Civilization game? my first time, be gentle with me c:
>>25996544I think everyone's in here >>25993977
>>25996456Lets have a proper industrious dwarves civ
>>25996925Agreed, assuming this is still going.
>>25996456Lizard folkAnd swamp too
>>25997072>>25997052>>25996946Dunno where OP is, but Lizards have won.
>>25997146If he doesn't return I'll pick it up, not really that great, but I'll get something moving. Choose a place. Only location votes from now count.
damn you lizards!swamp seems natural
>>25997236also, minor perk working or OP will skip that?
I'm here! Just went off for dinner, lizardfolk win! Choose terrain (looks like we're already going swamp)>Mountains/volcanoes>Caves (underground)>Artic/tundra/taiga>Isles/coastal>Forest>Jungle>Hills>Plain/grassland>Marshland/swamp>Other (specify)Choose a perk>Terrain bonus (choose)>Attunement (element of choice)>Deeply religious>Mythical Leader
terrain bonus, major river route
>>25997325The deeply religious seems the most useful long term, getting free stuff from the heavens every once in a while beats having a location dependent perk, or having a killable character thats slightly better than the rest
>>25997339Deeply religious is flawed in that we have to work to keep the gods inour favor, and no one says the gods would give us anything from it.Mythical leader.
SwampDeeply Religious - And not like druids, more like dragon worshippers
>>25997325SwampMythical leader, because having a dragon that leads us and turns up from time to time would be fucking win.
>>25997325Swamp bonus of course and be deeply religious as fuck. We love the swamp mother.
>>25997339>>25997358I'm thinking river pirates because we are amphibious with a swamp we hit the water route run back into the swamp.we don't need >>25997338, but with river pirates it would be useful
>>25997412I'd be into pirates in general.
>>25997339>>25997352>>25997358>>25997388>>25997402Definitely swamp location then, And it looks like we're deeply religious lizardfolk who worship a dragon? I'll post exposition in a bit, just gotta do some stuff!
>>25997450Please god let us worship a dragon, that would be great.
>>25997450>>25997485Sounds good to me.
Last vote while I type up an expo -- which of the races is the natural enemy of the scaly ones? First to three!
>>25997566Skavens because hey fuck themElves because they're racist as fuck and orcs because they take all our woman
>>25997566Insects because theyre delicious
>>25997566Vampires, insects or elves.>worshipped otimgoSo our dragon is named Otimgo, Captcha?
>>25997662Elfs or Insects..... i vote the bugs because they are slimy but satisfying
For ages, the lizardmen had been unanimous and faithful in their worship of the Swamp Mother, the unseen spirit that protected the scaly folk's homes from outsiders and maintained the balance of nature in the swamps and marshes they called home. The Swamp Mother demanded piety and much in the way of tithes, but she kept her flock safe by maintaining her waters poisonous to the vile and hated enemy: the innumerable insects. Until now. In a sweeping advance, the swarm spilled forth from their hives to shatter the defences of the lizardmen and defile their sacred temples. Though the priesthood prayed while the armies of the lizardmen fell one by one, no miracle of nature came to save the marsh from the suddenly evolved swarm. Only by the unexpected intervention of the great green dragon Otimgo were the spawning pools saved from a most gruesome devouring, and the insects driven back. In the reconstruction period following the devastation of the lizards' homeland, a secret society formed to meet in the deepest waters of the swamps. Whispers spread amongst the military leadership about the declining influence of the Swamp Mother and the end of an age... Perhaps the lizardfolk should stop worshipping unseen spirits, and take stock in more tangible, more powerful, scalier gods! The heresy spread in secrecy only for a month before the priesthood gathered wind of its existence. Furious with such sacrilege, the High Priests had many of the dragon worshippers' leaders imprisoned or executed, and turned the populace against the 'rebel elements.' With no other choice but to face death at the claws of an angry mob, Colonel Tarakanov, a disillusioned, decorated warrior of no small repute, led a company of fellow dragon worshipping warriors in flight from the marsh. He would find the glorious lizard god who had saved them from annihilation, and with Otimgo's blessing, would make the lizardmen strong; strong enough to destroy the hated insects!
>>25998048Good stuff, will read this thread once it's archived, must sleep now. Good luck GT!
>>25998048i hate bugs
>>25998048Stupid-dumb folks! Should've chosen mighty-swift skaven! Oh well, build up walls! Spawning pools must never be in danger again, and we must have good place to defend. Or, perhaps a less static defense? Camps in the edge of the swamp or beyond it could keep us alert to the insects. Yes-yes.Also, get to breeding. We need more warriors, for Otmigo!
>>25998406D'oh, you got in before I could post up the start, but your vote counts! >>25998048With no hope of survival between the fury of the High Priests and the impending threat of discovery by the insects, the dragon worshippers flee their beloved swamphomes and work hard to construct a new settlement outside the lizardmen's ancestral breeding grounds. With military efficiency, the waters of a large pond were converted into a spawning pool, which was quickly filled with eggs. One turn is ten days. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: 80Food: Rations for 1 turn. Infrastructure: Spawning pool. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit TacticsDefenses: None.
>>25998436Well we do need some walls to protect against the believers of the False Goddess, I also think we need to scout out and see our local surroundingsSo, Scout the area (E), and build a wall around our spawning pool.
>>25998436We gotta get something to eat so we gotta scavenge for food
>>25998436We only have food for one turn, so lets get huntingA)
>>25998436A, any way possibleE, create some bamboo/stone armor
I vote for food and scout the opposite direction we fled (ex.if we entered from the east then we know whats east, lets search more west.) Also how many days did we run from the lizards and how many days away were the closest known hive?
>>25998436E. Pray to Dragon God of Poison for his guidance.
>>25996456Aw damnit, whenever I see these I always want to play a Plains Centaur civ, but never find the thread fast enough.>>25998436Anyway, I choose A and D
>>25998614Seconding the search westward
>>25998710seen like 2 or 3 over at /b/ in the past couple of days, i dont really like those because you can't settle and build a town
>>25998579didnt see it was 2 picks, adding D to thatsame as >>25998614 said.
>>25998736I don't really like the way /b/ goes about their civ threads, tbh. /tg/ is much more levelheaded and less "LOL RANDUM" in this regard.And yeah, it's true you can't do those things, but Centaurs look to be the most well-rounded skillwise and you could easily build an economy on pillaging settled communities for gold and prisoners to make technological advances for you. And hey, history has a litany of sprawling empires forged by nomadic cultures.
>>25998406>>25998468>>25998487>>25998579 >>25998605A (3), B (2) (17)Driven partially by divine purpose, and partially by the knowledge of what would happen to them should their enemies find them defenseless, the lizardmen work in shifts to ensure the swift completion of wooden walls across key entrances to the swamp clearing, complete with bamboo spikes, an innovation of one of the faithful. (10)Meanwhile, a ten man force of skirmishers is led by Captain Arzai into the forests west of the settlement to scout out any potential threats. The search reveals nothing for the first four days, but on the fifth, a clearing of stumps is found with footprints and signs of logging activity. No one's around to be seen. The Logging Camp>A. Wait in hiding, attempt to establish diplomacy with whoever shows up. >B. Wait in hiding, attempt to ambush whoever shows up. >C. Retreat back to the settlement and report findings. >D. Your suggestion. (It's mid-July, it's been 20 days since the sojourn, and we'll say we've journeyed from the east through mostly uninhabited forest broken up by the occasional marsh. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: 80 (40 eggs) Food: Out of food! Infrastructure: Spawning pool. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit TacticsDefenses: Defensive positions (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
Good grief I'm slow at this. >< So many votes popping up as I type, sorry if I miss something or drop the ball here and there!
>>25998877Log camp>B we suck at diplomacy with non-evil races, which is likely to be what we findA) or consequences will never be the sameD) West
>>25998877A and D. In the case of D, search Westward
>>25998877food, we need food if we can do double food i vote for that, if not then scout northsecond can you answer my questionsthird the logging camp, wait watch if evil race then talk to them, if not then follow them to their base .
>>25998877Wait in camp. Befriend whoever made this campBack at spawning pools, double up on food. Plant good plants near our home, the Little Fort, so we have a small supply in the future. Hunt anything edible, but preferably things with face-claws and whisker-anntenae. Also, can lizardfolk have less millitary titles? Perhaps some original names. Watchmaster, packmaster, claw-leader?
>>25998877Those are fucking Elves aren't they?!BA, D (W)
>>25998877A we waitThen We scavenge for food and improve our settlement
>>25998973>second can you answer my questionsMm, I sort of indirectly mentioned in the latest post that our dragon cult fled for about ten days... as for the nearest hive they KNOW OF, it was to the east of the sacred temple marsh (so even further away).
>>25998995Elven scum doesn't log
what kind of swamp are we talking about? Florida bayou, China marshes or Russian swamps like pic
>>25999109I'm guessing bayou
>>25999076Even dark elven filth? It's probably Humans, Orcs, or Dwarfs, so two out of three they're going to hates us from the start. Might as ambush them and get a few for interrogation.If they can be allies, they never need know that it was us, if we're sneaky.>>25999109Like The Desert of Wales, of course.
>>25999122sneaky is the way
>>25999122I'm guessing its humans or orcs. Dwarves are too far from the mountains from here to log
>>25998905>>25998921>>25998971>>25998973>>25998975>>25998995>>25999004Looks like (a), A, DThe Logging Camp (13)The skirmishers wait in hiding for another day before the owners of the logging camp arrive: they're humans! Twelve of them, to count. They're dressed for labor, with hand axes, saws and hauling equipment. Marshstalker Arzai steps forward out of the brush, spears tucked away and with open palms, while his retinue lies in wait with bated breath. "Greetings, humans, I would exchange words with you!" he calls out in broken common. Unfortunately, his common sounds more like guttural, threatening growling to the ears of men than anything else. "Ah hells, lizardman!" cries one of the loggers, hefting his axe. "Back to the camp! We've got lizards on our case!" he shouts at his men, who drop their equipment and begin to flee northbound. The Humans>A. Chase down and slay/capture the fleeing humans! >B. Gather the loggers' equipment and retreat to the settlement. >C. Follow the humans back to their encampment. >D. Your suggestion. (The way turns work, the time hasn't passed through the settlement's decision to gather food and scout yet. I'll write that up while you guys decide what to do about the humans.)
>>25999235See I told you we should've killed them, but nooo, "They might be allies, it'd be wrong to ambush them."Now they're all running and there's too many to capture, and if we start trying to kill and/or capture them we won't be able to get all of them.If we follow them, we can wait till they send off a hunting party to kill us off, then take over their village, and hold it hostage, for peace if the other anons still want to ally with them.So, C for me.
>>25999235A) kill them
A we need some metal weapons
>>25999235We should follow them. See where they live.
>>25999235C) we must follow! Find-find human-meat home. We must let them know we are no threat. We will tell their superiors, if they will see us, that we will sell much lumber if we can have metal in return. Yes-yes. Is good plan, will start economy, will give us strength. Also, send a runner back to the spawning pools. We must prepare in case humans are stupid-meat. If they are stupid meat that want to fight, send a runner to the high priests. They may praise swamp mother, but we must not let them fall to humans.
>>25999302>>25999319kill or capture all but one, follow them and kill them if you see reinforcements
>>25999451no no no, we lead the humans to our old home weaken both enemys
>>25999491Fool-fool! We no want fight our kin, want to help them by finding the dragon! No want kill-doom, want enlighten them!
kill humans, eat their tiny penis!
>>25999298this guy has his shit together
The opportunity to kill them is gone. Mind as well go and practice diplomacy with them. Can't half ass it now
>>25999509they would kill the messenger with out listing, maybe torture location of camp out of it. we send scout back, the humans follow, we hide, humans and other lizards fight. humans win we kill the army take lizard city, lizards win we take human city we win either way.
>>25999608I like this
>>25999608We number only eighty scales (souls, people). We cannot take a city. We will be crushed if we try to fight the humans. We will have to abandon our spawning pools and rush to find the dragon that saved our people. And you wish to hurt our people when we only wish them enlightenment? Disgusting coward. You are no better than the insects that nearly destroyed us all
>>25999608How about we retreat and build up forces?
>>25999235gather weapons, hide. Maybe leave three as a watch to see if the humans come hunting for us
Enjoy Otimgo, the green dragon and object of our worship! >>25999109Mrrrhh, y'know... generic... swamplike... swamp... setting! :S Lots of forest, lots of water, moss and decaying logs everywhere, lots of aquatic life, that permanent funk in the air from decay... The Humans (A) (10)Cursing the humans' racism, Arzai leaps forward and casually hurls a spear with superb form at the nearest logger, who catches it with his lung and drowns in his own blood. "Fan out!" the lead scout barks at his retinue. "Not a single one makes it back to their camp! Honor to the one who takes a human alive!" The other lizards come crashing out of the brush, hissing and snarling as they chase after the humans. At the end of an hour's chase, however, the group has only returned seven more heads to their captain. It's dark, and there's all likelihood that the others have escaped or hidden themselves away. The Chase>A. Resume the hunt in the morning. >B. Resume the hunt, entering the human camp if necessary. >C. Gather spoils and return to settlement. >D. Your suggestion.
>>25999710(it's still mid-July btw, though I've written up what's happening with the settlement in the meantime)
>>25999710C, then give head to captain .DO NOT mount it on spikes. Try to appease god by offering the heads to him
>>25999710ugh, humans...gather spoils, return to camp. Leave a few hunters to stealthily kill as many humans as possible?
>>25999710Gotta get back and dismantle the lodge, and TAKE EVERYTHING. We gotta hide our footprints too to not reveal our numbers.
>>25999710I imagined something like this as our swamp.Either way... I pick B. Let's hunt the rest of these bastards down, snapping and snarling with menacing bloodlust as we do so.
>>25999710We are stuck in this fool-dumb plan now. Find-hunt the rest of the humans. We cannot let them escape. They will tell-tell others of us, how we killed their fellows. We cannot have that. Our people just suffered an incursion by insects, and do not need another war.B, find their camp. Kill every last one. Then, if we have insect parts from the war laying about, scatter them around the camp to make it look like they did it. Yes-yes. We cannot have search parties becoming supicious of swamp dwellers.
>>25999710Gather the axes and hunt the hummies down before they summon a greater force onto us.Leave a few in the clearing to hide the heads and any signs of killing (in case more humans arrive).Find the racist Loggers!
>>25999797Should we really assault the camp with our limited forces?
>>25999645they became our enemies when they tried to kill us, and we already have two enemies close by if we have a third our life will become terrible. my plan would destroy at least one of the three, possibly two. call me a coward but i would rather have the wolfs kill each other then have thee packs on our tail.B is the course we should take, but >>25999789 and >>25999797 have the right idea blame our enemys if we can hide our numbers if we can't. but to add to the plan i say we leave a lizard for a few days at the camp if more humans come then we have a trail to our old tribe that tried to kill us.
>>25999836Perhaps not. Hopefully there is no other camp, and they are fleeing the swamp entirely. That would be best. No fight, no losses.
>>25999710Told you ten lizardfolk couldn't catch twelve running humans!We can't return home, or they'll gather in a mob, kill us, and shatter our eggs.Our only choice is to kill every last one of them now, before they kill us.B
>>25999851No fight now just means another fight later. If we don't do something now, we face reprisal later.
>>25999793Perfect! Looks like it's B, annihilate the human presence. (12) Dawn comes, and gradually warms the cold-blooded hunters, energizing them for the task ahead. An able tracker in the group follows heavy bootprints to the main lumber camp, and goes unnoticed as he reconnoiters the perimeter defenses. Eight guards have taken post, armed in lacquered leather armor and armed with crossbows and shortswords. The lizardmen leap into battle, stopping only to hurl a volley of javelins once in range, then leveling spears and charging in a line. The crossbowmen's armor stops all but one of the missiles, which deals a lethal injury to his armpit. The crossbowmen fire their own volley at the charging line, holding fire until the lizards are close, inflicting 4 casualties. The remaining warriors engage the guardsmen, who break their spears with their iron weapons but fall to their own axes. Arzai and four remaining skirmishers kill off the cowering remainder and drag their fallen brothers into the marsh. The trip back to the spawning pool is slow going (won't get back until next turn), and the survivors can only bring back limited spoils of war. The Haul>A. Bring back intact crossbows>B. Bring back iron swords>C. Bring back axes and lumbering equipment>D. Bring human heads and meat
>>26000195We have been hunting yes-yes? Take the axes and lumber equipment. We must build or new home up. Now, tell us of what has happened at home
>>26000195A and B
>>26000195C and send someone back later for the crossbows
>>26000195I vote for C: Axes and lumbering equipment. Axes make for good tools and a formidable weapon in a pinch.
>>26000195C, cache the rest to come back and get
>>26000244secondedi would like to change the D from turn 2 to a pick up the remaining material
>>26000294I agree with this, C.
>>26000175Hey! It's my first time, I'm slow at this ;; The Haul (C) The remaining scouts gather up some iron axes and saws to bring back to camp. A. (16)Thanks to the lizardmen's powerful swimming abilities, the pond's local turtles, fish and crocodiles are no match for the encampment's hunters, and a bountiful hunt results in three turns' worth of meat being stored. (But they eat one turns' worth now) D. (11) Dragon Priest Tarakanov sends out another scouting party of 10 skirmishers, led by Marshstalker Arzai's brother, Puddlejumper Usuno: an unproven but particularly zealous warrior who's eager to establish a connection to their god, the greatest of all lizards, Otimgo. The scouting party ventures northward for a few days and hears the unmistakable roar of a dragon, but fail to discern its location. Driven by zeal, Usuno orders one scout to report back to the settlement and takes the rest with him into the unknown, with little regard to the well-being of the settlement. It's late July. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: 64 (40 eggs) (6 killed, 10 MIA)Food: 2 turns' worth. Infrastructure: Spawning pool. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit TacticsDefenses: Defensive positions (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26000414How long do eggs take? Regardless of how long it does take for them to hatch, we must not engage in any more combat unless we have major superiority in size or numbers. With our scouts awol, we will just have to wait for them. Improve the settlement, try and plant a few crops to supplement our food supply in the coming months, and try a bit of research, preferably in the area of construction, so that we can have a small but sturdy fortress with all the lumber we will harvest with the incoming equipment.
>>26000414We should build a large moat around our camp, that way if the humans come after us they'll have to build boats to attack us, while we can swim across easily.Also, scout north, I guess?
>>26000414C. We must get to Iron Working fast.
>>26000414A)E) send someone to the human camp to gather the weapons, specially the crossbow, will save us the research, which seems to be slow
>>26000414C. Research technologyWe need to create better weapons, and more of them. We also need better armor. Losing four men in battle back there was too much.B. Improve our settlementLet's try and build some more extensive fortifications, namely a moat or some more pungee pits using sharpened bamboo sticks
>>26000526Bad idea, four lumberjacks are still unaccounted for, from our little man-hunt.The humans most likely have already gathered everything there, and are organizing themselves for a counter attack.>>26000478I'm changing my second action to what >>26000488 says.
>>26000473Mm, the thing says that breeding is "exceptional" for the lizardfolk, so... a clutch of eggs half the size of the population hatches... every season? The next clutch hatches in mid-September. >>26000478The way the spawning pool's set up, all the eggs and dwellings are in the pond itself, the eggs clustered at the deepest spot and the dwellings carved out of the mud in the shallow banks (not the most comfortable living, but the scaly folk work with it in a pinch). A human attack would probably already need boats.
>>26000561I'm guessing we got the axes from the battlefield as it seemed to have the majority's vote. If that's the case, that will make creating fortifications a lot easier.
>>26000573>The remaining scouts gather up some iron axes and saws to bring back to camp.We have a few.>>26000567Fine, just a vote for general improvement then.
>>26000414c & b
>>26000526>>26000562send a group back to the camp but send our sneakiest scout to look at the campalso C
once the logging gear gets here, we need to build giant beaver lodge to house the tribe
>>26000414B, we need a steady food source, maybe a turtle farm?C, research better weapons/ armor
>>26000750We could try to hastily make some sort of palisade out of bamboo or any other wood we find.
>>26000473>>26000478>>26000488>>26000526>>26000561>>26000562The scouting party led by Marshstalker Arzai returns, and bring with them tools that are sure to aid in defense and construction. B. (20!)The new tools are quickly put to use, and a great deal of lumber is harvested for such a short time. The remaining days are spent shoring up defenses with ramps and firing positions, and in a stroke of inspiration, a lizard in the working party orders the construction of several floating gardens from back home. In about a month the first harvest should be ready. C. (3 :c)The Dragon Priest gathers his brightest innovators, and orders the study of the human weapons brought in. They determine that it comes from within the earth, but their bestial minds cannot begin to fathom that iron is smelted from ore. It's early August. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: 64 (40 eggs) (6 killed, 10 MIA)Food: 1 turn's worth. Infrastructure: Spawning pool. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26000823 See >>25998877We have walls. But we can have better one.
B) Beaver lodgeC) turtle farm
>>26000874E. Sacrifice one egg to the Dragon god in hope that he might give us powers.
>>26000874Scavenge for food and improve our dwelling for the coming winter months
>>26000874A. Scavenge for foodWe desperately need some more food, and I'm really hoping this floating garden thing goes well.C. Put our reptilian brains to work by figuring out how to make earthy stuff into pointy shiny things
Damn. We're low on food again. Send out hunting parties again! This time, let's see if we can add some fish to our lake or moat or what have you. With or new gardens, we will have a small but steady supply of meat and vegetation for our people. Other than that more tech. We need better weapons, and we don't have the location nor the resources to make iron weapons. We must make do with what we have. Better throwing spears would be good. Perhaps large numbers of light javelins for every warrior, and then a large axe and shield? I think that ought to allow us to stay flexible but strong in battle
>>26000874Im prove settlement, specifically gardens and maybe some tide pools with walls around them to breed fish n shit to eat.Send another scouting paty south, but a small one, the mission is to observe & use stealth, NOT start wars with other species
>>26000985Makes sense. The Mesoamericans never used iron but that didn't stop them from making weapons like the macahuitl, an obsidian bladed club that was supposedly able of decapitating a horse in one swing.Wait.. imagine that: Lizardmen armed with macahuitls.
we need crocs
>>26001164>>26001177Oh jeez, now we fucking have to train some crocs to ride on
>>26001177We need a lot of things.Magic especially. And large reptilian monstrosities to help us kill things.
>>26001177Later, once we are sure of our own food supplies will we be able to feed a host of gators
>>26001177>>26000708do this again, do not sacrifice the egg until we find the dragon god it will do no good till then.
Work continues on a daily basis about the settlement, which by the grace of Otimgo has gone unmolested thus far. Dragon Priest Tarakanov's thoughts turn to his lost soldiers, good lizards all, when suddenly one of the sentries begins hissin' and a-hollerin' to the camp, "Our brothers return! Puddlejumper Usuno and his scouting party return!" Usuno is summoned to the Dragon Priest, who begins to rebuke him for abandoning his comrades, but is stopped by his exultant cry, "WE HAVE FOUND OUR GOD AND SAVIOUR!" The rest of the scouts raise their spears and shout, "OTIMGO!" in unison, and all ears and eyes are on the scouting party. "Truly?" asks Tarakanov, hardly able to contain himself. Usuno draws a crude map in the mud depicting the approximate location of the lair of Otimgo, which no one had dared venture into but was identified by the unmistakable dragon tracks heading in and out of the cavern. C. (19) The leaders among the lizardfolk gather to contemplate how to best proceed with their campaign against the cowardly human, the hated insectoid and the hostile High Priests of the Swamp Mother. Time spent gathering and hunting for food could be funneled into more productive tasks if the lizardmen were to farm the aquatic fauna of the pond in sturdy wooden pools. Between the coming harvest and the farming of fish and turtles, the lizardfolk are now self-sustaining. A. (13) Again the lizardfolk go scavenging for food, again hunting enough swamp game to feed the cult for three turns. (but you eat one turn)
>>26001437It's mid-August. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Enter the lair of Otimgo. F. Your SuggestionPopulation: 74 (40 eggs) Food: 3 turns' worth. Infrastructure: Spawning pool, floating gardens. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26001437er, by which I mean, WILL be self-sustaining by mid-September.
>>26001458I say we improve our settlement for the coming winterWe then go and research to make new tools
>>26001458E. GET TO OTIMGO'S LAIR NOWF. Have some of our men get to work on chopping wood to create some more javelins, even if they're little more than sharpened wooden stakes, they're better than nothing(If this intersects with Tech Research, just count it as a vote for that)
>>25996456>Skaven>Struggle with technologywat?
>>26001564This was amended in another thread by the guy who does the troll-civ game but I guess OP is using an older image. At any rate, it doesn't matter since we're not playing Skaven
>>26001458E, Enter the Lair of our God-King OTIMGO!C.
>>26001564y'know, that one caught my eye too, but not as much as >Gnome>Rape Victims@_@ this is your racial characteristic?
>>26001405E.F.also we should double check that resources from the camp are gone send one scout
Is OP still alive?
Vote stands at E, C. E. (14) With a party of five pious warriors, including Usuno to guide the way, Dragon Priest Tarakanov spends the next ten days venturing toward the lair of Otimgo, encountering little but game to sustain them along the way. At the mouth of the cave, the six pause. A sour stench emanates from the mouth of the cave, followed by a shrieking roar. >(The six are at the cave, and will enter at the beginning of next turn.)C. (7)Focusing his efforts toward military improvement for a potential struggle against the humans, newly promoted Swamp Guardian Arzai directs his warriors to rekit themselves with something with a bit more bite to it. Attempts to fashion a new weapon from the teeth of crocodiles is met with failure, though they're close to a breakthrough. It's late-August. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: (40 eggs) Food: 2 turns' worth. Infrastructure: Spawning pool, floating gardens, fisheries. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26002101B>do we even have houses?C
>>26002094Still alive, for another hour or two maybe! Sorry I'm slow >< No idea how I spaced out for that long, though :s
>>26002101B. Then C
>>26002132Our lizards live in shallow trenches they claw into the mud, sort of like a marine digs his hole in the sand. It definitely isn't the comfiest arrangement for them, but they're making do.
>>26002101Improve our houses and fucking research tech for farming. our food supply is pitiful even during summer. It'll be worse in winter if we don't fucking learn how to make food effectively
>>26002187well fuck that lets build some bamboo huts or something. at least for the women and children
>>26002208If we seek guidance from Otimgo, perhaps he will show us how to survive the winter.>rejoicings ingaDigThe Captcha seems optimistic
>>26002324and how long before the party gets back with the knowledge? It'll be too late before fall and winter sets in. We need as much time as possible storing as much food as possible
>>26002354We've got a party at the cave right now, but you're right. We should build some sort of granary or storehouse that we can use to store our harvests from the floating gardens. It shouldn't take much to do so.I choose actionsB. Try to improve settlement (Build a granary)C. Continue researching technology, specifically farming.
>>26002132>>26002160B. (6) Though the former career soldiers of the Dragon Cult are accustomed to living in improvised shelters, the soon-to-hatch brood will need housing facilities. The lizardfolk gather some surplus lumber and start sawing up lengths to build basic huts along the shoreline, but find late in the process that almost all their stored wood has been compromised by termites. Cursing insects, the lizardfolk manage to salvage wood for four small huts. C. (19)In a flash of inspiration, one of the lizardfolk carves out a long, tough rod of wood with holes punched into its sides. He then leashes several rows of crocodile teeth across its edges with the sinews of the beast, creating a wicked mace. Meanwhile, one of the garden tenders posits to his swampmates that one might reap a more bountiful harvest if one were to compost waste products and dead fish and "feed" the plants with them. He's laughed out of credibility by the others, but goes ahead and fertilizes a plot all the same (will take more research for the discovery to become widespread). (Pause in game time, for now the Dragon Priest's party enters THE LAIR OF OTIMGO.)
>>26002668Oh man can't wait
>>26002668Having a croc tooth macahuitl makes up for the possibility of death by exposure IMHO, and it doesn't hurt that one of our farmers just had a stroke of genius. Let's hope these two things catch on.
>>26002668(16)Steeling themselves and bristling with anticipation, the six-scale party of lizards crosses over the threshold of the cave, cautiously navigating into the darkness. The cave proves surprisingly shallow, however, and before long the party has waded into a large, central chamber with a single hole in the ceiling above letting in a ray of light. The chamber appears empty, when all of a sudden Otimgo the green dragon drops down from the ceiling. "I had wondered if you primitive little lizards would have the courage to return," he muses in a sophisticated manner. "I am, of course, Otimgo the Magnificent, as you must know. You, on the other hand, are a mystery to me," he says to Tarakanov, craning his neck in to get a better look at the shuddering lizardman. "Who are you, to so boldly intrude upon my lair without so much as a reason as to why I shouldn't strip the flesh from your bones and use them to clean my teeth?" He bares these in a grin that drips with corrosive acid, displaying hideous blackened teeth. "Oh Mighty Otimgo, Saviour of the Lizardfolk," begins Tarakanov, "Your humble and faithful servant has journeyed far from the sacred temple swamps of our people to pay homage to the mightiest of the lizard deities!" This clearly strikes a chord within the conceited dragon, who despite being irked at having possibly been called a lizard, has never been addressed as a god before. "We seek your guidance, divine Otimgo, and beg your aid in destroying our most hated enemy, the insect, that we may make believers of the rest of our misled race!" Feigning a rage, the green dragon rears and roars, "And what sort of sacrifice would such a mewling, pathetic skink make in order to earn such patronage from a god?" The Sacrifice>A. Sacrifice five of our greatest warriors (quietly)>B. Sacrifice half of our current clutch of eggs>C. Sacrifice yourself (Colonel Tarakanov)>D. Sacrifice nothing, he asks too much! >E. Your suggestion.
>>26002897E: "A community of Humans, oh Great Otimgo!"
>>26002897E. Sacrifice your entire tribe's freedom. Swear fealty for eternity
>>26002897"We shall lay down our lives for you lord, to live for the Divine God Otigno is the greatest honor one can achieve, command us and we shall obey without question"
>>26002897E. Ask him what a being as great as him would want. (use a decent amount of flattery)
>>26002897you know why don't you actually talk with the guy from the insect civ thread and make it so you guys would both meet up?
>>26002944I support this wholeheartedly.
>>26002897How about gold we'd get from the humans?
>>26003005His civ is too advanced for us to even be a competition. Unless of course OP compensate by making this civ go on longer
BTW OP you're doing really well for a first-timer. Keep it up and thanks for what's been fun quest so far!
>>26003217Yeah just don't stop making threads all of the sudden without even telling us
Looks like we're combining option E! (9)"Glorious Otimgo, my entire tribe is willing to sacrifice all in the name of the mightiest of scaled warriors," declares Tarakanov confidently, "Every single lizard with me shall live and die by your command, without hesitation! There is no higher honor than to serve Otimgo!" The other lizardfolk in the room repeat the mantra with conviction. The dragon rears back on his haunches and laughs, a high and cold laugh that reverberates about the walls of the cavern. "Your blind faith pleases me, drakeling," he declares. "When the time comes, you shall pledge yourself and your entire tribe as mine." "BUT FAITH IS NOT ENOUGH TO EARN THIS!" he screams, lunging forward suddenly, "PROVE your misbegotten race worthy to be my faithful, lizard. Make war on the humans settled in the nearby hills. Bring me their women and children, and take the heads of their warriors. Burn their settlement to the ground! Then, and only then, will you be rewarded beyond your wildest imagining!" The great green god has spoken, and the path is clear. Bowing profusely, Tarakanov and his charges back out of the cave, not daring to lift their eyes until fully back in the forest. The party of six returns to camp along the same route, and the small tribe of dragon worshippers is rallied. One way or another, the humans must be sacrificed. It's early September. Pick 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: 74 (40 eggs) Food: 1 turns' worth. (self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26003366Research tech then scout out the human camps
>>26003217Thanks c:>>26003351How do I archive a thread? So I can link back to it when I have to make a new thread? I'll probably be continuing this tomorrow once I hit the hay.
>>26003366Aeither tech or scout
>>26003366E) Have the warrior who fashioned the croc tooth macuahuitl make more of them, and get to work on producing more javelins.D) Scout the hills
>>26003409>>26003492>>26003513Looks like D. scout the hills and C. research techD. (20!)Swamp Guardian Arzai takes his newest order as both an honor and a chance to avenge his losses in the last scuffle with the humans. Mustering a 25-scale warband in response to Dragon Priest Tarakanov's warning that the hills were in the hands of the human, the warrior leads his lizards southbound. They're making good time, when suddenly a forward scout returns to the formation, reporting a group of humans traveling ahead. A band of six paladins is roaming the forest around the hills, decked in plate armor and wielding mighty magical weapons. The Drop>A. Let them pass, continue scouting toward the hills unseen>B. Surround and demand their surrender>C. Surprise attack! >D. Attempt diplomacy >E. Your suggestionC. (5) Despite the war fervour going on in the settlement, or perhaps because of it, little headway is made in advancing lizardman technology.
>>26003938We throw javelins covered in shit at them. When one is stuck into him run from them, leave the wound to fester
>>26003938>A. Let them pass, continue scouting toward the hills unseenLet's sneak pass them, and attack the village in the name of Otimgo!Afterwards, the whole tribe can join together and hunt these paladins down.>>26003992PALADINS, that means immune to disease, we don't want them to know we're near.
>>26003938A.The paladins aren't our target, and I'm not sure we have anything capable of taking on such heavily armored warriors. We need to proceed to the village and hope these guys are far, far away when we attack.
Seems pretty clear to me! The DropThanks to good scouting practices, the lizard warband easily spots the paladins without being seen, sneaking around them and onward to the hills. It's mid-September, and the clutch of 40 eggs has hatched into 38 healthy new lizard spawn, who will be mature enough to be put to work in two months' time. Population: 112 (48 settlement, 26 warband, 38 hatchlings) Food: 1 turns' worth. (not quite self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).(And I think with that, we'll continue this tomorrow at some point in the morning. Thanks for the input guys!)
>>26004218Thank you! Looking forward to the next installment!
>>26004218Great.Have you archived it yet? and what time would you be here?
>>26004218Thanks, looks good for a first time run!
>>26004218yep, see you later GT.
>>26004261Yep! Archived now! http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25996456/Uhhh, if the clock here says 0400, I'll probably be posting around... 1200? Give or take a half hour
Sounds good, noon EST
>>26004411I`ll just bump dis mofo, hoping that op is waking up soon
>>26008037I'm awake, and I guess the thread's small enough yet that we can continue here, but I have to eat first c:
>>26008460get sum grub!I`ll bump for a couple of more players while I wait
>>26008528>>26002668In a flash of inspiration, one of the lizardfolk carves out a long, tough rod of wood with holes punched into its sides. He then leashes several rows of crocodile teeth across its edges with the sinews of the beast, creating a wicked mace.
>>26008460How long does it take to eat
>>26008657Depends on if you have to cook first i suppose.
When we see these Paladins again (because of course that's going to be a thing), we need to lure them into the deep parts of the swamp and just let them sink.
Rolled 54>>26008577>>26004218>rolling for paladin-seduction
Rolled 11>>26008734>lure them into the deep parts of the swamp and just let them sink.I like this!Also make some bolas/lassoweapons, truss them up and topple them. finish with canopener and crocteeth to the throat
>>26004218(14)Swamp Guardian Arzai's small warband makes it through the rest of forest to the hills with little incident, evading patrols and leaving few tracks. Upon cursory inspection, the human settlement appears to consist of a medium-sized village set at the base of a hill housing a mine shaft. The hill itself is robed in scaffolding and crawls with laborers hauling carts of stone from within its depths. A five foot wooden wall manned with crossbowmen encircles the town, though the gate is currently open. Black smoke drifts lazily toward the sky from within the walls, though you cannot make out the source. The Mining Town of Underhill>A. Overtake their defenses and slaughter the humans for Otimgo! >B. Attempt sabotage. >C. Attempt diplomacy. >D. Return to the spawning pool. >E. Your suggestion. Pick 1 action (we have less lizardfolk on hand):A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionIt's mid-September.Population: 112 (48 settlement, 26 warband, 38 hatchlings) Food: 1 turns' worth. (not quite self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26008798D) they have more numbers, stronger armor, and better weapons
>>26008798well, we'll need food either this turn or next. Now we might be able to get some food from the humans if we kill them all, but I don't know if we *can*. What does 'medium-sized' mean? My guess is that the Paladins are theirs, so now is the best time we could attack.So, (A) and (C) Gardens/(fish) Farming/Food
Rolled 66>>26008798>>B. Attempt sabotage. of some sorts... fire? you didn`t mention any watersource in the post, though there might be a well of some sorts.if fire is successful we raid the other side of town while they are occupied, kill/kidnap/steal shit. fuck with their morale, then run ito swamp
>>26008859>>26008855we should at least make some sort of attack/mischief while the paladins are out!i don`t care if we lose some lizards, we breed like rabbits. we need to use this to our advantage
>>26008841This. And on the way, observe the metal-meat paladins. We must know if we can ambush them. If we can, we must, and use their remains to intimidate the people of Underhill. And back home, we must improve our agriculture, so B is this ones vote
>>26008798>>26008859 and >B improve our agriculture
>>26008798lets wait till the hatchlings have grown up, we need the numerical advantage to even start to think about attacking
>>26008855Medium sized... say maybe, 200 villagers all told? This includes children, wives, miners, and soldiers. It's only a mining settlement. >mfw no idea how big a mining town actually is
>>26008905it's ok, I don't either. Suddenly that's a little bigger than I thought. Change >>26008855 to (B)
>>26008899we don`t need numbers to sabotage sum shit though, we must put some fear into them, and maybe get some loot or prisoners(food) out of it.OP! is the mine inside the city?could we fuck with it with little risk?
>>26008859Changing vote plan from go back to this-this. We mus sabatoge! Burn down their wall, but make it look like it was a fire of their own fool-minds. Do this at night, of course-course. We will cause a racket to one side, far from where the fire will be started, and then one brave scale-soul will light the fire. Yes-yes, is good plan
>>26008927The village is safely within the walls, but the mine itself is exposed. There are, however, sentries keeping a lookout for the miners during all working hours (you're basically challenging a higher roll to go unseen).
>>26008950create confuseset firecreate moar confusehope for less miner guardsfuck wit mine
>>26008798B. Improve settlement (which we really should vote on a name for) (11) In response to the growing number of hungry mouths to feed, the lizardfolk back at the spawning pool put together a few more floating garden plots. The lizardfolk will be self-sustaining again in late October. The Mining Town of UnderhillB. Sabotage (7) Brave though he may be, the Swamp Guardian is no fool. To take on a village with a warband this size would be a waste of Otimgo's warriors. Guerilla warfare, however, is not out of the question. The lizardmen slither out of hiding, belly-crawling under cover of darkness to approach the mining facility itself. Suddenly, one of the scouts is spotted by a human sentry, who takes a wild shot and yells for his comrades! You hear the humans shouting frantically to one another from over the hill and through the mining camp. Snap Decision (first response!) >A. Slaughter the humans for Otimgo! >B. Full retreat, as quickly as possible. >C. Scatter and regroup at home, sacrificing brave warriors to disguise our movement. >D. Attempt diplomacy. >E. Your suggestion. The HomefrontMeanwhile, at the settlement, a sentry picks at his eardrum, wondering if he really did just hear the rustling of metal on metal. His suspicions are confirmed when he scans his approach and sees six ironclad paladins trudging through the marsh toward the settlement's defenses! They're moving rather methodically due to the adverse terrain. >A. All hands (claws?) take defensive positions on the palisades! >B. Arm up and sally out to meet the threat! >C. Attempt diplomacy! >D. Abandon all hope, flee! >E. Your suggestion.
first is there a river we could pull some act like gators in. if we don't look close enough to gators then could we kill some and wear the skin to hide in plane sight. secondly i like >>26008969, >>26008932, >>26008878, >>26008859.also i agree with>>26008855i also vote for (C) Gardens/(fish) Farming/Food
Bump.Also, we need our home to look like this. Just Sayin'.
>>26009155>A. Slaughter the humans for Otimgo! fuck.it (what happened to the fire distraction?)>C. Attempt diplomacy! trick the goodytwoshoes, make an agreement while our raiders ravage the human settlement
>>26009155E) Scatter and regroup near the mining town. Attempt to sabotage after alarm has died down (did they see the whole party or just one scout?)As for our village, I dunno, I'd say B). We dont have any ranged weaponry to defend ourselves anyway.
>>26009155(A) and (E) try to lead them into deep water and make them sink
>>26009155A Otimgo demands human headsE mire the heavily armored shiny ones in deep mud. Watch them drown.
Combination of A and E. Take defensive positions, to try and drown them.
>>26009216>>26009251>>26009263this, I doubt they can swimming in all that armor
>>26009364if we survive this turn, we shoul dig an "invisible" moat around our base, will be near impossible to spot here in da swamp
>>26009155first plan is E.>>26009198 if only one scout was seen the others need to hide, while the one that was seen needs to rush at the mine and try to kill miners. if all were seen go to second plan.second plan A. but fight smart get them as close to the swamp as we can. we can move through water easy while they are hampered.>>26009216at home i sayE. i support this plan use the swamp pull some gator tricks move ten lizards towards at least waist deep water, move the rest to hit them under water. while the ten make a lot of noise praising the dragon god wavering around the stolen axes and praising the strength it gave them to take the lumber camp. if they are too close then make them head towards mud>>26009164back to my questions river is there one, if there is how big? can we take alligator skins as camouflage or could we act like them enough that humans would fall for it.
>>26009390it could also double as a turtle/gator farm
>>26009427me like dis!moat/gatorfarm
>>26009155Drown-kill the metal-meat! Slide under the water, and grab them by their iron-shod feet. Glory to Orziliken, our Home, and to mighty Otimogo!
>>26009180Snap Decision (17)>A. Slaughter the humans for Otimgo! Bloodlust boils in Arzai's cold blood, and a fit of rage overtakes the lizard warrior. Catching a bolt on his shield, the Swamp Guardian screams, "Slaughter the humans in the name of Otimgo!" "Otimgo!" cries the warband in unison, before charging in serpentine pattern. Six sentries desperately unload their crossbows into the fast-approaching lizards, but only two go down before they're splattered all over the scaffolding by the wicked macahuitl. Roused by the shedding of warm blood, the lizardfolk race down the hill toward the village, snapping their jaws in anticipation. A gruesome battle takes place within the walls of the town, and though the town militia is caught off guard by their enemy's savagery, they rally and acquit themselves admirably, driving the warband back (25 human casualties, 9 lizard casualties). The 15 remaining lizards lick their wounds and return to the settlement. The HomefrontE. (19) Thinking quickly, the former tactician Tarakanov leads his lizard warriors out through the gates to meet the invaders. The paladins shout and brandish their weapons at the lizardfolk as they approach, but the lizards keep their distance and encircle them, teasing them into deeper and deeper waters. Suddenly, one of them is grabbed from below and disappears under the water, never to be seen again! Five more lizards attempt the same, but the quick thinking captain of the humans illuminates the water with a spell, allowing her companions to smash the ambushers with boot and mace. "Otimgo is surely watching, faithful ones!" cries the Dragon Priest. "Show him we are worthy of his benificence!" Twenty warriors engage the remaining paladins, with spear and macahuitl, from above and below. The fight goes surprisingly well, and at the end of it all, four paladins are taking mud naps, one lies unconscious and battered, and only fourteen lizardmen were killed in the fight.
>>26009488Kinda wondering what would've happened, if we'd have rolled a 20 on the first one (25 lizardmen waltzing down a whole town - a sight for the mighty Otimogo indeed).
>>26009488we will bring the surviving paladin to be judged by our dragon-god!it is nice offering
>>26009488Is not best-good outcome. Cannot risk another fight after we finish Underhill till we have at least two more spawnings. Salvage the human-meat. Take their metal-skin and perserve it from the waters. Eat their flesh, but keep their bones. We shall parade their armor and bones before Underhill, and give the town the option of tribute or death. Yes-yes, they shall give metal or blood, both will surely please Otmigo.
>>26009488Spoils of WarSeven lizards remain to gather the spoils of war and return to the spawning pool. Pick any 2>A. Full-plate armor (for humans)>B. Five magical weapons>C. Human prisoner>D. Five paladin corpsesIt's late September. Pick 1 action (we have less lizardfolk on hand):A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionPopulation: (49 settlement, 38 hatchlings) Food: 1/2 turns' worth. (not quite self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26009542magic weapons and plate armor
>>26009542>B. Five magical weapons>C. Human prisonerweapons for us, prisoner for dragonE. send small party with prisoner to the dragon, the rest digs a moat
>>2600954Spoils: B) and C) Gotta get some interrogation in there.As for action: A) Fishing for some sweet, sweet turtle meat!
>>26009542magic weapons and prisoner, the armor slow down whoever wore ithunt for food
>>26009542A and B We need that armour and weapons.
>>26009558also, A) hunt/gather
>>26009515>>26009530>>26009534You guys are breaking my combos >:c But you're reading my mind, so your votes count all the same. c:>>26009515Hehe, if it'd come up a 20, the town morale would've broken after a particularly savage raid and they would've surrendered/run for the... hills... figuratively.
>>26009576Pff, that wouldn't've been sufficient.Lizardfolk would've evolved to dragonforms. I'm sure of it!
>>26009576are we selfsufficient with food now? don`t remember the exact date you mentioned.we have less mouths to feed anyhow
>>26009542The human prisoner should be stripped of his metal and brought to glorious OtimgoLikewise the corpses of the human fools will please our godMeanwhile we must hunt for food
>>26009600you're absolutely right, we are! disregard last post about being not quite self-sustaining, the lizards are now harvesting regular veggies and lake critters.
>>26009542>>26009542We don't want to drown ourselves, so B and C.If we don't need the food, let's tech. WeaponsWeaponsWeaponsWeapons.
>>26009636we tech so slow, it`s terrible... steal tech instead. maybe dragon-god have surprise for us if we bring him the paladin sacrifice
>>26009657True! Switch that vote to (E) steal tech from the mining village.
>>26009542Spoils of War (B, C) The victorious lizardmen ditch their macahuitl and belt the powerful magic weapons of the paladins. Perfectly balanced, eternally spotless, and possessing an uncanny tendency to separate a lizard's head from his body (demonstrated several times), the vorpal blades will serve well in the arms of Otimgo's warriors. At Tarakanov's command, the lizards haul the human captain back to the settlement, wrists and ankles tightly bound by sinew. I think we're tied between teching and hunting for food, tiebreaker? It's still late September.
>>26009676village is still free, soon we will bring our lord the women&children from Underhill
>>26009702none!get prisoner to dragon(and raid village again)
>>26009702Since we are supposed to be self-sustaining, I'd go with tech.
Where can I find the rules for the civ game?
>>26009743Rules? The pic in the OP are the different races. Apart from that, the GM gives you choices and rolls on the success of them. Choices are decided by majority vote.
>>26009743we discuss and vote, op does the rest
>>26009731Study-learn magic blades. If we can endow simple weapons of our own with basic enchantments, we will make up for our currently low numbers. Yes-yes. And bring the prisoner to Otmigo, after intterogation. We must tell our lord we are too few to take on the settlement on our own without leaving our home Oziliken, unguarded. If Otmigo is truly mighty, can he not show us he will care for us even as we serve him? We will not serve an abusive, uncaring master, no-no
C. (12)The lizardmen once again turn their minds toward technology that can improve how they fare in times of war. Seeing that the humans have ingeniously supplemented their squishy, pink bellies with leather and metal carapaces not unlike those of the hated insectoid, the lizardmen set out to devise their own body armor. Though crude and improvised for lack of ability to gather better resources, the new crocodile hide armor will provide an extra layer of protection to the lizards' weak points. It's early October. Pick 1 action (we have less lizardfolk on hand):A. Scavenge/hunt for food.B. Try to improve settlement. C. Research technology (1/2 speed)D. Scout the area (N,E,S,W)E. Your SuggestionFree Action (Pick one): A. Escort the prisoner to Otimgo as an offering. B. Interrogate the prisoner, using perfectly humane methods. C. Erect a cage to hold the prisoner for now. D. Your suggestion. Population: 88 (49 settlement, 38 hatchlings, 1 prisoner) Food: 1 turns' worth. (self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).>>26009743I have no clue, man. Lol I'm making this up as I go along, based on some others I've played. I'd really like to see sauce myself.
>>26009702i vote for tech for >>26009731 reasons
>>26009830>B. Try to improve settlement.dig moat(double as croc-farm)A. Escort the prisoner to Otimgo as an offering. Otimgo will get the truth out of him!
>>26009830Dig-dig moat-lake. Hide it with lots of plants. Yes-yes.And interrogate. We must learn-know things before Otmigo eats metal-meat
>>26009855ok ill change my offering to interrogate!primary info is How Much Moar Army do the humans have? can we annhilate them now, and steal all their tech, and in addition please Dragon-God
>>26009830B) we need to keep warm during winter, Beaver lodge to house the hatchlings
>>26009885We live in swamp-place. Is warm-all year. No need work on lodging for long-time, only need lodging for lots-many when we have many spawnings with no fights.
>>26009877The warband has killed 31 of 200 initial humans. Their morale is shaken, but holding.
>>26009900we have killed 31 of their fighting stock, i wonder how many more trained warriors they have. women, children and old are just cannonfodder
>>26009898The swamp will get colder during the winter, which will have an adverse affect on operations. It might not be a bad idea to have insulated dwellings by then.
Improve the settlement for winter. I'm assuming we are going to get snow?Obviously take the paladin straight to Otimbo. Question him during the 10 day hike there. I would keep the travel party well protected.
>>26009830A the prisoner belongs to Otimgo!B improve settlement with shelter from winter
Tiebreaker, build moat or build beaver lodge? Natural 20 will get you both anyway.
This one bows to the will of the others, and changes vote. Make big home, on edge of Oziliken. Tall, two or three lizardheights above water, but four or five below water, yes-yes.
>>26009963moat this turn, lodge next turn. We might have the humans on the run, but we've lost a bunch of warriors. And we don't know who else is out there (insects, old lizard tribe, more humans, etc). Also, we might be breaking even with food, but it'd be nice to have a surplus.
>>26009830D. Scout for a human counter attack maybe they like this captainD. Otimgo clearly said he wanted women and children not Men i say we interrogate him and remove him of his thumbs so long as we can guarantee he doesn't die to infection from us doing so.
>>26009850i agree with moat/gator-farmbut i say B then Afirst the hide armor how camouflagey is it could we swim in it and be mistaken for gators, second do they have gator head helmets?
>>26009830Can we send a single scout and still build? a Moat or better lodges?
>>26009974>>26009984B. (16) The brood of the dragon cult requires more housing, especially with the cold season at hand. Lizard engineers draft plans in the mud for a large and ambitious project, a lodge capable of housing a hundred sleeping lizardfolk! Forest is clear-cut for the task, and work begins on shaping the required lengths for the project. In a month, the longhouse will be ready. Oziliken is beginning to get a bit cramped for space, and will need to expand to improve it's infrastructure. The Wandering OrcA wandering orc in haggard robes approaches the camp and greets the sentries, asking for food and shelter for the night. >A. Let him in, shelter him for the night. >B. Send him off with food and clean water. >C. Offer his beating heart to Otimgo! >D. Your suggestion. It's mid-October. Pick one action (we have less lizardfolk on hand): A. Scavenge/hunt for food. B. Research technology (1/2 speed)C. Scout the area (choose)D. Lizard orgy? (Enough surplus food to lay another clutch of eggs)E. Your suggestion. Population: 88 (49 settlement, 38 hatchlings, 1 prisoner) Food: 2 turns' worth. (self-sustaining, +1 per turn)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26010123>>A. Let him in, shelter him for the night.if he tell us his tale, also keep ten eyes on him and scout the vicinity for more of his kindE. Your suggestion. dig moat, orgies in the evening
>>26010100It's improvised, so some armor will be solid gator-camo, while some won't. Everyone gets gator-head helmets.
>>26010123D. Inquire about his identity and if he isn't too much of a threat show that you are less racist then the humans.D. Moar babies
>>26010123Orc: A), sounds a bit like a Shaman, could use some information/trade/diplomacy.I'd say we need a surplus of food for winter, so A)
>>26010123A turn the orc to the worship of our glorious dragon god Otimgo.D never pass up a good orgy.
>>26010123(A) for the orc, diplomacy like crazy.Will the Lodge be done no matter what? If not, finish that. If it will, orgy. We need more troops. Speaking of which, how are the hatchlings doing?
>>26010123Let him in, ask him what he is doing and if can offer to teach us magic (wandering old orc? Has to be magical shaman-meat)Also LIZARD-ORGY FOR OTIMGO
>>26010123A) we are civilized lizardpeopleD) the hatchlings will be adults soon
>>26010161it's an ongoing project, with dedicated a dedicated working party. You don't have to keep improving it, which is why it isn't an option for now
>>26010123A. Let him in, shelter him for the nightD lizard orgy
>>26010145not just tell us his tale, teach us somethinggator moat or orgy either is fine with me
>>26010123A LET HIM INA Hunt for Food
if the orc is going to be staying with us are you sure it's the best time for an orgy?
>>26010123The Orc is a Human trick, send him away!B.
>>26010284Every time is the best time for an Orgy
>>26010284Yes. Let him join in if he likes.Also keep two veterans at his sides at all times to make sure he doesen't do anything sneaky
>>26010284It is NEVER a bad time for an orgy. Never.
>>26010312>Let him join in if he likes.No, we don't need half-orcs at this time, half dragons would be okay on the other hand.
>>26010335half orcs may help us with orc diplomacy
>>26010123The Wandering OrcA. (20!) Dragon Priest Tarakanov arrives at the gate to personally invite the guest into his humble lizardhome. "Evil" races have to stick together, after all, don't they? Barbatus and the Dragon Priest trade war stories through the night, and it turns out the orc was quite the sorcerer in his day. Having fought through campaigns on several continents against the dwarves and elves, the sorcerer became disillusioned with it all and abandoned society, preferring to live a solitary life and speaking only for himself. Before he departs in the morning, Barbatus scribes several magical scrolls for the lizardmen to use in their quest to please Otimgo. (Fireball, Summon Fire Elemental)D. Lizard Orgy! All this bloodletting, hard labour and serving Otimgo has given the lizardfolk of Oziliken both a lot of stress and a major hardon. The spawning pool lies empty, and food is plentiful, so for three days the lizardfolk do nothing but procreate, resulting in a clutch of 32 eggs (which will hatch in Spring). It's not quite late October yet, the prisoner is still about to be offered to Otimgo, next post.
>>26010335But aren't orcs Naturally strong warriors wouldn't lizard orcs hybrids be a good thing? I'm pretty sure that they would help us kill all the Filthy racist humans.
>>26010349The prisoner will offend him he asked for women and children not men
>>26010377Ah, but we could easily lose our better swimming ability, I was around for the first civ game, where humans ended up being half-dwarf/naga/demon/dragonfolk and I think elf too.The end result was something completely different from the start.>>26010396Ah but a great and mighty warrior as a sacrifice to show off our strength to the mighty Otimgo, that should earn us some browny points.
>>26010396it is their mightiest warior/paladin, sacrifice is guud
>>26010412True but most half breeds for instance the mule or Liger are infertile but i see your pointWAIT by scrolling up i see that Otigmo asked us to take the HEADS of their warriors so i say we decorate it within sight distance to the mouth of his cave but not too close as too annoy him
>>26010349I suggest we make it customary for warriors to take the heads of enemies also add a hook made of stone or wood to their belts(if they have any if not make them) specifically for holding heads and each warrior should they fell an enemy should take back at least one headhopefully if we practice this enough it will become so second nature that we wont even need to spend a action to collect heads
>>26010467We should also practice fast knot tying so if the enemy has hair we can tie their hair to our belts or head hooks to keep the skull intact
>>26010349Next time we have free warriors we should train the best of them to become swamp hunters who cover themselves in mud and spend their free time exploring the swamp so we can have a sort of stealth unit that can hunt humans like animals and take many heads (we are going to be predators)
>>26010349The Dragon Priest and a heavily armed escort of six cultists travel the beaten path through the woods to Otimgo's lair. The paladin captive doesn't struggle much along the way, though her eyes widen when she sees the mouth of the cave and smells the stench of acid within. "You return, whelp!" cries Otimgo, surfacing violently from a pool in his cavern, "And you bring me a single human captive! Am I to assume then, that there are another fifty strung up outside my lair, ready to be delivered?" "N-no, your scaliness," begins the nervous Dragon Priest, "The campaign against Underhill continues, though we have struck a blow against them. We come to you today to offer this mighty human warrior in sacrifice to you, great Otimgo, one of six your faithful slew in glorious battle!" With that, the escort roughly cuts loose the paladin and shoves her into the presence of the dragon. "Come on then, foul beast," she cries, balling her fists and beginning to radiate with holy magic, "Outmatched I may be, but I won't die here without leaving you a souvenir!" She conjures up a golden hammer of pure energy and charges at Otimgo, who casually flicks her into the water with a claw. "A paladin, hmm?" He muses. "A most impressive haul, for a pack of delusional geckos. Your god is pleased, make no mistake, lizard priest." The paladin rises from the water, dazed and reeling. The dragon's eyes narrow into slits and he turns to her. "But first," he says, making arcane gestures with his claws, "I do so hate paladins." He casts his spell, and the paladin screams as she's transfigured into a half-dragon! "Witness the power of a god!" roars the dragon. "Crush the remaining humans and you shall have this power!" Bowing ceaselessly, the dragon cult backs out of the cave and returns to Oziliken.
>>26010555It's late October. OzilikenPick one action (we have less lizardfolk on hand): A. Scavenge/hunt for food. B. Research technology (1/2 speed)C. Scout the area (choose)D. Assemble a raiding party to attack the humans. E. Your suggestion. Population: 87 (49 settlement, 38 hatchlings, 32 eggs)Food: 1 turns' worth. (self-sustaining, +1 per turn)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards)Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden).
>>26010555Dragonform. I KNEW it!>>26010573B) We really need to get more people into our little village. Until then, research some food production or something. Can we research magic?
>>26010555Well i was wrong didn't know the paladin was a shei still say we take the heads of all their men
>>26010599yes we should probably start working on that after all this time.>>26010573hasn't the long house been completed?
>>26010573scout the humans to see what theyre up to
>>26010573Continue the construction of the great lodge also make that croc farm for leather and meat
>>26010611You can study the scrolls as an action, and one of your more adept lizards will become a mage. In most cases you need relations with a race gifted with magic or to get lucky and meet a talented individual. >>26010622nah, it'll be done mid-November.
>>26010661That settles it. Magic lizardfolk, Go Go Dragonform! A sight to behold.In case that wasn't clear enough, B) Magic
>>26010573E: Study scrolls E: Croc Farm
>>26010661Do scrolls teach the spell or are they a one time cast thing?
>>26010573E. Build a moat/crocodile farm (11)The lizardmen have no trouble digging out a deep trench with their powerful claws. They find little difficulty in channeling water into it. They even devise a method of covering the moat with dead foliage to hide it somewhat. But when it comes time to relocate the larger crocodiles into their new home, several mishaps claim the lives of 3 lizardmen. The moat is completed, at cost. OzilikenPick one action (we have less lizardfolk on hand): A. Scavenge/hunt for food. B. Research technology (1/2 speed)C. Scout the area (choose)D. Assemble a raiding party to attack the humans. E. Your suggestion. Population: 84 (46 settlement, 38 hatchlings, 32 eggs)Food: 2 turns' worth. (self-sustaining, +1 per turn)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards), crocodile farm. Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor, magic scrolls. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden), crocodile moat.
>>26010573Study scrolls. Become fire summoning lizardmen. Destroy humans in spring.
>>26010689Studying the scrolls teaches the spell for good, but they're a one time use.
>>26010573what happened to half-dragon?>>26010599i agree, but magic would be more useful right now so i vote study scolls
>>26010732P.S. It's early November!
>>26010744In Otimgo's lair, last you saw her. I also miiiight have messed something up... wait nope, the hatchlings are all grown up next turn.
>>26010750is there a way to copy the scolls and make more??
>>26010732study scrolls!how long till our young are grown up?
>>26010773Only a mage who knows how to scribe scrolls can. :I
>>26010732Pfff, study magic obviously.Also, did we succeed with getting crocs into the moat? Or did we simply lose a couple of guys for nothing?
>>26010742have EVERYONE study the summon fire elemental it has the potential to double our army for short periods the other scrolls can come later STUDY THAT FIRE ELEMENTAL have only one person cast it at a time thou just in case it is summoned unbound to our whimsAlso could we send a small scouting party our like say 3 lizardmen to find the orc and offer him food and lodgings in exchange for teaching the spell to a few promising lizardmen
>>26010798It did work, we do have a crocodile moat/farm, a few guys were eaten in the process.
>>26010750Can we expend an action to finish big-home now? If so, do it. If not, prepare more macqhuitals and javelins as an E suggestion. We must not be unarmed when we assault underhill. Also, we must train the hatchlings, some will need to come with us, and others will help guard our home
>>26010744i still vote for magicits not a problem right now but i think we stopped bumping >>26010800study it but don't cast it till we attack the city it will be useful in the battle
>>26010859What if we summon unbound elementals that kill us? if we can learn the spell we would become much more powerfull
>>26010732Have our Dragon Priest learn the spells so that he may accompany us on our next raid
>>26010732The longhouse is completed at last, and just in time for the impending arrival of winter. The hatchlings are now full grown lizardmen... they grow up so fast! ;; 38 untrained lizardmen are now ready to take on their duties in the service of the right and true god of lizardkind, Otimgo. E. The entire cult is rallied and tested extensively for magical talent for ten days. At last, two promising mages are discovered: a young adult named Lemprai, and a hardened warrior known as Gyandat (thank you, captcha). With the aid of Barbatus the Sorcerer's experience-infused scrolls, Lemprai learns to cast Fireball and Gyandat learns to conjure a fire elemental. It's mid-November. OzilikenPick any 2 actions:A. Scavenge/hunt for food. B. Research technology (1/2 speed)C. Scout the area (choose)D. Assemble a raiding party to attack the humans. E. Expand the settlement. F. Your suggestion. Population: 84 (84 lizardmen, 32 eggs) (this number's probably fucked up)Food: 2.5 turns' worth. (self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards), crocodile farm, longhouse (houses 100). Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Magic: Lemprai (Fireball), Gyandat (Conjure Fire Elemental)Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden), crocodile moat.
>>26010995D, with our new magic we just might be able to hurt the human town.B.
>>26010995>D. Assemble a raiding party to attack the humans.>E. Train magic
>>26010995C. Scout humansF. Train Swamp Hunters to be a mud covered scout group
>>26010859>its not a problem right now but i think we stopped bumpingMm, I'll rearchive this thread after the next set of votes and carry it on in a new thread.
>>26010995No raiding just yet, it's winter + a lot of our lizardmen are untrained. I say, train magic + train warriors.
E. Train the new brood in combatE. Begin making macuahuitls and armor, enough to outfit the new warband
>>26011043E. Train warriorsE. train magic users
>>26010995>>26011051AgreedE, train the new brood for combatE make weapons and armor for them
>>26010995im changing my vote because its winterC. Scout humansF. train warriors from the untrained
>>26011084>>26011051lets get them outfitted this turn so that next turn we can over run them
>>26010995E, E (training, and more training) E. (train warriors) (14) The old brood, veteran warriors and survivors of both the insect incursion and the High Priests' inquisition, have their work cut out for them teaching the new brood the ways of war. Through teaching the young, the veterans learn a thing or two themselves. A greater, more effective warband can now be mustered when necessary. E. (Magic) (9)Lemprai the young mage takes his sweet time mastering the Fireball spell. It's draining work, casting a spell, but after some practice, and an accidental airburst that fortunately didn't kill anyone, he figures he can cast Fireball reliably once an encounter. Gyandat has a bit more trouble perfecting his Fire Elemental spell, and is still conjuring unreliably (difficult roll to successfully summon). OzilikenPopulation: 84 (84 lizardmen, 32 eggs)Food: 2.5 turns' worth. (self-sustaining)Infrastructure: Spawning pool, expanded floating gardens, fisheries, 4 wooden huts (houses 20 lizards), crocodile farm, longhouse (houses 100). Weapons & Armor: Bamboo spears, stone tipped javelins, hide shields, iron axes, macahuitl, vorpal swords, hide armor. Tech: Wood Working, Mixed Unit Tactics, Agriculture, Fisheries, Body Armor. Magic: Lemprai (Fireball), Gyandat (Conjure Fire Elemental)Defenses: Sturdy palisade (wooden), spiked barricades (wooden), crocodile moat.(And with that, I think I'll be archiving this and starting a new thread to continue the Cult of Otimgo quest c:)
>>26011221Train Gyandat and scout the humans.
>>26011221When can we expect the new thread?
>>26011249it is winter, we die in the cold.let`s hold off scouting until the spring comes.we can spend the winter training and breeding
>>26011281True but maybe they know of our weakness we should at least have sentries
>>26011281Agreed. The winter is going to be hard, and we need as many people as we can muster to be at home helping us get through it. The humans don't know where we live, so it's doubtful they'll come searching for us in some kind of revenge mission. The next brood is set to hatch in the spring, so we can perhaps wait until they mature so we can attack with even more numbers in the summer. Or, we can just simply attack as soon as winter is over.
>>26011264it's up! >>26011441