Metalgate - 118 Late Spring by Sinergistic

Map Description:


I've begun building a real fort for my dwarfs. The above ground structure is currently on hold because I can't decide how I want to shape. Should it be really tall and skinny? Or low and fat? Low and skinny? etc. But it will happen, eventually.

Point of Interest: Storage and Butchery/Tanning

( 118 Late Spring → onwards )

Right below the farms we have a layer dedicated to holding all the crap that makes a fortress run. This layer has stockpiles for pretty much everything. Wood, cloth, leather, furniture, food overflow, gems, animals and refuse and a couple others that I forget (this place is bloody confusing you know).

Before I dug this out, I decided that I didn't want to mar the walls with doors, so I decided to use little connecting tunnels on the level below to hook everything together.

This level also holds the magma for the farms above them. I surrounded the magma engraved magma chambers with refuse stockpiles. The heat from the magma helped the flesh decay faster, cutting down on maisma, and then kept the leftover bones safe from the damp. The rotting flesh right below the farms also provides some much need manure for the rocky soil.

Also, around the time I set up the animal breeding program, I added several workshops to this level. Directly below and to the left of the center circle are two butcher shops and a craftsdwarf shop. To the right of here, past the furniture stockpile, are two matching Tanner shops and another craftsdwarf shop. The craftsdwarfs shops haven't seen much work yet, but my bone stockpiles are growing. They will eventually produce bone bolts for training marksdwarves. - Sinergistic

There are 15 comments for this map series, last post 2009-09-15

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Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-02-08 to 111 Late Spring

That is the most amazing bridge i have ever seen. Pumping magma all the way up there and making lamp posts just kills it.
(3Dwarf pics maybe?)

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-09 to 111 Late Spring

A BBCode picture

It's incomplete, this is a screenshot from an earlier save. I'm playing in 40d9, and in order to get tools like 3dwarf to work properly, I have to copy the save over to a 40d game folder, which is more of a pain than you think it would be.

[Message edited on 2009/02/09 at 09:19 by Sinergistic]

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-02-10 to 111 Late Spring

Does this place have a title, other then region1?
I would greatly appreciate learning its name.

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-14 to 111 Late Spring

Updated the name of the map, just because you asked :P

In other news, I just found out the name of my fort is metalgate ^^

Submitted by: Maggarg - 2009-02-14 to 111 Late Spring

Truly, you are a Brunel amongst dwarves.

Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-02-15 to 118 Late Spring

Your new underground levels look awesome especially with your tileset.

I still can't get over how awesome your bridge looks in 3dwarf

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-02-15 to 118 Late Spring

Almost the same shot as before, completed this time

Shot from the other side + magma tower

Down the bridge

Some more shots for you, then ^^

Submitted by: Salmeuk - 2009-02-16 to 118 Late Spring

Really though, this is quite amazing.

A very unique structure.

Submitted by: _nil_ - 2009-02-25 to 118 Late Spring

Loving that bridge; I'm tentatively planing to copy your support style for the entrance ramp on my current fort. The designs for the lower levels are also pretty amazing...

Submitted by: Kutan - 2009-03-11 to 127 Mid Spring

... Wow. That's really all I can say. Basically every part of your fortress is art to me. I'm envious of your creativity and I hope you keep pumpin' out the beauty. Good luck.

Submitted by: SkulkingFilth - 2009-03-12 to 127 Mid Spring

O_O That's...superlative...Strong extraterrestrial design, love it.

Submitted by: Sinergistic - 2009-03-13 to 127 Mid Spring

@Kutan: Thanks, glad you like it :)

@SkulkingFilth: Had to look up superlative, thanks for the compliment ^^

Submitted by: Diriel - 2009-03-19 to 127 Mid Spring

Oh My! I *AM* a noob i admit, but Dang!! Some of you peeps are just truly Amazing! I finally can survive even rough starts in untamed wilds with constant ambushes and sieges. As for building a fort, well i though i was getting the hang of it. Now that i have seen a truly amazing fort, i realize i have a very long long ways to go yet.

Submitted by: LegoLord - 2009-09-14 to 127 Mid Spring

So, that "perpetual motion" machine is slowly losing water, huh? Sounds more like you made a water-fueled fusion reactor. Congratulations.

Submitted by: Lord Dullard - 2009-09-15 to 127 Mid Spring

This is an amazing fort.


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