Tools, anyone?

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Infiltrator
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Anyone actually found a use for these in the game?
Not the living but the oldschool things just named "tools".
Is there a use?
In any of the Geneforge games?

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Infiltrator
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I think they have enough value in Geneforge 3 to get you a few coins when sold to a shop, but beyond that no, no more useful than a pillow, or basket, or a spoon, or an unsellable trowel (for some reason some trowels can be sold for 1 coin, others 0), or simple trash for that matter.

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The phrase "unsellable trowel" makes me erupt in gales of laughter for no particularly sound reason.

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Electric Sheep One
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Now you got me doing it. How about that becomes the new insult, replacing the too-controversial 'lagot'? "You unsellable trowel!" is pretty crushing.

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One would have to say that even being a sellable trowel is bad enough. Having seen the quality of some garden implements that have changed hands at local garage sales, being an unsellable one adds considerable insult to injury.

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Infiltrator
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Sure is a more inventive insult than plain swears.

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Apprentice
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quote:
Originally written by Contra:

Anyone actually found a use for these [shaper] tools in the game? Not the living but the oldschool things just named "tools". Is there a use? In any of the Geneforge games?
If it is like earlier Geneforge games, at some point you'll be asked to deliver the item 'Shaper Tools' to someone in order to construct/build a special item.

I try to keep one instance of each item in storage, because in earlier Vogel games, you sometimes have to deliver a mundane item to make someone happy. For instance, someone may want a board game and dice, or a towel, or a trowel ... etc.
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Warrior
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No, you can save that slot for something else. The only thing the "tools" are good for is 5 lousy coins. No quests for 'em.

Without giving away too much in the way of spoilers, I will say there are 2 quests for mundane items, and 3 spots to turn in unlimited items of a certain type.

I think that's about it.
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Infiltrator
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YOU ARE ALL UN-SELLABLE TROWELS !!!!
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Electric Sheep One
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Hawk King thinks I'm an unsellable trowel. :(

Hey, it works! :)

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Shaper
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Hawk King is an unsellable trowel for hyphenating "un-sellable trowel".
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Nuke and Pave
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While we are talking about quest items, is there a quiet for metal bars in this game, or should I stop carrying them around and sell them to the first merchant I meet?

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Electric Sheep One
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No iron quest, sell 'em all.

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Warrior
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I got a hammer which was enchanted with avoid blows. I cant get it work since I cant equip it.
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Apprentice
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Reminds me of E3's book with the 'returning missile' ability. Useless since you can't equip it as a weapon, but apparently meant for "throwing the book" at people!
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Infiltrator
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Did the book actually do damage?

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Obviously not, since there was no way to use it as a weapon.

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More like an easter egg then.

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In Avernum 3 I found a rope enchanted with +1 pathfinder.

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Was it entitled something special or just "rope"?

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There was also Trash with +2 Strength.

You can use some mundane items for quests (Gob, fix the vat).

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It was a rope (non equipable item weighing 3 pounds worth 1 coin), I'm not sure but I think it was in the tower of the magi. Noticed it cause it had a [+] in the game.

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Off With Their Heads
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I remember that. I think I took it home with me in hopes that I might find some use for it, but I never did.

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I'm doing a strictly moral playthrough this time and steal trowels, both sellable and unsellable, only from the bad side. This way they starve as they have no way to weed their gardens.

Conversly, I dump the extra unsellable ones where they may do the most good. And I never steal them from the good guys.

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Agent
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That moral thing of aswell's sounds a bit like a friend of mine (the one who introduced me to Exile all those years ago - cheers!). She would always carry cursed items to a hostile dungeon before dropping them, so as not to harm the friendly locals.

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