History Headscratchers / Zork

15th Aug '17 12:32:31 AM IrvingIV
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Though this troper always imagined the grues looking like the monster kirisakin from the kirby anime (found here: https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kirby/images/c/c4/Crusade_for_the_Blade_4.png/revision/latest?cb=20100106212004&path-prefix=en ) Are ther ever described?

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this troper always imagined the grues looking like the monster kirisakin from the kirby anime (found here: https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kirby/images/c/c4/Crusade_for_the_Blade_4.png/revision/latest?cb=20100106212004&path-prefix=en ) Are ther they ever described?described in game?
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15th Aug '17 12:29:46 AM IrvingIV
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Though this troper always imagined the grues looking like the monster kirisakin from the kirby anime (found here: https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kirby/images/c/c4/Crusade_for_the_Blade_4.png/revision/latest?cb=20100106212004&path-prefix=en ) Are ther ever described?
15th Apr '17 4:26:24 PM CosmicFerret
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** Maybe it's kinda like DungeonsAndDragons, and it's a question of studied vs. instinctive magic? Or maybe the sources are different some other way, with wizards relying on their own abilities while mages get spirits to do the work for them? That might explain why it's the mage (Canuk) and not the wizard (Trembyle) that ends up getting possessed...

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** Maybe it's kinda like DungeonsAndDragons, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and it's a question of studied vs. instinctive magic? Or maybe the sources are different some other way, with wizards relying on their own abilities while mages get spirits to do the work for them? That might explain why it's the mage (Canuk) and not the wizard (Trembyle) that ends up getting possessed...
2nd Sep '16 8:16:51 PM Twoeyesshort
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** Maybe it's kinda like DungeonsAndDragons, and it's a question of studied vs. instinctive magic? Or maybe the sources are different some other way, with wizards relying on their own abilities while mages get spirits to do the work for them? That might explain why it's the mage (Canuk) and not the wizard (Trembyle) that ends up getting possessed...
22nd Aug '16 4:33:35 PM Discar
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22nd Aug '16 4:33:25 PM Discar
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*** Especially seeing as he can get around the G.U.E just fine, despite not carrying any source of light on him. Means he has no reason to steal it except to be a dick.
*** Well, the torch is actually one of the game's treasures, so he has ''that'' reason to steal it at least. Since he's, y'know, a thief.

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*** ** Especially seeing as he can get around the G.U.E just fine, despite not carrying any source of light on him. Means he has no reason to steal it except to be a dick.
*** ** Well, the torch is actually one of the game's treasures, so he has ''that'' reason to steal it at least. Since he's, y'know, a thief.thief.

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*** Makes one wonder why there's even an off-switch option at all. Never actually solved that puzzle, but I can't help but feel that that creepy innkeeper lady Molly purposely wants me to die so [[InnOfNoReturn she can loot my body in the morning]].

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*** ** Makes one wonder why there's even an off-switch option at all. Never actually solved that puzzle, but I can't help but feel that that creepy innkeeper lady Molly purposely wants me to die so [[InnOfNoReturn she can loot my body in the morning]].morning]].

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* ''Return to Zork'' implies that there's a distinction between mages and wizards, but what is it?

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* ''Return to Zork'' implies that there's a distinction between mages and wizards, but what is it?it?

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13th Jul '16 12:37:49 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Well, the torch is actually one of the game's treasures, so he has ''that'' reason to steal it at least. Since he's, y'know, a thief.
19th Apr '16 10:09:32 AM Kahran042
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* Why the heck does anybody in ''Return to Zork'' still play ''Survivor''? It's a solved game. If you omit the "wizard may pass" rule, Canuk wins every time, while if you include it, Trembyle always wins. More importantly, why does ''Morpheus'', the BigBad of the game, [[ChessWithDeath use a solved game to determine his victims' fates?]] [[TooDumbToLive That's just asking for trouble.]]

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* Why the heck does anybody in ''Return to Zork'' still play ''Survivor''? It's a solved game. If you omit the "wizard may pass" rule, Canuk wins every time, while if you include it, Trembyle always wins. More importantly, why does ''Morpheus'', the BigBad of the game, [[ChessWithDeath use a solved game to determine his victims' fates?]] [[TooDumbToLive That's just asking for trouble.]]]]
* ''Return to Zork'' implies that there's a distinction between mages and wizards, but what is it?
24th Feb '16 8:22:42 AM Twoeyesshort
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** It could be that, while it does glow, and grues do hate even dim light, a grue approaching from behind would have the light source blocked entirely until it ripped the adventurer's head off. This is assuming the sword's even being held out in the open and not kept in {{Hammerspace}}.



*** Makes one wonder why there's even an off-switch option at all. Never actually solved that puzzle, but I can't help but feel that that creepy innkeeper lady Molly purposely wants me to die so [[InnOfNoReturn she can loot my body in the morning]].

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*** Makes one wonder why there's even an off-switch option at all. Never actually solved that puzzle, but I can't help but feel that that creepy innkeeper lady Molly purposely wants me to die so [[InnOfNoReturn she can loot my body in the morning]].morning]].
* Why the heck does anybody in ''Return to Zork'' still play ''Survivor''? It's a solved game. If you omit the "wizard may pass" rule, Canuk wins every time, while if you include it, Trembyle always wins. More importantly, why does ''Morpheus'', the BigBad of the game, [[ChessWithDeath use a solved game to determine his victims' fates?]] [[TooDumbToLive That's just asking for trouble.]]
25th Mar '15 2:29:35 PM Pika123
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*** Especially seeing as he can get around the G.U.E just fine, despite not carrying any source of light on him. Means he has no reason to steal it except to be a dick.
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