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General => Code Discussion => Topic started by: Magnate on August 06, 2019, 06:44:53 PM

Title: Signatures
Post by: Magnate on August 06, 2019, 06:44:53 PM
Being able to sign a scroll would be pretty neat.
An easy way to copy a scroll would also be cool and help QOL as well.

>Look scroll
This is a thing.
It has two pages.
It is filled with writing.
It has has signatures.

>read scroll
Some words and stuff.

>Look signatures
This has been signed by:
Player 1
Player 2

>sign scroll
[Enter your signature]
Player 3

>Look signatures
This has been signed by:
Player 1
Player 2
Player 3
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: Mr. Fancypants on August 06, 2019, 07:10:32 PM
In the meantime, you can save the second "page" of the scroll for signatures, once they've been added through emotes.
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: Veselka on August 06, 2019, 07:44:10 PM
That’d be cool. Maybe a command “signature” if you have RW Language, that takes you into a TDesc prompt, or even just Signature Soandso Bhutts, House Derp, Agent. Or a way of automated parsing of your name, House, and current rank.

The automation might be tricky though as most ranks have some horizontal titles as well.
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: James de Monet on August 06, 2019, 08:54:42 PM
I think using emotes and just having the original author write them all out when done is probably fine.  Not that it’s a bad idea, just that it probably wouldn’t get used enough to warrant the coding time.

The ability to seal scrolls with your signet ring is still a pretty neat feature, to my mind.  More would just be gravy.
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: Veselka on August 07, 2019, 02:45:57 AM
To me, it's just about limited writing space. A 'good' scroll has 2 pages, some only have 1. It'd be cool to have some flourish emote, and just sign a scroll.

My only hang up is the 'how' of a signature. Some people might just sign their name, others might add all their titles and horizontal positions. So to me, the best would be:

signature Soandso Borsail, Lady Dominatrix [blocky, with curves to the vowels[

It'd just be tagged on at the end of the scroll/book/page no matter the length.

So you could 'sign book page 12' and it would appear at the bottom for journals.
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: Lizzie on August 07, 2019, 10:54:06 AM
All sponsored roles that have R/W, or characters who learn to write through gameplay, would need to create a signature. It would be part of their pfile and would have the same limited text that an ldesc has.

it'd need to be a limited appendable "extra" description.

The scroll/book would be the sealed (or unsealed) scroll/book of green dustiness..
page 1 - has a page of text
page 2 - has a page of tex
page 3, 4, 5, all text, maybe a nice paragraph describing a drawing or a map or ascii drawing of a stick-figure gith or whatever.

When you're done, you hit the ~ button to finish it, and @scrollsave scroll to save it permanently.

And THEN

you give it to Lady Buxom, who:

@scrollsig scroll

if someone doesn't have read/write in any language they'd just see "an indistinguishable mark is at the bottom of the scroll."

The non-reader would know it's a signature but wouldn't be able to tell whose it is, since they don't recognize the alphabet well enough to know what it says.

The person who -can- read it, would see:

The loopy neatly-penned signature of Lady Buxom appears at the bottom of the scroll.
Title: Re: Signatures
Post by: Riev on August 07, 2019, 11:13:58 AM
But if you give it to an illiterate artist, upside down, they could recreate the signature!