So I spent an hour and a half trying to make a pretty Dwarf, and then decided why not have some fun and make Dale as a Dwarf, this is the result
There's so many mods, so I went with Skip the Fade (Let's you do all the Fade story stuff, but it skips the annoying six hour long puzzle segments that was cool once, and become horrible) Dog Slot (Lets you take the dog with three companions (mixed this with Dog skill expansion, which adds a ton of new skills for Doggo), Combat Tweaks (basically a DnD expansion, adds a ton of special rules) Lock bash (gives warriors the option to bash locks so you don't need a rogue. The trade off is you have a chance to destroy options) Dialouge Tweaks (which restores alot of cut companion interactions, and gives you alot of new interactions with your BF/GF).
Main ones are Improved Atmosphere, which adds a TON of ambient life (To hard to get into detail because it changes so much, but it adds alot of new equipment (stuff that makes sense) gives NPC's approiate equipment (Redcliffe soldiers will bear Redcliffe colors and shield decals, Bann Teagen is wearing appropriate armor during the siege, Blacksmiths will actually be using an unused blacksmith animation ETC) https://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage/mods/577/
Dragon Age Redesigned. Which changes every character to look far better, but without beautifying them. I used the lore friendly version.
I especially love Sten's redesign
And finally the Fix Patch. Fixes every damn bug in the game (there's hundred of approval changes that never happen because there bugged for example. And there's a massive amount of small options they restore, that weren't in the game because they didn't trigger properly. Like giving the Elves at Lothering money, sparing the Proving Dude in the Dwarf noble origins, or you can fucking hand in Morrigan to Gregoir in Broken Circle) https://www.nexusmods.com/dragonage/mods/4689
Alas I couldn't get Enb to work properly for it, but I have a really good texture pack running.
Setup runs super well, no crashes or anything