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  1. The link to Level 1 and 2 spell locations (cheapest/earliest) links to A:EftP info rather than A:CS.
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    G2 Training

    Sooo, playing as a guardian in G2, I avoid putting any points into melee until I get the 6000 for Brodus. And then I discover that it doesn't boost my base stat, but raises the cost as well. All that work and money for 2 ability points? I guess he's more useful for other classes.... Is that how training works in the other entries in the series?
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    Beka and Ciphar

    A bit of experimentation suggests that mines do energy damage. Only about 80% sure.
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    Beka and Ciphar

    Also, a variety of items give you energy resist. What counts as energy? Spirit attacks? Vlish? What kind of damage do mines deal?
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    Beka and Ciphar

    A group of Serviles from Rising, lead by one named Beka, guard the entrance to the guarded tunnel northwest of Drypeak. With high enough leadership you can get Beka to stand down - by threatening her family with slavery. A. Does this impact your pro/anti shaper influence meter? B. Do you meet her later in the game if you spare her? I ask because CIphar just went and chopped her down after she fled.
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    Upcoming Titles

    Next title is Memeforge. The [bad people] control the normies via memes and their word is law. While training to become a new [bad person], your ISP crashes and you land on a forum that has been buried for 200 years. After necro-ing the hell out of the three major sub-forums, you must choose where you want to [spam] all your new memes. The [bad people] however, will not be happy.
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    Steam numbers

    I don't think the Slith are a very good analogy for the Australian Aborigines.
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    Steam numbers

    Eesh it unformatted my table.
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    Steam numbers

    So here are the average numbers from Steamcharts for the past month. New Avernum 1 19.8 New Avernum 2 10 Geneforge 1 9.8 Avadon 1 8.2 Avadon 2 7.5 Geneforge 5 2.9 Avernum 6 2.3 Avernum 4 1.9 Geneforge 2 1.5 Geneforge 3 1.3 Geneforge 4 1.1 Nethergate 0.9 Avernum 5 0.7 A) I'm surprised that the numbers aren't higher Geneforge 1, really? I mean, it's one of my faves, but I didn't realise it was the popular one.
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    How'd you come across Spiderweb?

    ~8 years ago, my brother's girlfriend gave him a pirate CD that contained A1-3 and G1-3. I booted them up and was surprised that I'd never heard of them before, they were really good indie titles. I've gradually legally reacquired almost all the titles from my pirating days - the Spiderweb Humble gave me an easy opportunity to finish off my Vogel RPGs.
  11. I thought in the original they were sent to the pit because 'the empire doesn't approve of some sorts of friendships'. Now they're sisters. =/
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    Experience bugged?

    50/30/1/1/5 is broken. Usually it goes something like : 50/30/16/10/5
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    Experience bugged?

    I've noticed some anomalies in a few geneforge games,such as experience for killing fyoras going 50, 30, 1, 1, 5 during successive character levels in G2 And pretty much everything giving ~40 exp in G5, which leads to rapid leveling indeed
  14. Most of the game's 'faction support' questions relate to the treatment of serviles. This is a bit unfair to the Shaper side, as that is probably the only aspect in which they lag behind the rebels in terms of generating the greatest amount of social utility. It's not as if Shapers are horrible to creations when compared to the plight of pets and livestock in the real world. Supporting the rebellion is a terrible idea if your goal is to save lives and livelihoods. Replacing a stable, prosperous, opportunity-laden 'oligarchy of the educated' with a complete unknown, through war, is pretty hard to justify. I think a Shaper who wishes to maximise social utility should crush the rebellion while taking pragmatic steps to demonstrate the advantages of greater servile sovereignty to the shaper community.