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  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Yes, sort of just like that, brown lumpy things... only different. You've hit the nail right on its side there well done :)

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Yes, sort of just like that, brown lumpy things... only different. You've hit the nail right on its side there well done :)

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Sort of like that Blackadder episode: Potato

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/blackadder/epguide/two_potato.shtml

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Sort of like that Blackadder episode: Potato

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/blackadder/epguide/two_potato.shtml

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Ah...

    We actually answered this one in one of those 'did you know' thingies on the previous version of this website... Hey... maybe we should get those back?

    Here's the word:

    An 'editorial error' once changed 'no new world crops' into 'no root crops', leaving several generations of peasants at a loss as to what to put in their turnip soup.

    Off the top of my head, this includes members of the nightshade family (?) such as potato, tobacco, & tomato, as well as cocoa (although carob is available). I'm also thinking maize, but I'm not quite sure about this one, because my brain is not working right...

    I simply love the 'adventure' concept of bringing a sack of spuds and dropping them in front of King Sîrnen...

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Ah...

    We actually answered this one in one of those 'did you know' thingies on the previous version of this website... Hey... maybe we should get those back?

    Here's the word:

    An 'editorial error' once changed 'no new world crops' into 'no root crops', leaving several generations of peasants at a loss as to what to put in their turnip soup.

    Off the top of my head, this includes members of the nightshade family (?) such as potato, tobacco, & tomato, as well as cocoa (although carob is available). I'm also thinking maize, but I'm not quite sure about this one, because my brain is not working right...

    I simply love the 'adventure' concept of bringing a sack of spuds and dropping them in front of King Sîrnen...

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    It certainly matters -- not only for the gluten-intolerant folks (:D) but also from a descriptive point of view.

    While the ultimate decision lies with each individual GM of course, I would also be interested in the official version. ;)

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 33 weeks ago

    It certainly matters -- not only for the gluten-intolerant folks (:D) but also from a descriptive point of view.

    While the ultimate decision lies with each individual GM of course, I would also be interested in the official version. ;)

  • Contours?   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Gotcha, that makes sense Robin. I was curious about visualizing geography in 3D, a la Nasa's Worldwind or Terragen, but I'm so far from giving that a try that I'll likely just inquire again personally should I get to a place where I can make an attempt at this sort of thing.

    Cheers, and Happy New Year!

  • Contours?   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Gotcha, that makes sense Robin. I was curious about visualizing geography in 3D, a la Nasa's Worldwind or Terragen, but I'm so far from giving that a try that I'll likely just inquire again personally should I get to a place where I can make an attempt at this sort of thing.

    Cheers, and Happy New Year!

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    I think that an audio guide would be handy!

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    I think that an audio guide would be handy!

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    ...there was a Penny Arcane article in Hârnlore 15. I still use it today as a handout to new players - it helps them a lot.

    But an audio guide would be really cool. I own some foreign language dictionaries for my handheld computer that offer the feature to speak the actual word out of an additional audio file and that is sometime really helpful.

    That would correspond to a small electronic Hârndex with a working "speak me" button.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    ...there was a Penny Arcane article in Hârnlore 15. I still use it today as a handout to new players - it helps them a lot.

    But an audio guide would be really cool. I own some foreign language dictionaries for my handheld computer that offer the feature to speak the actual word out of an additional audio file and that is sometime really helpful.

    That would correspond to a small electronic Hârndex with a working "speak me" button.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Ok then... I started to do this a few years ago, but lost interest...

    If there are people who what an audio pronunciation guide, let us know.

    Also, if there are words you'd like to hear pronnounced let us know what they are.

    We aim to please...

    (And Ancient one, the Past is *always* the future.)

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 33 weeks ago

    Ok then... I started to do this a few years ago, but lost interest...

    If there are people who what an audio pronunciation guide, let us know.

    Also, if there are words you'd like to hear pronnounced let us know what they are.

    We aim to please...

    (And Ancient one, the Past is *always* the future.)

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    That is a fantastic idea.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    That is a fantastic idea.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    ...a file in MP3 (or other) format of Robin pronouncing the (random number) 1000 most common Harnic names/words? If it was downloadable it would instantly(?) solve many problems.

    Conundrum: When is the Past also the Future?

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    ...a file in MP3 (or other) format of Robin pronouncing the (random number) 1000 most common Harnic names/words? If it was downloadable it would instantly(?) solve many problems.

    Conundrum: When is the Past also the Future?

  • Contours?   11 years 34 weeks ago

    Some maps will have contours and some will not. Some will have benchmarks (or spot heights). It's all about the context and what provides the best (or cleanest) information yield.

  • Contours?   11 years 34 weeks ago

    Some maps will have contours and some will not. Some will have benchmarks (or spot heights). It's all about the context and what provides the best (or cleanest) information yield.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    I love the accents, but I understand the points here (i.e. confusing and/or pretentious seeming to some). I think the pretension accusation is unfortunate, and I suspect that may come from some experience with (other company's) products that have actually abused them (or other affectations such as the AE in Forgotten Realms, et. al.).

    Personally, I don't want to lose the accents, I like them. For me, an option to display or not display the accents would be far preferable to having no accents displayed in the texts. Frankly, it's too easy to pronounce the names incorrectly without them. But a pronunciation guide, and vowel key, would be very handy I suspect.

  • Accents & Pronunciation   11 years 34 weeks ago

    I love the accents, but I understand the points here (i.e. confusing and/or pretentious seeming to some). I think the pretension accusation is unfortunate, and I suspect that may come from some experience with (other company's) products that have actually abused them (or other affectations such as the AE in Forgotten Realms, et. al.).

    Personally, I don't want to lose the accents, I like them. For me, an option to display or not display the accents would be far preferable to having no accents displayed in the texts. Frankly, it's too easy to pronounce the names incorrectly without them. But a pronunciation guide, and vowel key, would be very handy I suspect.

  • Fonts   11 years 35 weeks ago

    Stonehenge.


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