Materials in Arcanum

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  1. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    If you highlight the couch behind Madam Lil it tells you that it is a plastic couch, any other references to plastic in the game?, what the hell is plastic doing poking its ugly head up in the Industrial Revolution?
     
  2. Canis

    Canis New Member

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    What the hell is magick doing in the Industrial Revolution? It's a game and not a documentary. Arcanum is more "alternative Victorian" than Industrial Revolution, anyway.

    The Industrial Revolution is a vague term covering a series of technological advances from about 1618 (a steam-powered pump is invented for use in mines) to 1913 (Ford introduces his assembly line). Depends on who you ask really. Anyway, plastic was invented in 1907 which fits in well enough.

    To answer your question, I think that's the only plastic object in the game.

    Are we getting desperate to use this General forum or what.
     
  3. chrisbeddoes

    chrisbeddoes New Member

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    plastic couch was a fan of Arcanum back in the Arcanum inn.

    He is gone now but the name stayed.

    Did you try to destroy the couch ?
     
  4. The Spore

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    Also found couch, promptly disintergrated Did I mention how much I enjoy posting?, I guess not, but I'm telling you now.
     
  5. The Spore

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  6. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for clearing that up Chris, didn't destroy couch.

    Spore, who/what the hell are you and what do you think you're doing?
     
  7. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Appearently, he's trying to break the record of the fastest banning, or something like that.

    It's funny isn't it? Game developers give characters/things in their games the name of an active forum member. Ever played NWN: SOU? There's a halfling there named Torias... which is the prime moderator of the NWN boards.

    I'm sure there are more examples people know of. :)
     
  8. chrisbeddoes

    chrisbeddoes New Member

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    In Arcanum there was a fan cemetary .
    Here are all the headstones lines for your enjoynment.


    {1}{Here lies JeffZero * He was the Bane of the Board * But now that he's dead * He's the bane of the Lord}{Here lies JeffZero * He was the Bane of the Board * But now that he's dead * He's the bane of the Lord}{}{}{}{}
    {2}{Here lies Shards * Master of the double-post * Here lies Shards * Master of the double-post}{Here lies Shards * Master of the double-post * Here lies Shards * Master of the double-post}{}{}{}{}
    {3}{Here lies Azira * The master of the haiku! * May he rest in peace}{Here lies Azira * The master of the haiku! * May he rest in peace}{}{}{}{}
    {4}{Here lies Kozmo_Naut * "A madman", they frowned * The question is now * Did he go up? * Or did he go down?}{Here lies Kozmo_Naut * "A madman", they frowned * The question is now * Did he go up? * Or did he go down?}{}{}{}{}
    {5}{Here lies Calis * He spammed * And spammed * So we shot him}{Here lies Calis * He spammed * And spammed * So we shot him}{}{}{}{}
    {6}{Here lies Olvan Steelcraft * He who annoyed the gods far too long * Was fried by something he was trying to master}{Here lies Olvan Steelcraft * He who annoyed the gods far too long * Was fried by something he was trying to master}{}{}{}{}
    {7}{Here lies a Plastic Couch * He went out with a bang * Because something horrid * Happened to his wang...}{Here lies a Plastic Couch * He went out with a bang * Because something horrid * Happened to his wang...}{}{}{}{}
    {8}{Here lies Sphinx * Killed by a ravenous herd of sheep}{Here lies Sphinx * Killed by a ravenous herd of sheep}{}{}{}{}
    {9}{Here lies Scratch * Died as he lived * with Trade on his lips}{Here lies Scratch * Died as he lived * with Trade on his lips}{}{}{}{}
    {10}{Here lies Eiloch * 'neath earth and rock * Found its best to aim rifles * with shoulder 'gainst stock}{Here lies Eiloch * 'neath earth and rock * Found its best to aim rifles * with shoulder 'gainst stock}{}{}{}{}
    {11}{Here lies young Sawtooth * He cast a spell * In a steam powered voting booth}{Here lies young Sawtooth * He cast a spell * In a steam powered voting booth}{}{}{}{}
    {12}{Diakonov the sorcerer * Who had died from a slouch * He may have lived a hundred more years * If he hadn't sat on that Plastic Couch}{Diakonov the sorcerer * Who had died from a slouch * He may have lived a hundred more years * If he hadn't sat on that Plastic Couch}{}{}{}{}
    {13}{Dear old Toblix * May he rest * An Ogre took to heart * What he meant in jest}{Dear old Toblix * May he rest * An Ogre took to heart * What he meant in jest}{}{}{}{}
    {14}{Here lies Marcus the Anarchist * He pulled out the grenade and threw the pin * May he rest in pieces}{Here lies Marcus the Anarchist * He pulled out the grenade and threw the pin * May he rest in pieces}{}{}{}{}
    {15}{Shadowfax is here * Redeemer too near * Use only where there's abundant space * Or vaporize without a trace}{Shadowfax is here * Redeemer too near * Use only where there's abundant space * Or vaporize without a trace}{}{}{}{}
    {16}{Here lies Psyrus * Beta! He cried * He made such a fuss * Perhaps that's why he died?}{Here lies Psyrus * Beta! He cried * He made such a fuss * Perhaps that's why he died?}{}{}{}{}
    {17}{Here lies MonkeyPunch * So sad he did not see the Oregolem * SCRUNCH}{Here lies MonkeyPunch * So sad he did not see the Oregolem * SCRUNCH}{}{}{}{}
    {18}{Poor poor Xerophyte * Eaten by a tribe of Kite}{Poor poor Xerophyte * Eaten by a tribe of Kite}{}{}{}{}
    {19}{Here lies Ratster * So sorry you did not see the cat, sir}{Here lies Ratster * So sorry you did not see the cat, sir}{}{}{}{}
    {20}{Bammer we fear has been gone a while * We miss him * His presence was so worthwhile}{Bammer we fear has been gone a while * We miss him * His presence was so worthwhile}{}{}{}{}
    {21}{Here lies CodeGuy * The UberFAQ will never die!}{Here lies CodeGuy * The UberFAQ will never die!}{}{}{}{}
    {22}{Here lies Chud * Sure wish that grenade had been a dud}{Here lies Chud * Sure wish that grenade had been a dud}{}{}{}{}
    {23}{Brother Nikko * So kind and gentle * We are glad you recovered * From being so mental}{Brother Nikko * So kind and gentle * We are glad you recovered * From being so mental}{}{}{}{}
    {24}{Here lies Stravaig * A knife through the chest * Milady caught him flirting * And thought it was best}{Here lies Stravaig * A knife through the chest * Milady caught him flirting * And thought it was best}{}{}{}{}
    {25}{Here lies Milady * Queen of the chat * Dead at her keyboard * They found her like that}{Here lies Milady * Queen of the chat * Dead at her keyboard * They found her like that}{}{}{}{}
    {26}{Here lies Beelzebubb * Met the wrong end * Of an ogre's club}{Here lies Beelzebubb * Met the wrong end * Of an ogre's club}{}{}{}{}
    {27}{Here lies Aldaronis * Sorcerer of light * A ride on the train * Brought about his night}{Here lies Aldaronis * Sorcerer of light * A ride on the train * Brought about his night}{}{}{}{}
    {28}{Here lies V^^^^V * Please leave the stake in place}{Here lies V^^^^V * Please leave the stake in place}{}{}{}{}
    {29}{Here lies Merlina * A lady true * Beat with a flounder * Till she was black and blue}{Here lies Merlina * A lady true * Beat with a flounder * Till she was black and blue}{}{}{}{}
    {30}{Here lies Master Tech * Who asked lots of questions * Like when the heck * Will this game will be done!}{Here lies Master Tech * Who asked lots of questions * Like when the heck * Will this game will be done!}{}{}{}{}
    {31}{Under this here crux * lies Mr. Cruxington * Too much of a crux * For Ms. Cruxington}{Under this here crux * lies Mr. Cruxington * Too much of a crux * For Ms. Cruxington}{}{}{}{}
    {32}{Here lies Zentarim * whew! * Nearly forgot him}{Here lies Zentarim * whew! * Nearly forgot him}{}{}{}{}
    {33}{Here lies Enclave Trooper * Run down in a drunken stupor}{Here lies Enclave Trooper * Run down in a drunken stupor}{}{}{}{}
    {34}{Joe Smoke Smack Toblix on back o' da head * It woz only a pat but da guy fell down dead * Joe wept till he died, struck down by 'is greef * Dat Ogres don't morn is a foolish belleef.}{Joe Smoke Smack Toblix on back o' da head * It woz only a pat but da guy fell down dead * Joe wept till he died, struck down by 'is greef * Dat Ogres don't morn is a foolish belleef.}{}{}{}{}
    {35}{Here lies The Restless One * Thinks he's alive * But this one's gone}{Here lies The Restless One * Thinks he's alive * But this one's gone}{}{}{}{}
    {36}{Here lies Wojit the Great * He likes rice * So we buried him with it... * Isn't that nice?}{Here lies Wojit the Great * He likes rice * So we buried him with it... * Isn't that nice?}{}{}{}{}
    {37}{Here lies Dangerboy * Bit off more than * His name could chew!}{Here lies Dangerboy * Bit off more than * His name could chew!}{}{}{}{}
    {38}{Here lies Magao (or so we're told) * Shapechanging caused his demise * To take the guise of a wolf may be bold * An automaton was unwise}{Here lies Magao (or so we're told) * Shapechanging caused his demise * To take the guise of a wolf may be bold * An automaton was unwise}{}{}{}{}
    {39}{Here lies Red Herring * He died of the pairing * Of the red and the herring}{Here lies Red Herring * He died of the pairing * Of the red and the herring}{}{}{}{}
    {40}{Here lies Skorpios * Close friend of Barry * Found that when using Dynamite * It doesn't pay to tarry * He was a writer and a poet * Never at a loss for a word * But in the end he was speechless * Until Barry's voice was heard * "BUGGER"}{Here lies Skorpios * Close friend of Barry * Found that when using Dynamite * It doesn't pay to tarry * He was a writer and a poet * Never at a loss for a word * But in the end he was speechless * Until Barry's voice was heard * "BUGGER"}{}{}{}{}
    {41}{Excalibur The Great * Met an untimely fate}{Excalibur The Great * Met an untimely fate}{}{}{}{}
    {42}{Oyarsa, amazed by flight * Thought up an idea while up late at night * He invented wings to fly like a dove * Then jumped off a cliff from high up above}{Oyarsa, amazed by flight * Thought up an idea while up late at night * He invented wings to fly like a dove * Then jumped off a cliff from high up above}{}{}{}{}
    {43}{Gustavef, second to none * He got something pissed * Then pulled out his gun * Too bad he missed}{Gustavef, second to none * He got something pissed * Then pulled out his gun * Too bad he missed}{}{}{}{}
    {44}{A great Hunter of Snarks is often renowned * From the beast he is never to flee * But still that is how he wound up in the ground- * For the Snark was a Boojum, you see}{A great Hunter of Snarks is often renowned * From the beast he is never to flee * But still that is how he wound up in the ground- * For the Snark was a Boojum, you see}{}{}{}{}
    {45}{Here lies omnipotent_256 * While in a fight * He dropped his gun * The other guy won}{Here lies omnipotent_256 * While in a fight * He dropped his gun * The other guy won}{}{}{}{}
    {46}{Here Lies Khalim * He would have lived a hundred years * Lasting long without any fears * Afraid of nothing he stood tall * Until an ogre took a whack with it's maul}{Here Lies Khalim * He would have lived a hundred years * Lasting long without any fears * Afraid of nothing he stood tall * Until an ogre took a whack with it's maul}{}{}{}{}
    {47}{Here Lies Thenomain * Better known as "Scrumptious" * Or at least that's what the ogre * Said he was}{Here Lies Thenomain * Better known as "Scrumptious" * Or at least that's what the ogre * Said he was}{}{}{}{}
    {48}{Here lies Ezekiel Stargazer * Rest in pieces * Plural because * He's now wolven feces}{Here lies Ezekiel Stargazer * Rest in pieces * Plural because * He's now wolven feces}{}{}{}{}
    {49}{Here lies Nollidj__ * The anti-establishment fiend * Refused all his stars * From the day he was weaned * When we found him in bed * We weren't surprised those underscores had smushed his head}{Here lies Nollidj__ * The anti-establishment fiend * Refused all his stars * From the day he was weaned * When we found him in bed * We weren't surprised those underscores had smushed his head}{}{}{}{}
    {50}{Here Lies Jonathan * He made us Laugh * He Made us Cry * He pissed us off * We hoped he'd die!}{Here Lies Jonathan * He made us Laugh * He Made us Cry * He pissed us off * We hoped he'd die!}{}{}{}{}
    {51}{Flipz now lies deep in the Earth * He had found the inherent danger * Of sleeping too close to the hearth}{Flipz now lies deep in the Earth * He had found the inherent danger * Of sleeping too close to the hearth}{}{}{}{}
    {52}{Here lies Heroman * And his trusty flounder * Slipped when a victim ran * THWACK!!!}{Here lies Heroman * And his trusty flounder * Slipped when a victim ran * THWACK!!!}{}{}{}{}
    {53}{Here lies Qib * Nary a lie * Nary a fib}{Here lies Qib * Nary a lie * Nary a fib}{}{}{}{}
    {54}{Here lies a Lurker * But one of many, I'm sure * Dedicated fans one and all * Even if they didn't write any words}{Here lies a Lurker * But one of many, I'm sure * Dedicated fans one and all * Even if they didn't write any words}{}{}{}{}
    {55}{Nitey Night}{Nitey Night}{}{}{}{}
     
  9. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, been there Chris, rather interesting actually.
     
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    So where's your headstone, Chris? I also didn't see one in there for Dark Underlord. I thought you two had been around since the beginning of Arcanum.
     
  11. Xz

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    chris has a grave cave in Hellgate.
     
  12. trobs

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    People, People, you don't understand! Of course technology is too pitiful in Arcanum to create plastic. Plastic (and the plastic couch) come from the (no longer known) hidden college of magic. The spells from this college are:

    beauty of Plastic: Raises the caster's beauty.

    wiffle ball: throws a wiffle ball. Inevitably, all creatures other than followers run after it, even in the midst of battle.

    floor of linoleum: turns the ground into a smooth, somewhat slippery tiled surface, causing many creatures to have trouble with their normal movements. Other creatures will stop and ask "how easy is it to clean?"

    Body of naugahyde: The target's skin becomes naugahyde, increasing both AC and beauty. The target can be (like madam Lil's couch) an inanimate object. Turning weapons and armor into plastic generally causes a feeling of revulsion among the citizens of Arcanum.

    Call plastic elemental: A plastic elemental appears in the target tile and attacks caster's enemies. It is easily damaged by fire and sharp weapons, but it will suffocate any enemy foolish enough to poke its head into the plastic folds; it's a pity that most creatures can't read the warning clearly printed on its surface.
     
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