Wow, thanks for that terrific post, Nesrie! So books are a species of artifact, then? I didn’t realize one could learn spells from them. Also, are books actually “two-handed scrolls”?
Thanks also for the info on tooltips. What I meant is that the food icons (which I do see in my tooltips) are small in-game and hard for my aging eyes to decipher, especially as I don’t recognize some of the icons on sight. E.g., I’m not entirely sure of the first two secondary ingredients in sweet meat (grapes? acorns?). I’m pretty sure the fourth primary ingredient is a mushroom, but text confirmation would be nice. I think I have some of the same confusion with other crafting ingredients depicted in other crafting tooltips: distinguishing among various woods, say. But it’s not a big deal, and I’m getting better at it.
My three-person party quickly deteriorated, as the Striga just followed them around and destroyed them. It was a quick and sad end. I’ve now started a 190% game, but this time I’ve got 7 starting characters. It doesn’t cost you many difficulty points to grab a few more starting traits!
I’ve now got 10 God points but didn’t spend any on this run. The characters I am most interested in unlocking cost at least 10 points, usually more. Maybe there are cheaper characters I should be looking at?