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Thimblerig

Member Since 18 Apr 2013
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Monster A to Z

06 November 2015 - 01:58 PM

A is for Ankheg...

 

http://imgur.com/gallery/OhJm7


Market Research for BG1 Modding

03 April 2015 - 03:03 AM

Because I'm curious, basically.


Saving Global Variables in Areas, BG1 vs BG2

16 March 2015 - 02:24 PM

Okay - so when we're making variables, we can save them as GLOBAL, which everything can read; LOCALS, which only the creature that made it can read; or #AREA, so anything in that area can look at it.

 

For example, one of Jaheira's interjections in early BG2 is triggered by:

 

Global("SawKhalid","AR0603",0)

 

My question is: does this hold true for the vanilla BG1 engine?


See, this? This is why I'm seeing that Jupiter movie...

11 February 2015 - 12:02 AM

The plot is this: the Wachowskis were given an extraordinary amount of money to make whatever the hell they wanted, and what they wanted to make is exactly what we all, secretly, deep down, want to make: the big-screen adaptation of that Stargate fanfic you wrote when you were fourteen that really went off the rails and began to inhabit its own universe, complete with original characters, wolf-men, and bees. That’s Jupiter Ascending.

 

I mean, I want to have a serious discussion about the film’s plot, but I honestly can’t. I can’t because it just doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter! What about the plot could possibly matter when part of it involves Mila Kunis as the reincarnation of an ancient space princess who falls in love with a Channing Tatum-shaped half-wolf hybrid angel alien with anti-gravity roller skates and a great debt to pay off? That’s Jupiter Ascending.

(from "Review: Jupiter Ascending Is The Worst Movie Ever Go See It Immediately" http://www.themarysu...ing-the-worst/)

 

 

I cut my teeth on old-school space opera novels (possibly literally).  I can't not see this.  I just... can't.


Introducing "The Messenger: Rain, Snow, Gloom of Night" [upcoming new content]

21 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

~Miss Maple Willow Aspen
c/- the Blade and Stars Inn
Baldur's Gate
 
Since first I saw you in your bower, straight and tall, your hair lit to flame by the autumn sun, I have adored you as the daisy loves the dawn.
 
Our bosky joys might grow sturdy as an oak and sweet as apples.  I wear the willow without you.  Do not leaf me to pine in barren solitude.
 
Your Devoted Admirer,
 
Woodrow duBois~
 
Remember that letter to Miriamne of Beregost that you find on a dead halfling messenger?  Well, there's more where that came from:  Letters of love, affection, courtship, and possibly a mail-order coupon.  There'll be a lot of funny, but also some bitter-sweet - it's a dangerous part of the world, after all.
 
Not rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night, shall stay these messengers in their duty...