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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 21:54
Replies: 191
Views: 10,540
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.
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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 21:53
Replies: 211
Views: 14,988
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 Yesterday, 20:18
Replies: 328
Views: 51,829
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 Yesterday, 16:27
Replies: 191
Views: 10,540
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 Yesterday, 16:13
Replies: 211
Views: 14,988
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 Yesterday, 16:04
Replies: 34
Views: 7,418
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: 211
Views: 14,988
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: 26
Views: 702
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: 191
Views: 10,540
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: 135
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: 211
Views: 14,988
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: 191
Views: 10,540
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: 12
Views: 766
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: 211
Views: 14,988
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: 191
Views: 10,540
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: 18
Views: 465
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: 18
Views: 465
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: 164
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.
Forum: AAR March 14, 2019, 01:56
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Derakon
It'd probably be a worthwhile change to say "if a...

It'd probably be a worthwhile change to say "if a quest monster gets removed from the level without being killed, they are immediately added back to the level somewhere." I think the only valid cases...
Forum: Vanilla March 10, 2019, 02:18
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Derakon
The effective speed cap is at +70, which is 2%...

The effective speed cap is at +70, which is 2% faster than +69 speed and 29% faster than +30 speed. While your speed number can be higher than +70 (the table goes up to +89), your effective speed...
Forum: Vanilla March 10, 2019, 02:10
Replies: 191
Views: 10,540
Posted By Derakon
You can cherry-pick examples of popular games...

You can cherry-pick examples of popular games that have never changed. I can cherry-pick examples of popular games that have changed (for example, Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros, or the rise of...
Forum: Vanilla March 8, 2019, 00:00
Replies: 191
Views: 10,540
Posted By Derakon
Done....

Done. (http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?p=136544#post136544)
Forum: Development March 8, 2019, 00:00
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Derakon
4.2 design discussion

Prompted by Hounded's post in another thread:



Let's have this thread for general discussion of what specifically should change about Angband prior to the 4.2 main release. The main content...
Forum: AAR March 7, 2019, 23:55
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Derakon
Potions of Cure Serious/Critical Wounds will also...

Potions of Cure Serious/Critical Wounds will also cure confusion and blindness, and are 100% reliable, unlike the rods.

Don't fight uniques that are hard to kill. That's what Teleport Other is...
Forum: AAR March 7, 2019, 21:38
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Derakon
You have pretty good gear, all things considered....

You have pretty good gear, all things considered. Dor-Lomin, Thorin/Gil-Galad, Eol, etc. are all quite strong. What you're missing is damage, speed, and levels. Sting is an OK weapon but not really...
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