I started Fortressing on 2009-07-17, versions 40d13 and 40d16. Used vanilla and DF-Complete/Genesis mod. Made some custom creatures like rabbit and Ghostly Apparition.
Played quite a bit and came back to the game in April 2010.
Set the fort to pause on citizen death: edit [CITIZEN_DEATH:A_D:D_D:BOX:P:R] into announcements-init.
I use Deon's Genesis mod. I'm tweaking creatures and overlong names.
Dwarf Fortress - Settlers of the Deep, The Age of Dwarven Empires.
Dwarf Fortress - It's all Tolkien's fault.