40d Talk:Tantrum

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It seems tantruming dwarves can be drafted and will act completely normally...Has anyone else seen this? My dwarf was already drafted before he was tantruming (I was testing on the destruction of artifacts heh), so maybe it makes a difference, but I was able to deactive/reactive his squad.

It wasn't enough to stop my recruit from going stark raving mad, but it did seem to cancel his "Start fist fight" job for awhile. --Bombcar 03:39, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't someone edit this page to include the chain reaction of destruction that can cause a whole fortress to tear itself apart? Like when a dwarf gets mad, he destroys the carpenter's shop, the carpenter gets mad, destroys a few tables in the dining room, gets arrested and hammered to death, which makes all his friends go on a rampage and so on. I'd edit it myself, but I have no firsthand experience, and I'm not sure of the odds of something like this happening. (Boatmurdered is a fine example.) --Smartmo 16:50, 13 January 2009 (EST)

Done. ~ Midna 06:51, 1 February 2009 (EST)

Destroying masterpieces[edit]

I'm pretty sure destroying/losing masterpieces doesn't immediately make a dwarf tantrum. In fact, in dozens of forts, I've never had a dwarf tantrum who wasn't about to die anyway [when a dwarf gets extremely unhappy due to being attacked and then suffering major injuries, when not being particularly happy in the first place.] But most of my dwarves are always very happy, and I've seen at least a dozen masterpieces get destroyed in various ways, and I get the message and they the unhappy note on their profile, but I've never seen them unhappy enough to tantrum. Can someone else second this? I've read many times that they automatically tantrum; I don't know why I seem to be the only one who doesn't think so.

Most likely either a flawed assumption or outdated information - you would be correct in observing that destruction of masterpieces causes an unhappy thought and nothing more, but said unhappy thought is easily capable of triggering a tantrum (especially if it's the dwarf's only masterpiece). --Quietust 14:30, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Tantrum Fail[edit]

I'm pretty bad at keeping dwarfs busy, so everyone is a legendary social elite who knows everyone else. Some dwarf got his head lobbed off because he thought it was a good idea to run past a huge block of Orc invaders to pick up a shoe that one of them had dropped, so now the entire place is shitting itself. I've engraved pretty much every surface, am manufacturing steels statues and lavish meals, and brewing wine as fast as I can. I don't know what else I can do. Heeeelp. --Iban 13:55, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

There's always only one option - just isolate the 'most happy' dwarves in safe nice place with maybe some supplies and wait until the rest will die or calm down. --Haspen 17:42, 19 January 2010 (UTC)


What stuff exactly can a tantruming dwarf destroy?