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Letter to a friend about Dwarf Fortress

19 June 2012, 10:23 Rating: 8 [+]

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Raging metalsmith

19 June 2012, 10:03 Rating: 1 [+]

Got a fortress going pretty good, about 150 dwarfs most packed into 3 square very tight slums. City is pretty much auto managing.
–ěne random metalsmith dwarf gets the idea to make something, locks himself in a workshop, gets everything he needs except a fish, whatever the fuck he was making I'll never know. Nearest water source is an underground cave currently containing 4 ignored forgotten beasts.
"Fuck it, he will get over it".
Throws tantrum. Goes berserk while walking through slums.

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19 June 2012, 05:16 Rating: 13 [+]

Are you a real dwarfer? Check yourself!
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Two best friends

18 June 2012, 20:51 Rating: 14 [+]

I had two dwarves who were like best friends. These guys were the only two surviving members of the original seven (I'd had some trouble with the locals) and in a fort of like 50 dudes were some of my best dwarves. One of them made an artifact cabinet out of marble and carried it everywhere with him.
A goblin siege happened, and I ordered all my dwarves to get inside as I had a pretty good defensive setup in there. Unfortunately, my legendary mason was slowed by his cabinet, and he didn't make it all the way to the fort before the goblins caught him and killed him.

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18 June 2012, 19:52 Rating: 69 [+]

Having started as your standard Dwarf Fortress, the Hamlet of Tyranny was uneventful by normal standards. Sure there would be caravans and immigrants and occasional (though unusually rare) sieges, but there was a dark and DEADLY secret buried beneath the hills. And his name was Ashmalice.
Ashmalice was a fire demon of legendary status. Not only had he existed in the prehistory of the fort, but he had over 550 kills - which included 2 entire tribes of goblins, a handful of elves, and a terrifying amount of dwarves... one of whom was the king of the mountain-homes.

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Hard life

18 June 2012, 19:38 Rating: 1 [+]

I never built a bed.
My dwarfs catch some sleep standing against a wall.
I wake them up to continue mining.
Such is the life under my rule.

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Nil Bastionhall against swarm of goblins

18 June 2012, 19:22 Rating: 29 [+]

Mine was a marginally successful fortress in it's early legs of life. It was still being crafted into a true home - much of the buildings were still temporary jobs. Things were running just as they would be as normal, until a vile force of darkness reared it's head over the far hill, in attempts to pluck some easy riches. This was an important occasion for two reasons. One, because it was one of the first that the fortress keeper had seen and second because the defensive wall was only half built.

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