Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:23 PM
Some ideas for Mauryan technologies:
Chanakya is a teacher, so he actually can "research" technologies from himself. Perhaps 4 broad technologies that take a long time to "research" (teach). He also empowers research for buildings he is tasked to empower (like the Egyptian "Pharaoh" unit in Age of Mythology).
The Mauryan Fortress would have 4 unlocking techs based on the "four-armed army" philosophy, the Caturangabala. These techs would be exclusive, meaning you can only choose one of the four: Infantry / Cavalry / Chariots / Elephants. A player would choose one of these arms to specialize, unlocking a batch of techs based on their choice. For instance, the "Infantry" choice would unlock a batch of 4 infantry techs and 1 tech each for the other 3 arms. Choosing "Chariots" would unlock a batch of chariot techs and 1 tech for each other the other 3 arms.
Michael D. Hafer [aka Mythos_Ruler]
Wildfire Games Project Leader
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