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"...and that's the story of how I saved the Rail Nomad camp with nothing but an old VISA card and a geiger counter."

The rangers all laughed. They all knew Mike was full of it, but at least he copped to it. And, well, his imagination seemed to be limited only by the contents of his glass, which was currently sitting half-full on the table. They were all in high spirits after finally having tracked down the leader of the thugs that had been staging raids against the outlying settlements. He was sacking villages in the afterlife now, and the rangers had all deserved some time off after those grueling weeks in the desert.

Jessica, the group's self-appointed expert on all things explosive, lowered her voice and nodded towards the bar. "So, Mike, sergeant, sir," she started, her voice slightly slurred. "If you're in a story-tellin' mood, sir, mind tellin' us 'bout the big guy? And why he's not drinkin' with us?"

The "big guy" was, of course, the band's latest recruit, who was currently sitting alone at the bar, nursing a cup of what could potentially pass for beer. He hadn't said much at all during their recent excursion and when he did speak, it was with an accent foreign to the rest of the team.

Private Campbell, specialist wiseass, snickered and leaned backwards in his chair. "Whazzamatter, Jess? Gotta lil' crush on our mysterious stranger? 'm I not special 'nuff for ya anymore?"

Jessica bristled, but Mike quickly interjected. "Stow it, Campbell. Look, I don't know how much there's to say, he's a bit of a mystery to me too. He showed up at Ranger Center a couple months ago, signed up, and here he is. If brass asked him about his background, they didn't really inform me."

"What 'bout his accent? He's not from 'round here, and he doesn't sound like a russkie," Jessica mused, already having forgotten about Campbell's indiscretion.

"Scandinavian, I think," Mike offered. "Norway or Sweden, maybe. Tried talking to him about it a week ago, he wasn't very forthcoming."

"Sweden?" Campbell asked, frowning. "Don't think I ever known no Swede before. Weren't they s'posed to be all neutral in the big war? Think they caught any nukes?"

"Dunno, private. Way he deflected my questions, don't think he's very happy to talk about what's going on back home. If it's not nukes, it's something else - otherwise why would he be here?" the sergeant stated, his question rhetorical. "Besides, he handled himself out there. If he doesn't want to talk about where he came from, that's up to him."

"Right," Jessica mumbled, obviously unhappy to leave it at that. "I'm just sayin', I'd be happier at least knowin', like, his name or whatever. Doesn't feel right just knowing him by his callsign.

Besides, doesn't 'Warder, Desert Ranger' sound kinda... lame?"
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TommyGun
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Hi, I'm a happy supporter of this project. I hope to be welcome and be able to make possitive suggestions for this upcoming game!
See you 'round Rangers! ;)
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Midget soothsayer robs bank. Small medium at large.
Bln
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Well, welcome! (Even if I'm pretty new here too)

RPG is defined by Wikipedia as : "[...] a video game genre where the player controls a character, and lives as this character when immersed in a fictional world.".

Well, according to this definition, even Mario could be somewhat considered as a RPG, albeit in this case it's difficult to call Mario's interaction with his "world" as a "life".

So I guess this definition works when you focus on the word "immersion". A RPG has to immerse the player in a fictional world, by making him/her doing choices, and actions which have consequences in/on this world. I've never played oblivion, so I'm not starting an argument (nor a troll) on this.

In the meanwhile, if you want to try out Fallout 1 and 2 (I prefer the first one by far, but I'm not saying you will), they are both $5.99 on GOG.com (Fo1 and Fo2).
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Welcome Mr. Monocle! 8-)
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Hello all, I am Rune the Troll. Officially designated, title courtesy of the Steam Hardcore Gaymers and other DRM lovers ;) I've been told to go live under the bridge :? although I prefer the woods in the mountains. I have a cozy cave up there, where I live with my familly, when not on ranger duty.

Disliked by: Pantless Landsharks and Gaymers*. "These people really hate me just because I am a TROLL! Cough*Xenophobes*cough." (OOC: you can read about my attrocious crimes over in the "What to Avoid: DRM!" thread. You calling me troll for that would be equilant to me calling you troll if you uttered a word of critisicm if inXile suddenly announced that they would make Wasteland 2 a FPS instead of RPG (and it turned out to be a typo.))

Rune is known for his vulgar and obscene words that EVERYBODY takes offense by, or at least the PL & Co and S.H.G, and he is looking for his missing red boots! He is convinced the Pantless Landsharks took them! They were a wedding gift for his troll sister and her comming wife.

*S.H.G., not homosexuals.
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And I want to have your children. That goes to you Brian Fargo. And I don't mean for dinner.
Fall Out 2 was the game I judged every other game by. Its been, what? 15 years now? 256 colors? 5 hours of gameplay?
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Hellmaister
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Hey guys!

I am a 115$ backer from Sweden who is super excited about this game! I wish Brian and the rest of the team the best of luck in the forthcoming year! I hope to share some of my ideas with you and also listen to what others have to say.

Cya on the forums!
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I'm most excited, too.
I hope this launches Brian Fargo and inXile to be able to continuously work on whatever they want. I'm a big fan of Fargo, and love true RPGs.
I'm one of the "new generation" lol.
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22, UK, ex-student (recent).

RPG enthusiast thanks to being introduced by someone a generation above me: my standards can't come down now.
Skyrim isn't quite my thing... Yeah I think that clears things up.
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Thank you Bln :)

I appreciate you sharing that point about RPG. To be honest, I won't know where to draw the line when it comes to defining whats RPG and what isn't. :oops:

I might look into Fallout 1 and 2 later this year. Have some backlog of games to play at the moment, but 18 months is going to be a long time. :mrgreen:
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Never saw bombs drop. Too drunk probably.

After all I knew went bust I went to Vegas where bunch of nice people (Imagine! In Vegas!) found me, joined with them for a while, went to their base southeast. Then moved on.
Almost ran out of Snake Squeezin, but I made to the ruins of LA, or atleast I thought I did... It suddenly became very strange, cars looked different, or rather the wreckage, building. Damn, it's like the 50s all over again! I think that constant drinking finally cought up to me. Wandered for a bit, out of place, until some big moron with 13 on his back knocked me over. Sigh. These wastelanders, can't even apologise to a broken man, what?! Am I worse than them?

I actually met this guy once again, with more of these 13's, helped to train them in a way of a warrior, well actually bar brawling. Haha.

Years pass by, or maybe it's this vodka time space folding... I ran out of Snake Squeezin a long time ago.
An upstart come to me, full of hair, ready for his great "adventure"... Why do they want to go out there anyway, to get stabbed, shot, beaten to a pulp or mawled? Get the sunburns, eat rads? Oh well, as he approached me I offered him to train him how to fight, might just get him live for few more days. Never knew what happened to him. Moved again. Sober this time, back to where I came from... Nevada...

For the love of God... I wish I was drunk again, that would make more sense... What the hell is this?! NEW Vegas? Old was doing fine, and what's with that robots... and the 50s!

Found it, stashed in my other coat in a pocket, last drop of Snake Squeezin.
With a smile on my face, dumb and drunk expression on my face I move out of NEW Vegas, and for the first time since the bombs drop... I felt everything is alright with the world, for in my sight, there was the Ranger Center.

Khaal

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Hi guys,

I'm a proud backer of Wasteland 2 from Poland and I feel great to be here and be part of this.
cRPGs (and pnp RPGs for that matter) are what I love the most in computer gaming.
Loved both Interplay's Fallouts and New Vegas, Tactics not so much, F3... well, let's move on, shall we? :)
Didn't actually play Wasteland 1 till years later, as I was 7 years old when it came out and had only C64 with tape recorder :)
I'm hungry for quality post-apocalypic RPG... any quality old school RPG for that matter :)
I hope InXile will score big after WL2 is released and show publishers that classic and classy cRPGs are not dead and worth making ;)

P.S. Sorry for my English.
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So i know it's out of context, but there isnt real intro page so here i am


So, no i'm a fallout 1 and 2 nut and never played wasteland but certainly shoulda. I really like the way this game is going and i hope that it turns out as well as ive dreamed ever since i was dissapointed with the crap called F03. I was one that origianlly cried about the van burien project and spit all over tactics back in the day, and already have plots to personally kick brian fargo in the shin (really hard) if this project goes south.

Oh and if you want it to be a little more "post apocaliptic" i can add some true stuff about me, i'm 6'1" big and carry a sawed off 30-30 or an axe handle for if things get rough( i keep the axe handle in my car btw)
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I always bought the new interplay games!!! I have for years said god why cant Interplay come back. They had some of the best games!!! I normally wouldnt post anything but a question on a forum, but the fact that Brian Fargo is making Wasteland 2 just makes me smile!!! I really hope InXile can become the old interplay!! Bards Tale, Wasteland, Battle Chess, Fallout's, Star Trek (best star trek game ever!!, dont get me started on that mmo thing!). The people who came to work for him Black Isle, the guys who made descent et al. I just cant say enough how happy I am to see this project and cant wait for the beta to start :mrgreen:
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... introduces self for 3 points of damage.
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In character? Hrm, I'll just say "Hi, I'm Jonah Falcon". First played Wasteland on the C64 back in '88.
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The wrench slipped. It could be because the ancient bolt head was now more round than hexagonal, or because the mouth of the wrench was gouged out to maybe half again its original size. It might even have been because he was slightly drunk. The cause didn't matter. The wrench slipped and his knuckles rapped hard against the engine casing, the cooling fins of the old V-Twin tearing open the weather beaten skin and he cursed.

"Damn it," he mumbled, raising the battered knuckles to his mouth, tasting the coppery blood and spitting at the sensation of the pervasive desert grit. He paused to gaze out from the makeshift lean-to he had built over the bike, shielding his eyes from the glare of the suns reflection across the empty blowing sand. He took a pull from the bottle of moonshine, grimacing slightly as it burned his throat. His lips twisted into a wry grin as he felt the alcohol do its work. It washed away at the world around him like the tide eats away at the shore, settling his perception into the familiar numb comfort. He put the cork in the bottle and shoved it into the sand up to its neck and went back to work.

The tasks were as familiar to him as breathing and he stopped only twice more. Once to crush an inquisitive scorpion and once for another slug of alcohol. The bike started with a roar and he grinned, quickly wrapping his tools in the ragged shop cloth that had formed the lean-to, stowing them in one of the leather bags strapped to the side of the bike. He took care with the leather that had been worn almost paper thin by age and the endlessly blowing grit of the wasteland. With a twist of the throttle the engine revved and he frowned, feeling an unevenness to the acceleration that meant more extensive repairs would be needed soon. He shrugged, pulling his scratched goggles down over his eyes and covering his mouth with a scarf, snorting at the itching sensation of the cloth against his beard.

The bike snarled as it engaged first gear and he rode into the sun, in the direction a piece of old road map and local rumor indicated there may be a settlement. Wishful thinking led him to dream that maybe a real garage was there. He smiled behind the scarf as the wind carried sand bit into his face. For now it was enough that he was back on two wheels again.
Stupidity got us into this, why can't it get us out?
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"A has been. Holds himself to some sort of code or so it seems. Always trying to solve issues without the need for a gun or blade. In the end it only works out half the time. Someone doesn't listen to his warnings and gets their legs blown to hell and a shank through the eye. Cause if he's got to fail at being peaceful, he better make it look good enough that the next person thinks twice before trying to the same shit as the one dead on the ground. As always it's a 50/50, like a coin toss whether he has to kill again. Zome may fail half the time when it comes to his lame code, but he always gets the job done."

Been a huge fan since I discovered Fallout 1. Of course I had to play the other titles after that Wasteland was the shit and Fallout 2 was awesome! Excited to get into this and roam the Wastes until my eyes bleed!
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Just me, following a long time friend, like idea of this game, so lets see, :D
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