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Forum: Variants January 11, 2021, 18:23
Replies: 199
Views: 15,837
Posted By Pete Mack
So what happens when Igors use the Head of Vecna?

So what happens when Igors use the Head of Vecna?
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2021, 18:19
Replies: 51
Views: 1,539
Posted By Pete Mack
Once you hit legendary, stealth stops helping. ...

Once you hit legendary, stealth stops helping. Legendary stealth really is fun. Tiptoe right past Huan or the Tarrasque--or both at once, for that matter.
Forum: AAR January 7, 2021, 02:52
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Pete Mack
Terrible. Listened to insurrection on the radio...

Terrible. Listened to insurrection on the radio for much of the day.
Forum: Vanilla January 1, 2021, 01:15
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Pete Mack
There IS a pure d20 angband variant: Sil. Beware:...

There IS a pure d20 angband variant: Sil. Beware: it is not easy....
Forum: AAR January 1, 2021, 00:47
Replies: 487
Views: 91,331
Posted By Pete Mack
They are not--quite--useless. They work as a swap...

They are not--quite--useless. They work as a swap weapon vs undead. The enemy attacks cantvharm you. Yo kill him fast, so the drain life has minimal effect. And tou can see him. Bows of Nazgul used...
Forum: Vanilla December 31, 2020, 22:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By Pete Mack
@archolewa-- Largely true, though Thorin,...

@archolewa--
Largely true, though Thorin, Nenya, Narya, and the various midlevel weapons are fairly common. Using two at once is quite rare, though, and a number of them are useful primarily as a...
Forum: Vanilla December 31, 2020, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Pete Mack
Angband is an international day, after all, so US...

Angband is an international day, after all, so US holidays dont make sense. That said, townspeople should certainly come bearing gifts on Sept 22.
Forum: Vanilla December 31, 2020, 19:15
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Pete Mack
Without the lance, he was healing faster than i...

Without the lance, he was healing faster than i was pecking away. I was CL 18, but with really terrible equipment.
Forum: Vanilla December 26, 2020, 22:05
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Pete Mack
I got a dagger of slay giant (+4,+4) <+1>, a nice...

I got a dagger of slay giant (+4,+4) <+1>, a nice stolen present for my early mage. I mugged him with a lance of slay orc--it was too heavy to wield, and I was just lagging it back to town for ID....
Forum: Vanilla December 26, 2020, 13:58
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Pete Mack
All bows arch in your hands

All bows arch in your hands
Forum: Development December 23, 2020, 23:48
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Pete Mack
As it is Festivus, how come there are no Easter...

As it is Festivus, how come there are no Easter egg monsters for today? And speaking of Easter, what about easter bunnies? Maybe they should breed in town?
Forum: Development December 22, 2020, 13:02
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Pete Mack
Oh right, Merry Xmas! Soon it will be time to...

Oh right, Merry Xmas!
Soon it will be time to kill santa and his elves.
Forum: Vanilla December 22, 2020, 00:21
Replies: 65
Views: 3,867
Posted By Pete Mack
The thing is, a pure dive involves avoiding...

The thing is, a pure dive involves avoiding things, not going out of your way to kill them. I had a similar problem with blackguard--detouring to wipe out a bunch of lost orcs and the like.
Forum: Vanilla December 19, 2020, 17:23
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Pete Mack
I am not sure how "the bow aches in your hands"....

I am not sure how "the bow aches in your hands". I suspect "your hands ache as you grasp the bow."
Forum: AAR December 18, 2020, 01:41
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Pete Mack
Yeah, Tselakus is crazy dangerous.

Yeah, Tselakus is crazy dangerous.
Forum: Vanilla December 18, 2020, 01:39
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Pete Mack
Why use the Windows version on Linux anyway?

Why use the Windows version on Linux anyway?
Forum: Vanilla December 17, 2020, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Pete Mack
Hounds of Tindalos really should be Evil, and...

Hounds of Tindalos really should be Evil, and probably have dark aura, as smoke emerges from the walls... (Yikes!)
Forum: AAR December 17, 2020, 14:17
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By Pete Mack
I try to make sure I can kill Bullroarer, often...

I try to make sure I can kill Bullroarer, often with 10 !oil, a few ?phase, and perhaps a ?blessing. He is both a significant risk and a valuable target.
Smeagol I just ignore.
Forum: Vanilla December 17, 2020, 03:54
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Pete Mack
@Bughunter. Sure, before the fight, recharging...

@Bughunter.
Sure, before the fight, recharging empty (0 or 1 charge) wands individually is worthwhile. I do it with TO wands regularly, and annihilation just before fighting M.
Forum: Vanilla December 16, 2020, 11:53
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Pete Mack
What he said. But when fighting M, you just...

What he said. But when fighting M, you just recharge once, then blast a few times, phase away, and repeat. You certainly dont want to stack recharges, and you dont dare leave wands on the floor for...
Forum: Vanilla December 14, 2020, 20:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By Pete Mack
Way back when, there was a competition where you...

Way back when, there was a competition where you started with immunity to all elements, and with Sting. Character was a hobbit rogue (or possibly warrior) of course, and the immunities came from The...
Forum: Vanilla December 14, 2020, 17:40
Replies: 76
Views: 4,297
Posted By Pete Mack
FAAngband does have layaway.

FAAngband does have layaway.
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2020, 23:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Pete Mack
I think you may be undervaluing Howl for this...

I think you may be undervaluing Howl for this situation. Howl fear lasts a looong time, long enough to escape even the most persistent unkillable uniques. (Naar, Mim's sons, Angmar twins.) I just...
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2020, 16:34
Replies: 76
Views: 4,297
Posted By Pete Mack
If you play with permanent levels, you can keep...

If you play with permanent levels, you can keep *everything*
Or you can play a Hengband(?) variant. (I think that's where unlimited home space came from.) Or you can increase store size--it's just a...
Forum: Variants December 12, 2020, 09:06
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Pete Mack
Well played, and Well-come. Excellent first post!

Well played, and Well-come. Excellent first post!
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