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Posted 22 November 2015 - 04:24 AM #1 Lol

So I've been playing Exile the past few weeks and I stumbled on this gem in the Nepharim fort

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Anybody else find it hilarious to think of the Nephilim / Nepharim putting on underwear? Even the graphics for their race look nude XD

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 08:28 AM #2 Lol

They wear loincloths in Avernum games, but that's it.

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:27 AM #3 Lol

Eh, I always edit my PC graphics, and all my Nephil have clothes.

If nothing else, they'd need armour and something to attach their weapons to when not in use.

Alternatively, the reason they don't wear underwear is because it stays in their drawers.  Or people keep stealing it along with the rubies.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:39 AM #4 Lol

Yeah, his games are something else. I used to download hundreds of demos when I was around 7 or 8 and just play games all day. Exile, Avernum, and Geneforge were the only games I kept coming back to throughout the course of my life. It's not even the writing either; I've only started noticing the superb quality of his text in the last year or so that I've played many of his games. For the first 17 or 18 years that I played these games, it was the overall storyline that got me into it. A pit that rejects get thrown in was just fuel for my imagination as a youth or individuals that can shape anything out of spare parts; can't put a price on galvanizing the mind of a child.

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 03:21 AM #5 Lol

Yeah, always liked the worldbuilding of Spiderweb games.  The fantasy settings are quite different from the boring old LotR rip-offs we see everywhere.  And also there's plenty of zany stuff...the Vahnatai being Roswell Greys is an absurd idea, only it somehow worked.

Now that I think about it, it's a common theme for the player to be exploring a new world.  As a player, when I walked out of the north entrance of Fort Emergence for the first time, I had no idea what the game was going to be like, what monsters or societies or economy there would be.  Which is also true of the characters making up the Surface Explorers, so there's not really a conflict there...though going round Upper Exile the first time, there had to be a bit of exposition going on to tell me things that I was supposed to already know.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 07:19 AM #6 Lol

Whoah. Off topic but: is that Windows 3.x running on top of DOSBox?!

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 09:57 AM #7 Lol

View PostTevildo, on 29 November 2015 - 07:19 AM, said:

Whoah. Off topic but: is that Windows 3.x running on top of DOSBox?!
Yep..old as dirt XD

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:48 AM #8 Lol

Lol so what if dey have underwear xD, also the graphics are low quality so how can u tell if the graphics naked?, anyway it wouldnt matter as they are all covered in fur, so its not like you would see anything.

They atleast would wear a robe or something wrapped around there Belt line or "Hips" to hide everything :p like the native american indians wore cloths there :p
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:48 AM #9 Lol

Either you are hella farther than me or this dungeon is Not Required to be entered in beating the game.....

Where are you O.o, what province/near what city. weird o.o.
How many of the monster plagues have you defeated yet?
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:50 AM #10 Lol

View PostRichard Bacon, on 21 December 2015 - 07:48 AM, said:

Either you are hella farther than me or this dungeon is Not Required to be entered in beating the game.....

Where are you O.o, what province/near what city. weird o.o.
How many of the monster plagues have you defeated yet?

That's an earlier game, I think E2.  I didn't know they had Nepharim back then, I thought that was a new thing with the Avernum remake.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:51 AM #11 Lol

View PostRichard Bacon, on 21 December 2015 - 07:48 AM, said:

Where are you O.o, what province/near what city. weird o.o.
How many of the monster plagues have you defeated yet?

View PostVexivero, on 22 November 2015 - 04:24 AM, said:

So I've been playing Exile the past few weeks

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 08:21 AM #12 Lol

Oh exile 1 or 2 xD, thought you was doin 3 lol, Ah whatever
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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:16 PM #13 Lol

View PostThaluikhain, on 21 December 2015 - 07:50 AM, said:

That's an earlier game, I think E2.  I didn't know they had Nepharim back then, I thought that was a new thing with the Avernum remake.
Nepharim appeared all the way back in Exile 1. They're as old as Spiderweb Software.

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:32 PM #14 Lol

View PostPsychiatric Help 5¢, on 21 December 2015 - 02:16 PM, said:

Nepharim appeared all the way back in Exile 1. They're as old as Spiderweb Software.

Huh...they just didn't show up in E3 or BoE?

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 07:32 PM #15 Lol

No.  They are, in fact, some of the most frequent enemies in E1 and E2.

And actually, they may well predate Spiderweb Software.  Jeff has said that some of the game world elements (explicitly including GIFTS, IIRC) came directly from his tabletop RPG days.
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