Life of the Game

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Warrior
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Am I the only one who still plays this game? Am I also making a pitiful attempt to revive the Nethergate forum?

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Law Bringer
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I still play once in a while. I am bound and determined to come up with a tolerable way to use a Roman party, but I just can't do it.

—Alorael, who just can't handle a magic addiction on top of his already colossal skribbane problem.
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Warrior
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I agree, magic is my crutch and the Romans just fall short in that area.

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Infiltrator
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Coincidentally I grabbed it today to play again. It's been a few years.
I'm gonna go for Romans.
Love magic, but something about the Romans I like a lot. I think it's the cool way that Jeff captured the Roman spirit without romantizicing them. I've admired the Romans (part of the Romans, not all!) since I was a kid.
Anyway, were244, you're not the only one still interested in this game.
Glad to see I'm not the only one either.
Cheers!

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Warrior
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Great! I knew a game this good could not be dead. I also think I will pick up the game too, might even try the Romans again. LONG LIVE THE NETHERGATE BOARD!

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Agent
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Personally, I think that the only short-coming of Nethergate was that it - compared to other Spidweb games - was very, very short.

Compared to the average game it had reasonable length.

It's a great game, I can play easily as either side and there are still things I'm finding out even now.
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Warrior
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That is one of my favorite things about spidweb's games, I'm always learning something new.

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Yeah it was short. Even playing two sides.

I like the fact that it is the only "one-shot" game from SW. The others have sequels, even editors.

I was hoping that JV´s unknown project was something along the lines of Nethergate: another stand alone game with a revised engine, although the current engine is fine.

Here´s hoping more people pick it up and play it again, or for the first time.

Besides: how many RPGs allow you to play Romans?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Mongolian Barbeque
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Nethergate was the first Spiderweb game I played, and it still holds a special place for me. I'm also a history enthusiast, and really enjoyed its solid basis in fact. Nethergate's probably the Spiderweb game I think on most fondly, so I guess it would qualify as my favorite.

Long Live Nethergate!
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EDIT: Accidental double-post... Darn Internet Explorer!

[ Saturday, June 26, 2004 09:34: Message edited by: Icshi ]
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Shake Before Using
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Well, a Nethergate editor would be sort of pointless. It'd just be BoA with a different set of skills and spells. :P
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Warrior
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Nethergate is my favorite game from SW for several reasons.

The historical background.
The basis in myth as apposed to generic fantasy
The very different magic system that made nearly every druid or roman caster different.
The ability to discover the great history of the game. I am a big fan of finding out about people and civilizations that existed before the game itself takes place.
All of the intrigue.

And all of this I have gotten just from the Demo!

Seriously now, I plon on ordering BoA, because I want to play it but also because it will get me a serious discount on a copy of Nethergate!

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Lifecrafter
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I haven't re-played it for more than a couple of times. It's irritating to be reminded of how bad the Exile/Avernum games (my favourites) are when compared to Nethergate.

Well, not bad, but at least not as good.

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Agent
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Indeed it would be a good thing if after Geneforge 3, Jeff started on a completely new, stand-alone adventure which was at least as good as Nethergate. Preferably alot longer aswell.

It would be interesting if it happened. However it is unlikely due to various issues, for example, JV is a businessman, like all businessmen he likes money. The trilogies with a Blades at the end make more than stand-alones. Thus trilogies get made.
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Off With Their Heads
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My understanding was that the reason that Jeff didn't make sequels to Nethergate is that it didn't sell very well. I think I heard that from someone who was just speculating, though....

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Warrior
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Did not sell well? I hope it was speculation, Jeff's games do not get enough credit the way it is. In fact, I first came to this site by mistake. I am now glad I found it.

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Icshi:

Nethergate was the first Spiderweb game I played, and it still holds a special place for me. I'm also a history enthusiast, and really enjoyed its solid basis in fact. Nethergate's probably the Spiderweb game I think on most fondly, so I guess it would qualify as my favorite.

Long Live Nethergate!

*nodds* mine too. Plus, Nethergatwe was the first non-pokémon RPG i could compreheand to play.

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Lifecrafter
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I really like Nethergate. I have played it twice with the Celts and started countless times with the Romans. My problem with the Romans is that they don't have my favorite spells(like Doom) and I'm always scared to go into Annwn :( . Actually, Nethergate got me started on the Celts. I love the mythology and the way they thought about things. I especially like the way they treated women as equals. :cool:

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

My understanding was that the reason that Jeff didn't make sequels to Nethergate is that it didn't sell very well. I think I heard that from someone who was just speculating, though....
I imagine it would also be difficult to write a sequel for, given the ending.

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Apprentice
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I like the Celts becouse the can cast the spell Ravage Live.
The spell can deal with a fomorian!

And i like the romans to because there weapon skills, my publius has at the begin of the game 96% chance to hit wit a spear and 92% chance to hit with a javelin.

Celts and romans are really cool but you must configure them right.
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