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Site updates
7th February 2014
1000+ NPCs added to the database now. Will be adding a few more of the new areas shortly.

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Site updates
31st December 2012
Hello all,

My site hosting subscription is now overdue. I no longer play AA so I do not intend to renew the subscription this year. I know a lot of you still use this site and I am sorry I cannot keep it going. There is the option to donate some cash via paypal if you want to keep the site up - the costs are around 60euro for a year. If a few people got together to share some of the costs, I could add a small amount of cash also to keep it up. Otherwise, I expect the site will be taken down by the host within a week or two.

All the best.

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Site updates
12th September 2012
Hello all,

I've added a donate button to my site. A few people have contacted me offering a few $$$ to help with the hosting costs. It's there now so feel free! Not required though to enjoy the site. Cheers.

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Site updates
17th August 2011
Hello all,

Sorry about the lack of updates to the site, but as you have probably guessed I don't play much anymore. However, I will endeavor to visit the newer areas soon (next week or so) and update the website with the areas / npcs / armour / weapons.

If you would like to send me on a list, please leave a comment with your AA name and I will contact you.

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Ficer pages
18th September 2009
There was some problems with the old ficer page so the old pages have been moved to a new link. Follow the link from the main menu above and then bookmark that page. The old link does not work any longer.

The new link can also be found here. If you would like to see anything included in this guide, or better still if you have something you think may contribite to it then please get in touch with me.

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Web Archive
29th August 2008
So, I was wandering around the website http://www.archive.org and decided to see if it had any Ancient Anguish material from yesteryear on it. Results here.
Some very interesting "Who" lists to be found too. Who list from 1996.

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Ficer Formulae
29th August 2008
At the request of a couple of players, I have created a page that is updated by a couple of players that reveals where some of the common formulae are contained for any reboot. It's mainly geared towards those who don't have a lot of time to go researching in tons of libraries and who just want to get the formula and start playing. Any comments or suggestions? Please leave them via the comment form on the right of this page.

Current listing -- Lists some of the formulae for this boot.

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The Move™
6th August 2008
Just in case www.anguish.org is unreachable while the DNS filters it's way through the maze of routers in the internet...

New AA Machince -- Will point to the new Ancient Anguish machine

Old AA Machine and Anarchy -- Will point to the old server and Anarchy
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Michigan Weather
30th June 2008
According to traceroute anguish.org resides in Benton Harbor, Michigan. I've added a link to the menu above to the Wunderground Weather summary for Benton Harbor. If you're planning on stocking up at the start of a reboot then i'd advise to check out the weather forecast. If thunderstorms are partly to blame for the recent splat of outages / crashes then at least you can get some advance warning now.

Latest weather ::
Click for Benton Harbor, Michigan Forecast
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Areas added
28th May 2008
Two areas on Infidian have been added, Fort Wolf and Dymwood Dell.

Two new house maps added to the House Section. Tedburn House and Cranberry Manor.
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Pillar's Master Ficer Item list
7th May 2008
Printable summary of items needed by ficers. Very handy list to have! It will be updated from time to time so keep an eye on it.


Master Ficer Items
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Some more subdomains
25th April 2008
Two new subdomains have been created for ficers.
master.aafordummies.com
master.aafordummies.net
Both of these links will bring you to the Master Ficer Workbook list.

I've updated some of the existing NPCs thanks to the feedback people have left. Some new ones have also been added and a few more weapons. If you spot other NPCs and weapons that I have left out please let me know via the form on this page.
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New Storm Armour related section
10th March 2008
Check it out here. Please post any comments about it using the form below. A link has been added into the main Armour Section linked from the main menu above.
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New domain name
25th January 2008
www.aafordummies.com may expire this year so another domain name has been setup. The Dummies™ company apparently didn't like me using aafordummies.com thinking that I was making money outta it or something! Anyways, it might still stick around but there are now two domains that will direct you to this site. aafordummies.net has now been setup and is live. You can use either address to find this site.

There are a number of sub-domains also, here's some that will be live in a couple of days.
ficer.aafordummies.com
ficer.aafordummies.net
ficers.aafordummies.net
areas.aafordummies.net
maps.aafordummies.net
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Area recommendations based on Level
2nd January 2008
Check it out here. Please post any comments about it using the form below.

17th January 2008
** Update ** The area recommendation page has been updated.

18th January 2008
** Update ** I made a few corrections and also modified the evaluation page. Thanks to Shiftar and Cosm for comments.

ps. Looking for the exact eval for Farlof's flails.
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New map: The Iceforge Tunnels
28th November 2007
Check it out here.
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New property section...
17th October 2007
Check it out here.
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Update to Ficer playing guide
24th September 2007
The ficer playing guide has been updated by Burns/Smithers. It now boasts an excellent Spellficer Guide. Please check it out here.
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Area section changes
28th August 2007
Area section has been redone. An indication of the difficulty of an area and the potential loot/cash has now been added. Please have a look at them here.
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Map section changes
1st August 2007
Maps section has been redone once again. There are 3 new graphical maps (old style) of Anguish Continent, Infidian Continent and A full world map. Please have a look at them here.
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Weapon section changes
18th July 2007
Update->> I've updated a ton of weapons to show if they are two handed or not. If anyone spots some i've left out please let me know.

16th July 2007
I'm adding in one handed / two handedness to the weapons so you may notice some changes. Let me know if I broke some things doing this. Also, if you can help me identify the two handed weapons. Please use the form below to submit any weapons you know are two handed.
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More NPCs added.
2nd July 2007
One Level 24 and 3 Level 23 NPCs now listed with more coming shortly. The Storm Dragon area now boasts the most experience for one area, almost 200k experience to be had.
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The Map Section got a facelift
8th May 2007
The maps page got an update. maps.
Click here
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Update on shields
25th April 2007
I've put together a very rough shield list here. Can you please have a look at it and let me know any shields that I'm missing.
Click here
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New map added - Anakim Giants
12th April 2007
There's a nice new unique weapon in this area and a new light source but watch out if you decide to kill the locals.
Click here
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News archive
3rd April 2007
Link to the old news archive which I forgot to put up. There's a few things like strength/weight calculators among other things.
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Request for shield information
29th March 2007
I'm compiling a list of the current shields in the game. If you have come across shields installed in the game in the last couple of years, can you please send me the name of the shield and where you got it from. I have about 28 different shields in my list but they are mostly from old areas. As soon as I have gathered a list of the newer shields I will publish it here. Please use the feedback form below to send me info you might have.
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Updates to the Artificer Guide
28th March 2007
The Smither's Artficer Guide has been updated. There is now an excellent Tips & Tricks guide to help make your ficer experience much easier. An Advanced Playing guide has also been added to the site. THIS, I am sure, will catapult players from being average to well above average a player. It explains about the different types of ficer (spellcraft / smithcraft), weapon strategies and how to build a construct in an obscenely small amount of time. Lots more in the link below.
Thanks to Smithers for providing the guides.
Click here
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New map added - Shieldhand Clan
24rd March 2007
The Shieldhand Clan (or The Lost Clan) by Dafeon has been mapped out. Make sure you bring plenty of heals if you plan on doing any killing! Savage area for parties and brave solo-ers. Be warned, Torran doesn't like people attacking his mountain...
Click here
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New map added - Storm Dragons
23rd March 2007

The Storm Dragons by Dafeon has been mapped out. Make sure you bring plenty of heals if you plan on doing any killing! Savage area for parties and brave solo-ers. Be warned, Valdrath doesn't die easily...

Lots more new Areas,NPCs and Weapons on the way shortly.
Click here
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Graphical Map of Infidian & World
28th January 2007

Infidian and World now mapped out in full colour!

A short guide to Infidian to help you explore the vast new continent and find your way around the intriging landscape.
Click here
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Small Updates
22nd January 2007
I've made a few small changes to the Weapons Section that some people might notice. Thanks to Javelin suggesting it. I fixed some directions, thanks to Scot for pointing them out. I also added in a weight column to the Get Equipped section. Thanks to Marlboro for the suggestion.
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Graphical Map of Anguish
8th January 2007

I posted about this before but someone mentioned that it had vanished off the main page, so here it is again.

The Continent of Anguish has been mapped out in full colour graphical. Many thanks to Macl who actually drew the map but I'm hosting it for him here.

If anyone is skilled in graphics and would like to help me map out Infidian in a similar way (based on Methos/Levek's text map) please let me know.
Click here (Warning, approx 500kb so dial-up beware!)
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New map added - City of Gemymd
20th December 2006
The City of Gemymd has been mapped out. Huge area with a lot of things to explore. Donators can now set their login to Gemymd. With everything from a bank to a post office to food stalls and a pub, you can now do all your gaming on Infidian without the need to visit Anguish. 2 new libraries which are of interest to Artificers also.
Click here
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Feedback
6th December 2006
I've added a feedback form to the site. Please leave your name and any comments you have regarding the site. Any suggestions on the colour scheme, content, whatever... are all welcome.
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New map added - Thraxi Hyf
30th November 2006
The Thraxi Hyf by Dafeon has been mapped out. Make sure you bring plenty of heals if you plan on exploring the area! Savage area for parties and brave solo-ers. Plenty of excellent quality loot.
Click here
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New look to the News Section
30th November 2006
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Filter by Continent
10th November 2006
You can now filter by continents. This lets you choose between areas on Anguish or Infidian.
Click here
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New Domain - www.aafordummies.com!
9th November 2006
www.aafordummies.com & ficer.aafordummies.com now live. The old link will still work but this new domain should make it easier to remember.
Click here & here
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150, 000 individual page hits!!!
20th October 2006
Just reached a massive 150, 000 individual page hits. The Weapons pages and the Area pages being the most popular.
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Artificer Guide now hosted on AA for Dummies!!
8th October 2006
Smithers / Gyn was looking for a new home for his Ficer Guide. It's now hosted here for the moment. If you have any updates for the guide, please post them to proboards.
Ficer Guide
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On the way

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Weapon Summary

Follow the link below which summarizes all the weapons listed on this site. They are broken down into Weapon Type and Weapon Difficulty. It was created to encourage wizards to create weapons that will fill in the gaps.
Click here
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Stuck deciding which armour suits you best???

Plan what armour you would like to use by following the link below.
Click here
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Stats :: Since Nov 2004.

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Visitors83525
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Last 10 NPC's added

NPC NameArea
Rhot, the playground bullyTantallon Park
Prissy, the spoiled little rich girlTantallon Park
Leesa, the trampoline aficionadoTantallon Park
Moosah, the reclusive romanticTantallon Park
A little black squirrelTantallon Park
A little red squirrelTantallon Park
A little grey lop-eared bunnyTantallon Park
Sanal, the social outcastTantallon Park
Barkley, the narcissistic wrestlerTantallon Park
Witling, the nervous jokerTantallon Park

Currently 1051 NPC's.


NPC Race summary (Top 10)

NPC RaceNumber
human365
undead93
dwarf73
orc70
elf64
insect29
demon28
kinder28
giant27
wolf24

NPC Level summary

NPC LevelNumber
251
241
233
211
206
1965
1846
1741
1676
15103
14118
1367
1260
1165
1054
949
870
745
655
551
451
356
254
110
026
20

Last 10 Weapons added

WeaponSource
a Dymwood axe
a simple axe
a three-legged barstoolIn room
An obsidian knifeRylmi the cursed
A silver gisarmeDincus the brave human
nice elvish axeDafyd
A bright longswordAn undead paladin
A bronze sickleQriachi, a wily half-orc
A two handed steel flailMetlof the guard
The Eagle TalonArkuldash the renowned defender of the Eagle Clan

Currently 588 weapons.


Top 10 areas by total experience.

Area NameExperience
Storm Dragons260234
thraxi hyf163983
Eagle Clan121142
Iceforge Clan Forge65659
Drakhiya54392
Zhamarr53977
Scythe Camp41234
Star Caves40405
Nepeth40270
Shieldhand Clan36159


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