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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:10 PM #36 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Aren't arrows reusable in Avernum? Or at least have a chance of being retrievable. That's one improvement I recall compared to the Exile trilogy.

I tend to forget to use consumables too (wands, potions, scrolls), but arrows and throwing weapons don't seem to fall into that category quite so much, at least if I have someone who has no magic skills. (If they have magic I'd just use a spell instead. Unless they're out of mana.) Still, I can definitely understand your reasoning.
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:33 AM #37 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

View PostCeltic Minstrel, on 29 December 2016 - 10:10 PM, said:

Aren't arrows reusable in Avernum? Or at least have a chance of being retrievable. That's one improvement I recall compared to the Exile trilogy.
They do have a chance, but a chance is not a guarantee.  I'm weird like that.  And Magic is nice, until you run out of mana... I barely use Smite because I figure I'll need all that mana for heal spells.  If I can get by without using a spell or arrow, why use them?

Finally we do what we can to end the Curse of Skylark Vale.  And since there's some time, we take care of a few other small issues we left around here too.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:54 AM #38 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Onwards we go, into a brand new scenario... on an island having a few troubles, and a city with a frustrating name.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:56 AM #39 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Onwards we go into the island, heading on to the next town!  Er, sorry, please don't kill me!

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:56 PM #40 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Since you were wondering, I think you can usually resurrect by visiting a healer in town.
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Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:46 AM #41 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

With our mission from the Empire received, we move on to the next town to begin our infiltration.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:40 AM #42 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Well.  I have NEVER seen any creatures like this before.  Interesting.  And deadly.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:49 AM #43 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Still wondering why the hell Slith are on the surface here... explanations?  Anyone?

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:32 AM #44 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Another town on the island, and this one is quite unpleasant...

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:55 AM #45 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

A bit of a trudge through a swamp, an exploration of a ruined city.... and it appears I screwed something up.  Oops.

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:57 AM #46 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Finally we move back on to the main mission, heading into the old Empire fort.  And it appears to be full of Ogres.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:11 AM #47 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Yanno, considering the preserving properties of cold maybe those papers should have been left down here in the first place...
Also, it's freaking cold out here in real life.  Coincidence?  I THINK NOT!!!!

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:38 AM #48 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Nothing too new this episode, as it's mostly spent running around everywhere.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:33 AM #49 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

On our way we go to Zaskiva, the capital of this region.  Paranoid perhaps, but I'm sure things here will go well...

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:09 AM #50 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Well.  At least we're not dead from explosions or guards... now we just need to get out.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:28 AM #51 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Finally getting through the sewers it's time to find our way off of an island filled with people who want to kill us.  Yaaaay...

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:31 AM #52 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Into Hill Runner Territory we go, into their city.  At least they're not angry at us...

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:34 AM #53 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

It's time to make a choice for who we support, and it's one of the hardest choices I've had to make.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:32 AM #54 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

A very difficult choice that I have to make here.  Who do YOU think I support?

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 03:33 AM #55 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

All that's left now is to charge through a base in chaos and slay the final person we need to kill.  All is madness in this rebellion.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:34 AM #56 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

With two scenarios under our belt, it's time to move on to the third one... and we're heading down into Avernum, for a time-sensitive mission.

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:28 AM #57 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

With our party as prepared as we could be, it's time to begin our trip into the Run.  We've got a ways to go, so let's get moving.

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:25 AM #58 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

A whole mess of things explored this episode... really don't even have a theme for all the stuff we check out.

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:38 AM #59 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Okay, let's give another try to clearing out the lair of the Giants.  And surprisingly, they may like this...

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:44 AM #60 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Down below the Giants' Lair we go, and then we still have some time so we find something actually nice in these caves.

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:05 AM #61 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

I gotta admit... this is a very curious item.  How do we get it out, I wonder...

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:36 PM #62 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

NOTE REGARDING SCENARIOS

Okay, I've finally gotten around to looking into the list of scenarios I'll be doing, as I do them.  I had to remove a few items from the list I was given earlier, and added a few that I'm doing.  For the most part, I'll be doing the "do this in order" scenarios first, then do the scenarios in level order, then scenarios with no level restriction, and then prefab scenarios.

However, there are some scenarios that I don't know the level for.  If anyone could provide me with info on what the levels for the scenarios listed in the spoiler are, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:39 AM #63 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

So many undead everywhere... and at least the one in charge is... somewhat friendly...

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:49 PM #64 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Oh no. I think I made a mistake.

You should play Three Twenty-Three. That's my Warrior's Grove scenario.

You should skip Phew For a Minute, because that's the one which is just Radiohead lyrics.

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This is the problem when literally all of your work can be finished within an hour.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:19 PM #65 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Proving Grounds was designed to play with any level of party.  It was my second effort, so the balancing is iffy, but was finished with a level 1 party and was harder (my opinion) with a level 30 party.  Generates monsters on the fly after each level is cleared.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:42 PM #66 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

View PostOld MikeS, on 23 January 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

Proving Grounds was designed to play with any level of party.  It was my second effort, so the balancing is iffy, but was finished with a level 1 party and was harder (my opinion) with a level 30 party.  Generates monsters on the fly after each level is cleared.

View PostOld MikeS, on 23 January 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

iffy
i see triple valley on this list, make sure not to skip muffins'n'hell if you haven't done it yet.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:36 AM #67 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

View Postsylae, on 23 January 2017 - 06:42 PM, said:

i see triple valley on this list, make sure not to skip muffins'n'hell if you haven't done it yet.
Oh don't worry, it's on there.  It's just not on the list I just made as THAT list is only ones that didn't have a level listed with them.  I already know what custom scenarios I'll be starting with.

As for the next episode... has anyone seen Ripley anywhere?
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:16 PM #68 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Blades Invaders is a hastily made port(ish) of Space Invaders I made, mostly to test out a pathfinding trick. There's no plot or anything; invaders (reskinned goblins) keep spawning on one side of the map and you lose if one reaches the other side. I believe I tested with a melee singleton strong enough to kill goblins with one blow, but whatever works.
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:53 PM #69 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Years ago, after reading about BoA in a magazine I purchased it and played the included scenarios.  I found one of the early sites and played three or four scenarios.  Proving Grounds was the only one that I remember and I really enjoyed the throwback to Wizardry.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 03:35 AM #70 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Man, we are in such good shape time-wise.  I'm sure NOTHING will get in our way now!

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