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Saturday, 23rd June 2012, 22:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Equipment command keys make no sense

Replies: 26

Views: 2520

Equipment command keys make no sense

I suppose this is just something we all got used to (and it was probably inherited from Nethack), but did you ever realize how stupid the equipment command keys are? For armor, you have W for "wear", and T for "take off", while for jewelry, you have P for "put on", and ...

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012, 02:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: You know you've played DC:SS a lot when...

Replies: 14

Views: 722

Re: You know you've played DC:SS a lot when...

Q & E are for strafing left and right respectively Geez! I know WoW is not a FPS, but you'd think they'd go with something a bit more standard (using A and D to strafe)... Then again, WoW has been around a while, and it seems plausible that they came up with their key mappings even before Quake...

Monday, 6th February 2012, 18:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Other Roguelikes You Enjoy?

Replies: 80

Views: 12535

Re: Other Roguelikes You Enjoy?

Prospector is great and I look forward to it improving a lot. It's still only 0.2. There are a number of themes that call out for a roguelike treatment. superhero wwii cthulhu subatomic To name a few. My first attempt at a 7DRL was "Rogue Battalion", inspired by Battalion Wars - the idea ...

Wednesday, 1st February 2012, 23:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Other Roguelikes You Enjoy?

Replies: 80

Views: 12535

Re: Other Roguelikes You Enjoy?

There's a new Angband variant out called Sil, and I've been enjoying it (though it is rather difficult)! It does away with character classes, and there are only a few races to choose from, but what I really like about it is the skill system (you can spend XP on skills in 8 or so different categories...

Wednesday, 1st February 2012, 02:29

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :shock:

Tuesday, 31st January 2012, 01:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Facebook?

Replies: 14

Views: 699

Re: Facebook?

Hmm, why do I need permission to join the group?

Sunday, 29th January 2012, 19:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Nice and simple tabletop games?

Replies: 20

Views: 3055

Re: Nice and simple tabletop games?

Phase 10 - card game where you try to make 10 different card combinations (generally sets/runs of various sizes) in order Khet - Chess with lasers! REAL lasers! Kids like lasers, right? :) Fish Eat Fish - Take turns moving fish about the sea, and attacking the other player's fish; battles are resol...

Saturday, 28th January 2012, 18:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

The quarterstaff "Antipode" {fire/ice, rF+, rC+ ... you get the idea} - It would either hit with whichever end of the weapon is more effective for the opponent you are attacking, or alternate between the two elements. And it could activate for "antipode bomb" which somehow manag...

Saturday, 28th January 2012, 18:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Oubliettelikes?

Replies: 11

Views: 4522

Re: Oubliettelikes?

Not sure if this is technically an "oubliettelike" (or a "roguelike" for that matter), but I remember a game called "Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol"... despite being named after a location in LotR, it has absolutely no connection to LotR :P A few things I remember from t...

Saturday, 28th January 2012, 18:29

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Good computer games?

Replies: 166

Views: 23093

Re: Good computer games?

Space Pirates And Zombies - this is a space sim / RPG - haven't played it yet myself, but it's on sale on Steam for like $4 or so this weekend :) Dominions 3 - not sure if turn based strategy is your thing, but it's got RPG elements, and you get to be a demigod, which is cool... edit: oh, a rogueli...

Friday, 27th January 2012, 00:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: DCSS 1.0 - It is time for major version

Replies: 12

Views: 1145

Re: DCSS 1.0 - It is time for major version

Er, what? ToME is still free; DarkGod merely asks for donations...

Thursday, 26th January 2012, 23:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Crawl needs assist trophies! Find one of these and evoke it, and you'll get a random summon from some other roguelike! Who knows what you'll find? You could get a grid bug, or the Wizard of Yendor, or Grip, Farmer Maggot's dog, or Morgoth...

Tuesday, 24th January 2012, 18:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Gloves vs Gauntlets / Hats vs Helmets

Replies: 14

Views: 2013

Re: Gloves vs Gauntlets / Hats vs Helmets

But it protects you from the attacks of kryptonite golems! :P

Monday, 23rd January 2012, 18:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Ready to smash my computer :/

Replies: 8

Views: 464

Re: Ready to smash my computer :/

Did you change the encryption settings on the router recently? I found that my router would actually REBOOT itself when I tried to connect my Droid to it after changing the encryption settings to WPA2/mixed! (Other devices like PC's, a Wii, and a 3DS could connect just fine...) I had to switch it to...

Saturday, 21st January 2012, 05:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Priests

Replies: 14

Views: 720

Re: Priests

How about this: When you choose hill orc priest, you get another menu which lets you choose between Zin and Beogh, in the same way that fighters get to choose their starting weapon.

Wednesday, 18th January 2012, 03:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: DCSS's rats (REAL stuff)

Replies: 6

Views: 452

Re: DCSS's rats (REAL stuff)

That thing is a RAT??? :shock:

Wednesday, 18th January 2012, 03:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Replies: 963

Views: 128671

Re: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Then how come there are no sled hounds?

Friday, 13th January 2012, 17:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Sil

Replies: 1

Views: 476

Re: Sil

I found out about Sil from the Angband forums... I second your recommendation!

Friday, 13th January 2012, 17:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The coolest of the cool artifact names

Replies: 51

Views: 9131

Re: The Coolest of Cool Artifact Names

spillover wrote:Also, I found a cursed -4 leather armor called "the armor of fun." Xom is highly amused!


Must have slipped in from Dwarf Fortress...

Wednesday, 11th January 2012, 03:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Today I learned... There is a Norse goddess named Sif!

Replies: 1

Views: 288

Today I learned... There is a Norse goddess named Sif!

Looky here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sif

So she's Thor's wife... and, ooh, there's something about skalds on that page! :)

Tuesday, 3rd January 2012, 21:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Email Attack Mode! A one-dimensional game of Crawl where the game picks a random forum user's email address, then spawns monsters with appropriate symbols in a horizontal corridor, placing the player where the @ would be. If you clear this level, you get teleported to another level generated from a ...

Sunday, 1st January 2012, 06:07

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Disable movement when monster present

Replies: 9

Views: 1081

Re: Disable movement when monster present

Wouldn't that be horribly awkward? Oh, I see a goblin six squares to the west, so now I can't just run up and attack him, I have to hold ALT while doing so! And the same goes for running away...

Sunday, 25th December 2011, 23:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 12 days of Christmas

Replies: 18

Views: 1077

Re: 12 days of Christmas

On the second day of Christmas, the Xomster gave to me:

a) 2 bad mutations
and b) a +3 dexterity ring

Saturday, 24th December 2011, 22:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Your favorite lines of text?

Replies: 103

Views: 13596

Re: Your favorite lines of text?

"You die. Fedhas appreciates your contribution to the ecosystem."

Tuesday, 20th December 2011, 19:32

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: Forum bug - Posts with thanks don't show date

Replies: 12

Views: 2290

Forum bug - Posts with thanks don't show date

I noticed that some of the posts in the forums aren't showing the date they were posted in the upper right. Further examination revealed that the posts exhibiting this behavior are ones that the poster has been thanked for. Any chance of getting this fixed?

Sunday, 18th December 2011, 18:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

New portal vault: "Test Chamber Fifteen". A live-fire battlefield simulation for military androids. Somehow, you wound up in there... On the plus side, Zin says there will be cake...

Sunday, 18th December 2011, 00:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Replies: 963

Views: 128671

Re: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

BEHOLD... the Sacred Pear!

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Tuesday, 13th December 2011, 03:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Rename enchant weapon scrolls

Replies: 15

Views: 1102

Rename enchant weapon scrolls

The names "enchant weapon I" and "enchant weapon II" seem rather artificial and obtuse; they don't really explain what they do. Angband uses "enchant weapon to-hit" and "enchant weapon to-dam" which explain what they do, though they still sound a bit artificia...

Tuesday, 13th December 2011, 03:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

squirrel of enchant weapon II

Friday, 9th December 2011, 18:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Killing things with food

Replies: 17

Views: 1528

Re: Killing things with food

Heh, reminds me of a bug in certain versions of Rogue, where (since everything could be wielded as a weapon) all items had +/- to hit and to dam... well, your starting ration's +/- was not initialized properly (oops!) so you could easily wind up with a ration with +9257 to hit and +2238 to dam (or o...

Friday, 9th December 2011, 16:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Pain spell - bugged?

Replies: 2

Views: 557

Pain spell - bugged?

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I cast Pain when I had only 1 HP left, and instead of being killed by the backlash or being prevented from casting the spell that could kill me, nothing happened to me! I wasn't playing as a Deep Dwarf or anything - previous casts of Pain did successfully reduce...

Thursday, 8th December 2011, 19:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: DCSS Fan Comic in the works

Replies: 21

Views: 1032

Re: DCSS Fan Comic in the works

Well, Comic Sans WAS designed to resemble the lettering style used in old comics (Batman, I think)...

Wednesday, 7th December 2011, 17:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

You hit the kobold with your chaos blade!
The kobold mutates! It now has the "solipsism" mutation.
You hit the kobold with your chaos blade!
You have slain the kobold.
The world starts to slip away...

Monday, 5th December 2011, 18:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Port to multiplayer

Replies: 7

Views: 429

Re: Port to multiplayer

There are also some existing multiplayer roguelikes, such as MAngband and Crossfire :)

Sunday, 4th December 2011, 03:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Jabberwocky wrote:High elves are very gourmet eaters and actually prefer their meat slightly rotten. (well aged.)


High elves will die within 300 turns if they do not regularly consume certain "medicinal" herbs. (They don't call them HIGH elves for no reason!)

Saturday, 3rd December 2011, 01:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Life, Unlife and Existence

Replies: 13

Views: 1077

Re: Life, Unlife and Existence

greepish wrote:Nah, it's fine, you're just dead undead :D And when your'e raised you're undead undead, then die again you're dead undead undead.


What if you then become a Christian? Are you then a born-again dead undead undead? And if you fall away from the faith...

Monday, 28th November 2011, 22:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Sim Zot City Defense!!! Sorry, you cannot place a dart trap in a residential zone! You hear a distant rumbling... AAAAA! It's a giant spider robot! The giant spider robot tramples the yaktaur. The giant spider robot tramples the battle llama. Suddenly, the voice of Will Wright speaks from the heaven...

Saturday, 26th November 2011, 00:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Real life Crawl gods following

Replies: 23

Views: 1159

Re: Real life Crawl gods following

Fedhas follower: Crazy old lady who insists that her plants grow better when she speaks lovingly to them

Friday, 25th November 2011, 22:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Smash Ball - Monster which floats around and rapidly regenerates health. If you are lucky enough to kill it, you will go berserk! However unlike other monsters, this one can be attacked by monsters as well... make sure that Sigmund doesn't kill it, because if he does, he'll lay a smackdown on you!

Friday, 18th November 2011, 14:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

I have new way to kill goblins! Ratatatatata... KABOOM! What you say, Sandvich?

Monday, 14th November 2011, 18:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why rename Kenku to Tengu?

Replies: 43

Views: 8280

Re: Why rename Kenku to Tengu?

So, if we're going Japanese with the tengu... why not a tanuki race? :)

*been playing too much Super Mario 3D Land* :P

Monday, 14th November 2011, 18:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Replies: 963

Views: 128671

Re: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Apparently he's sending you to heaven?

Friday, 11th November 2011, 16:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

greepish wrote:I wonder what Super Crawl Melee would be like o.o


Sigmund. VERSUS. Snake!

*cue several minutes of fighting between Sigmund and a snake*

GAME!

Sigmund. VERSUS. Master Hand!

*Master Hand smashes Sigmund flat*

GAME!

Continue?

GAME OVER...

Thursday, 10th November 2011, 16:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Pkunk - A smallish avian creature, resembling a seagull. On death, has a 50% chance of being resurrected. Jester - Hurls insults at opponents, causing them to grow depressed and commit suicide. Enemies who commit suicide grant only half the normal XP, but the rest of the XP is used to refill the Jes...

Tuesday, 8th November 2011, 21:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Forge dwarves, eh? You use Forgery! +500 gold! *later* Bought a +1 chainmail of cold resistance for 350 gold. Izchak the shopkeeper screams violent curses at you! Izchak the shopkeeper pushes some buttons on a strange device. You get the feeling that you are being watched... *later* The keystone kop...

Monday, 7th November 2011, 02:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why rename Kenku to Tengu?

Replies: 43

Views: 8280

Re: Why rename Kenku to Tengu?

Heh, I had no idea kenku came from D&D - I thought they were an original creation for Crawl! (Never made the tengu connection, either...)

Now if you really want to mess with people, call 'em Chozo :P

Thursday, 3rd November 2011, 19:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New God: Rothzul (summons and allies)

Replies: 26

Views: 1751

Re: New God: Rothzul (summons and allies)

These abilities look cool :) If Enlist used money, could you enlist a creature, have it fight for you for a bit, then kill it and take the money back like in Grand Theft Auto? :) Presumably this would cause piety loss... Here's another alternative for Enlist: it can cost equipment! So you want to en...

Tuesday, 1st November 2011, 15:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl 0.23

Replies: 71

Views: 10736

Re: Crawl 0.23

Don't forget the "Team Fortress Phase" that Crawl goes through in version 0.16:

  Code:
Choose species:
a - RED
b - BLU

Choose background:
a - Scout
b - Sniper
c - Heavy
d - Soldier
e - Spy
f - Medic
g - Pyro
h - Demoman
i - Engineer

Tuesday, 1st November 2011, 15:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Orb of Zthankyouherobutyourorbofzotisinanotherdungeon

Sunday, 30th October 2011, 18:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 204257

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Choko statues! Just like all the other statues, except instead of being shaped like a minotaur or floating eye or whatever, it's shaped like a choko! And if you play as a Kenku Hunter, you can find powerups in them, like the Mice Beam (a wand which fires an endless stream of mice to assault the enem...
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