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April 21st, 2013, 22:26
I want to be an imp.
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April 21st, 2013, 22:35
Originally Posted by Crooked Bee View Post
I want to be an imp.
2 Million strecth goal; choose a side and recruit Myrthos or Dark Underlord to your party.

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April 21st, 2013, 22:39
And there I was hoping you guys and gal would switch sides

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April 21st, 2013, 22:48
Definition Imp:

An imp is a mythological being similar to a fairy or demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition. The word may perhaps derive from the term ympe, used to denote a young grafted tree.

Originating from Germanic folklore, the imp was a small lesser demon. It should also be noted that demons in Germanic legends were not necessarily always evil. Imps were often mischievous rather than evil or harmful, and in some regions they were portrayed as attendants of the gods.

Imps are often shown as small and not very attractive creatures. Their behavior is described as being wild and uncontrollable, much the same as fairies, and in some cultures they were considered the same beings, both sharing the same sense of free spirit and enjoyment of all things fun. It was later in history that people began to associate fairies with being good and imps with being malicious and evil. However, both creatures were fond of pranks and misleading people. Most of the time, the pranks were harmless fun, but some could be upsetting and harmful, such as switching babies or leading travellers astray in places with which they were not familiar. Though imps are often thought of as being immortal, many cultures believed that they could be damaged or harmed by certain weapons and enchantments, or be kept out of people's homes by the use of wards.

Imps were often portrayed as lonely little creatures always in search of human attention. They often used jokes and pranks as a means of attracting human friendship, which often backfired when people became tired or annoyed of the imp's endeavors, usually driving it away.

Even if the imp was successful in getting the friendship it sought, it often still played pranks and jokes on its friend, either out of boredom or simply because this was the nature of the imp. This trait gave way to using the term "impish" for someone who loves pranks and practical jokes. Being associated with hell and fire, imps take a particular pleasure from playing with temperatures.

To this end it came to be believed that imps were the familiar spirit servants of witches and warlocks, where the little demons served as spies and informants. During the time of the witch hunts, supernatural creatures such as imps were sought out as proof of witchcraft, though often the so called "imp" was typically a black cat, lizard, toad or some other form of uncommon pet.

Imps have also been described as being "bound" or contained in some sort of object, such as a sword or crystal ball. In other cases imps were simply kept in a certain object and summoned only when their masters had need of them. Some even had the ability to grant their owners wishes, much like a genie. This was the object of the 1891 story The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson, which told of an imp contained in a bottle that would grant the owner their every wish, the catch being that the owner's soul would be sent to hell if they didn't sell the bottle to a new owner before their death.

Imps can be found in art and architecture throughout the world, usually carefully and painstakingly hidden under the eaves of a church or the foot of a ceramic cup, so they can only be found by the most interested and observant of people.

Imps may be described as an evil spirit or demon. They frequently appear in children's stories such as 'Silvia' in which she is followed by a black Imp. Since their time they have become more overlooked as not many people actually know what they are.

Imps are also portrayed as a servant to those of fey and magical being, such as wizards. Because of this reason, they are commonly used in games as minions.

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April 22nd, 2013, 01:07
The Imp also happens to be the best character from A Song of Ice and Fire. Tyrion as portrayed by Peter Dinklage actually isn't that bad of a representation of the Codex in many ways though I think he is probably far smarter than the average codex member. Still don't want the Imp to win.
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April 22nd, 2013, 01:18
Tyrion Lannister (The imp): It's an open secret that this character is the alter ego of the author George Raymond Richard Martin.

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April 22nd, 2013, 05:34
I've had my account since 2006 and visit the site everyday but never post anything. Since I can't imagine not having RPGWatch's info to look forward to everyday I get online I had to throw a few dollars to help you reach your goal. Let's kick some Imp butt.
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April 22nd, 2013, 08:42
this Watch vs. Codex business is cheesy as hell.

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April 22nd, 2013, 08:59
Originally Posted by Sacred_Path View Post
this Watch vs. Codex business is cheesy as hell.
Yeah, but is it Dungeon Lords type cheesy or more like Duke Nukem 3D type cheesy?
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April 22nd, 2013, 09:09
Originally Posted by Sacred_Path View Post
this Watch vs. Codex business is cheesy as hell.
It is, at that. It is also a just cause. Don't be a mouse and help us defend!

(edit: Ah, you did already, which I have yet to do. My apologies.)

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April 22nd, 2013, 11:58
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Yeah, but is it Dungeon Lords type cheesy or more like Duke Nukem 3D type cheesy?
It's like DC Universe Online cheesy, with a sprinkling of Richard Garriott on top.

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April 22nd, 2013, 12:14
If you throw RG into the mix it can't get any cheesier…

Perhaps we should as an item create a cheese knife used by a cheesy NPC who lives in a tower made of cheese

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April 22nd, 2013, 14:30
Do we become Weresheep then, too ?
I just sent my contribution - I hope that PayPal handles everything well.

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April 22nd, 2013, 14:53
Yes it is in. Thanks!

Do we want to be Weresheep? Do they watch anything beyond grass growing?

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April 22nd, 2013, 15:46
I think Larian needs to make sure every single donor to the two campaigns at least gets a digital copy of the game. There is almost no cost to them and the two sites have generated decent revenue and lots of free press. I've been waiting to see what Larian is going to offer, in freebies, not in-game junk, to decide if I want to continue donating. Of course, I've donated enough to have bought the game multiple times already.

I'd really rather see out of game rewards at this point
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April 22nd, 2013, 16:13
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
Yes it is in. Thanks!

Do we want to be Weresheep? Do they watch anything beyond grass growing?
Don't mess with the mighty weresheep!
I suppose if you donate >$6 extra here to your KS pledge, that should qualify you for weresheep status…
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April 22nd, 2013, 17:29
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I think Larian needs to make sure every single donor to the two campaigns at least gets a digital copy of the game.
Only for people who have contributed with at least 25$. Otherwise, the word might get out, and suddenly you can see a lot of people donating $1 (for example) and getting a copy of the game. This could also affect KS campaign.
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April 22nd, 2013, 18:04
True, Von Paulus. There's always a scheister trying to get something for free.
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April 22nd, 2013, 18:16
I have all the copies I need from the KS itself, So I'd be happy to pass mine down the list, should I get one. I assume that will be the case for a number of people? Maybe we should have a little survey where we stand.
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April 22nd, 2013, 20:18
Beware Imps drinking soda pop…


I agree - it would be cool if we get a digital copy for everyone who spends >= 25$.

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