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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Your profile says you're 16. What the heck are you doing, driving a BMW? Or is your sarcasm flying under my radar? :confused:
Actually, it was a joke.

By the way, I took my age out of my profile. How did you get ahold of it?

EDIT: Strike that. Just found out that Rakshasi and I are within a month of each other. Thought Dipro was referring to me.

[ Friday, February 22, 2008 19:31: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Shapers want creations to have zilch rights, if they win, the common folk are kept under a brutal reign and the shapers put up new laws that allow effetively the instant and un-provoked extermination of any group if they are found to be even talking about creations in a wrong way. Cruel and fanatical.
Nope. Try again.

Shapers have in fact instated rights to protect creations, and obviously feel some obligation toward their safety. 'Brutal' also is rather overkill. They keep a strict and somewhat harsh reign over the common folk, but they don't kill someone for having sympathy toward the creations. It's attempting to unlawfully gain Shaper secrets that result in extermination.

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Geology Lecture in General
Shaper
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Not to distract from the To Ban or Not to Ban argument, but what if we're looking at this the wrong way? It's pretty much agreed that, no matter what kind of preventative measures are taken, someone will always find their way around them. One thing that has started bothering me is that everyone talks about how to prevent this from happening. But, when all preventative measures fail, what do we have in place to stop such an attack and minimize the damage done?

I admit that I have little experience on such matters and may be off-base or incorrect on this, but from what I can glean, there really isn't too much being done to counter such an emergency. Mind, not all that much can be done for such a situation, but I still think that a little more could be done to stop such attacks before they reach their full potential. Maybe armed security guards, and an emergency broadcast system that alerts the entire school and local officials at the flip of a switch?

Just my two cents on the matter.

[ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 17:31: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Oops. Sorry, Rakshasi. :P

Anyhow, to stay on topic, I rarely have a day that results in any desire to rant. Go me, I guess.

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Geology Lecture in General
Shaper
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With just that information? Neither. Guns have the advantage of range, while knives have the element of surprise. The thing that determines casualties is the motivation of the killer and the reaction of the potential victims.

The only way guns get a substantial boost over other methods of death is their automatic variants, which are already banned in many states.

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Shaper
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I know I haven't been commenting on this much, but I figured I had made enough little comments and such in the E3 thread to last a lifetime or two.

(Note: for most of the following, :P is applicable)

Anyway, I was a little disappointed by the ending. I hoped everyone on the (fictitious) SW boards would get wiped out again by the bot army. Now THAT would have been a killer ending. You could have at least mentioned the Ur-Noob. He's what made the series, after all, and it's a dishonor to the episodes not to at least mention him in passing in every episode.

(Note: :P is now no longer applicable)

Great work, though. I await to see the fate of the boards.

[ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 09:15: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Wait. Is Jeran a Protagonist? :P
Jeran is working for Emperor Tullegolar. Emperor Tullegolar is in possession of a minor Empire. The Empire always loses. The side of evil always loses. Therefore, Jeran = Evil.

Think Penultimate Airship, not literary.

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Shaper
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Wait. Is Jeran a Protagonist? :P

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

quote:
Originally written by Safey:

[QUOTE]The point is you have no proof that the Drakons will stop makeing unbound after the war is over. They will mostly likely keep them around to enforce their own rule.
Are you daft? The Unbound are incredibly powerful, and only the creme de la creme of the Drakons can control them, people like Ghaldring and Akhari Blaze. Having a huge army of Unbound just waiting for someone to slip up would be death waiting to happen, and require their strongest leaders to devote all of their time to restraining them. Making the Unbound also requires a lot of time and resources on behalf of the Drakons. It simply isn't feasible unless on the brink of destruction.

Both of you are only partially right. As evidenced by the following conversation, the Drakons do plan to use modified Unbound after the war.
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Player - "The Unbound are hard to control?"
Warmaster Karikiss - "They have a ... a tendency to attack. Anything nearby. Thisss makesss them dangerousss. Once the Shapersss are gone and western Terrestia hasss been leveled, we will absorb the Unbound and then modify them to make them more sensible."
quote:
without Serviles working the machine, you don't have any Unbound.
Fortunately for the Drakons, they can always shape some more. Thus, that isn't really a problem for them.

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A3 - savory herbs in The Avernum Trilogy
Shaper
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There's a courier quest (not a job dispatch) between Lennus/Squiggus and Storm port. I think, once you agree to the job, Storm port will accept Savory Herbs.

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Minor continuity error aside (according to my last IC, Hunteritis had already arrived) it looks good.

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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You're just ticking off everyone today, aren't you?

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga the Slaughtering Omni:

Oh, I see, mass genocide is O.k., but trying to defend yourself against people who want to kill you is bad, hm very intresting logic.
You are truly clueless. Anyone who has EVER backed the Shapers has admitted that they have done horrible things. There's no denying the fact that the Shapers have been cruel and heartless. However, they do know what's best when it comes to Shaping. Unfortunately, the cruelty is a side-effect of the responsibilities that come with shaping. So it's a necessary evil.

Look at the flip-side of the coin, though. The Rebels aren't defending themselves against people who want to kill them, but instead gunning down anyone who gets in their way, slaughtering people who have little or nothing to do with the events that are transpiring. Oh, sure, occasionally they manage to bring down a member of the Shaper regime, but their civilian-to-shaper ratio is out of control.

Now, if the human side of the rebellion was an applicable choice, that's who I'd go for. They'd rather die than stoop to the Drakon's level. But it's not. And in Terrestria, for now, the only good Drakon is a dead one (not that all Drakons need to die; just the majority of the newest generation who are bent on killing anything which doesn't bow to them).

Therefore, Shapers.

(I don't mean to turn this into a debate or to get overly touchy, but I am sick of hearing how the Shapers are irrevocably evil hellspawn and how the Rebels are saints. To use Kelandon's line, they both suck. I just think the Shapers aren't quite as awful as the Rebels.)

EDIT: Clarification.

[ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 13:55: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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*gurgle* in General
Shaper
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Azuma - The Silver Wossname? Relax. You can't win them all, and there's always next ascension to get it.

Dipothonguspus (or whatever the heck your name is) - Why don't you release a scenario of your own, then? After all, you've touted how easy it is to learn Avernumscript.

AMEND: Diprosopus. Boy, that's going to be a tricky one to remember and spell correctly on a regular basis.

[ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 09:28: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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[PPP] Alas, friends, we look toward uncertain times in General
Shaper
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Is it possible to make it so that, in certain forums (General, for one), it only archives a topic if it gets past a certain number of posts?

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Fixed. Oh, and there's now also an angry peasant with a pitchfork. Because no RP is complete without an angry peasant with a pitchfork. :P

Excalibur, I sent you a PM you might be interested in.

[ Sunday, February 10, 2008 21:49: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Shaper
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You know what my first thought was when I read the chapter title?

Tullegolar's involved in this somehow.

And lo and behold, I was right! Therefore, I thus predict that the Ur-noob, at some point, will be revived yet again.

Now lets see what happens... :cool:

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Ephesos, rejoice! It's half-a-page-length shorter than I originally thought! :P

I made a couple last-minute changes regarding the Phoenix Empire. Nothing extraordinary, it just addresses a few things I thought needed addressed. I also made the passage of time a bit more obvious in the Sharimik part of the post.

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The Avernum RP, IC Thread in General
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AMINRO

"Sarrin has returned, your divinity."

"Then bring her in."

The doors to the hall opened, and Sarrin stepped inside. "What was Gathin's resp-", Iocabe started, only to notice that something was wrong. Sarrin was visibly shaken by something. "What happened?"

Sarrin spoke, trying to control the shaking in her voice. "I was on my way b-back from Delan. It was l-late at night, and j-just as I got about a mile from the city..."

"Were you attacked?" Iocabe asked.

Sarrin shook her head. "Delis and Silvar were attacked. And when I looked back, I saw smoke rising from other cities." Her voice started shaking again.

Iocabe paled. "Thank you for this... disturbing news. Go get some rest. You've more than earned it."

"But what abo-"

"That can wait until later. If what you say is true, we'd be sorely pressed to get a messenger of any kind through Hunter territory now. Let alone a target such as Gathin or myself."

Sarrin nodded and left. Iocabe turned to his aide. "Gather the circle. If the Phoenix Empire is under attack, we'll certainly be next."

"The circle?"

"Yes, the circle. We need to convene on this now."

The aide nodded, his face grave, and then left the room. Iocabe got up and started searching through records.

SHARIMIK

Several guards climbed down into the sewer system to look for the escaped thieves. Shamgar, Ferrrald, and their mysterious rescuer all picked up their collective paces. Then they found it. A service ladder near the front of the city. Unfortunately, two guards were going to reach it first.

The Wraith signaled the thieves into a small alcove, and started a ritual.

The two guards saw a figure suddenly burst into sight, headed for the ladder. Upon seeing the guards, it turned and fled. The guards pursued the figure to the alcove where the thieves were hidden. The figure, a shade, was briefly visible to the thieves before it continued around a nearby bend. The guards careened after it, and the Wraith, once they were out of sight, signaled Shamgar and Ferrrald to head for the ladder. They clambered up as quickly as possible, surfacing in a small hut.

The hard part wasn't escaping the sewers, though. It was getting through the front gate. Thankfully, the Wraith had a plan. He located a horse with a cart attached, posted outside a nearby tavern.

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"I need to search your cart, sir." The guards were standing with hands on their weapons.

The man stammered. "bu-but I don't have-"

"The cart. NOW." Weapons were drawn. The man waved his arms in the air, and his horse was starting to get spooked. Several annoyed civilians stood nearby, trying to get through the gate. But the chaos was just beginning. Suddenly, a horse with cart attached came careening around the corner, barreling at full speed toward the crowded gate. Screams erupted as the speeding horse tried to jump the cart with the merchant, and the two carts collided catastrophically. Debris, horses, and people flew everywhere, strewn about the utter chaos. The horses attempted to bolt, getting tangled up and trampling guards and civilians alike. People fled in all directions. And three cloaked figures slipped in with the panicking crowd fleeing the gate.

ANGEL'S REST

"Ava, I know you're in there." A priestess pounded at the door. She was accompanied by two other priestesses and a priest. One of the priestesses bent down, examining something. "Look at this..." She said, motioning her fellows to a dark spot on the ground in front of the door. "Is that a bloodstain?"

The priestess who had previously been pounding now just turned to knob and opened the door. "Ava? Are you all ri-" The sentence ended in a shrill scream as the priestess was tackled by a large orange hairy beast. Pearlescent fangs snapped towards her face, but thankfully, the beast's momentum carried it past her.

The priest of the group raised his hands to cast a spell, but was swatted aside, flung over fifteen feet. He didn't rise. Another priestess managed to get off a bolt of holy energy. It impacted the creature's chest, then rebounded back on the priestess, blasting her into unconsciousness. The creature then reared onto two feet. It was a hideous abomination, a massive 7-and-a-half foot humanoid monster covered in orange, bloodstained fur. Its claws were almost a foot in length, as were its fangs. Red hatred and hunger burned in its eyes.

The mauled priestess got up, attracting the beast's loathsome attention again. It started to charge her, only to roar in agony. The last priestess of the group, seeing how spells had failed against it, had drawn a short sword and plunged it into the beast's side. The monster whirled on her, slashing her with its teeth. She fell back with a cry. The monster then bolted, running off at speeds to shame a horse. It threw itself over the city wall and ran into the wilderness.

AMINRO

A few last stragglers entered the council chamber. It was a large room, dominated by a long table. A massive sword emblem was at the back of the room, illuminated by two torches. At the head of the table sat Iocabe. Bekath, two high priests of Telkavoth, and a Wraith sat on one side. The other side was occupied by Faenelle, a healer, Sarrin, another high priest, and an engineer. The rest of the seats were occupied by Crusaders-in-training, and a couple of ordinary priests.

"I brought you here because our situation is dire. Word is that the Phoenix Empire was subjected to a full-scale attack on multiple cities." A couple of gasps were heard. Iocabe pressed on. "Now, I think we can say with some certainty which force is behind this. We need to prepare in the likely event that we're targeted next, and also take steps to slow the Hunters' progress."

At this, Bekath stood up and spread a map on the table. It was a map of Valorim, somewhat outdated. "Our first step will be to stop any Hunter-bound trade caravans from the north. Deploying a few 'brigands' should take care of that problem. I also recommend contacting the Thieves Guild in Lorelei. They might be able to help us further that end. As for logistics issues, we need to recall all our men from the Troglodyte Castle. We'll need every able-bodied soul we can get to fend off an attack."

Bekath returned to his seat. Faenelle then stood up. "Conscription is going well, considering the short notice. We're training mostly in archery, and are pushing the training for acolytes up. Our priests are all getting drilled in their rites and rituals, and we've ordered our healers to brew up a surplus of energy elixirs. We've also had Wevern take a few apprentices under his wing, though we are praying that he doesn't blow up part of the church in the process." Faenelle finished with a smile.

A high priest across from Faenelle added, "We've been doing about the same in Aminro, though we're not sharing Fae's confidence in archery. We're working on building a larger base of swordsmen, and of course, we lack a mage to teach young apprentices about the arcane arts."

Iocabe nodded, then turned to the engineer. "How long is the fortification process going to take?"

"Longer than you'd like, and shorter than you would expect. The bastions you've requested will require about four days apiece to build. With eight bastions needing to be built, it'll take a little over a month to complete. Thankfully, the other fortifications you requested are simpler, and should take only a few days. A week, at most."

"Is there anyway to speed that process up?" Iocabe asked. The engineer shook his head, stating, "We're going as fast as possible."

Iocabe sat down. Another high priest then addressed the group. "What about the Embassy in Sharimik? We still have people over there."

Bekath replied, "We'll have to get them out of there. But we'll need some sort of distraction to do it without endangering Sanctuary lives."

"Oh!" Faenelle chimed in. "That reminds me, some Nephil refugees arrived fro-" She then doubled over slightly. Iocabe got up and prepared to rush around the table, but Faenelle shook her head, straining to speak. "Don't... bother! It'll... pass... shortly..." A few moments later, her breathing evened out. After catching her breath, she picked up from where she had left off. "Nephils arrived from Sharimik. We're trying to find them jobs and such, but I thought you'd want to know."

Iocabe scrutinized her for a few more moments, concerned. Then he slowly seated himself again. But he refused to take his eyes off her. Bekath spoke again. "The crusaders are coming along fine. Two were already skilled in combat, and should be ready shortly. However, I do need to ask you something. Is it strictly necessary for each Crusader to wield a sword? Because one is adamant to use a spiked mace."

"I'm not particularly concerned about the weapon of choice for a Crusader, so long as they can wield the weapon and a large shield at the same time. They all will also carry a short sword as a contingency."

A rather massive priest in heavy chain mail near the back flashed Bekath a smile. Bekath ignored it.

"So what do we do if the Hunters decide to launch an attack? Strike back?" The speaker this time was the Wraith. "And additionally, why was I brought here?"

"The second is easy; our two best Wraith, Allison and Amarfrra, are both on assignment. Amarfrra should be back from Sharimik within the day. As for the first question, we fight a battle of attrition. Even if we did take Sharimik, we'd take severe casualties only to lose it again. The Hunters, unlike us, have a navy. It'll be far easier and more efficient to press our innate advantages and deny them theirs. As a nation, we're better set for fighting defensively. So let them send their best soldiers; we'll take them out with ease, and when they've worn their resources and morale down, we'll then deal the killing blow."

"And if that doesn't work?"

"Telkavoth will see us through. He has yet to fail us." Iocabe thought some more. "We can't afford to let the Hunters find that tunnel from Karnold to Midori. We'll split the group at the Troglodyte castle. The larger group will come back to aid in defense efforts, while the smaller will head to Midori to assist the expansion efforts and to tell them that under no circumstances is the tunnel to be used until further notice."

Sarrin then spoke. "What about the Phoenix Empire?"

"We don't have many options about that. We can't get messengers through without the extremely high risk that the Hunters will intercept them. We certainly can't send reinforcements or aid to each other, because our men would undoubtedly be intercepted en route, and the Phoenix Empire needs every soldier they can get. And unless you can conjure an armada out of thin air, we can't get to them by sea either. So in short, our hands are tied. Anything else?"

Sarrin shook her head.

"Good. All orders issued here today will be carried out. This meeting is adjourned." As one, the group stood and started filing out of the chamber.

DELLSTON

"These Thieves Guild members aren't too bright, are they?" Sarah remarked.

"How so?" Dewiss was standing opposite of the newly instated mayor of Dellston.

"They give us a letter, say that they want to contact us, and yet give us nothing. Not a meeting place, not a name."

"Lorelei has been a hideout for the Thieves Guild for decades. It shouldn't be that hard to find them if we actually look."

"Nevertheless," Sarah replied testily, "we cannot go chasing shadows. We'll deal with the Thieves Guild later. For now, I'm sending Allison to Poulsbo for reconnaissance."

"I'm afraid that won't happen. I've already sent her to Lorelei to make contact with the Thieves Gu-"

"What?!" Sarah jumped to her feet. "What do you think you're playing at?! You can't just supersede my authority whenever you so please! All orders-"

"I think you'll find that I can, Sarah."

"Oh? Do explain."

"While you control this town, I am now the second-in-command of this expedition. And it just so happens that Bresnen agrees with my decision. And I'd keep my voice down, if I were you. It isn't seemly for someone in your position to lose your temper, especially considering you've been mayor for all of five hours."

Sarah was fuming, yet she knew arguing with Dewiss was a lost cause. She sullenly sat back down. At that moment, an acolyte entered the room. "Mayor Watson? The deposed mayor is trying to incite a riot."

Sarah looked at Dewiss, a smile creeping across her face. "Don't worry. Dewiss here will take care of it." Upon hearing that, the acolyte nodded and shut the door.

"That's just passive-aggressive. And what makes you think you can order me around?" Dewiss growled, affronted.

"Because," Sarah replied, unable to keep the smirk off her face, "it isn't seemly for someone in your position to lose your temper."

Dewiss glared at her, but the moment was interrupted by the acolyte again. "Um, Watson? The deposed mayor just got stabbed by an angry peasant with a pitchfork."

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Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I want to see what A5 is like. Disturbingly enough, the Avernum and Geneforge series share certain commonalities when it comes to plot advancement. My point:

Avernum 1 - A massive, epic world where you can explore and do whatever you feel like. Plus, a few main quests for plot draw.
Geneforge 1 - A massive world where you can explore and do whatever you feel like. Plus, a few main ideas for plot draw.

Avernum 2 - A massive, epic world in conflict, with a few limitations on what you can do. Completing the main quests is required to win.
Geneforge 2 - A large world in conflict, with a few limitations on what you can do. Completing certain main quests is required to win.

The third part of each series was radically different, and somewhat broke the chain, until...

Avernum 4 - A large world, but highly linear. One obstacle must be surmounted in order to proceed, and all main quests must be completed to win. Game ends at a specific point.
Geneforge 4 - A large world, but highly linear. One obstacle must be surmounted in order to proceed, and all main quests must be completed to win. Game ends at a specific point.

Thus, I look forward to seeing A5, and possibly getting a sneak peek at the final Geneforge. ;)

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Shaper
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You know, I guess the idea of noobness is relative. Many people complain about Iffy, but he wouldn't be caught dead pulling this kind of crap.

Tullegolar, Salmon has, at the very least, Blades of Avernum. He's beta-tested a few times.

EDIT: for clarity.

[ Saturday, February 09, 2008 17:06: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

You know, one of the perks of a factional RP is that you don't need nine pages of backstory for every peripheral character. :P
True, but having the leading characters have a personality and backstory makes for a far more interesting experience. Unless, of course, you're playing a collective-hivemind faction.

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I am Iocabe of Borg. Resistance is futile. :P

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Several guards climbed down into the sewer system to look for the escaped thieves. Shamgar, Ferrrald, and their mysterious rescuer all picked up their collective paces. - #10 - Predator and Pray.

[ Saturday, February 09, 2008 08:58: Message edited by: Nioca ]
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Shaper
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Alright, my next IC should be up as soon as Goldenking gives it a once-through. I want to avoid what happened last time I posted an IC.

AMEND: My mistake. Nikki needs to make his move first, then I'll have the IC up. Oh, and Ephesos, you might want to brace yourself. It's 5-and-three-quarters page lengths long. Sorry, but I want character development too.

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[Faenelle] then doubled over slightly. Iocabe got up and prepared to rush around the table, but Faenelle shook her head, straining to speak. "Don't... bother! It'll... pass... shortly..." A few moments later, her breathing evened out.

[ Sunday, February 10, 2008 15:37: Message edited by: Nioca ]
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Goldenking: I guess one of the problems I have with it is that I can't do anything to affect their fate. I'd at least like the kit to make it.

Oh, and PM.

EDIT: I have a new gimmick for the Avernum RP. Watch the signature in my OoC posts for sneak peeks at my next IC.

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"We've also had Wevern take a few apprentices under his wing, though we are praying that he doesn't blow up part of the church in the process." - Faenelle

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 16:32: Message edited by: Nioca ]
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I have an excuse, though. I have a whole crap-load of stuff I need to attend. Besides, longer posts will hold people over longer than short snippets. :P

And you're one to talk Ephesos, considering you haven't posted since early page 2.

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An Excerpt from my next IC:
Debris, horses, and people flew everywhere.

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 10:30: Message edited by: Nioca ]
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