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Forum: Variants Yesterday, 08:38
Replies: 16
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Posted By archolewa
True, though I'm not sure the spells I gave Rage...

True, though I'm not sure the spells I gave Rage Mage are powerful enough to make up for losing 1.5 blows. The Rage Mage might want a few of the other Mauler Blow abilities beyond just Awesome Blow.
Forum: Variants November 25, 2020, 18:33
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By archolewa
Another idea occurred to me for making Rage Mage...

Another idea occurred to me for making Rage Mage more fun/powerful. This would probably require more work than swapping out the spell list, but might help give the Rage Mage some more flavor: lean...
Forum: Vanilla November 24, 2020, 22:48
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By archolewa
This is a misinterpretation of what I said. Maybe...

This is a misinterpretation of what I said. Maybe I wasn't clear. Nowhere did I advocate for stripping the game down solely to make it easier and quicker to maintain. It's a balancing act. One of the...
Forum: Vanilla November 24, 2020, 18:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By archolewa
Battle scarred veterans. No part of the game is...

Battle scarred veterans. No part of the game is as terrifying as your first visit to town as a level 1 mage. Leads to such tense situations as "Crap, there's a battle-scarred veteran next to the wand...
Forum: Vanilla November 24, 2020, 18:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By archolewa
It's true that options are not bad for gameplay,...

It's true that options are not bad for gameplay, however they are bad for code maintenance. If you had an option for searching, then the maintainer has to maintain two subsystems. They have to make...
Forum: Vanilla November 23, 2020, 19:35
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By archolewa
Admittedly, I'm a new player, so the only Angband...

Admittedly, I'm a new player, so the only Angband I've ever known is 4.1.3(? just before 4.2.0) and on. I have put a fair number of hours into Frogcomposband, which does have manual searching trap...
Forum: Variants November 20, 2020, 04:31
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By archolewa
OK! So I just won with the changes I made to Rage...

OK! So I just won with the changes I made to Rage Mage (first win too, so if Sideways doesn't take my changes I'll be sad forever ;)).

So maybe that makes the class overpowered? Dunno, probably...
Forum: Variants November 17, 2020, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By archolewa
Frogcomposband Golden Hammer

So, I just found an artifact (not sure if it's a randart or not) called the Golden Hammer, it's a 2d7 (+0, +0) hammer without any intrinsics, except that it can't be harmed by the elements.

Is...
Forum: Vanilla November 17, 2020, 06:56
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By archolewa
Now we know how Morgoth created dragons. ...

Now we know how Morgoth created dragons.

Kidnapped orphans and repeatedly zapped them with wands of polymorph
Forum: Vanilla November 11, 2020, 04:09
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I've won several times with a warrior...

Personally, I've won several times with a warrior (three or four I think) and never with a mage, despite trying many times. I've only won once with a Rogue, and that was with 4.2.0, before wand...
Forum: Vanilla October 29, 2020, 02:31
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By archolewa
Prolly. I only started playing with V 4.x, so I...

Prolly. I only started playing with V 4.x, so I don't have any historical context. I don't have a problem with things as they are, it just seemed like a relatively easy way to make egos more...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2020, 16:21
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By archolewa
The fact that people hardly ever use ego weapons...

The fact that people hardly ever use ego weapons seems to support the idea that artifact weapons render ego weapons mostly superfluous. The only time Ive ever used an ego weapon is at the very end if...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2020, 03:38
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think it might not be a bad idea to...

Personally, I think it might not be a bad idea to remove some of the early-game artifact weapons, and make ego weapons show up sooner. Then, your (expected) weapon progression could be something...
Forum: Variants October 28, 2020, 03:20
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By archolewa
One of the things I *passionately* dislike about...

One of the things I *passionately* dislike about Sil is its heavy reliance on d20 variability. All the opposed dice rolls drive me bonkers. I understand why they made the decision they did, and I'm...
Forum: Variants October 27, 2020, 01:49
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By archolewa
Based on some passing comments on his dev blog at...

Based on some passing comments on his dev blog at the ten year anniversary(not sure if it was ten, it was some big milestone though) of starting work on TOME4, there 2 reasons:

1.Lingering...
Forum: Vanilla October 25, 2020, 20:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By archolewa
I forgot about Time Hounds. The list isn't...

I forgot about Time Hounds. The list isn't exhaustive. There are a lot of nasty monsters. :)
Forum: Vanilla October 25, 2020, 05:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By archolewa
Here are the monsters I (almost always) avoid: ...

Here are the monsters I (almost always) avoid:

1. Balrogs (unless I'm playing a paladin and have fire immunity, or even double fire resist. Then it's open season.)
2. Pretty much every other...
Forum: Vanilla October 23, 2020, 00:37
Replies: 27
Views: 1,067
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, Hydras aren't really worth fighting in...

Honestly, Hydras aren't really worth fighting in general. Their breath can destroy consumables, and they only drop money (which, by the time Hydras start showing up, is mostly useless anyway).
...
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2020, 05:37
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By archolewa
Personally I prefer Maim Foe over the wand...

Personally I prefer Maim Foe over the wand because it never runs out of charges, doesn't take a precious inventory slot, does a bit of damage and a bit of heating. Mostly for the saved inventory...
Forum: Vanilla October 6, 2020, 04:19
Replies: 187
Views: 15,998
Posted By archolewa
I make heavy use of this spell. I use it...

I make heavy use of this spell. I use it aggressively, like say when you've lost only third of your HP (so you have a buffer in case it fails). Its not an emergency heal, but it does help ensure you...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 21:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By archolewa
I agree with Whartung. Dropping your speed by...

I agree with Whartung. Dropping your speed by half (or any multiplier) would make the spell a bigger dud than the current Quake. The only monsters it would be smart to use the spell on would the ones...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 07:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By archolewa
This is largely how I imagine it. This is the...

This is largely how I imagine it. This is the form that Sauron's werewolf shape takes, and humanoid wolf monster just feels kind of...goofy in a Tolkienesque world.

I'm honestly OK with werewolf...
Forum: Vanilla September 29, 2020, 18:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By archolewa
I mean, thats basically how I play Angband. And...

I mean, thats basically how I play Angband. And write code. And brush my teeth.

Blackguards and I are soul mates is what Im saying.

Im personally not in favor of casting spells in wolf form. I...
Forum: Variants September 25, 2020, 22:23
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By archolewa
Sounds kind of reminiscient of TOME2's god...

Sounds kind of reminiscient of TOME2's god system. I'm assuming you're drawing a lot of inspiration from that? A few thoughts:

1. I think having gods lose favor when you kill things is going to be...
Forum: Vanilla September 24, 2020, 18:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By archolewa
In general this sounds good. However, slowing...

In general this sounds good. However, slowing when you miss is one serious downside. Maybe its not a big deal in the endgame, but many of the most dangerous enemies (including Morgoth) are so fast...
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