• LORD IGM's

    From claw@21:1/210 to All on Sun Jul 3 14:05:03 2022
    Would like to learn more about these as I have never added any. What do you run and why? Trying to find IGM's that are worth it without trying everyone. There really seems to be a ton out there. Please advise.

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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to claw on Tue Jul 5 07:03:39 2022
    As a player, it's a tough balance, since there are some that are broken; bugs that are easy to exploit that give a player an unexpected advantage and ruin the game for others.

    Other IGMs are just poorly designed and, again, dramatically throw off the balance of the game. (Dark Tower, I'm looking at you)

    Still other IGMs do almost *nothing* and are just annoying (Visit to Santa Claus).

    I would avoid any IGMs that attempt to implement a whole new, involved, gameplay. I don't recall the name of the one I'm thinking of, but it involved earning some other form of currency so you could buy guns that you could use in the IGM. Just silly.

    The best ones are the ones you can game to get modest improvements in your stats. There's one that's something Honeymoon Hotel (I think). You can get some modest stat bumps, send gifts to romantic interests, and there's enough to do that it's interesting without being out of balance with the main game.

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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Greenlfc on Tue Jul 5 18:46:53 2022
    On 05 Jul 2022, Greenlfc said the following...
    The best ones are the ones you can game to get modest improvements in
    your stats. There's one that's something Honeymoon Hotel (I think).
    You can get some modest stat bumps, send gifts to romantic interests,
    and there's enough to do that it's interesting without being out of balance with the main game.

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    Wow makes me rethink adding any. I don't want to ruin the game for sure. Just almost no uses for gems I have a huge pile of them and can't for the life of me remember what the heck to do with them. I seem to remember a BBS that had an IGM (pretty sure it was custom and not shared) that took advantage of allow you to buy gold with gems and things like that so if you needed one or the other you can trade it back and forth. At a small cost of course. I'll have to check out the honeymoon hotel to see what that one entails.

    thanks for the advise. I'm glad I asked before actually doing anything.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to claw on Tue Jul 5 21:44:00 2022
    claw wrote to Greenlfc <=-

    On 05 Jul 2022, Greenlfc said the following...
    The best ones are the ones you can game to get modest improvements in
    your stats. There's one that's something Honeymoon Hotel (I think).
    You can get some modest stat bumps, send gifts to romantic interests,
    and there's enough to do that it's interesting without being out of balance with the main game.

    Wow makes me rethink adding any. I don't want to ruin the game
    for sure. Just almost no uses for gems I have a huge pile of
    them and can't for the life of me remember what the heck to do
    with them. I seem to remember a BBS that had an IGM (pretty sure
    it was custom and not shared) that took advantage of allow you to
    buy gold with gems and things like that so if you needed one or
    the other you can trade it back and forth. At a small cost of
    course. I'll have to check out the honeymoon hotel to see what
    that one entails.

    Go to the Inn, talk to the Bartender, and trade the Gems for hit points, strength, or vitality. I usually choose vitality which improves your
    defense ability against attacks.

    I purposely don't have any IGMs in my LORD game, for the reasons the
    other poster said above. It throws the game out of balance, and some
    can be exploited and cause unfair advantages. I like a pure game.



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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to claw on Wed Jul 6 05:49:05 2022
    On 05 Jul 2022, claw said the following...

    Wow makes me rethink adding any. I don't want to ruin the game for

    I hope that's not what you took from my message. I just recommend being careful. Eventually the vanilla game does get kind of boring, so IGMs are an opportunity to add a little flavor.

    Try playing LORD on Doorparty for a while (don't engage with the idiots). They've got a rolling selection of IGMs so you can see some of what I was talking about.

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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Greenlfc on Wed Jul 6 18:14:06 2022
    On 06 Jul 2022, Greenlfc said the following...
    I hope that's not what you took from my message. I just recommend being careful. Eventually the vanilla game does get kind of boring, so IGMs
    are an opportunity to add a little flavor.

    Try playing LORD on Doorparty for a while (don't engage with the
    idiots). They've got a rolling selection of IGMs so you can see some of what I was talking about.

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    I will have to do that. Not a bad suggestion.

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