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  1. Chessrook44 has been rather evasive when it comes to debugging questions, but I was able to verify that deduct_ap() doesn't work on his version of BoA but does on everyone else's. I'm not surprised that something else is screwed up. I tried to track down what is broken in MoC, but I wasn't immediately able to figure it out. I see sleeping in the inn. I see the START_STATE in the scenario script, which tracks the day and time of day. But is sleeping in the inn supposed to move time forward?
  2. Ah, there we go. Divine Restoration removes all negative effects, according to the documentation. It occurs to me that I've never actually verified which ones these are — most are obvious, but you never know with BoA.
  3. I didn't think this was right, so I tested it. Curing does not clear the Webbed status. As far as I can tell, nothing but defending in combat or waiting outside of combat reduces Webbed levels.
  4. Glad you're excited! But unless it's going to take you over a year to finish that process, Homeland probably won't be ready by then. I'm still only about a third of the way done.
  5. Mixed work on Chapters 1-3 over the past few weeks. Chapter 1 is basically done, save part of one side quest, a little dialogue, and some testing. I'm filling in some side quests in Chapter 2 as I create the main quest line in Chapter 3, which makes progress sort of slow. (Also, work has picked up, which also makes progress a bit slow.) But it's coming along. Chapter 3 has three major quests with several subparts, and the first major quest is about halfway designed. The high-level conceptual work is largely done; now it's just a lot of implementation of the plan that I now have in
  6. That's true, but only within limits. For the pre-contact era, there's still evidence from archeology, art, epigraphy, genetics, linguistics, and so on. It's not the same as having, say, photographs (as we do for the Civil War), but people do research on eras with minimal traditional written records all the time. But yeah, we know a lot more about the post-contact era than the pre-contact era.
  7. As a general point about the field, U.S. History courses usually are supposed to cover at least some Native American history, although often most of it is post-contact. (AP US History, a common advanced high school class, starts its history at 1491.)
  8. Clearly, the solution is self-driving doctors! I would think, as a matter of policy design, it's probably easier to design better handoff systems than to design more sleep-deprivation–resistant humans. So if we're looking to reduce medical errors (and improve working conditions as an ancillary benefit), we'd probably want to reduce hours and improve communication. You mentioned that there's some work being done in that direction, which I'd expect to be a good thing.
  9. "Base" is your base value of the skill before any levels that you've "bought" (i.e., expended skill points to get) are taken into account. If I remember correctly, skill point cost is entirely dependent on bought values, not base values. The value on your skill sheet is the total of the base and bought values. If that's right, then the way that it works is as follows. Suppose you have skill X, which has a base value of skill Y / 2. Suppose you have never trained in skill X, and it costs 3 skill points to raise skill X. Your skill Y is 6, so your skill X is 3. If you raise skill Y t
  10. Instead of vaguely saying "a new scenario," could you give the name of the new scenario? That would start to address Imban's comment earlier.
  11. ... are there debates about that? Pretty sure the official name (i.e., what Jeff says) is the former, with two syllables.
  12. Kelandon


    Please deliver your meaningless approbation to this thread.
  13. As far as I can tell, adding tags isn't sufficient in this version of forum software anymore. You either have to go into the source (which is kind of hard, but is on the left of the reply bar, next to the "bold" option), or you have to click the relevant button. For the most part, you don't have to hide much of anything, though. If it's a scenario that's been released for more than a few months (pretty much all of them), then spoiler tags are probably not necessary.
  14. As Lilith suggested, the scenarios all function independently, so these questions don't really have answers. You're supposed to use a new party with Homeland, so your party won't have completed Bahs/Exodus, and there's not really any progress to lose. You can technically use any party to enter any scenario, so if you wanted, you could use a party that has completed Homeland to enter, say, Diplomacy With the Dead (a pre-packaged scenario), and you would keep your experience and items from Homeland.
  15. So I guess technically that may be a bug, but I'm not all that worried about it because you're told not to do that. When he reconstitutes, a message says: That means go somewhere else (to the southern half of the Heart of the Island, which will now open for you). And killing friendly creatures is supposed to make the whole island angry with you. Committing crimes sets a flag, so this is permanent. (A message prints saying that you have made the island angry with you.) You technically can fix this with the Character Editor if you know what you're doing, but you have to know w
  16. When did you kill him? What town were in you in, and what were the circumstances of the combat?
  17. Chapter 2 isn't really completely finished yet — still lots of combats to design, and a couple of towns need a lot of dialogue still — but I went ahead to start on town design and core dialogue for Chapter 3. Man, designing Chapter 3 is a trip. I can't really explain why without giving away a significant twist at the end of Chapter 2, but it's... different. I'm 46 towns in, and right now I'm pretty sure that the scenario will end up around 90 towns. Because many of the towns are at least partly incomplete, though, I'd say I'm about 30% done with the overall design work, maybe a bit
  18. As Nik said, the only people who can answer that question are Spiderweb employees, and they don't post here. So you have to email them directly.
  19. Strengthens my point even more, I suppose. Uh, how do the bonus values actually work?
  20. Uh, did anyone? I don't think that actually happened.
  21. Jeff has said pretty emphatically that there will not be another Blades game. BoA took much longer than expected and didn't sell well, and I think there was a serious risk that Spiderweb would go under because of that. So I think he was pretty burned by the experience and wants nothing to do with it again. At least, that's my recollection from the last time he talked about it, which was years ago.
  22. Yeah, not at all. Um, yeah, that's Homeland for you. Like I said, I may have gone a little overboard with heights.
  23. Lost Souls! But no AI. Alas.
  24. And finally, at the end of Chapter 2, I finally get to write something that I've been foreshadowing since the end of the Prologue!
  25. Glad you're excited! I'm having a lot of fun designing again. I hope this thing ever gets finished so that people can see it. ------------------------------- More generally on the topic, I've recently started a new job, and it's slowing down my designing a fair bit. I'm sitting at the end of Chapter 2, and I more or less know what has to happen next, but I just haven't had the time to implement it.
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