I suggest a vanilla game with 1.0.10 RC5. Then the saves would be much easier to diagnose. I will make a thread about it. And I am sincerely sorry to Nicholas for the bother. I know the saves issues are agony for you. But take heart that your undying throngs will adore you all the more for your efforts! I suggest the following: 1. Make a basic tank type character that may well survive a few turns at any DL. 2. Save then and there. 3. Play until you get to the upper right stairwell down and use it. 4. Keep following this pattern and see if it holds true on the reverse for you before submitting your saves. 5. Try other peoples saves and see if the stairs put you where they should. If not, report exactly what stair they crap you out at. (Debug mode would be helpful since you can make your character level up fast that way and thus survive the descent. Also a capital L shows the whole map. This will make it much easier to navigate and figure out exactly where you are. Anyone need the debug info? Add -debug-flag to your DoD shortcut in the Windows version. Use the keybindings menu to see what buttons do what. Simple enough?) This character will not be a play character. It will be purely so others can report their stair responses. Again, no mods so the Devs have less sheer agony to deal with if somehow a mod effects this.