Discussion in 'Civilization Design Resources' started by ldvhl, Mar 30, 2015.
Thanks Sukritact! That puts Urdnott ahead with four votes to Doc and Hoop each having one.
I'll vote for Doc since I think it represents Moshoeshoe in the way I'd personally picture him, a lot of the others are overly offensive minded.
And with that, the Lesotho challenge is complete! Our winner this time around is Urdnot_Scott, defeating previous winner Natan35. Congratulations, Urdnott! Thank you all very much for your submissions and votes.
What's the new challenge for this week, you ask? Well, that would be the Hopi. Happy researching, and I look forward to seeing everybody's designs (which should be in by Monday, May 4th)!
Congrats with the victory Urdnot_Scott!
.. After reading and learning a great deal about Lesotho during this design challenge, I couldn't help to mess around in photoshop and do a (very) fast and not (very) impressive leader scene with Moshoeshoe I:
I know it isn't pretty and (probably) won't be used, but it's just for fun - took me about an hour.
Getting the competition firing up early on!
Danmasch, that's actually a really good start! I'm glad you were inspired to create it!
GPuzzle, thank you for the first challenge submission for the Hopi!
That's pretty good. I'm rather interested in doing a proper Lesotho at some point, so if you're okay with me using it, I might do just that!
The Hopi - Leader?
(Colors: Fair yellow and bright blue)
UA - The Light of Tawa: When a new Citizen is born, gain Culture equal to the city's Population. Cultural and Religious City-States have their resting point increase to +15 with you.
The first part is to reflect the naming tradition of the Hopi, that happens in the 20th day of the baby's life. The second is a lesser bonus, to connect their religiosity.
I intended on adding a 'starts with a scout instead of a Warrior' in the end, to combo with the UU, but I felt that was overkill, even by my standards.
UB - Kachina Doll Carvers: Replaces the Amphitheater. Three Artist specialist slots. +2 Culture. 2 Great Work of Art slots. No maintenance.
Kachina dolls are one of the most memorable of the Hopi's traditions. These are held in high regard by any of the Pueblo Peoples. The Kachina concept also have a religious aspect, but I chose not to explore here to avoid getting too much into one Unique Component.
UU - Kachina Clowns: Replace the Scout. For each plot the Clown moves through that no other Civilization has discovered, the Empire gain 1 Culture.
This one was hard. I have no idea what to do with the Unique Unit here. I thought the idea was kinda cool without being too much on the face, I'm still unsure if this is cool enough, though.
Wow. My design will have a pretty unique ability considering those designs...
(But I won't post it just yet)
Let me try.
My design emphasis on their surprisingly well-documented mythology, Their agricultural-based faith. But I focus on how they "did not have a conception of land being bounded and divided. They lived on the land that their ancestors did." The city and Holy Site build at early-game will become more powerful as their ancestor land become their sacred land. Also, I imagine a clown at holy site at center of farmland inspire and watch over the farmers.
Thank you for your submissions, bane_ and poom! Looking forward to yours as well, Natan!
UA: Peaceful Reservation
Each unit in your territory(that belongs to other civ) reduces the strength of enemy units in your territory by 5%(up to 30%). A WLtKD starts when an enemy unit(non barbarian) is killed, and gain faith when an enemy loses a city or a unit. Tiles occupied by non- friendly units may be worked, and provide 1 tourism(2 if religious unit is present).
UB: Kachina workshop
Replaces forge. Instead of the forge's effects, increases culture and faith from stone and jewels (gems, gold and silver) by 1, and provides 1 tourism per each two sources of those resources in the city. Contains an artist specialist.
UU: Kachina dancer
Replaces Great artist. May be bought with faith. May not be consumed for a golden age, but may be used to start a WLtKD in all cities(the duration is equal to the number of your religion's followers × 1.5). The great works it creates may be sold to other civilizations for gold and influence on that civ(equal to your base culture output).
You may want to cap the combat strength lower, 33% is huge. And 11 units isn't a huge number.
Tried to base this around the incredibly deep reverence the Hopi have for the natural world and all its abundance. Its really an awesome worldview, to be Hopi is to be moral, and to be moral is to be respectful of nature. Very cool stuff and hard to fit into just a few uniques. Kind of worried this is too complicated though, especially the Kachina which could probably lose one of its bonuses.
To make peace with everything, to be civilized, to be mannered, to dance, pray and celebrate for the sun, nature, river and every woman and man of the world (as long as you try to brainwash our children) .This is the path of Hopi. Who's quite a peaceful people unlike warlike Pueblo or land-grabber Navajo.
Thank you for your designs, Natan and Urdnott! We're getting some really good designs here!
Urdnott's Kiva is AWESOME.
I loved it. Will steal the design.
It feels so great. Love it. I just feel that it's a bit problematic to expand since you lack happiness, but alright.
I'm staying out of this, at least in part because the Hopi are incredibly litigious.
Scapegrace, there is literally no legal case to be made here.
Separate names with a comma.