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On 5/17/2020 at 7:41 PM, TGP said:

How does one play this bad game? Fb?


    It was released by Atari for console and PC back in 2011, and it's on Steam for something like $15, although I bought a physical copy on EvilBuy for around $10...



On 5/18/2020 at 3:00 AM, Kangaroorex said:


Huh, sounds interesting.  I always considered 4e to be the video game version of DnD.  Limited move set but every characters has WoW powers instead of differing levels of complexity.  I would imagine that version would work very well


  Actually, in 4E the difference in complexity wasn't in the classes themselves but in the choices of builds, paragon paths, powers and feats - you could build a simple wizard or a complex fighter if you wanted to...

 Daggerdale is very much a typical button-mashing, barrel-smashing dungeon crawler in the spiritual tradition of Diablo and Gauntlet. Although you can play it with a keyboard, it's definitely designed from the ground up to be played on a console controller. It's an extremely cut-down version of the 4E rules.


  You have a choice of four characters - halfling wizard, human fighter, elf rogue and dwarven cleric. At creation, each character has a limited number of ability score points to customize their scores and they have a couple of powers which they can assign a limited number of points to. For the wizard and cleric these are their spells, while the fighter and rogue get different combat maneuvers that either do lots of damage or average damage and temporarily  inflict status effects like being slowed or blinded. Every class has the option of making basic ranged and melee attacks with their weapons. Each class also has a Class Ability that they can use, with a recharge period: the fighter can block some damage from an attack, the wizard gets a short-range teleport, the cleric a heal, and the rogue can do a combat roll to change position.

Every level-up, you get two more points to put into your powers. You gain more powers at certain levels. Every two levels, you get a new feat. And at levels four and eight you get to increase two of your ability scores by one point each. Leveling up seems to be slow - they wanted 10,000 XP for me to get to 2nd level, and 40,000 to hit 3rd.

The magic items are leveled, so you can't use them if you're not high enough level, and very much in the same vein as Diablo - "cracked helm of conflagration", "worn shortsword of... something", etc.

The game only has a single storyline, and is extremely linear - you have the option of declining quests, but there doesn't seem t be much point to doing so unless maybe you wanted to somehow farm XP or hunt down enough gold to buy a specific item from a particular merchant before having to leave the area, etc.

It's an interesting time waster, but I probably won't bother to play it all the way through.



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We just finished watching The Thief of Bagdad.


I hadn't seen it in twenty years, Megan had never seen it.


Still enjoyable. ::):


The Auld Grump

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3 hours ago, Inarah said:

The dishwasher is making a noise like its modem is having trouble connecting to the robot hive mind.  Should I be concerned? 



Nope, no need to worry.  It's all part of Skynet's plan. 

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One of These Days(tm) I’ll get to paint. Maybe. A little time to relax and do something for myself. 


Ha. <_<

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Just now, redambrosia said:

One of These Days(tm) I’ll get to paint. Maybe. A little time to relax and do something for myself. 


Ha. <_<

Sephy's starting to reach the age where finger paints become a real option.


Does that count? ::D:


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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

One of These Days(tm) I’ll get to paint. Maybe. A little time to relax and do something for myself. 


Ha. <_<

If say... in about 5 years.  They go to school and as long as you don't duplicate the experiment you get 3 to 6 hours a day without needing to be a servant/joungler...

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That time when you've just laid down your head on the pillow to sleep, then realize that you haven't hobbied today so you jump out of bed to paint a few fiddly bits for good measure.

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21 hours ago, Serenity said:


ETA:  Learned this in the chat:

Here is what ReaperJon posted about it: "Hello all! We wanted to give an update on the Coronaholder. After some concern from the community and from our own employees we have decided to not release this model, as we are normally very on point with our charity and community models. We believe this one was off the mark, so at this time it will not be releasing. Thank you!"

Well... Drat. I was holding off on an order waiting for it. 


Stayed up till almost midnight playing Halo. 


Need more coffee...

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Someone borrowed my Fire.


The teensy tiny fingerprints in chocolate are a clue. ::D:

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Just picked up the terrain I made for the FLGS since they've decided not to attempt to reopen after the lockdown ends.   Not really a surprising development but still a bit depressing.

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Oh good. My job is supposedly safe at through New Years, but likely continuing to be work from home most of the time. 

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14 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:


My dice are Chaotic Neutral.


Grump's dice are Neutral Evil, and want to kill EVERYBODY, good guys and bad guys both.


Duncan's dice are Lawful Good, and roll best when he ISN'T doing something Chaotic Stupid. (I still haven't forgiven him for taking the bait in the Regency game. <_< )


Julie's dice love her, and no one else is allowed to use them.


Jon's dice are pure Chaos.

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If I don’t perfect human cloning 



I won’t be able to live with myself.


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