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Fuck is wrong with the chargen in Dark Sun?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by luj1, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. luj1 You're all shills

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    I can understand rerolling, but you also 1) receive further attribute boosts upon class select, and 2) can arbitrarilly raise attributes and HP (even further)

    The fuck?
     
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  2. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Elfish perfidy.
     
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  3. Darth Canoli Cipher

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    They just wanted mentally challenged people not being able to build their characters properly to enjoy the game nonetheless.
    Just roll your characters like a man and resist the temptation so the game can be challenging, also, use multi-classing cautiously.

    Many retards here use max characteristics + 4 tri-classed characters and then brag the game was too easy.
     
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  4. howlingFantods Learned

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    You can raise (or lower) attributes even further because the devs wanted you to be able to import your DnD characters from tabletop.
     
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  5. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    It's the way all the early D&D games were. The Gold Box games did the same thing.
     
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  6. luj1 You're all shills

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    What kind of party composition and stat spread would you suggest for a challenging first playthrough that is still being able to complete game?
    Generally speaking, like 3 single class characters and 1 multi class thief, etc? Going with a first roll if was a total disaster would be too harsh really.
     
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  8. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    3 single class, 1 multi class thief, and a few rerolls for a single high stat is fine, only the very last battle will be hard.
     
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  9. KeighnMcDeath Scholar

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    SSI goldbox and their other games weren't the first to do this; try Dunjonquest games from Automated Simulations [EPYX], notably Temple of Apshai series.
     
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  10. Darth Canoli Cipher

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    What Cryptrat said, you want to bring a Half-Giant gladiator to the party.

    I disagree on this, Dagolar's Lair, early on is quite difficult, specially the final battle and there's a few difficult enemies like Wyvern who can OS most of your characters, i also remember the shadows, far east, which had me reload first time around.
     
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  11. Saduj Arcane

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    Thief is only necessary for one or two things early game. It is really kind of a waste. Just make sure you have three casters for final battle.
     
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  12. KeighnMcDeath Scholar

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    What? None of you like Automated Simulation Software.. er Epyx. Ya'll hate the oldies.

     
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  13. Darth Canoli Cipher

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    Looks like Butthurt-Lura left brown and smelly outline on her wake, could it be premature incontinence ?
     
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  14. KeighnMcDeath Scholar

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    Automated might not be one of the first.. I'm sure the ole Plato is probably the first.

    I mean the trilogy is ok.. but I'm not a fan of that Westwood music. I used the cassette tape so LOADING..... PRESS PLAY ON TAPE. And yeah, I wished that there was a complete compilation of all ASS (har Autoamted Simulation Software...) / Epyx of the Dunjonquest games just updated enough on a single disk.





    And note Gateway might be a prequel of sorts but it plays far different with NO chargen at all. Its kind of diablo like … sort of.



    Just peruse the video playlist for antique crpgs

    Now go play some Window 10 Colossal Cave

    BTW, on the c64 this joystick was the fucking bomb imho..
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    C64 (and other systems if you want to screw around with it on an Atari2600, colecovision or w/e uses the same pin set)
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    next to the boss (unless you were some autofire freak)yeah man. EPYX!!! (though I didn't care for their sports games go figure). Note that bottom one is a NES version.

    APPLE II / PC VERSION - Note the dual plug types.
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    SEGA MASTER SYSTEM VERSION BELOW:
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  15. Tweed Savant Patron

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    Had one of those joysticks and Gateway to Apshai is one of my earliest gaming memories. Epyx was the best.
     
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  16. Darth Canoli Cipher

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    Me too ...
    Probably for my Amstrad 6128+ ^^'
    And i think we destroyed one playing Target Renegade again and again ...
     
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  17. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    Playing shitty 8 bit games in 1988 because you couldn't afford an Amiga?
     
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  18. KeighnMcDeath Scholar

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    To be fair Amiga had its share of shit games. And it isn't old but vintage. For us well aged folk. Yessssss....
     
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