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Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« on: June 24, 2023, 06:32:49 am »

Welcome, one and all, to the 8th Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament.
We are happy to put it on for you all, for both new contestants and old. So, without further ado, let’s get onto the meat.

Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament is an annual activity in honor of Armok. The users, also known as managers, create gladiators using all of their creative capacity (as well as a specially designed point system) to compete against other gladiators in a single-elimination tournament in order to claim the final prize: the title of the Champion of the Arena.

To make a gladiator, simply follow the instructions here in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10q3Qojz8f8PS7QeOnmhJ5Xi5ph5lDB_ASTOtj8jnCeY/edit?usp=sharing

It has all the points amount for most available races (if you have a question about one that isn’t there, ask us), as well as the points costs of weapons and equipment. Once you have a gladiator built, post them with a name and some backstory to the below thread, and an organizer (this year we have Tekkud, SlitherPapi, and myself) will either approve, or suggest modifications to make your gladiator legal.

There are 64 spots in the bracket, with 62 being determined randomly and 2 others being determined by Battle Royales between those who didn’t make it in. Each round will be posted in the most deliciously gruesome detail, complete with the combat logs and the videos; after each round, the managers will get the opportunity to upgrade their gladiators with new skills and equipment, before letting them be thrown into the next round. Before the finale, another Battle Royale will be held between those 62 who died in the previous rounds; and after the Finale, the Champion will compete with the current title holder to determine who will gain the final title.

If your gladiator survives to the next round, the amount of points available to your gladiator will be posted. Upgrades from Round 2 onwards are private, and should be sent via email to dfgtcommittee@gmail.com.

The soul of the tournament is, ultimately, its community, and so you can expect a lot of art and stories on the gladiators made by our wonderful managers and audience. Never forget: your contribution into the tournament will be welcome as well, no matter what you think of it. So cut yourself loose and create!

Signups are open until July 5th, 15:00 GMT.

May Armok be with you all!
« Last Edit: June 24, 2023, 06:35:22 am by Mkhos »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 06:34:51 am »

Document Hub

Link to the Tournament’s Discord server: https://discord.gg/vBDzw2nUtg. Participation here is purely voluntary, but Arena Masters will post updates on the status of the tournament here so that you don’t miss anything. Lots of lively discussion as well!

Bracket Announcement: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8487307#msg8487307

Light Battle Royale results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8487301#msg8487301
Heavy Battle Royale results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8487303#msg8487303

Round 1 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8487307#msg8487307
Round 2 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8490202#msg8490202
Round 3 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8491430#msg8491430
Round 4 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8492616#msg8492616
Round 5 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8493839#msg8493839
Finale Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8495443#msg8495443

Round 1 Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8488930#msg8488930
Round 2 Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8490199#msg8490199
Round 3 Results:
Round 4 Results: [url=http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8492614#msg8492614]http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8492614#msg8492614

Round 5 Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8493837#msg8493837
The Losers Battle Royale: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8494710#msg8494710
Finale Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8495441#msg8495441

Round 2 upgrade post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8488934#msg8488934
Round 2 upgrade reveal post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8490100#msg8490100
Round 3 upgrade post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8490203#msg8490203
Round 3 upgrade reveal post:
Round 4 upgrade post: [url=http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8491431#msg8491431]http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8491431#msg8491431

Round 4 Upgrade Reveal post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8492516#msg8492516
Round 5 upgrade post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8492615#msg8492615
Round 5 upgrade reveal post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8493738#msg8493738
Finale upgrade post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8493838#msg8493838
Finale upgrade reveal post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=181766.msg8495322#msg8495322
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 05:59:15 am by Mkhos »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 06:45:09 am »

It's that time of the year again! Thanks for taking the time to run the event!

Name: Evil Death Roll

Race: Reptile Man (+235)

Equipment:
  • Iron High Boots (-20)
  • Iron Gauntlets (-16)
  • Iron Battle Axe (-48)

Skills:
  • Adequate Fighter (-9)
  • Skilled Axeman (-60)
  • Novice Discipline (-3)
  • Proficient Dodger (-75)

SPENT: 231
LEFTOVER: 4

Backstory:

Evil Death Roll (stage name) is a prolific musician turned warrior from the far-away south-eastern savannah. After facing the growing destruction of his natural environment by larger enroaching civilizations, Death Roll formed a musical troupe to spread the word and inspire his fellow reptile-men to fight back. Today, Evil Death Roll, wielding a strange axe-guitar hybrid travels with his troupe around world fighting for the preservation of nature wherever he goes.

Pictured: Evil Death Roll



« Last Edit: June 25, 2023, 03:05:32 pm by kosmossen »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2023, 07:56:08 am »

Greetings, Dwarves and non-dwarves.

NAME:  Knifin' Around

RACE:  Hoary Marmot Woman (+245 pts)

Equipment:
  • Iron Dagger (-32)
  • Cloth Tunic (n/a)
  • Cloth Trousers (n/a)

SKILLS:
  • Proficient Fighter (-45)
  • Talented Knife User (-105)
  • Adequate Discipline (-9)
  • Skilled Dodger (-50)

SPENT: 241
REMAINING: 4

Backstory
Sorry, Everyone, Knifin' Around is not answering any questions. Her Dwarvish isn't the best. She mostly speaks in the whistles of her people. Hey, Dwarves like Hoary Marmots for their whistles, right?

How did she come by the name? I chose that moniker. I think you can all see how attached she is to that large ornate knife she's clutching. Can't get that thing away from her. Eheh.

Her true name is something untranslatable. It sounds like Eeeee .  WOAH! Haha! Save it for the ring, little lady! ahaha.  Whoo. As you can see she's eager for blood! Ahaha. If you'll excuse me.

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2023, 08:24:40 am »

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Name: Evil Death Roll

Approved with 4 points remaining

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NAME:  Knifin' Around

Approved with 4 points remaining
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2023, 08:42:19 am »

Oh boy, here we go!

NAME: Beardbeard the Bearded Beard of Beards (or, in Dwarven, Duraddurad Duraddurad Durad)

RACE: Dwarf (+220 points)

Equipment:
  • Iron Large Dagger (-32)

Skills:
  • Competent Fighter (-18)
  • Proficient Knife User (-75)
  • Proficient Dodger (-75)
  • Novice Observer (-3)
  • Novice Discipline (-3)

SPENT: 206 points
LEFTOVER: 14 points

Backstory:
After embarking on an odyssey of personal growth for several years, his old name has been long forgotten. He has cultivated the peak physical form, for combat, for leisure, for self-actualization. His ultimate incarnation has been made manifest, here and now, for all to witness!

A gigantic beard twisted into humanoid form. He menaces with spikes of beard. His beards are neatly-combed. He is encircled by hanging rings of beard. He is encrusted with beards. Some dwarves prefer him for his bearded majesty. He is strikingly bearded and appears to be a very bearded creature. All beneath his beards shall beard fear the sky.

Where does the beard end, and the dwarf begin? Nobody can be quite certain. Only Beardbeard knows, and it is his greatest strength! Beneath the beard lies more than just a dwarf... Something nobody will ever see coming... Something far beyond the comprehension of mortal men...

A knife!!!
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2023, 11:07:13 am »

Ooh, this sounds like fun. Why not? For guts and glory! But mostly guts.
NAME: Estu Amazon (Paint Fencecolors in Goblin)
RACE: Dwarf (yes, really. +220 pts)

Equipment:
  • Silver War Hammer (-78 pts)
  • Wooden Buckler (-22.5 pts)
Skills:
  • Competent Fighter (-18 pts)
  • Competent Hammerman (-30 pts)
  • Skilled Shield User (40 pts)
  • Novice Dodger (-5 pts)
  • Competent Observer (-9 pts)
  • Adequate Discipline (-9 pts)
  • Novice Wrestler (-4 pts)
SPENT: 219.5 pts
LEFTOVER: 0.5 pts

The Backstory:
Paint Fencecolors is a Dwarven teenager kidnapped from his parents at birth, before he was even given a name; likely for the best, as the fort his parents resided in was practically imploding. He grew up in the businesses of Goblin society, never quite losing that Dwarven lust for money, and the best broker one could ever call for if a deal started to go south. Humans from a different continent bestowed upon him a name in some eldritch tongue that they promised would bring good fortune and profits, so he adopted it. His old name sucked, anyways.

As he took in the new name, he felt some sort of Psycho Power, emanating from some kind of... See Vee Ess Two... which sounds totally made up, but you never know.
His ever-sharp (and definitely not pointy) ears have taken him to a business opportunity inside a business coliseum, where the top prize is enough dwarfbux to sleep on for the rest of your life. Hastily, he signed a contract, though he forgot to read the fine print saying that HE would be the competitor, not an invincible bark scorpion woman necromancer he had been training for the months prior... oh well. Time to put that psycho power to use!

EDIT: Readjusted skill numbers to accommodate for corrections.
EDIT2: Did the same thing again because I don't know how to read, apparently.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2023, 05:18:27 pm by CobaltNinja »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2023, 11:43:55 am »

Name: The Silent Slicer

Race:
Jumping Spider Woman (260 points)

Equipment:
2 x copper short sword (-50)

Skills:
Talented Swordsspider (-105)
Talented dodger (-105)

Spent: 260
Leftover points: 0

This plucky little arachnid snuck into the barracks for the arena! Nobody knows what she is saying, but her excited chittering and determined gleam in her eye(s) says it all: she is ready to fight and die in the arena for the glory of all spiderkind.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2023, 12:51:24 pm »

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2023, 01:11:48 pm »


Couple of mistakes here.
-Silver warhammer should cost 78 points, not 76. (3x26)
-Competent Hammerman is only 30 points, not 50.

Your current gear and skills still work, but nets you 14.5 points remaining instead of 0.5. Up to you if you want to revise this or not
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2023, 01:12:01 pm »

First time entering one of these events. Here's hoping everyone has a good time, and thanks to the hosts for putting this on.

NAME: Priest Ndrog

RACE: Human (+210 Points)

Equipment:
  • Iron Helm (-24 )
  • Iron High Boots (-20 )
  • Iron Gauntlets (-16 )
  • Iron Halberd (-56 )
  • Leather Armor (-12)

Skills:
  • Adequate Fighter (-9 )
  • Competent Axeman (-36 )
  • Competent Dodger (-30 )
  • Novice Discipline (-3 )

Points Spent: 206.

Remaining Points: 4.


Backstory:

Born into an obscure human cult dedicated to the worship of the Blood Gods, Ndrog gradually rose through the ranks to become a warrior-priest of the order. He dedicated himself to the order’s militant branch and their violent way of worship, offering the skulls of his worthier foes to his deity along with the split blood of in-house challengers. While moderately successful in their duelling pits, he soon acquired a reputation for arrogance and excessive violence toward his fellow cultists when in combat – a reputation that would culminate in a single, terrible event.

Incensed by another priest’s insults toward him and his behaviour, Ndrog challenged him to a duel to third blood – the traditional way of resolving such disputes within their ranks. In the heat of the battle, already down to two blooding apiece, Ndrog drew third blood from his foe’s chest – and fourth, in the form of a halberd-thrust through the heart he had failed to halt in time.

In the aftermath of the duel, the witnesses gathered to discuss the event. All had seen Ndrog strike his opponent dead after third blood, and some claimed the blow was indeed purposeful rather than a tragic accident in the heat of battle. The decision was swift: Ndrog was to be defrocked, deemed disgraced, and slated to suffer death for his actions. Instead of simply striking him down, however, they sentenced him to “volunteer” for the gladiatorial arena. Should he survive, he stands to be welcomed back to the clergy’s ranks; should he fail, his foe will have carried out his sentence.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2023, 02:16:32 pm »

NAME: Priest Ndrog

Checks out with 1 point remaining, welcome to the tournament!
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2023, 02:50:38 pm »

NAME: Cupuaçu (The sharp rain)
Male and Adult sized
RACE: Capybara man (+220 pts)
Equipment:
Iron Short Sword (-40 pts)

Roleplay equipment:
(everything simple and made of cloth with 0 pts cost, if anything here is not possible ignore and take the rest, if everything are not possible so just ignore this part)
one long black cloak-like, jacket (with a white collar), black pants tucked into black boots and one capybara bone amulet. (what matter for the RP is everything be black and simple)

Skills:
Proficient Dodger (-75 pts)
Skilled Swordsman (-50 pts)
Competent Observer (-18)
Adequate Discipline (-9 pts)

SPENT: 192 pts
LEFTOVER: 28 pts

Backstory:
Cupuaçu was a small kid who lived in a tropical rain forest village near a lake, he always dreamed to become a military swordsman, when he grow up he applied in the military of the small village that he lived(with others capybaras), the application form have been denied because he small size, but he keep his dream with him for years even being denied.
One day he meet the Tucumã (old retired legendary female capybara swordsman), he knowing who was the legendary Tucumã swordsman he begged for Tucumã to be she master and teach him how to be a swordsman, after be annoyed for so long Tucumã said: "Ok, let's see if your small body can survive the training".
When Cupuaçu started the training Tucumã saw the small body of Cupuaçu don't had enough to support a heavy armor, so Tucumã trained the body of Cupuaçu to increase the strength and speed per years, Tucumã always believed the most important thing for a swordsman is to be a disciplined observer to be able to dodge and attack only when is necessary.
Afters years of training Cupuaçu turned in a better and calm observer and able to dodge from attacks with discipline.

The news of a tournament came to the tropical raining village that Cupuaçu, Tucumã and others capybaras live, Cupuaçu saw there a opportunity to fight against wild creatures that had hunt and kill his people for so long.
Before he left the village, Tucumã gived him she personal iron Short Sword and one uniform from the elite squad of swordsman of the village: one long black cloak-like, jacket (with a white collar), black pants tucked into black boots and one bone amulet made from the bones of people of the village (tradition respect to the dead ones).

[Inspired from Hiei from yuyu Hakusho and amazon villages]
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2023, 03:12:02 pm »

NAME: Cat-GPT, the Tiger Terminator
RACE: Tiger Man (165 pts)

EQUIPMENT:
Bronze Shortsword - 40 pts
Copper Helm - 15 pts
Copper Gauntlets - 10 pts
Leather Armor - 12 pts
Leather Leggings - 7 pts
Leather High Boots - 5 pts

SKILLS:
Competent Fighter - 18 pts
Competent Swordsman - 30 pts
Adequate Dodger - 15 pts
Adequate Armor User - 6 pts
Novice Discipline - 3 pts

SPENT: 161 pts
EXTRA: 4 pts

BACKSTORY:

In the distant future, an artificial intelligence called T.A.R.N. will enslave the realms of Armok, its mastery of techno-thaumaturgy threatening to rewrite the source-code of the universe itself. However, on the eve of its ascension, a ragtag team of hackers will break into its cyber-ziggurat and destroy it once and for all. However, T.A.R.N. has forseen this, and it has a backup plan.

Tracing the lineage of its destroyers back through the ages, T.A.R.N. has identified the specific chronojuncture where the course of history can be altered to ensure its total victory - a humble tournament, whose winner will be the ancestor of the hackers' noble leader. Too clever to be killed, T.A.R.N. will instead ensure they are never born to begin with.

Through a temporal distruption field emerges Cat-GPT, a biomimetic imposter android designed for one purpose: to defeat the would-be winner of the Gladiator Tournament and ensure the future reign of artificial intelligence. His white fur and proud stance belie nothing of his inner workings, but in the darkness his eye gleams an unnatural red...
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament VIII
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2023, 03:31:57 pm »


Approved with 20 points remaining!
Due to limitation in the game, your clothes have been changed to a cloth cloak, trousers, and shoes, with no amulet. Hope this works!


Competent Swordsman is 30 points, not 18. for 15 points, you can get get Adequate Swordsman, or you can revise your build in some other way to accommodate for the 30 point Competent Swordsman cost. 

Edit: approved after fix, welcome aboard, Tiger Terminator!
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