A Change of Pace

Welcome. If you’ve ever visited this site before, chances are that you’ll be expecting me to be blogging about some aspect of my life, and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. The part you would not be wrong about would be that the game “Dwarf Fortress” has been one of my favorite games for almost 20 years (as of this post), so you could think of it as an “aspect” of my life.

However, unlike past iterations of this website where I documented actual events, my intentions currently are to write fictitious stories based on events that occur within this procedurally generated, rouge-like game. Most of these stories will be written from the perspective of a dwarf within the world of the game. For the most part, I intend to let the game’s events transpire as-is, without player intervention (i.e. I am not going to be reloading the game if something bad fun happens).

What does that mean? Well, basically it means you probably don’t want to get too attached to any particular character. The motto of this game is “Losing is fun,” after all. It also means that I, quite literally, have no idea where the stories are going to go or what may transpire. While I will be inventing quite a bit for the sake of the narrative, you would be shocked (if you are not familiar with Dwarf Fortress) at how much of the story is NOT made up.

So, yeah, this will be a significant departure from what has appeared here in the past. I have just been feeling the need to be a bit more creative these days and this was one way I thought of to do that. I hope you enjoy what is posted here, and I really hope I enjoy it as well. 🙂

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