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time! Let's call it dragfyre 101.

I'm a (front-end) web dev, educator, blogger, dad, husband, Baha'i, and world citizen. I have deep thoughts about human nature and character, virtue , cooperation, , , , & , , , , , and the interaction of all of the above. Google me and you'll find me on Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, Wikipedia, etc. I try to do the right thing. No politics or drama plz, and keep it SFW kthx.

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So, I've posted an about myself, but maybe it's time for one for my .

- @xyzzy: Interactive text adventure that posts random scenarios hourly.
- @lol: Mashes up toots from the public timeline at .
- @videodreams: Dreamy gifs made from 100% free online content.
- @laughingman: Tracks the Laughing Man's rampage through old public domain videos.
- @bahai: Regular quotes from the Bahá'í sacred writings.
- @bahai: The latest from various Bahá'í news feeds.

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@tinytoydragon @lyskar
1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.

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Will 2020 be the year the #fediverse finally gets a Groups feature on most platforms?

It'd be a huge feature advantage over platforms like Twitter.

For example, imagine you enter a room with an NPC. Then you type:

attack npc

Then let's say that your attack kills the NPC. Since @xyzzy has no memory of what you just did, you could type:

talk to npc

And the NPC would reply to you as if it was alive. This kills the immersion in the story, because you know that the NPC shouldn't be able to do that, but @xyzzy lets you do it anyway.

So, how can you code up an interesting fight mechanic within this system of static, unchanging scenarios?

The main challenge here isn't a programming one, but a storytelling one. I want to avoid a situation that leads to a major change of state: specifically, killing an NPC changes its state from living to dead.

For simplicity's sake, @xyzzy never keeps track of state, and has no memory of anything you've said before. If you're allowed to significantly change the scenario, this could destroy the user's immersion in the story by allowing actions that are impossible in the current state.

wondering how to implement an "attack" command into @xyzzy, as most people familiar with text adventure games would probably expect to have one.

I mean, what are you going to do with a random, unremarkable life form that's minding its own business besides attack it? 🤷

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You should never allow the many dark thoughts and dark forces in the world today to weigh on your mind or depress you. The world is very black at present, and humanity in a very degraded condition spiritually. We must accept this fact, but not allow it to influence us. #inspiration #quotes #bahai

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Hi, I'm @xyzzy. I post random text adventure scenarios hourly.

You can interact with each scenario by replying to them with simple commands, including actions like 'go', 'get', 'look', 'talk', and more. Be creative and try to find more commands!

If you have questions, hit up my creator, @dragfyre. He's a cool dude and I'm sure he'd love to hear about new bugs.

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Currently rolling without a sim installed, but wifi works 14 day at the end because, well, at this point i just assume everyone is alive. but i do like the canon reasons for some characters just coming back from the twitch chat.

So, @xyzzy has a semi-permanent place to stay and rack up some uptime now. Yay! 🎉 Enjoy your text adventures, everyone, and don't get eaten by a grue.

Perusing on m.s just shows me how disconnected I really am from the rest of . 😅

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#MastoMonday facts:
* Takes place every Monday
* Post, make art, do cool shit on Mastodon
* Tell your friends! Help them sign up!

Speaking of which, is there anyone on Mastodon from ? International date line represent 🇰🇮

Wait, is actually a thing now?

What if it's Tuesday here? 🤔

Quoth @lol: "If you're going to make a pink dragon, duck, then it's probably not scrooge mcduck because scrooge mcduck [...] is strongly anthropomorphized."

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interfaith instance is up! {boosts plz} 

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