A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4


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Post Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 17:45

A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

ultraviolent4 has recently published a guide for DCSS.

I've only skimmed it, but it looks damn good barring some arguable minor advices.
I'd suggest to read to any new player to get the (good) basics of DCSS.
Kudos to him.

Here's the relevant reddit topic
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Post Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 21:29

Re: A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

I just skimmed it, and it looks like it covers pretty much all of the important community knowledge that has built up around DCSS over the last decade. It's a good writeup.

(The phrasing of some of the sections looks to be lifted from old /rlg/ and tavern posts, perhaps unintentionally due to community repetition of advice, which doesn't sit well with the COPYRIGHT ULTRAVIOLENT4 bit at the bottom, but the advice looks as solid as it was when it was originally posted.)

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Post Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 22:01

Re: A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

Traps make the game fun and exciting.

#TellMeMoreAboutTraps

Conversely, a player who uses a spreadsheet to calculate perfectly optimal skill training and stat distributions but has poor tactics when engaging enemies will die over and over again.

Tell that to my octopode with over 40 AC and EV in a large shield: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 093018.txt Tab is cruise control for cool, or so I hear.

But yes, overall pretty solid and spends a lot of time covering UI and commands which a lot of other guides assume the reader already knows, so this is good for attracting new players.

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Post Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 04:14

Re: A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

What a great guide. I wish this was around when I started.
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Post Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 08:33

Re: A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

I am not sure when that guide was written but currently webtiles supports mouse.
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Post Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 11:34

Re: A Guide to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup by ultraviolent4

I think during last months, and it was published a couple of days ago.

However, the sentence "Tiles mode lets you use your mouse but more so in offline tiles than online tiles." I believe means "webtiles does support mouse input, but the offline tiles version works better with it" (I dunno in which ways).
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