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How much of each skill needed? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Faerie lore gets you some more favorable reactions in certain places. I don't remember where except the village of tiny people east of the Faerie Bazaar that need help with a fomorian.
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How much of each skill needed? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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It's not possible to buy more barter than what you can get in the starting towns. So 1 level per person.

From my singleton Roman game:

Woodcraft 5 (I think that's what you need to do Adam's wolf quest)
Faerie Lore 5 but more helps
Herbcraft 8 gets all needed potions and you can buy most of it
Tool use (in one character) 8 with 2 more from items
Celts use spells for traps and locked doors so they can get by without it

I forget what rune reading wound up being but I think it was around 30 to learn all spells from books. It's easier in a 4 person party because you can get it from intelligence and druidism, etc.

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some newbie questions in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Does anyone know if there is a list of shops/places where you can buy certain skills and up to what level?
See Synergy's item list where the information is buried. You can buy some skills up to 5 levels if you haven't trained in them already.

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Is the good/evil reward exactly the same?
The evil reward marks you as a murderer so that the Faerie Bazaar and the Hollow Hills will go hostile. Otherwise the same.

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Are there more than enough energy potions to go around if playing on hard 4 party?

You can make as much as you need with training in potion making/alchemy. Or if you are real lazy the character editor lets you just add them to inventory, but I have to look up the code.
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Comics in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #43
ET -

Your first attempt at a cartoon was editted for violating the CoC for the point that Jumpin' Salmon mentioned. It title scares the moms clutching the credit cards that buy Jeff's games.

That last one is just poor quality. I hope you get elected to the Board of Supervisors because a political hack job seems to be all that you are qualified for doing, I think Karl Rove is looking to train an apprentice,
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SMACKDOWN THA VOTE in General
Law Bringer
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I blame Nixon. If he hadn't gone onto Laugh-In and then won the presidency, then politicians would never have contaminated entertainment television.

Also Laugh-In correctly predicted the years that then Governor Reagan would be President Reagan. *sigh*
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trilogy newbie questions in The Avernum Trilogy
Law Bringer
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You can go either way with spellcaster, although I prefer to have two that can cast some of both. This way you can double up on attack types to get the best in a situation.
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some newbie questions in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Energy replenishment isn't as helpful as it sounds. It's a once per game day partial replacement of spell energy. After the demo, you can buy and make enough potions to do the same.

Fast on your feet is great because it gives about +2 to dexterity in determining combat order. The extra action point for combat isn't as reliable, but is still nice for fighters.

Strong back is nice for extra carrying capacity.

Spears are the traditional melee weapon of the Celts while swords are used by Romans.
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Happy Passover in General
Law Bringer
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I had a friend that reduced the arguement about observing separate dishes to its absurd end. You need 4 houses to live in so you don't have to worry about accidently contaminating meat and dairy foods and Passover and rest of the year. One house for each type. :)

I do miss some junk food during Passover. Filling up on the cookies and candy they sell isn't the same.
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An intellectual tidbit in General
Law Bringer
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Ah, intellectual spam.

There are some points that aren't brought out in the article. While the people may want something, the government is still controlled by a religious council that can determine what rights are granted under religious law and what is right.

For example prostitution is illegal, but short term marriages of less than a day are permitted. Divorce and the breakup fee make this a legal loophole that keeps it within the law.

Drinking and other Western activities that are against the law occur in private. Enforcement is used as a way to keep people happy. They protest too much against government actions and the laws are more strictly enforced.

Kind of religious Stalinism. There is the leader and then everyone else.
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Party Imbalance (A2-Lvls) in The Avernum Trilogy
Law Bringer
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A2 does allow you to leave a character behind, but your fighter isn't able to do much on his own. It will get a little better as your higher level character gets less XP versus monsters.

Best thing is to armor up your fighter and try to raise their levels by doing easier stuff for a while.
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Romans or Celts? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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On torment it's easier to play a Celt singleton because you can summon wind warriors and use the high level Nethergate spells to kill everything. Romans have to skip a few things or use up key potions.
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Happy Passover in General
Law Bringer
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It's time for another holiday well wishing topic.

Happy Passover as we start the 8 day holiday eating matza (the bread of affliction as I try once again to use it for a sandwich). It's also the time when children are encouraged to ask questions:

Little girl: "What does kosher mean?"
Mom (without any hesitation): "Expensive."

This was two years ago before inflation really kicked in and US factories disappeared that make Passover goods.

Enjoy
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Infocom, Douglas Adams and a piece of history in General
Law Bringer
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Thanks for posting it as I take a minute to pass the last link along to a friend (he doesn't need to do a Slarty long list of things, really) so he can get sidetracked.

Now I really need to get around to finishing that game. *sigh*
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Where be dragon? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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You aren't supposed to swear. It's not that it upsets the little kids that read, but their parents that control the ever important credit cards that allow Jeff to sell his games.
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Romans or Celts? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Let's see, one side consists of blood thirsty savages that kill everything in sight and the other strip down and paint themselves blue.

Celts are better because they get the full range of magic. It's pretty hard to play the game as pure fighting Romans that just use items.
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Sixus suicide in The Avernum Trilogy
Law Bringer
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There is a golem in his older home (the tower bothered by Empire troops) that gives you access to a scroll that has the lever positions on it. I think it 2 one way, then 1 the other, 2 the first way, and 1 the other. I can't remember which way it starts.
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more dumb questions in Avernum 4
Law Bringer
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There is a panel in the southwest corner that needs TU 14 (I think, but it might be lower) to turn it off. It's mentioned in a topic last year.

The gazer is in the northeast prison that is opened by another panel (I think it's the northwest room).
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Where be dragon? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Profile #5
From Synergy's Item List -

Nethergate Fort
TRAIN: Woodscraft, Barter, First Aid, Herbcraft, Hardiness, Defense — Bituitus — C [Very Reasonable]
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Where be dragon? in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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Profile #3
No true gamer hasn't head banged into walls at least a thousand time. There will be plenty more before you are done.

Hint - try the southwest walls.
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Global Warming is real and I can proove it! in General
Law Bringer
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Profile #62
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It was early June, which in Michigan meant one could almost count on summer being here to stay. The state was notorious for its "Indian winters," which lingered forever. When the snows melted, it was all mud. When the mud finally dried, it was summer . . . maybe. One could never be sure when the warmth would come for good, if ever. --- from Robert Asprin's Dragons Wild, chapter 1
It seems appropriate before the topic drifts again.
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