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Welcome Back, TM! in General
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Well, I needed filler for the actual topic. But I started the topic mostly for the shock value of seeing the thread's title.

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

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Welcome Back, TM! in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #0
I talked with Drakefyre and Stareye, and they agreed with most of us that TM should be unbanned. Then I explained to Jeff that in the time when TM was a moderator, he was an upstanding and productive member (Jeff barely remembered who TM was, of course) and that he has always been a strong supporter and developer of the BoX products. Jeff contacted Drakefyre and Stareye, and a long discussion was held. Drakefyre and Stareye mentioned that they were less active on the boards, and Jeff was convinced to kill two birds with one stone. So expect to see TM not only unbanned, but an administrator sometime soon. Watch his account closely!

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
New to designing - advise and help, please. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Member # 5814
Profile #5
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Originally written by Lokiron:

I am on a regular, mundane WindowsXP PC.

Thralni, I can't find the 3D Editor for windows on the page you linked.

It's not where he linked. It can be found for Windows at its Sourceforge site.

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

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Aranclonetar in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #47
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Originally written by Actaeon:

Hasn't it occured to anyone that Aran may be using a hazel-eyed pseudoclone to lure us into a false sense of security? Or that he might just have doctored the picture? Photoshop detected a colour cast. So, without further adeau: the real photograph.
Clearly, something is afoot. IMAGE(http://www.badeagle.com/journal/archives/LeninStalin1922.jpg)
After the next PPP of General, will this thread conveniently disappear from both the boards and the archives?

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Transhumanism? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #7
What happens when you make a file called "-rf" and then delete it?

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Alorael for Admin in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #29
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Originally written by Zeviz:

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Originally written by Lazarus:
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TM FOR ADMIN!!!

The campaign to unban TM is the most widely supported campaign on these forums.

Actually, the campaign of Alorael for Admin seems more popular. :P

I suppose I cast my informal vote to Alorael, but in my mind he's only superior by a small margin. Aran isn't around as much lately and Imban doesn't post often, but really, in the end few current moderators would do things differently from one another if they were administrators.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Thou hast not shown thy compassion well. Be more kind unto others! in General
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Profile #69
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Originally written by Meta-Undead:

What the hell are you talking about, and how does it have to do with the London Underground?
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Originally written by Rhapsody of Fire :P :

*Sits idly, not understanding a word of this page*
I don't want to give it away because that's part of the game, but it has something to do with what Aran recently said in this topic.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Member numbers in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #16
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Originally written by Infernal Flamming Muffin:

You make it seem as if you didn't read the posts after the one you just quoted.
Look at his member number. Look at his name. Think hard.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Im new can someone help me around? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #9
And, more importantly, are canned.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Range of Experience in Richard White Games
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Member # 5814
Profile #19
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Originally written by Excalibur:

What? So you agree with cannibalism and human sacrifice?
Well, he is a j00. That's part of their religion, you know. ;)

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
To players of Avernum/Geneforge series in General
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Profile #5
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Originally written by Excalibur:

I didn't put Exile, because Avernum is pretty much the newer version of it.
Except it has different graphics, a different engine, spells, monster abilities, and interface. :rolleyes:

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Boo! in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #5
Someone grab him, or he'll get away!

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #26
Nobody else wants to play with me, so I have to play with myself. :(

I've introduced a new NPC faction - the vampire clan under the vampire Mervingorix, which my PC Cassius was formerly of. I've strongly implied that vampires are, by their own laws, bound to serve the vampire who turns them into a vampire, and that mistreating your bloodline ancestor results in severe disciplinary repercussions.

Beyond that, the faction is open to all comers. If you want to interact with them, that's fine. If you want to use them to attack me, that's also fine. If you want to attack someone else, that's between you and them.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Legends of Divinity IC in General
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Profile #17
Cassius trailed behind a wealthy politician, moving from one shadow to the next; it was almost midnight with a cloudless, full moon. The politician was trying to raise support for his humanitarian platform, something which Cassius was decidedly against. When the man turned into the next alley on his way home, Cassius would overtake him and make him suffer.

Or maybe he wouldn't. Something caught Cassius near the midrift, throwing him back. The startled humanitarian hurred away. Cassius was left, meanwhile, facing his aggressor. A tall, lean, and pale figure with bright red eyes and clothing seemingly made out of night itself.

Cassius immediately reacted, conjuring up a spiky black ball on a chain and slinging it toward the beastly man. He dodged it and hissed mockingly. "Come now, friend! I know you're better than that!" The creature threw itself into the sky, and rushed down with clawlike hands outstretched. Cassius leaped forward, executing a flying tackle. He then lunged backward, jumped up, and slammed a knee into the creature's face.

"Stop! Stop! Fine, so you are a match!" The vampire stood up quickly, and began dusting itself off as if not threatened at all by the vengeful god it had just tried to ambush. Indeed, Cassius was standing warily but not moving at all to attack.

"What is it you want, Mervingorix?" Cassius spit the name out like a curse.

The other vampire grinned. "I knew you would jump at the chance to help me." He laughed coldly.

Cassius darted at Mervingorix. "You may believe yourself protected, but your facts are sadly out of date. You may be the originator of my bloodline, but I no longer have to obey you, nor will your death result in mine." To illustrate his point, Cassius kicked Mervingorix in the head and then spun around, rising and slashing the vampire's body in various places as he did so. He finished with another kick, this one to Mervingorix's chest.

Mervingorix staggered back. "Insane creature! Whose patronage do you now reside under, that you can tempt death and break laws as ancient as the vampire lines themselves?"

Cassius drew himself up. "My own. Now leave me."

Mervingorix stood his ground. "I came offering you work, and you have rejected me. You have openly defied me, and attacked me. And you have turned your back on he whom I represent. A grave mistake."

Cassius turned away. "A grave mistake? Go play among your minions, coward, and leave the realm of your betters firmly behind you."

"Bah! You've always been arrogant, Cassius, but I thought you would have known better. Your attack on me means I am now honor-bound to hunt you down and execute you. And I have made powerful, powerful friends."

"Let them come," Cassius growled. He disappeared into the night.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The U.S. and Iraq in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #48
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Originally written by Excalibur:

By Thuryl
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Go look up blood libel, will you?
I still consider those jokes crude.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_libel
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Blood libels are unfounded allegations that a particular group eats people as a form of human sacrifice, often accompanied by the claim of using the blood of their victims in various rituals. The alleged victims are often children.
I noticed that Wikipedia referred to blood libels as unfounded allegations.

Well, do you know anyone who eats babies?

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Legends of Divinity IC in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #6
The charming and clever aristocrat, Cassius, chatted casually with another partygoer. Today the High Inquisitor of the God of Harsh Justice was the host. Or his title was something like that. Cassius didn't really care; the little hierarchies of lesser men were litterally beneath him, because he was himself a god. The God of Suffering, to be exact.

Cassius was also a vampire. Cassius found the particular two ironies, that an immortal being was made even more immortal, and that something which should spread suffering should become its upholder, to be quite amusing. He didn't know how he had become a deity, but it had been proven quite a lot since then. Cassius had no aversion to sunlight and no life-threatening allergy to garlic. He faced holy symbols without fear and had no particular weakness to silver.

Cassius had been, before, a creature of the cruelty; he still was. However, he was now given a higher purpose and also a much greater range of abilities with which to further his agenda. As his goal was explicitly to cause suffering, he was constantly on the move among the large centers of population, spreading disease and causing pain wherever he could. He poisoned rivers, infected children, and burned crops. Wherever Cassius went, famine and drought followed.

Tonight, Cassius hoped to make into a vampire a very special target: the daughter of the lord of the land, Lilah. Perhaps he would set the good lord on fire too, just to add insult to injury...

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Et tu, Brute? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #16
The best part was when all of them exploded.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Range of Experience in Richard White Games
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Member # 5814
Profile #3
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Originally written by Excalibur:

The funny thing is; some one said that they never post in this forum, yet they took the poll.
Lurkers are people too, as well as those who just don't feel interested in posting here, but who do read the posts here.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Odd. in General
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Profile #1
(Note: See the last rankings thread for a complete discussion). Aran retired EndeavorBot because it may or may not have been causing spamming.

That, or there's a glitch in the Matrix.

[ Tuesday, March 13, 2007 16:40: Message edited by: Calphrexo ]

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Range of Experience in Richard White Games
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Profile #0
A little poll to see who's actually played the game...

Poll Information
This poll contains 3 question(s). 24 user(s) have voted.
You may not view the results of this poll without voting.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
ZOMGBBQ! in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #19
Well, you probably don't whine about being included in things in real life.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Governments in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #4
In Avernum in New Cotra (I believe) the innkeeper/mayor says that he was simply pressured into taking the job; however, because the town was small and in Upper Avernum things may have been a little more informal.

The cities, from what little evidence may be percieved, are in a loose federation under the monarchy of their own will; there is little military movement from town to town, and the Avernum monarchy doesn't have a large enough army to enforce its will from one corner of the nation to the other. Also, the existence of the rogue state Bargha supports the idea that cities are more or less independent.

In the Empire, the upper tiers of bureaucracy are, as far as I know, dominated by a few families. Below that, the mayors and governors are presumably appointed; I can't see the Imperials using a democratic system. Since we've never seen evidence of a vulgar, common mayor, they're probably farmed from the upper class. Positions above or equal to those of mayor and governor, such as General and Headmaster, probably came from social ranks either equal or higher.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
You can do anything if you set your mind to it. in General
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Profile #22
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Originally written by Dr. Strange:

All the people who would believe this book are either illiterate, retarded, or too poor to afford it.
So... the poor are more likely to fall for this because...?
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Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

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Originally written by Redstart:

I once met a forty-year-old (presumably) virgin at a bar, and he proudly and profusely told me how he can ejaculate using nothing but the power of his mind.
I really, truly did not need to know that.

No, that's not what you need to know. What you need to know is how he does it. ;)

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Jeff Really hates RPGS>?!? in General
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Profile #5
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Originally written by Tgiiif_2004:

One more thing b4 I leave, Jeff I would be a happy "spider" if I could only see your "web"
Creepy.

As Ephesos said, Jeff was more criticizing online MMORPGs than traditional RPGs. If you compare the amount of grinding done in a MMORPG to that done in a RPG to gain just one level near the middle of the game, the difference in time is staggering.

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

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Zimbabwe. in General
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Profile #16
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Originally written by Excalibur:

By Protocols of the Elders of Zion
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Why? Because Zimbabwe is a Chinese colony.
Since when is Zimbabwe a Chinese colony? I'm taking world history as an elective, and the countries who colonized Africa are all from Europe.

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Originally written by Protocols of the Elders of Zion:

In east Africa, the Chinese hope to build a tidy little neo-colonial empire.
Read before you post.

Also, you probably shouldn't put much weight on what you learn in a world history class. For one, you don't actually learn much about any one area. For another, the information you may be taught might be incorrect or possibly interpreted in a different way. Finally, for more recent history, almost no school is going to have accurate and up-to-date textbooks.

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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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