Brainstorm I & S - Evil meter
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More good ideas, +1 Sebt!

I like that idea of the evil being measured in Evil Points (EPs). IMO the more creatures you have though, the more EPs you should need per creature to be worthy of their obedience. For some creatures like imps, goblins(or whatever is used as cheap fodder creature) and orcs this should be a relatively slow increase, but for major creatures such as Ladies of Pain and other powerful and very highly evil creatures, thus could increase more rapidly per creature. This could also force the player to form strategies beyond just "leveling everything up," and stocking up on the "best, most powerful" creatures. You could only have so many creatures total, and of any 1 specific type before they start becoming difficult to control or even start deserting.

Also, while increasing the size of your territory should increase your EPs, having a big territory should also require some EPs to maintain, so that you also need to build rooms and creatures to truly get the benefits of a large territory, and could even start having the EP demands of a large territory even begin to surpass the benefits if you aren't able to build the right sort of rooms, creatures and/or constructs to assert your will over the area.

An idea to handle that could be another tracking system, call it "Influence Points" (IPs) which could be a hidden stat on each tile that keeps track of who has the most influence on that tile which will determine who "owns" it, based on whoever has the highest level of influence. You could get IPs by building rooms, various dungeon constructs and having your creatures hanging around in an area. The level of control, between good aligned and evil aligned leaders could be shown by how the environment looks, if that tile looks bright and cheerful, it's mostly good aligned, if it looks dark and forbidding, it's mostly evil aligned, and this shift in appearance could be done in a gradient scale so it smoothly transitions between bright and dark depending on who's influence is growing there.

This would also eliminate the problem of imps autonomously claiming more tiles then you can handle just because you blundered into a huge cavern and now can't get you imps back from claiming territory until your dungeon is so huge can't sustain itself.
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I & S - Evil meter - by Rasmus - 16-01-2014, 05:53 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 16-01-2014, 08:12 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 16-01-2014, 06:25 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 18-01-2014, 12:52 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 16-01-2014, 07:07 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Mello Tonin - 17-01-2014, 11:35 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Mastergoose - 18-01-2014, 01:37 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Mello Tonin - 18-01-2014, 02:15 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 18-01-2014, 02:30 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 18-01-2014, 04:36 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 18-01-2014, 10:33 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 19-01-2014, 04:02 AM
RE: Evil meter - by DwarvesAtWork - 19-01-2014, 07:02 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Rikus Khan - 20-01-2014, 07:10 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 20-01-2014, 09:31 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 20-01-2014, 08:07 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 21-01-2014, 08:57 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 16-02-2014, 07:56 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 17-02-2014, 03:23 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 17-02-2014, 05:54 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 17-02-2014, 06:34 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 18-02-2014, 04:02 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 18-02-2014, 07:47 PM
RE: Evil meter - by prof_ion - 18-02-2014, 07:51 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Mastergoose - 18-02-2014, 08:36 PM
RE: Evil meter - by burningpet - 18-02-2014, 10:54 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Mastergoose - 18-02-2014, 11:12 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 19-02-2014, 12:10 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Sebt - 19-02-2014, 12:28 AM
RE: Evil meter - by damiant - 19-02-2014, 04:07 PM
RE: Evil meter - by TacticBlack - 19-02-2014, 11:51 PM
RE: Evil meter - by Rasmus - 20-02-2014, 10:35 AM
RE: Evil meter - by Seriously Unserious - 19-02-2014, 08:13 PM

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