History VideoGame / CavesOfQud

23rd Apr '17 1:52:53 PM zaqq
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''Caves of Qud'' is a post-apocalyptic {{roguelike}} game heavily influenced by ''[[VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery ADOM]]'' and the [[TabletopGames tabletop]] TabletopGame/GammaWorld RPG. Set on a future Earth many centuries after an undefined [[AfterTheEnd apocalypse]], the game takes place in the titular region of Qud, a jungle-like area bordered by a desert of salt and large mountain ranges, and boasting a large number of ancient ruins. This realm is actually a [[DeathWorld terrible place to live]], but still attracts many adventurers due to the abundence of LostTechnology within its borders, particularly within its vast [[BeneathTheEarth cavern systems]]. However, things may be taking a turn for the (even) worse, as signs of an ancient evil begin to emerge from the dark and forgotten [[TitleDrop Caves of Qud]]...

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''Caves of Qud'' is a post-apocalyptic {{roguelike}} game heavily influenced by ''[[VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery ADOM]]'' and the [[TabletopGames tabletop]] TabletopGame/GammaWorld RPG. Set on a future Earth many centuries after an undefined [[AfterTheEnd apocalypse]], the game takes place in the titular region of Qud, a jungle-like area bordered by a desert of salt and large mountain ranges, and boasting a large number of ancient ruins. This realm is actually a [[DeathWorld terrible place to live]], but still attracts many adventurers due to the abundence abundance of LostTechnology within its borders, particularly within its vast [[BeneathTheEarth cavern systems]]. However, things may be taking a turn for the (even) worse, as signs of an ancient evil begin to emerge from the dark and forgotten [[TitleDrop Caves of Qud]]...
23rd Feb '17 2:49:20 AM Aquillion
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* CommonplaceRare: While not ''overwhelmingly'' commonplace, compass bracelets are massively valuable to tinker-focused characters (moreso than many items that seem much more rare and special) due to the ability to modify them in so many ways while only using a wrist slot.

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* CommonplaceRare: While not ''overwhelmingly'' commonplace, compass CommonplaceRare:
** Compass
bracelets are massively valuable to tinker-focused characters (moreso than many items that seem much more rare and special) due to the ability to modify them in so many ways while only using a wrist slot.slot.
** A Taco Suprema is an ungodly valuable item, with prices far beyond most legendary high-tech artifacts from lost civilizations.



* RagnarokProofing: As with TabletopGame/GammaWorld itself, it's highly unlikely that all these guns, robots, and artifacts could have possibly survived ''this'' long after the apocalypse, but [[RuleOfFun that's not the point]].

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* RagnarokProofing: As with TabletopGame/GammaWorld itself, it's highly unlikely that all these guns, robots, artifacts, and artifacts (in some cases) ''Taco Supremas'' could have possibly survived ''this'' long after the apocalypse, but [[RuleOfFun that's not the point]].
29th Jan '17 12:30:40 AM Aquillion
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* BoringButPractical: All those copper/silver/gold nuggets you see in merchant inventories? Those aren't just VendorTrash, they're a much lighter way of carrying your wealth than what they're worth in [[PracticalCurrency water]]. Also qualifying is the basic tinkering recipe for making ''lead slugs'' for your guns.

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* BoringButPractical: All those copper/silver/gold nuggets you see in merchant inventories? Those aren't just VendorTrash, they're a much lighter way of carrying your wealth than what they're worth in [[PracticalCurrency water]]. Also qualifying is the basic tinkering recipe for making ''lead slugs'' for your guns. Compass Bracelets are also highly valued by tinkers, since they're easy to modify and only take a wrist slot.
29th Jan '17 12:29:00 AM Aquillion
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** While not unique, Leering Stalkers and, especially, Chrome Pyramids are stronger than almost any enemy in the game, never need to be fought as part of any quest, and will only be encountered by players exploring far far deeper into the caves than they ever need to go or wandering around the [[ShmuckBait Deathlands]].


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* BraggingRightsReward: On defeating a Chrome Pyramid, the strongest enemy in the game, it will sometimes drop its Swarm Rack, a weapon that fires eight rockets per shot and requires no ammo... and also weighs 1500 pounds. Anyone who can both beat a Chrome Pyramid and carry a Swarm Rack doesn't really need it.
27th Jan '17 8:19:58 PM Aquillion
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* ExpospeakGag: The Gaslight Flyssa. A flyssa is a type of saber, and gaslight is just a way of producing light. In other words, it's a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]].
23rd Jan '17 2:14:55 AM Aquillion
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* CommonplaceRare: While not ''overwhelmingly'' commonplace, compass bracelets are massively valuable to tinker-focused characters (moreso than many items that seem much more rare and special) due to the ability to modify them in so many ways while only using a wrist slot.
6th Nov '16 9:35:51 PM Aquillion
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** Oboroqoru, the Ape God of Kyakukya, can be found in a lair somewhere near that village; he's outrageously powerful, but if you beat him, you can claim the Fist of the Ape God, an InfinityPlusOneSword for anyone who uses clubs and is strong enough to carry it.
6th Nov '16 9:27:10 PM Aquillion
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* WastelandElder: The elder of Joppa, and he does the [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]] bit, too. The leader of Kyakukya qualifies as well, despite being an albino ape.

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* WastelandElder: The elder of Joppa, and he does the [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]] bit, too. The Nuntu, the leader of Kyakukya Kyakukya, qualifies as well, despite being an albino ape.
6th Nov '16 9:26:45 PM Aquillion
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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The leader of one of the civilized villages is an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil albino ape]] who proved too thoughtful to settle for his race's traditionally berserk lifestyle.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The leader of one of Kyakukya, the civilized villages mushroom village, is an [[AlwaysChaoticEvil albino ape]] who proved too thoughtful to settle for his race's traditionally berserk lifestyle.



* WastelandElder: The elder of Joppa, and he does the [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]] bit, too.

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* WastelandElder: The elder of Joppa, and he does the [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]] bit, too. The leader of Kyakukya qualifies as well, despite being an albino ape.
6th Nov '16 9:23:30 PM Aquillion
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* ShoutOut: The description for the hologram bracelet is a shout out to ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]''. You can also build a timecube, which is ridiculously expensive, and doesn't do anything other than give a line from the actual article. And the descriptions of several artifacts (including the Time Cube) reference Videogame/DwarfFortress.

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* ShoutOut: The description for the hologram bracelet is a shout out to ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]''. You can also build a timecube, which is a ridiculously expensive, and doesn't do anything other than give a line from the actual article.expensive one-use [[TimeStandsStill Time Stop]]. And the descriptions of several artifacts (including the Time Cube) reference Videogame/DwarfFortress.


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* TimeStandsStill: One of the game's artifacts, a timecube, can be used as a one-shot item to stop time briefly for everyone but you.
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