Fuff, (a/k/a Ron <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> )
Just a quick note before I delve into my work day (full of programming and writing). Nexoft developed the first "Wizardry" and Nintendo published it. (I knew the company's name began with an "N"). But, I can't remember when Sir Tech became involved (unless Nexoft and Sir Tech are subsidiaries of one or the other -- or completely separate entities).
And, you're probably not going to believe this, but I do remember that pool. I think that's the game where I expanded my vocabulary to include many colorful invectives that I still cherish today. Except, I will be honest -- I haven't said Tiltowait in over a decade. LOL
Will post more later, as your post has unearthed an avalanche of fond memories. Thanks for the in-depth response. I certainly appreciate the time you took to write it.
Faralas <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mage.gif" alt="" />
P.S. Favorite Wizardry monsters: Earth Giants, Frost Giants and Will-o-the Wisps! (Remember them?)