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by slowtrain
Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

Firearms requires a higher skill level to be effective in. With melee a three expert is all you need to really kick, especially if you carry a light source in the dark. With firearms you want a four expert to be effective. The bandit background really helps cause it gives you a bonus half-level whic...
by slowtrain
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Wanderon in Arcanum...
Replies: 14
Views: 3115

spell scrolls have a % chance of failure when used on anyone with a tech aptitude > 0. The % chance of failure varies with the level of tech aptitude and the effect of the spell. The higher the tech aptitude and the more powerful the spell the greater the chance it will fail. Some spells that do a "...
by slowtrain
Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

hmmm... You may be right about the Tesla Rod, although I thought I had once once and I didn't make it. However, iirc you can find a suit of elite plate in the way back of the Dredge. You may be right about the arachnid since I've never found one, but the game is so huge that I still find new stuff e...
by slowtrain
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

Yes, just so. I don't deny that a mage with 100 Magick Aptitude and Harm is very powerful. But so are any of the technologist fighters you can build, either melee or ranged. And you don't really have to specialize that much as a technologist, as long as you crank that TA up to 100 ASAP, since most o...
by slowtrain
Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

apparently I was on crack my last visit here.

You get 64 cps not 68.

And just in general, the idea that a technologist is less powerful than a mage is a highly questionable.
by slowtrain
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

Arcanum is my favorite character creation and development system in any game ever.


It is rich, diverse, and rewarding.

50 levels gives you 68 cps. Its more than enough.
by slowtrain
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

Phosphor, I'm not really advising against it. Just suggesting. I've played Arcanum with all the races, but only finshed it with half-elves, humans, and half-orcs. In my opionion the game is more open and choice filled playing as a human or a half-elf. If you choose other races, the game kinda forces...
by slowtrain
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

I'm not sure if that's the case or not. I never got far enough with a small technologist to build armor. There is small tech armor available in the game though, I can tell you that. Anyway, unless you have a dwarf fetish I would not advise playing one for your first go around. You will get more enjo...
by slowtrain
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Arcanum
Replies: 83
Views: 13135

hmmm...if you have found the game easier with a melee/magic charcter than a firearms techie then you are developing your fireams character wrong. By the end of the game the firearms techie will have Warbringer, Electro-Amor, Chapeau of Magnetic Inversion and a few other goodies depending on how you ...
by slowtrain
Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: ps
Replies: 39
Views: 11837

Amorghost wrote:Planescape has depth.No other game has so much depth that I've seen.
If by depth you mean text, ok I agree.

If by depth you mean gameplay, um, no. :)
by slowtrain
Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Winterwind Announcements & Feedback
Topic: why do all the bis games get their own forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

why do all the bis games get their own forums?

They're not that special in the wide world and history of computer gaming. I suppose if you really wanted to be a BIS fannie you could make single seperate forum for BIS games. Could you make a JAg2 forum, and a System Shock Forum and a Deus Ex forum and Thief forum? They are more deserving of their...
by slowtrain
Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:51 pm
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: ps
Replies: 39
Views: 11837

I was reverse trolled by the subheading of this forum. :)

But seriously I'm not trolling; I'm just trying to deprogram some of the lost sheep of the PS:T flock.
by slowtrain
Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: ps
Replies: 39
Views: 11837

roleplaying is more than clicking on a text line that says:

1) you're a doody-head (truth) :P
by slowtrain
Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: ps
Replies: 39
Views: 11837

How far is a league exactly?

Put it this way. IWD had a lot more funs tuff to do, a lot more gameplay, and it had a good story.

PS:T had a good story. But what else.

hmm?

:-P
by slowtrain
Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Black Isle Games
Topic: ps
Replies: 39
Views: 11837

ummm....

IWD did have a better story than PS:T. I don't even see how that is debatable. :?