Updated: 2021/Apr/14

LARN(6)                          Games Manual                          LARN(6)

     larn - exploring the caverns of Larn

     larn [-chilns] [-o optsfile] [-##] [++]

     larn is a fantasy games in which your child has contracted a strange
     disease, 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:

     -c    Clear the high scores file.

     -h    Show the command line options.

     -i    Show the high scores, including inventory data.

     -l    Show the log of all games.

     -n    Suppress the welcome message and start the game immediately.

     -o    Read the specified options file instead of ~/.larnopts.

     -s    Show the high scores.

     -##   Set the difficulty (hardness) level.

     ++    Restore game from the checkpoint (auto-save) file.

     These are the movement commands:

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

     The file ~/.larnopts may be used to set a few options for larn.  A
     sequence 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: "your name"             Choose your playing name.
     monster: "monst name"         Choose a name for a monster.
     savefile: "save-file-name"    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.
     Anything 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.scores  Score file.
     ~/.larnopts             Options file.

     Noah Morgan

NetBSD 9.99                     April 23, 2010                     NetBSD 9.99