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by Ericson
2013-10-25
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Actually only having ring fights on tourney days?
Replies: 31
Views: 15197

Re: Actually only having ring fights on tourney days?

My turn for the soapbox Back in the day I used to play Eve. I loved it for a while, until my old Alliance was attacked by 75% of the null-sec Alliances. Russians, BoB, Goonswarm, and we had no allies in the fight (Northern Alliance stayed out of the fighting). It was fun for about 2 weeks, then I ra...
by Ericson
2013-10-16
Forum: Game Rule Questions
Topic: Blocking Arrows with Weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 28587

Re: Blocking Arrows with Weapons

You know, I get hit with arrows all the time. 75% of the time I never realize it and that oh-so-kind Havoc tells me afterwards, which allows me to take a nice little breather. I agree the whole idea of facing off against an archer with 2 flat swords facing the archer being super cheesy. But if I am ...
by Ericson
2013-08-23
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replacement system for land map
Replies: 19
Views: 9266

Re: Replacement system for land map

I understand your concerns and can appreciate them. The only reason I have a job is because people do not write good code, build systems that fail, and buy products that do not work. That being said, I am not planning on making some god-awful monstrosity of Java code. The crux of the whole system wi...
by Ericson
2013-08-20
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replacement system for land map
Replies: 19
Views: 9266

Re: Replacement system for land map

I plan on being at the next event and I can throw some ideas around. Should be very easy.
by Ericson
2013-08-19
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replacement system for land map
Replies: 19
Views: 9266

Re: Replacement system for land map

Think about the concept of an "abstract system" in which your land holdings doesn't relate to a physically represented map. Land searches and wars happen, the just don't need to be tracked via coordinates. Kind of like playing dnd without the gridmap. " Can I reach the goblin ?"...
by Ericson
2013-08-19
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replacement system for land map
Replies: 19
Views: 9266

Re: Replacement system for land map

If I get into anything that is extremely specific, I'll be sure to let you know ahead of time. Right now, any work I do on it will be the basics, like a coffer transaction database or a table with a fake "land map" to represent hexes and the status of said hexes (who owns them, structures,...
by Ericson
2013-08-19
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Replacement system for land map
Replies: 19
Views: 9266

Replacement system for land map

A while back there had been a discussion about replacing CC3 to keep track of the Darkon land map and country coffers. Back then, I had volunteered to start work on a replacement. As usual in the Darkon world, my replacement idea was shot down. But alas, I've been asked to start work on the replacem...
by Ericson
2013-07-29
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Maelstrom
Replies: 38
Views: 17750

Re: Maelstrom

I would work in something about shields being insta- destroyed, but if that were the case the JoL would become less gnarly. I would keep the three spellballs if you made it so shields could block the "iceballs", or make the ice balls into "shield breaking" weapons IE you need to...
by Ericson
2013-07-01
Forum: General Forum
Topic: varities of entertainment
Replies: 22
Views: 9837

Re: varities of entertainment

Jugging. Did it a few weeks ago and it was real fun. Let's do it again.
by Ericson
2013-06-28
Forum: Misc. Topics
Topic: New player kinda lost
Replies: 6
Views: 8085

Re: New player kinda lost

Are YOU apathetic to your surroundings?
Are YOU a fan of a leisurely mozy towards the fields of battle?
Do YOU like to sit in a comfortable chair while taking long breaks from fighting?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Elidor.
by Ericson
2013-06-25
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Open Discussion - Order of the Sword ability?
Replies: 48
Views: 22779

Re: Open Discussion - Order of the Sword ability?

If there is anything that I have learned from the few years that I have participated in Darkon (and other games).... Adding character abilities that can be used against other players makes classes OP. Then another class gets a new ability to counter the OP. So on and so forth, until every single pla...
by Ericson
2013-06-21
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Proposal - Blockades
Replies: 9
Views: 5661

Re: Proposal - Blockades

When I think of blockades, I think of the Total War style blockade, where you can block another country's port and "pirate" gold from that trade route. That being said, having the capability of blockading a sea route seems relevant and a useful map mechanism during war time. Seems overkill...
by Ericson
2013-06-21
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Identifying those under 21 at overnight events
Replies: 34
Views: 18661

Re: Identifying those under 21 at overnight events

fingers630 wrote:Someone said it was due to members of another club and their attendance to Belleum. If that is the case I believe it was dealt with already and darkon wasn't the reason the FBI came out.


Glad I can leave my tin-foil hat at home during the next Darkon event.
by Ericson
2013-06-17
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Identifying those under 21 at overnight events
Replies: 34
Views: 18661

Re: Identifying those under 21 at overnight events

Anyone under the age of 21 attending an overnight darkon event, where alcohol is/will be present, is required to be identified by some means. If a person who is so identified is found to be consuming or has clearly consumed alcohol they are removed from the event, and the person who signed their wa...
by Ericson
2013-06-15
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 20068

Re: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!

military PT shirt It's not a PT shirt, this is what it actually is, minus the buttons And Thrush, I do want to check out those boots of yours, if you are going to be there tomorrow. I've no problem with looking authentic, but I don't want to look medieval and spend 3 days limping around my office i...
by Ericson
2013-06-14
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 20068

Re: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!

He's right to come down on shorts, boots, and what looks like a modern shirt. It shows no effort is being made, and as long as we're going to be dressing up in funny clothes, making some basic effort is key. You will never see me wear "medieval" boots, because I value the use of my ankles...
by Ericson
2013-06-11
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 20068

Re: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!

No problem Thrush, I should not have rushed to judgement myself. That picture was taken during the Jugging tournament, in which I took off all of my armor and padding for the fighting. So that picture is basically me in my medieval underwear, so to speak. Missing is the padded tunic (hand-sewn with ...
by Ericson
2013-06-11
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 20068

Re: YOUR NEWBIES LOOK LIKE $HIT DARKON!!!!!

So what exactly is your problem with my garb in slide 8? A leftover pocket, that is normally not visible because of my tunic, showing up while I am lunging towards someone for a hit? I do not see you complaining about your buddies that show off their Under-Armor logos when they garb falls out of ali...
by Ericson
2013-06-05
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Open Discussion: Furs
Replies: 15
Views: 8186

Re: Open Discussion: Furs

Maybe AR2 if you can prove that you killed the furry animal yourself?
by Ericson
2013-03-04
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Hardcell only spears.
Replies: 26
Views: 12423

Re: Hardcell only spears.

Amazing_Iltztafein wrote:Page 85. Right under "flails are for wusses" and right above "AoE is overpowered".


The proposals that pass Senate these days....
by Ericson
2013-03-04
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Hardcell only spears.
Replies: 26
Views: 12423

Re: Hardcell only spears.

I am unaware of a maximum weight limit for spears. Or swords. Or shields. Or armor. Or.... any gear on the field of Darkon. Is it in the new rulebook or something?
by Ericson
2013-03-01
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Darkon Reboot
Replies: 47
Views: 19383

Re: Darkon Reboot

Thrush Svartehjertet wrote:I suspect the people who spend THAT much time on there are un-employed


Or they are compiling. Obligatory XKCD
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by Ericson
2013-02-26
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Why does weight = armor?
Replies: 12
Views: 6038

Re: Why does weight = armor?

Also, the weight will vary based on the size of the person. Large guys will have a steel breastplate that weighs 50 pounds, and a 5 foot nothing player could make a steel breastplate that weighs 20 pounds. Then you would have to have a player height chart for the weight of the armor.... etc. and it ...
by Ericson
2013-02-21
Forum: Proposal Discussion
Topic: Discussion - Remove offensive spells
Replies: 184
Views: 68005

Re: Discussion - Remove offensive spells

I think Spell Points need to go as well. Out of curiosity, have spell points in Darkon always been in their current form? I seem to remember playing a DnD (3.5) Cleric, where I was limited to x number of level 5 spells, y number of level 4 spells, etc. per day. I was playing a level ~12 Cleric and ...
by Ericson
2013-01-03
Forum: Weapons, Armor, Garb, and Other Equipment
Topic: Leather Scale for sale
Replies: 21
Views: 15429

Re: Leather Scale for sale

Lord Valfryn wrote:That's a good question, Baiter... the answer is simple" YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS!


FTFY. Misquoting Starcraft is tantamount to blasphemy,