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Forum: Vanilla January 28, 2020, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Hounded
Point Blank Shooting Nerf?

Agree with this. I'm enjoying a Dwarf Ranger (hrm... could we have LR weapon predilections with associated bonuses based on race? Dwarf Ranger bonuses on crossbow, Hobbit ranger bonuses on sling...
Forum: Idle chatter January 9, 2020, 21:48
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Hounded
Hour of the Horde by Gordon R. Dickson ...

Hour of the Horde by Gordon R. Dickson

https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Horde-Gordon-R-Dickson/dp/0671559052

I like old sci-fi which isn't dominated by Star Trek/Wars tropes. Even when it was...
Forum: Vanilla January 9, 2020, 00:21
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By Hounded
Clashes with their skin. They may be ugly but...

Clashes with their skin. They may be ugly but Orcs have taste sir.:D
Forum: Vanilla December 2, 2019, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Hounded
Agree to some extent but there's also the...

Agree to some extent but there's also the potential for some truly unexpected gameplay.

I had one character that got hit from offscreen for a good chunk of damage. I danced around until I got a...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2019, 22:59
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Hounded
I like the concept but "Enhanced"... I think...

I like the concept but "Enhanced"...

I think something less measureable sounding would be better.

A "Legendary" Mace of Whatsit perhaps?

A "Mighty" Mace of Wacking...
Forum: Idle chatter November 23, 2019, 00:24
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Hounded
Land of Devastation is an old BBS game which I...

Land of Devastation is an old BBS game which I thoroughly enjoyed. It'll run on any DOS based machine and handles well even as a single-player experience.

There are some safety nets in addition to...
Forum: Vanilla October 31, 2019, 15:27
Replies: 188
Views: 13,750
Posted By Hounded
Note to self... ;)

Note to self... ;)
Forum: Vanilla October 4, 2019, 23:42
Replies: 104
Views: 6,811
Posted By Hounded
I think that the handling of the strength stat...

I think that the handling of the strength stat and item weights does this effectively. You want to be a high-Int Wizard off the get-go you're not gonna be able to haul a lot of chaff around....
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2019, 18:36
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Hounded
Heh... I had a hobbit ranger throwing flasks of...

Heh... I had a hobbit ranger throwing flasks of oil and pebbles until he found his first wand of magic missile recently. Can't say how happy he was to find his first sling.
Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2019, 23:17
Replies: 299
Views: 26,434
Posted By Hounded
And now I have the perfect example of the...

And now I have the perfect example of the difference between "oral dexterity" and "verbal dexterity".
Forum: Vanilla September 9, 2019, 04:58
Replies: 299
Views: 26,434
Posted By Hounded
Throwing & Other Observations

So I'm working my way through my second character under 4.2.0. First round was a Half-Troll Fighter (my standard re-establish monster memory and get acquainted with the game choice) who got in deep...
Forum: Vanilla August 22, 2019, 23:03
Replies: 299
Views: 26,434
Posted By Hounded
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Vanilla August 22, 2019, 23:02
Replies: 299
Views: 26,434
Posted By Hounded
No objection to the percentage myself but I grok...

No objection to the percentage myself but I grok the "it's another number I have to maintain" perspective.



Workable but adds potential for confusion. Where the number might seem too precise...
Forum: Vanilla August 19, 2019, 00:42
Replies: 299
Views: 26,434
Posted By Hounded
Loving this new version. The food varieties...

Loving this new version. The food varieties especially are creating a great ambience.

One question... using Shockbolts tiles (Windows version via WINE on Ubuntu) the Assorted Blacklocks and...
Forum: Vanilla June 4, 2019, 22:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Hounded
Hobbit / Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire...

Hobbit / Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire (?)

Flaming Pinecones thrown down on assorted Orcs and Wargs. Noses were burned if I recall... :D
Forum: Vanilla June 4, 2019, 18:52
Replies: 44
Views: 2,947
Posted By Hounded
+1 I've been playing Angband for ages and...

+1

I've been playing Angband for ages and this is far and away the one point that creates the greatest disconnect for me. I just run with it and accept but if there was one thing I'd change it...
Forum: Vanilla June 3, 2019, 23:30
Replies: 505
Views: 42,059
Posted By Hounded
Sounds like a tweak to be exploited without...

Sounds like a tweak to be exploited without actually benefiting the game-play.

I actually preferred the old "Auxiliary Weapon" field in the Equipment list. I would usually stack that with my...
Forum: Vanilla May 16, 2019, 22:28
Replies: 505
Views: 42,059
Posted By Hounded
Make it sensitive to stealth and call it "Ears of...

Make it sensitive to stealth and call it "Ears of the Bat" or something playing off Echolocation to keep it thematic perhaps?
Forum: Development April 16, 2019, 21:48
Replies: 851
Views: 312,183
Posted By Hounded
Those are great! Looking forward to seeing them...

Those are great! Looking forward to seeing them and more.
Forum: AAR April 12, 2019, 23:57
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By Hounded
Once. After that I filed Grand Master Mystics...

Once. After that I filed Grand Master Mystics somewhere near Jelly Pits in my consideration of the value of facing them.
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2019, 16:29
Replies: 287
Views: 19,566
Posted By Hounded
That's mean. I like it.

That's mean.

I like it.
Forum: Vanilla March 27, 2019, 17:34
Replies: 79
Views: 10,181
Posted By Hounded
Do Rogues have to use "Books"?

It's always seemed a bit of a disconnect for me that the Rogue uses magic books. If they have their own set of "books" is there some reason not to re-flavor them as something more physical/skill...
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2019, 14:51
Replies: 505
Views: 42,059
Posted By Hounded
I like this. There's always a disappointment to...

I like this. There's always a disappointment to me in "finally" finding that x of Westerness or Gondolin etc and... it's inevitably nowhere near whatever artifact I'm already hauling around. I've...
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2019, 14:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Hounded
One of my play styles is to (as convenient) do...

One of my play styles is to (as convenient) do precisely this. I hoard "bolt" rods successively. First lightning bolts and frost until I find I have enough frost bolts that lightning is being...
Forum: Vanilla March 15, 2019, 21:35
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Hounded
I can recall many debates during D&D over the...

I can recall many debates during D&D over the irony that a Priest would only use weapons which would crush and maim painfully rather than kill you clean. That said it was one way to balance them so...
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