[MUD-Dev] Re: Spell components, chemistry, and the like...

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Wed Nov 11 09:17:52 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

-----Original Message-----
From: Ling <K.L.Lo-94 at student.lboro.ac.uk>
To: mud-dev at kanga.nu <mud-dev at kanga.nu>
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 6:08 AM
Subject: [MUD-Dev] Re: Spell components, chemistry, and the like...

>On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Hal Black wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 1998 at 02:27:20PM -0800, quzah [sotfhome] wrote:
>> cornstarch(s) + water(l) -----------------> "goop" (sometimes solid,
>> sometimes liquid)
>> Try making some "goop" at home.  Get some cornstarch and mix in some
>> when you squeeze it it feels solid.  If you leave it alone, it turns to a
>> runny liquid.  Neat stuff. 8')
>Sounds like silicon putty.  Details are something like: Leave it alone and
>it'll form into a ball, place it on a slope and it'll run like a liquid,
>hit it with a hammer and it'll shatter.

See "oobleck" in the Jargon file or the Hacker's Dictionary.

It might be amusing to call this sort of physics driver a quantum
bogodynamics engine. ;)

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