Dwarf Fortress

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aaronjer
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What?
 
 
2013 Aug 11 at 01:44 PDT
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aaronjer said:



I'm confused aswell..
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I post sometimes, to make a point.
 
 
2013 Aug 11 at 01:59 PDT
NatureJay
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Skintomb has a lot of potential. Like seriously.

So, ordinarily, one has various metals one can detect along the surface and you hope for certain combinations. If you have limonite or hematite or magnetite, you can forge iron things, and if you have flux stone in addition, you can make steel, which means competent army. Or you could end up with copper and have kind of a shitty army unless you also have tin in which case, bronze. Or you might end up with other metals to make brass, or billion, or the various pewters, or even black bronze, in which case you're probably more of an economic power and can trade for what you lack in steel.

I have limonite, hematite, and marble, so steel is going to be what my army runs on. This is a good enough start, but I also have cassiterite, galena, and sphalerite, which all translates to tin, zinc, lead and silver and the high potential for all kinds of crazy shit if I manage to get my hands on some copper ore or gold ore. I could be both a military and economic superpower and have everything in the whole world trying to wreck and/or join my shit.

My depot is also alarmingly dumb and I would post a picture of its access points but I can't seem to log-in to the subadar servers.

Edit: HOLY FUCK I ALSO HAVE BITUMINOUS COAL AND MY FIRST ARTIFACT IS A WEAPON MEANING MASTERPIECE WEAPONS FOR ALL
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2013 Aug 11 at 12:26 PDT — Ed. 2013 Aug 11 at 14:00 PDT
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2013 Aug 11 at 16:38 PDT
NatureJay
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Non sequiturs in dwarf profiles:
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Id Zuglarken has been ecstatic lately. He formed a grudge recently.

Super-stoked about the grudge, man.

{He actually just crafted the legendary silver spear, so that's why he's happy}
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2013 Aug 12 at 00:25 PDT
NatureJay
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I should mention that the Silver Spike is called "The Will of Fists" which is surprisingly un-dwarfy given that it's a weapon.

But now I have a second artifact, Masteredwears the Sling of Destruction? Guess what that is? Hint: Dwarf Fortress has no slings.



.....

It's a coffin made of yak bones!
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2013 Aug 12 at 12:19 PDT
NatureJay
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Haiku of my first conflict:

The only foe seen
under clouds, snows, rains, and fogs,
a werebuffalo.

Three years gone by now,
no enemies, only thieves.
Werebeast attacks us.

Kills a dog, a deer,
turns into dwarf in daylight,
runs nude, summer sun.

{For reasons unknown, I've only seen a few scattered kobold thieves and goblin thieves these past few years and while there have been many stretches during which a competent army could have COMPLETELY ANNIHILATED ME, I went without defenses, and without being attacked. I have had one fortress in the past in which I was only ever attacked by beasts and giants and whatnot, but we'll have to wait and see if that happens this time. I'm pretty sure that I didn't see goblin thieves that one time either}
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2013 Aug 12 at 23:19 PDT
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Whatever happens, I am sure it will go awesomely wrong! How's the resources situation then? Are there nicer minerals lower down for you, too? Are you going to make a minecart shotgun (the only defence you need)?
 
 
2013 Aug 13 at 08:36 PDT
aaronjer
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I'm just imagining the use of a coffin as an atlatl...
 
 
2013 Aug 13 at 08:45 PDT — Ed. 2013 Aug 13 at 17:39 PDT
NatureJay
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I pretty much have no defenses built, not even rock or weapon traps though there are a few cage ones. It's been months since I played and it's kind of hard to remember everything you need to do sometimes and I didn't think it would be a big issue with how rarely I was getting attacked
By now I would have been attacked enough to at least load a few weapon traps.

I think that doing a minecart shotgun on this map would actually be a pretty awesome idea. I'd just need to figure out how to do it. My fortress is built into a little area where there are walls on the north, west, and south. The fortress is to the north and the approach is a narrow path to the east so I could theoretically carve out the western wall and install it there. As a bonus, I could load it up with lead items and go smashy smashy on the incoming army. I don't have sand that I've seen, so that makes it a little trickier to do glass serrated discs or something like that.

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2013 Aug 13 at 13:02 PDT
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2013 Aug 13 at 15:40 PDT
aaronjer
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Nezumi had a hallway lined with literally hundreds of glass serrated discs, which would get all gummed up with goblin viscera every time there was an invasion.

The best part was when a kitten fell asleep in the middle of the hallway, and accidentally triggered about 20 glass sawblades. The parts of the kitten shot down the hallway and triggered the rest of the sawblades in a cascade that liquefied the poor kitty and sprayed a feline blood mist out both ends, covering and horrifying a few dwarves.
 
 
2013 Aug 13 at 17:42 PDT
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So... I was playing Dwarf Fortress...

Oh, my.

A bloodthirsty giant came to attack my fortress, and I only had one combat trained dwarf in my entire fort. So I sent Urist McBadass out to defeat the giant. Now, mind you, Urist is fully decked out in masterwork steel armor, and is wielding the finest steel battleaxe in all the land, so I was thinking he'd have a good chance if he could get in some good swings and topple the giant.

INSTEAD. Urist eliminated all thoughts of weapon use from his mind, and kicked the Giant in the shins so hard he shattered the poor bastards bones. With the giant on the ground and reeling in pain he proceeded to punch him in the guts, hemorrhaging the giant's guts and stomach and inducing uncontrollable nausea. I was hoping at this point that Urist would simply use his axe and finish the terrified and confused giant off with a coup de grace.

INSTEAD. Urist eliminated all thoughts of weapon use from his mind, and BIT THE GIANT'S LIPS OFF. Floppy giant lips still in his mouth, he systematically punched out all of the giant's teeth, leaving his mouth nothing more than a hollow gaping tube of a maw. The giant, by the way, was emitting a deluge of vomit the entire time, from the previous stomach injuries. At this point the giant finally passed out from exhaustion, and I figured Urist McTerrible would finish the ravaged and unconscious giant off with a coup de grace.

INSTEAD. Urist eliminated all thoughts of compassion from his mind, and brutally kicked and punched the giant in the head literally hundreds of times, causing fractures, bruising and minor brain damage, but not death.

Finally, the Captain of the Guard, a mostly untrained dwarf, really only filling the role as an honorary position, came upon the scene, and with a single blow of her axe, smashed the giant's skull in and killed him instantly.

I love dwarf fortress.
 
 
2013 Aug 15 at 23:22 PDT
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I'll admit that I used to have dreams of sadistically torturing my schoolmates, but the pleasure you seem to derive from this is far worse.............
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2013 Aug 16 at 10:10 PDT
aaronjer
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Hey, that giant was from down south, and he was going to harvest our wheat and kill us.
 
 
2013 Aug 16 at 19:05 PDT
NatureJay
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Turns out I can be sieged!

The Goblins sent an army of thirteen bowmens and one swordsmens. My particular encounter was less gorey and amusing than aaronjer's, but single targets tend to get more violence than multiple targets.

The goblins killed a dog upon arriving, maybe more than one dog, I'm not sure. The army itself right now is small-ish, I have two axes, three maces, two swords, two spears, and five marksdwarfs.

A few good things happened: One was that a couple of my marksdwarves apparently didn't realize that crossbows are not melee weapons (no I haven't been danger-rooming them). One ran up intending to smash a goblin with his crossbow and was stabbed and killed almost immediately. It was then that my army, which was positioned nearby, realized that the Goblins were there. Another marksdwarf was incessantly trying to beat goblins in the face with the crossbow and it almost never worked.

The other major good thing: a goblin bowman got his left foot, then his right foot, then his left arm, then his right arm all cut off by the same swordsdwarf in quick succession and the remainder of his life was spent with the dwarves alternating between trying to kick, stab, of bash the rest of his legs off.

The rest is standard dwarfiness. A speardwarf had a page and a half of fucking goblins up WHILE CARRYING HER INFANT CHILD. A macedwarf broke both arms of a goblin using only her shield. One of the militia captains did worse, killing a goblin using only the shield and the occasional kick or scratch with the finishing blow being jamming the shield through the skull because dwarves. An axedwarf punched through a goblin's head, twice. Another goblin was more or less punched to death. One had its head scratched open until it shattered which is what is this I don't even Etc. Etc.
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2013 Aug 18 at 14:41 PDT — Ed. 2013 Aug 18 at 15:15 PDT
NatureJay
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The aftermath of this could be a little interesting: one of my dwarves has a broken leg, and no dwarves have any skill in bone setting.
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2013 Aug 18 at 15:31 PDT
NatureJay
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Copper ores have been found. Proceeding to make black bronze everything for whatever fucking reason.
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2013 Aug 18 at 23:00 PDT
NatureJay
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Black bronze processes postponed, I forgot that you need gold for that. GOD.

Today, I acquired a type of artifact which is new to me.

The cool thing about artifacts (unless the dwarf is possessed of course) is that they will give their maker legendary skills in whatever task they were working in, meaning high speeds and improved quality. While a lot of artifacts aren't directly practical, having a guy who can whip out masterful beds or furniture can come in handy for keeping dwarves happy. Likewise, I lucked out in getting a legendary weaponsmith because it means better multipliers on the attack. If I had a legendary armorsmith, it would mean multipliers on the deflect, ideally. Another weird thing is that you can end up with both non-native materials and non-native weapons, so that weaponsmith that's off his nut just made a yak bone blowgun instead of a steel hammer.

This is the artifact now in my possession:

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This is a Cassiterite mechanisms. All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality. It is encrusted with oval Cassiterite cabochons, oval gneiss cabochons and briolette cut rubicelles and decorated with palm. This object is adorned with hanging rings of cassiterite and menaces with spikes of cave spider silk, puple spinel, and ilmenite.
On the item is an image of Rith Swordmiles the dwarf and dwarves in Cassiterite. Rith Swordmiles is surrounded by the dwarves. The artwork relates to the appointment of the dwarf Rith Swordmiles to the position of general of The Ancient Canyons in 1.
On the item is an image of wild strawberries in llama wool.

It is Zizcunrungak, "The Reticent Skunk." Cassiterite, of course, is an ore that you smelt into tin. DWARVES,

I've never had a legendary mechanic before or anything of that sort, but I suppose it's practical as higher-grade mechanisms are more likely to hit and not jam. Also I could put my legendary silver spike in it and just have this trap that everyone admires. Prior to this, I had a perfect garnet as my artifact, so I'm now cutting gems at the highest levels.


This doesn't really go anywhere, but yeah, the Dwarves come from The Ancient Canyons. The Goblins are "The Hate of Shimmering" (gotta steal all those shiny things that they should not offend thee). The Humans are "The Complex Empire" (don't even try to understand it) and the Elves are "The Hardy Pack" and I hope they are in some inhospitable clime.
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2013 Aug 19 at 14:48 PDT
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This fucking game man! Maybe one day someone will try to hook in a proper 3D viewer, or make an exporter for Minecraft or something.
 
 
2013 Aug 22 at 09:41 PDT
aaronjer
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Well, there are dwarves in some minecraft mods.
 
 
2013 Aug 22 at 09:58 PDT
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2013 Aug 24 at 06:58 PDT
NatureJay
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This is typical dwarf fortress:

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The Axedwarf charges at The Kobold Thief!
The Kobold Thief looks surprised by the ferocity fo The Axedwarf's onslaught!
The Axedwarf scratches The Kobold Thief in the nose and the severed part sails off in an arc!
The Axedwarf collides with The Kobold Thief!
The Kobold Thief is knocked over and tumbles backward!
The Axedwarf punches The Kobold Thief in the upper body with his left hand, bruising the muscle and tearing apart the middle spine's nervous tissue through the ({small giant cave spider silk tunic})!
The Kobold Thief loses hold of the ({large iron dagger}).
The Axedwarf hacks The Kobold Thief in the right upper arm with his *steel battle axe* and the severed part sails off in an arc!
The Axedwarf hacks The Kobold Thief in the upper body with his *steel battle axe*, tearing apart the muscle and tearing apart the left lung through the ({small giant cave spider silk tunic}).
An artery has been opened by the attack!
The Kobold Thief is having more trouble breathing!
The Axedwarf hacks The Kobold Thief in the left upper arm with his *steel battle axe* and the severed part sails off in an arc!
The Kobold Thief is no longer stunned.
The Axedwarf hacks The Kobold Thief in the lower left back teeth with his *steel battle axe* and the severed part sails off in an arc!


One axedwarf. One kobold. Casualties: nose, both upper arms, some teeth, a lung, Kobold.
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2013 Aug 28 at 12:08 PDT — Ed. 2013 Aug 28 at 12:08 PDT
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Yes, the dwarf casually punches the kobold's lung, leaving it with no way to breathe... seems fine to me!

EDIT: also small giant cave spider? I am too drunk to understand...
 
 
2013 Aug 28 at 15:33 PDT — Ed. 2013 Aug 28 at 15:34 PDT
NatureJay
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The tunic itself is small, but it's woven from the silk coming from a giant cave spider. I had a similar mental hiccup reading it.
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2013 Aug 28 at 15:50 PDT
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