I'm completely with you, Balls! That too, was the excitement with the originals, for me. Back then I didn't have a clue as to what THAC0 meant, or speak English, for that matter... I had to figure it all out. Someone offers you a scroll of Flesh to Stone at the Market... Which you later realize, you bought for *way* too much. When you finally get a spell that breaks that annoying Fear effect, or you come out the Nashkel mines, bloodied and battered... And then there's a party of evil-doers in need of a buttkicking [and looting]. Took me ages to kill those bastards! If you allow yourself to be patient, the victory is so much sweeter.