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Mkhos

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Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« on: June 23, 2024, 05:09:04 am »

Welcome, one and all, to the 9th Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament!

We are happy to put it on for you all, for both new contestants and old. So, without further ado, letís 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/1S6jKNp2X42nM1czrO7IKKGCdae5BnxbkD-KcnTXcoto/edit?usp=sharing

It has all the points amount for most available races (if you have a question about one that isnít 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 NekkoWe, 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 didnít 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 4th, 15:00 GMT.

May Armok be with you all!
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Mkhos

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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2024, 05:15:42 am »

Document Hub

Link to the Tournamentís 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 donít miss anything. Lots of lively discussion as well!

Bracket Announcement: On Spreadsheet

Light Battle Royale Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8545774#msg8545774
Heavy Battle Royale Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8545774#msg8545774

Round 2 Betting page: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8546754#msg8546754
Round 3 Betting page:
Round 4 Betting page:
Round 5 Betting page:
Finale Betting page:

Round 1 Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8546730#msg8546730
Round 2 Results: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8547783#msg8547783
Round 3 Results:
Round 4 Results:
Round 5 Results:
The Losers Battle Royale Results:
Finale Results:

Round 2 upgrade post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8546731#msg8546731
Round 2 upgrade reveal post: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=182655.msg8547705#msg8547705
Round 3 upgrade post:
Round 3 upgrade reveal post:
Round 4 upgrade post:
Round 4 upgrade reveal post:
Round 5 upgrade post:
Round 5 upgrade reveal post:
Finale upgrade post:
Finale upgrade reveal post:
« Last Edit: July 20, 2024, 08:51:33 am by Mkhos »
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2024, 06:54:36 am »

Name : Myth-O-Man
Manager : Inarius
Race: Moth-Man (260)
Equipment :  (153 pts)
  Silver Whip  = 72
  Copper Helm = 15
  Iron Gloves = 16
  Copper Mail Shirt = 30
  Copper Chain Leggings = 20
 
Competence  : (107 pts)
  Skilled Lasher = 60
  Competent Dodger = 30
  Adequate Fighter = 9
  Novice Striker = 4
  Novice Shield User = 4

Myth-O-Man's father was a moth, which escaped of Inarius's Kitchen, currently invaded by moths. He thought he could live alone and start a family, and become someone, and met a cute girlfriend on TinderMoth, a social network created to help moths and humans to breed. They had a child, named Myth-O-Man (Inarius is French, so in French, moth is "Mite"). This moth-man was a good boy, until he found that his father was cheeting his mother on OnlyFly, where he watched winged porn. Shocked, he left his home and wandered, aimelessly. He worked first for a BDSM club, where he learned to use a whip. Then in a MMA club, where his legendary climbing skill in the cage was essential.
One day, however, he felt lured by...a deathly tournament with other people like him.
Hence his presence, now.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2024, 07:07:14 am »

Name : Myth-O-Man
Manager : Inarius
Race: Moth-Man (260)

Approved with 0 points left over!
« Last Edit: June 23, 2024, 07:47:34 am by Nekkowe »
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2024, 07:23:49 am »

Name: Koko the Crazy
Manager: Piraka
Race: Capybara Woman
Starting Points: 220

Skills:
  • Adequate (Lv. 2) Fighter [9]
  • Skilled (Lv. 4) Swordsman [50]
  • Novice (Lv. 1) Wrestler [4]
  • Novice (Lv. 1) Striker [4]
  • Novice (Lv. 1) Biter [4]
  • Adequate (Lv. 2) Dodger [15]
  • Competent (Lv. 3) Armor User [12]
  • Adequate (Lv. 2) Discipline [9]
Equipment:
  • Iron two-handed sword [56]
  • Bizmuth bronze helm [24]
  • Copper mail shirt [30]
Leftover points: 3

Koko's been a bit cagey about why she entered. When pressed about it, she just shrugs and laughs. There were rumours about her being a bloodthirsty murderer expelled from her homelands for good reason, but they've mostly been dispelled by the unusually warm and kind demeanour she's displayed around the arena. Now people are doubting if she even has a killing bone in her body. Time will tell, I guess.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2024, 07:46:16 am by pirakaplant »
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2024, 07:47:12 am »

Name: Koko the Crazy
Manager: Piraka
Race: Capybara Woman

Approved with 3 points left over!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2024, 01:32:11 pm »

Name: Rugard
Manager: MugwumptheGrand
Race: Lion Man
Starting Points: 175

Skills:
  • Adequate Discipline (9)
  • Talented Hammerman (105)
  • Novice Observer (3)
Equipment:
  • Copper Maul (32.5)
  • Linen loincloth
  • Linen cloak
Leftover points: 25.5

Backstory: Rugard was getting old.  He could feel it in his bones and muscles which ached at tasks he used to do effortlessly and could see it in his darkened and thinner mane.  He thought of the so-called peaceful death, waiting for death to release him from the pains of old age, and he found it revolting.  A warrior's death, while he could still hold a weapon with firm paws and think clearly as himself, was better!  And so he divided his belongings among his wives and children, said his final farewells and set out towards the arena with only his old copper maul, a loincloth and an old, blue cloak to seek glory and death.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2024, 03:14:14 pm »

Name: Rugard
Manager: MugwumptheGrand
Race: Lion Man

Approved with 25.5 points left over!
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2024, 04:29:55 pm »

Name: Rudolf Lundgren
Manager: Eris235
Race: Deer Man
Starting Points: 185

Skills:
Competent Fighter (18)
Talented Striker (84)
Skilled Dodger (50)

Equipment:
Leather Gloves (4)
Leather Leggings (7)
Leather Highboots (5)

Leftover points: 17

Backstory: An experienced fighter, Rudolf Lundgren has swept the arena circuits of the north. However, despite their rules being arranged nonlethally, he has racked up a bodycount. These 'mistakes' came to a head when it was found that his red nose was the result of performance enhancing holiday cheer. Barred now from his home circuit in the north, and unwelcome in the more aboveboard arenas of the human kingdoms, Rudolf instead as set out to make a name for him and his northern kingdoms in the dwarven realms, for the Glory of Armok does not care about below belt tactics or any number of performance enhancing magical emotions.

Spoiler: Art of He (click to show/hide)
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2024, 05:27:52 pm »

Name : Monarque
Manager : Crystalizedmire
Race: Monarch Butterfly man (260)
Equipment :  (130)
  4 Copper Shortswords  = 100
  Copper Mail Shirt = 30
 
Competence  : (130)
  Skilled Swordsman = 50
  Competent Dodger = 30
  Skilled Fighter = 30
  Skilled Armour User = 20
Backstory: Monarque was an heir to the throne. However, he has an older brother who is slated to inherit the throne. His mother sent Monarque on a fool's errand to enter the tournament to the death, claiming that if he won, he would be the new monarch instead of his brother.
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Gladiator Tournament IX
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2024, 05:45:44 pm »

Name: Gug
Manager: Gug
Race: Gug
Starting Gugs: Gug

Skills: (Gug)
 Gug
 Gug

Equipment: (Gug)
 Gug

Leftover Gug: Gug


Spoiler: The actual sheet (click to show/hide)

Note: if anyone wants to join the tournament, but does not want to do the effort of making a gladiator, they can just make another Gug.

If someone made a gladiator, but thinks Gug is better, they can just replace their gladiator with another Gug.

If someone does not like themself, they can just replace themself with another Gug.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2024, 06:13:21 pm by Wolfkey »
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2024, 10:39:01 pm »

Name: Rudolf Lundgren
Manager: Eris235
Approved with 17 points remaining!
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2024, 10:55:15 pm »

Name : Monarque
Manager : Crystalizedmire

Approved with 0 points remaining!
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2024, 11:04:54 pm »

Name: Gug
Manager: Gug
Race: Gug

Gug. (approved with 52 points remaining!)
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2024, 11:52:11 pm »

Name: That one cat we found.
Manager: BecauseISaid
Race: Bobcat Woman
Starting points: 245

Proficient Lasher: -90
Competent Armor User: -12
Adequate Dodger: -15

Iron Scourge: -56
Iron Mail Shirt -48
Iron High Boots: -20

Remaining Points: 4

Found covered in blood back in the alley behind the arena, this cat was quickly taken in, simply because she wouldn't leave. Seemingly unable to speak, she didn't seem to do much, but there were far fewer mice around after her arrival. Also strangely, every few weeks after she arrived, a staff member at the arena would disappear. We didn't do anything because the mice thing was pretty helpful. But what better way to channel that murderous energy, than to sign her up for the gladiators tournament!
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