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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50460 on: July 29, 2017, 07:13:57 am »

Another big ambush, this time it appears the Primals are trying to defeat the dwarves of Mostbad.



They brought one of the titanic Genesaur with them - combined with the amount of gray cyclopes, this is by far the toughest challenge Mostbad's military force has been tasked with yet.

For whatever reason, a podling axeman carries a book with him instead of any sort of weapon. That'll make a nice addition to Mostbad's library.



The battle was a storm of flying blood and limbs. From afar, it would have been difficult to tell which side had the advantage - as the fight went on, it became more and more clear that the primals were no match for the combat prowess and resolve of Mostbad's defenders.


All made even more obvious by one particular chain of events. One of the militia captains loyal war worgs sprang upon the Genesaur, too preoccupied with fending off one of Mostbads most dangerous cyclopes, Emalunib, to notice the beasts incoming attack. The force of the blow was enough to knock the colossus unconscious, at which point its death was merely a matter of seconds.

The remaining Primals were in disbelief at the death of their demigod. Some continued their futile assault, whereas others attempted to run away in terror.
The forces of Mostbad took this to their advantage, and slew most of the Primals and their animal mounts. A single podling bowman was the only survivor, managing to flee on a horse, before anyone could catch up with him.

Mostbad endures yet another year.

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Worst siege ever + giant migrant wave+dead kangaroos
« Reply #50461 on: July 29, 2017, 01:26:12 pm »

I've played with my fort and the 14 happy dwarfs and all was fine. I had some problems with food production, but still enough reserves.
My last year ended and the spring arrived...
And with him my first siege:necromancer

I went insane because I hadn't a military so I assigned 10 dwarfs to a squad and locked my fort.
The necromancer walked to my entrance and stood there. There were no undeads. Only him.
He turned around and walked back tomy border and dissappeared! The siege-tag was away and all was fine.
I've sent my dwarf out to see if he was really away. I found nothing.
So: relly much luck :D

The fort worked nice  with some kangaroos. three ran in my cagetraps and I butchered them for some meat and bones. One walked in my fortress and has been hit by two weapen traps.So 20 wooden spiked balls!
And it survived a short time until it bled to death :-[

The elves arrived. Only two merchants with mostly trash. I bought fruits for my still and kitchen. The civilisationscreen
 shows that the elves want revenge and I export Terror?
I fell all my trees in the first year, but there wasn't any contact to them and I haven't sold them wood.
The merchants were happy. So hope they don't attack me! ;)

The last mayor event was a migrant wave with 40 new dwarfs! 20 of them childs.
End of year 1/beginning 2:
-one necromancer siege->bad
-54 inhabitants
-dead kangaroos
a rising fort!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50462 on: July 29, 2017, 02:14:51 pm »

Well, I finally have a fully-realized fort. I have a working metal industry, am able to successfully deal with sieges, have more food and drink than my dwarves could ever consume, as well as functional underground farming and what will soon be an underground tree farm - just as soon as the saplings develop into full trees. I've got a well, a functioning hospital, and enough bedrooms for all my citizens. I've got suitable quarters for my mayor, baroness, and the newly-arrived king. My marksdwarves are currently executing the captive goblins from our latest siege. I am currently buying out every caravan that comes into my fortress because it's easier than going through and selecting only the stuff I want. My library, temple, and inn are attracting quite a lot of visitors, many of whom are being welcomed as citizens and, I suspect, will eventually outnumber my dwarves as I have reached my population cap and have no intention of turning anyone away (except human mercenaries, because I don't feel like making uniforms specifically for them).

In light of all this success, and since I'm currently lacking the motivation to go mining for cotton candy and prepare for HFS, I've decided to designate all the citizen's bedrooms for engraving. As a standard practice, I always smooth bedrooms to make them nicer for my dwarves and to train up my engravers. Now, however, most of my engravers are pretty good, and some of them are even getting rusty because I don't have much I need smoothed anymore, so I thought it was time to spruce up the common folks' bedrooms a little more. This will also further train the engravers for when I move on to the inn, temple, library, and nobles' quarters.

Now, being the lazy overseer I am, I generally tend to ignore nobles' demands and mandates. As I never designate anyone who can mete out dwarven justice, this means that the nobles are pretty much in a constant state of being disgruntled, but the rest of the fortress is safe and happy. Thus, I found it hilariously appropriate when I discovered that one of my dwarves had engraved this:

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Engraved on the wall is an exceptionally designed image of Kakpoth, the deity of rulership, depicted as a human male by Pabat Okogirus. Kapoth looks offended.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50463 on: July 29, 2017, 04:35:44 pm »

Oh, that IS amusing!

Engraving usage varies from tileset to tileset (and aesthetics). In curses, I prefer unengraved walls and smoothed floor with spots of engravings. In biolinum, I like hidden engraved floors and hm...unengraved or smooth walls. What do you favour?
The elves arrived. Only two merchants with mostly trash. I bought fruits for my still and kitchen. The civilisationscreen
 shows that the elves want revenge and I export Terror?
I fell all my trees in the first year, but there wasn't any contact to them and I haven't sold them wood.
The merchants were happy. So hope they don't attack me! ;)
That means your civilizations started a war with them elsewhere since trading - seen this happen myself (simultaneously with humans, even), confirmed with retire. They war much more post-worldgen, so you can have elves, humans and dwarves coexisting for a century in an island and then get into a fight once your fort is founded.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50464 on: July 29, 2017, 05:49:10 pm »

I prefer the vanilla tileset, as it's the only one where I can actually tell what the hell I'm looking at. It took me quite awhile to be able to recognize different soils, stones, ores, and other things by sight in Dwarf Fortress, and I don't feel like going through that again. Personally, I'd rather not look at too many engravings, particularly on the floors, because they just make everything look busy and my eyes get dazzled and then it's hard to locate or focus on anything. Still, I like seeing my dwarves depict historical events, deities, and artifacts, and engraving the fortress seems super dwarvenly to me, so I'll put up with it in this particular case. I don't know how to turn them off, and before you suggest it, I don't even know how to install DFHack, much less use it, so I'm afraid it's vanilla or bust for me.

EDIT: Just looked it up. Forgot it was on the (d)esignate screen
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 05:55:36 pm by andrian »
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50465 on: July 29, 2017, 10:56:12 pm »

IIRC, installing DFhack is basically (maybe extract?) shove the (extracted?) files in the main df folder, run df

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50466 on: July 29, 2017, 11:16:01 pm »

Personally, I'd rather not look at too many engravings, particularly on the floors, because ...
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EDIT: Just looked it up. Forgot it was on the (d)esignate screen
Also you may want to change the init file's [ENGRAVINGS_START_OBSCURED:__] value.... iirc, using 'd'esignate will toggle the on/off status of engraving obscuration instead of turning them all on or all off, unlike 'd' 'b' 'f' and other mass designates that only designate the ones not designated yet. This could be misinformation but I am not loading up DF to check
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50467 on: July 30, 2017, 03:14:49 am »

@andrian: Well, there's also lot of ASCII (ex biolinum) tilesets or even an ASCII-like (CLA (ignore the Taffer flat ground)) graphics set. I find the 12x8 curses fine enough, but I know fair few dislike vanilla curses 16x16 as a square option.

IIRC, installing DFhack is basically (maybe extract?) shove the (extracted?) files in the main df folder, run dfhack instead of df
ftfor linux. (I prefer to run it in terminal, but end up using a mixture of that and ctrl-shift-P for in-game console.)
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Re: terror send to elfs
« Reply #50468 on: July 31, 2017, 04:01:04 am »

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That means your civilizations started a war with them elsewhere since trading - seen this happen myself (simultaneously with humans, even), confirmed with retire. They war much more post-worldgen, so you can have elves, humans and dwarves coexisting for a century in an island and then get into a fight once your fort is founded.
Thanks for the answer! :)
Let's kill the elfs!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50469 on: July 31, 2017, 04:11:03 am »

In all of my years of playing dwarf fortress, for the first time last night I have captured a breeding pair of cave crocodiles and now have a whole bunch of (now tamed) cave crocodile hatchlings.
I'm very proud of having them, I don't know why I never tried capturing cave creatures and breeding them.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50470 on: July 31, 2017, 07:37:32 am »

In all of my years of playing dwarf fortress, for the first time last night I have captured a breeding pair of cave crocodiles and now have a whole bunch of (now tamed) cave crocodile hatchlings.
I'm very proud of having them, I don't know why I never tried capturing cave creatures and breeding them.

Cave crocodiles are the best. Pretty much the first thing I do is open up the caves and put a lot of cage traps down to catch beasts. It is a very profitable thing to do.

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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50471 on: July 31, 2017, 12:46:56 pm »


I got a werebeast and I was NOT prepared at all, but I managed to kill it by swarming it with my entire population. No casualties, yet...

Edit: He just stopped, the total amount of cancellations is over 3000.

Edit 2:

I thought I got away with it, but no. I forgot something.

Edit 3: Through unanimous (ahem) vote in the Fortress it has been decided that the fortress is to be abandoned. To contain the infection in the fortress, the entrance is to be sealed and everyone has been required to step into the Atom Smasher and be annihilated. It is the only recourse. Checking every dwarf for bite marks is too much work and would not be completed before the next full moon.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 01:24:40 pm by latias1290 »
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Werebeast attacked+funny mood
« Reply #50472 on: July 31, 2017, 03:09:29 pm »

I've good my first strange mood with a child! It created a rock earring:(

But the mayor problem was the werebeast attack. I caged him but he killed 3 dwarfs and wounded 2.
The problem is that one wounded my legendary carpender is. One of the first pioneers. I'm sure that he's infected but don't know what to do with him. When I open my fort, I can bury my deat dwarfs and no ghosts will come. But the infected come in and maybe spread it D:

So I think about it a bit!
Short question: how I can set images in my posts?
thanks for answers!
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50473 on: July 31, 2017, 03:25:33 pm »

I think a legendary carpenter is worth the effort of containment. I recommend burrowing him somewhere and have him churn out products, perhaps using chutes to move stuffs from him and to drop more wood down. Make renovations only when you're sure he's not going to transform while his containment is unlocked. According to wiki here are the full moon dates:

25th granite (XX-01-25)
23rd slate (XX-02-23)
21st felsite (XX-03-21)
19th hematite (XX-04-19)
17th malachite (XX-05-17)
15th galena (XX-06-15)
13th limestone (XX-07-13)
11th sandstone (XX-08-11)
8th timber (XX-09-08)
6th moonstone (XX-10-06)
4th opal (XX-11-04)
2nd obsidian (XX-12-02)
28th obsidian (XX-12-28)

Oh, and you definitely want to make renovations and make his living as comfortable as possible, otherwise he might go insane from bad thoughts.
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Re: What's going on in your fort?
« Reply #50474 on: July 31, 2017, 04:03:56 pm »

....and before you suggest it, I don't even know how to install DFHack, much less use it, so I'm afraid it's vanilla or bust for me.

I too was once highly resistant to learning how to install any of the 3rd party mods, until a friend finally forced me to download the Lazy Newb Pack instead of the base game.

It is, quite literally, game changing. There are SO MANY things that are fixed or eased or simplified through the LNP, particularly through DFHack and SoundSense, that I can't even try to explain it to you. I encourage you to try it.

Armok's blood, mate, if it means you'll try it, I'll even offer to let you PM me for questions on how to get it to work, or why you should use it.
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