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Oregon Trail
« on: January 09, 2012, 12:45:34 am »


Introduction

What was it like to cross 2,000 miles of plains, rivers, and mountains in 1848?
The Oregon Trail" allows you relive one of the greatest adventures in
American history:  the journey taken by thousands of emigrants on the
Oregon Trail.  It was a long, difficult journey--one that often resulted in
failure and death.  But for those who succeeded, it led to a new and better
life in the rich, fertile Willamette Valley of Oregon.  

How will you make life-and-death decisions?  How will you cross the rivers?
How much and what kind of supplies should you take along?  If you run low on
provisions, will you be able to hunt or trade to get the food you need?  Will
you overcome the dangers of disease and severe weather?

The object of "The Oregon Trail" is for you to make it all the way from
Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley.  Along the way, you'll
have many decisions to make.




About

Welcome to the Oregon Trail! This poll game will be based on the famous video game known as The Oregon Trail. I will be using a mixture of the Sims 2, RP dice and similar "Oregon Trail" rules to tell the story. Thus each update will have visuals and descriptions of what happened and what should be done next.



Poll

What occupation should you have? Each occupation is listed in order of starting money. Thus Bankers start out with the most while teachers start out with the least. (See Poll)



People in the Wagon

In addition to the main character we will need 4 other people in your wagon. These will be mostly just for naming however there many be some instances where you can participate too through your character. I will use the 1st 4 people to post they want to be part of the wagon.

Good Luck and Happy Trails!  ;D
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 12:43:44 am by Hydromancerx »



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Re: Oregon Trail - COME JOIN!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 01:46:31 am »
Oo, a doctor please.

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Re: Oregon Trail - COME JOIN!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 04:48:41 am »
I assume the choice for a profession influences more than just the starting money?

If so, either wainwright or wheelwright would be a smart choice. Considering the dangers, doctor might be smart too. Hmm...
Oh hey, you're allowed to pick three options, what a nice coincidence.

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Re: Oregon Trail - COME JOIN!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 04:54:42 am »
Maybe you would have been into the Willamette valley scene a couple of months ago, but as an 'artist' you just get a much better vibe from Portland.

Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Oregon Trail - COME JOIN!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 08:03:38 am »
Shoemaker.

You must supply your fellow folk with shoes.
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Re: Oregon Trail - COME JOIN!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 04:17:25 pm »
Pharmacist would be great. (Medpacks, anyone?)
Also, a trapper would be good. (This comes with wilderness survival skills and gun use, I imagine.)
Finally, a carpenter would be great. (+2 to fixing stuff that breaks.)
Who are you again and why in the world would you expect anything resembling rationality or civility in youtube comments?

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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 06:36:39 pm »


Meet the Pepper Family. Dr. Jedidiah Pepper, his wife Maggie, his son Marty, his daughter Mollly and his father Peter. Jed is a doctor and wants to travel to Oregon where they are in great need of doctors. They have $1900 saved up to buy supplies with. He has a doctors bag with basic medical supplies as well.



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You need to decide when to set off on the trail.  If you leave too early, there
won't be much grass for your oxen to eat.  You may encounter some very
cold weather and late spring snow storms.

But if you leave too late, you may not get to Oregon before winter, which can
be very dangerous.  If you leave at just the right time, there will be green
grass and, for the most part, mild weather.

You must get to Willamette Valley, Oregon before December 22nd.


When do you want to start? (See Poll)
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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 01:16:41 pm »
March, April, or May.
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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 03:41:26 am »
They will be leaving in April. But first you will need to buy some supplies. First the stables.

What should they buy at the stables? (See Poll)

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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 09:53:29 am »
Nothing but horseshoes.

For luck.
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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 01:51:24 pm »
Horse (assuming you already have one, you'll go faster), spare wheels (because those break a LOT), and a dog (to help you hunt).
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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 03:32:21 pm »
You started with $1900 and you bought ...

- 1 Dog - $11.00
- 1 Set of Spare Horseshoes - $0.31
- 1 Horse - $82.50
- 1 Spare Axels - $8.25

Leaving you with $1797.94 left to use. Note you will need to buy a farm wagon if you want to take supplies. Also the farm wagon takes a minimum of 2 pack animals to pull.

Keep voting until you think we bought enough from the stables and then pick "Stop Shopping at Stables" to move on to the next shop.

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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 03:54:28 pm »
Who needs supplies anyway.

I say we get some bridles.
Whatever that is.

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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 03:59:22 pm »
MORE HORSESHOES. MORE GOOD LUCK.
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Re: Oregon Trail
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 04:00:49 pm »
Get a chicken.