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Forum: Development September 5, 2018, 14:09
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By kaypy
Why settle for information, when you can download...

Why settle for information, when you can download the nightlies (http://rephial.org/nightlies) and give them a test drive?

But if you really just want information, there's 76 pages of discussion...
Forum: Vanilla August 3, 2018, 03:28
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Druids' Lightning Strike has hilariously broken...

Druids' Lightning Strike has hilariously broken targeting mechanics- it ignores both range and LOS.

Why settle for a hockeystick when you can randomly bombard the far end of the map?

Also,...
Forum: Vanilla July 31, 2018, 16:42
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Given the necromancer Command spell, it seems to...

Given the necromancer Command spell, it seems to be heading that way already...

OK, brainstorming idea:

Low level spell "Tap Unlife"

Autotargets nearest undead monster, including invisible...
Forum: Vanilla July 31, 2018, 12:51
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Thematic gripe with the necromancer class: The...

Thematic gripe with the necromancer class:
The so-called-necromancer is initially perhaps the worst class at dealing with undead, and throughout the game they are weaker against undead than any...
Forum: Vanilla July 29, 2018, 11:31
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Has any experimental variant tried rebasing the...

Has any experimental variant tried rebasing the enchantment range to be a function of weapon dice rather than 'about 10'?

So you would be looking at 1d4+4 vs 3d4+12?

Wouldnt stop you leaving...
Forum: Vanilla July 28, 2018, 08:19
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
I also think that for most of the dual element...

I also think that for most of the dual element spells, it ought to inflict all damage before handling monster death.

The exceptions are where the spell explicitly calls for sequential attacks,...
Forum: Vanilla July 28, 2018, 05:04
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
The druid lightning strike spell has a weird...

The druid lightning strike spell has a weird effect where if the initial strike kills the target, then the sound burst lands at the player instead.

On the necromancer side of things, it seems odd...
Forum: Vanilla July 17, 2018, 12:42
Replies: 255
Views: 17,929
Posted By kaypy
Just found a lockup glitch on the feature branch....

Just found a lockup glitch on the feature branch. I thought I should raise it here because it doesnt seem newclass specific:

linux/sdl: cast a projectile spell. use mouse click to aim it outside...
Forum: Vanilla July 14, 2018, 04:16
Replies: 255
Views: 17,929
Posted By kaypy
You missed the ID for free glitch... (drop...

You missed the ID for free glitch...

(drop un-ided flavour in home. look at it)
Forum: Vanilla July 9, 2018, 11:47
Replies: 255
Views: 17,929
Posted By kaypy
Looking at items in shops gives you a description...

Looking at items in shops gives you a description of what items do, even if you haven't identified that flavour yet.

Pretty reasonable so far, but:
Home storage is implemented as a type of...
Forum: Vanilla July 8, 2018, 03:59
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Small bug with necromancers: The read minds...

Small bug with necromancers:

The read minds spell is defined in terms of dice, wheras the read_minds effect in effects.c is set up for effect-yx.

Also, it doesnt seem that effect-yx can be...
Forum: Vanilla July 3, 2018, 03:35
Replies: 341
Views: 6,355
Posted By kaypy
You can cancel a Word of Recall with a scroll,...

You can cancel a Word of Recall with a scroll, which you probably have and no longer need if you have a rod of WoR

But be careful not to accidentally zap that rod once you have no way to cancel...
Forum: Vanilla July 3, 2018, 03:13
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Wands arent so competitive for mages now that...

Wands arent so competitive for mages now that they are competing with double-speed casting...

Even boosted annihilation is less than two mana storms

High level wands are nice mana sources...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 02:39
Replies: 255
Views: 17,929
Posted By kaypy
More specifically, the mechanism that describes...

More specifically, the mechanism that describes dice lacks an output for normal distribution (M##). Maybe something like (+)"~##"?
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2018, 15:08
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Dimension door: Unlimited range, pinpoint...

Dimension door: Unlimited range, pinpoint accuracy, works in vaults

This is a placeholder that will get balanced a bit better eventually, right?
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2018, 09:43
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By kaypy
You may not be able to save there, but can you...

You may not be able to save there, but can you move the file there after saving it?
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2018, 08:38
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By kaypy
Does it need to be on the device itself, rather...

Does it need to be on the device itself, rather than the extended memory card? So /device storage/Download instead of /sdcard/Download?

edit:
(I haven't tried it or anything, I'm just looking at...
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2018, 08:34
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Are mid-level mages supposed to have effectively...

Are mid-level mages supposed to have effectively limitless mana?

If not, then recharge/tap is probably a broken combination.

But I also note that !mana are reasonably plentiful and eg FA has an...
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2018, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By kaypy
If all of this sounds like too much digging, its...

If all of this sounds like too much digging, its also worth noting that most monsters will, given a large room, make a beeline for the "autohockeystick" angle, so standing in any doorway gets you the...
Forum: Vanilla June 27, 2018, 12:13
Replies: 76
Views: 5,715
Posted By kaypy
Just to add to the priest/mage debate, I would...

Just to add to the priest/mage debate, I would add:
"The dwarves of yore made mighty spells"

(Of course, that might not be entirely fair as I don't think there's any evidence of *anyone* in...
Forum: Vanilla June 26, 2018, 12:13
Replies: 76
Views: 5,715
Posted By kaypy
The southerner in particular is described by...

The southerner in particular is described by Frodo as "He looks more than half a goblin"

So the concept is there if nothing else...
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2018, 05:01
Replies: 341
Views: 6,355
Posted By kaypy
It can be used periodically. There are are...

It can be used periodically.

There are are two broad types of usable items: wands and staffs have a limited number or charges (but can potentially be recharged)

rods and artifacts have a single...
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2018, 04:46
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By kaypy
Some old dungeon crawlers had a limited inventory...

Some old dungeon crawlers had a limited inventory and a flag for whether a particular item was equiped. So I have had to make that consumables vs wearables tradeoff before...
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2018, 10:17
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Not really related to magic users, but at the...

Not really related to magic users, but at the moment normal equipment is getting squelched on sight (there may be other criteria, but I am definitely seeing squelched unidentified items, and as near...
Forum: Vanilla January 13, 2018, 03:36
Replies: 759
Views: 45,478
Posted By kaypy
Just noticed that one of the town help messages...

Just noticed that one of the town help messages references "spellbooks 1-4". That will need rewording with differing town book counts...
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