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Some kind of infinite battle arena / soap opera generator #71

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iguanaonmystack opened this issue Nov 1, 2015 · 9 comments
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Some kind of infinite battle arena / soap opera generator #71

iguanaonmystack opened this issue Nov 1, 2015 · 9 comments

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@iguanaonmystack
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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 1, 2015

Let's see how terrible this ends up.

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 3, 2015

I now have some output for this. My attempt involves creating a set of virtual people who will fight to the death (or, currently, repeatedly die of thirst) in a virtual arena. They all write a diary which is serialised.

The latest preview of the output is at https://github.com/flexo/nanogenmo2015/blob/master/novel/output.txt

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@ikarth ikarth commented Nov 3, 2015

For setting up your arena, you may find this interesting: http://www.sibylmoon.com/a-procedurally-generated-wilderness/

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 3, 2015

That looks like a great resource, thank you!

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 9, 2015

I've changed the location of the preview to https://github.com/flexo/nanogenmo2015/blob/master/novel/output.md so that it gets nicely formatted in github.

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 25, 2015

Updated the latest output to https://github.com/flexo/nanogenmo2015/blob/master/output/novel.md to better accommodate accompanying images.

Markdown could be cleaner at this point, I might well end up switching to HTML for more control.

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@greg-kennedy greg-kennedy commented Nov 27, 2015

Could you also color-code the names to match their icon colors? I wanted to see how Jake was doing, it would be handy if his name was always cyan.

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 27, 2015

That's a great idea and I'd totally do that (I even pondered on how to keep bright colours readable on white) but it looks like Github's markdown strips colour information: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11509830/how-to-add-color-to-githubs-readme-md-file

If I convert the output to HTML (quite possible but I'm running out of time!) then I'll definitely do this.

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@iguanaonmystack iguanaonmystack commented Nov 30, 2015

I'm done! I've written up my code and experience here and the final output is here.

A preview:

Dear Dad:

I returned to the deciduous forest with the pair of fallen telegraph poles.
Thirteen hours ago; it was the first time I had been here for eight hours.
I moved south. I came across a coniferous, dark, shadowy, sparse, silent
forest twelve hours ago. I could see Florence, I attacked Florence, I
punched Florence with my right fist in the arm; Florence swiped me in the
groin with their left foot! ...

Thank you @dariusk and @hugovk for organising this year's NaNoGenMo! I had great fun.

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@hugovk hugovk commented Dec 1, 2015

Good stuff, glad you had fun! Good write-up too, interesting to read the thoughts section and that you learned a lot :)

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