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slightly morbid but fun!

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:37 am
by EsmereldaNigellus
I am playing my way through the Grand Campaign.

At first I was a little put off by......Pharaoh you are 18 and leaving the prime of your life.....Pharaoh you are 23 thoughts of the afterlife must consume you.......Pharaoh you are 40 it is a wonder you are still alive......ect ect

But then my tombs started really coming along and I really kind of looked forward to kicking off and getting entombed in one of my fantastic pyramids and found myself singing a little ditty about how when I die and they lay me to rest, gonna find a friend in Osiris.......gonna die and go to the spirit in the sky.....ect ect.

I mean, who would not want to be entombed in their very own pyramid?

(ducking and running now) :D

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:40 pm
by Malandra
It's not morbid so much as historically accurate. Life expectancies back then were not what they are now.
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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:00 pm
by Tinkerbell
Howdy, EsmereldaNigellus!

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Pharaoh Death™!

When I design scenarios your starting Pharaoh is always old, but not so old that he/she dies that quickly. I try to kill Pharaoh a bit later when it really hurtz, especially on Hard. ;)

...next scenario ~ Pharaoh dies via triggers too...

Ahr me ahrrr

:D

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:41 pm
by tomnobles
Greetings EsmereldaNigellus.

Welcome to the world of the random number generator. Pharaohs death can be controlled (to some extent) by the scenario maker. Otherwise it is totally random. That is you can start at 17 and live to be 60 or die at 21.

Happy gaming.

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:35 pm
by Amrine
Well, I am much the same though. I finish that Great Pyramid, and i figure NOW is the time for Pharoah to Die! hehe I agree that Pyramids were meant to be used.....

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:24 am
by Min
I think its funny too :p I often build one Pyramid, and then my Pharaoh goes and pulls out 45 years or something then Im left with tomb's to spare and end up putting the royal family into the smaller of the pyramids. Wasting my precious prestige :(

"You are now 19, you're leaving your prime behind" :p

lol, gotta love modern diet and medicine :D

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:31 pm
by Jimaaten
"Min" wrote:I often build one Pyramid, and then my Pharaoh goes and pulls out 45 years or something then Im left with tomb's to spare and end up putting the royal family into the smaller of the pyramids. Wasting my precious prestige
Its not really a total waste.

*Disclaimer* It's been a few years and I can't find my notes, so don't hold me to the specific numbers I'm about to mention. ;)

A very small pyramid without "inhabitants" is worth 6 prestige points after the initial spike and drop off. If you entomb a pharaoh in it, you'll end up with 12 stable points eventually. If you entomb a royal family member, you get 9 points. That's not a waste. Not as much as a pharaoh, but there's only so many of them to go around. Also, a royal family death doesn't come with a prestige hit. If you can do it, I say very small pyramids for all princes and princesses. :D