Well, I said I’d do something dumb, and I did. I got to character level 11 and dungeon level 4. I had the whole Vampirism tree down and was getting the Sight one– I wanted to get to Laser Eyes. Single monsters were no trouble, and even half a dozen weren’t so hard. Then I opened a monster zoo– something like 130 monsters, which is out of control.
I had some acid flasks though, which helped thin them down… eventually ran away, then made my way back, edging toward them, using traps… in short, I cleared the room. Only there were still 55 monsters left; they were in another room. I could see it on the minimap.
And here’s where I made my fatal error. I’d just cleared a roomful of monsters; I could do it again! And if not, I had Invisibility to get away. But this was foolish, foolish overconfidence. I was out of acid flasks and the bombs I had were no equivalent. But the real killer was that a monster snuck around me, blocking my exit. I kept trying to escape, not quite grasping that there was no route. I should have used my Sparkly skill but I was too focussed on escaping.
Oh well. Still finding it charming.