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Eol Fefalas
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You go, with your code self!

Didn't get a chance to add anything today, yet, but am hoping to get a few minutes before bed to tinker.



Posted on 2019-10-10 at 17:33:45.

Eol Fefalas
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Okay... got all the cid surnames I listed, earlier, added to the generator. Think we could still use a few more seeds but we're getting there, anyway.



Posted on 2019-10-10 at 19:12:49.

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Awesome, man.  Thanks for the effort! 

Hope to get the script fixed tonight.



Posted on 2019-10-10 at 19:32:23.

Eol Fefalas
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New stuff

Added around 49 Clan Names (surnames) for the Kazari.

Haven't tested in the generator, yet, but will do so in a bit.

Edit: Tested... Some very cool results!



Posted on 2019-10-11 at 09:06:10.
Edited on 2019-10-11 at 09:08:21 by Eol Fefalas

t_catt11
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Fantabulous!

Hopefully, I'll get this bug fixed soon. 



Posted on 2019-10-11 at 09:08:46.

Eol Fefalas
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I guess I should note that, for the Kazari, I added all surnames under the "realistic" category.

Since the cat-folk don't really have "surnames," per se, using the generator to randomize a given name and a surname will come back with results like Tc'dau Stalking Star, M'ctu Lost Ancestor, etc. These should be translated as Tc'dau of the Stalking Star Clan and M'ctu of the Lost Ancestor clan where "introductions" and such are concerned.



Posted on 2019-10-11 at 09:15:11.

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I got some really neat results, too.

I'll see if I can do some additions later on to space these into clan names.



Posted on 2019-10-11 at 10:29:57.

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Found and fixed the bug on Cidal fantasy surnames!  Need to update the add mechanism, because the seeding has an issue, but I'll get that tonight.



Posted on 2019-10-15 at 18:41:43.

Eol Fefalas
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Finally got a chance...

...to try out the Cidal generator. "Realistic" surnames work well but, if you select "Fantasy" you get a debug screen. Is that related  to the seeding issue?



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:07:38.

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The debug is indeed related to that.  I had removed the debug code, but got to thinking that rather than change the input/seed part, I needed to fix the geeneration code to actually work 100% correct.  The debug stuff is there to help me trace it.  Sorry, should have that resolved soon!

Haha... this is apparently just you and me. 



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:11:20.

Eol Fefalas
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No worries!

I figured as much... just wanted to make sure.

~Cuz it's you and me and all of the people

With nothing to do

Nothing to lose...~



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:14:46.

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And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of youuuuuuuuu.....

Yeah, just trying to fix it up, so to speak.

As I look at it, I wonder if I shouldn't add subtypes for Cid fantasy last names, like we have for Khords.

Consider that for Khords, you have:

substance - body part (or item).... Onyxheart, Quartzfoot
monster - verb... Giantkiller, Dragonbane
item - creating occupation... Bronzecaster, Metalforger
substance - digging/destruction word... Stonedig, Shalecrusher

Subtypes only generate names within the subtype.  That way, you don't get silly names like "Bronzebane" or "Giantforger" or "Goblinheart".  Granted, sometimes you might come up with a cool name that breaks the conventions, but you'll get a lot of junk that way, too.

Just looking at the cid seed names, I wonder if we have a couple of categories there.  Maybe not.



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:30:24.

Eol Fefalas
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Hmmmm...

...I see where that makes sense but, off the top of my head, I can't come up with subtypes.

I'll do some scouring of the seeds and see if I can't get inspired, though, and get back to you if I get any ideas.



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:35:06.

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Cool.



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 09:44:50.

Eol Fefalas
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Okay, so...

...I'm seeing a couple of options, here.

I think we can use an "adjective - body part (or item)" schema, for one:

  • Swiftfoot
  • Bracegirdle
  • Fallohide

For another, and I'm not sure how to phrase it, but something along the lines of "Adjective/adverb - geographical feature" (?):

  • Underhill
  • Greenglade
  • Overlake

And, another, perhaps, could be "Feature - verb" for results like:

  • Puddlejumper
  • Weedhopper
  • Hopesinger

Thoughts?



Posted on 2019-10-17 at 10:42:38.

   


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