History Awesome / DwarfFortress

2nd Jun '17 9:31:47 AM valar55
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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."

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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 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."



* We were a small human town, out in the middle of nowhere. Just had a small quarry in the mountains to make sure we had stone for our houses. Our population was at 20, and we were doing alright, I guess, and we had a small military of 4 Swordsmen. Then the bugs came. Huge, eight legged flying things with four scythed arms, a group of 20 showed up on the outskirts. I sent the swordsmen to take them out, and they were massacred. I hastily put together a force of 7 random civilians to try and slow them down while I made preperations. They gave their lives valiantly. I garrisoned the remaining civilians inside a house, and had a mason build a wallin front of the door, so none of the bugs could get in. I managed to get all the remaining civilians inside that house. All except one.\\

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* We were a small human town, out in the middle of nowhere. Just had a small quarry in the mountains to make sure we had stone for our houses. Our population was at 20, and we were doing alright, I guess, and we had a small military of 4 Swordsmen. Then the bugs came. Huge, eight legged flying things with four scythed arms, a group of 20 showed up on the outskirts. I sent the swordsmen to take them out, and they were massacred. I hastily put together a force of 7 random civilians to try and slow them down while I made preperations. They gave their lives valiantly. I garrisoned the remaining civilians inside a house, and had a mason build a wallin wall in front of the door, so none of the bugs could get in. I managed to get all the remaining civilians inside that house. All except one.\\
2nd Jun '17 8:43:46 AM Lopiny
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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=162870.0 This fourm post]] (spoilers for HFS) is the story of a new player stumbling upon a [[spoiler: vault]] in adventure mode. [[spoiler: He stumbles his way (in leather armour!) through the vault, killing every angel along the way, and retrieves the slab inside, essentially bumbling his way through what some people consider ''winning the game''.]]

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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=162870.0 This fourm forum post]] (spoilers for HFS) is the story of a new player stumbling upon a [[spoiler: vault]] in adventure mode. [[spoiler: He stumbles his way (in leather armour!) through the vault, killing every angel along the way, and retrieves the slab inside, essentially bumbling his way through what some people consider ''winning the game''.]]]]
-->'''[=StagnantSoul=]:''' If I'm remembering right, [[spoiler:angels are all masters]], so a legendary+15 adventurer decked out in [[InfinityPlusOneSword candy]] should be able to hold his own, especially with steel-armed backup.
-->'''[=McNoodlehead=]''': [[AchievementInIgnorance I still don't know what candy is]]. I've been using [[VendorTrash goose leather]].
2nd Jun '17 6:36:04 AM LostThePlotAlready3
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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=162870.0 This fourm post]] (spoilers for HFS) is the story of a new player stumbling upon a [[spoiler: vault]] in adventure mode. [[spoiler: He stumbles his way (in leather armour!) through the vault, killing every angel along the way, and retrieves the slab inside, essentially bumbling his way through what some people consider ''winning the game''.]]
19th Apr '17 9:41:39 PM lalalei2001
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* Behold, a triumph of dwarven engineering! [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=45269.0 Kanddak here]] ''re-engineered an entire ocean to trap walruses''.
** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=25967.0 Mermaid Farming]]. Bonus points for being so hardcore even some DF veterans were squicked out, not to mention Toady himself, who promptly nerfed the value of merbone in the next update.

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* Behold, a triumph of dwarven engineering! [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=45269.0 Kanddak here]] ''re-engineered an entire ocean to trap walruses''.
** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=25967.0 Mermaid Farming]]. Bonus points for being so hardcore even some DF veterans were squicked out, not to mention Toady himself, who promptly nerfed the value of merbone in the next update.



** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=42702.0 Tholtig Crpytbrain's]] valiant effort to save her people from annihilation.
** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.php?topic=39897.0 Cacame Awemedinade, 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.

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** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=42702.0 Tholtig Crpytbrain's]] valiant effort to save her people from annihilation.
** [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=39897.0 Cacame Awemedinade, 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.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kBedai-rk The Legend of Ungrashzon, a 3D ANIMATED Dwarf Fortress story.]]

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1kBedai-rk The Legend of Ungrashzon, a 3D ANIMATED Dwarf Fortress story.]]
19th Feb '17 9:44:28 AM nombretomado
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* The entire game gets one. You know you've arrived in digital gaming world when the grand champion of [=MMOs=] ''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.

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* The entire game gets one. You know you've arrived in digital gaming world when the grand champion of [=MMOs=] ''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}} [[{{LetsPlay/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.
21st Dec '16 2:29:28 PM lalalei2001
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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.]]

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* [[http://www.bay12games.com/forum/index.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=28232.0 Apparently there is no end to the level of epic that dwarves can put in their artifacts.]]
17th Nov '16 8:41:35 PM LucaEarlgrey
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''Dwarf Fortress'' has two kinds of awesome: the traditional kind of awesome, and the [[EpicFail "lose your fortress so spectacularly that it may as well be considered an achievement instead of a failure"]] kind of awesome.



16th Jul '16 6:39:18 AM AzyWng
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** From the Dwarf Fortress Wiki quote list:
--> '''[=Wwolin=]:''' I (somehow) wield a marble coffin that I fill with the corpses of all I have slain (to make an already heavy object even heavier) in one hand, and the other holds a book made out out of fucking platinum. The book can crush skulls, and the coffin grows ever stronger and now that is has a few dead dragons in it, it sends people flying a mile backwards to explode in a pile of gore. Gore which I then place into the coffin.


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* Another from the Dwarf Fortress Wiki quote list:
--> '''[=Ashameron=]:'''I just drafted a Llama into my army and it already killed a roc by itself.
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.
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