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Dawnthunder: !!Fun!! with RAWs (succession game)
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:24:55 pm »

Old thread: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=173161.0
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Among the gods, there has always been a rivalry between the divinities of darkness, and those of creation. War in heaven has been tried in the past, but the results are too terrible even for the gods themselves. Even the lords of eternal night have forsworn to never act in such a way again.

Instead, to settle disputes and challenges, a system of "resolution through proof" was established.  It was through this new celestial decree, that the world of the Dark Crucible was created.

The forces of light and creation, disturbed by the corrupt and destructive nature of the beings produced by the forces of darkness, laid a challenge before their foul kinsmen. "We labor eternally to create worlds of peace and harmony, and you create nothing. You take what we have made, and twist it into horrors. You take the great forests we labor to cultivate, and turn them into barren expanses of death and decay.  We challenge you: CREATE SOMETHING OF YOUR OWN."

And so, they did.

In a shameless mockery of the denizens of light and creation, the dark gods created a world like no other. Every effort was taken. The safe, orderly matter of the world's foundations they instead produced from the essences of pestilence, pain, cruelty and decay themselves given solid forms. Unspeakable horrors innumerable they created wholesale, and placed upon the world. Vast forests of evil, seas of despair, deserts of madness, and savannas of cruelty they meticulously crafted.  Then, in a final backhanded blow, the gods of darkness performed one last act of blasphemous creation.

They created perfect replicas of the favored children of the light-- Elves, Men, and Dwarves-- and placed them into this savage charnel-house of their own design. To test their plans, they watched for a millenium, as the creatures they had made ruthlessly slaughtered the facsimiles of the light: quickly, efficiently, and in their totality. Content with their design, the evil ones laughed, and gloated, and rested... not realizing in their hubris that they were wrong; Stalwart and hardy, they had made their copies of dwarven kind only TOO well. Clinging to existence in dark places overlooked even by the dark gods themselves, small pockets of the proud children of the mountains took refuge, gnawing impotently at the roots of great peaks, clawing through the filthy rotting flesh of the world to take refuge in its bones beneath, or hiding in obscurity in dark goblin pits as either prisoners, chattel, or illegal residents. No-one knows how many lie in hiding, awaiting the fullfillment of their inner natures-- Riches, Power, Prestige and Order. A mighty civilization to be proud of, built on honest labor and the merits of fine craft...

Self-righteous, and full of pride, the lords of darkness challenged back:

"Take what we have made, and make this a world of order! Do so only with what we have created, since you loathe having things changed so much!" they jeered-- A million voices both seductive and foul alike, cackling from the blackness of creation.

With a subtle touch, the light shone on a single spot on this accursed plane.

A multiverse waits with bated breath, as seven children of Armok creep into the jungle with the name "Dawnthunder" at their lips, a vision of a new life and a fire in their hearts guiding them...

But who will stand last, masters of the crucible?

DAWNTHUNDER
It menaces with spikes of smokerock

Welcome one and all! What we have here is a bog-standard succession game with a twist: we've plonked our lucky seven smack in the middle of the very nastiest continent known to dwarf. We've got megabeasts galore, undeath in every corner, goblins out the wazoo, and...

...duplicated RAWs.

That's right, duplicated RAWs, with all the madness that entails. The very fabric of the world has been mangled beyond recognition, and our dwarves get to take on the chaos that ensues thereby. Can they do it? Let's find out.

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These rules serve merely as placeholders for now. If anyone wants to see something changed, let me know.

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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 04:25:21 pm »

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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 04:26:17 pm »

Turns

1: Superdorf
- Everywhere is awful
- Blessed are the peacemakers
- First blood
- Royalty, ravens, kaleidoscopic anthills
- Your queen commands thee
- Dead horse, undead horse
- It menaces with spikes of tetanus
- Of magma and mushrooms
- Architecture in the slate
- Improbable geology
- A song of... uh... lignite and fire
- Dwarven sushi, dwarven engineering
- It's a good thing dwarves don't unionize
- And there was screaming and gnashing of teeth
- Hey look, we have a militia now!
- This was a triumph

2: wierd
- Agricultural engineering in the deeps

3: scourge728
- Death in the caverns

4: Vindcara
- Likot was not happy
- The queen is deadly

5: MCreeper
- Queen scratches! Queen kills! Queen needs to be put down!
- Dwarves get mutilated!
- And then they murdered her for seven more pages

Interlude: delphonso
- Let's take a look at this beautiful hellscape
- The giant emu corpse stands up
- The weasel was impossible to kill
- Lots of dodging and jumping away from clouds of boiling poison

Interlude: methylatedspirit
- The dwarven fortress of Machineheat

6: Solitarian
- Really very little changed... except the population

7: Onyx Discforge
- Oh! Oh, heavens! How horrifying!

8: wierd
- 1000+ undeads in the caverns
- The Cleaners
- Progress is slow and painful
- This should be a pretty deadly little go-kart track
- MUAHAHAHAHAH
- The zombie cave dragon is proving most difficult to terminate
- Shutdown for maintenance
- Zombies inbound
- Foolish undead, thinking you could win via FPS death!
- Thank you for your purchase of a Lithotech Autonomous Zombie Pacification Unit!

9: Superdorf
We forty survivors
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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 04:55:24 pm »

Overworld map



Short version of the old thread:

"Let's do a succession game in a duplicated raws world!"  - There was much interest.

Research was conducted to create a reliably stable duplicated raw set. Worlds were generated.  Consensus was for a small world.

The world was created with as high an evil quantity as the world spinner allows before producing unplayable worlds. Also features absurd numbers of megabeasts, megabeast caves, semi-megabeasts, night creature types, evil weathers, evil region interactions, curses, and savagery.

There is no surface soil as it has all been replaced, via the magic of duplicated raws, with unnatural materials like "execrable soot" instead.  This has had serious consequences:

There do not appear to be any kinds of tree aside from Willow Trees in all the test embarks I have performed. These only grow near water sources, and are rare. They do not seem to grow back.
There are no surface plants other than grasses in those tests.
Legends mode says every other civilization aside from goblins are officially dead.
Through some still-not-understood mechanism, the game still generates dwarven migrants.
Stone layers appear 'mostly' unaffected, but distributions of divine metals appear to be greatly increased, and DFHack's FixVeins constantly complains about fixing incorrect inclusion types.
[FUN research discoveries redacted, for FUN]
The absence of soil means you MUST farm on mud. No exceptions.
The lack of surface plants (anywhere) means you cannot obtain seeds for surface crops, which means you must grow only underground.

Everyone remember to have !!FUN!!.  This world is designed for it. :D
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Dawnthunder: Everywhere is awful
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 05:46:14 pm »



They said he was mad. They said it was sure death to leave the safety of the underdark. But you get an idea, a really big idea, lodged in your brainpan, you've gotta follow it, ya know? Daedalus Squashedmirrors, Armorer Extraordinaire, had seen a Vision, a Vision of glory in the wastes, and that was enough for him.

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"So we're stopping... here?"
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"Ayup," said Daedalus, grinning.

"You know, there's a reason they call it the Grim Jungle!"

"Funny thing," said Daedalus. "Do you realize, just about every nook and cranny of this world is named that way? The Hill of Screaming, the Forest of Withering, the Ice of Insanities-- and don't get me started on the Naughty Fat Hills!"
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"Way I figger it, the Grim Jungle's pretty tame in comparison. Everywhere's named something awful anyway."

"Everywhere is awful", muttered the weaponsmith. Nobody debated the point.

"At any rate," said Dodok the woodworker, "I think the wheels fell off the wagon three miles ago."
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Daedalus grinned wider. "Exactly. Strike the earth!"
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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 05:47:01 pm »

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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 06:28:48 pm »

This is going to be great.
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Re: Dawnthunder: Blessed are the peacemakers
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 07:29:02 pm »

Granite 15th, 1050
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Being the only dwarf with a pickaxe, Scourge struck the earth. Then she struck it again. And again. And pretty soon she had a rhythm going, and she just disappeared down there.



Daedalus watched a while, fascinated, then turned away. "Oi, Dodok, what sorta junk we got in that wagon anyway?"

Dodok hopped onto a shattered wheel and craned her neck to peek inside. "Uh... we got rocks."

"Rocks?" asked Daedalus.

"Rocks," said Dodok.
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Daedalus made a sort of "pfft" noise with his lips. "Do we have anything else in there?"

"Uh... yeah," said Dodok, rummaging through the supplies. "We got... logs... food... drink... hey, somebody left a hammer in here." Dodok pulled out a junky-looking war hammer. "Where'd this old thing come from?"

"Mine," said a dwarf, and stepped forward. "That is Hammer of Peace."
"What?"
"Is Atir's Hammer of Peace," said the dwarf, whose name was Atir apparently. "For making land peaceful."
"Lovely!" said Daedalus, grinning again. "We have a militia commander!"



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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 08:39:34 pm »

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Dawnthunder: First blood
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 09:10:31 pm »

16th of Granite, 1050
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"Hey Daedalus?"
"Mm?"
"What d'you suppose that is?"



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Dodok came running into Scourge's dig-hole. "Workshop! I need a workshop!"

"What?"

"There's an owl out there!" yelled Dodok. "We need to fortify! Now!"

"That's... owls aren't all that dangerous," said Scourge.
"This one is!"

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"Oh."
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"Ugh. Why would you build anything with this gunk?"
"Quick-- light-- usable," said Dodok, hammering furiously at something. "Hatch cover." Pounding a final stake, she held the newly made hatch cover to the light.

"Huh," said Olon the mechanic. "Well, I'll put it over the stair. You lot wanna go grab the food and bring it in?"

"Sure," said Dodok, and the six clambered back up to fetch the barrels.
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20th of Granite, 1050
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"IT SAWW MEEEE"

"Saw? Owl? I KILL!" Atir dashed up the stairs with hammer in hand.



Atir called out to Olon, who had ran far to the north in her panic. "You can come back now! Owl is peaceful! I pacify!"



Olon returned, surprisingly calm about the whole situation. "We have got to get underground."
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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 10:08:46 pm »

I hope you know you've set the bar way too high with those drawings, I know for a fact I can't match them

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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 11:51:26 pm »

Is this biome reanimating? I really don't want to know what happens when "absurd numbers of megabeasts" is combined with "reanimating biomes".
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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2019, 04:41:42 am »

We'll find out! :P
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Re: Dawnthunder: Born of chaos
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 12:27:01 pm »

I love you, Dorfthunder. Live forever, even as animated monsters.
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