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Friday, 24th March 2017, 16:04

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mix up might, agility and brilliance in a single potion

Replies: 7

Views: 1372

Re: Mix up might, agility and brilliance in a single potion

Mixing might and agility definitely makes sense, but I think that brilliance would still be as useless as it is now if part of a mixed potion like that. A better candidate for mixing brilliance would be magic, and slap a +wiz effect on it. This would create a tactical choice by forcing spellcasters ...

Friday, 10th March 2017, 23:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Replace permafood with a single generic food item

Replies: 30

Views: 6815

Replace permafood with a single generic food item

Now that all food takes the same amount of time to eat, is there any compelling reason to still have 4 types of permafood? Making food generic would make inventory management slightly easier, so the player could lose two or three slots to counteract this. The nutrition value of a hypothetical food i...

Monday, 17th October 2016, 19:39

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 42 - Ce^Ru

Replies: 29

Views: 3675

Re: Casual League Week 42 - Ce^Ru

Would have tried again if I had more time, no artifice is really easy until it isn't. Tier 2

http://crawl.berotato.org/crawl/morgue/ ... 190813.txt

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 00:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! HaFi 15 Runes and thoughts on Lesser Beckoning

Replies: 18

Views: 1601

Re: YAVP! HaFi 15 Runes and thoughts on Lesser Beckoning

Last time I checked, melee weapons required spending xp in skills to use effectively, just like ranged weapons. I think that beckoning definitely gave me an edge on EXP in this game. 6 or 7 levels of translocations is a smaller investment than would be needed to get a passable ranged attack online....

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 23:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP : MIFI of Oka : my first win !

Replies: 13

Views: 1171

Re: YAVP : MIFI of Oka : my first win !

Congrats on the win!

I think you should try a Deep Elf Fire Elementalist. Or any deep elf, really. Dithmengos, Sif Muna and Vehumet are all good god choices. They require a lot more caution than Minotaurs, so it should be a challenge.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 01:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! HaFi 15 Runes and thoughts on Lesser Beckoning

Replies: 18

Views: 1601

YAVP! HaFi 15 Runes and thoughts on Lesser Beckoning

Second 15 rune win. This character never felt very powerful, but once I clear out zot:5 on a 3 rune game, I usually call it a win and do extended until I die, just for fun. This guy just kept on trucking. I never even had any really close calls, save for some dicey spot on the stairs of tomb:3. At f...

Sunday, 5th June 2016, 22:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: DrAr^Pak Meandering into the midgame

Replies: 1

Views: 174

CiP: DrAr^Pak Meandering into the midgame

First game with Pakellas, seems really strong for melee characters early on, but I'm feeling like (s)he is starting to lose for effectiveness. I'm considering picking up shields, I'm pretty strong, but I'd like to be a bit bulkier and it feels like a no brainer on an unarmed character. Advice on dev...

Thursday, 12th June 2014, 22:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP VpEn^Dith with Growing Pains

Replies: 1

Views: 243

CiP VpEn^Dith with Growing Pains

Alright, so after a bit of a sabbatical from crawl, I've gotten back into the swing of things by checking out the new changes to trunk. After splatting a series of very disappointing High Elf Skalds, I've developed a love affair with the Vampires, particularly how much they benefit from no more weig...

Monday, 12th August 2013, 23:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DsFi

Replies: 11

Views: 623

Re: YASD: DsFi

Haha, OoD is easily the most fun spell in the game to defend against. I've splatted a few characters trying to matrix dodge an orb before. In my experience, you should go unarmed the second you realize that you're monstrous, which is usually the first few floors. Unarmed combat with claws 3 is an ex...

Monday, 5th August 2013, 19:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:DEFE Need Help!

Replies: 31

Views: 2110

Re: CIP:DEFE Need Help!

delarado wrote:
How do I get haste?



Book of Enchantments or Book of Wizardy. It's likely that you'll find one of them during your game, in my personal experience the shops on orc:4 tend to be good for that.

Monday, 5th August 2013, 18:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:DEFE Need Help!

Replies: 31

Views: 2110

Re: CIP:DEFE Need Help!

I've gotten 15 runes on this build before, so I feel pretty comfortable dispensing advice here. 1) Yes, they lose their effectiveness at this point in the game. pick up some weapon skill (Bows, or a staff of fire will work.) if you need a cheap way to kill popcorn. 2) It was changed to be random a f...

Wednesday, 31st July 2013, 03:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

Replies: 10

Views: 707

Re: YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

CrazyJ wrote:Fifth, you should have done the forest.


You just made this stupid death suck so much more.

Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 17:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

Replies: 10

Views: 707

Re: YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

I switched the artifact ring out for see invisible when the lich went invisible, which was a mistake. I also did have a frustratingly small amount of ?EA in the game, I picked up that one on zot:4 and forgot to use it, enchanting is something I normally save for my stash. I'm not sure why haste's fa...

Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 15:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

Replies: 10

Views: 707

YASD: DsDK^Yred Things fall Apart on Zot:5

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.13-a0-2519-g3c5fe84 (tiles) character file. 521170 Travis the Demonic Blade (level 23, -18/188 HPs) Began as a Demonspawn Death Knight on July 28, 2013. Was the Champion of Yredelemnul. Killed from afar by an ancient lich (74 damage) ... with a bolt of negative en...

Monday, 29th July 2013, 03:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Ascend a Demonspawn

Replies: 130

Views: 11954

Re: Ascend a Demonspawn

This isn't really a direct upgrade to stone arrow, but if you want a quiet spell then use bolt of draining. It doesn't make any noise when it hits a monster. Silently casting high level spells is kind of a lost cause, though.

Thursday, 11th July 2013, 03:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Multiple Casters Need Generic Advice

Replies: 21

Views: 1219

Re: YASD - Multiple Casters Need Generic Advice

I've been in your situation. Keep with the deep elf fire elementalists, they're built for casting, and learn all magic skills quickly. Consider sticky flame a fiery poison. Smack something with it and run away, most monsters in the early dungeon can be killed with one sticky flame. Be careful if the...

Friday, 5th July 2013, 22:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What are you listening to at the moment

Replies: 488

Views: 53608

Re: What are you listening to at the moment

Abel - The National

Friday, 5th July 2013, 01:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP Indecisive GrCK of TSO

Replies: 4

Views: 302

CIP Indecisive GrCK of TSO

Alright, so I decided to try out a Gargoyle Chaos Knight as a fun run that would be over after a few floors. This guy, however, refused to die. The run became serious when I found a +11 randart morningstar of electrocution. So I decided to try out TSO, since I've never really used him, but he wasn't...

Monday, 1st July 2013, 03:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP;First time poster, first 15 rune!

Replies: 5

Views: 896

Re: YAVP;First time poster, first 15 rune!

That's really cool, I've always wanted to pull off this build, I just never could get past the extended with it. Congrats on the win, man, we're proud of you.

Monday, 24th June 2013, 20:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HOPr Extended attempt №2

Replies: 13

Views: 1488

Re: CIP: HOPr Extended attempt №2

Super Secret Pro Tip: Cerebov is not worth killing. If you can kill cerebov then you're no gonna benefit from his sword. Yoink/shatter/ninja the rune and get out of dodge.

Friday, 21st June 2013, 18:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: HOPr, the rune is a lie!

Replies: 32

Views: 3867

Re: YASD: HOPr, the rune is a lie!

Those Starcursed masses can be a real pain. They killed a promising HEHu I had yesterday. Next time go 15 or bust!

Thursday, 20th June 2013, 20:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: HOPr, the rune is a lie!

Replies: 32

Views: 3867

Re: CIP: HOPr, first time in mid-game

Godspeed, you glorious motherfucker. If you're still hellbent on getting more runes, the abyssal rune is next. It's gonna be a crapshoot, make sure you go to at least the third floor of the abyss, it won't spawn earlier than that. Run as much as possible, you want to explore as many new tiles as pos...

Thursday, 20th June 2013, 17:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: HOPr, the rune is a lie!

Replies: 32

Views: 3867

Re: CIP: HOPr, first time in mid-game

It was the abyssal rune, but I don't recommend that. I'm not sure if vamp works on slimes, if it does then the slime pit might be an option, but that requires extreme caution on your part, and you probably shouldn't bring your buddies down there. If you have a source of haste than The Royal Jelly is...

Thursday, 20th June 2013, 17:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Djinn Species

Replies: 68

Views: 9214

Re: Djinn Species

Due to my limited experience with Djinni, I'm not sure how well this would work, but I feel like making the EP cost of spells equal the MP cost multiplied by 1.5 (Rounded up) would help them out in the early game, without being too broken in the late game.

Thursday, 20th June 2013, 16:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: HOPr, the rune is a lie!

Replies: 32

Views: 3867

Re: CIP: HOPr, first time in mid-game

I just finished a 4 runer with HOPr. You're gonna wanna stair dance Zot:5. And you MUST have more fire resistance for orbs of fire. That's a requirement. I have lost Melee characters to the first orb of fire they run into. It may be worth it to just go in with fire dragon armor. You've got better ge...

Monday, 17th June 2013, 20:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Beogh Overhaul

Replies: 18

Views: 1877

Re: Beogh Overhaul

I just got back into the game after a break of a few months, and I tried a HOPr, because I thought that your orcs gaining EXP from your kills was a great fix to the problem I had with them in previous versions. If you play carefully, and treat them as allies instead of meat shields they're really po...

Saturday, 24th November 2012, 04:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Tiny Vices You Have When You Play Crawl But Can't Give Up

Replies: 22

Views: 1912

Tiny Vices You Have When You Play Crawl But Can't Give Up

I always mutation gamble. Always.

I also snort every sparkling fountain I see until it runs dry. Even when I have no curing pots.

It's imperative to my survival that I have no spell hunger at all. A hunger-less magic dart will always be more effective than a IMB at sultana hunger.

Re: [CIP] Transformer aka Demonspawn Wizard of Vehumet

You have two horrible mutations, teleportitis can be crippling if you can't control your teleports and blurry vision /will/ screw you over. If you feel comfortable with your mana level you should focus on getting your powerful spells online. Refrigeration is a great choice with your potion conservat...

Re: YASD - DeWi "Where were all those spellbooks I heard abo

I've 15 runed a DE mage before, so I feel pretty confident giving advice here. I find that mephitic cloud it the only thing that DEWi really have going for them in the early game, any battle you're in should start with that, and follow up with a hail of magic darts. I didn't see any imps either, the...

Tuesday, 29th May 2012, 20:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1469

Views: 203004

Re: I love it when...

ramas wrote:I love it when...I can cast inner flame, and abusing it... :twisted:

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I like it more when it's a hydra splattered against the walls by an orb of destruction.

Tuesday, 29th May 2012, 20:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP]: MY FIRST WIN

Replies: 5

Views: 499

Re: [YAVP]: MY FIRST WIN

It only counts if you get 15 runes. I applaud you.

Re: CIP - Deep Elf Conjurer who is afraid of anything

You need to go for either fire or icestorm as soon as possible. I recently won my first win as a DEFE (15 runes) and I cannot explain with words how useful it is for killing any and everything (I've blasted orbs of fire with that spell, and nearly fried Cerebov, too) As far as armour goes it's prett...

Sunday, 27th May 2012, 03:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do I SETm?

Replies: 12

Views: 872

Re: How do I SETm?

Try training poison magic instead of tmut. It's a cheaper way to get spider form. Until lair there's not much reason train tmut above the necessary minimum to get spider form online. I don't know if you should focus on UC or Evocations. Is it actually cheaper? I figured in the long term more transm...

Sunday, 27th May 2012, 03:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do I SETm?

Replies: 12

Views: 872

How do I SETm?

I've played about 100 SETms so far, after I got SEEE in the "Suggest a build for the guy above you thread" and went on a Sludge Elf binge. I have yet to get one past level 10, and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I've played around a bit with skill distribution and god choice, an...

Sunday, 13th May 2012, 20:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Suggest a combo to the person above you

Replies: 234

Views: 17541

Re: Suggest a combo to the person above you

DEAM

I was gonna do DEBe, but this one is remotely possible.

Re: YAVP! God is a concept by which we measure our pain

that's really a nice win, how did you manage your slow leveling and skill gain? That has always turned me off of the demonspawn race.

Sunday, 6th May 2012, 02:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1469

Views: 203004

Re: I love it when...

...I get a book of annihilation on D:2...As a MiBe

...I'm hauling my broken ass away from (insert dangerous unique here) and Mennas comes around the corner

...When all I can do I quaff heal wounds while a teleport kicks in and I'm getting turned into a pincushion

Re: YAVP: Raven, the great Crossbow Wielding Tengu Hunter

Congrats on your first win, you should be proud. And with a Tengu, too.

Thursday, 26th April 2012, 00:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] Extra Crispy

Replies: 9

Views: 452

Re: [YASD] Extra Crispy

I just came out of a 15 rune win on a similar build and let me say now that you should under no condition do the tomb as your 4th rune, either slime or abyssal should come next if you're going for extended. Tomb will run you through, tear you open, eat your still beating heart, rip your head off and...

Tuesday, 24th April 2012, 21:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - VpEn of Kiku

Replies: 3

Views: 404

Re: CIP - VpEn of Kiku

Seconding pain. It's a huge advantage, train necromancy as much as you can, as the damage scales with necromancy skill. As far as stabs go, always open with a dagger, though confusion/unaware stabs aren't as important to hit with a dagger, but if you feel you have a turn to spare then go for the swi...

Tuesday, 24th April 2012, 21:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First Win - DEFE All-Runer- A Retrospective

Replies: 11

Views: 886

Re: [YAVP] First Win - DEFE All-Runer- A Retrospective

And then you get bitten by the infamous "I can't stop at just 3 my first time!" bug and it doesn't get you killed. Make no mistake, the 3 rune hubris has gotten me before. It was a ridiculously lucky run though, even if it wasn't as powerful as some of the characters I've had die before. ...

Sunday, 22nd April 2012, 04:05

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Throw Flame worse than Flame Tongue?

Replies: 11

Views: 1884

Re: Throw Flame worse than Flame Tongue?

I play a lot of FEs , and throw flame is a better all around spell than flame tongue. Flame tongue is a great level 1 attack spell, but it's severely limited in usefulness after the first time that you encounter something with a ranged attack. There's a pretty big gap between having throw flame onli...

Sunday, 22nd April 2012, 03:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First Win - DEFE All-Runer- A Retrospective

Replies: 11

Views: 886

Re: [YAVP] First Win - 15 runes DEFE of Vehumet

Putting the Kill list in and summary in a separate post, one post wasn't enough to contain the righteousness Vanquished Creatures Antaeus (Coc:7) Mnoleg (Pan) the royal jelly (Slime:6) Dispater (Dis:7) Lom Lobon (Pan) Khufu (Crypt:1) 3 orbs of fire (Zot:5) 5 ancient liches 31 greater mummies Saint R...

Sunday, 22nd April 2012, 03:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First Win - DEFE All-Runer- A Retrospective

Replies: 11

Views: 886

[YAVP] First Win - DEFE All-Runer- A Retrospective

Screw you Crawl. Against all odds, I made it to Zot, kicked the ass of every sorry creature there, took the orb that was rightfully mine, and dragged it away from that hellhole of a dungeon. Not even the forces of Hell combined could stop me as I mowed down every living or nonliving thing. I had qui...

Re: CiP - Gin Schwa, "The Younger Sibling", HEGl of Nemelex

Lose the ring as soon as possible, pretty much anything is better than what you have now. Pump spellcasting and INT for a couple levels if you want to go for some low level spells and get Shields to 5 and Armour to 9 to negate the penalties for fighting and spellcasting respectively. And don't use y...

Monday, 9th April 2012, 19:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - MuWz killed by ridiculous holy Pan floor

Replies: 4

Views: 1090

Re: YASD - MuWz killed by ridiculous holy Pan floor

I wish I had something more insightful to say, but that's quite an impressive Resist sheet you have there. Crawl is a bitch, if I knew how to make it cooperate, we'd all be pulling 15-runers.

Saturday, 7th April 2012, 00:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: End Game Characters

Replies: 23

Views: 3222

End Game Characters

So, I'm a noob at crawl, I've only played a few months, and only played a few hundred games. I have however gotten, 3 characters to Zot. Out of those 4 characters, there have been no survivors. Is there any trick to surviving it that I'm missing, it seems like I'm doing something wrong, but I always...

Tuesday, 27th March 2012, 00:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Non-Demonic Summoning Path

Replies: 18

Views: 1338

Re: Non-Demonic Summoning Path

The plan is for Vehumet to lose the summoning aspect (as well as moving away from guaranteed book gifts), and even besides that it was a deliberate choice to make Vehumet not gift Hydra and Dragon when they were added. And the Summoner starting book already contains Ice Beast and Scorpions, which s...

Tuesday, 27th March 2012, 00:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Sky Beasts

Replies: 11

Views: 984

Re: Sky Beasts

I actually think Menkaure plays very little role in introducing torment. If you get tormented by him, the length of time that passes before you get tormented again will make someone forget that the spell Fiends are using to halve your life is the same as the mummy on D:4. Menkaure is still a good u...
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