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08 September 2001 @ 10:23 am
So, last night we went out to Furry. And it was good :)

mcurtains came with us, and we went first to Pizza Express to get some food. Had to wait a bit there, but we got a beer and sat in their comfy chairs to wait. Talked geek or music primarily ... building new machines and scary music to drive off co-workers ;)

Then off to the Attic, where we were not quite first in, but close. It was a good night, and we were the last people on the dance floor. One of the really good things about this particular night at this particular club is that the crowd is really friendly, I got up and danced by myself for about 20 minutes/half an hour before the guys got up, and I didn't get any hassle (the first chat-up line occured whilst I was sat down next to J, and the second near the end when I was dancing with the guys). Only annoying thing was that some daft bint managed to wave her cigarette in my eye - behind my glasses, too. When I got back I noticed that I actually had cigarette ash on my face (I'd wiped most of it off, but it was too hot, so some must've stuck to my somewhat sweaty cheek). There's nowt wrong with waving your arms around as you dance (I do :) ) but waving a cigarette is bad manners. Bah.

Had a kebab, which was nice, but all I can taste this morning is onion, which is a bit of a shame ;) Got a taxi home and then spodded till somehting like 4:30am. Oops. I was quite impressed though - I was awake for 23 hours yesterday.

And after about 5 hours sleep here I am :) Not very hungover (weird, but maybe it'll hit me later, who knows), very onioned and somewhat spacy. I hope Jonathan's tennis lesson this morning goes OK, don't think I'd be much use if I was trying to do anything ;)

Today will be a quiet day I think .. potter round town, buy some books with my book tokens :) and then an evening in. Maybe I'll play some Icewind Dale later ... mrisley was asking what my party consisted of, and I can't remember so I'll have to look ... I know I've got a halfling thief (which I think spent more time being dead than alive) and my ranger and paladin kicked ass. One of my problems with this game is that I feel I ought to have a fairly balanced party, with a mage or cleric or two, and a thief. But the fighters seem less trouble coz they just go kick ass.

NB mood for no good reason, I'm just amused this morning.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Some Porcupine Tree stuff in the bedroom coz J's in the bath
Philvento on September 8th, 2001 09:19 am (UTC)
I haven't had a kebab in ages - although they taste soooo good, my willpower has been strengthened by the kebab I had a few years ago, where I thought I'd be posh and take the 'bab home and eat it on a plate. I did this... and when I woke in the morning, the previously black plate was covered with a thick layer of solidified lard. *barf* You don't tend to notice the oozing juices when it's wrapped in newspaper (as the actress said to the bishop...)
Andrewsagima on September 8th, 2001 02:23 pm (UTC)
Never had a halfling theif - and yes theives do spend a lot of there time dead - i'd noticed that they reuiqre much more handling than mages do to keep them safe. My icewind dale party consisted of a half-elf bard and human fighter, ranger, cleric, mage and theif
mrisley on September 9th, 2001 11:40 am (UTC)
That's odd, cause I have most problems keeping Mages safe. My halfling Theif is one of the better members in my party. She whoops ass, mostly with arrows but does pretty well with the "Sword of the days". I found bards to be a waste. Not enough magic or theiving skills to make them useful. I often have a mage/thief in my party, but not this time.
Andrewsagima on September 10th, 2001 01:01 am (UTC)
I like bards for a few reasons - 1) they can pretty much identify anything magical you come accross there and then 2) also bards seem to get along with npc's better than normal folk - you can have options in the dialogue that aren't normally there. 3) I think i've just noticed how good bards are at pickpocketing (in baldur's gate at least) should be able to steal a fair bit from shops now :) . 4) The ability to cast spells is also quite handy - two folk magic missiling the enemy spellcasters is better than one. 5) I actually like being able to have a demihuman in my party without having to worry about level limits though to be honest i've no idea if they are implemented - it would piss me off if i discovered my elf mage couldn't progress beyond level 12 or something halfway throuhg the game. My mage rarely gets hurt as i tend to leave them away from the party, wearing boots of speed so they can run if threatended and a couple of protective spells on them - improved invisibility is good coz it stops the being shot.
mrisley on September 10th, 2001 05:54 am (UTC)
I agree that it's always good to have two people chucking spells. This is why in BG I dualed both my theifs after I got their skills where I wanted them. Another good way to get ID whenever is a multi cleric/mage with 18 int and 18 wis. Your lore is freaky high. Boots of speed is a good idea on a mage, cause while I tryed to keep them out of the main fight, arrows and being surounded would cause serious problem. I generally kept mine on my ranger for fast stealth scouting of the area.
Andrewsagima on September 10th, 2001 06:14 am (UTC)
My cleric in my new bg1 party has wisdom of 18 and intelligence of 18 - haven't checked his lore - will do so tonight. Reason for this is because i intend to duel class him as a mage right at the beginning of BG2 so he'll have a fair few hit points and will eventually work as an okish cleric for the harder battles.

Never considered sending ranger around to scout - always sent theif with boots of speed and/or haste spell
mrisley on September 9th, 2001 11:56 am (UTC)
Fighters are a definite plus in Icewind Dale. I was discussing last night with the guy I play it with, how much harder Icewind is than BG I and II. We were going through a tower and halving to sleep just about every floor to regain HPs and spells. It's bad that the manuals don't go too much into rolling up chars, cause that's the most important part of these games. Best of luck.
My party info: Dwarf Fighter, Human Ranger, Dwarf Fighter/Cleric, Half-Elf Mage, Half-Elf Cleric-Mage and Halfling Theif.

I ran in BG I: Human Ranger, Human Theif/Mage (dual), Human Thief/Mage(dual), Half-Elf Ranger, Elf Fighter, Half-Elf Fighter/Cleric

BG II I ran: Human Fighter/Cleric (Dual), Half-elf Ranger, Half-Elf Thief/Mage, Half-Elf Fighter/Cleric, Elf Cleric/Mage, Human Thief/Mage (dual)
I'm currently going again with: Half-elf Ranger, Human Paladin, Half-Orc Fighter/Theif, Elf Fighter/Cleric, Elf Cleric/Mage and Human Thief/Mage (dual)
Andrewsagima on September 10th, 2001 01:31 am (UTC)
I thought icewind dale was quite easy in comparison to BG1 and 2 (though i am beginning to think that i was just crap in BG1 because i am now replying it and i managed to clear out the gnoll stronghold with a bunch of level 2's).

My BG1 Party (was the first time round) Jaheira, Minsc, Khalid, Me (invoker), Branwen and Imoen

My new BG1 is Ajantis, Minsc, Imoen, Garrick, Me (cleric), Dynaheir

My BG2 party was Jaheira, Aerie, Minsc, Me, Imoen (when she was about), yoshimo for a bit (until he betrayed me) and then i forget who he was replaced with or who else i had.