Jewelworked - 108 Early Spring by Itnetlolor

Map Description:

This is a new style of fortress planning/building that I decided to undertake. This is primarily done with the guide, and design, of a flowchart system.

After 1 year, I'm surprised at how well it's all working for me. I have a fully-functional build in a year. Another year can be spent refining and fine-tuning it.

Point of Interest: 04 - Social Hall / Tavern

( 108 Early Spring → onwards )

It's not much, really, but it's enough for everyone to have a meal and a drink. As the flowchart shows, food is ferried from across the upper-halls to keep the Bar/Tavern plenty stocked.

In due time, we'll expand our dining to the lower ground where we can eventually become rather fancy with our designing and utility. We'll still use the upper floors for storage, and potentially expanded processing (more food and booze, as well as fresh fruit not being used).

I might make a seed depository (IE-Minecart Garbage Chute) to keep the halls clean. I can even double it as armor training for dwarves. - Itnetlolor

There are 4 comments for this map series, last post 2015-01-13

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Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2014-12-26 to 108 Early Spring

This is the floorplan/flowchart I have the fortress modeled after:
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Submitted by: Salmeuk - 2014-12-30 to 109 Early Spring

'be practical before being fancy'

One day you might find your play style to be exactly the opposite! At least, once you grow bored with efficiency.

I want to see your completed dining hall!

Submitted by: Itnetlolor - 2014-12-31 to 109 Early Spring

Actually, being practical first allows for being fancy more quickly, and better manages my resources to distribute accordingly. Basically, if things go how I hope they will, I should have everything, including dining hall plumbing, smoothed and engraved (especially before the water melts and starts flowing) by next post.

Considering water pressures and general setup, including the diagonal pressure regulation, I should still be able to take advantage of what plumbing I will have setup and feed more places with fresh water.

Submitted by: LazyLoneLion - 2015-01-13 to 109 Early Spring

Well, it's quite ineffective, I'd say. You don't need passages of 5 cells wide, and you don't need such big plan.
It will take long for dwarves just to walk here and there - use more of Z-levels.
For using Z-levels you might like a look on my las fortress here - it's very compact and very big at the same time.
But for the sake of "thinking big" it's quite impressive.

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