This is going to be a short post this week. I'd intended to have some footage of myself playing Moria, but it turns out that making videos is harder than I thought. Who knew? There are millions of kids doing it on Youtube, how complicated can it be? (As it turns out, very.)
So I don't have much to say, except for a quick update on my Moria progress. You may recall from my last post that my character died. In Moria, as in all games of the mid-1970s, death is permanent. I spent a good few hours creating new characters, grinding for gold, and ultimately dying due to impatience. Eventually, though, I managed to build a decent character, and I'm back to mapping new areas of the Forest dungeon. I built his Wizardry score up to 20, which allowed me to join the Circle of Wizards, and much to my delight I gained instant access to the spell which allows me to teleport back to the city from anywhere. It's great. Now I can go back to the city instantly, and use the travel function in the Guild to instantly teleport back to my camp (you can set a camp anywhere in the game). It's cut down on a lot of back-and-forth travel, and should speed up my progress a fair bit.
I'm not sure what's coming next for the blog, though. I'll have another crack at some video, because I'd like to give a sense of what these games look like in action. After that it's uncertain, because I'm running out of things to say about Moria. It's probably time I added another game to my schedule.