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  1. Yay! I'm famous now! You're right, I didn't touch on secret doors at all in the tutorial. Didn't even think of it, to be honest, but personally I don't think it's good design to use them anyway (fite me). Re: Canopy: I remember digging the setting and feel of early Canopy, a lot more than I did TM's other scenarios as of 2005. I know I didn't finish it, but I made the effort of going through the scripts and trying to figure out things from there. It was... perplexing.
  2. I really was tired when I wrote that.
  3. Other limits: - Can't have more than 20 variables. - Can't have more than 750 strings.
  4. I'm gonna match every single PDN with "There was no particular meaning to this one".
  5. *snorts*
  6. Can you be a baby secretary bird instead? I need you to take a letter.
  7. The version linked in this thread is Windows-only, you can find the release version for both Windows and Mac here: http://dintiradan.ermarian.net/boa_scenarios/view/8 Unless you were already playing the Mac version, in which case I'll have Tyranicus flogged for not doing the conversion correctly.
  8. Why can't everyone just be thirty year old male Canadians? Much simpler that way.
  9. Guess what Spiderweb? It's the Sixth Annual Take the IPIP-NEO Test Day (actual date may vary from year to year)! Here's my results this year, and here are some ugly graphs.
  10. oh hey it's been five months since I posted my public beta, I should write a readme file and do an actual release You can download Pesky Goblins here, but more importantly, you can access my now complete Blades of Avernum Design Tutorial here. The tutorial covers every feature that a beginner designer needs to make a basic scenario, and describes the process one goes through in creating a scenario, step by (excruciatingly detailed) step. This has been yet another Things Dintiradan Should Have Finished Half A Dozen Years Ago Production.
  11. One way to avoid getting thrashed in low-level BoA, especially for outdoor fights, is to use the Enduring Barrier spell. I don't think a default priest character is able to cast it, but a custom level one character is able to know it automatically if you focus heavily on the priest skill. Enduring Barrier lets you 'overheal' a character, and this bonus HP doesn't dissipate over time. So cast it on everyone while you're outdoors, wait a bit, and boom -- your characters have a significant amount of bonus HP as no cost. It doesn't help you for those long dungeon crawls, and you can get pretty cheesy by popping out of a dungeon after every encounter to re-cast Enduring Barrier -- but then, you can do the same with spell energy.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClFUJEWD2L8
  13. For what it's worth, Settlers was designed to be a tutorial scenario of sorts. TM designed it to be a demonstration of what any novice would be capable of creating. You can find his design notes in DESIGN_PROCESS.txt in the scenario folder (I recommending skipping the DXM step). If you want to learn more, check out this thread on Shadow Vale. Doubly relevant because Lazarus got the idea for 24 Hour scenarios from Settlers, and you'll be seeing a few of those as you do your LP. And all this reminds me that I still need to actually release the 99% complete Pesky Goblins, which is basically "Settlers but with more hand-holding". (What bothers me most about the opening essay for RoR is that Tetragrammaton isn't a name for God. It is, strictly speaking, the name of the name of God.)
  14. Alternatively, just dissolve Calref.
  15. I'm the kind of CCG player who will loudly proclaim that's it's totally possible to enjoy the hobby responsibly by following a strict card-price restriction and overall deck-price limit... only to sheepishly admit that I undo all of that by owning thirteen EDH decks.