# Dudley's dungeon — DIY

Preview by Dion Nicolaas
  # # ######## # ---+--- |.._..| |..@..| ######-.....| -------   # # ######## # ---+--- |..@..| |.....| ######-.....| -------  @ "O Arnie, hear my prayers, mumble, mumble..." a - a spellbookThe Book of Three lay closed on the table. Taran had neverbeen allowed to read the volume for himself; now he was sureit held more than Dallben chose to tell him. In the sun-filled room, with Dallben still meditating and showing nosign of stopping, Taran rose and moved through the shimmeringbeams. From the forest came the monotonous tick of a beetle.His hands reached for the cover. Taran gasped in pain andsnatched them away. They smarted as if each of his fingershad been stung by hornets. He jumped back, stumbled againstthe bench, and dropped to the floor, where he put his fingerswoefully into his mouth.Dallben's eyes blinked open. He peered at Taran and yawnedslowly. "You had better see Coll about a lotion for thosehands," he advised. "Otherwise, I shouldn't be surprised ifthey blistered."        [ The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander ]Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development TeamCopyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn WayersNetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.. # t#&L#&&# & ---+--- |..@..| |.....| ######-.....| -------  @ "Yessss!" http://sadowl.com/dudley/
This is the first Dudley's dungeon comic ever!

Want to contribute? Write an email to dudley@sadowl.com!

## DIY

Now that Dudley's Dungeon has become a real collaborative effort, check what your comic would look like!

If you want to contribute to Dudley's Dungeon, you can always send an e-mail with your ideas to dudley@sadowl.com. If you send in a complete comic, the chance of it being published is much better! On this page you can see what your comic would look like. Just paste your comic into the box above and press the 'Preview'-button!

Then mail the literal comic to dudley@sadowl.com as an attachment or as plain text in an e-mail.

Here's a line-by-line breakdown of the comic format:

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Dion Nicolaas
The author of the comic, i.e. your name.
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The size of the comic, rows x columns of panels.
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The first panel. A panel consists of 9 lines of 20 characters.
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The text for the first panel. It should be at most about 90 characters.
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The second panel. Note that you cannot use HTML in panels; al special characters (like & and >) will automatically be escaped.
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The text for the second panel.
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a - a spellbook.
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The third panel.
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The text for the third panel.
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This is the first Dudley's dungeon comic ever!
If you put any extra text here, it will be displayed as a footnote.

## Formatting

Although you cannot use HTML in comics, there are some formatting options available. In general, formatting options take this form:

\tag(parameter="value" anotherparameter="anothervalue") {text to format}


So tags are escaped by a backslash; parameters are space separated; and the text to format is in curly brackets.

You can only use formatting in the text panels and footnotes. In the pictures, everything is taken literally.

### Simple formatting

You can have bold, italics, underline, teletype and small text, or any combination thereof.

You can have \b{bold}, \i{italics}, \u{underline},
\tt{teletype} and \small{small} text, or any \b{\i{\u{combination}}}
thereof.

Superscript and subscript are also supported.

\sup{Superscript} and \sub{subscript} are also
supported.

Instead of CAPITALS, it's nicer to use SmallCaps.

Instead of CAPITALS, it's nicer to use
\sc{SmallCaps}.
Left aligned
or
right aligned
text, the default is centred text.
\left{Left aligned} or \right{right aligned} text,
the default is centred text.

A special case for dead speakers:
@ "It's not cricket!"

A special case for dead speakers:\br
\dead{@} "It's not cricket!"

### Strange characters

Special characters are written in this form: \character. Spaces after a special character are eaten; if you need a space after a special character, use \character\ .

The following special characters can be displayed: — > < &.

The following special characters can be displayed:
\mdash\ \gt\ \lt\ \amp.

If you want another HTML entity, use ¥: the name of the entity as a parameter to \ent.
You can leave out the parameter name if you want: ¶.

If you want another HTML entity, use \ent(entity="yen"): the
name of the entity as a parameter to \ent.\br
You can leave out the parameter name if you want: \ent("para").


You can link to a certain comic:
A link to the first comic. Link to archive 1 jan 2007
The page names are: archive print email game goodies
diy options statistics

You can linkt to a certain comic:\br
A \comic("20040202"){link} to the first comic.\br
You can link to other pages:\br
Link to \page("archive" date="20070101") {archive 1 jan 2007}\br
The page names are: archive print email game goodies\br
diy options statistics\br


You can link to HTTP URLs outside Dudley's dungeon:
Note that you should not specify "http://".

You can link to HTTP URLs outside Dudley's dungeon:\br
Note that you should not specify "http://".\br


Mail to links can go with or without a text to format:
Mail Dudley!

Mail to links can go with or without a text to format:\br


Named and hex colors can be used.

\color("brown"){Named} and \color("#ff0000"){hex} colors can be used.

Color shortcuts: black, red, green, brown, blue, magenta, cyan, gray, darkgray,
orange, brightgreen, yellow, brightblue, brightmagenta, brightcyan, white.