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Splint

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Looking for ideas - Weapons and Industry for a new age
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:02:48 pm »

Okay, so. I intend to do a story fort with a focus on a character named Dr. Horizon. A dimension travelling super !!SCIENTIST!! whose areas of expertise are utilized to help the common man survive in harsh worlds. Additionally, the results may be released as thier own standalone mod.


Additionally, I need ideas for how to conduct the various research projects and what parts would be sensibly used in a simplified abstraction of making these weapons and armors.

This is in effect a giant shout out factory. This includes energy weapons if you guys think it'd be fair to include them and can ignore random laser or plasma bolts laying around.

Spoiler: WEAPONS SO FAR (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: ARMOR SO FAR (click to show/hide)

Additionally, I got an idea following on from Bioshock of drinkable upgrades that are expensive to produce and give only a single consumable unit of drink, but give serious benefits or magical abilities to a single unit. These however, if wanted for the story, would need a third party to make.


There are no bad ideas. Just keep in mind some will rely upon gameplay and story segregation or may need to be employed in roundabout ways.

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Re: Looking for ideas - Weapons and Industry for a new age
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 09:41:48 pm »

Was this inspired by a certain mad scientist from Spearbreakers? That's what comes to mind reading this, but perhaps that is just me. :P
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 12:10:05 am »

Was this inspired by a certain mad scientist from Spearbreakers? That's what comes to mind reading this, but perhaps that is just me. :P

Nah, it wasn't. Although i could understand that guess. Weird part is that it's from someone who never even read Spearbreakers.

The more references to Portal, the better

Dunno how to do that.

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Re: Looking for ideas - Weapons and Industry for a new age
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 12:24:48 am »

Obviously you'd need a sonic screwdriver that stuns opponents. :)
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 01:32:48 am »

Obviously you'd need a sonic screwdriver that stuns opponents. :)

I dunno man. Has Itemsyndrome been updated? If so then I'm not against it if someone with the knowledge wants to make it.

Hell if it has I could include full power armor as a super expensive armor option...

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 02:01:49 am »

I think all of those syndrome-scripts have been updated.

As a neat weapon you could use indigofenix net-thrower. Loads a single web/rope as ammo, shoots, if it hits the target, it becomes caged. :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2018, 02:23:08 am »

Okay, so. If we have any generous modders out there who speak DF Hack, I've added several items to the list, as well as two more mana option ideas. Will include who suggested them alongside them so I know who to thank later on.

New additions
Magic Malus -  generic magic resistance potion.
Slade Slinger -  adds a blunt-impact emission attack

Net gun - Mobile specimen capture device
Sonic Screwdriver - For our use, a laser knife that can stun people at a distance.

Power Armor - Pick a franchise.
Hazard Suit - Counter to toxic gases and vapors.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 03:08:55 pm »

Maybe an expie of those turrets from Portal, which say 'friendly' things as they try to kill you?
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 12:01:37 am »

I dunno. Creatures are kinda outside my area of expertise. Not that it's going to stop me with a redone tribal mod, though I know I have Hugo and ZM5 to spotcheck stuff for me with that.

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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2018, 04:59:38 am »

My creature pack has a Half Life 2 turret you could use, they're almost identical.

I'm more in the market for weapons and armor or abilities that don't necessarily need a new caste, not really new creatures.

As it stands this'll be a a miracle if I get it working right the first time when I get around to working on this stuff.

Although I'm also not opposed to ideas for how to abstract weapon assembly, research, or new materials that may or may not be needed for the new gear.

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 06:36:44 am »

Add all new weapons as artefacts (aka add the weapon raws, but dont give the civ access to them), then add a workshop that triggers the dfhack script to start a strange-weaponsmithing-mood for a high cost.

You'll get wonderfully random results, maybe an iron sword, maybe an iron uber-whatever-you-added.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 12:48:32 pm »

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You'll get wonderfully random results, maybe an iron sword, maybe an iron uber-whatever-you-added.
Maybe you will get an adamantine power maul.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 04:41:05 am »

A gun that shoots syndrome-bearing globs that turn creatures into horrible monstrosities (like the Chaos Spawn from Warhammer 40K).
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