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Author Topic: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!  (Read 8440 times)

Nazguran

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Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« on: March 14, 2011, 04:49:22 am »

Since we have a hell with demons, why don't we have a heaven with angels? A dorfen heaven. With rivers of booze and sock threes. And elven angels. On fire. Drowning in a magma river, infested with magma carp.
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 04:59:27 am »

with clouds of heavenly adamatine
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 05:56:45 am »

Only if I can make them hostile, so that I can wage war on heaven itself.

Also, only if they aggro demons.  I want to crack them both open and then sit back in my fortress made of soap bar walls as they kill each other.

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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 06:11:43 am »

Since we have a hell with demons, why don't we have a heaven with angels? A dorfen heaven. With rivers of booze and sock threes. And elven angels. On fire. Drowning in a magma river, infested with magma carp.

It is because of the poetic themes of DF. It is a world built on pillars that descend into hell itself, yet there is no heaven above to look to. A world where pain and death await all, with little to no salvation from the horrors of the world. There is no true peace, no true saviour. Dwarf fortress is a game about an eternal struggle that you can never, ever win.

Also, valkyries are cooler then angels, and fit better into the DF mythology.

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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 09:09:02 am »

I think we should have something like Mount Olympus, with the gods living on top of some remote mountain.
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 09:31:14 am »

Except for gods of caverns, gods of oceans, gods of rivers, etc...  Gods of fortresses, metal, mountains, and gems should live on mountains.  The others get their own areas.  That makes the gods into very large megabeasts though, and wouldn't be a big improvement anyways.  The idea of an actual "heaven" area is different.

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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 09:53:21 am »

I remember having a thread like this a while ago... 

I'll suggest again what I suggested before - the dwarfy heavens involves breaking into the moon, at which point you open the "Hidden Fun Stuff" of Valhalla, and immortal dwarven dead spill down to slaughter you all between drinks of mead.

In DF, it's only fitting that both Heaven and Hell are both vehicles for your ultimate destruction.

Seems others share my general outlook on it, though...

Except for gods of caverns, gods of oceans, gods of rivers, etc...  Gods of fortresses, metal, mountains, and gems should live on mountains.  The others get their own areas.  That makes the gods into very large megabeasts though, and wouldn't be a big improvement anyways.  The idea of an actual "heaven" area is different.

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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 10:33:56 am »

I just imagined mining the clouds and making bridges out of cloud blocks.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011, 11:45:59 am »

I think that the various other worlds should be randomly generated and have a large amount of variety. The home of various deities, for instance, should be realms with some relation to they're spheres. A deity of caves would have, of course, a cave-like realm, a deity of war might have a mighty fortress, a deity of dreams would likely inhabit the realms of dreams and so forth. There might be multiple hells with various attributes, one might be very much like the one we have now, others might be twisting realms of chaos, another might be a jungle filled with various terrible monsters... There might be elemental planes like earth, fire, water, air and less classical ones, such as mineral (aka dwarven paradise), wood, ice, and even weird ones like flesh or petrified wood.
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 02:11:19 pm »

You fools! Dwarf heaven is the glowing pits! The demons are the foul spirits of the overworld, denied the dwarven birthright of the blissful abyss, coveting the sacred pillars in their jealousy! But we must go forth, defeat these tortured souls of elves and men who bring nothing but ash and filth to form their bodies, and claim our eternal reward!
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 04:52:12 pm »

Does that mean that I've been throwing gobbos into heaven? For the love of Armok, we must cleanse these vile sinners!
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 05:19:10 am »

Is thread feels very deja'vu..
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 03:25:37 am »

Is thread feels very deja'vu..

I hear you.

Plus, I think the only thing going for it is is the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann reference in the title...
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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 05:19:14 am »

These forums seem to have a lot of TTGL things around here.  Not that I'm complaining, it's just curious.

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Re: Yours is a pick that will pierce the heavens!
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 06:34:38 pm »

Build it yourself!

Your pick is the pick... THAT CREATES THE HEAVENS!
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