EDIT: For any new readers: This diary was started quite a while ago and many of the adventures have been changed a lot since then. But feel free to read anyway -- While I was still among the ones waiting for the beta key I made a promise to myself that once I got in I'd start a beta diary so that everyone still waiting would have more to read during the wait. Well, today I happened to get lucky and nabbed one of the beta keys posted on the forum so I'm starting this thread to fulfill my promise. I'm playing this mostly on my netbook (1,6Ghz, 1GB RAM, 1024x600 resolution) but if it starts running too slow I'll switch to my other laptop. I already quickly played through the first two fights before getting home so this little diary starts directly after them. Sorry. Anyway, let's start with the game then. Axes and things: Now that the first goblins were dead, I went to the new shop that opened. On my netbook it looks a little cramped, but since scrolling works it's not a real problem. I sold the treasures I'd received and bought the Woodman's axe. Cool, better cards. Kobold Encampment Ok, that opened up the next adventure. Looks like my Human Fighter Agreyn is facing three kobolds this time: Bong, Klang and Bing. Gary gives the hint to move 2 squares forward, since the foes will be forced to stop when they move to an adjacent square and so won't be able to get past me. And looks like I get a good opportunity to use Chop and attack both goblins at the same time. Another weak strike later Bong goes bong and I get the first victory point. Klang is out of actions so I decide to retreat a little to force the little buggers to come to me. Next turn I move again and so do my foes. Guess what time it is? Of course - chopping time! First chop drops Klang, second chop drops Bing and sweet victory is mine! Bwahahaaa... So, what do I get for loot... A Hatchet! Well, more chops is nice so I switch it with my sword. Next fight, then. Aaand... more goblins, Snick and Git arrive to meet my axes. This time they have block cards... One strike hits, the next one is blocked. My additional chop isn't enough to kill Git so the little bugger gets to hit me. One more chop, a failed block attempt and one dead Git. And next round Snick falls as well. Woohoo, another victory for the mighty Agreyn. Looks like victory also meant a level up and a shield slot for my mighty hero. And more importantly - more loot... Kobold Killer looks nice so I'll give up my Hatchet.