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Author Topic: Surprisepalace, The Rebirth!  (Read 20355 times)

Chaoseed

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Surprisepalace, The Rebirth!
« on: March 13, 2015, 11:57:41 pm »

Welcome to Surprisepalace! This is a succession fort (vanilla, 40.24) with just a bit a twist.

Embark location:
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Here are the two main rules that set Surprisepalace apart from other forts:

1) If your turn is coming up, you CANNOT read what is happening in the fortress.
2) With that in mind, ALL discussion of the fort MUST occur behind spoiler tags!


Yes, that's right! If you are intending to take a turn as overseer, you should go into it with NO information about the fortress! Or, at the very least, if you know you're going to take a turn, stop reading the spoilered posts of the person taking their turn before you. (We'll be working on the honor system here.)

"But wait," I hear you say, "if nothing is known about the previous turn, then each turn's story will have nothing to do with the continuity of the fortress as a whole; a villain one turn could be a leader or a pointless fool the next turn!" The answer to this query is: Yes. That is certainly something that can happen. The point is, there are many fine forts in the Community Games & Stories forum that have long-running stories. I just wanted to try something different with Surprisepalace, something perhaps a bit surreal.

Of course, not everything has to be concealed. Here are some examples of things that can be posted without spoiler tags:
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-Spring has come on the calendar.
-No migrants made the trek to the fortress this season.
-The artifact didn't turn out really valuable at all.
-That was pretty cool.
-I think my turn will be over pretty soon.
-I would like a turn!
-I'd like to be dwarfed as a female soap maker.
-Urist McForumgoer has been dwarfed as a female cheese maker who dabbles in soapery, that's the closest I could find.
-I can't wait until the next overseer sees THAT!

Rules (pretty standard really)

-Turns last one in-game year, two real-life weeks, or until the overseer gives up, whichever comes first. Nothing wrong with having to abandon your turn, it happens; I just want to keep things moving. Speaking of which, if it gets time to be your turn and you don't respond in 48 hours, you may be skipped!
-Everyone uses DFFD to pass saves around so let's do that.
-Try not to kill the fort. Or its FPS.
-Try not to destroy the previous overseers' work. If goblin blood gets smeared all over a sculpture garden, okay. But don't just remove all the statues.
-Don't get all cheaty with utilities. Getting an overview of the dwarves' skills is fine; spawning magma on top of invaders is not.
-Try to leave a SURPRISE for the next overseers! What you want is something that will make them stop, stare and laugh.
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GOOD IDEAS (maybe): Room full of puppies. Hall of levers that aren't actually connected to anything. Several dozen masterwork statues arranged to make the letters "WTF". Ordering a giant pointless wall to be built just before ending your turn. Renaming a dozen dwarves "Urist".
BAD IDEAS (definitely): Breaking into an aquifer just before ending your turn so the fortress secretly floods. Letting a forgotten beast loose from its cage. Throwing the fortress' food supply into magma. Renaming EVERY dwarf "Urist" (because then the next players feel bad about renaming them if they have an idea for a funny name).
-Thread readers can asked to be dwarfed. Which dwarfs get dwarfed is up to the overseers.
-How many times can I say "dwarf" before it starts to not look like a word any more?

Embark (for reals)

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So...what do you guys think? Good idea, bad idea, boring idea?

Apparently a good idea because HERE IS THE TURN LIST:

1 ) Chaoseed (me)
2 ) neblime - forfeited
3 ) Demonic Spoon - finished
4 ) Exodus - abbreviated turn
5 ) Snail555 - played most of a year
6 ) than402 - finished
7 ) DukeGod - abbreviated turn
8 ) neblime - finished
9 ) EoyaBosan - ?

?
10 ) maxcat61
11 ) jwoodward48df
12 ) Augster999
13 ) origamiscienceguy
14 ) Erumara
15 ) Eritzap
?

2.1 ) Galena - current
2.2 ) Sver
2.3 ) Zuglarkun
2.4 ) Pyrotechno
2.5 ) DDDragoni
2.6 ) escondida
TO BE cONTINUED

« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 11:20:56 am by Chaoseed »
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But they never would have given up either. And compared to sitting around in this prison for the rest of my life? Losing is fun.

neblime

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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 05:15:04 am »

This sounds great sign me up
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Demonic Spoon

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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 07:31:08 am »

I would like to join as well.
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 08:41:59 am »

Me too!
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 09:05:01 am »

[Insert fancy way to say the above]
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 07:51:10 am »

I'm afraid I must combo break the line of agreement, I can't resist reading everything.

That being said, dwarf me as a metal/black/armor/weapon smith.

 agile and with high willpower if possible.
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 09:05:43 am »

Unsure if I'll be able to do a turn, but I would like to be a part of the fort as a citizen. Make me a clothier! The dwarves will never be sad about their clothing whilst I'M around!
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 10:37:46 pm »


STRIKE THE EARTH!

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Journal of Iden Mozibast (Swallowsabre), Miner

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Migrant list:

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14th Limestone - Human traders arrive!

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Eventually, though, we get some trading done.

3rd Sandstone - Migrants.

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"...wait," Tun said. "Why is there a LUNGFISH in my farm?"

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(It seems I've gone a little into spring, into the 5th of Granite. The next player should feel free to play until the 5th of Granite as well. I also took a day or so more than I intended in writing up this post. I graciously forgive myself but ask myself that it not happen again.)

(NOBODY has yet been dwarfed. I'll leave that to the next overseers.)

(THE SAVE IS HERE - Surprisepalace Year 1)

(neblime, you're up!)
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 10:47:05 pm »

alright starting now
*resists reading anything*
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 11:03:06 pm »

how long do I have to do this? it might take me a few days
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 11:09:22 pm »

For the sake of it Im also reading nothing until my turn is done.
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 12:30:02 am »

how long do I have to do this? it might take me a few days
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-Turns last one in-game year, two real-life weeks, or until the overseer gives up, whichever comes first. Nothing wrong with having to abandon your turn, it happens; I just want to keep things moving. Speaking of which, if it gets time to be your turn and you don't respond in 48 hours, you may be skipped!
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 04:28:14 pm »

So, how's it going Neblime?
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 04:38:44 pm »

slowly.. and boringly so far..
no update on the horizon for today sorry I haven't had much time
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Re: Surprisepalace! Overseers wanted!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 05:46:03 pm »

The last succession fort I was in, I found one week to be...not enough. fortunately no one noticed

Anyway, that's why I set two weeks for this one.
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