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Feud!: From Nomads to the Stars

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Sonereal, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    You're allowed to play now. :lol:


    Feud!

    With all the IOTs that are running and whatnot, I figure its time for....this! Basically, each player is a citizen of a tribe and together must work together to create a tribe that prospers….or one that fails. There will be things that are familiar to IOT players such as technology but overall, this is hopefully a new kind of game with influence from Night of the Werewolves, Mafia, and Realpolitick and the game I was working on for CivIV, Feud!

    (Updates are every 2 to 3 days)

    Starting Out

    In the beginning, the tribe is nomadic and there is 3x more NPCs than players in the Tribe. The Tribe is headed by an NPC Chief. This is a tutorial of sorts I suppose but its wide-open. The players can't progress in the technology tree without convincing the Tribe to settle down….or some members of the tribes. Or maybe some players don't want to settle down. Maybe some see the adventure of a nomadic lifestyle. There are plenty of different things that can happen at this point and its all about how the player's play.

    If you're interested in playing, post the following:

    Name: (First and Last)
    Profession: (All players start off low on the social totem poll so the only things available is Hunting and Gathering)
    Age: (Important)

    To players who start after first update

    You can enter the tribe whenever you want but you're a commoner so expect to have to work hard to gain the respect of the Tribe.

    Activities

    All activities require skill. The more you work that skill, the better you'll get. Hunters and Gatherers are important and the skill of the players doing the hunting and gathering are supra-important. Better success means more food which means the Tribe doesn't have to worry about food.

    Player's have 5 XP per turn. XP is used for performing many many many many many actions. XP can be used from anything to trying to research a new tech (which you can do in tandem with other players) to hunting to hiding from others players to wooing NPC ladies and gents, getting married, murdering, and so much more.

    You can put more XP into a single action which can result in great rewards and/or great consequences. Say for instance you devote 5 XP getting clay from a river and trying to make it into a pot and you don't hunt or gather despite the Chief telling you to, you'll run afoul with him and if the tribe runs short of food a turn….whoops!

    Family

    For gameplay reasons, each turn is a year even though there's definitely less than a year between turns. Why? Because inheritance, marriage, family ties, and children are important. Eventually, your character will die. What then? Well, if you have no kids you have to come in as a commoner or something with a completely new character.

    Children are your continuance card so you should protect them since there's a ton of stuff that can kill you. Now, I ain't saying that there's a 1 in 4 chance you'll die everytime you go out hunting but there is a chance. There's always that chance. A plague could kill you and your family in a turn or two if you're not careful. Access to medical care is important.

    Who you're married to is important as well but that should be self-explanatory. Men, marrying off your daughters to another player or NPC can build ties. In short, lot's of possibilities.

    Tribal Business

    At the start, the NPC Chief wields absolute power. He has a core of followers but most of the NPCs are neutral or leaning slightly to the NPC. If you're to gain power, you'll have to gain their ears. To do that, you're going have to make your name known somehow.

    Aiming to be High Chief? You could if you lead a popular revolt against him. Then again, the chances of that working is low. What then?

    The point is that the very way power and society works in this game is up to the player.

    Sandbox

    This game is very open-ended. While I will give hints to what techs are available when a new one is researched, for the most part, things are up the player.

    Technology does work linearly though. There's always going to be a new tech to get to however. We may be starting off as Nomads but we will reach the stars (eventually).

    Chat

    And for players who feel like chatting about the game but in such a way that it leads to A MILLION PAGES a day.

    http://feudgame.chatango.com/

    Just register an account with your CIVFANATICS USER NAME.


    New Character Rule.

    Basically, a player who creates a new character from scratch shouldn't be treated as the old character. Also known as the New Life Rule.

    PMs

    All things sent in PM are auto-secret unless they're A.) Probably meant to be Public or B.) Has PUBLIC next to them or C.) Fails and is revealed.
     
  2. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Update 9​



    The Tribe moved south to the marked province and its late-fall

    Spoiler :


    Aiken Drumn met some setbacks as some of the pigs escaped during the move. This didn't detract from the winter celebration however.

    Ytrini Mpele spent most of his time fishing with the new spears and not only is he bringing in more fish than the other fishermen, he's growing very handy with the spear.

    Jason Wayne, the "everyman", brought fighters ahead of the moving Marchalan Tribe and managed to kill a few bandits. Meanwhile, John Marchman's plan of having bandits lead him right to their leader lead to an ambush, killing a few NPCs and John Marchman and the surviving NPCs were captured. This revealed that the bandits are organized.

    Clint Eastwood, back at camp, failed at making a poncho and, unsurprisingly, didn't kill anything with the bow due to his lack of training. His search for a smokable plant came up short as well.

    Somerled Foreman quickly realized hunting isn't really his thing when he managed only to take down one deer but when it came to skinning and making the coat, he shined.


    (OOC: I'm scrapping the LP idea right now until I have more time to balance it. There are two hostile territories to the south controlled by a warlord.
     
  3. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Current Player Characters:

    Name: Aiken Drumn (Abaddon)
    Profession: CHIEF
    Skills: Leadership. Hunter. Unarmed combat.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 25

    Name: Chuck Norris (Darth)
    Profession: Hunter
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 22
    DEAD. KILLED TURN 8 BY ANGRY MOB


    Gandhissimo jSuiliti (Civplayah)
    Profession: Gatherer
    Skills: Gathering
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 23

    Name: George Frideric Handel (landlubber)
    Profession: Musician (?)
    Skills: Songcreating. Gathering.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 29

    Mr. Red (Dommy)
    Profession: Bandit
    Skills: Hunting.
    Location: Exiled to the North
    Age: 22

    Name: Ytrini Mpele (WIM)
    Profession: Hunter/Fisherman
    Skills: Fishing. Hunting. Gathering. Spears and Knives.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 24

    Name: Fas Barker (ilDuce)
    Occupation: Hunter/Inventor
    Skills: Archery. Hunting.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 14


    Name: Jason Wayne (Ayra)
    Profession: Hunter
    Skills: Hunting. Spear n' Shield combat.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 26

    Name: John Marchman (Black)
    Job: Scout
    Skills: Scouter. Hunter. Javelins.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 21

    Name: Jimmy James (Zack)
    Profession: Hunter
    Skills: Hunting
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 17

    Clint Eastwood (Darth)
    Profession: Hunter
    Skills: Hunting.
    Location: With Tribe
    Age: 18

    Name: Somerled Foreman (CF)
    Profession: Hunter
    Skills: Hunting. Inventor.
    Age: 19


    Important NPCs

    Former Chief Son. E. Real
    Profession: Former Chief
    Age 37
    Bio: Father was the previous High Chief. Chief Real has pretty much has the final say on Tribal matters.
     
  4. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Tribe Information:

    Name: Marchalan

    Government
    Spoiler :
    The High Chief has absolute power.


    State of the Camp:
    Political Situation
    Spoiler :
    Chief Real stepped down in the face of Aiken Drumn's challenge and now Aiken Drumn is the Chief. Mr. Red has been banished after his jailbreak. For the most part, Aiken Drumn enjoys having wide support in the tribe, mostly thanks to Chief Real stepping down instead of challenging Drumn.


    Population
    Spoiler :
    Marchalan's population is around 110 people at this point of time and is growing. 25 of these men are of combat age. 7 of those men are Elites from Aiken's training program.


    Food Situation

    Spoiler :
    Marchalan boost in food from the move south and increased supply is leading to the population increasing greatly.


    Economy
    Spoiler :
    Some gatherers are making baskets but for the most part, there is no economy.


    Military
    Spoiler :
    Marchalan is slowly becoming a warrior brand of people. Aiken Drumn has a core of powerful fighters and the Barker Bow, while rare is constantly being improved. Spearmanship in the tribe is increasing among the FISHERMEN thanks in part to Ytrini Mpele.
     
  5. Abaddon

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    Name: Aiken Drumn
    Profession: Hunting
    Age: 21
     
  6. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Updated player and NPC list.

    Quick question. How does starting in England sound?
     
  7. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    As long as its on the coast of East Yorkshire, fine ;)
     
  8. Darth Caesar

    Darth Caesar Might be a Wizard

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    Name: Chuck Norris
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    Age: Chuck Norris does not age, Chuck Norris just has another year added to his existence. (For Game play Purposes 18)
     
  9. civplayah

    civplayah phantasm

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    civplayah jSuiliti (spell it right!)-
    Gatherer
    19
     
  10. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    I actually started a little south of there. Given that the Nomadic group does have to move around, it shouldn't be a problem. :)

    Welcome aboard.

    @Civplayah

    :twitch:

    :lol:
     
  11. civplayah

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    Creative name, eh?

    EDIT: Actually, that isn't much of a name... can I change it to Gandhissimo jSuiliti?
     
  12. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Yes. I'll update the post.

    I'm also updating the post with the New Character Rule.

    Basically, a player who creates a new character from scratch shouldn't be treated as the old character. Also known as the New Life Rule.
     
  13. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    -Nevermind-
     
  14. Abaddon

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    So what now?
     
  15. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    I'm writing the Update 0 Post. Should be short and simple. The game has easy accessibility so new players should be able to jump aboard whenever.
     
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    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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    Name: George Frideric Handel
    Profession: Musician
    Age: 325 (25 if that's too ridiculous).
     
  17. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Update 0

    Chief Real has ordered the Tribe to stay in the red region for a time. Hunters and Gatherers should, of course, gather some food. Its currently the middle of summer.

    (OOC: Tutorial level here. Send me your PMs on what you want to do. Before I get the question, talking to each other, looking for NPCs, and the such doesn't require XPs unless they're hiding).

     
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    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Chief Real looked around the camp. "Aiken and Norris! Go gather a party and hunt for some food in the forest. Put some effort into it this time." Chief Real shakes his head and walks off. The NPCs surrounding eye the two nervously and continue with their business.
     
  19. Abaddon

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    1XP: Hunt Deer
    1XP: Skin Deer
    1XP: Make a nice fur suit!
    1XP: Woo lady with my dashing fashion
    1XP: Practice fighting with anyone who desires to learn.
     
  20. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Gotcha.

    Nice start.

    Remember, anything that should remain secret from public eyes should be PM'd to me.
     

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