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Loom

by Bobbin Threadbare

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Original Thread: Ask me about LOOM

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Introduction



You mean the latest masterpiece of fantasy storytelling from Lucasfilm's™ Brian Moriarty™?



Why it's an extraordinary adventure with an interface of magic, stunning, high-resolution, 3D landscapes, sophisticated score and musical effects. Not to mention the detailed animation and special effects, elegant point 'n' click control of characters, objects, and magic spells.

Beat the rush! Go out and buy Loom™ today!


I was young when I first played Loom, probably around 7 or 8. I didn't get a third of the vocabulary, half the puns, or any of the references, but what I did know was that this game could take me to a magical land unlike any magical land I had ever seen before. And with as much as I've read, played, and watched in the years since I beat this game, the world of Loom seems just as unique now as it did almost twenty years ago.

Now if you'll follow me, the guided tour begins just over here.



Do yourself a favor and listen to this either first or last (with many thanks to cupcoffee for posting it).

Videos

Part 1YouTube (Polsy) DailyMotion
Part 2YouTube (Polsy) DailyMotion
Part 3YouTube (Polsy) DailyMotion
Part 4YouTube (Polsy) DailyMotion
Part 5YouTube (Polsy) DailyMotion

Drafts encountered



While most sequences change from one playthrough to another, two will always remain the same: Opening and Transcendence. The reason is actually pretty simple: both are cast during cutscenes and thus cannot be rearranged.



Possible sequences: CCCD, CDCD, DDCD



Possible sequences: CCCE, DDDE, DEDC



Possible sequences: DCCD, CDDC



Possible sequences: GEED, GFFE



Fun fact: throughout the game, the only thing Transcendence creates is swans.



Possible sequences: DFFD, EFFE



Possible sequences: CDDF, CFCC, FDDE



Possible sequences: AAAG, CDDA



Possible sequences: GCGC, GCCD



Possible sequences: CAAC, ACCA



Possible sequences: FAAF, ADDA



Possible sequences: AFED, AGFE

Drafts never encountered



Admittedly, Summoning is the draft that kicks off the plot, but Bobbin will never hear the sequence for it or cast it himself.



Desire is sort of a mirror twin to Terror. They use similar images, plus they're placed opposite each other in the manual.



I imagine this is what the bells are enchanted with.



Interesting tidbit: if you pay attention to the stated dates, you'll notice that the wizard who used Tremblor in the game's backstory did so after the draft's official banning.






Drafts which may or may not be encountered

Three of the following drafts will be used in the final episode. All three have only one variation, unlike most other drafts in the game.




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