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Urist9876

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Traction bench in jail?
« on: September 06, 2021, 07:35:06 am »

Just as decoration?
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 08:43:50 am »

Could be a good idea, depending on how long a stretch the prisoner has been sentenced to.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 03:07:17 pm »

A well, a bed, a table, and a chair are a more functional set of decorations.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 03:30:53 pm »

if the prison is also designated as a hospital zone, then... it is possible, but rather unlikely, that a traction bench would see some use by the inmates.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 02:13:47 am »

Momuz & Ral's Prison Hospital - "We are skilled professionals and never drop the soap."
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 07:21:45 am »

I get the feeling that a few people here have missed the point the OP was trying to make...

Could be a good idea, depending on how long a stretch the prisoner has been sentenced to.
I see what you did there.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 10:43:32 pm »

Any furniture can be a good decoration, even a traction bench. If traction benches make you happy to, all the better. If you do use tables, beds, and chairs for prisoners, assign them to the prisoner so other dwarfs will not wander over to use them.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 05:09:24 am »

I've added the oaken traction bench with steel parts.
That should scare any prisoner.
Although they most likely will get good feelings from it:)
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Sometimes prisons need to be bad. I had a scholar stealing an artifact. Although confessed at interrogation, he did not relinquish the prize. He got jailed. Went insane from depression. Died. Artifact recovered.

Now I could have ordered my squads to kill the scholar. I did so on prior occasions. Which often resulted in a huge tantrum spiral. So no. No killing. At least not too direct.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 05:50:56 pm »

Now I could have ordered my squads to kill the scholar. I did so on prior occasions. Which often resulted in a huge tantrum spiral. So no. No killing. At least not too direct.

That's why in movies the cop tells his buddies to go for a walk before he gets rough with the prisoner. It's not for plausible deniability. It's to prevent tantrum spirals.
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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 06:30:27 am »

Add a screw press while you're at it.

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Re: Traction bench in jail?
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2021, 06:08:49 pm »

Maybe a water wheel? Can sarcophaguses1 be "decorated" with spikes2?

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