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Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,919
Posted By Roboghost
Winking Re: Need your advice about weapon proficiencies & party suggestions!

If playing on easier settings, then just about any proficiency will work -- meaning play how you like.

For number 6 - you'll probably want a druid for more healing and summoning power.

If...
Forum: Wizardry 8 Forum 03-20-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 109,200
Posted By Roboghost
Cool Dude Re: BEST TIPS for Wizardry 8

I decided to take a turn for the different by taking advantage of the foreknowledge of the level sensors being ON and snooping on Flamestryke's site of the levels they are at. This means that the...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 11-08-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Roboghost
Re: Happy Paladin

Near Infinity works great at editing for me. There's quite a lot of "Unknown" labels, but it still gets the job done for most of what you want to do. One thing I can't figure out is how to use to...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 11-06-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Roboghost
Crazed Silly Happy Paladin

I don't see any posts here in the new section, so...I'll tell ya what I'm up to now for my IWD adventures.

I'm bored [yep] with the normal game - even in HoF - so I've been modding the game myself...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By Roboghost
Smiley I was wondering why some of the items that were...

I was wondering why some of the items that were supposed to be in IWD - that I spotted in walkthroughs - were not there and got to researching and modifying.

This has item spoilers galore, but...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,613
Posted By Roboghost
Beholders: I usually send in waves of druid...

Beholders:

I usually send in waves of druid beetles -- along with my thief popping in and out of shadows shooting them with acid arrows. The beetles will shoot that acid spray of theirs and it's...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-19-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,800
Posted By Roboghost
Okay...I'm bored at work today, so I'll plop in...

Okay...I'm bored at work today, so I'll plop in my current HoF party that is an unstoppable force (trolls are my only weakness until late - I wanted to try and bump up the archer-power a bit this...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,613
Posted By Roboghost
Light Bulb If in HoF, Spectral Guards will doom even a full...

If in HoF, Spectral Guards will doom even a full 6-pack level 30 party, so do this:
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Just stand in a doorway with a fighter guarding the rest of your party behind him/her. Your main...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 02-12-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Roboghost
Tanks... Ajantis should be given a +2 Weapon...

Tanks...

Ajantis should be given a +2 Weapon ASAP. Either the:
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Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 02-06-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Roboghost
Light Bulb I say go with 6 members for a group of single...

I say go with 6 members for a group of single class characters, but 5 or less if you're going to have multi-class and/or dual-class characters (unless dueling early -- level 6 or less.)
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Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 02-05-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Roboghost
Yea...I couldn't quite beat the mysterious...

Yea...I couldn't quite beat the mysterious Valinor creature, so I'll save him for another part of the game when I've leveled a bit more. Reading this guy's file -- I think the BG1 team was going to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 02-05-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Roboghost
Okay...maybe I got carried away by the Vampire...

Okay...maybe I got carried away by the Vampire Wolves, but if one doesn't rush to get to the "enhanced" areas, then it actually works out. You need a power team -- unless you're a superb player. My...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-29-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Roboghost
I love BG1 and I've been playing through it a few...

I love BG1 and I've been playing through it a few times now, but I got to thinking that some of the area monsters are just too weak and provide no challenge. Some of the mods might be a solution,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-16-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Roboghost
Random killing... I'm actually rollplaying...

Random killing...

I'm actually rollplaying true neutral with my PC. I'm on the lookout for the rich to give to the poor to make everyone even. Since I'm the party leader with brute strength, my...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-16-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Roboghost
Bashing... It isn't always quite as...

Bashing...

It isn't always quite as successful as picking the lock and when you grab the loot to run out -- it's usually necessary to go stealth so one doesn’t have to deal with the troops! My PC...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-16-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Roboghost
When playing an evil party, ones reputation can't...

When playing an evil party, ones reputation can't get over 18 or some leave (even though my PC has a 19 charisma.) Does anybody have suggestions who to kill to drop it down for the next round of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-04-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Roboghost
Smiley Coran early...but not going to take PC to BG2...

Coran early...but not going to take PC to BG2 (for me anyway):

I've posted in the past to trying him out early, but I've found it's just too distracting from the overall flow of the game. Since...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-02-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Roboghost
Getting XP points... Just go traveling...

Getting XP points...

Just go traveling across to a certain spot and back in the Cloakwoods and you'll be able to wrack in points and acquire quite a few Wyvern heads to boot [this can be a hard...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-01-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Roboghost
Arrow I think the game was designed not for you to keep...

I think the game was designed not for you to keep your party from start to finish due to the obvious placement of unique NPC's throughout the games' chapters. This allows for a more "fun factor" as...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 12-20-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Roboghost
I'm starting a new BG1 game and did the following...

I'm starting a new BG1 game and did the following mods [I mostly prefer fixes and perfections over true mods and that's mostly what these are.]:

Install BG1 - 3CD version
Baldurdash FixPack v1.1...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 12-18-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By Roboghost
Yea...well...umm... I look at it that a...

Yea...well...umm...

I look at it that a thief in the game can be good [Imoen right at the start], so now you have to get philosophical-like.

I see it as all the good people paying me "taxes" to...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 12-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Roboghost
Confusion could be legit way to nuke a troll... ...

Confusion could be legit way to nuke a troll...

You could think of it as short circuiting the entire body or not allowing the troll to go into a state of Zen to heal during its confused moments. ...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 11-30-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,747
Posted By Roboghost
Here be my input (since I'm back to doing this...

Here be my input (since I'm back to doing this game for now):

Currently running an Elf MC M/T myself. I take the Elf for the bow (Elf plus the 19 DEX) and their high charm resistances. I give...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 10-02-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Roboghost
Dancing Virginia - power gaming? Not with a...

Dancing Virginia - power gaming?

Not with a straight cleric and thief! The thief should always be MC or DC above all the other characters. That includes normal mode. The second most important...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 09-22-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Roboghost
Arrow When you go into the character files with an...

When you go into the character files with an editor, there are TWO versions of that there demon -- I put the helmet on the second version (the one that appears...
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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-20-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Roboghost
Bishop spellbook split: The Alch/Psi makes a...

Bishop spellbook split:

The Alch/Psi makes a mighty aggressor and the Mag/Pri makes a great defender. The Alch/Psi does the Element Shield and the Mag/Pri does the Soul Shield on round one. Note...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-18-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Roboghost
If you're going fast though the game, then the...

If you're going fast though the game, then the hybrids obviously need to focus mostly on their physical skills and limited magic. Otherwise, don't EVEN neglect the magic of the hybrids. My team is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-11-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Roboghost
Bishops... I'm running two bishops doing the...

Bishops...

I'm running two bishops doing the split duty thing: Alch/Psi and Mage/Pri. This allows for fairly powerful magic help as long as you concentrate each in their respective areas only.
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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-08-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Roboghost
Extended range weapons reconsidered...I'm...

Extended range weapons reconsidered...I'm currently playing with a Hayai Bo for both my Monk and Samurai and I love the ease at which they exchange short range for extended weapons, so I'm going with...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-25-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Roboghost
Since this post is not too old... I'll throw...

Since this post is not too old...

I'll throw my current analysis of the monk's weapon options in:

It all depends on the type of monk you build and who is traveling with him/her. My idea is to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-21-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Roboghost
Smiley Thanks for wish of luck. And; toooo long is...

Thanks for wish of luck.

And; toooo long is the answer [to reach level 50.]

I'm holding them at level 5 now gaining some skills. The idea is not to spread the skills much at level ups. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Roboghost
Thanks for input! I'll go with the Ranger...

Thanks for input!

I'll go with the Ranger after all, but changing to a Human -- enabling me to build alchemy skills along with bow and scouting.

xfactor:
I read that 100 is the max you can...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-11-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Roboghost
Boredom has set in and I'm going to venture away...

Boredom has set in and I'm going to venture away from BG1 on occasion to build a Wizardry 8 team to level 50 [well...since it CAN be done.]

Some Self Rules:
-no class changes
-six players
-no...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 08-08-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Roboghost
Well... I guess if you're a power gamer,...

Well...

I guess if you're a power gamer, then you'll tend to side with leaving alignment out of the picture. On the other hand, being alignment bound, takes you out of the power gamer arena and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 08-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By Roboghost
The Dud max hp: Example: Ajantis: Max...

The Dud max hp:

Example:
Ajantis: Max HP/level = 12
[16 CON which gives 10 (max) + 2 (bonus)]

PC level = 1-2
Ajantis level = 2
HP = 20
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-31-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Roboghost
Yea...I'm tired of having to worry about not...

Yea...I'm tired of having to worry about not having a thief during a dual class, so I decided to make my PC the mage and leave Imoen a thief.

I'm having fun with my PC and making him bard-like:...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-31-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By Roboghost
Dudleyfix: ...

Dudleyfix:

http://www.dudleyville.com/dudleyfix/bg1_tweaks.htm

"Maximum Hit Points"

...is another option.

This one also works on the NPC's. If they were supposed to get a set amount of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-28-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Roboghost
6 HP: How about a Wizard only hat that...

6 HP:

How about a Wizard only hat that doubles hit points...hmm...?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Roboghost
Sunglass Man That Wiz Ring... Well...it was put in turbo...

That Wiz Ring...

Well...it was put in turbo mode in Icewind Dale! Double 1st AND 2nd -- plus additional 15 percent damage to your cold spells. Ouch.

I think the BG1 Wiz ring is fine for a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-12-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Roboghost
I started to...but had an...

I started to...but had an I-think-I-have-a-better-idea-for-another-party panic attack and started another game with my fresh new...Thief->Illusionist. Level cap is 451,000 so my final results will...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-06-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Roboghost
Thanks to all for input. I went in peace to...

Thanks to all for input.

I went in peace to the camp [carefully picking dialogue - including the meet with Tazok], but ended up fighting Raemon and gang - I assumed a hard fight - so Ajantis...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-05-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Roboghost
Okay...gonna play this game through for the first...

Okay...gonna play this game through for the first time {taking an IWD/HoW HoF break}.

The BG/ToSC game was bugged a bit, so I installed the Dudleyfix's and tweaks (some, but not all.) I hacked it...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-23-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
Letter Naw...rather cast less spells and hit harder...

Naw...rather cast less spells and hit harder meeself.

There is one possibility to survive level 1 characters and that is to go ahead and fire up the cheat console and import defensive and...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
Just to see how the 18/00 works out...I went...

Just to see how the 18/00 works out...I went charging into Dragon's Eye level 5 without much buffing and some summons. I ended up fairly bloody, but I made up until I got cocky and charged into the...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-20-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
That is why I went for a defensive thread... ...

That is why I went for a defensive thread...

Without the good gear, you're dead *splat*!

I guess it is a matter of playing style. I think you need it all to have fun and win with grace and...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-19-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
HoF melee: I like to melee in HoF. You get...

HoF melee:

I like to melee in HoF. You get no summons at the start of IWD, so those 18/00 tanks come in handy from the start. My objective is "dream team" via reverse focus: the tanks are the...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-19-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
An 18/00 is still recommended on my part for the...

An 18/00 is still recommended on my part for the front two tanks when in HoF. It's certainly overkill when in modes less than HoF though. Level 1 characters get their clocks cleaned starting a HoF...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-16-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
18/00 rollin' time: The two front tanks...

18/00 rollin' time:

The two front tanks should always have 18/00:

1. Paladin should take about an hour. So long as you have an alternate leader with INT of 10 plus (you'll actually need INT...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roboghost
**item spoilers DEAD ahead** . . . . . ...

**item spoilers DEAD ahead**
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I thought I'd drop in my final defensive item goals I want to equip my party with that are available legally (albeit, some randomly *) throughout the game...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 06-12-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Roboghost
random item spoiler: . . . . . Cloak...

random item spoiler:
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Cloak of Invisibility (50/50 chance in the Barbaian Camp):

Allows for either one more spell slot on mage/bard and/or a non-mage type to cast this spell on...
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