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hi in General
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[ Monday, July 18, 2005 20:40: Message edited by: Formerly I ]

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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hi in General
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Originally written by Drakefyre:

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I used to have one of those. Then my mommy ruined our backyard and thought it would be funny to hide the doll-thingy in our backyard. It was never found.

Luckily, I wasn't too attached to the turtle, so no harm was done.

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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Damn you Icshi! Damn you!!!!!! in Richard White Games
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I want implants! I want implants! Wait... Are you saying our eyebrows a- *choke* Oh Master White, I stand ready to serve. Share your will with your disciple and I will make it so.

So hey, what exactly is the structure of this little cult of yours? Naturally, RW is at the top... and I assume Icshi is in some Prime Minister-type function... But where does it go from there?

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

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Down with RWG! in Richard White Games
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I vote to move RWG right above Blades of Avernum. Assuming that's not a valid suggestion, I think we should move it to the area below SubTerra. In other words:

I want to move RWG below SubTera, barring a vote on whether to move RWG above Blades of Avernum, in which case I vote to move RWG to the space that will be created just above BoA.

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

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The arrow of time in General
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Well, see, the difference between the past and the future is the fact that the past has happened, and the future is what's coming. So your memories of the past aren't memories of the variables and chances of what happened; they're what you saw.

What you're saying is that "seeing" the future (predicting what will happen) operates on the same principles as remembering the past, which isn't true.

In effect, you can "remember" the future, but since there are so many chances of so many things happening, there will be a multitude of futures and they're essentially useless.

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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May you rest in peace... in General
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Someone was saying the closest match to R.A.B. would have been Regulus Black, Sirius's brother who tried to leave the Death Eaters. Any thoughts on who else it might be or any evidence that confirms it's Regulus?
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Exile III: monsters's poll in The Exile Trilogy
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No, the point of golems is that they have this set of instructions that they have to follow to the letter. Very inflexible. Considering intelligence is only displayed by making choices and showing off, it's hard for a golem to be smart and inflexible. (And being able to handle complex situations would un-golem it anyway.)

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

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(Av 3) Upper Avernum Murder Cave in The Avernum Trilogy
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Originally written by Morningstar Wit:

It's much less intuitive on laptops. If you navigate by keyboard and have no numeric keypad, you can easily believe that movement is restricted to cardinal directions. It's more Ultima-esque that way.

—Alorael, who doesn't know how anyone can live without a numeric keypad. He also doesn't understand how to cultivate sorghum. Could there be a causal link?

I've played all the good BoA scenarios on my laptop, completely numberic-keypad free. And I have not once actually used the numeric keypad on my other computer in about three years.

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

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How evil is too evil> in Blades of Avernum
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I think you can still go around murdering and threatening in KOTOR 2 like you could in KOTOR 1, but KOTOR 2 hates me so I can't play it anymore.

Also, according to the poll results, a smidge over half of Spiderwebbers like cruelty and references to sexual predator-like behavior in their villians.

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

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Exile III: monsters's poll in The Exile Trilogy
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Golems. Because they have shiny stuff.

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

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Favorite web comic. in General
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http://www.nuklearpower.com

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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Have you ever... in Blades of Avernum
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Originally written by Chief Spider watching The Simpsons:


Have you ever... wished magical efficiency counted for something?

My light spells are free now. Does that make magical efficiency count for something?

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

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How many hours of sleep do you get per 24 hours, on average? in General
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I get about ten hours, then make a desperate rush to recover the lost time without disrupting any other part of my day. It doesn't work.

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
(Av 3) Upper Avernum Murder Cave in The Avernum Trilogy
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Are you saying that you didn't know you could move diagonally? If so, I'll have to slap you.

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

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Red Herrings in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #5
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Originally written by Verelor:

Still not as cool as something you think you can get to but then all signs point that you can't get to that particular thing but then actually in a very secret way it turns out it is really possible to get to it using a very secret method.

Must I clarify that?

But things like that lend themselves to being passed quickly. For example, let's say that the corpse mentioned above were actually accessible. Well, someone would say so, thus ruining the experience. The only way to overcome that problem would be to load up the game with red herrings, which I and a large number of other people would hate.

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

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Dispel a Barrier through the script in Blades of Avernum Editor
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So that's that. Problem solved. But the original barrier still stands: how to make a monster which, rather than summoning, uses resources to make zombies. In combat. Most likely through a script.

Or, to rephrase: what's the best way to make the PCs able to revive corpses in battle, rather than running back to town for help from the stupid healers. PC ability? A ritual perhaps? Or maybe an item with necromatic powers?

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Dispel a Barrier through the script in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #20
So that's that. Problem solved. But the original barrier still stands: how to make a monster which, rather than summoning, uses resources to make zombies. In combat. Most likely through a script.

Or, to rephrase: what's the best way to make the PCs able to revive corpses in battle, rather than running back to town for help from the stupid healers. PC ability? A ritual perhaps? Or maybe an item with necromatic powers?

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Were we prepared? in General
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You didn't need the Bible anyway. I'm paraphrasing something I read in another thread on these boards, and unfortunately I can't give credit where it's due, when I say that:

You don't need the Bible to know that killing, stealing, and so on are wrong.

Have you ever actually looked at the Bible from the point of view which evaluates its usefulness? Because in the end, it's just a storbook. With a bad plot and no continuity. It might pretend to tell you all sorts of ways to live your life, but the fact is they're either unreasonable, outdated, or common knowledge.
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Were we prepared? in General
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Beliefs are your thoughs on the world in general and all the useless things associated with it. Ideas are thoughts which have a chance of developing into something more. Roughly, anyway.

Atheism is the best course of action because all other religions rely on something outherworldly or unexplainable.
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Were we prepared? in General
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Originally written by Lady Davida:

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Originally written by Formerly I:

On the former topic: Poor English people... Well, it's your own fault for raping countries of their resources and installing puppet dictators. (Then again, it's not like we in the US didn't do it either).

Right, blame it on the victims. How insensitive.

On religion in general: It's quite regrettable that people can get tied up in this sort of scam. There is no evidence that any religion is valid. Sure, miracles can happen, but I'm just of the opinion that they were simple luck.

You're as welcome to your opinion as religious people are to ours. There certainly is evidence that religion is valid - the question is not whether it's there, but whether it's enough.

If religon was truly rational, people would think things through before going out to slaughter people in the name of a God who, if they're reading their religious text right, expressly told them not to kill. Or who told them not to drink, and then had them perform a ritual based on it.

If you were truly rational you'd know that a) most people do think things through first and b) the majority of us don't agree with the actions and opinions of the few you have chosen to represent the rest of us. From what you've said you seem to pin more violent intentions on religion than are actually rooted in it. You are right to wish for more open-mindedness among the religious, of course, but remember, improvement begins at home.

1) Who are the victims? The innocent English civilians? Yes. But so are the entire nations which were controlled under the British Empire. Having been to both England and Iran, I can tell you that Iran is much more worse off for its conflicts with Britain. Then again, that's like holding the child responsible for the parent's wrongdoings. In addition to being along the same train of thought as that of a terrorist, it's also quite cruel. I retract that statement.

2) The fact that most cultures have developed some religion or another, and the fact that they're all as valid as each other, made me sever all ties I had with the Seventh-Day Adventist church. I chose not to endorse something I couldn't defend, and if you could please explain to me why you believe in your faith and I could not dispute the argument, I might re-convert and would definitely respect you much more.
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Were we prepared? in General
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On the former topic: Poor English people... Well, it's your own fault for raping countries of their resources and installing puppet dictators. (Then again, it's not like we in the US didn't do it either).

On the current topic: Ben, I'm quite curious what you think of the Crusaders. Do you see them as looting, pillaging, spiteful, unreligious killers or kind, pious worshipers of your God?

On religion in general: It's quite regrettable that people can get tied up in this sort of scam. There is no evidence that any religion is valid. Sure, miracles can happen, but I'm just of the opinion that they were simple luck.

If religon was truly rational, people would think things through before going out to slaughter people in the name of a God who, if they're reading their religious text right, expressly told them not to kill. Or who told them not to drink, and then had them perform a ritual based on it.

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I HAVE LOCATED MY CAPS LOCK KEY AND FEEL YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT!
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How many downloads ... ? in General
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I think the download number is much higher than the registration number. Because I've downloaded

Exiles 1-3, Avernums 1-3, Geneforges 1-3, Nethergate, SubTerra, Homeland, BoE, and BoA.

Pretty much every single one I could get my hands on with my PC.

However, I've registered:

Exile 3, Avernum 3, Geneforge 1, Nethergate, and BoA.

So that's 5/14.
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Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
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Wow. The votes are pretty close currently. At the time of posting, anyway. 6/8.

I voted to play Homeland. I bet I would be able to get off on a technicality, like it crashing every three seconds.

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

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Which Game's Spells do you prefer? in The Exile Trilogy
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E3. 'Cos of the drop-down bar.

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

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Mod for Morrowind about Avernum in The Avernum Trilogy
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Okay, so Morrowind has a "TES Construction Set". Sounds like the BoA Editor. Well, I bet the people in the BoA Editor forum would be more inclined to help, seeing as they're already doing that sort of thing.

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

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