History Awesome / DwarfFortress

13th May '16 8:48:27 AM Quanyails
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* Having built up a character in Adventurer Mode who can take on boogeymen and win, killing them one by one until ''they stop coming'' for the night.

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* Having built up a character in Adventurer Mode who can take on boogeymen bogeymen and win, killing them one by one until ''they stop coming'' for the night.
13th May '16 8:47:18 AM Quanyails
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* The entire game gets one. You know you've arrived in digital gaming world when the grand champion of [=MMOs=] WorldOfWarcraft not only gives you a shoutout with an NPC that floods the entire dwarven capitol (and leaving behind massive amounts of ''carp'' in the process), but when there's a quest that is titled "Dwarf Fortress" that involves getting the plans for a [[{{Boatmurdered}} fortress built around a giant cannon]]. The plans are guarded by "Haggis '''Boatmurder'''" and have the flavor text as "A depiction of the fortress using primitive icons to represent essential structures." The kicker to the quest? It's a '''''goblin''''' handing it out.

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* The entire game gets one. You know you've arrived in digital gaming world when the grand champion of [=MMOs=] WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' not only gives you a shoutout with an NPC that floods the entire dwarven capitol (and leaving behind massive amounts of ''carp'' in the process), but when there's a quest that is titled "Dwarf Fortress" that involves getting the plans for a [[{{Boatmurdered}} fortress built around a giant cannon]]. The plans are guarded by "Haggis '''Boatmurder'''" and have the flavor text as "A depiction of the fortress using primitive icons to represent essential structures." The kicker to the quest? It's a '''''goblin''''' handing it out.
13th May '16 8:40:50 AM Quanyails
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** Another moment of true awesome from Dwarf Fortress: a lone hunter named [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2807741/ Nil Bastionhall]] was out hunting when a full goblin siege arrived, right in front of him. Immediately, Nil whipped out his crossbow and cut down three of the goblins before they closed in, and then proceeded to start smashing faces with his crossbow like it was a warhammer. Half a dozen dead goblins later, the rest of the siege panicked and fled, and Nil finally found the time to pass out from his wounds. For about a year he stayed comatose, tended in a safe bed in the fortress' hospital, until one day one of the wounded recruits woke up, went mad, and prepared to kill all the other wounded troops in a fit of berserk rage. Nil, still lying in his bed with one arm permanently disabled, woke up and immediately dropped the berserk dwarf with a shot ''in the eye'' from his crossbow. Then he got up and limped off to get a drink.

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** Another moment of true awesome from Dwarf Fortress: ''Dwarf Fortress'': a lone hunter named [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2807741/ Nil Bastionhall]] was out hunting when a full goblin siege arrived, right in front of him. Immediately, Nil whipped out his crossbow and cut down three of the goblins before they closed in, and then proceeded to start smashing faces with his crossbow like it was a warhammer. Half a dozen dead goblins later, the rest of the siege panicked and fled, and Nil finally found the time to pass out from his wounds. For about a year he stayed comatose, tended in a safe bed in the fortress' hospital, until one day one of the wounded recruits woke up, went mad, and prepared to kill all the other wounded troops in a fit of berserk rage. Nil, still lying in his bed with one arm permanently disabled, woke up and immediately dropped the berserk dwarf with a shot ''in the eye'' from his crossbow. Then he got up and limped off to get a drink.
13th May '16 8:39:48 AM Quanyails
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* Dwarf Fortress is ripe for awesome, as is shown in the story of [[http://dfstories.com/the-hamlet-of-tyranny The Hamlet of Tyranny]], originally taken from 4chan's board, /tg/. A certain fortress digs too far into the earth and discovers a pit of demons, lead by a legendary demon lord. The demons surge upwards from the depths of the earth, massacring dwarves as they go. The player forces the demons through labyrinthine traps and collapses the mountain on top of them, but their numbers are seemingly endless, and their king unkillable. In his grief, a legendary weaponsmith, one of the original expedition members, whose wife had been killed by the demons, forges a jewel encrusted artifact sword. The demons surge up into the upper halls, and only a few dwarves remain, the rest having been slaughtered by the demons. Those few dwarves put up a valiant fight, killing the last of the demons, but the invincible demon lord still remains. Finally, only one dwarf still lives, the captain of the guard and the baddest ass among the dwarves of the fortress. He takes the artifact sword, and with it he impales the demon king, hurling the demon into a bottomless pit before succumbing to his wounds and tumbling over the edge himself. Surprisingly, one dwarf is still alive. An engraver had fallen into the chasm and landed on a ledge. His bones were broken and he would soon die. As a final act, he engraved an image on the cliff face next to him. The image was this: "This is a masterfully designed image of dwarves and a demon. The demon is in the fetal position. The dwarves are laughing."
** Another moment of true awesome from Dwarf Fortress: a lone hunter named [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2807741/ Nil Bastionhall]] was out hunting when a full goblin siege arrived, right in front of him. Immediately, Nil whipped out his crossbow and cut down three of the goblins before they closed in, and then proceeded to start smashing faces with his crossbow like it was a warhammer. Half a dozen dead goblins later, the rest of the siege panicked and fled, and Nil finally found the time to pass out from his wounds. For about a year he stayed comatose, tended in a safe bed in the fortress' hospital, until one day one of the wounded recruits woke up, went mad, and prepared to kill all the other wounded troops in a fit of berserk rage. Nil, still lying in his bed with one arm permenantly disabled, woke up and immediately dropped the berserk dwarf with a shot ''in the eye'' from his crossbow. Then he got up and limped off to get a drink.

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* Dwarf Fortress ''Dwarf Fortress'' is ripe for awesome, as is shown in the story of [[http://dfstories.com/the-hamlet-of-tyranny The Hamlet of Tyranny]], originally taken from 4chan's board, /tg/. A certain fortress digs too far into the earth and discovers a pit of demons, lead by a legendary demon lord. The demons surge upwards from the depths of the earth, massacring dwarves as they go. The player forces the demons through labyrinthine traps and collapses the mountain on top of them, but their numbers are seemingly endless, and their king unkillable. In his grief, a legendary weaponsmith, one of the original expedition members, whose wife had been killed by the demons, forges a jewel encrusted artifact sword. The demons surge up into the upper halls, and only a few dwarves remain, the rest having been slaughtered by the demons. Those few dwarves put up a valiant fight, killing the last of the demons, but the invincible demon lord still remains. Finally, only one dwarf still lives, the captain of the guard and the baddest ass among the dwarves of the fortress. He takes the artifact sword, and with it he impales the demon king, hurling the demon into a bottomless pit before succumbing to his wounds and tumbling over the edge himself. Surprisingly, one dwarf is still alive. An engraver had fallen into the chasm and landed on a ledge. His bones were broken and he would soon die. As a final act, he engraved an image on the cliff face next to him. The image was this: "This is a masterfully designed image of dwarves and a demon. The demon is in the fetal position. The dwarves are laughing."
** Another moment of true awesome from Dwarf Fortress: a lone hunter named [[http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2807741/ Nil Bastionhall]] was out hunting when a full goblin siege arrived, right in front of him. Immediately, Nil whipped out his crossbow and cut down three of the goblins before they closed in, and then proceeded to start smashing faces with his crossbow like it was a warhammer. Half a dozen dead goblins later, the rest of the siege panicked and fled, and Nil finally found the time to pass out from his wounds. For about a year he stayed comatose, tended in a safe bed in the fortress' hospital, until one day one of the wounded recruits woke up, went mad, and prepared to kill all the other wounded troops in a fit of berserk rage. Nil, still lying in his bed with one arm permenantly permanently disabled, woke up and immediately dropped the berserk dwarf with a shot ''in the eye'' from his crossbow. Then he got up and limped off to get a drink.
17th Apr '16 10:03:07 PM spiritplumber
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* This one swordsdwarf, Mafol Kubuktathur, who was put back together with adamantine wire after being essentially melted apart by a forgotten beast. Thanks to the effort of a legendary medical team, three months later Mafol got back up, Robocop-like, and proceeded to eradicate goblin siege after goblin siege. http://www.dfst.org/en/stories/280
2nd Jan '16 10:23:51 AM nombretomado
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* From SomethingAwful's LetsPlay of [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/index.html Headshoots]], we have countless [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]], but one of the most awesome came from Holistic Detective's dwarf, who spotted a kobold thief prowling around on the opposite side of a pool of lava. Holistic's dwarf proceeded to ''run across the surface of the lava'' and ''obliterate'' the kobold, without getting so much as a burn on her. The artifact adamantine armor probably helped somewhat.

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* From SomethingAwful's Website/SomethingAwful's LetsPlay of [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Headshoots/index.html Headshoots]], we have countless [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]], but one of the most awesome came from Holistic Detective's dwarf, who spotted a kobold thief prowling around on the opposite side of a pool of lava. Holistic's dwarf proceeded to ''run across the surface of the lava'' and ''obliterate'' the kobold, without getting so much as a burn on her. The artifact adamantine armor probably helped somewhat.
26th Sep '15 8:48:20 PM Dirtyblue929
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** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=39897.0 Cacame Awemedinade, Elf King of the Dwarves]]. Despite initial skepticism, he soon proved to be the most awesome elf ''ever'', killing a dragon with nothing more than Competent hammerman skill.

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** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=39897.0 Cacame Awemedinade, Elf The Immortal Onslaught, Elven King of the Dwarves]]. Despite initial skepticism, he soon proved to be the most awesome elf ''ever'', killing a dragon with nothing more than Competent hammerman skill.



** Also known as The Immortal Onslaught. And he earned every letter of that title.



* [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Asax Âsax the caveswallowman]] has now joined the ranks of the likes of [[MemeticBadass Cacame the Elven Dwarf King]] in Dwarven history. At the age of ''[[ImprobableAge eleven]]'', using only a fungiwood spear and a tunnel tube shield, he killed a Forgotten Beast and badly wounded two others, fighting for ''months'' and coming out none the worse for wear aside from a broken toe. Also, note that the only reason he didn't kill the other two Forgotten Beasts is because in that version certain Forgotten Beasts were bugged and impossible to kill in normal combat. If not for that he would definitely have succeeded in offing all three.

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* [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Asax Âsax the caveswallowman]] has now joined the ranks of the likes of [[MemeticBadass Cacame the Elven Dwarf King]] Elf King of Dwarves]] in Dwarven history. At the age of ''[[ImprobableAge eleven]]'', using only a fungiwood spear and a tunnel tube shield, he killed a Forgotten Beast and badly wounded two others, fighting for ''months'' and coming out none the worse for wear aside from a broken toe. Also, note that the only reason he didn't kill the other two Forgotten Beasts is because in that version certain Forgotten Beasts were bugged and impossible to kill in normal combat. If not for that he would definitely have succeeded in offing all three.
13th Sep '15 2:37:11 AM Duckling
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** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=28232.0 Apparently there is no end to the level of epic that dwarves can put in their artifacts.]]
*** Sadly that artifact was due to a GoodBadBug which has now been fixed in 40.24.

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** * [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=28232.0 Apparently there is no end to the level of epic that dwarves can put in their artifacts.]]
*** ** Sadly that artifact was due to a GoodBadBug which has now been fixed in 40.24.
11th Apr '15 4:25:02 PM LentilSandEater
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** We of course cannot forget the ending's [[spoiler:FinalBattle between a skeletal Holistic Detective and [=Nemo2342=]: Nemo cut off both of Holistic's arms, and she countered by ''biting Nemo's head'', biting his ribcage, latching on, then '''ripping Nemo to pieces by shaking him around.''']]

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** We of course cannot forget the The ending's [[spoiler:FinalBattle between a skeletal Holistic Detective and [=Nemo2342=]: Nemo cut off both of Holistic's arms, and she countered by ''biting Nemo's head'', biting his ribcage, latching on, then '''ripping Nemo to pieces by shaking him around.''']]
22nd Mar '15 5:53:33 PM Quanyails
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** Made even better by the fact the first responses were people telling him that it hardly counted as [[spoiler:colonizing hell properly]]

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** Made even better by the fact the first responses were people telling him that it hardly counted as [[spoiler:colonizing hell properly]]properly]].
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