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GreatWyrmGold

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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 08:55:26 pm »

Toady has also threatened to add in procedurally generated poetry.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 09:19:00 pm »

Toady has also threatened to add in procedurally generated poetry.
That scares me.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012, 10:34:31 pm »

Procedurally generated poetry...

Dear god, that's horrific to even think about.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2012, 07:24:51 am »

An in-DF book would probably read surprisingly much like the Old Testament.

Urist was wearing emerald dyed pigtail fibre socks, a troll fur hood, a giant cave spider silk loincloth.  He was cold, he was happy, he was wet, he had spoken with a good friend recently. A forgotten beast appeared, it was made of glass, it breathed fire, it was undulating. Urist detested rabbits.

And that's without saying who's whose father.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2012, 02:11:04 pm »

I imagine it'd read a lot like a bad mad libs...
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 06:02:10 pm »

I imagine the first pass will read a lot like legends mode, maybe organized in a more coherent way. Maybe.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 07:58:09 am »

McEngravi's Book of Duck:

Spoiler: Chapter 01 (click to show/hide)
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 10:12:55 am »

McEngravi's Book of Duck:

Spoiler: Chapter 01 (click to show/hide)

That's just too accurate.

Quick, someone dip him in magma before he writes more.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 02:08:08 pm »

Well my idea of book in Dwarf Fortress is like a history book regarding some event, and when the player read it the announcement will be like

"You learn of the -blah blah historical event-"

And the entry will be added to Legends mode if you made it that you can only look at discovered informations.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 03:38:29 pm »

It'd be nice if there were genealogy books as well, so that it'd be easier to keep track of families and such, or books that noted who was king when, since it'd be easier than trawling through fifty lines of
'In 80, Urist McStoneworker tricked the Crazy Nation into believing he was Urist McWoodcutter
In 80, Urist McWoodcutter settled in Knifeeyes
In 80, Urist McWoodcutter stopped being a stoneworker
In 80, Urist McWoodcutter became a glassmaker.'

before you actually find out who was in charge.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 07:46:54 pm »

McEngravi's Book of Duck:

Spoiler: Chapter 01 (click to show/hide)
Can you please write more?
These could be a hit.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2012, 10:21:57 am »

Spoiler: Chapter 02: (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Chapter 03 (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 10:24:45 am by pisskop »
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2012, 04:10:47 pm »

Bravo, sir, bravo!
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2012, 04:49:03 pm »

And now we wait for the next installment. What fate befell the axelord who fought the seed-stealing duck? His infected finger could truly have severe repercussions for those who know him, what about friends and family? How will an amputated finger affect his fighting?
And what of our poor narrator, who had to watch that duck's death and then, through determination and admiration, managed to create a suitable memorial for the duck?

Truly an emotional and stirring piece.
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Re: Will real books ever be a part?
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2012, 10:43:02 pm »

I bet the narrator's gonna poison the axelord in his sleep.
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Here's a tip, though... Use Russian characters in your WPA5 passphrase. If your spontaneous AI is anything like my spontaneous AI (not as aggressive as yours, good conversation, but actually worse than me at chess*), it can't handle any character outside of the CODEPAGE 437 list.

*I hope. It could just be lulling me into a false sense of security.
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