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Insert Random Nethergate: Resurrection Questions Here in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Profile #113
quote:
Originally written by gren90:

I can't seem to find either pathway under the roman fort. I'm looking for three pillars on the overworld map, but it keeps eluding me. Any pointers to the general area?
The path under the Roman fort isn't available until near the end. You need to have done Castle Aethdoc and reported back to Nethergate as the Celts before you get told about the path from the three pillars to sneak into the Roman controlled area.

The Romans don't get told until after Castle Aethdoc and returning to the Fort.

Welcome to Spiderware Software and please leave your sanity at the door. You'll never need it again.
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stuck in hagfen in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Profile #1
You need to step on the tiles in the center of the room going in clockwise direction until all the fires are lit. I think you start on the west tile.

Either save before starting or just keep getting on and off the tiles until you get it right. Leaving the level also acts as a reset.
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Getting political in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #95
I took a college course from the Political Science department on the parties back in 1981 when they had the exit polling data. Based on party registration nationwide and within the key states, the Democrats had over 60% of the voters. The swing in actual voting was because of the higher Republican turn out to vote for Nixon wasn't there for Carter over Ford in 1976 that returned in 1980.

If you look at long term trends, the Republicans held the presidency from 1860 to 1932 with the Wilson years as an aberration when Teddy Roosevelt split the Republican vote with Taft. Then the Democrats took over until LBJ left in 1968. Eisenhower was an apolitical who could have run as a Democrat and still won as the WW II war hero. The Republicans have regained control because Civil Rights and law and order caused Southern Democrats to vote for Republican presidents. Carter and Clinton are the only Democrats to regain the South and both were Southern governors.

The population shift after the 1980 census has weaken the old Democratic strongholds of the industrialized North and South that used to be required to win elections.

True Carter was losing the public relations battle over the Iranian hostage situation, but if the Kennedy supporters hadn't dumped him he could have won.

Pendulum swings against the incumbent party are a recent phenomena. It tends to be more a solid block of supporters defecting from their party. The Dixiecrats in the South going for Wallace to leave liberal Humprey (LBJ's vice president) high and dry to elect the law and order Nixon. Republican conservatives going home so Ford lost.

George W. Bush almost lost Florida in 2000 after having a major lead because retired Jewish Democratic voters decided to turn out when Jewish Lieberman was suddenly on the ballot. The state had swung Republican only recently to elect a Republican governor and was considered a lost cause for Democrats.

This year it looks like the surge in newly registered Latino voters will give the Democrats a push. Also Clinton has been winning in states because women are starting to vote in record numbers.

[ Wednesday, February 13, 2008 15:02: Message edited by: Randomizer ]
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A3 - savory herbs in The Avernum Trilogy
Law Bringer
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Profile #3
It allowed you to increase your profit since you wouldn't have to pay for buying them.
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Getting political in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #92
Parties encourage unity but it seldom happens. Ford vs. Reagan let Carter win, Carter vs. Edward Kennedy got us Reagan. The loser's supporters usually stay home in spite.

This year will probably see a drop in long time voters and a surge in new voters deciding the election.
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #706
It's less post count and more post content. Also bribes really help,
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What is evil in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

I love a good debate, I mean poll.

Too bad this isn't.

People who make bad polls are evil.
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Scope of Ethics in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #46
That's the advantage of situational ethics in that you can always justify your actions even if you do different ones when the same problem occurs. Other ethical systems will always have exceptions or you can find an absurbist reduction to make them fail.
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2008 Movies you're looking forward to in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #6
Would you believe Get Smart since the previews look like they nailed the character instead of that lame remake using Andy Dick as Maxwell Smart's son? That one only worked at the end before they cancelled it. They had to bring back Siegfreid.

Quantum of Solace the next James Bond movie in November since it's Bond.
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Scope of Ethics in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #44
To the trolls keeping this topic alive -

See Bernard Gert here for an examination of failures to the Golden Rule, Hillel's Rule, and the Ten Commandments as moral principles.

Not that this will decrease the discussion.
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[PPP] Alas, friends, we look toward uncertain times in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #15
It looks like your best bet is an index of common keywords and searches can be limited to that list.
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #677
quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

You know what my first thought was when I read the chapter title?

Tullegolar's involved in this somehow.

"Revenge of the Slith Spear"
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #674
I really need an anvil. Oh and for Dikiyoba to pass under it.
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Stargate Episode Prisoners - Exile/Avernum Link? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #2
Stargate parties are a standard 4 person team. It came out 10 years ago as a TV series so you can figure it out yourself.

Cheyenne Mountain Software is working on a World of Warcraft style game for Stargate.
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E2: Formello, Fort Draco and Motrax in The Exile Trilogy
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by mediaboy:

Next question: What buffs/potions should I use (remembering I'm in the unregistered version here)for taking on Solberg's Tower..
I got by on the standard of haste, bless, and protection. Mostly it's spell casters using smite and concentrating on the demons. Imps go quickly and can be dealt with by fighters or single shots from priests. This is on torment so normal will be easier.
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Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #20
quote:
Originally written by Mythrael:

Geneforge all the way, and randomizer, you're not a new spiderwebbers :P
I joined for A4. So when I was new it wasn't for Geneforge. You can look at the distribution of when people joined and most didn't come in when Geneforge games were released.
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Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #16
quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga the Slaughtering Omni:

Is it just me, or do most of the new spiderwebbers go to G4?
It's just you. The rest of us prefer Avernum. Except for Tyranicus.
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Getting political in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #50
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

It is amusing that one of the voters in this poll appears to have registered as a democrat in order to vote on a democratic candidate, then as a republican to vote on a republican - does this work with the real primaries too? :P

Some states allow you to change party registration to cross over to vote in another party's primary. A few states allow you to vote without changing registration. The rest just disenfranchise independents from voting in party primaries.
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Getting political in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #42
I didn't vote in the poll because there isn't a choice of the lesser of all evils. The quality of candidates has fallen so much in the last 8 years that it's not because I want that person in office as much as I don't want the opponent.

For the Republicans it's now pretty much John McCain. The last of the Keating 5 that faced ethics charges for try to keep bank regulators from investigating what turned out to be a fraud ridden bank. McCain reformed especially after his wife was found siphoning off drugs from a charity medical program for personal use. Nothing like a little scandal to make you go straight. Most of you are too young to remember these little character incidents.

Obama is the great unknown since he avoids defining his positions with votes. He claims to be against what people hate, but he never takes any leadership in the Senate to do anything to effect change. Maybe when he grows a spine.

Clinton at least is a known. We've had 8 years with Bill in office to what he'll do. His politics are well defined and we know he will listen before acting. Oh, he's not running. Well Hillary isn't going to ignore an experienced advisor and we know that once she's in charge that she'll keep a tight rein on Bill's activities with the interns. At least here we have someone that listens and will bring people into government that will make the country run properly. She won't have to gather power since Bush will have done the job for her.
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Scope of Ethics in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #5
"I'm a firm believer in situational ethics, and this is one of those situations."

From the first volume of that great multi-volume work on ethics by Robert Asprin entitled, Another Fine Myth. Definitions only help when everyone agrees upon the terms.
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #169
Dikiyoba starts taking notes for her next chapter. Thuryl now can get a major role.

Good job Jewels in continuing the fights.

Missed the matchup of Magma Dragoon (Roman) from Italy versus Tyranicus (Nethergate) as favorite game.

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 15:16: Message edited by: Randomizer ]
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E2: Formello, Fort Draco and Motrax in The Exile Trilogy
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #2
I've done the demons guarding Solberg's Tower in torment without needing to go back and tediously grind extra XP by redoing places. It takes being buffed before triggering the trap or at least some thought in how to buff quickly using potions.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #118
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

It takes balls to lie to billions of people on a daily basis. The man is no coward.
No, all it takes is being isolated with yes men so you don't hear the criticism for doing it wrong. Look at the deer in headlights shock on Bush's face at the Coretta Scott King funeral where he finally got to hear how the opposition felt about his policies. The man spend his time with blinders on so he doesn't see anything wrong.

Now you actually listen to the criticism.
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