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Petike the Taffer

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  1. I finally have a concrete idea for my debut mission. Builder monasteries and fish ponds are involved as the backdrop. (Also, my planned protagonist gets introduced, as well as a new TDM-verse town.) Now to iron out the objectives developments and the plot twists to the basic storyline...

    1. Sotha


      Excellent! My advice for new mission authors is always the same: start with a small mission.

    2. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      Sorry for such a late reply, but yeah, I intend the first mission to be fairly small. A single building complex of monastic Builders, with two or three smaller outdoor areas (a cloister, a herb garden, a larger garden with fish ponds). Nothing bigger. Now that I've gained some experience in DR and I'm gaining editing confidence, I feel more comfortable posting this, as I'll start work on the FM soon. :-)

  2. Probably going to set up DR before Christmas. High time to learn some basic mission building...

  3. On Sunday morning, I dreamt a TDM dream. Yes, really. I was inside some city level with nice moody lighting. There were winding streets and regularly shaped courtyards paved with nothing but oversized square stone tiles. One courtyard had something like a chessboard-style arrangement of paving tiles with Roman numerals, and a mechanical contraption to go with it. This was apparently some kind of puzzle, but my dream-self couldn't figure out the specifics.

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    2. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      Unfortunately, Lovecraft really doesn't tickle my fancy as an author.

    3. freyk


      Petike, please keep tour dreams private. Analyse your dreamsymbols, then you know what i mean.

    4. demagogue


      The warehouse section of my FM was pretty much copied verbatim from a dream I had.

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  4. A rough list of FMs I've completed so far: Exhumed, Lockdown, The Tears of St. Lucia, Lockner Manor, Living Expenses, Mad's Mountain, Rightful Property, The Parcel, Flakebridge Monastery, Rake-off, Too Late, Thief's Den, Chalice of Kings, Siege Shop, Pandora's Box, The Outpost, Trapped !, Thieves, and all of Sotha's FMs exluding The Lich Queen's Demise. I've played a lot of other missions, but regrettably, haven't finished most of them yet.

    1. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      Ha ! :-)) Fret not, milady, I plan to play some of the larger FMs you've made too. :-)

    2. RPGista


      Give Winter Harvest a try.

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  5. Phew ! Problem solved ! Now I'll move on ASAP to working on the base missions. I hope I can finish and spellcheck them by October. It's high time.

    1. Vae


      Good to hear! :)

    2. Bikerdude
    3. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      Yes indeed. :-) Now I just have to figure out how to test FM translations. x-D

  6. OK, testing's postponed until I figure out what's happened to the generating via the perl script.

  7. I'm pleased to announce that the remade GUI translation (updated for the current version) I've been working on is completed. Still testing it, but it seems to be as fine as before. I'll be moving on to porting the translation of the two base missions into the game files soon.

    1. Bikerdude
    2. SteveL


      Good going! (and gratz and kudos on completing it)

    3. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      Yeah, but I'll only be sending the whole translation for evaluation once I'm 100 % sure I've finished everything from the base game. If that turns out a success, I might move on to translating some of the other missions.

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  8. Just in case anyone's interested, that Garrett illustration in my profile picture was made a few years ago by Dominuzzz.

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