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A Dark Room Walkthrough and Guide by Dennis (Sanzano)
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What should I Make My Priority?
Focus on building as many huts as possible.

How do you get a Cart?
Keep collecting wood until you have enough for a cart which will enable you to gather more wood.

How do you Build a Hut?
Once you have gathered enough wood you will be able to build a hut.

How do you Unlock the Trading Post?
Once you collect at least one Fur from a Trap, you'll unlock the Trading Post.

How do you Unlock the Tannery?
Collecting a single Fur unlocks the Tannery.

What do the Tanners do?
The Tanners use the Fur you collect from Traps and turn it into Leather.

How do you Unlock the Lodge?
Collecting Meat from a Trap will unlock the Lodge.

How do you Make your Traps More Effective?
Use Bait to make your Traps more effective, Trappers change Meat to Bait.

How do you get Meat and Fur?
Once you have the Lodge you will be able to reassign Gatherers as Hunters.

How do you Unlock the Smokehouse?
Collecting meat from a Trap will unlock the Smokehouse.

How do you get Cured Meat?
When you have unlocked the Smokehouse you will be able to appoint Charcuitiers who will be able to turn ood and Meat into Cured Meat

What is Cured Meat Useful for?
Cured Meat allows you to go on long adventures and not starve because the meat has been preserved.

How do you Build a Workshop?
You will be able to build a Workshop when you have some Leather from a Tanner.

What are Workshops Useful for?
Workshops allow you to craft items which are useful while adventuring. The range of items you can craft will expand as you collect new resources.

How do you get the Compass?
You can buy a Compass once you have enough resources (400 Furs, 20 Scales, and 10 Teeth, or less if you encounter a Nomad).

What does the Compass do?
The Compass unlocks a Dusty Path, which encompasses the rest of the world outside your village.

How do you get the Unarmed Master Skill?
If you fight using only your fists you gain skill as a martial artist. Eventually you gain the Unarmed Master skill and can kill almost anything in one punch.

How can you Restore HP?
You can restore HP during a battle by using Cured Meat.

What does the 'W' on the World Map Indicate?
This is the landing spot of an Old Starship which you have to repair.

How do you Upgrade the Hull and Engines of the Old Starship?
Both require Alien Alloy to repair, this resource is rare.

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