Playing through the included campaigns...

AuthorTopic: Playing through the included campaigns...
Apprentice
Member # 4245
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... with JUST ONE CHARACTER!! BOOHAA!!

Think it can be done?

Call me crazy, but I'm giving it a shot. Of course I'm making the beefiest, most hp-loaded musclehead I can. I think it'll be tough as hell, and probably damn near impossible for some "boss" fights, but it outta be fun regardless.

PS - i've never played Blades before, but have played the Exile and Avernum series to death.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #1
It can be and has been done. Some people swear by their singletons, as such one character parties are known. I think it takes someone much more skillful than I am to pull it off, but giving it a try is a lot of fun.

—Alorael, who gave up after goblins handed his singleton's intestines to him of a silver platter. Some people were just meant to have multiple personalities. Four of them, to be precise.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
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Of course it can be done. I did it, and I entered VoDT and ASR with a level 1 singleton, and I played ZKR with a PC that had come out of VoDT, and DwtD with the resulting PC.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 4245
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*snaps fingers*... and here I was thinking I was being all original :rolleyes:
Posts: 4 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 4243
Profile #4
i never attempt to actully do anything with singletons. the only time i tryed i got creamed by giant lizards, unicorns, and goblins- monsters i usually can beat
Posts: 26 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #5
If you can start them off right, and focus on the weakest enemies in the smallest groups, you should do fine. That is my strategy for singletons anyway.
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 4160
Profile #6
Much dexterity, quick strike, and gymnastics help greatly
Posts: 40 | Registered: Saturday, March 27 2004 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 4185
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One-character parties get lots of more experience from monsters, as the one character get all the XP instead of sharing it. So you would theoretically level up faster, which seems to be quite an advantage. Still, I shudder at the thought of some of the boss fights with just one character.
But for more experinced players it could certenly be worth a try.

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Rufo, Vahnatai Ka, Te Pinoat
Posts: 30 | Registered: Friday, April 2 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 32
Profile #8
You just need to learn when to run away from a battle for the first few levels. Kill what you can and get out. Also, with a singleton you don't want to stress melee combat right away. It is much better to start out as a mage who can cast ice lances. Gain a few levels that way and then pick up your blades.

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Lt. Sullust
Cogito Ergo Sum
Polaris
Posts: 2462 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

You just need to learn when to run away from a battle for the first few levels. Kill what you can and get out. Also, with a singleton you don't want to stress melee combat right away. It is much better to start out as a mage who can cast ice lances. Gain a few levels that way and then pick up your blades.
Agreed. You want at least level 5 Mage Spells and level 3 Priest Spells to begin with. Haste yourself then blast everything :) Heal and bless as necessary.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Warrior
Member # 4238
Profile #10
Oh, and Natural Mage is a must. Then, pick either Elite Warrior or Fast On Feet.
Posts: 70 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
FAQSELF
Member # 3
Profile #11
You can use a slith and ignore elite warrior. I also find strong back to be especially useful for a singleton.

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A few cats short of a kitten pot pie...

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.
Check out a great source for information on Avernum 2, Nethergate, and Subterra: Zeviz's page.
Finally, there's my Geneforge FAQ, Geneforge 2 FAQ, and
Geneforge 3 FAQ.
Posts: 2831 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #12
I generally prefer to ignore mage spells altogether. I like to pick Divinely Touched and Fast on Feet.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 1425
Profile #13
On A2 & A3 my singletons had Divinely touched but this time he only has elite warrior and fast on feet. It's on hard and I managed to complete all four scenarios with the supposed bosses being easy compared to some of the outdoor encounters which where often Impossible.
Posts: 190 | Registered: Wednesday, July 3 2002 07:00