The following is a Re-Edit that should comprise ALL of the issues so far discussed in the thread, Please read through it carefully to see If I have missed adding anything discussed.
[Crossroads Inc. wrote:The Revival of the SD.Net vs The LOTR reminded me of an ancient RAR zor did along similar lines via Earth 1350. The following is a Revival of That RAR with several modifications and updates.
Today, Q comes in and gives the chance for every Non Banned SD.net Board member with more than 50 posts and says that he is going to send us back in time to the year 1350. This will become a separate and wholly new Earth, leaving "Earth Prime" unaltered by anything we may do.
Also for purposes of the RAR, while everyone is invited, only members who post and layout plans and ideas will arrive. Also he is going to make it more interesting than "a few poor modern humans get sent back in time to an age of Savagery and within a year are at best reduced to serfs" or "The united SD.net Empire takes over the world and ushers in an age of enlightenment" Here, things are a bit more individualistic.
CargoFirst of all, each of us is allowed to bring back a cubic meter of stuff and forty eight hours to fill it up with stuff.
HealthSecond is given a dose of nanites that make us impervious to disease unless we have massive gaping wounds in our stomach and such, makes us somewhat more durable (In that we can survive wounds that would generally be fatal, regenerate eyes and hands, but are not invincible, get decapitated, loose enough blood or get blown to smithereens and you stay dead) and extends our lifespan to 500 years.
You will also get a nanite growth chamber that produces once every ten years enough nanites for an injection to give a preferred human concubine or whatever your increased lifespan.
Communication Everyone will get our self repairing nanite filled solar powered top of the line Laptops ( you may choose Mac or PC) with a wireless internet connection with an SD.net forum for communication over long distances as well as Science fiction.
Information Along with a magical online forum we can communicate with each other virtually instantly, you each will also be given, "The Internet" For the purposes of looking up information to help you out, a snapshot of the complete Internet will be 'downloaded' to an Uber magical computer core that, while not linked to the real World, will contain all the current information online, allowing us to look up and research topics as they may come up.
Minions Q gives us each a force of creatures to call our own based off fantasy forces. Along with a small manor and fortress based on the size of your force. These are customizable with each force being able to consist of a variety of creatures with pros and cons based on points.
Castle's Fortress and Manor houses. ALL fortresses will contain a Forge, Armory, Barracks, Grainy, hospital and your manor. These buildings will start in size in relation to your forces, the large forces you have he more of them there will be to accommodate. Players can choose to make their own Fortress design, or choose a Pre-Existing Castle from Earth History. For those picking a pre-existing castle, because modern castles are mostly full of gift-shops and museums, and not all that useful, you can pluck a Castle from a given point in time when it may have been at its best.
50-1000 regular posters and or people with a VI or other such negative custom title
7,500 Army Points
A small fortress with 4 meter tall Wood and rammed earth Walls that are a meter thick, pointy stick stockades, barbed wire and watchtowers for archers with your manor inside. Inside is a Forge, Armory, Barracks, Grainy, hospital and your manor (which you can base off any Eurasian Noble's manor) that is no more than 30 meters by 30 meters).
1,001-3,500 Regular Posters
25,000 Army Points
A fortress diameter with five meter tall and two meters thick made of rammed earth and fire hardened brick, barbed wire and various support structures listed above on a larger scale and additional buildings surrounding it based on your size.
50,000 Army Points
A Fortress with 8 meter tall 3 meter thick brick walls with buildings surrounding it based on your size.
7,501-12,500 Regular Poster, Senators and Moderators Minimum
100,000 Army Points
A fortress with 10 meter tall three meter thick rebar reinforced concrete walls with the manor and central command facilities and a city outside full of your creatures. Has Plumbing (flush toilets and such).
12,501-15,501+, Supermods and administrators
250,000 Army Points
A fortress with 12 meter tall four meter thick rebar reinforced concrete walls with the manor and central command facilities and a city outside full of your creatures. Has Plumbing (flush Toilets).
You can deposit these Fortresses anywhere on earth that is not a body of water and not a city, natives will be given an image of yous descending from the skies and assembling these fortresses. You also get a small fishing village/port premade if you set up shop near the ocean and a few five meter long fishing boats free of charge. Some level of adjustments can be made. In case you chose a cold area, your forces are equipped with Modern cold weather jackets (Shaped for the different bodies of your Minions of course).
You have enough food to last your army two years as of the start, Food will be housed in large 100ftlong 50ftwide by 50ftall Food Barns near your Fortress, the larger your Fortress the more of these Food Store Barns you will have as well as seed stock to start up farming in the form of Leather bags containing 200seeds each of Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Legumes, and potatoes. The mount of seed bags you receive will be 5% of your total points.
Additional, You can switch cattle out for
Goats, on a 1 to 2 ratio. (One cattle for 2 of anything else)
Additional Starting Resource Information (numbers and %'s subject to change)
All players will receive:
5% worth of starting points of:
Lumber Axes (modern make)
2H- Lumber Saws
2H- Sledge Hammer
10-meter measuring spool
GOLD: For purposes of financing and paying peasants and others, you will get gold, 5 grams for each army point (with no effect on your army choices) in nice 1 kilogram cubes
Additional additional, Q has gifted you the ability to Speak, understand and write in any language you choose ala an Internal Babblefish. Further you can 'gift' all of your minions to speak two languages, presumably your primary tongue and one other. IN time your troops can learn other languages as well, but you will have to find proper teachers to teach them
And now for the creatures that will make up your army. All of your soldiers are loyal to you and worship you as a god, as they do the other SD.net members, but to your monsters, you come first and they come second. If you die, it is quite likely that they would join with another member's army. You get both sexes for replacements and all your forces are trained adults to start.
Point Cost-1 Each
Goblins are small creatures, they stand 4 to 4.5 feet tall, weigh between 10-20 kilograms, have dull brown or green skin, long ears and noses and hand like feet. They are about half as strong as an average human overall and are naturally sneaky, suffer from kleptomania, prefer ambush tactics and none too bright (average IQ of 80), but can be useful for simple tasks under observation. Goblins breed fast (a female goblin gives birth to a litter of three goblins each year, which reach maturity at 5 years), but only live fifteen years at most.
Each Goblin you get comes with circular Plywood shield 50cm in diameter, pair of pants, pair of shoes, shirt, jacket in cold climates, a 15 cm steel dagger and 1.25 meter long basic spear (Shaft of wood with a ten centimeter iron spike on one end), and act as skirmishers and raiders.
Goblins on the battlefield are organized into groups Mobs of 500 individuals.
Point Cost-2 Each
Basically think the Uruk Hai from the Two Towers movie with smoother green skin and dental work. Orcs are basically like humans, but a bit more durable and stronger on average with denser bones and such. Orcs are just as smart as humans and reproduce the same, having 9 month pregnancies and reaching sexual maturity at age 12 but only lives to be at most fifty. Your standard Orc is (along with two sets of clothing, including trousers, a shirt, a belt, boots and a greatcoat) in a shirt of chain mail, a steel helmet like those used in the English Civil War, a breastplate with your personal logo painted on the torso and a groin guard, a 15cm Dagger and one of three sets of weapons...
Unlike the movie Uruk-Hai, These Orcs believe in and Practice regular Hygiene and cleanliness.
-A rectangular steel reinforced Shield 50cm across and 125 centimeters tall with your logo emblazoned on it, two javelins and a meter long Steel Sword
-Said Shield and a 4 meter long Pike
-A Arbalest Crossbow
And appropriate training to go with it.
One in every fifty Orcs is a capable blacksmith, with other trades being in there as well, including siege engineers and farmers.
Orcs are trained to fight in Centuries (100 Individuals), Cohorts (500 Individuals), Maniples (1,500 Individuals) and Legions (6,000 individuals).
Point Cost-3 Each
Naga are the marines, they have a humanlike upper body with four arms, but a 7 meter long tail in place of legs. Naga are naturally very good swimmers and can hold there breath for up to twenty minutes; they can handle quiet waters that are not arctic for some time. Naga breed at the same rate of Humans and have the same lifespan. While they are at home in water, their tough scales let them move over land just as easily as a human may walk.
Naga come armed with composite bows, 75cm chrome alloy cutlasses and 1.5 meter long Naginata. Organized into Forces of 30, 150 and 300.
Point Cost-5 Each
As large as an average Human and just as strong, Satyrs posses no military advantages aside from being able to run 1.5 times as fast as an average Human. However they are often as smart or smarter then a Human and are more likely to pick up reading, writing and other studies of logic and philosophy as well as being inherently musical. Satyrs also emit a very mild Psychic field that tends to calm anyone around them and make them feel relaxed, and easily entertained. Satyrs breed at the same rate as Humans and can live to be 70 baring diseases and wounds. The Standard Satyr wares leather armor and wields a simple short sword along with carrying a bag and a bow.
Satyrs are organized in Hoofs (50 Individuals), Pads (250 Individuals) and Forrests (750 individuals).
Point Cost-20 Each
Minotaurs stand 7 to 7.5 feet tall, weigh 200 kilograms on average and look much like Narnian Minotaurs. They are about five times as strong as a human and can run at up to 40km/h. Minotaurs are relatively smart and more or less comparable to the average human. Female Minotaurs are deeply nurturing and motherly but male Minotaurs are normally quite aggressive and touchy, despite there loyalty. Minotaurs breed at the same rate humans do, but require twice as much food as a human, they prefer grains, but can process meat for high caloric fuel. Minotaurs can swim but hate water. Minotaurs come along with their garments with a helmet, breastplate, grieves and chain-mail shirt with an Orc Shield and a 3 meter long Halberd, as well as there natural horns. Minotaurs are organized into Horns (50 Individuals), Herds (350 Individuals) and Stampedes (1050 Individuals).
Point Cost-20 Each
Centaurs are just that, Centaurs. Centaurs can keep pace with the average horse and weigh as much. Centaurs prefer grains, but can process meat for high caloric fuel, they are as intelligent as humans and reproduce at the same rate as humans do, but have no more strength than a conventional human in its human section. Centaurs live as long as humans do. The Standard Centaur is a breastplate and chain mail for its human section, Helmet, a sachel for carrying stuff and is armed with a 3 meter lance and a composite bow. Centaurs are organized in Cadres (50 Individuals), Lances (250 Individuals) and Hordes (1,000 individuals).
Point Cost-30 Each
Envision a 500 kilogram humanoid grizzly bear with opposable thumbs able to run at thirty kilometers per hour on all fours. Ursiods are as intelligent as humans and breed at the same rate, but have ten times the strength, as well as claws and jaws. Ursiods are omnivorous, can swim better than a human if unarmored and have a damn good sense of smell, as well as an unbearlike, but useful sense of sight comparable to that of a human. Ursiods live longer then humans, about 100years baring sickness or wounds. Ursiods are armed with two meter long great swords and are clad in full plate armor. Ursiods come in Packs (50 Individuals) and Brotherhoods (500 Individuals)
Point Cost-100 Each
Cygnutaurs shall be 100-points a piece as flying is a decided advantage and should be expensive. They shall currently follow Stargliders form size and weight in terms of appearance. They shall lay a clutch of two eggs every 7months, and need lots of high caloric foods, meats and sugars for the most part. (for Additional Information see Stargliders SKetches)
Point Cost-250 Each
Ogres are large hairless mammalian humanoids 5 meters tall, broadly built and massing in at three tonnes. They are also dumb as hell, having an average IQ of 65 and are only capable of very basic tasks under supervision. Ogres require a lot of food and care to work properly, a staff of about fifteen Orcs per each. Ogres are omnivorous and need lots of food and have twenty month pregnancies, take twenty years to mature, but live to over a century. Ogres are instinctively afraid of fire. Ogres come with boots, pants, a breastplate and are armed with heavy 3 meter long spiked clubs for general smashing. Ogres do not have any organizational units.
You do not have any siege weapons, but you do have blueprints for the siege weapons available at the time and Orcs can build them. The same goes for ships.
Your average Orc, Centaur, Minotaur and Ursiod is a capable farmer or herdsmen with one out of ten being a capable tradesbeings and one out of Five Trades beings being a decent blacksmith. Orcs are simply the most cost effective point wise for trades beings. Nagas are capable fishermen as well as the Trades. Goblins represent unskilled labor and Ogres are just plane stupid.
Additional Minion Information
While not something I wish to think about, Minion-Human Breeding has been mentioned. Currently only Orcs and Satyrs are close enough to have any sort of viable Offspring. Only one our of every 20 of such Offspring will actually be fertile, the other 90% being infertile 'mules' The Minions Genes, weather Mother or Father, will also always be dominate in creating the appearance of said offspring.
MAPSolauren wrote:Current SD.Net Lords of Darkness (II) Force / Location Information
All Details are Sorted by Continent, then User Name (Alphabetically)
All Errors are my own, etc, etc...
Continent : Africa
Location : Seychelles Archipelago (off the north coast of Madagascar)
Cygnataur : 440
Naga : 360
Centaur : 240
Location: Asia (Bejin)
Location: Asia (Siberia)
Location: Australlia (Mainland)
Australlia (New Zealand)
Continent: North America (aka Lords of Darkness Central)
Location: North America (Cornwall)
Location: North America (Pennsylvania)
Location: North America (Sandusky)
Location: North America (Ohio River valley)
Location: North America (Oakland)
Location: North America (Omaha)
Location: North America (Cincinnati)
Location: North America (St. Louis)
Location: North America (Mephis)
Location: North America (Prince Edward Island)
Location: North America (West of Mephis)
Location: North America (Between Lake Superior + Lake Michigan)
Location: North America (Mexico)
The Yosemite Bear
Location: North America (Alaska)
No Order of Battle Listed
North America Total Populations (Special Feature: Requires 5 or more players on a given continent)