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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  17:29:24  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I was wondering if anyone could direct me to where I need to go to ask questions. I'm having trouble with a particular part of a game as was hoping I could get a hint on how to solve it.

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Well running the Realms you are on the correct shelf. It of course would help to know what game you are playing.

If you are interested in help with an RPG that is not Realm related or D&D related I do not believe there is a shelf here for discussion as such.

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"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  21:09:31  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks. Would you like me to post my question to Running of Realms or is okay here. It is a D&D game.
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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  21:18:05  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Either can work, an adventure can be the correct spot, if not Realms specific, If Realms specific either shelf likely would be considered proper.

Of course I am not a moderator and they decisions matter more then my opinion. If my advive is too flawed the scroll will be moved to an other shelf. *S*

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
"Judgement" copyright 2003 by Elizabeth Moon
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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  21:50:15  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay thanks. I'll see what happens.

My problem is when playing as a theif in the Hillsfar Adventure. You always get up to a spot where you are told to pick the cellar door in one of the many pubs in Hillsfar. This invariably get me thrown out of ALL the pubs. Is there someway to prevent getting caught while doing it or is there a particlar pub I need to do it in first?
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  00:22:02  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KeredDrahcir

Okay thanks. I'll see what happens.

My problem is when playing as a theif in the Hillsfar Adventure. You always get up to a spot where you are told to pick the cellar door in one of the many pubs in Hillsfar. This invariably get me thrown out of ALL the pubs. Is there someway to prevent getting caught while doing it or is there a particlar pub I need to do it in first?



Is this in a particular published adventure, or is this in a computer game?

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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  01:21:20  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's in a computer game. It is sometime known as Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and it usually intended to increace expereince of a character between two games although you can (as I do) create a character there and play with that character.

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This appears to be part of the Pool of Radiance series, though I suspect updated, however on about 1998 Interplay released "All 12 Forgotten Realms Titles". The system requirements were 386/40 (486/33 recommended etc. Few if any are these days use anything less then a Pentium (or versions of what would have been 586).

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
"Judgement" copyright 2003 by Elizabeth Moon
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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  13:39:31  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a PC version that runs in old DOS using DOSBOX. There are sites about it on the Internet but I couldn't find a forum to ask questions.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  14:52:46  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm... Not familiar with this game...

Are any specific pubs mentioned? Is there any way to cause a distraction, whilst picking the lock?

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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  15:03:54  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It just suggests trying to pick the lock in one the many pubs in Hillsfar. The options in the pub allow you to do one thing at a time so if you cause a distraction, it would be over by the time you get round to picking the lock.
I think there is an option to sleep everyone but this never works on the whole pub and I don't the option is there for a theif. I think you have to be a mage to do that.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  15:56:28  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why do you have to pick the lock?

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Because the door is locked. I should have a CD for Hillsfar around here someplace , but can not slow my computer enough in order to even explore the game.

The main trick however appears not to be caught picking the lock. A few options occur to me.

Hide in shadows until no one is in the room, then pick lock.

Pick pocket key to lock.

Make friend with or become employed and allowed to go though door.

Computer games by their nature clearly do not allow all possible ideas to work. It becomes a matter of finding a way of entering the cellar without being caught. There again sometimes there are some things that can not be done. In Pool of Radiance there was a trap that despite 100 times could not be disarmed.

"Small beings can have small wisdom," the dragon said. "And small wise beings are better than small fools. Listen: Wisdom is caring for afterwards."
"Caring for afterwards ...? Ker repeated this without understanding.
"After action, afterwards," the dragon said. "Choose the afterwards first, then the action. Fools choose action first."
"Judgement" copyright 2003 by Elizabeth Moon
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  17:16:51  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kentinal

Because the door is locked.


Thank you.

I meant, what was the objective in having the door open? Is there something that needs to be done, once the basement is accessible?

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hashimashadoo
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Posted - 29 Dec 2013 :  18:07:20  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hillsfar is known for being particularly cruel when it comes to picking locks, even on a thief run through. Your best bet is to save the game right before trying to pick it and just keep reloading until it works.

Check out http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes/587337-advanced-dungeons-and-dragons-hillsfar/faqs/29940 for more help.

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KeredDrahcir
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Posted - 02 Aug 2014 :  16:32:20  Show Profile  Visit KeredDrahcir's Homepage Send KeredDrahcir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've found that if you speak to the barmaid she will tell you about a thief being murdered in the Northwestern corner of the city. I'm not sure where to go from here. There's too many building to search and I've searched all the streets in that area.
Does anyone know which building I'm supposed to search?

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