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Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 08:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: rename porcupine, spiny frog

Replies: 14

Views: 2501

Re: rename porcupine, spiny frog

Indeed, Porcupines don't do the one thing you'd expect them to do: reflect damage. Instead they're relatively low HD and high DPS. Maybe mongoose would be better?

Also, the idea of an animal with some form of mirror ain't a bad one...

Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 14:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Anticlimactic orb escape

Replies: 10

Views: 1918

Re: Anticlimactic orb escape

4% lethality rate is plenty high enough. What's the figure for Vaults:5, for comparison?

Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 10:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 452623

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Check your mutations after every fight with a mutating monster. In other, obviously completely unrelated, news: teleportitis on Vaults:5 is quite dangerous. (YASD) Also, teleport next to monster is quite dangerous on Zot:5 (YAVP, amazingly). And from my latest game: Erolcha can banish your tiny litt...

Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 07:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: the magical staves complaint

Replies: 17

Views: 2630

Re: the magical staves complaint

I like the idea of an off-hand "orb". What I don't get is: if weapon swapping is the problem, why isn't it for normal weapons?

Observation: you could address some of the same design space with unequip maluses.

Monday, 19th June 2017, 16:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

Replies: 145

Views: 49478

Re: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

On Bolt of Magma you write: I don't ever want to see an EE even looking at this spell, there is no reason to ever cast it instead of LRD. That sounds too strong to me. Even you would appreciate having it in the Swamp (joke or not), as LRD is usually not an option there. This is the only bolt-type s...

Wednesday, 14th June 2017, 16:25

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal for Re-Designing the Hells

Replies: 18

Views: 2989

Re: Proposal for Re-Designing the Hells

Literally, if you think Pan is too long, it's fixable by tweaking a couple of variables. I'm not convinced by Hell RN, but I'm not convinced by this proposal either. I think one of my biggest objections is simply that the geometry of the levels is unremittingly boring. Having no items around just ma...

Friday, 9th June 2017, 16:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Adventures with bad berserkers

Replies: 40

Views: 6324

Re: Adventures with bad berserkers

Wow, what did you do to the RNG and why is it mad at you? :)

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 11:51

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove fighting skill

Replies: 34

Views: 6924

Re: Remove fighting skill

I personally don't see the problem with having some "heavy commitment" skills like earth magic, where they don't help if you pivot, and "light commitment" skills like fighting and spell Aston get which do. It'd be a problem if 10 points of fighting were fully as good as ten point...

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove Beogh

Replies: 104

Views: 18259

Re: Remove Beogh

So, I've been playing a lot of Yred and Beogh recently and I'd like to say the two are different. Yes they've both got armies, but a living army that can be confused and use polearms behind you is pretty different from a demon army with heavy resistances but no reaching (so you end up with the polea...

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 09:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Idea: Distinguish stairs

Replies: 27

Views: 5423

Idea: Distinguish stairs

OK, I wanted to see if there's any appetite for this change. As you know, normal stairs are flagged if the other end of them is unexplored, but otherwise look exactly the same on the map. This leads to annoying situations where it's hard to remember which set of stairs go where. If you're trying to ...

Thursday, 4th May 2017, 11:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spellcasters and resting

Replies: 24

Views: 4018

Re: Spellcasters and resting

In all seriousness, why not have HP/MP reset to full when you have no threats? eg not poisoned/fainting/etc, no enemies in LOS, and no enemies on the level are on their way to where they remember seeing/hearing you. In fairness, monsters that have any regen could do the same. Well, the obvious prob...

Thursday, 4th May 2017, 09:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bring Back Haste (Spell) as Haste Other

Replies: 4

Views: 1077

Re: Bring Back Haste (Spell) as Haste Other

Speleothing wrote:I believe there is a Charms spellbook in the works that includes it and several other newly brainstormed spells.


Grief, I hope so. Having a high level charms skill is nigh-on pointless at the moment. Every high level spell has a different school with no synergies.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 09:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

Replies: 4

Views: 741

Re: YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

I seem to be doing pretty well. I've grabbed a few runes repeatedly over the last week. I'm now raising polearms to 12, then dodging to 10, then fighting and maybe charms. Seems to be more effective now that I'm used to how deadly the early dungeon is to skalds. Especially stupid, however, has to be...

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 14:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

Replies: 4

Views: 741

Re: YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

Fixed the tags. Managed to kill two OOFs in melee, haste+might was working. Problem was, it wasn't just an OOF, it was an ancient lich and a couple of other adds. If I'd run (I was fast too...), I could have got some alone time with the OOF and things might have gone a bit differently. :( The joke i...

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 10:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

Replies: 4

Views: 741

YARSD: MfSk, OTabber of Yred

Oh grief, this one is super-embarrasing, and I'm still annoyed with myself. The death itself is the least of it: just two OOFs away from getting the Orb and I decide to tank one rather than run away and peel it off. Dumb move, got what I deserved. However, this whole run was a masterpiece of dumb. T...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 19:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Super-fragile MfIE

Replies: 13

Views: 916

Re: Super-fragile MfIE

Nowhere near as easy as MiFi, though. I somehow doubt I'm ever going to start 15-runing Octopodes :lol:

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 20:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What is generally the best weapon overall

Replies: 60

Views: 9188

Re: What is generally the best weapon overall

Re: exec axe vs triple sword: the nicest thing about cleaving is that it kicks in when you've messed up.

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 20:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Super-fragile MfIE

Replies: 13

Views: 916

Re: Super-fragile MfIE

OK, I took your advice and did considerably better, I mostly died from not recognizing how dangerous my last encounter was. Went with the Shining One, which worked pretty well (should have used the invokes more). Weird branch order: nasty unique at the entrance to Lair, so did Orc first. Got a bardi...

Monday, 9th May 2016, 19:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Super-fragile MfIE

Replies: 13

Views: 916

Super-fragile MfIE

So I'm definitely getting better at MfIE, but still nowhere close to good enough. I never really used my spells: they just didn't seem to do that much. A lucky trident helped a lot for a while, but after clearing Lair and Orc I found myself to be super-squishy on Shoals and Spider, where I eventuall...

Sunday, 18th October 2015, 20:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MfIE frustration

Replies: 12

Views: 1216

Re: MfIE frustration

I'm trying this right now. Just died again due to failing to cast OA... *sigh*

Friday, 16th October 2015, 19:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MfIE frustration

Replies: 12

Views: 1216

MfIE frustration

Hi, I've been playing DCSS for some time, wins with SpEn, DDEE and MiFi(15). But still, it seems like the game is just way harder for a caster (or possibly any EV* based character). Currently I'm trying MfIE, with Yred or Veh and I find that I need to put a couple of points (3-4) into stealth early ...

Tuesday, 25th August 2015, 12:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

Replies: 12

Views: 804

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

If you've got the book of Geomancy, Swamp worms are vulnerable to petrify, which is very useful. Petrify at range (they hide but unhide when petrified) then walk up an whack them. Or LRD them if they've got friends.

Casters duking it out with swamp worms has never gone well for me...

Tuesday, 4th August 2015, 22:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DDEE 3-rune victory, advice for extended

Replies: 1

Views: 295

YAVP: DDEE 3-rune victory, advice for extended

OK, having learned the importance of Petrify and having a fairly generous set of drops (the early helm was a particular highlight, even with -2 Int) I finally managed to escape with the orb as a DDEE. However, I was certainly eating enough through the Vaults, even with the staff of energy. I was som...

Sunday, 2nd August 2015, 20:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Replies: 13

Views: 1540

Re: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

I'm carrying a staff of earth, but I'm usually using the staff of energy, because it enables me to spam iron shot at people, I then follow up with the lajatang if I'm short of MP. No Haste, but I've finally found RMsl. Getting pounded quite hard every so often by fire giants. Still working my way do...

Sunday, 2nd August 2015, 20:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Replies: 13

Views: 1540

Re: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Doing much better Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.16.1-51-g6203257 (webtiles) character file. Phaedo the Petrodigitator (DDEE) Turns: 90885, Time: 11:40:03 Health: 190/190 AC: 18 Str: 14 XL: 22 Next: 46% Magic: 37/48 EV: 23 Int: 25 God: Makhleb [******] Gold: 4939 SH: 0 Dex: 15 Spells: 13 memoris...

Tuesday, 28th July 2015, 19:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Replies: 13

Views: 1540

Re: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

6) I've noticed that sandblast hits ridiculously hard as long as they're unarmoured. Good to see that backed up by people who know the combat system.

Re: staves. Does investing in staves make sense if you haven't found a lajatang or staff of earth?

Died again, but for stupid reasons...

Monday, 27th July 2015, 20:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Replies: 13

Views: 1540

Re: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

The actual death was ridiculous: I came down the stairs surrounded by 4 tough monsters, including the shambling mangrove I panicked and ran back up (mistake #1) I tried to blink away, but made a mistake and ended up walking through water to the destination, which got me killed very, very fast. I rea...

Monday, 27th July 2015, 19:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

Replies: 13

Views: 1540

YASD: DDEE dead in The Swamp again

I'm hoping someone can help me out here. I'm getting pretty reliably killed while doing the 3-rune levels, and easily the worst of this seems to be the swamp (with rPois Snake Pit seems pretty much perfect for DDEE and I don't think I've ever died there). But the swamp, on the other hand, regularly ...

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