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  1. Soul of Wit

    Avernum 3 questions

    There are many screen cap utilities available for Windows, some of them free. You can usually select your own key combo to trigger the capture. In Mac OS, the system-level screen cap options will work fine.
  2. Correction, Kelandon, Minion's statement is not in any way, shape or form accurate. I've been using Macs since the '80s and non-Apple input devices for just as long. Even I know that the default Apple mice of today allow for a right click on the right half of the single-button mouse. All Apple input devices allow for right clicks. I sometimes use a Mac laptop or Apple Magic Trackpad. I certainly right click on those. Apple's non-trackpad input devices are ridiculous, but there are other options. I have a 20-year-old Logitech Wheel Mouse that is still going strong, so additional cost is not a factor. A third-party mouse will work on a Mac without even making an adjustment to the OS settings.
  3. The find command (command-F Mac & control-F Windows) in your browser is your friend. Just search for "dispel" and "move" in Randomizer's Massive List. Each barrier or rock pile is listed as level 1, 2 or 3.
  4. I killed the empire troops at the checkpoint west of Lorelei. The next time I passed through, the script just said "Ok". Then the original complement of troops reappeared and attacked me. Is this intentional or a possible bug?
  5. The wizard travels between two locations. You happened to visit each when he was at the other one.
  6. ultra blue4 is correct. It is Erika who gives you an amulet. The amulet is a special item. The Recall Crystal is a tangible item in your inventory.
  7. It soon becomes convenient to both get to Levy and get back to each region of Valorim. I wouldn't stop mid-dungeon to run back for my per diem, but you often pass through Fort Emergence. Maybe to report to one of its inhabitants, or maybe as the fastest way to travel between regions.
  8. Jeff will add it to his todo list. Send those typos to spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com
  9. Soul of Wit

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    Weird, you say? I do identify myself as weird sometimes. I just don't identify as cis or trans, thus neither. I accurately answered as to how I self-identify. Answering 5 for age when one is an adult is being intentionally deceptive. Choosing not to give one's age is perfectly acceptable behavior (though a poll might make the answer required.) If you want to fault the poll for allowing an answer of neither then feel free. Personally, I think it provides useful information on how people self-identify.
  10. Soul of Wit

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 2

    No alien beasts; no peace.
  11. Soul of Wit

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    I'm perfectly fine with the word cisgender (and its shortened form) existing. I don't have a problem with someone identifying me as cis. I just don't call myself cis. I also don't commonly refer to myself in the third person. That would make a fine poll question, by the way. Self-reference seems to be far more common on these forums than outside the door where we leave our sanity.
  12. Soul of Wit

    The Gland Scorpion Poll: Arbitrarily-Chosen Members of Ruminantia Taxon

    Okay, I've fully digested this poll's choices. I have to continue to celebrate the American Bison-tennial.
  13. Soul of Wit

    The Gland Scorpion Poll: Arbitrarily-Chosen Members of Ruminantia Taxon

    Clearly, discouraging words are compliments. For example, you should never do an even-toed ungulate poll. Let me ruminate on this for awhile. Chews cud...
  14. Soul of Wit

    The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    Agreed. I am a zealous believer that the first amendment will win out against extremists from both ends of the political spectrum.
  15. Soul of Wit

    The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    My thoughts on marriage: The state has a vested interest in stable relationships between two people. This desired stability has both economic and social benefits. Whether or not marriage is the best way to create stable relationships is open to debate, but the desire to have stability is fairly universal outside of anarchist circles. Poly-marriage is inherently less stable as adding additional humans to almost anything is inherently less stable. Separate but equal never is. The reason why we don't have marriage and civil union is because civil union would never be the equal of marriage. Personally, I see marriage as a civil contract, with any religious significance layered upon that. I see it that way because I do not live in a theocracy. Mind you, I was married in a Catholic church, and I fully understand that marriage is seen as a sacrament within that faith. My wife and I have a contract between us (and the state) that has important economic and social advantages. I see zero reason to deny those advantages to someone whose sexual preference varies from mine. The religious significance of my marriage is not affected in any way by anyone else's marriage. It certainly is not affected by a semantic argument over the meaning of the word marriage. To argue that a religious institution (or its potential officiant) could be compelled to perform a marriage against its will seems a specious argument. I am not Catholic and my wife is. We were married in a Catholic church, but many Catholic churches would not have married us unless I converted. The idea that we could have sued to compel them to marry us is conceivable, but it would have been thrown out of court in a heartbeat. The simple reason (we live in the US) is the first amendment of the US constitution. It reads, in part, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."