@bowls @beige I haven’t actually read the Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress book, but the guy who wrote it previously did an excellent DF tutorial (at his site, http://afteractionreporter.com/ ), which was how I learned to play the game, so I’m sure the book will give you everything you need. He also posts pretty frequently at Broken Forum (brokenforum.com) as do other DF stalwarts, in case more assistance is needed.