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LARN(6)			       BSD Games Manual			       LARN(6)

     larn -- exploring the caverns of Larn

     larn [-H number] [-hnr] [-o optsfile]

     Larn is a fantasy game in which your child	has contracted a strange dis-
     ease, and none of your home remedies seem to have any effect.  You	set
     out to find a remedy in a limited amount of time, and to collect gold
     along the way of course!

     The options are:

     -H	number	  Set the hardness of the game.

     -h		  Print	the command line options.

     -n		  Suppress the welcome message at start	up, putting you	di-
		  rectly into the game.

     -o	optsfile  Specify a different options file than	~/.larnopts.

     -r		  Restore a checkpointed game after it has died.

     These are the keyboard commands:

     h	  move to the left	   H	run left
     j	  move down		   J	run down
     k	  move up		   K	run up
     l	  move to the right	   L	run right
     y	  move northwest	   Y	run northwest
     u	  move northeast	   U	run northeast
     b	  move southwest	   B	run southwest
     n	  move southeast	   N	run southeast
     .	  stay here		   Z	teleport yourself
     c	  cast a spell		   w	wield a	weapon
     q	  quaff	a potion	   r	read a scroll
     W	  wear armor		   T	take off armor
     D	  list all items found	   e	eat something
     ^	  identify a trap	   g	give present pack weight
     d	  drop an item		   i	inventory your pockets
     P	  give tax status	   Q	quit the game
     v	  print	program	version	   S	save the game
     ?	  this help screen	   A	create diagnostic file

     The file ~/.larnopts may be used to set a few options for Larn.  A	se-
     quence of words terminated	by whitespace is used to specify options.

     Word		     Meaning
     bold-objects	     Select bold display of objects.
     inverse-objects	     Select inverse video display of objects.
     no-introduction	     Do	not display intro message.
     enable-checkpointing    Turn on periodic checkpointing.
     no-beep		     Disable beeping of	the terminal.
     male		     Choose your sex to	be a man.
     female		     Choose your sex to	be a woman.
     name: "name"	     Choose your playing name.
     monster: "name"	     Choose a name for a monster.
     savefile: "file"	     Define what the savegame filename will be.

     Your name and monster names must be enclosed in double quotation marks
     and may be	up to 34 characters long.  Longer names	are truncated.	Any-
     thing enclosed in quotation marks is considered one word, and must	be
     separated from other words	by whitespace.

     When dropping gold, if you	type '*' as your amount, all your gold gets
     dropped.  In general, typing in '*' means all of what you are interested
     in.  This is true when visiting the bank, or when contributing at altars.

     You can get out of	the store, trading post, school, or home by hitting

     When casting a spell, if you need a list of spells	you can	cast, type D
     as	the first letter of your spell.	 The available list of spells will be
     shown, after which	you may	enter the spell	code.  This only works on the
     1st letter	of the spell you are casting.

     /var/games/larn/lscore12.0	 Score file.
     /var/games/larn/llog12.0	 Log file.
     ~/.larnopts		 Options file.

     Noah Morgan

BSD			       December	30, 1993			   BSD


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