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Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 20:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Replies: 223

Views: 49771

Re: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

My reaction is the same as most here - I really like the new game play and I noticed many of the points already made: Amnesia is much more valuable and important Background choice means permanent +s for those skills -- min delay comes much sooner for melee than spellcasters and that's good to know. ...

Monday, 12th June 2017, 17:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: DCSS discussed on Gamasutra

Replies: 0

Views: 459

DCSS discussed on Gamasutra

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/299316/7_roguelikes_that_every_developer_should_study.php

Nice writeup, congrats to the devs and community for the recognition of their/our excellence in the world of rogue-likes.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 16:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: "squelch" monster gear (was: Trim pointless monster gear)

Replies: 27

Views: 3328

Re: "squelch" monster gear (was: Trim pointless monster gear

Lots of times monsters drop nothing, sometimes they drop stuff. We know why, no mystery there. Here is a proposed mystery: When a monster dies and their stuff is going to be dropped: for each item: if item is stackable then drop else if exact-same* item is already dropped* : if item is not special* ...

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 21:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

Replies: 6

Views: 943

Re: MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

Died in a zig, but quite fun. the !mut game is quite interesting.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 20:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

Replies: 6

Views: 943

Re: MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

Thanks for all the advice. The ring of ice was just temporary of course, just fought some ice dragons.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 19:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

Replies: 6

Views: 943

MiBe - get rid of amulet of faith?

My first game with trunk, I think, and I've enjoyed it quite a bit. The +8 fustibalus of the Assorted Stars let me just basically tab through Vaults 1-4. Advice sought: 1) Time to ditch the amulet of faith for Spirit? What's the downside? No other amulets around. 2) Armour - what to look for, 3) Nex...

Tuesday, 14th February 2017, 04:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Slouch mechanics

Replies: 3

Views: 909

Re: Slouch mechanics

What about lignification?

Friday, 10th February 2017, 18:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: More +HP items?

Replies: 5

Views: 1091

Re: More +HP items?

OTOH, one of the joys of the game is discovering stuff that fills in weaknesses you have right now but perhaps not always. I don't see why HP should be excluded. One would have to find such items and balance their effectiveness vs current situational needs -- HP should be just one more complication....

Sunday, 5th February 2017, 21:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FoFi of Chei 15 Rune!

Replies: 11

Views: 1310

Re: FoFi of Chei 15 Rune!

Congrats - I've been trying Fo* of Chei and so far haven't been able to get through the Lair/Orc early midgame.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 00:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: My thoughts on rPois

Replies: 11

Views: 1538

Re: My thoughts on rPois

Perhaps someone might explain why rPois doesn't have 3 pips like rF and rC and why/if that's still a good idea.

Wednesday, 11th January 2017, 20:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Possible gimmick for a HE rework?

Replies: 20

Views: 2720

Re: Possible gimmick for a HE rework?

Give them that +1 LOS bonus at level 13 similar to Naga Constrict as a reward for surviving and (by that time) having resources to handle the pros/cons of this.

Doesn't Veh grant +1 LOS at a high level of piety? Not for HE? Deny Veh to HE?

Monday, 12th May 2014, 20:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Sif Muna revamp

Replies: 150

Views: 25497

Re: Sif Muna revamp

Perhaps + 1 MP for every book you are actually carrying or standing on?

Monday, 12th May 2014, 18:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thank you!

Replies: 247

Views: 92807

Re: Thank you!

I returned to Crawl after a year's absence this weekend and I have to say thanks for the hard work making 0.14 what is today. It feels like a much tighter, more interesting game than 0.11. The new tiles, the new species, the new and improved mechanics are all great. It seems like a new game. Congrat...

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 15:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: MiFi of Oka -- switch weapons

Replies: 4

Views: 587

Re: MiFi of Oka -- switch weapons

Thanks very much for the great answers. I have never considered getting spells, but it worth a shot. I do have 2 Ice Manuals stashed, although no low level spell books at the moment; the jellies seemed to have gotten to them. It's funny, I put off training shield until mid-Lair and was fully trained...

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 14:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: MiFi of Oka -- switch weapons

Replies: 4

Views: 587

MiFi of Oka -- switch weapons

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.11.0 (tiles) character file. Ohmi the Tortoise (Minotaur Fighter) Turns: 31691, Time: 04:12:32 HP 93/128 AC 29 Str 25 XL: 15 Next: 48% MP 21/21 EV 7 Int 7 (8) God: Okawaru [******] Gold 1886 SH 29 Dex 9 Spells: 0 memorised, 14 levels left Res.Fire : + . . See Invi...

Friday, 22nd March 2013, 22:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Stacked MiBe, really want to win this time...

Replies: 9

Views: 656

Re: CIP: Stacked MiBe, really want to win this time...

Trog will keep helping you. BIA is terrific, Trog's Hand really helps with MR. You perhaps should look for more MR and rF+ before entering Zot. rMut too. See this post with of my first win: here

Wednesday, 20th March 2013, 22:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How should I build my skills?

Replies: 27

Views: 2247

Re: How should I build my skills?

You can stick around a little while, and wait for new monsters (not items) to spawn but there are 2 bad things that will happen: 1) you will get hungry, and 2) after a few thousands turns OOD (out-of-depth) monsters will start showing up. Think Hydras or spiny frogs on d2. Those are usually bad news...

Friday, 15th March 2013, 17:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Monster creep

Replies: 24

Views: 2556

Re: Monster creep

I do not see a problem, in fact, I think monster variety and modification between versions should be encouraged. I suppose that puts me on the Liberal side of the fence. Even similar monsters can teach one something; learning the difference between and gecko and an iguana is part of the fun. Seeing ...

Thursday, 14th March 2013, 23:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Discussion: Starting gold amounts

Replies: 12

Views: 1104

Re: Discussion: Starting gold amounts

Besides class, the starting amount could also be multiplied by a racial factor, higher for dwarves, elves, tengu, mummy; lower for troll, ghoul, octopode, felid, etc.

Monday, 4th March 2013, 21:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - Another newbie's first win with a MiFi

Replies: 2

Views: 430

Re: CIP - MiBe

Looks very similar to the MiBe I just had my first win with, see here . The anti-magic eveningstar you already have is probably what you'll want to switch to and buff up some more; you'll be very glad of it fighting the uniques and casters you'll find in the Vaults. I went with eveningstar/large shi...

Sunday, 3rd March 2013, 03:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP OpFi of Cheibriados: My 1st win

Replies: 4

Views: 600

Re: YAVP OpFi of Cheibriados: My 1st win

very interesting, I'm trying octopodes now too.

Friday, 1st March 2013, 15:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: MiBe now YAVP (my first!)

Replies: 1

Views: 351

CiP: MiBe now YAVP (my first!)

Update : I won and I had a blast! I learned a lot and I have to thank the community really; the wiki and this forum made it possible for me to navigate Zot relatively easily until the final vault. Twice there, I was this close to death but chose the correct tactic each time to recover. I should als...

Wednesday, 27th February 2013, 21:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Cheibriados player losing piety over time

Replies: 5

Views: 935

Re: Cheibriados player losing piety over time

You may just be too quick for your own good -- some species are not good for Chei because they are inherently faster than most of the monsters and so you won't get the piety increases for killing them.

Monday, 21st May 2012, 23:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP MiBe

Replies: 3

Views: 533

Re: CIP MiBe

This guy ended up dead in the WizLab, which was fine since I've never seen it before. Before the end I did find a shield of reflection and I noticed that even with just a few levels of SH he was much tougher to beat down; my piety went to 6* and stayed there. The small decrease in damage using some ...

Friday, 18th May 2012, 05:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP MiBe

Replies: 3

Views: 533

CIP MiBe

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.10-a0-1720-g5de2656 character file. B2 the Severer (Minotaur Berserker) Turns: 40906, Time: 08:09:13 HP 152/152 AC 33 Str 27 XL: 17 Next: 87% MP 5/5 EV 9 Int 13 God: Trog [*****.] Gold 2368 SH 0 Dex 11 Spells: 0 memorised, 16 levels left Res.Fire : . . . See Invis...

Friday, 4th November 2011, 17:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New God: Rothzul (summons and allies)

Replies: 26

Views: 1981

Re: New God: Rothzul (summons and allies)

How about an ability that protects you and perhaps your allies from other summoned creatures, kind of like warding? Or causes them to switch sides to you or at least go hostile vs the caster: betray master (smite targeting?). Of course, to be fair, perhaps certain monsters should also have access to...

Monday, 31st October 2011, 19:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Curses

Replies: 23

Views: 2920

Re: Curses

Alternatively, change ?DC so that it's a targeted effect like identify. That would prevent the grindy behavior of picking up all the glowing robes but allow checking if for example, an awesome artefact weapon might be dangerous. Why not make Identify scrolls a little more common to compensate for n...

Monday, 2nd May 2011, 17:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: wands and evocation

Replies: 16

Views: 1808

Re: wands and evocation

I just finished a game where I (MDFi) spent a lot of time dealing with lots of duplicate wands and juggling inventory. This recent experience makes me quite receptive to these kinds of changes. I also appreciate the simplicty of galehar's solution to the stated problem -- making Evocation more usefu...

Friday, 29th April 2011, 23:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Open levels are too common

Replies: 17

Views: 1078

Re: Open levels are too common

My reaction is the opposite -- I quite bored with the older style layouts with long,long corridors and small rooms. I really like the big open areas, the NxM levels, and the octagons.

Friday, 29th April 2011, 23:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Good finds on D:1

Replies: 221

Views: 26881

Re: Good finds on D:1

+2, +3, and +5 rings of intelligence on D1. KoHu, unfortunately. MDFi: +2 dwarven gloves, +1 dwarven splint mail on D1, great luck with dwarven weapons and gear. AC 21 by Lair, entered the nice, compact bailey with lots of goblins and kobolds throwing axes that couldn't touch him. The Orc Knight, ho...

Thursday, 28th April 2011, 16:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: is it me...

Replies: 12

Views: 1664

Re: is it me...

It would amuse me if there was a metagame that influenced a vague overall +/- to the rng in general or to targeted rng results. Such as the number of bones files waiting for ghosthood, or number of deaths by unique out of the last n games, or a random choice among a number of such factors. Karma. It...

Friday, 22nd April 2011, 18:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Vehumet and AE

Replies: 6

Views: 840

Re: Vehumet and AE

I wonder if making the gift-giving gods more useful in the endgame is all that bad a thing. Is it part of the actual DCSS philosophy that the gift-givers aren't considered that useful in the end game? Is it intended that god-switching be something to master if one wants to be successful in the end g...

Friday, 22nd April 2011, 18:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Not using a ring of teleport control

Replies: 3

Views: 485

Re: Not using a ring of teleport control

I don't think so. You have to pay the price for the power and take the ring off when you don't want it. Same sort of thing for amulet of stasis.

Friday, 22nd April 2011, 16:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Your favorite dialog or game message?

Replies: 119

Views: 18804

Re: Your favorite dialog or game message?

From last night:

The elephant tramples itself.

Thursday, 21st April 2011, 21:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Character dump improvement?

Replies: 2

Views: 422

Re: Character dump improvement?

Stupid me. Thanks

Thursday, 21st April 2011, 18:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Character dump improvement?

Replies: 2

Views: 422

Character dump improvement?

Could/should the character dump show for each skill whether it was turned on or not for XP purposes?

Thursday, 21st April 2011, 18:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP MuWz 15 runes + 13 zig wins (including some advice)

Replies: 51

Views: 6574

Re: YAVP MuWz 15 runes + 13 zig wins (including some advice)

I too had what was for me good success after several D:1 splats. +4+3 hand axe of Electrocution made getting Fighting going easy. I didn't get the Temple before being surrounded out in the open away from stair on D:7(tele sent me a whopping 2 squares away), but still I can see how good this guy can ...

Tuesday, 19th April 2011, 23:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lost Rune!

Replies: 20

Views: 1594

Re: Lost Rune!

Does the character dump show that you picked it up?

Tuesday, 5th April 2011, 22:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP -MdFi the MDfi

Replies: 9

Views: 1358

Re: YAVP -MdFi the MDfi

what were you wearing in Zot if not the amulet of resist mutation? Or does not that work so well down that far?

Tuesday, 5th April 2011, 21:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFVP!!! My first win! DDNe 4-runer

Replies: 11

Views: 1092

Re: YAFVP!!! My first win! DDNe 4-runer

Congratulations. My best char so far was DDNE so I'll pick up a couple of tips from your dump.

When did you forget Pain/Agony? Did you find the other spellbooks pre/post Lair or even later?

Tuesday, 5th April 2011, 21:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Invisibility?

Replies: 7

Views: 922

Re: Invisibility?

Launching ranged attacks is a huge giveaway of your position, as they can follow the projectile back to its source as well as a player can. Is there a way to make enemy projectiles more noticeable? When playing console, it seems like the line is only on screen for a millisecond. Is there an option ...

Friday, 1st April 2011, 18:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Anti-magic brand

Replies: 16

Views: 1449

Re: Anti-magic brand

In my very inexperienced opinion, I doubt that you'd need an extra attack to finish off any given opponent, and you'll discombobulate those f*cking summoners, so go with the antimagic.

Thursday, 31st March 2011, 22:29

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Sound for Mac?

Replies: 4

Views: 466

Sound for Mac?

Is there any way to turn sound on for Mac Tiles? I've never heard a peep.

Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 15:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - DDNE of Makhleb - 1st Rune ever

Replies: 4

Views: 527

Re: YASD - DDNE of Makhleb - 1st Rune ever

danr wrote:Those great mutations you had are what every deep dwarf gets.

Elf:5: what usually gets me is the demonologists. I can handle other stuff, but those guys, suddenly you're facing a horde of demons and you are out of MP and low on HP... erk.


Right, I've never gotten a character that high before.

Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 01:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - DDNE of Makhleb - 1st Rune ever

Replies: 4

Views: 527

YASD - DDNE of Makhleb - 1st Rune ever

My best character so far, but just like my previous best, dead at Elven Halls 5. The blademasters themselves weren't so bad one on one, it was the smoke demons and such that came with them. In hindsight, I should have spammed my greater demons and snuck up better. Or perhaps made another entrance. N...

Sunday, 27th March 2011, 05:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

Replies: 13

Views: 887

Re: Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

took about 3 minutes, went from Engorged to Very Full. Minotaur had a +9 rod of smiting, made me drink a potion. Nothing else I could use although I took the latjang of venom for my stash.

Sunday, 27th March 2011, 04:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

Replies: 13

Views: 887

Re: Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

Thank you both

Sunday, 27th March 2011, 02:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

Replies: 13

Views: 887

Labyrinth -- how much food is needed?

Are 5 meat, 2 bread + engorged enough?

Friday, 25th March 2011, 21:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Lets just get rid of FeBe instead of nerfing Felids.

Replies: 31

Views: 3920

Re: Lets just get rid of FeBe instead of nerfing Felids.

More Fe nerfs: How about each new life comes with n random mutations, n == number of resurrections-1, or n == XL/4. Staying where you are is a good idea. Perhaps run the game some turns ahead to let the monsters disperse a little? Or let player choose to "rest" for 100 turns at a pop while...

Friday, 25th March 2011, 20:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Kobold Berserker guide

Replies: 33

Views: 4746

Re: Kobold Berserker guide

Thanks, great info -- So this means piety game for corpses is exactly the same for all gods who accept them? Do the piety levels vary or are they fixed also?
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