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  1. Rhialto

    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    Has this steady trickle included any thing that you could list, rather akin to Dwarf Fortress change logs?
  2. I wonder, now that the final patch for Y1 has been released, and 2018 is well advanced, whether Black Chicken Studios would be kind enough to tell us how the progress goes. If they will not do this, might they at least tell us something about Y2's mechanics for adventures? Either would be a great encouragement to me as I write Y2 adventures. I do not want to think that I write for a game that will never be released.
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    A few in game questions

    @Raydestroyer: Sima Vensico seems quite involved in hypnosis, Oriabel Sidot is already interested in ghosts, and Tabin Furenzti knows how to create mastery effects with plants. @Legate of Mineta: Are fays known to punish people who falsely claim to be their friends?
  4. In Y1, the optimum ability score, from the perspective of increasing subskills most effectively, is at least 5. In Y2, will characters need a higher ability score in order to benefit from this ability to increase subskills most effectively?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Inspired by thoughts about English (i.e., Oncestrian) names, I wonder: is there a strong social or even legal taboo around having the name Alfwine (Elf-Friend), Alfflaed (Elf-Beauty), or Alfred (Elf-Advised) (or equivalent names in other languages) unless one has made friends with the fays?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Has there been much progress on Y2 this year?
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    A few in game questions

    On the edges? What does this mean?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Are there any taboos or superstitions in Mineta related to being left-handed?
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    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    Outline of Prelude to Adventure “Beatrix von Wetgen's Visiting Band”: The adventure “Beatrix von Wetgen's Visiting Band” must be preceed by one of three shorter adventures that can allow the PC go through the adventure “Beatrix von Wetgen's Visiting Band”: 1. Complete the Y1 adventure Wandering the Corridors and have relationship > 5 with Beatrix von Wetgen. This adventure is called “Finding Friends”. 2. Complete Flore Yveuillet’s Y1 adventure and have relationship > 5 with Flore Yveuillet. This adventure is called “Choosing a Chaperone”. 3. Complete the Y1 adventure “The Clock-Maker’s Daughter” and Zoe Melis’s Y1 adventure. This adventure is called “Of Litigation and Laboratories”. The premises of these adventures are as follows: 1. “Finding Friends”: In which Beatrix invites the PC to join her, Flore, Malthezar, and Durand in visiting some Satyrs at Satyrius with Regent Storey. The Complication: Storey is not willing to allow this to happen. The Solution: Persuade him that Beatrix and Flore, as young women, need escorts to the satyrs’ gathering… and who better for Flore than her study partner Prudence Cossins…once she has been found? The Resolution: Prudence is located and is eager to meet satyrs. 2. “Choosing a Chaperone”: In which Flore is sad that she has been told by Regent Briardi that because of her bad reputation, she cannot accept the invitation to meet satyrs with Regent Storey and Beatrix von Wetgen. The Solution: Persuade Briardi that Beatrix and Flore, as young women, need escorts to the satyrs’ gathering… and who better for Flore than her study partner Prudence Cossins…once she has been found? The Resolution: Prudence is located and is eager to meet satyrs. 3. “Of Litigation and Laboratories”: In which the PC is approached by Zoe Melis, who tells the PC that Pelia has paid Zoe to ask the PC to help her. Pelia has been confronted by various people trying to adopt her (or claiming to be her relatives) because they want access to her alchemical knowledge (and her father's), and she faces litigation about how old she really is. In an attempt to raise money for legal advice, she has decided to try to set up a night’s entertainment for the satyrs of Satyrius, since she thinks that they are reclusive enough that they will not spread in Mineta news about what she can do. The Complication: In order to make more money, she needs help to bring her portable alchemical laboratory to Satyrius. The Solution: Persuade Regent Storey that you can join the trip as an escort for Beatrix. Flore can be escorted by her study partner Prudence Cossins. The Resolution: Regent Storey, impressed by your helping Pelia, makes the arrangements, leaving you to pack Pelia’s better equipment and carry it for her to the satyrs’ meeting.
  10. Any feedback on any portion of this adventure would be welcome. Requires Relationship > 5 with Beatrix von Wetgen, PC does not have Heritage: Staadan. Wandering with Beatrix von Wetgen 00 and 01
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Could Pelia get in trouble as a criminal for turning things into gold? Due to inflation, etc.?
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    What Triggers are for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Would it be possible to have, as a trigger for an adventure to be playable, the requirement that the PC have a certain item equipped? What about for a form of an adventure stage?
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    What Triggers are for Y2?

    I was wondering if the following triggers could be used to permit players to begin adventures or encounter random events during Y2: 1. Whether a PC or NPC has passed and/or failed a Y1 course. 2. Whether a PC and an NPC have Affection (and/or Love) between each other. 3. Whether the PC and a professor or Regent have a given relationship value. Similarly, I wonder whether the presence of Affection (and/or Love) between the PC and and NPC and the presence of a relationship of varying strengths between the PC and professor or Regent could be used as the basis for certain choices within random events or adventures.
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    What Triggers are for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Is this true?
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    ~ Suggestions & Improvement ~

    @Legate of Mineta: An idea: Pelia could have various people trying to adopt her (or claiming to be her relatives) because they want access to her alchemical knowledge (and her father's), and she could face litigation about how old she really is. Much struggle to raise money for legal bills or deal with skulduggery (involving the PC, obviously!) could follow.
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    What Triggers are for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Would it be possible to have an adventure with multiple possible ways to access its climactic/important parts, with each way having its own set of stages? Something similar was done with Y1's main adventure (Ilaro's adventure could lead the PC to Orsi's adventure if the PC made a certain choice), if I understand right.
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    What Triggers are for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Would it be possible in Y2 to write an adventure in which there would be a stage that only comes up with certain conditions?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: 1. Do law courts have anti-lying wards ? 2. When mastery was legal, was it permitted to use mind-reading in law courts? 3. are contingency fee agreements known and permitted to lawyers? 4. Could one use glamour magic to make a person with visual impairment have normal vision, even if only temporarily?
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    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    @Greywacke: The only DLC that you should need is Summer's Blush.
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    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    @Greywacke: Does this mean that you will have to abandon this LP?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: 1. I know that you have said that all religions outside the Empire of Man worship dragons, and that any scholar publishing otherwise within the Empire of Man would be violating canon law. I resume, therefore, that whether it is true that all religions outside the Empire of Man worship dragons is [redacted]. Is this correct? 2. Would the existence of a cult dedicated to pacifying a local dragon through religious rites and bribes even as it would practice more important religious traditions not based upon dragon veneration/pacification count as dragon worship under the canon law of the Empire of Man? 3. Would the existence of a cult dedicated to teachings claimed to have been written by humans for and about humans but guarded by dragons for centuries before being recovered by a human count as dragon worship under the canon law of the Empire of Man, perhaps because there would be an assumption that the dragon created the teachings to mislead humans?
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    Cheat Mod

    But one is not supposed to use two official mods - only the Summer's Blush mod for new games.
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    A few in game questions

    @Raydestroyer: My personal theory is that Ana Flavia, even without the curse, has uses to friends, both in-game and in-story. In-game, her bonus to theory subskills can be very useful. In story... well, same about Theory, but also, her family is old and powerful in magic if not in money, and her cursed wand is probably only one of many artifacts that it may have. Besides, her family is powerful enough to arrange for her to meet with the Sphinx! Then, @Legate of Mineta, when he was more willing to talk about Y2's plot, mentioned that she would be developing an interest in Gates Magic!
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    Is the Converter nearly done?
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    Steam achievement suggestion for Academagia

    For Y2, here are more: Finally Useful for Something Good: Succeed in an Archery roll during an adventure, having completed Miya Hikari's Y1 adventure More than a Bird-Brain: Complete Louise Kandinsky's Y2 adventure, having completed Louise Kandinsky's Y1 adventure. Friends are a Girl's best Diamonds: Complete Sima Venesico's Y2 Adventure, having completed Sima Venesico's Y1 adventure. So you did not want me to show you Hell: Complete Rikildis von Kiep's Y2 Adventure, having completed Rikildis von Kiep's Y2 Adventure.
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