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28.\" @(#)battlestar.6 8.1 (Berkeley) 5/31/93
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32.Dd May 31, 1993
33.Dt BATTLESTAR 6
34.Os
35.Sh NAME
36.Nm battlestar
37.Nd a tropical adventure game
38.Sh SYNOPSIS
39.Nm
40.Op Fl r
41.Sh DESCRIPTION
42.Nm
43is an adventure game in the classic style.
44However, it's slightly less of a puzzle and more a game of exploration.
45There are a few magical words in the game, but on the whole, simple English
984263bc 46should suffice to make one's desires understandable to the parser.
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47.Sh THE SETTING
48In the days before the darkness came, when battlestars ruled the heavens...
49.Bd -literal -offset indent
50Three He made and gave them to His daughters,
51Beautiful nymphs, the goddesses of the waters.
52One to bring good luck and simple feats of wonder,
53Two to wash the lands and churn the waves asunder,
54Three to rule the world and purge the skies with thunder.
55.Ed
56.Pp
57In those times great wizards were known and their powers were beyond belief.
58They could take any object from thin air, and, uttering the word
59.Sq su
60could disappear.
61.Pp
62In those times men were known for their lust for gold and desire to
63wear fine weapons.
64Swords and coats of mail were fashioned that could withstand a laser blast.
65.Pp
66But when the darkness fell, the rightful reigns were toppled.
67Swords and helms and heads of state went rolling across the grass.
68The entire fleet of battlestars was reduced to a single ship.
69.Sh SAMPLE COMMANDS
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71take --- take an object
72drop --- drop an object
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74wear --- wear an object you are holding
75draw --- carry an object you are wearing
984263bc 76
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77put on --- take an object and wear it
78take off -- draw an object and drop it
984263bc 79
1a3c4bd7 80throw \*[Lt]object\*[Gt] \*[Lt]direction\*[Gt]
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82! \*[Lt]shell esc\*[Gt]
83.Ed
84.Sh IMPLIED OBJECTS
85.Bd -literal -offset indent
86\*[Gt]-: take watermelon
87watermelon:
88Taken.
89\*[Gt]-: eat
90watermelon:
91Eaten.
92\*[Gt]-: take knife and sword and apple, drop all
93knife:
94Taken.
95broadsword:
96Taken.
97apple:
98Taken.
99knife:
100Dropped.
101broadsword:
102Dropped.
103apple:
104Dropped.
105\*[Gt]-: get
106knife:
107Taken.
108.Ed
109.Pp
984263bc 110Notice that the "shadow" of the next word stays around if you
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111want to take advantage of it.
112That is, saying "take knife" and then "drop"
984263bc 113will drop the knife you just took.
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114.Sh SCORE \*[Am] INVEN
115The two commands
116.Dq score
117and
118.Dq inven
119will print out your current status in the game.
120.Sh SAVING A GAME
121The command
122.Dq save
123will save your game in a file called
124.Pa Bstar
125in your home directory by default.
d0f6cdba 126You can recover a saved game by using the
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127.Fl r
128option when you start up the game.
129.Sh DIRECTIONS
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130The compass directions N, S, E, and W can be used if you have a compass.
131If you don't have a compass, you'll have to say R, L, A, or B, which
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132stand for Right, Left, Ahead, and Back.
133Directions printed in room descriptions are
134always printed in R, L, A, and B relative directions.
135.Sh HISTORY
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136I wrote
137.Nm Battlestar
138in 1979 in order to experiment with the niceties of the C Language.
984263bc 139Most interesting things that happen in the game are hardwired into the
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140code, so don't send me any hate mail about it!
141Instead, enjoy art for art's sake!
142.Sh AUTHORS
143.An David Riggle
144.Sh INSPIRATION \*[Am] ASSISTANCE
145.Bl -item -compact
146.It
984263bc 147Chris Guthrie
1a3c4bd7 148.It
984263bc 149Peter Da Silva
1a3c4bd7 150.It
984263bc 151Kevin Brown
1a3c4bd7 152.It
984263bc 153Edward Wang
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154.It
155Ken Arnold \*[Am] Company
156.El
157.Sh BUGS
984263bc 158Countless.
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159.Sh FAN MAIL
160Send to edward%ucbarpa@berkeley.arpa, chris%ucbcory@berkeley.arpa,
984263bc 161riggle.pa@xerox.arpa.