Yes I know there are a ton of these. I'm sorry! Hey sports fans! My name is DreamingofRoses, but you can call me Rose. Or Dreaming. Or DoR. Or whatever floats your boat! :) It's nice to be here! I intended to introduce myself via a Morrowind with my favorite mods LP, but due to boredom and technical issues that's been put on hold. Anyways, I'm kind of a newb to DF, I mean I can set up a fortress and keep it running, but send some kobolds at it and tantrum spirals ahoy. So I'm putting myself to the test to see if I can learn to handle a fortress in hostile(ish) territory. I hope this is entertaining and somewhat informative for those of you who are interested in playing. Feel free to request to be "dwarfed", to give me advice, or to set me a challenge (I will accept and complete challenges given in the thread as long as they're achievable). Let's start with how I play my game. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the most fantastic mod for DF ever: It is the Lazy Newb Pack. It can be found here and is SUCH a valuable tool. Not only does it simplify the different init file choices like whether or not you want aquifers and to allow invaders, but it also makes it easier to install graphics packs into DF and can update your save games with those image packs (my choice is Phoebus), it comes with pre-installed utilities/other mods and can be used to list all the different mods you have installed and also can set options for sound, for when to autosave and keeping track of the FPS. The GUI and the game are bundled together and installation is as simple as unzipping and extracting a file. One of the preinstalled mods is absolutely invaluable, but we'll get to that a little later. Next post-- World Generation, Embark, and "Which poor sods drew the short straws?"