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Posted Sun May 22, 2005 9:11 AM
Posted Sun May 22, 2005 2:05 PM
Edited by Xebec's Demise, Sun May 22, 2005 2:11 PM.
Posted Sun May 22, 2005 3:12 PM
Edited by Gunstar, Sun May 22, 2005 3:13 PM.
Posted Mon May 23, 2005 2:19 AM
Yes, his nightstalker graphic is ALL screwed up! i encountered one just a bit ago and it looks NOTHING like that corrupted mess above!
But that's what you get for not playing on a REAL Atari!
Posted Mon May 30, 2005 9:38 PM
Sorry to hear that, we are just getting started! Hope you continue your adventures in Alternate Reality with your better screen! If you see me in The City, Hail me, I will be happy to help a fellow adventurer out.
YOu are correct - Ive got amuch nicer screen to work with - not sure I will continue another character though
Posted Tue May 31, 2005 6:14 AM
Posted Tue May 31, 2005 7:09 AM
Question for my own knowledge - So in order to back up an AR character you need to copy the player disk and Disk 1 Side 2?
Posted Tue May 31, 2005 5:21 PM
Posted Tue May 31, 2005 8:39 PM
While on my way to the Sleeping Dragon Inn for a good night's rest, I encountered a horrible looking humanoid creature with frog-like green bumpy rubbery skin. Was this the evil Troll of childhood stories? It seemed to match the descriptions I remembered, in both appearance and nature, for immediately, it demanded that I hand over the glimmering red ruby Gem, that I had been blessed with finding earlier, along with my Food Packets and Water Flasks! If it had asked for only the Gem, I may have submitted as I was Weary, in seek of shelter and unsure of this beast's strength. But, I would just as soon die, and likely would, before handing over my precious supply of laboriously collected, life sustaining, Food Packets and Water Flasks!
Yelling, “Have at thee!” I hacked at the beast with my Longsword. In the heat of battle I noticed a strange phenomenon. Even my best blows to this creature, which opened wounds as in any other beast, seemed to be quickly healing right before mine eyes! Blow after blow, I slashed at the Troll, switching back and forth between my Longsword and Dagger, only to see the wounds nearly completely heal before I could land my next hit. Only rarely did the Troll even slightly penetrate my Chain Mail armor for a few minor cuts, so I continued my assault. After some time, I noticed a feeling of greater Strength! My sparring with this foe seemed to be paying off in a way I had not expected. All I had expected was to win or die, hopefully the former would also yield some loot, and to finally make my way into the Inn. Yet, this increase in Strength was a blessing from the gods and something I would not be able to buy at any price! I figured it smart to continue this contest with the Troll as long as I could hold out, even if I was Weary, I could always have my sleep later.
The scratches from the filthy Claws of the Troll began to take their toll as they found their way through my Chain Mail, stinging and burning my flesh. Thus, I began to Parry, to avoid as many of the Troll’s attacks as possible.
Battling through the night, the sky began to glow as the first rays of the sun reflected over the mountains to the far east of The City walls.
Switching back and forth between my Dagger and Longsword, I observed that my Longsword not only hit for more damage, but also hit the Troll much more often.
With the sun peeking over the eastern mountains, The City of Xebec’s Demise began to awaken with life as the inhabitants began emerging from the shelters of the dangerous night. Feeling as though I caught my second wind, another surge of Strength flowed through my body!
As the sun rose, the city Guards began their rounds. A few Guards rushed to my aid, but I declined their offers of help. The townspeople began to gather and cheer me on, watching me fight the evil creature. We all realized the Troll was doomed in the daylight of Town, surrounded by city Guards. Perhaps, realizing this too and not wishing to be captured, the Troll must have made up it’s mind to die in battle, for it relentlessly continued the fight with no signs of yielding. Ever seen a Troll by daylight? A very frightening and disgusting sight indeed!
The sun now shining brightly down upon the lands and warming the town may have prevented the evil Troll from REGENERATING and healing the wounds I inflicted upon it with my Longsword. For, it was soon defeated, it’s mangled body steaming at my feet, melting and rotting away in the sunlight. Now I saw why it must have fought so hard, it was carrying substantial treasure that it must have looted off the bodies of slain adventurers during the night. The first item I discovered was a mysterious flask.
Edited by Xebec's Demise, Tue May 31, 2005 8:43 PM.
Posted Tue May 31, 2005 8:41 PM
[Journal of Liah, Day 5 in the month of Sowings: Trolling, continued]
Examining the flask and removing a bottle from the pouch, I found it to be a Potion, Silver in color.
I popped the cork and Tasted the potion. Bleh! I spat the Bitter concoction on the ground. A wise robed Wizard nearby offered that it, could be either Weak Poison or Intelligence and advised me to Sip it slowly and with caution.
Slowly Sipping the Potion I immediately realized that the Potion was of Intelligence as the liquid cleared and focused my thoughts.
I Quaffed the Potion and felt a wonderful feeling of insight.
The Troll also had collected some Silver coins…
and a few Copper, which I will surely spend better than it would have.
Luckily, I was still only Weary, even after the long duel, but after depositing my coins into the Grams Gold Exchange bank, I headed straight to an Inn to get some rest before getting any more Tired and chewed on some Pemmican to satisfy my hunger while walking. On my way, I passed The Arena. Loud clanking, bashing, and chinking of steel from the clashing of weapons on armor and shields belonging to mighty Warriors and Gladiators echoed out of the Arena and down through the streets. Trumpets and horns blasted out victorious tunes in honor of the winners and the roars of the crowd vibrated through the ground. Someday, when I am more accomplished and can afford to, I should like to visit The Arena. But for now, my dreams are calling me!
Turning around to face the Inn, a Knight Surprised me! He demanded some Food Packets and Water Flasks when I attempted to Leave and bopped me on the head for not handing them over immediately. I suppose he needed a meal before entering The Arena. Someday, I swear, his meal will not be at my expense!
Edited by Xebec's Demise, Tue May 31, 2005 9:04 PM.
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Assasin Orc Giant Rat Black Slime Spectre Imp Gnoll Troll Wolf Ghost Zombie Ghoul Goblin Nightstalker Brown Mold Wraith Gremlin Skeleton
Edited by Xebec's Demise, Sat Jun 4, 2005 5:00 PM.
Posted Mon Jun 6, 2005 12:10 AM
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Posted Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:26 AM
Hmm...a bowl of chili was one of the other items I tried, as it was all I could afford at the time, maybe becuase I had to wait until I was famished before I found any money to eat with was the problem?
Here is an interesting quote on the subject of having no food, water or money to buy any. It sounds like you must have 0 coppers.
"If you don't have any food or water packets, going into the taverns can save you. If you have lost all your money and you go into a tavern and sit around for a while, you'll be taken care of. Also, if, when you go into the taverns, you buy a round for the house, that's a very good thing because it makes everybody very friendly towards you, it helps develop the character in the game." - KATHI TREMBLAY, Datasoft's Marketing Project Manager.
Posted Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:28 PM
Posted Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:44 AM
You may also need to be out of coppers for them to give you the food and water.
Posted Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:37 PM
Posted Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:41 PM
Posted Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:12 PM
Posted Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:53 PM
Yes, your weapons and armor do wear out. I think I read about that in the cluebook. I tried to look it up but don't have time at the moment.
You are talking about Black Slime right? I am not sure about them wearing out armor and weapons with acid, but it makes sense. I don't think anyone has studied that, would be interesting to know.
What level did you make it to?
Posted Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:03 PM
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