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Forum: Variants November 20, 2018, 15:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bostock
Glad to provide it, although I should have...

Glad to provide it, although I should have written, "IF ticked-off status triggers, then…" In other words, even normal characters won't see a constant stream of just psycho-spears from Oberon when...
Forum: Variants November 20, 2018, 14:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bostock
With Peerless Sniper / Subtle Caster, I think...

With Peerless Sniper / Subtle Caster, I think things are just being said more complicatedly than they have to be. Here's another try:

* When you zap/shoot a monster, they will reach straight for...
Forum: Variants November 20, 2018, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bostock
> Evasion: You are never crushed by earthquakes,...

> Evasion: You are never crushed by earthquakes, and all breath attacks do 2/3 damage (Mana Storm, Rockets, etc. still do full damage).

Whoaaaaa. That is a LOT better than what I thought it was...
Forum: Variants November 8, 2018, 12:46
Replies: 46
Views: 2,658
Posted By Bostock
I'm curious, is a Blue Mage resurrection on the...

I'm curious, is a Blue Mage resurrection on the long-term to-do list?

I wouldn't be playing them since I already won one and I don't generally :) try to re-win classes. But they're a really good,...
Forum: Variants October 31, 2018, 08:44
Replies: 152
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bostock
Not a bug in my opinion, just the lack of a...

Not a bug in my opinion, just the lack of a desired feature. And for characters with temporary aggravation, the stealth rating is very important and relevant to know.

For character with permanent...
Forum: Variants October 10, 2018, 18:34
Replies: 152
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bostock
Levitation isn't vital, but it's relevant. For...

Levitation isn't vital, but it's relevant. For example, you can levitate over the line of pits between the treerows; these are among the few easily accessible bottlenecks on the level (until...
Forum: Variants October 10, 2018, 08:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bostock
Fun though not really unexpected fact:...

Fun though not really unexpected fact: devicemasters can still use their chosen device type in the Arena, and Alchemists can use their potion infusions.
Forum: Variants October 2, 2018, 21:49
Replies: 152
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bostock
At the risk, nay, the certainty of encouraging...

At the risk, nay, the certainty of encouraging you in what you're already planning to do, there are many more silly little things that can disturb travel—and worse yet, some people may not think...
Forum: Variants September 26, 2018, 10:47
Replies: 152
Views: 10,941
Posted By Bostock
While I don't want to speak categorically, to the...

While I don't want to speak categorically, to the best of my knowledge, this is already the case on both points. That is, to the best of my knowledge, special feelings already are caused by unIDed...
Forum: Variants August 26, 2018, 11:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bostock
Regarding debuffs, I can recommend section "j" of...

Regarding debuffs, I can recommend section "j" of the help, "Defending and Armor," where there is a rundown of the resistances, which describes the debuffs, or at least the attacks, that they defend...
Forum: Variants August 26, 2018, 10:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bostock
Oh, as for Angband - there's definitely no need...

Oh, as for Angband - there's definitely no need to save your entry into it for last. On the contrary it can be beneficial to start chipping away at it early. It has a number of minibosses along its...
Forum: Variants August 26, 2018, 10:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bostock
Hi! Wobbly's answers are good. Here are some...

Hi!

Wobbly's answers are good. Here are some supplemental views.

There is not one single best order to do the dungeons in. There are certainly better and worse orders to do the dungeons in....
Forum: Variants August 13, 2018, 11:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bostock
Congratulations Gwarl!!

Congratulations Gwarl!!
Forum: Variants July 18, 2018, 23:30
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Bostock
Aha! I just remembered the other thing that kept...

Aha! I just remembered the other thing that kept coming up.

Normally, if you use the 'n' command (or 'X' in hjklyubn), it repeats your last command in full. This is very useful for things that you...
Forum: Variants July 18, 2018, 21:33
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Bostock
To answer the original question: there are other...

To answer the original question: there are other dungeons with deeper max depths, including Angband, which has the deepest max depth (100 unless you continue on to the post-game, which goes even...
Forum: Variants July 18, 2018, 20:52
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Bostock
[FrogComposBand] Alchemist thoughts

I recently won the new Alchemist class, and I'd like to note a few thoughts on them for Sideways.

Balance-wise, I think there is nothing to change. They are strong in some ways and weak in some...
Forum: Variants July 18, 2018, 20:30
Replies: 133
Views: 9,123
Posted By Bostock
A blue enemy health bar means that the enemy is...

A blue enemy health bar means that the enemy is "stunned." Just like you, they can be more stunned or less stunned (but you can't see their stunning level unless you turn on an easy info option at...
Forum: Variants July 18, 2018, 20:26
Replies: 133
Views: 9,123
Posted By Bostock
Regarding tele-level on quest levels, what's your...

Regarding tele-level on quest levels, what's your take on getting hit with the "Alter Reality" mutation on these? I have no strong opinion one way or the other, perhaps mildly on the side of letting...
Forum: Variants June 19, 2018, 16:23
Replies: 133
Views: 9,123
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, 22:15
Replies: 133
Views: 9,123
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, 10:27
Replies: 148
Views: 14,605
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, 23:11
Replies: 148
Views: 14,605
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, 11:10
Replies: 148
Views: 14,605
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, 22:02
Replies: 40
Views: 6,196
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, 02:09
Replies: 27
Views: 3,175
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...
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