Oh yea... The stone is a must... Put it on the lowest level of your oven. If it is gas, you can place it directly on the bottom. Make sure it is in the oven BEFORE you heat it up. If you place a cold stone into a hot oven it runs a high risk of cracking. Get a cheap wood pizza peel too.
Flour the stone, it will start burning but that's OK. Make sure you keep the peel and your work surface well floured. You don't want anything to stick.