Warlord's temple starts slowly, and mostly involves item amassment and "only being able to pick up items once you have a use for them" type stuff. Over the course of the game (which is pretty short, only about sixteen gameplay boards), the player character gets spells and item upgrades, and builds up mana for when spellcasting is later introduced. There are some kinda clever parts and I like the game overall, enough to not mind the long walking distances.
One hang-up: this is a beta version, and it's missing a board link to the ending. It will also set off some anticheat crap if you link it through the editor... The 1.0 release (probably?) fixes this and any other goofs.