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  1. Special spot for me? Of course the "Gates of Ages". This is where I spent almost my entire day. I also lost my bathtub here, which should be next to the left post. It fell into the abyss. T_T
    10 points
  2. Chewett

    Of Memery and Schemery

    Poor @Ledah and @MaGoHi
    10 points
  3. Today I have added in the structure and code to create upgradeable buildings in MagicDuel. These will allow players to pay resources towards a project which will, over time, grow and provide additional functionality. An example of this is a treasury that if properly maintained will grow and allow more items and creatures to be stored. There is a wide range of possibilities with this that I plan to expand this to encompass and I am sure the A25 team can come up with ideas that I have not even considered! Some examples include contributing resources to your lands armoury to provide bonuses, charging fees at land boundaries (if protected!), and even the ability to blockade scenes and other areas in a "war footing". Or you could have a community shed which, is improved would allow a wider range of items to be grown, and tools to be used. The ability to "upgrade" a scene using this framework is pretty wide so I am open to ideas about how you could create an upgradable building. The start of this however is the humble building, a framework that allows contribution towards resources in MagicDuel. For the moment the underlying code and tables are in place and I plan to continue the work to make it more functional. I will detail more information once I have the first instance implemented and I can demonstrate how it works within MD. A25 members are welcome to ask my questions on our PM thread beforehand however as the (read only interface) is currently up. Please note nothing you see below is currently fixed. Example A25 Interface for viewing building templates
    9 points
  4. Not much decoration here, but I'm of the opinion you don't need much to get a party going. Just lay a blanket, open the picnic basket that contains wine and bacon and just enjoy...this is a chill place to wait (for years) for those MP3s to direct them to the spear&halberd rack, teach them to use the whetstone and everything.
    9 points
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  6. Aelis

    Of Memery and Schemery

    Totally not me 😇
    9 points
  7. So, since my return I have been considering what project to throw my obsessive energies into. On the one hand, I’ve realized that my sweeping Lost Path Adventure clickie quest only encompassed lands that MP3 could reach, and that a Loreroot and a GG quest are begging to be created. On the other hand, those would not address the most pressing need of the realm, that being the dwindling population. You all may be slow-boiling lobsters, but my 8-year absence gives me a disturbing perspective. With the GWI project stalled, it would be premature to try to draw in more players. The process needs to be, in sequence: 1) Fix the bugs, soft locks, and polish the rough edges. 2) Create a more engaging initial experience, with better tutorial function to create an understanding/appreciation for the game 3) Only then wage a publicity campaign, focusing on text-based venues like Facebook 4) Deal with wrinkles as we get feedback, smoothing the path of integration. I am hereby offering my services as Project Manager for GWI. I’m not asking for coding tools (yet) but rather for some authority to act as Creative Director, and be able to ask for help to change things without running polls and surveys at every step of the way. An important function here would be to put a buffer between the critical voices of veteran players and the admin/coders doing the hard work. There is little risk in this path, because a) there’s not much I could do to screw it up permanently, and b) change can and will continue, as long as we persist. Am I qualified to take on such a role? If the complexity of my Lost Path adventure is not proof enough, I offer my past RL experiences as PM/QA/R&D driving the technical side of creating a multi-million dollar business unit within a large corporation, small business owner/operator, university adjunct professor, leader of cub scouts and baby soccer, cat herder extraordinaire at various times as committee chair and/or board member at our church, writer, and survivor of fatherhood. I also wasted much of my youth creating and running D&D worlds. Here are some high points of my proposed plan, in those 4 phases: 1) Fix the bugs, soft locks, and polish the rough edges. The riddles must be fixed – they are a major negative right now Tools must be shorter duration, but replaceable to avoid soft lock The arena error messages need to be gone Does anybody make the balloon work? I’ve not managed it yet. 2) Create a more engaging initial experience, with better tutorial function Scenario-setting intro – tell the story of a castaway, marooned in a strange place Ask a bunch of leading questions that help solidify the player's RP character in their minds Door-bell – new players trigger STORM and red admin message, to draw help Recruit more alts to greet and interact with newbies Get some role-play and combat happening on the island Lots more help and explanatory clickies to spoon-feed the cautious players Bling and flashes and action Bird nest talks about creatures Shells scattered everywhere, linked to the newbie power-ups and creature slots Each shell adds a layer of spin/understanding of the energy process “I am the soul of a creature past. I will manifest as you choose.” “Do not fear harm, you are in a place where all that is behind you.” “Be brave. The spirits of your friends will always be with you.” Etc. With a dozen shells scattered around the island, are a tutorial Get some more diverting mini-quests going right there on the island 3) Only then wage a publicity campaign, focusing on text-based venues like Facebook We need an active Facebook page to “sell” the game concept People who engage in Facebook and the like will be more attracted to MD It must accurately pitch the differences and virtues of the game Not an arcade shoot-up, rather a mind-trip etc. etc. If every player got every friend to “like” that FB page, we could get in a wave If GWI is engaging enough at that moment, it could snowball 4) Deal with wrinkles as we get feedback, smoothing the path of integration. We will learn to target our advertising, and reduce newbie surprise The MP3/MP4 training problem might be solved Overcrowding of the space/server resources might be new We might need more resources, RP items generated, avatars, etc. We will learn about hurdles and integration issues and fix them Others with different interests will continue refining other aspects of MD according to their own creative vision. I have some passion for this project. I hope you will all support me in this effort. Thank you.
    8 points
  8. Aelis

    Archivist for a Day

    Hello, everyone, 16 years, wow! That's a lot! Throughout these years, we've seen a lot: the rise and fall of many alliances, RPCs, Queens and Kings, not to mention countless events and quests. We have also witnessed the appearance of new lands, creatures and even concepts (Wiiya and Fenths come to mind, for example). I could go on and on, but I'll try to keep this short (and ultimately fail), so bear with me! Mur once said: I, for one, find this quote fascinating, especially when we acknowledge the many "coincidences" that take place in our beloved realm. As a (tentative) researcher, I often have to dig through old records to look for said events when trying to identify and/or predict their associated collisions. When doing so, I frequently find myself picturing an ideal world where a certain concept or topic would be well-documented and whichever public information regarding it could be easily retrieved by any interested party. While at first this is a rather selfish thought, I really think such scenario would greatly benefit our community and, as such, I'd like to propose this quest to thee: TLDR: QUEST DESCRIPTION HERE! Pick a topic of your choice (anything, really: a particular event, a principle, a resource, an alliance, a faction, a land... hell, even the history behind a certain medal, why not? :P) and document everything you can about it as if you were an Archivist writing a book on that subject for current and future generations. References to relevant announcements, adventure log entries and forum posts are encouraged, as are screenshots, artworks and chat logs — feel free to add anything you'd find appropriate. Bear in mind, though, that we're interested in PUBLIC information here. For the love of our Demon, keep it spoiler-free! Oh, one last thing: due to the nature of our goal, multiple submissions per player are more than welcome, so, the more the merrier — only one pack of rewards per player, though! With your entries, I plan to start organizing (and contributing to) a "new generation" of documents for the MD Archives. I hope that in the future everyone will enjoy heading to the Archives to browse the bookshelves for clues! Oh, and since there isn't a predefined "editorial style" for these, I'll draw inspiration from our submissions in order to determine that as well. Finally, I invite anyone inspired by this quest (even if you don't submit an entry) to join me in this endeavor! If you're interested/curious, feel free to send me a PM (forum or in-game would be better... though I might also be available on Discord during the birthday) so we can discuss stuff. Enough with the wordy bit! Here comes some important info: Submissions Entries are to be sent via FORUM PM. Please don’t make them public before the quest ends as I’d like to see a lot of variety in your entries. After that period, I’ll contact you to find a way to make all of them available (we’ll see how that goes, depending on the formats and whatnot). Judging We have managed to get a very special Archivist to judge your entries: Kyphis the Bard! Hooray! Oh, also some random guy that goes by the name of Aelis will be acting as judge (don’t trust that one). Entries will then be judged on: Presentation (10 points) As I said, there’s no predefined editorial style, so feel free to innovate. Make it interactive, draw stuff, use pictures where one would expect text and vice versa, etc. Go wild on the format and surprise us! Historical accuracy (10 points) We expect you to present good references for the stuff that you write. Try your best to provide “proof” for your sources. Writing (5 points) We won’t look at your grammar or vocabulary here. Just aim for some degree of cogency in your texts, that’s all! Rewards (the good part, finally) 1st place: Anniversary creature + Wishpoint (if we have at least 3 entries, if not we’ll see) 2nd place: Anniversary creature + 1 gold 3rd place: Anniversary creature + 5 silver Additionally, all entries, regardless of score, will receive some amount of silver or spellstones (the exact quantity will be defined Soon™). PS: I have been given the power to award Anniversary creatures to good quality/score entries that don’t make it to the Top 3, so try your best! And now the coolest part: if your entry doesn't make the cut, you’ll have some time to improve it and try again if you’d like. Deadline April 29th (end of birthday). After we post the results, you get an additional week if you want to improve your entry to go for an Anniversary creature. Okay, that was a bit lengthy... thank you for your patience thus far! Please post here if you have any questions. I'll try to answer as fast as I can.
    8 points
  9. Well, surprisingly close! I'm disappointed I am not able to give my own posts a little blue heart or green arrow, but I suppose the 7 of you who voted will have to do. In first place we have the one, the only, Clair de Lune! The voice only gets ever more incessant, so I hope we can arrange the ceremony soon, I certainly hope within the next 6 days... In second place we have our incorrigible bacon lover, MaGoHi! He has, of course, chosen the 'free' murder, most wise. On a personal level, I hope you choose your next victim more wisely... In joint third we have the dynamic duo Steno and Ungod! Clever, clever, deliberately gaming the system to come in joint third... I expected no less from you two! Very well, you each get 5 shiny gold coins... I am truly generous. Well, that's all folks! Thank you to all my wonderful participants, anyone who showed up to vote, Chew for helping with certain abilities, and last but not least the ever lovable Granos, who has very wisely kindly stayed dead this whole time! I hope to see you all for next years murder...
    8 points
  10. I'm not too good at it, but here's my attempt I liked how peaceful wind sanctuary is, so I opted to go for some simple kites and balloons, which goes great in an open sky.
    8 points
  11. Herewith, the log from the event this day: Many thanks to those who did attend, and welcome to Dracoloth, Priest of the Moon.
    8 points
  12. ~ Day: 103 Year: 16 ~ Today, your beloved king Miq was caught trespassing in Necrovion. Mistake or bravery, we do not know. Many in his condition would have paid the toll. A full week in Necrovion is just too good to say no. Unfortunately he did not. Usually this ends with me claiming a head. But since I don't want diplomatic dramas, I'd accept some regalia instead. For now he is my prisoner. Stay tuna!
    7 points
  13. Today is a little different and a more sombre affair with us remembering those friends who have passed through MD. The joy we shared with them while they were here will never be forgotten. You are invited to write something about a player who is not with us to remember them. Either someone who temporarily not with us, or more permanently, you are welcome to share a memory or even just their name today, we wish them all well. MagicDuel is nothing without the players, and we have enjoyed meeting each and every one of you.
    7 points
  14. In this post I remember Cutler, he inspired me to try new things in MD and together we crafted the first and only piece of banned MDScript May he rest well.
    7 points
  15. As Duke of the East I wish to make a statement about the death of Granos. Ledah and Mag combined have come together to murder one of my citizens Granos. As Ledah is also one of my citizens I will consider this inner land politics and ask all land leaders to let us handle it within the land. Granos is free to Murder Ledah as he wishes. MaGoHi is a member of dst's alliance and therefore outside of this proclaimation. However knowing dst I imagine she would say "MaGoHi is ugly enough to handle his own problems" so I declare Granos is free to also Murder MaGoHi.
    7 points
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  18. Nepgear

    Of Memery and Schemery

    Inspired by my own misadventures.
    7 points
  19. Touching words. Nothing is meant to last forever, that includes also you, me, anyone, not just "a game". From my perspective, i see MD as a place where people come, learn, evolve, get frustrated, revives their curiosity, they make friends, etc.. its a place, disguised as a journey. At some point in life, every such place you encounter teaches you a lesson, then you leave with what you learned. You go on, and the place opens its gates for an other one and so on. People always wished to expect from MD an end, while it has no end. Just think of the concepts..i started coding it when i didn't knew how to code, i put in it things i discovered through my life, and so did many. Such a "place" has no way of reaching an end, its not designed to do that. All i hoped was that over the years i build enough of MD that people _passing through_ it will find sufficient for their journey, not to trap them inside and promise them a conclusion that is not their. Each one finds its own way through, the difference is made by what they gather during this journey, in their mind, soul and life experience. I am the only one truly trapped in here, and as long as i live, Md will live with me, opening its gates to whoever is attracted by its mysteries. Wish you well, I hope it was a fruitfull journey, and as long as you don't self-destruct your account, it will always be here for you if you miss it.
    7 points
  20. Ladies and gentlemen We are proud to introduce you the tournament made perfectly to let Ledah win for once. In this edition in order to win you need to ...lose! Sign up here if you would like to try this unique tournament and see if you are worse than ledah at fighting! Signup closes at 17th of April 23:59:59 The only question that remains is: do you feel lucky? Rewards TBA
    6 points
  21. A curious moss, is the Apothecary's Delight; she who plants it shall be depleted of happiness; she who waters it shall lose her beauteous appearance; she who tills of its soil shall be barren; and she who consumes it shall find delirium. It is a parasite, in every regard; and yet, the Apothecary rejoices in its discovery; as she who returns it to the endless cycle shall reap of unfathomable felicity. ~ Excerpt from Compendia Lorerootia, 16th edition __________________________________________________________________________________ A quest I have decided to release afore the commencement of the Anniversary celebrations, as it should allow those of the realm some additional time to complete it. For those that enjoy obtaining and nurturing creatures - this is a quest for thee! It appears that the Unholy Guard has requested some samples of this moss; after all, he appears quite curious as to the delirium it should cause, and whether it is possible to recruit of new members to their order, by initiating them with this very moss. He is seeking only of completely mature samples - those that have reached their final level of ascension; in return, he has chosen to divulge to myself some secrets in regard to another being, of which I am quite eager to learn. I refer to a recent announcement - https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5153 - this, I believe, were that in question. Thy quest, then, were thus: 1. Obtain this creature, and advance it to the maximal level, using any means necessary. 2. Transfer me this creature (do send the CTC via Forum PM only - I will receive it to confirm that it is indeed the final ascension) - in return, I will grant thee this other-being (via CTC, as a Forum response); this is thine to keep, but is limited to one per entrant. This other-being is the reward in question. (This other-being is not the Anniversary Creature; it is one that has not yet been released). For those that demonstrate of this feat, there are two further - either of which may be completed independently of the other: 3a. Advance the creature that I do grant thee in (2) to its final ascension, and prove this via a screenshot of the creature in this Forum Thread, with the Creature ID and thine identity clearly visible. The first to complete this will obtain one wishpoint, and the victor will be determined by the timestamp of the message containing this. If this is not performed by the completion of the Sixteenth Anniversary celebrations, then this part of the contest will continue until a victor should arise. 3b. Obtain further samples of the fully ascended Apothecary's Delight, for the Unholy Guard. The one who is able to grant myself the largest number of these on completion of the Anniversary will receive another (unreleased, non-anniversary) creature, also possessed by the Unholy Guard. Entries for this contest shall be open until the close of the Sixteenth Anniversary - other than that stated in 3a, which shall be open as long as necessary. Blessings.
    6 points
  22. I will be opening treasuries up to more than just Marind Bell with some notable changes. A treasury can be used to store items and creatures and allowing for alternative storage or a collaborative pool to be used. Taking items/creatures in and out of a storage has no penalty which confers several benefits to totemizing (although should not be used for trading penalty-less). Treasuries will however (going forward) require a maintenance fee to be paid weekly. If you have any questions about what treasuries are, please feel free to ask them on this topic. If you are a land leader, group leader (official or unofficial), etc, and would like a treasury please post below stating: What group/land you represent in your request: Amount of Storage wanted (items): Amount of Storage wanted (creatures): How much you would pay (weekly) for this: (Nothing is an acceptable answer although might mean you can't afford it. Payment could be resources, items, etc...) Location you would put your treasury: (Scene coordinates and name) I will review all requests and consider them for the work I am doing, Once I have the new "building" code in I will speak to you individually about the requests.
    6 points
  23. Ailith

    A more painful death

    My reaction would be that the death itself is already bad enough. Why would you want to punish the victim further? They have already had their account affected without their consent. Death is not supposed to be a punishment in game terms, there are mechanics in the game to jail or ban people that break rules. The death mechanic as I understand it is meant to be an experience for those who are interested in it, and something to quickly recover from if not. I personally think there should be greater penalties for the killers, not the victims. There are very few who can affect players' accounts like this, I don't see how it's justifiable to give them more power to affect other people's accounts negatively. The above sounds like a very overpowered effect on others for the price of a simple coin.
    6 points
  24. Well... I pushed him to make this quest, and god forbids me from not submitting an entry into a cooking quest! So I present: The Runny Chocolatey Brownie of Addiction! Ingredients: 8 Winderwild eggs (preferably the unfertilized unhatch-able chicken-like kind). Replace with Angien Eggs if you're filthy rich without a moral compass. Replace with Drachorn Eggs if you have a death wish. Just not Elemental Eggs *glares at Fyrd* Butter, two sticks. I have no idea how you'd even find them, perhaps Taurion might know where you can get some. Sugar, about 1.2 cups. Crushing some candy canes should do niceeely. Some flavorful herbs. I've heard they're called "vanilla". Maybe you can find them with a herb basket. Maybe you can't. Coffee extract. Or powder. Or Espresso if you're fancy. Popular with lab researchers. Perhaps you should visit the Golemus lab to find out more. Or not. I can't promise you won't be turned into an experiment. Flowers! Wait, no, flour! Go rob MaG, he collected a ton! Wait, no, that's still flower. Erm, perhaps the Golem Mill might have some? Anyway, you need 2 cups of this stuff. Salt. This shouldn't be hard to find. Could even bully someone and harvest their tears for their salt content! Or blood, blood is pretty salty too, right? CHOCOLATE! 1 bar (better be dark chocolate, 70%). Ask your date on Valentine. What, no date? Well, at least that would take care of your salt issues! Cocoa powder. 0.4 cup. Don't snort them. They may be addictive, but not THAT type of addictive. Utensils and an oven. A whip, mixing bowl, container bowls, a pot, spatula, measuring cups, baking tray, parchment paper. If you feel like this is a bit NSFW, you're thinking of the wrong type of whip. Steps Chop the chocolate. Doesn't matter how, they'll get melted later. Thin flakes makes it easier to melt, but not too thin, else it'll melt on the chopping board Put the butter into a small pot, and heat it slowly to a boil. Don't burn it. Crack 4 eggs into the mixing bowl. Separate the yolk from the remaining 4. Also put them into the bowl. Do whatever with the extra whites. Whip the eggs together, until harmonious. As harmonious as Ledah and MaG were when they schemed to kill Granos. Slowly pour the boiling butter over the egg, whipping vigorously to prevent the egg from cooking Put the chocolate into the hot mix, and whip some more. No, not BDSM style. Whip til the choco melts into a nice blend! Put in the vanilla, coffee extract, sugar crushed candy canes, cocoa powder, and salt, and continue mixing Put in the flour! Make sure to pick off the pedals... wait, no, that's flower again, urg! Make sure the flour don't clump, use your hand, a strainer, whatever. Now, get rid of the whip and use a spatula to fold the mixture together. The longer you mix, the chewier the final brownie will get Put your parchment paper over your baking tray. Some oil could be used to help it stick. Some trimming and folding can make things looks nice. Some social skill may help with that valentine chocolate. Just sayin :3 Pour the mixture into the tray. Put into oven. This is a very complicated step. No, really, it varies a LOT based on your equipment. Usually I'd say half an hour at around 220 Celsius. Or 493.15 for you weirdos with a Kelvin oven. Personally, I pour half. Bake for ~7 minutes. Pour remaining half. Bake for 8. Cover with foil. Bake for another 5-10 minutes. This is the result of repeatedly experimenting with my oven, which is technically not even an oven! You'll need to tinker a lot to get a just-right result to your liking. Including with ingredients. Take it out. Wait. Wait longer. Wait til it stop smoking, I don't care how good it smell damnit! Cut and enjoy. With tea. Or coffee. Depending on how "cultured" you are Why this makes me happy I've been using this recipe a lot. Tinkered with it, a lot. Changed multiple steps. Tried multiple techniques. Baked dozens. The thing is - I also barely ate any. This is a treat I make for family. Friends. Guests. I do like sweet, and I love what I made, but what makes me happy is to see others enjoys it (and choke on that sweet, sweet calories!). I'm still tweaking it batch-by-batch. The process of making, the experimentation, and most of all, the joys and appreciation, is what makes this dish special. So, while I'd love to have the MD community try it some day, the best I could do is to post pictures here These pics may have come from 3 different batches that I made in the past week - I recently tested the double baking process (that also changed a lot of the steps). It's just one improvement of, what I hope to be, many more in the future
    6 points
  25. Pipstickz

    Pip's Pacifism Parade

    Welcome one, welcome all! I invite you to join the parade and write your opinion on the idea of pacifism on a societal (or bigger, or smaller, your choice in the end) scale. Write me your thoughts for or against or both or neither, but don't hold back! If anyone finds this is far too open ended then make your voice heard, and I'll shout back some prompts for everybody to hear. Please do remember to write your entries to me privately though as anything otherwise may affect the ideas of others, though I wouldn't dare stop anyone from their private discussion. All that being said, entries will be judged on x/10 Well reasoned x/10 Meaningful but concise (not too long not too short, use your judgement) x/5 Interesting Paraders may find an anniversary creature as reward at the end, and maybe some other prizes too. (Firmed rewards TBD) (Entries due by the end of the Anniv, and the parade theme is just a theme, I have no real intention of trying to wrangle all participants in the same place at the same time! Though if they spontaneously organized into a parade, that could be very cool! Much cooler than spontaneous combustion, though that's cool too.) Good luck folks!
    6 points
  26. They all look amazing, and its such a nice thing you tried. I would like all participants to receive something for trying, so i am sponsoring an additional 2 gold to all 3 participants. Gold will be sent to kaya for distributing.
    6 points
  27. Wanted to give a nod to Else, the first new member of Legend Speakers since it's rejuvenation at the 16-year Anniversary. Else is an impressive grinder, and as Bailiff will be using his strength to keep order in the Alliance, and to keep the fighters distracted at storytelling events. (Hecklers, on the other hand, who seek to become martyrs, will instead still be met with Silver Tongue and/or Toad Speak). Please offer Else your congratulations and support in this new role.
    6 points
  28. So the final tally of evenings won is as follows: Demonic God - FOUR Ungod - TWO Clair de Lune, Aelis, Dracoloth, Nepgear, klawdees, Chewett - ONE each Chewett will do the honors of awarding the nightly prizes. I am awarding a wish point to Demonic God for sweeping the series. Let's congratulate all our participants!
    6 points
  29. Granos

    Perspective: Void

    As many of you know, this is a subject I am quite fond of. I share similar views with many of you and some will differ. Given I am The Seeker of The Void I figure I should at least leave some input on this. To me the void is both tangible yet intangible. It is what the beginning and the end will and are. Some will claim that the void is associated with darkness, like a great blackness that just engulfs all things. While this may not be wrong, I see it more in line with a great whiteness(the potential for all colors). When you break things down into very basic ideas, there are two colour pathways. On one path you can see that black pigment is an amalgamation of all the colors while absorbing everything, and you have white which is the absence of color. Then on the other path you have the opposite. You can see that white light is an amalgamation of all the colors while absorbing everything, and you have black which is the absence of color. Statements such as 'white is the absence of color' is both true and false but it comes down to our perspective, knowledge, and how we attempt to perceive that which is supposedly imperceivable. To me the void is limitless but also finite at the same time, such as the infinity sign, each side has limited space but still continues on forever. It is all that we cannot comprehend. Thus when we attempt to understand or quantify it, our perceptions are tainted by that which we cannot possibly understand. Our minds simply are not equipped for it. A small example now: Imagine a giant circle. That circle is then surrounded by numerous other smaller circles. Let us call the giant circle MD(Magicduel), and the smaller ones the players. Each smaller circle has a line connecting itself to the larger one, connected to other lines and smaller circles within, which we can call our avatars. The space outside these circles can be called the void. Eventually over time these circles erode and crack, and through these cracks we catch glimpses of the void, but our minds cannot understand this. These cracks show up in many ways, one of the most common is with mental illness, that is my Taint. They become tainted by something they cannot understand. So we begin to fill the gaps that we cannot comprehend with information, and things we know from our own realties. These can be called numerous things from hallucinations to visions, or even that sense of deju vu(ghosts, demons or even aliens). Our minds know something is not as it should be, thus they replace these glimpses of the void which we will never comprehend, with what we have of our own memories. I can go on about ideas and thoughts on the void but for now this will have to suffice. Feel free to come speak with me on this or other topics...
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  31. I remember Khalazdad, a legendary storyteller and a fascinating character who drew myself and many others to him like a magnet, sitting in front of the Howling Gates. I like to think his memory smiles every time a story is told somewhere in MD. I remember AqlBeast, my first protector and a Seeker of Enlightenment. Someone who taught me a lot about this game, I like to think every time somebody around MD asks for help, Aql's memory is there to answer. I remember MRR who, most important of all, taught me how to do the silence spell! MRR, and MRP as well, also taught me many combat tips and tricks, and I like to think every time somebody reads and learns from their fight logs the memory of the MRs fraternity (not the alliance, exactly) is happy. I remember many many others who have come and gone, and of course those who have stayed too. I like to think every time someone makes a new friend in MD, our memories rejoice together.
    6 points
  32. I remember Amoran K Kol, then one that welcomed me to this land, intrigued me with hidden secrets, lore and history, and showed me the light of the moon. I miss her every day and hope that one day I shall speak with her again under the mighty tree of Loreroot, or in the bowels of its beautiful twin in Necrovion.
    6 points
  33. In this post I remember both Awiiya and Handy Pockets, and the many seed-walks we had taken together. I learned about poetry, prose and perspective from Awiiya. From Kets I learned kindness and gentle quiet strength. Not just these things, but these in my mind were some of the biggest influences of Yoshi's character and I miss them terribly.
    6 points
  34. In this post I remember the troublesome dst, a good bughunter and an even better friend. Be well wherever you are! (Oh and come back and sort out your alliance, you have let riff-raff into it )
    6 points
  35. Hi, everyone! As per Ann. 5237, I tried listing everything I could find that took place right after the 15th birthday up to today. I know I missed some months, so please help me in updating this work in progress (also sorry if I added stuff from before the 15th birthday) I thought about sending a PM to Chewett but then I figured it would be better for us to work together instead of listing the same stuff on our own, so I made it public. I tried defining "major categories" for the events, but feel free to suggest other ways to organize those. Here comes the (quite big) list... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Realm-wide" Announcements Rework https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5021 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5034 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5036 Work on Consecutive Days - Rewards and updates https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5023 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5065 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5105 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5140 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5145 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19113-365-consecutive-days-reward/ Resource Stack System Change https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5026 Donating Hours Project https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5027 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5048 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18985-a-new-value-unit-donating-hours-of-my-life/ Darvin's brain 2.0 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5028 Backdoors to guilds and alliances discussion https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5079 Game Masters (GM's) - Chewett and Mur https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5080 Nominated Leaders in Alliances https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5081 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5082 Doors to experimental realms https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5115 Partially transferable and no transfer items https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5123 New creature released https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5153 Introduction of Anniversary Pin Badges https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5165 Gathering Tools Change https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5168 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19143-ann-5168/ MD Rework 2021 Project https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5171 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5221 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5222 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5235 Creature Cards https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5177 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5193 Creature Shards https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5178 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5182 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5191 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5234 Altar access rules https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5192 Creature Marks https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5209 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5223 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5225 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5230 Introduction of The Bees of The Dead https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5217 New bringinallonline spell https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5218 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5219 Upcoming work for A25 team https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5224 New item: view previous battles in location https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5232 Discussion on progression https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18995-of-relative-advancement-and-its-lack-of-progressive-difficulty/ Work on testimonials https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19026-testimonials-and-teasing-presentation/ RP Reality discussion https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18937-discussion-on-rp-reality-and-similar-other-concepts/ Location-related Necrovion got closed (again) https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/4990 Logs back in MDA https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5000 Functional Bed at Knator Vacation House https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5015 Dreamcatcher at the Howling Gates https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5042 Scene Improvements https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5046 Challenge at Champion's Challenge https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5054 Raven Hold heals LR citizens https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5126 Unholy Guard in Necrovion https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5152 Player and/or role-related BFH is now Mr B https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5018 Rophs steps down as Wiiya Bubble Weaver https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5019 Aia handling Avatar and Item images https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5045 Ungod the Highly Esteemed Treasurer of Marind Bell https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5047 A25 team: Steno in, Shemhazaj out https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5055 Ledah rises as the new leader of the Caretakers https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5059 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19022-new-caretakers-leader-ledah/ The Caretakers Shovel https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19219-the-caretakers-shovel/ MRAlyon receives Mark of History https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5144 Demonic God receives Wind Ward spelldoc https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5162 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19134-a-hunt-for-darvin-permanent-quest/ Aia receives Invisibility level 3 spelldoc https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5163 Neno returns as avatar manager https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5189 dst retires from official roles https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5200 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19076-a-hello-and-a-farewell-at-least-for-now/ Dark Demon says goodbye (for now) https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19020-hello-for-the-last-time-for-a-long-time/ Sunfire leaves the East and joins Underground https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19003-the-end-of-an-empire/ MaGoHi and Ledah killed Granos / Aelis killed MaGoHi / Granos killed Ledah / Syrian revived MaGoHi https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19194-proclamation-regarding-death-of-granos/ https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19231-yet-another-proclamation-regarding-the-revival-of-magohi/ Granos killed Curiose (See Bees of the Dead in "Realm wide" section) https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19235-murder-death-kill/ Cyrus Siridius died and vanished (see quest section) Interface changes/fixes User details page updated https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5129 Changes to achievements page https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5147 Fixes on research library page https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5150 Exploring points shown on recruitment page https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5154 MDA scene fix https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5167 Gateway Guardians Improvements https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5179 Personal Papers/Docs/Notebook fixed https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5183 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5184 Server time panel made visible https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5196 Combat log updates https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5229 MD Technical updates Migration to PHP7 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5004 Storenow functional again https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5006 MD moved to new server https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5185 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5186 https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19187-md-has-moved-server/ A25 technical updates Item Templates for A25 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5012 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5020 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5032 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5033 A25 Tool Release: NPCTalk https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5072 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5074 Multiple uses for clickies https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5076 A25 Checks: playervars# https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5077 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5078 Animated Clickies https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5112 A25 Triggered scene alterations and animated overlays https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5113 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5114 A25 activation rule "daterange" https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5122 More sounds https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5124 Healing and damaging with A25: vitality# action https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/5125 Quests Steno - Word Puzzle https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18964-md-word-puzzle/ Steno - My budding role https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18946-my-budding-role/ Steno - Awesome Autumn Adventuring Quests https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19043-awesome-autumn-adventuring-quest-registrationrules/ Steno - Chewett's Proclamation https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19049-chewetts-proclamation/ lashtal - Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18936-cyrus-siridius-the-long-wave-of-plushies/ lashtal - Spread the Taint https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/16156-spread-the-taint-mutate-a-drachorn/?tab=comments#comment-187381 Ungod - Mazes https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/18942-mazes/ Ungod - A Constellation Chart https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19051-a-constellation-chart/ Ungod - The Telescope https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19050-the-telescope/ Ungod - Between Heaven and Hell, the six types of demons https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19100-wp-quest-between-heaven-and-hell-the-six-types-of-demons/ ignnus - Truth or Dare https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19121-quest-truth-or-dare-ask-your-right-questions-necrovion/ Multiple creators - MD 16th Birthday Quests https://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/19200-md-16th-birthday-megathread/
    6 points
  36. Kaya

    Bringing out the dead

    For this quest I would like to request 3 things. First, a ritual/method to create the Death Anchor. Second, a list of all the tools, resources and anything else necessary for this ritual. If resources that do not yet exist are necessary give a short (about 1 sentence) description of how they can be obtained. Finally I will ask you for an explanation how and why this prevents the dead from being collected. Entries should be posted in this topic and will be judged by me. Public discussion on methods is not only allowed, but encouraged, and will also be rewarded. Best solution may earn a reward, all comments are eligible for shiny coins. The deadline is 2 weeks from now, april 26th, 23:59. If you wish to participate, but won't be able to make the deadline, let me know ahead of time and I will give an extension. The deadline is fairly short, especially with all the other festivities going on.
    6 points
  37. I'm so sorry
    6 points
  38. "Energy Burnt" Description: Gives Energetic Burn mark to those hit by energy burn markforcritabilities|mark=energyburnt;power=20%;duration=5;mustdie=onlydead;targets=e;target_abilities=energyburn I think it would be interesting to mark creatures who have been hit by energy burn "strongly" and make them weaker over the next few fights. Similar to how a burn continues to hurt over time.
    6 points
  39. Chewett

    Of Memery and Schemery

    Mistakes have been made
    6 points
  40. 6 points
  41. 6 points
  42. Ailith

    Perspective: Void

    Everything, nothing included and nothing left out.
    6 points
  43. 6 points
  44. 6 points
  45. Chewett

    Of Memery and Schemery

    @Ledah and MagicDuel (Originally posted to Discord)
    6 points
  46. I don't know how MD came up tonight in my mind. Maybe cause Christmas is close by and omg how I looooved MD's Christmas. Or maybe my haunted and tired mind needed a break from reality. Don't know..but the fact is that here I am once more to say hello and then fa rewell. I don't know how I drifted away from the game. I never thought it will ever be possible but you know :"never say never". I miss the game, I miss the thrill, I miss the quests and mostly I miss my friends in here. It's been a very very long journey. I grew up with MD, I've learned with MD and I've evolved with MD. I've learned a lot about myself. I took that knowledge with me in RL and I expanded. Life has been tough but defo kinder than for many so I am grateful for that. I want to come back and I haven't given up the thought. I just wish MD will still be here when I decide it's time. Oh and do something with the horrible interface! It's how we say in Romanian "passion killer" Hope you are all well and so are your loved ones. We are certainly living "interesting times". I will never again wish that to anyone . Hugs and kisses until next time, dst
    6 points
  47. I'm not sure what makes me log in every day to play MagicDuel, but I have done so for more than 6 years now. I guess there are many hard-to-describe little things that make it enjoyable. However, the 'game' aspects of MD are somehow downplayed. For example, the combat system is excellent (and that's enough to make a game memorable, right?), but there is a sense of it being just something to be good at if you want to, but not imperative. It's not ''the way'' to progress, it's ''a way''. Well, maybe I can't explain my reasons, but I know this game is something that some of you will find to be ''perfect''. You may think you want the prettiest ring, the most expensive ring, the most sought-after ring, but that's not what you really want; what you want is a ring that fits you. Give MD some time, and time shall reveal if it fits you.
    6 points
  48. Chewett

    Who watches the Watchmen?

    Darvin
    5 points
  49. I declare that this quest were completed, and the Unholy Guard, through a series of... unfortunate events, is with us no longer, and so, no further moss may be exchanged. Ledah has won the coloured priest, with a total of 12 Witherwraith granted (some, in course, with some rather amusing titles). None other did provide of greater than a single specimen. Of note during this contest: Nepgear provided a moss with 617 wins (no other moss had more than 10 wins more than the number required for final advancement) Six players advanced the moss to the penultimate level and were unable to advance the same moss to the final level: Ledah, Fang Archbane, lashtal, MRAlyon, Sunfire, and Lazarus Those that provided a completed moss and received a coloured elemental: Else, Sunfire, Pipstickz, MaGoHi, Fang Archbane, Demonic God, lashtal, Ledah, Nepgear. Congratulations to Ledah, who, although he could not win his own combat contest, has won both 3a. and 3b.
    5 points
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