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Author Topic: Kobold Roadkill  (Read 6811 times)

Neruz

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Kobold Roadkill
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:19:57 am »

I just had a Kobold Thief appear right in front of the foremost trader wagon; the soldiers were lagging behind due to taking potshots at hippos in the nearby river.

The Thief ran forward in fear, but the wagon simply plowed right over the top of him.

And did this;




Ladies and Gentlemen; Wagons can run shit over.

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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 07:26:17 am »

You didn't know this before? The autumn caravan in one of my old forts used to help by running over zombie camels who were plaguing my entrance ramp every goddamn year (before my military dwarfed-up and became competent enough to deal with the infestation).
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 07:32:38 am »

Still, it's an amusing image.

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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 07:51:57 am »

Indeed i did not know this; i've never seen it happen before and the wiki doesn't mention anything about wagons running things over.

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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 08:32:42 am »

Hahah, that's hilarious. I keep imagining this very slow moving but incredibly big and heavy wagon just plowing down a bunch of elves.
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 08:40:01 am »

In an earlier thread when I mentioned this, one person said that the wagon doesn't actually do that. It's the driver who gets attack rolls... or maybe the wagon gets attack rolls? We're not sure.
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 08:56:17 am »

The Wagon doesn't have any attacks listed in its raws; so i doubt it's the Wagon.

I'm guessing the driver 'attacks' for it; which is functionally identical to the Wagon running dudes over.

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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 09:44:24 am »

What about the horses in fron of the wagon? I randomly put tame horses on restraints through my fortress and they are great in detecting and killing kobolds/goblin snatchers
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 09:56:00 am »

Even without attacks the wagons would still get the 1:1 damage push attack all creatures use when out of attack options.  With wagons being size 12 that would still be rather damaging to something small like a kobold or goblin.

Of course wagons could be specifically coded to not be able to attack, but I don't imagine why when being within the wagon's actual attack range would mean it's under the wagon, and the attacks would simulate roadkill nicely.

If combat reports were on when the wagon ran the kobold over we would likely find out for sure.  But it's not common enough to really predict.
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 11:06:49 am »

Ladies and Gentlemen; Wagons can run shit over.

Mind if I sig this, it's hilarious.

btw, DWARVEN HIT AND RUN
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 12:15:39 pm »

But i wanna sig it!
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 01:52:42 pm »

THIS HAS TO BE DONE;

Trap a few years worth of Wagons.

Lock them all up (with floodgates).
Place Dozens of Goblins/Orcs/kobolds infront of it.

Unleash the Stamped.
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2009, 02:28:26 pm »

Perhaps adding the firebreath tag to wagons could eventually give you proof within the next ten roadkills.
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2009, 02:32:03 pm »

The Wagon doesn't have any attacks listed in its raws; so i doubt it's the Wagon.

Never underestimate the power of EQUIPMENT_WAGON.

(you're probably right, but seriously wagons are weird)
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Re: Kobold Roadkill
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2009, 02:44:29 pm »

THIS HAS TO BE DONE;

Trap a few years worth of Wagons.

Lock them all up (with floodgates).
Place Dozens of Goblins/Orcs/kobolds infront of it.

Unleash the Stamped.
Bonus:Play "Ride of the Valkyries" as they run them over  ;D
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