August 19, 2004

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Welcome to the Barren Realms MUD Newsletter:

VIsit us at telnet://barren.coredcs.com:8000/
or our web site at http://www.barrenrealmsmud.com/

News from the Realms:

Brodgar: The Ruins of Dun Candrae (Level 1-10)
Tue Aug 17 18:52:06 2004
To: all

Somehow I managed to miss posting that the area Joysinger and I wrote went in during this last boot. *Blinks*

The area is just south of Malacandra and is for levels 1 through 10. It's a relatively small area,
but introduces a brand new type of puzzle and also if you read carefully, the secret to a piece of low level
flaming equipment.


IDEAS -- THis is our ONE idea. Have you all lost your ability to idea? Send them now now now!

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Rabies: How about adding a %t macro to add system time to your prompt? I hear timestamps with messages
are pretty big on that newfangled IRC thing, for instance


These characters need to log in or risk losing their characters:


Asherikai, Astraea, Dar, Exior, Fragment, Hocoino, Holly, Ijneb, Insommniac, Isandra, Krail, Kyire, Laflyn,
Marachu, Masakari, Methos, Mylo, Peaches, Phractal, Phred, Pythea, Slikk, Sozzy, Spifficus, Spot, Stormlord,
Strator, Stuka, Thalia, Vantere, Viregord, Xero, Zurn

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Kiri's WwW of URLs:

Some very moving and some amusing letters to the draft board in the olden days

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mogenweb/letters.htm

The bubble game!!

http://www.killsometime.com/games/game.asp?Game=Bubbles

Best...Shirt...Ever...

http://www.jinx.com/scripts/details.asp ... ductID=213

I don't know why I'm including this comic.

http://www.atomictoy.org/

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Replies by Baltar:

> Score: if you can't remove your weapon to change it out for another, =
> then Tarzan (or anyone else for that matter)
> shouldn't disarm you in a fight. Thanks.

NO!! Disarming is one of the best ways to get rid of a cursed weapon! (For
those of us who are too cheap -- or too nervous -- to visit the Hangman.)

> Rhyme: if you bamf a mob, all of their gold and equipment falls to the =
> ground

Oh, sure. And when you astral or teleport or portal or whatever, you leave
all of your gold and equipment behind, too. Umm, no, thank you.

Baltar
(whose spell-checker does not recognize the word 'teleport')
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Real Answers from Tests Given Sixth Graders

You can listen to thunder and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered.

Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let people know they're there.

The cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things, like when people forget
to put the top on.

Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.

Mushrooms always grow in damp places, which is why they look like umbrellas.

Momentum is something you give a person when they go away.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun, but I have never been able to make out the numbers.

When planets run around and around in circles, we say they are orbiting. When people do it, we say they are crazy.

One of the main causes of dust is janitors.

A census taker is a man who goes from house to house increasing the population.
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Post by Bluestar »

That bubble game could entertain me for hours....how sad am I?
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Post by disaster »

oh, VERY nice idea rabies :) though lets include two options, one for system time, one for timezone modified time.
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*nod* Good idea
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Post by Andasa »

I must admit, that bubble game is addicting...

Especially at 4 in the morning...

God, why am I still up? *boggle* Oh yeah, it's cause these forums are addicting... *grin*

Why'd I ever leave you guys?
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Because the real world led you astray. It's okay, you're back now, we forgive you ;)
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Post by xorex »

wow!!!! i was trying really hard to get 600 points and then somehow i had this breakthrough game where i got over 1100 points thanks to some timely invincibility bubbles. it was awesome!
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I got a score of 666. :twisted:

I gave up after that.

Oh my goodness! I read the first letter and nearly cried! :cry: Kiri, you are so very mean.
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They are tragically beautiful though, aren't they?
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Post by Everybody »

I managed to hit 1182... which wasn't all that terribly hard once I realized that the special bubbles gave you 1) big points and 2) no size increase. Avoid everything except special bubbles and you keep your size down, letting you squeeze through the ranks of mine things much easier.
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ahhhhhhh... good to know eb. although, having met my goal of 600, i hope not to play that addictive thing again
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Post by Stars »

kiri wrote:They are tragically beautiful though, aren't they?
I enjoy "tragically beautiful" stories, but only when they are not real. My heart just aches when I see someone in fear and pain. I know that letter was written long ago and the writer is probably no longer alive. That does not diminish the urgency in her letter. I'm depressed now. ;)
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