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denito

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Planning vs. Execution
« on: September 19, 2010, 09:54:11 pm »

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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 10:01:54 pm »

for me, it would be a spiraling tower into the sky on the left, and a half finished one with dwarf corpses scattered around and lava rivers on the surface on the right.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 10:49:52 pm »

for me it is a small wooden fortress full of happy kobolds with herds of cattle in pens, fields of rope reed and whip vines and sun berries and longland grass (for export and booze) on the left.  on the right is a partially constructed  small wooden fortress full of gore and dead kobolds and cowering kobold pups.  the fields are razed, the walls are painted a rust brown from drying blood.  The remnants are scattered before the unstoppable killing force that has plagued their land in the second spring...FRAKKING ELVES! >:(
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 11:07:15 pm »

I never plan my forts. this shows, since about ninety percent of them end in the first year due to a bad case of too much water.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 11:11:08 pm »

i never plan my forts beyond "ok, so for the room apartments I'm going to use that Raynard whirlpool thing from now on.  And the depot will have a deathtrap in it"

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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 11:23:21 pm »

My fort plans go something like this:

Start new fort
Dig into ground
Find dirt
Make massive stockpile of epicness
Farm some stuff
Start metal industry
???
Profit
Build a "megaproject" or something like it
Get bored
Mod in some new stuff
Lose old fort to abandon/FPS/Windows/goblins/flood/combination of previous
Repeat
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 12:09:20 am »

On the left: A world paved over with black bronze.

On the right: A small pit in the ground because I got annoyed at the walls being different colours.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 12:28:42 am »

On the left: a fully organized workforce, each workshop has it's own dedicated legendary worker, churnming out mythic amounts of surplus.

On the right: I have 0 idlers, and half my workshops are empy, the rest are being worked on by novices, the experts are DOING JACK SHIT ONCE AGAIN.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 12:43:28 am »

Left: smoothly operating metal industry that builds everything the fortress needs short of beds.

Right: a fortress where everything is built of wood and bone because there's no river and no wind to power the pumps.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 12:52:15 am »

Left a easy to defend fortress with a lot of traps on the right a half build defense mechanisms that was abandoned because I'm on an island.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 01:25:07 am »

On the left: A vaguely planned loose collection of interesting bits that go together somehow.
Oh the right: The result of said plans.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 03:07:32 am »

On the left:  A fortress built on an island in the middle of the ocean, surrounding and thriving because of the volcano.  Somehow.

On the right: GORILLAS AND LEOPARDS.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 04:06:41 am »

On the left a cannon which shoots dwarf children into the sun, on the right, a massive pit full of magma charred dwarfs and elves.
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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 04:22:17 am »

On the left a cannon which shoots dwarf children into the sun, on the right, a massive pit full of magma charred dwarfs and elves.
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On the left a cannon which shoots dwarf children into the sun, on the right, a massive pit full of magma charred dwarfs and elves.

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Re: Planning vs. Execution
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2010, 05:31:00 am »

On the left, chaos, fire, death, magma, and dwarfs dying horribly. On the right, a peaceful fortress in which everything functions perfectly and no invaders seem to attack.

No i didn't get those the wrong way round.
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