Character View

Character Menu

You can examine and manipulate characters in your party from the Character View. To switch to the Character View, press the calculator key. Pressing the calculator button again will return you to the 3D dungeon view. See the interface section of these documents if you need to review mode switching or menu interface.


From the Character View, you can perform any of the following actions:

  • Statistics - Views attributes and stats of the currently selected character.
  • Inventory - View the current character's inventory.
  • Cast Spell - Cast a spell.
  • Exchange - Exchange positions with another character in the list. When prompted to select which character you wish to switch, select any other character from the bottom half of the screen. Note that if you have summoned a creature to fight for you, that creature is always listed at the bottom of the screen, and cannot switch positions with any other character.
    The order of the characters in your party is very important during combat. Characters listed in the first three slots in your party form your front line. Characters in slots four and five form the back row of your party. Note that any summoned creature is always considered to be part of your front row, even though it is always listed in the 6th character slot of your party.
    Only characters in your front row may attack or be attacked using hand-to-hand combat. This means that characters in positions four and five are always shielded from attacks by monsters that have a short range. This also means that the two characters in your back row cannot hit using hand-to-hand weapons.
    For this reason, it is best to put characters with bad armor protection (such as the sorcerer and wizard) in your back row where they are protected from many attacks. From the back row, these characters will still be effective with offensive and defensive spells; they will just not be able to perform physical attacks.
  • Drop - Drops the current character from your party. Note that characters who hold objects that are necessary to the game in their inventory (such as keys) cannot be dropped from your party.

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