Equipment is hard to get because it's like h4x.
Cleric staff for slingshot +1 and I went from 1-12 to 11-31. She deals more damage than my thief, and as much as my paladin and valkyrie most the time.
Also, death is a lot more serious than I thought, you can actually FAIL at reviving your characters. After the first fail, price goes up. After the second, you lose that character permanently. Luckily you can just save before reviving >_>...
And god damn, always have 10 tension points in store at anytime, if you meet a strong monster party, there's a 99% chance you're FFFF'D, or at least highly incapacitated if you don't have enough for the gambit run away.