The Adventures Of Appletree: Part 1

The first few months can be a slow start but The Rock and Helga are almost done digging out the entrance to the soon-to-be vast Mountain Hall! Black Widow is over in the carpenters workshop building some beds for everyone along with some other needed supplies (like barrels to but the essential beer in) and Jim is just about to start building the mason’s workshop.

Now we have the makings of an actual fort. They still need to decide where everything will go and what rooms will be used for what but so far everything is going smoothly.

After a few months of work and towards the end of summer, work on the main meeting hall was finished, for now. There are beds for everyone and stockpiles were the supplies are gathered along with a few workshops. Everything is contained and the team now has a base of operations from which they can build out from.

Some immigrants arrived as well. They were forced into slavery asked to try their hand at farming and started growing food for the group. 

The immigrant even brought a useless good-for-nothing child with them! How exciting!

So here we have the current population of Appletree:

Also, some of the new group have been given official titles:

So there you have it, the first part of the Appletree story. After some interior decorating and  expansion they will have a real shot here. All of the main members are feeling “quite content” with their current status. I hope that doesn’t change . . .



Let’s Start An Experiment!

Today I’m going to try something new. I’m going to play through a game of Dwarf Fortress and make a story out of it. I think it will be fun :)

For those of you who do not know what Dwarf Fortress  (DF) is then go ahead and read this post here where I explain it to some degree.

I am by no means a great DF player so we’ll see how far I get. I like to think I can get past most obstacles but in this series I’m going to just have FUN and maybe try to use my dwarven slaves friends to build a mega-structure or two. I will also not be using Dwarf Therapist so that should only increase the level of FUN!


My group of 7 Dwarfs from the land of “The Infinite Planets” set out to found the Fortress “Appletree!” in the year 250. They are a group from the same clan and got together after a night drinking that setting up a fort could be the easiest way to die a fun thing to do. So they set off in search of a good spot to start digging!

Here is a quick rundown of their personalities and names:

Apple will be the farmer/beer producer for the group.

The Rock will be the first of the miners/masons in the group.

Jim will be the second miner/mason in the group.

Russia will be the ultimate cause of our demise leader of our little group.

The Hulk will be a other brewer and later our weapons expert.

Black Widow will be the dwarf dealing with the wood, whether that be chopping it down or making it into stuff.

Helga: will be the third and final miner/mason for the group.

Here they are ready to start.

The Rock, Jim, and Helga are already hard at work mining out the entrance to the soon-to-be mountain home.

I’m excited! I’ve never done this before so bear with me, I hope to make this fun for everyone :)