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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:30
Replies: 69
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Posted By Pete Mack
Most high resists are not reliable: they do...

Most high resists are not reliable: they do anywhere from 1/7 to 1/2 reduction (X=1d6; reduction = X/(6+X) ). However, light and dark are an exception, having minimum of 1/2 reduction. These are...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 13:09
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pete Mack
Tibarius-- rephial is nick's site. But you can...

Tibarius-- rephial is nick's site. But you can put whatever you like on github. That said, editing the config files doesn't make you a developer. And if all you do is insult nick, no one is likely to...
Forum: Vanilla October 20, 2019, 15:25
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Pete Mack
Use careth asdraig, with azhagal possibly as a...

Use careth asdraig, with azhagal possibly as a swap for fire immunity.
Use ring of CON instead of strength (or INT, if it doesn't affect your base fail rate.)

What you need most are HP and...
Forum: AAR October 17, 2019, 12:39
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Pete Mack
It is a dungeon crawl game inspired by DND, but...

It is a dungeon crawl game inspired by DND, but not much like it, since it isn't an RPG. And yes, it is played offline, though there is an online webserver version at angband.live, which lets you try...
Forum: Idle chatter October 16, 2019, 06:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,464
Posted By Pete Mack
Dr who-- Can you please stop with the thread...

Dr who--
Can you please stop with the thread necromancy? I know you are a time lord, and the date doesn't mean anything to you, but for the rest of us, we don't want to see so many old threads. How...
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2019, 13:06
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
@Diego-- That is a fairly common choice with...

@Diego--
That is a fairly common choice with standard artifacts, too. (Shield of preservation being a second option.) Crown of Might is a very powerful ego item.
Forum: Vanilla October 11, 2019, 03:16
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pete Mack
Dave-- Have you discovered the 'knowledge...

Dave--
Have you discovered the 'knowledge menu'? I am not sure which variant created it, but i saw it in UnAngband first, liked it, and made it portable. Useful for objects and stores, also finding...
Forum: Vanilla October 10, 2019, 02:43
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Pete Mack
Weight is monotonic increasing with base AC, is...

Weight is monotonic increasing with base AC, is my guess.
Forum: Vanilla October 7, 2019, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Pete Mack
My bad, but the best option still is to steal it...

My bad, but the best option still is to steal it back.
Forum: Vanilla October 7, 2019, 10:31
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Pete Mack
Depends on the rod. If it was your only rod of...

Depends on the rod. If it was your only rod of detection or something, hunt down the thief and get it back. Otherwise, just keep playing. Depth doesn't matter that much.
Forum: Vanilla October 4, 2019, 20:03
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pete Mack
It is the racial EXP penalty that mattered. The...

It is the racial EXP penalty that mattered. The class penalties never made a lot of sense. Picking gnome vs high-elf was a matter of trade-offs when HE mage took so much longer to level.
Forum: AAR October 4, 2019, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Pete Mack
I'm surprised at how relatively little damage you...

I'm surprised at how relatively little damage you are doing. All that ridiculous gear, but only a 4d4 weapon, and 476 vs evil--though part of it is surely the HT dex penalty, which is brutal for...
Forum: Vanilla October 4, 2019, 14:44
Replies: 69
Views: 2,257
Posted By Pete Mack
What fph said: you will stsrt finding basic stat...

What fph said: you will stsrt finding basic stat sticks around dl 20 (or ealier if you are lucky.) Weapons of *Slay* Animal give extra INT, as do many artifact weapons. Other ego weapons give other...
Forum: Vanilla October 4, 2019, 02:10
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Pete Mack
You won't lose monster memory--that is stored in...

You won't lose monster memory--that is stored in a separate file, and is shared across all characters.
Forum: Variants October 2, 2019, 16:35
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By Pete Mack
What @Derakon says. It is much, much easier to...

What @Derakon says. It is much, much easier to let source control keep track of your work, than to do it by hand. Looking at commit history, checking diffs, etc, is a huge help in development work....
Forum: Development October 1, 2019, 00:43
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Pete Mack
Hmm. What is MAX X and MAX Y? You are computing...

Hmm. What is MAX X and MAX Y? You are computing values for something like 40,000 squares, instead of ~500 (the number of floor squares.)
Forum: Vanilla September 26, 2019, 21:58
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
Ok, THAT explains why dl 99 might be survivable....

Ok, THAT explains why dl 99 might be survivable. No way with an ordinary CL 1 character with no escapes
Forum: Vanilla September 25, 2019, 23:38
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
DL 40 or so, maybe start on stairs. Equipment...

DL 40 or so, maybe start on stairs.
Equipment along these lines:
Lantern
Wand of MM for full caster.
Longbow and 20 arrows for everyone else
5 ?PD, 5 CLW(?)
1 !Hero
Dagger (or class...
Forum: Vanilla September 25, 2019, 22:27
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
Feature request: Thrall/lost soul mode. V...

Feature request:
Thrall/lost soul mode. V definitely needs this.
Forum: Vanilla September 23, 2019, 16:23
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
Mystery expressions in class.txt Minor...

Mystery expressions in class.txt

Minor healing spell has effect

dice:$B+m$M
expr:B:PLAYER_LEVEL:+ 10
expr:M:PLAYER_LEVEL:/ 4


What is 'm' in dice expression?
Forum: Vanilla September 23, 2019, 16:17
Replies: 207
Views: 12,802
Posted By Pete Mack
Generally you need to be deeper to find dungeon...

Generally you need to be deeper to find dungeon books. The first is native to dl 30, so you will see it soon enough. The second is native to dl 60.
Forum: AAR September 19, 2019, 22:33
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Pete Mack
Indeed. That is a hell of an AAR. But... you...

Indeed. That is a hell of an AAR. But... you might take a look at the class.txt file to see books and spells.
Forum: Idle chatter September 19, 2019, 01:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,321
Posted By Pete Mack
Do the waves cause pitch, roll, and yaw? I would...

Do the waves cause pitch, roll, and yaw? I would *love* to play a naval game with reasonable dynamics, not just blasting away point blank, or yardarm to yardarm, as it were.
Forum: Vanilla September 17, 2019, 13:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pete Mack
Perhaps necros need a darkness storm spell/beam...

Perhaps necros need a darkness storm spell/beam spell, but make more monsters resist darkness? Almost none do noe, because there are no spells doing big damage.
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2019, 14:57
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Pete Mack
The only thing that makes me start over is lack...

The only thing that makes me start over is lack of some critical item in a store. Since PD and CLW are guarateed in V, this happens very rarely, except for the ranger class, where there is...
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