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Conradine

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Implementing torture rooms?
« on: February 14, 2015, 09:26:19 pm »

Torture ( divided in  "for fun, informations, example" ) is already involved in civilization ethics but when will be possible to actually implement it in gameplay?
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Re: Implementing torture rooms?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 09:38:03 pm »

Yes absolutely. It doesn't violate dwarf ethics to pull a lever, so all you need to do is hook up your instruments of torture to a lever and then you're golden.

Drowning, burned by magma, impaled by spike traps, smashed by a minecart, you name it.

Dropping a dwarf into a room full of upright spike traps made with wooden training spears hooked up to a repeater would be pretty slow and painful. If you had say 2/7 or 3/7 murky water in there from a murky pool the blood would mix with it and possibly also cause infections. I wonder if you could also get vomit mixed in there too somehow, maybe If the torture room had a skylight and you tossed a cave-adapted dwarf in there?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 09:41:16 pm by iofhua »
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Re: Implementing torture rooms?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 10:22:51 pm »

I believe torture is a planned feature - so there's no way of knowing when it'll be added. Toady doesn't seem to plan long-term when he'll add what to the game.
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Re: Implementing torture rooms?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 10:39:24 pm »

Until then, you can use upright menacing spikes (made of wood!) or short falls. For something a bit more serious, you can build a 3x3 room, with a 8 tile reservoir above it that can be drained into it. All but the center tile (which contains a chain) should be a floor grate with a floodgate below each one, all linked to one lever. This lets you drain the water quickly in case of problems. The victim will continually almost drown. I don't recommend keeping them in there too long, but once you get this set up it's super easy to use.
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Re: Implementing torture rooms?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 02:48:00 am »

Torture ( divided in  "for fun, informations, example" ) is already involved in civilization ethics but when will be possible to actually implement it in gameplay?

Already implemented.

It's all under the military interface...
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 05:21:07 pm »

Usually I just chain up elves for my new soldiers to bash to death with wooden training weapons, but this really isn't torture.
I save the torture for vampires. Stoning is my method, no mechanisms, no complexity, just simple gravity.

So I channel out a 1x1 area but leave the top floor in place. Dump a bunch of stones on the top floor above the channel. Sometimes I burrow the offender to the area or chain them to the wall underneath. Wall up the hole and channel the top floor. Worst case scenario is you need more stones. You can also do this with minecarts and quantum stockpiling of refuse.
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