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What have you been reading lately? in General
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The library had a book sale, so I picked up The Restaurant at the End of the Universe for fifty cents. Forgot how short those books are; a couple hours later, and I'm done.

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No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.
- Frank Knox, Dec. 4, 1941

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Dissapointment in Nethergate
Guardian
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As far as I can tell, movement is just as fluid as BoA's. Are you moving via keypad or mouse?

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Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
- Oscar Wilde
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Dissapointment in Nethergate
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Well, yeah.

Nethergate: Resurrection isn't a rewrite of the same magnitude that Avernum was. From what I understand, better graphics and higher resolution (not to mention being able to play on newer systems) were the main features of the rewrite. Apparently, there are new dungeons, but having only played the demo for the original, I wouldn't know.

Your suggested features (cutscenes, character selection, etc.) are great, but they would have had to be requested before the Mac release. By the time the Windows beta testers get it, they're just fixing the porting bugs. :(

And this is the second time today someone pointed out the lack of looking with a right mouse click. I never, ever, realized you could do this in a Spidweb game. When did this happen? Is it not documented because right-clicking doesn't apply to Macs?

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Over the piano was printed a notice: Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.
- Oscar Wilde
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What's going on with windows testing? in Nethergate
Guardian
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This looked like another Archmagus Michael incident at first...

Anyways, it's officially released now on the main Spiderweb page.

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"I will have none of your logic here!"

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What's going on with windows testing? in Nethergate
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It's quite simple: Nethergate yesterday and Nethergate: Resurrection to-morrow, but never Nethergate: Resurrection today.

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"Well, I'll just bludgeon you with the orange, then."
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Harry Potter *WITH SPOILERS* in General
Guardian
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As much as I'd like to claim otherwise...

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http://www.bash.org/?789709
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Porting between Mac and Windows in Blades of Avernum
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Sigh... someday, a GNU day will dawn...

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What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
- Steven Wright
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Harry Potter *WITH SPOILERS* in General
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Picked it up and read it today (youpi for stat holidays!). Best book of the series, in my opinion. Pacing was much better than the previous six.

Christian symbolism: didn't find it too strong, myself. The fact that Harry was a lich himself made sense to me. I kinda expected Rowling to build on the two Bible quotes more. (On a related note: would Christians be protected by the sacrifice countercharm? At the very least, Rowling doesn't appear to believe in unlimited atonement; else everyone would be protected. ;) )

Teh Final Confrontation: Harry? Stop whining about wands. Kill the phylacteries, then use a bloody firearm! At the least you could have uttered the phrase "I've got your Avada Kedavra right here," before you shoot him. In fact, there were any number of lines you could have chosen for that fight.

"Rule of thumb, Riddle. You can't kill the messiah."

"Heeere's Harry!"

"Say hello to my little friend!"

'Cause anything's better than "I am the true master of the Elder Wang."

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I'd also like to point out that my greatest hopes for the series were never realized. That is, I never got to see Muggles assaulting Hogwarts. Nothing says awesome like supersonic jets shooting down dragons in mid-air while tanks bombard the walls and black-ops agents terminate all mages in the corridors with extreme prejudice.
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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What an odd post. Hopefully it made sense. I blame Mark V. Shaney.

I am le tired.

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Yoda of Borg am I! Assimilated shall you be! Futile resistance is, hmm?
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Legends of Divinity IC 2 in General
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Open Minds on a Closed Hill
- Literal translation of the Zsarim Academy of Thought’s credo
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The armoured turned from the demon's corpse. "The last of this group, I believe," he stated, displeasure evident in his voice. “It would seem we arrived too late.”

“The story of my existence,” Ashataro responded, emerging from the temple. While the battle had raged to enormous proportions in the square outside, none of the demons had infiltrated the temple building itself. Likely some miracle. “Always travelling, always walking to the next destination, but always arriving too late to make a difference.”

The other god turned his helm to face the outdoor charnel house again. “Carnage brought to my city, and the fools did not manage to capture Geltor. A pity history never repeats itself exactly. Worse, I cannot know for certain the rationale for his strike here and now. If there was one at all...”

Ashataro sighed. “There, I suppose, I can make a difference.”

The iron visage turned back to face his dark face. “Explain.”

“I am no warrior deity, as you have plainly seen,” Ashataro slowly began. “But I do have other... abilities. In a way, I am preoccupied with the quest of why. And one of my divine skills is the ability to get a glimpse of another’s mind at-“

The other god tsked in annoyance. “Don’t bother me with the power to skim minds. Even if you could read a demon’s mind – which I highly doubt – you would need it to be present. Geltor is not likely to be so obliging.”

“It’s not so much reading minds as sampling emotions,” Ashataro responded. “And I do not require the subjects to be present if the emotions are strong enough.” He gestured to the ruined temple square. “And emotions are hardly stronger that in the midst of a battlefield rank with the stench of blood, sweat, and hellfire.”

“It is worth an attempt, at least,” the armoured god conceded. “Best do it before the trail gets cold.”

Ashataro glanced around, found a stone outcropping, and sat on it. His hands were shaking. They shouldn’t be, he told himself. The situation was wholly different than last time. The massacre before his eyes was horrendous, but it was not a massacre that directly involved. He took a deep breath. Steadied himself. Closed his eyes.

And opened his mind.

An echoing scream pierced his mind.

A kaleidoscope of vivid colour unfolded before him. The majority of it he ignored completely; the feral hunger of the lesser demons and the mindless sense of duty of the pseudo humans. He kept them separate, not to waste any time going through their excess experiences. He waded deeper, and the rush of memories overcame him.

This was your fault!

Screams echoed through the air, and buildings glowed with fire, creating a scene of twisted beauty. He looked at the sky, at the pale winter sun that bathed the bloodstained ground.
Sliros, after all these years...

The heavens opened, and torrents of rain began to spew out. Fire cascaded over mortals, incinerating body and soul alike. He was now trapped in a maelstrom, and with a rush of vertigo the emotions began to blur.

I will destroy them for what they have done to us!

He suddenly felt a hand on his shoulder. He opened his eyes to see a ball of flame rushing at his head. He tried to twist away, but the iron grip only tightened.

Then Ashataro truly opened his eyes.

An impassive metal helmet filled his vision. “Do you always convulse when you do this, friend?”

Ashataro brushed off the other god’s grip with his other hand, and closed his mind. “Not a friend,” he rasped. Surely his green eyes were filled with burning with tears. But no, his eyes were deep brown; that was another’s emotions. “Only a fool.” He should have expected this; it made sense that catching the emotions of mortals would be a wholly different experience than catching the emotions of a deity. He of all people should have anticipated the strength of the emotions of gods. Catching the intense emotions of a handful at once... He had nearly lost himself- no, he had. If the other god had not been there, he would have wallowed as long as he had the last time he attempted this trick.

“Did you discover anything of note?” the other asked.

Ashataro stood up. “Your name is Sliros, correct?”

Sliros paused. “I did not reveal my name to you. Did you hear this from one of the citizens?”

Ashataro shook his head. “Someone in the battlefield noted our arrival. And I believe he knows of your history, whatever it is.”
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Early Beta Test: Edge of Cipirus in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Wasn't quite what I had in mind, Salmon. :P

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When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
- Steven Wright
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What sound does a Swedish lightsaber make? in Avernum 4
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Bjooorn!

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(Dodges rotten fruit.)
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Starting/Early Scenarios? in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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Also realize that you can use Kelandon's High Level Party Maker to level up a new party to whatever level you want (find it here). In fact, I rarely 'beef up' in scenarios, as Lazarus put it. I use the HLPM unless I'm playing some sort of series.

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To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
- Steven Wright
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24 Hour Contest: Judges Needed in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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By Laz:
quote:
Hey Aran! Thbbbttt! Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!
FYT.

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The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
- Steven Wright
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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Ephesos? Anyone else in Kirwood? I'll be posting tomorrow night; if you want to get ahead of me, now's your time.

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No woman will in my time be prime minister.
- Margaret Thatcher, 1969
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Social Degradation and Religious Decay (Split from "Life on Europa") in General
Guardian
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By Thuryl:
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That's kinda hard to do, since most prophecies tend not to come with time limits. Matthew 16:28 is a bit of an embarrassment, though, unless you believe in the Wandering Jew.
The most common explanation of Matthew 16:28 is that it refers to the Revelation to John. But, yeah, the time limit comment is true, though there are a few prophecies with time limits on them. Mahershalalhashbaz, anyone? ;)

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The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
- Steven Wright
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Darkness Has Fallen! in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
almost as if designers are only making scenarios for each other
Ayup.

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The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
- Steven Wright
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Enraged Slith's Graphic Updates in Blades of Avernum
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Eh, I'd say release it. You don't have to submit it to Spidweb, just host the .zip and .sit on your site. If you release it, people who don't want to play it aren't compelled to. On the other hand, unreleased means nobody gets a chance at it. Besides, Save All Gremlins Everywhere needs a BoA chapter.

The statue looks great, by the way.

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Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of the atom is talking moonshine.
- Lord Rutherford, 1933
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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
Guardian
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http://forum.nethergate.net/index.php?showtopic=323&pid=11222&st=0&#entry11222

... unless he's saying that he's going to do a different idea.

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"I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
- Steven Wright
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Alread a Real Lives game in General
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By LF:
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And, dammit, I wanna cast a spell to spay a cat.
Funny you should say that... there's a scenario that's been sitting on a backup CD for almost two years that lets you do just that. :P

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If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
- Steven Wright
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Any robot games in the future? in General
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I dunno. I'm sure all the people with CRTs are quite happy, but I've got an LCD monitor now. It's only a few centimetres thick. 3D graphics would look terribly squashed on it.

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Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Massachusetts

[ Thursday, July 26, 2007 21:28: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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I don't think it's very uniform, though it's not horribly bad. It's hard for me to test, both because of variable size and BoA 'detection' of infinite loops. It doesn't really matter in this case: if all the monsters spawn on one side, consider it a tactical challenge. ;)

And I didn't stuff my face... I was only informed of the plan to go after I have a big lunch. Ah, well. Let's see, there was jambalaya, fries made out of sweet potatoes, beef and wasabi on a bun, sauted garlic chicken, green tea ice cream, prime rib, cajun chicken alfredo...

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"Don't comment your code. If it was hard to write, it's only fitting that it be hard to read."
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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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Alright, there is something awesome about a festival solely devoted to the concept of eating as many types of food as possible.

But I digress. Blades Invaders is clocked in. Should an open beta start?

The story scenario will span from when I get home Friday to 10 PM MST Saturday (I'll be gone all of Saturday afternoon). No promises.

EDIT: What's up with the BoA random number generator?

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Entrance Only Do Not Enter

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Nethergate Resurrection? in General
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A new favourite Spiderweb game, if the middle and end game is as good.

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I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
- Steven Wright
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The 24 Hour Contest in Blades of Avernum
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Laz, are you doing the Canterbury Tales? ;)

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Smoo, you can work on improving that kind of stuff up until Wednsday (When judging begins.) Beta period isn't limited to just bug fixes, you can polish too.
Joy.

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I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
- Steven Wright

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