@doolbneerg That was the implied joke in the evil anti-suggestion, yes. 😈

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@pixelpaperyarn The dirty secret is that the math doesn't really matter. Most of it boils down to percentages and you don't need a lot of work to compute them. How many times in a hundred does the protagonist succeed? Write that as a float [0, 1) (divide by 100) then compare with your RNG which likely naturally is also a float [0, 1). Everything else is just variations on that theme.

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@pixelpaperyarn I've got a lot of opinions on which systems work digitally, if you remind me to expound later.

One big one is to take a look at Choice of Games' "fair Math". I don't like a lot of little details in their engine and I've got ideas to make "fair math" better, but the basic implementation by CoG is a decent start and an idea to at least visit in engine designs at this point.

All of this reminds me I've been itching to build a new engine.

@pixelpaperyarn Doing a search for Open Gaming License will turn up some sources of hackable RPGS. It's the D&D Third Edition license most associated with that D20 System.

Powered by the Apocalypse, Fate Acellerated, and Basic Roleplaying System (best known for Call of Cthulu) all have easy-ish license terms. Savage Worlds and others have approachable licenses depending on publishing intent.

Game mechanics aren't strictly copywritable, so an "inspired by" may not need licensing.

@sean It's something I struggle with in my applications because things that are physically links do "button things" in user minds and I get fewer "I didn’t know I could do X" complaints from "buttons" than links decorated as links.

Though part of the mental block here among some of my users is I'm augmenting/replacing existing VB6 apps.

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@chucker At least swipes make slightly more sense than shaking the device.

@tom @June @KitRedgrave Mastodon but it's an X Windows remoted Python 1.x Tk GUI built around a Java command line tool simultaneously translating to an EBCDIC COBOL-style binary "database" for interop with a Fortran accounting system to invoice toots fractions of a cent per character, as well as reposting toots to a Hadoop-based BI tool that wants a "modern API" of JSON blocks CDATA encoded in XML files :tentacle:

@KARiley40 My impression from HS ASL more than decade ago (so giant grain of salt) is that the sentiments are going to be the same sarcastic ideas of English. The grammar is different but you probably don't want to try to go recreate the grammar in English.

One thing you could use to emphasis is that ASL encourages wearing emotion context sometimes to almost play acting/mime. A sarcastic comment in ASL doesn't warrant just a twinkle in the eye, but maybe a complex wolf grin.

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@HTHR It’s how the Discworld books consider it. The second book is about a female wizard and male witches eventually show up as tertiary characters late in the series.

@kara_dreamer My younger brother was a big fan of Titan AE so I've probably seen it more times overall than Treasure Planet.

At face value it does have a lot more merits: such an underdog (it and Iron Giant as Fox's last animated features), less direct a book adaptation/more own world building, a risky cliffhanger sequel bait to expand the world, Don Bluth's last involvement in any film, a bigger budget with less management interference,…

Yet, yeah it was weak and hasn't aged well.

@xarph ZILF was apparently already pretty far along for compiling ZIL before this dump even. bitbucket.org/jmcgrew/zilf/wik

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Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.