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Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2022, 16:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By AceRimmer
I suppose it really depends upon the narrative...

I suppose it really depends upon the narrative you create for your character. If you are playing as a Gandalf or Aragorn type, then yes, I suppose you know all about Pimplepopper and can recite long...
Forum: Vanilla April 25, 2022, 16:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By AceRimmer
Good ideas. Bill Ferny would be a nice low-level...

Good ideas. Bill Ferny would be a nice low-level unique.

I have occasionally idly pondered the Black Arrow of Bard. My thoughts always wandered in a different direction, though. Rather than...
Forum: Vanilla December 7, 2021, 21:43
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By AceRimmer
You heal below 50% in combat? Especially...

You heal below 50% in combat? Especially against groups (orc pits, ant hills, etc), I'll continue bludgeoning away at < 30%, because I am not in actual danger of dying.

The affect on...
Forum: Vanilla December 6, 2021, 16:50
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By AceRimmer
And, by extension, wounded characters should also...

And, by extension, wounded characters should also melee for less damage and suffer higher wand, staff, and rod failure rates :)
Forum: Vanilla August 12, 2021, 05:16
Replies: 180
Views: 41,847
Posted By AceRimmer
Ooooh, I like this. Well, actually, what I'm...

Ooooh, I like this. Well, actually, what I'm thinking is: why shouldn't monsters have a small but non-negligible chance of summoning Morgoth? Who's to say he never ventures out of the dungeon...
Forum: Vanilla June 28, 2021, 19:59
Replies: 94
Views: 19,367
Posted By AceRimmer
A lot of good points in your post, archolewa, but...

A lot of good points in your post, archolewa, but I think you are missing on this one:

The spell binders would be *great* for inventory pressure -- indeed, I think it's one of their two best...
Forum: Vanilla June 26, 2021, 21:21
Replies: 88
Views: 26,259
Posted By AceRimmer
I just want to affirm everything NCountr has...

I just want to affirm everything NCountr has written in this thread. Absolutely spot on and better than I could ever write it...

So that i am not too unspecific, let me particularly support the...
Forum: Vanilla June 22, 2021, 16:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By AceRimmer
I like them as an early-game escape, too. But I...

I like them as an early-game escape, too. But I do wonder why both exist. Does somebody remember why Hold Monster was added, when Sleep Monster already existed?
Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 03:13
Replies: 137
Views: 23,211
Posted By AceRimmer
Put me in the opposite camp. This is exactly the...

Put me in the opposite camp. This is exactly the type of thing to keep the game spicy. I miss the old days when an adventurer felt that the dungeon is actively trying to kill you. Unmappable,...
Forum: Vanilla February 24, 2021, 17:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By AceRimmer
The damage is not just from the short sword --...

The damage is not just from the short sword -- though the +2 attack speed plays a big part -- the real engine here is:

+6 Dam Band
+6 Dam Cloak
+8 Dam Helm
+10 Dam Caestus
-----------------...
Forum: Vanilla February 23, 2021, 18:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By AceRimmer
Amen! That'll preach!

Amen! That'll preach!
Forum: AAR February 20, 2021, 20:54
Replies: 560
Views: 148,575
Posted By AceRimmer
Daaaaaang. What kind of damage does that do? ...

Daaaaaang. What kind of damage does that do? Lochaber Axes are one of my favorite weapons in the game.
Forum: Vanilla February 17, 2021, 19:12
Replies: 106
Views: 19,094
Posted By AceRimmer
[/QUOTE] Had this happen with Morgoth just...

[/QUOTE]

Had this happen with Morgoth just yesterday.
Forum: AAR February 17, 2021, 14:25
Replies: 560
Views: 148,575
Posted By AceRimmer
I just finished a game with a waaaaay OP half-orc...

I just finished a game with a waaaaay OP half-orc warrior featuring a few items that struck me as extraordinary. To put things in context, I found my first ever PDSM (Dwarven! Yes, I was very bouncy...
Forum: Vanilla January 15, 2021, 17:43
Replies: 52
Views: 8,169
Posted By AceRimmer
I am struck that we appear to be having two...

I am struck that we appear to be having two conversations that don't meet.

As I understand it, Sky's argument is that there are very few cases when stealth is an active choice -- there are other...
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2021, 18:50
Replies: 52
Views: 8,169
Posted By AceRimmer
I've got to agree with Adam. I find it's not...

I've got to agree with Adam. I find it's not unusual to take a level 20-something character below DL50 wielding a Defender and two Rings of the Mouse while leaving "better equipment" (e.g. a Holy...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2021, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 4,024
Posted By AceRimmer
Speed up a weak monster (e.g. blue yeek) so that...

Speed up a weak monster (e.g. blue yeek) so that it reaches your corridor before the fast monster you are not equipped to handle yet (e.g. stegocentipede). Bonus points if you sleep the yeek.
...
Forum: AAR December 21, 2020, 17:35
Replies: 560
Views: 148,575
Posted By AceRimmer
This is perhaps more a case of the right artifact...

This is perhaps more a case of the right artifact being found by the right character at the right depth as opposed to a super-crazy overpowered weapon. My level 14 half-orc warrior won this drop...
Forum: Vanilla December 14, 2020, 23:47
Replies: 121
Views: 22,613
Posted By AceRimmer
[/QUOTE] There is a striking contrast...

[/QUOTE]

There is a striking contrast between Jay's and Adam's approaches. Myself, I like Jay's strategy. In fact, I do the same thing myself. I mean, I understand where Adam is coming from --...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 14:13
Replies: 17
Views: 4,032
Posted By AceRimmer
Surprisingly lethal? The humble Priest. Causing...

Surprisingly lethal? The humble Priest. Causing serious wounds turns out to cause serious damage (I believe it's 8d8) to a young descending adventurer. Priests have killed a few of my kind. Most...
Forum: Vanilla November 9, 2009, 15:41
Replies: 181
Views: 65,731
Posted By AceRimmer
I've always thought that both Thengel (rConfu)...

I've always thought that both Thengel (rConfu) and Thranduil (ESP & rBlind) were too good at those depths/rarities. Holhenneth, too (rBlind, rConfu, activate for detection). The too-powerful...
Forum: Vanilla November 6, 2009, 03:08
Replies: 158
Views: 65,001
Posted By AceRimmer
Use your wand of teleport other to avoid...

Use your wand of teleport other to avoid insta-death. Remember! If the Tarrasque is beyond the range of your wand, then you are beyond the range of its breath.
Forum: Vanilla October 16, 2009, 21:39
Replies: 7
Views: 4,517
Posted By AceRimmer
Race/Class Stats

I just went moseying through the race class combos on the ladder (vanilla only). I came back with an inventory full of useless information.

The most lop-sided race is the gnome. 76% of all...
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2009, 20:58
Replies: 9
Views: 5,357
Posted By AceRimmer
Whereas an excellent feeling at 200' may just be...

Whereas an excellent feeling at 200' may just be a Jewel-Encrusted Crown [0,-5]. Nerts.
Forum: Vanilla July 31, 2009, 23:20
Replies: 10
Views: 7,361
Posted By AceRimmer
Slay Orc / Troll and Westernesse

General question: should Half-Orcs and Half-Trolls be allowed to wield weapons of Slay Orc/Troll and Westernesse? I know they *can* wield them... I just wonder whether it makes sense. I guess I...
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