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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / New Content Released: Inspector Kaine in "The Mystery of the Missing Heir!"

There’s also a typo when you find the missing gorilla, which was off ‘forging’ for berries when it got trapped in that puzzle.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

I don’t know how difficult it would be to code, but I bet there would be players interested in items that increase the odds you’ll find monsters.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / New Content Released: Build Natalie Dragon a House!

The devs tell me that we don’t need to worry about Nate being encouraged to hang around more often by the fact he’s got family in the Commons, because his sister doesn’t like him any more than we do. I say, since when has simple dislike ever stopped him from abusing somebody’s personal belongings and space? We need to do something to keep him away before he pushes past her, tries to cook in her fireplace and winds up setting the inn, the alchemist’s shop, and maybe even Sasha’s roof and the stables on fire! Anybody have any creative suggestions? The devs may (doubtfully) even implement something if they like it enough.

I’m in favor of a simple sign like the Help Wanted ones, only reading No Male Dragons. Nate seems to respect signs, and it’s a deterrent to any winged scaly things that are planning to kidnap Sasha, too.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

I’ve noticed that the PAGAS guy doesn’t count my turkey-and the turkey, currently wandering around my home, won’t let me click to equip it.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / New Nate Adventure: Nate's Underwater Expedition

“Oh, that was a bust. Nothing worth looting here.” Do you honestly expect me to believe you, Nate?

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Sensible requests for improvements /changes to game

Given that Bush Whacker isn’t exactly reluctant to mock genre tropes, I was pondering a junkyard kind of area: cracked cornucopia? warped wand? fractured fruit knife? Maybe even a rusted or rotted relic for power odds? Well, they’re all newer offerings than the ones we have, so we’re sure they’re more powerful anyway!

The nice thing about such an area is that it could be fit in basically anywhere. Maybe on a coastline with a badly weathered dock that leads to a planned underwater zone, or as a single zone hidden away in a mountain valley-or even on an ancient barge where the scrawny, weedy bushes that grow from the cracks draw remarks from the locals about how they’re tougher than the strongest bushes. It’s probably not of much interest to the devs, but just throwing the idea out. If for some reason you do like the idea but want to see it fleshed out more before you take it under serious consideration, I’m sure I can put something together.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Win Steam Games for FREE! (Winners inside!)

Spiderweb’s a pretty solid company, but I’m not sure they truly count as indie…

If Flash doesn’t count, I guess I’d have to say Faster Than Light or maybe Dungeons of Dredmor. ‘Roguelikes’ really screw a guy with poor luck, but I keep coming back to them anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Liking and commenting feed items

Potentially, nothing. I have ditched friends entirely to get their rashes of ‘I followed this guy and this guy and this guy’ off my idiot feed, and would have thrown everybody out if the feed deleted their activities as soon as they were no longer friends. Why do I need to know every single time somebody comments on a random game? Or when those jerks on DreamWorld try to throw yet another ‘you should play our crappy game again’ at everybody who got their badges, why should I have to see their mass of “DreamWorld has updated the feed of every single person on your list, even though you blocked them to avoid having to see it”? This news feed has never had anything remotely of interest to me except the announcements that they added badges or a challenge.

The more ‘connected’ I get, the more I hate being ‘connected’ at all. Stupid fake-social networking…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Suggest a hero for Nano Kingdoms 2!

Hmm, let me see…
Melvin (Mel) Greensly, human tracker and trapper. He’s spent years in the forests defending a tiny village from human raiders and elves who regard them as invaders, but win him over and he’ll offer his skills for your cause.
Heroic Feast: Mel’s freshly caught game and special seasonings give your fighters a short burst of health regeneration and a minor defensive boost to ensure they live long enough to enjoy their food.
Trapsetting: places several single-use traps around the battlefield that are somehow invisible to your foes. Please note that while they are deadly, they’re not going to be any use against foes that are already standing at your gate.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Who Wants to Become an NPC?

Honestly? I prefer the porter to the other two, who read like a love-sick floozie (or even that succubus from zone 4) trying to make herself seem too valuable to ditch and a bard whose major contribution to a fight would be hiding back there somewhere to take copious notes so he can compose a highly accurate ballad that’ll catapult him-“no, no, I mean you, Kasan”-to stardom. The porter reads like he hopes to lose important equipment every time a black market fence is in the area, and I bet the refreshing beverages he mentions will be costing the Kasan half what he makes in a fight, but as a simple NPC card he’ll probably be nice support.

All the dragons/monsters/Chuck-Norris-fears-me fighters were dead prospects on arrival; the Kasan needs supporting NPCs, not heroes who want to take the spotlight. With this lot, no historian is ever going to claim that the game’s protagonist merely rode the shoulders of his allies to victory. Though I do wonder why any of these people would ambush you for you to win their card.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

Given some of the things the new cards can dink with, I’ve got a possibility for a ’warrior’s bane’ kind of card… mind you, it’s a lot more difficult to outright slaughter somebody who doesn’t collect hoards of silly counters.

Divine Wrath
4/3
Light Magic
For the next three turns, opponent’s absorption is reduced by his physical attack.
“We call it divine to make it sound like holy light is weakening unholy limbs. It’s a better story than an irate archmage inventing it to cripple the barbarians who burned his library.” -Mage Trainer Archibald

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Card Contest?

Hmm, if you want us to vote right now, I think I’d have to give mine to Cat’s Paw by a slim margin.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Card Contest?

Feint
rare
Type: Melee
0/2
Enemy deck gains no shields this round.
Assassin: +2 damage next round if you play a melee attack
“A good feint puts the enemy’s guard in exactly the wrong place. A great one puts you in a good position to exploit that.” -Quelch, master-at-arms

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Card Contest?

Since you ask for any discussion of the contest to be here, I assume that means entries and votes as well? And, for the record, I am not going to vote for the only entry other than my own. I plan to wait and see some other entries before I say what I prefer.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

I think of all the ones I’ve suggested, I’d put Feint as my Contest Entry

Feint
rare
Type: Melee
0/2
Enemy deck gains no shields this round.
Assassin: +2 damage next round if you play a melee attack
“A good feint puts the enemy’s guard in exactly the wrong place. A great one puts you in a good position to exploit that.” -Quelch, master-at-arms

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

One I’m sure will make me hated by PvP lovers if it’s included…

Poisoned Blade
Melee Attack
2/0
Any NPC that would be depleted by this attack is banished instead.

Greater Poisoned Blade
Melee Attack
4/0
Deplete 2
Any NPC that would be depleted by this attack is banished instead.
When the poison weakens the wielder, you’ve taken it too far.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

Overwhelming Power
Generic Magic
4/2
Remove 3 MC or Overwhelming Power does 0 damage.
Deplete 3

Magic is dangerously willful. Take no more power than you can control, or it shall surely turn against you.

Power Overwhelming
Light Magic
4/2
Gain 3 MC
Heal 3

Magic is dangerously willful. Take no more power than you can control, and you can work miracles.

The difference between an overeager apprentice and a wise elder can be astonishing, can’t it?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

There’s too high a tendency to make high-powered cards that just make it all the less likely you’ll get what you really wanted from a diamond pack, so I’d like to match your Crushing Blow with a definite Common.

Wild Swing
Melee Attack
2-5 attack, -2 defense

“I said fight SMARTER, not HARDER!”

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

For your viewing pleasure, a set of dirty tricks that would only serve to make beginner decks more varied:

Blinding Sand
Generic Weapon
1/1
If enemy is damaged by Blinding Sand, their next threat suffers a -2 damage modifier.

Flare
Generic Magic
1/1
If enemy is damaged by Flare, their next threat suffers a -2 damage modifier

Groin Shot
Generic Weapon
1/3
Only half your attack bonus (rounded down) is added to this attack.

Discordant Noise
Generic Magic
1/3
Only half your magic bonus (rounded down) is added to this attack.

Thrown Shroud
Ranged Attack
2/0
If Thrown Shroud damages opponent, there’s a chance (30%) they will be blinded and skip their next turn.

Entangling Roots
Generic Spell
2/0
If Entangling Roots damages opponent, there’s a chance (30%) they will be immobilized and skip their next turn.

And just for the heck of it…
Phantom Foe
Dark Magic
0/0
Enemy plays a card as normal, but deals no damage and gains no shields. Enemy absorption becomes 0 for that turn.

“I’d rather have some real backup, the kind that does more than distract, then fade in a single blow. I don’t know why I can’t get that.” -Bertram the Foul

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

Yes, I meant until the end of that fight. That’s why it’s just for fun; I don’t think the devs would ever allow it.

Though I have seen people play cards with deplete effects higher than their current library total…

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

Fair enough.

And in the interests of just having fun, a card inspired by a certain somebody…

Deal With a Devil
Legendary
Dark Magic
2/0
Deplete 10
Sentinel: gain one Strength for the rest of the round.
Assassin: gain one Agility for the rest of the round.
Pyrelord: gain one Intellect for the rest of the round.
Druid: gain one Wisdom for the rest of the round.

“I told you, I don’t want your soul! Just give me some of your power and I’ll make use it to make something that might prove more useful to you.”

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / CARD CONCEPTS (please read thread rules)

I doubt that 5thPlanet is actually looking at this thread, but why not…

Feint
rare
Type: Melee
0/2
Enemy deck gains no shield this round.
Assassin: +2 damage if next attack is melee.

“A good feint puts the enemy’s guard in exactly the wrong place. A great one puts you in a good position to exploit that.” -Quelch, master-at-arms

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Pingy the Ping Idle RPG - suggestions?

If you’re looking for new content, and considering how much the Pingu in your movies loves jumping, how about a trampoline? The longer he spends jumping, the higher he goes-until you hit the moon and earn a hedgehog mask.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation and footer test and changes to developer payment history pages

Am I the only one who gets ‘error on page’ instead of any dropdown menus, then? My navigation options on this site have been hacked down to click Kongregate for the main page, games for games sorted by rating, achievements for the badge page, community for the forums and my profile. No dropdowns, no box with avatar, username or anything else about my account.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Help wanted for pseudo-boardgame strategy

I have what I think is a great idea and script for a game that would be easy to make but still fun and even (if you’ll forgive the term) addictive. What I don’t have is any programming, drawing or music-making experience. I’m looking for, at a minimum, a programmer who can handle random level generation and someone who can handle moving sprites. I want everybody involved to split the money we make if/when we finish; this is a team effort, and I for one have no interest in quarreling over who was more indispensible than the others. If interested, reply here or send me a shout; we can discuss the details in private.