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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: 468

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: 468

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: 909

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: 334

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: 468

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: 801

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: 801

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: 431

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: 431

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: 486

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: 538

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: 32643

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: 538

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: 1668

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: 1508

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: 0

Views: 1029

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: 1508

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: 8537

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: 8537

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: 8537

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: 8537

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: 2500

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: 2500

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: 2500

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: 1173

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: 1697

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: 938

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: 938

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: 799

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: 1968

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: 1240

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: 1587

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: 1388

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: 844

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: 2230

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: 796

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: 2749

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: 858

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: 858

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: 1084

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: 1092

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: 3404

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: 1092

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: 1084

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: 822

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: 2524

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: 2524

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: 852

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: 769

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: 1362

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...
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