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Post Sunday, 26th June 2011, 12:33

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New Hex spell: Nightmare
Cast on sleeping monsters, they awake from terrible nightmares and go berserk and attack everything (including the caster if he is too close) in sight for a few turns, until they realize they are not dreaming anymore.
The berserk aspect is important.

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Post Sunday, 26th June 2011, 12:38

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MonorailCat wrote:New Hex spell: Nightmare
Cast on sleeping monsters, they awake from terrible nightmares and go berserk and attack everything (including the caster if he is too close) in sight for a few turns, until they realize they are not dreaming anymore.
The berserk aspect is important.

After they stop berserking, they should be confused for a few turns :P
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Post Sunday, 26th June 2011, 14:18

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A wand of braining can be fatal for ogres. They would stop and start reconsidering the world with their new mental abilities, thus becoming confused.
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Post Monday, 27th June 2011, 13:22

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MyOtheHedgeFox wrote:Would it be hard to merge Dwarf Fortress and DC?

Um, let's see here...

Missile weapons that cause grave penetrating trauma? Check. (DEMA, yaktaurs with steel bolts...)

Melee attacks that knock the target into the next time zone? Check. (Elephant/dragon trampling...)

Highly combustible liquids that are necessary to life and happiness? Check. (Any potion can be Evaporated...)

Supposedly intelligent minions that abruptly drop what they're doing because their priorities change for no apparent reason? Or, conversely, supposedly intelligent minions that cheerfully do things that are clearly suicidal? Check. (Do I even need to elaborate?)

Happy Fun Stuff? Check. (Particularly with the introduction of things like eldritch tentacles.)

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Post Monday, 27th June 2011, 19:08

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That's what Crawl is missing - potions of booze!

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Post Monday, 27th June 2011, 21:23

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Potion of Vodka:

Randomly shaves 1d(XL/2) from each hit. For the duration of the potion, your hit points always read as full.

I'm invincible....splat.


Actually, it would be kinda cool if berserk did this too.
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Post Tuesday, 28th June 2011, 16:38

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Since I don't think anybody ever did read my contribution to the Crusader article on the Codewiki, I'm gonna post my spell ideas from there. :)

Pounce (Charms 2) Not sure if this is possible, but a simulated really fast jump into combat. Perhaps 5-10 turns of Super Swiftness + Flight? Ideally you should be able to move through monster squares as well. This would be quite good to leap in and get out again if you overestimate your abilities. To prevent abuse, it also makes you lose breath and can't be cast if you have breath a bit like Zin's Recitations. Alternatively, pure offence version: check at end of duration whether adjacent to monster. If yes, end effect and force next attack to be a crit. If no, slow or exhaust player.

TrailBlazer (Charms/Fire 3) Create Fire Clouds in your wake for 20-50 turns. Xom already does a similar effect with go forth and redecorate, not to mention Azrael and his flaming trail, so it should be possible. Handy if it can combo with Pounce and Swiftness, for hilarity of leaping out of combat and leaving a fiery wake.

Flash Blade (Charms/Hexes 3) Temporary Confuse brand. Much shorter duration than Mephetic Cloud or Evaporate or Confuse (literally 3-5 turns). But tooled up as a flash of light, so monsters resist based on HD rather than Magic Resistance; and mindless creatures are immune.

Sanctify Weapon (Charms 5) Temporarily grants Holy Wrath Brand (why isn't this available in brands already?).
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Post Wednesday, 21st September 2011, 17:16

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You drink the smoking dagger. Your throat burns!

You clear your throat and begin reciting one of your 7 scrolls of remove curse.

You finish eating an uncursed quarterstaff. You feel sick.

Send 'em back where they came from!
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Post Thursday, 22nd September 2011, 21:21

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Potion of camoflage. Doubles your stealth as long as you don't move. Ring of Joiyzey - +2 str, -2 int and turns your character orange. Pocket Sand - earth spell that blinds/confuses enemies.
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Post Friday, 23rd September 2011, 13:41

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Medisword - When you attack with this sword, instead of damaging the target, it heals it. Useful for summoners!

Armor of Nemelex (he is the one who likes sacrifices of money, right?) - Like the magic armor in Twilight Princess, it massively improves your AC, at the expense of draining $$$ each turn. When your run out of gold, the armor stops working!

Axe of the Apostates - An axe that can only be wielded by worshippers of Zin. It is sentient and will recite verses (just like the Zin ability) automatically every 100+d100 turns.

Duelling Barrier - This spell creates an impenetrable barrier surrounding you and one adjacent monster. This keeps out other monsters who want to attack you simultaneously, but the barrier will not fall until either you or the monster you are duelling is killed.

Hollow-Point Needles - These needles are specially designed to ignore enemies' armor, but are always destroyed on impact.
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Post Friday, 23rd September 2011, 16:06

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Holtzman shields.

Shaped-charge explosive darts. Countered by reactive body armours.

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Post Friday, 23rd September 2011, 17:25

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The ability to throw potions for a useful effect. Like a dulled single-target evaporate

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Post Friday, 23rd September 2011, 21:25

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That would actually be a neat feature. Imagine poison potions being useful.

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Post Friday, 23rd September 2011, 22:40

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ekolis wrote:Axe of the Apostates - An axe that can only be wielded by worshippers of Zin. It is sentient and will recite verses (just like the Zin ability) automatically every 100+d100 turns.


This is a fun idea. Maybe if it had a small chance of reciting instead of doing damage....

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Post Saturday, 1st October 2011, 08:34

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A boss level with background music and sound effects!

The Gigasigmund roars!
"Dun-dun-dun-duuun..."
You shoot the arrow. The arrow barely misses the Gigasigmund.
The Gigasigmund rumbles and hits the dungeon floor with his fists!
"Ba-DARGHSHSHSH!!!"
You resist.
"...Open your heart, it's gonna be all-ri-i-i-ight!!!"
It rokks out on the guitar of electrocution as hard as it can.
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Post Saturday, 1st October 2011, 15:57

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The Wand of Death!

Because this was SUCH a great idea in Nethack..
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Post Saturday, 1st October 2011, 19:53

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Also, tonberries! Wielding wands of death! :twisted:
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Post Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 03:28

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Summon Bogart.

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Post Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 03:59

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You summon a Bogart.
The Bogart says, "Here's looking at you, kid."
The Bogart takes a drag from his cigarette.

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Post Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 15:52

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Summon Bog Art.

A piece of Bog Art appears nearby!
The deep elf annihilator stares at the piece of Bog Art.
The deep elf annihilator throws up. The deep elf annihilator is drained!
The deep elf annihilator dies!
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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 03:57

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Wand of polyamory.

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 04:16

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Wand of Recharging.

Hammer of Blacksmith: Repair your damaged/corroded equipments (wield and evoke it).

Potion of Want to Drink Potions: Drink it to turn every kind of potion into Potion of Heal Wounds, temporarily.

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 18:38

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scroll of saving ;)

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Post Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 18:47

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scroll of winning
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 03:45

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Scroll of Protecting Your Stuff: completely protect your items (weapons, armors, potions, scrolls) from harm for a limited time.

Potion of Invulnerability: just like Death's Door but with your HP remains intact.

Uncle Scrooge the Seller: new unique monster that moves around to collect items on floor; you can then buy the items from him, or... defeat him (but he should be uber strong).
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 09:23

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Grimm wrote:You summon a Bogart.
The Bogart says, "Here's looking at you, kid."
The Bogart takes a drag from his cigarette.

The Bogart hands you a scroll of Summon Bacall.

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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 12:22

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Confidence Interval wrote:The Bogart hands you a scroll of Summon Bacall.

No such scroll. To summon Bacall, you just whistle. You do know how to whistle, don't you? Just put your lips together and blow.
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Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 13:10

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Stormfox wrote:You do know how to whistle, don't you? Just put your lips together and blow.

Thanks Slim.

You put your lips together and blow.
You hear a shout! x6

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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 09:15

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Grimm wrote:scroll of winning

Scroll of instadeath. When you read it your HP are immediately reduced by x+1, where x = your current HP. Crawl lacks situations in which you die suddenly, without warning, and without being able to do anything about it and this would go a small way to addressing this problem.

To make things more interesting, the scroll should ID as another, useful, variety of scroll. This will add to the hilarity.
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 13:44

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Scroll of oblivion,

Un-ID every scrolls and randomize their names and their positions in the inventory (and stashes).
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 15:53

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No! I should instead teleport the adventurer to DM-Oblivion, inhabited by Skaarj Warriors with Flak Cannons.
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 18:39

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Confidence Interval wrote:
Grimm wrote:scroll of winning

Scroll of instadeath. When you read it your HP are immediately reduced by x+1, where x = your current HP. Crawl lacks situations in which you die suddenly, without warning, and without being able to do anything about it and this would go a small way to addressing this problem.

To make things more interesting, the scroll should ID as another, useful, variety of scroll. This will add to the hilarity.


Better yet, give every starting character one of these and have them read it on the first turn. Then you're free to go outside and enjoy life.
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 19:09

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Grimm wrote:
Confidence Interval wrote:
Grimm wrote:scroll of winning

Scroll of instadeath. When you read it your HP are immediately reduced by x+1, where x = your current HP. Crawl lacks situations in which you die suddenly, without warning, and without being able to do anything about it and this would go a small way to addressing this problem.

To make things more interesting, the scroll should ID as another, useful, variety of scroll. This will add to the hilarity.


Better yet, give every starting character one of these and have them read it on the first turn. Then you're free to go outside and enjoy life.

My next suggestion was going to be:

Scroll of Perspective. Similar to Scroll of Instadeath but with the added effect that instead of just starting another character you switch off the computer, stand up, and go and do something useful instead.

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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 19:22

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Scroll of Getting On With Your Life

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Scroll of Growing the Hell Up
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Scroll of Is that it? Is that it?! That's what you spend so many hours doing? Staring at those funny little colored symbols and moving them around the screen? Jeez...

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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 20:19

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Scroll of Mutual Incomprehension
Scroll of Awkwardness
Scroll of Hey, at least I'm not having cybersex with a 16 year old Japanese schoolgirl
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 20:29

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Scroll of I don't get it, is it some weird sex thing?
Scroll of What the fuck is a spriggan?
Scroll of That's it, it's me or that game!

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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 20:38

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Scroll of Bitter Recrimination
Scroll of Dragging Up the Past Again, Like You Always Do
Scroll of Calling my Lawyer
Scroll of I'm going to Mother's. The papers will arrive on Monday.
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 20:50

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Scroll of divorce certification
Ring of returning
Potion of alcohol

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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 21:01

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You cast Summon Spriggan Girlfriend.
You miscast the spell!
Pain rips through your body!
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Post Thursday, 6th October 2011, 21:05

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Casting: Abuse
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 02:37

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You succumb to depression.
Your heart breaks!
You die...ALONE.

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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 07:52

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Grimm wrote:You die...ALONE.

Better start playing online or you'll always die alone.

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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 07:59

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Confidence Interval wrote:
Grimm wrote:You die...ALONE.

Better start playing online or you'll always die alone.


Xom finds this hilarious!

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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 08:13

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Confidence Interval wrote:Better start playing online or you'll always die alone.

O.K. so Crawl needs a theme song, what say we rewrite the lyrics to this one as "You'll Always Die Alone".
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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 08:31

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Grimm wrote:O.K. so Crawl needs a theme song, what say we rewrite the lyrics to this one as "You'll Always Die Alone".

I agree that a theme song is needed.

In the UK "You'll Never Walk Alone" is strongly linked to Liverpool Football Club, which would be a weird association. I've previously imagined this as the Crawl theme music - no song, though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDTKj5nXvgw

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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 09:01

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I like that music for the soundtrack album for the upcoming film, but as a central theme song with suitable lyrics that we can all sing along together at the annual Crawl convention I suggest this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6nqDdiRTWE
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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 09:24

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Or this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlecTBevmzc

Though I prefer this, which captures the idea of the RNG as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOITWkxjq90

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Post Friday, 7th October 2011, 09:35

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Second Young Ones reference on the Tavern. A good day. I favor Ace of Spades for Nemelex's entrance in the movie. On the death theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQEJscmQg0
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