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by BTIsaac
May 26th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: A new history: need help
Replies: 38
Views: 3139

Re: A new history: need help

According to the main timeline, konrad II's death was followed by a civil war. The UMC Soldier of Wesnoth takes place during this civil war, and also includes first contact between Wesnoth and the Dunefolk in the form of an invasion. The current king turns on his people (probably because of the ruby...
by BTIsaac
May 25th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Rough outline for a campaign "The northern province"
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Rough outline for a campaign "The northern province"

So, coming to the harder question: How do I avoid certain problems inherent to the genre? Well, some of the usual tropes I will not avoid but consciously use. I mean, certain beats in this kind of story are there for a reason and it would make it kinda strange if they were absent. You know, that's ...
by BTIsaac
May 25th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: After the Storm 0.9.17 [Wesnoth 1.12]
Replies: 433
Views: 138398

Re: After the Storm 0.9.17 [Wesnoth 1.12]

Overall gameplay spoilers:
by BTIsaac
May 22nd, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: BT attempts portraiting
Replies: 58
Views: 4671

Re: BT attempts portraiting

As a matter of fact, I adjust the shadow layer for Hue and Saturation as well as Lightness, and color and shade each element separately, so that everything can be treated as a distinct entity. I tend to apply smudge with different brushes, to give it shape, then merge individual elements into single...
by BTIsaac
May 21st, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Operation Flight of the Pelicans
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Operation Flight of the Pelicans

Inspired by the Calculus Affair I'm guessing?
by BTIsaac
May 19th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Birth of a Lich: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews
Replies: 73
Views: 11396

Re: Birth of a Lich: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews

Well this isn't really any of my business and i joined long after that discussion was over, but from what i heard, ShadowM specifically requested that IftU not be mainlined. The way i understand it, the process tends to take away a lot of creative freedom from the campaign's author. Kinda makes sens...
by BTIsaac
May 16th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Scenario & Campaign Development
Topic: Birth of a Lich: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews
Replies: 73
Views: 11396

Re: Birth of a Lich: SP Campaign Feedback and Reviews

Well based on a bit of discussion I had with ShadowM a few months ago, maybe not getting mainlined isn't all that bad.
by BTIsaac
May 12th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: ghype's Daily Art #34 - The Fallen
Replies: 74
Views: 5770

Re: ghype's Daily Art #29 - You Know Who They Are

Wouldn't "avenger" and "purger" be more correct?
by BTIsaac
May 11th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions

But I am sure they are just misunderstood. If we just get to know them better whilst they are killing us, they might seem less villainous. I guess now is as good a time as any to point out that the original stories the orcs were inspired by were medieval accounts of real raids, by real people. I he...
by BTIsaac
May 10th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Removing racism from Wesnoth unit descriptions

To be fair, goblins do quite literally get the traits Weak, Slow, and Dim. Yeah but I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about Ben Kuchera taking a screencap of that post and writing a long article about how the wesnoth community are a bunch of racists. People like him love reading into stuff. R...
by BTIsaac
May 10th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Removing racism from Wesnoth unit descriptions

It is much more than a stereotype, it is indeed in their nature to be villainous by almost any imaginable standard of morality. Their obsession with and disposition for violence goes far beyond that of even real world Chimpanzees. ... Goblins have no strong points. They are cheap canon fodder level...
by BTIsaac
May 9th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Removing racism from Wesnoth unit descriptions

Well the elves may very well be super special awesome and all, but there's being awesome and there's rubbing it in.
by BTIsaac
May 9th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: The RNG
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: The RNG

How many threads have been made on this just this year alone?
by BTIsaac
May 8th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Removing racism from Wesnoth unit descriptions

Hm. That makes me think... is the thread title here even appropriate? Makes it look like there are either racist elements, or that we want to purge all references to the theme of racism. I don't think either impression is a favorable one, especially when the goal is to make the descritions sound les...
by BTIsaac
May 8th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Revisiting Wesnoth unit descriptions
Replies: 77
Views: 2732

Re: Removing racism from Wesnoth unit descriptions

Now let us have a moment of silence for all the innocent units who lost their lives. There's a reason why I'm a spastic save-scummer. That being said, looking at the comment and it's tone gives me these bad vibes, especially because of specific choices of words. I might just be paranoid here, but I...