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Author Topic: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress  (Read 1635468 times)

Schmaven

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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10800 on: October 29, 2020, 04:03:52 pm »

After 38 in game years, I finally learned that it's not enough to just assign citizens to a burrow, but you also have to go into the military menus and activate a civilian alert using that burrow.  Soo many legendary stonecrafters, doctors, and metalcrafters lost to the surface...

anything that webs is extremely dangerous. Could be a sack of jelly with no limbs, if it webs, and can do damage at all to a dwarf, it can kill with ease. Dwarf gets webbed, head is nice, juicy target, dwarf gets brained.

Now imagine that same scenario with a giant T-Rex bearing down on the helpless dwarves. 
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10801 on: October 31, 2020, 01:57:13 am »

...Oops!  Wrong thread.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 02:08:06 am by A_Curious_Cat »
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10802 on: November 02, 2020, 01:33:04 am »

......But before they get there the ocean waves wash over them, they drop their wheelbarrows and return home. Someone brings the wheelbarrow back and it all repeats ad-infinitum.

Confirmed: Urist does not like surfing.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10803 on: December 25, 2020, 10:56:31 am »

Sometimes the caravan guards give up when the fight is really one-sided:

a little more than a page of smackdown
The swordsdwarf slashes the giant cardinal in the head with her ({bismuth bronze short sword}) and the severed part sails off in an arc!

Datan Atheldakon, Swordsdwarf: I yield! I yield!
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10804 on: December 31, 2020, 01:05:52 am »

Why would one yield after cutting off a head?
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10805 on: January 10, 2021, 05:16:47 pm »

Why would one yield after cutting off a head?
If you cut off someone's head and there's still a fight maybe you get a case of the quivers.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10806 on: January 10, 2021, 05:59:50 pm »

Why would one yield after cutting off a head?
If you cut off someone's head and there's still a fight maybe you get a case of the quivers.
Ah yes, arrow holders coming to life might be a problem depending on if there are arrows inside

(I know you mean like shaking in fear but this interpretation was fun too)
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10807 on: January 15, 2021, 02:07:39 pm »

Why would one yield after cutting off a head?
If you cut off someone's head and there's still a fight maybe you get a case of the quivers.
Ah yes, arrow holders coming to life might be a problem depending on if there are arrows inside

Animating biomes are so inconvenient....
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10808 on: February 13, 2021, 10:36:12 am »

I had a typical one, spent a while trying to download a save

realised i hadn't updated to latest version
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10809 on: February 15, 2021, 05:13:41 pm »

Bet this is a classic. Fight off a werepig attack, manage to eventually control and contain the infected during the full moon by locking them up. Promptly forget to lock them up before next full moon. End result is a fort populated by my small (but competent and well armed) militia and nothing else. Everyone else either got killed or turned into a werepig that my militia subsequently killed.

I'm a lot more careful with werebeasts these days.
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Re: Face Palm moments you had in Dwarf Fortress
« Reply #10810 on: February 24, 2021, 10:32:20 pm »

my captain of the guard is currently fighting for control of a dwarf they want to interrogate but other dwarves keep grabbing them and taking them to the hospital while the captain chases after them
over
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over

I gave up on this ending so i just healed said dwarf with dfhack so they can move on so i can expel them
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