22/12/2016 edit: uploading a new version with a bunch of bugfixes (there was one big issue where the orc camp was despawning too early; and a few smaller ones).
Orc and Howlingwood questlines are both extended with some new plot (Battle of New Bumpkinton; Cure for the Curse - not yet finalized);
Howlingwood witch has new trade options (brewing elixirs).
Ok, so this is the second - and heavily reworked - version of the mod I'm working on. In introduces several factions that the Player can trade and interact with.
It already has a decent amount of content, most of it focused on helping two cursed brothers build a village in the middle of the woods. And then developing the place into a safe haven for all sorts of misfits and magical creatures fleeing unfair persecution.
The mod also introduces some mechanical innovations, allowing for limited customization of characters. There is an event that lets you modify the attributes of each new character: attraction (which often doesn't match the portrait, so I let the Players re-assign it as they please) and willpower (which I plan to use in some events where character's personality is relevant).
There's also an option (for which I abuse the "light steps" attribute) to designate one of the villagers as "Player character" - a unique protagonist representing the Player himself which may play special role in some events.
I don't use those functionalities much yet, but in time I plan to try and use them to give the villagers some more depth and a more personal feel - maybe even have them marry, get angry at each other etc.
The mod also tracks the relation with each faction (on a scale of 0 to 100) and the relation changes based on decisions made, enabling and disabling some options and events depending on whether the faction and the Player are friends or enemies.
In case anyone wanted to extend on the already existing content, below is the list of custom "*" tags that the mod currently uses, along with possible values and meaning (SPOILERS! SPOOILEERS!!!):
1: mod intro was shown (travelling merchant), location of New Bumpkinton was marked on the map
1: location of tNew Bumpkinton was marked on the map
measures reputation with New Bumpkington, enables or disables dialogue options
measures reputation with Howlingwood, enables or disables dialogue options
1: "Missing hunters" quest accepted but tracking challenge failed; this enables the random Interrupt event that can still make it possible to find the hunters
2: "Missing hunters" location (dead tree) marked on the map after the tracking challenge was won
3: fended off the wolves; Wulf Brothers are wounded and someone needs to bandage their wounds (sickness/medicine)
4: Wulf Brothers are healed, someone needs to diagnose Hans's condition (folklore)
5: Wulf Brothers need a place to stay (quest to build Barracks was issued)
6: Barracks quest was completed, Howlingwood location was marked on the map
1: Player built the smithy and installed a dwarf in Howlingwood; option to visit the smith is now enabled
1: quest issued. This also enables some dialogues with New Bumpkington's witch, opening an optional quest line
2: Player built the Herbalist's hut and installed a witch in Howlingwood; option to visit the witch is now enabled
1: talked to Anushka at Howlingwood after receiving the quest to install a witch at Howlingwood; selected one of the available quests (Troll Blood or Flower of Eastern)
2: Flower of Eastern quest progressing (talked to Leshy at the Gardens of Mokosh)
3: retrieved the ingredient: Flower of Eastern
4: retrieved the ingredient: troll blood
6: completed the quest - Anushka joined the roup and is no longer available at New Bumpkinton
1: Player got a quest to rescue a satyr that is being held captive by the Orc Slavers
2: Player tried to sneak up on the orcs but failed; rescuing the satyr through stealth is no longer an available option
3: Player managed to rescue the satyr - Ianto - from the orc slavers
4: Player built a Meeting Hall and installed the satyr in it, inn can now be visited
measures reputation with the orc slavers, enables or disables dialogue options
1: location of orc slavers' camp was marked on the map
1: a random quest was issued by the orc chieftain (raid a farm, ...) and an appropriate location was marked on the map
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Last edited by dushu
on Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:01 am, edited 2 times in total.