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Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made but all that detail makes for fascinating game play as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways The trick is getting started In this guide Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm and helps you overcome the formidable learning curveThe book’s focus is the game’s simulation mode in which you’re tasked with building a dwarf city Once you learn how to establish and maintain your very first fortress you can consult the advanced chapters on resource management and training a dwarf military You’ll soon have stories to share from your interactions with the Dwarf Fortress universeCreate your own world then locate a site for an underground fortressEuip your party of dwarves and have them build workshops and roomsProduce a healthy food supply so your dwarves won’t starve or go insaneRetain control over a fortress and dozens of dwarves their children and their petsExpand your fortress with fortifications stairs bridges and subterranean hallsConstruct fantastic traps machines and weapons of mass destruction


10 thoughts on “Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

  1. Steve Losh Steve Losh says:

    It's the only one of its kind as far as I know so if you want a book on Dwarf Fortress you don't really have many optionsLuckily it's also a good book I never played before and this book helped be uite a lotThere seem to be two main sections to the book The first half roughly is a hand holding step by step tutorial that gets you up and running The second half is like a bunch of guides on various topics The setup works really wellIf you're interested in DF after playing Minecraft or roguelikes definitely take a look at this bookNote the screenshots are in color in the ebook version but black and white in the paper version They're not impossible to understand in the paper version but they definitely look better in color


  2. Alex Rogalski Alex Rogalski says:

    I don't think I will ever play dwarf fortress micromanaging is not my idea of fun But I enjoy roguelikes and I enjoyed reading this book


  3. Roy Klein Roy Klein says:

    Dwarf Fortress belongs to a class of games that are unapologetically complex in terms of depth and game mechanics Among these games it probably has the most steep learning curve of all so steep it's nearly unimaginable that anyone could learn it without a teacher or a book It is however an incredible fun and rewarding experience once you've got a grisp of enough of the mechanicsIf you enjoy games like Civilization or Nethack and don't cower from spending a weekend on learning a game that can keep you literally entertained for years this book does a wonderful job of significantly curving down the learning difficulty I highly recommend getting a Kindle version for it as the search functions of the Kindle for PC are invaluable when looking up concepts as you run into them while learning


  4. Kassil Kassil says:

    A fantastic introduction to the world's most complex gamereality simulation engine Peter AKA TinyPirate does something never done before for Dwarf Fortress he sits down and explains how to set up a functioning fort going from generating a world and choosing a site clear through to setting up your industries and military exploring the caverns and everything else needed to help ensure that you too can understand that Losing Is Fun Seriously get this book After becoming competent at DF no other game has a learning curve that can be considered challenging; the only barriers to learning any other game are bad programming on the developers' part


  5. Guilherme Tomishiyo Guilherme Tomishiyo says:

    I think the most relevant thing to discuss in a review about this book is why would you buy it rather than consulting the game's Wiki? And the answer is organization While the book contains no new information it is organized in a logical and coherent way that makes learning the game much easier That's especially true if you don't know what exactly are you supposed to learn That was my problem with the Wiki the concepts were there but since I'm new to game I wasn't sure about why things were not happening the way I thought they would and I was not sure how could I search the Wiki for help I think the book delivers very well what it promises and by the end of it you will certainly know enough about the game to walk by yourself The only problem is that the book is outdated The developers have rolled some major updates since the book was written and there are some important features that are not covered But that's hardly the author's fault and it dosen't affect your learning at all


  6. Reepacheep Reepacheep says:

    Everything you need to know to get into dwarf fortress The book is eight years old but as far as I can tell is still relevant


  7. EmmmettSaltsman EmmmettSaltsman says:

    My books would be starving and dying of thirst surrounded by the side of their Yak's rotting corpse without this book


  8. J.R. J.R. says:

    Peter Tyson has authored the definitive Dwarf Fortress tutorials and has been an avid player and contributor to the community for years His instruction manual breaks Dwarf Fortress into easy to understand sections and explains each one with just the right mix of depth and simplicity The illustrations are hilarious and perfectly convey the grim humor inherent in Dwarf Fortress If you've been waiting to play Dwarf Fortress this guide is a must have


  9. Brynjólfur Erlingsson Brynjólfur Erlingsson says:

    This book does what it says and does it very very well For me Dwarf Fortress was impenetrable but I really wanted to see what it was all about In around 10 20 hours with this book and the game side by side I was ready to go and do most of the stuff myself It's well written and humorous to boot


  10. Odhran Odhran says:

    Interesting guide to playing Dwarf Fortress interspersed with nice little comics telling DF tales Could do with a little less how to guide and a little exploring the generated stories Boatmurdered et al get mentioned but not discussed Also 30% of the book is just appendices mostly tables repeated from the main text Captures the oddity that is this game pretty well though


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