Two years ago I implemented a light version of the combat system found in Eamon games into ADRIFT 5. I did this since many new ADRIFT users ask for a combat system and since I like the Eamon combat system.
Now I have decided to implement a “full” Eamon experience in ADRIFT. It will contain the Main Hall where the player between adventures can buy and sell weapons, buy spells, train weapon abilities etc. etc. The first version will probably contain 10 classic Eamon adventures from the heyday of the Apple II and in the long run hopefully many more.
To my knowledge, this has never been done in an IF tool before (I am aware of the Inform game Leadlight Gamma). However, Eamon is not entirely dead. There are people out there who are currently converting the old classics for online play (Eamon Remastered) and a C# branch (Eamon CS) for Windows, Android and Unix. In addition, the Eamon Wiki ( https://eamon.wiki/ ) is kept up to date. Before those systems, Eamon Deluxe (Mac, Linux, Windows) was very good but it hasn’t been updated since 2012.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a forum for Eamon players/authors/developers. I was hoping it could be here on intfiction. Thus I tried to add an “Eamon”-tag. Hope I did it right(?)
The purpose of this specific post is to get in touch with other Eamon-users since I would like some feedback on what might be important, e.g. copyright issues, which adventures to include, how to find technical details for a more authentic experience etc.
One of the advantages of ADRIFT is the auto-map. Below is a sketch of how I intend to implement the Main Hall. Any feedback is very welcome. Thanks.