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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-24-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
The trick to using elementals most effectively is...

The trick to using elementals most effectively is to manuver so that they are on the OTHER SIDE of the enemy (so either your party or the elemental can get 2x damage for attack FROM BEHIND).
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Divide and conquer. I just went thru that castle...

Divide and conquer. I just went thru that castle (tried for days, losing everyone all too quickly several times - then load and try again).

Got right up to the edge of battle, started battle, Saxx...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-25-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I prefer the Metal Belt contraption (Invigorating...

I prefer the Metal Belt contraption (Invigorating Belt) - and like Superman and Razor Cloak together for my Elementals - with an occasional Heal All as needed...and some Rousing Drums for Haste...
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-21-2004, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I have that 'Mindblast Rod', my Monk is enjoying...

I have that 'Mindblast Rod', my Monk is enjoying it (10-22 damage is always nice).
However I have no Ninja, and have this Cane of Corpus - at least it'll bring a nice sale price...
RFS-81 has a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-06-2004, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 487
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
OK - try this (I assume that you can see the...

OK - try this (I assume that you can see the scratch)...

Megluar Car Wax (in the tin is better than liquid, although liquid may work) has the highest 'wax build-up' of any car wax I know of...
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-06-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I use the same save game name over several times...

I use the same save game name over several times before incrementing t anoter one, and name save 'special' when making a notable transition (eg; sv0012 ?? times then sv0013, etc.)

Sometimes I end...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-23-2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Elementals are not so good in tight areas... ...

Elementals are not so good in tight areas...

I just like to get to the other side of the opponents from where the Elementals are and 'buff' the elementals (Haste, Enchant Blade, Superman, etc.)....
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-15-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Triple crossbows with Lightning Bolts are also...

Triple crossbows with Lightning Bolts are also fun.

Remember to 'push' a Ranger's Air and Divine magics for Portal and Summon Elemental...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-13-2004, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Just place a portal by the teleporter to...

Just place a portal by the teleporter to Ascension Peak - you need not actualy be a templar - but you would have to trade those XP points for the ones you'll get fighting Rapax (and it helps to place...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-13-2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
RFS-81 is also fun when ressurected...

RFS-81 is also fun when ressurected "Rebooting..."

I like to include him as soon as possible, and bring him to the Cosmic Circle because he never complains no matter where we go (Saxx drives me...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-07-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 754
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
OK, one other thing that I think is worth it -...

OK, one other thing that I think is worth it - someone help me out because I really am not sure if I am talking about the correct area...I think it's the Mountain Wilderness... locate, repair and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Yesterday, my Gadgeteer slaughtered the Rapax...

Yesterday, my Gadgeteer slaughtered the Rapax Army, we ran up close (between the Prince and the Al-spaun-whatever) and negatair knocked off the Prince along with most of the Army, then as new...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-07-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I've just been playing again, but spending a lot...

I've just been playing again, but spending a lot more time between the Monastary and Arnika - eventually heading to Trynton, then on the way back to Arnika - to the Graveyard Dungeon. The point being...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-01-2004, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
It worked ! Shoved the Umpani alliance in...

It worked ! Shoved the Umpani alliance in Z'Ant's face and he started out with "Let me read this"... Savant's Darkship is now blasted, and the two rescued from the Rapax are with the Umpani General....
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-31-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
OK, well I'm not so much in being the toughest or...

OK, well I'm not so much in being the toughest or overcoming the worst challenges - so my favorite mix is Ranger, Ninja (or Samauri), Monk, Madge, gadgeteer and bard...

But I don't use Dracons...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-30-2004, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
1) Having already made one trip to the Umpani and...

1) Having already made one trip to the Umpani and gotten the demon weapons, I feel like there's little benefit to going back there yet. The swamp and either the tunnels or the bluff seem like the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-30-2004, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I'll try going back to a savegame where I'd just...

I'll try going back to a savegame where I'd just rescued the T'Rang and Umpani from the T'Rang - only this time I'll :
a) Go to Umpani first
and
b) Have the Umpani alliance letter out to shove...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-26-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I assure that everyone stays focused on the DS...

I assure that everyone stays focused on the DS and ignore his mingions, get close to use heaviest weapons (although VI foolishly returns all the great stuff I gave her).

Buff up, I like to repeat...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-26-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Of course I allied with Z'Ant early on, delivered...

Of course I allied with Z'Ant early on, delivered Umpani Flag, killed Rapax assasin, stole Molari from Mook, assigned to find downed ship's black box - meanwhile with Umpani, brought back T'Rang arm,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-26-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
For my Bard, I usually develop senses as well as...

For my Bard, I usually develop senses as well as dexterity - speed matters less if ineffective...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-26-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Fiend of the 9 Worlds - OK, so if I want to see...

Fiend of the 9 Worlds - OK, so if I want to see that 'Special Easter egg", how do I 'Jump' ?

I saw a very strange sight once in the Rapax away camp (still a templar in good standing, the Prince...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-25-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
It is quite helpful to have Magic Nectar, stamina...

It is quite helpful to have Magic Nectar, stamina boost item(s) for bard and gadgeteer, and good weapons (tripleshot crossbow with lightning bolts is handy) - and I've never tried it without having...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-25-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Gunnery is located where the other Mt Gigas...

Gunnery is located where the other Mt Gigas training is, near that computer that validates your ID to open the appropiate training doors.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-25-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 754
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Oooh, what a great collection of questions...and...

Oooh, what a great collection of questions...and the composition of parties makes a big difference in strategy, so post Race, Gender, Occupation for your Party, also perhaps formation. (Did you...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-19-2004, 04:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Spell Books. Why wait and add only one spell per...

Spell Books. Why wait and add only one spell per level...when shopping, click on 'Usable Items' then change characters and scroll past the Spell Books, you'll see which ones may be useful - but the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-19-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I'm just glad that my party dosen't carry all of...

I'm just glad that my party dosen't carry all of the water used by the Gadgeteer with the pump and hose to create tsunami !!

And I'm surprised that nobody's stopped to argue about those weapons...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-19-2004, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 469
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
One of the handiest daggers is the one obtained...

One of the handiest daggers is the one obtained as Rapax Templar Initiates <mind goes blank> starts with a "C" <doh!>, the Ranger and Gadgeteer can use stilettos though.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-19-2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Reminds me of the first time I was in France,...

Reminds me of the first time I was in France, didn't speak (or read) French at all, so even menus were nightmarish (never will forget when my 'know it all' sister was ordering "Beef" that turns out...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-19-2004, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 882
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Finally killed the Lava Lord and 9 Fire Sprites,...

Finally killed the Lava Lord and 9 Fire Sprites, then stepped into the lava...I guess that you just can't get out. The characters make lots of noise as the lava burns them too !

But "worse than...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-09-2004, 05:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
There is a trail from near the gazebo with all of...

There is a trail from near the gazebo with all of the stuff in it (by the water) - I think it's kind of North, with an open field just to the east of the trail (sometimes with Nightmares that love to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-09-2004, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 836
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Woo Woo ! 50 Posts, now I get 6 dice instead of...

Woo Woo ! 50 Posts, now I get 6 dice instead of the shield !
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-09-2004, 05:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 836
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I got the Sword Cuisinart from the Queen's chest,...

I got the Sword Cuisinart from the Queen's chest, just grabbed 3 slips from the Constable's save - trying to find that darn tube again to grab the loot.

I have 4 really nice spears, Spear of Doom,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-09-2004, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Already did the Cemetery dungeon, second time...

Already did the Cemetery dungeon, second time (man - it maps weird !).

Good tip Variol, I'm still going to check to see if he's back in the bar...been having too much fun at Rapax Rift/Castle,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-05-2004, 04:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I started with whatever the REAL early version...

I started with whatever the REAL early version was (Ran on DOS), later got Bane, but also got stuck because I couldn't figure out what to do and how to do it.
Kid next door hacked into the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-05-2004, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Key Spoiler . . . . . . . . .

Key Spoiler
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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-05-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Actually I got it on a drop in the room I opened...

Actually I got it on a drop in the room I opened with the Idol... seems like a 'curse' from the designers - I also get some weird inventory bugs using Identify, sometimes identify's an adjacent item...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-05-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
popeye, for me the hard part about marking maps...

popeye, for me the hard part about marking maps is to click on the X (or 'No') when asked if you want to enter.... , then click the map (because we must be standing right at the exit from where we...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
EWAXX will likely continue to tell you that the...

EWAXX will likely continue to tell you that the Enterprise location is classified - ask EWAXX about "Bill Gates"...someone spent a long time setting up EWAXX...it would be cool to learn if responses...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Some ARE doors, but only open to let you OUT... ...

Some ARE doors, but only open to let you OUT...

Certainly NOT a programming glitch (any more than the very weird auto-mapping).
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
It appears that as Doom 3 is out, posts here are...

It appears that as Doom 3 is out, posts here are diminishing...

I saw some screen shots from Doom 3, sure they're realistic (and often gory) - but where's the sense of humor ? And, it appears - a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Why absorb damage if you can just avoid it ?...

Why absorb damage if you can just avoid it ? Reflection with Snake Speed makes one very hard to hit in the first place...
This game I've been pushing agility and senses (Eagle Eye), so while pumping...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
This game I got 2 of the 'Blue Marbles', can't...

This game I got 2 of the 'Blue Marbles', can't drop/give/sell either one - and really one is enough...

How would I put in into a chest though ??? After all "On second thought we might need this...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
The Rapax vendors offer Custom pieces, just talk...

The Rapax vendors offer Custom pieces, just talk about custom ...

Umpani PX has some stuff - if you enlist (otherwise it's just a flag).
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Have you gotten to 4th and 5th bough (signs are...

Have you gotten to 4th and 5th bough (signs are right and left of one's path when first approached). If so, you've met the Trynnie Gadgeteer to get detail about the Breeders ?

Hopefully you've...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-22-2004, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
To me it seems to be about teamwork - if my Madge...

To me it seems to be about teamwork - if my Madge whips Freeze All, then we run up and rip 'em up bad in close combat, it's just kinda unfair that the madge gets no credit for letting you deal 2x...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-22-2004, 10:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,081
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Powercast will not let you use multiple spells...

Powercast will not let you use multiple spells per round, but rather increases the effectiveness of a spell at a given level.

To be able to learn higher level spells, it is best to have a higher...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-22-2004, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
I started playing this again after I got a job in...

I started playing this again after I got a job in Des Moines (my house is in Minneapolis area), and had to spend all week alone after work...

Sheep can also use a Noxious Fumes attack (pigs too) !
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-21-2004, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 662
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Here's what I like to use, and how - in order...

Here's what I like to use, and how - in order that I 'select' them for their formation:
Human Ranger (Male) possibly start out as Alchemist till Lvl 2: Ranged weapon and Scouting are specialties....
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-21-2004, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
Another tip - I try to ressurect characters...

Another tip - I try to ressurect characters BEFORE end of battle (but not too early or they just die again), so that they can share in XP...

And it can be quite difficult (and perhaps expensive)...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 07-21-2004, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Gadgeteer Tom
BTW, in the guarded room in the T'Rang part of...

BTW, in the guarded room in the T'Rang part of Marten's bluff is a really powerful "Mindblast Rod" that a Monk would enjoy, despite poor initiative (11-20 damage, 75% stamina drain, plus %'s critical...
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