So I've always enjoyed these sort of picture walkthroughs, so I decided to try my hand at one myself! The modpack I'm playing is Awakening by shadowake, a relatively new 1.7 modpack that deserves more attention then it gets. A major update is in the works that will overhaul basically the whole pack, and I originally planned to wait for it to be released before starting this. But a stable version of the overhaul is likely still a few months away, and I'm impatient, so I'll just start now, and deal with incompatibilities as they come. I hope you all enjoy! Spoiler: First Steps A quick view of the area around where I spawned. This small island off the coast of the mainland seems like a nice place to start! ...Or not. Turns out the island is close enough to the mainland that zombies and other nasties can just swim over, even with the island itself being fully lit. Once I have a better idea what sort of starter base I'd like to build, I'll definitely move to a safer location. On the bright side, I did manage to make a full Tinkers setup! In this pack, the only tools you can obtain are from Tinkers, so getting those tables set up is an earlygame priority. Your reward for completing the set is an iron pickaxe, which is absolutely essential, as it's your only way of mining most ores this early on. Using it, I was able to get a smattering of some basic resources, including coal, copper, jade, and some additional iron. Jade armor might not look the prettiest, but it's cheap, and provides decent protection against hostile mobs. Maybe now skeletons sniping me from the water won't be an instant death sentence!