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Forum: Vanilla Today, 18:11
Replies: 64
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Posted By Pete Mack
Sorry Derakon; I wasn't clear. I mean a single...

Sorry Derakon; I wasn't clear. I mean a single book for each level. So WLOG, "Shadow Handbook" would be the beginners book for both classes, and "Tome of Dark Arts" would be book 2.
Forum: Vanilla Today, 17:38
Replies: 64
Views: 6,234
Posted By Pete Mack
In principle, there only needs to be one book for...

In principle, there only needs to be one book for each realm, with different spells available for full and half casters. The aim is to cut down on junk.
Forum: AAR Today, 14:08
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Pete Mack
Rods of light and illumination would really help...

Rods of light and illumination would really help you with spotted jellies. Also, you don't need to phase away, just move back a square. The problematic jellies are gelatinous cube, ochre jelly,...
Forum: AAR Yesterday, 22:33
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Pete Mack
If you have full lore enabled, the monster...

If you have full lore enabled, the monster knowledge menu makes a pretty good reference.
Forum: AAR Yesterday, 20:07
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes. Random stats are a huge drag on a starting...

Yes. Random stats are a huge drag on a starting player, especially for a class like hobbit warrior. Dwarf or Half-troll warrior would be much more powerful, since they have guaranteed early strength....
Forum: AAR March 23, 2019, 23:44
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pete Mack
Good that you arent trying to clear levels...

Good that you arent trying to clear levels anymore. Caspanion and Hammerhand are huge finds. You can probably take a single drolem breath now.
Forum: Vanilla March 23, 2019, 04:26
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes. Rangers have the same melee as priests, and...

Yes. Rangers have the same melee as priests, and have exactly 2 important spells that rogues lack: rune and destruction. Both are very powerful, but come late. Stacked up against Object Detection......
Forum: Vanilla March 23, 2019, 01:38
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Pete Mack
OK, I will bite. Why is rogue class annoying? It...

OK, I will bite. Why is rogue class annoying? It is essily my preferred class. Excellent stealth, good melee, and useful spells makes for a lethal combination. Ranger. Ranger is an annoying class,...
Forum: AAR March 22, 2019, 19:09
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Pete Mack
The trouble with teleporting is much worse than...

The trouble with teleporting is much worse than you think. You are very likely to end up in the same handful of places, where you have already attracted the bad guys. And monsters that are otherwise...
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2019, 20:08
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
I had always assumed the Mirkwood Elves were...

I had always assumed the Mirkwood Elves were svartalfar (via myrkalfar alternate name.) Dark elf is a less interesting name, but is surely the same base?
Forum: Variants March 21, 2019, 14:08
Replies: 38
Views: 7,700
Posted By Pete Mack
What Sideways said. The game is a recent fork of...

What Sideways said. The game is a recent fork of PCB
Forum: AAR March 19, 2019, 15:32
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pete Mack
Impressive, especially with such terrible...

Impressive, especially with such terrible starting stats. Usually people put nearly all points into STR and WIS, and put what's left into CON. Then use OOD and archery for most of the game, until DEX...
Forum: Vanilla March 18, 2019, 02:55
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Pete Mack
Because that is how D&D did it when angband (or...

Because that is how D&D did it when angband (or Moria) was first written.
Forum: AAR March 18, 2019, 02:52
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Pete Mack
Don't worry about losing early. The usual newbie...

Don't worry about losing early. The usual newbie problem is playing (and leveling) so slowly that losing a midlevel character represents a lot of time lost.
When I start a mage I take:
MB1, MB2...
Forum: AAR March 17, 2019, 03:21
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Pete Mack
If you are winning rogue and ADOM, angband will...

If you are winning rogue and ADOM, angband will be pretty easy. You might want to try Sil after you win a game or two.
Forum: AAR March 14, 2019, 01:55
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Pete Mack
Note: if there is a permawall vault, there is a...

Note: if there is a permawall vault, there is a chance he won't find you. In any case, you can clear the level before he shows up. If there is a master Q or the like, it will summon M pretty...
Forum: AAR March 14, 2019, 01:22
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Pete Mack
He will eventually regenerate, yes. It can take a...

He will eventually regenerate, yes. It can take a while--rest 10000 until he wakes you up. Hopefully you won't starve to death in the mwantime.
Forum: Vanilla March 10, 2019, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Pete Mack
There is one way to get by with less speed, and...

There is one way to get by with less speed, and that is mushrooms of sprinting, which stack with other sources of temp speed. Unfortunately they are very rare, and they leave you exhausted (slowed)...
Forum: Vanilla March 4, 2019, 17:25
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
The game is far more easily modified no than it...

The game is far more easily modified no than it ever was in the past. What mods do you want to make, and why are they difficult?
And who would want to be maintainer for a static game?
Forum: Vanilla March 3, 2019, 00:20
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
This is roughly where i was going when I imagined...

This is roughly where i was going when I imagined the fungus level. I particularly like the idea of an Oz level, with good and bad witches, yellow floor tiles, and a pair of red slippers carried by...
Forum: Vanilla March 2, 2019, 09:11
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
@Therem- metabland, combining meta, metal...

@Therem-
metabland, combining meta, metal (alloy), band, blend, and--well--bland. Not to be confused with metalband.

Also, rebalance XP and dungeon depth according to danger of monsters. No more...
Forum: Idle chatter March 2, 2019, 07:10
Replies: 11
Views: 7,353
Posted By Pete Mack
Unfortunately, there is no Win32 interface to...

Unfortunately, there is no Win32 interface to windows modern font features (everything is C++ or .NET). Someone with time to kill could write a C signature shim interface, but otherwise, don't expect...
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2019, 04:14
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
It is entirely on topic, Nick: we are all trying...

It is entirely on topic, Nick: we are all trying hard to come up with novel ways to help you butcher the game.
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2019, 02:08
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
You have 31 days to finish. Call it narocomo....

You have 31 days to finish. Call it narocomo. (Natl roguelike code month.)
Forum: Vanilla February 28, 2019, 22:41
Replies: 200
Views: 11,212
Posted By Pete Mack
kandrc-- honey mushroom would have to be a...

kandrc-- honey mushroom would have to be a special level, not just a single monster.
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