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    Random Number Generator Guide by canas123

    Version: v.0.51 | Updated: 07/28/05 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    ---Table of Contents------------
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    1.) Introduction
    2.) RNG overview
    ---2.1) RNG tricks
    ---2.2) Story mode Tower tricks
    ---2.3) Story mode Ruins tricks
    ---2.4) Map mode Tower tricks
    ---2.5) Map mode Ruins tricks
    3.) FAQ
    4.) Version History
    5.) Credit
    6.) Legal information
    7.) Contact information
    8.) Closing
    
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    ---1.)Introduction--------------
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    This is my first FAQ, and it was made to clearify and compile all of the RNG
    tricks in one convienant place.  If you note any errors in the guide, please 
    feel free to E-mail me at Myname@snet.net  Now lets get started!
    
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    ---2.)RNG Overveiw--------------
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    The RNG (or Random Number Generator) governs many things in this game, from
    whether or not you hit, to how many stats you level up, to what items an enemy
    drops.  This guide was created for you to learn how to RNA (or Random Number
    Abuse)  To get many stat level ups, or special items.  Some terms you may hear
    are hard and soft reset, if you don't no what this is, a soft reset is pressing
    the A, B, Start, and select buttons in concert to make the game restart, a hard
    rest is actually turning the game off.  If no reset type is specified, either
    will work.
    
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    ---2.1)RNG tricks---------------
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    This trick is the base of RNG abuse, with it, you can calculate what will
    happen, specificly used for level ups.
    
    Step 1: Get a character with five movement into a space with no surrounding 
    terrain 
    
    ---|---|---
    ---|XXX|---
    ---|---|---
    
    XXX= You
    ---= Empty Terrain
    
    Step 2: Select that character with the A button, and move the cursor around the
    character in this manor, right, up, left, left, down.
    
    444|333|222
    555|XXX|111
    ---|---|---
    
    XXX= You
    ---= Empty Terrain
    111= The first move, 222 is the second etc.
    
    Step 3: Move the Cursor Down once, look at how the arrow bends, if it bends 
    like this (to the Left, then Down)
    
    ---|---|---
    111|XXX|---
    222|---|---
    
    XXX= You
    ---= Empty Terrain
    111= The first move, 222 is the second etc.
    
    It means the RN the game rolled is between 51 and 100.
    
    But if it looks like this (Down, then left)
    
    ---|---|---
    ---|XXX|---
    222|111|---
    
    XXX= You
    ---= Empty Terrain
    111= The first move, 222 is the second etc.
    
    It means the RN the game rolled is between 1-50.
    
    Step 4: Record the RN you rolled, with an H for 51-100, and a L for 1-50.  
    Ideally, you want to get a string of 7 L's, which means, the 7 RN's used for
    your stat up will be <49, which drastically increases your chance of getting a
    5 or more stat level up.
    
    Step 5: Once you have a string, for example HLLLLHHHLLLHLHLLHHLHHHLHLHLLHHLHHH
    HHLHLLHLLHLLLHLHHLLLLHHLLLHH LHLLH HLLLH HLL HLH HHH LLLLLLL and you have 
    rolled 7 L's in a row, Restart the game, ang get to the point in the string 
    right before the 7 L's, level up one of your characters.  They chould get a 
    several stat level up.
    
    Note: The numbers corrilate like this, the last 7 RN's rolled go HP,STR/MAG,
    SPD,SKL,DEF,RES,LUK, If you have maxed a stat, say SPD, you can use a string of
    RN's like this LLHLLLL and get the same effect as a LLLLLLL string.  This can
    Cut down the time you spend looking for a good LLLLLLL string.  Mastering this 
    can lead to several characters naturally maxing stats, this works particullarly
    well with L'Arachel, who has almost all atributes in the 40% growth rate.
    
    Contributed by: Ghost of Erk
    
    Controlled level up(must have Tethys):
    
    Move onto the tower on the world map.
    Retreat.
    Hard reset.
    Enter the tower.
    Make sure it's the map with a monster holding an iron lance and a blinking 
    runesword.
    Place desired leveling unit front and center.
    Place Tethys below respective unit.
    Begin battle
    
    Contributed by: Ghost of Erk
    
    *Strength, Skill, Speed, (HP or Resistance if growth is high enough):
    
    Move unit 5 spaces forward.
    Waste one RN with Tethys.
    Use tethys to dance for respective unit.
    Use a ranged weapon to kill the boss in two blows.
    It MUST BE IN ONLY TWO BLOWS WITHOUT A COUNTERATTACK!!!
    
    Contributed by: Ghost of Erk
    
    *HP, Luck, Defense, Resistance:
    
    Move unit 5 spaces forward.
    Dance for unit with Tethys.
    Attack boss with respective unit.
    Your unit SHOULD critical and kill in one hit. If not, this method will not 
    work.
    
    *Note: A number of Characters are uncompatible with these trick, I am currently
    pinpointing the exact RN's given for this trick
    
    Discovered and contributed by: bkam4
    
    Arena RN trick:
    
    "Ok, when you go into the arena(like in ch.5 for example) three RNs are used:1 
    to determine the type of person based on the person going into the arena; 1 to 
    determine the level compared to the person going into the arena;1 to determine 
    the type of weapon(Iron,Steel,Silver) again based on the person going into the 
    arena.......the second RN is used to determine the level......if the second RN 
    is "high" then the person will be higher(IIRC) than your person. If the 2nd RN 
    is low(Again IIRC) then the person that you will be sending into the arena"
    
    Bkam4 IM'd this to me, it basically is a trick for arena abuse.  I'm currently
    testing it to see how it works specifically, but from this information, you
    could get a huge string of arena abuses.  Get a long string recorded, and go 
    into the arena against a low level enemy.  I'm not 100% abut this, but, I'm
    fairly sure that each turn takes 8 RNs if you miss, and 9 RNs if you hit.
    So, using this, you eat the necissary number of RNs to get another low level
    fight, and another, and another...
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    ---2.2)Story mode Tower tricks--
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    Contributed by: McTCM
    
    *RUNESWORD
    
    - Enter Tower
    - Retreat
    - Restart
    - Re-enter
    
    Test status:
    Easy: Tested*
    Normal: Tested
    Hard: Untested
    
    Description: This trick causes a runesword to appear on a bonewalker, with 3
    spaces between him, and the boss entombed.  He should have equiped an Iron
    Sword.
    
    *Note: on easy, this is a spear
    
    Contributed by McTCM
    
    RUNESWORD
    
    - Enter Tower
    - Retreat
    - Restart
    - Re-enter
    - Restart
    - Retreat
    - Retreat
     
    Test status:
    Easy: untested
    Normal: tested by flamerz
    hard: untested
    
    Description: coming soon
    
    Contributed by: Shadow 3900
    
    *RUNESWORD
    
    - Reset.
    - Enter TOWER.
    
    Test status: 
    Easy: Tested*
    Normal: tested by flamerz
    Hard: untested
    
    Description: Exactly the same as the other runesword trick, the bonewalker has
    and iron lance equiped and a runesword as his second weapon, make sure he 
    doesn't equip the runesword or you just get the iron lance.
    
    *Note: This is a spear on easy
    
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    ---2.3)Story mode Ruins tricks--
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    ---2.4)Map mode Tower tricks----
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    Contributed by: McTCM
    
    RUNESWORD
    
    - Enter Tower
    - Retreat
    - Restart
    - Re-enter
    
    Test status: Untested
    
    Description: Coming soon
    
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    ---2.5)Map mode Ruins tricks----
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    Contributed by: Shadow3900
    
    RUNESWORD
    
    - Reset
    - Enter ruins
    - Waste --12-- RNs
    - Retreat and re-enter 3 times
    -Wight with with runesword directly below starting area, break wall and use 
    mounted unit to get it.
    
    Test status: Untested
    
    Description: Coming soon
    
    Contributed by: McTCM
    
    SECRET BOOK
    
    - Enter the ruins
    - Retreat and save
    - Reset
    - Choose "Restart Chapter"
    - Enter the ruins
    
    Test status:
    Easy:untested
    Normal: Tested by macstorm
    Hard: untested
    
    Discovered by: Ultimaruneblade
    
    Contributed by: McTCM
    
    SWIFTSOLES
    
    - Enter Ruins
    - Retreat
    - Reset
    - Re-enter
    - Waste 13 RNs
    - Retreat and re-enter 3 times
    
    Test status: 
    Easy: tested by bobantilles
    Normal: Tested by ultimaruneblade
    Hard: *tested by Outlaw_Cliff
    
    *does not work
    
    Description: Coming soon
    
    Discovered by Ultimaruneblade
    
    Contributed by: McTCM
    
    ORIONS BOLT, BRAVE BOW and BRAVE SWORD
    
    - Enter Ruins
    - Retreat
    - Reset
    - Re-enter
    
    Test status:
    Easy: Tested by bobantilles and ultimaruneblade
    Normal: Tested by Ultima Runeblade
    Hard: untested
    
    Discription: This trick gets you a brave sword on the wights closest to 
    your starting position, a bravebow on one of two wights in the upper right
    side of the map, and a orions bolt on another enemy.
    
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    ---3.)FAQ-----------------------
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    Q.)I don't get it.
    
    A.)Read the guide again.
    
    Q.)Your trick didn't work.
    
    A.)Test it once more and make sure you are doing it right.  If all else fails,
    E-mail me for telling me about it, I'll get back to you in 6-8 years
    
    Q.)You suck at spelling.
    
    A.)Please don't tell me this in an E-mail, or ever
    
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    ---4.)Version History-----------
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    -Version 0.30
    -all tricks included
    -1 tested
    -none described
    
    -Version 0.31
    -Several tricks/typos changed
    -added some tests
    -www.neoseeker.com has requested and received permission to use my guide
    
    -Version 0.40
    -New tricks added
    
    -Version 0.41
    -more tricks tested
    
    -Version 0.42
    -more testing
    
    -Version 0.50
    -tricks updated
    
    -Version 0.51
    -New trick added
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    ---5.)Credit--------------------
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    Bkam4
    Ultimaruneblade
    Ghost of Erk
    McTCM
    Shadow3900
    bobantilles
    macstorm
    flamerz
    Evan Tidwell
    Outlaw_Cliff
    
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    ---6.)Legal information---------
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    This FAQ is property of the Author and any redistribution without express
    permission of the author is forbidden. If you'd like permission, please send
    me an e-mail at Myname@snet.net
    
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    ---7.)Contact information-------
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    Contact me at Myname@snet.net, If you send in a trick, please put your GameFAQs
    username somewhere in the E-Mail, so I can credit you, otherwise, I'll just use
    your E-Mail Adress.  If you are sending a correction, please make sure that
    the method I have listed in my guide isn't working.
    
    Note: Testing is happening now, E-Mail me if you can verify that a trick works,
    Include what difficulty the game was on.
    
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    ---8.)Closing-------------------
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    Yay!  It was fun and all, I hope I helped someone with this guide, bye bye now!