The "Too late for the challenge" Dwarf Fortress Challenge
I'm posting this here instead of the lite challenge forum, because I don't foresee finishing this in the next 5 days. But who knows? If I do, I'll move it over there. Taking the theme very literally, I did all the planning in Dwarf Fortress, with exported images from the game itself, and from an iso viewing program called stonesense. I started by drawing an elevation map of the surface and transforming it into an isometric perspective. The top slice of pie, with the actual fortress being several other slices underneath. Anyways, here's the iso elevation map so far, with horrible, unfinished blending between each layer, and lighting effects that will probably work out nicely.
On a side note, I know this has nothing to do with my real, massive and very unfinished project in the regional/world forum, but Dwarf Fortress ate nearly a month of my life and I need to get this out of my system :P