Robert Maxwell wrote:
I highly recommend you look at the Minecraft Wiki
, which tells you a lot about the game mechanics that may not be so obvious--such as how the liquids work, how fire spreads, the importance of light sources, etc.
Yep - been there and found some great mapping tools and other tips that others here have been mentioning. There's a lot in there and I feel I've only just scratched the surface. Just have to keep digging - pun not intended. Thanks much!