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I've made a script / story in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #169
Delicious Vlish got his tentacles stepped on. Is anyone else reminded of the Flumphs in Order of the Stick?

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will never build only one of anything important. All important systems will have redundant control panels and power supplies. For the same reason I will always carry at least two fully loaded weapons at all times.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Help Me. (A.K.A Look at my Scenario) in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #1
May or may not have time to look at it. Hopefully, I will.

You seem to not have mentioned how we are to respond to you in your post. Posting replies, sending PMs, sending e-mails...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are, there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent to my bedchamber.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Easter eggs? in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #38
I don't remember anything anvil-related in A3. When you talk to X then, he talks about the Xian items.

In fact, X is coherent in A3, and almost sane. Hopefully, he's back to his usual self in A4.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any sort of machinery which is completely indestructible except for one small and virtually inaccessible vulnerable spot.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
I've made a script / story in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #134
NOOO!!! The Not-So-Silent Assassin has fallen! Quick, someone take him to a town so he can recover!

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SW PROPHECY:
All forum members will give the member known as Dintiradan cash so he can afford the Geneforge series.

What? It's a valid prophecy...
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
General Scenario Design Contest in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #45
quote:
Quite frankly, Dikiyoba will be happy to see any scenario with a plot and that doesn't involve evil Vahnatai, monster plagues, or undead hordes.
You might like my scenario in the works. It has... misinformed Vahnatai. Unfortunately, misguided Vahnatai do almost as much damage as evil Vahnatai.

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Holy flaming reaperdisks!
- The Not-So-Silent Assassin
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Changes for Better or Worse? in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #14
By Arachnid:
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The silly skill graphics are gone!
Maybe JV had copyright issues with Phil Foglio. Too bad, I love his work.

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Funny, she don't look Druish.
- Barf (Spaceballs)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Dialogue Problems in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
By Thuryl:
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Just so you know, the "personality" field doesn't actually seem to do anything at all. As near as we can tell, it only exists to help the designer keep track of who each dialogue node belongs to.
Hmmm... this got me thinking. I haven't looked into it, but maybe you could use it to make everyone in a certain range of personalities become hostile, or some other effect. All you would need is some call to check personalities, if one exists.

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I'm not as think as you drunk I am, occifer.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Dialogue Problems in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
By Thuryl:
quote:
Just so you know, the "personality" field doesn't actually seem to do anything at all. As near as we can tell, it only exists to help the designer keep track of who each dialogue node belongs to.
Hmmm... this got me thinking. I haven't looked into it, but maybe you could use it to make everyone in a certain range of personalities become hostile, or some other effect. All you would need is some call to check personalities, if one exists.

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I'm not as think as you drunk I am, occifer.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Classics in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #23
By wz.As:
quote:
Is Flowers For Algernon a classic? I loved that one.
Wasn't that a short story. A good one nonetheless.

EDIT: By Rei:
quote:
Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare
Ugh. Usually I don't hate Shakespeare, but for some strange reason I strongly disliked this play. I liked Hamlet or MacBeth better.

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Divorces are made in Heaven.
- Algernon (The Importance of Being Ernest)

[ Saturday, March 11, 2006 15:34: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Classics in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #20
By My Name Rhymes With Orange:
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6. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. (Is this a considered a classic?)
ANYTHING by Tolkien should be a classic... he pretty much defined fantasy as we know it.

However, he overreaches a bit in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales for the whole epic thing.

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Paraphrase of Turin in Narn I Hin Hurin:
"Augh! I married my amnesiatic sister!" (Falls on his sword).
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
No New Topics For A Day (Monday the 13th) in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #14
By Salmon:
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Maybe instead, new topics in General should be restricted to certain classes of members that have proven themselves (through hook or crook) to be reliable sources of "thought, creativity and originality." All other forums would of course remain open to all members.
This would probably lead to the atrophy of General over time. Also, we would have much more off-topic clutter. It's easier to lock a topic than to read each one, censoring individual posts.

Besides, we have far too many people now trying to "prove themselves" without an incentive.

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All hail their Modjesties!
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
My humble script database in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #1
Hmmm... IE didn't like me right-clicking and saving, so I opened one. For some reason, your script is all on one line. Thus, if anyone else wants to use it, they have to manually make new lines (or risk the entire script being seen as a comment).

For simplicity, I recommend you zipping up the files (or whatever the Macs do). Or even easier, submit your scripts to a script database (I think there's a Lyceum based one).

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Be kind to nerds... you'll probably end up working for one.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
My humble script database in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #1
Hmmm... IE didn't like me right-clicking and saving, so I opened one. For some reason, your script is all on one line. Thus, if anyone else wants to use it, they have to manually make new lines (or risk the entire script being seen as a comment).

For simplicity, I recommend you zipping up the files (or whatever the Macs do). Or even easier, submit your scripts to a script database (I think there's a Lyceum based one).

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Be kind to nerds... you'll probably end up working for one.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Blades of Avernum - 8.66 (10.0/7.0) in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #6
By BainIhrno:
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I thought it was rather poor. Maybe it was that the scenarios just aren't very good, or maybe it's that the game is just clunky. I can't say I liked it, nor do I plan to support it in any way.
Scenarios aren't that good? They're just ports of the BoE scenarios, except for DwtD. If you mean the third-party scenarios, remember, the first batch of BoE third-party scenarios probably weren't too hot either.

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Consult the Book of Armaments!
- Quest for the Holy Grail
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Classics in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #17
By Lazarus:
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Lazarus was a biblical character who was raised from the dead, and I've seen his name used to symbolize an understanding of death (theres some T.S. Eliot for you Trinity!!!)
Basically hes back from the dead, as am I.
I had a hamster named Lazarus... one day we found him rigamortis, so we put in the oven for a while and he revived...</REMINISCING>

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Hamsters + Slingshot = Fun Times
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Spock in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #3
THE MOON LANDINGS ARE FAKE!!!
ELVIS LIVES!!!
DIANA'S ACCIDENT WAS A CONSPIRACY!!!
THE ALIENS OF '47 ARE REAL, THE US GOVERNMENT JUST RELEASED A FAKE TAPE TO MAKE US THINK IT WAS A HOAX!!!

Oh, wait... all your examples have to do with undocumented animals...

Oops.

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I love conspiracy theories, they're so much fun...
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
No New Topics For A Day (Monday the 13th) in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #4
Easy for me to join you... the only topic I've ever made was a tongue-in-cheek protest against all the polls being put on the forums.

What we need is some way to stop other members from posting... we need a mod to join the cause.

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There are some who call me... Tim.
- Tim (The Quest for the Holy Grail)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
I've made a script / story in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #112
No! The milling masses of noobs are gaining ground!

EDIT: Wow. Just noticed my amazing alliteration. :)

I recommend that everyone gets equipped with a Xian Pen. After all, they are mighter than Tyranicus's swords...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will listen to my advisor and retreat if he tells me there is a weakness in my defense. Also, when preparing to fire my superweapon on a target moving at uniform speed, I will charge my weapon in advance, and not wait until the target is in range.

[ Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:38: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
General Scenario Design Contest in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #34
By BainIhrno:
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Sadly, I don't think I'll finish my scenario. In the Lyceum chat, my plot was mocked so hard by Ash that I don't see a point in making it now.
Was it constructive criticism? If yes: see what you can change to make it better; if no: ignore him.

quote:
JUST when I had hopes of reviving BoE once more!
No! What you're supposed to do is help us revive BoA!

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DM: The orc cleaves you with his great-axe, and you slump to the floor, dead.
Archer: Quick! We can revive him! You breath into this half, while I breath into this half.
- Recent Gaming Session
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
what's your favriote genre of movie? in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #18
Arghhhhhhhhh! There those bigotist Americans go again, surpressing our culture.

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Hey, I'm not a lumberjack, or a fur trader....
I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber, or own a dogsled....
and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
although I'm certain they're really really nice.

I have a Prime Minister, not a president.
I speak English and French, not American.
And I pronounce it 'about', not 'a boot'.

I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.
I believe in peace keeping, not policing,
diversity, not assimilation,
and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.
A toque is a hat, a chesterfield is a couch,
and it is pronounced 'zed' not 'zee', 'zed' !!!!

Canada is the second largest landmass!
The first nation of hockey!
and the best part of North America

My name is Joe!!
And I am Canadian!!!
- Joe Canadian Rant (Molson)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
moderator? in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #25
By Ephesos:
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3) Many, many other people are more likely to be chosen on the grounds of ... sanity...
Presence or absence? Or maybe it depends on whether or not you are a mod of General.

Don't listen to their lies perpetrating the current system, arghhhhhhhhh! Let us take up arms and overthrow the oppressive Moderator class! CITIZENS OF EXILE, UNITE!

(Hey, someone has to take up the slack now that TM's gone...)

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Calvin: "What does this mean: Religion is the opiate of the masses?"
TV: "It means Karl Marx ain't seen nothing yet."
- Calvin and Hobbes
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
New scenarii on standby : release date ? in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #16
By Raiden:
quote:
hows that possible? personally i wouldnt mind if everyone would say scenarii,i just dont get it how it can mess forums so badly? or are there so many "we hate typos" ppl?
Yes.

It's less a typo issue and more a linguist issue. And there are many, many linguists on the forums...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Even though this takes some of the fun out of the job, at least I will never utter the line "No, this cannot be! I AM INVINCIBLE!!!" (After that, death is usually instantaneous.)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #6
There is no way JV is going to release a new editor anytime soon. From a financial standpoint, he's going keep BoA out there until people completely stop buying it; he's not going to threaten one of his own products.

Hmmm... to generate a completely random dungeon, you would have to probably have to make a separate program which outputs something in .bas format. Making random enemies would probably be easier than a random landscape.

Still, it's something to consider when I have more programming skill and way more time on my hands.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my troops in their use. That way -- even if the heroes manage to neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue energy weapons useless -- my troops will not be overrun by a handful of savages armed with spears and rocks.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Testing in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #3
Archmage Alex is doing GIFs?

I eagerly await the animated stick-men...

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Deep down inside, you wish you were a GIF.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
New scenarii on standby : release date ? in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #6
quote:
Smoo's upcoming scenario.
Exxxcellent... it's been far too long since Cave of no Return. Serious scenarios are nice and all, but I like the occasional comic relief.

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Want to hear a knock-knock joke?
- The Crystal Soul (Cave of no Return)

[ Thursday, March 09, 2006 22:31: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00

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