This update helped solidify my opinion that Dove isn't scamming Doug, I think she just called him a mark to keep other carnies off his back. Looks like her list was intended to pay for his upkeep for one or more additional turns, if it only took one more task to call his current debt even.
Edit: If she's paying 1 rand per task, and the heal was one rand, that makes sense. Tho the heal could have been more and she's paying 2 or more rands per task. That heal seemed pretty bare-bones tho and a healomancer used to working with carnies is probably used to only making the bare minimum profit.
What I was hoping for more info on was Rands, and we got that, but not much. How does the "half upkeep" thing work with rands where it seems 1 rand = 1 turn of upkeep? Is that even the case, or just that Doug's upkeep was below the threshold? Do rands have a fixed value relative to shmuckers?
Rob you're a tease.
Eventually tho you are going to have to post some solid info. If you're worried about someone ripping off Erfworld, don't be. It's easier for someone to make their own IP and not owe anyone any money. BTW if I do ever get Unity3d working I'm going to attempt a hex-based game, but I will make my own IP, and I'd be up for licensing the source.
Rob, actually I'd just give you the source for free lol.
Also I'm not so great or fast a programmer, so nobody here start queuing for a beta or anything.
And if anyone knows how to fix the "Couldn't resolve host name" error with Unity3d, please let me know. ^.^;
Each answer raises more questions, but more of the puzzle will be filled in gradually so the questions will shift towards the unanswerable ones. Just don't make the mistake of answering every question immediately. Let some linger.
I really hope DigDoug doesn't die. I guess he has another story coming, but that could be a prequel. Plz don't kill Doug.
No pun intended.
The 25 days for some simple vegetable crops is interesting. We knew the MK didn't have farms like the Erfworld farms which are a special type of hex or something, like mines. But that's fairly realistic assuming perpetual summer and some 'cheats' like the plant not resetting all the way down to seedling, sort of like how the Sims currently works (plants start as seedlings, grow to full grown, harvesting resets them to full grown rather than seedling.) I think part of Dove's farming trouble was the soil quality, some might be the light - her vardo was described as parked over the wild onions, though my guess is that it wasn't meant literally - they're still probably shaded, and also wild plants produce less than farm crops. I'm guessing the largest drawback is the space. It takes 1 acre to feed 1 person for 1 year, roughly, in our world, and Dove only has a tiny little garden patch, which may very well be shaded by Dove's vardo and any nearby trees. Edit: She's growing the wrong types of crops for that soil and her personal nature. Or at least she was. For an acidic soil I would have tried grapes or something, and turned them into (quality) wine.
I'm guessing the carnies would do better with one large community Carny Garden but they're too independent minded and focused on upkeep to cooperate like that. But then, who wouldn't be? Miss a day of work or a meal and you might CEASE TO EXIST.
I am looking forward to Parson killing Charlie because I'm kinda tired of hearing about him by this point. He's so booping "mysterious" so all we ever learn is stuff we already know, and all we ever see is him acting like an ass. And I have the suspicion that Rob will, sooner or later, turn all that around and make us see Charlie in a new light.