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->''The siege is broken! We are victorious!!!!! Also, the exterior of the fortress continues to burn.''
-->-- '''Jervill''', ''drunken player''



-> '''Bobnova''': ''Historically, [[TimeyWimeyBall the choice]] falls to the First Drunk. I'm good either way.''
-> '''Kamin:''' ''This is the truth. Whether or not First Drunk is swayed by popular opinion, well... [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem THIS IS NOT A DWARFBLASTED DEMOCRACY]]! ONE DRUNK TO RULE THEM ALL!''
-> '''[=Th4DwArfY1=]:''' ''One drunk to find them.''
-> '''Naryar:''' ''One drunk to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.''
-> '''Scruffy:''' ''Seven bottles for the drunk lords in their halls of stone''
-> '''Naryar:''' ''Three bottles for the sober-kings under the sky''
-> '''Scruffy:''' ''Nine for the dorfed players doomed to die''
-> '''Kamin:''' ''One for the Sloshed Lord on his Besotten Throne''
-> '''Scruffy:''' ''In the land of Drunk Fort where the forts fall''

''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' is often lauded as one of the most complicated games of all time. The interface is opaque, the learning curve a cliff. It's hard enough for experienced players to keep their forts safe and secure on the best of days.

So, what happens when a bunch of players play a succession fort [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy while completely inebriated?]]

Drunk Fortress is a ''Dwarf Fortress'' succession game in which each player takes a turn playing while totally plastered. It's run on a "First Drunk First Serve" basis, in which whoever is consuming alcohol at the moment is the next player. As can be expected from such playing conditions, the fortress quickly became a labyrinthine mess of half-finished projects and forgotten passages, with magma leaking into the fort from every direction and hosting at least three tantrum spirals. And it is ''glorious''.

See the madness [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=116045.0 here]]. Action starts on page 7. [[NeedsWikiMagicLove Needs some Wiki magic.]]

!!Drunk Fortress provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalInnuendo: It happens.
-->'''Shoruke:''' "You like axolotl leather, holy gods that's a bitch to spell, so now you're a leather person. I mean a leather worker person."
* TheAlcoholic: The players, the dwarves...
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: The whole point, really.
* AlienGeometry:
--> '''Shoruke''': Also, did nobody notice that at one point all the rocks seem to be ''negative hundreds of thousands'' of spaces away from the crafting rooms?!?
--> '''Taupe''': Yeah I was like "''who dropped all the crafting materials on the fucking '''sun'''?''"
* ArchiveBinge: 291 pages as of 2016-03-19.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: When the fortress was overrun by Forgotten Beasts, this was the result. 58 unarmed dwarves beating up a Glob of Water and assorted monsters. 8 survivors.
* AwesomeButImpractical / RubeGoldbergDevice / RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts: Most of the... more creative contraptions designed by the drunk overseers.
--> '''Random_Dragon''': (to Bobnova) You've just invented the dwarven combination refrigerator/self-destruct device.
* BrainBleach: When you're drunk and dealing with clouds of gangrene, it's a good idea to have more alcohol handy to wash the mental images away.
* BrickJoke: At the end of [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=116045.msg3681408#msg3681408 Ruhn's Turn]] he mentions flipping a wagon with a bridge, but not seeing anything land. Later at the start of [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=116045.msg3687109#msg3687109 Scruffy's Turn]] the wagon lands, to Scruffy's utter bewilderment.
* TheCaligula: Pretty much everyone.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Considered an advantage, since you need to spend less money on alcohol to be eligible to play!
* CaptainObvious: The drunk players to their Dwarves, sometimes. Or to the forum in general when posting turns.
--> '''Moony the Human''': Sorry, I don't drink.
--> '''Bogwedgle''': [[NoTrueScotsman No Dwarf are ye]]!
--> '''Random_Dragon''': Of course he isn't a Dwarf, it says exactly that in his username.
* ChaosArchitecture: Drunk people trying to design 3D buildings and make drunk Dwarves build them. Things get a bit confusing at times.
* ClusterFBomb: Unsurprising, since Dwarf Fortress is difficult and everyone playing it is drunk and on the internet.
* ComedicSociopathy: A side-effect of mixing [[ArtificialStupidity stupid]] [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress dwarves]] and [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunken players]].
* CountryMatters: Random Dragon managed to misspell "count" in both his turns.
* CuteMonsterGirl: After the tavern update to Dwarf Fortress allowing foreign mercenaries, scholars, and bards to take up residence, came "Drunk Fortress: Exotic Goblin Pole-Dame edition" when a female Goblin entertainer with proficiency with [[BladeOnAStick polearms]] moved in. Her brief popularity was somewhere between TeamPet and {{Mascot}}.
* DeathWorld: Forgotten Beasts, magma, freezing water, cave-ins, infinite demons, Goblins, badgers and keas... what [[EverythingTryingToKillYou ISN'T trying to kill]] the poor shumuck Dwarves who immigrate?
* DifficultySpike: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the players for comedic effect. Heavy drinking makes hard games harder.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
--> '''Random_Dragon''': I'm gonna eat whoever [[FanNickname dorfed]] me as random_reptile.
* DoubleEntendre:
--> '''Naryar''': Also more seriously, that removal of the giant penis was a dick move. Seriously, Scruffy took so much on himself to erect it.
--> '''Shoruke''': Was funny reading how much trouble you guys were having erecting that cock in the volcano, but you fucked your way through it, I guess.
* DrinkingGame: While Drunk Fortress itself does not strictly count, since one is only required to "be drunk" to play, one of the (oft-forgotten) rules is that players can make a rule for the next player to follow (assuming they are not too drunk to remember it). Creating a drinking game is a popular "rule".
* DrinkingOnDuty
* DrunkenMontage: The thread is more like a montage of {{Drunken Montage}}s.
* EpicFail: The fortresses!
** A particularly spectacular example was the source of the page image. Now, magma leaks are pretty common in succession games, but this particular one was leaking into the fort on three separate levels. Magma, unlike water, does not naturally flow up levels.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Just like in regular Dwarf Fortress, except you can add [[UpToEleven the rules of the game and the previous players]] to the list, as well.
--> '''Taupe''': The seasons are easy to tell with this new fort. I ask myself "are people dying from mass-drowning, or mass-refreeze?"
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FailedASpotCheck: The overseers in general. The Dwarves in general. Basically, this trope is generally in effect.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The only logical outcome, achieved as early as Year 3. And it just keeps happening.
** '''Jervill''': Guys, we have destroyed 13 fortresses and ''two entire worlds''.
* FailureMontage: Dwarves aren't smart, people are drunk, things break in rapid succession. It happens.
* ForebodingArchitecture: You know you're in for a ‼fun‼ time when you load up a save, look at your own fortress, and see disjointed chaos.
* FourIsDeath: Every four in-game years, Wrex takes over the fort and consequently fails at keeping the fort alive. This has henceforth been called a "wrexed year".
** "I hope it dosen't become a tradition that fortresses blow up when I take control."
* GagPenis: After Shoruke [[NeverLiveItDown went to the Japanese Penis Festival]] and tried to BrainBleach the day away by playing Drunk Fortress, the next several forts were filled with constructions in the shape of a dick.
--> '''Naryar''': ...and my giant, vertical, erected wooden penis still stands.
--> '''[=Th4DwArfY1=]''': [[DeadpanSnarker You should probably see a doctor, then]].
* [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope Gonna Need More Booze]]: A frequent reaction to... pretty much the whole situation.
* ‼IncendiaryExponent‼: As noted in the page quote.
* INeedADrink: While the game is played while already drunk, most player's reactions to seeing the state of the fort is to knock back another one.
* InJoke: "Shoruke is legion."
--> '''[=Th4DwArfY1=]''': According to the poll, there is more than one Shoruke. Hence, Shoruke is either Pathos[[labelnote:*]]A troll known in Bay12 forums for memetically huge amounts of ban evasion and sockpuppetry[[/labelnote]] or the Many Faced God.
--> '''[[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Shoruke?]]''': That indeed seems to be the case, for I too, am Shoruke.
* InterfaceScrew: Some of the players use texture packs. Some don't. This leads to some rather odd-looking walls in the screenshots.
-->'''Shoruke''': I think someone saved this game with a texture pack, because the walls are screaming at me.
--->"ääääääääääääääääääääääää"
--->"ȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃȃ"
--->"èèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèèè"
--->"ïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïïï"
* InTheirOwnImage: Several players have "signed" their name as a digging zone, or made an office in the shape of their own name... Standard SuccessionGame stuff.
* IntoxicationEnsues: All the time.
* IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow:
--> '''Scruffy''': These last few turns have raised my interest.
--> '''Taupe''': Is that how you refer to [[GagPenis the various wooden dongs]]?
* ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime: Most of the disasters in the fort are summed up as such. The reason for the new embark having an Evil biome was pretty much this.
-->'''Clover Magic:''' Uh....it's a trainwreck, guys. Not gonna lie. I apparently ''lost my mind'' sometime while playing.
* KillItWithFire: As with normal Dwarf Fortress, lava is an enticing strategem. It also goes wrong even more often than in normal Dwarf Fortress.
* LavaAddsAwesome: When drunk, this feels even more true than usual to a Dwarf Fortress player. Naturally, being drunk also makes it harder to [[RealityEnsues handle magma safely]].
* LethalLavaLand: This trope is a side-effect of drunk people attempting to weaponize magma, regardless of whether they succeed or fail.
* LevelAte: Taupe constructed a building in the shape of a giant 3D taco. There was talk of filling it with garnierite furniture and magma as spicy taco salad filling, but the fort died before it could happen. Also the magma pump stack got flooded with both magma and water during construction.
* MadeOfIron[=/=]NeverGetsDrunk: Several people have noted the copious amounts of alcohol that Clover Magic drank while still remaining, if not [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy perfectly fine]], still capable of playing ''[[DifficultButAwesome Dwarf]] [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress Fortress]]''.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Both intentionally and unintentionally.
--> '''Scruffy''': Finally someone is going to use that depot for its intended purpose. Burning elves.
* MesACrowd: Nicknaming the dorfs is standard practice in Dwarf Fortress, more so in community games, but when drunk you get things like Kamins # 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 77, and 88.
** Several polls held in the thread had [[{{Understatement}} more than one]] vote for "I am Shoruke".
* MyopicArchitecture: Entire fortresses are hard to design on the best of days, but when drunk, it can be hard to remember (for example) which rocks make magma-resistant mechanisms, and which don't.
** Hey guuys so i was finishing my drink tirght there and i need a floodgate here to contrain magma, graphite is magma-safe right ? [[labelnote:*]]''It's not''[[/labelnote]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Due to the nature of Contagions in Dwarf Fortress.
--> '''Shoruke''': is our fort infestred with [[OurVampiresAreDifferent VAMPRIE]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent WERE]][[WarElephants LEPHATNS]] [[labelnote:*]]They were actually Vampire Were-elephant Dwarves.[[/labelnote]]
* NoOSHACompliance: The whole fortress was designed by a bunch of drunks. Most notably, a [[LavaAddsAwesome magma]] [[KillItWithFire can]][[PointlessDoomsdayDevice non]] accidentally [[HilarityEnsues flooded the fortress with magma]].
* NoTrueScotsman: A common (light-hearted) insult to be thrown around is "this place looks like it was designed by someone sober".
* OhCrap: When your fortress is shoddily-made and your overseer is inebriated, a Goblin siege or a Forgotton Beast can elicit this reaction.
** After abandoning and reclaiming the fortress, Shoruke found out the hard way that the Forgotten Beast [[SealedEvilInACan they'd walled into a side room]] wasn't gone, but rather waiting in ambush (and therefore invisible until the moment it started wrecking things again).
* OneTruePairing: The Dwarves are nicknamed after the players in the thread, typically without regard for things like gender or expected lifespan. Dwarves also marry and have children. Jokes were inevitable.
--> '''Random_Dragon''': [[SlayingMantis Kamin]] and [[MesACrowd Shoruke]], OTP.
--> '''Shoruke''': ...Eh, [[RefugeInAudacity I could do worse]]. (/me leaves the internet forever before [[SturgeonsLaw terrible]] [=ShorKamin=] [[SlashFic hentaifics]] become a thing)
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: There have been infestations of Weregeckos, Werehogs, and Vampire Wereelephants.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
--> '''Vyro''': Fuck. Me/ Sideways.
* RecursiveTranslation: Shoruke, while living in Japan, did an entire turn in Japanese, then ran the whole thing through Google Translate before posting it. Bearing in mind that he was drunk and doesn't speak very great Japanese at the best of times...
--> '''Shoruke''': I don't know what I said to cause Google Translate to say "baboon baboon".
--> '''Yoink''': I don't know, I'm tired but I think this turn made more sense than the usual ones in a language I sometimes understand.
** Naryar did one in French as well.
--> '''Naryar''': how do I lizard werewolf
** And then Scruffy did one partly in Finnish.
* SuccessionGame
* SchmuckBait: The occasional self-destruct lever labelled "do not touch".
** In a meta way, this trope is, itself, ShmuckBait. Someone tries to set up an unlabelled doomsday lever, only to accidentally flood the fortress with magma while setting it up because they're drunk...
* ShapedLikeItself:
* {{Squick}}: Dwarf Fortress is not friendly to the squeamish at the best of times, but when poorly managed it gets even worse. There have been clouds of instantaneous gangrene, several hallways covered in puke, many visceral fights, etc.
--> '''Scruffy''': You put a corpse stockpile in the library?
--> '''Bogwedgle''': Did you notice that the vomit monster was bitten to death?
* TantrumThrowing: Happens (in-game) even more frequently than in a regular fortress, due to shoddy management.
* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Occasionally played with when someone new to Drunk Fortress shows up.
--> '''Havarous''': If I am trusted enough to do so, I would like to put myself forward for the position of overseer. You will see on my CV that I am well schooled on [[KillItWithFire burning to death in magma]] and tunnelling two fellas into the earth to survive [[ApocalypseHow the oncoming rampage of fiery death]].
--> '''Shoruke''': ...You're hired. When can you start?
--> '''Bobnova''': Doubly hired. Start now.
* UndergroundLevel: As with everyday Dwarf Fortress, fortresses tend to be dug out underground, and there are also naturally-occuring underground caverns. The caverns can be !!fun!!...
* UnderTheSea / UnderwaterRuins: Scruffy started a fort atop a lake. No points for guessing what happened to the fort...
--> '''sign''': Welcome to the city of DRUNKFORT VENICE, Land of "That worked about as well as you'd expect"
** Another fort was started atop a frozen lake. Guess what happened to the fort when summer hit and the ice [[CriticalExistenceFailure all melted instantaneously]]? [[labelnote:*]]The actual fortress was fine, but all but two of the Dwarves were standing on the lake. They fell into the water, cracked their heads on the ground, and drowned.[[/labelnote]] Bonus chaos points for having a volcano under the ice.
* TheUnintelligible: Drunk people trying to communicate over the internet tends to cause this. Of course, this is part of the point.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Dwarves can learn to put up with a lot of crap.
--> '''Vyro''': ok now hereís a hint, itís a subtle one: THERES A FUCKING [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile CROCODILE]] [[IncendiaryExponent MADE OF FIRE]] AND [[FailedASpotCheck ITS RIGHT INFRONT OF YOU ASSHOLES]].
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: On a meta level; most players are left quite bewildered after recuperating from their turns and posting up the logs for the thread.
-->'''Clover Magic:''' Looking at this sober...''what was I doing''.
** Of particular note is Wrex's wholesale disaster of a first turn, wrought from slamming back shots of [[http://www.thedrunkenmoogle.com/post/1204475764 an approximation]] of ''[[Franchise/MassEffect ryncol]]''.
* YouMakeMeSic: For ease of writing while editing this page, let's all just agree to not PotHole every single quote to this trope, yeah?