Dwarf Fortress is a special type of game. You either love it or you hate it. There are menus upon menus upon menus and for beginners like me, a tileset is necessary to make sense of what the heck is going on.

PlayerVShobbies started up a game last night and was asking for Dwarf names. Of course this piqued my interest especially because I saw she was using a tileset that made things so much easier to see. I asked her what she was using, and she mentioned something called the lazy newbie pack.

These starter kits are specially made for beginners to get up playing the game with a minimal amount of fuss, and she also had some great suggestions on YouTubers to watch.

The starter pack I’m using is this one here, and right now since I’m completely new I’m just getting used to the basics. I was able to name my Dwarves and get a room in a mountain mined, and I was figuring out zones when I had to call it a night and take care of the baby then get some sleep. It’s still more progress than I’ve ever made in the game, and I can’t wait for my dwarves to die a horrible horrible death.

Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!