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The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« on: June 12, 2015, 10:23:16 am »

Welcome, Welcome! To the arena!

Hello everyone, almost a month ago I began a tournament through the object testing arena, it was an awesome success. You may find the link to the original right here. I have decided to begin this a few days before the 14th due to business. Well, I hope we are going to have an even greater tournament this time! Here is all the rule thingies!

Again, congratulations to Hodekin the Legendary and his manager _Italics_ for their excellent performance in the first arena.

An Introduction

What is this?

A Fight to the death! Dwarf, Human, Elf, and countless other creatures locked in Mortal Kombat!
Arrows Flying! Swords Slashing! Blood and Guts Spread Across the Arena Floor!

To what end?

Countless Riches? No
Honor? Glory? Fame? Perhaps
To be recognized as the strongest, fastest, or cleverest? Most Assuredly
But most importantly, to earn the title:

CHAMPION OF THE ARENA

You'll be the best! Songs will be song about your skills in the ring! Your name will never be forgotten!

At least until the next tournament, of course.

Who came up with this?

It wasn't me, I assure you! In fact, it was our lovely friends at the SomethingAwful forums who deserve the credit.   
One Bard, in particular, deserves high praise indeed!
He is the Founder of the Fight, the Mediator of Discord, the Grand Master himself!

Vox Nihili


We are but feint imitators in comparison

What Format Will the Tournaments Take?

There are many possibilities: Single-Elimination, Double Elimination, Round Robin, etc. It could be Team based, or a Free For All!. The format for any particular tournament will be decided by the Arena Master beforehand.     

How many people can join a tournament?

It Depends on the format and how much interest there is! However, typical sizes are 16, 32, or 64.

How do I join?


It's easy! Usually you'll just have to post a message declaring your interest, and include your Gladiator's name and race!


I don't know much about Dwarf Fortress. What race is best? What Weapons and Armor should I use?

Only the base essentials are provided in the thread. Since this is competitive, its up to you to figure out whats best. Feel free to ask any questions in the thread or on the forums. A good source of information is the Dwarf fortress wiki found at http://dwarffortresswiki.org/.

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Overview and Rules
These Rules( including the point system ) were originally developed by the esteemed Vox Nihili at the SomethingAwful forums, and were changed throughout the incarnations.

The Arena Master

   The Arena Master runs the tournament. His or Her duties are extensive. They include, but are not limited to, the following: Maintaining and updating these rules, recruitment, running the battles and writing commentary, and settling all disputes that may arise in a just and timely manner. It is essential that the Arena Master remain fair and unbiased. I, Unraveller, shall humbly serve in as the Arena Master for this tournament, and pray that I didn't miss some post that banned these kind of games.

Joining as a Gladiator


   Before the start of a tournament the Arena Master will decide on the tournament format, including whether or not a gladiator's skills and equipment will be known to all or kept secret. The first is called a Open Tournament and the latter is called a Blind tournament. The tournament format will also dictate the number of gladiators who may join, or at least a series of upper limits. For example, in a single elimination tournament typical sizes are 16, 32, 64, etc. In order to join, all you must do is announce your intention to join in this thread, along with your Gladiator's name and race. If its an open tournament, you will need to post your skills and equipment purchases in the thread before the start of the first match, while in a blind tournament you must send them directly to the Arena Master.

   In the event that too many Gladiators wish to spill their blood, the Arena Master may, at his or her discretion: extend the joining period, deny entry outright to the extra combatants, or call for a battle royal to decide who gets the final spot in the tournament. It's first come first serve*, so sign up as early as possible.

*In future tournaments, gladiators who fought in the preceding tournament will have the right-of-way, and a non-random seeding system may be implemented.

About the Tournament

   The subsequent post will lay out the details of the current tournament, including whether or not it will be an open or blind tournament, what system it will follow(Single-Elimination, Round Robin, etc.), whether or not its a team game, etc. If there is something that is not clear, please ask.

The Arena

   The fighting will take place in a variety of different stages as seen below. The two contestants will agree on a stage to be selected. If they cannot come to a mutual agreement one will be randomly selected.

Spoiler: Klassic (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Heat Stroke (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Castletop (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Peaceful Meadows (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Water Hazard (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: Vertigo (click to show/hide)


The Version


   The newest version of DF will be used assuming combat and other relevant game mechanics weren't broken. The same version will be used throughout the tournament. The version being used for the current tournament will be listed in the Tournament overview in the next post.

The Races

   The most important decision you'll have to make before the start of the tournament is what race your gladiator will be. Which race you chose will determine what equipment you can use, how much damage you can inflict, grant you special abilities, or even extra limbs.

   Your race will also determine how many points you get to spend on equipment and skills before each round.  This is mainly for balance reasons, but also to represent smaller creatures cleverness.

   The most important distinction between the races, besides the points they receive, is their size. Size effects the amount of damage they will inflict*, and their ability to knock their opponent over. Gladiators that have been knocked over have a nasty tendency to get pulverized(unless they are wearing some nice armor), and is thus a position you'll wish to avoid. Thus, the ability to dodge out of the way is often a crucial skill for smaller players to have. For this reason, races classified as "tiny" get a 10% reduction in the price of dodging skills while races classified as "huge" must pay 20% more.

*smaller creatures can generally match their larger counterparts in slashing and stabbing attacks, but bigger opponents are much better at bashing and punching

   Some of the more fanciful races have different or extra appendages compared to your average humanoid. This may allow them to wield extra weaponry or armor, but it also may mean they can't use certain items. These differences are listed under the special abilities category.

Races may also have special abilities. For instance, many of the animal-like races can bite in unarmed combat.

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Points

   Points are the life blood any worthy gladiator. The way you spend them will determine your success in the ring.

   As stated in the previous section, the amount of points you get to spend before the tournament depends on your gladiator's race. If you manage to win a match, you will earn the same amount of points to spend on the next round. You do not have to spend any points to heal yourself.
   
You may spend points on Equipment and Skills, which are summarized below.

Any points left unspent at the end of a round are doubled, for example. Wundle the Crundle has 34 points remaining from the first round. If he reaches the second he would have 68 points in addition to the points he gains from being a Crundle.
   
Skills

   Your gladiator can purchase skills before the start of each round. Skills can be upgraded as many  as 14 times, the first level being Novice and the last being Grand Master.

   The first level of each skill is assigned a base price, and the price of each subsequent level is equal to the base price of the skill multiplied by the level of the skill you are purchasing. For example, if your gladiator was a Level 2("Adequate") fighter and wished to purchase the 4th level, it would cost 3 * 3 + 3 * 4 f=  9 points. 3 is the base cost and does not change, multiplied by the levels to be purchased. Note that the cost is cumulative: you must buy all the preceding levels!

   What each skill does is fairly self explanatory. Please go to the Dwarf Fortress wiki or ask on the forums if you are unfamiliar with any particular skill.

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Equipment

   As you've probably surmised, your gladiator will be able to purchase an assortment of equipment, made out of various materials, to wield  in the arena. Equipment can be divided up into two categories: Weapons and Armor.

Note that you cannot make weapons, shields or bucklers, out of leather.

You may sell back equipment before each round for half its original value. You may NOT sell skills back.

   A longsword has a base price of 24; if its made of of steel, which has a "cost multiplier" of 4, the total value will be 96 points.

Materials

   Materials have gotten complicated in Dwarf Fortress of late. In terms of combat, though, materials have 3 primary properties: Weight, Edge, and Stopping Power. [I take no credit for this chart, its taken directly from the SA thread]

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Weapons

   Weapons and Shields(including bucklers), are held in your gladiator's hands. Depending on the race, it may take one-hand or 2-hands to wield any particular object, or they may not be able to wield it at all. Please look at the Race table for a summary. Unless you are fighting unarmed, you should try to use all your hands in combat. Once again, if you have any questions about the abilities a weapon or piece of armor, please feel free to ask, but check the wiki first.

Bows come with 35 free arrows and Crossbows with 35 free bolts and are the same material as the ranged weapon.

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Armour


   Generally, you can only wear one of any type of armour. Think in terms of body parts, and test your combination out in dwarf fortress to see if it works. If you (or I) notice a problem after the current round is underway, it can't be fixed until the current round is over. For example, you can't wear both leggings and greaves or low boots and high boots at the same time. There are two exceptions though: you may wear a leather cap under a helm, and you may wear a (non-leather) mail shirt under a breast plate. Gloves, Gauntlets and boots come in sets of two. Also note that shields take up a hand-slot, and aren't worn as such. Shields may also be used as weapons and are dependent on the Misc. object skill.

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Rule Changes

From Bay12 1st edition
-Tiny gladiators discount on the dodge skill has been reduced from 20% to 10%
-Huge gladiators have been given a minor increase in points
-Whips and scourges have been given an increase in cost to better reflect their balance.
-Morning stars have been added as a weapon type
-The cost of silver has been marked up from a multiplier of 1.00 to 3.00

You may also wish to know that times between 12:00 P.M. to 5 P.M. EST are when I stream on twitch, it will be impossible for me to post during those times, thank you.
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 10:40:56 am »

Settings
Format: Classic single elimination tournament, bracket style.
Open Play: Post the fact that you wish to enter as a mighty gladiator and add your skills and equipment when you get the chance.
Number of Participants: (32/32)
Version:  0.40.24
Initial Seeding: Randomly generated numbers by myself, to simulate each gladiator pulling 'em from a box.

Spoiler: Gladiators (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Gladiator Lore (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Tourney Bracket (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Elimination I (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Elimination II (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Quarter-Finals (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Semi-Finals (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Fan Art (click to show/hide)


Well then, I hope I'm not missing anything. And I sure hope that this will actually garner some attention. And I REALLY hope that you will all enjoy this. I am as dedicated as I could be to see this through to the end, I hope that you will join me. GOOD LUCK!
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 10:41:44 am »

Troll time!

Gotta mow the lawn before it gets hot and I forget if I gave you an updated build or not.
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 10:48:57 am »

Not since the rule updates, I don't believe. It'll probably be better if you make your gladiator anew.
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 11:21:35 am »

-Sath the cloakbearer-
Human Male +240
[Equipment]
Steel 2H Sword - 112 points
[Skills]
Talented Swordsman (6) - 126 points
Total : 2 points remaining
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 11:42:29 am »

Lucan Stone the unbreakable
Human
240 pts
Equipment
Iron two handed sword-56 pts
Iron breastplate-40 pts
Silver greaves-18pts
60pts left
Skills
Skilled swordsman-60pts
56 pts left

Short backstory:  Left by his parents as a bastard child, Lucan stone has spent his life searching for a purpose. Lucan learned at a young age that among the few things in his life worth fighting for are Glory and fame. He would die before seeing his name forgotten.

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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 12:40:26 pm »

Obuesno Osnukngog the Troll, Managed by Max™

Oak Helm (9)
Oak Mail (18)
Oak Gauntlets (6)
Oak High Boots (7.5)
Copper War Hammer (32.5)
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Fighter 3 (18)
Hammer 1 (6)
Wrestling 1 (4)
Striking 1 (4)
Bite 1 (4)
Armor 3 (12)
Dodge 1 (6)
Observer 1 (3)
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Total 130

He likes long walks by the magma beach, golf, and barbecues.
Spoiler: Artist's Rendition (click to show/hide)
He also likes that!
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 01:09:57 pm »

I'll be joining. WIll post a sheet tonight. :D
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 01:44:20 pm »

Zavier SaintCloud: Ruler of the Tri-State Area
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Minotaur
150 Points

Helm, Bronze- 24
Greaves, Copper- 22.5
Breastplate, Copper- 25

Fighting, Adequate- 9
Wrestling, Competent- 24
Observer, Novice- 3
Dodging, Adequate- 18
Striking, Adequate- 12
Biting, Novice- 4
Armor, Adequate- 6

147.5/150 points

Get shrekt :P
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 02:02:41 pm »

Monty the Dark Gnome

360 Points

30 Points: Competent Lasher
89 Points: Talented Dodger
112 Points: Steel Scourge
12 Points: Competent Armor User
24 Points: Competent Shield User
37.5 Points: Copper Buckler
15 Points: Copper Helm
24 Points: Copper Mail Shirt
7 Points: Leather Leggings
4 Points: Leather Gauntlets
5 Points: Leather High Boots

Unlike everyone else, who's strategy was "Pick the biggest thing" I decided to have a more cunning combatant.
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2015, 02:13:42 pm »

Cadedi Icoricera
Female Elf

Proficient Pikeman (75)
Skilled Fighter (30)
Adequate Dodger (15)

Iron Pike (44)

Copper Helm (15)
Copper Breastplate (25)
Copper Greaves (22.5)
Copper High Boots (12.5)

Points left: 1 /240
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 02:28:26 pm »

Unlike everyone else, who's strategy was "Pick the biggest thing" I decided to have a more cunning combatant.
All I hear is 'squeak squeak, I'm tiny & delicious, please hug me'.

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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2015, 03:34:56 pm »

Awwww yess ! Time to spill some blood !

Straight from the dungeons of the Royal Colony, House Tesseract is proud to present the beautiful, strong, and ferocious ....

Princess Klackon-Ktsss-Ktss !!!
Ant-Woman (+250)

competent lasher(-30)
competent dodger(-30)

copper whip x4 (-130)

leather helm (-6)
leather cap (-5)
leather mail shirt (-12)
leather breast plate(-10)
leather leggings (-7)
leather greaves (-9)
leather gauntlets (-4)
leather high boots (-5)

Points left : 2


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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2015, 03:37:38 pm »

Ha ha! Alrighty everyone, I don't believe I see anything wrong. This'll be the beginning of a new great and bloody arena! But where are all the awesome titles! Ah well.

For those of you just joining us, in effort to save some time on my part and be consistent. I'd like for this very simple format to be adhered to.

-GLADIATOR NAME- managed by YOUR NAME
RACE & POINTS
[Equipment]

[Skills]

POINTS LEFT

Thank ya!

Unlike everyone else, who's strategy was "Pick the biggest thing" I decided to have a more cunning combatant.
All I hear is 'squeak squeak, I'm tiny & delicious, please hug me'.

And that's exactly what they thought last tourney, but then a Kobold won.
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Re: The Bay12 DF Gladiator Challenge Tournament - Reborn! II
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2015, 04:07:54 pm »

-Dengu the impaler- managed by xub313
Male Human     240p
[Equipment]
Bronze Helm     20p
Bronze Spear     40p
Oak Shield     45p
Silver Breastplate     20p
[Skills]
Proficient Spearman     75p
Skilled Shield User     40p
Points left: 0
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