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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Higher Game:

There were no "atrocities" the Crusaders committed that weren't also done by every other civilization on the planet, including the Muslims.
The converse is also true.

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Higher Game:

I mean, compare judging a man by his actions and personal conduct, or judging a man because his paternal great-grandfather forgot to sacrifice his goat's foreskin on the seventh month of the year of the camel. Come on...
Well, I'm convinced. Clearly by using a bevy of racist stereotypes to cobble together an account of the evils of the brown man, you've shown us all the superiority of Western culture.

Wait, actually, no you haven't.

[ Monday, March 10, 2008 15:03: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Randomizer:

Jeff has two things against including music, the first is cost for decent music and the second is increasing the file size since most users are dial up.
Also, on a personal level he doesn't like background music in games.

(Can it really still be true that most of his users are on dialup? I know he has a lot of customers in Poland and Bolivia, but even so...)

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10,000 BC [Spoilers] in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

That's why the movie was so exhilarating and revitalizing to my European soul. It stresses how we (the West) are awesome and progressive, whereas they (the East) are dastardly scumbuckets who can only win battles when they have a gross numerical advantage. And even then, they usually botch the job due to their innate pussiness and slack-jawed mentality.
If you're a troll, you're not very good at it.

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Disfunctional Item Abilities in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Originally written by Enraged Slith:

You could also just add a point to Dread Curse instead of subtracting a skill point.
Do points of Dread Curse added by items actually work, though? Remember, Dread Curse does nothing in itself, but its secondary effect is to decrease every other stat by one. The trouble is that stat points that come from items don't have secondary effects. (Which is why Endurance-boosting items don't increase your HP, Intelligence-boosting items don't increase your spell energy or Potion Making skill, and so on.)

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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Why? Just out of curiosity, but thank you for showing me that window.
They like to replace leeched images with images you really don't want to see.

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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

That describes my response to that.
For God's sake, don't leech images directly from SA, not even emoticons. They will make you regret it. Use the ones at this mirror instead.

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E. Gary Gygax passed away in General
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Originally written by Drew:

Anyone know where I can find an original mac system emulator? :)
What you want is Basilisk II.

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Quick Question in General
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Originally written by Nemesis.:

I think saying "good morning" is a wish to someone else, rather than a statement that it is, in fact, a good morning. Either way, it's kind of lost its original meaning, and is now a generic greeting, kind of like "How ya doin?" When someone you don't know says that, they usually don't really care. They're just expressing courtesy.
And of course, it's often abbreviated to "Morning", which is a simple statement of fact.

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Quick Question in General
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Originally written by Diprosopus:

Why would anyone want to duplicate themselves in an alter-ego? It makes no sense--I would much rather be fully expressive within a single persona than play stupid games. Although I suppose it's not my place to question the vagaries of the internet. :confused:
It's when you say this a day after saying you want to participate in an RP thread that people come to think you're a troll.

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Simulated Reality in General
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Originally written by Zeviz:

In summary, by some optimistic predictions I've seen, if current trends in computing continue, we'll be able to create a simulation of the entire human society before the end of this century.
There's a flaw in this argument. The behaviour of a society will depend on all of the technologies it has access to. It's impossible for any computer to contain a perfect simulation of its own effect on society, because to do so it'd have to be able to contain a complete description of itself.

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Geology Lecture in General
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Originally written by Lepus timidus:

Since when did liberals support utilitarian ideology?
So I guess that means you haven't heard of Peter Singer?

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Geology Lecture in General
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Frankly, I don't care much about self-defence one way or the other. If you're capable of offending someone badly enough that they're willing to face the consequences of murdering you, your death is probably no great loss to society anyway. There are 6.6 billion more where you came from.

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A Fun Little Project of Mine in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Nioca:

So you have to proceed through the levels of this shaping hall, each one getting progressively tougher, to kill the rogue spawner.
Such a game could, of course, easily be designed as a roguelike. :V

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Most powerful camp in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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The Western Morass is the hardest camp to loot everything worthwhile from, though. You can skip the first Shaper Camp entirely without missing out on any important treasure.

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Geology Lecture in General
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

If your in a school massacre, remember, the untrained gunman will miss is you run criss-cross across the shooting plain, and you can hide behind objects if the gunman has low-caliber bullets, if he has high-caliber bullets, run like hell, also keep in mind that shotguns are short range and inaccurate.

Use tazers, lower death rate.

Because obviously anyone will be able to tell at a glance what kind of bullets he's using.

You're a fool.

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Best creation. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Barack Obama.
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Geology Lecture in General
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Originally written by Restful Repose:

The field is probably relatively distant from the main school building(s), so it's a safe place to clump. Clumping means people can be counted and checked off, meaning no child gets left behind (in a good way!). That said, it's a terrible evacuation plan in case of malicious intent rather than fire or spontaneous toxic fumes.
In most schools, the standard response to an armed intruder on the grounds is a lock-in, not an evacuation.

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Essence/Shaping Question in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Dikiyoba:

1. The creations you make tie up essence while they live. So if you have 21 essence and then create a fyora worth 11 essence, you now only have 10 essence. The only way to get back to 21 essence is if the fyora dies or you reabsorb it.
This has to be the single most common question about Geneforge game mechanics, by the way. There really needs to be a three-coloured essence bar depicting how much essence is left, how much essence has been temporarily used, and how much essence is tied up in creations.

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Geology Lecture in General
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Originally written by Arancaytar:

You are making several assumptions. The first is that every gun used in a crime was purchased by a criminal. The second is that all crimes involving guns are premeditated at the time the gun is purchased. The third is that every criminal who can purchase a gun can and would also obtain it illegally if he were not allowed to purchase it. There are more, but what I'm leading up to is that they're nonsense.
Or to put it more simply, a "law-abiding citizen" is just a potential criminal who hasn't committed a crime yet.

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Quick Question in General
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If you want a serious answer, it used to be the motto of the Miscellaneous forum, back when the Miscellaneous forum existed. Now every forum is the Miscellaneous forum.

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

Yeah, shapers are defiantly the evil, strong rapist, and the rebels the weak old victim. Give me a break, but hey, on second thought......

The woman takes out a gun and the rapist tries to run away but she shoots him in the head, seem right to you LT?

Firstly, "defiantly" is not the same word as "definitely".

Secondly, while I wouldn't lose too much sleep over something like that happening, it's not an accurate analogy. The Shapers have never shown any desire to retreat or surrender: the only time we've seen them negotiate with rebels is when they were trying to make them betray the rebellion.

By the way, knowing Jeff, I don't think Nazi Germany is the real-world allegory he had in mind when he made Geneforge. If anything, he was thinking of the American Civil War:

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We are not only fighting armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as their organized armies.
Sound familiar? Sherman's March to the Sea destroyed civilian infrastructure, including railroads, farms and houses, on a massive scale; the war might have been lost without it. Was it right or wrong?

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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Originally written by The Ratt:

colledge (for some reason I can never spell this word)
It's... been spelled out at least 10 times on this page alone. You couldn't have copy-pasted it?

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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Originally written by Kelandon:

I just re-read the Lone Wolf books. They were my original introduction to fantasy literature at about age 5, and they're now free online at Project Aon. Freakin' awesome.
Yeah, they're pretty well-written and well-balanced as gamebooks go, at least most of the time. Just... don't think too hard about the racial undertones in some of them. (Undertones? Ha ha. More like overtones.) Joe Dever's probably a BNP voter now. :(

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unreadable (mac) in Tech Support
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Check each application's full name using Get Info. If the file extension is absent, or is anything other than .app, change it to .app and see if that helps.

At least, that's my best guess based on Googling your error message and looking at the first few results.

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