@EclecticEclipse your first fortress will fail.
And your second.
And your third.
Either by the game beating you, or by your fortress becoming so sprawling and massive that 1FPS is considered lightspeed,
your fortress will fail.
The most enjoyable part of DF is not the fact that losing is "FUN", but that you can do so many cool, hilarious things in the indeterminate time between embarking and having a nuclear catsplosion fry your save game.
Good luck and have fun! :D it's great.
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