Monday, March 29, 2010

Another text RPG part 2

So as I mentioned in my previous post, Another text RPG, I had really hoped to make my text RPG more than just a choose your own adventure website. Well for another project in the same class we had the assignment of creating a situational simulation that incorporated some kind of skill check. I created an RPG style battle system (yes there seems to be a pattern here). This is basically what I wanted to add to the previous project, aside from a more interesting GUI, but they ended up being separate. Maybe someday I will have the time to combine them, but for now they are what they are.

So here it is, Magical Gladiator! I hope you enjoy it :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another text RPG

Near the beginning of my Artificial Cultures class we had the assignment of making some sort of "branching simulation," basically another choose your own adventure project in JavaScript. I had done these before, it's a pretty common homework assignment for learning if-else statements, so I decided I would try to add a twist to this one. Unfortunately because I procrastinated and did the project the night before, the twist only went so far as adding a dice roll to certain events where your character selection affected your chance of success.

If I were to continue working on this assignment, which I most likely will not, I would try to be rid of the alert windows. Because they are easy to learn and quick to write, many of our simulations in this class utilized these prompt windows. I would be interested in creating a browser-based interface for something like this in later projects.

So here it is: An Adventurer's Quest

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shoyu Ramen

In high school I would eat ramen all the time. Sure I lived with my parents, we had real food, but for some reason I still couldn't stop eating instant noodles. When I finally had real, restaurant ramen, my whole world turned upside down.

Now I live on my own and I've been doing a lot of cooking. My good friend Jon suggested that I add cooking to this blog, so here we are. My first attempt at making real ramen, no more of the instant stuff.

I followed the recipe for Shoyu Ramen from and I'm very pleased with the result. If you try it, I really suggest using less salt. The soy sauce already adds a lot of salt to the broth, and the consumer can just add salt to their own tastes anyway. The cooking time is a bit long because you have to let the broth boil for a while (that is, if you boil it on low as the recipe suggests), but it's really quite easy.

It's a very basic recipe, so I'm sure it's easily modifiable. If you do try modifying it, let me know how it goes, I would be curious to hear! Happy cooking! :D