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Forum: Idle chatter January 8, 2020, 10:58
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By fph
I just finished Ted Chiang's collection of short...

I just finished Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation. It is good, although not on par with the previous one by the same author (Stories of your life --- one of these short stories...
Forum: Vanilla December 31, 2019, 20:56
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By fph
It's -mgcu -- -n4. The -- serves to separate...

It's -mgcu -- -n4. The -- serves to separate "front-end options" from main game options.
Forum: Vanilla December 28, 2019, 13:04
Replies: 288
Views: 23,128
Posted By fph
...or vomiting your mushrooms of Second Sight for...

...or vomiting your mushrooms of Second Sight for one turn? :D
Forum: Vanilla December 18, 2019, 20:11
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By fph
I'm not sure I get your point. You seem to...

I'm not sure I get your point. You seem to support this "mysterious potion" idea, but in your post you point out what is (in my view) actually an argument for the opposite. More in detail: suppose I...
Forum: Vanilla December 17, 2019, 09:39
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By fph
I like the idea and I think it's a step forward...

I like the idea and I think it's a step forward in usability. Some remarks:

* monsters have the same colour along different runs, and no one complains about that: on the other hand, we find it...
Forum: Vanilla December 15, 2019, 14:53
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By fph
Oops, I saw OP's post and I assumed it was...

Oops, I saw OP's post and I assumed it was because it wasn't on. I will double-check on a fresh install next time. Sorry for wasting your time. :/
Forum: Vanilla December 15, 2019, 09:50
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By fph
Feature request: have this on by default. It...

Feature request: have this on by default. It seems superior, to me: less unnecessary clutter in the interface. And I don't think that a bunch of random-generated letters help creating flavour and...
Forum: Vanilla December 11, 2019, 08:33
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By fph
Start the game with the command line "angband...

Start the game with the command line "angband -msdl2". (Assuming SDL2 support was compiled in, which requires some extra steps if you are compiling the game yourself, but I assume it's already...
Forum: Vanilla December 6, 2019, 22:21
Replies: 71
Views: 4,822
Posted By fph
Are Huorns and Ents animals?

Are Huorns and Ents animals?
Forum: Idle chatter November 26, 2019, 09:37
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By fph
Seconded for Xubuntu. You may even be able to use...

Seconded for Xubuntu. You may even be able to use the "normal" Ubuntu, since your setup is actually pretty good for a 2009 laptop. The only weak point may be your processor.
Forum: Vanilla November 22, 2019, 09:05
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By fph
This was a lot less viable in the past, because...

This was a lot less viable in the past, because the total number of spells was cut only in the most recent versions.
With 50+ spells available to full caster classes, this system would not have been...
Forum: Vanilla November 21, 2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By fph
I'd be happy to discuss other possible...

I'd be happy to discuss other possible improvements to this keyset and put together a pull request afterwards, if Nick confirms that we can make such a change without fear of breaking someone's...
Forum: Vanilla November 21, 2019, 08:41
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By fph
As a fellow roguelike keyset user, I like these...

As a fellow roguelike keyset user, I like these changes. D (disarm) and ^d (squelch item) are another pair that could be swapped in my view. I rarely use disarm since walking into a trap has the same...
Forum: Vanilla November 21, 2019, 08:36
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By fph
Feature request: Now that full-caster and...

Feature request: Now that full-caster and half-caster book are 100% separate, maybe it would make sense to call them with the class name rather than with a generic 'realm' that may be confusing: "you...
Forum: Vanilla November 18, 2019, 16:53
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By fph
'I'nspecting weapons gives a number of blows and...

'I'nspecting weapons gives a number of blows and average damage per round, though. Should that read "standard turn"?
Forum: Sil November 18, 2019, 09:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By fph
Notice that this is not how real life works in...

Notice that this is not how real life works in practice, if that's your goal. You first know your starting 'stats', and then these stats determine if you become a nuclear engineer or a pro football...
Forum: Vanilla November 14, 2019, 01:09
Replies: 104
Views: 6,078
Posted By fph
Ah, I see, this makes sense; I agree that it...

Ah, I see, this makes sense; I agree that it stands out more than it should now.
Forum: Vanilla November 13, 2019, 15:13
Replies: 104
Views: 6,078
Posted By fph
I am not sure I understand here. There are three...

I am not sure I understand here. There are three possible messages that you want to convey in the monster recall: (1) resists bright light, (2) does not resist / is hurt by bright light (3) you don't...
Forum: Idle chatter November 3, 2019, 21:10
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By fph
Indeed, that's three and a half years old. Have...

Indeed, that's three and a half years old. Have you considered updating to the next LTS, 18.04?
Forum: Idle chatter November 3, 2019, 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By fph
Which Linux distribution are you using? It looks...

Which Linux distribution are you using? It looks like it may be quite outdated.
Forum: AAR November 1, 2019, 23:33
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By fph
Nice boots!

Nice boots!
Forum: Competition October 25, 2019, 14:59
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By fph
I have never played Mangband, but I would imagine...

I have never played Mangband, but I would imagine playing it teaches you bad habits for turn-based Angband and vice versa. Angband is "Oooh, the Tarrasque was just summoned; let's pause for a second...
Forum: Vanilla October 22, 2019, 08:41
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By fph
I think simply because no one makes money out of...

I think simply because no one makes money out of it. It's a bit like fanfiction, and there is plenty of it around for Harry Potter as well.
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2019, 08:57
Replies: 104
Views: 6,078
Posted By fph
That seems like a nice idea to me (and a great...

That seems like a nice idea to me (and a great solution to the necro light-bonus randart problem). It would probably need some balancing for some early mixed-blessing items though; for instance,...
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2019, 18:37
Replies: 288
Views: 23,128
Posted By fph
Boots of pillar-dancing +3 --- I guess this takes...

Boots of pillar-dancing +3 --- I guess this takes "shoot and duck behind a corner" tactics to a whole new level.
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