Since my last posting, I've been pretty busy. I've tried to play Pool of Radiance a few times, but I'm honestly not feeling the game at all. I think it's because I just beat the game a few months ago (like back in October), and the thought of trudging through familiar territory again so soon fills me with serious dread.
I think what I'd rather do is play the Krynn series instead, starting with Champions of Krynn, working through Death Knights of Krynn, and then heading into Dark Queen of Krynn. I want to do that because blogs about Pool of Radiance have been done to death anyway, but I rarely see blogs about those games.
Also, the only Gold-Box game I have never solved is Dark Queen of Krynn. My version had a bug in it that made it impossible to win, so I only ever got about halfway through the game on my initial play through. Additionally, I have never tried to make the run with the same party (since I always played the games when they were released, and years passed between them...so I always lost my disks that had my save games in the meantime...not really an issue with hard drives).
So, if any of you are out there reading this blog, I hope you'll stick around as I shift gears. The blog is still in its baby steps age, and I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I want to approach things. I'll be glad to hear any suggestions.