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October 30th, 2012, 00:06
Cleve got annoyed enough at our forums to never visit us again (so he says), but the folks at RPGCodex are much nicer so they got him to talk and share some screenies of Grimoire.
In your Indiegogo pitch, you speak of your perfectionist trait that you ascribe to your "Neanderthal genes". Do you see this kind of perfectionism as a threat to the target release date of May 2013? How do you make sure the game does not end up being delayed again? And most importantly, how would you convince people that it is for real this time?


If you get a chance, ask your scienmagists about the lovingly drawn ‘thal cave paintings of the spotted horses. Ask them how wild horses could have those spots when that is a recessive trait specifically associated with domestication. Horses with spots are night blind which is a great trait if you are in a stable after sundown. Ask your scienmagists, tell them your crazy Neanderthal buddy is an inquiring mind and the rodeo clown wants to know. I reckon the spotted horse alone blows apart 400 years of Sapiens scienmajistics in five seconds. Stupid Enkidu, always peeing in the scienmajistic punch bowl.

No new features. No improvisational ideas. No added work. In several places, I have cut the Gordian Knot and just made it work. The miniquests had been this nightmarish complexity for a while with three game editors involved. I slashed all that a couple weeks ago and had miniquests working in ten minutes in a far more simplified form.

I think most reasonable people would realize that after a long acquiescence the game has entered a phase now where the target has become clarified and bounded by a deadline to simply complete it and ship it. I am certain the people pledging have realized this may be a long bet with a pretty big payoff if they end up with exclusive copies of physical media for one of the biggest vaporware RPGs in human history that we know of at this time.


Do you have any plans to release a trial or demo version of the game? If you do, then at what point?

I will be releasing a demo of the basic starter region with four maps before end of December, possibly at the end of November. Right now the biggest hurdle has been adapting to the new resolution of 1024x768, our first goal on IndieGoGo which we achieved. This demo will be public and should end anyone’s doubts the game exists for good.
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October 30th, 2012, 00:06
Dementia never fails to amuse me =D
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October 30th, 2012, 01:49
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
Cleve got annoyed enough at our forums to never visit us again again (so he says), but the folks at RPGCodex are much nicer so they got him to talk and share some screenies of Grimoire.
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Someone should compile the comments he made on the Shaker Kickstart. Does no one have mod privilege on those things?

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October 30th, 2012, 02:14
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Someone should compile the comments he made on the Shaker Kickstart. Does no one have mod privilege on those things?
http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/c…emore/comments

It's all here.
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October 30th, 2012, 02:25
Epic faceplant, even if some of it is true, thanks for the link, highly entertaining
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October 30th, 2012, 03:10
The more this guy talks, the more I become absolutely astounded at how he received $5k in pledges.

And I don't think he knows what acquiescence means…
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October 30th, 2012, 03:23
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The more this guy talks, the more I become absolutely astounded at how he received $5k in pledges.

And I don't think he knows what acquiescence means…
I'm not even sure what that means.

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October 30th, 2012, 04:01
Giving in, LD. Drithius, I hope you're safe from Sandy.
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October 30th, 2012, 04:15
I wonder why anyone would have a problem visiting this site sometimes.

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October 30th, 2012, 07:51
Good informative interview - I'm looking forward to play the new beta version at the end of this year.

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October 30th, 2012, 07:57
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
The more this guy talks, the more I become absolutely astounded at how he received $5k in pledges.

And I don't think he knows what acquiescence means…
1.5% of the 5000 are from me - so call me guilty as charged


PS: acquiescence is not in my dictionary …

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October 30th, 2012, 11:54
"Like many grimdark superheroes I expect the people I save to turn on me and curse me. I am interested in justice, not ticker tape parades. I just saved a couple thousand people from possibly one of the biggest Kickstarter scams ever attempted. Now blink as I flash my cape and disappear into the darkness. You can thank god Cleve is out there somewhere watching over you."

Oh my God this guy is priceless =D
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October 30th, 2012, 12:38
I'm going to donate just for the novelty.
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October 30th, 2012, 13:16
Originally Posted by arthureloi View Post
"Like many grimdark superheroes I expect the people I save to turn on me and curse me. I am interested in justice, not ticker tape parades. I just saved a couple thousand people from possibly one of the biggest Kickstarter scams ever attempted. Now blink as I flash my cape and disappear into the darkness. You can thank god Cleve is out there somewhere watching over you."

Oh my God this guy is priceless =D
Yeah, till he breaks into his theory about roving bands of "negroids" intent on anally raping any and all that stand in their way. Seriously, how is anyone not completely revulsed by this guy?
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October 30th, 2012, 13:47
That's certainly what Neanderthals are known for, perfectionism. And missed deadlines.

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October 30th, 2012, 14:00
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1.5% of the 5000 are from me - so call me guilty as charged


PS: acquiescence is not in my dictionary …
In case you were serious:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/acquiescence
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October 30th, 2012, 15:34
Originally Posted by CrazyIrish View Post
Yeah, till he breaks into his theory about roving bands of "negroids" intent on anally raping any and all that stand in their way. Seriously, how is anyone not completely revulsed by this guy?
Would you provide me with a source where I could read this?
I did not know about Cleve since the whole Shaker situation so mostly what I see about him is these new declarations.
But I'm sure if any of this is true, his antics would certainly not count with my acquiescence.
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October 30th, 2012, 16:13
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October 30th, 2012, 16:34
He is one of the oldest (and best) Internet trolls out there… the humor value is high; the expectations are low.
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October 30th, 2012, 16:55
Wow… that's not funny at all…
This is the kind of idealism that lead that crazy Norwegian to kill more than 70 people.
I'd never spend a cent on one of his games, no matter how good it could be.
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