At the Nashkel Carnival, in one of the small tents, there is a merchant. If you steal from him (and fail), the Amnish guards will be called. As soon as they appear, pause the game, then 'Talk' to the guard in the centre (captain) and stop before you actually strike a conversation with him. Use Algernon's Cloak to charm him, as well as a couple of the other guards. Also charm the merchant, so that you can perform this cheat again.
Then get the captain to attack one of the neutral guards, and let him get killed. This is because the captain is the only guard that reduces your reputation if you kill him. The other guards can be killed without a problem. Just remember to attack at close-range, as they have bows.
Not only do the Amnish guards have good armor on them, they also carry magic potions, magic arrows/bullets, scrolls, gemstones, as well as a tonne of arrows for your characters to use.
When you are in towns and busy stealing stuff, the guards may sometimes be called. If you kill them, your reputation will decrease.
To avoid this, use Algernon's Cloak (pickpocketed from the fat guy on the upper level of the Jovial Juggler at Beregost) to charm the guard(s). Then select the 'Attack' icon and get them to attack themselves. Just before they hit themselves, select the 'Defend' icon and have them defend themselves. Now they will attack themselves for attacking themselves! If they stop attacking themselves, you may need to attack them (once) to get them started again. Just don't land the final blow. Also, the guards will disappear after a while if they don't kill themselves.
The most effeicient class to make youre main character is a fighter/mage that way he can use any weapon plus spells sure he can't use armor or his spells will be disabled but once you raise about 20,000 gold you can buy a robe of the good/neutral/evil archmagi at highhedge it has an awesome defense it brought my guy's ac to -2!
How to duplicate stuff and get a good robe at the begining + rep
Added 18 Jan 2004, ID #3944
Ok,this one is long winded but can be well worth it!!!
1st of all you have to have made a multiplayer game and made all six characters (mage , theif ,ranger and the rest fighters) thats the team i use any how.
After you made all your characters then go into the game and kit your main person out with all the best stuff in the inn so splint mail and so on , meanwhile get your theif to go up stairs and sneak around to steal a few rather valuable potions and items ...
after your theif has stolen all the possible possestions from upstairs send him down satirs and transfer all the "borrowed" (stolen into your main dudes inventory.
After you have got that sorted out export your character with the stuff on it under any name that isnt the name you originally exported it under eg: when i made my main char i called it aluma and when i exported it i called it flange .......
Then after you have exported the char save the game.
Then quit the current game ...
Go back into multiplayer and make another game when it asks you to make characters go to import and import the "flange" character into all 6 of the character slots but label their names to something else ..(something random) eg:jkdfsbg
Then click on the 6 skull circles next to the names (on the left) and then clcik play or start or whatever it was called ...
Then you if you have done it correctly you should end up with a team of the same people with all of the items that were originally on the main character should be on all of the other 5 "flanges"and simply take all the items off of the flanges and put them on your main character and then export the main character under another name lets say "bobbydazzler".
Then when you have done that quit that current game
Make load the 1st game that i told you to save and when it comes up to the party profile screen, the one with the 6 skull circles on it delete your main character from the top left frame and then import the character that you last exported "bobbydazzler" and then simply rename it and then enter the game ...
If you have done it correctly you will either be a very full person or a very rich one..
Belive me this can be a very good money making way especsially when you have alot of good items and good value ones ...........
Good luck on that one.
P.S. it took me some time to work it all out.
Mage robe : in the inn right at the start you will notice there is a mage dude standing near the fire get all your men to surround it and kill him pick up his robe .
Dupe it or whatever you want to do with it then .. export that entire party under the names you gave them then re start the multiplayer game and import all 6 chars and they should have all their stuff and such but more importantly you wouldnt have lost any reputation points...
Reputation points can be earnt by giving money to the church and being honest having a good reputaion can get So you items for cheaper lower prices and can being of the lawful good catergory.