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Retroblu

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Giant Cave Spiders
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:36:08 pm »

Is it bad that I devoted a dwarven cult to the GCS, and once I find him, yearly sacrifices? like not just humans, children, just out of newborn stage in order to appease it?
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Girlinhat

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Re: Giant Cave Spiders
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 10:42:07 pm »

So long as you mod them to be immortal, or at least to breed.  I've not done any GCS breeding programs recently, but last attempt I had to make them breed-able.  Although in current version, they'll probably breed once tamed, in egg nests.

Remember to keep a feral mother, if possible, so that you can have a supply of young spiderlings to train into domestic, and another line of wild sacrifice-worthy maneaters.

Your animal trainers will subsequently become the high priests, and cages an item of worship.

Warlord255

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Re: Giant Cave Spiders
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 11:28:55 pm »

I once fed an entire migrant wave to a Giant Cave Spider on a glacier. Because I could.

You are playing the game exactly as it's meant to be played - which is to say, however you damn well please.
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Deus Morti

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Re: Giant Cave Spiders
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 02:42:38 pm »

How could it not be a good thing? You're feeding dwarves to giant spiders. Next thing you'll be asking if unfortunate accidents are exactly that...
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jaxy15

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Re: Giant Cave Spiders
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 02:46:52 pm »

I once lost all hope in my fortress and watched 49 dwarves run out to get eaten by a GCS. I could have stopped them and sent my military, but I didn't.
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