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[Dungeon Lords] Game 1! That Yellow Bastard Rules the Underworld!

blahmcblahblahmcblah President KleptoIn your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Critical Failures
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They meet in a tavern. They quaff a few ales. Before the night is over, the strong warrior, the wily wizard, the commited priest and the sneaky thief form an inseparable party of adventurers, ready to rid the world of evil. And wouldn’t you know it? There just happens to be some evil within easy walking distance. A dark lord has filled a nearby hill with tunnels, traps, treasure, and trolls.

And so the next morning (or the next afternoon if too many ales were quaffed) the heroes set out to fight for Right, conquer the dungeon, and punish the wicked lord (by taking all his treasure, of course). It’s a classic scenario, and any veteran dungeon crawler will tell you that’s the way things ought to be.

But what about that dark lord? Does anyone ever think about his feelings? Those adventurers, who have never done an honest day’s work in their lives, can not begin to imagine how much effort goes into building a respectable dungeon. They have no idea how hard it is to tunnel through granite, how expensive good traps are these days, how diffi cult it is to find qualified imps, or how much food it takes to feed a troll. And the bureaucracy! Dungeons must meet rigid safety specifications, gold mining is subject to strict regulations, and taxes are due whenever the Ministry of Dungeons feels like it. And as soon as the dungeon is built, some band of do-gooders comes along and hacks everything up. Life is not easy for a dungeon lord.



This will be a Play-by-Post game of Dungeon Lords for 4 players. You take the role of a young aspiring dungeon lord (just 15 to 20 decades old) who is trying to get a dungeon lord license. The Ministry of Dungeons gives you a trial period during which you attempt to build a high-quality dungeon and protect it from adventurers. At the end of two years,your dungeon is visited by Ministry officials who give you points for your engineering and tactical achievements.


Essential reading:

The Rules (from which I stole most of this post)
The FAQ

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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Useful Information

    Game Structure:
    Spoiler:

    Monsters (and Ghosts):
    Spoiler:

    Rooms:
    Spoiler:

    Traps:
    Spoiler:

    Combat Cards:
    Spoiler:

    Endgame scoring:
    Spoiler:

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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Questions for interested parties:

    Should I randomly draw people from signups or just take the first four people who said they were interested?

    Random events or no? They can be pretty brutal, especially for newbies, so I figured I'd ask before mercilessly unleashing them.

    I've already decided this game will not be using the tricky items expansion.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Random draw or first 4 is up to you.

    Random events, I'd say depends on whether or not everyone is new. If you do include them, a guide as to what sort of things we could expect would e helpful.

  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm interested and you are running the game so whichever way seems fairest to you is fine by me.
    I'd rather go with no random events for my first time.
    Will you be posting pictures of what the dungeon looks like or ascii code them?


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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Maybe I'll just do the first four to get things rolling faster. Which reminds me, I should've included a Traps summary in the useful info, so I'll get to work on that.

    Doe: I'm planning on posting pictures, although I suppose I could do ASCII on request.

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    No-no, pictures would be wonderful!


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  • TmoiyTmoiy Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Still interested! I have no opinion on whether to use random events.

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well, since so far the only other people who've posted in this thread are the ones who already said they were interested, I may as well invite the other of the first four (XiV) to express interest. There's also admanb, who can play if anyone declines - if no one does, then I'll just put him at the top of my list for when/if I do a second game. I think we won't go with the [strike]Random[/strike] Special Events. I have no idea why I keep calling them Random.

    Also, I added a trap summary to the second post.

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  • MaxFrostMaxFrost Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Intrested, but need to read the rules first.

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'll get you next time, dude, no worries.

    Is it necessary to have an order results summary in the second post, or is it pretty easy to understand from the board?

    Also, can everyone post their color preference (if any) for Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow? This has no effect on gameplay, but I'd like people to post game actions in their color to make life easier for me. You can come up with a funny name for your character or dungeon if you'd like. Otherwise I might attempt to make one up for you.

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  • TmoiyTmoiy Registered User
    edited June 2011
    I think I'd prefer yellow. Also, blue is rather hard to read with the default forum theme. Maybe we could use cyan instead?

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I don't have any trouble reading it, but I suppose if people prefer Cyan, we can use that. It just doesn't match the pieces/cards.

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    How about Royal Blue? Or bolded Royal Blue?

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Bolding makes things easier. Whatever you think is best I guess. I'll take blue, red, or green.


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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    There's also Deep Sky Blue, which isn't perfect, but it's closer than Cyan.

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  • XiVXiV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • TmoiyTmoiy Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Royal blue seems fine.

    At this point I might as well do a full-on preference list. Yellow > Red > Blue > Green.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    DodgerBlue is also popular; tends to be easier to read than most blues (including Royal Blue).

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    DodgerBlue does seem pretty good. Anyway, 38thDoe gets whatever shade of blue he feels like, Darian gets some shade of green (apparently lime?), and then Tmoiy and XiV both want yellow, so let's roll for it: Rolling for colors (T,X) - 2d100: 97 [2d100=56, 41]. So Tmoiy gets yellow, which leaves XiV with red, which is just as well, since Tmoiy claimed it first.

    While we're at it, let's roll for seating: Rolling for seating (3,D,T,X) - 4d100: 290 [4d100=69, 41, 100, 80]

    So let's meet our Dungeon Lords!

    Tmoiy as That Yellow Bastard
    XiV as The Red Menace
    38thDoe as The Blue Meanie
    Darian as The Green Monster

    If you don't like your nickname, too bad. Or, well, come up with another one and I'll probably change it for you.

    Now that we've gotten those very important issues out of the way, I'll set up the board and PM everyone their choices for inaccessible orders.

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hmm, So we have the following villains (spoilered for huge):
    Spoiler:
    VS
    Spoiler:
    VS
    Spoiler:
    VS
    Spoiler:


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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What happened to that poor girl's shirt?
    Also, more like this:
    Spoiler:

    I am an impenetrable wall, set to repel all assaults.

  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Communism happened to that girls shirt!


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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    PMing inaccessible order choices. After you've replied to me, please post here. Once everyone's done, I'll reveal your choices, the available Monsters, Rooms, Adventurers, and the first Event, and then everyone can PM me their orders for the turn.

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  • AegisAegis Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    They're being uploaded as pngs. Convert them to jpeg and the file size will drop.

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Thanks, Aegis!

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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    As a reminder, this is what all the dungeons look like at the start:

    Gold : 3
    Food : 3
    Traps: 0
    Imps : 3
    Evil : 5
    Adventurers : none
    Monsters : none
    Prisoners : 0
    Dead Letters: 0
    Dungeon:
    --+--
    --+--
    --+--

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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So far, I have a reply from only 38thDoe. There's no rush, but I'd like to ask everyone to post here once you've PM'd me any choices throughout the game, since I get e-mails about new posts here, but not PMs (despite my settings).

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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Er, apparently you're not supposed to be able to see the starting monsters, rooms, event, and adventurers before you select your first inaccessible orders. Sorry about that! I will be redoing those, so please ignore the boards at the top of this page. 38thDoe, please feel free to change your choice.

    Edit: Boards gone, for now.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Just as well; I need to go through the rules again before I'll be ready to pick.

  • XiVXiV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    An honest businessman sets in to build the best imp hotel in town, and everyone calls him a menace just for how he looks and because he hangs out with vampires. We resorting to smear campaigns now?
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    Sent.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hmm... how many of us have played before? And are we using the rules for the Full Game, or the First Game? (Seems to be Full, since you're letting us choose which orders to take out of play for the first winter, rather than choosing randomly.)

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
  • TmoiyTmoiy Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Inaccessible orders sent.

    I have not played before, but it appears that we are using everything from the full game except the special events.

    Clarification requested: The Rooms and Endgame Scoring sections seem to conflict on the number of points that Chapel and Pandemonium provide. Which figure is correct?

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Darian wrote: »
    Hmm... how many of us have played before? And are we using the rules for the Full Game, or the First Game? (Seems to be Full, since you're letting us choose which orders to take out of play for the first winter, rather than choosing randomly.)

    XiV has played, and I think Tmoiy might have. Yes, with the exception of the Special Events, this will be the full game. Sorry, I definitely should've made that clear before. I played once with the completely random inaccessible orders, and didn't think it was necessary for new players, so I haven't used it when teaching since. I also think paying a gold to put Hire Monster in the first slot is really easy to understand. Any other questions, please feel free to ask.

    I have everyone's inaccessible orders, but I'm posting this from my phone. We'll be able to proceed once I have access to my computer (hopefully soon)

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  • XiVXiV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I have played once, but am no means an expert (in fact I did rather poorly that time)

    The "draw three, pick two" method of choosing inaccessible orders only applies at the very start of the game anyway; in later rounds the inaccessible orders are always two from the ones you played the previous round (a la Death Angel).

    Tmoiy: The image on the room tiles for Chapel and Pandemonium shows two VP icons. I am not aware of any errata to them.

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Sorry, I must've been really sleepy when I typed up that room summary. Yes, it's two points per, not one, and that's correct now.

    Whoops, don't know why I thought you'd played before, Tmoiy. Well, good, you'll all be learning together. Honestly, the only thing I think would be too tough on newbies is the Special Events.

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  • TmoiyTmoiy Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Sweet, I'm excited. Let's do this

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Year 1, Winter

    Progress Board:
    pby1winter.jpg

    Main Board:
    mby1winter.jpg

    The first event is Tax Day! When we get there (at the end of Spring), everyone will have to pay 1 gold (rounded up) for every two dungeon tiles (tunnels + rooms) they have, or suffer the consequences (-3 points per missing gold). Please be aware that Pay Day for Monsters will come up later in the year.

    Inaccessible orders:

    That Yellow Bastard: Get Food, Hire Monster
    The Red Menace: Buy Traps, Get Food
    The Blue Meanie: Mine Gold, Hire Monster
    The Green Monster: Improve Reputation, Build Room

    Please PM me your orders for the round in the sequence you desire and post here when finished.
    Example:
    1. Improve Reputation
    2. Buy Traps
    3. Build Room

    If I haven't made it clear (probably), the placement order for the season will be Tmoiy-XiV-38thDoe-Darian

    Now go do that voodoo that you do so well!

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