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5 week old kitten found in driveway - all advice welcome

2020.11.07 21:10 quinniethepooh318 5 week old kitten found in driveway - all advice welcome

Hi! first of all, thanks for reading! It’s super long so i put a TLDR at the bottom :) i’m new to reddit so bear with me here!
About 2 weeks ago, my boyfriend’s brother found a kitten hiding under a car in their driveway. He first noticed her around 4pm, and it was a nice day, so he didn’t bother her hoping her mother would return for her. By 9pm, the kitten was still in the same spot and it was getting cold, so my bf’s family set her up in their laundry room with a litter box, a towel to curl up in, water, and some dry cat food.
My bf’s family means well, but aren’t exactly financially stable and, therefore, never bring animals to the vet without something being seriously and obviously wrong with them. This has long been one of my biggest issues with his family, but I come from a family whose financial struggles essentially disappeared when I was about 12, so I also understand that I sometimes have a privileged way of looking at situations like this.
However, I was adamant from day 1 that the kitten needed to go to the vet ASAP. My boyfriend’s family’s house is directly next to an elementary school and is in a nice quiet neighborhood that is located directly off the main highway in our area, so while his house and direct surroundings are peaceful, .2 miles away is a huge Galleria and a whole city, so this kitten could’ve come from anywhere.
I immediately called around to the highest rated vets in the area trying to find the earliest appointment possible and everyone was booked out 1.5-2 weeks. I made an appointment at the vet I really wanted to see, and then called around to different ones trying to get her checked out ASAP, but no luck. We had to wait.
The first day we had her, she was so (understandably) skittish, but pretty quickly warmed up to us. We found 4 ticks on her that day, and she was an angel and sat so still while we removed them. I noticed a few scabs and legions on her body, specifically one big scab near the base of her tail and a small cut on her nose, but all of those little injuries seemed to be healthily healing. I also noticed red spots on her all of her paws, some causing entire bald patches, but again, it didn’t seem to bother her. Her tail also had 3-4 weird bumps on it, but she was never upset with me touching it or any other part of her.
We attempted to age her and sex her and I researched how much she should be eating, how often, etc. She had done good that first day with the dry cat food, but I knew that wasn’t what she should be eating ideally. I also knew that her ability to eat dry food (coupled with examining her teeth, eyes, and behaviors) meant she was around 6 weeks old, but she was clearly extremely malnourished and undersized.
We went to the pet store and got her kitten wet and dry food, some toys, and flea and tick shampoo. We got her as clean as we could and she truly started coming out of her shell quite quickly. Before long our skittish kitten had become rambunctious and wanted to play all day!! I kept track of her eating, digestion, and bowel movements. I continuously combed through her fur, looking at her skin for any signs of anything scary. She LOVES when I do this lol
Basically, I did everything I could to notice anything that could possibly of concern and made an entire list of questions for the vet. When we finally were able to take her, we found out that our aging and sexing of her was perfect. That we’d been feeding her perfectly and that she was clearly happy and on the road to being healthy, BUT she was riddled with ringworm, had a broken tail, frostbite, and needed to gain some serious ground back on her nutrition.
Right now, I have meds to give her for one more day that should de-worm her (we have another vet apt in 8 days to check if the dosage worked) vitamins to put in her food and mousse to rub on her ring worm for 10 days. She is SUCH a sweetheart and is good about her meds, I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on literally any aspect of her situation, because it is my first time finding an animal, and it is my first time being the primary caretaker of an animal. She seems so happy and me and my bf really pour our heart into taking care of her, and I just want to make sure I’m doing right by my poor little miracle baby Cleo 🥺
TLDR: I found a baby kitten who turns out to have ringworm, a broken tail, and some other problems. As a first time primary caretaker and someone who has limited knowledge of cats, any advice helps!! Especially with her health, things to watch out for as she recovers, and also help with curbing her biting/scratching. (obviously i know she is always going to scratch some, but how do i communicate to her that her nails on me hurts?) From what google tells me, she learns from her litter mates how hard to bite, but she was taken from her litter too young, so how do I teach her this myself?
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2020.11.07 13:43 Nameless_Archon THE FINAL DAY. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf, DAY 38... (24 Hours of Dwarf Fortress @8am)

(This is it. One final day to make our record. CAN WE DO IT? WE SHALL SEE.)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 37) - (Space Reserved) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is today at 8am EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 38 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- DarkCookie(!)
- Adrian (!!)
- Esse Coissa (!!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 100% of the way to our initial goal ($1000) and just a little over 2/3rds to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record of $1575.89!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.11.07 00:58 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 37 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(ONE DAY LEFT FOR MURKBRIDGE!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 36) - Next Event (Day 38 - THE BIG DAY) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 37 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- DarkCookie(!)
- Adrian (!!)
- Esse Coissa (!!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 100% of the way to our initial goal ($1000) and just a little over 2/3rds to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record of $1575.89!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.11.06 00:57 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 36 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(THREE DAYS FOR MURKBRIDGE - RISE TO RETIRE)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 35) - Next Event (Day 37) =>
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----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 36 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- DarkCookie(!)
- Adrian (!!)
- Esse Coissa (!!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 100% of the way to our initial goal ($1000) and just a little over 2/3rds to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record of $1575.89!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
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2020.11.05 00:30 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 35 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(GIVE ME A SIEGE!?!? WHERE ARE MY TEST SUBJECTS?!?!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
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What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
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It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
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Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
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Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 34) - Next Event (Day 36) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 34 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- DarkCookie(!)
-Adrian (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 85% of the way to our initial goal ($1000) and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record of $1575.89!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.11.04 12:00 Orpherischt Domination

Since that is what it is...
I leave it to you, noting...
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/domination
Etymology
From Middle English domynacion, from Old French dominacion, from Latin dominātiō (“rule, dominion”), from dominor (“domineer; rule”); see dominate.
Noun:
  1. The act of dominating; the exercise of power when ruling
  2. A ruling party; a party in power.
  3. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy.
  4. A fetish characterized by control/power over and discipline of one's sexual partner.
  5. (topology) Synonym of cover
  • "Rulership" = 2020 squares
  • "Wear the mask" = 2020 squares
Why? Simple:
A fetish characterized by control/power over and discipline of one's sexual partner.
  • "According to the code" = 1234 trigonal
  • ... ( "Code of Culture" = 1234 trigonal )
  • ... ( "The Spells of Eden" = 1234 trigonal )
  • ... .. ( "Great Knowledge" = 1234 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "What is in a name?" = 1234 jewish-latin-agrippa )
How have you enjoyed this year-long masquerade ball?
  • "Covid-19 domination" = 969 english-extended 1109 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... "A Foundation" = 969 trigonal ( "The Vision" = 1019 trigonal )
  • ... .. "Business" = 969 trigonal ( "The Pattern" = 1109 trigonal )
  • ... .. .. "Matrix Code" = 969 trigonal ( "Master Plan" = 119 alphabetic )
A temperature of 969 degrees C is 1776.2 F
  • "The Supreme Ruler" = 1776 trigonal
  • "Emperor of the World" = 1776 trigonal
  • .. [ "The English Alphabetic Order" = 1776 trigonal ]
Temperature guns pointed at your head:
  • "Citizen" = "Temperature" = 666 jewish-latin-agrippa
... noting...
  • "Gun" = "The Canon" = "Garden of Eden" = 247 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Gun" = "The Canon" = "Danger of Need" = 247 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "Gun" = "The Canon" = "Need of Danger" = 247 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "The Riddle" = "The Time" = 247 primes )
... while...
  • "Covid-19 domination" = 1109 jewish-latin-agrippa [ 11/9 @ 9/11 ]
  • ... "The Slaves" = 1019 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Divine Rule" = 119 alphabetic )
... 119 @ 911
  • "Lockdown" = 119 reverse alphabetic
  • ... ( "The Mirror" = 119 reverse alphabetic )
  • ... .. [ "Coronavirus Conspiracy" = 911 primes ]
  • "Coronavirus Torture" = 1918 jewish-latin-agrippa
... because that is what it is. You are being dominated sexually.
  • "Know the Sex Ritual" = 1918 jewish-latin-agrippa ( ie. Spanish Flu )
The maverick politician puppets are all finally wearing masks because they can't stop grinning.
The rituals of the Eyes Wide Shut party have been partially externalized.
Earth has been openly declared a single giant harem. Everybody is now an odalisque of the Empire, whether they know it or not.
As long as you wear the mask you declare yourself a submissive sex slave of the state.
  • "Prostitute" = 1234 english-extended
  • ... ( "Code of Culture" = 1234 trigonal )
  • "The Key to Victory" = "The citizens bound and gagged" = 741 primes
Noting that the number 741 is off-by-one ( a colel ) of reverse timecode 742
  • "Welcome to the School" = 1,742 trigonal
  • .. ( "Quantum Entangling" = 1,742 trigonal )
  • .. .. ( "The Ultimate Thing" = 742 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • .. .. .. ( "Do not forget" = 742 english-extended )
  • .. .. .. ( .. your magic "Wand" = 742 squares )
  • "The New Lore of Spelling" = 742 primes
  • ... ( "The Time" = "The Riddle" = "Brutal" = 247 primes )
  • "Magic School" = 1337 squares
  • ... ( "The Virus Origin" = 1337 english-extended ) [ a metaphorical 'virus' ]
  • ... .. ( "Something Weird" = 1337 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. .. [ "Sex Education" = 1337 english-extended ]
  • ... .. .. [ "A=1: Sex Ritual" = 1337 english-extended ]
The sigil 'A=1' above symbolizing 'quantum entanglement'.
Quantum @ Qu-Antum @ Q-Antum @ 'Antum' is the ancient name of the Queen of Heaven.
  • "World Trade Center" = 1337 english-extended
  • ... ( "Secret World" = 1337 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "A Liturgy" = 1337 english-extended )
  • "Organization" = 1337 english-extended
  • ... ( "Know a Great Secret" = 1337 english-extended )
  • ... ( "To Take My Ease" = 1337 english-extended )
  • ... .. . ( "The Serenity" = 1337 trigonal )
  • "Humanity" = "World Harem" = "The Mighty" = 369 primes
  • "Matrix Code" = "Business" = "World Harem" = 969 trigonal
  • ... .. ( "Wedding" = 969 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • "Society" = 911 trigonal
  • "A Quantum Entangling" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Offensive" = "Division" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "Society" = "Magic is Sex" = 911 trigonal ) [ "Hermeticum" = 911 trigonal ]
  • "The Coven" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "The Riddle of the Sphinx" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa )
  • ... .. ( "To Decrypt It" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa )
Golden ratio, accurate to three decimal places:
  • "Coven Revealed" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "Symbolic" = 1,618 squares )
  • ... .. [ "The Coronavirus Trick" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa ]
  • ... .. [ "The Coronavirus is a Charade" = 1,618 jewish-latin-agrippa ]
  • ... .. .. [ "The Scepter of Empire" = 1,618 trigonal ]
And thus, +1...
  • "A Coven Revealed" = 1,619 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Church of the Venus" = 1,619 jewish-latin-agrippa
Below are the results of a multispectral matching operation across multiple ciphers, against my dictionary files - the closest matching spells to the word 'domination'. Following after are a similar set of results, but the latter matches are performed against my custom hand-entered lexicon files (ie. personal spellbook). The purpose of these result-sets is to examine the possibility of 'manufactured words', ie. the possibility that the lexicon is a structure encoded with intent, and contains numerically-indexed semantic association (ie. an enciphered mind-map). From another perspective, regardless of the truth of that hypothesis, all these spells listed below might - to persons of a certain mindset, perception or psychology, and to various degrees - represent, reflect, or oppose (in some fashion or other), the notion of 'domination'.
For example, a kabbalist movie scriptwriter might pick names and traits for his evil mastermind character from the list below (or derive them from anagrams thereof), in order to subtly encode the character's name with the intent he has for that character.
17 matches
  • admonition
11 matches
  • innominate
10 matches
  • marination
  • moderation [ EDIT - a new article just appeared, see here ]
  • nationwide
  • windburned
  • windscreen
9 matches
  • enlargement
  • importance
  • inapparent
  • middlemost
  • neoplastic
  • pleonastic
  • renominate
  • repurchase
  • superclean
8 matches
  • centralism
  • circumflex
  • clitorides
  • comeliness
  • conception
  • concessive
  • cumbersome
  • desolation
  • escarpment
  • evangelist
  • execration
  • forestland
  • freakishly
  • friendlily
  • greensward
  • hereabouts
  • illiteracy
  • incremental
  • indisposed
  • melodramatic
  • nucleation
  • overridden
  • paederasty
  • permeative
  • prosimian
  • reprovable
  • rheumatoid
  • shrivelled
  • wanderings
  • wordsearch
7 matches
  • accusingly
  • activation
  • aggression
  • alongshore
  • binoculars
  • bloodiness
  • bluebottle
  • capricious
  • casualness
  • cavitation
  • conjecture
  • Cornishman
  • cummerbund
  • demotivate
  • discounted
  • dishwasher
  • divisional
  • embroidery
  • endogamous
  • Evangelist
  • exasperate
  • excavation
  • foreshadow
  • grasslands
  • hierophant
  • indentured
  • inimitably
  • languisher
  • leopardess
  • libidinous
  • microlight
  • munificent
  • nutcracker
  • patchiness
  • performance
  • phylogenic
  • picaresque
  • rhapsodise
  • saltshaker
  • senatorial
  • singletree
  • strabismal
  • terraform
  • transferal
  • undeterred
  • unfiltered
  • unhandsome
6 matches
  • abundantly
  • affectively
  • alkalinity
  • allelopathic
  • anagrammatical
  • annuitant
  • arrestor
  • astonished
  • Berkshires
  • bookseller
  • bristols
  • brutalize
  • burnisher
  • calamitous
  • chautauqua
  • Christlike
  • colouring
  • consortia
  • craftiness
  • croakiness
  • crosshatch
  • daintiness
  • deepfrozen
  • equalizer
  • equivalence
  • eugenically
  • fishmonger
  • flagellation
  • heedlessly
  • Hellenizer
  • historical
  • horselaugh
  • Illinoisan
  • importer
  • incitation
  • infiltrate
  • innumerable
  • interlope
  • isolation
  • lithograph
  • litigative
  • matrilineal
  • misnumber
  • mortgagor
  • nightlight
  • nineteenth
  • nonacceptance
  • orphanhood
  • permanency
  • phonologic
  • plasterer
  • precentor
  • privateer
  • problematic
  • procurer
  • proleptic
  • purloined
  • reappoint
  • recitation
  • reclusive
  • reimport
  • repletion
  • revarnish
  • revolvable
  • sanctions
  • scantness
  • sequencing
  • skinflint
  • solecistic
  • sovereign
  • stabiliser
  • staleness
  • steersman
  • strangler
  • Tajikistan
  • uncollected
  • unhonored
  • unladylike
  • unshakably
  • Westphalia
  • Windermere
5 matches
  • abrasively
  • accompanist
  • apologist
  • behavioural
  • benevolent
  • Bridgeport
  • Chautauqua
  • chrysalis
  • cirrhoses
  • classicist
  • clickstream
  • commonweal
  • consignor
  • craziness
  • demoniacally
  • dilettanti
  • driftwood
  • efficiently
  • ellipsoidal
  • empiricism
  • encyclopedic
  • endearingly
  • energizing
  • epidemically
  • epinephrin
  • exterior
  • fasciculus
  • firstling
  • flannelette
  • frequency
  • genealogist
  • genotypic
  • guillemot
  • heterodox
  • horoscope
  • humanness
  • hungrily
  • hydration
  • identically
  • inclusive
  • initialize
  • inspirit
  • introject
  • irritably
  • jarringly
  • Marquesas
  • megavitamin
  • mesmerism
  • monoclonal
  • monsieur
  • nativist
  • necrology
  • noblewoman
  • nonjoiner
  • nursling
  • optimism
  • orthopaedic
  • pisspot
  • preadjust
  • precocity
  • presidium
  • Princeton
  • prisoner
  • providing
  • pufferfish
  • Quakerism
  • regrowth
  • reluctant
  • remodelling
  • responder
  • reticulate
  • rounders
  • sacristy
  • secretary
  • signature
  • soapsuds
  • somerset
  • stirring
  • suctional
  • syntactic
  • throwing
  • transmit
  • trapezoid
  • trillium
  • unedifying
  • unionism
  • unmindful
  • valediction
  • visitant
  • vitiator
  • vulgarise
  • waitress
4 matches
  • adaptational
  • Adventist
  • aesthetician
  • allotrope
  • amorality
  • annulment
  • antipathy
  • apportion
  • bachelorette
  • backstory
  • beseechingly
  • bluepoint
  • boondoggler
  • borrower
  • candytuft
  • carbuncular
  • chairwoman
  • comparison
  • confessor
  • conquest
  • continent
  • contorted
  • contractable
  • costumer
  • courtside
  • customer
  • determinate
  • diffidently
  • distorted
  • droopily
  • dyspepsia
  • ecumenicism
  • elocution
  • encouraging
  • endothermic
  • etherealize
  • executive
  • facilitator
  • footnoted
  • frostbite
  • generalship
  • globetrot
  • governor
  • groveller
  • guernsey
  • haemorrhoid
  • hastiness
  • history
  • holocaust
  • honorary
  • Humphrey
  • imponderable
  • inconceivable
  • intersex
  • jottings
  • junglegym
  • likeableness
  • literally
  • litterbug
  • logroller
  • magisterial
  • malthouse
  • masterpiece
  • miscount
  • Monsieur
  • necrological
  • nonillion
  • nonnative
  • nosiness
  • nutation
  • outspend
  • painkilling
  • palindromic
  • Palmcorder
  • paparazzi
  • paronymic
  • partially
  • pepperoni
  • perambulate
  • performer
  • perishables
  • perpetual
  • Philippine
  • phonetician
  • pliableness
  • posture
  • preprandial
  • Presidium
  • prostate
  • punchbowl
  • pustule
  • putative
  • pyromanic
  • queenship
  • reduplicate
  • results
  • retrofire
  • ritualise
  • Rotterdam
  • sciatically
  • Secretary
  • sentiency
  • sexiness
  • sforzati
  • shyster
  • sixtieth
  • slideshow
  • smallness
  • Somerset
  • soreness
  • spouter
  • stalwart
  • standout
  • starlight
  • subsidize
  • sweetener
  • synagogue
  • tattooer
  • tayberry
  • tenuity
  • textiles
  • timekeeping
  • totemism
  • transaxle
  • trouncer
  • turnkey
  • turnpike
  • twister
  • ulcerous
  • uncharitable
  • unground
  • unharmful
  • unhealthy
  • Unionism
  • unloving
  • unpracticed
  • unsubtle
  • untidily
  • uplifting
  • Valparaiso
  • veritably
  • virtues
  • voiceover
  • volcanology
  • volitive
  • vulcanism
  • warmonger
  • weaponize
  • whistler
  • whodunit
  • windsurf
  • wintery
  • workforce
  • worldling
  • yoghurt
3 matches
  • acquittance
  • affixation
  • alphabetize
  • antifascism
  • antonymic
  • apoplexy
  • apparatchik
  • articulated
  • beatification
  • Bialystok
  • botanically
  • brachycephalic
  • bullyboy
  • Cagliari
  • calcitic
  • cardinalship
  • chesterfield
  • chickenhearted
  • chinoiserie
  • choreograph
  • Christly
  • cinematize
  • clumsily
  • coextensive
  • congregant
  • conjuror
  • constancy
  • Continent
  • contrary
  • convolutedly
  • coriander
  • cotyledonous
  • courgette
  • courtly
  • crossbow
  • Cuisinart
  • cuspidate
  • dangerously
  • debonairly
  • decalcification
  • deliberation
  • dependably
  • depreciator
  • dereliction
  • dilapidation
  • diphthongal
  • directorial
  • domesticate
  • dubiosity
  • eavestrough
  • emotionally
  • enquiring
  • expectorant
  • expectorate
  • fairylike
  • flauntingly
  • foolishness
  • formatting
  • fundholding
  • furniture
  • geriatrician
  • Governor
  • grownup
  • Guayaquil
  • Guernsey
  • haberdashery
  • headteacher
  • hipsters
  • Holocaust
  • homogenised
  • ignitible
  • indivisible
  • internment
  • ionizer
  • Jacobinical
  • justifiable
  • keystone
  • laddishness
  • laparoscopy
  • lavatory
  • lyonnaise
  • machinery
  • manoeuvre
  • Marinduque
  • methicillin
  • misshapenly
  • momentum
  • monkshood
  • Monongahela
  • muezzin
  • mugginess
  • mugwump
  • mulberry
  • mythmaker
  • mythomane
  • Neptunian
  • nervous
  • nonaddicting
  • nontoxic
  • overleapt
  • overplay
  • overstuffed
  • overtone
  • participial
  • peevishness
  • playlist
  • politely
  • polygamy
  • predication
  • prevalently
  • prosecutor
  • Proteus
  • protocol
  • proviso
  • psychosexual
  • pudginess
  • purview
  • rearrange
  • rectilinear
  • remainder
  • resolver
  • rosemary
  • rosewood
  • schoolbook
  • schoolboy
  • Shavuoth
  • shrewdly
  • shrimping
  • silicosis
  • skimpily
  • slaphappy
  • slenderly
  • slumlord
  • sogginess
  • somnolence
  • spacewalker
  • spoonbill
  • stairlift
  • stalagmitic
  • standardise
  • stockily
  • stonily
  • stumpy
  • summery
  • summons
  • sunnily
  • swankily
  • swarthy
  • swiftly
  • taxonomic
  • teachableness
  • theorist
  • thermally
  • thickheaded
  • thrombotic
  • Thurrock
  • Tocqueville
  • tootsy
  • trichinae
  • Tuesdays
  • twinkly
  • unaddressed
  • uncertified
  • unconverted
  • unprotected
  • unquenchable
  • unseemly
  • unstably
  • unwoven
  • Uruguay
  • varsity
  • volleyer
  • voyageur
  • waxiness
  • Whistler
  • Whitsun
  • womenfolk
  • wordplay
  • wouldst
  • wrongly
All prime matches
  • abscission
  • absurdly
  • acknowledgeable
  • admonition
  • aesthetics
  • allegorize
  • altogether
  • anecdotist
  • antifreeze
  • appreciably
  • archetypic
  • auctioneer
  • audiometer
  • Aurelius
  • awareness
  • bastardly
  • bemusedly
  • bloodstain
  • bottoms
  • Bratislava
  • Brittonic
  • brusque
  • cannibalistic
  • caoutchouc
  • capacitative
  • carbonation
  • Churchillian
  • circumambience
  • citrous
  • clockwork
  • closedown
  • cluttered
  • conceptual
  • considering
  • contour
  • contrived
  • cookhouse
  • cornrow
  • crouton
  • cultist
  • declutter
  • degeneration
  • degenerative
  • delusional
  • deterrent
  • dilettante
  • disavowal
  • disinvite
  • disputable
  • distort
  • downlight
  • downlow
  • draughty
  • drippings
  • efficiently
  • elaboration
  • elaborative
  • enlightener
  • epidemically
  • epitomise
  • erectness
  • estuarial
  • excogitate
  • exhibitor
  • fairground
  • farinaceous
  • ferocious
  • firelighter
  • following
  • foresighted
  • frizzle
  • glassily
  • glassware
  • Hauptmann
  • Hellenistic
  • hellishly
  • hoovering
  • horologer
  • housewife
  • hurtful
  • huskily
  • iconoclast
  • illiterate
  • inadmissible
  • indignity
  • ingenious
  • innominate
  • inquest
  • intermesh
  • invariant
  • jointly
  • joyriding
  • judicious
  • Leoncavallo
  • lezzy
  • licitness
  • likability
  • limitedly
  • Lorenzo
  • lowdown
  • maladjusted
  • manifoldly
  • Marilynn
  • metabolize
  • meteorite
  • metricize
  • mistreat
  • mobilizer
  • mounter
  • moviemaker
  • network
  • nonjoiner
  • notation
  • occlusion
  • occlusive
  • opalescent
  • orientated
  • oubliette
  • outlands
  • pallidness
  • Penobscot
  • pervert
  • philological
  • pietistic
  • polymer
  • popinjay
  • populate
  • Powys
  • preaddress
  • predominance
  • preschool
  • President
  • president
  • proxy
  • psychobabble
  • publisher
  • purslane
  • racketeering
  • Rastafarian
  • relocation
  • remount
  • renounceable
  • republish
  • resilient
  • revaluate
  • rubberize
  • Salvadoran
  • scallywag
  • scapegoater
  • schoolmate
  • seduction
  • seductive
  • seemingly
  • seizure
  • seventeen
  • shamateur
  • shrimping
  • sightseer
  • sixty
  • solemnise
  • sophist
  • soulful
  • spoorer
  • spumoni
  • stagnancy
  • steeply
  • stemware
  • stinter
  • submergible
  • suburbs
  • subvent
  • sukiyaki
  • supernal
  • suspect
  • Taurus
  • teamwork
  • telecaster
  • thataway
  • titanium
  • Tonkinese
  • transcribe
  • Trenton
  • trilobite
  • twirler
  • unadvisable
  • uncollected
  • underpay
  • underrated
  • undersell
  • undressed
  • univalve
  • unjointed
  • unreason
  • untwine
  • Vespasian
  • vibrator
  • violist
  • vitalize
  • voiceless
  • vulcanised
  • Weizmann
  • Western
  • western
  • Whitney
  • windrow
  • workmate
  • worrier
  • worsted
  • yachtsman
  • zesty
Custom hand-entered lexicon files matches (out of 150,0000 entries from headlines, article text, comments, and my own stream of consciousness spell-entry (ie. the database into which go all my gematria calculations you see in my main writings). These are mostly in original entry order within each match-category (my program that performs these matches intentionally does not sort the final results alphabetically) Some of the results represent experimentation with spell augmentations, and other weirdness, and might not make much sense out of context. The capitalization is not consistent, as I often enter a spell multiple times, each time with differing capitalization to test how it affects the bacon cipher results Spells that are capitalized appear in italics, regardless of whether they are proper nouns or not.:
16 matches
  • Domination
10 matches
  • moderation
  • a frontline
  • learn to see
9 matches
  • to remember
  • offend a plant
  • a phantom mage
  • a phantom game
  • icon number
  • robotic arm
8 matches
  • great sight
  • to navigate
  • gain wisdom
  • great plant
  • the droning
  • tinfoil hat
  • new mineral
  • the elderly
  • flying cars
  • circumflex
  • Numbericon
  • Dark Throne
  • alien count
  • no freedoms
  • King Number
  • the raw meat
  • home number
  • single pole
  • right to ban
  • desolation
  • model taste
  • subtle bond
7 matches
  • I am new born
  • the legions
  • Is not legal
  • on the earth
  • The Black Door
  • Gain Wisdom
  • a conductor
  • erect penis
  • ferrofluid
  • heart valve
  • Evangelist
  • Yggdrasill
  • Conception
  • road safety
  • The Droning
  • the another
  • Family tree
  • dragon horn
  • The Problem
  • doctored map
  • squid brain
  • the rounded
  • math school
  • antechinus
  • to seek mate
  • humans done
  • triple heat
  • thunder act
  • the full map
  • mind point
  • inflame lung
  • say his name
  • erotic talk
  • three miles
  • one tie, body
  • techno sign
  • going viral
  • be Superman
  • the sky game
  • connect mind
  • Elfin Lords
  • Great Elves
  • another name
  • online gods
  • Spice agony
  • the arrival
  • stand there
6 matches
  • Brew of Gods
  • it is walled
  • Which plant
  • body language
  • the sublime
  • wild beasts
  • sealed shut
  • cross legged
  • to be still
  • Grail water
  • The Arrival
  • Lord of Gems
  • infiltrate
  • a hidden text
  • fake minerals
  • problematic
  • Salt Shaker
  • equivalence
  • the blue key
  • The Wine Map
  • Kingdom Key
  • King Ragnor
  • double parked
  • Please sith
  • isolation
  • Scale Ruler
  • A Wide World
  • magic keyboard
  • Ferrofluid
  • the keyboard
  • food parcels
  • was a racist
  • fifth state
  • the hogwash
  • number joke
  • autism gene
  • Crunch Time
  • number camera
  • the fed upon
  • the long neck
  • A World King
  • no more faces
  • learn spell
  • nineteenth
  • secret iPod
  • garbage swop
  • in darkness
  • the signals
  • reign news
  • A Wide River
  • cross beams
  • Water Beast
  • have no fears
  • Dragon Song
  • astonished
  • war is space
  • long times
  • huge number
  • A:What to eat
  • A1:the real book
5 matches
  • A Great Enemy
  • It is veiled
  • The Book Club
  • The One Time
  • Walled City
  • The Black Pearl
  • Family Blood
  • frequency
  • in prison
  • horoscope
  • The Sublime
  • go to sleep
  • to learn it
  • to bring it
  • The Looper
  • let it live
  • Body Language
  • The Inferno
  • Apple iPadOS
  • signature
  • Andrew Bolt
  • benevolent
  • scooters
  • Light Phone
  • all the light
  • eye have a tail
  • osteoderm
  • inclusive
  • HongKonger
  • geoglyphs
  • the sandwich
  • Hongkonger
  • debut flight
  • Impish Mind
  • keep them safe
  • Dune walker
  • moosphere
  • An Ancient Name
  • Great Black One
  • read Tolkien
  • not bragging
  • The Weir God
  • Isolation
  • mighty men
  • The Riptide
  • Book Seller
  • Isolation
  • the smoker
  • over brink
  • A Contrarian
  • Lithograph
  • This is fact
  • the ruling
  • soap bubbles
  • agent of chaos
  • reluctant
  • The Signals
  • the safe haven
  • Linkin Park
  • the great map
  • hold hostage
  • Naya Rivera
  • the expired
  • star bound
  • The One Alone
  • real dragons
  • The Key of Adam
  • the rivals
  • nice treats
  • king count
  • count king
  • the grim one
  • Great Command
  • the crooks
  • bounce singe
  • meaninglass
  • Grey Dragon
  • absolutes
  • quite rare
  • Naval Lexer
  • letter ink
  • dragon's shed
  • lost ring
  • Plato's cave
  • cross line
  • linked minds
  • kiss foot
  • Risen Lord
  • Melian's help
  • a faster clock
  • Shining One
  • The David Key
  • I am Eleventh
  • I am the Elven
  • One Throne
  • the wizard
  • Mithrandir
  • the sarcast
  • scatter ash
  • in the Black Lake
  • which witch
  • wolf night
  • the anomaly
  • a secret plan
  • A1:nine month
  • woman cycle
  • corona blood
  • woman blood
  • Lunar Blood
  • Corona Hoax
  • a few seconds
  • Asian women
  • The Belters
  • flying blind
4 matches
  • it is finis(?)
  • master piece
  • masterpiece
  • The Great Map
  • The Great Web
  • The Tabernacle
  • Do the 1 trick
  • to fight it
  • the fixers
  • the barred gate
  • A high tower
  • insert it
  • history
  • the hermetic
  • natural code
  • wait a second
  • to rotate
  • to visit
  • the revels
  • seek me out
  • build it up
  • to forfeit
  • shoot up
  • start here
  • a patient man
  • a woman of god
  • the piercing
  • the vacuum
  • Right Now
  • mobile phone
  • All you need
  • Find Venus
  • Show me a map
  • Third Move
  • Find a Tavern
  • war monger
  • Booksmart
  • Hells Angels
  • documents
  • caged teenagers
  • *Spektr-RG *
  • Amber Alerts
  • the ritual
  • nuclear pact
  • a fuel tanker
  • holocaust
  • performer
  • a April Fool
  • to wind it
  • A Time Lost
  • Laws of Noah
  • slant ramp
  • Ocean Master
  • a au-pair agent
  • starlight
  • blood type
  • paronymic
  • insults
  • rod of iron
  • The Other Lab
  • Free Party
  • Fracking boom
  • Who to blame
  • The Bing Maps
  • the centipede
  • the metrical
  • The Wizard
  • A Riddle: Steel
  • save lives
  • to posit
  • Philippine
  • after take off
  • the arrest
  • The highway
  • In theory
  • death tracker
  • cat and dog tax
  • window god
  • zodiac light
  • 1 magic moment
  • Reprobus
  • the Firefly
  • Somerset
  • A1A:the genesis
  • Time Slope
  • Loud Shading
  • gate motor
  • the sand beaches
  • inconceivable
  • keep the faith
  • upskirt
  • A Time is Done
  • global pandemic
  • book buyer
  • the health code
  • swathe death
  • In prison
  • a great impact
  • Ignore them
  • The Mud March
  • Manly P. Hall
  • the green bench
  • defund police
  • the beginning
  • the venus
  • the renaming
  • a mocking joke
  • insert it
  • to plug in
  • what is a name
  • king of earth
  • the born again
  • one grammar
  • the heart beata
  • knock over
  • The Sex Magic
  • A Wand of Abaris
  • The Designer
  • open the safe
  • agree with me
  • sum a word
  • A: Build a spell
  • the elephant
  • Lost Chord
  • abandon sight
  • alcohol sell
  • the style
  • swingers
  • lose finding
  • a trick rabbit
  • Elven Friend
  • a high standard
  • the bare bones
  • A1:Special rock
  • genetic codex
  • A1:landing-full
  • results
  • cabalist legend
  • Gulf language
  • the bank myna
  • ye submit
  • new sheeps
  • the line guage
  • Reveal agendas
  • the engendered
  • adoring them
  • Image Your
  • The Grim One
  • boiling frog
  • air waster
  • A:first key
  • in a fairyland
  • a blood taste
  • Porn share
  • Coruscant
  • A Steel Riddle
  • Water Time
  • If not A then B
  • Blue Shirt
  • the video game
  • the false claim
  • I am the Lunch
  • skin of scale
  • Silver Lake
  • I returned
  • Geoglyphs
  • media avatars
  • Crowned life
  • New Origin
  • sick world
  • remove oil
3 matches
  • someone knows
  • The Great Fact
  • The Debon King
  • Masterpiece
  • One Name of God
  • Starlight
  • of Saturn
  • seven days
  • The Long Tail
  • the long tail
  • number key
  • key number
  • key number
  • The City Gate
  • The Beginning
  • The Tower
  • spell lore
  • Hellmouth
  • History
  • The Ritual
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • all together
  • The Revels
  • all memory
  • pump blood
  • Fallen Titan
  • Age of Bronze
  • the current
  • The Current
  • father to son
  • The Hidden Keep
  • A1:True Crime
  • into the tomb
  • To visit
  • First Rain
  • The Tools
  • Hot Enough
  • polygamy
  • increase mind
  • Hollywood AAA
  • Wait a second
  • Holocaust
  • Rowhammer
  • Documents
  • a spoken word
  • rejected cereal
  • Computer:AAA
  • The Banks Rig
  • the academic pay
  • tiger count
  • rosewood
  • the riots
  • deliberation
  • wikipedia
  • The Elephant
  • A Trade Center
  • Heat Anomaly
  • The Trumpean
  • biter tooth
  • Shoshenq I
  • the standard
  • the recalling
  • momentum
  • Next Door
  • an axolotl
  • wild bird seed
  • stand down
  • The 1 Ransom
  • clever way
  • evil twin
  • the great fear
  • the momentous
  • bright circle
  • race-based hatred
  • Sense Six
  • the vote count
  • the senses
  • Choir Room
  • That Error
  • Eye of the Baal
  • total noob
  • charging bull
  • pot plant
  • pubic hair
  • green bottle
  • wolf puppy
  • The Cold drum
  • Swingers
  • the robber band
  • microglia
  • Performer
  • Old Town Road
  • A:Romulans
  • spell beans
  • the musth
  • The Tale of Pan
  • A=1: The Wrong Food
  • Zodiac Light
  • Dol Guldur
  • The Hive Test
  • Beginning IX
  • giant bubbles
  • new skins
  • great round
  • The Karate Kid
  • Caledonian Boar
  • Bultitude
  • German attack
  • tidal lock
  • small moon
  • Starbucks
  • the coffin case
  • the top brand
  • Land of Khan Eden
  • lock lungs
  • keystone
  • Six Sense
  • the envoy
  • Wedding Ring
  • go in circles
  • I have message
  • A1:Seven Days
  • the magic ring
  • the palmtree
  • time to let go
  • know great
  • Alpha Aeon Omega
  • Amoricana Brand
  • The Life Debt
  • sign up, watch
  • rideshare
  • mans grove
  • the dominant
  • the abominate
  • A Book Seller
  • A: Playing Out
  • apoplexy
  • sexy joke
  • gorean venus
  • Ken Bowersex
  • torah riddle
  • To Disobey
  • At the thing
  • all powerful
  • wordplay
  • the math twin
  • Laws of Light
  • Dream Chasers
  • a sex show
  • saves sex
  • the high born
  • Ballroom Dance
  • A Space Ghost
  • sick money
  • Swallow Whole
  • all-new model
  • to ply game
  • high death rate
  • vas school
  • Volcano High
  • the diplomat
  • wash a mask
  • Vega express
  • The Venus
  • Know the Lies
  • A Trumpet
  • tax havens
  • the vulkan
  • a fear of disease
  • A:Face the Music
  • know wine
  • our destiny
  • Proteus
  • to empty
  • build archive
  • the good food
  • The Marathon
  • to me, knights
  • cool text
  • Japanese Acts
  • The Red Plant
  • branch language
  • gain her heart
  • Ship Riot
  • to beggar belief
  • on standby
  • The Kisser
  • digital door
  • The Straw
  • Myth Tree
  • the honest
  • The Mali coup
  • man motion
  • Great Troth
  • I am the Night
  • maneouver
  • I am the thing
  • The culprit
  • Lost funding
  • warm wish
  • Uber Language
  • Crown Mine
  • sound box
  • The Line Gauge
  • The Wide Line
  • The Final Day
  • The 1 Last Day
  • The Cardinals
  • See Eschaton
  • the game count
  • I am in mine
  • Frog Faction
  • dining out
  • dragons hunt
  • to eat a heart
  • new world
  • incarnatio
  • the penitant
  • I am spirit
  • The Tauredur
  • Witch Covens
  • dream girl
  • I am vampiric
  • the Venus
  • the bite dancer
  • spiced cookie
  • great offices
  • the toilet
  • A:AstraZeneca
  • the capitals
  • the cowardice
  • fire an official
  • demise of farm
  • New World 2000
  • world war
  • Sous Vide
  • the great beer
  • Church Choir
  • come to earth
  • Blood Type
  • to be quiet
  • 1. think of it
  • You come back
  • touch time
  • Tributes
  • church hacking
  • credible thread
  • shadowy cabal
  • One Rogue Bat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njWvn6jm5cY [ "heavy metals" = 1,360 jewish-latin-agrippa ]
'Hominis Nocturna'
The ciphers used in the matching operation that resulted in the lists above were:
  • basic alphabetic (ordinal), reduction, reverse alphabetic, reverse reduction, sumerian, english-extended, jewish-latin-agripp, old-english, bacon, baconis, satanic, septenary, alw, kfw, primes, trigonal, squares.
.
EDIT:
Wordplay:
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/jnn4olung_damage_found_in_covid_dead_may_shed_light_on/
Lung damage found in COVID dead may shed light on 'long COVID'
The Chinese word for 'Dragon' is 'Long' or 'Lung' (depending on regional dialect).
...and 'shedding light' is a metaphor. Serpentine creatures shed skin.
.
Social distancing theme:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/nasa-calls-voyager-2-and-the-spacecraft-answers-from-interstellar-space/
Phone home
NASA calls Voyager 2, and the spacecraft answers from interstellar space
The spacecraft is so far south it can only talk to one Earth-bound antenna.
  • "The Spacecraft" = "I am the Dark Lord" = "A Social Distance" = 1,911 squares
  • "The Spice Craft" = "The Number" = 470 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Spacecraft Answer" = 1776 trigonal
  • "Earthbound" = "Heart-bound" = 337 primes
  • ... ( "Pendragon" = "Fallen ones" = 337 english-extended )
  • "Know Earth-bound antenna" = 1717 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... .. ( "The Occult" = 1717 squares )
  • ... ( "Conquer the world" = 1717 trigonal )
  • "Know one Earth-bound antenna" = 1812 jewish-latin-agrippa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxgYlcNxE8
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (Full with Cannons)
.
Four days ago I made this stub page, ...
... which contains, as one of only two "non-numeric" themed spells, "A Super Typhoon"
Today, the press provides an answer and contribution:
https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-a-super-typhoon-and-why-are-they-so-dangerous/
What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous?
Massive storms like Goni, which hit the Philippine islands on Sunday, could be a glimpse of our future.
  • "Massive storms" = 644 primes 3,322 squares ( "Rain" = 322 trigonal )
We also see that:
  • "Massive storms" = 1,365 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "The Source" = 365 primes )
ie. 365 days in a year, which prompts thoughts of solar storms.
  • "A Storm of the Sun God" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • "The Storm of a Sun God" = 911 jewish-latin-agrippa
  • ... ( "The Sun God" = 1,777 squares )
Let's answer their question with itself:
Q: What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous
"A: What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous" = 911 primes
  • "The Whirlwind Empire" = 1776 trigonal 3333 squares 680 primes
... and the Whirlwind is the Empire.
Domination by Uber Typhon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HDlr44qeHY [ refuse mask @ rfs msk ]
'Indominus Rex, camouflage scene'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eESY85D-G5w
'Typhon'
.
https://www.reddit.com/worldnews/comments/jnnh2v/five_days_straight_of_no_new_coronavirus_cases_o
Five days straight of no new coronavirus cases or deaths in Victoria, Australia
Q: how many days straight?
"A: Five days straight" = 1611 jewish-latin-agrippa ( = "Show me the key" )
The key to what?
  • "The Key to Victory" = 2020 jewish-latin-agrippa ( "The 1 Key to Victory" = 742 primes )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecvpq_b590c
Star Wars - 'Emperor Palpatine Suite' (Theme)
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2020.11.03 23:48 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 34 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Against power outages, even Armok struggles in vain. But we persevere! Hatches are linked and water is flowing!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 33) - Next Event (Day 35) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 34 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- DarkCookie(!)
-Adrian (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 85% of the way to our initial goal ($1000) and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record of $1575.89!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.11.02 23:38 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 33 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(So... few... frames... just a little longer...)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 32) - Next Event (Day 34) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 33Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.11.02 00:18 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 32 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO: CAN WE BEAT LAST YEAR'S RECORD?)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 30) - Next Event (Day 32) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 31 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.31 23:48 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 31 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(TWO FUNCTION WATER TRAP? YES WE ARE!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?-------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know at https://www.twitch.tv/nirruden.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 30) - Next Event (Day 32) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 31 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.30 23:43 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 30 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(TWO FUNCTION WATER TRAP? YES WE SHALL!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 29) - Next Event (Day 31) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 30 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.29 23:38 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 29 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(TWO FUNCTION WATER TRAP? YES WE CAN!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 28) - Next Event (Day 30) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 29 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.28 23:35 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 28 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Phase 3: Move from temporary magma forges to more permanent versions. Build the Dodge 'em trap.)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 27) - Next Event (Day 29) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 28 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.27 23:05 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 27 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Phase 3: Move from temporary magma forges to more permanent versions. Build the Dodge 'em trap.)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 26) - Next Event (Day 28) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 27 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.26 23:33 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 26 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(We've just embarked anew for some new viewers - come out and watch us take it from the top!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 25) - Next Event (Day 27) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 26 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
- AND SOME ANONYMOUS DONATORS TOO (!!)
We're also 82% of the way to our initial goal, and just a little over halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our previous record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.25 22:36 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 25 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(We've just embarked anew for some new viewers - come out and watch us take it from the top!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 24) - Next Event (Day 26) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 25 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.24 23:33 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 24 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Looking forward to the next fortress - thinking I may run a few very short forts to experiment with the blank slate hypothesis.)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 23) - Next Event (Day 25) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 24 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.24 00:32 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 23 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Gonna be a short session tonight, guys, but we're still on!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 22) - Next Event (Day 24) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 23 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.22 23:49 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 22 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Maybe I should start a proper militia, you think?)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 21) - Next Event (Day 23) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 22 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.21 23:51 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 21 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Fortress needs a purpose. What should we do with this one?)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 20) - Next Event (Day 22) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 21 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.20 22:33 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 20 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(ONWARD!)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
-------------------------So how's this going to work?-------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
--------------------------So what's in it for viewers?---------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
------------------------ More advanced players: ------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
--------------------------------Parting Words----------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
------------------------ !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ---------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 19) - Next Event (Day 21) =>
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----------------------------------------Progress Readout---------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 20 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ------------------------------
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2020.10.19 23:01 Nameless_Archon Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: Day 19 (Extra Life 2020!) 7pm EDT!

(Embark on the middle of a frozen pond? CAN DO!)
(Also, wtf is Reggie Watts, and why does Twitch's algo think I'm using his audio?)
----------------------------------------Who's this guy?----------------------------------------
Hey guys!
I'm Nameless_Archon, and I provide tutorials on how to play Dwarf Fortress every year (health permitting) while I try to raise money for sick kids.
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What in the name of the glowing pits is this about?
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It is time to return to our roots, and so we shall: Thirty. Eight. Days. Of. Dwarf.
Starting on 10/1 and proceeding through the Extra Life 2019 Game Day event on 11/7, I'm going to stream and teach what little I know.
Dwarves. Every. Single. Day.
----------------------------------------But why?----------------------------------------
I like to do things when there's more than one reason to do them:
----------------------------------------So how's this going to work?----------------------------------------
We've started out like I usually do - streaming a basic, sustainable fortress. However, the reality of the situation is that thirty-three days of Basic Base Building 101 is going to probably bore the pants off people (including me) and I don't really want things to be boring. So we're going to have to do a few things along the way to try to spice things up, and along the way likely reveal that I'm just an average player like everyone else. (Dwarves dying of starvation and frostbite on a glacier? Likelier than you think!)
Basically, I'll stream in the evenings most days for a few hours. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll generally run a little longer, but I'm going to stream every day until 11/7 even if it means I have to get up at 3am to do it. On 11/7, we're going to culminate with a 24-hour long livestream, as part of the worldwide Extra Life charity event.
I don't use Twitter, Facebook, etc. and people may want to donate to Extra Life 2020, even if they're not supporting my efforts directly. Feel free to share my donations link, or to direct people to the charity's main page.
----------------------------------------So what's in it for viewers?----------------------------------------
Well, aside from helping to support my local children's hospital (good vibes, ho!) I'll be pushing out tutorial game(s) live on stream as part of the event. Your donations are a spur in that direction applied to my backside. You can even attend the event with me, since I'll be broadcasting live on my stream the whole time!
...but if that's not enough for you?
Anonymous or not, everyone will know you're supporting kids that need it.
If you're not naming him something awful, it'll even happen. You're welcome to request a trade for the dwarf, if I have one suitable to match it! If we run more than one fort, donator dwarves will show up in all forts after the one where you donated!
SEVERAL DONATORS HAVE CLAIMED A NAMED MIGRANT FOR ALL 38 DAYS. Are you next?
If none are available, I'll have to use a migrant. (We call this 'Early cat catches the dwarf'. Move fast.) As above, if you donate on the first fort of our event, we'll put that same dwarf into the starting seven every fort thereafter!
SOME OF THE STARTING SEVEN HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED! Will yours be next?
Want me to embark on a reanimating evil biome with a necromancer next door? It's your call. I'll save the current stream fort, and start a new one on the spot with settings as close to your request as I can manage on the fly, and run with it until it dies or I do. If someone else flips the script on you before I finish, you can either donate again to flip if back or wait for their fort to exhaust before I resume yours. Your choice. (We call this one 'Last dwarf gets the sock.')
Some limits on this are required for sanity's sake. Let's talk first.
At some point, I'll get back to the stream fort, but for a truly generous donation, I'm 100% willing to give up some time and show off anything you'd like, live and on the spot. You can find a link to my Steam profile (which contains a list of potential games I could probably get set up for streaming) here if you're considering this. (And if it's something we can do multiplayer, we can even try that too, which would be a stream first.)
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Wait....Thirty days of tutorials for Dwarf Fortress as part of a charity drive?
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Thirty-eight days, actually. It was the wife's idea - she suggested that you folks might like to get a newer version of my original tutorial, and that this might be a good avenue to combine hardcore Dwarf Fortress fanatics, who are already a generous and supporting community, with a charitable cause to support. I didn't have much luck finding a flaw in her reasoning, so I bit the bullet and advertised it at work, too, despite my trepidation regarding drawing personal attention there. (Last year, they contributed only a sixth of our total collection, because the players and viewers - people like you and I - were far more generous!)
---------------------------------------- New and Uncertain Players: ----------------------------------------
We'll be putting the newest version of the starter pack and Dwarf Fortress through its paces as we (attempt to) start a new tutorial series for v 0.47.04. (Note: If there's an update and it seems relatively bug free, I'll try for the newer version, but I'm aiming this at newer players, so trying to ride the cutting edge isn't really in the cards.)
Past demonstrations (From v.34 to present) have included glaciers, deserts, sites with necromancer towers adjacent (like Day 1 this year...) as well as discussion on how to influence worldgen to get what you want. Our first one will be a more sedate embark, designed and chosen for relatively newer players, and we'll start with worldgen as though we're looking at a fresh install.
Goal:
My goal for "Tutorial Night" is to walk new players through an embark using the DF Starter Pack. (Explicit thanks to PeridexisErrant and others who I admire for their dedication, which is studded with perseverance and ringed with bands of my gratitude! Without those efforts, a tutorial for installing and configuring everything for the game and its add-ons would be a sizable task unto itself. I've actually devoted many hours of stream to demonstrating it 'the hard way'!)
Along the way, I'll provide examples of the setup and tools I use to play Dwarf Fortress, as a guidepost for new players.
What I'm really trying to do is give new players a reference point they can come back to on how to set up a world, embark on a site, and stand a reasonable chance of employing a fairly basic and standard design to build a workable fortress wherever they may need to start one.
Stream Info:
The channel rules are simple: Respect Wheaton's Law and you'll be fine. Just don't expect the content of the broadcast to be 100% suitable for children; Sorry, kids. I'm much too low-brow for a guaranteed clean broadcast. Get your parents' permission, etc etc.
If you have questions you might like answered with a demonstration, and not simply a quick post in the weekly questions thread, I'm your guy. I'll do my best to demonstrate just about anything you can think up - aquifers, megaprojects and magma pistons aside. (Minecarts may get covered, but don't expect anything computational or timer based - I'm a casual player, not a dwarven mechanical engineer.)
You can view the stream here, as well as on the donations page for Extra Life.
Later Goals:
At some point in this fortress, I'll walk players through my 'most commonly used' tools in DFHack and in the utilities that come packaged in the DF Starter Pack and how I use them to construct a simple, basic, and tightly run fortress that can support as many dwarves as my PC can haul, defend itself against all comers, and handle just about anything. I also will demonstrate Quickfort at some point for those who've never taken advantage of it!
We'll certainly touch on Dwarf Therapist, and discuss how I use it to control the behavior and organization of my ants dwarves, including a demonstration of custom professions in action. Sound will be provided by Soundsense so that you're not listening to me play in silence during any lulls, and the off-topic interaction between the audience and myself tends toward the lively (and often ribald).
New players, your questions (no matter how 'silly' you may think they are) are 100% welcome, as they're the whole point to the broadcast! Join us and ask them!
If you can't make it (or are not willing to brave my often vulgar displays of unsuitability) and still have questions you can't seem to figure out, post them in the DF Bi-Weekly Questions Thread for this week and I'll do my best to help you overcome your obstacles, if the expert players haven't gotten there first!
(Obligatory: Yesss... Join usss... Join the Dark Side... We have cookies!)
---------------------------------------- More advanced players: ----------------------------------------
On that note, experienced players who want to follow along are certainly welcome (and often manage to teach me a thing or two, directly or not) but the main thrust of the stream will be to help new players get over the introductory hump to start playing at a deeper level, so you may find yourself paying less attention to the pace of the stream and more attention to your fellow audience members. I do love having a few veterans show up, though, because my fortress designs always get better when I'm shown a method I've never used!
----------------------------------------Parting Words---------------------------------------
Please don't go. The children need you.
Please donate if you are able.
On behalf of Riley and Extra Life: Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!
---------------------------------------- !!EVENT NAVIGATION BAR!! ----------------------------------------
<= Prior Day (Day 18) - Next Event (Day 20) =>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------Progress Readout----------------------------------------
  1. Pre-Broadcast: Completed. You're reading it. You could have read it before this, but I'm lazy and I'm blaming the Automod, since that was the real reason one time a few years ago. Don't tell anyone.
  2. Thirty-Eight Days of Dwarf: This is tonight from 7pm-10pm EDT! Within 14 days, the VOD will still be up at Twitch (-link pending-) but after that, you'll need to wait for a Youtube upload, which may take some time.
  3. Day 19 Youtube Upload ( -link pending- ) is pending broadcast completion!
Special thanks to this year's donators!
- Clinodev (!) - still wants a wax worker!
- Valdimar (!) - randomly selected for engraving and spelunking, depending on the whims of fate! Now with apprentices!
- Estacaco
- Marshall DK (!)
- Veliq (!)
- Sicarius (!) - a mason, and now a priest!
- Adrian (!) - A carpenter!
- (!! ☼ Kruggsmashdf and his Bearded Bastards ☼ !!)
- BlindIRL
- Derek (!)
- Driflo (!)
- Thomas (!)
- AdamFedo (!)
- Tomric (!)
We're also 79.5% of the way to our initial goal, and halfway to our stretch goal of breaking our record!
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS!
---------------------------------------- Fortresses To Date ----------------------------------------
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