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Dungeon Dilettante

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Joined: Sunday, 6th March 2011, 19:50

Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 20:22

YASD - Crystal ball of fixation

Hello everyone, I am a newbie, played only 2 or 3 different class/race combinations so far.
This was one of my best chars, I was able to make my way to Lair , then did 2 stupid mistakes -- tried to ID a crystall ball (never found it before). It was a crystal ball of fixation. Strange things happened -- my ghost appeared, slicing me while I was paralyzed. I had a plenty of options (scrolls, potions), but was in panic and screwed up. Funny thing -- in this dangerous situation I've pressed the buttons like a hurricane, in seconds it was over.

As a Merfolk Transmuter, I've specialized in polearms fighting and some magic. Can you please review my skills/spells choice? (I'm not confident in it). Maybe I should try another class/race combinations? (I've learned couple of things about fighters and transmuters so far)

What tactics should I apply? I die often when I'm not concentrated/already tired.

I play stable version, should I try playing trunk? There is no compiled package for my Linux distro, do I have to compile it myself?

This is my first post, sorry for my bad English and odd topic!

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.7.1-1-g7ce9b19 character file.

7881 derrek the Spear-Bearer (level 11, 0/86 HPs)
             Began as a Merfolk Transmuter on Mar 6, 2011.
             Was a Follower of Sif Muna.
             Slain by derrek's ghost (17 damage)
             ... on Level 2 of the Lair of Beasts.
             Vadim's game lasted 02:20:15 (17639 turns).

derrek the Spear-Bearer (Merfolk Transmuter)                       Turns: 17639, Time: 02:20:15

HP   0/86        AC 12     Str 10      Exp: 11/10279 (601), need: 8260
MP  20/20        EV  2     Int 15 (16) God: Sif Muna [*.....]
Gold 686         SH  0     Dex 14      Spells:  5 memorised,  8 levels left

Res.Fire  : + . .   See Invis. : .   E - +4,+5 scythe
Res.Cold  : . . .   Warding    : .   n - +1 leather armour
Life Prot.: . . .   Conserve   : +   (no shield)
Res.Poison: .       Res.Corr.  : .   p - +2 wizard hat
Res.Elec. : .       Clarity    : .   I - +2 cloak {darkness}
Spirit.Shd: .       Stasis     : .   i - +0 pair of gloves
Sust.Abil.: . .     Rnd.Telep. : .   C - +1 pair of dwarf boots
Res.Mut.  : .       Ctrl.Telep.: .   v - amulet of conservation
Res.Rott. : .       Levitation : .   L - ring of protection from fire
Saprovore : . . .   Ctrl.Flight: .   x - ring of protection from magic

@: paralysed, burdened, very slow, slowed, quite resistant to hostile enchantments, unstealthy
A: change form in water, deterioration 1, fast metabolism 2, Dex -1
a: Channel Energy, Renounce Religion, Evoke Invisibility


You were on level 2 of the Lair of Beasts.
You worshipped Sif Muna.
Sif Muna was pleased with you.
You were encumbered.
You were not hungry.

You visited 3 branches of the dungeon, and saw 12 of its levels.

You collected 728 gold pieces.
You spent 62 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 E - a +4,+5 scythe (weapon)
Missiles
 m - 3 curare-tipped +0 needles
 q - 2 +0 needles of slowing
 y - 6 +0 orcish arrows of flame
 H - 16 +3 orcish arrows of flame
Armour
 i - a +0 pair of gloves (worn)
 n - a +1 leather armour (worn)
 p - a +2 wizard hat (worn)
 t - a +0 robe of cold resistance
 C - a +1 pair of dwarven boots (worn)
 I - a +2 cloak of darkness (worn)
 M - a +0 leather armour
Magical devices
 u - a wand of disintegration (1)
 z - a wand of polymorph other (9)
Comestibles
 h - 3 meat rations
 k - a chunk of quokka flesh
 D - 2 chunks of quokka flesh
Scrolls
 j - a scroll of magic mapping
 l - 2 scrolls of detect curse
 s - 6 scrolls of teleportation
 B - a scroll of noise {unknown}
 J - 2 scrolls of blinking
 K - a scroll of summoning {unknown}
 S - a scroll of enchant weapon III {unknown}
Jewellery
 a - an uncursed amulet of resist corrosion {unknown}
 v - an amulet of conservation (around neck)
 w - a +4,+6 ring of slaying {unknown}
 x - a ring of protection from magic (left hand)
 G - an uncursed ring of poison resistance {unknown}
 L - a ring of protection from fire (right hand)
Potions
 e - 16 potions of confusion
 f - 2 potions of strong poison
 g - 2 potions of brilliance
 o - a potion of degeneration
 A - 7 potions of poison
 F - a potion of magic
 O - a potion of levitation
 P - a potion of speed
 R - 2 potions of healing
 Y - a potion of agility
Books
 b - a book of Morphology   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Lee's Rapid Deconstruction         Transmutation/Earth          5
   Polymorph Other                    Transmutation                5
   Cigotuvi's Degeneration            Transmutation/Necromancy     5
   Alter Self                         Transmutation                7
   Shatter                            Transmutation/Earth          9
   
 c - a book of Minor Magic [summ]   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Magic Dart                         Conjuration                  1
   Summon Small Mammals               Summoning                    1
   *Blink                             Translocation                2
   Repel Missiles                     Enchantment/Air              2
   Slow                               Enchantment                  3
   Call Canine Familiar               Summoning                    3
   Mephitic Cloud                     Conjuration/Poison/Air       3
   
 d - a book of Changes   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   *Fulsome Distillation              Transmutation/Necromancy     1
   *Sticks to Snakes                  Transmutation/Summoning      2
   *Evaporate                         Fire/Transmutation           2
   *Spider Form                       Transmutation/Poison         3
   Ice Form                           Ice/Transmutation            4
   Dig                                Transmutation/Earth          4
   Blade Hands                        Transmutation                5
   
Miscellaneous
 r - a crystal ball of fixation


 You had 601 experience left.

   Skills:
 + Level 5 Fighting
 - Level 1 Short Blades
 - Level 11 Polearms
 - Level 7 Throwing
 - Level 2 Armour
 - Level 8 Dodging
 - Level 3 Stealth
 - Level 2 Stabbing
 - Level 4 Unarmed Combat
 + Level 4 Spellcasting
 + Level 3 Summonings
 - Level 1 Necromancy
 + Level 1 Translocations
 + Level 8 Transmutations
 + Level 1 Evocations


You had 8 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power          Success   Level
a - Fulsome Distillation  Trmt/Necr      N/A            Great       1
b - Sticks to Snakes      Summ/Trmt      ####......     Great       2
c - Evaporate             Fire/Trmt      ####......     Great       2
d - Spider Form           Pois/Trmt      ####......     Very Good   3
e - Blink                 Tloc           N/A            Fair        2


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (9/27)             Temple (1/1) D:6            Lair (2/8) D:9
   Orc: D:6-11       Swamp: Lair:2-5   

Altars:
Cheibriados
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Sif Muna
The Shining One
Trog
Vehumet
Xom
Zin

Shops:
D:5: *

Annotations
D:1 exclusion: 14 steam clouds


                    Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You revert to your normal form in water.
You are clumsy (Dex -1).
Your body is slowly deteriorating.
You have a very fast metabolism.


Message History

Helpless, you fail to dodge derrek's ghost's attack.
derrek's ghost hits you!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
derrek's ghost hits you.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
derrek's ghost hits you!
You die...

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You could see derrek's ghost.

Vanquished Creatures
  Erolcha (D:8)
  A spiny frog (Lair:1)
  Psyche (D:9)
  3 komodo dragons
  Grinder (D:8)
  A giant toad (Lair:1)
  A bear (Lair:1)
  A hungry ghost (D:9)
  A steam dragon (D:8)
  6 war dogs (Lair:1)
  A black bear (Lair:1)
  3 ice beasts
  A giant goldfish zombie (D:6)
  An ogre (D:9)
  3 slaves (D:8)
  3 centaurs (D:6)
  2 crocodiles (Lair:1)
  Sigmund (D:6)
  4 gila monsters
  3 giant slugs (Lair:1)
  2 water moccasins (Lair:2)
  7 giant frogs
  Blork the orc (D:6)
  3 killer bees (D:9)
  2 giant beetles
  An orc priest (D:9)
  A shadow (D:8)
  9 imps
  Crazy Yiuf (D:6)
  4 hounds
  3 orc wizards
  4 giant ants
  3 jellies
  2 gnolls (D:8)
  13 green rats (Lair:2)
  8 snakes
  2 giant mites
  2 snake skeletons (D:7)
  2 iguana skeletons
  3 worms
  16 grey rats
  3 giant eyeballs
  9 giant geckos
  4 oozes
  17 goblins
  10 hobgoblins
  3 orcs
  6 quokkas
  2 small snakes
  20 giant bats
  3 giant cockroaches
  12 giant newts
  9 jackals
  16 kobolds
  18 rats
  4 fungi
  A toadstool (D:6)
265 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A spiny frog (Lair:2)
  A giant goldfish zombie (D:6)
  2 scorpions
  A hound (D:5)
  A giant ant (D:4)
  A jelly (D:8)
  A worm zombie (D:2)
  A gnoll (D:8)
  A gnoll zombie (D:7)
  2 goblins
  4 jackals (D:6)
  4 kobolds
  A giant bat (D:8)
  A giant newt (D:3)
  A toadstool (D:6)
23 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  11 snakes
  A grey rat (Lair:1)
  A quokka (D:4)
  62 small snakes
  3 fungi
78 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 366 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place   | Note
--------------------------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1     | derrek, the Merfolk Transmuter, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1     | Reached XP level 1. HP: 13/13 MP: 1/1
     2 | D:1     | Learned a level 1 spell: Fulsome Distillation
   641 | D:1     | Reached XP level 2. HP: 19/19 MP: 2/3
  1203 | D:1     | Learned a level 2 spell: Sticks to Snakes
  1206 | D:1     | Learned a level 2 spell: Evaporate
  1658 | D:1     | Reached XP level 3. HP: 19/25 MP: 4/4
  1951 | D:2     | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  1992 | D:2     | Reached skill 1 in Short Blades
  2102 | D:2     | Reached XP level 4. HP: 14/31 MP: 4/6
  2651 | D:2     | Noticed a worm zombie
  2689 | D:2     | Defeated a worm zombie
  2705 | D:2     | Reached skill 1 in Throwing
  2810 | D:2     | Reached skill 1 in Stealth
  3799 | D:2     | Reached skill 4 in Transmutations
  4834 | D:4     | Reached XP level 5. HP: 38/40 MP: 7/7
  5955 | D:4     | Reached skill 1 in Polearms
  6041 | D:5     | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6082 | D:5     | Reached skill 1 in Summonings
  6085 | D:5     | Gained mutation: You have a pair of small horns on your head.
  6085 | D:5     | Gained mutation: You are dopey (Int -1).
  6085 | D:5     | Lost mutation: You are dopey (Int -1).
  6125 | D:5     | Learned a level 3 spell: Spider Form
  6217 | D:5     | Reached XP level 6. HP: 36/45 MP: 8/9
  6369 | D:5     | Found Mitacui's Assorted Antiques.
  6385 | D:5     | Bought a fuming red potion for 31 gold pieces
  6385 | D:5     | Bought a brown potion for 31 gold pieces
  7226 | D:6     | Noticed Blork the orc
  7256 | D:6     | Reached skill 1 in Armour
  7272 | D:6     | Defeated Blork the orc
  7300 | D:6     | Reached skill 5 in Transmutations
  7458 | D:6     | Noticed Sigmund
  7466 | D:6     | Defeated Sigmund
  7466 | D:6     | Reached XP level 7. HP: 52/52 MP: 8/10
  7479 | D:6     | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  7562 | Temple  | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  8136 | D:6     | Reached XP level 8. HP: 43/59 MP: 9/12
  8159 | D:6     | Reached skill 1 in Necromancy
  8331 | D:6     | Noticed Crazy Yiuf
  8338 | D:6     | Reached skill 6 in Transmutations
  8358 | D:6     | Defeated Crazy Yiuf
  8658 | D:6     | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
  8663 | D:6     | Reached skill 1 in Stabbing
  8984 | D:7     | Reached skill 5 in Dodging
  9209 | D:7     | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
  9332 | D:7     | Gained mutation: You have a fast metabolism.
  9341 | D:7     | Gained mutation: You have a very fast metabolism.
  9366 | D:7     | Lost mutation: You have a pair of small horns on your head.
  9369 | D:7     | Gained mutation: Your body is slowly deteriorating.
  9374 | D:7     | Gained mutation: You are clumsy (Dex -1).
  9644 | D:8     | Noticed Grinder
  9653 | D:8     | Defeated Grinder
  9928 | D:8     | Reached skill 5 in Throwing
 10380 | D:8     | Reached skill 5 in Polearms
 10380 | D:8     | Reached XP level 9. HP: 67/67 MP: 15/15
 10629 | D:8     | Reached skill 7 in Transmutations
 10641 | D:8     | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
 10657 | D:8     | Became a worshipper of Sif Muna the Loreminder
 11425 | D:8     | Noticed Pikel
 11441 | D:8     | HP: 1/67 [slave[Pikel] (5)]
 11480 | D:7     | HP: 3/67 [imp (3)]
 12096 | D:8     | Noticed Erolcha
 12106 | D:8     | Defeated Erolcha
 12682 | D:9     | Noticed Psyche
 12699 | D:9     | Defeated Psyche
 13050 | D:9     | Reached skill 1 in Translocations
 13243 | D:9     | Reached skill 8 in Polearms
 13415 | D:9     | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 13525 | Lair:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 13666 | D:9     | Reached XP level 10. HP: 63/76 MP: 16/17
 14285 | D:9     | Reached skill 9 in Polearms
 15802 | Lair:1  | Reached skill 10 in Polearms
 15997 | Lair:1  | Acquired Sif Muna's first power
 16398 | Lair:1  | Reached skill 5 in Fighting
 16975 | Lair:2  | Reached skill 1 in Evocations
 17145 | Lair:2  | Reached skill 11 in Polearms
 17391 | Lair:2  | Reached XP level 11. HP: 84/86 MP: 20/20
 17633 | Lair:2  | Noticed derrek's ghost
 17639 | Lair:2  | Slain by derrek's ghost
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Swamp Slogger

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Joined: Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, 18:24

Post Sunday, 6th March 2011, 21:33

Re: YASD - Crystal ball of fixation

One of the biggest points of transmuter is blade hands, which is based around unarmed combat skill. So you probably should of gone unarmed instead of polearms.
You should definately play on trunk if you can, but I have no idea about linux so can't help you there.
I wouldn't reccomend playing when you're tired if you're at all attatched to a character, but more importantly don't ever panic, the game is not on a timer. If you get into trouble you can even just save the game and come back to it later if you can't seem to find a way out right then, you might find one later. Also don't be stingy, you're probably not going to take all your consumables with you when you take the orb out, so use them whenever you think they might help.

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Post Monday, 7th March 2011, 17:21

Re: YASD - Crystal ball of fixation

Other people have covered the playing stuff earlier, but... building trunk on linux is very easy, and you should. The instructions are with the download :)

(Also, the dying while not concentrating or tired thing is universal!)
I am sure I played flawflessly. This was an utmost unfair death. -- gorbeh

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