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Nephil Thief

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    Garrulous Glaahk
  • Birthday 01/13/1989

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    Rat City
  • Favorite Games
    Blades of Exile, Angband variants, TOME 4, VtMB
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    KITTIES!, industrial music, RustLang, Linux/Android/PostmarketOS, resuscitating old gadgets, scaring men

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  1. @The Almighty Doer of StuffI think Drizzt's page might also be in the Truesite archive? And I've added the files to my archive FYI. Directory structure now looks like game/ BoE-1.2.0a-win32.exe scenarios/ alcritas-final-versions/ [Alcritas scenarios] truesite-archive/ [Scenarios from the Truesite archive] Link is in my signature.
  2. @Celtic MinstrelI know the archived Lyceum had the final version of Falling Stars, but AFAIK it disappeared when Truesite went down, and the Wayback Machine didn't catch most of the HTML let alone the zip files. The version in the scenario archive was always earlier than the one from the archived Lyceum. If there's still an archive of the Lyceum floating around though, it might still have the final version. (And if anyone sends that my way, I'll update the one in my own archive mirror.) Edit: yes, the Lyceum is still archived! http://truesite.openboe.com/SWArchive/Geocities/blyceum/index.h
  3. @The Almighty Doer of Stuff- oh, then maybe there never was a fix for the item placement thing. I might have misremembered v1.0.2 existing. @Ess-Eschasand anyone else - Falling Stars for me is v1.0.1, and Shadow of the Stranger is v1.2.0. Thanks y'all! @Celtic Minstrel- yeah, the versions on Spidweb's own downloads page are the same as those I have.
  4. @Celtic MinstrelNope, my Google Drive scenario repo is basically just mirrored from there; the versions are the same.
  5. At the Gallows - last I checked, the version I have archived has a rather amusing bug where an important item is right on the floor in front of the wizard you're supposed to give it to. Falling Stars - the archived version doesn't have the completed hall of contributors (in the starting town) or the Denmark quest. The Shadow of the Stranger - archived version doesn't let you turn off tree climbing, final version did.
  6. Nope. Not possible in original BoE or CBoE. I suppose you could utilize the kill/resurrect bug plus stat boosting nodes to create a "new PC" as long as the original party was small enough, and just provide a note that the player should change the name and graphic manually; but I think that's as good as it gets. It'd be pretty kludgy. NPCs joining the party has been a thing for a while, but that's done with normal friendly NPCs and special nodes, and the ability to actually command them is... limited at best. The usual thing for making them more effective has been to limit their capabilities
  7. Now that I'm revisiting BoE because lockdown yay. IMO... Sanctuary. And Mass Sanctuary, but especially the level 1 version if you habitually play singletons. - It's pretty useless against casters, but prevents a lot of melee and archery attacks from hitting at all - IDK about original BoE, but in CBoE spellcasting only breaks it for attack spells - With a few levels and a little spending on INT, it can last several turns... - Allowing your fighters (or singleton) to close the distance to enemy spellcasters more easily - Also allows singletons a bit of extra time to buff in surp
  8. Yay thank you! I'll update my sig to indicate my link is a backup. The magnet link: lemme try again. Edit: % aria2c 'magnet:?xt=urn:btih:d5356f060c104e9fd1dbf7a23fe348c6c26897da' 11/17 12:40:48 [NOTICE] Downloading 1 item(s) 11/17 12:40:48 [NOTICE] IPv4 DHT: listening on UDP port 6952 11/17 12:40:48 [NOTICE] IPv4 BitTorrent: listening on TCP port 6961 11/17 12:40:48 [NOTICE] IPv6 BitTorrent: listening on TCP port 6961 [#5f2fca 0B/0B CN:0 SD:0 DL:0B] I think the problem may be on my end. N/M.
  9. @The Almighty Doer of StuffYAY thank you! I will grab all those as soon as I can. Edit: here we are! Seriously thanks, you're a godsend. https://tinyurl.com/blades-of-exile
  10. So... openboe.com is down, the zip files are not archived on the Wayback Machine, and the magnet link is also down. Anyone got backups? I figure I might as well just host everything on my Google Drive, since I started paying for it and now have like 100 GB of space.
  11. So kind of belated, but I took a look at the CBoE (legacy Windows) source code recently and the issue seems to be fixed. Throwing weapon hit chance checks throwing weapon skill in CBoE. Defense skill is probably still a better investment though.
  12. It's a definition thing. "Freedom" to sensible people includes things like freedom from fear (as FDR described, though this country has never lived up to any his Four Freedoms). But "freedom" to a lot of USians also, or sometimes only, means "power" - the ability to do what you want without consequences. When a USian tells you "It's a free country!" they're probably not asserting their right to one of FDR's Four Freedoms, but rather their privilege to bully or endanger you in some way. Source: my life, constantly on the business end of "It's a free country!" when getting insults, punches, a
  13. Voted for Biden because he's not a raging fascist. Glad he won. Not so glad to see the Democratic party's center already throwing its left under the bus. I have been feeling a lot of things the last few days, but mostly just very, very, very tired. This year has been hell beyond anything I've experienced before, and we all deserve so much better right now than "returning to the status quo that was already killing hundreds of thousands of people a year" and "apologizing to Republicans for existing because they're not actively trying to kill us anymore". Edit: also, hi again all. Been a wh
  14. Hi all, it's been a while Currently I've got Light entertainment: The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman, which is the first James Bond pastiche I've actually been able to tolerate. Heavy entertainment: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan, which reads like an M. John Harrison novel written by Jodie Scott. It's good and weird and I like it a lot so far. Nonfiction: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz. I loved their SF novel The Future of Another Timeline, so figured why not? (I very very wholeheartedly recommend said novel by the wa
  15. @sylae it's kind of vaguely on my to-read queue, in part because Dreadnaught seems to borrow from it a bit. However, its priority in said queue is going to suffer, because the author appears to dude, and I have a ton of other known good writers ahead in line this year. (Note that this isn't deliberately political. It's more just that I'm tired of novels that alienate me with in-your-face sexism just after they start to get interesting.) Edit: wait really? Okay, it's inching up in priority then.
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