Yeah it took me a long time as a player to really get a hang of the dual-wielding rules. But once you remember them they make a lot of sense. Once for fun I made a mage who happened to be well-versed in staff combat...picked up two-weapon fighting, had a decent strength, made it better with a Bull's Strength, and surprised enemy warriors when he started whirling it around like a ninja and cracking skulls...lol.
Now just waiting on one of our heroes to finalize their equipment, and then we'll start. The beginning will be a prologue with all 8 of you together before you're split up, fyi.