Equalize OpAs starting equipment


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Post Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 22:57

Equalize OpAs starting equipment

Assassin background: you get a +2 dagger, a blowgun, 8 poison needles, and a cloak.
Octopodes cant wear a cloak, so they dont get one, missing out on +1AC.
Compensate this by giving OpAs either:

+1 hat (a rare item, maybe too valuable)

or a ring of protection +1 (already equipped - probably has longer use than +0 cloak, but will eventually be too weak to wear.)

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Post Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 23:46

Re: Equalize OpAs starting equipment

Doesn't the innate AC bonus already balance for this?
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Post Thursday, 26th January 2017, 01:18

Re: Equalize OpAs starting equipment

No, because non-As octopodes get that too

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Post Thursday, 26th January 2017, 01:20

Re: Equalize OpAs starting equipment

FR: remove cloak from starting gear of As
http://crawl.akrasiac.org/scoring/players/papilio.html

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Post Thursday, 26th January 2017, 01:29

Re: Equalize OpAs starting equipment

Removing the cloak works fine too. Thats more of a flavour thing anyway - it made a teensy bit of sense more when elvish cloaks gave stealth.

Would be a nerf, but As is a strong background anyway. If the stealth-flavour should be kept, give ring of stealth.

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Post Thursday, 26th January 2017, 03:03

Re: Equalize OpAs starting equipment

we don't give op/dr/fe-- starts replacement rings for missing ac, there's no reason to handle --as any differently

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