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Forum: Vanilla Today, 18:26
Replies: 64
Views: 6,238
Posted By Derakon
It appears to be hardcoded...

It appears to be hardcoded (https://github.com/angband/angband/blob/d5484ae3daa68ea50fe191134367f87866ffd07a/src/obj-desc.c#L161), sorry. :(
Forum: Vanilla Today, 17:53
Replies: 64
Views: 6,238
Posted By Derakon
Only a single book would significantly reduce...

Only a single book would significantly reduce inventory pressure on caster classes, which is an indirect nerf of warriors. There's also a significant amount of enjoyment to be had from finding a new...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 19:55
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
Crap artifacts are generally amusing at least. :)...

Crap artifacts are generally amusing at least. :)

What do y'all think about making artifacts more rare, possibly as an option? I know there's artifactless, but that's a little absolutist. It might...
Forum: AAR Yesterday, 15:11
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Derakon
Just so we're clear on this: in the long run,...

Just so we're clear on this: in the long run, it's pretty much expected that every character will find enough stat-boosting potions to max out every stat. Random starting stats just means you don't...
Forum: Vanilla March 23, 2019, 02:18
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Derakon
This is what we get for having two hybrid classes...

This is what we get for having two hybrid classes that use arcane magic. It's hard for players to tell what they're good at. :)

Rangers are marginally better spellcasters than rogues are, but...
Forum: Vanilla March 23, 2019, 01:11
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Derakon
Congratulations on your win. I do hope you played...

Congratulations on your win. I do hope you played other classes as well during that time! :)
Forum: Variants March 22, 2019, 21:17
Replies: 146
Views: 8,747
Posted By Derakon
Not having played the game in ages, my...

Not having played the game in ages, my impressions from conversation here are basically that:

* You have to follow some fairly convoluted conducts if you want to control your virtue scores.
*...
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2019, 21:54
Replies: 200
Views: 11,215
Posted By Derakon
Put another way, tangar, your Diplomacy roll (or...

Put another way, tangar, your Diplomacy roll (or I guess in D&D 5e it'd be a Persuasion roll) failed. And this isn't one of those situations where you can just keep trying over and over again.
...
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2019, 21:53
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
I'm pretty sure that 4% is the minimum failure...

I'm pretty sure that 4% is the minimum failure rate when at 18/50 INT. So what's going on here is that the game calculates a failure rate based on your level, the spell's difficulty, your INT, and...
Forum: AAR March 21, 2019, 20:18
Replies: 329
Views: 52,121
Posted By Derakon
"Am a ram arm" sounds pretty good; with that bow...

"Am a ram arm" sounds pretty good; with that bow I bet you could punch through doors with your fists.
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2019, 16:27
Replies: 200
Views: 11,215
Posted By Derakon
I think my favorite "recent" addition to the...

I think my favorite "recent" addition to the monster list is the bronze golem. Those things are pretty scary-sounding, despite the terse description: "A gigantic four-armed animated bronze statue of...
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2019, 16:13
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
Reducing the number of books sounds like a good...

Reducing the number of books sounds like a good thing to me, from a "too much junk" perspective if nothing else.

While I do think that mages work best as red (for difficult-to-articulate reasons),...
Forum: Variants March 21, 2019, 16:04
Replies: 38
Views: 7,700
Posted By Derakon
The source code that you have is what is used to...

The source code that you have is what is used to construct the game. It represents the logic of the game in a way that humans can understand and modify, but that computers cannot run directly. In...
Forum: Vanilla March 20, 2019, 15:46
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
I think it's based purely off of native depth....

I think it's based purely off of native depth. Having uniques be pushed past instead of trampled seems like a reasonable solution to me. Uniques certainly shouldn't be immune to trampling, otherwise...
Forum: AAR March 19, 2019, 16:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By Derakon
I don't think I've ever used Elvagil.

I don't think I've ever used Elvagil.
Forum: Vanilla March 18, 2019, 04:57
Replies: 200
Views: 11,215
Posted By Derakon
Closing threads sends a clear message that the...

Closing threads sends a clear message that the discussion is over, and that any attempt to restart it in another thread would be viewed rather dimly. If the consensus is that this thread is now...
Forum: Vanilla March 18, 2019, 04:48
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Derakon
It is pretty annoying in the early game, but...

It is pretty annoying in the early game, but mostly a non-issue outside of that, as you tend to have more spell slots free to learn spells with than there are spells to learn in the books you have....
Forum: Vanilla March 18, 2019, 04:46
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
I suspect that making this work would require...

I suspect that making this work would require making the spell's cost increase as you level. Otherwise you end up with spells that are ridiculously powerful for their cost. Mindcrafting in Zangband...
Forum: Vanilla March 17, 2019, 18:10
Replies: 200
Views: 11,215
Posted By Derakon
Nick appears to have little interest in doing...

Nick appears to have little interest in doing this, and takkaria even less. I know I don't want to be bothered, either. But anyone in the community is more than welcome to step up and make the game...
Forum: Vanilla March 17, 2019, 16:58
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Derakon
Mages against Morgoth mostly cast Mana Storm or...

Mages against Morgoth mostly cast Mana Storm or use Wands of Annihilation.
Forum: Vanilla March 17, 2019, 16:57
Replies: 234
Views: 15,978
Posted By Derakon
If I'm reading this correctly, at level 50, this...

If I'm reading this correctly, at level 50, this spell will restore 12.5% of the player's max HP? In other words, likely a bit over 100HP for most endgame characters. That still feels like...
Forum: Vanilla March 17, 2019, 16:51
Replies: 200
Views: 11,215
Posted By Derakon
Who's going to maintain "Angband I" under your...

Who's going to maintain "Angband I" under your proposal? More importantly, what's stopping them from stepping up and saying "I'm branching Vanilla at 4.1, anyone who wants to keep the old monsters...
Forum: AAR March 17, 2019, 04:23
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Derakon
No monsters in Vanilla Angband have "reactive"...

No monsters in Vanilla Angband have "reactive" abilities that trigger when you attack them. Everything's implemented as either spells/breaths, or melee attacks. Shame about the death, but like I...
Forum: AAR March 17, 2019, 01:25
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Derakon
You're right that you can't rely on the Magic...

You're right that you can't rely on the Magic Missile spell alone to get you to level 2+. It's possible, but it's also entirely possible to find yourself with 0 mana and an angry kobold bearing down...
Forum: Vanilla March 15, 2019, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Derakon
Blessed egos still exist, and many edged...

Blessed egos still exist, and many edged artifacts are blessed. The edged weapon penalty is still kinda dumb though. Oh well.
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