go for it. It feels really good once it's finally posted.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Wow, I'm amazed to see that they linked to my GameFAQs walkthrough. in The Exile Trilogy
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Thank you very much, Kelandon.
I won $50 in a contest for that guide, but this tops it. Hm... I have a sudden urge to write another one...
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
pointless maze in The Exile Trilogy
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It's a lot easier to read posts that are well typed and use proper grammar. There's a reason they publish things like books using correct grammar.
Even in MSN or AIM conversations, I use fairly proper grammar. The most I'll do is use an acronym like "LOL", or maybe not capitalize a letter or two.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Wow, I'm amazed to see that they linked to my GameFAQs walkthrough. in The Exile Trilogy
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http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/575519.html

The second one down, I wrote... I'm totally flattered that it's linked to.

It's things like this that really make FAQ writing worthwhile.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
0.999~ = 1. Prove me wrong. in General
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Also, what kind of name is SpaceOfAdes????
SpaceOfAdes = Ace of Spades.. Ace of Spades is my little nickname among my friends, and most places already have someone called "Ace of Spades", so I became SpaceOfAdes.

[ Sunday, September 12, 2004 13:11: Message edited by: SpaceOfAdes1134 ]
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0.999~ = 1. Prove me wrong. in General
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Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
A few questions about making a scenario... in Blades of Exile
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Maybe do all the plot stuff first - get the core of the scenario done, and then add however many details you think the scenario needs.
The only thing with that is I'll lose interest eventually. The plot is the fun part to make, whereas building towns is rather tedious and boring.

Thank you all for your input!
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Thralni in The Exile Trilogy
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The name "Thralni" is only in Exile, but he might've taken it from somewhere else (I ran a google search on it).
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Is there a way to get in to the locked rooms in Sulfras's lair? (E3) in The Exile Trilogy
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I've tried, but I can't...
Do you have to kill Sulfras? I'm sorry if this topic's been asked a thousand times, but I haven't gone to these boards that much.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Erikas secret room in The Exile Trilogy
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Meh. I always thought you needed a special key...
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
favorite monster in The Exile Trilogy
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Rentar-Ihrno
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hrm.... Does anyone know... in The Exile Trilogy
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I second using BoE graphics. You can also just modify them yourself, like change the colors or something like that.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
A few questions about making a scenario... in Blades of Exile
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I'm starting to regain interest in this game, and I have decided to finally write a scenario.
Now that I have a brand new computer (well, it's actually about six months old, but that's not important), I am no longer limited by the slowness of my old computer.
I took a long break from this game, as well as the rest of SpiderWeb's games, and I think it's about time I come back.
And what better way to come back then making a scenario?

Now, on my old computer, I'd made several attempts at authoring a scenario. I got discouraged repeatedly and eventually just gave up. However, I did decide on a plot, and I'm going to stick with it. I'm not going to post the plot here, because it seems pointless to post it when it could change a lot.
Anyways, I am about ready to start my pre-scenario work. However, I have a few questions that I'd like to have answered:

1) Is it better to have a huge map (By map, I am referring to the outdoors) with lots of towns, or a smaller map with fewer towns? I'd prefer to make a smaller map, to save time and to maintain my interest, but, if it makes the scenario better, I'm fine with a big map. The scenario is generally going to take place on an island, and the size of the map will not affect the plot at all. A bigger map would make for a bigger and more complex scenario, but does that really matter?

2) Generally, to begin creating scenarios, I would start by drawing a grid of the outdoor sections and drawing my outdoors on paper. I then added in towns and everything to get an idea of how the scenario would look. Then I quickly made the outdoors. Next I made the towns and characters that have no role whatsoever in the plot. Last, I filled in all parts of the plot; that is, the crucial aspects that make the scenario what it is.
Now, is there an easier way to start working on a scenario? Is there a system that works well for you?

3) About how hard should I make my scenario? Should I make the monsters really strong and just give out the password so that people can play it in Debug mode if it's too hard? Or should I just make it for lower level parties (say, level 20 or lower?)?

4) Is it good to have a lot of plot twists, or just a few? My scenario is going to be based almost fully on plot, with little on fighting.

Thank you very much for any feedback, and I hope to, fairly soon, join the ranks of BoE scenario authors!
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Poll: Password protected scenarios: what do you think? in Blades of Avernum
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I'm just posting to say that I like your message boards, though I won't join, seeing as I don't own the game.
Is there one for the Exile Trilogy or BoE?
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
Should I bother to get this game? in Blades of Avernum
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Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the Exile Trilogy and Blades of Exile.
I haven't played those games for a while, and kinda want something new to spark my interest and keep it going. Since the Avernum Trilogy is so similar to the Exile Trilogy, I don't want to spend my money on a game that's pretty much just been remade.
So, I decided on this game. I enjoyed Blades of Exile, even though I didn't play it too much because of lack of spare time, and I'm having a little difficulty getting back into the game.
So, I was wondering... is this game worth the money I'd spend on it? Does it wear off fast, is it easy to pick up on, is it easy to build scenarios, etc.?
Thank you!
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00
An question from a humble fan in The Exile Trilogy
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I would be more then happy if the games were free, though it doesn't matter to me seeing as I already own them.
But, Jeff does need a profit. I don't know how much money he gets from the Exile Trilogy... I imagine he doesn't get too much anymore, with Avernum out and all...
I think he should just keep all three of the games plus Blades of Exile and lower the price to 30 or so bucks, which is a lot more reasonable then the ~75 it costs for the 4 games now.
Posts: 18 | Registered: Sunday, August 29 2004 07:00