NPC common phrases / questions

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GLYPH

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Jun 14, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/14/98
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Hi everybody! I've got some NPCs in my entry for lpsmith's TFEAMTOIFMC
and I'm trying to think of as many common phrases and questions that
should generate a response from the NPC. Gunther has already sent me
some, but I'd like as many as possible.

An example might be:
>Bob, what the heck are you doing here?

Any ideas for more?

Thanks!

- GLYPH

michael...@ey.com

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Jun 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/15/98
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In article <358418...@hotmail.com>,

Bob, where did you get that lovely tie?
Bob, would you like a soda or some juice?
Bob, what is that terrible thing growing on your neck?

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Jonadab

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Jun 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/15/98
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GLYPH wrote
> Hi everybody! I've got some NPCs in my entry for lpsmith's TFEAMTOIFMC
> and I'm trying to think of as many common phrases and questions that
> should generate a response from the NPC. Gunther has already sent me
> some, but I'd like as many as possible.

Well, first of all, a really complex NPC should have some sensible response
to every possible order the player could give, beyond "Bob has better
things to do."

So
>Bob, die
should not just say that Bob has better things to do. (What it should say
depends on Bob's personality, of course...)



> An example might be:
> >Bob, what the heck are you doing here?
>
> Any ideas for more?

Bob, who are you?
Bob, what do I do now?
Bob, why did you [whatever Bob recently did]?
Bob, what should I ask you?
Bob, can you help me?

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Mary K. Kuhner

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Jun 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/15/98
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In article <01bd9895$98474ac0$LocalHost@jonadab>,
Jonadab <jon...@bright.net> wrote:

>Bob, who are you?
>Bob, what do I do now?
>Bob, why did you [whatever Bob recently did]?
>Bob, what should I ask you?
>Bob, can you help me?

Bob, where is X? (for a wide variety of X's)
Bob, what is X?
Bob, what is this? (object held)
Bob, who is this? (ideally, pointing)

I really liked the way Edifice handled pointing at things.
I tried it on a whim and was *delighted* when it worked.

Mary Kuhner mkku...@genetics.washington.edu

Joe Mason

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Jun 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/15/98
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GLYPH wrote:
>
> An example might be:
> >Bob, what the heck are you doing here?
>
> Any ideas for more?

bob, what is your name?
bob, what is your quest?
bob, what is your favourite colour?
bob, who did your hair?
bob, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck
wood?
bob, knock knock (to which Bob should reply, "Who's there?")

and, seriously...

bob, hello (I always get VERY annoyed when this isn't implemented!)

Joe

GLYPH

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Jun 15, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/15/98
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Joe Mason wrote:
>
> GLYPH wrote:
> >
> > An example might be:
> > >Bob, what the heck are you doing here?
> >
> > Any ideas for more?
>
> bob, what is your name?
> bob, what is your quest?
> bob, what is your favourite colour?

These first three are already implemented.

> bob, who did your hair?
> bob, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck
> wood?
> bob, knock knock (to which Bob should reply, "Who's there?")

Sure.

> and, seriously...
>
> bob, hello (I always get VERY annoyed when this isn't implemented!)

Done.

> Joe

- GLYPH

Greg Ewing

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Jun 17, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/17/98
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Bob, are you a Citizen or a Puppet?

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David Rush

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Jun 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/18/98
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Joe Mason <jcm...@execulink.com> writes:
> GLYPH wrote:
> > An example might be:
> > >Bob, what the heck are you doing here?
> > Any ideas for more?
> bob, what is your name?
> bob, what is your quest?
> bob, what is your favourite colour?

But you forgot:

bob, what is the speed of an unladen swallow?

HTH

david rush

Gunther Schmidl

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Jun 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/18/98
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>bob, what is the speed of an unladen swallow?

Bob says, "Which do you mean, an African or an European?"

--
Gunther

Steven Marsh

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Jun 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM6/18/98
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No, that's the interpretor's job.

>BOB, WHAT IS THE SPEED OF AN UNLADEN SWALLOW?

Which swallow do you mean, the African swallow or the European
swallow?

>EUROPEAN

[In other words, Bob, What is the Speed of an Unladen European
Swallow?]

Bob says, "I don't know that."
Bob's is visibly flung off the bridge by an invisible force.

There is a bridge here, currently unguarded.
There is Bob in the river, currently living up to his name.

Steven Marsh
ma...@nettally.com

Kjetil Aavik

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Jul 9, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/9/98
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David Rush wrote:
> bob, what is the speed of an unladen swallow?

What is the *air* speed. Geez.

Bob, are you my uncle?

-Kjetil

George Caswell

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Jul 10, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/10/98
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For a little _Airplane_ nostalgia...
"Bob, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

---GEC
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue..."


Rybread Celsius

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Jul 11, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/11/98
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> For a little _Airplane_ nostalgia...
> "Bob, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

nonononononono!

"Bob, tell me, do you like movies about gladiators?"


Jonadab the Unsightly One

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Jul 12, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/12/98
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> > For a little _Airplane_ nostalgia...
> > "Bob, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

Rybread Celsius wrote
>
> nonononononono!
>

>
> "Bob, tell me, do you like movies about gladiators?"
>
>

====

>Bob, have you ever been crazy?

"Not as far as I remember..."

>Bob, I was crazy once.

"Really! How interesting."

>Bob, they put me in a rubber room.

"Hmmm."

>Bob, I died in the rubber room.

"Fancy, I'm speaking with a dead man."

>Bob, then they put me in the cold hard ground.

"Hmmm."

>Bob, and there were worms in the cold hard ground.

"Here all the time I thought worms preferred soft ground."

>Bob, I hate worms! Worms make me crazy!

"Do they, now?"

>Bob, have you ever been crazy?

[etc ad nauseam]


Yr. Obd't & Humble Servant,
Jonadab the Unsightly One.


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