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    Queen's Wish - Romance

    Well, since you asked... I've no more interest in seducing the local innkeeper in a video game than in real life. Moreover, it seems completely unnecessary - it's never been why I play Spiderweb Software's games. Now, if Jeff wants to include that sort of thing, that's his business. But after seeing how the romance in Avadon 2 turned out, I'm can't say I'm champing at the bit for him to write more PC-NPC romances.
  2. It was three years since the last time people posted the links didn't work. If no one responded and the links still don't work, realize this is just dead.
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    Name Cameos in Jeff's Games

    Or time travel. 🤔
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    Finally done

    Wow. 😮 *applauds* Nicely done!
  5. Nope. Other than two spots playing as a rebel*, I finished* the game on both paths without ever personally hitting anything, relying on stealth / mechanics / leadership / AI friendlies for everything. I would sometimes need to buff or heal the friendlies, but they would do all the actual fighting. Note that this means some zones cannot be cleared, since they require you to kill something, but there's always another a path. *To kill Khyryk as a pacifist rebel, you must select the dialogue option saying you've come to kill him, which only appears the first time you talk to him. I didn't realize the option would disappear, so I ended up being forced to hit him once to start the fight, but it's possible to get through without personally hitting him. The other problem was at the very end of the game; I went to kill Rahul and Anjali, but the imprisoned drakon who is supposed to help you had disappeared (a glitch or bug, probably) leaving me no way to get the job done.
  6. Someone *ahem* may have gone and beaten G3 without ever striking a blow...
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    RPGs - Best World Tech?

    I just realized that Chrono Trigger has ALL the levels of technology AND magic - depending on the era. 😂
  8. Maybe the residents of the Freehold are all disguised Toydarians, and thus your cheat-code mind tricks don't work on them, only money? 😉
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    ...Okay, but why, though? [G5]

    Your persistent unwillingness to play original Geneforge never ceases to amuse, Alhoon. Your dedication is impressive. 😂
  10. I, for one, am neither a piano tuner, an Eskimo, or a septuagenarian. Just to be clear. Hmm...I wonder if there any interesting demographic categories of which I am a member? LOL.
  11. Vahnatai! More evidence for the old Vahnatai creation theory! 😱 That feeling when Jeff has been in business for decades and someone tells him to use social media and do interviews. 😂😂😂
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    Geneforge 3 How to save the 2nd creator?

    When you enter the chamber of the second creator monster, a scene will play where the creature talks to you and an NPC Shaper shows up. You'll need to click on some of the nearby machinery and select the dialogue option to repair it. Then you'll have to kill the Shaper. As best I can tell, no matter what you do, you will always lose one of either Greta or Alwan after the third island. Help the creature and lose Alwan, kill the creature and lose Greta.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

  14. Jeff almost never reads these forums, so if you have a question like this, your best bet is to email.
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    Avadon 2 Character Editor

    No one has posted in this thread in four years and the creator, Jerakeen, hasn't been around in a long time. You aren't likely to get any answers. Also, in the future, please consolidate your questions into one post rather than spamming posts in a row. Thanks.
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    Favorite Game

    Please don't make irrelevant posts in years-old dead threads. Thanks.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    That John C. Calhoun ranking...ugh, I can't stand that man. Talented and successful politician, sure, but plenty of awful people are successful politicians, so Calhoun has plenty of company. However, this ranking blunder does give me a convenient opportunity to share this delightful story about Mr. Calhoun that is unfortunately fictional but totally deserves to be true.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Apparently I'm feeling silly, so I'll ask how the following stack up: Nethergate Pride and Prejudice Emma Persuasion Sense and Sensibility Northanger Abbey Cinnamon rolls Casablanca (the film, not the city) Sparkling water Toads Mr. Toad of Toad Hall Thomas the Tank Engine Sir Topham Hatt George Clooney Cluny the Scourge The Dalai Lama The aesthetic qualities of [hieroglyphics / the Greek alphabet / the Hebrew alphabet] Why am I even coming up with this nonsense? Slarty stop being a bad influence on me pls kthxbai
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    This thread...LOL. Okay, I'll suggest the following for the list: Jeff Vogel Dolphins Banyan trees Sock puppets Turnips Handlebar mustaches Good grammar And... Chrono Trigger (You'd BETTER like CT more than disco... )
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    Reactivate Taygen Questline?

    There's a cheat in most (all?) the Geneforge games that can reset the hostility of an individual zone (e.g. turning Icy End friendly after you made them angry). That's different from failing a quest so that an NPC will no longer hire you. I'm pretty sure it's technically still be possible to change you access to Taygen's quest line, but a bit more complicated than entering a cheat code. You'd need to dig in the scripts to identify the flag triggered by this Camp Dranir, then alter a zone script somewhere so you could change the flag to whatever Taygen's flag-check requires (e.g. add text so that when you, say, click on a sign, it sets the flag to the correct number). Disclaimer: I've never done this, nor played G5 (except the demo), I'm just going off what I've seen of various other posts on the Geneforge games.
  21. Earlier today, six years and month or so after I started my PHD program, I finished the complete draft of my dissertation and sent it out to my committee. My major professor has already looked at it and said he likes it, so really nothing should stop me from graduating with my PHD this December (in my department, the dissertation defense is largely a formality, and if my major professor like my dissertation - as he does - then I will pass). The past several years have been really rough, physically and emotionally, and I've often doubted whether this day would ever come. But here it is!
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    Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    No, Randomizer's prognostication is accurate. I want to teach college history, so that's what I'll be looking for. However, jobs are scarce and seem to be getting scarcer, so I'm open to other possibilities if an opportunity appears. In the short-term, besides looking for jobs, I plan to work on fixing up my dissertation and trying to get it published.
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    Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    As of Saturday, 16 December, I am officially Dr. Triumph, PHD, and no longer a college student for the first time in forever!
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    In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    Dissertation defended.