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Forum: Variants June 19, 2018, 15:23
Replies: 78
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bostock
I know that one time in the past, I responded to...

I know that one time in the past, I responded to one of your posts on a bad day and was very unkind; now I guess I am reaping the foul fruits of that. In any case, let's nip any ill feelings in the...
Forum: Variants June 18, 2018, 21:15
Replies: 78
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bostock
Regarding a perceived need to frequently recall: ...

Regarding a perceived need to frequently recall:

I'll be "that guy."

One thing that can help here is to play no-selling. It's very refreshing. On a side note, FrogComPosband is definitely...
Forum: Variants May 16, 2018, 09:27
Replies: 148
Views: 11,393
Posted By Bostock
You do realize that the "Amber" name dates back...

You do realize that the "Amber" name dates back to at least PCB6 (but quite possibly back to Hengband), and that the game is, moreover, set in Roger Zelazny's Amber universe, right?
Forum: Variants May 13, 2018, 22:11
Replies: 148
Views: 11,393
Posted By Bostock
My experience with them was that the complexity,...

My experience with them was that the complexity, or at least the difficulty, is front-loaded - once you gain access to the really powerful abilities that become available in the mid-game, they take...
Forum: Variants May 3, 2018, 10:10
Replies: 148
Views: 11,393
Posted By Bostock
Heh, I thought that would be me. Beam of...

Heh, I thought that would be me.

Beam of light doubles as a minor damage rod. Also, a surprising number of enemies are light-vulnerable.

It also helps with the occasional drolem or quddlywug.
...
Forum: Variants March 25, 2018, 21:02
Replies: 40
Views: 4,374
Posted By Bostock
Duelists would probably bring more enjoyment to...

Duelists would probably bring more enjoyment to more people if they started stronger, even at the cost of ending weaker.
Forum: Variants January 9, 2018, 01:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,459
Posted By Bostock
There's no law saying you can't leave the level...

There's no law saying you can't leave the level immediately and enter by another staircase to encounter another Mughash and co.

(Incidentally, with enough labor you can generate an arbitrary...
Forum: Variants December 10, 2017, 13:50
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Bostock
Unless the help files are in error, Lucky comes...

Unless the help files are in error, Lucky comes with a 98% Life Rating in both Pseudoelliposchengband (a 6.1 variant) and Poschengband 7.0.2.
Forum: Variants November 16, 2017, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Bostock
Thanks, Sideways! Rodent from angband.live also...

Thanks, Sideways! Rodent from angband.live also posted a fix in the meantime (maybe that's you, I don't know).
Forum: Variants November 16, 2017, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Bostock
Aha, hit weird attachment restrictions. Splitting...

Aha, hit weird attachment restrictions. Splitting into two parts... Remove the final ".zip" extension before unzipping.
Forum: Variants November 16, 2017, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Bostock
Elliposchengband savefile doctor desperately needed!

Hi all savefile doctors, non-zero in number may you be,

I have a fairly high-level Doppelganger Skillmaster going in elliposchengband who just got his save borked. (I guess a game crash coincided...
Forum: Vanilla October 31, 2017, 20:42
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Bostock
You'll get a better chance of a reaction if you...

You'll get a better chance of a reaction if you include a link.

(Your sig leads to an error page btw.)
Forum: Variants October 18, 2017, 21:56
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Bostock
Spell Capacity is actually mana. Not sure about...

Spell Capacity is actually mana. Not sure about the rest.
Forum: Variants October 12, 2017, 12:50
Replies: 60
Views: 10,371
Posted By Bostock
Regarding the removal of the clouded quests,...

Regarding the removal of the clouded quests, having played around with the new situation (new for me, as I started with 6.1), I'd say it was deleterious. The new-for-me Vapor Quest isn't harder than...
Forum: Variants October 5, 2017, 19:36
Replies: 60
Views: 10,371
Posted By Bostock
Blue Mages

from comments

"...will take a major rewrite to bring [Blue Mages] back.If somebody asks I might..."

Please consider this a somebody asking.

Else it's play a fork to get my Blue Mage on,...
Forum: Development September 30, 2017, 12:44
Replies: 322
Views: 16,665
Posted By Bostock
Pretty sure I just spammed the chat so hard I...

Pretty sure I just spammed the chat so hard I broke the server.
Forum: Vanilla September 22, 2017, 16:37
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By Bostock
Alternatively, significantly reduce its depth.

Alternatively, significantly reduce its depth.
Forum: Vanilla September 17, 2017, 17:44
Replies: 151
Views: 8,008
Posted By Bostock
Yes. Note that only the first four books can be...

Yes. Note that only the first four books can be bought; the ones past those must be found. The stronger (in theory), the deeper.



Yes.
Forum: Vanilla September 14, 2017, 21:12
Replies: 83
Views: 6,310
Posted By Bostock
DYWYPI is my least favorite pie, it makes me...

DYWYPI
is my least favorite pie,
it makes me want to cry.
Forum: Variants September 11, 2017, 11:52
Replies: 169
Views: 18,060
Posted By Bostock
I can corroborate this. I found myself forced to...

I can corroborate this. I found myself forced to drop such items (as you can still drop them, just not equip) and equip from the floor. :( ...and then eventually to switch to a smaller font.
Forum: Vanilla September 10, 2017, 13:06
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Bostock
The trick is to recall again.

The trick is to recall again.
Forum: Development September 10, 2017, 11:11
Replies: 322
Views: 16,665
Posted By Bostock
Be cosmopolitan, add an English layout and learn...

Be cosmopolitan, add an English layout and learn the switch keys :)

(I do this as a frequent user of a Czech keyboard. Have Linux's awesome both-Shifts-to-switch-keyboards shortcut set up using...
Forum: Variants September 8, 2017, 01:21
Replies: 169
Views: 18,060
Posted By Bostock
You'd be surprised. It also does it with...

You'd be surprised. It also does it with attempting to 'g'et from an empty floor. Probably not the only example.

And yes, a prompt (which could be disabled, though I never would) for taking...
Forum: Variants September 7, 2017, 10:05
Replies: 169
Views: 18,060
Posted By Bostock
Since we're all opening up, I'll mentioned my own...

Since we're all opening up, I'll mentioned my own pet peeve here. It's turn loss for actions that are clearly disallowed. This seems to be the intended behavior, which bothers me. This is most...
Forum: Vanilla September 4, 2017, 12:23
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By Bostock
Is it savefile-compatible with the previous...

Is it savefile-compatible with the previous version?
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