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Thread: General Fan Mission Review And Discussion Megathread

  1. #751
    NewDark 64 Contest Winner
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Locked Inside Dromed
    We have to start up some very crazy discussion ideas so that people reading the initial post see things like:


    A bit about cheese flavors in the thief world. Do they not mold sitting out on counters.

    Discussion Garrett: boxers or briefs.

    Regarding the mating habits of tree beasts.

    About why Garrett is actually left handed, but grew up in a right-handed world. When he tried to write with his left hand he was struck over his fingers with a pencil, and hitting people with the blackjack is just his way of getting back at the world.

    Explaining what Garrett actually does with all the money he earns.

    Actually in all seriousness, the last one is an honest question. I would like to see a really good reason implemented into FMs. At this point in his career he should be the richest person in the city. Personally, I think there is an as-of-yet mystery figure who controls him, and who demands all his money. (He's not married is he?)

  2. #752
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Apparently, he spends it all on gear for his next job.

  3. #753
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Real estate is at a premium due to nobles buying up huge tracts of land for their mansions. So Garrett's rent payment is like 3,000 gold per month. This means he would have to pull off a Gervaisius-level job every month just to keep a roof over his head!

    The smaller jobs, stealing from merchants and the like, are to buy food.

  4. #754
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Xorak View Post
    Explaining what Garrett actually does with all the money he earns.

    Actually in all seriousness, the last one is an honest question. I would like to see a really good reason implemented into FMs. At this point in his career he should be the richest person in the city. Personally, I think there is an as-of-yet mystery figure who controls him, and who demands all his money. (He's not married is he?)
    I've always just figured that he only does one job or so each month when the bills are due - slightly showing a slacker mentality for the worlds greatest thief

    In my imagination Garrett treats work (well, his line of work anyway) with the same disdain as he does being a pawn of the keepers, or being asked by someone to do something that is intended to save the world and so on - he grumbles and doesn't want to do it each time but knows if he doesn't his days are numbered. I also picture him living in a very small and run down apartment - "homey" for a thief on a budget but certainly not anywhere you'd raise a family or entertain a lady - though Garrett rarely seems to have time for either.

    Thats the way I've always thought of it, anyway.

    Then again, there is a big difference if we're talking OM/T2X mission loot counts and fan mission loot counts - (Take Christine's rather large loot counts for example) and the difference between the two is probably massive depending on which one you choose to explain in your mind

    In the OM/T2X atmosphere it was normal to only reach 800-1000 gold per job - In some fan missions 4000-5000 and upwards is pretty normal.

  5. #755
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Germany
    I guess it's quite expensive to keep everyones mouths shut. Garrett is a wanted person after all and has to keep the "good will" of quite some contacts of his. Not to mention the payment for equipment and informations. How do you think he gets all those maps of the interior of mansions and all this?

  6. #756
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterShadow View Post
    I guess it's quite expensive to keep everyones mouths shut. Garrett is a fugitive after all and has to keep the "good will" of quite some contacts of his. Not to mention the payment for equipment and informations. How do you think he gets all those maps of the interior of mansions and all this?
    Great point, I forgot about bribes/hush money.

  7. #757
    NewDark 64 Contest Winner
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Locked Inside Dromed
    Quote Originally Posted by Krush the Second View Post
    Real estate is at a premium due to nobles buying up huge tracts of land for their mansions. So Garrett's rent payment is like 3,000 gold per month. This means he would have to pull off a Gervaisius-level job every month just to keep a roof over his head!

    The smaller jobs, stealing from merchants and the like, are to buy food.
    I actually like this idea, that perhaps Garrett is acquiring large plots of land and in the future will own most of the city and the nobles themselves. Then, he'll become a Robin Hood type and give all the land to the poor and the power structure in the city will flipflop and the peasants will become kings and then an age of utopia will exist for ever after. It's a rather romantic idea I think.

  8. #758
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: USA
    Quote Originally Posted by SneakyJack View Post
    I've always just figured that he only does one job or so each month when the bills are due - slightly showing a slacker mentality for the worlds greatest thief

    In my imagination Garrett treats work (well, his line of work anyway) with the same disdain as he does being a pawn of the keepers, or being asked by someone to do something that is intended to save the world and so on - he grumbles and doesn't want to do it each time but knows if he doesn't his days are numbered.
    This idea reminds me of a character in a series of detective stories by Rex Stout. The title character is Nero Wolfe, the world's greatest detective. He has expensive tastes (raises orchids and dines extravagently) yet absolutely hates to work ... so he finds the hardest cases and richest clients to minimize the number of jobs he must complete to maintain his decadent lifestyle. Sound like anyone we might know?


    My theory is that Garrett has a secret gambling habit. He just can't stay away from the Burrick Races.
    Last edited by kfort; 26th Apr 2009 at 03:16.

  9. #759
    jtr7
    Guest
    At the Rat Races, I wonder which one Garrett would put money down on:
    Ratscallion or Lord Rat-n-Tat?


    Can We get some rats on a racetrack?



    *KaBONG!*
    *thud*

  10. #760
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2009
    *drags body around back and sets it aflame*

    Jtr7: ...

    Yipe, uh, I wonder whut his problem is!

    I put my bet on the rats

    No, that gives me an idea, but:

    I DON'T TELL MY IDEAS THAT I KEEP SECRET!!!!

  11. #761
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by jtr7 View Post
    Can We get some rats on a racetrack?
    I made a demo mission with bettable frog races once...

  12. #762
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by jtr7 View Post
    *KaBONG!*
    *thud*


    Last edited by SneakyJack; 26th Apr 2009 at 13:40.

  13. #763
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    Excellent artwork SneakyJack...

    Someone should start building an FM with El Kbong as main theme or main hero

  14. #764
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by intruder View Post
    Excellent artwork SneakyJack...

    Someone should start building an FM with El Kbong as main theme or main hero
    The day someone makes a fan mission where the 'blackjack' weapon is actually an acoustic guitar that causes the player character to say "KABONG!" and then makes the sound of a guitar breaking then it hits the AI is the day I can retire from thief playing a happy guy

    Edit: I wish I knew how to mod that into current fan missions.. thinking of playing Pirates Ahoy! in KABONG mode is amazing
    Last edited by SneakyJack; 26th Apr 2009 at 16:23.

  15. #765
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    Well, without thinking much about it, this shouldn't be too hard to accomplish.
    Exchange the "blackjack-hitting-body-sound" with "guitar-hitting-body-sound" (where ever you can get that sound from) and add a knockout-stim to the AI's triggering a VoTrap
    And of course: replace the blackjack object by a guitar object...

  16. #766
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by intruder View Post
    Well, without thinking much about it, this shouldn't be too hard to accomplish.
    Exchange the "blackjack-hitting-body-sound" with "guitar-hitting-body-sound" (where ever you can get that sound from) and add a knockout-stim to the AI's triggering a VoTrap
    And of course: replace the blackjack object by a guitar object...
    Sounds 'simple' enough, but I'd have no idea how to do it, other than maybe replacing a sound.

  17. #767
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    This would be the opportunity for getting started with DromEd
    At least you'll have plenty of folks who would assist you

  18. #768
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    I think I'll stick to doing what I do on the forum and leave the stuff that requires dromed skill to those that have the patience


    Although if someone would ever want to mod a mission like that someday - I'm definitely not going to complain

  19. #769
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    El Kabong's stats:

    Knockouts: 1 While Airborne: 1

  20. #770
    NewDark 64 Contest Winner
    Registered: Jul 2005
    Location: Locked Inside Dromed
    Actually, I'd much rather play as an animated cow running throughout underground temples looting crypts from under the noses of perturbed zombies. Or maybe Garrett is actually hiding inside the cow outfit. That's why nobody ever recognises him.

  21. #771
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    You wouldn't need to learn any DromEd so long as you don't want a voice-over; you'd just need a guitar model and the knowledge of how to convert it to Dark format, plus the appropriate sound effect (based on the "sword striking harp" sound, perhaps?)

  22. #772
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannar View Post
    El Kabong's stats:

    Knockouts: 1 While Airborne: 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Xorak View Post
    Actually, I'd much rather play as an animated cow running throughout underground temples looting crypts from under the noses of perturbed zombies. Or maybe Garrett is actually hiding inside the cow outfit. That's why nobody ever recognises him.
    El Kabong is a horse, unless you meant an actual cow

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    You wouldn't need to learn any DromEd so long as you don't want a voice-over; you'd just need a guitar model and the knowledge of how to convert it to Dark format, plus the appropriate sound effect (based on the "sword striking harp" sound, perhaps?)
    Hmmm.. I might have to look into this

    Perhaps we should make him the official mascot of the general discussion megathread, haha.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6tWB-8QKYk

    "Of all the heroes in legend and song, there's none as brave as El Kabong... KABONG!!"

    For an older cartoon, thats actually very funny.
    Last edited by SneakyJack; 26th Apr 2009 at 19:10.

  23. #773
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    That explains why I never caught the reference... I love old cartoons but never watched much QDM. I'm partial to Warner Bros myself.

  24. #774
    jtr7
    Guest
    Ooooh. What have I done? What...have I done??


    WHAT HAVE I DUH--!!! *Ka-BONG!* --Mff?


    *thud-dud-dubump*

  25. #775
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    I developed the habit of checking into this thread every time I open TTLG in search for the review of my FM. I hope that I'll be surprised some day... And I guess every designer would love to read anything about his/her creation. Therefore... great work, reviewers!

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