I haven’t made much progress in the game. At the moment, I’m working on making money. There’s too much stuff sitting around “at home” that needs to be identified.

That means buying id scrolls, or finding them in the dungeon. They don’t turn up too often, so gold is needed. I’ve worked out a method that’s dull but profitable, sorta.

I go down to level 2, and poke around the areas near the stairs, not going too far away. I grab what I can, then go back up and return again to level 2. This is one time the regenned levels come in handy.

The drawback is that it’s time-consuming, since I usually manage only a few handsful on any trip. The fun part is getting back to town, since I have to go searching for the stairs out.

Just now, I was looking for them, when the “something special” message came up. Huh, that’s the second time it’s happened on level 1. Naturally, I started looking all over the place, and ran into that unmentionable Hell-beast again.

You have no idea how annoying that thing is, and I haven’t been able to get away from it. Urgg. Take a step, click through the attack messages, take a step, click through the attack messages, take a step, click through the attack messages…you get the idea. I finally saved the game and quit. Tomorrow is another day.