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Battle Discipline Speculation in Avernum 4
Guardian
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Y'know, the world won't end if your first playthrough isn't fully optimal. :P

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The town hall is closed until opening. It will remain closed after being opened. Open tomorrow.
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Can't open scenario in BoA scenario editor in Tech Support
Guardian
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If I'm reading correctly, you opened up the BoA scenario editor (which opened fine), created a scenario (setting its name, outdoor size, etc.), which also worked. The crash only came when you tried to load the scenario.

I highly doubt you were using the Mac Editor; the Editor wouldn't have opened in the first place. Presumably this isn't a one time thing, so maybe try reloading the editor.

If redownloading the editor doesn't work, maybe try the 3D Editor(pick 'Win3DRelease.zip).

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Out to lunch.
If not back by five, out for dinner also.
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Why are there no enchanted staffs? in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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By ADoS:
quote:
EDIT: Incidentally, there's nothing inherently "appropriate" about mages with staves, except that that's how we're used to seeing them. Why can't a mage have an enchanted sword or bow that increases his magical power?
The same reason elves use bows, dwarves use axes, and midgets are sneaky: Tolkien. At the moment, I can only think of one fighting stereotype that doesn't originate with him.

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Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Yeah, it would be an honour system regardless. Though how would beta-testing be done? Staggered as well, or all at once?

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Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.
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Social Degradation and Religious Decay (Split from "Life on Europa") in General
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By SoT:
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The idea that Christianity is about adhering forever to an exhaustive code that can never change is a heresy. Some basic doctrines are certainly fixed, but the whole enormous issue of doctrinal authority, which the older churches have all handled at length in their various ways, presumes that lesser but still important doctrinal decisions must continually be made. Semper reformandum is one of the fixed Christian doctrines.
I do agree with your point that the Bible isn't exhaustive, but Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda est secundu Verbum Dei actually says the opposite of what you said in the previous paragraphs: a Reformed church must always be correcting itself to return to the Bible. It's not changing as much as reverting.

EDIT: Hmmm. May be a mis-read on my part. Or I'm mis-reading the mis-read. Meh.

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All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.
- Steven Wright

[ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:37: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Beta call, Night at the Sol Tavern Inn in Blades of Avernum
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I got all the spelling problems Word could find last night (except for the intentional ones, there weren't many at all). I'll try remember to send out the changed files this evening.

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A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
- Steven Wright
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Magical Effects? in Blades of Avernum
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Does that character have less AP? Have you walked through any webs lately? If so, you're covered in spider webs. Just wait a couple of turns and they'll go away.

You should be able to find a list of all effects in the PDF instructions.

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A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
- Steven Wright
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Mac OSX White on Black in General
Guardian
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Taking screenshots in Mac OS X.

EDIT: Curses! Foiled again.

On the other hand, not being a Mac user, I had to look that up. ;)

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A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
- Steven Wright

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:25: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Beta call, Night at the Sol Tavern Inn in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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I can beta-test if you need me (dintiradan AT yahoo DOT ca; Vista). I may not get to playing the scenario itself tonight, but I'll be able to run the scripts through astring and check for spelling/grammar with Word.

Can't help with the Mac conversion (Though I may know someone who can. :P ). If blades.nethergate.net can't do the usual hosting, I suppose I can throw something up on my Freewebs... that's suboptimal, though.

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I bought some batteries, but they weren't included - so I had to buy them again.
- Steven Wright

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:05: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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So, I'm assuming it's basic NaNoWriMo-esque rules: you can plan ahead, but no material written beforehand can be used verbatim. Would sketching out towns and outdoors on paper beforehand be acceptable?

What about custom graphics? Do they have to be made in one day too?

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When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child... eventually.
- Steven Wright
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Standardized community OBoE... in Blades of Exile
Guardian
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Check out Ormus's page, which works for Windows as far as I can tell.

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During the summer I like to go to the beach and make sand castles out of cement... and wait for kids to run by and try to kick them down.
- James Leemer
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Message Board in General
Guardian
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It already is deserted. Other than a couple exceptions, no one's posted since mid-June.

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Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second.
- Steven Wright
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Video Game Addiction in General
Guardian
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Thing is, Diki's trying to establish just that: is trusting a doctor's advice under several different scenarios the best thing for your health? (And just because the situations don't match the experience you've talked about doesn't stop them from being "real-world questions". I've never met a doctor exactly like Diki's descriptions, but I can at least draw parallels.)

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Today I dialed a wrong number... The other person said, "Hello?" and I said, "Hello, could I speak to Joey?"... They said, "Uh... I don't think so...he's only 2 months old." I said, "I'll wait."
- Steven Wright
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Love Life Poll in General
Guardian
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Speak for yourself.

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When I was a kid, I couldn't wait for the first snowfall. I would run to the door and yell, "Let me in! Let me in!"
- Emo Philips
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
BOA editor scripts (stairs.) in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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An older version of the Wikibook is up at http://freewebs.com/dintiradan/temp/script-reference.html. Could someone give it a permanent home?

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I used to work at the unemployment office. I hated that job because when they fired me, I still had to show up at work the next day.
- Wally Wong
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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Argh. I blame bad installers, visiting relatives, and Canada Day.

It is tired, and I am late.

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The guy who invented the hokey-pokey just died. It was a weird funeral. First, they put the left leg in...
- Irv Gilman
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Legends of Divinity IC 2 in General
Guardian
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Our worldview should be in a constant state of discarding spurious ideas. Every new concept entering our mind should be met with the following test: Does it directly apply to concrete facts, to the here and now? If not, does it deal with an abstract theory that itself is directly applicable to the here and now? If it does neither, the idea must not even enter out minds, for it is nothing more than purposeless reasoning.
- Transcript of a guest lecturer’s speech
Zsarim Academy of Thought
Three Hundred Eighty Two Years before Present Day

Does your test pass the test?
- Comment scrawled in the margin
Date and author unknown

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“Are you one of the new gods?”

The query caught Ashataro off guard. “I was going to ask you the same question.” The armour clad figure peered back for a moment before turning to his work, his back to Ashataro. War deities like this one – Ashataro guessed this one had a martial focus from the scale armour and strange scythe-like weapon – made him uncomfortable. A bad experience nearly a century ago had taught him to be cautious around the temperamental beings, and he had been thinking about the best way to break the other’s solitude before it noticed him and asked the strange question.

After a few moments of silence, Ashataro walked towards the other god, maintaining a wide berth and keeping a watchful eye on its weapon. “Are you saying you are one of the ancient gods, then?” Supposedly, Kirwood held an ancient deity that kept watch over the floodplains of Array, but his attempts to track it down a number of years ago had failed – if it had existed at all. Strangely enough, Burrard had denied Ashataro any assistance in the matter.

“I am,” the other god responded, deep voice echoing loudly within the steel helm (Ashataro tentatively catalogued the deity as male). “I have slumbered long, but it is time that I return to tend to Joth. And beyond.”

“Fascinating,” Ashataro replied, stepping to the other god’s side. “So why have you... returned, then?”

With a tsk of annoyance, the other deity spun to face him. “Why must you petty gods hound me so? This is not as easy as it looks-“ His words were interrupted as a tremor shook the ground beneath them. Ashataro lost his balance, but the other god merely turned to face the centre of the city. “Were the candles and shades not enough, my friend?” he spoke, softly this time. “Must you also bring demons and hellfire into my domain?” Without looking back, he addressed Ashataro, who was brushing grit off his overcoat. “It seems we must join the fray.”

“What friend is this?” Ashataro rejoined, somewhat crossly. He didn’t have much pride, but the ‘petty’ description rankled. “Wait – you said ‘we’. I am no fighter, and how do you propose ‘we’ travel to the-“

With a resounding crack, the ledge they were standing on split away from the rest of the spire, and began to soar towards the centre of Kirwood at a much faster speed than the other floating blocks of stone. The armoured god stood and stared at their destination, his face and emotions concealed by his steel helmet. Ashataro hung on for dear life.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
BOA editor scripts (stairs.) in Blades of Avernum
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I was going to point you to the Wikibook, but then I realized that it's not hyperlinked like it used to be. How long has this been the case?

Anyway, the call you're looking for is 'move_to_new_town'. It's in the form move_to_new_town(int TOWN_NUMBER, int X-COORDINATE, int Y-COORDINATE). So, for example, say you placed a special rectangle over the stairs, giving it state eleven. Then put the following in that town's script to move the party to a new town:
beginstate 11;
move_to_new_town(5, 36, 39);
break;
(In this example, you'd be moving the party to (36, 39) in town 5.

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I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike I have a rear-view mirror.
- Richard Lewis

[ Saturday, June 30, 2007 14:18: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Avernum 5, June Update in Avernum 4
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By Syn:
quote:
And now we know why Dorikas was unkillable in A4.
Well, it was fairly obvious that he would return sometime in the future. Most villains who shout the desire for revenge as they jump off-stage do. :P

EDIT: Figures I'd get second page. Quote for context.

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Tinsel is really snake mirrors.
- Steven Wright

[ Friday, June 29, 2007 07:30: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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cussing in General
Guardian
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Well, I didn't intend my list to include everything (and I don't consider scatalogical references to be a big deal - I just don't get why they're used out of context. I've used crap and other words that the autocensor will catch quite often before... when I'm working with compost or emptying a septic tank). I suppose the problem arises from the difference between the prescriptive and descriptive viewpoints. Personally, I'd wonder why a NCO would keep talking about sex when he wanted us to clean up a barracks - which is why I'd be a poor fit for the military. :P

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There's a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back you can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air.
- Steven Wright

[ Friday, June 29, 2007 07:25: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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cussing in General
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Somebody give me an expletive that isn't a degrading sexual reference, an inappropriate use of a religious term, or a reference to an unseemly bodily function, and I'll use it.

Great Caesar's Ghost, perhaps?

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"Profanity is the feeble attempt of a weak mind to express itself forcibly."
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Avernum 5, June Update in Avernum 4
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Ah, makes sense now (though the screenshots page still lists Vahkohs as the villain ;) ).

It'll be interesting to see how Dorikas and his lackeys fight in this one. Presumably, having all of his forts sacked in Avernum 4 would have a bad effect on his power base. I remember hearing something about A5 being set in a new section of the caves; is this still the case?

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The other day I was arrested for scalping low numbers at the deli.
- Steven Wright
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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Uh... were those two death posts in a row?

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The other day I bought a decaffeinated coffee table.
- Steven Wright
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Avernum 5, June Update in Avernum 4
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Vahkohs? Like, killing him in Exile/Avernum 3 and DwtD wasn't enough?

Meh. Third time's the charm.

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Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
- Steven Wright
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It Is Done in General
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By Diki:
quote:
RWG deserved a better death, too. It needed a few witty pieces of spam, not a deluge of pointless spam.
C'mon, when was the last time RWG actually held a real discussion about RWG? When Icshi was still around, perhaps (which was well before my time)? At least SubTerra had people like Stew Boy and Mystic.

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On the other hand, you have different fingers.
- Steven Wright
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