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Edited by vonjibble

I've been wait for this!

Posted by PositronicWoman

aw heck yes

Posted by Link43130

Missed this live, glad to see it up so soon!

Posted by DanJhonson

And much !FUN! was had by all!

Posted by Pudge

Just got home from work and this is up, very happy :D

Posted by Xtrememuffinman

"I think everybody's kinda heard of Dwarf Fortress"

Yeah...never heard of this game, Dave.

Posted by Damolition

Wonderful! I hope this lets me see through the machine code to the actual gameplay. I've always wanted to understand this game.

Posted by Dimsey

Always enjoy reading about it, but never had much luck playing it outside of adventure mode myself.

Looking forward to seeing how you guys fair with it.

Posted by BeachThunder

Dave Fortress is best fortress.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Heavy on the explanation, and maybe emphasizing some stuff that's not that important (such as personality traits), but overall a good job showing off Dwarf Fortress to people who have never touched it. Can't wait to see him start building death traps.

Posted by CapioCorpus

Thank you for the quick upload! Been so excited for this! Dave, Vinny, and Drew yay!!!

Posted by ManiacMaysin

Awesome! This should be good.

Posted by CrashTanuki

It's nice to have videos without Jeff, Brad, Ryan, or Patrick to change things up a bit.

Posted by marbleCmoney

Loved this one.

Posted by Akyho

Catsplosion is nigh!!!!

Posted by captainanderson

Flight Club has expanded into Impenetrable PC Games Club.

Posted by joshthebear

Awwww yeah. I see Dave, Drew, and Vinny which means it will be amazing.

Posted by Zapato

I LOVE DF! Let's see if Dave has the skills to strike the earth :). Just remember: losing is fun.

Posted by MAD_JIHAD


Posted by Halopower67

I don't think there is a more apt definition of a hardcore game. Those guys at E3 talking about hardcore games don't know about some Dwarf Fortress.

Posted by niftymcnift

Glorious Pc Gaming Master Race!

Posted by Mabufu

I approve of this.

Posted by Quantical

Been looking forward to this video series. I've always been put off of trying the game because of all the ascii art but, I guess certain tile-sets make it easier on the eyes.

Posted by Morden2261

Can't wait to watch this. Additional thanks to Patrick for pointing me to the NY Times article about the brothers who make this game.

Edited by Draxyle

As fascinating as Dwarf Fortress is, it's really hard not to feel incredibly exhausted after watching a long session of it. Information overload tenfold, though it will assuredly make more sense as we get out of the intro stages (or perhaps just the opposite).

I've been getting into Crusader Kings II since the last steam sale (one of the best purchases I've made this year, thanks Dave and crew for showing it to us!). After failing numerous times I've finally got the hang of the complexities of it all, but no way in heck does even that game hold a candle to the pure impenetrable mechanics of Dwarf Fortress it seems.

I'm dreading it, but at the same time I'm looking forward to more of this. It's titles like these that remind me of why videogames are so damn awesome. Keep em coming!

Posted by essi2

Why did I miss this live!? The schedule said 12AM on the 30th, that should be in 1.5 hours.

Posted by Dross


Posted by Owlright

I never thought an ASCII based game would leave me in awe, but man. So intense.

Posted by afs262

so...this is a flight sim?

Posted by ValiantGrizzly

This is the greatest thing in the world.

Posted by captainanderson

It's great how Drew is completely absorbed by everything that's happening, but Vinny doesn't even try to understand it. Also how anxious Dave gets when the chat suggests he does something that hasn't been covered in the book.

Posted by thebatmobile

I renewed my subscription because of this video. This is gonna be great.

Posted by asmo29a

I caught this live by accident just as I was going to go to bed and it kept me glued to the screen for two more hours, so there you go :)

Looking forward to the continued adventures of the Ferocious Oils.

Posted by lightsoda

@essi2: That's when it switches from 29:th to the 30:th, midnight.

Posted by cbarnes86

Towns, albeit not nearly as in depth, is a neat take on this type of game as well. I really enjoy all of these types of games and loved every minute of this video. Can't wait for part two of Knifetops!

Posted by Ooame

Great feature, i love dwarf fortress

Posted by smokeyd123

Early in the video (First 30-40 minutes) Vinny keeps asking questions, and he is continually ignored.

Sad Vinny. :(

I thouroughly enjoyed it, can't wait for part 2

Posted by Owl_Face

I believe Bushwick Bill has something to say about rapping dwarfs.

Posted by Fattony12000
Posted by Fearbeard

This game looks fascinating... can't wait to see more.

Posted by Zanetsu

Loved this, might actually try to play this again now that there are decent tile sets, I could play nethack without them, but this feels way too complicated. Oh and thanks for the tip about Gnomoria, it seems pretty awesome.

Posted by FoolishChaos

Thank you for this Dave. Seriously, Ive always wanted to try this game

Posted by Grissefar

Wow, it's Dave and Vinny! I can't believe it, this is fantastic!

Posted by Fungiefips

This is why I spend 50 bucks a year. Fuckin A DVD is awesome.

Posted by ManiacMaysin

"aquafire: some kind of oxymoron spell" giant bomb is the best.

Edited by TruthTellah

I fell asleep and had a fantastic nap while watching this Live, but I'm sure it will be great to watch again while I'm conscious! For now, it remains as just a part of my dreams. Dwarves and aquafires for as far as the eye can see. :)

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Excellent show I thought! Of course the pace of your "explain a lot of the detail and then make a couple of moves" is very slow but it's a pretty outstanding playthrough for this insane little game and your still comparatively novice perspective on it. Well done and I'm excited for the next episode.

Posted by GaspoweR

@af262: It's a flight sim... A flight sim into MADNESS.

Posted by TheJohn

"I see your stockpile, Dave..."

Posted by ageofquarrel

My favorite thing that ever happened to me playing this game was during my first ever goblin invasion.I send my miltary to take on 5 goblins only 2 dwarfs decide to go fight. One of them is female and I don't even know she is pregnant, she has the baby on the way. So after the other dwarf gets killed in the fight she goes on a rampage and kills 5 goblins all while holding the baby. So great there was pieces of goblins like 20 tiles away from the fight.