posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 07:40 PM
I am sensing some of us need a bit of a distraction, and as they released a new update and scrubbed my old colony because half my mods are nuked and
not updated yet, I thought I'd start a new one. My question is:
Would you enjoy playing along with me for the time being? I can give you some decisive power over what directions we take this colony. Of course,
pawns being pawns, they'll act out on their own too and the game will do as it does which is why Rimworld is so entertaining. It creates its own
I mean my very first colony was lost to a fire started when a maddened herd of muffalo (think fluffy blue buffalo) took revenge on me for shooting
one. They started a fire in my entirely wooden hall and the whole thing burned down on top of my hapless colonists with winter coming on. It was
ghastly ... and hilarious all at once. The colony's poor Pomeranian went up like a gasoline-soaked cotton ball!
And yes, there are cannibals ... and human leather for the truly depraved. I don't tend to play that way myself, but it's there. Heck, I felt bad
for harvesting a kidney in my last game.
I'll play, take screenies and write up the day's mayhem in a hopefully entertaining format and then pose a question or three about how to proceed.
That's how I envision this working. I'll give you all a set amount of time to catch up and post your choices. Top choices will be the direction
I'll try to steer our poor "contestants" in.
So for tonight, I'll just see if there's enough interest in this idea for me to bother. I'll pose a few setup questions and see where we are by the
time I'm done with my work tomorrow afternoon.
a. Crashlanded - This is the standard base. It starts with 3 colonists, a random pet and some booty/resources. Yay! We made it to a lifepod ... now
b. Tribal - We get five people and a random pet and far more primitive booty. We also have penalties to our research because we start out with bow and
arrows, yo. Our tribe was massacred by "gods" and we alone managed to survive and escape.
c. Stranded Caravan - We get five people, some nice weapons, some caravan animals and some booty. It's actually an easier scenario. Our colony sent
us out to trade and then fired off the rescue ship they built and left us behind. They left us!
2. What terrain to start with?
Plains, savannah, forest, desert, jungle, swamps, ice caps, tundras ... if you can think of it, odds are there is something close to it. Additionally,
there are coasts and lakes and rivers, roads, hills and mountains. Every terrain has its advantages and disadvantages. There are seasons, including
growing seasons, and surviving winter can be a real trick especially early on. I like hills or small mountains with a river or lake because I like
having a the security of stone mixed with the food source provided by fishing. Obviously, certain terrains make it tough to farm for various
So if you're interested in trying to project, give me a scenario you'd be interested in along with the type of terrain you'd like our intrepid
settlers to have to conquer. Something like a plains square with some hills and a road or river. You can give me a couple choices, first and second,
if you like. I'll go with the top options.
And tomorrow, I'll set up a list of our "contestants" for us to pick over.