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by esr
June 5th, 2017, 4:22 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Colossal Cave Adventure art request
Replies: 1
Views: 3074

Colossal Cave Adventure art request

Forty years ago, the ultimate ancestor of Wesnoth first shipped. Colossal Cave Adventure, the very first text adventure game. Primitive but groundbreaking and memorable, it has never quite been forgotten since. It was the direct inspiration for Zork, and for Nethack and the whole family of roguelike...
by esr
February 19th, 2013, 12:41 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: wmllint++ - wmllint improved!
Replies: 8
Views: 4055

Re: wmllint++ - wmllint improved!

wmllint's author speaking:

Congratulations - you are now the maintainer of wmllint. Do you have commit access to the repo?
by esr
October 22nd, 2011, 11:11 pm
Forum: Art Contributions
Topic: The Hammer of Thursagan portrait repaints
Replies: 396
Views: 87469

Re: The Hammer of Thursagan portrait repaints

Campaign author here. All the suggestions for symbols made so far work for me. These dwarves are racist xenophobes. Artists should think of them as a dwarven equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan and design symbols appropriately. For example, a blazing torch would also work. Also bear in mind that by choos...
by esr
July 5th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Sceptre of Fire during the "Eastern Invasion"'s events
Replies: 16
Views: 2737

Re: Sceptre of Fire during the "Eastern Invasion"'s events

Good points have been raised here. I have patched EI so Konrad is present and has the Sceptre in the EI siege scenarios.This shouldn't even really be a balance issue as the player will already have had access to high-level mages; to make players a little more careful I have made death of the King an...
by esr
July 5th, 2011, 4:39 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Listra River?
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: Listra River?

Hmmm. I named the Listra, and you're probably right that the Paratime books were behind it. But, happily, I know H. Beam Piper's literary executor slightly - not FTF but we've exchanged email. I think I can keep him off the project's neck.
by esr
January 24th, 2011, 10:28 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Mainline chronology discrepancies as of 1.9.4
Replies: 1
Views: 1379

Re: Mainline chronology discrepancies as of 1.9.4

Thanks, I've incorporated those suggestions.
by esr
October 9th, 2010, 10:24 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesnoth?
Replies: 126
Views: 24604

Re: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesn

Elves are faerie and apparently from a faerie dimension. No. Elves are in contact with faerie, and not all of them. It is nowhere written that they are "from" faerie; there are no in-canon hints about their origin. My speculation (which is not canon) is that they're descended from a group of humans...
by esr
October 8th, 2010, 6:07 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesnoth?
Replies: 126
Views: 24604

Re: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesn

K is for kilo, the metric term referring to one thousand of something. I think that was what he was trying to say. Then you also have "Gs" which is American slang for a thousand dollars (from one thousand "grand") Mountain_King is correct, 1 Kyear = 10^3 years = 1000 years. In common use among scie...
by esr
October 8th, 2010, 2:12 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesnoth?
Replies: 126
Views: 24604

Re: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesn

Depends whether you want half-elves to have unique sprites or not ;) I know this was half a joke, but the serious answer is "no". Except for the pointed ears, elves and humans don't actually look very different. I had an IRC conversation with someone about this a while back. The following is not ca...
by esr
October 8th, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesnoth?
Replies: 126
Views: 24604

Re: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesn

I doubt it's particularly unrealistic for elves and humans to be attracted to one another, given how similar they are in appearance and secondary sexual characteristics, but making them interfertile seems the wrong decision to me. For world-continuity purposes, there's not much distinction between ...
by esr
October 8th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesnoth?
Replies: 126
Views: 24604

Re: The Origin of (Wesnoth) Species, or: Half-Breeds in Wesn

OK, I'm putting on my Mr. Continuity Guy hat.... I think everyone agrees that lots of half-breeding in Wesnoth is a bad idea. I think the world would look noticeably different if it were common, like with a significant population of human/orc halfbreeds in regions where orc raids are common. Nobody ...
by esr
September 10th, 2010, 1:08 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: A Tale of Two Brothers: text overhaul
Replies: 22
Views: 3457

Re: A Tale of Two Brothers: text overhaul

OK, I've done the text merge. Your new backstory - the tension between the brothers and the debacle at Toen Caric - has gone in whole. That was good thinking and good storytelling. With some very nice touches - Arne's echo of Bjarn's early line "You be the right hand, I'll be the left" just before t...
by esr
September 8th, 2010, 8:17 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: A Tale of Two Brothers: text overhaul
Replies: 22
Views: 3457

Re: A Tale of Two Brothers: text overhaul

Lord of Prose here. This rewrite is good stuff. I'll probably merge it into TB, adding archaisms and rephrasing where needed.
by esr
May 26th, 2010, 1:25 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: How could Deoran be son of Haldiel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: How could Deoran be son of Haldiel?

I have just 1 question about campaigns HttT and tSG. It is said, that Deoran is son of Haldiel. How could this be possible? According to this site: http://wiki.wesnoth.org/History_of_Wesnoth 1. Haldiel first appears in 517 YW. Let's say he's 15 years old, so he was born in 502. 2. Deoran first appe...
by esr
May 23rd, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Error Unknown scenario
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Error Unknown scenario

Yes, there's a bug on the branch where Eryssa gets killed. Fixed in trunk.

Odd that nobody noticed before.