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  1. Judging by their username, I would assume that Wendy is a woman, and I assume that the gender bias would be that women (supposedly?) have a higher ratio of casual gamers who only play on smartphones and tablets, as opposed to men and their man-cave gaming rigs. Note that this is just a guess at what Wendy means and not an observation or an attempt to analyze gaming habits by gender.
  2. Minion

    Let's talk about bees

    Depending on your climate, you can put out honey or sugar dissolved in water for the bees to eat before they go into hibernation once and for all, and in early spring when they start waking up but before the first flowers bloom. However, bees are curious, and if you place honey or sugar-water on your windowsill, it might be a good idea to close the window or you might find a small legion of bees exploring your house. Also, a saucer is preferable to a bowl since the bees will crowd it and eventually some of them will fall in and get honey all over themselves, which means they get stuck and will be unable to fly until they and their fellow bees lick them clean.
  3. I dunno, I kind of like the way Spiderweb games sound already. It goes perfectly with the graphics. What if it sounds too slick?
  4. That sounds interesting. May I ask why?
  5. Now I find myself curious over what the demographic split in the Spiderweb fanbase might be. My impression from Jeff's GDC speech was that his sales have been remarkably stable over time with approximately the same number of people buying each game, with the exception of the iPad-fuelled runaway hit Avadon and the odd underperformer like G3 and BoA. I would assume that this indicates an even inflow of new players and dropout of old players (or passing of fickle casual players and return of old players, as in the case of myself), making the age spread similarily evenly distributed. Personally, I suppose I could have gone for one of the creative input rewards, but I don't like the thought of being personally involved in something I'm going to consume. However, I am grateful for those who do not share my qualms and have helped the project coming close to breaking the second reward tier as I write (just a little further).
  6. The question would be, how many of them could actually afford it and how many are even now trying to come up with a way to fill the $1000 dollar hole in their finances? That would also be a form of dedication.
  7. I take it that you hesitated, and before you knew it all five slots were gone.
  8. After writing shareware games for 25 years, it must be pretty awesome to find that you have at least five fans so dedicated to your work that they will each pay enough to feed your family for several months just to be able to design a quest for one of your games.
  9. Minion

    ...Okay, but why, though? [G5]

    Perhaps whoever created it wanted to know if it would, by the application of logic, accept its fate as food for its keepers or whether it would rebel and attempt to escape.
  10. Actually, if the queen is the prime monarch, her husband would be her consort (frequently known as a prince-consort) and not her co-ruler. A famous example of this would be Queen Victoria. Or she might just have a harem stuffed away somewhere in a wing of her palace. PS: As a word of warning, long-lasting and highly lethal contact poisons do exist, so I recommend handling any scrolls of absolution with care.
  11. You could create a character called Becca. I don't recall what character model she uses in the remake, but you should be able to find the equivalent to either her new or her old model (in case she now uses a generic NPC model).
  12. The completely remade system and graphics I suppose, all the awesomeness is still there, only now with more streamlined rules and fancier little people moving across your screen.
  13. A short note on combat initiative, each point of Dexterity adds one point of initiative, as does every level, and Quick Action adds two points of initiative.
  14. Minion

    Favorite abandonware games?

    I believe Realmz was made available for free with all the official scenarios, though you may have to look around a bit for the necessary codes since they were originally posted on a Yahoo group.
  15. Note that it is designed for sole occupancy. Perhaps the room is rented by the minute for private viewing, possibly as a way to raise funds for expensive bioweapons research.