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by Painted Lady
August 23rd, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

BW - this is really, really exciting news. Obviously you have a way to go before you have a finished game, but I am absolutely thrilled that your engine is finalized. Content next - sounds like great fun.

One question - is this to be a stand-alone game or a series of books like Eschalon?
by Painted Lady
August 18th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: A few thoughts from my latest play through
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: A few thoughts from my latest play through

Thought you might be interested to know that I downloaded Book I from the iTunes app store successfully. Don't know if the white squares will re-appear, but the game seems to start up smoothly and looks normal so far.
by Painted Lady
August 18th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: A few thoughts from my latest play through
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: A few thoughts from my latest play through

I think you've complained about this in the past. Is your Mac fully up-to-date, and are you using the very latest version of Book 1? The Mac is up to date. I just re-downloaded Book 1 and got Version 1.06, which is the version I had before. Strange huh? What is new is that I now have a BlitzMax err...
by Painted Lady
August 17th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: A few thoughts from my latest play through
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: A few thoughts from my latest play through

I started a replay of Book 1 a couple of weeks ago. Decided to make it challenging by using no magic and making my distance attack Thrown weapons. However, I play on a Mac. The maps covered in white squares is just too painful, so I dropped the idea.
by Painted Lady
August 15th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: First time finished as a mage
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: First time finished as a mage

So, the first question is - what is your difficulty level? If you are going hardcore, you need to be aware of Foraging. You will starve to death without it. Also, Repair is nice but is wasted at this point. Any blacksmith will fix your weapons for a nominal fee. You will want Divination eventually, ...
by Painted Lady
August 15th, 2017, 8:47 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: First time finished as a mage
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: First time finished as a mage

Well, I would probably tweak those stats a little myself. Maybe forget the Divination for a while, and put a point or two in either Unarmed Combat (barrel smashing and emergency defense when low on Mana) or Pick Locks.
by Painted Lady
August 3rd, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Birthday!
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Birthday!

Blissful belated birthday, Blatherbeard! We have one month left in our "Summer Crunch" coding session. I'll do a "State of the Basilisk" address in late August to share where we are at with our games. How about this? In honor of Blatherbeard's birthday you tell us which game (Zatmos or the RPG) you...
by Painted Lady
July 17th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Quick question....
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Quick question....

Just curious. Why are you going to start with Book II?
by Painted Lady
June 26th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Pillars of Eternity II swipe from Eschalon ;-)
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Pillars of Eternity II swipe from Eschalon ;-)

BasiliskWrangler wrote:
June 26th, 2017, 8:08 am
The Sci-Fi RPG is not isometric like Eschalon, so the base engines are not compatible, but they are sharing some of the rules set.
Well darn - I love isometric, but that's just a personal preference. Is it turn-based?
by Painted Lady
June 3rd, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Zodiac and the Marauders of Sol
Topic: ZATMOS Q&A
Replies: 59
Views: 6602

Re: ZATMOS Q&A

Best news in ages!!!
by Painted Lady
April 27th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Mondering about the non skill books in game
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Mondering about the non skill books in game

To my knowledge the non-skill books are not summarized anywhere on the web site.

They generally contain some interesting tidbits, but nothing that will impact the game, with one exception (a book which is the subject of a quest).
by Painted Lady
April 21st, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: some questions? from a newb?
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: some questions? from a newb?

Max level There is no hard cap on leveling up. I am usually about level 17 or so at the end of the game. End game character? I'm not sure what you mean by this. You can play a pretty virtuous type character if you wish, but you will still be doing in lots of bad guys along the way. Weight and magic ...
by Painted Lady
April 12th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: guarded gate at Boardertown
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: guarded gate at Boardertown

There is a quest associated with passing the guarded gate in Bordertown. You get the quest from a man who lives in the Salted Coast area, which is south of Elderhollow. Have you talked to the priest in Aridell yet? That is the beginning of the chain of quests....
by Painted Lady
March 14th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Zodiac and the Marauders of Sol
Topic: ZATMOS Q&A
Replies: 59
Views: 6602

Re: ZATMOS Q&A

Even now, it definitely causes people to stop and watch for a bit when they walk by.
So where would I have to go to walk by?

You are a terrible tease!
by Painted Lady
February 25th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Tahira?
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Tahira?

Has anyone here played Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire?

It is apparently a strategic, single-player, turn-based game. It sounds appealing, but I would appreciate knowing what others around here think of it.