I've found that I like to find landmarks on the worldmap that can be encompassed in one fortress. I've done a lake, and now I'm doing it with a mountain.
Not just any mountain though! It is like the best mountain ever. It is a single mountain in the middle of nowhere (I.e. not connected to a mountain range), and it has a peak of 28 z-levels from the brookís level.
Whatís more, itís just a paltry 9x11 embark tiles long
It has an open magma vent. It has a bottomless pit. And THEY'RE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER!
It has a chasm, and a brook that carves a canyon through the whole thing. AND THEY'RE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER!
What's more, as soon as I embarked, I got the message, "You have located Arackgosmer, Shafttumbes, a cave!"
THERE ARE KOBOLDS!
Look at how cute they are. I think Iíll catch some and tame them as pets.
I think that there are at least four types of sand. I saw at least two (red and yellow) next to the gigantic field of loam that will become the largest food-producing center on the planet!
All this, and Iím pretty sure there is a funhouse just north of the kobold cave/dwarf-cave-that-was-once-a-kobold-cave.
I could create crazy constructions, I could make a twisted story about cross-species interactions between the friendly thieves, and the dwarves that took over their home. I COULD CARVE TUNNELS CONNECTING THE MAGMA VENT, THE BOTTOMLESS PIT, THE CHASM, AND THE RIVER FOR NO REASON!
Sorry for yelling. Iím just so aglee with excitement!