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The Circus!

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cptCalavera    616

I just had a crazy idea. And I know this doesnt fit into the whole survival theme very well. but I just thought that it is PERFECT for the atmosphere.

In short: The Circus should come to town! (Not a happy circus, but a dark cicus, a circus that you imagine roaming the dirty streets of London at the same time that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were around.)

Im thinking about this as some kind of rare, random event. Maybe if you dig up certain objekts from the graves and combine them or give them to someone special. Then you have a small chance that the cirkus will arrive on the day after a full moon.

And they arrive via boat or a bridge that only thay can make visible, or something (Details on how you get them to come and how they get there arent really imortant) And they would stay for a few days before leaving again.

Anyways.They would live in a small caravan consisting of two or three dodgy veichles pulled by a few worn down beefalos. About the same style as the pig houses but more colors and more weird details.

While they are there you can trade things or gamble if you go to the caravan. But you can also bump into the cirkus people that will be wandering around the islands, gathering items, looking around, maybe visiting your camp trying to kill you or steal your stuff?

There would be the cirkus director with his top hat and trusty pet monkey. He will perform the tradings at the caravan. The bearded lady who will attack you and shave off your beatiful beard! The strong man, Wolfgangs long lost brother? Friendly if you are friendly. But gets uncontrolably angry if he is upset. A fortune teller who will reveal secrets of the islands. The creepy mime who never speaks. He also plays a tricky three-cups-one-ball-game. And of course, the evilest of clowns...

I cant draw worth anything so you just have to imagine what they look like :)

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KonradosHut    29

Hm... I like it. I even felt the sudden urge to draw those guys, but I held back. I have work to do...I like the idea, and I actually think it would add to the atmosphere... but it would be a LOT of work. Maybe too much work, sadly...

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cptCalavera    616

I was actually hoping you would draw something up Konrado :) (Or someone else of you artsy people)And yes, probably a lot of work. But a possible DLC for the future? :)

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burfl    13

This sounds amazing. I can picture the creepy clown in my head and it's giving me eveningmares.

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LadyD    3,223

They would make you feel more alone than ever when after 3 days or so they just LEAVE you.

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burfl    13

I think it would be awesome if they appear in an existing place, replacing what was there (rocks/trees/etc), then when they up and disappear, they leave no trace, as if they were never there at all.

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LadyD    3,223

It was all a mirage. A dream.They were just in your imagination.

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cptCalavera    616

And then they will forever haunt your dreams! Making night more dangerous and straw roll would take you to the dream world full of creepy circus people :p

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Kevin    872

One of the big influences on the look and feel of the game is Tom Waits.

This is all very... theme appropriate.

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JoeW    25,282

One of the big influences on the look and feel of the game is Tom Waits. This is all very... theme appropriate.

Tom Waits was playing on my machine at the same time as I read this post.

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cptCalavera    616

Hah, ye. I just didnt want it to fall down in the abyss with all the new suggestion threads poppin up :p(Yes, I bumped my own thread, and I don't feel guilty about it)

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SAAj    10

To make the Cirkus more feasible from a 'stranded all alone' perspective, perhaps they could all be ghosts or something similar? They could all arrive out of the ground at graveyards and leave the same way, or enter in a ship that rises out of the water and sinks back into it when they leave. This way, there would no question about why the player couldn't simply leave with them.

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Dijad    10

Like the idea, and as someone in here stated, it would make you feel that much more alone when they suddenly leave, with no trace they were ever there in the first place. Would add to the feel of questioning ones sanity when alone.

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Boy Weevil    12

One of the big influences on the look and feel of the game is Tom Waits.

This is all very... theme appropriate.
AWESOME. As if I needed one more reason to love this game!

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501105    20

Add in some creepy clowns and I am all for it, you can never have too many disturbing clowns *shudders*.

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