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Forum: Vanilla May 13, 2022, 17:35
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Djabanete
Lightning resistance should be expressed in ohms!

Lightning resistance should be expressed in ohms!
Forum: Vanilla May 12, 2022, 03:45
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Djabanete
Nothing confusing about it. A foot is one...

Nothing confusing about it. A foot is one three-hundredth of a football field, while a pound is one three-hundredth of a football player. I'm referring, of course, to American football and not metric...
Forum: Vanilla May 1, 2022, 03:35
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Djabanete
Thanks for the answer, Nick! Oh hey, if...

Thanks for the answer, Nick!

Oh hey, if we're listing all the canonical baddies who aren't in the game, isn't there an orc called Radbug somewhere?

I read that Tolkien's early drafts included...
Forum: Vanilla April 30, 2022, 22:22
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Djabanete
Sure. I was just wondering if anybody knew the...

Sure. I was just wondering if anybody knew the "right" answer. This seems like a place where Tolkien scholars might lurk!

If Shagrat addresses an orc as "Snaga," it could be because Snaga is that...
Forum: Vanilla April 30, 2022, 16:52
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By Djabanete
IIRC Lagduf and Muzgash are orcs whose role is to...

IIRC Lagduf and Muzgash are orcs whose role is to get shot with arrows at the tower of Cirith Ungol.

Yes, let's talk about Snaga. Reading LotR as a kid, I always got the impression that Snaga was...
Forum: Vanilla April 25, 2022, 05:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Djabanete
That would work.

That would work.
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2022, 18:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Djabanete
My own attempt below. I followed Skyknight's idea...

My own attempt below. I followed Skyknight's idea of making all titles gender-neutral, but I believe this version is even more strict; for example, I've used Cleric instead of Priest. I also avoided...
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2022, 00:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Djabanete
According to MW, Thaumaturge = Thaumaturgist =...

According to MW,
Thaumaturge = Thaumaturgist = Worker of miracles / Magician
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumaturge
Forum: Vanilla April 20, 2022, 19:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Djabanete
This is actually a tricky assignment. The...

This is actually a tricky assignment. The expression of gender in language is truly complicated. I tried my hand at my own solution to your assignment and ended up with all sorts of questions, like:...
Forum: Vanilla April 18, 2022, 05:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Djabanete
Where might one find the current V class titles,...

Where might one find the current V class titles, for comparison?

D&D titles here:
https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Level_title#Original_D.26D_Titles

>>> Scion should be much higher, it...
Forum: Vanilla March 4, 2022, 19:26
Replies: 122
Views: 14,519
Posted By Djabanete
Not really. It's fine if you want to be an evil...

Not really. It's fine if you want to be an evil warrior who wants to be the next Dark Lord. What's inconsistent is that Beorn would be hanging out with a bunch of Orcs and Ringwraiths and that, while...
Forum: Vanilla March 3, 2022, 21:27
Replies: 122
Views: 14,519
Posted By Djabanete
I see --- I haven't played Angband in quite a...

I see --- I haven't played Angband in quite a while, alas!

I remember it as being very much Tolkien mashed up with the D&D Monstrous Manual and other Moria-descended things (Q's, i's, y's, w's)....
Forum: Vanilla March 2, 2022, 20:47
Replies: 122
Views: 14,519
Posted By Djabanete
It’s increasingly clear that version 4.2.5 will...

It’s increasingly clear that version 4.2.5 will need a new “allow_beorn” birth option.
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2022, 23:03
Replies: 122
Views: 14,519
Posted By Djabanete
I could see replacing Beorn. The Tolkien...

I could see replacing Beorn. The Tolkien atmosphere is not improved by having @ slay the good guys --- those who appreciate the Tolkien atmosphere can be happy with the replacement, and those who...
Forum: Vanilla February 28, 2022, 04:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Djabanete
I like Sil's way of forcing @ to descend. I'm not...

I like Sil's way of forcing @ to descend. I'm not really into Ironman Angband, since I don't want to have to obsess over rations of food. I would enjoy a menu option like

Choose dungeon descent...
Forum: AAR February 27, 2022, 16:00
Replies: 56
Views: 3,642
Posted By Djabanete
I recommend Android Berserker in Hengband. ...

I recommend Android Berserker in Hengband.

As an Android, your level-ups are based on your equipment, not your XP. You'll have an extremely powerful early game, and your first good pieces of...
Forum: Vanilla September 10, 2021, 18:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,549
Posted By Djabanete
It sounds like you are thinking about Bill Ferny...

It sounds like you are thinking about Bill Ferny from the Fellowship of the Ring, no?
Forum: Vanilla February 6, 2021, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Djabanete
True, but that says more about the the problems...

True, but that says more about the the problems with asymmetrical LOS than about phase other, I think.
Forum: Vanilla February 26, 2019, 20:49
Replies: 203
Views: 37,912
Posted By Djabanete
Duuude... Nick is butchering the game unless...

Duuude...

Nick is butchering the game unless he brings back the Evil Iggy.
Forum: Vanilla February 17, 2019, 04:33
Replies: 203
Views: 37,912
Posted By Djabanete
I think Nick has a good approach. I can't say...

I think Nick has a good approach. I can't say I've played V lately or followed every change to the game, but I have confidence in the process that Nick, Derakon, and so many other members of the...
Forum: Vanilla February 11, 2019, 04:38
Replies: 287
Views: 38,380
Posted By Djabanete
Personally I wouldn't enjoy killing a monster...

Personally I wouldn't enjoy killing a monster that was always terrified of me and never tried to attack me.

If the goal is to make Yeeks interesting, I'd do:
Blue Yeek
Brown Yeek: Same as always...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 16:49
Replies: 34
Views: 5,261
Posted By Djabanete
I have found this thread very interesting even...

I have found this thread very interesting even though it has been a long time since I've played *band. I agree that much of the fun lies somewhere between strategy and tactics, but closer to tactics....
Forum: Vanilla June 13, 2018, 20:26
Replies: 71
Views: 10,760
Posted By Djabanete
TL;DR Suggestions 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 below...

TL;DR Suggestions 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 below might be worth thinking about. Also can someone tell me if rogues and rangers feel distinct in current Angband?

I agree with bunnies that you...
Forum: Variants November 14, 2017, 18:16
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By Djabanete
Yeah, the Android Zerker is fun because you can...

Yeah, the Android Zerker is fun because you can kill early uniques like Wormtongue in the blink of an eye and then --- if you get lucky --- jump 15 or 20 experience levels if they drop a nice ego or...
Forum: Variants November 13, 2017, 18:36
Replies: 17
Views: 4,155
Posted By Djabanete
I know you didn't ask for something easier, but...

I know you didn't ask for something easier, but in line with what debo was saying, if you play an Android Berserker on Munchkin mode in one of the Hengband variants, a 4-hour victory can be quite...
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