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Does any one know? in General
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These spambots sure do suck at plugging their products.

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editor not working in Blades of Avernum Editor
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G2000 isn't even an editor graphic, so this is very weird. Regardless of whether this issue is resolved you should download the 3D editor ASAP. The less time you spend stuck in 2D hell the better. http://sourceforge.net/projects/boaedremake/

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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I'm back and I've ported Character Editor for Win32 in Blades of Exile
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Two bugs to report about the current windows BoE. One is that when you enter towns, sometimes random items are strewn about it for no apparent reason (I think you referred to this in your first post.) Second is that when the party dies, the game instantly ends. Apparently this isn't how it works in old BoE, and some designers used this fact to kill the party and resurrect them in the same node. I ran into the problem in Spears, and I imagine it'd show up in any other scenario that uses this trick.

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A Perfect Forest, HELP! in Blades of Avernum
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Spears and Emulations kicked ass. Don't let APF and its ****tastic puzzle turn you off of *i's scenarios.

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Whats BoA about in Blades of Avernum
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It's about whatever the designer wants it to be about. Jeff's scenarios, and some third party scenarios as well, follow Avernum canon and take place in the same world as the trilogies. But just as many third party scenarios take place in the designer's own world, and anything goes there.

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a scenario in Blades of Avernum
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Yes. As a matter of fact, I'll go so far as to say that you're still qualified even if you haven't heard of the scenario before.

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Source code in Blades of Exile
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C++

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Question about variables in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Nope.

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BoA news hits IMG in General
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That's nothing, they ran a full length feature article in the local paper about the Tales. I'm telling you people, this is a big freaking deal!

Very cool. Who tipped off Jeff about the move to SV?

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Arthur C. Clarke in General
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The last of the "Big Three," and easily the one whose work I enjoyed the most. The Rama series, Trigger, Cradle, Time's Eye: (And the sequels that are out now, which I'd neglected to read but am now reminded of) all great stuff.

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Compiling Windows BoE Editor in Blades of Exile
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Yup, that'd be great. If you have it uploaded to Truesite, just link me. Otherwise email to m c l e o d 9 8 9 @yahoo.com

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
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The BoA CSR is up and running at http://forum.nethergate.net/index.php?showforum=31

Stop by and write some new reviews, or help us identify the old 'anonymous' reviews whose authors' identities were lost during the yuku switch.

We still have a ways to go for the BoE CSR, though. Anyone who is willing to help is welcome-- it's a pretty daunting task.

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It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
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I think SV is a better option than the Lyceum, but my only reservation is that if the Forge will be ready soon, the effort of moving all those ratings over would be wasted. What will the role of the SV CSR be? Just an interim CSR, or are we going to move all the topics and completely relocate the Lyceum CSR? Is the Blades Forge the eventual destination for the CSR? And if it is, will it be a supplement to the SV CSR (Like Aran originally had intended it as a supplement to the Lyceum) or will it be a full replacement? How much effort would it even take to move all those rating threads?

These are some of the things I wanted to bring up at the chat, but clearly I missed it. If you already discussed it, sorry. Just send me a chat transcript (Do that anyway, actually.)

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A! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Hm. Why are Scottish jokes more socially acceptable than jokes about Jewish or black people?
Because we Scots know how to take one on the chin. We wear skirts-- how seriously can we take ourselves?

(The claim that I can use "we" is rather dubious, but my name is Scottish enough that nobody will call me on it. w00t)

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It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
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Forum or the Blades Forge. The former is basically limited to Spidweb and SV, and arguments could be made for both. There IS something to be said for having the CSR right here on spidweb where it's so accessible to everybody, but then I'm in no position to even say whether or not we'd even be permitted to do it. If it were on SV it would have the advantage of not being on UBB, and being completely community controlled.

The Blades Forge would be optimal, and I know Aran has plans to include reviews, but only he can say when that's going to be ready.

I smell a blades chat; it's about time we had one anyhow.

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Item Guides in Blades of Avernum
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Awesome. Do you have a program to do this?

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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Why did the Avernites not teleport outoff Avernum? in The Avernum Trilogy
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It seems to take a great deal of effort to teleport such a long distance. Ittook 6 brooches just to teleport the four adventurers, so it seems doubtful that the Avernites have the means to teleport a whole nation to the surface.

And, as Nioca pointed out, once they're there they'd just be hunted down again. The fact that the Empire went to the trouble of creating the portal to exile people down to Avernum suggests that there wasn't any suitable place to stick them on the surface, so the 'remote location' you speak of probably doesn't exist.

And the number one reason why the Avernites don't teleport to the surface: Because then we wouldn't have a game!

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"NOW PASS ME MY BOOTS. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A FACE." -Nikki

Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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Compiling Windows BoE Editor in Blades of Exile
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Anyone know what Ormus used to compile the BoE Editor, or anyone else compile it themselves and can point me in the right direction? I tried compiling it with DevCPP, but didn't get anywhere.

Or if anyone already has a copy of the windows editor with password checking removed, that would be great too.

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Scenario Release: Muffins n' Hell in Blades of Avernum
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You can download scenarios again, Aran fixed this.

Iffy's links are still broken though. You can't use spaces in filenames: he'll have to resubmit it.

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9th Blades Contest in Blades of Avernum
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August 1st actually-- read Nioca's post.

And I'll be entering Frostbite and Tales From the Tabard Inn, of course.

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The BoA Arena in Blades of Avernum
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This has been fixed.

And I'll refer you to TM on the level question, since it's his construct. Ask over at SV. (Rule discussions should be going on there anyhow, since TM authored the thing and he can't post here.)

[ Sunday, February 17, 2008 16:38: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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The BoA Arena in Blades of Avernum
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-Yes. And there is no penalty. See SV.
-It's left out because CoB in general is broken.
-Quick strike is left out because dext already determines initiative, and bonus AP can already be purchased. QS would be redundant. SS, BM, Magery, Parry, LB, etc are also redundant and also left out. Riposte is trash, so we're doing everybody a favor and leaving it out, unless a legitimate argument for its inclusion comes up.

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The BoA Arena in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
The BoE Arena was a game in which designers would have a certain number of points which they could spend according to a set of rules. These rules determined how points could be spent on monsters, with certain stats/abilities costing certain points. Designers would each be able to make 6 monsters. Then, all of the monsters were shuffled into brackets where they would fight each other to determine which of them scored the highest. The fights would take place in a 7x7 room. (Each monster would fight every other monster 6 times; a victory against any monster would give that monster the number of "points" equal to the number of wins the other monster had, plus one.) The bracket winners were the monsters that had the most wins and would automatically place in the finals. Other than bracket winners, finalists would be selected from those monsters who scored the highest. After the finalists were selected, then they would play matches tournament-style, double-elimination, to determine who the winner was.
And now it's back; this time for BoA. Check it out at http://forum.nethergate.net/index.php?showforum=30 All comers welcome. No design experience necessary.

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Scenario placing in Blades of Avernum
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http://blades.ermarian.net/

And Tyran's database, but you don't really do anything for that. He just puts it up when he gets around to it.

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Chains: Linda's Safe in Blades of Exile
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Anybody remember the password to Linda's safe? There was a topic at the Lyceum where Thuryl says it was "Feodoric" (I suppose he meant "Fedoric", the uncle's name) but neither works.

(On a sidenote: is it just me or is this scenario REAL buggy for an 8+?)

Edit: Game Pu to the rescue! I was on the right path, but I was thinking that Linda's parents were Heidi and Duke.... Damnit....

[ Thursday, February 14, 2008 09:30: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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