These journeys are great!
The vomit tactic I was referring to involves vomiting at the spot where Huang Ming Pong stands and waiting for his legs to dissolve before challenging him. Is that tactic still valid on this version? And do I have enough gold to buy enough food for this?
I think this still works. You need way more gold to keep buying food at the shop. Get to Attnam with heaps of loot and sell stuff at the shop there to get loads more gold.
I see a forge and an anvil, which are used for crafting. How does crafting work, and when do you use that?
Leave crafting out of your 5x n00b run for now, it *might* result in a crash.
Which is better, a weapon and a shield, or dual wielding two weapons?
Is it better to wield a broken shield with higher AV, or an intact shield with lesser av?
Dunno, wield anything you can. Your axe is pretty good for now. I'd swap the shield for a lighter one if possible. Switch to better gear once you find it.
And finally, how do you remove torso scars? Potions of healing? Potions of troll blood? Or do I need to go to someone for this?
Dunno what the current status is now, but I've always thought of them as permanent. I like scars because SPOILER ALERT. Click here to see text.
they can help keep your HP below certain critical thresholds.