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Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 10th 2009 at 5:26:10 PM

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So, my fortress is in a nice place. Lots of wood, lots of sand, lots of water, there's magma... somewhere, and the entrance proper is located in an easily-defendable hill.

But there's no booze (because the barrels magically disappear whenever one gets made) and no seeds (...no idea why). That's not a good thing, I assume.

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Oct 10th 2009 at 5:27:50 PM

I ha1te tha1t it's2 in AS@CII

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 10th 2009 at 5:29:49 PM

If you don't like the ASCII, download a tileset.

edited 10th Oct '09 5:30:10 PM by Thnikkafan

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
SirAd The truth isn't sweet from The cold North
The truth isn't sweet
Oct 10th 2009 at 6:04:30 PM

I usually design my fortress for a long time, carefully planning where to put the entrance, how to defend it and so on and so fort, and then end up losing or getting bored within the first few years, abandon it and start designing a new one. As a result I've spent more time drawing fortresses on paper than playing the game and actually building them.

Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 10th 2009 at 6:23:17 PM

Crap.

Miner drowned.

That's a bad thing. But on the bright side, one of my dogs had puppies!

edited 10th Oct '09 6:29:26 PM by Thnikkafan

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 10th 2009 at 7:28:05 PM

Well, I just finished trading (was scared - thought the merchants robbed me blind for a sec) and I got immigrants.

...well, this is going to be interesting....

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Oblivionhold Killer Deer from Here
Killer Deer
Oct 10th 2009 at 7:38:34 PM

I just create fancy ways to make my Dwarfs die horribly. It's fun.

Akemi (What Mistress Wants...) Spirit: 20 Stress: 0 Favor: 1
AceOfScarabs I am now a shiny stone~ from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
Oct 11th 2009 at 3:00:24 AM

I read an thread in the /tg/ archive about a dwarf visiting the remains of Boatmurdered. It is crafted of horror and elephants, and menaces with spikes of magma and elephant bone. On it is engraved an image of a dwarf. The dwarf is on fire. On it is engraved the image of a young dwarf girl. The dwarf is laughing. The young dwarf girl is laughing.

The three finest things in life are to splat your enemies, drive them from their turf, and hear their lamentations as their rank falls!
Oct 11th 2009 at 3:02:39 AM

Ahhhh, yes, that. The entirety of Boatmurdered is stretched on a rack between Crosses the Line Twice and Nightmare Fuel Unleaded.

Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 11th 2009 at 5:45:29 AM

Well, now I'm going to try to build a well.

Can you build a well over stairs, or does it have to be over open space?

Crap. Maybe I should have built a resivoir or something, because my well room is flooded.

edited 11th Oct '09 5:52:37 AM by Thnikkafan

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Thnikkafan ? from Faroe Islands (not really) Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Oct 11th 2009 at 1:57:44 PM

Well, I think my fort might be a bit too full at the moment.

I have no idea what to do with all these dwarfs.

Anyone who assigns themselves loads of character tropes is someone to be worried about.
Oct 11th 2009 at 3:03:59 PM

Depending on how far you're in, you could do any number of things with them. Mass enlisting for the army! Mass smoothing of all stone surfaces! Endless hauling of stone to a one-square area designated as a stone dump! And of course, there's always a Megaproject of your very own to build.

EDIT: This is a good page for people who are just starting out, but don't want to have everything told to them.

edited 11th Oct '09 3:12:01 PM by Theoneknownasme

PsyberianHusky Psyberian Husky from San Jose
Psyberian Husky
Dec 5th 2009 at 9:37:15 PM

I kinnda wanna organize a succession game with you T Vtrouper types because I believe there is a sliver a chance it would be magnificent.

Although succession games are big responsibilities and I myself am unsure how to acquire the hosting space to post the details.

If anyone wants to help me with it, I will gladly take the burden of organizing and making sure the bloodline continues

The future of the past is right now!
Comonad This bacon is awesome from 19th Jan '38 3:14:07 AM
This bacon is awesome
Dec 6th 2009 at 5:13:59 AM

I tried that over in Live Bloginations a while ago, but didn't get any responses. I'd still be up for it if there's interest now.

Torment liveblog is still hiatusing. You can vandalize my contributor page if you want something to do.
TomJ.S. doop from The Glacier
doop
Dec 6th 2009 at 6:12:55 AM

I'm playing an inheritance game right now with some friends of mine, but I'd be up for another one.

I'm not taking off my pants for a forum meme. -Nornagest
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Dec 6th 2009 at 6:15:34 AM

I have a problem with the + and - buttons. I just got the latest version.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Comonad This bacon is awesome from 19th Jan '38 3:14:07 AM
This bacon is awesome
Dec 6th 2009 at 7:10:36 AM

You need to use the + and - buttons on your number pad. If you don't have a number pad, you can just remap them.

edited 6th Dec '09 7:18:55 AM by Comonad

Torment liveblog is still hiatusing. You can vandalize my contributor page if you want something to do.
Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Dec 6th 2009 at 7:18:22 AM

Ahh...

I'm on a laptop.

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Comonad This bacon is awesome from 19th Jan '38 3:14:07 AM
This bacon is awesome
Dec 6th 2009 at 7:19:40 AM

Remap them, then. You can do that from the menu you get by pressing Escape.

Also, I started a succession game thread here.

Torment liveblog is still hiatusing. You can vandalize my contributor page if you want something to do.
CountDorku Some nights I always win from Fortitude Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Some nights I always win
Feb 27th 2010 at 3:50:19 PM

@Kinkajou: I had a problem with that at first, too. There should be some that only work with the Function key; I started using those, and now I'm frantically trying to set up drowning within the first six months before the Dig Deeper mod's orcs turn up to ritually sodomize my dwarves, and praying to Armok that the giant cave spider romping around the place dismembering hoary marmots doesn't notice any of my dwarves.

Professional contrarian on closed course. Do not attempt this take at home.
mahel042 State-sponsored username from Stockholm,Sweden
State-sponsored username
Apr 1st 2010 at 12:51:54 PM

New version is out, might be an April fools thing but it doesn't seem that way as it includes the new test arena mode. The forum is down but the main site seems ok.

edited 1st Apr '10 12:52:31 PM by mahel042

In the quiet of the night, the Neocount of Merentha mused: How long does evolution take, among the damned?
Apr 1st 2010 at 1:27:30 PM

Nope. It's genuine. Toady One actually released the years-awaited next version on April Fools day. The site quickly went down under the traffic, but the DF Wiki, at http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Main_Page lists some mirrors.

And I must say it is worth the wait. The new caverns are awesome. I dig down eight levels and find this huge underground lake with cave plants growing on the shores. And the game no longer pauses every time your miners find some minerals. And you can trade for sand. And bodies are now modeled with even more intricate details, including hair style and eye color. No, really. We have a rich variety of eye colors, in an ASCII game.

mahel042 State-sponsored username from Stockholm,Sweden
State-sponsored username
Apr 1st 2010 at 1:30:51 PM

Yeah, I only genned a world and tried out the arena mode a little but I'm going leave starting a fortress till tomorrow as it's way past my bedtime now, so G'Night.

In the quiet of the night, the Neocount of Merentha mused: How long does evolution take, among the damned?
Apr 4th 2010 at 6:57:03 PM

HOLY SHIT.

MORUL IS AWESOME.

I wasn't sure whether I liked this game or not but this is proof I need to play far more.

It is fortuitous that the new version has been released.


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