Excerpts from the Elite manual

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Excerpts from the Elite manual

Post by pkersey » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:18 am

Highly appreciating (and laughing). The whole manual is full of wit!

... Insectoidals are usually highly intelligent, often existing as a group mind. There is rarely any individuality among insectoids, and the trader must beware making deals in such a way. (...) According to legend, any trader who voluntarily ascends the earth passageway from ground to upper surface of these immense mounds is honored with the rare title Ascender of the Scent City. And then consumed alive. But trading with insectoids can be immensely profitable, as there are so many of them (to trade in wrist watches, for example, means two to four watches per individual in a clone-group of perhaps ten thousand)

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Re: Excerpts from the Elite manual

Post by nOmArch » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Indeed. All the descriptions of planets in the game were procedurally generated which is why you get so many odd ones.

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