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Treasure in Giant's Caves (E3) in The Exile Trilogy
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It's been a long time since I've played E3 all the way through, but I think there's a secret passage somewhere that will let you reach it.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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What are you learning right now? in General
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Ah, school, I remember it well. College is now a distant memory too. As Mark Twain put it, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

Nowadays, I'm currently teaching myself the ins & outs of the stock market, and how to do value-style investing.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Why did Starman Get Banned? in General
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It happens. But don't worry, the waves will subside in time.

Personally, I'd like the mark that I'll leave on this world to be more than just two dents in the seat of a chair.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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How continuous is the trilogy's story in The Avernum Trilogy
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If you're just playing the games to play them, you don't have to go in any order, since each game is totally independent of the others; and you can't use your save file from A3 (as an example) to play A1, A2, or A4.

However, for the best story continuity, you should play the games in order, since you'll have an easier time understanding how events unfold, and how some characters change from game to game.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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G1 canisters in Geneforge Series
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I've played G1, G2, and G3 all the way through as a major canister fiend, and in G3, cheated to bring my canister usage total to different amounts to see a few different conversation options and game endings.

I can't repeat this experiment, since I've subsequently misplaced all such cheat codes for all three games. I haven't tried G4 yet.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Why did Starman Get Banned? in General
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Originally written by Toenail Returns:

Members who don't read/follow the CoC usually get banned quickly.
In all my time on this forum, I've never so much as glanced at the CoC, and yet I'm still here. Maybe I should consider myself lucky.
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Originally written by Toenail Returns:

Common sense is such a rare gift among us...
Ain't that the truth. If common sense were a liquid, most people I've met (other than online) wouldn't have enough of it--combined--to fill a thimble halfway. I'll probably never understand why common sense is remarkably uncommon.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Locking in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

quote:
Originally written by The Mystic:

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Originally written by Stillness:

I can go for stretches before a worthy thread catches my attention and makes me post, but I do lurk a bit.
Same here. I usually don't say anything unless I have something to say. Otherwise, I'd be the first person with a million posts.

Thats more then UBB has ever assimilated (sp). It would probably eat you, and only one person has ever survived being eaten by UBB. Then there are those who have a permanant arangment with it...

100,000 then. Still, it wouldn't eat me, I'd eat it first. :D
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I consider anyone younger than me to be a kid... :P
At one place where I worked, I called everybody "son," regardless of age or gender. It became kind of an inside joke, probably because I was normally the oldest person on my shift--and I was only 20 at the time!
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Originally written by Excalibur:

Indeed, for I can only think of a handful of members under the age of fourteen.
I don't know of any at all, including myself (BTW, I'm 30).
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Originally written by Stillness:

I'm actually not a proponent of intelligent design.
Neither am I, since it begs the question: Who's the designer?
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Originally written by Ephesos:

So I guess all I'm really trying to say here is shut up. Stop demeaning the forum, stop demeaning the people in the forum, and stop fighting battles you know that you're not going to win, because it's getting old.
Agreed, this has gone on far enough, and I say this thread needs to be put out of its misery.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Locking in General
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quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

I can go for stretches before a worthy thread catches my attention and makes me post, but I do lurk a bit.
Same here. I usually don't say anything unless I have something to say. Otherwise, I'd be the first person with a million posts.

[ Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:23: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Quicker? Under most circumstances, yes. But I just happened to be in a town and one gold short for a purchase when the coin's ability kicked in. I guess it was probably just luck (but not the character ability "luck").

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
food in The Exile Trilogy
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Originally written by Excalibur:

There's always the manna spell when desperate.
That's how all my PCs survive, since I'm too cheap to buy food.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
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True, but every little bit helps, especially if you're just one or two coins away from something you want to buy. This has happened to me on a few occasions.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Defeating the Undefeatable in The Exile Trilogy
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Why do I have 6 mages? Because I can. And I can deal more damage, and do it more efficiently, by throwing spells in combat than hacking my way through.

By the way, all 6 of my mages are also trained as priests, so I can "cause epic chaos" (as Dikiyoba put it) that way as well. ;)

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Except for the coin, since I'm always strapped for cash.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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Defeating the Undefeatable in The Exile Trilogy
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Actually, the invulnerability is to protect myself from all the Shockwave spells flying around. When you have 6 PCs who can cast it, and they're all on different spaces, that creates high potential for accidentally committing suicide each round of combat if you're not careful.

[ Sunday, January 06, 2008 12:30: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
GOOD GRAVY it's been a while. in General
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If you say so. There are things that are unknown even to me.

Anyhoo, welcome back, Toenail. But keep the gravy, as much as I'd like some. Was I here when you left? I can't remember that far back. Then again, there are days when I can't remember what I had for breakfast that morning...

[ Thursday, January 03, 2008 12:30: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Defeating the Undefeatable in The Exile Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

Well there's Erika. I killed her in either E3 or A3, or possibly both. Her doomguads made that a nightmare.
Doomguards a nightmare? In E3, no way; just the opposite. All you had to do was haste yourself, make yourself invulnerable, and Shockwave them to death.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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exile or avernum? in The Exile Trilogy
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accidental double post; please remove

[ Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:00: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
exile or avernum? in The Exile Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

My favorite that I can remember (coming with its own hilarious name) "Divine Thud"
I remember that one. That has to be, bar none, the all-time coolest name for a spell. :D

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Originally written by Excalibur:

I liked how a spell targeted a certain area, instead of picking a limited number of foes.

Sleep clouds, curse spells, magic map, fireblast, REVIVE ALL...those were the days.

I miss that too. It made invisible enemies a lot easier.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
exile or avernum? in The Exile Trilogy
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A pacifist adventurer? Why not? Though I agree, it does seem kind of silly.

I too believe that Avernum could use a few more spells. In Exile, the priest spell Wound was a great generic damage spell, as it worked against every kind of monster, even those that were immune to magic. Also, there was the mage spell Shockwave, which I particularly miss, as it was a great way to damage a large mass of enemies at once.

[ Wednesday, January 02, 2008 14:12: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
exile or avernum? in The Exile Trilogy
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Originally written by Legends of the Gnostic Esoterica:

I think a party of six pacifists with 20 luck might be the most frustrating but theoretically playable party imaginable, at least for a while. Sooner or later the fact that you get no experience from all the monsters you kill without directly damaging them will cripple you.

—Alorael

Most frustrating? Obviously, since you'd have a much harder time in combat.

Playable? Probably not; I only lasted about 5 minutes with 6 pacifists. Then again, I wasn't trying too hard...
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Originally written by Duskwolf:

Worst challenge mode ever.

If I recall correctly, you can still summon as a Pacifist. Can you also create walls/barriers?

Yes, you can still summon; however, walls and barriers are out of the question, as they are potentially damaging.

And I agree that it would be a nasty challenge indeed.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
I, II, or III in The Exile Trilogy
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Of the trilogy, I found E3 first, E1 last. I also believe E1 to be the hardest, and E3 to be the easiest.
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Originally written by Randomizer:

Exile I had that neat feature of recharging wands
I liked that feature a lot, and wish it would've lasted longer than just E1 & E2. It was an excellent (not to mention cheap) way to get more shots from a wand.

[ Wednesday, January 02, 2008 12:00: Message edited by: The Mystic ]

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I get the key that unlocks the door leading to Sss Thss? in The Avernum Trilogy
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You need the Orb of Thralni from a cave in Waterfall Warren. You also need someone who can cast Dispel Barrier. And I highly recommend getting all six patches of purple mold for an old witch who lives nearby.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
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Because in the middle of a large battle, it told me no less than five times to buy it a hat.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
exile or avernum? in The Exile Trilogy
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And let's not forget the "Pacifist" trait from E2. Do not give this to all characters of a six-PC party; I learned this the hard way.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
Posts: 558 | Registered: Friday, September 15 2006 07:00
Where do I find the Xian Skull? in The Avernum Trilogy
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I don't really care for the Xian Skull; it says a lot of meaningless comments, and has very little (if any) useful information.

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Either I'm crazy, or everybody else is nuts. And I know I'm not crazy because the little man who lives on my shoulder told me so.
If people don't think there's something wrong with you, there's something wrong with you.
Oh well. Another day, another dementia.
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