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by jhanlon
August 27th, 2009, 4:38 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

I know that the annoying thing about the old descriptions for me was that they had no explanation of the drain ability, which is, after all, the really distinctive thing about the bats.
by jhanlon
August 25th, 2009, 7:43 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

That sounds good, except that if they are living creatures, then they must maintain their life, not unlife.

I do get your point about fluffy language though. I want figure out a way to describe the drain ability somewhat more fully.
by jhanlon
August 25th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Favorite Weapon?
Replies: 83
Views: 10135

Re: Favorite Weapon?

drake blademaster's sword and enforcer's claw things
by jhanlon
August 25th, 2009, 7:15 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Hurt and Heal: Leaders
Replies: 338
Views: 33849

Re: Hurt and Heal: Leaders

* Dark Sorcerer 8 * Deathblade 8 * Drake Flare 12 * Drake Thrasher 7 (+1) * Drake Arbiter 7 * Drake Warrior 11 * Dwarvish Stalwart 7 * Dwarvish Steelclad 11 * Dwarvish Thunderguard 8 * Elvish Captain 11 * Elvish Druid 6 (-1) * Elvish Hero 8 * Elvish Marksman 7 * Elvish Ranger 9 * Elvish Sorceress 6 ...
by jhanlon
August 25th, 2009, 7:06 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Sorry I took so long, but my computer has been having problems. Finally, however, I can put a post in. Here's the promised fixup. " Because of their disadvantages in size and strength, vampire bats are more often used by their masters as scouts, rather than regular fighters. However, if they do...
by jhanlon
August 11th, 2009, 9:31 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Thanks, I really do appreciate it. I'm in a big hurry right now, but I'll work on it tonight and try to fix the contradiction problem.
by jhanlon
August 4th, 2009, 9:56 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Turuk wrote:Sure, but you can't say they are too weak to be effectual fighters and then claim they have effective fighting capabilities.
It doesn't say that they are too weak, it says that some consider them to be too weak, and then goes on to explain why they aren't.
by jhanlon
August 3rd, 2009, 2:35 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

I was sort of posing their size and weakness, vs. their agility. They are are agile enough to be good fighters, despite what many people think, but are still not as strong and large as most other units, and are therefore used as scouts.
by jhanlon
August 3rd, 2009, 2:21 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Maybe it should just be "Despite their effective fighting capabilities, they cannot match the size and strength of most units, and so are more often deployed as scouts." Thus: "In human lore, vampire bats are often associated with fear and darkness. Living in caves and holes, hiding f...
by jhanlon
August 3rd, 2009, 2:00 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Another update. Not many changes this time, just fixing some things that people pointed out. "In human lore, vampire bats are often associated with fear and darkness. Living in caves and holes, hiding from the sun's light, bats are often considered too weak to be effectual fighters. However, wh...
by jhanlon
July 20th, 2009, 3:10 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Re: Bat descriptions

Thanks for all the comments. I Hope this sounds better. I'm still not sure of a better way to explain the bats' drain capability. " In human lore, vampire bats have always been associated with fear and darkness. Living in caves and holes, and hiding from the sun's light, bats are often consider...
by jhanlon
July 20th, 2009, 1:13 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Bat descriptions
Replies: 49
Views: 6705

Bat descriptions

I noticed the other day that, out of the many unit descriptions, the bats were some of the most in need of a redo. I hope to cover that problem in this thread. I've written a vampire bat description which I'm posting here for comment. I'm happy with anybody's critiques. This is the older version: &q...
by jhanlon
July 7th, 2009, 12:39 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Goblin poetry - Work in Progress
Replies: 14
Views: 3436

Re: Goblin poetry - Work in Progress

Goblins might have some difficulty thinking up those extra words, especially as it is likely that no goblin poetry had ever contained them before. :wink:
by jhanlon
July 7th, 2009, 11:54 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Fixing the Weapon Names
Replies: 41
Views: 9756

Re: Fixing the Weapon Names

I think the idea of weapon descriptions is neat, it just doesn't seem like there would be that much to say about different weapons, particularly different types of the same weapon, such as, for instance, the bow and the elven bow.
by jhanlon
July 2nd, 2009, 12:24 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Wesnoth Reference
Replies: 18
Views: 3564

Re: Wesnoth Reference

Is lordship among the Elves ever a birthright, or is it always democratic choice?