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36.TH BATTLESTAR 6 "May 31, 1993
37.UC 6
38.SH NAME
39battlestar \- a tropical adventure game
40.SH SYNOPSIS
41.B battlestar
42[
43.B -r (recover a saved game)
44]
45.br
46.fi
47.SH DESCRIPTION
48.I Battlestar
49is an adventure game in the classic style. However, it's slightly less
50of a
51puzzle and more a game of exploration. There are a few magical words
52in the game, but on the whole, simple English
53should suffice to make one's desires understandable to the parser.
54.SH "THE SETTING"
55In the days before the darkness came, when battlestars ruled the
56heavens...
57.br
58.nf
59
60 Three He made and gave them to His daughters,
61 Beautiful nymphs, the goddesses of the waters.
62 One to bring good luck and simple feats of wonder,
63 Two to wash the lands and churn the waves asunder,
64 Three to rule the world and purge the skies with thunder.
65
66.fi
67.PP
68In those times great wizards were known and their powers were beyond
69belief. They could take any object from thin air, and, uttering the
70word `su' could disappear.
71.PP
72In those times men were known for their lust of gold and desire to
73wear fine weapons. Swords and coats of mail were fashioned that could
74withstand a laser blast.
75.PP
76But when the darkness fell, the rightful reigns were toppled. Swords
77and helms and heads of state went rolling across the grass. The entire
78fleet of battlestars was reduced to a single ship.
79.SH "SAMPLE COMMANDS"
80.nf
81
82 take --- take an object
83 drop --- drop an object
84
85 wear --- wear an object you are holding
86 draw --- carry an object you are wearing
87
88 puton --- take an object and wear it
89 take off -- draw an object and drop it
90
91 throw <object> <direction>
92
93 ! <shell esc>
94
95.fi
96.SH "IMPLIED OBJECTS"
97.nf
98
99 >-: take watermelon
100 watermelon:
101 Taken.
102 >-: eat
103 watermelon:
104 Eaten.
105 >-: take knife and sword and apple, drop all
106 knife:
107 Taken.
108 broadsword:
109 Taken.
110 apple:
111 Taken.
112 knife:
113 Dropped.
114 broadsword:
115 Dropped.
116 apple:
117 Dropped.
118 >-: get
119 knife:
120 Taken.
121
122.fi
123.PP
124Notice that the "shadow" of the next word stays around if you
125want to take advantage of it. That is, saying "take knife" and then
126"drop"
127will drop the knife you just took.
128.SH "SCORE & INVEN"
129The two commands "score" and "inven" will print out your current status
130in
131the game.
132.SH "SAVING A GAME"
133The command "save" will save your game in a file called "Bstar." You
134can
135recover a saved game by using the "-r" option when you start up the
136game.
137.SH DIRECTIONS
138The compass directions N, S, E, and W can be used if you have a compass.
139If you don't have a compass, you'll have to say R, L, A, or B, which
140stand for
141Right, Left, Ahead, and Back. Directions printed in room descriptions
142are
143always printed in R, L, A, & B relative directions.
144.SH HISTORY
145I wrote Battlestar in 1979 in order to experiment with the niceties of
146the C Language.
147Most interesting things that happen in the game are hardwired into the
148code, so don't
149send me any hate mail about it! Instead, enjoy art for art's sake!
150.SH AUTHOR
151David Riggle
152.SH "INSPIRATION & ASSISTANCE"
153Chris Guthrie
154.br
155Peter Da Silva
156.br
157Kevin Brown
158.br
159Edward Wang
160.br
161Ken Arnold & Company
162.SH BUGS
163Countless.
164.SH "FAN MAIL"
165Send to edward%ucbarpa@Berkeley.arpa, chris%ucbcory@berkeley.arpa,
166riggle.pa@xerox.arpa.