RC2018/04 – April 3

I had the day off and was going to get a lot done.  Here’s how the day went.

I went down stairs to work on the computer.

Oh look, there’s face book, I should update that and see what’s going on.

A few minutes later (many actually) I click on the email tab.

After reading and sorting out that email I moved onto another email tab.

That one done I remembered a couple of online builder type games, that need their daily updating.

After all that, I remembered I wanted to order a Raspberry Pi.  I’ve never had one before, so I have to look through all the goodies.  I should have a case, and a power supply and an sd card with an OS.  You know what they say, “Time flies when your having fun”.

So there went the whole morning wasted on not getting anything done.

On to Plan B.  I found a spiral notebook and got to work.  I wanted this game/environment to be like a text adventure.  You move around based on what you read in the descriptions by typing commands as small sentences.  Sometimes just one word, like a direction (north, east, south and west) to move.  I plan on using at least North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West, Up and Down to start with.

I want at least some of the user/players to be able to expand the environment by being able to add on as they go.  This was a hanging point for me because I didn’t want something hokey to differentiate between players and builders.  I figured I would code in a flag for the user and come up with a plan a little later once I get the environment working to tell who was who and impose limitations on the player.  Along these same lines, I need to come up with a way to identify each person so they can interact when they are in the same place.

Last Update: 04-Apr-18