I thought it would be fun (and maybe even a good way to inspire the devs!) to create a thread where people could propose different ideas that they think could make A Game of Dwarves awesome. They can be big complicated systems (like my trade caravan idea below) or just specific buildings (like my second idea below). Have at it!
I'll go first:
1) It would be cool if our dwarven settlement had some sort of contact with other settlements (dwarven or other); i.e. the trade caravans in Dwarf Fortress that can help you target high profit commodities to help you focus your industry while developing.
2) Dwarven breweries!
3) I saw a post in another thread that made me think of: the option to have military dwarves train against dummies or other military dwarves. Training against dummies could be slower but you'd have all of your military dwarves in top form for an unexpected crisis; Training against other dwarves is faster but could result in injuries. A sort of low risk/low reward vs. high risk/high reward decision.