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  1. #1351
    jtr7
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    Sounds like the English "Swindler", not quite what it should be, but I can see how they might think that. What is the Deutsch term for the Tricksters of mythology (knowing that Trickster is the English translation from other sources)?
    Last edited by jtr7; 24th Jul 2009 at 02:50.

  2. #1352
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    It has the meaning of liar, cheater etc., and according to my dictionary this is all not too far away from each other. The word schwindeln (to swindle) is more common in children's vocabulary which makes the name quite demotic, traditional and thus IMHO fitting for a legendary creature. In TMA they use the English term Trickster for the fleeing Pagan in Trail of Blood but that's the only time as far as I know. Speaking of translated terms, in TMA Larkspur is Larkspur, but in TDS (with a new translator team) they translated him to German (Rittersporn) whereas some formerly-translated terms like Stonemarket, acolyte remained English or at least differed from their former translations. And now back to the artworks.

  3. #1353
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    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Germany
    Not quite yet, as I can see why Schwindler in its concentration on the lying-aspect does not exactly fit what a Trickster really is. Another possible translation might have been Schelm but that is actually far too cute for a deity who has his dark sides, too (meaning something like naughty little rascal). Unfortunately there is no German word for this archetype; you usually just rely on Trickster when talking about characters like Loki, Hermes or Anansi.
    Since it is, however, a name mostly given by hammerites who want to stress his chaotic aspects, unreliability, falseness, I don't mind too much. In fact, I quite like the notion to call the competitor god just a plain liar instead of suggesting a complex persona like a Trickster's.

  4. #1354
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    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    Just made me laugh, the idea of the Trickster being a swindler. I've got an image now of Constantine down some shady alley, opening his coat to reveal an array of stolen gold watches.

  5. #1355
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    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: In the Present Perfect
    Quote Originally Posted by nicked View Post
    I've got an image now of Constantine down some shady alley, opening his coat to reveal an array of stolen gold watches.
    Which go green after one day - brings forth them vines!

  6. #1356
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    Location: Deutschland
    The connotation is, as I already said, different in German. If we used our word Trickser for him it would sound odd, too, like a cheap magician or something. But this could be moved into one of our existant philological/etymological threads.

  7. #1357
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    Location: In the Present Perfect




    Please, someone post me a good picture of a broadhead arrow trail (preferably viewed from an angle)! I need it badly, but my DS refuses to work for some reason...
    Last edited by Herr_Garrett; 25th Jul 2009 at 09:11.

  8. #1358
    BANNED
    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Italia
    "verbal assault on an officier.." HAHAAHHAAHAH I've lost this one...

    I wonder what Garrett said before he was arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massimilianogoi View Post
    Thank you, just what I needed
    Last edited by Herr_Garrett; 26th Jul 2009 at 04:04.

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  12. #1362
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    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Italia
    Where is the noisemaker arrow?

    ------------- update

    Ah ok, seen it. but it's too little We can see only the trail.
    Last edited by massimilianogoi; 26th Jul 2009 at 10:17. Reason: update

  13. #1363
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Deutschland
    For a second I asked myself why AFAIK no one else had ever complained about the strange circles caused by flying noisemaker arrows. Then it struck me like lightning: They were there in TDP/TMA, too.

  14. #1364
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    Location: In the Present Perfect
    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg Cúthalion View Post
    For a second I asked myself why AFAIK no one else had ever complained about the strange circles caused by flying noisemaker arrows. Then it struck me like lightning: They were there in TDP/TMA, too.
    Yes, jtr7 has already pointed it out, and I know, but in DP and MA it wasn't so obtrusive (mind you, this is not a campaign against DS ). In the former two I always convinced myself that they were the graphic representation of sound waves...

  15. #1365
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    Location: Atlantis
    Quote Originally Posted by massimilianogoi View Post
    Ah ok, seen it. but it's too little We can see only the trail.
    Quite right. H_G, if you have photoshop or a comparable product you should amp up the contrast and lighting around the rings. If not, then it's fine.

  16. #1366
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    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Thief fan since ca. 1999
    Quote Originally Posted by Herr_Garrett
    In the former two I always convinced myself that they were the graphic representation of sound waves...
    I thought the same thing.

  17. #1367
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    Registered: Apr 2005
    Location: Heart of Darkness
    Not made by me, just something funny that reminded me of Thief.

  18. #1368
    jtr7
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    Wow. That's interesting.

  19. #1369
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    Registered: Feb 2009
    Location: Situation's changed, Tom.
    That looks really cool.

  20. #1370
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    Location: Atlantis

  21. #1371
    jtr7
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    You could draw a hammer in the hand and make it look like a dance of the hammer ceremony.

  22. #1372
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    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Platinumoxicity View Post
    Not made by me, just something funny that reminded me of Thief.
    Dear god. I think that was posted to RPGnet about four or five years ago.

    Here you go, folks - Create Your Own Bayeaux Tapestry.

    Someone had also done it for Milkshake.


  23. #1373
    jtr7
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    Hahaha!

  24. #1374
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Nice.

  25. #1375
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Thief fan since ca. 1999
    lol, good stuff.

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