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Raf

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  1. Last thing I've watched, is a short cartoon series called Over the garden wall. I can highly recommend it, as it does pretty much everything just right.
  2. Just saw that Steam has a new game called Antharion, which looks like it fits the bill here too. Anyone tried that game yet?
  3. Oatmeal: Grab some oats. Toss them in a bowl til like 1/4th is full. Pour milk on it til the oats are covered. Put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Party!
  4. I played Arcanum 12 years ago, and didn't like it. It used the same story-telling device over and over, which got old really quickly. Like you'd get a quest to recover a stolen ring, and it would turn out that the quest-giver would be the one trying to get a ring stolen. That sorta thing, each and every time. You'd know for sure when you get a quest, that the quest-giver is the culprit. If it's once or twice, ok. Nice plot twist. If it's for every damn quest, it gets tiresome and ridiculous. In the same style, but without that sort of nonsense, is NOX.
  5. That post, followed by "Eamon will last forever." Yeah, right, not when lacking brooches
  6. Same here. I used to read ALOT when I was younger. But the past few years... No time. Got a very demanding job (until recently, when they decided to fire me, leaving me twiddling my thumbs and spamming this place until I can go home and can look for a new job), sports classes several days a week, a construction project and various odds and ends. It's been years that just having a day where you wake up and have nothing to do all day, is a luxury. I prefer spending them playing games instead of relaxing nowadays. I just find it more relaxing, even though I got a huge backlog of books to read.
  7. Maybe I'm late to the party, but the Shadowrun games are pretty similar to Avernum. 1. You create your own character (usually one, and then you hire "runners" to come along with you). You can customize it as much as you want (race, sex, and a whole lot of skills / strengths) 2. It's heavily story-driven. And I do mean heavy! It's at the same level as Avernum on this point 3. Combat is turn-based, pretty much the same as in Avernum, with a crapload of weapons, magic, and skills to use 4. There are many ways of going through a game. You could be a fast-talking charismatic elf who knows how t
  8. Sometimes, while playing, you think: "Oops! I shouldn't have done that!" or "Oops! I should have prepared better!" What're your biggest moments of "Oops!"? Mine happened earlier today, in the Battle Pit. Was fighting my way out and wanted to summon a mighty creature to fight by my side. I cast Simulacrum and... only creature in there is a gremlin. Oops!
  9. Mine is taking anything I can sell that isn't marked as "steal" from inside a shop, and selling it to that very same merchant. "Hey dude, you see those bags of coal you got in that corner? Yeah, I want to sell them to you." And damnit for that spoiler! I've been doing that stuff too, and already got a hard time finding one item for the laboratory quest!
  10. I played the original back as a teen, when I was 14 - 15 years. I don't remember much details of it (it's been 15 - 16 years), but I was excited to see these games reappearing in a new form. Got them all, the whole shebang: Avernum, Geneforge, Avadon, Nethergate, ... . I'm quite fan of playing this sort of games in windowed mode, not full screen, and was kinda disappointed that most didn't allow that. Thank god (or Jeff, as he coded it in) Avernum 2: Crystal Souls does allow it! I ended up trying the first Exile remake, and it kinda just didn't feel right. It kinda rubbed me the wrong way,
  11. That Adze-Haakai... I remember that fight too. Tough as nails, he was! But nails are meant to be hit, so I hit him til he was in the ground. Indeed, thank god I had Demonslayer by then... I don't think it's that I got more experience in Spiderweb games. I mean, I played the original Exile series, back in the days (got stuck at the Shareware Barrier, and had no idea what that meant. I was a stupid kid back then ) My parties are the same in both Avernum 1: EftP and Avernum 2: CS, and so is their growth path. That's why I'm thinking they're weaker in CS. Those Rakshasas were strange, yep
  12. I just triggered a magic trap in Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, which summoned a Haakai. I remembered those from Avernum 1, and thought: "Oh [censored], a Haakai..." I ended up disposing of him with 2 out my 4 characters within the first round. I don't remember them being this easy back in Avernum 1. Then again, that was a year ago, so I may remember it wrong. So now I'm wondering, are they actually easier in CS, or must it have been something like me remembering something from when I was a group of weaklings in EftP while I'm superbuff megawarriors now?
  13. I prefer that over tornlimb.bmp
  14. Does this limit count a stack of, say, 10 healing herbs as 10 items, or as 1?
  15. Hmmm, ok. I'll check if there are guest quarters in the Castle or Tower of Magi with an empty chest. Those two have become hubs by now, so I'm passing there frequently enough to drop stuff off there.
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