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Saturday, 24th June 2023, 15:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [Bloat] YAVP: AsFn of Gozag (3 runes, no resistances)

Replies: 1

Views: 7762

Re: [Bloat] YAVP: AsFn of Gozag (3 runes, no resistances)

I've been disappointed by Call Merchant enough times I basically don't use it. I can always have more bribe/potion money.

Wednesday, 3rd May 2023, 12:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) FDAs of Kiku

Replies: 2

Views: 4403

Re: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) FDAs of Kiku

Sprucery wrote:If the RNG hands you a combo you have recently won, do you still play it or do you skip it?

I skip combos I've won (with 64 wins, I think this has happened about once or twice), but if I got a combo I'd got to Lair, I'd get it to Lair a second time.

Sunday, 30th April 2023, 15:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) FDAs of Kiku

Replies: 2

Views: 4403

YAVP: 5-rune (with Tomb) FDAs of Kiku

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230428-222416.txt Won again. I splatted a DsSk, four TeWz, two OgMo, and a FDAs to get here; I play each random combo the RNG hands me until I get one to the Lair, which helps to cut down on easy starts getting much more play than diffic...

Tuesday, 18th April 2023, 14:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 2-oneandwon-streak, 5-rune (with demonic) DrTm^Ihp'ix

Replies: 2

Views: 3716

Re: YAVP: 2-oneandwon-streak, 5-rune (with demonic) DrTm^Ihp

I wonder if a god for ranged combat could be in vanilla as well. There's no ammo anymore and only one ranged combat skill, so Ihp'ix wouldn't be compatible as it is. But a god that would buff ranged combat and gift launchers would be interesting I think. Oka and Trog used to fill that niche to a de...

Monday, 17th April 2023, 10:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfAE of TSO (7 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 3699

Re: YAVP: MfAE of TSO (7 runes)

Mmm. We've got hatch Tomb, but no dispersal traps; and I gather the new Hells are significantly nastier. Still, I splat in Hell sometimes so it doesn't feel like a mere victory lap.

Friday, 14th April 2023, 17:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfAE of TSO (7 runes)

Replies: 4

Views: 3699

Re: YAVP: MfAE of TSO (7 runes)

Several characters were splatted after my latest victory, but when it was time to play a MfAE, I finally won again. Once again, I didn't accomplish my goal which was to get 12 runes this time. Instead, I cashed out at 7 runes. For a while now I've been playing for at least one extended rune, trying...

YAVP: 2-oneandwon-streak, 5-rune (with demonic) DrTm^Ihp'ix

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230408-131115.txt Now I'm back in my normal state, a no-streak (lost a DsSk on Lair:6 to a firefly and a lindwurm), it seems like a good time to write this one up. It started fairly normally for a transmuter until I found Ignorance on D:...

Wednesday, 5th April 2023, 09:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with icy) DEGl^Uskayaw

Replies: 3

Views: 3430

Re: YAVP: 5-rune (with icy) DEGl^Uskayaw

that their damage is more ruled by Dex than Str How do Dex and Str affect weapon damage in Stoat generally? Compared to vanilla, where short/long blades and ranged combat uses Dex, other weapon types Str. It's done by class of weapon; M&F are all STR (like vanilla), most weapons favour STR, rip...

Monday, 3rd April 2023, 13:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5-rune (with icy) DEGl^Uskayaw

Replies: 3

Views: 3430

YAVP: 5-rune (with icy) DEGl^Uskayaw

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230401-144900.txt I didn't hope for much when the RNG handed me DEGl (although I'd already had OpAM to put me on a no-streak before deciding no, I didn't want to play AM just after winning AM), but I got this combo home first attempt. It ...

Thursday, 23rd March 2023, 12:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove Corpses

Replies: 5

Views: 3855

Re: Remove Corpses

Nekoatl wrote:Nevermind, I see that there is a new unrandart ("Cigotuvi's embrace") that makes use of corpses.


And, ah, did vanilla get rid of necromancy when I wasn't looking?

Thursday, 23rd March 2023, 12:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Was Hep knight strong?

Replies: 2

Views: 3010

Re: Was Hep knight strong?

This seems quite surprising to me - back in the day I remember the conventional wisdom being that hexer was by far the strongest. Personally (yeah, with a whole three Hep wins, one of each) I feel picking an ancestor that shores up your weaknesses is more important than the inherent variation in anc...

Tuesday, 21st March 2023, 10:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5 rune (2 Pan runes) HEAM^Oka

Replies: 2

Views: 3314

Re: YAVP: 5 rune (2 Pan runes) HEAM^Oka

I'd learned and trained up Tornado but hardly used it. Still, nice to have it as an option. So you could afford training Air to 27 for 4 casts of Tornado, nice. Okawaru's gifts are often joked about, but you get a lot of them and some of them are always great. I was very much playing to HE's aptitu...

Sunday, 19th March 2023, 14:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Hunter in Extended?

Replies: 5

Views: 3434

Re: CIP: Spriggan Hunter in Extended?

Moot now, but if nothing else, Wyrmbane's 3 AC just from holding it in your hand, and it's a tiny amount of XP for mindelay.

The new Vitality doesn't give more HP directly (the worse things are, the less regeneration helps you), but you don't indicate what other amulets you have available...

Sunday, 19th March 2023, 14:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 5 rune (2 Pan runes) HEAM^Oka

Replies: 2

Views: 3314

YAVP: 5 rune (2 Pan runes) HEAM^Oka

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230319-002949.txt AM done, meaning I've now won every background. I have already splatted an octopode, putting me back on my regular no-streak. It took me about a dozen HEAMs and one GnAM to get this one home; not great going, and I nearl...

Wednesday, 8th March 2023, 10:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 2

Views: 3128

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

one of flying around Gastronok So Airstrike still does more damage against flying creatures? Have you considered changing that to "bonus damage based on the number of empty spaces next to the target" like vanilla? We'll consider positional magic when we get to it, basically - it's been a ...

Tuesday, 7th March 2023, 17:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 2

Views: 3128

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

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230227-180813.txt I'm off random combos for a bit; I've won every species and god, but never a necromancer or arcane marskbod. I splatted 3 FDNes of Chei (the first one got Blade Hands which went very well with Cheistats, so I tried it ag...

Monday, 20th February 2023, 12:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 15-rune (Tomb 5th) MDAs of Ihp'ix

Replies: 2

Views: 3754

Re: YAVP: 15-rune (Tomb 5th) MDAs of Ihp'ix

(I'd learn Insulation later, which simplified matters) Insulation was removed from Crawl a long time ago. How do you justify having it in Stoat? Felt like it and neither of the other two objected. Same goes for See Invisible. rElec's a relatively hard resistance to find, not a lot of potions drop, ...

Friday, 17th February 2023, 14:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 15-rune (Tomb 5th) MDAs of Ihp'ix

Replies: 2

Views: 3754

YAVP: 15-rune (Tomb 5th) MDAs of Ihp'ix

http://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230214-234640.txt Hello, Sprucery. This is my 4th 15-runer, my second Mountain Dwarf win, and my 2nd win with Stoat Soup's new god (details below), so I'm pretty pleased with this one, especially since it was the rare character who finds ...

Tuesday, 7th February 2023, 10:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 4-rune (with obsidian) BaEn of Vehumet

Replies: 2

Views: 3430

Re: YAVP: 0.23ish 4-rune (with obsidian) BaEn of Vehumet

Note that if you get bad enough temporary mutations, the HO move might still be to go somewhere else and work some of them off. One way to make mutations matter more would be to make potions of mutations rarer. Of course, this would also affect dealing with other mutation-heavy branches, so maybe !...

Monday, 6th February 2023, 12:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 0.23ish 4-rune (with obsidian) BaEn of Vehumet

Replies: 2

Views: 3430

YAVP: 0.23ish 4-rune (with obsidian) BaEn of Vehumet

https://crawl.montres.org.uk/morgue/damerell/morgue-damerell-20230130-180100.txt 7 dead frogs to bring this one home, which isn't too bad, but I really struggled in the early game - getting one almost to the Lair. Success rate on hexes isn't great even if they're taking the lion's share of XP, and a...

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: 3397

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: 5813

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: 5813

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: 4223

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: 3809

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: 4436

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: 5813

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: 3809

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: 4436

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: 4300

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: 4936

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: 4936

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: 3522

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: 4770

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: 2026

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: 2371

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: 1966

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: 1937

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: 1937

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: 3432

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: 1658

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: 1937

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: 2656

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: 2656

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: 1623

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: 1623

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: 1433

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: 1483

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: 47172

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.
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