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    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:24 pm

    At least five of us have Gray Matter, and since we can't do the Memoria group play until everyone has purchased and played Satinav (c'mon sale!) why not actually PLAY our shiny new game? Elk grin

    We'll start whenever everyone has it downloaded and installed and is ready to go~

    Find the game topic HERE, and here are the "official" rules for our group play:

    The people who are participating come to this thread to discuss the game.  Anything about the game:  The graphics, sounds, story, impressions, and cries for help.  The only thing you need to remember is that we don't want to ruin any surprises or storyline specifics for those who haven't played yet, so please hide this kind of information!

    There are two ways to do this:

    Use spoiler tags, which look like this [ spoiler]Type your spoiler here.[ /spoiler] (without the spaces inside the brackets.  When you do it right, it will look like this once you submit your post:
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    Type your spoiler here.

    You can click on the Preview button (to the left of the Send button) if you want to be sure you've done it right before submitting.

    Change the color of your text.  To do so, highlight the text whose color you want to change, click on the button at the top of the reply box that looks like nine little colored squares, and choose the color you want.  Once you post, the background will be a light blue color, so keep that in mind ;)

    The goal is to have fun playing this together, whilst still having the information in the thread be helpful for anyone who comes along later -- even if it's a year from now!

    If you need help, try asking in the thread (don't forget your spoiler tags!) before resorting to the Walkthrough .  I much prefer getting hints to actually being told exactly what to do, and that's the beauty of a group play Sunny


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    Post by pippi on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:23 pm

    I'm in!  YAY!
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:54 pm

    Me too, but will start playing tomorrow.  Smile
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    Post by luvtoread on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:41 pm

    OH Boy!!    Actually playing a game right after I bought it!!   What a novel idea    Happy bounce 

    I'm in.   I have to work this week,  but will dl  it and play as time permits.
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:35 am

    luvtoread wrote:OH Boy!!    Actually playing a game right after I bought it!!   What a novel idea    Happy bounce
     Belly laugh
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:55 am

    Me too! I shall brave the deeps so long as you all promise to save me!  Big smile 
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    Post by jessmom01 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:12 pm

    ok, i'm already stuck  SOS! That's what happens when I think I got it goin' on, & get cocky lol.
    Got the hang of the magic I think.  I'm at Edmund Hall "recruiting" and
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    did tricks for the chick who swiped the guys vid, the scot girl by the phone, the mama's boy on the bench, & talked to the girl sunning herself... so I think I have 5 people for the Dr's experiment. I have no idea where to go or what to do next
    I'm confused & in need of direction.  Please  flutter eyelashes
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    Post by jessmom01 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:45 pm

    Got it.  Took some runnin around but
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    I missed the door at the top of the tower
    I think things are about to get freaky...
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    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:49 pm

    Wow, I had no idea there was magic in Gray Matter!  I'm hoping to at least get a chance to see the intro tonight!


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    Post by pippi on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:20 pm

    I'm dl'ing right now ... so excited to start playing! ... Then I can read jessmom's posts!   Smile 

    I'm with you, Genki ... ooooh, magic!!!  Gray Matter Group Play Th?id=HN.607987749505535957&pid=15
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    Post by jessmom01 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:43 pm

    Pippi, your pic of the magician's hat is great lol. 
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    You'll see when you do your first trick how perfect that pic is! She does magic tricks, slight of hand - not major Chris Angel style tho:) She has a desire to be a "real" magician, & that subject seems to be carrying part of the game.  Don't know what's coming or how that's gonna mesh with the "gray matter" stuff.  Interesting...
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    Post by jessmom01 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:47 pm

    genkicoll wrote:Wow, I had no idea there was magic in Gray Matter!  I'm hoping to at least get a chance to see the intro tonight!

    oh shoot!  I'm sorry, i maybe shouldn't have mentioned that.  i hope i didn't spoil anything.  I get so freakin dense sometimes.
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    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:57 pm

    No no, that's just fine!  It's something that I imagine we learn pretty quickly, so no worries :D

    EDIT: I just went to watch the intro for the game before I go to bed, and it turns out that I don't have it installed?! D\\'oh!  What the heck! lol~  *dl'ing now*


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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:52 pm

    I've downloaded the game - I think - at least it shows up that way but I can't get it installed/playing. Could it be because I'm currently playing another GOG game? That makes no sense I know but I'm not sure what's going on. Still trying...

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    - Ok deleted all filed and re-downloaded, and the game's finally installing.  Smile
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    Post by pippi on Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:29 pm

    So I have had a crazy couple days...I'll start playing 7/21...or before if I can sneak a few minutes.
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    Post by luvtoread on Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:14 am

    I will  get to start playing it sometime today.   I have been working a lot and finally have
    the weekend off.
    I finally  have it dl/d.   Not kidding when I say it took 2 days to dl this game.   I started
    dl/ing it,  then left to go to work.   When I came home hours later,  my laptop had
    shut itself off.  So..got it going,   scanning came on,  seemed to slow everything up.
    Finally,  I was just so tired I closed my laptop.  Next morning,  started up the dl/ing
    again.....but had to leave for work.
    When I came home....still not finished dl/ing.     So,   I sat and babysat laptop till game
    finally finished dl/ing.

    I realized I have about 6 games installed that I have started playing and have not
    finished!!    OH!    (there might be a couple more  Shock )

    They are good games....but I get easily distracted by these sales.    This is a gaming
    version of "Keeping up with the Joneses!"      Belly laugh
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:47 am

    Took a long time to d/l for me too and I was out a lot yesterday so will start today. My daughter's visiting this morning, so after then. Smile
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    Post by luvtoread on Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:41 pm

    Oh Boy,   already stuck.   I am wandering around.  I am suppose to find

    not much of a spoiler :
    a bus schedule or some such thing.

    So far,   just checking the house out.

    Can someone give me a clue in the right direction?



    I found a WT.    According to it, I have done everything  (twice).   I was
    suppose to

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    meet up with the housemaid after poking around.  I even had
    her attempt to start up the useless bike
    .

    I've poked everywhere.    Not sure what I missed.    Oh well.    Guess I have to find
    out.
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    Post by luvtoread on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:09 pm

    I managed to move on.   Or I should say the game let me.  If anyone else has got past
    the beginning part,   were you amazed at

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    the way she put down all that food and was able to have a conversation
    at the same time?
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:07 am

    YAY! I'm in and playing!  Happy bounce 

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    Even found my way to Oxford, and have been wandering around there for a little while. Taking a break now, but still have lots to see  Happy bounce 


    I'm not half as scared of the game as I was 30 mins ago lol  Okay
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    Post by luvtoread on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:35 am

    JTF-  I was where you said you stopped.  The map opened up to the next spot to go to.
    I stopped there.

    I really like the beautiful scenery.    Makes it enjoyable to roam around.
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:46 am

    Yes, luvtoread, I love the way it looks too. I find myself wondering if this is what Oxford really looks like, because that would be cool!  Big smile 

    Games like this have improved so much! Hard to believe I ever had the patience to wade through the earlier games!

    I can see I am going to have to play a bit at a time. Or I will exhaust myself. It is very immersive, I felt myself getting into it a little too much. I have a tendency to get obsessive about things. (Like with dragons maybe Whistle)
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    Post by kac on Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:32 am

    I enjoyed it when I played.  I did have to use a walkthrough on occasion as I have little patience when it comes to games and if I don't know what to do, I will only wander around for a little bit before I look for help.  I call it research.
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    Post by RenaissanceMom on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:43 am

    I'm enjoying the game, even though I *so* don't have the hang of magic, lol. Gray Matter Group Play Wizard

    The game is running very slow/sluggish for me, but may very well be because I also have another big GOG game currently downloaded, although I can't do anything about that since I'm playing a game with DH and those "couple" games with him take AGES.  Rolling Eyes
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    Post by JustTheFacts on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:35 am

    singz I'm so excited! I just can't hide it! singz 

    Not much of a spoiler now, but just in case:

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    I got my first magic trick right the first time I tried it! This is massively BIG NEWS for me, cuz I usually suck at that sorta stuff.  Happy bounce 

    Also, I went for a walk today for the sole purpose of exercise for the first time in years! Will make my doctors - all of them - sing hallelujah, she's seen the light! Singing  Belly laugh 

    Game on! (whatever that means? Can someone tell me? Cuz I'm thinking it is like the declaring of metaphorical war or something, and that is not what I mean, obviously Stars )  consolegaming

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