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by johndh
March 29th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

Eh, okay then. Fencing does use a sabre, though I have no idea how closely that's related to actual sabres used for real combat, and the rapier is also a fencing weapon, but I guess that doesn't necessarily mean they're closely related. Having never done any fencing, I can't really say much about t...
by johndh
March 29th, 2016, 12:35 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

Looking at the portraits for the L1 and L3, I think I agree that it's more of a rapier than a sabre, though the both are fencing weapons so there's certainly some relationship between them. I'm not an expert, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but to the best of my knowledge they come from ve...
by johndh
March 27th, 2016, 1:34 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

Names for unit lines can be hard to come up with. We don't want every line to be Fighter - Warrior - Champion, because that's bland; but we don't want to make up names in fictitious languages to end up with Elvish Gylgwynnyn, Dwarvish Svarstrrgarnr, etc., because those names look silly and don't tel...
by johndh
February 11th, 2016, 3:30 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

But I will go and say I am not too keen on the idea of trolls laying eggs mostly because the idea is a little silly. It was just an example. My point was that there's no need to officially declare anything on the matter. They worship the stars and likely have a basic grasp of astronomy as a result ...
by johndh
February 10th, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

Saurian culture is sharply segregated between the genders......It is the responsibility of the female to hunt and find food, skills which ultimately train them to be warriors; the skirmishers, flankers, and ambushers other races so fear. Males, meanwhile, are responsible for guarding the clutch- th...
by johndh
February 10th, 2016, 9:06 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: female trolls?
Replies: 32
Views: 5169

Re: female trolls?

Saurian culture is sharply segregated between the genders......It is the responsibility of the female to hunt and find food, skills which ultimately train them to be warriors; the skirmishers, flankers, and ambushers other races so fear. Males, meanwhile, are responsible for guarding the clutch- th...
by johndh
February 9th, 2016, 8:30 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: female trolls?
Replies: 32
Views: 5169

Re: female trolls?

BfW is about battles, just like the name says, so of course we don't see many females of most races. I think elves have the most female representation, and presumably their females are relegated to archery and spellcasting not because of any physical weakness (archers have more use for strength than...
by johndh
February 9th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Proposed Race Description For Wose
Replies: 37
Views: 15470

Re: Proposed Race Description For Wose

It seems like, for reasons I do not know, the LotR concept of Ents were instead decided to be named Woses. I feel like perhaps that's for the best, since like, orcs and elves have their names and concepts now deeply rooted in fantasy of all sorts, but the tree-people being named Ents are kind of ex...
by johndh
February 9th, 2016, 7:28 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!
Replies: 100
Views: 21546

Re: Let's Rewrite Descriptions!

I'm glad to see someone taking this on. Here's my attempt at some tweaks for your Saurian description: Saurians are a race of reptilian humanoids, about as tall as a dwarf, but much less stout. They compensate for their small size with incredible agility and an ability to thrive in nearly any enviro...
by johndh
January 2nd, 2016, 12:33 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Old Portrait for Konrad & Li'sar
Replies: 78
Views: 20206

Re: Old Portrait for Konrad & Li'sar

Are people seriously suggesting that the new Li'sar, the one who looks like a young Cate Blanchett, is ugly ? Maybe she looks a bit stern because she's in combat instead of a fashion show. It sounds like a nice way to tell: We are the bosses here, we decide. You are the minority. To be fair, their o...
by johndh
December 11th, 2015, 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't make open source games too 'professional'
Replies: 11
Views: 7349

Re: longwinded nonsense

Kestenvarn wrote:OP condemnation of a common term stems from ignorance, resulting in short-sighted and misleading message. No points are awarded due to lack of brevity.
I couldn't resist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQCU36pkH7c
by johndh
December 11th, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't make open source games too 'professional'
Replies: 11
Views: 7349

Re: Don't make open source games too 'professional'

I think a big reason why open source and indie developers strive for originality is because that's where they can excel. In terms of art assets, code base, features, etc., one person or a small indie team working in their spare time CANNOT beat a huge dedicated team with a staff of dozens and a budg...
by johndh
November 19th, 2015, 4:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Religious beliefs and video games
Replies: 20
Views: 6819

Re: Religious beliefs and video games

This is the kind of thing I used to struggle with a lot back when I was a Christian, worrying about the pentagrams in Diablo and such. As it seems to me, this is the kind of nit-picking legalism that the new testament tries to abolish -- things like arguing over the details of what exactly constitut...
by johndh
November 9th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would you date an Orc?
Replies: 21
Views: 16024

Re: Would you date an Orc?

Devs have said multiple times that hybrids in Wesnoth are NOT a thing, and I support that notion. Citation needed. Of course. How silly of me. :) http://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=31830 ITT: TSI's and Jetrel's opposition to hybridization, and esr's except for human-elf interbreeding. I...
by johndh
November 9th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would you date an Orc?
Replies: 21
Views: 16024

Re: Would you date an Orc?

it wasn't uncommon for soldiers of the victorious side to violate women of the losers. *isn't :( For men, manly women generally don't tend to be attractive. That's something that is very dependant on culture. Just look at James Bond over the decades, with Sean Connery in the 1960s to Daniel Craig i...