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Forum: Vanilla September 22, 2022, 03:32
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Djabanete
That’s amazing.

That’s amazing.
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2022, 06:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By Djabanete
The scruffy-looking hobbit: "I find this amazing...

The scruffy-looking hobbit: "I find this amazing ring, and on the next level I get killed by a NOVICE MAGE?!"
Forum: Vanilla June 22, 2022, 06:20
Replies: 62
Views: 5,355
Posted By Djabanete
When I tried out DCSS after much experience with...

When I tried out DCSS after much experience with Angband, I did not expect to like autoexplore. My hjklyubn key usage was, I felt, way too expert for me to need autoexplore. I was totally wrong....
Forum: Vanilla June 21, 2022, 20:07
Replies: 62
Views: 5,355
Posted By Djabanete
Are we really so dogmatic? I think most community...

Are we really so dogmatic? I think most community members will tell you that there are many ways to play Angband and that the right way is the way that's fun for you. But should anybody complain that...
Forum: Vanilla June 20, 2022, 21:53
Replies: 62
Views: 5,355
Posted By Djabanete
For me the beginning of the game is the best...

For me the beginning of the game is the best part. I haven't played in a while, but I was last playing PosCheng. My recipe for an enjoyable early game was simple:

(*) Random race, random class,...
Forum: Vanilla June 14, 2022, 17:38
Replies: 37
Views: 9,812
Posted By Djabanete
I don't think there's a meaningful way to compare...

I don't think there's a meaningful way to compare across different codes of conduct / different sets of birth options.

Within one code of conduct / set of birth options, sort by Deepest Unique...
Forum: Idle chatter May 28, 2022, 07:04
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Djabanete
The Five Wizards

I wrote this a couple of years ago to entertain my nieces and nephews.

***

From a high place in Caras Galadhon, Galadriel and Celeborn look out over the mallorn canopy. Bluefeather, an Eagle of...
Forum: Vanilla May 13, 2022, 17:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Djabanete
Lightning resistance should be expressed in ohms!

Lightning resistance should be expressed in ohms!
Forum: Vanilla May 12, 2022, 03:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Djabanete
Nothing confusing about it. A foot is one...

Nothing confusing about it. A foot is one three-hundredth of a football field, while a pound is one three-hundredth of a football player. I'm referring, of course, to American football and not metric...
Forum: Vanilla May 1, 2022, 03:35
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By Djabanete
Thanks for the answer, Nick! Oh hey, if...

Thanks for the answer, Nick!

Oh hey, if we're listing all the canonical baddies who aren't in the game, isn't there an orc called Radbug somewhere?

I read that Tolkien's early drafts included...
Forum: Vanilla April 30, 2022, 22:22
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By Djabanete
Sure. I was just wondering if anybody knew the...

Sure. I was just wondering if anybody knew the "right" answer. This seems like a place where Tolkien scholars might lurk!

If Shagrat addresses an orc as "Snaga," it could be because Snaga is that...
Forum: Vanilla April 30, 2022, 16:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By Djabanete
IIRC Lagduf and Muzgash are orcs whose role is to...

IIRC Lagduf and Muzgash are orcs whose role is to get shot with arrows at the tower of Cirith Ungol.

Yes, let's talk about Snaga. Reading LotR as a kid, I always got the impression that Snaga was...
Forum: Vanilla April 25, 2022, 05:00
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Djabanete
That would work.

That would work.
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2022, 18:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Djabanete
My own attempt below. I followed Skyknight's idea...

My own attempt below. I followed Skyknight's idea of making all titles gender-neutral, but I believe this version is even more strict; for example, I've used Cleric instead of Priest. I also avoided...
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2022, 00:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Djabanete
According to MW, Thaumaturge = Thaumaturgist =...

According to MW,
Thaumaturge = Thaumaturgist = Worker of miracles / Magician
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumaturge
Forum: Vanilla April 20, 2022, 19:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Djabanete
This is actually a tricky assignment. The...

This is actually a tricky assignment. The expression of gender in language is truly complicated. I tried my hand at my own solution to your assignment and ended up with all sorts of questions, like:...
Forum: Vanilla April 18, 2022, 05:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Djabanete
Where might one find the current V class titles,...

Where might one find the current V class titles, for comparison?

D&D titles here:
https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Level_title#Original_D.26D_Titles

>>> Scion should be much higher, it...
Forum: Vanilla March 4, 2022, 19:26
Replies: 143
Views: 25,827
Posted By Djabanete
Not really. It's fine if you want to be an evil...

Not really. It's fine if you want to be an evil warrior who wants to be the next Dark Lord. What's inconsistent is that Beorn would be hanging out with a bunch of Orcs and Ringwraiths and that, while...
Forum: Vanilla March 3, 2022, 21:27
Replies: 143
Views: 25,827
Posted By Djabanete
I see --- I haven't played Angband in quite a...

I see --- I haven't played Angband in quite a while, alas!

I remember it as being very much Tolkien mashed up with the D&D Monstrous Manual and other Moria-descended things (Q's, i's, y's, w's)....
Forum: Vanilla March 2, 2022, 20:47
Replies: 143
Views: 25,827
Posted By Djabanete
It’s increasingly clear that version 4.2.5 will...

It’s increasingly clear that version 4.2.5 will need a new “allow_beorn” birth option.
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2022, 23:03
Replies: 143
Views: 25,827
Posted By Djabanete
I could see replacing Beorn. The Tolkien...

I could see replacing Beorn. The Tolkien atmosphere is not improved by having @ slay the good guys --- those who appreciate the Tolkien atmosphere can be happy with the replacement, and those who...
Forum: Vanilla February 28, 2022, 04:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Djabanete
I like Sil's way of forcing @ to descend. I'm not...

I like Sil's way of forcing @ to descend. I'm not really into Ironman Angband, since I don't want to have to obsess over rations of food. I would enjoy a menu option like

Choose dungeon descent...
Forum: AAR February 27, 2022, 16:00
Replies: 82
Views: 9,824
Posted By Djabanete
I recommend Android Berserker in Hengband. ...

I recommend Android Berserker in Hengband.

As an Android, your level-ups are based on your equipment, not your XP. You'll have an extremely powerful early game, and your first good pieces of...
Forum: Vanilla September 10, 2021, 18:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,881
Posted By Djabanete
It sounds like you are thinking about Bill Ferny...

It sounds like you are thinking about Bill Ferny from the Fellowship of the Ring, no?
Forum: Vanilla February 6, 2021, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,228
Posted By Djabanete
True, but that says more about the the problems...

True, but that says more about the the problems with asymmetrical LOS than about phase other, I think.
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