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When ordering a game? in General
Warrior
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Profile #6
(What Kel said.)

There are three game series – Exile, Avernum and Geneforge – so you could start with the first game in one of those series. Exile was Spiderweb's original game and is very good, if quite dated (released around 13 years ago I believe). The Avernum series is an updated version of the Exile series, and personally I prefer it and find it easier to play, but there is a lot to be said for Exile. Have a look at both.

The Geneforge series is newer, and set in a different world with very different characters and abilities. I never got into it, mainly because I don't like real time games (Exile and Avernum are turn based).

The other worthy mention is Nethergate, similar in appearances to Avernum but with a completely different setting and storyline. Very enjoyable.

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When ordering a game? in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #2
Before you order you can download the games from the website, but will only be able to play the first part of each game (= demo version). If you want to play the full game then you order and pay up, and you'll be given a registration code to use on the game that you have already downloaded. Then you will have access to the full version of the game. If you want the game on CD then you can state this when you order, and I think it costs a couple of dollars extra.

If you haven't already I'd suggest you download a couple of the games and have a mess around with them. There are details of how to order/register both within each game and on the website.

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To SW's Italian-speakers in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #1
Speaking of whom, what's happened to Magma Dragoon? Is he still doing his homework?

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Google TiSP in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #4
Well we have a compost toilet. You'd need a lot more than a snorkel and flippers to install that thing here, I can tell you.

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Ice cream... in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

Every year of my life has been better than the preceding year...
What's the secret? And where can I get hold of some skribbane anyway?

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Ice cream... in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #6
Happy birthday Slarty, by the way.

Favorite Ice Cream flavor?
Rum raisin.

Length of Major Sleep?
16 hours, during the Christmas holidays when I was 15. I had had a really rough time at school the previous term. When the holidays came and I could finally relax, I just crashed and slept 16 hours a night for two weeks.

Favorite Arcade Game?
If Chuckie Egg counts, then Chuckie Egg.

Favorite movie made from a cartoon?
Having not seen many cartoons that have been made into films, I won't choose a favourite.

Favorite place to nap?
Bed?

Favorite print cartoon?
No idea. Nemi is sometimes cool.

Do you eat ice-cream during a cold weather?
If I didn't, I'd almost never eat ice-cream.

Favorite hour of the DAY to sleep?
None. I'd rather sleep at night.

Favorite Age? Meaning what was the year of your life that you enjoyed the most.
8, and 20/21.

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Uncle Sam Wants You? in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #29
12/20. Back to the island with me.

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The FRAPGVRUKCP: now with twice the posting action! in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #46
quote:

12321.
Simply wonderful.

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The FRAPGVRUKCP: now with twice the posting action! in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #32
Congrats. 2002 is a nice and almost symmetrical number. I'm actually looking forward to Alorael reaching such numerically pleasing heights as 12321 (not only palendromic but also 111^2) and 12345.

I'm averaging fewer than 10 posts per month, in case that's of interest to anybody.

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
October Posting Stats Thread in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #43
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

quote:
Originally written by SkrOH:

quote:
Originally written by Lenny:

quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus.:

quote:
Originally written by Oscar Wilde:

quote:
Originally written by Pope John XX:

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Originally written by Oscar Wilde:

quote:
Originally written by Guardian Magma:

Look who is back! :)
I didn't notice the Pope around here...

You didn't?

No.

Wow. My posts are getting spammier, and less exciting by the minute. Time was I could kill a thread with my humour and wit. Now... now??

Who knows.

(And 10 points to the first person who quotes this and says "Me".)

Me :P

You don't miss out on an opportunity to spam, do you?

I think it has less to do with spamming than continuing the pyramid quoting. And that's about enough of that, I think.

—Alorael, who has made his point and his pyramid and who can therefore rest easy knowing that his work here is done. Huzzah.

This pyramid is a fitting monument to the postcount thread whose memory is immortalized here. (At least it's immortalized until sufficient enlargement of this pyramid makes this thread also follow the way of tower of Babel.)

(Pyramids rule.)

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
The Abominable Landscape photo thread in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #11
From my bedroom window, and I will resize it as soon as I've posted since I never can tell how big it will be from the preview:

IMAGE(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i124/pachydermusjosephinus/Bedroomview.jpg)

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Nanowrimo in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #10
If I had any idea whatsoever for a novel, I might consider taking part, just to see what happened. Other than essays for university and letters, I haven't written anything for years.

Might be nice to have a computer that I can sit at for long perionds to write it on too. Maybe I'll just 'watch' this year and try to think of something for NaNoWriMo 2007. (Though I think it should be called IntNoWriMo.)

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Praying for God's forgiveness even now... in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #30
*memorises what Kel said, just in case*

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone else would know what I was talking about.

quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

[QUOTE]
This topic is actually a rather fortunate coincidence for me. Kydus to the first person who can figure out why.

FYT. :P

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Praying for God's forgiveness even now... in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #19
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kudos

Hooray! Wikipedia provides enlightenment for the lazy!

Thankyou. I liked its etymology.

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Praying for God's forgiveness even now... in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #16
Nice site, looks very clean.

Every time I see "the Bunker" I think of this, which I visited a while ago. It had some creepy videos from the sixties about how to protectively pad out your home in the event of fallout, and a room full of huge telecommunications equipment which I laughed at until I realised that my mobile didn't work at 20 metres below ground.

I wish I knew what Kudos was. (Were? Sigh.)

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Annoucements? in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #4
Other than G3, none of the game releases appear to have been announced in that forum (unless topics have been deleted). Presumably that's all done on the main website and in the newsletter.

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Email please in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

Invite sent.
Ta very much.

quote:
And really, why is Dintiradan so hard to spell?
Dinitiradan just seems to roll off the tongue, so to speak. But you're right, Dintiradan is better.

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Email please in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #5
A Gmail invite would be awfully kind of you, Dintiradan. I'll put (one of) my current email address(es) in my profile in a sec.

I've heard too many others complain that Hotmail doesn't deliver messages to want to use it. I did have an account many aeons ago, but got fed up with spam and advertising.

(Well what do you know. Up until two minutes ago when I checked Dintiradan's name to make sure I'd spelt it right, I was convinced that it was DinItiradan. Someone could have won a lot of money from me if they'd known.)

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Email please in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #0
Yes, I find this kind of topic annoying too.

*flashes winning smile*

Can anyone recommend a good webmail provider?

Stuff that'll make it good:
- more than 3MB storage space (yes, my current email account only has that much)
- secure and reliable
- good spam prevention
- minimum advertising
- able to send attachments, naturally
- able to forward to another address
- won't refuse emails from my friends
- makes cups of tea and gives sounds cooking advice.

I'm also open to suggestions as to what my email address should be.

All help much appreciated. :cool:

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Blasphlemy!?! (Ver T) in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #5
Oh is that what's confusing people. It isn't a school, it's student accommodation. (I know, isn't it posh?) The snowy bikes are probably there because people have decided to take the bus.

Nyerr boo.

( :P )

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Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Blasphlemy!?! (Ver T) in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #3
*feels duty-bound to defend photo's authenticity*

It's no scam! A friend of mine took it. You don't need studded tyres to cycle on snow. As you can see, the road has been gritted and the snow isn't even very deep. Anyway, as Milu says, it's not too difficult to cycle on hard packed snow.

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #46
Originally written by Thuryl:
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You just performed a reductio ad absurdum on your own argument. Think about it. :P
That is entirely possible.

My main point was just that SoT was talking about the chances of a baby being born, while you were talking about the chances of a baby being conceived. They're not the same thing.

Maybe in reality more male babies are conceived and proportionally more female babies are born, but SoT didn't state this in his scenario. If for some reason more female babies are conceived in that case, that might explain why more female babies are born (even though both genders have the same chance of being born once they are conceived).

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #43
Perhaps this is what SoT meant by kibitzing, but the distinction between conception and birth is important. I'm not sure if this is true, but I heard somewhere that although more male embryos are conceived, (proportionally) more female babies are born, evening things out.

So in this scenario he stated that the chances of a male or a female baby being born were both 50%, but said nothing about conception. I don't suppose this is what he is getting at, but if lots more female babies are conceived, then inevitably more female babies will be born.

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Some Nice Weather in General
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #11
About four years ago there was an overnight heavy storm around where my dad lives. The next morning he woke up and noticed that much more light than usual was coming in through the back windows. He looked out, and discovered that the neighbour's great pine tree, twice as high as the house, had come down during the night. It had fallen over the row of back gardens, destroying a few fences and bushes but nothing worse than that. If it had fallen in any other direction it would have hit someone's house, quite possibly killing whoever was inside.

(Incidentally, that same night was my birthday and I went out for the evening. My flatmates decided to have a party, for other reasons - I didn't want a birthday party - and they hired a smoke machine. The neighbours saw smoke emerging from our flat and rang the fire brigade. I returned at 2am to find fire engines surrounding our building and my [female] flatmates chatting up the firemen.)

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Beta Call for Exodus in Blades of Avernum
Warrior
Member # 6401
Profile #86
I've pretty much finished, so I'll write it up and send something to you tomorrow afternoon, which I suppose is tomorrow morning for you. (Can't today I'm afraid.)

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