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Default So anyone play dwarf fortress?

Its an ascii roguelike, and quite frankly the best game ive ever played. Its not an easy game though, especially at first

You generate an entire world and their are 3 modes of play: fortress mode, adventure mode and legends.

In fortress mode you take a caravan of dwarves and can build a fortress, anywhere from icy glaciers to desert plains. You can set up various industries: textiles and crafts, food goods, mining, whatever. Every so often traders come along allowing you to export crafts and trade for any supplies you might need, but as you export more and more goods, goblin sieges get nastier as they seek to plunder your fortress.

Adventure mode allows you to take play a more traditional roguelike, although its mostly broken atm, the next release is set to fix that and make it absolutely awesome

Legends mode isnt so much a game as a history of your world.

heres an awesome comic example of what its like:
http://www.nzfortress.co.nz/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20768

So anyway, anyone play it? Any stories to share? Anyone need help starting out?

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I have heared alot about Dwarf Fortress, and read about it in Game Informer (I think); but I have never played it. Where exactly do you get it? Is it avaliable from stores, or do you have to buy it online?

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I have heared alot about Dwarf Fortress, and read about it in Game Informer (I think); but I have never played it. Where exactly do you get it? Is it avaliable from stores, or do you have to buy it online?
Its free! You can it here at the official site: http://bay12games.com/dwarves/

The wikis here(for newbies the games essentially unplayable without it): http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

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True, but Winzip aint...

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7-Zip is though... As are plenty of other freeware zip programmes.

Might give this game a go if I have some time to kill.
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Its free! You can it here at the official site: http://bay12games.com/dwarves/

The wikis here(for newbies the games essentially unplayable without it): http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Main_Page
I tried this site, but lo and behold on the school network, ACCESS DENIED! Not to worry, one of my mates coincidently brought it in on his USB.

What would you say is the best play mode to start with?

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I tried this site, but lo and behold on the school network, ACCESS DENIED! Not to worry, one of my mates coincidently brought it in on his USB.

What would you say is the best play mode to start with?
Id go for fortress mode, adventure mode is quite fun but until the next release, gameplay is limited.

Besides nothing beats bossing round your own booze-fuelled crew of dworfs

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I am scared to play. It is not uncommon for me to sit down for a game of Civ in the early evening and then suddenly...woah how is it 7am??

When my man started playing he played about 100 hours the first week. That just screams bad news to me.

But every once and a while, a dark corner of my soul screams BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and I know that eventually I will not be able to ignore the call any more...
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I haven't tried it out yet, but i did spend an evening reading about boatmurdered, a let's play article where the fortress was passed to a new player every week.

http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/

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Been playing the new and very very very much improved adventure mode, this is what im up to at the moment:

I created a demi-goddess and to test and improve her skills, decided to spend several days on a haunted glacier. For three days i wondered the wilds fighting ice wolves, blizzard men and the need to sleep, I started to return and was ambushed by some elves, but luckily for me the stupid elves only had wooden weapons, I decapitated the leader and made my way home to tell the townsfolk my exploits. Suitably impressed they soon had a proper quest for me: Slay the leader of a bandit camp (who had killed one of my previous adventurers)

On the way i stopped at a fort and convinced a maceman, lasher and crossbowman to come with me and we made our way to the camp, we got there and I immediatly made my way to the leader, I chopped one of her legs off but as i raised my sword to strike the killing blow she shot an arrow through my hand forcing me to drop my sword, rather annoyed at this I pulled the arrow out and proceeded to gouge her eye out with it and then kicked her skull through her brain.


A few quests later and ive got a band of 9(two of them left paraplegic after a kobold ambush) and were on our way to slay (or more likely for most of us, be slayed by) a dragon

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