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Offline Zukn

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Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« on: February 22, 2008, 06:29:58 PM »
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 07:07:01 PM »
Read FR novels? No.

Play AD&D? Yes, for a very long time.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 07:33:15 PM »
Sure why not.
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 10:24:12 PM »
I've played like, two sessions. I was too young at the time to enjoy myself, I kind of wish I could play again.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 11:07:38 PM »
No.  Because of this, the 'XdY damage' among other things confused me dearly.  However, I have done both since (if you count 3rd edition) and recently, even.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008, 07:38:25 AM »
AD&D - no. Playing in the fantasy world with real people? Never.

FR novels - yes. I read some FR novels; most were bad, but Entreri/Jarlaxle trilogy I rather liked. And I can recommend Dorotea's novel about Irenicus, "Bitter Black Ashes", to anyone. So there. :)

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 10:10:36 AM »
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Think... think... Kulyok knows you're going to see this. She's expecting a clever retort. But what is it?

"You would"? It's punchy, yes, but it's also not very original.

"You're lucky you're not on the clock?" Not bad, not bad.

Something about "one crazy Russian endorsing another"? Always solid, but maybe people would take it the wrong way.

"Save yourself some time and just listen to David Warner selling Egg McMuffins on a loop until you agree to do anything he says"? A little wordy, but I think it's the safest choice.


Save yourself some time and just listen to David Warner selling Egg McMuffins on a loop until you agree to do anything he says.
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 10:16:55 AM »
Aaargh! My brain is melting! How did they make Irenicus agree to this? This must be Heaven. This must be Hell.

:) Thanks, it brought a smile on my face. (But HOW did he agree to this?)

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2008, 10:20:37 AM »
Actors like to work.

There's a better version out there somewhere (and probably on my HD) which is two McDonalds commercials back to back. More effective that way.

"You WILL eat the Breakfast Value Meal given to you."
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008, 10:30:27 AM »
"You WILL eat the Breakfast Value Meal given to you."

Heheh. They should've let you write the script.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008, 10:36:26 AM »
Another look at my deliberation.
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008, 10:38:30 AM »
"You WILL eat the Breakfast Value Meal given to you."
Especially if you went through the drivethrough. Mystery meal, anyone?

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008, 10:47:10 AM »
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Another look at my deliberation.

Looks like option 2 requires a high Manipulation check to pull it off properly.

Hmm... why aren't there any pirate hats in TBH? I'll want one. :)

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008, 02:45:10 PM »
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Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?

No.



Save yourself some time and just listen to David Warner selling Egg McMuffins on a loop until you agree to do anything he says.

Commercials suit him down to the ground. He's far too lame as Irenicus.
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2008, 04:51:13 PM »
That's certainly disturbing.

"You WILL eat the Breakfast Value Meal given to you."
;D

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2008, 08:51:59 PM »
Spam  :D
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2008, 12:43:33 AM »
Okay, Irenicus narrating McDonald's commercials: bad. This, however, broke my brain.

And no, I am not talking about Anomen as a fruity waiter. Watch the video.  >:(

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2008, 03:50:15 AM »
... My brain is still recovering.

I'll return around 3008.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2008, 09:11:35 AM »
Ahhh, Freakazoid. What a show.
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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2008, 08:57:43 AM »
Yes and Yes.  the early Dragonlance books were much better than FR, but I've played D&D since I was 10 (I'm in my 30's).

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2008, 03:54:51 AM »
I read the ones about the Time of Troubles long before I ever ran into BG.

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2008, 11:07:30 AM »
I was playing D&D before there were personal computers, let alone a Baldurs Gate game! 

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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2008, 04:05:33 AM »
I only came into contact with BG by the time I got to college, which is about the same time I started playing D&D. Don't remember which was first, but since I never played AD&D (we started in 3rd), I guess the answers are no and no.


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Re: Did you read FR Novels, play AD&D before BG?
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2008, 07:19:18 AM »
I was playing D&D before there were personal computers, let alone a Baldurs Gate game! 

Gosh, I feel old.
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