That plus the fact that I’ve also found out that the CT is the amount of time (in turns) that it takes to be able to take certain actions all really helps.
Still having a lot of trouble though, the game doesn’t get any easier, but at least now I have made progress, I went to Lezard Valeth and spoke to him and saw the cool cut scene in his crazy-ass basement and stuff. The fight was pretty easy, but suddenly the game seems quite a bit more interesting.
I don’t know if I’ll actively pursue finishing it again, because I’m having this much trouble and it’s only chapter 4 (of 8 I think). But I will at least be playing it sporadically. I am quite happy to find these things out.