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    66 KB Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:10 No.2807741  
    Holy shit /tg/. I just had my first goblin siege, a monumental event, seeing as my defensive wall was only half finished, I had no moat and a total of 3 half-decent military dwarves, the rest being Fortress Guard and struggling to get above dabbling. A total of about a dozen skulking goblin bastards suddenly poured onto the map, waving crude whips and daggers at my shocked hunter. The War-Dog I assigned to look after him hurled itself bravely into the mob, but it was cut down in seconds. Miles from anywhere, and even with my 3 burly wrestlers scrambling to get to him I thought he was a goner. At was at this point I noticed that there was blood all over the ground near the goblins. Rather than running like any sane dwarf would do, the hunter was calmly standing his ground and firing bolt after bone-crafted bolt into the goblins.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:10 No.2807743
    He managed to down at least 3 of them before they reached him and he was engulfed in a wave of stereotypically named green midgets, so I prepared to have him immortalized in a master-crafted iron coffin and began work on a special graveyard for dwarves who have shown the highest level of GAR in the line of duty.. And then I realised he still wasn't dead.
    Surrounded on all sides by goblins, he was now wading through them and smashing the everloving fuck out of them with the stock of his crossbow (thank fuck I decided to make them all out of iron rather than wood). A few kills later, the goblins shat a collective brick and ran for it, while my weary huntsman started the long limping journey back to my fortress. I took the opportunity to check up on him and he's actually only ever gone inside my fortress once. He just slaughtered half a dozen goblins, possibly saving a large chunk of the fortress' population, and he's never actually met ANY of them. Population 88, and he has 6 'passing acquaintances'.

    tl;dr my first goblin siege ever and a single marksdwarf just shattered their entire offensive WITH JUSTICE AND STEEL, is this awesome y/n
    picture related.
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)10:21 No.2807805
    Nil Bastionhall is epic on the proportions of that dorf who fought and beat a dragon underwater. Give him a pat on the back.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:24 No.2807819
    y, this is indeed awesome.

    Must be some kind of Drizzt-skilled dwarf.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:25 No.2807822
    Dude what can you even do to begin to thank this dorf?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:26 No.2807824
    Holy crap. I think I need to stand and salute this mighty and hale Dorf.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:27 No.2807830
    Solid platinum bedroom.

    It is the only way.
    >> The Warp !JpnUTrf.3g 10/15/08(Wed)10:35 No.2807868
    Hmmm... read Ghostmaker or play Dorf Fort?

    Life's full of tough choices...
    >> APM-E150d !VMI9Yqtp8w 10/15/08(Wed)10:35 No.2807869
    He is the true Dwarven King.
    Bashing away at enemies, held high above the fray by the pile of dead at his feet.
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)10:38 No.2807895
    Can you build statues? If you can build that son of a bitch a 2 story high statue.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:38 No.2807896
    Don't try to do both at the same time. You'll end up sending your Dorfs on a recon mission that they'll never return from.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:41 No.2807910
    You can, but they're only one standard size and I don't think you can choose what they're of.
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)10:47 No.2807953

    Oh fiddle sticks.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:51 No.2807981
    Carve some immages. For such a momentus ocasion your bound to get a carving or two of him killing shit or of dead goblins.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:51 No.2807983
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    I can't really think of any way to reward this dorf for being so phenomenally GAR. As it is, he's recuperating in the safest, quietest barracks because he doesn't have his own room and is 'content'.
    Obviously, this will not do. I've built him a private bedroom and dining hall, which my Legendary Engraver is currently embellishing with epic tales of heroism. Namely, Nil's heroism. Seriously, he created a Masterpiece Engraving of a dwarf and goblins fighting. That should cheer him up.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:53 No.2807992
    Of course, then you have that guy who built a giant dwarf statue out of stone blocks. Somebody should have the 3d render of it.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)10:59 No.2808027

    Fill his room with Aluminum Furnature, since he loves the stuf.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:03 No.2808044
    No access to aluminium yet, but the next caravan that arrives is going to get bought out of the stuff. For now I'm making him some gauntlets out of leather.
    Did I mention I'm also filling his quarters with platinum statues and furniture?
    I'm filling his quarters with platinum statues and furniture. Going to make him a platinum crossbow, too. I DON'T CARE IF IT SUCKS HE'S GETTING PLATINUM PLATED EVERYTHINGS.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:06 No.2808055
    Build him an adamantium crossbow, nigger.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:10 No.2808069
    Don't have any. Second I find some though, hell yeah Adamantine Everythings.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:12 No.2808077
    >has gone without drink for far, far too long.
    Where's his beer, man?
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)11:13 No.2808082

    oh, and who the fuck is drizzt, i keep hearing about him. Or her.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:13 No.2808085
    You should give him a personal brewer.

    Failing that, his own stockpile.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:14 No.2808089
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)11:21 No.2808124

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:22 No.2808129
    He has entered the fortress ONCE before now. He could have drank his fill, but he was shitting bricks because he was petrified the other dwarves would watch and judge him, apparently.
    I don't think you have to worry about that anymore, dude. All the dwarven ladies be queuing up for beard ticklings etc.

    However, now that he's in here, I have discovered a problem. The latest horde of immigrants has drunk all of my alcohol, and I cannot make any more. Why? Because I have TOO MUCH FOOD. All of my barrels are in use and my stockpiles still overflow. I have a cook churning out lavish meals and two carpenters ceaselessly battering together barrels, but to no avail. Is there any way I can designate some barrels JUST for alcohol storage use? I don't want the hero of the hour waking up from his glorious victory and then falling down a damn well.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:24 No.2808140

    Yeah, you can reserve barrels.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:24 No.2808148
    Oh, and they finished engraving his quarters. Mostly generic stuff like bolts and spears save for the HOLY SHIT MASTERPIECE RENDITION OF YOU KILLING THE FUCK OUT OF AN ENTIRE SIEGE thing, but this one sticks out because it's related to the first artifact my dwarves ever made.

    "Engraved on the wall is an exceptionally designed image of a dwarf and a cow-leather thong by Uzol Kengzuglar. The dwarf is raising the thong."

    I love this fort.
    >> Scottish Superior-er 10/15/08(Wed)11:28 No.2808164

    I love you.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:29 No.2808167
    Thanks! That's very helpful. Hopefully I should have a thriving piss-up industry in moments, and my dwarves can go back to complaining about each other.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:32 No.2808177
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    First artifact I've ever survived long enough to make. My metalsmith went Secretive (Artifact War Hammer) seconds before this guy, but we didn't have an anvil until the caravan arrived so my leatherworker beat him to the punch.

    Ahh, you're just calling us a cow fort because we were FOUNDED by a cow!
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:32 No.2808180

    You're not the guy who posted yesterday with the thong that menaced with spikes of cow hide, were you?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:33 No.2808185
    Question: answered.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:43 No.2808251
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    Man all I can see when I think about this guy is him happily gutting an animal, just like he has every other day for the last god knows how many years, perhaps whistling a little tune and scratching the ears of his faithful war-dog. Then suddenly, over the hill comes a whooping horde of filthy savages brandishing cruel weapons, intent on death and plunder. Before Nil can stop him, the brave hound rushes to attack them barking furiously, but is mercilessly struck down. The goblins turn their attention to Nil, only to see him standing there with his crossbow, positively apoplectic from fury. He fires his crossbow and the bolt hammers into a goblin, killing him instantly. Two more bolts follow and two more goblins fall to the ground before they're upon him.
    Not content to just lay down and die, Nil lays into them with the stock of his crossbow, and with each thudding impact of iron on skull, he screams aloud..
    "I! Don't! Like! CHAAAAANGE!"
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:58 No.2808320
    One of my peasants has just entered a Fey Mood and is demanding rock, cut gems, rough gems, plant fiber cloth and metal bars. Does the kind of gem, rock, bar or whatever matter? Is there a way I can check his preference, for example would he be trying to use things he 'likes'? I'm pretty sure we have near infinite supplies of rock, but he doesn't seem to be going for any of them. I just hit Pink Tourmaline and he's disappeared though, so he could be doing anything just now.
    For reference, he's kicked my craftsdwarf out of his shop and taken over. Here's hoping we get something awesome, rather than a jewel-encrusted rock salt toilet seat.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)11:58 No.2808324

    another thing... he's very confident, but is absolutely terrified of someone watching him?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:01 No.2808329
    Scratch that, he's just grabbed some tourmaline and decided "Fuck it! I'm going to start anyway." Looks like once he's picked up one of the things he wants, he STILL complains that he wants them even though he doesn't.

    I wondered about that too.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:03 No.2808337
    Completely reasonable.
    I can perform my job flawlessly hour after hour, day after day, and I KNOW this.
    But as soon as my supervisor is looking over my shoulder, I get nervous, and end up slowing down, afraid of making mistakes in front of the man that signs my checks.
    Convert to social situation.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:13 No.2808366

    > a jewel-encrusted rock salt toilet seat
    > dorfy jewel-encrusted rock salt toilet seat
    >menaces with spikes of Rock Salt

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:19 No.2808389
    The artifact turned out to be a Rock Salt Mug, worth a hefty.. 142800 points, making it easily the most valuable thing my fortress has ever created.

    "This is a Rock Salt Mug. All craftsdwarfship is of the highest quality. It is encircled with bands of Rock Salt, Star Ruby and Pig tail. This object menaces with spikes of Tourmaline.
    On the item is an image of a dwarf and dwarves in Platinum. The dwarf is surrounded by the dwarves."

    An Ambush! Curse them!

    Yowza. Guess I'd better get a few more dwarves working on that perimeter wall..
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:21 No.2808399
    Turn on full legends for all your items. Then it'll say "This relates to so and so doing such and such in year X."
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:22 No.2808404
    How might one activate this feature?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:25 No.2808415
    It's in the .ini files somewhere. If I could work it out, you can.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:29 No.2808438
    Thank you, OP, you got a "fuck yeah" out of me IRL.
    Threads like these are why I love Dwarf Fortress.
    That and Boatmurdered.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:31 No.2808447
    This may very well spell doom for my fortress. Not only have two children just been lost (one kidnapped because it was the child of a stupid immigrant who doesn't understand that it's a good idea to live IN the fort, not on the very corner of the map five hundred miles away, another killed by goblin ambushers because it was following my wrestlers for some reason) ambushers are chasing my dwarves all over the place with my wrestlers desperately trying to catch up in some sort of mad dwarven parody of the Benny Hill show.
    If their parents don't tantrum we might be safe, especially since I'm pretty sure my Wrestlers can take the goblins seeing as I've had them sparring for at least two years.. Do Ambushers actually attack your fort or do they just try to stab someone out on their own then run off?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:31 No.2808450
    If your dwarf only has six passing acquaintances, he probably was one of your starting dorfs. He's spent all this time hunting, all for them.
    He is the Beard of Hosts.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:34 No.2808462
    >Rock Salt mug
    So it salts its own margaritas? Fuck, that's dwarfy.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:37 No.2808474
    My captain-wrestler dwarf just caught up with the stragglers from the ambush. With one deft snap, the goblin swordsman's scimitar went flying. The pain caused it to black out instantly, and my dwarf took the opportunity to stamp on it's head. Hopefully he won't be taken down by the cowardly bowman skulking off to the south, or jumped from behind by the other swordsman to the north. I think the rest have fled, and I can't find either of my other wrestler dorfs so they're probably off pummeling someone.
    The Absolute Sword prevails!
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:38 No.2808479

    If that child was following the wrestlers around, it means one of the wrestlers is its mother. As far as I'm aware, ambushers will try to wreck your shit, but since they're easily stopped by even a locked door they're no real threat to anyone except migrants.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:41 No.2808492
    Yeah, they just split up to chase my dwarves around for a while, before converging on my fort entrance and running into A CERTAIN PISSED OFF MARKSDWARF AND HIS NEW WAR-DOG.
    I swear, every time this guy appears a rock singer somewhere in the world screams "YYYYYYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!".
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:48 No.2808543
    What's the name of this fort? We need some writefaggotry for this thing,
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:52 No.2808563
    Seriously, this motherdorfer is nothing short of epic. Hell, even his name screams asskickery of the highest degree.
    Nil: none
    Bastion: A fortified place
    Hall: Fucking hall

    Behold the glory.
    No fort can hold him.
    No goblin can stop him.
    The wilds be his only home.
    He toils without end, without thanks, and without ale.
    He is Nil Bastionhall, the solemn and solitary savior of all Dwarfkind.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:57 No.2808579
    I lost a herbalist to a fey mood. Because the fucker had no item-producing skills whatsoever. He never went to even claim a workshop, just stood there 'til he starved. The wanker.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)12:58 No.2808587

    Dorfs don't need a item-producing skill to enter a mood. If he didn't claim a workshop, you didn't have the workshop he wanted.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:00 No.2808596
    I don't remember how to check this. I think it might be Frostedhalls, and the name of the expedition was The Absolute Sword.

    One of my Wrestlers was just struck down by the grobi filth after five of them jumped him at once. His comrade couldn't run fast enough to get to him and his commander was off sleeping. I DEFINITELY need a bigger military.

    Also, what is the most effective military dwarf? I have heard wrestlers (who have the added bonus that they can spar far more safely) but I want /tg/'s opinion. What kills shit the deadest, fastest? Aside from marksdwarves, I mean..
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:02 No.2808604
    I swear I had a zombie virus in my latest fortress...

    Dwarf goes berserk, kills dwarves, gets killed by other dwarf.
    Dwarf goes berserk, kills dwarves, gets killed by other dwarf.
    Dwarf goes berserk, kills dwarves, gets killed by other dwarf.
    Dwarf goes berserk, kills dwarves, and so on and on... untill some children and a couple dumb immgrants were the only survivors... They were killed by zombie carps when they tried to drink.
    >> Dawgas !P6pMZ.8ybs 10/15/08(Wed)13:03 No.2808608
    wrestlers trained into marksdwarves?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:03 No.2808609

    Speardorfs tend to be good at killing big things. Hammer/Macedorfs are good against undead crap since you can't hit an organ for critical damage when said organ is not present in the creature.

    Myself, I prefer Axedorfs. Nothing better than choppin' em good.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:04 No.2808611
    In my rather limited experience I've found a mixup is good. What you want to focus on is wrestling for pretty much everyone who'll be in melee.
    Then you start to give them weapons training after that. They can still wrestle if they'll be more effective, so don't worry. I usually do swords and axes for availability. Back the melee dorfs up with a healthy number of crossbowmen. The big thing to focus on is making your dwarves well-equipped. Don't send guys in swinging until they've got decent armor.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:05 No.2808613
    Marksdorfs/hammerdorfs, since crossbows count as hammers in close combat.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:07 No.2808620
    I fucking hate training marksdwarves. They need a completely separate industry churning out wooden or bone bolts for them. The fuckers.

    Useful though.

    If you can get their strength up sword- and axe- dwarves are pretty good. Their limb-severing attacks work regardless of whether your opponent feels pain or has internal organs to pierce, which means they're fairly reliable. Speardwarves get cool 1 hit kills sometimes but send them up against something like a bronze colossus or a horde of firemen and you're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:08 No.2808622
    I'll probably try Axedorfs backed up by Wrestlers, maybe with a couple of Marksdwarves stationed on the walls. Unfortunately my military is currently being decimated by goblin ambushers. This is mainly because I just drafted 5 peasants and one of my 3 Near-Legendary wrestlers just got stabbed from about 5 directions at once and died instantly, but still.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:08 No.2808626

    Swords are pretty versatile. They're capable of both severing limbs and puncturing organs, although they do low damage compared to other weapons.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:11 No.2808639
    all depends on what you fight.

    Swords are nice all rounders, axes can cut goblins to pieces, spears are wonderful for big shit that can still feel pain.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:29 No.2808703
    My best possible military dorf is:
    Champion wrestler+armor+shield -> champion mace/hammerdorf
    Mace/hammerdorfs do not damage nervous system (or at least do so rarely) so they do not usually cause permanent damage. Still your dorfs should wear best helmets possible and at least iron shields.
    Spears often damage head or spine which makes dorf unable to spare.
    Axes are about equal to maces/hammers, but I think they hurt nervous system more often (they have a tiny bit less damage too).
    Swords are between spears and axes, but they do not need steel and weaponsmithing to be good. If you happen to have stonecrafter, obsidian and wood you can make obsidian swords which are just as good as steel ones.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:34 No.2808717
    I bunged about fifty obsidian swords' worth into weapon traps.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:36 No.2808733

    Train them in wrestling/armor/shield use to get their stats up, namely toughness so they don't kill each other sparring. the wrestling skill also helps dodge from what I hear.

    Whenever you like where they're at you can switch them to whatever weapon they'll end up using. Because they're tougher now and know how to use armor and a shield they're far less likely to kill/maim each other while sparring.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:42 No.2808760
    Update, it turns out my fort is known as "Tabernish" aka "Faithtraded". A handful of dorfs lost their lives to the cursed ambushers and have been buried with due honours, although no iron coffins for them because they were pretty piss-poor fighters, really. ONLY THE BEST GET THE BEST, YOU DUMB CORPSES.
    Started up a second squad of d0rfs to defend my fortress with crossbows while my wrestlers are out hunting for ambushers, and given them their own training area. Once things calm down a little (two ambushes and three kidnappers in the space of five minutes, jesus christ) I'll have them switch over to wrestling so they can toughen up a little.
    Hopefully my next wave of immigrants will have lots of useless peasants I can convert into meat shields!
    >> Nil Bastionhall 10/15/08(Wed)13:45 No.2808779
    Stop judging me!
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:45 No.2808780
    I'm picturing a leather thong with leather spikes, and the dwarf who will never, ever take it off.

    And the dwarves who admire it on him, and engrave images of it on the walls.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:48 No.2808795
    He still wears it. He was my first legendary dwarf and he STILL wears it. I don't think he's done anything since but wander around grinning at people.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:49 No.2808800
    The great tragic flaw Nils has is his inability to live with others. One day, he could be saved if he would just open up, but in the end he will die alone on some great battlefield because he could not. He throws himself with vigor into each battle seeking redemption for crimes he isn't guilty of.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:54 No.2808828
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    Real dwarves live in the skies.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)13:57 No.2808846
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    Picture related

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:01 No.2808873
    I would have tried that, but I have an old version of the game where you have to lay wall segments individually. Not fun. I will probably update if and when this fortress crumbles to its fated doom.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:03 No.2808891
    >>2807743 He managed to down at least 3 of them before they reached him and he was engulfed in a wave of stereotypically named green midgets, so I prepared to have him immortalized in a master-crafted iron coffin and began work on a special graveyard for dwarves who have shown the highest level of GAR in the line of duty.. And then I realised he still wasn't dead.

    I like that your priority in "GOBLIIIN ATAAACK!!!" is "we better build some nice caskets"
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:04 No.2808902
    The dwarf mindset is a very different thing after Boatmurdered.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:06 No.2808909
    Oh god, I can't stop LOL'ing

    I read that not as cunninglance, but cunnilingus at first
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:06 No.2808911
    I had a farmer that did the same thing. He stood in the middle of my grand dining hall until he went mad, then mutilated a kitten with his bare hands. The child who owned the kitten then came in, distraught, and started getting chased through the fortress by the enraged fieldworker. He chased him through the forges, through a statue garden, and finally down a hallway near my magmaworks until my champion hammerdwarf guard came strolling along and knocked him TEN tiles into a nearby pool of magma..... epic...
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:13 No.2808945
    My first siege so I didn't know how tough they would be and he WAS alone and miles from help. I assumed he was dust, but he turned it around almost instantly. Nil is now the dwarven word for GAR.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:17 No.2808977
    Oh, and I should point out at this point.. Nil is STILL asleep and recovering from his injuries. It's been almost a year, and he's had food and water brought to him constantly in his master-crafted bed. Still hasn't stirred.
    Nil = Tankred?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:18 No.2808988
    Maybe brain damage.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:21 No.2809007
    Oh god I tried that the first time, not relising there was a way to put them down in groups. That wasn't fun.

    Everyone does it seems.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:25 No.2809034
    Have you checked his damage? Pray he's not a partial invalid with nerve damage.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:26 No.2809039
    >TEN tiles
    Champions do things like that all the time.
    My champion hammerdorfs hit goblins so hard they fly faster than crossbow bolts (and almost as far).
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:27 No.2809046
    No, he just has a badly hurt leg and arm. I think he nearly lost them, seeing as he had to be carried back to the fortress by another dwarf. He IS gradually healing, but his injuries were.. extensive.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:27 No.2809050
    I wish my dwarves were that epic.
    Half of my last expedition decided they didn't feel like climbing down the staircase I built, so they loitered around until they died of thirst and starvation.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:32 No.2809101
    Well, if you'd like me to, I'll happily keep you informed as to the fate of my fortress and its reluctant hero until they eventually fall. Judging by the number of ambushers that are popping up recently, its a good thing my curtain wall is finally complete, and Nil should be up and about again soon. I suppose it all rests on the next wave of migrants; will they be good military stock or a bunch of weavers?
    I'm going now, but if this thread is still here in an hour or so I'll keep you posted.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:37 No.2809135

    there needs to be a Dorf Fortress 40k with dreadnought entombment
    >> I apologized on 4chan 10/15/08(Wed)14:44 No.2809178

    It'll come. Usually the first time you build a fort on somewhere described as 'terrifying'.

    Case in point, my first awesome dwarf was a hunter dwarf who proceeded to headbutt a Zombie Goat to death.
    It took him about three tries.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)14:56 No.2809249
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)15:14 No.2809346


    What I really want though a doctor or surgeon job, who can help speed up the healing process of wounded dorfs. My barracks is full of Guards lying in beds due sparring accidents.

    Also, is there a way to make dorfs spar with one type of weapon but switch to another in real combat?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)15:15 No.2809354
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)15:33 No.2809491
    Or a golden throne
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)15:40 No.2809531
    Could just build a giant monument in the shape of a dreadnought, build catapults or bastilla into the arms so they fire, then have stairs into it with the main chamber a single hospital bed for the injured hero.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)15:47 No.2809579
    /tg/, how do I tell if my map has salt water on it?

    Currently, the fort has no delicous alcohol (FUCKING PLUMP HELMETS NOT GROWING FAST ENOUGH), but it does have a well. The problem, is that the dorfs arn't drinking from it.

    At the Embark screen, it never said anything about salt water.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)16:00 No.2809651
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)16:17 No.2809745
    Have you checked to see whether he has an arrow stuck in him or not? If so, it'll have to be dumped from the stocks screen before he will heal.
    Otherwise, make a glorious bedroom, remove his current bed and every other free bed, and hopefully he'll get relocated to it.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)16:19 No.2809760
    You only get salt water on maps near/on the ocean. Chances are, you don't have salt water. Dorfs hate drinking murky water though, as much as you'd hate drinking still, murky water. They'll avoid it until they're right well about to become dehydrated, then they'll finally decide mosquito eggs taste better than dying.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)16:19 No.2809761
    Let me relate to you a true story from a fortress I once knew.

    Mebzuth Kalantun was a fine figure of a dorf. Husband to the Mayor, father of three bouncing dorflets. SavageUrn's finest warrior. Popular and well connected he was as important a member of SavageUrn society as any dorf could hope to be.

    When the invasion force was sighted, the marksdorfs were scrambled to the half finished defensive positions. The elves reached the bridge, and charged. Mebzuth's squad, Oriden, The Large Paddles were all in bed, so he single handedly stood his ground atop the tower and shot down most of the first wave of Elf invaders; a good seven or so lay slain before him. As they reached the second bridge, he ran out of bolts. Brave dorf that he was, without a second thought for his own safety he ran out onto the bridge to batter the invaders to death. As he dispatched the first, a clumsy elf tripped the pressure-plates. Seeing the danger, Mebzuth ran back towards the safety of solid ground but, alas, the drawbridge fell from beneath his feet.

    Mebzuth, and three elves fell five storeys into SavageUrn's arena/holdingpit. The elves died on impact. Mebzuth survived, in great pain with two broken legs. There were five elves from a previous invasion already in the pit - four uninjured and one close to death. With a high pitched effiminate scream the healthy elves set upon him. Grasping his crossbow, he awaited their onslaught - and he slew them all suffering only a broken arm for his efforts. With TWO FUCKING BROKEN LEGS. I shed a manly tear, and sent my elite axedorfs into the room to protect him should any other elves care to drop in.

    Mebzuth Kalantun was rescued and is now well on the way to a full recovery. When he finally falls he's getting the legendary dining room as a tomb - engraved iron walls and everything. Truly, the finest dorf I have ever known.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)16:57 No.2809961
    I'm back, and there's news!

    How would I do that, check his inventory screen?

    Anyway, the Dungeon Master has just arrived, necessitating yet another series of extravagantly decorated rooms and decorations. I'll have to make another mason to help out with carving all this shit, because my current one just can't keep up. I STILL haven't gotten all of my Mayor's Required shit built yet.

    I think I've also gotten my supply shortage fixed so hopefully my dwarves should be bathing in DELICIOUS ALCOHOL before long.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)17:41 No.2810260
    I've been robbing the goblin merchants blind every season for twenty years now, but they're utterly failing to stand up for themselves. No sieges, nothing. I'm disappointed.

    Meanwhile I accidentally robbed the elven merchants ONCE, and they keep sending ambushes after me. I'd welcome the opportunity to let my champion wrestlers strut their stuff, but elves have fuck-all of value on them. At least with goblin sieges I end up with a shitload of iron to melt down.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)18:15 No.2810458
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    I begin to worry that Nil may have a broken neck. Even if it turns out to be fine his mangled arm is cause for concern, but I'm sure he can still contribute to the fortress. He still has one good arm so crossbow usage shouldn't be a problem and if need be I'll build him his very own damn tower to sit in so he can take pot-shots at invaders while sipping the finest dwarven ale.

    Work on the Dungeon Master's insane requirements continue apace, although why he would want us to build him a tomb the second he arrives I have no idea. I hope this doesn't turn into a murder-suicide.

    Another couple of children (henceforth known as 'stupid bastards') have been stolen, but my military could not move quickly enough to recover them. Frankly, as the children in question were moronic enough to wander around outside the curtain wall, I don't blame the guard for not bothering to attempt a rescue. My wrestlers rapidly approach legendary status, and the new recruits are shaping up nicely. I plan to make half Hammerdwarves while half remain as Wrestlers. The second squad of Marksdwarves is now up to three members, not including my non-military Skirmishers such as Nil. Vabuk Princessarmors in particular has taken it upon himself to apprentice at the feet of the great Nil, and has not left his bedside in several days, even going so far as to sleep on the floor.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)18:46 No.2810658
    Thread logged for writefaggotry.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:00 No.2810758
    A final update, and one that I hope will bring a little joy to your hearts. Owing to a spate of goblin ambushes (damn you incredibly valuable artifact toilet seats!) the barracks in which Nil has been recovering has been made into an impromptu infirmary. A handful of beds close to food storage and water, with a guard post nearby. In short it was small, quiet, and safe.

    However for some reason (possibly owing to lack of alcohol or the last two kidnappings), one of my lightly wounded recruits was not happy. Not happy AT ALL. The second his wounds were healed, he leapt to his feet and screamed with anger as he entered a berserk rage.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:01 No.2810762
    I'll admit, I may have overreacted; I mobilized every military squad with more than one member, including my axedwarf and captain of the guard, ordering them to rush to the infirmary at once and put this unruly bastard down before he killed everyone. As at least two of the squads were stationed on the surface, I feared that they wouldn't be able to get there in time before casualties occurred and that this could be the start of a chain reaction of RAAAAGE that would lead to the death of my fortress. With nothing else that I could do, I unpaused.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:02 No.2810769
    Nil's neck is only bruised, there's nothing to worry about. If it were broken, then it would be yellow. The mangled arm may take two-three seasons to heal up though.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:06 No.2810788
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    Seconds later, a flurry of alerts as my wounded dwarves were awoken by the berserking madman. I braced myself for the worst and prepared to say goodbye to my poor wounded recruits, but instead of a deluge of death messages I received only one: "Kogan Tungomath, Recruit has been shot and killed."

    As it turns out, when they brought him to the infirmary, they let Nil keep his crossbow. Finally recovering from his long term injuries, he dropped the plate-armoured goon in a single shot, then turned on his heel and marched down the corridor to find something to drink. Picture related.

    He's currently walking through my fort wondering who the fuck all of these people are. His total time asleep was almost two YEARS, and god damn if I don't now see him as some sort of dwarven action hero. My god, the guy probably shouted at the berserker for making too much noise before he shot him.

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:11 No.2810814
    I love this game and I've never even played it.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:13 No.2810829
    In your mental image of Nil, he is now smoking a cigar.
    All of you. Cannot unthink.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:14 No.2810830
    >Vabuk Princessarmors

    least dorfiest dorf name ever.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)19:18 No.2810849
    It's a guy, too. He follows Nil around constantly; they always seem to turn up in the same areas. It's probably because they're both hunters, but I think the whole hero worship angle is cooler.
    >> Shas'El Mor'Ta Nan !!StG/BQhr0NL 10/15/08(Wed)19:51 No.2811030

    I decree this thread be archived to immortalize the awesome that is Nil Bastionhall.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:00 No.2811075

    >> Shas'El Mor'Ta Nan !!StG/BQhr0NL 10/15/08(Wed)20:06 No.2811110

    I just got the mental image of Nil as a Dreadnought smashing Orks...and it was awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:13 No.2811165
    How exactly do I install (By install, I mean where do I extract) Dwarf Companion, and how do I run it?

    By run, I mean how do I get it started?

    I already have Python installed.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:17 No.2811190

    Sorry for being an absolute newfag, what is Boatmurder?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:21 No.2811210

    Google "boatmurdered". There are relatively few results.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:22 No.2811214
    Boatmurdered was the name of a legendery fort.

    Read the wiki's article on Boatmurdered.
    >> No Man 10/15/08(Wed)20:26 No.2811232


    Start readin' kiddo.

    From the start. It takes awhile to get to this sort of stuff. To wit:

    25th Moonstone, 1063, Early Winter

    OH MY GOD. Sankis is on a bloody rampage! He mauled a baby and a cow, and now, at this very instant, he's beating the Elite Marksdwarf Kadol Lokumad into paste!

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:39 No.2811329
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    >socially crippled by thoughts that everyone is watching and judging him.
    He has been judged, and found fuckawesome. Even if he goes insane and kills every other dorf in the fort, he'll still be remembered as an epic mangler of goblins.


    >My champion hammerdorfs hit goblins so hard they fly faster than crossbow bolts (and almost as far).
    Gentlemen, I believe we have a new weapon.

    This entire thread, especially these: pic related.

    Vabuk Princessarmors shall henceforth be known as Wayland Smithers.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:47 No.2811393
    Nil Bastionhall, without a doubt, is probably the greatest fantasy character I have ever seen.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:51 No.2811427

    I actually had a legendary miner/mason in one fort who had three iron bolts stuck in him - I think it was two in one leg, and one in an arm - and he eventually healed and got back to his normal life, with the bolts still sticking out.


    One of my fortress guards has fairly serious brain damage (thus his assignment to the fartgourds) - he wanders around fine, but occasionally collapses. So I occasionally see "Dorf McGuard cancels drink: unconscious" as he falls asleep in the main hallway during a goblin raid or something. I need to expose more magma squares close to wherever he wanders to see if anything interesting happens.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:52 No.2811433
    You mean I can lay down multiple pieces of wall at once?

    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)20:53 No.2811449
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    >without a doubt

    >> Juba, The Baghdad Sniper !1EVr3uyPJI 10/15/08(Wed)21:26 No.2811688
    Nil Bastionhall
    Ranger 20
    Str 19, Dex 23, Con 16, Int 12, Wis 11, Cha 7
    Favored Enemy: Kobolds at first level Goblins taken every time after that.
    Animal Compaion: Dog.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)21:51 No.2811841

    Holy god, I just read through that entire trainwreck of a history. It's... it's... beautiful... sniff

    It's like an epic struggle against all odds, with only ingenuity and an insane amount of optimism to keep going.

    A single manly tear was shed for the Dwarves of Boatmurdered. Somebody needs to write a classical epic of this, and smaller poems about Lol Sluxlol the Dragon and Nil Bastionhall the marksdwarf as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:21 No.2812005
    Does anyone have the story of the 2 dorf friends that were like, on the embark team together. one day gobbos come and kill one of the duo (i think it was woodcutting or somthing) and the other goes batshit and kills every one of the fuckers?
    same premise of op but i need to read MOAR DORF HEROISM
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:24 No.2812029
    thats pretty manly too, you know how hard it is to stand to death?
    >> Juba, The Baghdad Sniper !1EVr3uyPJI 10/15/08(Wed)22:27 No.2812047
    did you build an up staircase UNDER the down staircase?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:34 No.2812086
    I've been playing dwarf fortress for a while now, but there is on thing I don't understand, and dwarf wiki was rather vague on the subject. What does each colored injury mean on the wounds screen?
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:44 No.2812147
    severity of the wound, generally assume darker = more fucked. i havent played in a while, but either Blood red or daaark grey is cut off completely (and any wound to the neck/head wont heal no matter what, pray its not severe enough where they are bedridden/pass out while doing shit)
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:47 No.2812168
    White means unhurt. The area is fine.

    Light Grey is lightly wounded. This is usually bruised, or sprained.

    Brown is moderately wounded. A wound this way is usually bleeding.

    Yellow is broken. The body partt usually can only be used slightly, if at all.

    Red means magnled. The area is (Except for organs) no longer functioning. This -always- induces bleeding, if only for one turn. The worst wound everything except for swords, axes, and every trap component aside form the corckscrew, spiked ball, and menacing spike can induce.

    Dark grey means -lopped off-. The area is gone, chopped off, completely removed. It will not come back. A lopped off organ usually results in instant death (The brain, head, upper, and lower torso being lopped of means instant death). A lopped off body part -always- bleeds, until it is healed.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)22:48 No.2812178
    Brain, and spine inuries always result in the dorf no longer sparring. However, they can still fight competently.

    Sometimes, wounds never fully heal. This usually happens with kidney's and lung's (As there is two of them), but can also happen with alot of other areas.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)23:24 No.2812341

    That clears things up, thanks.
    >> Anonymous 10/15/08(Wed)23:27 No.2812364

    I don't think mangled or loped off parts will heal.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)01:05 No.2813009
    Is it me, or Nil = Zero?
    OH GOD.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)02:13 No.2813405
    I had a woodcutter dwarf, out deforesting the local countryside to piss off the elves, get ambushed by 20 some gobbo's... I quickly drafted him to the military, and he proceeded to lop the heads off of every single one of the gobbo's he could catch.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)02:35 No.2813525
    Whenever I play any form of fantasy game that has an option of playing as a dwarf, I will play as Nil Bastionhall.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)03:39 No.2813814
    Man, I wish my dorfs could be as heroic and cool as Nil Bastionhall. The best I have to compare with it is a champion wrestler dorf who singlehandedly ran out to meet a goblin raid and killed all but two of them when they started running. He even went to chase after them, succumbing to his injuries and bleeding to death only after seeing with his own eyes that his comrades had finally arrived on the scene and were proceeding to tear apart the two fleeing gobbos.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)03:50 No.2813829
    My most heroic Dwarf rescued two kittens and his wife from a marauding alligator.

    My fucking dolt of a hunter decided to attack a rape factory with his bare hands instead of with the fucking crossbow I gave him, and promptly lost his left arm. Then, he ran back to the Fortress and collapsed outside it, leading the gator back to the others. Eight more Dorfs died when it attacked, until Hero McBeardson managed to blind it by destroying both eyes. I was left with one tantruming Dorf and two kittens.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)03:52 No.2813844
    Now for something completely different!

    DF newbie here. Sometimes, some of my dwarves will flash with a red down arrow. What does that mean, exactly?
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)03:53 No.2813849
    Downs Syndrome.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)03:59 No.2813868
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    Oh you.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:07 No.2813892
    That they are berserk?

    How long does it take for dwarves with yellow or red wounds to heal? My very first 2 military dwarves managed to bed ridden each other in a single sparring encounter, even though they were fully decked out in steel plate. I now have about a dozen military dwarves, but those two, after about a year, are still sitting in bed.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:23 No.2813944
    This dwarf deserves manly tears and to be immortalised in some write-faggotry.

    I'm willing to take a shot at this.
    If /tg/ wants.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:25 No.2813951

    Dorfy writefaggotry is always welcome.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:27 No.2813957
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    Uh, uh. This seems like the appropriate thread to ask some advice in.

    I'm pretty new to Dorf Fortress, and I've just found my first magma. A vent, specifically. I've been using the wiki pretty heavily so far and it hasn't led me astray, but what happened next is baffling.

    The vent was hidden underground, and I found it through a huge strip-mining project. Dorfs found warm stone, quit digging, all's well.

    Or not.

    All the miners very near to the vent stopped moving. The only orders they'll respond to are dig instructions very close by, and then they move back to where they were. Some are starting to complain of thirst.

    Then, the magma. I did not, as far as I can tell, breach the vent, but now there are random spots of 1-deep magma cropping up in the same general area where the miners have stopped. I'm utterly baffled as to why.

    So, any help, /tg/? I don't want to lose... three of my original seven, and the first mayor, to what looks like a glitch.

    Oh, and I don't know if this is normal or relevant, but as soon as I discovered the vent, it became visible on all z-levels.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:28 No.2813963

    Why the hell does that dorf look like a model? Dorfs ain't pretty! They're ugly and hairy.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:32 No.2813982
    That's fucking wierd. Have you tried getting them to expand the area around them? It could be a pathing bug.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:34 No.2813988
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    Yeah, like I said, they'll dig nearby, but then return to where they were. Even put in stairs and stuff, but refuse to go up or down a level. And the magma! It appears here, there, random as fuck.

    Sorry, first "miner" picture I came across. This better?
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:38 No.2814003
    That's a tough one. You could designate their beloved tiles to be restricted traffic areas. That should be worth a try at least.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:39 No.2814007

    Much better.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:42 No.2814021
    You know what, hell. There *is* a breach, I just couldn't see the magma everywhere because for some reason it wasn't showing it on tiles where there were rocks, which was most of them. I thought I'd read magma wouldn't move diagonally, so I didn't think there was an opening. And apparently, instead of running away, my dorfs choose to stoically meet their horrible flaming fates.

    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:52 No.2814057
    They're pissed off. They need more happy thoughts.
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)04:54 No.2814064
    Miasma doesn't move diagonally. Magma gets fucking everywhere.
    >> The tale of Nil 10/16/08(Thu)05:19 No.2814170
    (Due to lack of combat log the following will be an artistic interpretation.)

    The goblins were sure they found the perfect target. A small poorly guarded fort. Hah! Stupid dwarfs didn't even finish fortifying their pathetic hole. Soon blood will flow and spoils of war will become their. But first...

    On a path before them a single dwarf and his dog. A lone hunter out in the woods. They attacked, at first without any hesitation, the dog ran towards them and so they slew the creature first. The dwarf watched in horror and they cackled. But then...

    The dwarf growled and reached for a iron crossbow slung against his back and fired at them. One menacing shard of bone after another. And soon a comrade fell, gutted and bleeding in the grass. But the dwarf did not stop. Bolt after bolt he took a bloody toll on the murderers of his only friend. The only one that would not judge him. The one that looked at him with such trust and love.

    The goblins charged, two more were struck down, wailing on the ground in agony, but they had him... and Nil knew he would die. It didn't matter. It was fine because no one dwarf would care. He rose his crossbow and struck. The goblins foul face exploded in a gush of blood and brain. And he rose his crossbow again... and again. Efficiently, like a engine of dwarven wrath. They took his arm. He took their lives...
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)05:26 No.2814192
    Guys.. is there any way to delete a stockpile?


    The upper levels of my fort are fucking overrun with stockpiles. They're taking over..
    >> Anonymous 10/16/08(Thu)05:27 No.2814198



    >> The tale of Nil 10/16/08(Thu)05:40 No.2814258

    Bleeding, covered in blood and brain, with gleaming eyes above a beard soaked in foul ichor he menaced above the shattered bodies of his foes. A true bastion of dwarfkind. The remaining half of the goblin forces watched him in fear as he stumbled towards them. And they ran in fear and shame, for they could not stand before him.

    And as they run Nil collapsed, still clutching his weapon he gave in to the wounds.


    When they found him all was over, the goblins either slain or far out of sight, blood everywhere and a single dwarf in the middle. There was so much blood they though he was dead and at first they could not recognise who it was. But he lived. Clutching his life as hard as he clutched his faithful crossbow.

    And so they brought him back, and he would lay unconscious for months, seemingly dead to the world. Tales of his deeds spread threw the fortress and for the first time he truly was judged.

    Judged and found to be a true hero. His image immortalised with great care. Victorious and unbroken, surrounded by fallen enemies. He was Nil Bastionhall of the Absolute Sword.
    >> The tale of Nil 10/16/08(Thu)05:50 No.2814298
    Hummm... well fuck. Need to go... will finish it later. Maybe.

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