0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]


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Post Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 06:47

0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

I am reviving the Crawl Sudden Death Challenges competition. The challenges will run from 10/4-11/22 using rules familiar to those who participated in WalkerBoh's CSDCs several years ago. Information, how to sign up, rules &c. can be found on the homepage:

http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~ebering/crawl/csdc/index.html

Week 1: HuWn
Week 2: TrCj
Week 3: BaHu

Good luck!
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Post Thursday, 13th September 2018, 22:30

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Registrations are now being processed, and you have until the END of the first week to register.

However, don't think you can cheese the first week by playing the first combo till you get a good run and then register. The scoring software will score your first game started during the week even if you register after that time.

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Post Thursday, 27th September 2018, 01:16

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

This request comes a bit late, but will you support clans?

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Post Thursday, 27th September 2018, 02:17

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Not this time. I'm only supporting what I can automate and I ran out of time to automate clans.

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Post Sunday, 30th September 2018, 03:36

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

This is a brief reminder that CSDC starts this week. The old threads became places where people discussed their runs, so I'll start a thread per week (though I can't guarantee I'll be on time, the official site will automatically update with the week's challenge).

Added to the website: "Cool Plays". Add a note to your morgue (in-game with ":") that says cool play. The CSDC replay team will review these and there might be highlight reels each week with hilarious deaths and cool plays.

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Post Sunday, 30th September 2018, 14:20

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

ebering wrote:This is a brief reminder that CSDC starts this week. The old threads became places where people discussed their runs, so I'll start a thread per week (though I can't guarantee I'll be on time, the official site will automatically update with the week's challenge).

Added to the website: "Cool Plays". Add a note to your morgue (in-game with ":") that says cool play. The CSDC replay team will review these and there might be highlight reels each week with hilarious deaths and cool plays.

Not really familiar with this. You need to do it before you die since it's in-game, correct?

Or is there an alternate way to do it afterward?
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Post Sunday, 30th September 2018, 16:48

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You should add it right after the cool play happens. You can use the : key any time to leave notes about your char. Dying is probably not a cool play, but deaths will definitely be looked at.

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Post Monday, 1st October 2018, 17:38

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May the best Naga win!!
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Post Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 06:49

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Scratched. (Thursday, not Tuesday. Knock on wood.)

:o

Stop getting me excited about not yet operative possibilities up there, sheesh. (Faker indeed.)
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Post Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 08:27

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Is it possible to play a round or two during a different week? I have a 2 weeks vacation without time for games.
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Post Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 12:41

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No.

The small windows minimize the impact of "sitzkrieg" between places on the leaderboard: waiting for someone who's trying a bonus that they might fail at before deciding to proceed while they wait to see if you'll attempt it.

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Post Thursday, 4th October 2018, 00:34

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Really need some clarification on this:

Tier I Bonus: Enter a rune branch with all skills < 11.
Tier II Bonus: Collect a rune with all skills < 11.
Gods: Ashenzari, Cheibriados, Kikubaaqudgha


If my base Axes skill is 10.0 and Ash boosts it to 12.0, am I eligible for the bonuses?

What if Oka Heroism temporarily boosts it to 15.0 and I get the milestone while boosted?

PS: Kramin is pretty sure you are only looking at the base skill before god adjustments, but I know other people will ask too.

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Post Thursday, 4th October 2018, 00:53

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I'm only looking at base skill, I'll update the page soon.

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Post Friday, 5th October 2018, 00:39

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Many thanks to ebering -- I loved the old sudden death format and was sorry to see it go. I'm pretty mediocre as a player, but the one-and-done adds a lot of spice to the game -- thanks for taking up the reins on this.

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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 01:10

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Died to acid wand Sonja + distortion because I was afraid to teleport into the two red mobs that I was stair dancing. My 22 AC, fog scroll and low Dex were counterproductive because acid spam. I would've lived longer if I'd quaffed resistance potion.
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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 01:56

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Was so pleased to see this back I honoured it with a 0-point death, after starting with +2 scale armour :oops:

Oh godz, the redo has given me a scroll of blinking, potions of curing, lig and berserk and Fighting 5. This has calamity written all over it.

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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 04:45

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Hmph. HuWn is a bad combo.
Taken out by D2 jackals and then a D1 Goblin. I thought starting with 4 Fighting/+2 Mace was pretty lucky!

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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 05:31

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I think any Wn is a bad combo for the tournament as players start with quite different items and skills.
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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 10:16

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Crawl is very random anyway, so a little bit extra randomness from wanderer start does not matter as much in my opinion. I started with a perfectly ok wanderer, and I died on D2 because gnolls netted me two times in a row. In fact it was worse than dying on D1 due to a bad start, because I have just reached level 5 :)

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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 16:03

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

I think Wn is fine, especially week one.

Just speaking as someone who managed to lose at exactly XL5.

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Post Saturday, 6th October 2018, 21:28

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

I think HuWn is fine imo, I personally won it and had a very easy start (hand crossbow + tele scroll), but it should be more or less fine even with a crappy start. Hu isn't exactly Mu or Fe.
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Post Sunday, 7th October 2018, 05:15

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I love wanderers generally, although sometimes you get a lousy mix to start it's true.

I was finally doing mostly well because of book and gear drops. Until I was silly enough to take one last peek at Louise and got Abyss'd from D:15. :lol:
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Post Sunday, 7th October 2018, 05:17

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cerealjynx wrote:Hmph. HuWn is a bad combo.
Taken out by D2 jackals and then a D1 Goblin. I thought starting with 4 Fighting/+2 Mace was pretty lucky!

It often is good, but at the very start? I'd rather have those skills the other way around.

Errr... I mean I'd rather have lots of Maces skill, at any rate. +2 is great but mace isn't always fast enough for packs of wee things early on.

I almost, nearly died to a pack on D:1 myself: 2 dart slugs and a goblin all came around a corner one after another. Ugh.
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Post Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 05:53

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Cool plays and Sudden deaths from Week 1 are now available on youtube (the playlists will be added to). Look out for the Week 1 highlight reel and stats report coming soon. Big thanks to mibe for running the replay team.

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Post Thursday, 11th October 2018, 13:58

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So in the rules for getting the god point, it says:
A bonus point can be earned upon reaching ****** piety (or on worship with Gozag or Xom) with one of the listed gods (but only if it is the first god worshipped that game, and you never abandon or get excommunicated). If the combo for the week is a zealot background or demigod, no god points are available.
Based on the parentheses, this means that you have for ANY god, you need to get ****** as the first god AND never abandon -- is that correct? Or is it only Gozag and Xom that you can't abandon? Fine either way, I just wanted to be sure I was reading what was intended.

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Post Thursday, 11th October 2018, 20:37

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I'm excited for TrCj. Really looking forward to the TrCj coolplay where someone's showing off their blaster caster only troll strats. 0 UC and killing things with orb of destruction plz.

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Post Thursday, 11th October 2018, 21:46

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To get the god point you've got to worship only the first god (never abandon or get excommunicated) and get 6* if applicable.

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Post Friday, 12th October 2018, 05:04

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Week 1 by the numbers:

God Choices (won/worship (%)):
  • 16/50 (32%) Kikubaaqudgha
  • 11/61 (18%) Ashenzari
  • 6/36 (17%) Cheibriados
  • 0*/7 (0%) Veheumet*

Top skill of the winners:
  • 15 Fighting
  • 6 Necromancy
  • 4* Spellcasting
  • 2 Maces & Flails, Dodging
  • Air Magic, Armour, Bows, Crossbows, Shields, Unarmed Combat

Results:
  • Players: 243 (out of 268 registrants)
  • Runers: 58
  • Winners: 35*
  • Bonus 1 Awards: 53
  • Bonus 2 Awards: 38
  • 15 Rune Winners: 13
  • Zig Zaggers: 10
  • XL 20 Zot: 1

Sudden Deaths (particularly notable)
  • MorganLeah (Ascending Depths after reaching Zot at XL19)
  • justnoob (To Asmodeus with 11 Runes, after clearing a Zig)
  • Ultraviolent4 (On the orb run on track for a <50k turn win)
  • josefromcouch (On Zig:19)

* PurpleRed finished their game with a win after the time limit, winning with Veheumet and highest skill Spellcasting, your sequell queries might differ from my numbers on account of this.

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Post Friday, 12th October 2018, 11:31

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Could we have a guarantee that tier I and II bonuses for the last challenge won't be mutually exclusive with any of the one-time points like they are for this week's combo?
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Post Friday, 12th October 2018, 13:31

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No. I can guarantee that at some point during the challenge weekly bonuses will be highly compatible with various one-time bonuses.

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Post Saturday, 13th October 2018, 19:38

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Boom, another one bites the dust. Got a really nice TrCj^Oka going, and even though I messed up the bonus challenges by dipping into Orc I thought I had a good thing going. Killed by Lag on D15, that's what I get for playing on a throttled cellular tethered connection! At least I got a few points this time.

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Post Thursday, 18th October 2018, 04:33

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Wufh!
I haven't played much Ba before. Just died at xl2 getting outpaced by a centaur skeleton. Any general Ba Tips? And what would you take for the starting ammo? I figure nets by default...

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