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shorthand in verbal conversation in General
Shaper
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I only do that when it is in reference to something on the internet for effect.

"Hey Emperor, did you see that horrible video online the other day? It was terrible what happened to those children!"

"Meh, I el-oh-el'ed."

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Geneforge Wiki Poll, Part 2 in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Love Parallelogram:

'Encyclopedia Ermarian'.
I always thought it was 'Ermariana.'

I'm happy to see that people like Sucia Archives. Even though the word 'archives' somehow doesn't appear in the games, I think everyone can admit that the word is still somehow more Genforgesque than Encyclopedia. I'm a little disappointed more people don't think barred.ermarian is clever, but the address isn't really that important to me anyway.

Edit: I will be contributing a lot. You really are privileged to have me around.

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ACS - TNG in General
Shaper
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I doubt it. Avernum and Geneforge were both in totally unique worlds, so it would be very unlike Jeff to use an existing theme or whatever in one of his games.

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Should we be able to create the Unbound and new high level creations in geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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Jeff is pretty notorious for evolving concepts as new games come out. Just look how the geneforge itself has become weakened over four games. He could easily include the unbound as the third level drakon creation in the next game and simply include a few lines of text saying the design has been rewritten for more obedience and less random destruction. Not that I would like for this to happen, I personally am not a fan of big pink dragons.

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Who Should Win in Geneforge 5 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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The Rebels should win Geneforge 4 so that by Geneforge 5 everyone can see how horrible life under their rule would be. I could have sworn I posted in this topic before but maybe I'm thinking of an identical one.

Anyway, with a miserable Rebel victory in Geneforge 4, the stage would be set for the possible return of old factions as well as the introduction of new ones. Lots of choices, the way Geneforge was meant to be!

As for who should win in Geneforge 5... I've been saying for a while now how great a 'yourself' faction would be. You'd basically gather a bunch of research as well as components by defeating other factions and then build your very own geneforge. Then your ending would basically be you winning, with modifications based on whatever moral decisions you made in game. The perfect ending, in my opinion. The game is called Geneforge after all, yet the actual device's presence has been weak in the past few games.

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Geneforge on the Ermarian Network in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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I liked archives because that term suggests you have to rifle through a lot of crap to find what you want. It's also a word that you would see in the actual games, while words like encyclopedia, codex, and especially arcana seem very unGeneforge. Same with barred. Who cares if it doesn't role off the tongue, it fits with the games!

You guys seem to want to abandon the mood for a more professional setting, and while I see the sense in that, it makes me, as a Geneforge fan, sad.

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Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #76
Excuse me, could we please get this thread back on topic?

IMAGE(http://blog.hakmao.com/archives/images/john_wilmot.jpg)

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Geneforge on the Ermarian Network in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #14
Why don't you like barred.ermarian.net? I thought that one was clever.

Edit: I take it no one besides me would want to call it The Radiant College? Damn.

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What have you been reading lately? in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #650
You should feel privileged to read such a glorious and timeless work.

Edit: Ahem, and since I started a new page I might as well say what I'm reading. Textbooks mostly. Several written by the professors that assigned them to me. None of them particularly interesting. See the 'what classes are you taking' thread if for some bizarre reason you are curious as to what they might be about.

[ Tuesday, January 22, 2008 21:11: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Heath Ledger in General
Shaper
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Old news, Salmon and I totally already had a conversation about this.

And while it is a bit early to say, I'm pretty sure they already ruled out suicide. Apparently, he had been having a very hard time sleeping while filming the new Batman movie, and this is well documented. While it may seem a bit ridiculous, it seems the sleeping pill overdose was accidental. Kind of makes sense though: take some pills, pass out for five minutes, wake up, forget you took some already, take some more.

Edit: I wasn't really a fan of most of his movies, but I have high hopes for his swan song.

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Geneforge on the Ermarian Network in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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I'm sure Milla didn't mean differentiate in that sense. Probably just thinks the name shouldn't sound the same as EE's, and I agree.

It should be something more creative. I like servant minds, but for some reason, Jeff seems to be phasing them out in the games. I like Sucia Archives the best so far. Ah, Sucia, the Jerusalem of the Geneforge world. Plus it would go well with the barred.ermarian.net address.

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ACS - TNG in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #18
quote:
Alorael:
I think the concept behind A2's Dark Waters and Za-Khazi could be expanded into a full game.
I thought that was what Jeff was going for with Avernum 5 but he sort of gave up shortly after the first chapter. I liked Avernum 5 better than Za-Khazi, but neither rank among my favorites as far as Jeff's works go. For me, the closer to Geneforge 2, the better. Science Fiction RPGs tend to have a lot of alien races fighting each other anyway, so the whole warring factions concept would be perfect.
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Salmon:
And hey, how about those sleeping pills?
Oh, Salmon, you're such a joker.

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Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #73
Salmon doesn't need inside jokes to be irritating.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #163
quote:
Originally written by Hey, Jude.:

P.S. "bent on urbanizing?" I made one town. And a rural, farming one at that.
Two. You made two. :P

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Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #161
"A low stone building, far from any city."

That is the only canon description of the surface side of the portal. Valorim was a wild continent, and your trying to get far away from any city, that would be the logical place to go. Of course, since you, Nikki, are so bent on urbanizing the once wild continent, it is not too far fetched to say a city now stands exactly where that non-desrcript stone building once stood. I think that Eastern island would be a fine place for it to be opened. Perhaps where Zkal's tower once stood. The lich could have been drawn there by the excess energy of the portal ruins. Who knows, right?

Edit: Alternately, if this really bothers you, I can just say they redirected the portal and open it up anywhere the Lady damn well pleases.

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Geneforge on the Ermarian Network in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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Terrestia is the less developed of the two Shaper continents. We might not want to get too attached to that name, as the next game might not even take place there. I'm a fan of barred.whatever, myself. Then something simple to call the site, like the Shaper Archives, or the Magus Complex, or something more creative.

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Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #159
Damn.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #157
He's probably off somewhere being a failure... or a success. It could go either way with that guy, but I certainly don't intend to give him the benefit of the doubt, as I'm sure he would afford us the same treatment.

He better not be dead... he's not even on my list of people to kill! Hmm, how long has it been since Stareye posted?

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #145
Clearly, the invisibility spell was invented by priests to protect the privacy of people going to confession.

In other news: is there a designated place in canon where the other end of the old Fort Avernum portal was? I remember it saying it was remote, so any objections to it being in Valorim? Don't worry, I won't pop up in anyone's territory.

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ACS - TNG in General
Shaper
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I wouldn't mind a science fiction world with no magic. Most science fiction RPGs have horrible plots to begin with and I think Jeff could do better. His two series both hinged on a single unique theme (cave world; shaping). I would be interested to see what unique perspective he could add to the science fiction genre.

But didn't Jeff say something recently about revisiting the Exile series? Again?

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Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #46
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

For that matter, there are probably several people who could summarize all the arguments well and fairly, regardless of which they personally supported, if any.
Yes, I believe I already volunteered.

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #53
Formello Caves

Why did his Lady seem to have so little regard for his life? Sss-Kai asked himself this question over and over again as he waved the white flag of truce before the city of Formello. He approached the gate, all alone, just as his Lady had commanded. He knew it was madness, but for some reason, he trusted that Lady Calpurnia’s stratagems would prevail in the end.

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“Arrogant fools!” The Mayor of Formello, a thin man named Ilic, fumed. He had done so well all this time, governing Formello despite it being cut off from the rest of the Kingdom. Now there was what seemed to be a bandit army at the gates, his mighty gates, and they have the gall to send a single slith to parley with him? Was that all he and his city were worth to them? Laughable! What could these brigands possibly hope to gain?

“Should I send your secretary and a contingent of the guard, Lord Mayor?” asked his loyal captain.

“Nonsense!” Mayor Ilic thought for a moment, fingering the necklace at his chest, “I will go myself. We will show these bandit fools that we do not fear them. I will need only two guards. This slith won’t try anything, trust me.” The captain knew it was a bad idea but he couldn’t help but feel confidence in his beloved leader. Mayors of Formello had that effect on people.

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Mayor Ilic and his two guards arrived before Sss-Kai could think of anything to say, “Uh…”

“Silence bandit scum! Is it seriously your intent to come here and attempt to intimidate us? Formello has maintained a full garrison of highly trained soldiers, and with me leading them, we will never be conquered!”

“We… er…”

“This city survived the Empire War! It withstood the blows of the best warriors the world had to offer! It’s people endured during Rentar’s mad assaults, and were unphased! To think that a small army of vagabonds would stand a chance against this unconquerable bastion, ha! You are a gnat compared to me!”

“I…” Sss-Kai was overwhelmed by this man’s confidence. There was something about him that made the slith feel uneasy. He fumbled around in his armor for the second of the Lady’s three commands. The guards drew their weapons but lowered them when they saw him pull out the piece of paper. He read the second note:

Take the necklace, harm no one.

Dear, sweet heaven. Was this how he was going to die? Sss-Kai briefly considered pulling out his spear and surprising the three, but his chances of success were slim. Why had the Lady been so specific about not harming anyone? Damn it, she didn’t hire him to think, she hired him to take action! That was what he would do!

“What is that you have there?” The Mayor motioned to the note. Sss-kai threw caution to the wind, grabbed the Mayors outreached arm, pulled him forward, and grasped at the necklace. Sss-Kai prayed that the damned trinket was worth it.

The clasp broke easily, and the necklace was his. He turned and ran with all his might. The soldiers rushed to make sure the Mayor was unharmed, only to be scolded, “After him, you fools! Don’t let him get away!” Luckily, Sss-Kai was fast for a slith, and the guards gave up their chase early to avoid approaching the mercenary encampment without reinforcements.

Edward was there to greet Sss-Kai when he returned, completely out of breath. “What the hell was that? Damn my mother’s confidence in your negotiating skills. Let me see the note.” Edward read the note and smiled. “Ah, it wasn’t your negotiating skills she was interested in. Let me see the prize!” Sss-Kai held up the necklace, but quickly pulled it back when Edward reached for it. “Damn it, slith, give me that!”

Sss-Kai finished catching his breath before speaking, “What’s so special about it?” Edward said nothing. He was hiding something.

A horn was sounded, Formello was rallying troops to attack. Sss-Kai scanned the caves surrounding them. “Rrr, we are not in a defensible position. If we fight Formello’s troops here on open ground, we will lose.” Then he remembered something, and pulled out the third and final note the Lady had given him. It, too, had the simple script he had learned to rely on:

Nephilim fortress in the West. Give the necklace to Edward.

Of course! Sss-Kai was familiar with this “nephilim fortress.” Garrisoning there was sort of a taboo to brigands like himself, given how many times that place had been burned to the ground. But if his men could just reach the ruins, he could set up a defense there and repel the enemy. He might stand a chance after all!

“Well, what does it say?” Edward folded his arms again. He hated being left in the dark.

Sss-Kai looked at the necklace in his one hand, then to the note in the other. His Lady had yet to fail him. Who cares about a stupid necklace, anyway? He threw the necklace to Edward, who fumbled to catch it.

Edward’s eyes lit up. He knew all too well what he was now holding in his hands. He bent the clasp back into place and hooked it around his own neck. An aura of power immediately engulfed the boy. All looked to him, astounded by the calm and commanding presence of the young lord. How could it be that they never recognized it before? Even Sss-Kai was temporarily stunned.

“What are you all staring at? Let us show these Formello fools the folly of resisting the will of the Lady!”

Almost involuntarily, the group let up a cheer. At Sss-Kai’s command, the small army made way for the ancient nephilim fortress.

Fort Avernum

“What manner of treatment shall we afford this new arrival from the Disciples of Khoth, mother?”

Disciples of Khoth? Was that what they were calling themselves? The Lady knew who Khoth was: a treacherous dragon who allied with the Empire during the Avernum War then fled when the tide turned against the them. Surely he wasn’t their leader? They would need to learn more. “Our best vittles and quarters to import. Spend all thou can, this fox we must impress. Assay our foe thyself mine gentle son.”

“Yes, mother. I will learn all I can, then smother this emissary with luxury! She’ll never want to leave us. We’ll make her wish she never had to go back to whatever hole they run their operation our of!”

The Lady and her son shared a lighthearted laugh.

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Bobby Fischer in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #3
That makes me one step closer to being the master.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #109
quote:
Nikki:
I'm sure Randoplh just looked like a cross instead of being one...
People always say that, but I don't know why. I think a half-breed would only add yet another interesting facet to the game. Why avoid such things? Just because they creep you out? That said, there probably shouldn't be a whole faction of them, however.
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Goldenking:
The general consensus on this RP is that anything after either BOA or A3, with the possible exception of A5, is not canon.
That decision was made by a bunch of people who are either not participating in the RP or do not have factions in Avernum. Since most of Avernum 4 happened in Avernum, and that is where my faction is located, I'm going to have to overrule that decision. It's not like the fact that Rentar reappeared and terrorized Avernum hundreds of years ago is going to have a big effect on the RP anyway, so it's mostly geography and such that I'm interested in, and Avernum 4 had a lot of changes in that area.

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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #136
The game is just that good.

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