Talk:Tips and Tricks
Covered items[edit source]
"Placing a foreground block on a tile with items on the ground, will destroy those items." This is not strictly true, at least they are not destroyed immediately. I have seen dwarves retrieve such items from a distance of up to one block away, and have also re-dug foreground blocks that were placed covering items, and the items were still there.
Item shaft tip[edit source]
Build a vertical shaft above the stockpile and put crafting stations in a column over it with ladders between levels. Dwarfs will drop crafted items onto the stockpile for faster gathering.