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Considering this "passive", spare time training, should Black drill the axe or his magic going further?

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Author Topic: Dwarf Fortress -Drawings- : Tales of the Deer Wizard - Interactive RPG Thing  (Read 87329 times)

Quaksna

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"Hearken to me, what now I shall tell you. Many did one find, of those who suffered greatly, indeed, like the blades of grass unnumbered I have seen them, for hardships and woe are the plight of mortals. But only a few have I seen, who despite this fate still would hold their head high proudly and under the weight of this burden help and serve others selflessly. The one I shall tell you about, was crushed like no other, and just as you has first lamented.
Yet he rose from the dirt and did such deeds, they shall marvel at them for the end of times. Behold, his story."


Dwarf Fortress -Drawings-
Tales of the Deer Wizard





Don't worry, the art gets progressively better. I hope. Literally started this in order to learn to draw, and I was bored, although the very first intro text might give somewhat different impression, I was quite headstrong back then, had no idea about anything, really. And yet, it kept going. Someday, it might even achieve the -well crafted- modifier ;D Still, I'll be trying to update the art for your better enjoyment, in which case, there will be both the original and reimagined option available. The text is getting revisions also, as my english was quite limited at the time. Hope you still enjoy.


Also we have a theme song now I guess




"So, guys, as you probably noticed, I've recently got into drawing, like, a lot. I improved a lot, and because I have perpetual inner desire to create art, and entertain you, let's launch another project, to get even busier. I will draw a story for you, but this time, you're pushing the story forward. A interactive webcomic, like we know and love. I would like to set it in the same universe as Tales of Kudarkalur, so that the stories may collide... Someday   ;D.
Let's start. Should I design you a hero? Or you want to fully customize one? Suggest, I shall draw, you shall consult it, it shall be great!"

- November 03, 2019, 08:43:03 am, when the journey started...

Yeah I don't recognize myself in that much :-D Note to clarify some years later:

As for how this relates to Kudarkalur exactly, it is set in the same universe, further down the timeline, not that long after though. The events and fates of characters in Kudarkalur stand, probably not exactly how described there, as the tone was different, it was much lighter. Think of it as stories from the same world, told by different storytellers. As for names and languages, there should be variations for different civs of the world, for example, the tribal men of Kudarkalur and the northmen of this story would use different tongues, for the names I stick with the vanilla dwarf fortress languages regardless of this reality. So for example, human characters would be reffered to by the vanilla DF human words, no matter the civ, and so on.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress -Drawings- Interactive RPG Thing
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 03:58:27 am »

How would character creation go in this, like are there stats and skills?
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 04:43:08 am »

How would character creation go in this, like are there stats and skills?
That's up to you, but yes, there is certain stuff that would help me a lot:
1) Race. Definitely pick one.
2) Appearance and attributes. Skinny kobold or fat goblin?
3) Skills would help me get some background, so, if you have ideas, there you go.

Stuff me with ideas. And I shall interpret.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 04:46:48 am »

if we can pick our class, i say we go with something rather unusual. That being a
Necromancer
Assuming necromancers exist in this universe.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 04:57:41 am »

if we can pick our class, i say we go with something rather unusual. That being a
Necromancer
Assuming necromancers exist in this universe.

"You heard right, it's a cursed place." said Len, nodding his head. "Travellers say that who ventures into that swamp, his intents become corrupted, he gets terrifying strength and will guard the swamp forever. Some say that some wicked wizards mastered this foul magic, and can curse whole armies to become their thralls forever... Horrible fate. Only greatest of heroes were able to stop these dark lords and lift the curse away, and the soldiers could finally die, in peace..."
"Yeah, heard something about that, too. I heard they are trying to figure out how to raise dead bodies to fight for them again! Hah! Summoning spirits, okay, but raising dead... That's a joke!"
"Luckily, no dark lord was spotted for decades..."


- Len and Olmul

"That'sss jussst the deathmassster, leave him be. Besssidesss, you wouldn't capture him anyways, puny good-for-nothingsss!"

- The Golden Queen, to her servants

"I taught you secrets of death..."

- The Deathmaster, to Golden Queen
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 06:43:47 am »

For race I say we be a Deer man.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 12:50:32 pm »

Necromancer
For race I say we be a Deer man.

U wanna look like... This?
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Not that I'm objecting, I'm okay with deer wizards trying to uncover secrets of death. I'm not okay with undead and similar abominations, so they simply don't exist there  ;).

Pour ideas to my head
I'm in need of them so bad!

EDIT: That... That's not english...
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 01:45:05 pm »

Necromancer
For race I say we be a Deer man.

U wanna look like... This?
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Not that I'm objecting, I'm okay with deer wizards trying to uncover secrets of death. I'm not okay with undead and similar abominations, so they simply don't exist there  ;).

Pour ideas to my head
I'm in need of them so bad!

Welp no point in being a necro if we can't summon a horde of skellingtons. But the line about summoning spirits did give me an idea...

so how about this:
We are a Deer Man Summoner/Shaman. Our primary skills are herbal medicine and summoning angry nature spirits. For equipment we have a really long stick(that actually doesn't have any magical properties), a bunch of junk(feathers and whatever) stuck to our antlers as decoration but not much in the way of armor or clothing for that matter(aside from the basics). We've never really been in contact with civilization aside from whatever roaming Deer Man tribe we're part of.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 01:47:29 pm »

Alternative idea:
We are Wigmund the Bold, human warrior-adventurer!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 01:57:18 pm »

Hmmm. On one side, really interesting nomad setup, on the other, good old generic adventurer. I would prefer to draw human, definitely, but Strik3r has good ideas... Try to agree on something. Keep writing, this is gonna be fun!
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2019, 01:57:36 pm »

Alternative idea:
We are Wigmund the Bold, human warrior-adventurer!
How to produce the most bog-standard, uninspired and trite story ever: The Post.
(Don't worry, i know: You're joking... As am I. :P) right?
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2019, 02:14:12 pm »

I vote for Zultan's deer man.

Everyone who disagrees is a government.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2019, 02:40:09 pm »

How to produce the most bog-standard, uninspired and trite story ever: The Post.
(Don't worry, i know: You're joking... As am I. :P) right?

But... but what if I'm not  :(

We are a Deer Man Summoner/Shaman.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2019, 01:54:06 am »

I vote for Zultan's deer man.

Everyone who disagrees is a government.
Damn government keeping the deer man down.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2019, 05:44:34 am »

Okay, it seems government has been defeated and Deer Man setup won. I drew information you gave me:

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Looks a little plain, eh?
Please state color, body build, any appearance modifiers you would like. There are plenty of options...
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