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GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010

Says Chu





Hey, I remember a similar titled LP. Is this anything like King of Dragon Pass?

It's the sequel! Prequel? This first installment of Six Ages takes place somewhat earlier in the timeline, and came out on iOS on June 28 2018. I got permission from David Dunham, the mad genius behind the project, to run this LP so soon as long as I take a little while to get to the more spoilery bits. I don't think that'll be a problem. Sadly other platforms are due in probably-2019.

Buying the game using the same link from sixages.com (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/six...&mt=8&at=10laGk) gives A Sharp a slightly higher cut of the proceeds.

What's King of Dragon Pass?

Both Six Ages and KoDP are, fundamentally, about keeping a band of bronze age barbarian hicks alive long enough to make your mark on history. You've just arrived in a new location and need to rebuild your relationship with your gods, meet and befriend and/or murder your new neighbors, and most importantly, make your cow count go up.

They both consist of a simulation layer interspersed with regular, beautifully illustrated events. MysticMongol and Haifisch both did really excellent LPs of KoDP.

Mystic Mongol
Haifisch



What's different about the new game that I need to know right now?

The most obvious big difference is that you're playing an Orlanthi-adjacent culture, but not the Orlanthi we know and love from King of Dragon Pass - a lot of the gods have different names, shamen play a much larger role and are more appreciated, and Hyalorings are way more into horses than even the Elmal-est Orlanthi. The simulation layer has also undergone some major improvements both in decision-making and user-friendliness, which we'll get into after clan creation.

Six Ages is also considerably harder.



Please avoid actual game spoilers if feasible. This may have some tricky overlap with Gloranthan mythology, given where we are in the timeline, but there are only a few meaningful gameplay worries regarding lorenerdery. If you haven't played the game and aren't sure, check with me - I like loreposts in the thread.

Clarification Edit: Spoilers about future actual-events or exploration results are discouraged. Talking about the ingame cultures and various interesting details about them as/after they come up is fine.

Edit: also, please bold your votes

Clan Blazing Goats, Endarei 15, Late Sea
719 Herds

682 People
15 Swords, 0 Wounded
343 Commoners, 5 Sick
302 Children
27 Nobles

761 Herds
67 Goods
2 Magic
324 Horses

Treasures: Invisible Drum (Increases success of strategic layer spirit rituals), Shining Sun Mask (brings courage to the fearful), Clay Mask (aids rituals drawing on the power of spirits)
Food Stockpile: 2 Seasons

Modifiers: Banditry Threat, Exploration Auspicious, Hunting Bounty, Pastures Magic Bonus

Active Blessings: Calf Blessing (Busenari Shrine), Sureshot (Dostal Shrine), Protection (Elmal Shrine), Bless Barley (Pela Shrine), Milk Blessing (Uryarda Shrine)

Other Known Blessings: Erissa (Hope), Relandar (Advice)
Inactive Spirits: Raven (Stealth or Theft), Spider (Patterns: helps us resist doubt), Fire Spirit (Helps us deal with the gods)

Known usable myths: Dostal and the Snow Elk, Hippogriff Reborn, Tablets of Hyalor

Post Index:


Clan Creation 1: Patron God Choice
Clan Creation 2: Event Of The Gods
Clan Creation 3: Great Enemy
Clan Creation 4: Minor Deity
Clan Creation 5: Ancestor Skills
Clan Creation 6: New People
Clan Creation 7: Clan Name
Endarei 11 End Of Year Sacred Time
Endarei 12 Early Sea
Endarei 12 Early Sea Event
Endarei 12 Early Sea Event Followup
Endarei 12 Late Sea Clan Reorganization
Endarei 12 Early Fire
Endarei 12 Early Fire Event
Endarei 12 Late Fire, Early Earth, Early Earth Event
Endarei 12 Late Earth, Early Dark
Endarei 12 Early Dark Event
Endarei 12 Late Dark, Early Storm, Early Storm Event
Endarei 12 Late Storm
Endarei 12 Sacred Time, Endarei 13 Early Sea, Late Sea, Late Sea Event
Endarei 13 Early Fire, Late Fire, Late Fire Event
Endarei 13 Early Earth
Endarei 13 Early Earth, Late Earth, Late Earth Event
Endarei 13 Early Dark
Endarei 13 Early Dark, Late Dark, Late Dark Event
Endarei 13 Early Storm, Late Storm, Late Storm Event
Endarei 13 End Sacred Time, Endarei 14 Early Sea, Early Sea Event
Endarei 14 Late Sea, Early Fire, Early Fire Event
Endarei 14 Late Fire, Early Earth, Early Earth Event
Endarei 14 Late Earth, Early Dark, Early Dark Event

GreyjoyBastard fucked around with this message at Sep 16, 2018 around 02:03

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GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010

Says Chu


Clan Creation 1: Patron God



Your story begins not long after the gods made people.

The Golden Age was a time of harmony ruled by the sun god Yelm and his appointees. Your clan traces its ancestry back to those times.

Which of the gods did they favor?

Emperor Yelm, shining above the Golden Empire.

Nyalda, the great Earth Mother, whose bounty made sure no one was ever hungry.

Some of the clan creation choices will have substantial effects, some less so. A few may make the game more difficult. As in King of Dragon Pass, you may be expected to behave largely as your ancestors did.

I R SMART LIKE ROCK
Mar 10, 2003

I just want a hug.



Fun Shoe

Yelm all the way. We are the children of light in a world filled with darkness

I R SMART LIKE ROCK fucked around with this message at Jul 9, 2018 around 23:27

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010



College Slice

Yelm

LGD
Sep 25, 2004



hard to go wrong with a sun god - Yelm all the way

Nyaa
Jan 7, 2010

Q.E.D.



Yelm Praise the sun.

Jesenjin
Nov 12, 2011


As a neolithic specialist I gotta go with Nyalda

Jen X
Sep 29, 2014

Pathetic.
Awful Games Done Quick 2018 Survivor




Yelm

ArashiKurobara
Mar 22, 2013


Yeah I think I'm gonna get on the Yelm train too.

Gridlocked
Aug 2, 2014

MR. STUPID MORON
WITH AN UGLY FACE
AND A BIG BUTT
AND HIS BUTT SMELLS
AND HE LIKES TO KISS
HIS OWN BUTT
by Roger Hargreaves


I can't 5 this thread enough

Also Yelm IIRC isn't he The Bad Emperor in KODP?

Gridlocked fucked around with this message at Jul 9, 2018 around 23:14

CaptainPsyko
May 2, 2004

We're Gonna Run.

We're Gonna Crawl.

Kick Down Every Wall.


Yelm the bright golden sun god, duh.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007

It is time for your viscera to see the light of day!

Nyalda

cheetah7071
Oct 20, 2010



College Slice

Gridlocked posted:

I can't 5 this thread enough

Also Yelm IIRC isn't he The Bad Emperor in KODP?

I believe the way it goes is Solars worshiped the sun-emperor Yelm, and said he was killed by the Final Rebel. The Storm people worshiped Orlanth the storm god, and said he killed the Bad Emperor. At some point the two meet and decide that they're actually calling the same gods by different names. So is Yelm the Bad Emperor? Yes and no, but mostly yes.

GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010

Says Chu


I R SMART LIKE ROCK posted:

Yelm all the way. We are the children of light in a world filled with darkness

Turns out I forgot a recommendation: please bold your votes or it's possible I'll miss them.

GreyjoyBastard fucked around with this message at Jul 10, 2018 around 19:29

fucking love Fiona Apple
Jun 19, 2013

samus comfy so what



Yelm the sun God all the way!

GunnerJ
Aug 1, 2005

Do you think this is funny?


Nyalda

Never saw a KoDP game where people went with the earth goddess, so this seems like the next best thing.

ChaseSP
Mar 25, 2013



He is both. Not even relying on perception but literally both the just Emperor of Light and the Bad Emperor.

TwoQuestions
Aug 25, 2011


Holy poo poo, get hype!

Yelm, praise the sun as our ancestors did!

SerSpook
Feb 13, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Nyalda

andrew smash
Jun 26, 2006

smooth soul

Hes also dead so nyalda

LGD
Sep 25, 2004



andrew smash posted:

Hes also dead so nyalda

he very much isn't dead at this point in time

Anticheese
Feb 13, 2008

$60,000,000 sexbot


Nyalda! strikepraise the earth!

NewMars
Mar 10, 2013


Nyalda

Because the giving earth is where the food comes from.

AnAnonymousIdiot
Sep 14, 2013



What a pretty game!

Also I bow to our beloved Earth Mother Ernalda Nyalda

BlindGuy
Feb 27, 2011

The Prophet


Nyalda!

GokuGoesSSJ3
Apr 15, 2017

You're telling me Peter Parker - Is Spider-Man?



LGD posted:

he very much isn't dead at this point in time

Nah he's dead. But then again what is time? Despite this we're still loyal children of Yelm.

Wrestlepig
Feb 25, 2011

my mum says im cool

Toilet Rascal

Yelm is the True Emperor, the shining sun that guides the way

GreyjoyBastard
Mar 28, 2010

Says Chu


Jesenjin posted:

As a neolithic specialist I gotta go with Nyalda

Just so you know, if you want to make a billion effortposts in this thread, you have my support.

GreyjoyBastard fucked around with this message at Jul 10, 2018 around 19:29

Veinless
Sep 11, 2008

Smells like motivation

Gotta be Nyalda. Honour ya motha.

Wrestlepig
Feb 25, 2011

my mum says im cool

Toilet Rascal

Gridlocked posted:

I can't 5 this thread enough

Also Yelm IIRC isn't he The Bad Emperor in KODP?

the Orlanthi don't like Yelm because they value change, independence and freedom, while Yelm is a god of order and stability, where everyone exists in their proper place.

Wrestlepig fucked around with this message at Jul 10, 2018 around 01:56

Zanzibar Ham
Mar 17, 2009

You giving me the cold shoulder? How cruel.



Grimey Drawer

I vote for Nyalda because as the description says, she's 'great'.

Ravenfood
Nov 4, 2011


Yelm guides the way.

The Cheshire Cat
Jun 10, 2008



Fun Shoe

Wrestlepig posted:

the Orlanthi don't like Yelm because they value change, independence and freedom, while Yelm is a god of order and stability, where everyone exists in their proper place.

Although they also acknowledge that when Orlanth killed Yelm, Bad Things happened and that was maybe not a good idea.

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003


Fallen Rib

Wrestlepig posted:

the Orlanthi don't like Yelm because they value change, independence and freedom, while Yelm is a god of order and stability, where everyone exists in their proper place.

So for a modern prosperous society to emerge Orlanth and Yelm need to do some kind of fusion dance? Get our Godlearners working on drawing up the abusive Heroquests

LGD
Sep 25, 2004



GokuGoesSSJ3 posted:

Nah he's dead. But then again what is time? Despite this we're still loyal children of Yelm.

derp, no idea why I confused him with Elmal

I mean beyond the whole "sun diety" thing

The Cheshire Cat
Jun 10, 2008



Fun Shoe

LGD posted:

derp, no idea why I confused him with Elmal

I mean beyond the whole "sun diety" thing

Elmal is the new sun, explicitly taking over for Yelm, so you aren't totally wrong.

EirikaPrime
Jul 10, 2018


ChaseSP posted:

He is both. Not even relying on perception but literally both the just Emperor of Light and the Bad Emperor.

So on the one hand, there's the Bad Emperor of Light. I see no way this can go badly.


GreyjoyBastard posted:

Nyalda, the great Earth Mother, whose bounty made sure no one was ever hungry.

And on the other, there's a chicken in every pot. Or cow, as the case may be.

....Hmmmmmm...

Yeah, sure, let's go with Nyalda.

sullat
Jan 8, 2012


Nyalda feeds the tribe!

my dad
Oct 17, 2012

this shall be humorous


Er, Nyalda

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CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


We worship Yelm the Good Emperor

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