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Forum: Vanilla September 24, 2018, 22:44
Replies: 49
Views: 2,847
Posted By bio_hazard
When I started playing Angband (25 years ago) it...

When I started playing Angband (25 years ago) it was fun in a nerdy slot machine kind of way. Always more to explore, always the chance of a big item. I don't say this proudly, but fun milestones...
Forum: Vanilla September 20, 2018, 17:37
Replies: 51
Views: 3,253
Posted By bio_hazard
Guess it's only the top half.

Guess it's only the top half.
Forum: Vanilla August 16, 2018, 18:15
Replies: 72
Views: 4,726
Posted By bio_hazard
This is not at all what you are describing, but...

This is not at all what you are describing, but you could have a digger that moves slowly and completely at random unless in sight of @ (or afraid of @).
Forum: Vanilla August 16, 2018, 17:35
Replies: 72
Views: 4,726
Posted By bio_hazard
I think a weak tunneling orc could be interesting.

I think a weak tunneling orc could be interesting.
Forum: Idle chatter August 15, 2018, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By bio_hazard
And yet Ancalagon can fit in a 10x10 corridor!

And yet Ancalagon can fit in a 10x10 corridor!
Forum: Vanilla July 12, 2018, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By bio_hazard
Seems reasonable that it would give a little...

Seems reasonable that it would give a little extra stealth if it's made better and a little quieter when moving in it.

Or just get rid of regular dragon scale mail. The idea of crappy discount...
Forum: Vanilla June 29, 2018, 17:04
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By bio_hazard
One tactic that almost always comes into play is...

One tactic that almost always comes into play is the player having to position for 1v1 combat unless @ is fairly overpowered. Cases where that's not possible are typically avoided. I'm not sure...
Forum: Vanilla June 17, 2018, 06:11
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By bio_hazard
Hobbits should be always hungry. Semi-serious...

Hobbits should be always hungry. Semi-serious suggestion.

And sort of along the lines of Derakon's suggestion, hunger could be distracting, e.g. increase spell fail rate, to hit, and stealth.
Forum: Idle chatter June 9, 2018, 00:01
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By bio_hazard
That's pretty cool. As someone tangentially in...

That's pretty cool. As someone tangentially in this field I can say there's a million ways to define intelligence, but whatever you call it, the emergent property "swarm intelligence" of these hyper...
Forum: Vanilla June 6, 2018, 21:00
Replies: 39
Views: 3,004
Posted By bio_hazard
As long as you can buy one ?WoR for the next...

As long as you can buy one ?WoR for the next return, just start taking stairs back down. That's always seemed more enjoyable to me than farming 50' or 100' just to buy a scroll to recall back to...
Forum: Vanilla April 3, 2018, 23:36
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By bio_hazard
Because you expect the logic of an edged weapon...

Because you expect the logic of an edged weapon penalty to also apply to missiles with edges? It should work this way, but it doesn't.
Forum: Vanilla February 26, 2018, 18:07
Replies: 100
Views: 5,865
Posted By bio_hazard
It just seems like the discussion on the last...

It just seems like the discussion on the last page was dividing up abilities into sub-skills to differentiate the classes.

Increase Stealth? ---> Defensive Stealth (Ranger, Thief) vs Offensive...
Forum: Vanilla February 26, 2018, 04:07
Replies: 100
Views: 5,865
Posted By bio_hazard
At first reading, this sounds more like the...

At first reading, this sounds more like the outcomes of a skill tree than distinct classes.
Forum: Vanilla January 24, 2018, 21:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By bio_hazard
But shouldn't *Slay animal* be at least 3x?

But shouldn't *Slay animal* be at least 3x?
Forum: Vanilla January 24, 2018, 21:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By bio_hazard
I'm playing one of the new magic system versions...

I'm playing one of the new magic system versions (4.1.2-51-g8ce9bc5-dirty)

I have a weak druid, STR 15, with one blow with each of the following 2 weapons.

Short sword of *Slay Animal* 1d7 (+2...
Forum: Idle chatter December 1, 2017, 19:20
Replies: 62
Views: 5,654
Posted By bio_hazard
Does Cracker count as Alt Country? The...

Does Cracker count as Alt Country?

The roots stuff like Gillian Welch and Steve Earle, also Alison Krause/Robert Plant Raising Sand are some of my favorites. When I lived near Monterey I'd listen...
Forum: Idle chatter December 1, 2017, 19:12
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By bio_hazard
My "old honda >> new honda" commiseration: I...

My "old honda >> new honda" commiseration: I still drive a '99 CR-V. Mine looks like crap because I've let the paint job go, but even so I regularly get people stopping me in parking lots saying how...
Forum: Vanilla November 29, 2017, 21:12
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By bio_hazard
Right now all 3 have their uses- just a pain to...

Right now all 3 have their uses- just a pain to have to juggle them to keep them all charged. You'll eventually get other sources of ESP which may relegate Theoden to your house. The lightning...
Forum: Idle chatter November 16, 2017, 01:07
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By bio_hazard
We need a procedurally-generated Dig Dug. I...

We need a procedurally-generated Dig Dug.

I really like the new season. I think the young actors do a great job.
Forum: Idle chatter October 19, 2017, 01:10
Replies: 33
Views: 10,540
Posted By bio_hazard
I really liked Seveneves, especially the first...

I really liked Seveneves, especially the first parts which were spectacular. Neal Stephenson is awesome- my favorite is probably Cryptonomicon.

My lastest book was "How to tame a fox and build a...
Forum: Idle chatter October 10, 2017, 22:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By bio_hazard
So do I read that right that there won't be any...

So do I read that right that there won't be any Angband devs presenting this time?
Forum: Idle chatter October 10, 2017, 22:53
Replies: 62
Views: 5,654
Posted By bio_hazard
It's funny- sometimes I like artists MORE when I...

It's funny- sometimes I like artists MORE when I can't understand their lyrics compared to their songs in english. Probably a combination of not realizing how uninteresting their non-english lyrics...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2017, 23:02
Replies: 34
Views: 2,390
Posted By bio_hazard
I don't think either of those suggestions "kill...

I don't think either of those suggestions "kill teleport" or necessarily change vault strategy. In case of changing tele distance, it would just increase the probability of return/lessen the time you...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2017, 17:41
Replies: 34
Views: 2,390
Posted By bio_hazard
It wouldn't have to be straight-up based on...

It wouldn't have to be straight-up based on native depth, but could also be a function of device skill or spell level or whatever. I suppose it would depend on if you are mainly interested in early...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2017, 00:24
Replies: 34
Views: 2,390
Posted By bio_hazard
Options might be -have the distance TOed...

Options might be
-have the distance TOed inversely related to the level of the monster in some way.
-Have a counter for the number of times TO has been used on a given level. The more times you've...
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