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  1. Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    The exact same way as the base protection does, so a "1-15 + 20" shield actually blocks 1-15 + 1-20 if it takes effect.
  2. You shouldn't need a disc no matter what. Everything has moved over to digital downloads now.
  3. Email support@spiderwebsoftware.com and give them the original details (name, address) you originally ordered under. If you ordered directly from Spiderweb, you should be able to get a link to redownload it without paying for it again.
  4. support@spiderwebsoftware.com is the email address to contact Spiderweb Software regarding registration issues. They're generally pretty good about responding quickly if they receive your email on a weekday.
  5. My Sorceress - Hands on hips, Foot tapping

    Yes, levelling your basic fire attack to 6 gives you an ice-based ability that works like any other ability with a vitality cost and cooldown, if that's what you're asking. Personally I wouldn't really recommend investing in Dexterity just for the sake of bow attacks, though: as a Sorceress your physical damage output is always gonna be unimpressive, so it's not worth having weaker attacks in 90% of fights just so you can make a marginally better contribution in the other 10%.
  6. Leveling Intelligence

    Dex-based shamans are a gimmick build that sorta works in Avadon 1 and 2 but not so much in Avadon 3. We're getting into kinda deep obscure mechanics discussion here, but the short version is that in the first two games, anything that did physical damage counted as a physical attack and anything that did elemental damage counted as magic (with the exception of scarabs, which worked differently). Shamans in the first two games had several spells that did physical damage; they technically counted as ranged physical attacks and therefore did damage based on Dexterity. Healing is completely independent of all stats and based only on level/skills/equipment, so you could make a Dex-based shaman who was a competent healer with a few strong attack options. In Avadon 3, there have been some changes to the code that determines what stat each attack is based off, so this doesn't work so well any more (and like I said, it was a bit of a gimmick to begin with). There's an NPC trainer available in each game, usually about halfway through, who lets you respec your stats and skills from scratch. There's also a cheat code that lets you do it at any time: hit the key combination shift-D and in the box that appears, enter the word retrain.
  7. Leveling Intelligence

    To clarify that answer: yes, the basic attacks from rod and staff-type weapons count as spells and are affected by Intelligence.
  8. Are you in Avadon while you're doing these edits? Your savefile saves its own copy of the script for the current area, so script edits won't register until you leave the area and return.
  9. Scenario graphics problems

    I assume that somebody somewhere has uploaded a copy of it in a preconfigured DOSBox wrapper; it's not an enormously difficult or involved thing to do if you know how, and it wouldn't ordinarily involve any modifications to the base game.
  10. Scenario graphics problems

    Sounds like he tried original BoE and it didn't work: Having said that, BoE was originally developed for Mac, and even the original version of the PC port is a bit buggier and clunkier than the Mac version in general. So if you can get the Mac version running in emulation, that might indeed be worth a shot.
  11. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    Yeah, this is definitely a linguistic issue. Here in Australia, a form that wants your citizenship will specifically ask for citizenship; a form that asks for nationality will usually provide space for you to enter multiple answers and doesn't expect you to answer only with the nations you're a citizen of. It's not just a question of bigots or immigrants. Members of indigenous nations such as Australian Aboriginal or Native American communities often also consider themselves to belong to a nation separate from that of the state in which they hold citizenship.
  12. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    Frequently it begins even before birth. What's picking out pink or blue decor for a nursery, or a baby shower with a giant "It's a Boy" poster on the wall, if not a form of gender assignment by the parents?
  13. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    Maybe this is just a language issue (maybe a lot of things people are arguing about in this thread are language issues), but people absolutely do talk about nationality in terms of identity. There are many people who identify as members of nations to which they don't necessarily hold citizenship (the descendants of emigrants, for example), and there are nations that have no single uncontested legal entity capable of defining who does and doesn't belong to them in the first place. The 19th-century European model of the nation-state is far from the only form of nationality that exists. You seem to be trying to draw a line between subjectivity and demographic data, but in reality they overlap all the time: demographic data is seldom 100% objective. To give another example, numerous religions have active internal debates about who counts as a member, but census forms still rely on self-reporting to find demographic data on religion within a population.
  14. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 2

    fun fact: in the planning stages, geneforge was in fact originally going to be a pure sci-fi game, but Jeff felt that adding fantasy elements would make it more marketable
  15. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 2

    How do these results correlate to the "favourite video game era" question?