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Challenges and Playthroughs Archive - Make Your Submission Here & Discuss Archive Categories

LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
edited February 2014 in Challenges and Playthroughs
We'll start cataloging the threads here:

Playthroughs

Roleplaying (Journaled)
Adul's BG Adventures (a diary-style playthrough)
Artin Twohammers LG Dwarven Fighter/Cleric (Canon Party) *Spoilers*
The Bhaalspawn Journals - Roleplaying Multiplayer Game
"Let the Fates Decide" Game Journal (there will be major spoilers)
[Oddest Elvenpath] Journal, Hardcore-RP, No-Load, None-Canon Party, Lots-O'Pitures & bad writing
[On the Path] Kinda-Comics-like, Journal, No Load, Hardcore RP, Bad Writting & Spelling Mistakes
Romance: pokemon style (spoilers. duh.)

PC Concept/Party Theme or Composition
My roleplaying playthrough with a Sorcerer
Please share your favorite Player-Character builds (compiling them)
All-dual-classed party playthrough (SPOILERS!)
Create your favorite 4 member party for BG:EE
BGEE "Bantering" RP Playthrough (easy mode, minimal reload) - Our living BG1NPC

Tactical Theme
Wizard Slayer led Anti-Arcane-Magic Party - custom party of six mage-killers (spoilers)
The Tale of the Totemic Druid

Challenges

No-Reload
The no reload challenge (spoiler warning)
Create a random game (optional no-reload speed game contest included) (spoilers)
The 75 roll No-Reload/No Resurrection Challenge

Minimal Reload
Minimal Reload Challenge (Spoiler Warning!)
The Minimal Reload 'Random Game' Challenge (Lem's version) - Revised! (warning: spoilers!)
The Reckless Wild Mage Party, Minimal Reloads
Baldur's Gate Series, and Icewind Dale Series Minimal Reload Challenge (Spoiler Warning!)
Nine Lives Challenge (Revised)

Tactical Theme
Playing it Hardcore
No Cheedar Item/Equipment Challenge
Crafting a successful no-reload SCS core rules group
New challenge-escape from Candlekeep
A Mage Specialist Party Challenge
party of all specialist mage NPCs (spoilers)

PC Concept/Party Theme or Composition
Play Yourself in BG Challenge
Super Special Secret Challenge

Speed Runs
BG EE Speed Runs

Post edited by Lemernis on
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Comments

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    edited January 2014
    In this thread we will attempt to categorize playthrough and challenge ideas, and to begin archiving them.

    This will be a work in progress, so please be patient. :)

    (Edit: I'll only be able to tend to the archive thread about every 10 weeks. This board isn't so big as yet that anything can't be easily found, though!)

    Here are some basic categories that we can use just to get the ball rolling:

    Playthroughs
    Roleplaying (Journaled)
    PC Concept/Party Theme or Composition
    Tactical Theme

    Challenges
    No-Reload
    Minimal Reload
    Tactical Theme
    PC Concept/Party Theme or Composition
    Speed Runs

    Some game concepts will have overlap between categories, but to keep the number of categories under control pick the aspect of the concept that is most dominant.

    In order to make a submission to the archive, please post the thread link using the name of the thread:

    <a href="full link of the thread goes here" target="_blank">name of thread</a>

    in a post in this thread.

    Your Playthrough and Challenge threads may reside either in this forum or in General, whichever you prefer.

    If you post a new Challenge or Playthrough thread in this forum, then please alert us in this thread of your wish to have the thread entered into the Archive list. Similarly, to alert us of a thread that is in General that you would like in the Archive list, please notify us as such in this thread.

    Post edited by Lemernis on
    JuliusBorisov
  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
    You can post stuff in <brackets> without spaces; quote my post to see how. :D

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    I guess maybe there could be a sticky thread for each category, as long as we don't end up with a gazillion stickies... Even just to start I have nine above!

    Any better ideas re: how to catalog these threads?

  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
    Playthroughs (a.k.a. game journals)
    - Roleplaying
    - Tactical

    I think most people who read game journals don't really care whether the concept is centered around the PC or the party.

    Challenges
    - No Reload
    - Minimal Reload
    - Tactical
    - Roleplaying This is broader than PC Concept and may obviate the need for further categories; it also perfectly describes the example.
    - Speed Runs

    Other/Ideas Miscellaneous topics that don't really fit anywhere can go here rather than taking up a few categories by themselves.

    I also recommend keeping all links in one sticky. There aren't that many yet, and people who are usually interested in a particular category are more likely to glance over and check out another one if it's in the same topic.

    lolien
  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    edited May 2013
    I'm thinking that the Playthroughs category should include more than just journaling of games, though.

    Many folks play games that are organized around PC and party composition that they lack the time or inclination to journal. But a brief description of such game concepts with some commentary on an example game can inspire others.

    Examples we've seen include:

    Soloing
    all-Evil party
    Wild Mage accompanied by only Chaotic-aligned NPCs
    Party comprised of all specialist mages who cast only their own school's spells
    all party members of the same class

    And so forth.

  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
    Lemernis said:

    Many folks play games that are organized around PC and party composition that they lack the time or inclination to journal. But a brief description of such game concepts with some commentary on an example game can inspire others.

    So, Other/Ideas? :P

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    I'm probably into exploring the nuances of such possibilities far more than most folks ever will. (´@[email protected]`)

    Well, there is a basic distinction between a roleplayed game that is journaled, and simple illustration and discussion of an idea for a playthrough, which nine times out of ten, is based on PC/party.

    So I merged PC Concept with Party Theme/Composition, and specified Roleplaying as (Journaled). Does that seem more in line with what folks will actually use?

    While I think most players will still want their threads located in General (and the threads will get the most views and participation there, that's undoubtedly true) I remain hopeful that this subforum can be a place to brainstorm ideas and catalog such threads.

  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
  • WanderonWanderon Member Posts: 1,418
    @Lemernis, @Jalily, just an FYI:

    I was perusing this thread and tried to follow the link to the no reload thread and got a message that there was a problem with the websites security certificate - it only seems to appear for the 3 links in the no reload category - other categorys link fine - no message.

  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
  • WanderonWanderon Member Posts: 1,418
  • kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,683
    Lemme ask directly:

    Is this thread to make a shortcut to other threads that have something to do with this idea? So i choose a category, post here and you copy/paste it on the OP in the respective category? (more alike the 1° paragraph of the OP)

    Is this thread a place to share my experiences with the game, at least what i found unique about a gameplay, AND IF i want, i can do this by hiperlink to another thread where i already posted that?
    (more alike with what was being explained in the What is the 'Challenges and Playthroughs' forum? How does it work?

    It's a place to suggest new ideas to make the game more challengin, so they will be implemented by mod/official content? (doesn't appear to be this, but i hope to be wrong).

  • JalilyJalily Member Posts: 4,681
    kamuizin said:

    Is this thread to make a shortcut to other threads that have something to do with this idea?

    Yes.

    kamuizin
  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    edited June 2013
    kamuizin said:

    Is this thread to make a shortcut to other threads that have something to do with this idea? So i choose a category, post here and you copy/paste it on the OP in the respective category? (more alike the 1° paragraph of the OP)
    Yep. I'm going to rename the thread to hopefully make that clearer: "Challenges and Playthroughs Archive - Make Your Submission Here & Discuss Archive Categories"
    kamuizin said:

    Is this thread a place to share my experiences with the game, at least what i found unique about a gameplay, AND IF i want, i can do this by hiperlink to another thread where i already posted that? (more alike with what was being explained in the What is the 'Challenges and Playthroughs' forum? How does it work?
    This thread isn't for discussion of the playthroughs and challenges per se. We can do that in those threads themselves. This thread is to request that a playthrough or challenge thread be added into the list (archive). And also to discuss what categories we should have for the archive of threads.
    kamuizin said:

    It's a place to suggest new ideas to make the game more challengin, so they will be implemented by mod/official content? (doesn't appear to be this, but i hope to be wrong).
    Nope, not at all! I guess modders could get ideas here and run with them. But that's not the intent of sharing and think-tanking playthrough and challenge ideas.

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  • kamuizinkamuizin Member Posts: 3,683
    So, lemme suggest the change of the thread name to:

    Discussion vault, an archive of every thread of this forum.

    OR

    Alternative to search for topics and discussions.


    Just suggestions, also as an suggestion rename the thread as you see fit, but since Jaily is here with you on this project, clean the old posts and keep the thread short (after updating the suggested hiperlinks).

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    edited June 2013
    Thanks for the feedback @kamuizin.

    Presumably there will be brainstorming discussion threads about various ideas for playthroughs and challenges that aren't necessarily illustrative of the concept. So in that sense the archive it really isn't intended to link every thread in this forum.

    I'm sorry if it is coming across as a bit murky yet. But this forum is first and foremost intended as a place for players to brainstorm and share ideas for playing the game in innovative ways (and so there will be threads about such subjects).

    It is when someone has a fully articulated game concept and/or wishes to illustrate a playthrough idea by sharing about a game built on it (rather than just float an idea), or formally set up a challenge (i.e., competition), that is when they should make a submission to the archive.

    Hope that makes sense!

    (I meant it when I used terms like 'work in progress' and 'bear with us'! ;P)

    Post edited by Lemernis on
    Wanderonlolien
  • OgaburanOgaburan Member Posts: 83
    Oddest Elvenpath
    Its an RP thread, with lax Rules.

    Also I think it would be a better idea if you change the first and second posts in this thread.
    So ppl will find the links first, and then those who need the info on how to do stuff can see it...

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    @Ogaburan, okay got your thread in there. Sorry to say for the next couple of years I'll only be popping in four times a year for a few weeks at a time at 10 week intervals. While I do agree with your suggestion, I um, forgot how to move threads around... If I have time to figure it out between now and Jan. 6th, I'll probably do it, as I think the suggestion makes good sense.

    Ogaburan
  • OgaburanOgaburan Member Posts: 83
    @Lemernis Just copy paste the contents of the different posts.
    Sorry to hear you wont be around more often.

  • AdulAdul Member Posts: 1,998
    Adul's BG Adventures, I think the roleplaying category works best. Thanks!

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    Ok Adul, I'll get it in there along with other threads over the weekend, doing some basic house cleaning.

    Adul
  • jrvhopejrvhope Member Posts: 4
    I'm new to this forum. Not sure where this comment belongs but I'm playing Black Pits 2 and have almost completed the game. I finished battle #19 and have started the revolt. The problem is, after I killed the animal handler, I can't get through the menagerie to advance the plot. All of the doors are locked and I'm not sure what to do next. Help!

  • JustLeftJustLeft Member Posts: 76
    Dunno if I am allowed to ask here, if not please feel free to delete the post.

    Is there an SCS complete saga run or more importantly BG2 and ToB with no custom party or solo in video format?

    I first started playing after watching Zeckul and learning from his IWD and BGs LPs and then learned how to play solo and C/R more effectively from hexaruz and fell in love with the class. I would like to find a videos of SCS and learning new tricks and how to play classes more effectively. There are videos by SuperDave17 but his log and hotbar is cut and I can't see what he does.

  • LemernisLemernis Member, Moderator Posts: 4,280
    edited November 2015
    Probably best to post this in General Discussion, that'll cast the widest net. Wish I could help personally but I've been completely swamped with RL demands (graduate school), so I'm very much out of touch right now with the game. I hope to get back to it eventually. (I saw an email alert that there was a post in this forum.) Anyway, the community should be able to steer you in the right direction if you post in General. Good luck with your gaming!

    Post edited by Lemernis on
    JustLeftJuliusBorisovlolien
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