[project1dev] Re: roman gladiator

  • From: Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:09:41 -0700

Hey, this would be a neat place for the faction system...

#1 - if you got sold into slavery and became a gladiator, and earned your
freedom, whenever you talked to gaurds etc at the colloseum they could say
"Welcome champion!" and treat you w/ respect.

#2 - if you often bet a lot of money at the colloseum, your rep w/ them
could go up and they'd treat you w/ respect and call you lord or something.
Maybe if your score was over a certain amount youd get access to a VIP
section and have your own seating area or something hehe.

#3 - If you got sold into slavery and became a gladiator and escaped, maybe
they try to re-capture you on sight

#4 - maybe when you earned your freedom you killed their beloved champion
instead of accepting a draw.  If you do this, maybe they tolerate your
presence but treat you with disdain.

(as another example of how we could use the faction system)
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 8:56 AM, Alan Wolfe <alan.wolfe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> That's rad (:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 7:11 AM, <figarus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> A retiarius was a Roman gladiator who fought with equipment styled on that
>> of a fisherman: a weighted net (rete, hence the name), a three-pointed
>> trident, and a dagger (pugio). The retiarius fought lightly armoured,
>> wearing an arm guard (manica) and a shoulder guard. Typically, his clothing
>> consisted only of a loincloth held in place by a wide belt, or of a short
>> tunic with light padding. He wore no head protection or footwear. The
>> retiarius was routinely pitted against a heavily armed and armoured secutor.
>> The net-fighter made up for his lack of protective gear by using his speed
>> and agility to avoid his opponent's attacks and wait for the opportunity to
>> strike. He first tried to throw his net over his rival. If this succeeded,
>> he attacked with his trident while his adversary was entangled. Another
>> tactic was to ensnare his enemy's weapon in the net and pull it out of his
>> grasp, leaving the opponent defenceless. Should the net miss or the secutor
>> grab hold of it, the retiarius likely discarded the weapon, although he
>> might try to collect it back for a second cast. Usually, the retiarius had
>> to rely on his trident and dagger to finish the fight. Retiarii first
>> appeared in the arena during the 1st century AD and had become standard
>> attractions by the 2nd or 3rd century. The gladiator's lack of armour and
>> his reliance on evasive tactics made the retiarius the lowliest of an
>> already stigmatised class.

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