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Forum: Variants Yesterday, 14:28
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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, 23:02
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
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, 09:01
Replies: 4
Views: 285
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 29, 2021, 00:26
Replies: 5
Views: 348
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 29, 2021, 00:13
Replies: 17
Views: 897
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, 02:01
Replies: 251
Views: 19,743
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 15, 2021, 00:32
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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, 03:06
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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, 21:40
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
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, 06:20
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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, 01:57
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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 12, 2021, 00:23
Replies: 8
Views: 591
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, 19:02
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
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, 05:22
Replies: 52
Views: 2,675
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, 20:13
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
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, 03:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
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, 04:44
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
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, 03:11
Replies: 6
Views: 426
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, 19:33
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
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, 20:09
Replies: 6
Views: 426
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;...
Forum: Variants January 3, 2021, 17:12
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
Posted By Sideways
Yes, it's canon that the ears (or the head) are...

Yes, it's canon that the ears (or the head) are sufficient proof of a wanted kill.
Forum: Variants December 28, 2020, 03:47
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
Posted By Sideways
Normal player rogues suffer glove encumbrance...

Normal player rogues suffer glove encumbrance (i.e. their mana pool is reduced if they wear gloves without at least one of +Dex, +Md or Fa); and novice rogues have "rogue" as their possessor...
Forum: Vanilla December 28, 2020, 01:09
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Sideways
"Unignoring" means all ignored items are shown...

"Unignoring" means all ignored items are shown normally; you can toggle it with K (normal keyset) or O (roguelike), although there's no need to if you're not ignoring anything anyway.

Green DTrap...
Forum: Variants December 27, 2020, 16:27
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
Posted By Sideways
In general you're better off using a ranged...

In general you're better off using a ranged weapon (and/or offensive devices) than throwing your projectiles; but at the very beginning (when your proficiency with a sling or a bow might be abysmally...
Forum: Variants December 25, 2020, 15:27
Replies: 209
Views: 20,616
Posted By Sideways
No; devices absorbed by Magic-Eaters still...

No; devices absorbed by Magic-Eaters still function as devices, not as spells, so a +devicepower item would affect their power but a wizardry ring will not.
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