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Joined: 16-November 04
I like this review as it is fair and saves me the trouble of pointing out the dangers of playing with Fonick.
Name: Fonick 1.0 Characteristics: LN Male Human Bard (Delusionist) Str: 11 Dex: 18 Con: 18 Int: 8 Wis: 4 Cha: 5 Equipment: Fonick's Wooden Sword (1-2 dmg), Fonick's Epicopus Personality: B Fonick is the world's greatest Bard, as he'll cheerfully tell you. He records "your" adventures in his Epicopus (an Book in a Quick slot), from his own perspective, of course. He has some nicely written banters (1 with each NPC), but not a lot of interaction. His conversations & Epicopus entries are very funny (you can sort of "cheat" & pick him up near the end of the game to see some of his entries without taking him with you through the whole game). Implementation: C+ What's there is well-written & entertaining, but Fonick doesn't have a lot to say. All spell scrolls are grayed out like he can't use them (possibly due to his Intelligence), but he can scribe an infinite amount of spells, even ones he already has scribed. His banters can occur during combat. Power: B- Despite what he may think of himself, Fonick isn't a powerhouse. His Delusionist kit makes him immune to missiles (tomatoes, etc.) & Silence & his Song has a chance of affecting enemies with Emotion or Enfeeblement. Ease: C+ Once you've completed the Astral Prison quest & cleared the Playhouse, you can return after a day & see Fonick's performance. Help the audience get him off the stage (you might want to bring a Dispel Magic scroll with you) & he'll join up to chronicle your adventures. ToB: No Overall: C Fonick is very entertaining, but doesn't have a lot of content. If you don't want to bring him through the whole game you should still stop by & briefly pick him up towards the end just to read his Epicopus entries.