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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2010, 03:53:15 PM »
Exactly, which is pretty much the point Cesar made previously when the discussion of "why didn't Shamir help Graham travel around" came up before.

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2010, 04:11:14 PM »
Getting drunk on Mint Julep and Mojitos, and York Peppermint Patties.

Interesting bit of trivia, go into the game script, and it describes Shamir as "drunk" from the mints he's been eating, LOL
When I ingest mint I usually end up drunk too.
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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2010, 05:59:03 PM »
Gotta love mint.

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2010, 07:39:25 PM »
It never actually occurred to me that Shamir was actually busy doing something.  I just figured that he couldn't really act because Alexander's still his master and since Alexander is basically in a coma, there's no one to order him about.  Plus, genies take on the attributes of their masters so I guess if a genie has a cognitively impaired master, there's not a whole lot that genie could do.  They always seemed like such a pragmatic bunch.  "Oh, you have my lamp now?  Ok, I'll do what you say."  "Oh, you stole my lamp from my last master?  Ok, I'll do what you say."

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2010, 07:41:34 PM »
I like the idea that if the master is asleep the genie goes all loopy and useless.
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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2010, 12:40:11 AM »
Graham didn't think about taking his bottle with him. That would change the master.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2010, 08:48:53 AM »
Graham only takes things when it's unclear who the proper owner is.
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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2010, 08:54:58 AM »
LOL, it'd be nice if that were true, but I know what Graham does in our game!

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2010, 11:31:52 AM »
*Or if they're not securely and immovably nailed to the floor, wall, pole, tree, door, etc.
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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2010, 11:39:51 AM »
**And sometimes even then!

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2010, 02:25:31 PM »
To quote Graham's dad;

"Boy if I have learned anything in my life, I have learned this: When in doubt, or in trouble, pick up anything that is not nailed down, and if it is, look for loose nails or boards. Check carefully into, under, above, below, and behind things. Read everything; you might learn something. Wear clean undergarments, brush after meals, and always remember: nothing is as it appears."
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2010, 02:38:17 PM »
To quote Graham's dad;

"Boy if I have learned anything in my life, I have learned this: When in doubt, or in trouble, pick up anything that is not nailed down, and if it is, look for loose nails or boards. Check carefully into, under, above, below, and behind things. Read everything; you might learn something. Wear clean undergarments, brush after meals, and always remember: nothing is as it appears."


Was that from one of the games or the Companion? It sounds familiar, I just can't remember where it's from.
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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2010, 02:41:08 PM »
Is from the Companion, but its based on a quote that was often printed in the early Sierra games manuals or gameplay card, with its own additions.

It's based on what they used to call the "Rules for Adventure Games."

It might predate Sierra to Infocom, I'm not sure though.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2010, 02:48:33 PM by Baggins »
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2010, 02:48:07 PM »
Is that all we know about Graham's dad?

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2010, 02:50:36 PM »
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2010, 05:51:48 PM »
I should have known you would have an article already written about that. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2010, 04:42:50 AM »
We also know a tiny bit about his grandfather as well;
http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Great-Grandfather
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2010, 01:01:38 PM »
Very interesting. Is this all from in-game dialogue?

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2010, 01:23:29 PM »
Ya, from Hoyle I. Here you go;


http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Graham_quotes_(Hoyle_I)

http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/Rosella_quotes_(Hoyle_I)

What I find interesting is that both Graham and Rosella speak in "ye olde english" style), quite a few "'Tis...", "thou", "methinks", etc; As a side note even Alexander in KQ6 has a few older style terms himsef, including "tis", "zounds", "gadzooks", and a few others. There were also the fairy godmother and little elf in KQ1 also used a few retro style terms.

There is some fun stuff for Roger Wilco too;
http://spacequest.wikia.com/wiki/Roger_Wilco_quotes_(Hoyle_I)
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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Something that I noticed
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2010, 01:38:31 PM »
1. All of those pages were blank.

2. What is Hoyle I?

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