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Friday, 15th June 2018, 17:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How can I survive this?

Replies: 8

Views: 973

Re: How can I survive this?

If I was in that situation: my first thought is to read a scroll of fog, then if I'm still alive, head south (stepping southwest first, or whatever lets me avoid the phantasms best), and do a random blink, with the idea that LOS should be blocked to the north, but not to the south, so t...

Thursday, 14th June 2018, 21:32

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #4 - Iron - Silver - Gold Challenge

Replies: 9

Views: 1277

Re: Scrub League #4 - Iron - Silver - Gold Challenge

I'm really ashamed of this one - I could have easily lived if I had not used Draw Out Power in my final encounter against Aizul. Since, y'know, that would have allowed me to use Apocalypse and most probably just win the fight. Or even just not fighting in front of a flayed ghost. That being said, I ...

Friday, 8th June 2018, 15:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2803

Views: 341936

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Shtopit wrote:Wait, weapons can have +12 enchanting?


I thought not (or at least not outside the realm of randarts), until I found that highly enchanted giant club in a shop. Apparently, they can.

Friday, 8th June 2018, 11:41

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #3 - Glass Cannon Deep Elf

Replies: 6

Views: 950

Re: Scrub League #3 - Glass Cannon Deep Elf

Alright, so it turns out I lied - I decided to try again, and managed to achieve a win on the next attempt. Conducts I managed to fulfill: 0 defence training, Atheist. Much like the last attempt, this one wasn't that hard until around the second rune (although there were always one or two dangerous ...

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 14:24

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #3 - Glass Cannon Deep Elf

Replies: 6

Views: 950

Re: Scrub League #3 - Glass Cannon Deep Elf

Again, I only got some runes. It's absurd how a stone giant could 2-hit me. I thought this would be a doable challenge, but it just sounds like it'd be an extreme pain to kite everything with hyper-optimal play. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.22-a0-425-g89d60a1 (tiles) character file. 309741 Mar...

Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 12:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2803

Views: 341936

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

a - the +10 triple crossbow of Quantum Leap (weapon) {penet, rPois rF+++ Int+4 Dex-3} (You took it off an orc on level 2 of the Vaults) On a crossbow kobold. It dropped in Vaults:2, but unfortunately, got lost among the clutter. I found it only after my fifth rune, when I had some brand weapon scro...

Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 19:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make digging as rare as scattershot/clouds

Replies: 13

Views: 1420

Make digging as rare as scattershot/clouds

Currently, as far as I can tell, digging is not one of the rarest wands - it seems to be about as common as paralysis or maybe even random effects, and most of my characters seem to amass plentiful amounts of it. Digging is one of the most powerful wand effects, though. Unlike the other wands, it do...

Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 13:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: intelligence

Replies: 2

Views: 650

Re: intelligence

No. Just make sure it doesn't drop to zero, since that'll lead to bad things happening to you.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 12:39

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Replies: 17

Views: 1805

Re: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

stickyfingers wrote:
+ 100 pts for abandoning Trog on D:1

"before D:2" would be less ambiguous, unless you really want to reward backtracking just to abandon.


But that's not perfect either, since you can just startscum for a shaft that drops you from D:1 to D:3-4 straight away.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 11:33

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #2 - MiMo (No God + UC + No Body armour)

Replies: 12

Views: 1244

Re: Scrub League #2 - MiMo (No God + UC + No Body armour)

Here's my attempt. I was trying to go for the "no spells" and "below 3 hours" conducts, but I got absolutely screwed in Zot:5, with a teleport trap at each lung, and the teleportation mutation eventually yanking me into my death. I'm not doing this again, I think. The rest of the...

Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 22:54

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #2 - MiMo (No God + UC + No Body armour)

Replies: 12

Views: 1244

Re: Scrub League #2 - MiMo (No God + UC + No Body armour)

So, does this mean that Throwing is allowed if one is willing to forfeit the 50 point bonus, but not other ranged weapons?

Saturday, 26th May 2018, 16:31

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Replies: 17

Views: 1805

Re: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | Marenglen the Spriggan Berserker began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 11/11 MP: 2/2 247 | D:1 | Reached XP level 2. HP: 11/16 MP: 3/3 805 | D:1 | Reached skill level 5 in Dod...

Saturday, 26th May 2018, 16:31

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Replies: 17

Views: 1805

Re: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Nah, you can take as many attempts as needed. In that case, here is a second attempt win, with Trog abandoned. (The first one died to some orc priests very early on.) The game started off easy as I found a set of quicksilver dragon scales on D:1, which was great armor for me, and I also got a +6 br...

Friday, 25th May 2018, 20:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2803

Views: 341936

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

b - the +10 giant spiked club of Responsibility {antimagic, Dex+2} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 5 of the Realm of Zot) I was playing an Ogre of Okawaru, with the goal of doing a 15 rune run with Okawaru (I think it's very ungrateful how people play Oka for 3 runes but inevitably ditch him for...

Friday, 25th May 2018, 15:49

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Replies: 17

Views: 1805

Re: Scrub League #1 - SpBe

Is this challenge one attempt only?

Saturday, 10th March 2018, 12:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: HaFi^Usk (15 runes)

Replies: 1

Views: 264

Re: YAVP: HaFi^Usk (15 runes)

Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | Marenglen the Halfling Fighter began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 15/15 MP: 1/1 81 | D:1 | Reached XP level 2. HP: 20/20 MP: 2/2 307 | D:1 | Reached XP level 3. HP: 26/26 M...

Saturday, 10th March 2018, 12:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: HaFi^Usk (15 runes)

Replies: 1

Views: 264

YAVP: HaFi^Usk (15 runes)

This was a fun game! Neither my easiest nor my hardest victory, though it is my first Uskayaw win and first 15-runer with a Halfling (all the others so far had to stop around 12). The reason I decided to share this win is because I wanted to talk about how fun Uskayaw is. Theoretically, he doesn't s...

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 14:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Race suggestion: Goblin

Replies: 11

Views: 1647

Re: Race suggestion: Goblin

Hey y'all! Thanks for the feedback. I was not too focused on Crawl lately, but I felt like looking back at this thread and responding to all the feedback now. I might do a full revision of the idea at some point - for now, I'll just react to some observations: Cons : -Pigeonholed in playstyle (Summo...

Friday, 16th February 2018, 22:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Race suggestion: Goblin

Replies: 11

Views: 1647

Race suggestion: Goblin

A few notes about the idea in advance: ⋅ To answer the questions of "why do we need this"/"what new things does this bring to the table": I wanted to create an idea for a race that is small, but not particularly suited to a stealthy playstyle. I also wanted to think abo...

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 15:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Remove Malmutate

Replies: 2

Views: 459

Re: Remove Malmutate

Sounds to me like Abyss grinding is the real problem here.

(I'd be happy if enemies couldn't cast certain spells like Malmutate, Banishment etc. on the first turn they see the player. Certain places are real autoexplore traps as they are now.)

Monday, 12th February 2018, 22:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 702

Views: 103902

Re: I don't love it when...

Speaking of troll troves, check out this one. (When I saw that, I actually thought the trove was meant to troll the player since Demise was playing a draconian, which is, y'know, draconic.)

Monday, 12th February 2018, 17:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 14916

Re: Pure caster advice

Fire Storm, on the other hand, is VERY mana-inefficient against orbs of fire, and I'm not sure why people suggest it Because it hits them from out of LOS and a single fire vortex in the way prevents an OOF from doing anything at all. MP efficiency doesn't matter when you can just rest afterwards. O...

Monday, 12th February 2018, 17:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make nightstalker mutation toggleable

Replies: 21

Views: 1734

Re: Make nightstalker mutation toggleable

ololoev wrote:The point is that more or less, all Ds mutations are beneficial, not negative.


I'd support introducing more "double-edged sword" mutations for Demonspawn, both to emphasise this aspect of adapting to your mutations and to increase Ds replayability.

Monday, 12th February 2018, 15:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 14916

Re: Pure caster advice

Note that orbs of fire are resistant to cold. Though it may be intuitive, cold is not the best response to them. Something irresistible like Iron Shot/LCS/OOD is probably better, and Glaciate also works simply because it's a level 9 spell with the power to match, but might be a touch mana-inefficien...

Monday, 12th February 2018, 14:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for my first VSEn

Replies: 13

Views: 1070

Re: Advice for my first VSEn

I have persisted with the dagger as I don't have any enchant weapons scrolls to make a short sword better. And would need to pump my short sword skill to 12 to get min delay. (Should I be doing this anyway?) The need to go from 10 to 12 in Short Blades shouldn't be a factor in your decision of whic...

Sunday, 11th February 2018, 12:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 702

Views: 103902

Re: I don't love it when...

  Code:
You hear a splash.
The swamp dragon scales are intact enough to wear.

Thursday, 8th February 2018, 18:06

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: What do I put into my rcfile to force more upon...

Replies: 1

Views: 336

What do I put into my rcfile to force more upon...

...sighting certain monsters for the first time? I want to make sure that I can react immediately to the presence of a malmutator - mainly cacodemons, shining eyes and neqoxecs, though it'd probably also be a good idea to do this for orbs of fire. I'm guessing that the following entries would help: ...

Wednesday, 7th February 2018, 17:01

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

Replies: 16

Views: 1638

Re: Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

Thank you for the replies! After reading some replies, I'm convinced that some of the other solutions presented against stairdancing (such as preventing upstairs use while surrounded/being hit, or the possibility of being pushed down the stairs after descending) are at least as good, or even better,...

Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 12:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

Replies: 16

Views: 1638

Re: Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

I don't think anyone has seriously proposed replacing all stairs with hatches in vanilla crawl, so that is why it hasn't happened "yet". Well, it may not have been 'seriously' proposed in the sense of 'someone posted a long and detailed thread about how they would propose this change' too...

Monday, 5th February 2018, 22:52

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

Replies: 16

Views: 1638

Why have the devs not replaced stairs with hatches yet?

Now, this isn't intended to be a facetious question - it's actually meant to be a serious question that should be taken at face value. Many times, the subject of stairdancing being a degenerate tactic and the need to remove stairdancing comes up, but over the past few years (while I've played the ga...

Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 15:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove Monster Banishment

Replies: 12

Views: 1327

Re: Remove Monster Banishment

How about making it so that getting the abyssal rune makes you immune to banishment? It is essentially "proof" that you can handle the Abyss for extended periods of time, including dangerous situations. It would also be a good way to ensure that early banishments, i.e. the ones that are ac...

Thursday, 25th January 2018, 02:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Split Yred/Beogh "recall" abilities in two

Replies: 0

Views: 305

Split Yred/Beogh "recall" abilities in two

For those of us who like playing DCSS as armchair generals commanding our monster armies, I think this would be a relatively simple and very useful change. Basically, the proposal is to replace the "Recall" abilities of Yred and Beogh with these two abilities: ⋅ Recall Nearby (or...

Thursday, 25th January 2018, 02:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2803

Views: 341936

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Identified the +13 plate armour of the Echidna {rElec rC+ Regen+ Str-5} (You acquired it on level 3 of the Crypt) Now I have to figure out if there's any hope my Tengu blaster caster with 17 strength (before equipping the armor) can ever use this and still cast high-level spells with any decent fai...

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 17:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MuMo^Gozag, 15 runes

Replies: 2

Views: 386

Re: YAVP: MuMo^Gozag, 15 runes

Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | Marenglen the Mummy Monk began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 18/18 MP: 1/1 288 | D:1 | Reached XP level 2. HP: 19/24 MP: 2/2 1200 | D:1 | Reached XP level 3. HP: 24/30 MP: 3...

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 17:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MuMo^Gozag, 15 runes

Replies: 2

Views: 386

YAVP: MuMo^Gozag, 15 runes

I finally won a mummy, and it turned out to be a nice 15 rune win! I must say, this was one of the funnest games of Crawl I've ever played. I'm writing this post not just for the benefit of other forumites, but also to recollect my experiences in written form so I can reminisce about them later, giv...

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 13:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1454

Views: 183254

Re: I love it when...

"Your Serpent of Hell grins greedily, jangling a coin purse."

[...]

"Here: your Serpent of Hell (friendly)"

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 12:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2803

Views: 341936

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Since this is probably a better thread to post this than where I posted it yesterday... I decided to request a shop from Gozag on my MuMo before going for my first rune, and managed to buy this: C - +14 fire dragon scales of Caimn {rF++ rC- rCorr} This is a hexer-stabber-ice mage hybrid of sorts BTW...

Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 23:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1454

Views: 183254

Re: I love it when...

...I decide to request a shop from Gozag on my MuMo before going for my first rune, and manage to buy this:

  Code:
C - +14 fire dragon scales of Caimn {rF++ rC- rCorr}


This is a hexer-stabber-ice mage hybrid of sorts BTW, who also found this early on:

  Code:
a - +9 dagger {protect, *Rage Str+3 Dex+3}

Monday, 12th June 2017, 10:05

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 3 - GrEn

Replies: 3

Views: 878

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 3 - GrEn

Yeah, that's what I was planning to do - I have a character in progress too, but haven't finished it yet. We're going for one more week on this one.

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 13:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

Replies: 152

Views: 25312

Re: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

I'm actually glad that the yellow wands were removed and 100% disagree with all of your complaints. The only difficulty increase I disagree with is the changes to the Tomb, not because I think one-way stairs in Tomb are a bad idea or that Tomb was good before, but that now it has become too hard and...

Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 20:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Nerf Cleave

Replies: 12

Views: 1876

Re: Nerf Cleave

But y tho? In general, the cleaving ability is counteracted well by the fact that axes require more investment in general for mindelay, and thus tend to be outperformed by other weapon types given a certain skill investment for raw DPS against one target (compare e.g. great maces against exec axes, ...

Monday, 29th May 2017, 10:21

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 3 - GrEn

Replies: 3

Views: 878

Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 3 - GrEn

Welcome to the third week of Casual League Gritty Reboot! The Casual League is pretty simple. Each week, you'll receive a challenge, consisting of either a race and a background, or a race and a god to worship. You play the character during that week and get a number of points depending on what tier...

Monday, 29th May 2017, 10:20

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Replies: 10

Views: 1127

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Congrats to everyone who participated! This week's challenge is now closed. Anyone who still has a character ongoing should feel free to finish up their characters - your points will be modified accordingly if you progress to a further tier. To everyone else, please continue on to next week's challe...

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 20:32

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Replies: 10

Views: 1127

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Looks like it's a Tier 2 for me this week. Zin is very powerful and if it weren't for the conduct, I think he'd be a very popular god. The character wasn't that hard to play, aside from a couple hairy moments in Swamp and Vaults. I wasn't doing that well on resistances (though my rC+ plate armour wa...

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 20:27

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 1 - TrEE

Replies: 33

Views: 2706

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 1 - TrEE

Acknowledged. Congrats!

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 00:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Species pitch: Two-god-user

Replies: 18

Views: 1598

Re: Species pitch: Two-god-user

There are... how many gods now? 25? That'd be about 300 possible combos for this race, many of which would need awkward little special cases so they wouldn't be excessively overpowered or break any game mechanics. All for one gimmick that probably isn't even all that exciting. That'd be a lot of dev...

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 17:31

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Why doesn't this win show up on my Webtiles profile?

Replies: 1

Views: 421

Why doesn't this win show up on my Webtiles profile?

http://crawl.xtahua.com/crawl/morgue/Marenglen/morgue-Marenglen-20170520-141659.txt This is the one that's missing. In fact, I started and quit another character immediately afterwards, and that one didn't show up either. Are the characters from "0.20 beta" simply not supposed to show up o...

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 00:20

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Replies: 10

Views: 1127

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

I'll also add a bump so that everyone will immediately notice this is the newest challenge. (This'll be solved more elegantly next week.)

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 00:19

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 1 - TrEE

Replies: 33

Views: 2706

Re: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 1 - TrEE

Congrats to everyone who participated! This week's challenge is now closed. Anyone (e.g. stoneychips) who still has a character ongoing should feel free to finish up their characters - your points will be modified accordingly if you progress to a further tier. To everyone else, please continue on to...

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 00:16

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Replies: 10

Views: 1127

Casual League Gritty Reboot - Week 2 - Ha^Zin

Welcome to the second week of Casual League Gritty Reboot! The Casual League is pretty simple. Each week, you'll receive a challenge, consisting of either a race and a background, or a race and a god to worship. You play the character during that week and get a number of points depending on what tie...
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