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New Scenario: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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Mac version is available for download, thanks to Ephesos. You can now also download it at the Blades Forge.

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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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Kill Them Dead Ending! in Blades of Avernum
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I think if you just stand in his way for a while you'll be prompted with the option.

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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Beta Call: Muffins n' Hell in Blades of Avernum
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You can send it out all at once or one at a time, it doesn't matter. It makes the most sense to send to all your Mac testers in one email and all your windows testers in another, because otherwise you'll have to upload the file over and over again.

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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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installing scenarios in Blades of Exile
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Make sure you unzip them, and paste the .exs and .bmp file into the scenarios folder. If you did that already, try exiting the game and restarting. They should show up under Custom Scenarios.

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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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Beta Call: Muffins n' Hell in Blades of Avernum
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My real name's Steven-- if you want to know my full name just look at the name on the emails I sent you.
m c l e o d 9 8 9@yahoo.com
Windows Vista

If you want a tester that DOESN'T suck, then I'm your man.

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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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New Scenario: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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I'm finally releasing my 24 Hour Contest entries, along with two extra scenarios. The first three took me a week, the next two took me 5 months.... Go figure. Anyways the compilation is finally ready for download (As long as you're on a PC, or willing to convert graphics yourself. I'll have the Mac version soon, hopefully.)

Thanks to my beta testers, who I didn't give much time, and all the graphic artists whose talent I leech off to make up for my complete lack.

Without further ado, Tales From the Tabard Inn. Play them or you suck (although playing them doesn't necessarily mean that you DON'T suck.)

[ Friday, January 18, 2008 22:27: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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Frostbite: Get It While It's...... Hot?
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Playing character control in Blades of Avernum
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My character marking trick would help streamline this. I would imagine that running those loops in the start state can slow things down.

[ Friday, January 18, 2008 19:44: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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Released: Blades Forge in Blades of Avernum Editor
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It appears that the Lyceum page doesn't like scenarios with scores of 10. Every scenario with a 10 as its max rating is missing.

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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Supposing... in Blades of Exile
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Why in the world are those links not in the forum header?

Edit: For some reason I thought Excalibur was linking to the downloads for the Win32 version and Khoth's version. Why the hell aren't THOSE in the forum header? :P

[ Saturday, January 19, 2008 12:29: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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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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Dialoge script error. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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quote:
Originally written by Celtic Minstrel:

But that requires a Mac, doesn't it?

No, there's a windows version too.

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Kill Them Dead Ending! in Blades of Avernum
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There are a number of events in the scenario that contribute to your "Bad Dude-ness" score, so it could be any number of things.

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Dialoge script error. in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Consider using Niemand's Dialog Editor if you're having problems. It's good to learn this stuff for yourself, but it's a great program from what I saw, and using it means there's one less thing to worry about when you're learning averscript.

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

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Beta call: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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I'm releasing this tonight, so if you have anything send it to me. I know I didn't give you guys much time, so if you don't get a report in I won't hold it against you (Unless your name is Tyranicus, in which case you will certainly be receiving a snide comment in the Readme file.)

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Calls in Blades of Avernum Editor
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No, it isn't. set_attitude(char,value); is the appropriate call. The call you have will tell you what attitude the character in question is. (Note the description of this call: "Returns the attitude of the character." If it says "return," then there's a good chance that you use this call to get information, rather than to actually do something. Just think about the names of the two calls: set_attitude, get_attitude. It should be obvious which call is used for what, and this carries over to many other calls as well.)

I'll also add that if you actually pasted that entire block of code into your scenario, it will not work. The actual call is 'get_attitude(char)' (with char replaced by the number of the character whose attitude you want.) The rest of that stuff is information on what the call does, you don't actually put it in the scenario.

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

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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"I trust that Wizard Abram spoke with you before we left?"

The wizard had been walking alongside his horse in silence since they left the gates, but now he spoke up. The horse stopped at the sound of his voice, without Varion reigning it in. It was a well trained animal, and it knew its true master.

"Yes, I received your.... offering." Varion patted his pocket to be sure. If what these wizards said was true, the hopes of thousands rested on this securely wrapped trinket.

"Then this is farewell, Commander. I have my duties at the College, and you have a long ride ahead of you."

The wizard held out his hand, which Varion hesitantly reached down to take. "I-- I don't understand. Why have you been helping me? Why are you doing all of this?"

"You wear the rings of our enemies, but now is not the time to dwell on such things. If we are to survive-- any of us-- these old rivalries will have to be set aside. We are willing to make the first gesture of good will. Some think we'll come to regret it-- I myself am not sure, but am willing to take a gamble."

"I don't know what to say.... You won't regret this; they'll see the light, I promise."

The wizard nodded. "Come back when this is all over, much needs to be discussed. For now ride swiftly, for the way is dangerous."

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The last months had been no kinder to Karnold than the rest of Ermarian. These lands were the first to be hit by the invasion; The rakshasi had come like a bolt of lightning from a clear blue sky-- a red sky rather. Varion knew, because he had experienced it first hand.

The people here were resilient though, he reflected. The rebuilding process had already begun; they would come back. The human spirit is not easily defeated; they'd taken it hard but things could be worse.

"It could be like Bigail." Nowhere had been hit as hard as Bigail. He hadn't realised that the state of things on the isle wasn't the norm across Ermarian until he came to the mainland. Things were bad here, but at least there were cities still standing.

These thoughts had occupied his time on the road, but now he had reached his destination and there was no more time to waste on regrets. There was business to be done-- things had to be set straight. Varion reined his horse in at the gates of the soaring sandstone walls. A robed mage stepped out of the guardhouse.

"Greetings.... friend." The mage balked when he spotted his rings, but after the initial hesitation he was again collected and under control. "What brings you to Redmark College?"

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OOC: Take me to your leader. (Dintiradan, if you actually want to know what's going on just ask. Or you can just trust me. :P )

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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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Hey Nikki in Blades of Avernum
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You suck.

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Beta call: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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I sent it to all of you (And Excalibur twice. Wrong platform-- whoops.) So tell me if you didn't get it.

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Playing character control in Blades of Avernum
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You could put this in a terrain script in every town and have it check in between combat turns, if that becomes a problem.

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Playing character control in Blades of Avernum
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Use the "code" "/code" UBB code, and paste your script in there.

Edit: Or register at the Blades Forge and post it there.

[ Monday, January 14, 2008 10:25: Message edited by: Lazarus. ]

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Cool monsters in General
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In the Avernum series, I think the dervish, bladesman, wizard, rakshasi and drake all have good graphics. E3/BoE had some of my favorite graphics though: dark wyrm, drake lord, wizard, empire archer, lich, kazi-- how can you argue with that?

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Beta call: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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I sent it to TM, and he gave me enough stuff to do to keep me busy for the last week (Well the start of class can claim responsibility too.)

I'll have it ready to the rest of you soon. Thanks for bearing with me.

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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That morning, like every morning for as long as he'd worn the stole, the Archbishop took his place at the top of the steps to the Temple of Shayder for his morning sermon.
There were no formalities or rituals to go through; as soon as the crowd fell silent he launched into his speech. He had been riling up the people of Shayder long before he became archbishop, since back when the Enlightened Anama was just a notion in his head. Back when Shayder was a city of corruption and wizardry; when the Temple was being used as a sick ward.
These days, though, the people weren't easily riled. "Having a troupe of cat-wizards decimate your homeland will tend to have a numbing effect. Things will return to normal..." But the rakshasi were already a memory. The rebuilding process had begun, and the people of Bigail were returning to their everyday lives and their old routines. With one notable exception-- a particularly alarming one for the Archbishop.....
"The mages," he began his speech, as he was wont to do, "be they man, tiger, or lizard, are a plague on our world. We have driven them from our fair island, but they are not content to let us live free of their vile and destructive magics. They come and try to tear us down, and we drive them away. We will repel them as many times as it takes-- but the solution is not defense. We will remove the pox that is the mage from Ermarian, and only then can we live unharassed. You have heard the lies of the mages' agents even here in Shayder-- heard the heresy of your former brethren who have been conned. Do not be deceived, for ours is the only solution. The mages are our mortal foe and they have demonstrated that cohabitation of this world is not possible. It is us or them.";
So concluded the Archbishop's inspiring speech. This time, though, nobody cheered. It had been a while since everybody had cheered.

The Enlightened Anama
Leader Archbishop Darius Knor
Ideology Anti-magic.
Events since the rakshasi: The Anama were hit hard by the rakshasi. Forces in the Karnold area-- 'ground zero' -- were decimated. Bigail itself faired little better; hopelessly outclassed by the rakshasi in terms of magical firepower, the Anama had little going for them.
Most of Bigail is now in ruin, but rebuilding efforts have already begun. The process has been greatly faciliated by the large population of healers.
Church attendance has been at an all time low, although only time can tell whether waning zeal is to blame, or the more pressing matters of picking up the pieces of ones life. Some hope that it is the former. A steadily growing minority have put aside their rings and even gone as far as to openly question Anama policies.

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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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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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All holdings in Karnold have been abandoned-- the Anama will be having problems enough on Bigail.

I promise I'll get an intro up sometime.

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
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What are you learning right now? in General
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Phy2048 Physics1 with Calc. AKA engineering calc. The first section of the book was called "Measuring Things," (It does get harder from there though. :P )

Phy2048L The lab for the class. No labs this week, so I'm not sure what it's like yet.

Mac3473 Honors Calc 2, with the same professor from last semester (In some strange way I grew to appreciate his insanity-- and realized that after a semester with him I could never switch to another teacher and pass)

Gea1000 Geography. It's a social science credit, and it counts as an international credit too. There's no textbook, the teacher hardly speaks english, and is basically one huge joke.

Chm2051 Honors Chem 2. Smaller class, cool professor, better timeslot.

Chm2046L Chem 2 lab. If it's like chem1 lab, this is going to suck hard.

Cgs2421 C++ For Engineers. Just taking this for kicks. It's my favorite class so far.

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Strange terrain behaviour in the outdoors in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Try running this same code inside a town, and see what the result is. If it's the same, you know it's something wrong with the code. If it's different-- it could still be the code, or it could be some weird outdoor quirk.

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