Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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LP: Realmz - City of Bywater; Ch 3 pt 10

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Sitra Achara, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    TOC

    Chapter 0: Let's roll!
    Char gen in detail - Crooked Bee
    Rest of the roster
    Finishing touches

    Chapter 1: First Steps
    Whorehouse adventures
    Newt's Landing

    Chapter 2: Outskirts
    Aides
    Rise and Fall
    Setting the Stage
    Setting the Stage pt 2
    Continuing the Carnage
    Orcish Ordeals
    Tomb of Horrors
    Full Circle

    Chapter 3: All Out of Bubblegum
    Yardwork
    Back to the Basement
    Rat Bastards
    Spelunking
    Attrition
    Here Be...
    Spelunking, continued
    Out and About
    Cave Addiction
    Terrorizing the Countryside


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    Realmz is an old Mac shareware RPG that came out around the same time as Exile. The game system is sort of a modified D&D, and of course features turn-based combat. It's very PnPish, and I reckon many codexers would love it (I've seen it mentioned here and there, but it could always use some more recognition).

    Like FRUA, the game supports user made Scenarios. This LP covers the basic Scenario - City of Bywater. It's not a blind LP, since I've already played the scenario a few times in the past, but if I do any of the other scenarios they will be.

    For those interested in playing themselves - it was abandoned around the beginning of the century, and the base game is now freeware - you can get it here.
    Edit: Seems like the URL's registration just expired, you can try these links instead:
    https://rapidshare.com/files/950198288/Realmz_PC.zip
    https://rapidshare.com/files/3512894181 ... _Codes.pdf
    For the Mac: http://macintoshgarden.org/games/realmz

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    Character submissions:
    -I will be taking up to 6 characters comprising a balanced party (Cleric, Caster, Fighter, Rogue + 2 others up to you). Deadline is Friday.
    -Dead characters will be resurrected, because modifying the party composition midgame seems to lower the XP rewards (if I am mistaken and it happens anyway, deaths will be replaced, at least in the early levels).

    There are numerous Races and Castes (classes) available to choose from. See the game manual for more info.

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    Current roster:
    [​IMG] Crooked Bee, Demon Cardinal
    [​IMG] Crimson, Human Fighter
    [​IMG] Nex, Vampire Warlock
    [​IMG] Malac Ross, Human Rogue
    [​IMG] Radisshu, Shadow Elf Archer
    [​IMG] eklektyk, Dwarf Cleric
    almondblight, dextermorgan and Johannes Brofist this.
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    This should be interesting. I volunteer!

    Crooked Bee
    Female
    Cardinal
    Race: Demon if possible, if not, then Human

    (Also, you should recruit Black Cat, female Elven Cabalist, if she doesn't volunteer herself. :P)
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  3. CrimsonAngel Savant Patron

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    Crimson
    MAN OF ACTION AND FACE PUNISHING!.
    Fighter
    HUMAN!.
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  4. Nex Scholar

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    Nex
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  5. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Mrowaksu
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    Race: Human


    Edit: NEX!!!!! :x

    Malac Ross
    Male
    Rogue
    Human

    :bounce:
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  6. Nex Scholar

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    Mrowak my love, such joy it brings me to once again journey together!
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  7. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Warlocks can't be pixies.
    To see the list of possible combinations - see here.

    BTW, forgot to mention, but characters can probably be carried over from scenario to scenario... hope you'll make it :)
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  8. Nex Scholar

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    Ok, lets make it:

    Nex
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    Warlock
    Vampire
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  9. Radisshu Liturgist

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    Shadow elf


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  10. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Chapter 0: Let's roll!

    [​IMG]This is how the poor schmucks brave adventurers come to be. I'll show the first one - Crooked Bee - in detail.




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    City of Bywater's "recommended levels" is 6, meaning we'll start off with 6 level 1s. Any more than that means XP penalties.




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    The list of classes. You can't dual class in Realmz, but you can choose from a variety of admixtures upfront.




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    These are the modifiers for the chosen Caste (Cardinal).




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    The list of available Races. Narrowed down quite a bit by choosing Cardinal as a Caste.




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    Racial modifiers for Demons. Seems like they are better suited to be warriors, but oh well.




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    Portrait selection. One of them even sort of looks like a Bee. Or Beelzebub.




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    Avatar will be a weird insect thing. Close enough.




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    These shall be Bee's stats. Most important stat for Divine casters is Judgment.




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    We get 6 spell points for spell selection. Level 1 spells cost 1 point, level 3 cost 3 points. These are the chosen level 1 spells.




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    Level 2 spells. I've chosen Heal Poison because there are numerous traps and creatures in the game that can poison you.




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    [​IMG]Bzzzzzz!
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    :yeah:

    Imho, the game has it wrong: demons should be best-suited to be Cardinals. :P

    EDIT: One more volunteer, please show up!!
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  13. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    If 2 more votes are cast for Black Cat as Elven Cabalist before someone shows up, I'll roll her up.

    Otherwise, we could use another meat shield - Berzerker Pixie perhaps?
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  14. eklektyk Scholar

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    pick one that suits [maanual dont want to open for me :( ]

    and now U can start so get to it :thumbsup:
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  15. Crooked Bee Nyadmin Patron

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  16. eklektyk Scholar

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    sooo was too slow

    revised 2.0

    eklektyk
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    pixie

    happy now? :P
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  17. The Thin Man Novice

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    I want to volunteer, do you need another meat shield?

    If so

    Thin MintzPlatz
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  18. The Thin Man Novice

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    Or if a sorceror is needed

    Thin MintzPlatz
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    Cabalist
    Pixie
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  19. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Was kidding about the Berzerker pixie - not really possible :P

    But I got a really good roll with the Priest, and picked a Dwarf, so it'll be a more of a battle priest.


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    [​IMG]Berzerker pixie my arse!





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    For level 2 I picked Heal Medium.




    With that, we begin our adventure.




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    As you can see, there's quite a few... plenty to run a parallel LP if anyone's interested.






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    For now we'll pick normal difficulty. Maybe I'll bump it up later.



    [​IMG] And so it begins... MMMHAAAHAAAHAAAHAHH! (<- authentic game SFX, don't blame me!)
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  20. lightbane Liturgist

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    Cool!! A new lp!! About a game I never knew about!!
    :love:


    Carry on, gentlemen.
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  21. Radisshu Liturgist

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  22. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    Chapter 1: First Steps in Bywater


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    Our brave and brittle band blunders into Bywater.

    [​IMG] Brittle my arse!






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    Right. We go about exploring the place, and quickly find the town's central attraction.





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    [​IMG] Hell yeah!
    [​IMG] Woohoo!
    [​IMG] Party time!
    [​IMG] Chauvinist pigs...
    [​IMG] Bzzzz....

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    We step inside, and are greeted by this fellow.







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    [​IMG] Ye toddlers can go in when ye grow some hair on yer chest! I'm goin' first!


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    [​IMG] FUUUUUU-!
    [​IMG] Serves you right, you son of a melcar!
    [​IMG] Bah! I've seen cleaner pigs.
    [​IMG] Bet you slept with them too.
    [​IMG] Quiet woman!




    [​IMG] [pointing upstairs] Bzzz bzzz bzzz.
    [​IMG] Right. [turning to the brothel dwarf] Thanks, we've had enough.



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    With that, the party turns to peaceful exploration.





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    [​IMG] Says the harlot who gave me gonorrhea!






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    We enter a room occupied by a lone dwarf.





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    [​IMG] Looks like he's sleeping. Maybe I can get his purse... guys, be quiet while I-
    [​IMG] HAAA! Look who's here, it's my cousin-
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    [​IMG] Ooohh, that's not him!
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    [​IMG] :facepalm: Bungling idiot! Attack!





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    A fight ensues. Malac Ross uses his throwing daggers.
    At this stage of the game, most swings are misses.





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    [​IMG] Hyaaaa!






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    A moment later, eklektyk is thwacked into unconsciousness, and Crimson is brought closer to that state as well.
    (It was only at this point that I noticed eklektic only has 1 stamina point. Oops.)






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    Radisshu draws a bead, and hits.






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    We check to see how many HPs he's got left... not looking good...






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    Casting options are pretty limited at this point.
    [​IMG] Just you wait! When I hit level 5, I'll be unstoppable!






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    Later, I find out that Nex is better used for melee, since she gets 3 attacks / round.






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    And just as things started looking grim...






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    [​IMG] You mean there's nothing left...?



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    We recruit our first NPC. He'll do most of the actual damage dealing for now, as he almost always hits for 5-10 points, and has 2 attacks / round.






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    We camp and recover from the fight.






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    Could be useful later on.
    There's more to do in the Brothel, but right now we'd just get WTFpwned. So we move on.
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  23. root Arcane

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    carry on good sir
    one of my first rpg experiences
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  24. Sitra Achara Augur Patron

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    [​IMG] Me first!





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    The best money can buy. Unfortunately, it turns out he can't hit the wide side of a barn, and only gets 1 attack / round. Bleh.





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    [​IMG] Bzzzz!





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    [​IMG] A hah! We're rich!
    [​IMG] [pricking him with her sting] Bzzz!
    [​IMG] Ow!

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    Fortunately, it's not too far.
    [​IMG] Unfortunately, we can't afford anything.

    Pressing onward, we are faced with yet another moral dilemma...



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    :hmmm:



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    This is the encounter interface. Possible actions include:
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    You can also just call the town guards, but you get nothing for it.
    Luckily, we have a rope.




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    [​IMG] I see a bright future ahead of us!





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    [​IMG] Was too damned sunny for my liking :yeah:






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    [​IMG] Sure, we'll keep him around... for now.
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    [​IMG] Whores - Check. Weapons - Checks. Well - Check. Whiskey - Check.

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    [​IMG] Do Dwarves have beards?
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    Exploring the cellar, we randomly encounter... rats.
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    With the dwarf NPC by our side, they pose no significant challenge.





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    Next, we stumble upon a suspicious looking pool.

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    [​IMG] Fightin' time!





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    Nex is out. Has to be bandaged ASAP or she's toast.





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    [​IMG] "Brittle my arse", eh?





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    Thanks to Reddep mostly, one of the slimes is downed, but instead of dropping dead, it merely splits into 6 smaller slimes.






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    Likewise with the second slime.





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    [​IMG] Tis a flesh wound!






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    [​IMG] [Bee begins buzzing rhythmically]






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    [​IMG] All better now!






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    [​IMG] My skin is punctured and leaking!





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    [​IMG] It's useless! We're all gonna die! AAAAGH!






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    [​IMG] The horror! THE HORROR!





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    [​IMG] Gah! It's after me!






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    [​IMG] Ha! We won! Now to claim all the credit...






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    [​IMG] XP VP is mine! All mine! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA





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    [​IMG] AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA






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    [​IMG] Ahem... yeah. Better returns upstairs and rest.



    [​IMG] What happened? Are we dead?
    [​IMG] That slime nearly swallowed me whole!
    [​IMG] You went down one by one, but I didn't flinch! I PREVAILED!
    [​IMG] Yeah right. I remember what happened. You ran away like a sissy girl and let Reddep and Vodalian do all the work.
    [​IMG] Bzzzz.
    [​IMG] :blah: if it weren't for me, you'd be dead right now!



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    [​IMG] My keen senses detect danger ahead.






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    [​IMG] Bzzz bzzz?
    [​IMG] What?
    [​IMG] I think she's asking if everyone's alright.
    [​IMG] Not a scratch on any of us, actually.





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    [​IMG] Incoming!






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    [​IMG] I'm so awesome, I made him fumble his weapon! :smug:





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    [​IMG] Berzerker pixie... pffft...





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    [​IMG] Groovin'!





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    [​IMG] .....AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....






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    [​IMG] It's maaaagic!





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    [​IMG] I feel stronger.





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    I always forget to use these.




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    More phat lewt.
    Notice the lava and water pools? Pulling both levers causes them to mix, and fry your ass. Found out the hard way...





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    [​IMG] We're free!




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    [​IMG] Moneyz!


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    [​IMG] Don't fall for it! Oldest trick in the book!

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    That's it for now. Exploring further here will get you pwned by these guys.

    Till next time...
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