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
- Statistics - Views
attributes and stats of the currently selected character.
- Inventory - View
the current character's inventory.
- Cast Spell - Cast
- 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.
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
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.