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Have I turned breaching the HFS from the most terrifying and challenging thing a dwarf can do into a simple and hilarious thing that anyone can do?

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Author Topic: An AussieGuy Project - The Dwarven Checkerboard and siezing the HFS (spoilers)  (Read 247563 times)

weq15

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i would like to be dwarfed for the rewind, also you should build this http://imgur.com/nqfS9

also i have read every post, i started last night....
Unfortunately, blood is not a liquid. It is more of a... paint? However, the best substitute would be...
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anyone here know any codemonkeys
to make a "liquid blood mod"
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Bralbaard. Those impaled corpses are.. The lighting... the ribs... it's magnificent.

Farmerbob

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Bravo!

This is similar in a lot of ways to what I tried to do, but yours actually works!

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=4596

Here's the result of my attempt, lol.  I tried to drop the magma and the water simultaneously.

I also used 30 retracting bridges to release the water and magma simultaneously.

It DID kill the beast, but it took several years to clean up the mess afterwards.

The biggest problem with a megaproject on this save is that they are the last dwarves on earth.

The bug I thought I was reporting actually ended up being normal, somehow.  Apparently kittens are good swimmers.
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How did I miss the existence of this thread?
(Don't attempt to answer that.  Down that path lies ... well I was going to say madness but you all run towards madness as if it was made from chocolate and puppies.  Just forget I said anything.)

Vehudur

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I went back through and read most of the thread...

and I'm not clear why I died.  Did the FB get me?
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...and a third died in his bunk of natural causes - for a dagger in the heart quite naturally ends one's life.

I used to have an avatar, but I was told to remove it after it kept making people go insane.

ThatAussieGuy

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I savescummed at one point when the dwarves all died, so I think you actually survived.  Come join the reclaim succession thread, Vehudur.  Mitchewawa's just managed to secure most of the fortress

Sanctume

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I was able to download ThatAussieGuy Photobucket album "Swordthunders" where all the Dwarven Checkerboard images are. 
I also copied the images to
Dwarven Checkerboard imgur album
Added PDF Version: DF ThatAussieGuy Dwarven Checkerboard (PDF)
Updated link to save file.  I removed the quote of the OP:

Ladies and Gentledwarves, i present a new boardgame that you can play in your own mountainhomes - Dwarven Checkers!

First, dig out a large checkerboard pattern over an adamantine spire.  It should be entered from a staircase under it.
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Next, excavate the level over it so it is completely flat.  After that,  you'll want to clear the level above this and cut out the outer edge of the room so it drops.  This will clear out the "open" spaces of the board below and leave the walls standing.

After this little bit of cave-in fun, cover the open spaces with magma-proof floor-grates (this is important) as seen below

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So, "Aussie Guy"  you ask, "Just what do we do next?  This bit of construction seems random and pointless!".  Well, Urist McAudience, a little bit of dedicated engineering is required next.

On the level above the board, you want to dig out two more rooms with the same dimensions as the board below in parallel over it with channeled-out edges dropping into the gameboard.  Hatch them over and tie them to a lever each per "player".  Then, fill one tank with water and the other with magma.

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We're now almost there, but we're still missing something... Oh yes, game pieces!  A quick dig down into the cotton candy spire will yield an amalgam of pieces for our game in a wide variety of colours.  However the bold dwarf sent in must be sealed in so they go straight to the board.  If you use a locked hatch, they get bored waiting while you make sure the piece-fetcher escapes and wander back to the box, upset that they can't play.

Once they are on the board

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The game can begin!

"Red" as it is slower, moves first so it can settle in without just flowing straight out into the box the pieces came from.

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"Blue", as it flows much faster, goes second (give a moment for the magma to settle on the level above and drip down the floorgrates so it can flow over the whole board)

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Alas, after only a turn apiece, the game is over.

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(NOTE:  ALWAYS stop the magma flowing before releasing the water or it'll create a wall and you'll only cast half the board)


The winner?  Why, the dwarves of course!  By a strange coincidence, a well-played game of dwarven checkers can clear out the entire group of checker pieces and leave the way open for a somewhat easier visit to the circus!  Oh well, make of that what you will i suppose.  The gameboard is also re-usable if necessary.  Just clear out the obisidon on the lower level of the board.

edit:  Here's a savegame for you to try at home - http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=5007

There are SIX notes scattered around the gameboard.  Four are on the level with the liquid tanks (or, "player level"),  Two VERY important ones are 5z-levels down below it.  F5 is the shortcut that will bring you back to the player level of the fort.

Edit:  Hell now belongs to ME.  There's a pleasant town and seaside in there, with clifftop picnicking and lakeside villas.

Good point, Loud Whispers. By taking over Hell, Aussie is now the HFS.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 02:34:43 am by Sanctume »
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Tiruin

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I was wondering why it seemed this was necro'd, then I remembered most recently in 2017 that Photobucket decided(?) that any images to be linked anywhere else is for 'premium service'.

Thanks for what you did, Sanctume. c:
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 04:41:11 am by Tiruin »
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Thanks Bearskie, updated with current link to save file.
Also fixed link and added PDF Version: DF ThatAussieGuy Dwarven Checkerboard (PDF)  :D
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 02:36:19 am by Sanctume »
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Bearskie

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*Raises pitchfork* PDF link no work!
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