How should I learn to play Dwarf Fortress?
I am having some trouble breaking in to Dwarf Fortress.
I booted up the game for the first time and there were soooo many options for my new game. And when I started playing, it appeared like the game would play itself for hours and hours and I hardly had to lift a finger.
What is a good initial setup for a player that wants to learn the game? Do I want to start with a big world with very few beasts? A small world with lots of minerals? What is the best initial combo?
(My goal here is just to learn, I am not interested in the long-term viability of my world.)