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Forum: Variants April 4, 2021, 22:57
Replies: 214
Views: 23,078
Posted By Sideways
What Frog allows (recalling out of R'lyeh and...

What Frog allows (recalling out of R'lyeh and landing in the middle of a level 60 deep-sea wilderness directly next to a perma-awake, teleport-immune warp demon) is pretty far from recalling from...
Forum: Variants March 29, 2021, 00:18
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Sideways
Z's default font file is probably 8x13.fon,...

Z's default font file is probably 8x13.fon, though all of the Z font files should be the same basic font, just in different sizes.

frogcomposband.ini is used by the Windows version of...
Forum: Variants March 25, 2021, 08:46
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Sideways
This is not possible because Frog supports...

This is not possible because Frog supports multiple message lines, and message lines need to be on the left or they'll look incredibly ugly. ZAngband only has a single message line which occupies an...
Forum: Variants March 24, 2021, 11:47
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Sideways
Composband's history is somewhat convoluted. It...

Composband's history is somewhat convoluted. It started out as a fork of elliposchengband 6.1.0; that early elli-based version of Composband (then stylized as ComPosband with an uppercase P) was made...
Forum: Variants March 23, 2021, 23:51
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Sideways
Composband and FrogComposband are both direct...

Composband and FrogComposband are both direct forks of each other. Have fun representing that family history :)
Forum: Variants March 7, 2021, 13:28
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Sideways
I would drink the first !NewLife, unless you feel...

I would drink the first !NewLife, unless you feel really comfortable with your current HP and don't think you need any more (I doubt this on a squishy character like a mage, but bostock might feel...
Forum: Variants February 6, 2021, 22:02
Replies: 214
Views: 23,078
Posted By Sideways
Yes, caawses are one of the four monster races...

Yes, caawses are one of the four monster races with the KILL_EXP flag. (The others are the Plain Gold Ring, the unique babble, and the regular babble.)
Forum: Variants February 2, 2021, 08:01
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Sideways
The stat modifiers for a Split character are...

The stat modifiers for a Split character are calculated like this: 1) modifiers from the dominant personality count normally; 2) negative modifiers from partially suppressed personalities count...
Forum: Variants January 28, 2021, 23:26
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Sideways
Greater vaults are not that rare in Normal mode,...

Greater vaults are not that rare in Normal mode, but in coffee-break getting zero or one per game is not unusual. The main reason for this is simply that the number of levels generated is so much...
Forum: Vanilla January 28, 2021, 23:13
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sideways
Angband is a really long game in terms of how...

Angband is a really long game in terms of how many times the player attacks or disarms or casts spells; and that would be the main obstacle to Edutainment Angband as described by you: the player'd...
Forum: Variants January 15, 2021, 01:01
Replies: 274
Views: 23,102
Posted By Sideways
Monsters' hit probability as calculated for...

Monsters' hit probability as calculated for display here (https://github.com/NickMcConnell/FirstAgeAngband/blob/master/src/mon-lore.c#L1669) is probably wrong; it uses the new numbers from Vanilla's...
Forum: AAR January 14, 2021, 23:32
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Sideways
Today's video is more bite-sized: a quick UMoria...

Today's video is more bite-sized: a quick UMoria balrog fight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT_7ByXPMsw) :)
Forum: AAR January 14, 2021, 02:06
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Sideways
Up now: some Vanilla action for a change, with...

Up now: some Vanilla action for a change, with wobbly's Morgoth fight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly-P3hrJoxw) from Competition 219.

Considering the turncount pressure wobbly was under, this...
Forum: Variants January 13, 2021, 20:40
Replies: 214
Views: 23,078
Posted By Sideways
That's an absurd drop! Though increased item...

That's an absurd drop! Though increased item drops in instant-coffee, and increased likelihood of rings from tailoring rewards for a dragon, do make the odds much better than they'd normally be.
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Forum: AAR January 13, 2021, 05:20
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Sideways
2 is the default number of pantheons, your...

2 is the default number of pantheons, your character sheet will show which ones you rolled (and of course, if you aren't playing coffee you can also just look at the dungeons on the map). It is...
Forum: AAR January 13, 2021, 00:57
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Sideways
Now up: FrogComposband instant-coffee speedrun...

Now up: FrogComposband instant-coffee speedrun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb4onfgP0U0) in 0:45:45 :)
Forum: AAR January 11, 2021, 23:23
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Sideways
More *band videos

Thought I'd upload some highlights from my Angband/FrogComposband/Sil-Q/etc. video collection :)

Would have been nice to start with Bostock's T-shirt Serpent kill to win competition 235; but...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2021, 18:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sideways
Extra shots is shooting speed, if you inspect...

Extra shots is shooting speed, if you inspect your Extra Shots bow it should say +3 shooting speed.

Are you playing a Ranger? An endgame ranger gets +16 shooting speed with bows just from being a...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2021, 04:22
Replies: 52
Views: 2,963
Posted By Sideways
Was it a floor item or a monster drop? Red...

Was it a floor item or a monster drop?

Red dragon scale mail is native to DL 40 and below, and so is the (Dwarven) DSM ego; but Vanilla Angband is very happy to generate stuff out of depth.
Forum: Vanilla January 9, 2021, 19:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sideways
Speed is not taken into account since it affects...

Speed is not taken into account since it affects how many rounds you get, not how much damage you do per round. (Going to +10 speed will double your damage output per fixed unit of time since you get...
Forum: Vanilla January 9, 2021, 02:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sideways
Average damage/round assumes you spend the entire...

Average damage/round assumes you spend the entire round shooting (and hitting with) missiles; so if you get say 1.4 shots/turn, divide the average damage/round by 1.4 to get the average damage per...
Forum: Variants January 6, 2021, 03:44
Replies: 214
Views: 23,078
Posted By Sideways
That sounds like a to-dam bonus, it would say...

That sounds like a to-dam bonus, it would say (+2,+0) if it were to-hit.
Forum: Variants January 5, 2021, 02:11
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Sideways
Stunning reduces monsters' spellcasting rates,...

Stunning reduces monsters' spellcasting rates, increases their spell fail rates and decreases their effectiveness in melee.
Forum: Variants January 4, 2021, 18:33
Replies: 214
Views: 23,078
Posted By Sideways
Thanks, this look like a bug. (What keys like...

Thanks, this look like a bug. (What keys like Shift+5 do is entirely dependent on keyboard layout, but I presume you're using it to trigger Recenter Viewport; and I can reproduce the issue using ^V.)
Forum: Variants January 3, 2021, 19:09
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Sideways
You can confuse (and slow) most of Othrod's...

You can confuse (and slow) most of Othrod's summons, so fighting him in an open area isn't quite as bad as fighting most other summoners in an open area. Just have some way - any way - to hurt him;...
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