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    ~ Suggestions & Improvement ~

    @Legate of Mineta: In case Academagia Y2 has a strong no-drugs policy, I must clarify that the potion that I had Tabin give the PC during my Sima's Summons adventure was meant to be a legitimate but obscure type of medicine rather than a mere intoxicant.
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: If you need any help with editing, I would be happy to volunteer. I love copy-editing. Speaking of languages, do any of the professors allow students to submit course work in a language the the professor and the student are fluent in? For example, Badcrumble could offer to receive course material in Oncestrian. When I studied Chinese literature in an anglophone course, the professor allowed people to write the essays/tests in English or Chinese.
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    I am tempted to link to threads from other indie development fora in which the developers talk about the importance of marketing their developing games by being transparent about what the game looks like, how it plays, etc.
  4. 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

    Will this discussion greatly delay the release of Y2?
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    A few in game questions

    @freespace2dotcom: If you were to replace "a certain type of real life dragon" with "a certain type of real life serpent/lizard", you would have something close to my view. But the idea of having any evil species clearly patterned off of a real life ethnicity/culture/language could easily offend people for various reasons, such as their being part of such an ethnicity/culture/language. Thus, I am glad that BCS has not patterned dragons after any real ethnicity/culture/language. I personally would be offended, for example, if the Dragons were to be patterned off the Tanguts. @Legate of Mineta: 1. Is there any propaganda accusing any culture or state known to the Empire of Man of being not merely controlled by/allied with dragons but actually influenced by dragons in terms of vernacular vocabulary and/or social organization? 2. is the study of draconic language as carefully controlled as the study of reptiles?
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    A few in game questions

    @Metis: There is to this day anti-Mongolian, anti-Chinese, anti-Japanese, etc., sentiment. To give a simple demonstration, if BCS were to claim that the Draconic language was based upon Hebrew, the game could be accused of being anti-Semitic. For these reasons, BCS would be better, I think, to leave the dragons' language undefined. If nothing else, this would enhance the dragons' alienness.
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    A few in game questions

    @Metis: I hope that no answer is given. Associating evil reptilian enslavers of humanity with a real language could be accused of playing into negative stereotypes.
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Will the money that PCs earn during Y1 be carried over to the Y2 school year, barring the player's losing it through some optional spending or optional mishap?
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    A pity. Well, I guess that reading Chinese will become even more important for me if the game be not translated.
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Are Castellans often powerful in the Empire of Man, or this the Castellan of Plessent particularly powerful? If so, is it related to Plessant or to his position as Minister of the Garden in Mineta?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Do any of our suggestions in the Suggestions and Improvements thread delay the release of Y2? Also, will Y2 have more ways to lose Glory?
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    @Legate of Mineta: Got a link to it?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: I was assuming that Eluminian corresponds to Latin and Renaglian to some Italian Romance dialect.
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    ~ Suggestions & Improvement ~

    @Legate of Mineta: players who complete Eliana's Y1 adventures should during Y2 be able to visit the bower that she and the PC set up, perhaps gaining bonuses to flowers and a random Society Subskill.
  16. 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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    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    You are right. I will change the writing.
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    Sounds like a cross between Academagia and Crusader Kings 2! In other words, excellent.
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    A few in game questions

    So maybe more like Latin and Faliscan perhaps? Faliscan was a form of communication similar to Latin that scholars apparently cannot agree whether to call a dialect or a language.
  20. I will not recommend the way in which I played this particular game to players without great patience for save-scumming or great luck, but for me the outcome, though long in coming and requiring days of reloading, was very good from a role-playing and personal achievement perspective, although suboptimal from a powergaming perspective (due to not having completed many quests due to, among other things, having my PC condemned to a period in study sessions due to illicitly researching biology in the Imperial reserve). The PC was conceived as a loner, aggressive against those who crossed him and preferring to use physical solutions rather than magical, whose interest in biology would lead him into gates magic and into a deep relationship with Uliva Valaresso. In the end, the PC succeeded in this. PC’s Attributes: Fitness: 18 (without magic, due to much running and accompanying fitness boosting) Finesse: 8 Charm: 1 (3 with emotion-based modifiers) Strength: 5 Intelligence: 14 Insight: 7 Luck: 8 Familiar: Paradoxicus the Platypus (Bond: 10 thanks to the Calculate the Familiar Equation ability – although it could be used multiple times per day) Courses (and their skill values): Arithmetic (14), Athletics (15 – including researching wrestling and archery to 10 so that those subskills could be raised to 11), Grammar (13), Negation (13), Revision (14), Zoology (11). Non Course Skills with notable Achievements: Astrology (12 – 13 with emotion), Explore (10 – including 16 in Animal Husbandry), Forge (11), History (11), Incantation (11), Natural Philosophy (11), Research (16 – 18 with emotion), School Survival (10), Society (9 – but could go to 11 witrh no research needed due to passive bonuses to 3 subskills). Achievements: Helped Pelia, rescued the student from the Topiary Garden (and completed a random event to protect her from Joana’s scamming her), completed The Cartboy’s Runner, the main quest through Helping Illaro, the quest A Day in Frontino, completed the Morvidus Picnic quest, Splash Quest, Eliana’s Adventure, the Ahriman’s Wand Quest, the Wandering the Corridors Adventure (that I wrote), made a pact with the living Dragon-book (only to have it confiscated during a detention), met Morgana (and through the character’s poor lying met Stryker), got Candies of the Void through a Random Event, met the Arm-wrestler Gates Mages (whom my PC did not help as they wished and learned about the Second Circle because he is smart enough to realize that bozos are not the type of people whom one should listen to when dealing with dangerous magics), learned about the Being, investigated the tower with the Sword of Kush, and completed Uliva’s quest. And highest marks in all courses! Relationships: Love with Uliva Velaresso, 10 with Philippe Marchant and Beatrix von Wetgen (despite having done neither character’s quest), 10 with Legate Orsi, 6 with Regent Storey. Questions: 1. Will my character’s Academic achievements and close relationship with Orsi and non-Hostile relationship with Storey grant my PC extra options during Y2, such as course options and a mentorship opportunity? 2. Are there plans to increase the difficulty of the Grapple for the Crowds checks during Y2 (due to, for example, characters getting older and being expected to have more skill?)? Because my PC is so fit and skilled at wrestling that earning Glory through Grapple for the Crowds is a blue option. 3. Is it a bug (albeit very useful) that Calculate the Familiar Equation can be used as often as the player wants? If so, would the correction of this bug invalidate my save for Y2?
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    A Very Eccentric Playthrough

    Will saves from Y1 that took advantage of this bug during Y1 be valid for Y2?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: You have mentioned that Cassetans speak a dialect of Elumiminian. If I were wanting to conceive of the difference between Cassettan Eluminian and Standard Eluminian, is it akin to the gap between Classical Latin and Old Latin?
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    A Very Eccentric Playthrough

    @Legate of Mineta: Apologies if this is against the forum rules, but I have three questions at the bottom of this thread's first post that I hoped to get answered.
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    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    Sima Suspects: Note: This is a Random Event for Y2 whose Trigger Condition is having a PC with the Memory Sima Suspects. It can currently only be gotten through a certain route in my Y2 adventure “Sima’s Summons”, but other people may wish to create scenarios where the Memory, having to do with the PC’s attending the Schohanwicht School, may be gotten. Feedback from all is welcome. @freespace2dotcom: This event includes some content with Mr. Pebbles. Your feedback is much welcomed.
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    Troubleshooting

    @Legate of Mineta: Well, would knowing about such an error (if error it be) be useful for Y2 development?
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