After much drinking and coding and drawing I finally have a working village for Daniel the Hero. I still need to draw and code the crafting interfaces, but I'm really excited that I can move around the village and experience the tutorial (I can't save yet, so I HAVE to experience the tutorial). Here's a screenshot of what is done so far.
Yeah. The graphics are a little rough, but hey. It's my first game, and it works! I think I'm going to drink to celebrate. Yay me!