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@directhex I'm @WorldMaker@twitter.com. Using a small simple instance here.

Are Tropical Swedish Fish terrifying sign of global climate change? ๐Ÿ˜† smile.amazon.com/Swedish-Fish-

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@deadsuperhero @nivex That FAQ almost makes sense, but fails to answer some of my actual questions. It says what their governance model is not, sort of, but fails to actually answer what their governance model actually is, nor what their silly acronyms mean, nor how they will accomplish their mission, nor why you should trust them at all, beyond marketing double speak.

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@deadsuperhero Excel? That's the traditional experience of game dialog editing. I used the old Celtx desktop app for a while before they went SaaS. I liked using a traditional screenplay format as a way to push the dialog towards that feel. I haven't found a good, cheap replacement for the old Celtx Desktop App, though. ๐Ÿ˜’

My biggest DWeb proposal I've been meaning to proof of concept: Avatar Auth. Hear me out: Drive social identity keys from folks' Avatar photo files. The process of cropping/panning/resizing/curving the edges of an avatar is already a sort of hash algorithm. You get a sort of reverse steganography from data lost that can form a decent Key derivation input. Original file protection is no worse than most password schemes and better than some.

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I started toying with the idea of high fantasy races in a steampunk Weird West setting, given that's not something I'd seen and it seems an obvious missing link in between usual fantasy stuff and say Shadowrun.

Wrote about a paragraph before getting side tracked into Pirates by what was meant to be a throwaway reference, with my Western anti-hero elf suddenly the maybe untrustworthy Captain of a morally questionable privateer quest. At least that gave me the character's name. Such weird.

@mogwai_poet My impression was always that the ways to get stuck in Maniac Mansion were bugs/accidents/deviations from the rule, and the deliberate plan that later games followed more successfully nascently formed there in Maniac Mansion.

I feel like Thimbleweed Park's argument is that Maniac Mansion was larger/more complex for a brief, strange intersection of budget versus technology. Maniac Mansion didn't have to compete with Sierra/the rest of the games industry for graphics/talkies/feelies.

@SpindleyQ @mogwai_poet I was curious. It looks like ScummVM actually defaults to "undithering"/higher color support and its an option to turn dithering back on.

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