Thanks for the advice. Things are going well, either I'm having luck picking the right places to go, but the difficulty is just right so far. I've already got some more questions.
1) Is it possible to restore age like in WoX? I've been restoring every time something affects a character's age, but it's tiresome.
2) Is there some way to cast bless/heroism/super shield etc. on all characters at once? Not donating to the temples, that is.
3) I ran into a Wicked Witch that cursed all my gear. I restored my game and saved the encounter for later, but is there a simple way to remove the curse?