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    87 KB Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)01:54 No.5107759  
    The dwarf. The dwarf never changes. Since the dawn of dwarfkind, when our ancestors first discovered the killing power of rock and bone, blood has been spilled in the name of everything, from God to justice to simple, psychotic berserking.
    After millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of dwarves could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of magma fuelled fire and heat. But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of dwarven history. For the dwarves of Boatmurdered had succeeded in destroying the world - but the dwarf, the dwarf never changes.
    In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the magma floods by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as fortresses. But when they emerged, they had only the hell of the wastes to greet them - all except those in the fortress of Boatmurdered. For on the fateful day, when magma flowed across the land, the giant stone doors of Boatmurdered slid closed... and never reopened. Your family was part of the group that entered Boatmurdered. Imprisoned safely behind the large fortress door, under a mountain of stone, a generation has lived without knowledge of the outside world.
    Life in the fortress is about to change...

    tl;dr: Campaign to explore the world as dwarves, after dwarf-caused apocalypse of lava. Inspiration taken from Fallout, Boatmurdered, and /tg/.

    Looking for suggestions, especially for a system other than D&D or GURPS to run this in.
    >> Muon 07/06/09(Mon)01:55 No.5107766
    WFRP, and color me intrigued.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)01:58 No.5107787
    I am now so incredibly aroused.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:02 No.5107817
    Would you recommend first or second edition of that?

    Glad to see approval for the idea!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:02 No.5107819
    I would play it in WHFRP in a heartbeat.

    looking for players, OP?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:04 No.5107828
    I ran Boatmurdered D&D campaign once.
    Players first saw big field of bazalt with occasional iron items sticking out of it.
    Then they found huge doors - clogged with bazalt.
    They entered through side doors - one near the passage with traps. Most of the traps weren't functioning by that time.
    Then they found a starving dog in a room filled with stench of decay (I used screenshot from late Boatmurdered - there was miasma in the room).
    After that they got to the main corridor. They saw creepy engravings ("Tentacle demon laughs at dwarf. Dwarf is in fetal position.") and fought dwarf zombie/ghost/thing (houseruled, not much of a threat).
    They got to "FUCK THE WORLD" lever, which they didn't pull. Then they fought some goblins, undead Sankis the Beardless and finally an elephant, which kicked main gate open.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:04 No.5107831
    I was planning this for some friends of mine, but if /tg/ loves the idea (and it looks like that's the case), I'd definitely consider running it online as well.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:07 No.5107841
    Needs tree hugging, cannibalistic, elves.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:07 No.5107845

    Boatmurdered is a surprisingly good D&D dungeon, especially since its all mapped out for the DM's convenience.
    >> TheWarp !JpnUTrf.3g!!bDkfMyS4JZx 07/06/09(Mon)02:09 No.5107856
    all good except for one thing.

    A whole generation that's never seen the sun? Hello sunlight sickness!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:11 No.5107874
    Possibly more than one generation. Although one dwarven generation still would be a long amount of time for things to happen outside.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:13 No.5107879
    A suggestion: Boatmurdered shouldn't be the one that's safe. It should be a different one. Nist Akath, perhaps.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:14 No.5107886
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:15 No.5107895
    How would they survive? Trees don't.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:16 No.5107897
    Sunlight sickness kicks in only a second after seeing the sun and then sporadically after that.
    It can be cured.
    The dwarves also could have some glass ceilings or even open air "rooms" to prevent cave adaptation.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:17 No.5107902
    You know, a magma apocalypse takes a much shorter time to "get better" than a nuclear one.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:19 No.5107919
    It's not a setting. And, to my knowledge, only the Unified Setting has it as canonically extant.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:22 No.5107934
    Even if it covered the entire world?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:23 No.5107939
    This is /tg/. EVERYTHING is a setting for us. Like your bedroom.

    Because the floor is now lava.
    >> Muon 07/06/09(Mon)02:25 No.5107948
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:25 No.5107949

    Trees can live in lava, actually.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:28 No.5107965
    OP here. There will be a number of dwarf forts that close their doors before the incoming magma pours in. There may be some other races that survive, either by living really high up or having some other manner of survival (there are a few I can think of). The players will probably come from a different fortress, but Boatmurdered will be the one that ends the world.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:30 No.5107972
    yes. It has more surface area the bigger the area of landmass it covers.

    irl or in dorfort?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:32 No.5107987
    Of course, Boatmurdered should end the world. Though, depending on what your players know, you may want to look up what its name is in DF language. I was just saying that Boatmurdered shouldn't be safe. It would also be a bad place to start from, due to the kind of shit that's in there.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:33 No.5107991
    This thread is supported because of it's potential awesomeness.

    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:36 No.5108016
    Make your players find some masterwork cat bone armor.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:39 No.5108037
    This shit is awesome. Best thread I've read on /tg/ all day.
    Stress the legends of Boatmurdered, and explain how long the fort has been around. It is the center piece of a cycle of destruction....

    and if the party doesn't pull the lever...... someone else will...
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:45 No.5108087
    >>Stress the legends of Boatmurdered, and explain how long the fort has been around. It is the center piece of a cycle of destruction....
    >>and if the party doesn't pull the lever...... someone else will...

    This gives me a very Fallout-feel. I like it.

    >>center piece of a cycle of destruction
    Fuck yes.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:48 No.5108104
    Give your players The classes in Dwarf fortress?
    SUper DWarvenly tough? Carpenter, stone hauler and....milker?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:51 No.5108123
    If they're adventurers, more like Axedwarf, Hammerdwarf, Wrestler, Marksdwarf, etc.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)02:53 No.5108133
    It is rumored that before Boat murdered doors were shut... 2 cats were left inside
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:04 No.5108218
    Oh shi-
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:16 No.5108282
    OP here. Liking all of these ideas.

    Again wondering if /tg/ recommends the first or second edition of WFRP.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:19 No.5108309
    Motherfucker! you better let them go into rage and add a new feature. FEY MOOD.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:28 No.5108354

    Well yeah, of course.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:34 No.5108384
    I don't know either, but my advice is that, all other things equal, the most recent edition is usually the best.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:41 No.5108431

    Housecats evolved to the size of trolls, with razor sharp talons and hides as thick as chainmail.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:47 No.5108467
    /tg/ continues to impress.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)03:50 No.5108486
    A sprawling scary cat based ecosystem evolves!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:10 No.5108606
    Undead Sankis the Beardless, on fire, riding a dire elephant.

    You must have this.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:12 No.5108621
    That's evil. I like it!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:12 No.5108622

    That's Emperor Sankis to you.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:14 No.5108632
    Make it a dire skeletal elephant.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:22 No.5108671
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    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:22 No.5108674
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    I'm picturing something like maine coon cats. They are very large.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:26 No.5108685
    Has anyone used Boatmurdered as a dungeon in D&D4e?

    I mean, it's all laid out in a logical manner in a grid

    D&D is played on a grid...

    I mean, imagine describing to your players, as they walk into a hallway, the images of striking elephants and burning dogs engraved into the dust covered walls...
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:29 No.5108696

    I have been looking for a way to run an all dwarf game in DnD, and this is just the seed I need. Everyone will be a dwarf, of the fighter/rogue/barbarian/ranger/paladin type, in a low magic setting. I am just gonna have a ball. I will crack open DF and make a couple dungeons with it. Yah, they will take a while, but after I use 'em I can enlarge 'em and change it a bit for a new map. Ah love it!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:29 No.5108703

    And a cheese. Don't forget a cheese.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:33 No.5108719
    Someone has. RPGnet had a thread about it. Apparently it went pretty well.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:34 No.5108723

    Return to Boatmurdered, the 4e Campaign

    anonymous, please create it
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:38 No.5108740
    Speaking of 4E, I'm in an online game and we just ran into some wights that DRAIN A HEALING SURGE WHENEVER THEY HIT YOU, JESUS CHRIST WHAT THE FUCK, IT'S LIKE I'M PLAYING 2E D:
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:40 No.5108759

    No. OP here, I'm going to try out WHFRP for it, or barring that AD&D. I've tried 3e and 4e and like neither. Please don't turn this into edition wars, we have those threads all the time.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:41 No.5108767

    Hey. in 3.5 they take a level. Hit points, saves, feats, spells, they take the works man.

    But I imagine either or is just as bad in either system.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:42 No.5108774

    ADnD with Dark Sun rules man. It would be perfect. Potion fruits! Plant Genocide mages!
    But fuck the psionics. Hate that shit.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:43 No.5108777
    My DM ran us through Boatmurdered, used the Dwarf name.
    It took me about 5 minutes before I knew where we were.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:54 No.5108829
    Requesting the map of Boatmurdered.

    It seems so interesting that I might use it in my horror campaign.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)04:56 No.5108842

    Here: http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/chapter1-2.html

    Continue through the chapters, and you have the whole thing from start to finish.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:07 No.5108886
    Thanks, this is awesome.
    I don't know why I haven't tried this Dwarf Fortress before.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:07 No.5108887
    What was the dwarven name for Boatmurdered again?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:10 No.5108900
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:18 No.5108929

    WFRP is the way to go. It's one of the few systems that covers everything from the mundane to the heroically glorious without being clunky as hell.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:32 No.5108977
    Maybe after the magma cooled, as the dwarves hunkered down in their fortresses, the undead Emperor Sankis the Beardless took his army of skeletal dire elephants on a crusade of conquest against the decimated populations of the world. His crazed self now intends to turn the entire world undead, with himself as the undying leader of the undying populace. Brightly burning for all eternity.

    And all the while, his skeletal elephants maintain a gestapo-style watch over the populace.
    >> axebeard !TQbBqhr7ik 07/06/09(Mon)05:36 No.5108988
    where do the carps fit in
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:36 No.5108989
    I love how everyone suggests for the OP to use WFRP, but nobody has answered his question about which edition to use.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:40 No.5108997
    Carp are a dwarf's natural enemy.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)05:52 No.5109065

    Carp make every river crossing exciting!
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:00 No.5109108

    So Sankis is essentially the Enclave of the post-magma flood world?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:03 No.5109126

    No, more of the Master from FO1.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:08 No.5109153

    This is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:17 No.5109202
    Personally, I feel the mundane is more heroic in WHFRP than the heroic itself.

    Something about saving a village with a bunch of streetbrawlers and drunks from beastmen that's incredibly heroic, even if three of your buddies died to typhus, and your girl just died giving birth to your child, and you can see giants rising up above the treetops and can hear a faint "WAAAAAAGH" in the distance.

    It was pretty epic and emotional.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:26 No.5109250
    1st edition if you can get it.
    WFRP would work wonders with DF because of the criticals tables.
    Hell, If you could get ahold of them then use even more brutal critical tables.
    Halarious fun.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:31 No.5109277
    Not to be captain obvious, but OP just took the intro to fallout 3 and made it epicly dwarfy
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)06:35 No.5109306
    >>Not to be captain obvious, but OP just took the intro to fallout 3 and made it epicly dwarfy

    >>tl;dr: Campaign to explore the world as dwarves, after dwarf-caused apocalypse of lava. Inspiration taken from Fallout, Boatmurdered, and /tg/.
    >>Inspiration taken from Fallout

    I think we were pretty clear on that, yeah.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)07:28 No.5109549
    Do you mean 1st edition WFRP is better than 2nd? Or are you recommending 1e D&D?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)07:34 No.5109567
    Yeah, I can see where you're coming from with this. There's something about the ordinary man rising up against all odds and fighting back, win or lose, because "fuck it, I'm not going to just lay down and die" that has a very melancholic ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER feel about it.

    That was the whole point behind the whole "IMPERIAL GUARD; WE DIE STANDING." thing in Winter Assault, after all.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)07:56 No.5109696
    Cage traps.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)08:01 No.5109723


    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)08:28 No.5109888
    You have to make legendary weapons engraved with doodads and if anyone gets adamantium armor make them somewhat invincible.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)08:34 No.5109907
    Other than elephants and carp (and the dreadcatclaws), what should these dwarves encounter/fight? What's repopulated the wastelands?
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)08:43 No.5109925
    Fire imps
    Burning Lignite Bins
    Insane crafters who demand shells
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)08:52 No.5109962
    I was hoping for some suggestions beyond dwarf fortress--there's only so many enemies from there, and my players all play DF. I'd like at least a few new things to surprise them with.

    Although insane crafters demanding shells sounds like a winner. When they get refused, they'll berserk.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)09:43 No.5110150
    I support this thread.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)10:48 No.5110394
    I thought about doing a post-Boatmurdered (Koganusan, I think it's called in dorf-nonsense).

    Imagine a new settling of the Boatmurdered we have come to love and fear. Dwarf resettling the horrid chambers and halls of boatmurdered, trying to re-establish the glory of the early fortress. You know, the twelve seconds before everything turned into ELEPHANTS AND MAGMA.

    Of course, the sheer spirit of Boatmurdered seeps out from the horrible engravings, and the screams of Sankis, the Lich Engraver, begin to emanate from caved-in corridors. After a few years, the new Boatmurdered is on edge, fearful and wrought with the guilt of what they may have resurrected.

    The bright dreams of resurrecting one of the most famed fortresses in dwarven history has turned into a lovecraftian nightmare of screams, paranoia and ghost elephants trampling through the meeting halls, echoes of unholy trumpeting mixing with the insane whispers of the Master of the Place: The Unholy Sankis.

    If done as RPG, the players could be representatives of the mountainhome, who arive to liase with the inhabitants of Koganusan. Expect to not live. And to hate Elephants.

    Good spirits could be some of the other rulers of the first boatmurdered, but Sankis should either be the BBEG or at least someone the players can align with in order to flood the fortress with lava and release him from his eternal torment.

    A torment that mostly consists of engraving images of his own failure.

    An added NPC could be a mysterious dwarf female, who tuns out to be the last survivor of the first boatmurdered.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:15 No.5110524
    I've always gotten a little-sister morality pet vibe going on between the last living Dwarf of Boatmurdered and Emperor Sankis. As in, she's the only thing the mad lich cares for at all, and with violently and permanently destroy anyone who touches her.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:23 No.5110574
    >An added NPC could be a mysterious dwarf female, who tuns out to be the last survivor of the first boatmurdered.

    Who would also be a fucking psycho. She was a child when she witnessed the end of Boatmurdered, and the single swordsdwarf who survived sane just left her there in the burning depths with a bunch of weapons and sadistic engravings.

    If that's not enough to turn you into a hunter-in-the-dark, I don't know what is.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:25 No.5110583
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:30 No.5110620

    Oh yes. I didn't say what she should be used for, but the horribly scarred meets repressed memories meets ALL HAIL SANKIS! NOW KILL! is a swell idea.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:36 No.5110651
    I was more thinking of the PC's occasionally hearing sweet nothings whispered to them in the dark, their torches/supplies being stolen, waking up to find the walls covered in bloody, inane messages, etc.

    Eventually, they would find her, only a shadow of a dwarf, thin and strong and very sober. She would be a legendary wrestler from having to fend off the other horrors in the dark, and all she can think about is how best to "play" with her new toys.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:41 No.5110685
    What say Sankis is a lich then and his phylactery is the last engraving he did before The Burning came.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)11:46 No.5110725
    She would be a naked mass of tangled, dirty, bloody hair and huge muscles.
    >> axebeard !TQbBqhr7ik 07/06/09(Mon)11:50 No.5110765
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    >> axebeard !TQbBqhr7ik 07/06/09(Mon)12:02 No.5110865
    Also DON'T allow players to use any kind of projectile weapons. They penetrate anything.
    >> Anonymous 07/06/09(Mon)12:06 No.5110896
    Alternatively, allow everything to be used as projectile. If a player removes his shoe and sock and throws the sock at an elephant it should do max damage.

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