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Thursday, 12th January 2023, 13:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2shortVP: VpMo^Sif (5 w. Dis), GrAr^TSO (6, Tomb 3rd)

Replies: 0

Views: 122

YA2shortVP: VpMo^Sif (5 w. Dis), GrAr^TSO (6, Tomb 3rd)

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20221223-135644.txt Going Sif on a character with no spells? Well, I hadn't won with Sif since 2017, and I suppose at some point I'll have to think about the 0.24 changes. I took Sif from a D:5 Temple; it was Lair:2 when they started to se...

Monday, 2nd January 2023, 13:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

Replies: 6

Views: 1070

Re: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

I fear I have another correction; nobody joins up here. Tavern registrations have been disabled for years. weird how that guys account was made dec 2022. does that mean you'll issue another correction? It wasn't. "Long-time lurker", says the OP. The "Joined" date is inaccurate.

Saturday, 24th December 2022, 21:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

Replies: 6

Views: 1070

Re: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

Way to shoot down their enthusiasm. I'm sure everyone joins up here hoping they can immediately face a wall of corrections and caveats... I fear I have another correction; nobody joins up here. Tavern registrations have been disabled for years. More seriously, eh, I like DCSS but let's not pretend ...

Monday, 19th December 2022, 11:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP GrGl

Replies: 1

Views: 1195

Re: CIP GrGl

It's worth finding out how to post a character dump monospaced. Shields are nice, but it's worth remembering they don't do a thing against torment and damnation, and killing the tormentor or damnation-hurler faster very much does. A couple of centaurs with bows aside, not an option you have, the las...

Friday, 16th December 2022, 19:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:5-rune (with demonic) KoAs of Ihp'ix

Replies: 2

Views: 616

Re: YAVP:5-rune (with demonic) KoAs of Ihp'ix

Did you wear that -Tele amulet as default? I'm always so scared of -Tele that I probably never have it on a non-Formicid. I wore it in Zot - I was out of blink scrolls, a teleport's kind of a desperation move on a Zot level that isn't mostly clear (in particular, it always seems to land me in the o...

Thursday, 15th December 2022, 10:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: OgCK of Xom (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 1053

Re: YAVP: OgCK of Xom (3 runes)

Oddly we now almost always switch with CK, having swiped the superb bcrawlism that Xom doesn't care, they just keep on annoying you.

Wednesday, 14th December 2022, 15:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

Replies: 6

Views: 1070

Re: Crawl: 25th Anniversary Edition

DCSS is impressive, but earlier roguelikes took player feedback (mostly on USENET), were developed by their players (why else bother?), and have had near-complete development turnovers.

(Also, Linley didn't release DCSS :-)

Wednesday, 14th December 2022, 15:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:5-rune (with demonic) KoAs of Ihp'ix

Replies: 2

Views: 616

YAVP:5-rune (with demonic) KoAs of Ihp'ix

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20221207-082900.txt Who's Ihp'ix? Ihp'ix is our attempt at an archery god that doesn't gift ammo or stop it mulching or provide powers that look too much like Heroism/Finesse in a funny hat. We had the idea three years ago but then there wa...

Wednesday, 14th December 2022, 15:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: OgCK of Xom (3 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 1053

Re: YAVP: OgCK of Xom (3 runes)

Bravo for correctly sticking with Xom, which I did on HuCK.

Saturday, 19th November 2022, 13:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) MfGl of Gozag

Replies: 0

Views: 907

YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) MfGl of Gozag

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20221119-114142.txt My fourth merfolk, and technically a one-and-won although I don't know that MfGl is that different from MfFi. Another one of those "terrible MR all game" games. I found a Kiku altar on D:2. Didn't fancy that m...

Friday, 30th September 2022, 09:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP: Troll in the Hat. GhCK of Xom & Ru, Tomb 4th, Zig: 27

Replies: 2

Views: 1490

Re: YA2VP: Troll in the Hat. GhCK of Xom & Ru, Tomb 4th, Zig

I used Banish a lot on MfAK, mostly on inconvenient hydrae in Swamp, and like most hex-ish effects it's too late to train the skill after you find you want it (whereas, say, with a damaging spell or wand you can zap the monster more times and resolve to train up more spellpower/Evo later), so I was ...

Thursday, 29th September 2022, 12:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP: Troll in the Hat. GhCK of Xom & Ru, Tomb 4th, Zig: 27

Replies: 2

Views: 1490

YA2VP: Troll in the Hat. GhCK of Xom & Ru, Tomb 4th, Zig: 27

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220923-020637.txt http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220928-191504.txt Another twofer, with a cheeky one-game streakbreaker inbetween, a GhCK who got rinsed by Harold on D:8. I don't have much to write about th...

Thursday, 29th September 2022, 00:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Autotravel, Known terrain features, and Leaked Info

Replies: 3

Views: 1003

Re: Autotravel, Known terrain features, and Leaked Info

Solution[/b]: nothing as easy as the other two and not Maybe on Orb pickup: "The dungeons secrets reveal themselves, you know the fastest way now" - and make hatches/TPs known after that. That's certainly on our list in Stoat Soup - as you say, Hypothetically Optimal Man should use every ...

Tuesday, 20th September 2022, 09:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: AGBi of Gozag (3 runes)

Replies: 3

Views: 1561

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: AGBi of Gozag (3 runes)

I know Bloat's thing is silly, but that's a silly background.

Re: YAVP: 0.23ish Sludge Elf Transmuter of Hep, W 4th (befor

tasonir wrote:It'd be interesting to try them again.


I guess we may get our 0.23 out for more general release some time this year. The damned plague very seriously threw a spanner in the works.

Saturday, 23rd July 2022, 11:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 6-rune 0.23ish DgWn

Replies: 0

Views: 657

YAVP: 6-rune 0.23ish DgWn

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220717-193924.txt I'm kind of pleased with this since it was a win the first time I played a combo, but equally I escaped death by the narrowest of margins more than once. In particular having splatted a perfectly good HaFe on Dis:7, I we...

Monday, 13th June 2022, 18:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: PaCA of Ignis (3 runes)

Replies: 3

Views: 1187

Re: YAVP: PaCA of Ignis (3 runes)

I'm glad to see I'm not quite the only person posting VPs on Tavern. :-)

Monday, 13th June 2022, 18:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 15-rune 0.23ish FoCj of Gozag

Replies: 0

Views: 754

YAVP: 15-rune 0.23ish FoCj of Gozag

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220612-220641.txt I've got two 15-rune wins, both punch ghouls, and joked for a while that some day I'll have to get a 15-rune win that's not a punch ghoul. It turns out some day is now; after rolling through Gehenna 6th and Tomb 7th, I d...

Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 13:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

Replies: 4

Views: 1221

Re: YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

Sprucery wrote:You had 12 potions of mutation left. Why didn't you quaff some to get a nice set of good mutations?


Partly because I'm a halfling and partly because I forgot. Ahem.

Do shining eyes still have malmutate?


No, Polymorph, but I haven't fought a post-change shining eye yet.

Monday, 18th April 2022, 12:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

Replies: 4

Views: 1221

Re: YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

Hmm, so in a 3-rune game you probably won't face any malmutators? How do potions of mutation work in Stoat Soup, are they the same as in DCSS? In almost any game; Mnoleg is unchanged, but neqoxecs get paralyse and cacodemons entropic weave. I think we basically agree with the Goons that malmutate i...

Sunday, 17th April 2022, 11:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Replies: 6

Views: 2067

Re: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

And now look what just happened to Nebukadnezar's CeAE : Entered Z:5, immediately was teleported, char died and 7:45 hours of game play were lost. So I'm no great fan of explore traps, but "lost" doesn't make a lot of sense to me here. I enjoy playing the game; if I die, the time I spent ...

Sunday, 17th April 2022, 11:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: I had some unfinished business.

Replies: 4

Views: 1050

Re: YAVP: I had some unfinished business.

What's the powerful magical force warping space?

Sunday, 17th April 2022, 11:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

Replies: 4

Views: 1221

YAVP: 5-rune HaBe^TSO (Tomb 4th, demonic 5th)

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220409-015352.txt It's been a while - my last win was in January, and I've splatted a wide selection of characters since - but this HaBe got home; it's my first win where I've switched gods en route, other than very early game good god sw...

Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 15:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Octopode beastly apendage strange interaction

Replies: 3

Views: 1563

Re: Octopode beastly apendage strange interaction

chromat wrote:Ah, ok thank you so it is known issue.


I didn't say that; I have no idea if this effect is one the developers are aware of.

Monday, 14th February 2022, 23:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Octopode beastly apendage strange interaction

Replies: 3

Views: 1563

Re: Octopode beastly apendage strange interaction

So, i was playing an octopode transmuter and got a lucky early scroll of acquirement and picked mask of the dragon. After equipping the mask and first time i cast beastly appendage spell the mask melded! Now i read the spell and it says it melds things on affected appendage but as an octopode i got...

Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, 16:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP - 2-streak, VpVm^Veh (4 w Tomb), GhHu^Usk (Tomb 3/15)

Replies: 3

Views: 1085

Re: YA2VP - 2-streak, VpVm^Veh (4 w Tomb), GhHu^Usk (Tomb 3/

Grats on the 2 streak. Especially re some of what you said re Usk... I still haven't tried Usk in any playthroughs and need to give them a proper go. One thing about Usk is that (while this win was melee+slings) they're not oriented around melee in the way, say, WJC is. They don't care how you do t...

Monday, 31st January 2022, 00:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP - 2-streak, VpVm^Veh (4 w Tomb), GhHu^Usk (Tomb 3/15)

Replies: 3

Views: 1085

YA2VP - 2-streak, VpVm^Veh (4 w Tomb), GhHu^Usk (Tomb 3/15)

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220123-003717.txt http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220130-151148.txt Another twofer - but it was a two-streak, they both did Tomb excessively early, and I don't have much to write about the VpVM. The VpVM was ...

Sunday, 30th January 2022, 23:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe of Trog (11 Runes)

Replies: 2

Views: 1052

Re: YAVP: MiBe of Trog (11 Runes)

The frequency of Pan levels with runes increased at some point after 0.18 - getting a bunch in a row is unusual, but they are more frequent than they were.

Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 13:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP: MfFi^QAZ, SpWz^Hep

Replies: 2

Views: 1059

Re: YA2VP: MfFi^QAZ, SpWz^Hep

I'm pretty sure they're too good, but at least you don't have haste there. I think I might argue the other side of the question - how good they are has been pretty steadily eroded away since the first implementation. You save turns, of course, but it's hard to get Shroud back up in combat once it d...

Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 03:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (21/21.5?): movie-length Delver special!

Replies: 121

Views: 41140

Re: Road to greatfelid (21/21.5?): movie-length Delver speci

For what it's worth, I've mostly got nagas home by spitting poison at everything.

Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 03:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA2VP: MfFi^QAZ, SpWz^Hep

Replies: 2

Views: 1059

YA2VP: MfFi^QAZ, SpWz^Hep

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20220103-212354.txt Oh, wait, no. That's a Merfolk Fighter who I got home with Qazlal, but didn't have much to write about; I got a demon trident off an Orc:2 room of bastards with demonspawn, so unusually (for Merfolk) went 1h+shield. I di...

Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 14:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Running out of projectile ammo irritates me. Infinite ammo?

Replies: 9

Views: 2942

Re: Running out of projectile ammo irritates me. Infinite a

On slingers I inscribe stones "@Q1" and bullets "@Q2 !t" then macro '1' and '2' to 'Q1' and 'Q2'; the scheme extends in an obvious way for throwing ammo.

Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 17:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: OgAK of Lugonu (3 runes)

Replies: 3

Views: 2062

Re: YAVP: OgAK of Lugonu (3 runes)

Sprucery wrote:Mentioning GrSu brings back memories. The only character I've had killed during the Orb run, and on D:1 no less (Pan lord with Ice Storm).


My one Zot/orbrun splat is a TeAE who forgot to check for fire resistance before fighting an OOF. :-/

Sunday, 26th December 2021, 23:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish Sludge Elf Transmuter of Hep, W 4th (before U)

Replies: 3

Views: 1947

YAVP: 0.23ish Sludge Elf Transmuter of Hep, W 4th (before U)

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20211225-214847.txt What, a sludge elf in 0.23? We'd been talking about maybe putting them back, but then reproduced a vanilla bug that let you get removed species (whose stats are still in the game for savefile compatibility purposes) from...

Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 03:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: OgAK of Lugonu (3 runes)

Replies: 3

Views: 2062

Re: YAVP: OgAK of Lugonu (3 runes)

Sprucery wrote:After splatting a SpBe with 6 runes in Pandemonium (Cerebov's level)


I've had a couple of high-hubris splats recently, most obviously a GrSu who cleared Tomb 4th but splatted to Asmodeus. Well done on playing it safe and getting this one home.

Friday, 17th December 2021, 13:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 15719

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

I think you could quite easily pick up the Spellcasting / experience levels to get Orb of Destruction without amnesia-ing anything. I am a big fan of IOOD; while it takes a while to arrive (and is no good in corridors) it does huge globs of damage and can't be evaded, and is hence very good against ...

Monday, 13th December 2021, 10:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 15719

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

I think you can increase your success rate for CL quickly by adding a few levels of Spellcasting, where you are still very low, and where adding levels is currently much cheaper than adding the spell schools. To be more precise, Spellcasting affects failure rate 1/4 as much as the average of the sp...

Friday, 10th December 2021, 12:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 15719

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

wizard44 wrote:Should I buy the amulet of magic regeneration from the jewellery shop? Or am I better off with my current amulet of regeneration?


I think if a Veh worshipper with two rings of MP+9 is considering needing more magic regeneration, something is badly wrong. :-)

Thursday, 9th December 2021, 12:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 15719

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Am I correct in thinking that the artefact amulet is useless? I have two artefact rings that give rPois, and my acid dragon scales cover rCorr. That leaves the amulet’s main function as a method to turn invisible, but the Contam attribute does not seem to make the amulet worth it. I would not use i...

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 15:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn incompatibilities

Replies: 16

Views: 4180

Re: Demonspawn incompatibilities

This is perfectly fine, and completely different than the issue of conflicting demonspawn mutations, because there's no hard limit on skill experience gained, so if you're willing to put in the time and effort, you can eventually make up any disadvantage from atrophied skill experience. Well, yes a...

Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 11:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn incompatibilities

Replies: 16

Views: 4180

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...

Monday, 6th December 2021, 11:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn incompatibilities

Replies: 16

Views: 4180

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: 1568

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: 2312

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 1110

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: 2592

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: 1560

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: 2270

Re: Which ring for Felid

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