Runemaster - Developer diary 25 - Race: Dwarfs

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1. Did not know that. Thank you for telling me :)
2. What is wrong with my sentence? Should I have written something else? I am not a native speaker/writer of English, so I kind of cannot see what is wrong with it except for "The father of fantasy literature[...]".
When you said that it is based "on what he knew" of Norse mythology, it gives the impression that he knew something about it, but not all that much. If you take the literal meaning of what you wrote you didn't say anything wrong, it's just that it gives the impression I mentioned previously according to how that expression is used normally.

In any case, I don't think there is anything wrong with saying Tolkien is "The father of fantasy literature", since most (or pretty much all) modern fantasy literature is to some degree based on his work, even if there were fantasy works before his. If you want to be absolutely correct I would suggest just changing to "One of the fathers of fantasy literature" instead of changing the sentence as much as you did in the latter version you posted.
 
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When you said that it is based "on what he knew" of Norse mythology, it gives the impression that he knew something about it, but not all that much. If you take the literal meaning of what you wrote you didn't say anything wrong, it's just that it gives the impression I mentioned previously according to how that expression is used normally.

In any case, I don't think there is anything wrong with saying Tolkien is "The father of fantasy literature", since most (or pretty much all) modern fantasy literature is to some degree based on his work, even if there were fantasy works before his. If you want to be absolutely correct I would suggest just changing to "One of the fathers of fantasy literature" instead of changing the sentence as much as you did in the latter version you posted.
Thank you for etlling me this. I'm German and I didn't know 'what he knows' has this meaning. In German I would use it like SolSara. :)
 

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We are still working on camera control, and I cannot get a good picture right now of units in-game, sorry :/
I guess I'll have to (im)patiently wait for more, then. :)

If it isn't planned, a gallery thread or post with images of each unit would be fun, and it would give the artists a chance to show off their work. I have enjoyed the ones for the DLC units in other Paradox games.
 

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The Dwarfs live so closely packed together that the need for privacy is sometimes great... If the price is right, the Dwarfs will trade almost anything...
So what you mean is that they're more or less like gypsies.
 

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So what you mean is that they're more or less like gypsies.
Nothing like.
If we're dealing in racial stereotypes the usual one for gypsies isn't merchants. Not to mention gypsies don't live closely packed together but in small communities and dwarves aren't nomadic.
 

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Nothing like.
If we're dealing in racial stereotypes the usual one for gypsies isn't merchants. Not to mention gypsies don't live closely packed together but in small communities and dwarves aren't nomadic.
For me they sound more like stereotypical Jews then Gypsies... But even this not very stongly.
 

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Okay :D The first links I got pointed to Shovel Knight though :p
Looks like you stumbled upon the Dwarf Fortress reference in Shovel Knight :)
 
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