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Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game in which the player controls a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. Though the unfolding events are displayed using rudimentary text graphics, the game is known for the intricate stories told by its players and for the complex mechanics of the underlying simulation.
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In Adventurer mode (also called "Adventure mode" or simply "Adventure") you create a single adventurer, be they dwarf, human, elf, goblin, or one of the varieties of animal people, who start out somewhere in one of your generated worlds. You can learn about what ails the world, and go on quests to end those troubles (or get brutally murdered trying), and you can venture into the wilderness to find caves, shrines, lairs, abandoned towers, and other towns and settlements. You can even visit your previously abandoned/retired fortresses and take all the precious items you yourself once created. Unlike fortress mode, Adventurer mode is a sort of advanced open world RPG version of Rogue or Nethack taking place in the same procedurally-generated worlds used for fortress mode. Whereas in fortress mode, you are in charge of a large group of people in real-time, restricted to a small parcel of land, in adventurer mode you control a single character in a turn-based manner, roaming the entire world freely.
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|How The Elephant's Child Who Walked By Himself Got His Wings, by Peter Eastman|
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
This fantasia on Kipling's "Just So Stories" takes you back to the High and Far-Off Times to learn how all things came to be what they are today. Warning: Contains bad poetry.
|Galatea, by Emily Short|
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Emily Short's description: A conversation with a work of art. "47. Galatea. White Thasos marble. Non-commissioned work by the late Pygmalion of Cyprus. (The artist has since committed suicide.) Originally not an animate. The waking of...
|Bronze, by Emily Short|
Average member rating: (265 ratings)
When the seventh day comes and it is time for you to return to the castle in the forest, your sisters cling to your sleeves.