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    Now this is an idea that I know would only really apply to the city builders of the Guild but I thought I would throw it out there anyway. The Challenge is to build a city/town/building that is based around a word supplied by the Moderators. You can make anything so long as it clearly reflects the supplied word, for example the word "eight" could be the City of Eight Towers, a city where everything is based of an octagon, or the word "high" could be a city in the clouds or a really tall tower.

    Just a thought

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    It could apply to regional maps ("Eight Peaks County", "The Eight Islands") or building/dungeon maps ("The Eight Sided Temple", "The Eight Levels of Doom") as well.

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    Sounds like a fun idea to me.

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    I second the notion that it's fun!

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    Code:
    #!/usr/bin/ruby
    
    words = []
    
    open "/usr/share/dict/words" do |file|
      file.each do |word|
        words<< word
      end
    end
    
    puts words[rand(words.size)]
    I ran it and got "thermostatics"

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    I like the idea. But I ask that the word we build on NOT be "thermostatics".....

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    Same as Seraphine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphine_Harmonium View Post
    I like the idea. But I ask that the word we build on NOT be "thermostatics".....
    What? It might make for some interesting thematic maps about climate or ocean currents.

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    cool idea, though the choice of word would be important

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    We woild have to restrict to some of the more basics words like numbers, colours or basic geological features. Also, I don't even know what Thermostatics mean, something about motionless heat?

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