Hi, I bought arcanum some time ago but am just getting around to playing the game. I am by no means new to role playing but I find that this interface is not at all intuitive when it comes to creating my character. I do not find the manual helpful at all as far as the actual mechanics of the game. Is there any tutorial out there then can precisely walk me through creating my character? To be honest, I got through the allocating the points to making purchases. That is where I am currently stuck (purchasing). The manual says that it is virtually the same as the barter screen (i am playing a single player game). I don't understand the interface at all and the manual is so into the story it neglects the actual mechanics of the game. Can someone please help me with this? I have literally spent hours on this and have not come up with anything that works for me. Also, how do u save the damn game? I pressed the esc key as the manual stated but when i went back into the game there was nothing saved and i had to start again. I hope I haven't asked any "duh" questions but i am getting extremely frustrated with the whole idea of playing this game and I am trying not to be because I have heard a lot of good things about it and I just figure if I can get past the character creation, I can probably figure out the rest (I hope). I appreciate any info anyone can give me. Thanks.