Whats BoA about

AuthorTopic: Whats BoA about
Apprentice
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I just joined the fourms not too long ago (like 5 mins ago) and i saw this game as well as genforge 1-4 and all of the other games could somebody give me a quick run thru of what they are bout

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Agent
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BoA is like the other Avernums (1-3) except instead of one giant quest you play through scenarios. The game comes with four default scenarios and you can download player made scenarios to play through. Most are quite good.

You can also make your own scenarios by downloading the scenario editor, but it'll take some practice and learning before you can make anything.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website
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It's about whatever the designer wants it to be about. Jeff's scenarios, and some third party scenarios as well, follow Avernum canon and take place in the same world as the trilogies. But just as many third party scenarios take place in the designer's own world, and anything goes there.

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quote:
Originally written by Enraged Slith:

BoA is like the other Avernums (1-3) except instead of one giant quest you play through scenarios, and BoA is 10x more amazing.
FYT.

Seriously, though. The ability to create your own adventures gives BoA a value of relatively enormous proportions. Especially once you understand how to manipulate the system and develop workarounds for problems.

Oh. Welcome to Spiderweb, by the way. Leave your sanity at the door.

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Canned
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Also, if you ever go into BoA scenario designing, you can always ask us for help, and since I started designing for it not too long ago, I remember how I got myself used to it so I can give you tips on getting started.

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Apprentice
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Ooh, can I have some of those tips please? I too am a noob but I love designing adventures, thats most of the reason I bought this game.

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Deus Mechanicus!
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One of the best ones I can give is to not try to jump in head first and make the world-changing scenario, because you'll look at it and it'll be way too daunting. Before even releasing my first (and only) complete scenario, I did a ton of experimenting and studying of other scenarios. And then when I did finish, it was pretty simple and very short, and still needed improvement.

So yeah… start small.

EDIT: I suppose I can extend the same welcome to you too, Ghost.

[ Sunday, May 11, 2008 13:57: Message edited by: Gavin ]

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Do not provoke the turtles.
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ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
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Off With Their Heads
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My (somewhat dated) advice is at the Designer FAQ. Various resources are available through my (also somewhat dated) links list. TM wrote a scenario that's designed to show how scenarios can be made, which is worth a look.

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