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During the Covia Bridge Battle, Sabrina was pushed off the bridge by a kinetic gust and couldn't swim back onto the bridge.  Also, one of the enemy calvary never swam out of the water when it should have.
Quote from: bugfartboy on February 23, 2013, 01:06:51 AM
Looks okay. Perhaps another variation could be the (dare I say it) unihorn shadowling?

To use these new sprites, you need to go to the CharClasses notepad in your Campaign folder and create a character with the following spritetypes:

  • spritetype="Shadowling_Unihorn"

Next you need to add the images in the following posts to the correct Characters folders:
Put the Shadowling_Unihorn_Walk.png in the Data > Characters > Walk folders.

Put the Shadowling_Unihorn_Rest.png in the Data > Characters > Rest folders.

Put the Shadowling_Unihorn_Cast in the Data > Characters > Attacks > Cast folders.

Put the Shadowling_Unihorn_Portait in the Data > Characters > _Portraits folders.
Telepath Tactics (2015) / Guard Llama reviews
June 24, 2014, 06:01:54 PM
Here is the place to express your views on the silly Guard Llama campaign.
Politics / Government Shut Down due to No Negotiations
October 01, 2013, 12:26:45 AM
The government is shut down, because Obama and Reid refuse to negotiate. Democrats are saying "my way or the highway", while Republicans are looking for a compromise.  The government will remain shut down until Obama gets the rubber stamp that he wants.  At least, Obama is willing to talk to Putin.
I edited images of the Bronze Golem, so it looks like it is made of iron or steel.  The Iron Golem has better physical resistance and heath than the regular bronze golem.  While I use these images for an iron golem, y'all can use these donated images in any way you like.

To use these new sprites, you need to go to the CharClasses notepad in your Campaign folder and create a character with the following spritetypes:

  • spritetype="IronGolem"
During the Kickstarter, we learned that Lizardmen live in various "zarisesh" (clans).  I thought it would be more interesting if some of the clans looked different from other clans, so I edit some sprites to make the Lizardmen different colors.

To use these new sprites, you need to go to the CharClasses notepad in your Campaign folder and create a character with the following spritetypes:

  • spritetype="CaveLizardman"
  • spritetype="DesertLizardman"
  • spritetype="JungleLizardman"
  • spritetype="CoastalLizardman"

Next you need to add the images in the following posts to the correct Characters folders.
Politics / Outdated Voting Rights Act
June 27, 2013, 10:15:48 PM
The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional because the coverage formula is based on voting data over 40 years old.  This is great news for the South.  If the court ruled the other way, then it would mean that the voting problems 40 years ago can simply never be forgiven, and that we Southerns must be eternally stigmatized because of the actions of our grandparents and great-grandparents.

The South is no longer run by the racist Democrats that supported Jim Crow back in the 1960s.  We have make great strides since the civil rights movement, and we should be recognized for it.  Just look at the data that shows the increased voter participation among blacks.  For example, in 1965 only 6.7% of African Americans voted in Mississippi, while in 2008 Mississippi had greater voter participation than any other state.  In fact, many of these states including Mississippi had greater percentage of black voters than white voters.

The data needs to be updated to include states that have more issues with voting discrimination.  For example,  Illinois is one of the states that the law treats as fit to exercise control over elections, yet it was among six uncovered states that lost more voting discrimination lawsuits than five of the covered states.  While the South doesn't have any of America's top 10 most segregated cities, Obama's home town of Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States.
Telepath Tactics (2015) / Ship Tiles
June 10, 2013, 07:01:12 PM
I have been trying to create my own campaign by using the Dundar Archipelago as a setting.  The only interesting way I can think of having my characters travel between islands is to "Get On The Boat".  This is difficult to do when my available tiles don't allow me to create ships.

I been trying to find good ship tiles to use for my campaign, so if you find any free ones, then I would appreciate it if you send me a link.
Telepath Tactics (2015) / More Shadowling Sprites
February 19, 2013, 10:05:06 PM
If there is a campaign with shadowling soldiers, healersavengers, captains, and psy assassins, then it would be nice if they didn't all look exactly the same. With a successful Kickstarter, Craig will have more sprites made for each class of humans, spriggats, and lizardmen.  So why not have a second sprite for the shadowling race?

According to a previous poll, the most popular shadowling sprites are Tastidian and Hellion.  With these results, I suggest having either a shadowling spirte with a bone mask like Hellion or a shadowling sprite with devil horns like Tastidian.
Politics / Political Liars
February 17, 2013, 09:45:30 PM
State Of The Union Fact Check: Obama's Big Speech Scrutinized-If you have seen Obama speech and you stay well informed, then you may of realized that the entirety of the State of the Union was a distortion of reality.
Telepath Tactics (2015) / Phantom Armors
February 07, 2013, 01:50:22 PM
Phantom Armor - the hardiest of the flying units, with powerful slashing attacks but low movement speed. Phantom armor can regenerate itself when damaged.

During initial development, Phantom Armors were one of 24 classes in Telepath Tactics multiplayer.  However, the phantom armor class was removed because it didn't fill a useful gameplay niche for the multiplayer.

Quote from: CraigStern on March 14, 2012, 09:25:31 AMAs for what it is...well, there's a decent chance that the Phantom Armor will appear in a future, single player game using the Telepath Tactics engine, so we can discuss that if and when that happens. :)
Now that there is a "single player game using the Telepath Tactics engine", it seems like a good time for the fans to discuss whether they want to see a Phantom Armor in the Telepath Tactics campaign.
Telepath Tactics (2015) / Energy Golem
January 13, 2013, 09:11:17 PM
Energy Golem - a lumbering automaton with a ranged beam weapon attack that hits many spaces in a row. Nearly defenseless in melee.

During initial development, Energy Golems were one of 24 classes in Telepath Tactics multiplayer.  However, the energy golem class was removed because its unlimitted range make the unit overpowered compared to other classes.

This may come to the disappointment of many fans, because a previous poll suggests that energy golems are overwhelming people's favorite type of golem. With the addition of the campaign, there is an opportunity to see the return of the energy golem to the series.  While balancing units is essential to multiplayer, it is not very important for a campaign setting.  Due to the increase in map size, energy golems will be a new, difficult challenge to players.  Also, it will be wierd for the Dundar Archipelago to have stone golems and bronze golems, yet not having any energy golems.
TRPG2 / Shadowling Sprites
January 02, 2013, 01:25:02 AM
Telepath Tactics only has a single Shadowling sprite, while Telepath RPG 2 has many.  In honor of the variation of shadowlings offered in TRPG2, I created a poll to see which shadowling sprites are liked the mosted.  Feel free to comment on which sprites you picked.  >:D
Politics / Gun Control
December 21, 2012, 06:55:26 PM
After the tragic death of 20 children, many people petitioned the white house to have more gun control.  Like usual, the federal government's response to a tragedy would be to take away Americans' rights under the pretense of security. (Just think back to how the government passed the Patriot Act after 9/11.)  The demands for gun control are based on emotions and naivety.

When crazy or evil people want to kill, gun control isn't going to stop them:
*In 1996, Timmy McVeigh killed 168 people, including 19 children age 5 or younger, in Oklahoma City with a home-made bomb he and Terry Nichols made from easily accessible material.
*Derrick Bird killed 12 people and injured 11 others in Cumbria, England, in 2010, a nation with some of the tightest gun control laws in the world.
*In 2011, a gunman in Norway killed 92 people in a rampage. Again, a nation with stringent gun control laws

There are benefits of widespread gun ownership such as detering criminals. Burglars are less likely to target occupied homes or businesses in countries with high rates of gun ownership than they are in countries with low rates of gun ownership, probably because they don't want to get shot.  Europe, with their strict gun control, has a much greater crime rate than the US.  Guns are also the great equalier.  My fell better that my 5'4 mother can face a man of any size who breaks into her home, because her ninemillimeter would stop any criminal in his tracks.

Gun control only limits citizens from legally having guns to protect themselves.  On the other hand, criminals will continue to carry and use guns despite the law.  For example, Virginia Tech's gun free zone didn't prevent a crazed man from killing 32 people and wounding 17 others, while it did stop the victims from having a means to protect themselves.

There are also rumors that Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto are to blame for killing sprees.  If that was true, then based on sales of those games to young people, every American school should be a warzone akin to Syria. Yes, there are some rare, isolated incidents where a schizophrenic blames media violence for their rampage, yet schizos don't need video games to motivate them to crazy things. Just look at Robert Bardo, John Hinckley, and Mark Chapman. They were all motivated to kill by The Catcher in the Rye.
TSoG / Duvalier's Romance [Ending Spoiler]
December 09, 2012, 12:47:16 PM
Based on your choices in Servants of God, Duvalier may end up with Rahel, Laila, or alone.  Which do you prefer?
TSoG / What is your Elemental Affinity?
November 06, 2012, 04:36:14 PM
This is more of a personality test then a survey of the element you prefer playing with, so answer honestly.

If your answer was "Wisdom lies in quick and decisive action" then your affinity is Heat
If your answer was "Wisdom lies in scrutinizing the mistakes of the past" then your affinity is Shadow
If your answer was "Wisdom lies in bringing possibilities to light" then your affinity is Light
If your answer was "Wisdom lies in rationality and detachment" then your affinity is Cold

For a similar poll with the non-updated Heat answer follow this link.
TSoG / Spirit Elements
November 04, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
Spoiler is after TSoG Mission 4:
Quote from: CraigStern on February 10, 2011, 08:35:46 PM
Quote from: SmartyPants on February 10, 2011, 08:15:52 PMWhy do most spirits use the Cold element?

[spoiler]Why does Luca learn to use the Light element?[/spoiler]
Had I been thinking about it back when I first designed the spirits, Heat would have probably been a more fitting affinity for most of them.

[spoiler]Re: Luca, the Luca'ra'il personality has a strong, newfound sense of purpose going forward that grants her light affinity.[/spoiler]

Quote from: CraigStern on February 10, 2011, 08:55:08 PM
Quote from: SmartyPants on February 10, 2011, 08:51:41 PMSo spirits control elements based on personalities like Psy Fighters?  Does memory loss cause most spirits to be more Cold oriented?
Something like that. I suppose you could say that Cold predominates in the absence of other personality factors, factors which deteriorate with memory loss.

Does this mean that spirits can have personalities that allow them to use elements like Heat and Shadow?
Telepath Tactics (2015) / Aquatic Movement
October 08, 2012, 11:32:55 AM
Quote from: CraigStern on October 07, 2012, 11:38:43 PM
Quote from: SmartyPants on October 07, 2012, 02:56:25 PMWould it be possible to modd a unit to be able to swim without taking damage like the Pirates of Fire Emblem?
Currently, you can do this by making a unit fly. However, to really make a unit like a Fire Emblem Pirate, I'd need to add a third movement type: aquatic. I was actually thinking of doing this at one point, but sort of forgot about it. It remains on the wish list, though it's not especially high priority just now. Feel free to remind me in a couple of months.

Wouldn't be cool if there were units who could swim without consequences?  If there were units with the aquatic movement type, then one can see campaigns with lizardmen from the swamp and pirates from the sea.  While not as mobile as flying units, aquatic units would still be a fun, new challenge.  In land covered in rivers, swamps, and waterways, aquadic enemies would be highly mobile threat that wouldn't be vulnerable to piercing damage like their flying counterparts.
Politics / Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day
August 01, 2012, 10:29:42 PM
Apparently, it is Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.  It is frankly ridiculous that choosing where we eat has become political.

CEO of Chick Fil-A, Dan Cathy tells the Baptist Press his personal belief pertaining to traditional marriage.  Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago and the former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, declared that Chick-fil-A did not represent "Chicago values," and suggested that Chick-fil-A invest its money elsewhere. Chicago has the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation among major cities, so it seems odd that its mayor would tell Chick-fil-A that its not welcome because the company's CEO had the exact same position on marriage that Emanuel's former boss (President Barack Obama) held the entire time Emanuel worked at the White House. Emboldened by Emanuel's comments, a Chicago alderman demanded a pledge from Cathy to quit associating with groups that oppose gay marriage as a prerequisite for a business permit. Typical of Chicago-style politics, these politicians want to punish people for having different political views than themselves.

Chick-fil-A boss has right to his opinion.
General Discussion / Singleplayer vs. Multiplayer
June 08, 2012, 10:54:14 PM
Quote from: CraigStern on May 07, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
Quote from: Duckling on May 06, 2012, 09:12:51 there to be any single-player campaign in Telepath Tactics, or is it all multiplayer?
You can play any of the game's battles in hotseat mode against one or more computer AI opponents. As for an actual, full campaign...I'm not sure. Telepath Tactics' focus is on individual matches, and right now that's where I'm focusing my efforts. It's possible that I might add a campaign at some point, but it's not top priority.
After reading this, I started to wonder if people would prefer a multiplayer game over a single player campaign.  While I buy games for the single player campaign, many of friends will buy CoD and Halo and only play the multiplayer.  I am curious about other people's views on "Singleplayer vs. Multiplayer".