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Poll: Vote on the Black Isle Bastards (252 member(s) have cast votes)

How should the player be able to interact with the Black Isle Bastards?

  1. The Black Isle Bastards are a very tough, optional fight (63 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of merchants (12 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  3. The player can become an honorific member of the Black Isle Bastards (81 votes [32.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.14%

  4. The player helps the Black Isle Bastards with some kind of problem (87 votes [34.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.52%

  5. No interaction possible, the player can only observe the Black Isle Bastards (5 votes [1.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.98%

  6. other (please specify in the comments) (4 votes [1.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

What background should the Black Isle Bastards have?

  1. The Black Isle Bastards are retired pirates who run an inn in their old ship (24 votes [9.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.72%

  2. The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of failed "wanna-be" pirates (39 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  3. The Black Isle Bastards are retired corporate raiders who used their wealth to buy an island (38 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. The Black Isle Bastards are mutineers (9 votes [3.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  5. The Black Isle Bastards are former slaves (11 votes [4.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.45%

  6. The Black Isle Bastards are privateers of one nation tasked with raiding ships of another nation (20 votes [8.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.10%

  7. The Black Isle Bastards are nobles who fight for the cause of common people (17 votes [6.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.88%

  8. The Black Isle Bastards are literally bastards of noble families (85 votes [34.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.41%

  9. other (please specify in the comments) (4 votes [1.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.62%

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So, suppose we reach the Create an Item goal, what did you have in mind, Captain Fluffy, if anything. I know obsidian has final say, but you are the Captain of this crew of bastards, so I'm curious as to your thoughts.

 

At the moment I am in favor of the Macuahuitl.

 

You can see pictures and videos of this "sword" on this thread starting on page three (scroll down a bit).

 

The basic idea is a "wooden sword with razor sharp obsidian blades". But mind you, actually obsidian blades are even sharper than any normal razor blades.

 

That said, I do not decide it. We will collect ideas in that thread, that I linked to.

And once we have enough proposals, I'll set up a poll.

 

However, as with every poll, Obsidian is not bound to the results. Keep that in mind.

As you said, Obsidian has the final say.


Edited by Fluffle, 12 April 2017 - 01:04 PM.

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I like too the Obsidian bastard sword idea.

For propaganda: actually exist surgical knives made of obsidian due their exceptional sharpness ( they can even cut a Cell in half).
+1 from the medical department

https://www.quora.co...sidian-scalpels
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Yeah, I prefer an obsidian bastard sword to something like the Macuahuitl. 


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I would be okay with both. I think the macuauitl would be more unique and interesting, bur the obsidian bastard sword would be a more direct homage to Obsidian and honestly might have a better chance of being implemented in the way we draw it up.

We could name the Obsidian bastard sword "Beta Protocol". :dancing:


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In the case of "obsidian bastard sword" I'd prefer something like a distinctive damascus steel appearance, you know, obsidian and steel fused together (because magic), rather than an entire sword made of glass.



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Got news from Aarik, the Macuauitl is off the tables.

 

The team will not be able to create that weapon for us.

We will have to choose from a set of pre-selected weapons. I do not even know if that set includes bastard swords.

 

However, Aarik said we can have a weapon with an obsidian blade, that'd be okay.

 

As long as we don't know which weapons we will be able to choose from I don't see a point in setting up a poll about weapons to be honest.


Edited by Fluffle, 14 April 2017 - 03:55 AM.

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Congrats on hitting the goal.

 

Maybe a sword with a obsidian blade? Or a axe with a obsidian blade?

 

Or how about some obsidian glasses? Thin shards of obsidian polished into eye glasses lenses? Lore wise it could be said that their used to observe sunspots and help predict the weather (like the Farmers Almanac).

 

Improves resolve and intellect to a great degree but lowers perception.



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Got news from Aarik, the Macuauitl is off the tables.

 

The team will not be able to create that weapon for us.

We will have to choose from a set of pre-selected weapons. I do not even know if that set includes bastard swords.

 

However, Aarik said we can have a weapon with an obsidian blade, that'd be okay.

 

As long as we don't know which weapons we will be able to choose from I don't see a point in setting up a poll about weapons to be honest.

 

Well, even if it's not mechanically a bastard sword, we could still call it as such. :)


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In the case of "obsidian bastard sword" I'd prefer something like a distinctive damascus steel appearance, you know, obsidian and steel fused together (because magic), rather than an entire sword made of glass.

Obsidian can look *lots* of different ways, it doesn't have to be the normal black glass we're all used to.

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Got news from Aarik, the Macuauitl is off the tables.

 

The team will not be able to create that weapon for us.

We will have to choose from a set of pre-selected weapons. I do not even know if that set includes bastard swords.

 

However, Aarik said we can have a weapon with an obsidian blade, that'd be okay.

 

As long as we don't know which weapons we will be able to choose from I don't see a point in setting up a poll about weapons to be honest.

I could suggest a hanger or kastane-looking sword, maybe classified as a sabre (or whatever best approximates a short sabre) if those weapon types won't exist in Deadfire. Just to fit the pirate theme!


Edited by algroth, 15 April 2017 - 05:06 AM.


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