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Lonnehart at 5:19PM, Jan. 4, 2010
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I'll talk about fantasy type adventuring. No, not the kind that Bear Grills and those outdoorsey types practice. Stuff like Dungeons and Dragons, Fatal Fantasy, etc…


My tip is…

Approach a treasure chest carefully. It could be boobytrapped. Or it may have sharp teeth, a stucky tongue, and may be drooling uncontrollably…

yeah… my first “weird” thread of the year… hehehe…
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1. Bring companions.


or be prepared if youre going alone



2. Plenty of potions



3. Bring the best weapon to suit your class



4. And aparently fishing is the in thing.





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ramlama at 7:39PM, Jan. 4, 2010
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If you're going into an old-school dungeon, always remember to bring door spikes and a small mirror. Those things used to be standard supplies, along with the ever-present 10 foot pole, but they've fallen into obscurity.

Door spike: Because you don't want that door slamming shut behind you. Or because you want a quick way to jam a door so whatever is on the other side is slowed down.

Palm-sized mirror: Because poking your head around the corner to see what's on the other side is stupid. Angle it downward to minimize reflection of light and start scanning from the nearest and lowest until you have a gist of the full layout (or a footcount on the opposition).
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Lonnehart at 1:38AM, Jan. 5, 2010
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ramlama
If you're going into an old-school dungeon, always remember to bring door spikes and a small mirror. Those things used to be standard supplies, along with the ever-present 10 foot pole, but they've fallen into obscurity.

Door spike: Because you don't want that door slamming shut behind you. Or because you want a quick way to jam a door so whatever is on the other side is slowed down.

Palm-sized mirror: Because poking your head around the corner to see what's on the other side is stupid. Angle it downward to minimize reflection of light and start scanning from the nearest and lowest until you have a gist of the full layout (or a footcount on the opposition).

The two make sense, but what about the ten foot pole? I personally would bring along a collapsable ten foot pole. The thing would be a lot of trouble to carry at all ten feet…

I'd also bring along a boomerang. Heck, if the natives of Australia can use it to kill things I could too. :)
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 2:02AM, Jan. 5, 2010
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When in doubt send in the most expendable party member first.

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AQua_ng at 5:55AM, Jan. 5, 2010
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Practice the following phrase: “You first.”

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shirkersama at 6:02AM, Jan. 5, 2010
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Hide in the back until the monster is almost dead.
Thats what your fellow party members are there for, to do all the work and get none of the glory.
Meh
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Chernobog at 10:27AM, Jan. 5, 2010
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The most important member of your party is not the tank, the healer, or the guy who stabs everything. It's the comic relief. No heroic party has ever fully been defeated while he's around. Protect him with your life!
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 3:24PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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Put ranks in perform dance. Your a living distraction. Serious how is the goblin going to be able to focus on killing your cleric when your doing a jig?

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therealtj at 3:30PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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Don't kill the chickens.

For the love of God DON'T kill the chickens.

“The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the letter Q into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable.”
-Douglas Adams, The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
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shirkersama at 3:39PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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If given the opportunity, sell one of your companions as a slave! Best practical joke ever, and they may fetch a decent price.
Meh
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I Am The 1337 Master at 3:55PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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Be courageous.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 5:00PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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No I'm not a stupid halfling. I'm just a deformed goblin.


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Lonnehart
Fatal Fantasy

Lol.
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Orin J Master at 8:59PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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when in doubt, bluff it out. if you seem confident about things regardless of how stupid they actually are people will be inclined to believe you.

never seek out dragons. you stumble on them soon enough, and if you have to find them, you're just not ready to deal with them.

play by the rules of the town you're staying in, because whatever government that ends up with a price on your head will be the one whose lands you end up in the most.

plate mail's overrated. so are great swords. chain and a long sword will see you through well enough, and don't draw the attention of the local rulers.

bring a bow, or a crossbow. hitting from a safe distance can be more effective than hitting hard.

and never trust an elf.
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Orin J Master
and never trust an elf.

Unless they offer shiney trinkets!
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Lonnehart at 10:08PM, Jan. 5, 2010
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same
Lonnehart
Fatal Fantasy

Lol.

I was wondering when someone was gonna spot that. ;)
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warefish at 2:16AM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Don't attempt a sharp switchblade turn in an heavy armoured car whilst being pursued by bandits in the middle of a desert. Especially when you've only just learnt to drive. I did that with my character the other day and it didn't end well.

Also make sure you've refuelled the fucker before venturing into some mysterious forestry. We're still trying to find our way out… :(

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therealtj at 5:22AM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Wise, ancient wizards, especially those who are already aiding you on your quest, are generally not good things to hit with your sword.

“The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the letter Q into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable.”
-Douglas Adams, The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
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Aurora Borealis at 11:58AM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Bring sandwiches. Snackbars are scarce in dungeons.
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Dont chose a stupid class. People will call you by it.
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lba at 2:29PM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Don't kill the chickens.

For the love of God DON'T kill the chickens.

fucking cuckoos…

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PIT_FACE at 6:36PM, Jan. 6, 2010
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drink EVERYTHING. i'm not just talkin about booze, i mean pipe cleaner, clorox, the works, you'll either get through the game or die trying!!!!
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Acuturbo at 7:37PM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Bring a compass, and if you can, the relevant maps.
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shirkersama at 10:31PM, Jan. 6, 2010
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Acuturbo
Bring a compass, and if you can, the relevant maps.

Horrible advice!
Fact: 90% of treasure, and other cool stuff is found while completly lost.
Never, I repeat NEVER, use maps.
Meh
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patrickdevine at 11:05AM, Jan. 7, 2010
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As counterintuitive as it might be don't wear a helmet. Having the sense to protect your noggin marks ya as an expendable mook and you'll die horribly during a dragon attack or when the evil wizard casts a spell that nukes whatever 12-foot radius area you happen to be standing in.
Also, if there's anything potentially dangerous that needs to be done find a sucker in your party to do it for ya.
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Futon at 11:57AM, Jan. 7, 2010
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Explosives are super-effective against just about anything.


Also, fighting fair is overappreciated.


#56 in Comic Book/Story #73 Overall
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Horrible advice!
Fact: 90% of treasure, and other cool stuff is found while completly lost.
Never, I repeat NEVER, use maps.

Acuturbo
Bring a compass, and if you can, the relevant maps.




Compass to find the hidden stuff tends to be hidden enough itself so vald point and valid point although i do tend to end up using a compass last seeing as ive found everything else first. But both points are valid.

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mlai at 4:47PM, Jan. 7, 2010
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Don't party up with humans and especially not elves, unless you want to hang out with insipid children who speak with numbers and capital letters. Party up with the orcs, trolls, and minotaurs: They are usually the well-mannered, well-spoken, educated bunch who are actually interested in adventuring maturely.

FIGHT current chapter: Filling In The Gaps
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Koshou at 9:22PM, Jan. 7, 2010
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Always make sure that your hair is at least two times the size of you skull.

You can never have enough phoenix downs/revives/revival magic.

Buff magic is and always will be useless.

And don't ever, ever, trust the almost absurdly suspicious comic relief character.
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