[MUD-Dev] Re: [Fwd: Re: Grids and curvature of a sphere]

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Wed Apr 22 11:47:29 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998 23:57:54 PST8PDT 
Caliban Tiresias Darklock<caliban at darklock.com> wrote:

> On 11:11 PM 4/18/98 +0000, I personally witnessed Richard Woolcock
> jumping up to say:
>>> Then you really will have to change movement from the typical
>>> n/s/e/w approach - although you could still have such movement
>>> possible, eg:

>>>    ]north 10
>>>    You glance at your compass.
>>>    You spin 37 degrees to your left and take 10 paces forward.
>>I was planning on something similar.  Woe to the adventurer who loses
>>his compass.
>  ]north 10
>  You look at the sun.
>  You look at your watch.
>  You look at the sun again. 
>  You scratch your head.
>  You look at your watch again.
>  You look at the sun again. 
>  You shrug and turn a little to the left.
>  You start walking and hope.
> ;)

  > north 10
  You look up desperately at the overcast sky and the skudding dark
clouds.  The swirling chill fog doesn't help either.  You look for a
tree or mossy boulder.  There are none -- this is a blasted magically
dead desert remember?  You climb to the top of the nearest sand dune
and try and remember what your old school teacher Mrs DroneAlot used
to say about the prevailing autumn wind direction in this part of the
world.  You shrug, grimace, guess that it tends to blow from the east,
and begin walking along the crest of the dune...

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