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The Adventures of Tilly Wigglebottom (4th page re-start)



  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,913

    ... Tilly Wigglebottom will get through the entire series! n.n

    ... one day ...

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    I will finish what has begun! :)

    I'll probably switch to Thistlebottom a lot, though. n_n Playing a caster is not my thing... but I'm expecting fun from only going to level 4 mage spells! ^_^ Overuse of low level spells. XD

  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,810
    I'm still waiting for the finish ... ^-^

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702

    Looks like I'll have to set aside dedicated play time each weekend. :) I will also pledge not to play another desktop game until finishing SoA. (Pausing until SoD is released and waiting to see if a BG2 expansion is in progress before SoA.)

    What was this Tilly Run about anyway? *-)
    ... ... ...
    Agh, this will be a painful run! O_O'

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Well, I was hoping to get a computer desk this week, but it will probably be next week instead. Then I can set up my desktop with the game on it. c:

    A desk...!! ^__^ Maybe a kitchen table at some point. Priorities is priorities! :D

  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,810
    To be honest, I do wish Tilly a good desk and a nice chair for her wiggly bottom :wink:

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Sitting requires shifting. :u

    Going tomorrow to see about getting a desk. :3

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    I have ordered a computer desk. ^__^ (And a table for eating. n.n) I will get it this weekend then maybe put it together the weekend after. :) Very tired.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Desk arrived from Ikea yesterday. I'm working full 7 days a week again, though. -_- I'll see what I can do later this month.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Well, all my posts on this page _haven't_ been story updates. I'm sorry. :(

    I don't want to give another non-update update in this thread again until story resumes. Here is the update: I am working straight until December 24th. On the 24th or 25th, I'll try to set up my linux machine (even on the non-computer desk) to play a little.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Does anyone know what "GUIPNL1D.BAM" is and why it would be in my override folder? *-)

    I'm replacing my BGEE 1.01 with 1.03. ... Ah, found my saves! :3

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    This run... what was I thinking? XD

    So far:
    - Wigglebottom is gimped in the long term with nothing passed level 4 mage spells. (And 6 spells per level?)
    - The Flaming Fist tried to kill me on the road. That's never happened before. Seriously, they overreacted to Imoen.
    - We used most of our money to resurrect Minsc when he was unluckily killed in his first battle and against his racial enemy. May not be able to resurrect Rasaad in time. (Let's say 4 days before too much decomposition?)
    - Because Minsc wants to reach Dynaheir, we can't explore around town to gain our bearings.
    - No one has levelled. Imoen is still level 1! In Nashkel!

    Does anyone know if Minsc's Dynaheir-quest timer stops after he dies once? Gah, I just know we're going to go over his limit and he's going to attack us. -_-

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited December 2015
    Honest, I didn't expect to stay with Minsc and Dynaheir. I thought Minsc would die -- I thought the entire party would die! -- trying to reach the gnoll fortress, much less succeed. XD Well, this may not turn out so bad after all. :) The usefulness of Minsc's punching of people unconscious was also a surprise. I almost feel stupid for giving him a mace instead.

    This is a strange run. My characters wisely didn't head to the Friendly Arm Inn (why would big armoured man leave the note on our father to suggest we go there?), so if the 3 week(?) timer is in effect... Khalid and Jaheira will disappear from the game. That means I'm without my preferred, well-armoured duo. I don't normally go without them on most long runs.

    I had also wanted Garrick in the party. He seems a nice sort. But with Dynaheir, and later Immy when she switches to mage, and even Wigglebottom, I'd have 3 mage sorts already. An extra bow would be nice. And another frontliner or two. And another cleric. o_o'

  • Son_of_ImoenSon_of_Imoen Member Posts: 1,810
    Nice to see a continuation of the adventures of Tilly and her wiggly bottom. I especially liked Minsc punching the gnolls KO with his fists.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    He punches gnolls out. That is hardcore! O_O'

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Oh that BGEE title theme is wonderful. <3 Sam Hulick did a great job.

    Scanned my character stats. Bit worried about 35% 'to learn spell'. XD I've gotten a terrible feeling that I'm going to lose all copies of certain spell scrolls. :) I can manage that okay: what I can't manage are low hp rolls for fighters. *sighs* Good luck, Minsc!

    Everyone is still level 1, except Imoen. I'm happy Minsc has a shield. None of us can take many hits.

    Investigating concerns of Nashkel residents. Collected 11
    hobgoblin helmets today. We strung their swords with
    twine and dragged it all to the shop. Sold for scrap metal.
    Perhaps this metal won't corrode?

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    So I went to clear another area alongside the road. After loading, I tried to save... wasn't allowed to. Turns out the 3 Flaming Fist soldiers we upset are _still on the map_. I figured they would have disappeared by now. After fretting about the reputation loss, I decided to kill one then flee (then return to kill one and flee)... only to learn that we didn't incur a loss when the first one went down. Or from any of the others.

    It took our potion of speed (Immy), a health potion, and the last castings of the wand of missiles. In exchange? Plate armour! and 45exp -- for all 3. o_O

    Also, to my delight, I noticed I have the bumbling mage portrait: the woman with the backwards pointed wizard's hat and book. c: I hope this EE portrait imports into BG:SoD!

    Going further from Nashkel was a mistake. The giant
    armoured man didn't ambush us... but the Flaming
    Mercenaries did. Dynaheir, of all people, insisted we
    were in the right. And we killed them.

    The armour can be cleaned of their symbol, but the
    distinct helments cannot. We'll sell it as scrap.

    The law is not our friend.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited January 2016
    In exciting news... I'm on step 20 of ~60 for putting my desk together! :) Playing BG while my stomach is big from fat happy. :3

    In town, to be safe, we sell all the Flaming armour,
    buying a large platemail set for Minsc.

    Outside of town? We came across more hobgoblins and
    also ghouls. GHOULS. I had never seen undead before. I
    don't think even Minsc could punch them out...

    'For the head of Tilly Wigglebottom' !!!

    That giant armoured man sent a tiny armoured man after
    us -- after me! Fortunately, Minsc and Dynaheir are with
    us. Even so... we should avoid most parts of town and
    stay outside.

    Imoen and I, we're learning, right? But I've got this knot
    in my gut that a large party will approach us one day in
    the field.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited January 2016
    Ogre... MAGI! Close to the main road. Fled fast as we
    could... stopped to heal then ran some more, 'till the gut
    in my pain shook the one in my heart.

    At some carnival now. Little dog men around...

    What is a carnival if you can't afford anything at the
    stores? We skip most of them. There is, however, a 'stone
    warrior maiden' at the centre of it all -- at least, for us,
    because another sword arm would be welcome! We don't
    have the money for her cure either.

    So far, Dynaheir has been content to let Imoen lead,
    although the witch keeps her eyes out for anything 'of
    interest'. At first, I thought she wasn't going to tell us
    their goal, but now I'm sure they don't know. Something
    has drawn Dynaheir here. Hence, our wandering on the

    //I've never seen an ogre mage in that area before. It was NE of Nashkel and SW of Ulcaster. A flash appeared. I had no idea what it was. Saw an NPC human. Then this ogre mage appeared! Holy heck, from where did that guy come from! O_O

    ... I can't wait to go back when I'm stronger. >:)

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  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited January 2016
    Another death. A ghoul came at Minsc, stopped him with
    a touch. Branwen distracted the ghoul long enough for us
    to kill it, but not before it killed her. Imoen and I carried
    her back together. Minsc was too weak with disease to
    carry anything. He leant on Dynaheir. It was odd. Well
    at least if Immy or I die, our friends will raise us right
    back! We're not sure where they go, but Minsc definitely
    wants to be on this side of things, smashing heads and
    what not.

    I spoke too soon. Much too song. Back in town (after
    fleeing both human and hobgoblin bandits), we had to
    sell the battle priest's armour to raise her. We have 8gp:
    7 after staying in the stables a night. She'll just have to
    stand back for a while.

    Tilly levelled to 2 priest! Gained 4 hitpoints! That's the maximum! HOly wow! :D Exclamation! ^_^ hehehehe she has TEN hp now. She's superbad. >:)

    Running death count
    Tilly: 1
    Minsc: 2 (almost 3!)
    Branwen: 1

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    After raising Minsc and Dynaheir, the stress is over and
    our muscles are spent. We sleep for nearly a day at the
    inn. Everyone knows it's dangerous to stay in Beregost
    for long, so we leave when our bodies can stand.

    Bagh! I can't wait until Minsc gets to level 2! XD Getting killed in 1 or 2 hits is nuts, and it happens a lot even with -3 AC.

  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    edited January 2016
    Urgh ~_~ Wiped out by a bandit npc party in the Drizzt area. I was doing well, but my party can't afford antidotes yet and Minsc was one hit killed again. I ran around, then Branwen was killed, then a cave bear started chasing me! :o Why was it instantly hostile and why won't it attack other humanoids? >:( Why bears always attack Wigglebottoms? :v

    In the woods, we struggle against bandits demanding our
    deaths for our money. With Branwen's magic, we killed
    them all. All 3 of them. After that one battle, I wanted to

    Immy met a fellow, rather dashing, fighting gnolls. Then
    she asked me to search through them for valuables. Foo.
    She's taking the leadership role rather seriously.

    Dynaheir and I have gathered a number of spell scrolls.
    We'll have a go at them, although I've only learnt 2
    spells in my life...

    Minsc levelled to 2!! :D Gained 5+1 hp. :)
    Dynaheir levelled to 2! Gained 4+2 hp. :)

    Running Deaths County! + Party Wipes
    Tilly: 1 + 1 party wipe
    Minsc: 3
    Branwen: 1
    Dynaheir: 1

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  • typo_tillytypo_tilly Member Posts: 5,702
    Thinking about it's unfair how I resurrect my party, but the enemy never does. *-) Maybe 'cause we leave entire parties wiped out? We always stop when _our_ party is entirely wiped out. XD

    Minsc and Branwen were killed by a ghast during the
    night. If you can keep your distances, they are slow and
    can be put down. But close up? You're paralysed.

    We drag them back, leaving the equipment we got off the
    bandits. At first, we only had enough money to raise
    Minsc but then we sold the bandits' gems -- we have
    almost 500 gold _after_ raising Branwen! We're rich!

    The next day we stay at the Nashkel inn. Dynaheir
    insists I try to learn a spell from a magic scroll. This,
    after failing twice herself. But I succeed! At some sort of
    ball spell...

    ! :D At 35% learning chance, Tilly learns Chromatic Orb on the first try! Dynaheir failed 2 spells with 75% learning chance. n.n

    For the next week, we rove around town. Skeletons
    attack us, blue men attack us, ogres attack us (we kill 1
    then flee). Every time we return, we're a little wealthier
    from their equipment and a little stronger ourselves. The
    storekeep also pays for bandit scalps. (How does he know
    which is a bandit's?)

    It's been nearly a month since leaving Candlekeep. No
    assassins have reached us this far south. Let's keep it
    that way.

    On an ogre leader, Minsc picks up this gigantic sword. It
    looks unbreakable! (And believe you me, Minsc and
    Branwen have broken their fare share of hammers and
    maces on faces!)

    Level ups!
    Branwen rolls 1+1 hp noooo ._.' (at least she gets level 2 spells!)

    Running Death County! + Party Wipes
    Tilly: 1 + 1 party wipe
    Minsc: 4
    Branwen: 2
    Dynaheir: 1

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