History NightmareFuel / DwarfFortress

5th Nov '17 3:19:39 AM valar55
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* Sometimes dwarves will go insane, often spawning OhCrap! moments

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* Sometimes dwarves will go insane, often spawning OhCrap! momentsmoments...



** Somtimes this means they go berserk. Wildly and often brutally slaughtering everything in their path. You see, Berserk rage also doubles as a permanent form of the "Enraged!" status, which boosts their strength enough that these dwarves can and will crush bones with their bare hands.

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** Somtimes Sometimes this means they go berserk. Wildly and often brutally slaughtering everything in their path. You see, Berserk rage also doubles as a permanent form of the "Enraged!" status, which boosts their strength enough that these dwarves can and will crush bones with their bare hands.



** Insane dwarves will either starve to death, get put down by the the militia or outright commit suicide.

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** Insane dwarves will either starve to death, get put down by the the militia or outright commit suicide.
5th Nov '17 3:01:11 AM valar55
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** The cherry on top is that after its over your engravers are liable to fill your entire fortress with procedurally generated carvings of people melting.

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** The cherry on top is that that, after its over it's over, your engravers are liable to fill your entire fortress with procedurally generated carvings of people melting.
20th Oct '17 1:23:13 PM JoeViolin7
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**Speaking of mods, many of the ones available for download on the Bay 12 forums are rife with their own types of horrors. Let's take a quick look at some of them, shall we?
***Corrosion turns the game from a standard fantasy setting into a [[ZombieApocalypse Zombie Apocalypse setting]] - gone are the Goblin sieges, instead your settlements have to struggle against the Infected. Just like with unmodded DF's Werebeasts, being bitten by them results in your [[TheVirus citizens eventually becoming more Infected]]. Unlike the Werebeasts, who appear alone, the Infected come in [[OhCrap large hordes]].
***Dark Ages lives up to its name, and adds many new creatures that will ruthlessly butcher your dwarves. While some are standard fantasy tropes, such as the Orcs and Gnolls, there are more stranger horrors - of particular note are the [[LivingShadow Shadows]] or the [[EldritchAbomination Aboleth]] - the former are hateful [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin shadows]] who [[OmnicidalManiac kill anything and everything]], whereas the latter are amphibious horrors from the depths who will convert dead bodies into clones of themselves - better keep that corpse stockpile sealed away!
***What Lurks Below adds themed flora and fauna to the caverns. The first layer isn't so bad - mostly larger and stranger-looking forms of aboveground animals, as well as the occasional ambulatory plant. The potential second layers are where things start getting more creepy - being either inhabited [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant insectoids]] and their [[AndIMustScream conscious, infested drones]], or being [[CorpseLand the home of horribly mutated zombies, ghostly spirits, and skeletal monstrosities.]] The last layers are even worse, either being filled with [[WombLevel organic growths]], [[EldritchLocation screaming heads]] and [[MeatMoss meat moss]], with various horrid abominations calling the place its home, or alternatively a hellish landscape with spires of obsidian and various demonic inhabitants, including actual [[MonsterClown demonic clowns]] and [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Four Horsemen]] expies.
***Even the more benign mods like [[MyLittlePony My Little Fortress]] or [[SuperMarioBros Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom]] can be surprisingly shocking, due to well-known creatures like Koopas, Shy Guys and Goombas suddenly engaging in the same type of violence and brutality that everything in normal Dwarf Fortress partakes in.
20th Sep '17 7:05:10 PM CyborgIguana
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* Hell, just the knowledge that the game ''[[NothingIsScarier isn't even close to being finished yet]]''. If DF is this scary already, [[FridgeHorror then how much more so will it be by the time 1.0 comes around]]?
4th Aug '17 2:07:09 PM Diesel
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:: Some of them are blatant CaptainErsatz versions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters, but many of those are excellent NightmareFuel already. Vargouilles/Hungry heads, anyone?

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:: ** Some of them are blatant CaptainErsatz versions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters, but many of those are excellent NightmareFuel already. Vargouilles/Hungry heads, anyone?
21st Jul '17 8:51:39 PM Aquillion
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*** The best part was that Toady promptly nerfed the value of mermaid bones because [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he was so horrified by this]].
30th Apr '17 11:52:51 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=141173 STEALTH WEREMAMMOTH!]] Gets even creepier when you know elephants are actually quite sneaky, their steps completely silent.

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* [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=141173 STEALTH WEREMAMMOTH!]] Gets even creepier when you know elephants are [[StealthyColossus actually quite sneaky, sneaky]], their steps completely silent.
21st Apr '17 8:38:40 PM LordOfTheSword
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*** [[http://www.dfst.org/en/stories/304 The story that won]] is so horrible, even Dwarf Fortress players [[TheScottishTrope don't like to mention]] Obok Meatgod. You have been warned. ellipsis

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*** [[http://www.dfst.org/en/stories/304 The story that won]] is so horrible, even Dwarf Fortress players [[TheScottishTrope don't like to mention]] Obok Meatgod. You have been warned. ellipsis
21st Apr '17 8:36:39 PM LordOfTheSword
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** The worst part about this... is that money isn't all that important in DF... DF slowly turns players into Dwarves by having them hoard an increasingly valuable treasure for no reason other than they can. Mermaid bones were valuable... but mostly pointless... they did it... simply for the challenge.

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** The worst part about this... is that money isn't all that important in DF...DF. DF slowly turns players into Dwarves by having them hoard an increasingly valuable treasure for no reason other than they can. Mermaid bones were valuable... valuable, but mostly pointless... they pointless. They did it... simply it ''simply for the challenge.challenge''.



*** [[http://www.dfst.org/en/stories/304 The story that won]] is so horrible, even Dwarf Fortress players [[TheScottishTrope don't like to mention]] Obok Meatgod. You have been warned.

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*** [[http://www.dfst.org/en/stories/304 The story that won]] is so horrible, even Dwarf Fortress players [[TheScottishTrope don't like to mention]] Obok Meatgod. You have been warned. ellipsis
19th Feb '17 9:43:45 AM nombretomado
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* {{Boatmurdered}}. In the end, only one sane dwarf was left, who was wearing both Adamantine Chainmail ''and'' Plate Armour to protect him from the insanity. Everyone else was on a murderous rampage or on fire from burning puppy bodies. The place was a veritable nightmare fuel refinery. Here's a quote straight from one of the players logs.

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* {{Boatmurdered}}.{{LetsPlay/Boatmurdered}}. In the end, only one sane dwarf was left, who was wearing both Adamantine Chainmail ''and'' Plate Armour to protect him from the insanity. Everyone else was on a murderous rampage or on fire from burning puppy bodies. The place was a veritable nightmare fuel refinery. Here's a quote straight from one of the players logs.
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