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Canopy bugbear mage in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #11
Good. The world needs more people like that. For reasons I will leave ambiguous.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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progress reports in General
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Profile #24
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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

So you hate stupid people? Or just people that don't understand the same things as you?

Please clarify.

*this message sponsored by montessori*

I used to go to a Montessori school. Screwed my social development up. I could have been popular! But instead I was stuck in Montessori, where everything is weird, thus making me weird, thus ruining my life.
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New scenario to beta in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #9
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For those looking for it, a link to download is in the first message.[/QB]
My bad. :o

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Elevation in Spiderweb's games in General
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Profile #4
The "secret area" is actually part of a quest. Ideally, you would have gotten a special wand from someone or other which would protect against falling damage. However, it seems you never ran into the wand nor the quest.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
This is getting old. in General
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Profile #35
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Originally written by Taiteilijasielu:

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Generally, the point of a milestone topic is to celebrate the posts as a whole, not the 1000th or such. So that entire rant is for nothing. :P

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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ATTN ALL CULTISTS in Richard White Games
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Profile #6
This popped up in General a few months back and is slightly relevant.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Prophetic Names for NPCs in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #7
The fact that there are necromancers named Necros is a theatrical effect. In games where the backstory of these characters is not inspected with great detail, I'm leaning towards the idea that rather than being the effect of nominative determinism, it is in fact the choice on the author's part to give them a relevant name. For example:

Dialog 1 (Casually named necromancer): "Bob has lived on Cemetery Hill ever since his wife died."

Dialog 2 (Theatrically named): "Necros has lived on Cemetery Hill ever since his wife died."

See how "Bob" is quite disruptive to the building of suspense, while "Necros" makes it quite clear what's going to happen?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
where do u get begining spells in A3 in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #5
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Originally written by Foley's Body:

... I KNOW! I was asking where do i find these mages that teach firebolt, light, heal, and cure...
@.@

Oh, okay. Well, I just assumed you would have noticed that they're in almost every major city.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
In the Sewers of Shayder... in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #19
You only use Bolt of Fire in the most early part of the game. After gaining about five levels, it's useless. I see no reason why 20 extra damage to one target would top 80 damage to multiple targets.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Lord Putidus help in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #42
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Originally written by King Evil:

Premise 1- Geek males are amazed by females
Premise 2- I am not amazed by females
/.'. Too much of the hand has made me forget my heart. ;_;
At least I can trust SW to prove that I am still a broken man.

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Originally written by Synergy67:

Premise 3- TM is amazed by males (?)
Sir, I don't think you're broken, but you're definitely a bit cracked.

Actually, TM is saying that he's not a geek. Or male. Or a geek male. Whichever you find more pleasing.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
New scenario to beta in Blades of Avernum
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EDIT: Ah! So it is in the post!

[ Tuesday, October 18, 2005 14:09: Message edited by: Knot Eye ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
In the Sewers of Shayder... in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #14
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Originally written by Marak:

Poe FTW.
*Giggle*

Or maybe it was a rival mage. Fortunato was a member of the Masons, but the main charcter (whose name cannot be rememberd) is not.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
where do u get begining spells in A3 in The Avernum Trilogy
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Once you're in the game, your character's don't automatically learn spells in accordance with their casting level. You have to buy spells from mages and priests.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
In the Sewers of Shayder... in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #12
That didn't occur to me because I only read The Cask of Amontillado recently, and I played Avernum 3 years ago. But it seems that that is indeed the reference.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
[E3] hostile evil acolyte in Bolton in The Exile Trilogy
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Profile #3
This might be Avernum 3 talking, but doesn't he apologize for attacking you once you charm him?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
About abandoned scenaios... in Blades of Avernum
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I hate outdoor sections. Vengefully. Too uncontrolled. And scripting effects are much harder to enact outdoors.

EDIT: "Hate" is spelled with an "t".

[ Friday, October 14, 2005 13:19: Message edited by: Knot Eye ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Galactic Core in Richard White Games
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Profile #5
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Originally written by Order Mage:

Best game i've played yet. No, really. I think we should all worship it on a dialy basis and offer our body parts to it's greatness.
Not to burst your bubble, but we already do.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
NPC vs. PC advantages and disadvantages in The Exile Trilogy
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Profile #7
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Originally written by Thuryl:

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Originally written by WST ben:

I'll take it all the way it is. But a whole lot of health would be nice.

What is the maximum health possible with the BoE engine?

32767. There have been reports that if any monster is healed to above 32767 HP (which is pretty hard to do, even in BoE), the game will crash.

And if you funk up your game just right, the Vahnatai Warriors in the Final Gates (I think that's what the kids call it these days... Those three sets of walls filled with Vahnatai?) will actually gain health when they take damage, leading to quite trippy health levels.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Begginer in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Profile #8
Well sure, you can make the terrain and towns first, then scripts, then check everything. Or, you can make a one-town scenario. One quest, one plot. Nothing fancy, not even difficult. Then you can play it through and see where you need to improve. Then you release it for beta and other people tell you were you need to improve. And that's how you become better.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Begginer in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #8
Well sure, you can make the terrain and towns first, then scripts, then check everything. Or, you can make a one-town scenario. One quest, one plot. Nothing fancy, not even difficult. Then you can play it through and see where you need to improve. Then you release it for beta and other people tell you were you need to improve. And that's how you become better.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Character graphics i made in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #5
Outline the hands and head in black, at the very least. They're not very well-defined right now.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
neat in Richard White Games
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Profile #6
The last real food I had was a cheap 1.50$ Spicy Chicken Sandwitch (but really a burger) from the lunch carts on the Redlands High School Campus. The last thing I ingested was a large Coke from the Redlands Boulevard Bakers.

EDIT: This proves my devotion because the almighty Richard has at some point in the near past's alternate refractory future posess the mind of one of the workers and lead them in the mighty White's Revolution, which will have been in response to the dreaded Black's Revolution, which will have been a conspiracy by the evil Triad's Orange Revolution.

EDIT 2: I was wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt, covered by a dark blue sweater. Oh, and boxers. I remembered to wear underwear today! Yay!

[ Saturday, October 08, 2005 05:49: Message edited by: Knot Eye ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Help please. in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #4
Exile has Magic Map. Avernum has Far Sight. It's considerably less powerful, and only useful if you suspect you're missing something.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Lag in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #1
When I went to Iran for the summer, my family's laptop became incredibly slow, with the processor operating at 100% capacity and no programs running. In the end, it turned out that the circuit rotation was different or some such nonsense; but by that time we had killed it and had to reinstall everything once we got back to the U.S.

Point of the story: are you using the computer in a different locale than the area you bought it from?

[ Friday, October 07, 2005 13:34: Message edited by: Knot Eye ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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The Isle of Big-Ail in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #30
I'm glad you've decided to see TM in action before passing judgement, Synergy67. And whether or not TM is abrasive/funny, he's still caused pages of discussion on things more important than which party you should use.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00

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