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Author Topic: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!  (Read 421015 times)

recon1o6

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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1605 on: December 05, 2022, 04:46:16 am »

Update 2

The merchants arrived and ive offloaded multiple barrels and pots of food, drinks, seeds and prepared meals to them. Lag should hopefully come down once they are gone.
I've also sold them for free every bone and tooth in the fort to get rid of the clutter. At least after Auze had a meal, then a nap then socialised for a week before going in to trade. Some things never change.
The merchants themselves literally had nothing to offer other than food. No drink, no weapons, nothing.

I'm looking at dismantling the big red tower ruining the middle finger profile to the goblins even more now. its got a big pile of bridges and machinery thats taking up fps, not to mention the water reactor is taking fps by constantly having to be on to feed this thing.

the tall bar at least only needs the reactor on when filling the mugma
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1606 on: December 08, 2022, 04:43:07 am »

Howdy, I've recently started a succession game with a friend of mine and reading a bunch of others, and I think I'd like to give overseership a try if possible and there's a spot available.
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1607 on: December 18, 2022, 07:45:34 pm »

Any room free for an overseer?
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1608 on: December 28, 2022, 06:42:07 am »

Update 3

Hope everyone had great holidays.

Not much story to report here, just the ever slow busy work of dismantling, dumping and destroying as the months trickle towards the next in game year where I can let loose and actually do my turn instead of repeating delphonso's ill fated maintainence

did have one funny incident: someone removed a construction and left themselves falling. They crushed a raven on the way down and dodged onto the next floor sustaining no damage
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1609 on: December 29, 2022, 04:37:09 am »

did have one funny incident: someone removed a construction and left themselves falling. They crushed a raven on the way down and dodged onto the next floor sustaining no damage
That's some action movie level stuff right there.
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1610 on: January 02, 2023, 05:58:10 am »

Update today!

bit of story, bit of gameplay update
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1611 on: January 02, 2023, 03:23:29 pm »

did have one funny incident: someone removed a construction and left themselves falling. They crushed a raven on the way down and dodged onto the next floor sustaining no damage
That's some action movie level stuff right there.

it was actually a deleted scene from The Crow [1994], starring Urist Lee

keep chugging along, this fortress is a thing of refined beauty. a certain feeling like the patina of an aged bronze
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1612 on: January 03, 2023, 08:32:20 am »

Log of Avuz the Most Unholy 22nd of Moonstone 187

No, NO NO!

Its all going wrong!

I had the majority of the bears and cubs butchered for soap. But the moment the butchers had finished those damned bears popped out another group of 8 cubs! I had them butchered too yet the bears kept breeding!
I checked the records and someone had sabotaged the order! All the gelded bears were turned into my new rug while the breeding bears lived on. Curse these layabouts!

Later I tracked down the culprit responsible for the clear defiance, only to find the most stupid dwarf in the fortress, a one "Bob" the Brewer, had processsed the slaughter while SOBER
Zultan refuses to have him incarcerated for idiocy stating there weren't enough cells for incompetence to be a crime.


Fuming at this setback I instead turned to acquiring the obsidian required for the ritual. Under the guise of having that eyesore, the tall bar made brighter, I had the miners dig out the top layer that I had turned into obsidian during my previous schemes.
Disaster struck again!
I attempted to sabotage the mining to drop a piece of rock on Salmeuk and slay that so called sole survivor for his stubborn defiance of Lord Weevilmessiah. I ordered him to move furniture about in the tavern proper while digging to ensure rubble fell on his fever addled skull.
The rubble fell perfectly as intended. But Salmeuk had knocked off early and refused to move the furniture to the stockpile and was nowhere near the debris when I dropped it!
A piece of obsidian dropped down from the roof of the bar, through that gaudy gold table, through the granite and orthoclase floors, through the silver floors, and all the way to the barracks. With no splatted Salmeuk in sight!

It did however lead to the discovery of black sand being the remains of the previous crystal glass ceiling. A fascinating phenomenon. Normally built dwarven structures are impregnable if they are magma resistant. This glass was resistant for a time, but a side effect of the obsidian process must have turned them to ash

(OOC this was a surprise. The crystal glass ceiling was still glass for years no matter how much magma pumped up top. But when I came to dig it out, it was all turned to sand)

Then for my third plan to gradually starve the fort, I sought our bookkeeper to sell all our prepared food, drink, seeds and edibles to the merchant caravan. Yet the caravan folk refused to take all our food complaining about something as trivial as weight!
I still offloaded a big portion of our supplies, but the dwarves seemed almost relieved when half of it went back to the false mountainhomes.


In frustration, I prayed to Lorsith for forgiveness for the delays in the masterplan. He was raving and ranting about something related to the arch heretic and thence turned his wrath upon me. A throne as a reward for me was now going to be rescinded. I understood, but was confused. What throne?

Then a dwarf who had been hiding for a week burst into the overseer's office



He claimed it as his own. So this was the lord's decree I dismissed him. Very well then, if Lorsith expects better he will get better! I drafted a letter and sent it out. Soon after while I was overseeing the demise of the magma umbrella, my associates arrived.

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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1613 on: January 03, 2023, 11:55:00 pm »

Glorious story progression! I'll do my best to update the OP and shout out to whoever is in the turn order, as it's been a long time and people may have moved on.


Also...keep an eye out for Smallhands 2...

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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1614 on: January 04, 2023, 03:20:58 am »

Also...keep an eye out for Smallhands 2...
But will it be an Electric Boogaloo?
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1615 on: January 04, 2023, 06:57:34 am »

Smallhands 2: Secret of the Ooze.

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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1616 on: January 05, 2023, 02:43:18 am »

Smallhands 2: Secret of the Ooze.
Sounds exciting, but can we assure there will be ooze in the next one?
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1617 on: April 23, 2023, 06:54:32 am »

Hey all, as most of you know, we're approaching a great culling of community forts. Here's Immortal-D's list of what needs saving, and here's the reddit thread on it.

I've got Smallhands covered, but there's plenty out there that needs saving (and I think we should also backup the ones that a lot of us participated in but haven't made it to the Halls yet [The Field of Towers?!]) Back up your own threads and also help out with the legends if you can!

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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1618 on: April 29, 2023, 12:11:57 pm »

the first day i get back onto bay 12 in months due to irl and its a fort cull ;n;

glad smallhands is safe.

Where have i been?
-Burnout on DF (not helped by low fps in the fort)
-Burn out on writing
-No free time from having to fight for my job. 9 hour shifts every day since I got back in Jan. Coupled with 3 hours total travel a day and I'm left with maybe an hour at most before I sleep.
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Re: Smallhands - nearly 40 years and still tiny!
« Reply #1619 on: April 30, 2023, 01:21:16 am »

Glad to see you back!


Hey delphonso were you able to save the thread?
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