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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2007, 10:21:14 AM »
On another board a guy was keeping all the gems he gathered thinking he might find a way to put them in some sockets to his weapons. As I've told him, Diablo can do terrible things to his mind. ;D


Oh, man  ;D Hehehehe. I can imagine his dissapointment when he found out he can do nothing with most gems  :D
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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2007, 11:00:26 AM »
I remember another one who couldn't understand how to sneak in BG2. He was trying to hide behind various objects, but the enemies still spotted him. ;D

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2007, 12:37:10 PM »
I used to think like that! I thought that you were more likely to hid in shadows if you were in a less obvious place (like at the side of a wall). I never liked hiding in shadows in BG1...

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2007, 06:12:32 AM »
I never cared much for hiding in shadows. I prefer an in your face approach.
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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2007, 06:29:40 AM »
I always had in shadows before pickpocketing.  ::)

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2007, 06:32:32 AM »
Heh. I never had a knack for RP-ing thieves.

By "never had a knack," I mean to say that I just plain sucked at it. So I don't.

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2007, 09:41:52 AM »
Heh. I never had a knack for RP-ing thieves.

By "never had a knack," I mean to say that I just plain sucked at it. So I don't.
In my first AD&D game, IWD, I didn't even took a thief because I couldn't understand them even after I read the manual. My mistake, although I did managed to finish the game.

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2007, 10:31:50 AM »
Heh.  It's an old joke in my PnP game that all I do is play thieves (I'm trying to branch out in to thief/clerics now).  Whenever I start up a new game that has class options, I always look for the most thiefyish class out there.
...Having said that, I never set traps.  Don't know why.  Just don't.

Here's a question, for those with good memories.  I'm about to start a run through BG1EasyTutu, with NPC pack and likely Unfinished Business and whatever else looks fun (any suggestions?).  Can I get a scroll of Find Familar in BG1?  If so, where?

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2007, 12:19:36 PM »
You can, but I don't remember where. Sorry.

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2007, 12:35:03 PM »
scrl6d  ;D

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2007, 03:02:21 PM »
Here's a question, for those with good memories.  I'm about to start a run through BG1EasyTutu, with NPC pack and likely Unfinished Business and whatever else looks fun (any suggestions?).  Can I get a scroll of Find Familar in BG1?  If so, where?
In my current game I'm using a Wild mage in Easytutu. I just chosed the find familiar spell right from the start. You can install some tutu tweaks mod, that adds BG2 spells in tutu and I think you can find a scroll in Sorcerous Sundries in Baldur's Gate. I'm not sure about High Hedge.

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2007, 03:59:02 PM »
If it were me, I'd chose to cast find familiar from a scrolll. You just aren't going to cast it enough times to justify learning it as a mage, wild mage or sorcerer. You're going to lose a point of constitution if your familiar snuffs it, so it is in your best interests to keep that creature alive. Should it die accidentally, you can buy another scroll.

When I run a mage, I cast spells like magic missile several times a day. I'll cast find familiar once, maybe twice *max* per campaign. If you're casting it more than that, maybe you shouldn't have a familiar. ;)

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2007, 05:11:43 PM »
However with a wizard it's a little different. Afterall just use it once than switch it for some other spell. Lose him, then stop, put it back in a spell slot sleep cast FF, drop back MM and sleep again. Then continue.

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2007, 06:02:06 PM »
If it were me, I'd chose to cast find familiar from a scrolll. You just aren't going to cast it enough times to justify learning it as a mage, wild mage or sorcerer. You're going to lose a point of constitution if your familiar snuffs it, so it is in your best interests to keep that creature alive. Should it die accidentally, you can buy another scroll.
That might be good in Bg2, but in Bg1 tutu, is rather hard to find. I say better learn it from the start. If you choose an 18 Int mage, you won't have to worry about any problems. At the start of a new game always go for spells that are hard to find. And I never use familiars in battle. Only when I need them for special tasks (cat with sneak or ferret with pickpocket).

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Re: The Belching Dragon Tavern
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2007, 08:32:48 PM »
I was planning on playing through the full game with an evil sorcerer (although the lack of a romance for evil female's is somewhat disappointing), so I don't really want to start with Find Familar.  I suppose I can power my way through the game to BG, though, and do all the sidequests after... or, of course, just cheat the scroll in.  ^_^