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A Few Advance Notes On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #112
Sigh. My BoA scenario is set in Avernum where hard-working crystal miners are trying to get enough money to pay for the trip to the surface. Then I play A4 and find this is similar to Grindstone.

Then I come up with the cool idea: convert the barriers into monochrome and use them as fog.

JV, stop reading my mind and stealing my ideas! :)

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Yay, a Website! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
Hmmm... they look nice. Is Freewebs a good host for a website? Eventually, I'm going to need one of my own when I start beta-testing. I remember having an Angelfire one about five years back, but I didn't really like it.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Yay, a Website! in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
Hmmm... they look nice. Is Freewebs a good host for a website? Eventually, I'm going to need one of my own when I start beta-testing. I remember having an Angelfire one about five years back, but I didn't really like it.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
New scenarii on standby : release date ? in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #2
Two designers that I know of, Thralni & SupaNik, are nearing the beta test stage. Also, Niemand is working on a scenario, but I don't know how far that is along. My scenario is still quite far from the alpha test stage, let alone the beta test stage.

Stupid RL.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to accordingly.

[ Thursday, March 09, 2006 08:25: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
iGod Topic 2 in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #4
Apparently iGod is related to HAL. And uses emicons. Odd.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was evil, but one look at the hero's rugged countenance and she'd betray her own father.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
The Question to... well, just a question really... in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #68
quote:
Sometimes Dikiyoba's shadow looks like Darth Vader. Dikiyoba looks nothing like Darth Vader, but Dikiyoba's shadow does. Neither Dikiyoba's shadow nor Dikiyoba look like Harry Potter. (FYT)
... Quite the imagination there.

By the way, it seems the noobs are slowly winning in your script. I recommend that Alorael starts using an automatic; those sniper rifles are too slow on the reload.

EDIT: Clarification.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time.

[ Wednesday, March 08, 2006 14:26: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
I've made a script / story in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #67
By Thralni:
quote:
me and the ones you insulted is not everybody. for god sake! i've told you that for about 26750,78 times now!
2,675,078 times? Wow. Didn't know anyone was keeping track...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Notice of Eviction in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #10
If you really, really want to post your conversation with iGod, do it in Spammer's Heaven on RIFQ.

EDIT: Wow. I just realized this. iGod rules Spammer's Heaven...

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will never utter the sentence "But before I kill you, there's just one thing I want to know."

[ Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:30: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Forums = Geneforge in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #34
One of these days I'll condemn myself to the insanity of trying to at least partly understand the cult standing of RW.

EDIT: Never mind, I now know better.

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General! The Americans are revolting!

[ Wednesday, March 08, 2006 14:23: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Next Game/Series in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #10
Wasn't there a topic like this a while ago where someone stated that JV cannot legally use ideas given to him on a forum? Or maybe it was he refuses to get ideas from the forums? If you like an idea, don't mention it, and it will have a change of being produced.

Anyway, I'll be happy with whatever new universe JV produces, as long as it has the requisite number of Fluffy Turtles.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
2 Questions in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #13
The changes to Tool Use threw me for a loop at first too. In A1-A3, it was "Bing! All doors are now open". In BoA, it was "Bing! Now use your rogue for the rest". Now, I'm no longer able to have priests and mages who do nothing but max out on Intelligence, Mage/Priest, and Magery.

By the way, does anyone know why JV swapped the graphics for herbs? Spiritual is now Energetic, Graymold is now Spiritual...

Arghhhhhhhhh!!!

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any other form of last request.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Avernum 4 Bug in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #6
Can't help you here.

Since I don't feel like making a new topic on A4 bugs, I'll post here. On my way from Fort M. to Fort D., I came across a lizard cave. I came across quite a few giant lizards and one 'gazer'. However, it had a giant lizard graphic (I know it was a gazer because of 'Tab' and the spells it was casting). Is this intentional?

I miss the pink blob with the eyes.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned disposal.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Easter eggs? in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #25
How could we have possibly forgotten the Burma Shave signs near Blackcrag in A3?

Before they send us...
to a grave...
Alien Beasts use...
Burma Shave.

One of the better moments of A3.

EDIT: Also, A4 seems to have a cameo of TM:

Your conversation with this sailor is very short. It mostly involves his asking why you are in his room, combined with several harsh comments regarding your appearance, ancestry, and the availability of your mother.

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Heroes: Where are the monsters coming from?
Crisper: The pits of Hell! My aunt's cave! My pants! How should I know?

[ Wednesday, March 08, 2006 07:38: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
BoA Editor Remake in Blades of Avernum Editor
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
By premonition:
quote:
There's a dialogue editor?
Sigh. Once again, I'm waiting for the Windows version to come out.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
BoA Editor Remake in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
By premonition:
quote:
There's a dialogue editor?
Sigh. Once again, I'm waiting for the Windows version to come out.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Forums = Geneforge in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #11
Brilliant, Slarty.

I'm waiting to find out where skribbane, the Giant Intelligent Friendly Talking Spiders, the Sanity Jar, and the Fluffy Turtles fit into the equation.

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I recommend a sprig of parsley in your Sanity Jar to keep the contents relatively fresh.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
The most ambitious scenario in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #15
By Pyrulen:
quote:
It's possible, you just have to do it in small instalments, then if you finish it they can be released together in one big scenario. If you don't, then at least we'll possibly have a few smaller scenarios covering specific events.
Never thought of that before. It's definitely possible with the import function. When my debut mini-trilogy is complete, I shall consider doing this.

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
I've made a script / story in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #28
Dikiyoba's Script:
quote:
Arancaytar: How can he come back when we don't expect it if we always expect it?
Priceless. I want more!

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Dintiradan would like to see Dikiyoba attempt to speak in the second person for a while. It would be (even more) confusing, but humourous.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Horror! The ubb... in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #15
By AshxBy:
quote:
I think the orange construction paper ones might be preferable.

Never forget the Canadians.
... Okay, I don't get it. Some more American bigotry that I am unaware of?

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Welcome to the Great White North, eh!
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
What the Frikkity-Frick? in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #8
By VCH:
quote:
Ash was what banned for a week, and everybody feels they must die in his name.
Literally.

Does anyone know when Ash is coming back? I think TM's returning March 16 (or 26... or something like that).

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IF I EVER BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD:
I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum -- a small hotel well outside my borders will work just as well.
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Chat Reminder (03/06) at 10 pm EST in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #7
By SupaNik:
quote:
If I had to give a date, I'd go out on a limb and say a week.
Giving yourself a deadline is a bad, bad idea. Remember, it's supposed to be fun, not another job.

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I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they go by!
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Easter eggs? in Avernum 4
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #5
Also, there's the end-game easter egg in A3. Remember "... At the end, Pants on the west rune, and step on the east rune ..." (Or the other way around).

It lead to the cliche dungeon (something like "and you see even more creatures inexplicably attacking you. They reach you, slobbering, and blah blah blah blah). After that, you reached the cliche town, complete with JV cameo.

I still liked the crazy monks better though.

EDIT: "Fiesty slap of pain!" was the only monk quote that originated with JV. All the rest were from the aforementioned bad action flicks.

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Fiesty slap of pain!
- Monks of Madness

[ Tuesday, March 07, 2006 07:47: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
have you noticed? in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #9
For all its ups and downs, the Avernum series is still the best turn-based RPG I have found (one of these days I'll look into Nethergate and Genefore... eventually).

Well, CRPG. A pen and paper RPG still kicks a CRPG in the posterior hands down.

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The Xian Pen is indeed mighter than the sword...
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
All Hail The Chairman in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #73
I agree with Ephesos. Everyone on the boards gets the point: we're all upset. The past few days mark the first time I've had to look at the second General page to read all the posts I've missed.

On a completely unrelated topic: I've reached post #100! Wheee!!!

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... What if I want to be a citizen of the Empire?
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
0_0 Categorical proof! At last! in General
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #11
Interesting article on misquotations. I especially enjoyed how it was stated that the Synoptics don't support Christ's divinity.

By Desert Pl@h:
quote:
I still believe he'll be in heaven, because I'm not Armenian (or Calvinist).
Erm... I don't quite follow...

Armenian/Calvinist:
Partial Depravity/Total Depravity
Conditional Election/Unconditional Election
Unlimited Atonement/Limited Atonement
Resistable Grace/Irresistable Grace
"Falling Away"/Perserverance of the Saints

That pretty much sums up the differences, maybe you read something I missed.

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One more post, I must make, and Journeyman no longer I will be...
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