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RPGs in General
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Profile #65
Pong totally rules its ass. ;)

Eh. While I love some of the RPGs out there, my true love is stratagy games. Everything from Chess to that recently mentioned upcoming Civilization IV.
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RPGs in General
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Profile #57
Toast: I know its not an RPG, but how is freeciv anyway?
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RPGs in General
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Profile #50
Saunders: You aren't a tamer, are you? Cause you know what happens to tamers.

*insert anti-tamer rant here*
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Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #176
Its fine until a rabid corgie goes and gives you a bloody anatomy lesson. Ouch.
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Time vs. Money in General
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Profile #31
Money and time, to a point, are the same thing. Going to work is essentially hacking pieces of your life off and selling them to the highest bidder. With the profits of the sale, you can actually go and do something worthwhile.
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RPGs in General
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Profile #43
SimBrick. If you know what I'm talking about, which I doubt, then you will get the joke.
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Human nature in General
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Profile #63
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It's a sad fact to think that we are pretty much the "laughingstock" of democratic politics and we're supposed to be the most powerful modern industrialized nation in the world.
As long as America can still end modern civilization at a whim, and even bring it down with even our own destruction, I will be happy.
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Ghostly Bracelet in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #10
That... is just evil. Jeff has fallen to the dark side and all hope is lost. Now there is only despair.
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Human nature in General
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Profile #50
Let it be put on the record that, if states are to once again become sovereign bodies unto themselves, I will be pressing for Nebraska to invade the Dakotas. The other states will look the other way as long as they want to be fed.
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Which do you prefer? in Nethergate
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Profile #10
Nethergate has style. I put it above both Avernum and Geneforge in that sense.
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RPGs in General
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Profile #33
Still have an active account with Ultima Online... though I only get online a couple of times every weekend.

And I countinue my neverending quest to rid the world of tamers and their abominations.
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Human nature in General
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Profile #31
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On the other hand, a society composed entirely of selfish, amoral people would quickly devour itself and die out.
I disagree. Even without the slightest touch of ethics, groups of people will band together for mutual protection and betterment. This is seen everywhere in the darkest corners of history. Bandits, old west outlaws, pirates, gangs. Everywhere.

It is natural for men to circle their wagons when danger comes. It doesn't matter how much you wan't the person next to you dead, you will still protect him like a brother. He is another pair of hands to hold another gun. With him alive and fighting, you have a better shot at staying alive yourself.

Something similar holds true for leaders. Out of anarchy strong but ruthless men are born. Others follow them not because they agree with their vision of the world or because they have loyalty. They follow because the man can lead... and is good at it. Following him, you have a better chance of making it through the day than if you went off to fend for yourself or if you tried to lead yourself.

Society would continue, if in a more fragmented and unpleasant state. Security would be its currency. You give a strong man your service and he will see to it that you remain untouched as long as his empire stands.

Much like it is today.
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To avoid Greta or Alwan leaving you in Geneforge Series
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Profile #16
Why not? I have six with yahoo.
Everyone outside of a third world country has email.
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Human nature in General
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I wouldn't wan't to get rid of or bury my vices. They are too big a part of me. Getting rid of them would be akin to mental suicide. Somebody might be walking around afterwards but it certainly wouldn't be me.

Use them. They can be powerful driving forces in one's mind. If you can twist them to a particular end, you can do great things. Greed is good and pride is even better... at least if funneled. They all have their uses.

[ Tuesday, July 12, 2005 21:27: Message edited by: Hectonkhyres ]
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"Blades of Geneforge" in General
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Profile #9
I would be content with an ingame creature editor. You can collect knowledge and spend essence to customize your creatures. Perhaps a little bit of fine tuning with the forge.

Yeah. That would be enough.

[ Tuesday, July 12, 2005 14:43: Message edited by: Hectonkhyres ]
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RPGs in General
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Profile #25
I stumbled across a very odd action RPG on SNES back around '96. My father brought it home from Europe after he was there with the airforce. The game was known as Terranigma.

Very strange... but also of the highest quality possible with SNES. The thing was that it was grim and constantly made you wonder if what you were doing was right.

I am wondering if any of you have tried out that game at any time in your lives and, if so, what reactions have you had to it. Most of you probably never even heard of id because it was never released in the states.

Its mood is a big reason I am so into Spidweb games nowadays.
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RPGs in General
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Profile #3
The Lufia series was good.... if grim as hell. I had some issues with its gameplay and controls though. They were both jerky and repetitive.

The Final Fantasy series was also well worth your money. Well, some of its component games were. Four through six were great. All the earlier ones suffered crippling gameplay problems. All the later ones just don't have an appealing story or characters to me.

Chrono Trigger really was the pinnacle of the SNES era though. And that is saying something as videogames never did recover after we abandoned that system. The only problem with Chrono Trigger was that it was short. You could blow through that game in no time.

Alas, nobody has bothered to make a good remake or sequel of Chrono Trigger. The whole Chrono Cross thing sucked dead air, never coming close to its progenitor's brilliance. It's plot was muddled, it had a billion characters without most being explored in depth, and the whole element thingie needs to be carved out of existence. Alas, Square-Enix (now to eternally be known as Squeenix) squashes any amature work that comes close to doing the series justice.
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Angry Man in Geneforge Series
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Profile #16
So the shaper has friends? Even more reason to be as nice as possible. One shaper is bad enough but its even worse to be tortured by committee.
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Angry Man in Geneforge Series
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Profile #6
If its a shaper, I would get on one knee and offer whatever services he might need. I favor my life.
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A question to ponder in Geneforge Series
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Profile #21
As for the whole vestigial wing thingie, the very early versions of the fyora might have had wings. There is little doubt that they have been modified at least several dozen times from their archetypal progenitor.

The wings might have been removed intentionally after the drayks rebelled. The shapers probably figured that, since fyoras go rogue at a drop of a hat, you don't want them to go fly away. You want them easy to hunt down and slay.
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London Bombings in General
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Profile #36
Will the people of England take Spain's example after the train bombing a year ago? Spain gave into the terrorist demands and curled into a fetal ball, praying that the boogeyman would go away.

Will they take the example of America after 9-11? We went out into the world looking for some asses to kick in retalliation.
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Your most memorable High School moment in General
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Profile #20
Getting beaten almost everyday in the locker room. Sometimes with locks stuffed in plastic newspaper bags.
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How to safely steal any item not in a container (possible bug?) in Geneforge Series
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Profile #3
No ethics are impinged upon for a loyalist. Anyone not willing to give you their supplies is a traitor and should be executed on the spot anyway. ;)
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Siblings in General
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One older brother, 11 years older than me. Guy is about 30 right now.
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What do YOU want to see in G4? in Geneforge Series
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Profile #169
A few more of the dirty little secrets that the shapers have been hiding... of have just plain forgotten. Things that were put in motion with the very founding of the science of shaping.

In the course of the plot, you should find instructions on how to manufacture forgotten things. Creations which were left as footnotes on somebody's recordbook but either dropped out of everyday use, were banned, or never left prototype stage.
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