Dwarf Fortress (in Off-topic)


King January 10 2011 9:19 PM EST

I remember CB used to have plenty of rogue players and while Dwarf Fortress isn't exactly one, I was wondering if anyone played this horrible wonderful little game.

For those of you not familiar with the game:
The game's site
and
The Wiki
might help you get acquainted with it

I was also wondering(if enough people actually play)if there were CBers interested in a taking part in a community succession game.

QBOddBird January 10 2011 10:19 PM EST

I've heard enough about it that I really want to play.

sebidach [The Forgehood] January 11 2011 4:11 AM EST

Catsplosion!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 11 2011 9:53 AM EST

I read through almost the whole thing you sent over last time, and was kind of interested... but Catsplosion scared me.

King January 11 2011 3:05 PM EST

Quoted right from the catsplosion page "One word : cage" and the thermonuclear catsplosion was someone who modded the raw files. There are actually a bunch of fun things you can do with the raws.

QBOddBird January 11 2011 4:04 PM EST

I was also wondering(if enough people actually play)if there were CBers interested in a taking part in a community succession game.

I've never played before, as mentioned, and I cannot start until my computer comes back from being repaired - but how does this work?

King January 11 2011 4:25 PM EST

I was thinking of something around a bloodline game OB.

One person starts the fort plays for 1 in-game year, zips the save and uploads it somewhere for the next person to take over, repeat until 'Fun' occurs.

MissingNo [Battle Royale] January 11 2011 4:54 PM EST

It looks really not fun.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 11 2011 5:11 PM EST

It's really fun, but also incredibly, mind-bogglingly complex.

MissingNo [Battle Royale] January 11 2011 5:12 PM EST

Can you wage epic wars with other dwarves?

King January 11 2011 5:30 PM EST

The 'epic wars' tend to be sieges and ambushes on your civilization by goblins, trolls and kobolds... although if you annoy the elf, human or dwarf civilizations(your trading partners) enough they may declare war on you.

King January 11 2011 8:30 PM EST

I forgot to link http://code.google.com/p/dwarftherapist/ for anyone who may be giving the game a whirl, It essentially helps you assign/unassign professions to your dwarves without having to find each dwarf and scroll through all the menus.
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