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problem in General
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Profile #18
You could try mailinator.com, it allows you to receive email without actually setting up an account. While registering for a new account here, you just have to give as your email address anything@mailinator.com, with any combination of letters and numbers of your choice in place of the word anything, and then you simply enter in the address you chose at the mailinator website to view your mail.

The downside is that anyone who knows what address you've chosen can go view the mail you get there, so if you decide to use it, you should choose an address that is hard to guess and random enough that no one else would use it, don't tell anyone what address you chose, and don't use it more than once. Really, setting up a new account at yahoo.com or something is a better option, but since you don't seem willing to do that, perhaps this would be an acceptable alternative.
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Why? in General
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Profile #74
Since I'm not very good at coming up with names, I just ran the random name generator in NPPAngband until it came up with a good name that wasn't either something I might have to worry about misspelling, or something that looked like I had just picked randomly from the Lord of the Rings. Serith was the first that wasn't already being used by too many people on the internet, so that's what I went with.
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Things to improve Dikiyoba's ausome story! in General
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Profile #67
Anything can start a conversation, but perhaps the better question is, how long could such a conversation last here? My bet is three pages, and that's only if the conversation is quickly thrown off topic.

However, if the words were chosen more carefully (for example, religion, or government), a single word could easily start a 30 page topic, given the right encouragement.
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Anonymity and online identity, yet again. in General
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Profile #11
Probably about the only benefit of having a very common name is that a simple google search for it turns up millions of results, and as far as I can tell, none are about me. There are probably other methods people could use to find out what I say on the internet, but I doubt most employers will go through that much trouble.
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Games in General
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Profile #38
If you don't mind the lack of detailed graphics and the fact that they don't have much of a plot, roguelikes are fun, and and are usually free. I reccomend you check out ToME, Hengband, and NetHack, and if the graphics really bother you, look into NetHack - Falcon's Eye, or SlashEM.

I also really liked Taskmaker, and Tomb of the Taskmaker, although these are not so good by modern standards. They were originally shareware, but they stopped selling them a long time ago, and they have released the registration codes onto the internet.

If you prefer slightly more modern games, I liked Hexen 2, Nanosaur 2, and Marbleblast.

Also, while not strictly a game, Second Life is worth looking in to, and also can be obtained for free, but it requires a fast and modern computer with a good internet connection, and requires you to provide a credit card number or cell phone number for identification.

Edit: Falcon's Eye can't be obtained for Mac, and the Mac version of SlashEM doesn't support 3d tiles. Everything else can be found for Mac, if you look hard enough.

[ Friday, May 05, 2006 17:59: Message edited by: Serith ]
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PDN? in General
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Profile #7
Generally, I am horrible at coming up with names. Pretty much all of the names I have used in the past on the internet were pretty bad.

When I registered for this forum, I tried using the method that so many other people here said they used the last time someone made one of these threads, of typing in random letters, then adding vowels in the right spots. That didn't give me anything I liked, so I just ran the NPPAngband random name generator until it gave me a name that I liked.
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An RP in the World of Avernum *Reloaded* in General
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Profile #71
OOC

I really don't have the time or energy to participate in an RP right now, so I'm not going to be posting any more IC posts here.
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The Periodic Table of Spiderweb in General
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Profile #13
The element of Fluorine should be assigned to all of the particularly annoying noobs that spiderweb has had to endure, as it's poisonous, not very useful, and when exposed to other elements, reacts in unusual ways.

Also, congratulations to Drew for his 1337th post.
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An RP in the World of Avernum *Reloaded* in General
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Profile #6
As fire rained down around him, General Valion retreated. His depleted forces, many of them injured by the enemies' defenses, ran after him. "Just one more mile to safety", he thought, and increased his speed. Fortunately, his few mages had come directly from the tower, and were extremely reliable. Dispite their hard work in the assault, they had just enough mana to cast a few final haste spells, and the shield potions that were distributed among the troops shortly before the attack were just strong enough to keep the enemy's spells from decimating his forces.

As he crossed the line of the ancient barrier site, the General allowed his troops to take a moment to rest. Fortunately for him, the Vahnatai never extended their forces beyond the location of their old barriers, only attacking those who venture into their newly taken land. This advantage, along with the apparent lack of any of the Vahnatai's greater mages in the new settlement, were the only reasons the General's forces survived at all.

Even with their considerable advantages, the faction was barely surviving. Every strike they made wiped out more fighters, and weakened them even more. As the Vahnatai shipped out more metal than the Avernites ever had, many of the neighboring human colonies were unwilling to help him, and some of the more economically-driven groups had even led attacks on his base. However, his headquarters, a set of abandoned caves just a few miles to the southwest of the enemy region, was easy to defend, and his traps and spellcasters had so far been able to fend off the few attackers that had already sought to destroy him.

However tough his foes, Valion knew he had to succeed. Northeast Avernum had been human land since the foundation of the original Kingdom of Avernum, and he would not allow anyone to prevent his people from moving back in, not even the unexpected colony of Vahnatai. The caves must be reclaimed, no matter what.

Name: North-Eastern Avernum Reclamation Faction
Leader Name General Valion
Location In and around the former bat caves from Avernum 1, just to the south of NE Avernum.
Description
Just before the time of the various rebellions, a devastating quake shook Northeast Avernum. The land was deemed unlivable, and most of the residents were forced to evacuate. When the quakes had slowed, cave-ins had stopped, and the land was safe once again, the many refugees, living in camps to the south, prepared to move in. However, when they entered, they found that the land had already been occupied by the Vahnatai.

All humans who entered were forced to leave by the Vahnatai, and early assaults had no effect. Eventually, the exiles left, building themselves new cities, or moving elsewhere. However, much of one of the largest groups, located in the old bat caves, refused to move on and abandon their homeland, and became the North-Eastern Avernum reclamation faction. Their only known goal is to reclaim their homeland, by whatever means necessary. They currently work to achieve this mostly through the use of Guerilla Tactics. Few of them were originally fighters, and only about 10% of them were trained in combat before they had to leave their former homes, but many of them had wealth from the mining industry, and they have hired mercenaries and mages fleeing from the south.

OOC

Yes, I know, Vahnatai are overdone, but I plan on giving them actual motives, and I will not make them generically evil.

Edit; Also, if anyone wants to take control of the Vahnatai settlement, it's fine with me, as it would be much more interesting to have my faction's enemies be controlled by real people, instead of just controlling them myself.

[ Wednesday, March 22, 2006 18:59: Message edited by: Serith ]
Posts: 11 | Registered: Monday, March 13 2006 08:00
Mmm, Saganaki... Flaming Karma in General
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Profile #25
My karma is currently listed as Not Rated, but I predict that very shortly after this post is made, it wil probably raise to 1 star by at least 2 votes.

Edit: And now, I have six votes, at 2.46. I suspect about half of the people who voted gave me one star just because I posted on this thread and didn't say anything meaningful, and the other half gave me 5 stars just because it's unexpected.

Edit: And now I have 2.63, and 8 ratings.

[ Saturday, March 25, 2006 08:17: Message edited by: Serith ]
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How much time do you spend on here a day in General
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Profile #10
I only really spend about ten minutes a day checking the boards, although I used to spend an hour or two, and will probably begin to do so again as I shift from lurking to active posting.
Posts: 11 | Registered: Monday, March 13 2006 08:00