I opened a door in the slum and found a goblin guard! And hokey smokes, what a goblin guard this was- a goblin leader, 6 goblins, and an ogre! But I was ready for them!
My magic user slapped down a SLEEP spell- there went three goblins, but that left three goblins AND the ogre still awake! So the other magic user threw down a SLEEP spell, and there went another goblin and the ogre! So that left my party- the FIGHTER, the FIGHTER/CLERIC, the THIEF, and the two FIGHTER/MAGIC USERs against 2 simple goblins! The fight was mine!
Well, the two goblins took out both fighter/magic users and the thief, so when everyone else woke up my fighter and fighter cleric went down FAST. Of all the swings my characters took, I connected only twice and on separate monsters. I didn't take out a single bad guy.
I might need to start this game over again, except make a major change when I do- not be me when I do so.