Future Series - What Would You Like?

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

RAPTURE will be out for BoA soon, and then you will have all the velociraptors you could never hope to have.
Oh, cool! I guess it will be available on your website? I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Funnily enough, I haven't played Blades of Avernum for awhile...I had gotten through the scenario "Valley of Dying Things" and then I went to another scenario that removed all my characters and left one totally different character...and I had saved so I didn't know how to get my people back. So after that I got discouraged and didn't play anymore.

But definitely I have to start again, especially if there's dinosaurs involved :) and there's so many good scenarios out there that (hopefully) won't mess up my game.

Sorry for the side trip by the way!

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by TobyLinn:

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Oh, or howabout dinosaurs! Did anyone else think the Whirling Thrasher / Chitrach Queen / Pit Crawler in Avernum 5 looked like a Velociraptor? Fighting dinosaurs would be fun!
A bit. The arms and head are all wrong, though.

Dikiyoba.

Yes, you're right...possibly a cross between a Velociraptor and a Hadrosaurus .

I don't know really...all I know is it reminds me of a dinosaur. But did all of themm have to look the same? A little variety might have been nice :P

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by TobyLinn:

Funnily enough, I haven't played Blades of Avernum for awhile...I had gotten through the scenario "Valley of Dying Things" and then I went to another scenario that removed all my characters and left one totally different character...and I had saved so I didn't know how to get my people back. So after that I got discouraged and didn't play anymore.

But definitely I have to start again, especially if there's dinosaurs involved :) and there's so many good scenarios out there that (hopefully) won't mess up my game.

Sorry for the side trip by the way!

I feel a pang of responsibility now, smattered with guilt... All I can suggest is that you keep a back-up copy of your party somewhere safe, and if the scenario intro text says that your party is going to be ruined, don't take in your favourite group of characters.

:/

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quote:
Originally written by Nikki.:

All I can suggest is that you keep a back-up copy of your party somewhere safe, and if the scenario intro text says that your party is going to be ruined, don't take in your favourite group of characters.
I always save an in-scenario copy when I enter one I haven't played yet, just to be safe. Can't trust these crazy designers these days. :P

On that note, I have been trying to figure out a way to temporarily reconfigure a party without permanently destroying it. The best I've got is obscenely complicated, and probably more effort than it's even worth, since I'm not likely to ever use it.

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Shaper
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Check out TftTI for a pre-generated party system that restores the party at the end.

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Originally written by Nioca:

Check out TftTI for a pre-generated party system that restores the party at the end.
Care to expand that a little? With all the scenarios available, it's become increasingly difficult to know what these acronyms mean. You know, to us laymen.

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Tales from the Tabard Inn.

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Nioca's Citadel
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quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Tales from the Tabard Inn.
It may surprise you to know that I understand the construction of acronyms. But, if you needed the exercise in typing all those brackets, glad to have given you cause.

Edit - That reminds me that I do need to download that scenario. I tried from nethergate, a while ago, and failed, so will have to try again.

[ Sunday, April 20, 2008 18:28: Message edited by: Jumpin Salmon ]

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Meh. I figured that, since I was already typing out the full name, I might as well go the extra mile.

Anyway, if Shadow Vale doesn't work, you might want to try the Blades Forge. I know TftTI is there as well.

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So Basicity original, funny and adaptable?
Hum, no good idea.
Except....
Well we can make a game that doesn't talk about freedom something new and elaborate?
How about a deep critic about the functions of persons in a family?
Like the social pressure we put on men to become the good proud saviors, women to be slavishly obedient and obligated to be self reliant and nourishing?
After all the games like avernum and more peculiarly in geneforge denounce slavery and parent abusing on a higher level. That why we adolescents like jeff's games so much because it illustrate our inner battles with our parents?

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what i wold like t see is a way to upgrade your unarmed attacks. i want to make a monk like character. The only real way to do it is max strength, nd even then...

oh, make a new weapon-combat gloves. Clawa on the gloves, make it a melee weapon type i guess.
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Agent
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I've said before in about every thread of similar discussion: a revival of the 80's RPG Omega. Whatever Jeff does though, I want a guy with a silver hammer named Maxwell.

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Oh, or howabout dinosaurs! Did anyone else think the Whirling Thrasher / Chitrach Queen / Pit Crawler in Avernum 5 looked like a Velociraptor? Fighting dinosaurs would be fun!
I thought the chitrach queen was some sort of mutated dragon at first, I also though the prime sentinel kind of looked like paper mache (spelling?).

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You know, "80's RPG" is not really the best epithet for Omega, considering that (1) the vast majority of its development and use took place in the 90's, (2) there were actually two different RPGs called Omega published in the 80's, and (3) it's far less descriptive than even "80's music" which, while poor taxonomically, at least means something to most people.

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The real Alorael™ would have enabled HTML for that post.

Imposter!

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Ah… Jewel of Arabia… I downloaded it a while back, then only recently put it on the older computer. Now I just have to find the time to play it.

Nah, I have no excuse. I just haven't felt like playing games lately. I'm in work mode.

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Personally I'd like to see a sci fi rpg that isn't all anime or based on another preexisting sci fi.
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Electric Sheep One
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Yeah, a glowing Chitrach would have been better than that lizard, good thought the lizard graphic is for lizard monsters. Bats may be bugs, but chitrachs ain't lizards.

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Warrior
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I'm late to the party, but I don't want classes and I think the traveling system in A4/5 is great. I like being able to take a character's skill progression in any direction I want, and to change direction suddenly. I also like the continuous map. I like being able to return to places I've already been, for historical purposes or to defeat an enemy who whupped me the first time. I think that the continuous map better portrays distances and helps one feel that one has actually traveled.

A sci-fi game would be nice, or a John Woo sort of modern action setting. I would also play a humor game for sure. But when Jeff reworks A1-3 I will be all over that.
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I have a screenshot from the next SW game, Galactic Core 2. At first, I thought the dead guy was Alo because of the round head, but with the hat, it clearly looks more like ET.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

I've said before in about every thread of similar discussion: a revival of the 80's RPG Omega. Whatever Jeff does though, I want a guy with a silver hammer named Maxwell.

Play Kingdom Of Loathing. Ding Dong.

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If you can find a working link to the game New Centurions thats a good example of a sci fi RPG. I found it to be very fun.

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Lack of Vision
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Originally written by Bubb9:

If you can find a working link to the game New Centurions thats a good example of a sci fi RPG. I found it to be very fun.
Damnit! I'd almost managed to erase all memory of that pile of hyena dung from my mind, and now you've had to mention it.

New Centurions was nothing more than a new skin on the 10 year old Realmz engine, and served up with a steaming side of fyora vomit to an unsuspecting world. And fantasoft asked people to pay $25 for it. Sheesh!

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Pan Lever: Seventeen apple roving mirror moiety. Of turned quorum jaggedly the. Blue?
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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On the up side, though, it had fewer problems. For example, Realmz had something like 30 horribly designed classes by the end, whereas New Centurions only had 8 or so horribly designed classes. 8 out of 8, but still...

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Really I thought it was quite fun.
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Lack of Vision
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Okay, I feel a little bad slagging on New Centurions (not a lot, but a little) since you liked it. Can I ask what you liked about it?

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