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Chumpy
06-19-2012, 03:53 PM
Brainstorming ways to give the races more personality than the monsters.

What if the races could sometimes produce named ships to do their work?

These ships might compete with the player for jobs, or escort colony ships, or help out with wars. Other races could give quests to destroy the champion. If you're on good terms with a race, you might even be able to get the champion's help. But if the champion is competing with the player for quests, it might be difficult to make its race depend on you.

If you want to destroy a race's planet, you might sabotage a different planet so that the champion flies off to help.

You could even have the champion go renegade, or insane from Genius Paranoia.

Bluddy
06-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Brainstorming ways to give the races more personality than the monsters.

What if the races could sometimes produce named ships to do their work?

These ships might compete with the player for jobs, or escort colony ships, or help out with wars. Other races could give quests to destroy the champion. If you're on good terms with a race, you might even be able to get the champion's help. But if the champion is competing with the player for quests, it might be difficult to make its race depend on you.

If you want to destroy a race's planet, you might sabotage a different planet so that the champion flies off to help.

You could even have the champion go renegade, or insane from Genius Paranoia.

I'd call these champions battleships or something like that (if the name isn't taken in the game).

I think they could produce chains of quests much like bosses do. So long as the race is at peace, they could just patrol or do menial tasks. But once the race is at war, they'd go and cause trouble for the opposing race similar to the way bosses operate.

Producing a battleship/champion could be a major activity for a race, taking up many resources. Only large-ish or allied races could produce them.

Bluddy
06-19-2012, 04:05 PM
And yes they should definitely go renegade once in a while, either turning against their own race (rarely) or attacking enemy races even at times of peace. So a peace treaty would be signed but the battleship wouldn't want to be decommissioned. At this point, they'd take on almost exactly the quest chains of monster bosses.

Valgor
06-20-2012, 06:53 AM
I'd call these champions battleships or something like that.

How about calling them "flagships" ?

Lyranaar
06-20-2012, 08:52 AM
I think it's an awesome idea. Perhaps even some of the code from DoP is usuable for this.

The Flagships could go and protect planets and review critical operations. They could be a great hook for quests like "Kill enemy flagship" and "Defend our flagship".

Shadow
06-20-2012, 12:52 PM
There are flagships and renegades. The idea is intriguing though.

ollobrains
06-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Make it so shadow, and if rebels are able to form their own groups seperate from their main empire have those have champions as well