Stolen Pixels #148: Dragon Aged

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Stolen Pixels #148: Dragon Aged

If it's wrong to find someone's grandmother hot, then Dragon Age doesn't want to be right.

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funny. Screw logic, this is DnD people.

Edit: My bad, people.

I remember seeing a Fallout 3 mod that made every woman in the game nude, but came with the option of putting bags over the heads of the old ones.
Laughed hard at that one.

Areck:
funny. Screw logic, this is DnD people.

That was Dragon Age: Origins. Not Dungeons & Dragons.
Or am I just a massive noob?

*Breaths a huge sigh of relief*

And I was afrad that I was the only one who thought Wynne was hot. I would definitely have preferred her over my other 3 options to unleash my toothpaste of love in.

New DLC idea, EA...

"What have you done to grandma Wynne? You fiend, I'll have your head on a pike set on display in Denerim!!!111oneoneone" - A really angry mage

o.o

I gave her this outfit once, but it fucking ruined her, so I switched back to the senior enchanter robes. At least that way I can convince myself she is old!

Pararaptor:
I remember seeing a Fallout 3 mod that made every woman in the game nude, but came with the option of putting bags over the heads of the old ones.
Laughed hard at that one.

Areck:
funny. Screw logic, this is DnD people.

That was Dragon Age: Origins. Not Dungeons & Dragons.
Or am I just a massive noob?

Dungeons and Dragons can be described as a type of rpg, no idea if Dragon age is using any rule sets but it was made by Bioware so it probably is.

I thought you were talking about the grandmother of Morrigan's. She was a lot hotter than Wynn from where I was standing.

Areck:
Dungeons and Dragons can be described as a type of rpg, no idea if Dragon age is using any rule sets but it was made by Bioware so it probably is.

It's not. Like Mass Effect, it's their own unique property.

Dragonage borrows sooo hevily from fantasy novels (and not just tolkein) I figured they'd make it easy to do old mages. in WoT magic users barely age once they start using magic the biggest sign that they are old is grey hair. hence they imply this and make Wynne with white hair and an old voice on the same body as every other woman in the game.

If only women actually aged like this, i'd sure be a happy man ;)

Ohh, that's bad. ;)

I also see that the game somewhat follows the train of thought that the less armour a female character wears, the more protected she is.

Nevyrmoore:
I also see that the game somewhat follows the train of thought that the less armour a female character wears, the more protected she is.

To be fair, protection is usually reasonably matched to coverage. Mage robes usually don't offer any protection at all though.

The main exception I've seen is the female Daelish Elven armor, which isn't far off from a leather tube top and a skirt.

No chainmail bikini's though.

I just looked up the voice actor list

Holy shit, I had no idea Tim Curry was in it, nor Simon Templeman, nor Claudia Black.

I am going to buy it, play it, and wait till Loghain starts talking before allowing myself to be mesmerised by his awesome voice.

GMILF in this case XD

Virgil:

Nevyrmoore:
I also see that the game somewhat follows the train of thought that the less armour a female character wears, the more protected she is.

To be fair, protection is usually reasonably matched to coverage. Mage robes usually don't offer any protection at all though.

The main exception I've seen is the female Daelish Elven armor, which isn't far off from a leather tube top and a skirt.

No chainmail bikini's though.

Good to hear. It always annoys me when someone thinks that their idea of female armour is something stupidly skimpy.

PiCroft:
I just looked up the voice actor list

Holy shit, I had no idea Tim Curry was in it, nor Simon Templeman, nor Claudia Black.

I am going to buy it, play it, and wait till Loghain starts talking before allowing myself to be mesmerised by his awesome voice.

Yeah, Tim Curry plays one of the supporting bad guys (if you're after maximum face-time for him, play the human noble background). Simon Templeman also does a number of other voices than Loghain's, mostly of minor supporting characters. He voices a couple of different nameless Tranquil in various locations, and a few others here and there. Only Loghain sounds very much like Kaine, though.

Wynne is a clear case of "Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have". I for one regret not having her as one of the romance options. Granted, it's somewhat forgiven by having Claudia Black as a romance, but still...

Taellosse:

PiCroft:
I just looked up the voice actor list

Holy shit, I had no idea Tim Curry was in it, nor Simon Templeman, nor Claudia Black.

I am going to buy it, play it, and wait till Loghain starts talking before allowing myself to be mesmerised by his awesome voice.

Yeah, Tim Curry plays one of the supporting bad guys (if you're after maximum face-time for him, play the human noble background). Simon Templeman also does a number of other voices than Loghain's, mostly of minor supporting characters. He voices a couple of different nameless Tranquil in various locations, and a few others here and there. Only Loghain sounds very much like Kaine, though.

And when you see "very much", read that as "exactly like Kain", because I'm reasonably certain Templeman's Kain voice is just his normal one (or so all the various bit characters he's voiced in other Bioware RPGs would seem to indicate, given they also sounded exactly like Kain).

It made an excellent game just that much more awesome when I first noticed that (somehow I didn't pick it up via the trailers).

i know how you feel, i spend so many gifts and hours trying to seduce her, i even kicked morigan out (whom i had just had relations whit 5 minutes prior), because she asked me too, and i played a 58 year old rogue, we would have been the perfect match.

*sigh* lost love, it hurts just as much in videogames.

i didn't do much with wynne (am the mage of the party anyway :P) and never talked wit her...
i thought she was 35 or something...

PiCroft:
I just looked up the voice actor list

Holy shit, I had no idea Tim Curry was in it, nor Simon Templeman, nor Claudia Black.

I am going to buy it, play it, and wait till Loghain starts talking before allowing myself to be mesmerised by his awesome voice.

Too bad he's a massive dick.

Jaranja:

PiCroft:
I just looked up the voice actor list

Holy shit, I had no idea Tim Curry was in it, nor Simon Templeman, nor Claudia Black.

I am going to buy it, play it, and wait till Loghain starts talking before allowing myself to be mesmerised by his awesome voice.

Too bad he's a massive dick.

That's okay. If I were gay, Simon Templeman would be the only man in the world I would hypothetically marry, besides Michael Bell.

Virgil:

Areck:
Dungeons and Dragons can be described as a type of rpg, no idea if Dragon age is using any rule sets but it was made by Bioware so it probably is.

It's not. Like Mass Effect, it's their own unique property.

Actually, fairly early on I could have sworn that someone mentioned that this game was somehow connected to the writings of the guy "The Witcher" was based on and while it deviated it was a borderline liscenced property.

Never heard anything else about it, but it was around the time some people were talking about the vague similarities between say Witchers and Gray Wardens, general attitude on magic, and some other superficial stuff.

Probably nothing, but I do remember hearing something like that.

Great comic, Shamus!

If only the subject matter wasn't indicative of the overall attitude in our culture towards elderly women.

Our society holds little value for our elderly - especially women.

Leslee

Oh I totally wished Wynn could have been an achievable romance. I tried, but alas... not successful. It's cool though, I totally 2 timed Morrigen and Lilliana.

also

Zevran the Assassin tends to agree with this.

Wynne: Zevran, I'm old enough to be your grandmother!
Zevran: You say that as if it's a bad thing.

Then 2 hours later he started hitting on my male dwarf.

Chalk that up as one more thing KOTOR 2 got right: an old-looking old woman. Of course, presentation as such was expedited by the fact you could NOT change her outfit no matter what...

Therumancer:

Virgil:

Areck:
Dungeons and Dragons can be described as a type of rpg, no idea if Dragon age is using any rule sets but it was made by Bioware so it probably is.

It's not. Like Mass Effect, it's their own unique property.

Actually, fairly early on I could have sworn that someone mentioned that this game was somehow connected to the writings of the guy "The Witcher" was based on and while it deviated it was a borderline liscenced property.

Never heard anything else about it, but it was around the time some people were talking about the vague similarities between say Witchers and Gray Wardens, general attitude on magic, and some other superficial stuff.

Probably nothing, but I do remember hearing something like that.

Well, The Witcher is running on the same engine as the original Neverwinter Nights (Aurora) (heavily updated, but still).

Dragon Age was billed as a spiritual sucessor to Neverwinter Nights, though it was never going to use the same system.

There is some common ancestry, but as far as I can remember, Dragon Age was never meant to be a licensed title.

quiet_samurai:
Oh I totally wished Wynn could have been an achievable romance. I tried, but alas... not successful. It's cool though, I totally 2 timed Morrigen and Lilliana.

also

Yes. Or at least I knew that something was going to happen and it wasn't going to be good...

DTWolfwood:
If only women actually aged like this, i'd sure be a happy man ;)

Wouldn't hurt if men aged like her too...

Dye her hair brown and she look younger than me damn it!

Starke:

Therumancer:

Virgil:

Areck:
Dungeons and Dragons can be described as a type of rpg, no idea if Dragon age is using any rule sets but it was made by Bioware so it probably is.

It's not. Like Mass Effect, it's their own unique property.

Actually, fairly early on I could have sworn that someone mentioned that this game was somehow connected to the writings of the guy "The Witcher" was based on and while it deviated it was a borderline liscenced property.

Never heard anything else about it, but it was around the time some people were talking about the vague similarities between say Witchers and Gray Wardens, general attitude on magic, and some other superficial stuff.

Probably nothing, but I do remember hearing something like that.

Well, The Witcher is running on the same engine as the original Neverwinter Nights (Aurora) (heavily updated, but still).

Dragon Age was billed as a spiritual sucessor to Neverwinter Nights Baldur's Gate 2, though it was never going to use the same system.

There is some common ancestry, but as far as I can remember, Dragon Age was never meant to be a licensed title.

Fixed. DA was never intended to have anything to do with NWN. For that matter, they used the term "spiritual successor" pretty loosely.

GILF?

or would that get confused with girl too much?

I noticed that my eyeballs always seemed inexorably drawn to the boob region on all the female characters in Dragon Age, even the old Chantry Mothers, at which point I'd wonder to myself "Why am I staring at those, she's OLD." But I just can't stop staring...

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