New players, don't be discouraged
One thing about this game is that it has a HUGE learning curve. If you've never played a dungeon crawler then you're going to be lost at first. After you make your first few parties (I suggest you let the game automatically do it the first few times,) you'll get a feel for what you need to have in your game.
One thing that I noticed is that the game is next to impossible without a mage. Mages are one of the heavies hitters in the game, especially since they can hit multiple enemies on multiple spaces. It took me a while to figure out that you don't need to find the scrolls to use magic; you only need to have the skill unlocked on your character sheet. I suggest going online and looking for a guide on that. The Grimrock wiki has all the spells.
If you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them. I just managed to reach level 10 without dieing (after I figured out the confusing magic system.) I'm far from a pro, but I can hold my own. Ask away.