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Feo Takahari

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  1. As has been said in other forums, A4 kinda stinks, so some folks would argue that you should skip to A5. I myself might argue that it's good for one playthrough (I think it's the single funniest game Spiderweb ever made.)
  2. Originally Posted By: Frozen Feet After that, I'll pick one book from Stephen King. Any suggestions which one would be a good first pick? Any one that doesn't have an alien parasite burrowing out someone's rear end (that is to say, not Dreamcatcher.) Also, not one with a running joke about an old lady and her excrement problems (not Dolores Claiborne), not one with a fellow cursed to lose weight (not Thinner). . . Can you tell I'm not fond of Stephen King? Then again, considering how well his books sell, perhaps I should give him a sixth chance. Also, it's highly probable someone on these
  3. Originally Posted By: Randomizer The only nephils that are friendly are in Avernite cities. No, that's not true. I specifically remember two groups of neutral nephilim--one's near the Tower of Magi and will reward you for providing graymold salve, and the other is near Formello and will, provided you gave graymold salve to the first, sell you archery training.
  4. Originally Posted By: Pig Catapult It occurs to me that it was a combination of the Avernum games and this forum that made me realize that I have mild dyslexia. Until I went to check their spellings for posts here, I thought that they were Chiterachs, Trelani, Slithzeraki, and Silamacrium instead of Chitrachs, Thralni, Slithzerikai, and Simulacrum. Thank you, Spiderweb Software Forums. <3 Well, Slithzerakai, actually, but close enough.
  5. It's a LOT more useful in the early Avernums, though, and to a lesser degree in G1. In Avernum 3 a martial artist--I think his name was Zhang--could hit me three times in a single turn. I didn't even bother going into combat mode--even though he'd reduced me to 0 HP on his second flurry, I "lucked out" and avoided death on every subsequent hit until I killed him. Broken, I know--which might be why in later games it does so much less.
  6. Incidentally, I vaguely recall a version of the original Avernum that ran on Linux--not with Wine, mind you, but as an actual Linux program. Are there any plans to do something similar with later games?
  7. Was Exile more open than Avernum? Looking at a list of some of the things you could do in-game, I saw some stuff that didn't look like it was kept for the remake (for instance, "wreak a horrid revenge on the surface world.")
  8. Come to think of it, didn't Aniruddha (hope I spelled that right) make a mod for this very purpose a while back? At least, he claimed to--I never actually saw him link to it.
  9. The Servile is generally considered the best, though some favor the Infiltrator. (I've seen calculations that if you want to use both magic and weapons, you're better off with the Servile.) The Shaper is quite fun to some people, but I've always been intimidated by having to manage the leveling and development of all my little creations. The Shock Trooper isn't worth bothering with (though it gets better in G5.) The Warrior is generally considered the weakest class, but I've found that it's rather satisfying to destroy your foes with a steel blade rather than an army of monstrosities or a rain
  10. Hogfather has been an interesting subject for me since shortly after meeting a fellow named Eugene, who insisted on being addressed as Susan. Sneaking a peek at the back cover of the book he was carrying, I noticed a line about "Death's no-nonsense daughter Susan" and suddenlyly understood. (Mind you, I still find it a little weird that every time he ordered a smoothie at a certain famous chain he asked for a "Femme Boost" in it . . .)
  11. Originally Posted By: Dahak I saw Twilight at the local B.Dalton and I read the book's description. Not really on par with the other supernatural books written lately (vampire or otherwise). If you want digestible supernatural series with your classic critters I'd recommend: . . . Greywalker Series - Kat Richardson Of course, if you want GOOD book . . . That last line saved your reputation as an amateur literary critic, at least in my mind.
  12. Originally Posted By: Thuryl Originally Posted By: feo takahari The cap is 36% for ranged, 50% for melee, according to another topic. Riposte gets +1% per point, parry gets +3%. The same topic figured that riposte is checked first. (I think they also concluded that there were some irregularities in the way the information was displayed--for instance, I seem to recall that a riposte is displayed as a parry if it doesn't do any damage.) Wait, what? This is all wrong. Parry and Riposte are both 3% per point for melee, and Parry is also 2% per point for missiles and single-target spells. T
  13. You might as well play them in order, skipping A4 if you so desire. (While I didn't much like A3, everyone else seems to.)
  14. The cap is 36% for ranged, 50% for melee, according to another topic. Riposte gets +1% per point, parry gets +3%. The same topic figured that riposte is checked first. (I think they also concluded that there were some irregularities in the way the information was displayed--for instance, I seem to recall that a riposte is displayed as a parry if it doesn't do any damage.)
  15. Originally Posted By: Rent-an-Ihrno I'm always a little insecure about my English on these boards. Does "beforementioned" even exist?) Relax. Until now I thought you were a native speaker. (The word's "aforementioned," but it's not in common use.)
  16. Originally Posted By: Frank. Originally Posted By: feo takahari I began to wonder more and more about why it is that Twilight doesn't qualify as a classic Because it is a complete and utter piece of crap. Bella is so whiny and self-centered it's inconceivable she would choose to move to Forks in the first place. She made her dad come visit her; why would she suddenly to something nice for him now? Then she meets Edward and becomes Edward-centered. Seriously, the amount of adjectives spent on describing Edward's physical appearance is absolutely ridiculous. Dikiyoba gave up reading afte
  17. I think the charms are in the item list that was compiled a while back.
  18. Come to think of it, if beta testing has begun already, the plot must be pretty well nailed down. It'll be interesting to see what Jeff actually creates--quite possibly, something we're not expecting at all. (I could never have come up with the plotline of A2 on my own.)
  19. Just received a stern lecture from the smartest girl in my school after she saw me reading a book in the Twilight series. Apparently she didn't think it was intellectual enough for the likes of me. Aside from hating being classified as somehow "above" the people around me, I began to wonder more and more about why it is that Twilight doesn't qualify as a classic--every argument I can think of would also disqualify Romeo and Juliet, The Scarlet Letter, or The Lord of the Rings. Also, found an online comic, www.misfile.com. I've been waiting for a chance to plug it--it's not exactly the mo
  20. New plot idea that occurred to me: remember that giant in A5 who had plans to "rise" and turned out to be hiding giant children in a back room? For the past five games, the playable species have been forcing monsters into submission and slaughtering those who rebel. Now they unite to rise up against their oppressors, aided by the lower-class humans who've grown sick of the tyranny of Dorikas, and . . . Oh dear, I've gone Averforge again, haven't I? P.S. Then again, something of this order, with less of an obvious Geneforge parallel, might actually be Jeff's best option. Since he wants to
  21. Played Nethergate, and got accustomed to that system where the things you can ask about light up blue. Tried to play Exile, and found out that you're supposed to figure out for yourself what can and can't be asked about. Certain individuals on these boards have posted that those who get irritated at having to manually enter every noun in a scrap of dialogue to continue the conversation are simply "stupid," but certain others seem to have the same difficulties as I do. My question is, given that people have been making all sorts of editors and cheats (for Jeff's later games, at any rate), did a
  22. Apparently, a lot of people invest virtually nothing and just hang on to items that boost shaping skills when equipped. After all, shaping skill is only required to make the creation, not to keep it around once made.
  23. I believe it says when you meet Solberg in A5 that he's become part-undead. Anyone want to find the quote?
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