Dwarf Fortress: Multi-player Edition
You are going to play Dwarf Fortress anyway. So make some ☼Friends☼ and have a few laughs while you're at it.
Steps to get started:
1. Download the windows client linked below and extract
2. Install font of your choice (I prefer cooz)
3. Run the .bat with the same name as the font you installed
4. Enter username, and if you want to reserve that username, enter password.
Some usage notes:
Alt+number switches window focus.
Press Alt+3 to get to the main menu, either select "Join a running game" or "Launch a new game" (keep in mind that running the same region several times will overwrite each other)
Press Alt+1 to play, or Alt+2 to chat. (Note that some characters don't work, like shift-arrowkeys)