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Offline Green1

Dwarf Fortress thread
« on: July 28, 2018, 02:04:41 PM »
Seems we got a Rimworld thread. How ' bout some good old DF!

Last fortress I had, I lost to a nasty dragon named N'giz.  I think it had something to do with the fact I found enough various silver ores to be able to line the entire fortress with silver. While I was dreaming of silver lined grand dining halls, throne rooms, and such I did not really concentrate that much on drawbridges or much else in the way of security. My only real threats were occasional trolls swimming through my underground cavern water supply and the occasional Cyclops that my two military squads made quick work of. I even tried Googling to see if there were real world examples of entire buildings made of precious metals. Closest I could find was the Statue of Liberty made of copper. Maybe a room in a place like the Vatican. But no mega complexes of pure silver or gold.

Now, N'giz. She's nasty. She has a fire breath that melts steel armor and weapons. My former captain of the guard, a master spear dwarf, was melted in one shot along with her entire squad. N'giz then went to town on the entire fortress, killing around 80 including one shorting an errant forgotten beast that snuck in during the chaos.

Checking Legends Mode, this is not the first fortress N'giz has toppled. Years earlier, she decimated a smaller fortress of another civilization far to the south, killing 40.

Know what?

I want my dann fortress of silver back!

I have a plan.

It will probably fail horribly and is WAY above my skill level.

I am going to send an embark full of nothing but carpenters, masons, and mechanics along with a crapton of booze and food to reclaim.

First thing I do is seal up the entrance to the fort before that beast BBQs us.

Then I dig tunnels along side the fortress, gradually reclaiming then caving in or sealing off, gradually trapping the beast till I have most of the fortress.

Once I have N'giz trapped in one portion of the fortress - and I don't care if it is the epic dining hall or the former mayor's luxury suite... I make that my dragon den.

I put a pit going straight to the dragon and feed prisoners or problem dwarves to.

Only thing I am waiting on is next patch which finishes up the new civ/villainous plot arc because there are some elves nearby. After all, I want to feed my new pet lean meat. You know, make elves useful besides hugging their precious trees and being pompous jerks.

Any one else been getting into this?

Offline Trench Dog

Re: Dwarf Fortress thread
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 11:31:38 AM »
I play Dwarf Fortress off and on. Both Adventurer mode and Fortress mode.

Made some artwork related to it as well:

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Both pieces are characters from my Dwarf Fortress adventurer playthroughs.

Description of the 1st one.
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Description of the 2nd one.
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 Best of luck on the reclamation, though I reckon with how old the post is you may have well done it. Curious on if you did or not.


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