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#1 2014-05-15 20:53:26

GotABigTrap
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My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

http://castledraft.com/editor/1iWRHB

Died while doing a 12k upgrade.  Not sure why but the floors unexpectedly turned off haha.  It was working good because it was completely impossible to use tools unless you did so from the doormat, which would break all the floors.  Otherwise, tool use anywhere else would instantly kill you.  That way you'd have to use water on the first electric floor at the doormat, then saw your way all the way to the vault.  At least it would require many saws, but that was kind of a weakness that I was trying to find a way around. 

What I wanted to do was have a short path at the start with a combo lock in the lower left.  the problem was money so I had to start with a cheaper magic dance.  Adding the upper lock was painful to the design because they naturally work better facing downward.  I wanted to have a lock that was impossible to use tools on that would maintain the power and disallow tool use.  If you solved the lock you would have to follow one of many paths to the vault, which if the wrong one is picked it would turn off all the power (preferably while you stand on a trap door).  I think it is a good idea but you'd need some way to minimize power lines and maximize the amount of saws necessary + add in dogs that would require guns to bypass.  The self tests are gut wrenching and who knows why I fell into the pit but I did!

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#2 2014-05-16 03:42:51

jordi13
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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

Wow, no wonder you died in self-test! Is that a clock on the upper right corner?
That is some magic dance! I haven't even worked it out yet lol

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#3 2014-05-16 03:58:20

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

it is a 1 bit clock. the house goes on-off-on-off-on-off....


Watch out for that first step; it's a doozy.

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#4 2014-05-16 06:05:53

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

cat combo lock 1-2-5 other wise last portion of grid-pits wont get power. The magic dance u have to get all the buttons in the on position otherwise once pit bull hits the sticky button power flows through the inverted switch all the way up towards the clock and cuts power to pretty much the entire house and you die. I know this for a fact..i died in here twice.

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#5 2014-05-16 08:17:48

Cylence
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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

I'm not sure what you mean by "disallow tool use as much as possible." Maybe you just meant you wanted to be able to kill people who use tools at your place (which can be lucrative since you can kill the before they use the rest).

Looking at your place it would be easier to just come back with saws when I could afford them. The 30 saw 2 ladder test would get to your vault smile.


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#6 2014-05-16 08:20:49

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

yes exactly...

It was totally vulnerable to saws, mind you it was much better after the 12k upgrade, but I don't have that map as I died.  I have a new plan for this next time I get some money.  The idea is that you must begin by using tools at the doormat, which would disable all the powered trap doors.  If you use tools anywhere but the doormat first, you die!  The design must conform to this and somehow still be able to withstand brute force.

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#7 2014-05-16 08:21:48

Pumaroma
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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

how would you beat that on self test?

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#8 2014-05-16 08:24:45

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

This map you had to walk up hallways 1-2 and 5 while double stepping the main hallway at steps 2-5-7-8 from the dog window.

The easiest way for the dance is to walk 2 steps from the window east, then walk back, then 5 steps and walk back to the window, then 7 steps, then back to window, then 8 steps, back to window and then go to vault.

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#9 2014-05-20 16:13:45

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

Gotabigtrap, your new name is James Frederic Pomeroy


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#10 2014-05-20 17:06:40

GotABigTrap
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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

yes i'm trying to build out another one that only allows tools from the doorstep, then you'd have to dig all the way from the doorstep to the vault; however, it isn't quite there yet because there arn't enough trapdoors yet.

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#11 2014-05-20 18:34:00

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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

already more than enough to keep me out


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#12 2014-05-21 12:02:14

gyuri
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Re: My brief attempt to disallow tool use as much as possible

You should definitely start with a trapdoor instead of an electric floor.

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