Current season: Late AutumnTemperature: 18 degrees CPopulation: 70 Ogres>Food: a big pile of rotting sheep carcasses, some goats milk and cheese, and giant spider legs for use as meat straws.>Livestock: a big family of trolls, you also have some goats, and some sheep, in large supply.>Leader: Togg War-Dancer>Structures: You have large pens for your domesticated animals inbetween the hills, and you have a cave next to them, in the base of your original hill. Within it, is plenty of stune furniture etc) You also have primitive stone buildings dotted across the hillside. >Unlocked Tech/culture/etc: reading, writing, stone tools, ranching, dance, music, religion of Togg (god of mirth, dancing etc) and his elven wife (goddess of fertility and nature), you can speak, read, and write elvish. You have also invented the war dance, and masonry. >Knowledge of the world: You have learned that only the thinking races of the world are known to interbreed, and only then within their own animal groups (mammals with mammals, reptiles with reptiles, etc). You have also learned almost everything there is to know about elves and their history. You know that troll tusks grow back if pulled out.>Diplomatic relations: You are now allied with Fairtheoirínacnoic, (The ogres prefer to call it just 'fairth') an elven outpost belonging to the Aramallessi, or Wood Elves. >Morale: Medium-high, your old leader died, but you also had your first battle and emerged victorious>Weapons and tools: You have tools and weapons made of stone, but your tribe prefers its clubs with troll tusks imbedded in them.>Resources: there are great masses of sheep and goats in the hills, and you have a great stockpile of wood and meat.Each turn is usually a month, or the actions that happen within in a month.>You have one action (1d20) and one idea (1d100) and one study (1d12) per turn.>currently writing up the last idea roll from the last thread.
>>37705917Strange orange deposits were found during the expansion of the cave, and Hemm, now old and frail, had to get some of the younger Ogres to help pull it out from the stone. She quickly observed that it was hard, and would make good tools and weapons, if it could be shaped.It was days and days before they realised that it obeyed the craftsmans hammers so much more readily when it was heated. And soon, crude and primitive spearheads were made, as well as bronze tools, to better shape the stone that was used to build homes. >New turn>One action, one idea, one study
Make axes and armor out of the Bronze. We're gonna need it in case those lizard boys come back.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>37706184The fifth time I try posting this and I forget the roll.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37706076action: start writing everything new we do down (i think that should be a prerequisite for beginning real studies, we have to start looking into science some day now that we left the stone age)this should be done in an organized way with special people responsible and special places where we store our knowledge (written on wood planks at the moment i think)in other words: build very primitive library
>>37706227You could turn this into an idea roll to develop ways of keeping our history, instead of just building a library and we wouldn't know what to do with it, so roll it again, and I'll support.
>>37706279>>37706227Its probably best to do an idea roll for developing ways to keep history. You already know how to read and write, after all.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>37706292here you go!
>>37706292>Ogres>Books for history>Ogres do tribal dancingWhat no Oral History Traditions? Let the stories and dances tell the tale!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37705917Start creating tools for mining
>>37706340stone age is over, we seriously have to develop some culture. dont forget we probably have a hostile civ nearby.also, writing stuff down does not prevent us from dancing and talking.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>37706434supporting (perhaps we might be able to equip some dudes with metal armour some day)
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>37705917study shiny rocks
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>37705917Start negotiating a trade between your allies
Rolled 7 (1d12)>>37706076Study: Orange deposits.
>>37705917>>Livestock: a big family of trolls, you also have some goats, and some sheep, in large supply.The Sloths are missing>Unlocked Tech/culture/etc: reading, writing, stone tools, ranching, dance, music, religion of Togg (god of mirth, dancing etc) and his elven wife (goddess of fertility and nature), you can speak, read, and write elvish. You have also invented the war dance, and masonry. Our Wargod (Mabyrhaul mac Anréalta)(Son of Togg and his wife) (picture) is missing. We also know how to make Leather Armour out of the Sloths skins if I recall correct. >Weapons and tools: You have tools and weapons made of stone, but your tribe prefers its clubs with troll tusks imbedded in them.We have a half Troll with a huge Axe build out of a tree. Also, we should develop a cuisine because:>Through an in depth study of elven cuisine, you are able to recognise herbs and spices for seasoning, and know how and where to collect and apply them in cooking. >>I'm changing the way study works. If you succeed at a study, for something like this, it means that in the next turn, if you decide to spend an action on something related to something you have studied, it's an auto-success (though it is up to my discretion on a case by case basis). For example, next turn, if you roll an idea roll to improve your cuisine, it's automatically successful, and your people would then be known for their excellent foods etc.
>>37706727Sooo a focus mechanic. Study dat orange rock, learn its copper, get bright idea to turn it into usable shit like tools weapons and armor for example?
>>37706727Crap, knew I forgot stuff. Yeah, you have a small family of sloths, you can make leather armour out of sloth skin but you'll need to spend an action to fully outfit the tribe (as of now, Togg is the only one with the armour). After this action, your tribe will always be counted as wearing leather armour.And yeah, if you wanna roll an idea roll to implement cuisine, it auto-succeeds (you only roll in case of crit successin which case, I'll do something special).I forgot about Grunn the half troll for a moment there, but he IS a special case. I might start doing a pastepin for all this info, it's getting difficult to keep it all to one post.>>37706934The roll that got this originally intended for it to be bronze, but I guess that comes later when they start working on alloys.>writing for >>37706434 and >>37706466
>>37707043I'm pastebinning everyone of your posts in the old 2 threads right now...
>>37706434After tinkering with the newfound metal, more advanced tools are made using it, and with them, stonework becomes that much easier. In fact, primitive picaxes are made, and the ogres find themselves digging further and further underground with them, and the worries of housing the entire tribe, seem to be dissipating with them. As your knowledge of the metal advances, you notice that more elves have started dwelling within your tribe.>>37706466After studying the metal for a while, they notice that although it is red-orange in colour, when it is exposed to air it darkens to a brown color and if exposed to air and water, it becomes a blue-green colour. What this means is unknown to the ogres, but it is interesting nonetheless. It is also rather soft and malleable, making it a good building material.>>37707094>Ah! Thanks a lot!
>>37707309That would be copper alright. Now if we just had some tin bronze would be ours. Pretty sure the only thing better for as combat metals would be iron and steel.I'll be happy with copper though. Even basic metals are a boon right now.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>37707309Now that we have better use of the Metals, armor and axes.
>>37707377I'll back it and if I understand your rules right this ties into the metal study for a success automatically?Wish we had a heavier denser metal. We could make stupidly heavy mauls or clubs. They'd be pretty slow but have fun trying to survive a hit from a 15foot ogre.
>>37707377We're still waiting on the idea front, what's everybody wanting to do? You can roll for something, or you can auto-succeed at cuisine? Though you would still roll, just for my benefit really.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>37707498Cuisine time motherfucker.
>>37707574http://pastebin.com/53zs6SXMAnd Thread Numbero Dos.I requested an archivement of this thread already earlier...http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37705917/
The ogres, with their new understanding of flavour, spend hours of effort into constructing new and interesting foods. The spider-legs that so well fed the tribe generations ago, have almost gone, and word of mouth has built up a big reputation for their deliciousness. Ogre chefs have often expressed their desire to obtain more of such foods. Still, even with goat, sheep, and sloths to work with, they are capable of constructing foods that make any ogre drool upon seeing them. The secret ingedient? Vegetation. One of the main things the ogres learned from the elves was that you can't just eat meat, and in fact, the new foodstuffs are well loved by the ogres. Currently, they have it in low supply, as ogres have no agriculture of their own. Still, Ogre cuisine, though not terribly impressive to the elves, has been lauded by them as a great success, and that many other races would find their foods delicious.>elven superiority detectedNew turn.
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>37707309Study how to manipulate the metal.
>>37707828Idea: Add old Ogriff into the pantheon as the god of cooking.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>37707861*Olgruff Pork-Bellyforgot to roll
Rolled 3 (1d20)Send out the Half-Troll to scout out the land.
>>37707894poor Olgruff, seem's like some god really hates his cooking...
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>37707309Talk with elves for future trade
>>37707909poor Half-Troll, seem's like some god really hates his scouting...
Rolled 12 (1d100)Ideasmelting the ore
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>37707952Well, I'm gonna support your scouting, you're gonna support Olgruffs cooking. Deal?
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>37707977Okay.>>37707894FOR THE FIRST CHIEFTAIN.
>>37708156Nice, Olgruff should now be known as the God of Cooking, and protector of all horribly burned food!
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>37707894supporting
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>37707909supporting that one too!
btw, I was thinking about eracting some kind of Monument to our victory against the Lizards and our old Leader.
>>37707977Okay, where do you want him to scout? To the north-east, there's mountains, to the west, is the Tennir forest, all around you are rocky hills, and the south is unknown.>>37708156>writing
So what ARE the elves up to? They seem to be gathering in our camp for some reason. Either in fear of lizards or wanting to study us. It must be rare that ogres are smart enough to become cultured and peaceful or something. Well smartish. we're still dumb as a sack of hammers but we're SHINEY HAMMERS DAMMIT
>>37708317Ask Gal, He wanted him to scout, I'm just the wardbitch.
>>37708317Scout near the mountains, those lizardy fucks won't see em coming.
>>37708321We impressed them with our dancing.
>>37708321We will become the shiniest of dancing hammers one day my friend.Also, we have impressed them in the past, and we didn't even have to fight their most dangerous enemy when we showed up.So we are the big dumb guy following around the smart little guy, but they're actually following us around.Ya see?
>>37708405Also I still have the long term goal of breeding with the elves and forming a united cultural and religious Empire...
>>37708500Good lord man the mental images of how that would work... gah.Those poor elf men and their hips!
>>37708500Well, the half trolls are smaller, so why not half elven half trolls?>Never forget the big rock
>>37708551First we should try to make more half trolls and put them into moderate armour, they make good troops
>>37708601Maybe we should breed the half trolls with elves, maybe the ogres are causing the intelligence deficiency and the trolls provide the smart gene. Try both to be safe
>>37708633I don't think so, Trolls only care about Sticks. Our Half Troll is basically constantly caring around the biggest Stick he could find.
We should probably also look into ways to preserve food for worse times and start some agriculture
>>37708688So the Elf would negate the slow and dumb, so would we just have a slightly stronger human at the end?>Unless we added the rock
>>37708688Well, if you like trolls with sticks, you should come over to troll civ. I don't know if you've been there in the last thread without your name though, so apologies if you have.
>>37708703So, basically, Study Elven Argiculture on the next turn?
>>37708688Judging by our size we dont need anything but blunt weapons. For special cases we can even give him a big stick with some pointy edges (mace), this could actually quite devastating together with some armour and his regeneration.
>>37708735Yeah, then maybe preservation.I can't wait for our half troll to come back with an even bigger sticks.
>>37708720I switch my name around for these Threads.>>37708800Our Half-Troll carries around an Stone Axe, the size of a Tree. I don't think we need stuff like Swords, Maces, Clubs, Cannons and stuff like that is good, But Sharp Weapons aren't really our thing. >We actually won the last battle, simply by dancing at the enemy...
>>37708242Hiega likes telling stories. The story of her granddpa's final words have gone out of control, and most of the tribe now believes that at the end of his life, he grinned, and promised that the tribe will make the tastiest pork ever known, and that he will still be there to guide them, before ascending in a blaze of light.He is Olgruff Pork-Belly, father of Togg, and the patron deity of the Ogres, the god who personally led them to glory in their earliest days, the father of all Ogres, the god of a good meal, and protector of all food. >>37708360Grunn, though not the stealthiest of people, had the benefit of being short, and also for possibly being mistaken for a rather large troll. He stalks near the mountains, watching for signs of Jhirahk activity. He spied nothing at first, but when he neared the old cattle pen, from which Hiega had stolen from many years ago, he notices a small cave in the mountainside. Climbing a particularly sturdy tree nearby, he waits, and listens, eventually seeing some Jhirahk warriors emerge. They speak in a strange language."... Elwe het daarin geslaag om te wen oor die wendigo , maar die criz'a het daarin geslaag om hulself geheel te hou." One speaks, whilst the other one nods somberly."Ek is bly ten minste een kultuur sy eie bly , was daar hoop vir die mensvreters in die weste , maar die Aramallessi verskyn het hul kultuur reeds geïnfiltreer . Hopelik kan hulle bevry word sodra die Kor Sallasse arriveer ."He watched as they turned a corner, and disappeared. Following them, he came to an intriguing site. There was a large dragon's skull displayed over a much larger cave entrance, and there were many smaller caves littered all over the mountainside. From here, he also had a view down a valley... and there were caves everywhere. Every mountain had a cave in it, somewhere. No wonder the elves had never managed to exterminate the Jhirahk.>New turn, wat do?
>>37708898Yeah, sharp weapons will tend to become blunt way too fast when swung by an ogre
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37708915Well, now that we know these mofos have a crap ton of them, we're gonna need a bigger boat.Axes and Armor, if I may.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>37708915>"... Elwe het daarin geslaag om te wen oor die wendigo , maar die criz'a het daarin geslaag om hulself geheel te hou." One speaks, whilst the other one nods somberly."Ek is bly ten minste een kultuur sy eie bly , was daar hoop vir die mensvreters in die weste , maar die Aramallessi verskyn het hul kultuur reeds geïnfiltreer . Hopelik kan hulle bevry word sodra die Kor Sallasse arriveer ."We're fucked, they're dutch or dansk!Action: Grunn should scout the Sea.
>>37708915Btw, even if you make the elves evil, I won't change my long term goal!
>>37709052Oh... Well... Sure thing.
>>37709002Dont know the language but i think they are talking about cannibals (probably us) and about some infiltration?
>>37709002I know a wendigo is a spooky creature, and they used the names of the Elves, I think? Maybe they call us the Kor Sallasse?
>>37709052Well.... okay, have fun with that I guess? Will be difficult considering you can't breed outside of your animal group, and trolls are marsupials, and elves are not.
>>37709388*Ogres, not trollsthough trolls ARE marsupials as well
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>37708915Well, in theory, we could try to talk to them with interpretorical dancing...As we still need to study something:Study: Elven Agriculture >>37709120Well, I feel like following a long term plan, as stupid as it may be, is a good way of not ending up in a chaotic mess.>>37709279They're talking about something like we are infiltraded by the elves and that they want to free us when the Kor Sallasse arrive...>>37709371mensvreter = Menschenfresser = Man Eaters = probably us>>37709388Are we allowed to actually translate it, or do you want to keep the message a secret, only so there is some spoken language?
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>37709418Let him have his dream.Also, research better masonry, we're gonna need more housing, and better housing.>>37709465I purposely didn't try to translate it, that would ruin the immersion.
>>37709465"Free us?" Thats a odd way of putting it...Hmm looks like interesting choices ahead for the tribe. We have two powers wanting our support and fully understanding how powerful a pack of intelligent ogres can be.
>>37709465Feel free to translate if you wish, but do not post the translation, as it may spoil immersion for others.>>37709488You already have masonry.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>37709514Ah, so we wouldn't need to improve it?Alright, learn Agriculture from the Elves.
>>37709510>"Free us?" Thats a odd way of putting it...They probably want to bring us Democracy...>>37709514Okay. Sorry.
>>37709595We don't need Democracy when we have dance.
Or, if you do wish to post it, spoiler it, forgot we could do that now.
You know I forget. What/who are the Jhirahk again?
>>37709650Fire breathing lizard dudes, who also have extremely tough rocky hides.
>>37709638We can?>>37709628Well, I would say, we send an Ogre to do an Interpretatory Dance that says: Teach us your language or something like that...>>37709650Dragon Lizard Man Thingies
>>37709697>>37709707Not the type to be easily intimidated then...But.>Elves moving into the cave network slowly>Elves seem to have bizarre level of commitment to wanting to help us>They're likely to die if the leezards don't have us to deal with.>They respect/fear us we literally danced so hard they ran screaming like bitches. They want that sort of mojo on their side now and think we're being brainwashed by knife eared bastards.The plot thickens...
>>37709791Yeah, sucks for lizard guys, they don't have any dancing Gods in our pantheon.Elves do.Soyeah
>>37709565The elves have long grown their own foods; fruits, grains, vegetables. And by closely working with the elves, the tribesmen have managed to replicate their work, partially. Only certains foods will, do however, to satisfy a 15ft tall ogre, and much of the space between the hills has now been taken up with farmland, where you grow great, hard vegetables, full of delicious nutrients. You turn fruits into juice, as they are barely a snack to your huge people. Soon, your tribe has a great addition to its cuisine.>Agriculture acquired, giving your people much greater health with addition of green foods to their diet. Your population increases by 50%, making your tribe now 105 ogres strong.>>37709650Pic related>bloody computer, this was ready to post ten minutes ago, then firefox decided to crap out on me
>>37709846I'm half tempted to hear them out. Hell we might accidentally a alliance of elves lizards and ogres if we're lucky/play the cards right.We'd have to stop their blood feud first though and I don't have a clue on it.
>>37710171Well, we should make an ambassador squad of dancers.Next time Lizard guys come by, we interpret through dancing the shit out of them.
>>37710088>You turn fruits into juice, as they are barely a snack to your huge people. Soon, your tribe has a great addition to its cuisine.I would like to develop Fruitwine out of that. Dancing Drunk is best Dancing.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>37710307This might be a culture bonus, right?Research wines and better drinks.I bet Ogres could make a mean Cider.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>37710340Probably, Wine and Alcohol was always an important part of culture as it helps to socialize. Also we will be able to drink everyone under the table!
>>37710372I know, we challenge the lizard guys to a drinking contest.>I'd laugh since they breathe fire that our drinks would make it better.
>>37710372Our mugs are so big we could literally dunk elves in it I bet. let alone the kegs/pots!
>>37710088What about:>>37709002>Action: Grunn should scout the Sea.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>37710456Sure why not I'll support.
Rolled 2 (1d12)We still need to study something. Study: How do elves keep their food fresh for a long time?Could we use Study as a form of Scouting? Something like Study the lake in the west or so?
Rolled 6 (1d20)Would anyone here like to join troll civilization?Also supporting sea scouting, naval advantage is imoortant
>>37710772If you ask, just post the link, I'm to lazy to search for myself...>SeaOh fuck, I meant to say Lake!
>>37710849Crap, I forgot it>>37707148Here ya go
>>37710849I'm already there, it's very early still.
Novice, don't die please
Hey guys, sorry, but I think I'm gonna have to bail. It's taken me like an hour to just write this, my internets bugging out like crazy, I have to press a key, then wait for it to spend 5 minutes frozen before I can do anything. I'll shut down my laptop, and try again in the morning, it's 2am here, i dunno if any of you will still be here in 8 hours or so, hell, I dunno if the thread will be, but if it's still up when I wake up, I'll carry on.Sorry to let you down guys
>>37711847Well, that actually fits pretty good in my plans. So no worry.
>>37711847It's okay, I'm glad you weren't stabbed or something.Just telling you, I won't be able to get on in like 18 hours of this post.>TIMEZONES MOTHERFUCKER
>>37711902Timezones are not my problem. I just have an exam in like 9 (need to stand up in 7) hours and still need to get through like 2-3 hours of learning and get some sleep. Also I think european Times are not that great, as this board seems to be mostly inhabitat by Americans.
>>37711992Oh, I am the Amercian, so, yeah.Good luck with your exam man.
>>37712022>Good luck with your exam man.Thanks!>Oh, I am the Amercian, so, yeah.No worries man, life could be worse!
>>37712107>Oh, I am the Amercian, so, yeah.No worries man, life could be worse!>Thanks based ogre pal
>>37712156Well, then it's time to troll!>>37707148