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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:43
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Posted By Derakon
Could it be a bug generally with monster ranged...

Could it be a bug generally with monster ranged attacks? Find another enemy with ranged abilities and don't hit them with transformed melee, and see if they still can't aim.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 20:14
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Classes need to have limitations, things they do...

Classes need to have limitations, things they do not do well that impact how they play the game. If they can do everything well, or if everything they're bad at can easily be covered for by something...
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2018, 16:24
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Thanks for the explanation, Tibarius. ...

Thanks for the explanation, Tibarius.



Okay, this seems to be the most fundamental point at which we disagree. Yes, spells are very important to the mage, but they aren't the only thing that...
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2018, 03:54
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
The gap between "want" and "can afford" can be...

The gap between "want" and "can afford" can be substantial, depending on what the rest of your starting kit is. I don't like buying maces and find whips to be a poor value.
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2018, 03:01
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
I don't think I've seen you give a full...

I don't think I've seen you give a full explanation of why you feel that reducing the number of books is a bad thing.

ZAngband and its many derivatives (e.g. PosChengband) have 4 books per realm,...
Forum: Vanilla January 13, 2018, 15:59
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
I was going to suggest you read the documentation...

I was going to suggest you read the documentation at the top of the file, but all it says is:

So, uh, good question! It might be a modifier of the chance that you get a beam instead of a bolt?
...
Forum: Vanilla January 13, 2018, 15:54
Replies: 47
Views: 1,483
Posted By Derakon
They're eluding me as well, so why don't you...

They're eluding me as well, so why don't you explicate a bit?
Forum: Vanilla January 13, 2018, 04:02
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
What, you've never started a priest out with...

What, you've never started a priest out with fisticuffs?

I mean, I'm kind of joking, but I'm kind of not. 1d1 fists aren't that much worse than a 1d3 whip, and anything stronger is also a lot more...
Forum: Idle chatter January 12, 2018, 23:09
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Derakon
That was pretty silly, and impressively nerdy. A...

That was pretty silly, and impressively nerdy. A good use of some time on a Friday.
Forum: Vanilla January 12, 2018, 16:31
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Ahh, the fabled "game designer" job, where you...

Ahh, the fabled "game designer" job, where you supply ideas and let other people do the unpleasant work of implementing them. Sadly, game development tends to be a "bring your own implementation"...
Forum: Vanilla January 12, 2018, 02:14
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Sorry for assuming you didn't know the controls,...

Sorry for assuming you didn't know the controls, Tibarius. Sometimes it can be hard to tell; in the past we've had people who had played the game for years without learning about e.g. the animation...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2018, 23:47
Replies: 233
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Posted By Derakon
If you're going to change things, go big or go...

If you're going to change things, go big or go home. :) I'm not a huge fan of red mostly because of red/green colorblindness (not that I have it, but it's the most common type IIRC), so...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2018, 22:57
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
You should be able to target tiles anywhere, by...

You should be able to target tiles anywhere, by hitting 'o' while in target mode.

And you may want to carry a Staff of Teleportation to deal with situations like the phase spiders.
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2018, 19:57
Replies: 233
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Posted By Derakon
The differences between Rune and a wall are: ...

The differences between Rune and a wall are:

* Rune is temporary -- very temporary against most enemies you'd care to use it on.
* Rune can only be placed underfoot.
* Rune does not block...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2018, 16:56
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Speaking from experience in variants that had...

Speaking from experience in variants that had such spells, yes, it would be. Being able to create rock allows you to selectively entomb monsters, which makes it much easier to isolate them and either...
Forum: Vanilla January 9, 2018, 19:31
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
That seems to be Nick's goal. To make each...

That seems to be Nick's goal. To make each magical realm more distinct, they need to have things they can't do. Hopefully each pure caster ends up feeling like they're really good at some things, can...
Forum: Vanilla January 8, 2018, 16:55
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
Do also remember that warriors manage maybe an...

Do also remember that warriors manage maybe an 80% hit rate, and getting to nominal 600 damage/round is the exception, not the norm. I would accept 80% of 500 (that is, 400) damage/round as being a...
Forum: Vanilla January 8, 2018, 16:31
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
I would assume that the mana restored depends...

I would assume that the mana restored depends somehow on the level of the item being tapped.
Forum: Vanilla January 7, 2018, 21:54
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
I think there's plenty of room for a class that...

I think there's plenty of room for a class that has lots of magic but bad detection. In fact I'd like to see some experimentation with more classes that have no detection whatsoever outside of...
Forum: Development January 7, 2018, 01:48
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Derakon
Depends; maybe the wight has a weapon they use...

Depends; maybe the wight has a weapon they use for their normal attacks, but has to use a hand to make the touch attack.
Forum: Vanilla January 7, 2018, 00:10
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By Derakon
That looks great. Thanks!

That looks great. Thanks!
Forum: Vanilla January 7, 2018, 00:09
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
An assassin would be a good Death hybrid class,...

An assassin would be a good Death hybrid class, but I agree that a rogue, in the popular conception, is more of a technical/sneaky/acrobatic/generalist kind of character. In fact, the popular rogue...
Forum: Vanilla January 5, 2018, 03:39
Replies: 233
Views: 5,346
Posted By Derakon
As long as your resources are sufficiently...

As long as your resources are sufficiently constrained that you can't do this frequently, there's still decision-making in terms of what amount/kind of summons you're willing to tolerate before you...
Forum: Vanilla January 4, 2018, 17:50
Replies: 47
Views: 1,483
Posted By Derakon
At level 50 with decent CON you may be...

At level 50 with decent CON you may be regenerating more damage than it deals, leading to apparently no damage taken. Fire vortices don't have much health, thus weak breath weapons.

This is...
Forum: Variants January 4, 2018, 03:22
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By Derakon
If you haven't played Angband / PWMAngband in...

If you haven't played Angband / PWMAngband in awhile, the ID system has been overhauled. Consumables ID on use; on equipment, you don't ID each individual item you find, but rather the attributes...
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