I think I'm going to finally try to climb the Might and Magic 1 mountain. I have a saved game on the Mac around level 18, but I don't remember what I was doing -- I was taking notes on paper at the time, and that's long gone.
I tried getting the c64 version going, but after a few crashes, gave up and am playing the GOG version (slightly worse colors and music.. but that's OK).
The stumbling block for me in this game ends up being a sort of "WOT" factor. Like I fail to put the puzzles together and then lose interest. Hopefully you folks will be around to ask question of.
The mapping is turning out to be surprisingly engaging. I'm doing it in Inkscape and learning that tool better. I'll post some (probably as pdfs) later.