Melissa’s Secret Method for Naming Fantasy Characters

Around 2003 or 2004 I met a gamemaster in Pennsylvania named Tonya. Whenever players at her table struggled to come up with character names she would pull out her secret tool – The Baby Naming Book. Inside this little book were thousands of names sorted alphabetically, separated by gender, tagged…

5 Things I Learned From My First Alpha Test

Alpha Test One for Lands of Oneiro just wrapped up. It was four days of fun, excitement, and nerve-wracking anxiety. I had set the deadline for the first alpha test at only 2 months into the project with the hopes that having a hard date would keep me motivated. I…

Example MUD Prog – Randomly Restrung NPC’s

These progs will show you a simple framework for randomly named NPC’s.  The example will randomly set the gender, name, short and long description for the NPC.  The mob will load a random set of clothing and possibly a piece of loot. Please note, these MUD Progs were written and…

Snippet – Giving NPC’s the String and Short Commands

By giving mobiles the ability to use the immortal commands STRING and SHORT, amazing things can happen. In my next post, I’m going to show you how to write three scripts that will give your cities a plethora of randomly named NPC’s. Those scripts depend on this snippet. Please note,…