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  1. Do you have to type in a response for those? Been ages since I played the game, so I might be totally wrong, but I thought you could get there by asking about "buy" or "sell".
  2. Not sure if the first counts, talking to animals is something you are probably going to try (and some animals are worth talking to). Wizard's familiar off the Isle of Bigail, and a monster in the Slime Caverns in the lab. IIRC, Thought for the Day has serious thoughts in there as well as the random stuff.
  3. Well, if you want if to be very much like E3, just with less talking and post-apocalyptic... I don't suppose anyone knows of a big post-apocalyptic and low dialogue BoE scenario?
  4. Was going to say that D&D was one of the big influences for Exile, but the systems are very different. And yet I'd imagine the way most people run their PCs looks a lot like D&D classes. Probably this is partly cultural, but in large part because it works.
  5. Yeah, second that. Could never really get into any Spiderweb games after BoE, though I've got a few of the first Avernums and Nethergate and played some Geneforge demos.
  6. Huh, cools, have to give that a look, though it's a zillion parts long. Not able to easily play the games myself on my system.
  7. Was that a function of the rubble, or was it just (and I have completely forgetten the BoE terminology) selecting the places where there is rubble as places where a thing to slow the party (or change a timer) would be triggered?
  8. Not to mention, that "Cleopatra" usually refers to the Cleopatra the 9th, but could also refer to any of the previous ones. I would add "The Shareware Demon". And also ask if these are listed from best to worst or the other way around.
  9. Seconding playing BoE, with the caveat that some scenarios are better than others, and it's not easy to keep a consistent difficulty curve between scenarios.
  10. Detect Life was one of those cool spells that wasn't really that useful (like "Scare", say). The idea is nice, in practice no real reason to cast it. Always wondered if it'd be possible to make a BoE scenario and try to recreate that scene from Aliens where they are counting down the range of the movement and it gets inside the room. Never saw a particular problems with sliths. Any monster (or monster type) is going to be too tough is you are too low level, but at some point you'll reach the point where you can defeat them, and later when more or less always will. Those Ruby Skeletons, though. Gah. Never really got into any of the games later than BoE. The earlier ones just seemed more user friendly, I liked the aesthetics more and the later ones seemed more of a grind. Also, graphics harder to mod myself.
  11. I'd recommend checking out the BoE or BoA scenario creators. Not having gotten into Avernum, I've always stuck with BoE myself, apparently it's more limited than BoA, but there's still been some great scenarios made.
  12. Oh, right, yeah, had forgotten that.
  13. Hmmm...one thing about Erika's motivations. Ok, yeah, it seems that she went in for heroic reasons, and when you talk to her she says she opposes destroying the surface in revenge for what was done to her (but then she is under suspicion of monster plaguing, which is a good reason to say that. Even if she is innocent). However, IIRC, she only teleports in if you have her amulet, and you only get her amulet if you go talk to her, and you only do that if you've found her rune and gone around telling people that Erika's rune was in the slime pit. And she was not happy with being framed. She has a purely personal reason for getting involved. Though, personally, I think she was going for a heroic intervention, but I could see an argument made that way. In retrospect, framing Erika wasn't a bright move. Not sure who would be better, though. Stick a few demons in there and frame Linda?
  14. Hmmm, true, not really familiar with E2, and didn't think much of the cloak, though I vaguely remember it. But if they kept it for A3, I guess it's a clue. I thought it was just random loot, like the magic waveblade in Hawke's Manse which, AFAIK, has no explanation for being there.
  15. So, E3 is about monster plagues, and when you defeat a plague you can find something there pointing to one of 3 suspects/factions behind them. And you can go get a relevant magic thingy made if you guess correctly which of them it is. My question is, if you didn't already know, how obvious would it be which of the 3 was behind it all? All 3 have the motive and presumably the means to create monster plagues. I guess you could say that crystal magic was used in both the golems and trog/giant one, whereas the rune and the scales were just left behind for the slimes and the roaches (and there is a wave blade in the Filth Factory). But it still seems very vague to me. (Also, can you go to the bunker and give an answer you've not found evidence for?)
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