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av4????/ in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #7
quote:
Originally posted by EEPLegolas:
god... i hope they make entirely new scenarios for BOA. having to play through BOE again will be a HUGE pain...
Well, nobody says you have to play it.
Anyway, of coure there will be many new scenarios, mostly of high quality. Don't worry, I'm sure it will be good.

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Monster ideas in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #10
quote:
Originally posted by Aruneko:
Scylla is the spider with two mouths, Charybdis is the big thingamabob which drinks up the tide and spits it back out.

How about an attacking building? You could make "Wall monsters" which jut out be around it. Maybe a door could open on it every few moments, letting out some beasties. And maybe the beasties could walk around and repair the walls.
Heck, there are so many possibilites I can't list them all.

...maybe the beasties could spontaneously combust after a minute or two...

Demi Liches are below Liches in power, aren't they?

Spider? I'm reading the Odyssey in English class. Scylla is a six-headed sea monster. Charybdis is a whirlpool.

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Ideas for how to work around design options in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
I don't think that would work. In BoE, special classes were striped from items when the party left a scenario, just in case an item in another scenario used the same class. He's probably going to do the same thing in BoA.

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Monster ideas in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #6
The aforementioned wall of skulls was created by me. I'm glad someone actually has an idea that actually makes good use of it, other than undead forts. I might finish the skull wall set later.
TM says it doesn't look anything like skulls, though. Does anyone think it does?

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mods=good in Tech Support
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #11
quote:
Originally posted by Drakefyre:
It's "affect" there, since it's a verb.
Hey, Drakey's correcting grammar again!
By the way, why is this topic in Tech Support?

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Message From Spiderweb - Brain Blocked in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #55
quote:
Originally posted by modnaR:
A fireball spell might be a bit overpowered, considering everything else is just multi instead of mass target. I still think some sort of wall (probably fire or anti-magic) would be best, along with some sort of augmentation or enfeeblement spell. Possibly 'Dispel Magic' which removes haste, bless and shield from single/ multiple targets?
However, with multiple target spells, the enemies can be spread out. With area-of-effect spells, they need to be together.

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Message From Spiderweb - Brain Blocked in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #52
The combat simulator could be programmed by the designer.
I think a fireball spell would be the best. I like area-of-effect spells, as do most people.

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I will host BoA graphics in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #19
Since I suppose there will be a link to your page on the top of the forum, maybe you could put a link to Motekye's item page. I'm going to go make some special weapons for my BoA scenarios (if I ever finish one; I never actually finished making a BoE scenario).

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I will host BoA graphics in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #7
Didn't Jeff say items with custom graphics could be taken from one scenario to another in BoA? If not, I wasted about half an hour making a fancy spear this morning.

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Costom Tiles and Other Things in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #10
quote:
Originally posted by Drakefyre:
Finally, custom terrain and custom monsters are much more valuable than custom items. If you finish your item work, I encourage you to work on that too.
I seem to recall Jeff saying that items with custom graphics will be able to be taken from one scenario to another.

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BoA -- Custom Graphics in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #7
quote:
Originally posted by Jigga:
Theres something that may be a problem with the doomguard. A3 (and almost certainly BoA) will cut off his feet. Anything below a v shaped line (where the terrain tile ends), is ignored by the engine. You could probably solve by shrinking the image a bit.
Other than that, its pretty good (I havnt seen the dryad yet)

Really? Darnit, I guess that makes my earth elemental and plant monster graphics usless then...

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A note about custom graphics in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #8
quote:
Originally posted by jwj442:
I tried temporarily replacing the goblin graphic in A1 with ADoS's earth elemental, to see how it looks in the actual game. It looked kind of...weird. Almost like a clay model. I tried drawing black borders around the elemental as someone suggested, and it looked a lot better. Try it yourself. Whoever said this is right--you really do need black outlines aorund your graphics for it to look right in the game.
I'll do that later. By the way, you misspelled "around." :D

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Few Questions in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #18
Schrodinger made the first custom BoA graphic. It's a sort of blue blob thing, a water elemental, I believe. I made a few walls, along with an earth elemental and wind elemental. I'm pretty good with making simple graphics, although I can't do complicated things like griffons. After I finish converting my characters to BoA format, I'll make some more graphics.
Albino Frog, I'm fourteen years old. Look at the graphics I made for BoA. Of course young people can make good graphics.

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Suggestion for this forum in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
Well, it sounds like a good idea. Of course, they could just read the topics...

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Organized Wishlist in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #0
NODES
*If statistic? node
*Party at X/Y? node
*Has Race? node
*More versatile stairway node
*More versatile Place Monster node
*The ability to use Outdoor Shop in towns
*Town Forgive node
*Custom sounds and special effects
*Ability to have sounds and special effects play while other things occur
*Wait xx Miliseconds node
*Abilty to do simple mathematics with variables/stuff done flags
*Ability to access and modify every variable in the game
*Ability to check to see if the party has a certain NPC with them
*Ability to temporarily change PC graphics
*Ability to forcibly give/drop/equip/unequip items via scripts
*A node that changes the amount of light in a town
*Ability to display images such as maps
*The ability to easily teleport between towns

RESTRICTIONS/LIMITS
*Ability to restrict party's level/skills/equipment in a scenario
*Disabling/enabling Magic Map/Far Sight/Automap in certain towns, and
disabling, enabling Word of Recall
*No limit on how many NPCs have the ability to be accepted into the party
*Ability to set items to be undroppable/non-unequipable
*More talking flexibility
*More versatile Variable Town Entry
*Fewer limits in general

CUSTOMIZATION
*Ability to select multiple special properties/abilities for custom monsters, items,
and terrain
*Ability to control a targeted spell's arc
*Ability to make the party temporarily disappear from the screen
*Ability to call scripts when certain towns become hostile (like Fort Emergence
and Ghikra in E3)
*Customized "You Lose" messages
*Ability to make monsters weak/resistant/immune to weapon types
*Ability to set percentage of resistance/weakness to elements/weapons
*Ability to call scripts when monsters take damage/reach certain health
*Customized spells
*Custom holidays
*Custom monster, item, and weapon types (instead of just listing "Undead,
Stone, Demon, etc.)
*Link standard item use to special coding
*Items that can add to/subtract from all abilities
*Custom special skills (e.g. leadership, sling use, etc.)
*Ability to write descriptions of items
*Sinkable/stealable boats
*Different boat classes (the higher the class, the more places it can go)
*Customizable PC races

COMBAT/WANDERING MONSTERS
*Ability to enter combat while in boats
*Swimming/flying monsters
*A way to program combat tactics
*A better friendly/hostile system

MISCELLANIOUS
*Graphics editor which easily allows custom graphics to be created and inserted
in the scenario
*A spelling/grammar checker
*Make scenarios multiple files, instead of one monolithic mess
*Implement non-dialogue NPC text
*A command to make all items not belong to party
*A party name string

I think I left something out...

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We should slim down the wish list in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #3
I removed all the suggestions that can't be done/already are done, so that made the list smaller. If not a poll, how would you suggest it be done?

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We should slim down the wish list in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #1
I think it would be better if we went through the list, took the ones that are doable, and put them in a poll. I'll do that now.

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