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Forum: Variants December 4, 2020, 04:49
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
Yes, budswell. I am sure. Thank you for checking....

Yes, budswell. I am sure. Thank you for checking.

I'll give you a tip, my friend: You can enter Frog's "wizard mode" by entering a short list of commands: "equals sign", numeral "4", "up",...
Forum: Variants December 4, 2020, 04:29
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
Not true. Attempting to destroy a unique'd...

Not true. Attempting to destroy a unique'd capture ball will, indeed, release the unique. Dropping it on the ground won't. No chance of selling it (with anything in it).
Forum: Variants December 4, 2020, 00:22
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
To be sure, I've never had an occupied capture...

To be sure, I've never had an occupied capture ball stolen.

But, yeah: Dropping an occupied capture ball. Destroying (for whatever daft reason) an occupied capture ball.

I'm not saying it's a...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2020, 22:11
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
>It's definitely intentional as long as the...

>It's definitely intentional as long as the capture ball still exists

What I'm saying is that it's specifically an issue when the capture ball does not exist because it was explicitly misplaced or...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2020, 21:41
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
No. Thank you for clarifying. What I meant was,...

No. Thank you for clarifying. What I meant was, in the vanishingly rare circumstance that a Magic Mushroom or something anti-magics you so that you cannot cast spells, neither can you cast spells,...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2020, 03:14
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
Here is a long list of Salmiak bugs and/or design...

Here is a long list of Salmiak bugs and/or design notes. I apologize for the length. The new version is great and I appreciate all that you do, Sideways.


"Astral Guide" doesn't decrease teleport...
Forum: Variants July 26, 2020, 09:31
Replies: 199
Views: 15,780
Posted By Bucephalus
Potions of invulnerability reduce satiation,...

Potions of invulnerability reduce satiation, despite this not being documented anywhere and not making sense.

The action cost for movement affects how far a player can walk on the map before...
Forum: Variants July 2, 2020, 10:37
Replies: 135
Views: 16,716
Posted By Bucephalus
Untried wands you start to zap before backing out...

Untried wands you start to zap before backing out still get the "tried" tag.

Sexy scouts take a stealth penalty, but it doesn't actually kick in until level 50.

Can all monsters appear as...
Forum: Variants May 27, 2020, 01:43
Replies: 135
Views: 16,716
Posted By Bucephalus
The new version is great, by the way. Not sure if...

The new version is great, by the way. Not sure if I mentioned that, but cheers.

One feature I'd love to see is a display for how much energy your last action took. Certain things invisibly use...
Forum: Variants April 29, 2020, 02:08
Replies: 135
Views: 16,716
Posted By Bucephalus
While we're making quality of life suggestions......

While we're making quality of life suggestions...

Confusing monsters gives you colored status text when you succeed, which is nice. But the status when they resist doesn't, even though this is...
Forum: Variants February 22, 2020, 03:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bucephalus
I think a lot of new players come to POS with a...

I think a lot of new players come to POS with a fundamental misconception about what playing the game is. It's not you dictating to the game how it should be played, according to an arbitrary concept...
Forum: Variants January 4, 2020, 07:36
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By Bucephalus
This happens sometimes. I'll be really honest. ...

This happens sometimes. I'll be really honest.

Suiciding (or, worse, losing interest in characters, and thus implicitly suiciding them) is the only "lose" condition in Frog.

Legitimately...
Forum: Variants December 13, 2019, 12:59
Replies: 86
Views: 13,119
Posted By Bucephalus
Ah-ha! With your help (and after thinking about...

Ah-ha! With your help (and after thinking about it), I'm able to create new ones now. I won't spoil it for everyone else.

Your second point is interesting. I'm looking for the drawback, but debug...
Forum: Variants December 13, 2019, 09:31
Replies: 86
Views: 13,119
Posted By Bucephalus
So I'm running a level 22 android politician in...

So I'm running a level 22 android politician in chocolate. I can use Grit, Grease and Glory, but instead of the usual political skills, I have Trump magic.

Just realized how weird this is. I can't...
Forum: Variants December 7, 2019, 10:40
Replies: 86
Views: 13,119
Posted By Bucephalus
Agreed. Basically: Three *grand* artifacts...

Agreed.

Basically: Three *grand* artifacts dropped by late endgame monsters that (since nerfs) don't make up for the fact that it's the late endgame, and you already did the work.

This was the...
Forum: Variants May 12, 2019, 13:42
Replies: 129
Views: 16,893
Posted By Bucephalus
Er, no, but, some serious existential issues need...

Er, no, but, some serious existential issues need to be addressed re: Infernal Deal and warriors of the dawn.

I know you're not a theologian too, Sideways (unless you are, in which case, I don't...
Forum: Variants March 29, 2019, 21:50
Replies: 129
Views: 16,893
Posted By Bucephalus
Hey, Sideways. The new version is great. I don't...

Hey, Sideways. The new version is great. I don't have much to add.

Here's what I like especially:

Reforging feedback, and the ubiquity of randart jewelry (as feedstock).

Updated arena...
Forum: Variants December 22, 2018, 06:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bucephalus
I don't think you can play Poscheng or its ilk on...

I don't think you can play Poscheng or its ilk on Android (answering this question is not helped by "android" being a playable race). Since I only play roguelikes and since I haven't had my PC for...
Forum: Variants November 20, 2018, 06:25
Replies: 17
Views: 4,252
Posted By Bucephalus
You're close. AFAIK, what makes this a perk is...

You're close. AFAIK, what makes this a perk is that Subtle/Peerless give you a 50%/20% chance of triggering it. Not having them means it will trigger every time.
Forum: Variants November 5, 2018, 05:28
Replies: 152
Views: 25,074
Posted By Bucephalus
Some of them are contentious. Eat_rock, though?...

Some of them are contentious. Eat_rock, though? For most characters, that's a free slot!
Forum: Variants November 5, 2018, 05:25
Replies: 152
Views: 25,074
Posted By Bucephalus
I don't know. I had intended to look into this...

I don't know. I had intended to look into this next, but my primary device gave up the ghost.

What I said about armageddon weapons was a hunch. I overlooked them, honestly, but knowing what I know...
Forum: Variants November 5, 2018, 03:15
Replies: 152
Views: 25,074
Posted By Bucephalus
Yo Sideways. First a personal "thank you" from me...

Yo Sideways. First a personal "thank you" from me for taking a look at stunning, which, if still broken in the next release, will be less hilariously so.

I can't play right now, but I can code...
Forum: Vanilla September 7, 2018, 08:10
Replies: 49
Views: 8,249
Posted By Bucephalus
First of all, I agree with everything you've...

First of all, I agree with everything you've said, especially about memorable moments—untimely deaths and utterly deserved deaths alike, near misses, badly misjudged circumstances that somehow didn't...
Forum: Variants September 7, 2018, 07:46
Replies: 152
Views: 25,074
Posted By Bucephalus
By design, I think—carried over from Zang'. Just...

By design, I think—carried over from Zang'. Just watch the weight % in your inventory screen. You don't go to -1 speed until 120%, but you start drowning at 100%.
Forum: Variants September 7, 2018, 07:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By Bucephalus
Concerning FCB: Destruction is how I roll,...

Concerning FCB:

Destruction is how I roll, since genocide and mass genocide take up valuable destruction slots. I tend to prioritize the really dangerous ones (The Destroyer, etc.), and if I can...
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