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deepspaceprobe9

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Adventurer Messiah!
« on: October 17, 2015, 05:34:58 pm »

SO i'm thinking of making a race for messing around in adventurer mode, and since I like to make my adventurers (mostly) moral, helpful people, I thought I'd take it to the logical conclusion. Kung-Fu Jesus.

With that in mind, what sort of abilities/tags/natural attacks should I give this thing? All i've got is martial trance and an ability that dramatically increases healing speed temporarily on a target.
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 06:48:33 pm »

You could use inorganic tissues for body parts.  Bones of steel.  Skin of stone. 
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 07:01:31 pm »

According to rigorous research conducted by me, Jesus does not have inorganic tissues.[1]
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 09:52:23 am »

No, that was for the Kung-Fu part.  When you do Kung-Fu you can change your body into steel or rocks or water, just there's no reason to be water in Dwarf Fortress. 
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2015, 02:55:46 pm »

No, that was for the Kung-Fu part.  When you do Kung-Fu you can change your body into steel or rocks or water, just there's no reason to be water in Dwarf Fortress.

So, he's Kung Fu Action Jesus?
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2015, 10:00:13 pm »

Instead of inorganic tissues, you could shrink your punch's contact area from 100 down to 50. It works quite nicely enough.

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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 04:30:56 am »

Give him an extremely deadly interaction that can only target creatures with all of the standard monster immunities, as well as CAN_SPEAK.  Such attacks will work against demons, night creatures, vampires and werebeasts, but not ordinary creatures.  Call it Smite Evil.  Another interaction can target OPPOSED_TO_LIFE in order to return zombies to rest.

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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 11:55:16 am »

Don't forget, it is possible to use a resurrection interaction to bring the innocent dead back to life. Couple it with a brief transformation into something benign, like a cat, to get that instant healing effect.

One can also heal people via transformations.

For kung-fu purposes, you might want something like a webbing interaction, to hold your opponents for easier smiting, and preventing them from reaching innocents until they're free of the webs. An interaction to simply fling vast numbers of chunks of platinum also sounds appetizing.
But seriously, you're going to want to make yourself tougher. Edit all tissues so that they heal rapidly, use a bone material as tough as slade so that hacking off limbs/breaking bones will be more difficult, and the same for fingernails so that you can scratch enemies to death if all else fail.

For natural skills I'm guessing it would be advantageous to be a legendary swimmer and climber, as well as legendary in unarmed fighting skills. youll want to be able to fly, breathe underwater (or better yet, not at all), be immune to extreme temperature, etc so that you can reach evildoers regardless of obstacles.
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 08:44:27 pm »

Just had to say: WHOK-A-CHIKOW! KUNG FU JESUS!
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Re: Adventurer Messiah!
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2015, 03:10:32 pm »

...a brief transformation into ... a cat...

Ceiling Cat?
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