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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 210968 times)

ThatAussieGuy

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Congratulations!  :D

How soon until the first batch of Hell Mead hits the dwarven dining room?

I've got a siege going at the moment, so I cant start digging yet.  I may give a few of the named dwarves mining duty to get it done.  The last Legendary Miner from the quarry level died a while ago.  It.... may have been my fault.  Forgot to check on him and he dug himself into an inescapable spot... He had his kid AND baby with him at the time... Whoopsy....

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The goblin siege is now VERY dead and I've give mining jobs to a few random dwarves.  They're about to start channeling down from the surface

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I haven't explored too far into what dwarves can and can't do, but can anyone tell me if you can take this !!FUN!! checkerboard and move the pieces elsewhere in your fort? Kind of reminds me of Han Solo in Carbonite.

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I haven't explored too far into what dwarves can and can't do, but can anyone tell me if you can take this !!FUN!! checkerboard and move the pieces elsewhere in your fort? Kind of reminds me of Han Solo in Carbonite.

Anything that gets cast in obsidian just dies.  At best, when you dig the obsidianized spot, the corpse will appear.

Oh, and two pieces of good news guys - Three migrants turned up and the dwarves have finally started digging the Sunlit Passage. 
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Thanks for the quick intel. I will have to remember this method for dealing with them and other creatures. Sounds very dworfy.

ThatAussieGuy

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Thanks for the quick intel. I will have to remember this method for dealing with them and other creatures. Sounds very dworfy.

If you're building a Checkerboard, just remember that whatever enters needs to be from below.  It's much less of a headache getting them in.  I'm FAIRLY certain it'll trap goblins as well as Clowns during a Siege, I don't know the full range of their pathing.  For Clowns, it's easy because their default pathing seems to be "go straight up as directly as possible".  That's why they go right into the Checkerboard and just sit there doing nothing.

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Current depth of the Sunlit Channel:  Past the first Cavern Layer.

Levels dug down: 98/126

Incidentally, the spot I picked was quite lucky - I've only just brushed against the side of the first Cavern and at only two levels, so walling those over won't be a headache.  My only real concern is penetrating the middle of a Cavern and having to construct a tower of walls around it to keep out the local critters.


Edit:  God Dammit.  Jinxed myself, I swear.  Dug down slap-bang into the middle of an open area in Cavern Two.


Edit 2 as I don't want to triple-post.

Have a picture of my progress.  That's sunlight in Cavern Two.

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Wannazzaki

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Can anyone else feel Toady's burning glare hating Aussie and furiously fixing the Clown's pathing and behavior so players need to come up with more elaborate and fantastic methods of screwing them?
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Son of Slaanesh, full of desire, He does cocaine and his head's on fire! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM Rider! Doom rider! Na na, na na!

ThatAussieGuy

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Can anyone else feel Toady's burning glare hating Aussie and furiously fixing the Clown's pathing and behavior so players need to come up with more elaborate and fantastic methods of screwing them?

I wonder how he'd react to seeing strawberries growing in Hell?  I'm down to just digging the channel between Caverns Two and Three now, by the way.  The farming site has been watered as a pond, so I just need to let it drain and set a farm plot down

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Can anyone else feel Toady's burning glare hating Aussie and furiously fixing the Clown's pathing and behavior so players need to come up with more elaborate and fantastic methods of screwing them?
The burning you feel? It is shame.
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I don't mean to alarm you, but it appears that your Dwarves are all in fact elephants.

Wannazzaki

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Can anyone else feel Toady's burning glare hating Aussie and furiously fixing the Clown's pathing and behavior so players need to come up with more elaborate and fantastic methods of screwing them?
The burning you feel? It is shame.

Opposed to say syphillis?
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Can anyone else feel Toady's burning glare hating Aussie and furiously fixing the Clown's pathing and behavior so players need to come up with more elaborate and fantastic methods of screwing them?
The burning you feel? It is shame.

Opposed to say syphillis?
No, opposed to magma.
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I don't mean to alarm you, but it appears that your Dwarves are all in fact elephants.

ThatAussieGuy

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A Forgotten Beast somehow got into the fortress through one of the cavern breaches.  Doren took it on herself and cut it to pieces.  It said to beware it's blood, but nothing bad's happened yet.

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A Forgotten Beast somehow got into the fortress through one of the cavern breaches.  Doren took it on herself and cut it to pieces.  It said to beware it's blood, but nothing bad's happened yet.

Tonight we dine on hell!...
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ThatAussieGuy

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A Forgotten Beast somehow got into the fortress through one of the cavern breaches.  Doren took it on herself and cut it to pieces.  It said to beware it's blood, but nothing bad's happened yet.

Tonight we dine on hell!...

Been there, done that joke days ago. Go look through page two or three for the picture I posted about that.
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