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whatsyourscenario? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
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Profile #6
Well im not sure if I should post since im really just playing with the unregistered editor and writing lots of plotnotes.

Legacy of the Warlord, will have around a dozen towns/dungeons, a few newish graphics and scripting quality is yet to be decided. It will be a low level adventure that shouldn't take to long to complete (its a starter scene idea after all).

The story is based during the time of Avernum 2, where your a small band of Empire Soldiers sent to take care of a problem on the surface concerning an Ogre uprising.

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Challenging/Fun Moments? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #8
Thanks for all the suggestions (thought I may have to go agaisn't yours Mojo, more as to keep my Scenerio true to its story). Nobody seems to have given any ideas on puzzles. Though im guessing its much harder to make a challenging and/or fun puzzle then to make battles fun.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Challenging/Fun Moments? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #4
Thanks Drakefyre, I had come across that article before (and it was helpful going over it again). Also curious about what others think. It seems in BoA you can make things alot more interesting with scripted events for a battle then just adding items and abilities.

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Challenging/Fun Moments? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #0
Im not sure if this has come up before, but as a novice scenerio designer I've been reading up on scenerio reviews (mostly BoE ones since they are more numerous) and alot of them suggest that puzzles need to be more fun, combat more challenging etc.

What exactly makes for a challenging battle or fun imaginative puzzle? I've read articles on dungeon design and storyline developement, but have yet to find anything on these aspects that I would think make up the guts of playing any scenerio.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Graphics Wanted in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #31
quote:
Originally written by bleusoul:

Next one who complains about my nephilim, let me see your alternate set.
I wasn't complaining I was just saying that the top one is looking a tad .... Garfield-esque. But really they are pretty good, just one more suggestion on the Archer though, maybe a quiver of arrows over his back may look cool to?

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Graphics Wanted in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #31
quote:
Originally written by bleusoul:

Next one who complains about my nephilim, let me see your alternate set.
I wasn't complaining I was just saying that the top one is looking a tad .... Garfield-esque. But really they are pretty good, just one more suggestion on the Archer though, maybe a quiver of arrows over his back may look cool to?

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Undead Valley Testing Version 4 Complete! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #5
Seems very rough around the edges ... and the middle too, but im guessing this is a first scenerio attempt?

Good luck though.

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Graphics Wanted in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #2
Anything special you want made up out of those catagories?

Nice graphics bleu, the Nephil are a smidgeon to plump though, in my opinion. The plan nephil and archer also look a tad short (sorry, felt like being abit of a critic, don't mind me)

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Graphics Wanted in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #2
Anything special you want made up out of those catagories?

Nice graphics bleu, the Nephil are a smidgeon to plump though, in my opinion. The plan nephil and archer also look a tad short (sorry, felt like being abit of a critic, don't mind me)

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Shop Consistency in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #4
Thanks for the ideas *I, a few wondering merchants I could do (since their is a central merchant square). Most of the merceneries I imagined as being already employed in such a time. I already have a Wizard protecting the town, though im not sure he will have time to help adventurers, a refugee priest from a sacked village, thats about the jist of the town.

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Shop Consistency in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #2
The town is a medium sized Merchant town located along an important trade route through the mountains, occupying a verdant valley high in the mountains. It is currently under siege by ogres and the local Empire forces have been forced to abandon their fort to them and fortify the town.

Most of the farms lay unattended and abandoned due to this.

(Im trying a fletcher, misc merchant and alchemist as well as the above, but they still don't feel right).

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Shop Consistency in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #0
With my first test scenerio I've made up a medium sized town. Its for a low level party, so im not sure which shops would be available to them. So far I have the following:

Blacksmith (Weapons and/or Armour)
Tavern (Room and possibly Food)

I have room for two more shops, anyone have any suggestions what they should have?

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Giants: Gotta love 'em in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #10
Maybe Giants just really like shiny things

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Magic and Progress in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #15
Does this magic society really have to have all its citizens magically talented? sure there would be more then there is now, but almost anyone can make use of wands, scrolls, crystals it seems. Heck, you could have a printing press for magic scrolls :rolleyes:

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Giants: Gotta love 'em in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #7
Well you could think of it this way, that when you are fighting those monster that their weapons break, armour gets torn, or they are carry rubbish equipment to begin with. Giant's probley don't need weapons to just step on ya

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Extending Graphics Comp Deadline in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #47
Heh, since I've been told of for using JPG's, anyone know a free program that will CLEANLY convert a BMP to a GIF? Since I only have MS Paint at the moment, JPG's come out the best from it unfortunately.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
The Louvre Updated in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #18
Well now I see something very strange, the Warlord in the lourve is under my name. I honestly can't remember ever making that graphic and don't want to take credit for someone elses work. Wonder who's it is.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Extending Graphics Comp Deadline in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #43
Sent my lot in, thinking of doing some more.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
The Louvre Updated in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #16
The Cloaked Wraith which appeared in Emerald Mountain. (Even though I can't play the scenerios the curiousity got the better of me and I wanted to see if any of my graphics where used)

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
The Louvre Updated in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #14
heh, wonder if I can brag that my custom graphic was one of the first to be used in a scenerio.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Anyone know things about "Rakshasi"? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #16
You could always try the Naga, they are another of those unexplored races in the Avernum series and I believe another creature from Indian mythology (however they where guardians and protectors rather then evil). Just a thought, they also allied with the Empire during the war it seemed, there was a third race as well, but I can't remember who they where.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Working for Spiderweb Software in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #10
Though I have read alot on Spidweb about being a solo games designer by Jeff. Which sounds like he doesn't mind others making games in such a way.

So you could always take some programming classes or get a good programming book and try it yourself (wouldn't suggest being to over ambitious though). Just a thought if this is the line of work your interested in.

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Extending Graphics Comp Deadline in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #39
Also curious about somethings. Like what exactly would the winner get from this competition? (fine with me if its just bragging rights) and who's judging it, just TM?

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
Worth it? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #3
I'd be getting it myself if I could get ahold of a credit card, oh well.

[ Thursday, August 26, 2004 19:34: Message edited by: Mortimer ]

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Saturday, February 16 2002 08:00
How did you guys get your scenario ideas? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 643
Profile #2
Hmmm, heres some suggestions. Start thinking up goals for the party, minor goals that would lead up to the their final goal (the end). Think of substories and how they would tie in with the main theme (you don't have to use them if they don't fit, just experiment in your head). If you have a cool idea for a town, dungeon or whatever try and work that in as well (again if it just doesn't fit don't force it in).

Try thinking a main cast of NPC's, the heroes, villians and other people who play a part in a story, try to think up how what their personality is, how they will act towards the Heroes etc.

I haven't made a scenerio yet, but have plenty of ideas, those are just a few pointers from how I formed the stories in my head.

Hope that helps.

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