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Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 17:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVPYAVP: 4-rune SpWr of Hepliaklqana, now w

Replies: 4

Views: 106

Re: YAVPYAVP: 4-rune SpWr of Hepliaklqana, now w

damerell wrote: I mostly don't post YAVPs here

That's too bad, I've found them enjoyable to read.

So now that you've won all species, I'd be interested to hear how many tries it took with each species? Are there any surprises, if you list the species from "easiest" to "hardest"...?

Sunday, 9th August 2020, 23:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 492

Views: 110668

Re: Trove reporting

Fee: all Ely Piety on V:4. I'm a gnoll warper, heading into Depths next, will be interesting with no divine abilities... 2 rations the +8 glaive of the Guard {elec, +Rage AC+5 SInv} a scroll of remove curse 22 bolts a lightning rod (4/4) a glowing triple crossbow. a scroll of immolation a scroll of ...

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 01:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: GnCa of Oka (3 runes, streak)

Replies: 2

Views: 126

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: GnCa of Oka (3 runes, streak)

Thanks for the correction! My spell library had Leda's, Stone Arrow, Petrify, Bolt of Magma, Iron Shot, Statue Form, and Shatter, none of which seemed compelling to me. I guess Leda's could have been useful, but that's just a spell I never use...

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 00:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: GnCa of Oka (3 runes, streak)

Replies: 2

Views: 126

[Bloat] YAVP: GnCa of Oka (3 runes, streak)

Yay, my first streak in Bloatcrawl! After winning a GuSt, I succeeded with a Gnome Caveperson. Gnomes are small and fast (XL 7) and have sense surroundings (XL 7). They also get 'warning' as they level up enough (XL 15), which means they can detect monsters. Cavepersons start with a club and a sling...

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 19:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What Is the Best Roguelike?

Replies: 40

Views: 1296

Re: What Is the Best Roguelike?

DCSS is the best in many ways, but Nethack will always have a special place in my heart (ascended all classes etc.), and I also greatly enjoyed ADoM back in the day.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 20:53

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Formicids should not get swift

Replies: 62

Views: 5379

Re: Formicids should not get swift

changelog wrote:* Formicids can no longer cast Swiftness.

Thanks, devs!

Friday, 10th July 2020, 22:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: GuSt of WJC (3 runes)

Replies: 1

Views: 289

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: GuSt of WJC (3 runes)

The rest of the dump: Vanquished Creatures 4 orbs of fire (Zot:5) 2 ancient liches 2 juggernauts A shard shrike (Zot:4) Bai Suzhen (Shoals:4) 5 Killer Klowns (Zot:5) Margery (Crypt:1) 3 curse toes Vashnia (Snake:3) 9 golden dragons 2 bone dragons A pandemonium lord (Depths:5) A Brimstone Fiend (Zot:...

Friday, 10th July 2020, 22:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: GuSt of WJC (3 runes)

Replies: 1

Views: 289

[Bloat] YAVP: GuSt of WJC (3 runes)

Another Bloatcrawl victory! After splatting an Oni Aspirant, Leprechaun Overseer and Irit Soothslayer, I started a Grue Stalker. Grues have Nightstalker and can devour their enemies, gaining health in the process. I only ate 10 chunks and 12 rations in the whole game. So an excellent species for ste...

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 19:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 492

Views: 110668

Re: Trove reporting

Fee: 6 scrolls of blinking. I knew it was never going to be worth it, but I like to gamble with Troves... b - a +2 ring mail of magic resistance c - a +2 troll leather armour d - a +3 ring mail of cold resistance e - a +0 pair of gloves of dexterity g - the -3 pair of gloves of Gaiff {+Blink Dex+4} ...

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 00:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Immolation and Cloud Immunity?

Replies: 3

Views: 266

Re: Immolation and Cloud Immunity?

It should protect you from freezing, mephitic, poisonous and miasma clouds at least. I guess immolation is more like an explosion than cloud...

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 22:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: So... what's this about?

Replies: 5

Views: 384

Re: So... what's this about?

There used to be 27 Dungeon levels (no Depths).

Saturday, 30th May 2020, 22:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 451555

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

If you're heavily using Ozo's Refrigeration, you should not let a green very ugly thing hit you in Swamp, as getting heavily poisoned without the possibility to quaff gets you killed.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 22:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: MfSu - how do break iron grates?

Replies: 8

Views: 819

Re: CIP: MfSu - how do break iron grates?

Heh, I just had that vault also and used OTR + ignite poison, except for green dracs which I had to dig out.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 08:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What are the actually effects of +str on damage?

Replies: 22

Views: 3090

Re: What are the actually effects of +str on damage?

To take a different example, for instance, in the Persona series, the damage is again needless complex. Not only does it make the game somewhat frustrating, it also leads to hard-to-find bugs. For instance, in Persona 5, there's a bug where equipment that gives stat boosts accidentally gives twice ...

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 00:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 734

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

Bloatcrawl 2 is basically finished, so don't hold your breath for any bugfixes or updated offline builds sorry. Sure, no problem. I haven't ran into any fatal bugs so far :) The new species and backgrounds are just so much fun. Currently I'm playing DCSS and Bloatcrawl 2 in turn, every second game ...

Friday, 8th May 2020, 06:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 734

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

Thanks! By the way, I also once shrank in size, so that I could put my cloak and hat back on, until I grew again. Is this intentional? Another bug report: on some levels, autoexplore/autotravel would stop next to a deep water square and give the message "Why would you want to do that?". So...

Thursday, 7th May 2020, 22:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 734

[Bloat] YAVP: PrPh of Ash (3 runes)

My 5th character in BloatCrawl, a Protean Philosopher, became my 2nd winner. Proteans start tiny and grow in size as they level up, being finally very large. They also have evolution, so they end up with a nice set of mutations. In addition, they gain HP with every mutation. Philosophers start with ...

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 23:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 492

Views: 110668

Re: Trove reporting

(This is Bloatcrawl.) Fee: Shield of Ignorance, in practice $1600. g - the amulet of Tasoxt {RegenMP rElec rF+ rC+ Str+3 Dex-3} h - the cursed ring "Bugrigarph" {rF+ EV+5} i - the cursed ring of Attenugog {MP+9 Dex+7} j - an uncursed ring of magical power l - the cursed amulet of the Doge ...

Wednesday, 29th April 2020, 06:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bloatcrawl 2

Replies: 27

Views: 3876

Re: Bloatcrawl 2

I'm now playing a Protean Philosopher of Ash. So naturally all of my gear is cursed. When I gained enough levels to grow to large size: - my boots and gloves fell off, as expected - I'm still wearing my +6 chain mail (rF+), although it is marked gray in inventory - I'm still wearing my +2 buckler of...

Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 13:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: RaRo of Kiku (3 runes, my first Bloat victory)

Replies: 3

Views: 1032

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: RaRo of Kiku (3 runes, my first Bloat vict

How is the noise compared to, say, LRD? Does it damage everything, are there eny exceptions? Does it check AC?

(One thing that I forgot to mention in the OP is that ronins get some piety when they take a god, like monks. All in all a great background.)

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: RaRo of Kiku (3 runes, my first Bloat vict

...the rest of the dump: Vanquished Creatures 2 orbs of fire 2 ancient liches (Zot:5) Mennas (Vaults:4) Mara (Vaults:2) A juggernaut (Depths:4) Vashnia (Snake:3) 3 Killer Klowns 2 curse toes (Zot:4) 2 caustic shrikes Nikola (Elf:2) 9 golden dragons A profane servitor (Crypt:3) 2 bone dragons A Brims...

[Bloat] YAVP: RaRo of Kiku (3 runes, my first Bloat victory)

My plan is, in time, win all the new species and backgrounds in Bloatcrawl. First I splatted a Yeti Fencer and then a Turtle Sniper. The third character, a Ratling Ronin, made it. Ratlings level up very fast but have lousy aptitudes (mostly -2 and -3) and a poisonous bite (and gain affinity to poiso...

Friday, 14th February 2020, 08:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Too many Evo items.

Replies: 22

Views: 2040

Re: Too many Evo items.

I think the fact that the inventory size is limited means that inventory management is meant to be part of playing the game proper. If we combine and remove items (or use item type roulette etc.) so that all items you want fit in your inventory, then why have a limited inventory at all? So one optio...

Monday, 10th February 2020, 00:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: SpCk - what to do after ork

Replies: 5

Views: 838

Re: SpCk - what to do after ork

I don't understand anything about this character: j - 13 scrolls of identify Potions d - 2 sedimented purple potions e - 5 potions of agility i - an emerald potion o - a viscous white potion q - 3 sedimented coppery potions v - 4 sapphire potions A - a potion of magic C - a white potion F - 2 potion...

Monday, 10th February 2020, 00:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Simplification of felid extra-lives mechanics

Replies: 19

Views: 1734

Re: Simplification of felid extra-lives mechanics

This makes me want to say, why not just give all extra lives at the beginning, and do away with everything else? Why not just have cats start with 8 extra lives (for 9 total, hearkening of course to the idea that cats have 9 lives), and you can use one of them any time you need to? I agree, as I po...

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 01:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 2736

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

Well, we could even have both: exclamation marks for percentages and the exact amount in parentheses! Perhaps the player could choose which display to use, if not both.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 2736

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

The monster HP is shown in the monster description. The explicit number we want is hit point damage. So if the monster has 150 HP and you get "you bludgeon the monster (43) The monster convulses (27)" you know it has 80 HP left. No need to convert anything.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 556

Re: YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

Thanks! Having high stats is very fun. Getting blink and PoG early on is of course a huge advantage in being a Warper of Chei.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Demonspawn - fighter vs gladiator

Replies: 11

Views: 1606

Re: Demonspawn - fighter vs gladiator

b0rsuk wrote:When I play a fighter, especially with maces, I tend to take off my shield or scale mail immediately because that's going to cost me a lot when I run into a snake, ant, or orc priest.

I would never do that, personally.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 00:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bloatcrawl 2

Replies: 27

Views: 3876

Re: Bloatcrawl 2

I started my second game, the character is a Turtle Sniper. Turtles can't wear body armour. So naturally, on D:2:
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You see here a crystal plate armour.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 00:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 556

Re: YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

...and the rest of the dump: There were no monsters in sight! Vanquished Creatures the Royal Jelly (Slime:5) 3 pandemonium lords (Pan) Gloorx Vloq (Pan) Mnoleg (Pan) 5 orbs of fire Tiamat (Zot:4) An ancient lich (Depths:1) The ghost of Dameikh the Hoplite, a veteran FoFi of Nemelex Xobeh (Depths:1) ...

Monday, 27th January 2020, 00:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 556

YAVP: HuWr of Chei (9 runes)

Wow, I actually managed to win a Chei character again! I still think Chei is a challenge god, but now I actually enjoyed it. The goal was 9 runes and I started a HuWr. Sif, Ash and Hep were on D:3. I could have taken Hep but didn't for some reason. Chei, Dith and Ely were on D:4 and to my own surpri...

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 00:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: New Nemelex is overpowered. Use it while you can!

Replies: 7

Views: 1335

Re: New Nemelex is overpowered. Use it while you can!

About degeneration: Gastronok -> Shard Shrike is a "funny" exchange as well.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 01:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bloatcrawl 2

Replies: 27

Views: 3876

Re: Bloatcrawl 2

I downloaded the OS X Tiles versions. The first one (linked earlier in this thread) works fine, but the version 2.1 from https://github.com/Hellmonk/bloatcrawl2/releases/tag/2.1.0 does not seem to open on my Mac. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with the file? Anyway, I started a game and ...

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 14:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bloatcrawl 2

Replies: 27

Views: 3876

Re: Bloatcrawl 2

Please someone release a downloadable OS X Tiles version, and I'll play this to ascend all new species and backgrounds :)

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 17:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Can you one hit KO the Royal Jelly?

Replies: 25

Views: 2321

Re: Can you one hit KO the Royal Jelly?

In DCSS, !!!!!! is 288+ damage, !!!!!!! is 576+ damage. If you play a stabber, you'll get these. The hard part is getting to TRJ without waking it up. Shadow Step is good for this.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 10:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Can you one hit KO the Royal Jelly?

Replies: 25

Views: 2321

Re: Can you one hit KO the Royal Jelly?

Should be quite doable with Dith stealth + Shadow Step.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 01:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stat upgrades on hybrids

Replies: 24

Views: 2606

Re: Stat upgrades on hybrids

Personally, I still usually go by this rule: int if I want to raise the spellpower of my spells, otherwise str if my str is less than about 1.2 times the encumbrance rating of my body armour, otherwise dex. There are some exceptions, like if I'm a draconian who uses melee, I might raise str for dama...

Monday, 16th December 2019, 21:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 in trunk

Replies: 16

Views: 1609

Re: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 in trunk

Agony is pretty much only good if you can cast it on a monster with full hp or close to it. Exactly. I'm really puzzled by this change for this reason. How do the devs see players using range-1 Agony? Generally you want to hurt things before they get to you, and if you do, Agony is probably not the...

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 07:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Replies: 86

Views: 7086

Re: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Proposal four: if there is a hostile monster next to you, you can't use the staircase. Can be combined with proposal one so that also ranged damage prevents the use of stairs.

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 01:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: GrGl of WJC (8 runes)

Replies: 1

Views: 448

YAVP: GrGl of WJC (8 runes)

So the streak of 2 I had ended when my MfEE foolishly picked Zin and got in trouble due to running out of rations. So it was time for 8 runes with a GrGl. Xom was on D:1 - no thanks. D:2 had Dith but I decided that it was not the right pick for this character. D:3 had WJC, Ash, Yred, Hep, Ely and Xo...

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 00:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1476

Views: 242989

Re: I love it when...

So what happens when a gargoyle wearing plate and wielding a lajatang opens the door to Gloorx Vloq's chamber, where 4 executioners also reside? You reach down and open the door. An Executioner and Gloorx Vloq come into view. Your muscles tense, ready for explosive movement... An Executioner comes i...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 11:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: offline ghost names

Replies: 7

Views: 967

Re: offline ghost names

VeryAngryFelid wrote:It is weird that there are "(online)" remarks in 3rd and 4th options of the poll but not in the first 2.

It means that ghost names are gathered from online usernames and included in downloadable offline versions. Nothing is gathered from offline versions.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 11:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Short Newperson Questions

Replies: 196

Views: 20989

Re: Short Newperson Questions

IIRC you had a 62.5% chance of getting Animate Dead in the second gifted book (50% chance straight up, plus 25% chance if you fail the first roll). (Someone please correct me if that's wrong.) Bad luck, but just go with the spells you have, maybe you'll find Animate Dead later. Get Death Channel cas...

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 10:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 10460

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

It seems to me that you have no positive vision of the game beyond what it already is. On the contrary. I have always loved to have a new version of Crawl (starting with Linley's Dungeon Crawl 3.20 back in 1998 or so), even though I haven't agreed with all changes every time. It creates a bland, te...

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 00:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 10460

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

[...]why leave it to chance whether the player gets the shaft at all? If shafts are good, which they are, then every game should include them. They should be integrated into the structure of the dungeon, not relegated to a random, freak occurrence that doesn't even happen in some games. When it doe...

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 10460

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

I don't often suggest removing things from Crawl, but maybe the -Tele property should just be removed from items (except fixedarts). It encourages tedious behaviour. Otherwise I don't have an opinion about teleportation traps yet, but if I do die on Zot:5 because of them, I will probably have one......

Monday, 25th November 2019, 09:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 451555

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Never take Zin on a spellcaster for a 3-rune game. You will get extremely frustrated about spell hunger and unless you get lucky with food shops, you'll find yourself training Spellcasting just to get your spells hungerless.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 00:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Evaluating armour (melee dude)

Replies: 10

Views: 1746

Re: Evaluating armour (melee dude)

Forget GDR, check total AC+EV and if the difference is small, consider resistances and other properties (slay+, stats etc.).

Monday, 18th November 2019, 14:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: (Now YAVP): Going for 5 runes

Replies: 4

Views: 405

Re: (Now YAVP): Going for 5 runes

Congrats!

A tip: reading a second teleport scroll will cancel the first pending teleport.
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