Did you get the scroll that allows you to leave the dungeon? I know the first one had it.
Haven't played a game in days due to summer school...
Yea, the dungeon flee scroll is there and I've been abusing the hell out of it. I redid the first dungeon many many times, picking up every damn thing until I couldn't carry more, teleport back to town, repair my crap, sell stuff and storehouse the rest. I reached the second town last night and the storehouses apparently share inventory like Resident Evil item boxes. This is by far the easiest roguelike I've ever played, especiallly since you can bring a partner in with you and do double team attacks and stuff. It's fun though, I'm enjoying it while I wait for my spiritual batteries to recharge for my next spurt of Shiren runs.
Shiren requires an interesting level of focus for me to play since I always end up thinking a couple lives ahead of what I'm doing and planning for my final run. I'm still searching for another staff of stability and I can't decide which shield I'm going to take for my final run. I've put a lot into buffing my mega armorward but I'm unsure if I want to cart the extra riceballs it will take to offset the double hunger it causes. A really buffed hide shield is appealing because of the half hunger while buffing the hell out of iron shield also has its appeal since it's ALMOST as strong as the armorward but does regular hunger. I'm also trying to replenish my blastwave scroll supply, I'm still pissed off about losing my jar of them to the freakin' rice changer on pegasus ridge. When I finally beat Shiren I will do my happy dance then throw a party, everyone from TZH will be invited of course.
And Hail, Fallout 2 is superior to FO 1 in a lot of ways but I can't imagine playing it without playing the first.