The year is 208 AD: The Roman general Septimius Severus leads
a force of 40,000 Roman troops into what they called Britannia.
As an ancient Celtic warrior, what the Romans and others referred
to as a Pict, you call the region home and have answered the
call to arms. [Pict] features an 8000-room totally unique ASCII
game world based on an actual map of the area between the
Antonine Wall and Hadrian's Wall in ancient Caledonia, or what
is now southern Scotland.
The game features open-ended character advancement, randomized
items with stat bonuses, faction-based shops and stat bonuses,
and rare but powerful magic spells that can be found by using
the study skill on scrolls, which can be looted from kills or
purchased at shops.
Other features include a built-in auction system, craftable bows,
bronze, iron, and leather armor and weapons, potions, scrolls,
staves, and wands, and the ability to survey a wide area of land
around you from the treetops, a mountainside, or a city wall by
using the "map" or "survey" commands.
Essentially, [Pict] is a massive world full of beasts, monsters,
and ruthless, reckless Romans that constantly fight and/or team
up with each other based on their AI. Players may currently
complete kill quests to advance their character skills and stats,
as well as gather pelts from animal kills, which can then be
exchanged for free random items or used in leatherworking.
Note: [Pict] is constantly in development. Feel free to send
any and all suggestions (or bug reports) by writing an in-game
note to Theran. (Type 'note to theran', then 'note subject idea',
then 'note write'and follow the instructions from there).