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Grimoire gameplay and hints thread

Discussion in 'Golden Era Games' started by JarlFrank, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Because in the other thread it's impossible to actually discuss the game over all the shitposting, use this thread instead.

    Started out in the forest, explored it almost entirely and found a nice chest with some loot in it.
    Now I have several problems that maybe some of you might answer.

    - I went down into Aquavia, and there's a locked gate with a huge keyhole in it. How do I open it? I tried everything but nothing seems to work.
    - On the topic of keys, what do the different types of keys do? I got a common gate key, a perk key, and two locksmith's keys. I have no clue what they're supposed to do. They definitely don't work on that gate in Aquavia...
    - Sometimes my ranger discovers things, but I'm not sure which tile they are on. Do I just have to comb the area for a tile with a chest on it, or is there a way to find out what my ranger discovered?
     
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  2. makchanka Learned

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    Regarding mechanics:

    What the fuck is actually going on in this game? Why does my shirt say "metallurgy" on it? Why do shoes say "inspection?" Are these the skills required to successfully assay an item?

    The big circle on the right of the inventory screen describes encumbrance, right? Does the red line also describe encumbrance or does that track another stat?

    Anyone have any clue what stats do yet? Anyone remember what sort of spells the various caster classes have from the superdemo?

    omg we're space twins, ormagoden.
     
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  3. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    Try looking around the area some more. There's something you've missed.
     
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  4. oneself Prophet Shitposter

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    Here is s hint: Don't play
     
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  5. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Ah, I found that when my characters discover a secret, some blocks in the wall can become touchable and act as secret buttons. Good to know.
     
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  6. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Note: there are also illusionary walls. It's best to keep Detect Secret going as much as you can.
     
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  7. rickralsten Educated

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    Is there an ideal way to allocate the bonus points at character creation? Like, put it into HP for tanky charactes, into skills for spellcasters, etc? I don't want to fuck it up in basically the pre-game (although old-school character creation is basically a game unto itself :D)
     
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  8. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    How do you use a spell book?
     
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  9. roxor Novice

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    From my experience, atribute points are most precious, so at char creation, i always put everything into atributes. You can train skills (at least most of them as far as i know) by using them, so dont put points here.
     
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  10. Naveen Arcane Patron

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    Casting spells?

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    Click that icon (click the arrows until you find it) and then select school of magic and spell and the power level you want to use.

     
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  11. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    No, I got a "Spellbook" item from a chest and can't figure out how to use it. I was thinking it would teach my wizard a new spell or something, idk.
     
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  12. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    Also

    For casting spells you can simply right click on the action icon and it gives you all the available options for that character. Figured this out about an hour into the game. Speeds things up a bit.
     
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  13. Toxic Masculinity Educated Patron

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    Ability Scores
    • INT: Intelligence
    • WIS: Wisdom
    • WIL: Willpower
    • STR: Strength
    • CON: Constitution
    • SPE: Speed
    • AGI: Agility
    • FEL: Fellowship (equivalent to charisma)
    • DEV: Devotion (equivalent to faith)
    • MET: Metabolism
    • DES: Destiny (luck, karma or both)
    ARMOR
    • NAC: Natural Armor Class
    • BAC: Basic Armor Class
    • CAC: ???
    • IAC: ???
    • MAC: Magical Armor Class (?)
    • TAC: Total Armor Class
     
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  14. CyberWhale Arcane

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    MET = Metabolism?
     
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  15. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    It could relate to how quickly your character loses VIT
     
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  16. Toxic Masculinity Educated Patron

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    And what about the *AC acronyms?
     
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  17. mbv123 Savant

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    I heard some rumors about the game having level scaling?
    Can anyone confirm?
     
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  18. Electryon Learned

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    The manual is desperately needed, not only for the abbreviations, but for what stats are needed for the "prestige" classes, so to speak. Hard to say how much info is going to be in it.
     
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  19. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    Only read this on v, probably where you saw it too. No idea if true. I remember a Cleve post saying this was something he was not going to do.
     
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  20. luj1 Savant

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    To get the most out of exploration you'd need,

    • Detect Secret spell
    • True Sight spell
    • someone with Scouting
    • sometimes Danger Sense helps
     
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  21. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Fucking manuals, how do they work?
     
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  22. luj1 Savant

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    In a game like this uncovering stuff by yourself is half the fun. I for one will deliberately abstain from using the manual.
     
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  23. luj1 Savant

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    That is Natural Armor class

    that is actually Total Armor Class
     
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  24. mbv123 Savant

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    I think the reason there's no manual because Cleve himself can't figure out what he coded during the 20 year span.
     
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  25. luj1 Savant

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    It's always none other than the tile which is occupied. But it can be one of the walls party is facing if you're in an interior. Keep up Detect Secret, it will blink.
     
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