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Today, 11:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn incompatibilities

Replies: 10

Views: 293

Re: Demonspawn incompatibilities

But, you and I are looking at this general issue completely differently. You're looking at it like, "Okay, it's not the best but it's still better than nothing, so I'm happy with it." And I'm looking at it like, "This is underperforming and I had to give up some other mutation line t...

Yesterday, 11:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn incompatibilities

Replies: 10

Views: 293

Re: Demonspawn incompatibilities

I'm not sure I get most of these. Yes, claws and demonic touch don't go well with weapon+shield (and demonic touch should clearly work with a main-hand attack), but what's that got to do with mutations that give bonus SH? Bonus SH is good whether you use a shield or not. Unarmed fighting is perfectl...

Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 13:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Had no idea what a doom hound is doing

Replies: 2

Views: 129

Re: YASD: Had no idea what a doom hound is doing

I knew what doom hounds do, but they're still pretty horrible: http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/dame ... 125003.txt

"No worries, I'm immune to torment... oh"

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 12:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran’s Retraining Character #1

Replies: 3

Views: 208

Re: A Veteran’s Retraining Character #1

Assuming I don't have some specific god in mind (eg when I was approaching polytheist I'd, obviously, hold out for a god I hadn't won), I ask myself - have I found a god that's good for me? Take it. Have I found a god that's viable for me? If so, how likely am I to die if I keep going in search of a...

Friday, 19th November 2021, 10:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) NaHu of Vehumet

Replies: 2

Views: 215

Re: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) NaHu of Vehumet

Yes, but perhaps not one that made sense from the point of view of just winning the game; I like to play gods I haven't played for a while, and I haven't played Vehumet at all since winning a GrFE in April.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 12:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) NaHu of Vehumet

Replies: 2

Views: 215

YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) NaHu of Vehumet

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20211114-000648.txt This was a bit of an unusual game. I went Vehumet on D:3 without knowing any spells; I knew Veh would provide soon enough, and nagas' generally good (if boring) spellcasting aptitudes would mean I could use whatever I go...

Thursday, 28th October 2021, 17:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with demonic) MiIE of Chei

Replies: 0

Views: 175

YAVP: 5-rune (with demonic) MiIE of Chei

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20211022-230905.txt I'm still playing random combos, playing each one at least until I hit Lair and maybe then until I'm fed up. I managed to get killed in Tartarus on a MuEn, and then the RNG handed me MiIE. As we'll see, I went Chei which...

Friday, 8th October 2021, 11:01

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Drain

Replies: 7

Views: 866

Re: Drain

I think drain is tuned to be too weak now. Even heavy drain doesn't reduce max HP by very much (like, 5-10%, maybe?) and clears up quite quickly. The effect is so minor and so temporary that I've stopped paying attention to it entirely. I'm wondering if others feel the same way, and if so, I'd sugg...

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 11:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: That was stupid of me

Replies: 2

Views: 472

Re: That was stupid of me

After a 2 year break, I decided to start trying to win with a few combos I never finished. So I was running a Demigod Wander and doing ok. I was level 11 when I ran into a tough fight. There was a good bit of deep water in the immediate vicinity, but I thought I would be clever and quaff a potion o...

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 11:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Which ring for Felid

Replies: 4

Views: 514

Re: Which ring for Felid

Post a dump for questions of this kind.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 11:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How Jiyva stat shuffling works

Replies: 2

Views: 448

Re: How Jiyva stat shuffling works

I don't recall changing gear all that often to address spell failure rates as Hellmonk mentioned, but I see it could be possible. I think the issue is more that Hypothetically Optimal Man would rest in armour with an EV intended to guide their stats the way they want, which might not be the armour ...

Monday, 9th August 2021, 17:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 9-rune (including Tomb) VSIE of Wu Jian

Replies: 0

Views: 221

YAVP: 9-rune (including Tomb) VSIE of Wu Jian

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210801-130725.txt (Well, secretly, since I wrote my last YAVP, I did a 4-rune centaur with Okawaru: http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210619-121149.txt but there wasn't much to write about that even if the 4th ...

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 12:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: would you pump strength for the orange crystal plate armour?

Replies: 4

Views: 1486

Re: would you pump strength for the orange crystal plate arm

I used the OCPA on a HuGl^WJC. For a while I was just using it as a +8 CPA, but I did eventually get to use Isk's Battlesphere and Irradiate in it.

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/dame ... 151535.txt if you're curious.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 09:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DrAK of Lugonu (11 runes)

Replies: 2

Views: 373

Re: YAVP: DrAK of Lugonu (11 runes)

Have hats been removed? I never found a single hat?! https://cbro.berotato.org/morgue/Drazool/morgue-Drazool-20210612-004400.txt is a very recent trunk hat-wearer. The Abyss took 3058 turns, which seemed a bit long time. I wish Lugonu would reveal the location of the rune to her loyal worshippers :...

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 09:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1808

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Are there shops in Hell or Pan? (Yeah, thought I would ask anyway.) No, I've never seen one. http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Shop#Supply is accurate AFAIK (and I wrote it). Also, looking at your action table: you summoned 6 angels thus far, which is strange. You should use much more angels, 1 in every ...

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 14:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - 6-rune (2xPan) VpFE of Ashenzari

Replies: 3

Views: 402

Re: YAVP - 6-rune (2xPan) VpFE of Ashenzari

Sticky Flame and OTR will basically murder everything for a very long time Did you consider adding Ignite Poison to the mix? Loads of fun. Btw, what's a broadsword in Crawl? I gather Ignite Poison has changed since the 0.23ish I'm playing, but I might try it out. There's the usual problem where you...

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 15:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - 6-rune (2xPan) VpFE of Ashenzari

Replies: 3

Views: 402

YAVP - 6-rune (2xPan) VpFE of Ashenzari

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210529-013003.txt VpFE. Another doomed combo, thank you RNG, with Vp's -3 Conjurations and -2 Fire Magic. I killed two in the early dungeon, but then one picked up Ash on D:3 and it seemed like if I could get the Ash skill boost rolling i...

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 14:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP (but blissfully short for a change): 7-rune VSBe

Replies: 2

Views: 649

Re: YAVP (but blissfully short for a change): 7-rune VSBe

Congrats, 7 runes with 4 from Hell is impressive. I'm just curious, was a quick blade of _protection_ really your main melee weapon? Yes. Seems odd, doesn't it? But I branded it once and got protection; it was the only QB in the game; the main purpose of a QB on VS is to let your bite bite faster; ...

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 14:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfDe of Ely (3 runes, Delver streak)

Replies: 3

Views: 636

Re: YAVP: MfDe of Ely (3 runes, Delver streak)

+10 STR is of course nice, but a +0 robe is not so nice AC-wise... Especially without a shield! But I had 43 STR overall (4 from a scarf, 3 from gloves, 10 from rings) and the approach of just trying to flatten everything before it could hurt me worked surprisingly well. It helped that I had 21 Evo...

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 16:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Against Piety Decay

Replies: 11

Views: 1994

Re: Against Piety Decay

Autoexplore is by far the only reasonable way to play the game and it is more or less what the levels are designed around. Roguelikes without autoexplore often have maps that are 1/10 or less the size (e.g. Nethack) FWIW, NetHack's maps are 80x21, 30% the size of Crawl's 80x70. They just seem small...

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 16:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfDe of Ely (3 runes, Delver streak)

Replies: 3

Views: 636

Re: YAVP: MfDe of Ely (3 runes, Delver streak)

Went for the classic +9 bardiche option on a merfolk, I see. I was quite pleased with the one who finished in a +0 randart robe with +10 STR, just to do even more horrible damage with the bardiche.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 18:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP (but blissfully short for a change): 7-rune VSBe

Replies: 2

Views: 649

YAVP (but blissfully short for a change): 7-rune VSBe

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210513-023032.txt What, another one? But for a change I'm going to write an ascension report without too many words. The streak breaker here was a FeWr, but I gave that combo another go and got all the way to Lair:6... VSBe, all the Hell ...

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 13:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 6-rune GrFE of Veh, Tomb 5th

Replies: 0

Views: 453

YAVP: 6-rune GrFE of Veh, Tomb 5th

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210428-011424.txt What, another win with Tomb done early? This avoided being a 2-streak by the RNG handing me OpCK, where I got collected by an entropy weaver on Lair:5, which I guess is pretty good going for an OpCK. GrFE seemed a bit mo...

Friday, 7th May 2021, 18:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: hello this is fork discussion

Replies: 8

Views: 1502

Re: hello this is fork discussion

ebering wrote:I for one look forward to the imminent dckrawl release.


You're always level 1, and every enemy is a duck.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 04:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: hello this is fork discussion

Replies: 8

Views: 1502

Re: hello this is fork discussion

Hello, fork discussion. We (Stoat Soup) are lumbering towards getting 0.23 out...

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 17:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune GhCj of QAZLAL, Tomb 3rd rune

Replies: 0

Views: 500

YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune GhCj of QAZLAL, Tomb 3rd rune

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210418-132000.txt Hooray, won again - after a dry spell of about two dozen deaths, none of which so much as got a rune. (Indeed, the last time I died with a rune seems to have been... 2019, which is good, I guess?) I'm not sure I really d...

Friday, 19th February 2021, 16:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 6-including-Tomb-rune 0.23ish HaFi of Gozag

Replies: 0

Views: 533

YAVP: 6-including-Tomb-rune 0.23ish HaFi of Gozag

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210219-055858.txt This is my third Tomb rune, and the first one I've got without special protection from torment; I've done one as a ghoul, and one when worshipping Kiku. Of course, a Gozagite with a lot of gold in hand is also very stron...

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 02:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: BaFi of Gozag (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 1003

Re: YAVP: BaFi of Gozag (3 runes)

Clearly the RNG's been sending my scrolls to you. I'm currently taking turns playing DCSS and Bloatcrawl (absolutely love it, even though it isn't updated anymore). The only thing from DCSS I'd like to get into Bloatcrawl is the new acquirement... I found porting new acquirement into our 0.23ish wa...

Monday, 1st February 2021, 18:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: BaFi of Gozag (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 1003

Re: YAVP: BaFi of Gozag (3 runes)

Sprucery wrote:Not getting Armour to 27 was a bit of a disappointment. Also the fact that I never found a scroll of acquirement (love the new acquirement!).

I seem to have been finding a lot recently in winning games. Perhaps I'm just bad enough I won't win if I don't luck out on acquirement. :-)

Monday, 1st February 2021, 18:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune HuGl of WJC

Replies: 0

Views: 515

YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune HuGl of WJC

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210201-151535.txt I thought when the RNG handed me HuGl, well, humans aren't bad at anything, I'll start with a quarterstaff, see what spells turn up, maybe do enhancer staff melee, maybe find a lajatang. The RNG saw fit to disrupt this e...

Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 23:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: evasion soft cap

Replies: 10

Views: 1569

Re: evasion soft cap

I think the issue here isn't so much that it's harsh as that it's obscure. The OP describes it as "not really worth it to gain more points in dodging", and "much less useful after 30". That suggests harshness to me. As for obscurity, I didn't know about this particular effect no...

Monday, 18th January 2021, 14:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: evasion soft cap

Replies: 10

Views: 1569

Re: evasion soft cap

andrew wrote:And isn't there a flat 5% minimum chance to hit no matter how high EV is?

Yes:
  Code:
defines.h:const int MIN_HIT_MISS_PERCENTAGE = 5;

I don't agree with the OP's premise here, TBH. The stepdown function is not particularly harsh.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 14:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Please get rid of ally based XP drain

Replies: 17

Views: 2412

Re: Please get rid of ally based XP drain

Last I heard was if your summon gets the kill, you get at least 50%, and potentially more based on damage you dealt direct, but if you get the kill, you get full XP. My recent gameplay in Trunk seems to reflect this, but that could be coincidence. And, if there was a note in the simplified commit n...

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 19:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 6-rune FoWr of Ashenzari (0.23ish)

Replies: 0

Views: 505

YAVP: 6-rune FoWr of Ashenzari (0.23ish)

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20210107-125417.txt In September, I had a 2-streak; CeTm then MfAr. I'm playing random combos now, and the RNG gave me MiBe. "Well, this should be OK for a 3-streak", I thought, before dying of overconfidence on Orc:2. Sigh. Next ...

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 18:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune MfAr of Oka (2-streak)

Replies: 2

Views: 1407

Re: YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune MfAr of Oka (2-streak)

Good job! Streaking is always very exciting :D Questions: 1. Where is the char dump? I want to see it all! 2. So you went to win after 6 runes. Was it because Pan was scary, or that was the plan all along, or something else? 3. So you used mostly javelins and a bardiche plus only small utility spel...

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 16:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune MfAr of Oka (2-streak)

Replies: 2

Views: 1407

YAVP: 0.23ish 6-rune MfAr of Oka (2-streak)

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20200913-020941.txt This was another attempt at a random combo and first viable god. I think I lucked out with Oka, but I was pleased to get a 2-streak. Fedhas turned up on D:3 but I know there's a rework of Fedhas in the pipeline so I thou...

Monday, 31st August 2020, 09:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 5-rune CeTm of Trog

Replies: 2

Views: 1043

Re: YAVP: 0.23ish 5-rune CeTm of Trog

Well done getting the iron rune as 5th :) Any special reason you didn't do Slime? On VpSK and GhMo I did Tomb 5th. :-) (But the VpSk did build towards that goal, and the GhMo was just ridiculously strong). Getting rCorr and rC (for azure jellies) would have been a pain - I'd probably have had to go...

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 23:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 5-rune CeTm of Trog

Replies: 2

Views: 1043

YAVP: 0.23ish 5-rune CeTm of Trog

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20200830-113043.txt Having now won every species, I'm onto random combos (not "random viable") and taking the first god I like the look of. Apparently winning a spriggan used up all my Crawl-playing brain for a bit, because I stag...

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 18:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Replies: 57

Views: 9296

Re: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

My mind is still positively blown by how it's the Species you play as that helps determine which of the first two runes to go for first. What determines which of the S runes you go for is which branch you think you are least likely to die in (something you may reassess depending on how they play ou...

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 14:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Long term trend discussion: Stealth nerfs

Replies: 20

Views: 7502

Re: Long term trend discussion: Stealth nerfs

le_nerd wrote:I think Minotaur also got MR buff - Lab Minotaur was at least mildly hexable, Gauntlet Minotaur is just not.


FWIW, Lab minotaur got the buff one (I think) version before Lab removal.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 14:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Replies: 57

Views: 9296

Re: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

BTW, I think that the need for running away may be one reason why lair branches feel harder: the first level has just one staircase. So, if you are forced to run away, it's likely that you will have a blob of alert enemies over there. Disjoint O:1 is really bad for that; you can get a single chokep...

Monday, 17th August 2020, 11:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Replies: 57

Views: 9296

Re: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

I agree that monsters in the Lair rune branches tend to be somewhat stronger than monsters in the late dungeon. I do not feel that this is a real difficulty spike because the progression of the strength of monsters in the last 12 levels (in my usual order: 6 levels of lair, 2 levels of orc and 4 le...

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 00:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 4-rune SpWr of Hepliaklqana, now won all species

Replies: 4

Views: 1072

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

I mostly don't post YAVPs here That's too bad, I've found them enjoyable to read. Well, OK, I might go back to doing it, but for now - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~damerell/games/crawl has the lot, dumps and YAVPs. I think I stopped posting after the VpSk, aside from the 15-rune GhMo. So now ...

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 15:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Replies: 57

Views: 9296

Re: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Elyvilon; Let's you have: an invulnerability shield, heals you, and turns Hydras neutral, and you gain Piety by exploring. Why isn't the shield good in Zot? Why isn't healing good in the Vaults? Why isn't turning dangerous monsters neutral good later on? Shining1; Gives you: Allies who Heal you and...

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 13:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 4-rune SpWr of Hepliaklqana, now won all species

Replies: 4

Views: 1072

YAVP: 4-rune SpWr of Hepliaklqana, now won all species

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20200810-220240.txt I've got a spriggan home, and with that, I have won all 30 species (including the three extra ones in Stoat Soup), starting with a 0.18 DD and first stepping away from heavy armour types with a 0.19 kitty. (I reached eve...

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 13:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Replies: 57

Views: 9296

Re: The difficulty spike from exploring to getting runes

Only the 'Shining 1' can give you arguably the best weapon in the game, A blessed Demon Weapon. Elyvilon, Shining 1 and Zin are a Polytheism for beginner players. Trog and Okawaru can give you arguably the best weapon in the game, an arbitarily good randart. Gozag can give you arguably the best wea...

Saturday, 18th July 2020, 14:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Clock Brainstorming Thread

Replies: 55

Views: 149411

Re: Clock Brainstorming Thread

If some guy wants to play slow and scummy for fun, is it really something that needs to be punished? That's certainly the obvious answer, but; as one of the vanilla devs put it, quite reasonably, you don't have to be scummy for scumming to damage the game for you, because if you die and think "...

Friday, 17th July 2020, 11:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Clock Brainstorming Thread

Replies: 55

Views: 149411

Re: Clock Brainstorming Thread

andrew wrote:Except, I wouldn't want a clock for getting to Temple (since some players rarely go there anyway).


Just seeing the entrance could qualify as getting to it - or, in case of shaft comedy, being below the depth at which it has been placed.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 16:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What Is the Best Roguelike?

Replies: 41

Views: 6909

Re: What Is the Best Roguelike?

I dunno about "best", but Jeff Lait's POWDER is short - a "coffee break roguelike", at least until you get better at it - has some unusual features (eg, you worship one god, but all the gods watch you and may act for or against you), and is full of a marvellous dry humour.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 22:25

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Formicids should not get swift

Replies: 62

Views: 10628

Re: Formicids should not get swift

Sprucery wrote:
changelog wrote:* Formicids can no longer cast Swiftness.

Thanks, devs!

I think this is the first Stoat Soup-ism to make it into vanilla? :-)
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