You are Minotaurs, a stalwart race of herbivorous beastmen forged in the mighty hands of Tauros, the god of virility and strength. In the beginning he made it so that most births are male and your women are few and treasured, yet willful and strong. Your children grow fast and are noted for their love of adventure and performing dramatic feats of strength and bravery, for better or worse. Almost every clan has a different view on how Tauros deserves praise. It is generally agreed that is the patron of virility and strength, but most similarities between clan beliefs end here. Does he seek raw strength? Glory and honor in battle? Or perhaps the contributions of the individual to his clan and the greater good?>How will you interpret Tauros' will
>>43487104>>How will you interpret Tauros' willFuck ALL the bitches
This is a little campaign civ I whipped up in the past few days. The OP is -heavily- inspired by the Orc Civ that ran a few months back. The CM had a unique way of doing things, and I really dug it. So, props to him.Now for a few rules to make things run smoothly. I will roll for both your Actions (d20) and for your Ideas/Research (d100) to make things easier. Any actions/research will need a consensus of 3 votes before I roll, then I'll write as quickly as I can.Each turn, you guys will choose an Action or an Idea/Research. You can have a max of 2 Actions and 2 Researches per turn, but their roll will be shared and the consequences could be pretty bad (or good). So, for example, if you want to research both Bronze Weaponry and Magic in one turn, I'd roll, and the one roll would determine how successful you are in both researches. But you can only double up one of the two options per turn.This will be a hardcore civ. Things will be tough so be smart before trying to put your enemies to the torch. And that's that, hope you guys have fun with it.
I guess we wait for stats then.
>>43487323I'll wait and see if anyone else wants to hop in a back up the previous anon's vote or throw in one of their own before stat dumping.
>>43487374Okay, so that question about Tauros' will was meant for us.>How will you interpret Tauros' willGreater good, as time goes on more people fill the world. It would do us well to find like minded people and grow.
>>43487129>>43487722Your herd has valued the miracle of life and birth as long as you can remember. Festivals consume your villages during births, and the mating season is an affair lasting months in which males strive for a female's affection, often performing great feats, much like those in their youth. Murder and death within the tribe is one of the prolific events that can occur to your great people. This value of life and birth has made your numbers strong and your people proud.But you are but a shadow of your former selves. Your herd has splintered, and you have spread wide across the land, in search of a new home. Your group finds yourselves in a valley after a miserable march through the snowy mountains. A cool breeze blows through the air, a preview of the cold winter nights that will claim this valley after the Summer and Fall. You see no other signs of life, but then again you've only been here a brief time. Your supplies are short, your people are tired, and you have much work ahead of you.>What do?Season: Early SpringPopulation: 30 males, 12 females, 15 children (11 male, 4 female)Children will fully mature by next Spring.Food: Low (you are strictly herbivores)Supplies: Ragged winter clothing, war clubs, and a handful of axes
>>43487989Herbivores are the ultimate keks. Slaughter the rest of the adult men and cannibalize their bodies for the gainz.
>>43487989>Action: Forage for Food>Research: Magic>Research: Farming
>>43488277>magicholy shit what pussy bullshit. Magic is for fucking fags. Farming is bitch shit too but not nearly as bad as magic. I think we should set up camp in a cave and forage for cave slime while seeking out a hot spring so we can set up a bara minotaur spa facility when fall comes.
>>43487989Gather food & send some to scout for a cave to camp in.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>43488360>>43488346>>43488277You deem shelter to be the priority and begin searching for a cave to protect your people from the elements. You send a few bulls in each direction, some skirting the mountains for a cave, and the others to search for some food to fill your bellies.Rollin.
>>43488470As your bulls explore, the true scope of the valley becomes clear. It is enormous, and many rivers and streams run through it. Thick forests are everywhere, and the sounds of woodland creatures can be heard constantly. You even find overgrown chunks of worked stone and disused pathways, suggesting the presence of ruins in the area.It isn't long before some of your bulls return, with hands full of juicy pink berries, you recognize them as safe to eat and you dig in. They are sweet and bring smiles to your faces, taking the grumbling from your stomachs but not satisfying them fully. They help greatly. A different way of transporting them will have to be devised though, as many of the fragile berries were crushed while being moved and picked by your scouts.After the small snack, the rest of your scouts return, and they report of a small cave that's only a short walk away. The herds sets out and at arriving at the cave, quickly determine that this won't do for long. It give you shelter from the light rain that had began on the trip over, but your herd is forced to huddle together in the small cave, as you are not a small people. But the cave will do for now, and your people rest through the night.>What do?
>>43488688Send scouts out to survey the valley for fully if possible.Work with the cows to devise a sling or barrow-type device for better berry collection
>>43488688>Scout the lands, find sufficient places to camp and start rebuilding our home.I say we go on a spirit walk with our local shaman and ask our god to give us a sign on where to settle.
>>43488914I will back it.I want to add in that some of the axe users go see about gathering some wood, if it's safe.
>>43488688Design pouches to hold the berries. If they get crushed you now have pulpy berry juice with all of the nutrients of the original berries.When scouting prioritize looking for the sources of the streams and rivers.
>>43488974This.Begin clearing the forests and gathering wood
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>43488914>>43488960>>43488974>>43489002>>43489029Alright, this roll will be for:>Scouting for better camp location>Gathering wood
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>43489073And for researching berry pouches/slings
>>43489089>>43489073As the morning approaches, the cold breeze demands a fire, and as your bulls set out to explore for a more suitable encampment, the others begin gathering wood for fires.The collecting goes well, with your axes making short work of the smaller trees as your bulls are too afraid to risk harming the precious axes on the larger, tougher trees. The children began to pitch in as well, with the latter scampering about grabbing twigs and sticks off the forest floor. A few of them are having to be constantly watched, as they've begun daring each other to go deeper and deeper into the woods. Soon a large bonfire is raised and your people are warm and satisfied.As the wood was gathered and the fires were started, your women set to work with the few spare stips of clothing that you had. Using strips of treebark as an impromptu twine, they make a very rudimentary berry picking sling that runs from shoulder to shoulder across the chest. They pick some of the sweet berries and successfully reduce the number that are busted in transport. Your people celebrate with a small berry feast.As the sun sets, your scouts return, and they speak of many more berry bushes throughout the forest, as well as some tall grasses that could perhaps be harvested in time. They also speak of a stone ruin built upon a rocky outcropping that they spotted from across a rather large river. They forged it successfully and explored the ruins, finding it empty but they thought best to return before further digging. The river they crossed became deep and cold on the return to the cave, and one of the bulls was almost swept away after slipping on a wet stone. Some planning will have to go into forging the river.>What do
>>43489294We should make for the keep. As for forging the river, let's chop some trees down and build a raft.By using a rope and some strong bulls, we should be able to ferry the herd across the river safely a few at a time.
>>43489427Do we have a rope?>>43489294Begin constructing a ferry raft for the river while sending scouts up and down to look for a potentially shallower sectionAlso begin exploring the idea and requirements to grow our own berry bushes
>>43489736No idea but alternately we could use really long poles to pull the raft forwards like those Italian boat guys in Venice
>>43489294We can try cutting more trees with stone tools, to safe our axes, and make a bridge.
>>43489736Well, you have the treebark twine, but I wouldn't call that rope. And I definitely wouldn't trust it on a raft built for children.So yea.Also, if you guys want to consolidate your two Actions or Researches on just one, it'll give you a boost for it succeeding. Just fyi.
>>43489771what if we tried finding a large tree near the river and trying to fell it across?If the river's not too wide could act as a small bridge, at least a mini dam slowing the flow.>>43489804I'm happy to postpone the berry investigation... FOR NOW
>>43489832I'll back this.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>43489832>>43489427>>43489736>>43489771>>43489787Counting this as one action roll for walking the river for a better way across (shallow parts, natural bridges, unnatural bridges....) as you don't have the technology (see:rope, better tools) to make a raft other than one one or two logs jammed together.So single roll for scouting river.
>>43490109You send some of your bulls back to the river to search for a safer way across. The rest of the group spends this time between tending the fires, gathering wood, and collecting berries.As they return, they see that the river has gotten larger and deeper. While the rapids aren't as tough now it would now be insanely dangerous to cross it as the water goes to the shoulders of the tallest of the bulls. Who knows if this is a temporary event or if the river will be this depth for the rest of the season. Only time will tell.The bulls decide to look for another way across and begin searching down the banks of the river. You spy no sections that are particularly shallow, and the trees on the side of the river aren't tall enough to make a bridge. You also spy a mostly-eaten elk carcass sitting on the river bank, so some form of predator is in the vicinity.>What do?
>>43490255Hmm.Retreat to the cave. Make sure that everyone is appropriately armed and that the kids stay in the cave until the carnivore can be identified.Send bulls out to continue to scout the river in teams of five.
>>43490433Also, smear the children in shit to make them less appealing to predators. Just keep it away from their mouths and they should be fine. Since minotaurs are herbivorous, their fecal matter should be free of harmful bacteria.Examine the carcass more closely to identify the carnivore. It could actually be a scavenger if the corpse died of natural causes and didn't indicate signs of a struggle. If the stomach is still there, analyze its contents to see if there are any alternative unexplored food sources in the area that the elk was taking advantage of but we weren't.
>>43490650Is me>>43490433Isn't meAlso while examining the carcass, we should also collect the bones for use in fashioning other tools.
>>43490744Nah, we should bury the body. Using the bones is disrespected our elk brother, mang.Return all ungulates to the Earth and all that.
>>43490837but family, shouldn't we use every part of the body?
>>43490433>>43490650I've gotta get some grub right quick.Expect a post in 20 minutes. Maybe 30.Use this time to discuss plans for forging the river and so on and so forth.
We should retreat back in to the cave, fortify our position.Particularly look at making more stone tools. Finding sharpening stones, making use of the bones etc. That way we can fashion more axes and begin crafting more things
The easiest way to ford the river would be to fill it with rocks and mud and shit. It may make it wider, but itll be shallower to cross
Okay so formal proposal for what I want to do.Actions: Collect rocks and ford river with them.Ideas/Research: Examine elk carcass to learn more about the nature of the carnivore and unexplored food sources for us in the area.
Try and come to some consensus. What are we doing with the river? The carcass? The predator? Are we doing anything else? Or anything at all?
>>43491164Keep kids in cave. Scout for boulders and trees to ford river with. but keep an eye out for the predator.
>>43491284if we smear the kids in shit we don't have to worry about watching them
>>43491297Your shit plan is dumb, anon. Just keep the kids in a cave for a day or two until we figure out what killed the elk.
>>43491377You're just jealous you didn't think of it first.>>43491086if nobody wants to smear the kids in shit then we leave behind three adult bulls to watch the kids when we do this
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>43491284>>43491392>>43491377Alright rolling for scouting for boulders and rocks to ford the river with. Also rolling for keeping those darn kids in a cave.
>>43491529At finding the evidence of the predator, the scouts send back two bulls to inform the group, who immediately take the children in the cave and attempt to keep them occupied. This does not go well. The children are quickly bored and begin wrestling, with two of them even throwing some punches. The women quickly put them to small work, and the bulls carefully watch the children as they collect sticks and branches for the fire. This quickly becomes a race to see who can carry the most the fastest, and soon the fire is blazing out of control, and makes the cave too hot to stay in. The fire is quenched with water from a nearby stream, and the wood stocks are used to restart it.Back at the river, the bulls fail to find anything useful on the corpse, and respectfully cover the corpse with some nearby tree limbs. As they search the river once more, they strike luck, finding two enormous boulders kissing over the river. One of the bulls runs ahead to walk across the natural bridge and slips on the wet rocks. His precious axe falls into the current, and is lost in the water. That's one less forged axe for the herd.On the bright side, you think you should be able to get the group across the boulders with relative safety, if you're careful.
>>43491703Well, that's good enough for me. Let's bring everyone over slowly and carefully. Lets put some bulls downstream with long branches to help catch someone if they fall.
>>43491703if our group is legitimately this fucking retarded that they made the fire too hot I don't trust them to cross the boulders. The children will behave like unruly idiots unless we exhaust them beforehand, but if we do that one of them is bound to slip from tiredness.Can we get an inventory on our rags, war clubs, axes, and wood stores?>>43491773We should fashion wristband leashes out of twine to attach to the tools while working in water so we don't lose them in another accident. In fact, we should apply this strategy to the kids and tie them to bulls while crossing. I think we should see if any of the tall grass is strong and abundant enough to make ropes from.
Lets get them across.Try and find long, sturdy sticks to use for stabilization while crossing.I still think we should look at creating more tools and weapons
>>43491882Mino children are just a bunch of showoffs, always trying to outdo each other. So they do a lot of stupid shit.Also I'll roll for these if no one chimes in in the next few minutes. Things should speed up when you guys get to the ruins.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>43491773>>43491882>>43492008Rolling for crossing with the herd, with all those preparations as precautions. And I'll post the inventory numbers with the post.
>>43492339After the bulls report back to the cave and tell the others of their find, the group heads out. The trip to the rocks is an easy one, with the women and children stopping by the berry bushes occasionally for a sweet snack. When the herd arrives at the boulder bridge, the river has gotten wider, but not wide enough to prevent crossing, but the threat of drowning is bigger than ever.Thankfully the group takes many precautions. Firstly, the women untie their berry slings to use as ropes for the cross, this helps greatly with managing the children, most of whom have gone surprisingly quiet as they begin to make the crossing. Some of the bulls and women grab large sticks to help them balance on the slippery rocks, and handful of bulls go downriver, ready to plunge in and save anyone who slips into the waters. The crossing goes well enough, but near the end one of the berry slings tears, ruining it, but thankfully the child holding onto it was safely across by the time it tore. The entire group is across and a cheer is given before the group heads up to the ruins.As you climb the outcropping, you notice that there can't be many ways to get to the ruins above, something that should greatly help in keeping this place secure once you fully explore it. As you get to the top the entirety of your small herd sees the crumbling ruins. The grass is lush and thick, with small white flowers dotting the landscape Only one lone structure still has walls, with the rest having been reduced to lumps of worked stone scattered around the area. The structure appears to have been a temple of some sort, with a lone altar at the center. You find nothing else in this building, but there is always the chance of buried treasures.After starting a quick fire, the herd rests after such an eventful day.Population: 30 males, 12 females, 15 childrenTools: Berry Slings (3), Studded War Clubs (10), Forged Axes (4)Food: SubstantialOther: Ragged Winter Clothing >What now?
Lets thoroughly comb these ruins, try and find something good.Also we should definitely look at improving our tool set, making more and try fortify our position with the fallen rubble
>>43492762This is good. Maybe work on developing some better clothes as well.
Explore the ruins.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>43492762>>43492981>>43493199Rolling for exploring
>>43493236As the sun rises the herd is in a cheerful mood. The new campsite is quiet and peaceful, and the protection of the rocky bluffs let each of you sleep a little easier. You quickly get to work thoroughly searching the ruins, as some of the bulls secure the perimeter of the campsite. There are only 3 pathways that lead to the ruins that should be of any concern which confirms the feeling of safety among the herd. They also find some more berry bushes in the surrounding area, so food shouldn't be too much of a problem for the time being.As two bulls manage to overturn a particularly large stone slab, they uncover what appears to be an abandoned cellar. A collection of rodents disperse as you enter. The cellar is a decently sized stone room covered in cobwebs, with a few invasive roots poking through the stonework. You can see holes where the rats have nested and their droppings litter the corners of the room. But most importantly you find a collection of 7 clay vases that are the only remnants of a larger group judging by the many broken pieces along the floor. They are all empty, thanks to the rats, but they don't have any obvious cracks or missing pieces.The herd begins to become concerned with your shelter. While the walls of the ruined temple are secure, it happens to be missing a roof. The stone cellar can't fit more than a few bulls at a time, but the children could sleep in their if they needed to. Regardless, something needs to be done for a longterm solution.Gained: 7 Clay Vases
Definitely put the calves in the cellar to sleep for safety.We need to look at developing roof technology, which should be simple. Lets try harvest some of those long grasses and try to weave a roof covering. If we cant harvest those also just thatching branches across the roof should do fairly well imo.Still couldnt hurt to use the rubble to create barricades at the entrances as well.
>>43493382Let the foresting operation begin!Start chopping down trees and build a more permanent roof over the ruins.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>43493475>>43493493Rollin for roofing
>>43493782The need for shelter from the rain overruled the concern for using the axes on the hard wood trees. The bulls begin felling the tree closest to the campsite's pathways as to clear cover that any intruders may use. In time, a number of trees are fells and cut into a few wooden logs. These logs were split down the middle, and the flats sides were placed on the top of the walls, providing a roof above your heads. Not much of a guarantee on leaks though. While it was a necessary use of the axes, they are beginning to dull a bit. While the roof is constructed, the rest of the bulls and females begin clearing out the floor of the temple, using the loose stones to brace the walls. The floor is reduced to flat layer of packed dirt in a short time, with the stone altar on the far wall. The women begin talking, and soon the entire camp is convinced that the temple must be dedicated to Tauros, so that the herd will gain his favor. Some sort of offering must be made, or an event held.>How do you dedicate this temple to mighty Tauros?>Choose Actions and Research
>>43494008What kinds of things does Tauros like?Maybe we can burn an offering of plants and grains and things like that.
Yeah, what does the god like?Also i vote once more for making more tools and investigating of we can grow our own berries/food
>>43494042>>43494078Tauros is the god of virility and strength. He enjoys contests of strength and such. Feel free to establish it however you want though, you guys originally chose that your herd praises him through respecting the strength of life. So, go with whatever you guys want.
Well why not a show of physical virility? I say hold a wrestling tournament in his honour.That or an orgy. Maybe both?
>>43494256Sadly I've gotta cut this a bit short. Things seem to be slowing down anyway.I can do a second thread on Saturday if anyone's interested in continuing this.
>>43494256I second wrestling tournament or orgy. Or wrestling orgy.
>>43494256>>43494408>wrestling orgy.Yes. This.
>>43494256>>43494408>>43494556Next thread on Saturday first post will be the wrestling/orgy temple dedication.Also, you guys have any tips or criticism for a new CM? Anything helps
>>43494574Not bad work for a first timer.Don't be afraid to push things along if there's not a clear consensus on a minor issue though - /tg/ Would typically rather get on with it as opposed to quibble about a minor detail for hours
>>43494656>/tg/ Would typically rather get on with it as opposed to quibble about a minor detail for hours... we rather would get on with it. We don't tend to actually get on with it but we prefer to I guess.
You did good imo.I'd say dont be afraid to present specifc choices for us. Particularly if we arent agreeing on small details
>>43494656>>43494719>>43495050Alright cool. Thanks for the tips. I'll try to get this back up Saturday so we can keep this going.
>>43495204this is awesome