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Contributions were down this issue - I'll put it down to the Christmas over-indulgence...
Rasmus Jensen's MI Companion
Aaron Fuegi's WWW Page for Monster Island
The MI Homepage
The Monster Island Cafe
Tony Austin's Homepage
WWW (UK Groups)
The White Knights of Kabuki
The Monster Island Rest Shop
The ABM Monster Island Web Pages (note their order submission system - KJC take note)
Gamenet (A site that aims to be a resource to PBM GM's and Gamers)
Greg Lindahl's PBM Resources
'The' On-Line PBM Games Resource
Right, now onto the messages...
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 10:57:34 +0000
My monster, Lynx "Hater of Large Caves" has now found another pet hate. This time it is Hillocks, the home of those scrawny Knolltir critters. A little background first. Lynx has organised a temple rebuilding between the SSS and EV. So far though, i've still not arrived at the temple site to contribute to the rebuiding. SSS and EV members are on site and have begun the process. The reason for my delay? A hillock. I've been stuck at a single hillock which appears to extend about 20km underground. So far Lynx has killed 32 Knolltir's and the thing still isn't empty. From what i have heard, they usually contain 20-28 Knolltir. Is this a record, or will it be when i finally kill them all? Does anyone have any commets?
So continue the amazing adventures of Lynx.
Lynx, SSS Disciple.
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 15:56:12 +0100
Thanx for the last issue of the Campfire (#7)
I'm not quite sure about how to do this, but as I haven't got any other information, I trust it's okay that I send my submissions to you, right? And then ask you to put them in the Electronic Campfire...
Anyway, here's my submission:
To Greg (hey! that's you)
I think it would be great if you could add the subscribers' e-mails at the top of the newsletter. Just every now and then, not every issue!
Also, I think you should publish all the hints and tips you know of. Especially about how to get to Zargnoth (I don't think HMGII would be sorry if he got some Monsters to bash on either), but also things that you are directly asked for (like the Swinging Ball question). If you're afraid of spoiling other Monsters' feeling of 'exploring the unknown', you could always warn them (*SPOILER WARNING*). BTW, it's a nice newsletter, this here...:)
PS I know how it's like to be an ED :) Good luck!
To Harald Hoecht (H"cht?)
A Swinging Ball is made out of Black Ball (#354), Bow String (#65) and Waxed Ooze (#105). Bow Strings are made from Phylo vines and Waxed Oozes are made from 1 Oozelet and 2 Mudge Wax. Black Balls are found in different dark places. From here I don't know what to do, but I guess Questing's the thing to do. Go figure, and tell me when you've got the Swinging Ball (#250)!
To Fearless Fred and other archaeologists,
I've nosed around a bit and dug up the following table (based on the previous internet newsletter "e-monster", my own experiences and your table). To those of you wondering: Yes it IS possible to use quarters of an Action Pt while digging with an Iron shovel:
The numbers in the table is the Action Pts it takes to dig one (1) hand in the given terrain with the given implement.
If anyone can confirm this table or have contradictory information, please yell out :).
If you're feeling guilty about not having sent in a submission yet, here's your chance!!! I'm sort of trying to keep track of what Treasures can be gained in what Structures. Also I'm trying to make a handbook that features the places a Monster will want to check out. Included is how to explore one, what will happen inside etc. Here's an example:
* SPOILER WARNING ** SPOILER WARNING ** SPOILER WARNING ** SPOILER WARNING *
HOW TO EXPLORE:
[If you're using Large Clam Shells, two of them will be used up in the process.] Travel to an Ancient Graveyard. Loot 'n Vandalize it. PS! You cannot use Large Clam Shells if the Graveyard's located in a Swamp square.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN:
If you Loot 'n Vandalize the Graveyard more than once a turn, you'll meet more Creatures the second time. Most likely three or four. You cannot enter a second time if your first time failed (i.e you fled because of too low Health). I've got little info on entering three or more times.
Generally, the more times you enter, the more Creatures you will encounter and the more tough they'll be. You will seldomly encounter more than five Creatures in one LV. If you enter more than one time, it seems like the chance to find no Treasure increases.CREATURES THAT CAN BE ENCOUNTERED:
TREASURE THAT CAN BE OBTAINED:
** END OF SPOILER ** END OF SPOILER ** END OF SPOILER ** END OF SPOILER **
This is what I need:
xxx Pureblade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To Howard Kent,
Take a look at my last message (above). I'm sure you could say a lot :).
I'd be grateful if you tell about Stone Crypts, Tainted Hollows and Bodden Camps as these are the ones I have least info on. One of 'em per issue perhaps?
And BTW, new Structures in Zargnoth too :).
Thanks Martin - you single handedly saved the issue. Shame on the rest of you!!
So - I'll expect much better for next month - and Thelma should have some stories too.