(re: Random Encounters on KQ games) Have you played the sierra vga remake of King’s Quest 1? I played it before even seeing the original so I wasn’t too scared off running into random creatures. It seems in that version the ‘random’ creatures only appear in certain dark forested areas. You are pretty safe if you just stay away from there. I learned that the hard way my first time….walked right on into the forest and was captured by the witch.