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Law Bringer
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Agreed. I don't have the problem so much with goblins (and the goblins in A2, A3, and BoA are reddish, not peach), but slithzerikai and nephilim can be hard to distinguish. E3/BoE had much prettier and clearer graphics.

—Alorael, who falls back on the old mantra, "You don't play Spiderweb games for their graphics."
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1. Where does Jeff get the music for the begginning of the games? I know on A1, and BoE that there is a really short little musical number. Does anyone know where he gets this stuff?

2. Does Jeff make his own graphics? Why doesn't he ask good graphic makers from the community to help out?

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He hires an artist to do the graphics (the name escapes me at the moment). And as for why he doesn't ask the community, there's the whole issue of rights. I know if I were a member of the community, and also an artist, I'd want something back for my work. It's a lot simpler just to hire someone.
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Andrew Hunter does the newer graphics for E3 and BOE. He also does the graphics for Avernum. Phil Foglio and Micheal P. O'connor do the line art for Avernum. Avernum's logo was done by a guy named E. JORDAN BOJAR. I'm not sure if Jeff made up those names (which is composed ot the names of the evil mages in the Slime towers in E3 and A3) or not. If that is really someone's name, then we finally know where Jeff got those two names for those evil mages.

[ Sunday, November 21, 2004 20:47: Message edited by: Xan Kreigor ]

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Warrior
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Jordan Bojar? :P

A little heavy for coincidence. Mmmh, let's see...

Edit: Google - "E. Jordan Bojar" is definitely a real person.

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E. JORDAN BOJAR
Jordan has worked with Macintosh computers for his entire professional life. He is currently a Unix Systems Administrator at a Cambridge, Massachusetts software company.
Oh, and of course he's part of Studio Foglio, which drew all the rest of the graphics.

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You know, in science, we call this a direction-of-causality problem.

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Mmmh... I don't see any ambiguity about direction here. You don't suppose he changed his name after Jeff Vogel named the wizard Bojar? :)

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I was responding more to XK than you. You're right, of course. :P

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So I suppose Jeff made the older E1/E2 graphics or did Andrew make those too?

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I just now realized that on my version of E2, SHIRLEY VOGEL did the graphics, NOT Jeff. These are the old graphics, the graphics where the cave walls are a rugged tan color, and the cave floor is a very dark grey.

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I am the way into the doleful city
I am the way into eternal grief,
I am the way to a foresaken race.
Justice it was that moved my great creator;
Divine omnipotence created me,
And highest wisdom joined with primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things
Were made, and I shall last eternally
Abandon all hope, all you who enter.

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Triad Mage
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Yeah. That would be his ex-wife.

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Warrior
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Intriguing. Any more stunning revelations on this company?

Oh, and kudos to everyone here for running this thread so long; I've had over a dozen visitors linking to the encyclopedia from here so far, almost as much as from Drakey's site. :)

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Raise your hand if it took you until now to figure for whom Puppet Account is a puppet account.

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hey kel u make baby mistar cry :( :(

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Law Bringer
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On the subject of ex-wives, all the provinces of Valorim are supposed to be named after women with whom Jeff was involved. Mariann Krizsan is his wife and Gale is Shirley once and current surname.

—Alorael, who isn't so sure about Footracer. Maybe Jeff had a brief fling with fitness once before coming to his senses?
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Law Bringer
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So Karnold, Midori and Bigail, etc are too? Gracious, Jeff must lead an interesting life.

And let me hereby dement the vicious rumor that "I am a Puppet Account" has any relation whatsoever to me. :P

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Who is it? I've been wondering for a while too, and try as I might, I can't figure it out. You some newb?

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If he is a newb he has an earlier # than you Ben, :P

However

A hand raise might be appropriate- Is he a puppet account? According to the polaris list he is "Your Friendly Neighbor"....

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quote:
Originally written by At last he came to Night of Naught:

So Karnold, Midori and Bigail, etc are too? Gracious, Jeff must lead an interesting life.
We have a theory about that. Whoever Midori was, Jeff must really hate her now; she's also a lich in a previous E/A game.

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This might explain where Jeff got Midori from.

"Shirley Monroe - For invaluable support early on." Jeff says this in the credits of E3, perhaps the last name was the inspiration for "Monoroe"?

Krizsan Province is, without a doubt, derived from "Mariann Krizsan". Jeff's Wife.

Alorael provided a reasonable explaination for, Footracer Province's name (see above post).

(Nothing found about/on "Karnold", sorry :( )

(Nothing found about/on "Bigail", sorry :( )

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I am the way into the doleful city
I am the way into eternal grief,
I am the way to a foresaken race.
Justice it was that moved my great creator;
Divine omnipotence created me,
And highest wisdom joined with primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things
Were made, and I shall last eternally
Abandon all hope, all you who enter.

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I've seen the word Midori in a lot of places. I believe it's the Japanese word for "green". It's also an alcoholic beverage.

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Also a porn star.
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Shock Trooper
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I don't think its Japanese for anything.

I wouldn't know, I CAN'T watch porn (underage, D***)

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I am the way into the doleful city
I am the way into eternal grief,
I am the way to a foresaken race.
Justice it was that moved my great creator;
Divine omnipotence created me,
And highest wisdom joined with primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things
Were made, and I shall last eternally
Abandon all hope, all you who enter.

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Well, what do you know. I was right. Martin's Concise Japanese Dictionary says "midori" means "green".

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Warrior
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Wasn't Monoroe renamed Monroe in Avernum 3?

I distinctly remember the name Monroe Province for some reason, and I'm sure it wasn't a misread.

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