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Batgirl1

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Circuses!
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:27:24 pm »

When the circus comes to your fort, their manager will ask you for permission to set up their show there for a while. If you say yes, they will take over a small area of the fort and set up cages of rare and exotic beasts, and perform feats (songs, dances, axe-juggling) that your civ may or may not have access to. After a season, they will pack up and leave, much like the trade caravans. Dwarfs who attend will be accordingly entertained by the performances, and get the appropriate happy thoughts from seeing animals they like. Unfortunately, there is a slight risk of these circus folk taking some of your valuables with them when they leave, or even being undercover spies.  Dare you risk it, for the chance of seeing an elf put his head in a dragon's mouth?
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 10:33:37 pm »

I imagine this would combine nicely with the trade fares and festivals when they eventually get implemented.

Nothing more fun than a beak dog stampede into the middle of frolicking clown dorfs.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 01:36:59 am »

I initially thought you meant the spoilerific circus. :P I was very confused for a second...
Though this seems like a good idea. Perhaps the circus could perform in your tavern, similar to the way performance troupes work?
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 03:40:41 am »

I initially thought you meant the spoilerific circus. :P I was very confused for a second...
Though this seems like a good idea. Perhaps the circus could perform in your tavern, similar to the way performance troupes work?
Alcohol, dancing, brawls and wild animals, sounds awesome.
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 09:08:21 am »

Seems like this can be built on top of the existing travelling entertainers.  They aren't much different in principle.

Maybe any skill could be made into a performance art?

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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 09:15:57 am »

Maybe any skill could be made into a performance art?
Urist McFisherman: "Are you going to see Urist McCircus perform?"
Urist McMiner: "No, what's she doing?"
Urist McFisherman: "Live gem setting. She's legendary for it!"
Urist McMiner: "Eh, I prefer Urist McOtherCircus. His 'Greatest Record Keeping Administrator on Earth' show was as fantastical as it was meticulous."
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 09:42:44 am »

Would be FUN!
Happy Clowns and artists in the middle of fighting dwarfs and goblins in a sea of blood where a Dragon breath fire and let everything burn and melt.
I think the dwarfs will get a happy thought(before they die :))
Hope, this gets added later ;D
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 11:32:25 am »

We already have performers but animal trainers using pets such as bears, snakes and elephants for public recreation could be interesting.
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 12:50:30 pm »

What happens when the circus comes a callin' whilst the circus is there?  That could be confusing! Do clowns get on with clowns, for example?  You never know..!

(Note that modern circuses are an 18th century invention, though the concept of a fête, festival, etc stretches back to nominal Fortress Age 12thC-ish, here on the spherical savegame we inhabit. I suggest the expansion of the Tavern entertainment code. Perhaps a designated outdoor zone that, if set up, would be allowed as a Traveller camp/wagon ground, if one comes to stay, with all the memes of the travelling circus/perampulatory mountebanks coming to play as a transient village of vendors and vagabonds add entertainment to the site whilst scraping off what unconsidered trifles they can prise from the locals as payment in return...)
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Re: Circuses!
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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 02:13:21 am »

I'm all for this idea if only to get rid of that rediculous nickname for the HFS

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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 12:55:00 pm »

I'm all for this idea if only to get rid of that rediculous nickname for the HFS

For one thing: I actually like calling it the circus.
Second, circuses are a cool idea and should be added.
Thirdly, if this happens, you can have a circus come and perform in the circus and the clowns will be mauled by the clowns.

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Re: Circuses!
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 01:00:31 pm »

That would be quite an exhibit.