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Grimoire gameplay and hints thread

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

  1. Gunnar Savant

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    I remember having this problem. It's really bugging me because I can't remember what I did to fix it.
    Could it be the order? Can you turn off the engine and back on again?
     
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  2. Derreke Literate

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    im going to go back to an earlier save hate to do it. I read I was supposed to fix the generator first. Then place the discs. I did it in that order. The glass broke on the potentiator and I beat three creatures. but when I went to pull the chain to go down to the control room. nothing
     
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  3. Dorateen Arcane

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    I checked the notes I kept, and can confirm that I first fixed the generator, then used the magento disks. One of the tanks break. Our party was then able to take the hydrolift up to the Tidal Pump Station.

    On a side note, I see that our party's thief got his 100th backstab at this time on an electromaggot, doing triple damage.
     
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  4. Butter Arcane

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    Bit late, but here's what I did: Put the gear band in the generator, put the y-adaptor plug in the generator, put the magneto disks in their slots and break the tank, then just go to the lift and it works.
     
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  5. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    Order doesn't matter. There will be a missing step. I have had similar experience in testing and step was missing. No need to wind back, it is not a bug. Something is missing.
     
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  6. Butter Arcane

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    Does anyone remember how to get through the spiderwebs in the Tower of Knossos?
     
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  7. Dorateen Arcane

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    I thought you need to find a special dagger. Starts with a U
     
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  8. dawcio Learned

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    Hey man, I was wondering... How many times have you played the game from start to finish?
     
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  9. Butter Arcane

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    I figured it out. Had to sleep at the monolith.
     
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  10. Butter Arcane

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    That reminds me.

    "Gold Lady alone before the sea
    The harp will sing this melody
    Summon up through fathoms five
    The kelpy chariot from deepest dive
    I writ thee... Aurora."

    What does that have to do with Knossos? That clue makes it seem like it's related to the harp woman in Loch Lalain.
     
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  11. Dorateen Arcane

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    That verse does suggest a connection with the Lysandra, but I believe it's misleading. I was getting so desperate to find the Aurora tablet (was the last one I picked up) that I almost initiated combat with the harp, thinking she might drop the tablet.

    It's probably more about the instruction to summon the kelpy so you can explore the lakes.
     
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  12. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Klytus, I'm boooooooored! I want to play Grimoire again (and I finally have time for it). The last time, I got reasonably far, maybe 50-60% in, but was halted by a quest-breaking bug, and then real life stuff.

    Recommend me a decent starting party. I am thinking of six PCs, Sir Coffergus, and one slot for extra NPCs if required. If bards have been toned down reasonably (which I think was the case), I wouldn't mind having one.
     
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  13. index.php Cipher

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    You can just make a full party of 8 and temporarily dismiss some of your PCs as needed.
     
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  14. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I could, but I like the idea of picking up NPCs. I have a party concept in mind (partly based on reading this thread):

    1) Saurian Berserker
    2) Drake Metalsmith
    3) Rhattu Assassin (is this a good idea? Seems to have a great skill bonus, but isn't Assassin a better late-game class?)
    4) Wolfin Ranger /// OR /// ????? Bard (I would go Human, but I learned by lots of pain their mana recovery is shit). This would be the lockpicking character.
    5) Wolfin Cleric
    6) Aeorb Sage (for identify)
    7) Sir Coffergus (placed into slot 4)
    8) Raghilda or some other spellcaster

    Does this seem okay?
     
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  15. Dorateen Arcane

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    Berserker, Ranger and Metalsmith are great offensive characters to start with. Sage is indispensable for utility spells. And the wolfin cleric should recover his magic quickly.
     
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  16. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron

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    Personally, I wouldn't pick Aeorbs due to their squishiness. And I kind of like 4 melee and 4 magic classes. If you take Coffergus, I'd pick a mage or Thaumaturge instead of the Ranger or Bard. The Sage can use music instruments.

    Do you plan on doing class changes to get the Jester, for example? In that case you need a Barrower Thaumaturge, which is the best multiclassing character.
     
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  17. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I am interested in light multiclassing; probably not enough to get one of those impossible classes/combinations.

    My issue with Barrowers is their seeming "dead-end" nature in spellcasting specialisation. Although perhaps a Barrower Thaumaturge --> Wizard / Cleric ---> Necromancer path might work?
     
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  18. Butter Arcane

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    This was what I chose for my current playthrough:

    1) Drow Assassin/Warrior/Berserker/Ranger/Thief/Bard/Sage/Cleric/Templar
    2) Barrower Metalsmith/Warrior/Berserker/Ranger/Thief/Bard/Cleric/Sage/Thaumaturge/Wizard/Necromancer
    3) Giant Warrior/Berserker/Ranger/Thief/Assassin
    4) Wolfin Ranger/Warrior/Berserker/Pirate
    5) Barrower Thaumaturge/Wizard/Necromancer/Sage/Cleric/Templar/Warrior/Berserker/Ranger/Thief/Bard/Jester
    6) Rhattu Thief later dismissed for Dahlia
    7) Aeorb Sage
    8) Wolfin Cleric

    My 2 and 5 are god characters that could probably run the game by themselves, but it requires really diligent attribute-maxing every level-up until you hit your final class.
     
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  19. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron

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    The Jester is really the only impossible class. All the others can be rolled on startup or multiclassed into easily.

    There is also an NPC Jester in the mid-game you can recruit.
     
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  20. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Good old Chuckles! I knew him well.
     
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  21. Gunnar Savant

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    I'd recommend Naga Assassin, and make him unarmed. You may want to think about some multiclassing, as this will produce much stronger characters, but you don't have to do that to beat the game. You don't need lockpicking, unless you want to I guess.
     
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  22. Butter Arcane

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    I seem to have skipped picking up the Havoc Seed. Does anyone remember where to get it?
     
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  23. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron

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    It's on that battlefield/waste map that is one of the starting locations.
     
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  24. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Finally beat the game after what felt like eternal journey. Still play old games these days but had to take a peek once or twice because something was missing in my own notes.
    It was little annoyance that you gather so much "critical" items yet one of these boxes (for quest items) just doesn't work. And then there's this green bag for... something?
    Still feels bitter that I spammed map button and, at the same time, ignored autowalking up until endgame. Don't ask.
    Had to return back from endgame up to Moravia for some pipes to fix the clock. Saucer ending felt more fulfilling that seed/team delivery one. But how do you trigger bounty hunter(s) ending? Got these notices, explored both Dominion Exemplar and Blackspike and never met them there, even though Owl said they were after him.
     
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  25. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Mr. Zyrinx should randomly appear in BlackSpike Mountains, and Mr. Nebulon should randomly appear in BlackSpike Summit. Returning to one of them with the Havoc Seed in your possession triggers the proper ending.

    [​IMG]
     
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