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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 09-18-2001, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,660
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I'm not sure who is/was, but she *is* fast! ...

I'm not sure who is/was, but she *is* fast!

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that dictionary away from me!
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 09-18-2001, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I don't know the mechanics of it working but I...

I don't know the mechanics of it working but I love the idea!

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that dictionary away from me!
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 09-18-2001, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Billikins the Bold
LOL, sounds familiar! I decided to through...

LOL, sounds familiar!

I decided to through the set (BG1/TotSC, BG2 and ToB) over the summer and I'm just starting ToB. Unfortunately, I'm also starting a new job an extra hours commute away and a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 09-18-2001, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I tend to go for a couple of HP below the max,...

I tend to go for a couple of HP below the max, ignoring CON modifiers (e.g. 8's OK for a fighter, 6 for a cleric, but I tend to go for 4 for a mage, cos they're so weedy anyway!)
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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-18-2001, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Unfortunately, both the US and it allies (my...

Unfortunately, both the US and it allies (my country included) have all to often been responsible for starting these terrorists off. Osama bin Laden was initially funded and trained by the CIA.

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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-18-2001, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Billikins the Bold
In this case I think you can more or less equate...

In this case I think you can more or less equate terrorism with guerilla warfare. I'm thinking in particular about the ways in which one fights actions like this, and that is by serperating the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 09-17-2001, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Hmmm: first couple of times I went through I did...

Hmmm: first couple of times I went through I did that and being a mage seemed to make no difference to that.

Its actually the mage outside of Deirex's tower I'm interested in.
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Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 09-17-2001, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Billikins the Bold
OK, so I'm going through the Drow city for the...

OK, so I'm going through the Drow city for the third time. First two times I went through I talked to this mage outside of Deirex's tower and he says "You're not a wizard I don't want to talk to...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-12-2001, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Osama bin Laden is the guy that is the most...

Osama bin Laden is the guy that is the most natural suspect for the recent terrorist outrage, at least in part because he was in the frame for organising the last bombing of the World Trade Center in...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-12-2001, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Whilst on the subject on bin Laden here's a 1998...

Whilst on the subject on bin Laden here's a 1998 article on him that people may find interesting:

http://msnbc.com/news/190144.asp

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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 07:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,444
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I tell a lie, seems it is the US, reports coming...

I tell a lie, seems it is the US, reports coming through.

Oh well, there goes the neighbourhood....

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 07:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,444
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Unless its internal: there was an assassination...

Unless its internal: there was an assassination attempt on the major anti-Taliban warlord just yesterday. Could be revenge, could be Tomahawks.

Getting sweet FA news of it here in the UK
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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 07:00 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
And you're prepared for the casulties (cos there...

And you're prepared for the casulties (cos there would be casulties) and the resulting body bags? And another set of terrorists waiting to grow up and avenge their fathers?

All well and good in a...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 06:54 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Cliche but true: one mans terrorist is another...

Cliche but true: one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter.

Does this include the IRA? Extremist Jewish seteller groups? Would it have included the Contra's in the eighties? Those who...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 06:48 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
And you're going to do a much better job of it...

And you're going to do a much better job of it than the Russians, after you armed and trained the Afghans in the first place? Don't make me laugh, this si far to serious for that sort of joke.


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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 06:38 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Its hard to try to be constructive about this...

Its hard to try to be constructive about this attitude because its exactly this sort of attitude that has caused, and continues to cause, so much misery in this world. This is the rhetoric of...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 06:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
And thats exactly how you get your next...

And thats exactly how you get your next generation of terrorists and the people who will help them.

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT

Start killing...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I always thought Nostradamus said the world was...

I always thought Nostradamus said the world was going to end in 1996...

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that dictionary away from me!
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 03:47 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
True: the Taliban aren't a particularly nice...

True: the Taliban aren't a particularly nice group of people IMHO. Ironic that they were originally funded/armed by the US gov't...



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Fear? I know not the meaning of the...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 03:40 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Bin Laden is *not* the leader of the Taliban. He...

Bin Laden is *not* the leader of the Taliban. He *is* the leader of an extremely anit-American terror group and has (and may still) reside in Afghanistan but he is *not* the leader of the Taliban.
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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 03:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,983
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Firstly my condolences to all affected by this. ...

Firstly my condolences to all affected by this.

Whoever did this presumably had their own pilots along: I really can't see how you would get a pilot to crash into the world trade centre under...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-11-2001, 03:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,355
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I fully agree: I seem to recall that in the...

I fully agree: I seem to recall that in the Oklahoma bombing "Arabs" were the first to be blamed as well.

Got to admit though, my money's on bin Laden or an Iraqi backed group. If it's bin Laden,...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-31-2001, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,298
Posted By Billikins the Bold
No viable alternative... What about cash? ...

No viable alternative... What about cash?



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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that dictionary away from me!
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-31-2001, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,771
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Only the strong survive? Well, I feel its got...

Only the strong survive? Well, I feel its got more to do with morals and ethics. You can't pretend to be "Christian" and deomcratic, just to tear up treaties and provoke massacres wihtout people...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-31-2001, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Correct me if I'm wrong, but how could an email...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but how could an email be the virus? You need to run some sort of executable in order for it to work...



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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Its a real shame you're not into it: personally...

Its a real shame you're not into it: personally its the most fun I've had clad in 3mm of rubber http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/biggrin.gif

I learnt a couple of years ago in...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I hear what people are saying about slang: 99.9%...

I hear what people are saying about slang: 99.9% of it is inane!
But at the end of the day, thats how a language evolves. Part of one generations slang is part of the language another gerneation...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 08-17-2001, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Billikins the Bold
When it comes to character types, its whatever...

When it comes to character types, its whatever flats your boat!

Personally, in both BG (in all its forms) and PnP games I've always gone for fighters (more BG), thiefs and mages. Clerics don't do...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 08-17-2001, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I tink that an avatar is basically your character...

I tink that an avatar is basically your character as displayed on the screen... comes from the Hindu where it describres the incarnation of Vishnus body on Earth.

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Fear? I know...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Billikins the Bold
ROFLMAO...

ROFLMAO http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/biggrin.gif http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/biggrin.gif http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/biggrin.gif

Oh damn,...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Billikins the Bold
My manager had his card numbers (for 5 cards)...

My manager had his card numbers (for 5 cards) stolen whilst running a training course in Nairobi, Kenya. Had £5000+ charged within a week, in Kenya and Canada, which jsut goes to show!

I believe,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-17-2001, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Me, I quite like Nalia, and she is the best good...

Me, I quite like Nalia, and she is the best good mage in the game! She's a dualled thief/mage, not multi-class so she does gain experience much more quickly then Aerie.

Personally though, I've...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Um. I do have a tangental question here: do you...

Um. I do have a tangental question here: do you have debit cards in the States?

Here in the UK a lot of people now have debit cards, where the money goes straight out of ones current account (I...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-17-2001, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,689
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Or perhaps the ranger, who comes with two...

Or perhaps the ranger, who comes with two proficiencies in dual wielding already

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that dictionary away from me!
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-17-2001, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Doh. Yes, of course. Dunno where I got...

Doh.

Yes, of course. Dunno where I got "Saduk" from http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/FRblush.gif



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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,243
Posted By Billikins the Bold
BG1: I played through as a Ranger and then a...

BG1: I played through as a Ranger and then a Fighter/Thief (you've just got to love that back stab ability http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/smile.gif ). Last time was as a pure...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Billikins the Bold
My deepest apologies: I thought that was a...

My deepest apologies: I thought that was a reference to what was going on in Vieques.

And yep, you might be able to guess that I agree with on getting along! If people showed a little more...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Just wondering if there were any people on this...

Just wondering if there were any people on this board who are scuba divers (I know it should be upper case cos its an acroynm but there you go) I know Gaelic is, states it in his profile, but is...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Odd that a Peurto Rican should know so much about...

Odd that a Peurto Rican should know so much about US forces practice targets http://www.ironworksforum.com/ubb/noncgi/smiles/wink.gif

Now I don't want to come across as anti-US, but the US govt...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Its probably all down the Cuban American vote/...

Its probably all down the Cuban American vote/ money in Florida. Lets face it, not respecting the basic human rights of its citizens, freeing political prisoners, holding democratic free elections,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II Archives 08-17-2001, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Billikins the Bold
As far as I know, its not actually an extra shop...

As far as I know, its not actually an extra shop per se but a chap you talk to in the Copper Coronet. I think his name is something like Saduk, but then again I could well be wrong on that score.
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Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-17-2001, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Billikins the Bold
This is the transcript of the actual radio...

This is the transcript of the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with the Canadian coast guard off the coast of Newfoundland October 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 08-12-2001, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Went to the book signing a couple or so weeks...

Went to the book signing a couple or so weeks ago!

Not bad at all but I think I still prefer his graphic stuff

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Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-03-2001, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Ah. Apologies, only just read your other post. ...

Ah. Apologies, only just read your other post. Yup, you need TotSC to get Durlags Tower: IMHO its worth it!

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Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 07-03-2001, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Durlags Tower is in the South East of the map,...

Durlags Tower is in the South East of the map, sort of below Firewine Bridge, IIRC.

You're best of leaving it till the end of chapter 6 though, cos its tough! Once you've completed chapter 6 go...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-29-2001, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Imoen is a "natural" for dualling it has to be...

Imoen is a "natural" for dualling it has to be said, though only getting one weapons slot is a major pain.

One combination I've dualled quite successfully before now is fighter/thief. Get the hit...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-29-2001, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Billikins the Bold
Err, one hates to disagree but you *can*...

Err, one hates to disagree but you *can* definetly detect the traps with a thief.

The tactic that worked for me was to have my mage cast invisibility on my thief (player character, even now being...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-23-2001, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By Billikins the Bold
It has to be said that the Splurging Surgeon is...

It has to be said that the Splurging Surgeon is well tucked away and, IRRC, up a small flight of stairs.

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Fear? I know not the meaning of the word. And you can keep that...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-23-2001, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I infiltrated on my first time, good role play...

I infiltrated on my first time, good role play fun. Since then I've replayed twice and just rambo'd through the camp... also good fun!

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Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 06-23-2001, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Billikins the Bold
I tend to go with the priestess as well, although...

I tend to go with the priestess as well, although I believe its not that important to the later quest.

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