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Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2018, 18:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,182
Posted By EpicMan
Welcome to the Hotel Angband-fornia Levelin'...

Welcome to the Hotel Angband-fornia

Levelin' up at the Hotel Angband-fornia /
You can play any time you want /
But you can never leave...




(Parodying part of "Hotel California" by the...
Forum: Variants September 26, 2018, 16:39
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By EpicMan
The switch from INT to CHR is surely based on the...

The switch from INT to CHR is surely based on the D&D sorceror's who use CHR as their casting stat. However, in Zangband (where sorceror's were created) they used INT, this was continued in Hengband...
Forum: Variants August 30, 2018, 15:50
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By EpicMan
The English language (white 'h'): This Chaotic...

The English language (white 'h'):
This Chaotic Hybrid is found on most dungeon levels and moves quickly, but does not deign to chase intruders.
It can spell to confuse and break its own rules. ...
Forum: Variants August 28, 2018, 23:22
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By EpicMan
ToME 2 has Gondolin as its final city, and there...

ToME 2 has Gondolin as its final city, and there is a quest you get at level 45 or so to save it from Maeglin and a host of Morgoth.
Forum: AAR August 20, 2018, 21:00
Replies: 153
Views: 6,198
Posted By EpicMan
Does modern Angband still use the .raw files?...

Does modern Angband still use the .raw files? They probably won't be rewritten if the .txt edit file has an older modified time than the .raw file.
Forum: Vanilla August 6, 2018, 22:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By EpicMan
In TOME 2 before you can fight Morgoth you must...

In TOME 2 before you can fight Morgoth you must get the One Ring (which is a probable drop from Sauron, who can appear again and again until the ring is taken) and either destroy it in mount doom...
Forum: Vanilla July 17, 2018, 16:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
Posted By EpicMan
Notepad++ is my go-to text editor. It has syntax...

Notepad++ is my go-to text editor. It has syntax highlighting, regular expression find and replace, and some pretty nice text manipulation tools in the TextFX plugin. It also has a compare plugin...
Forum: ToME June 29, 2018, 16:55
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By EpicMan
In the 'C'haracter screen, you can change Explore...

In the 'C'haracter screen, you can change Explore and Tactics mode to change speed vs searching and to-hit vs AC. Switch to "Running" to escape and Running+Berserk to give yourself some...
Forum: Variants June 20, 2018, 04:22
Replies: 30
Views: 2,815
Posted By EpicMan
The variant is Portralis, which used to be called...

The variant is Portralis, which used to be called New Angband. There were a lot of things that multiplied each other, so numbers got pretty ridiculously high. There are some interesting features,...
Forum: Vanilla June 17, 2018, 03:28
Replies: 40
Views: 1,955
Posted By EpicMan
What if you did not regenerate at all while...

What if you did not regenerate at all while hungry? Then food is a clock on your current run, unless/until you have so many Cure X wounds potions you can ditch it altogether. This could potentially...
Forum: Vanilla June 12, 2018, 23:07
Replies: 71
Views: 3,087
Posted By EpicMan
Looking at some old Moria sites...

Looking at some old Moria sites (https://beej.us/moria/ etc) since I don't have the game at the moment I see this line in the Priest description: "Priests have good saving throws, and make decent...
Forum: Vanilla June 12, 2018, 20:43
Replies: 71
Views: 3,087
Posted By EpicMan
The cause is nothing more than Moria copying D&D,...

The cause is nothing more than Moria copying D&D, and maybe a desire to weaken priest melee? I think in Moria it also applied to Paladins as well.

It would probably be more consistent to just...
Forum: Vanilla June 12, 2018, 19:46
Replies: 71
Views: 3,087
Posted By EpicMan
The big gameplay effect of the blunt restriction...

The big gameplay effect of the blunt restriction is that priests can only use a subset (25%? 30%?) of the weapons in the game. For every other class the blunt/sword/polearm distinction is purely...
Forum: Vanilla June 11, 2018, 15:41
Replies: 759
Views: 43,358
Posted By EpicMan
"For reasons long forgotten, all priestly orders...

"For reasons long forgotten, all priestly orders dictate their adherents are forbidden to shed blood with weapons - swords, daggers, and polearms. Since the dictates specifically mention blades and...
Forum: Vanilla June 6, 2018, 20:34
Replies: 53
Views: 2,052
Posted By EpicMan
I think this is the problem - Angband provides...

I think this is the problem - Angband provides many numbers like to-hit and AC (which is even printed on the main display all the time) that don't tell you much of anything except maybe more is...
Forum: Vanilla April 27, 2018, 17:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By EpicMan
tbh = "To be honest".

tbh = "To be honest".
Forum: Variants April 24, 2018, 14:36
Replies: 148
Views: 13,337
Posted By EpicMan
(Looking at poschengband 5.0.5, may have changed...

(Looking at poschengband 5.0.5, may have changed since then)
Ok, Musou is ultimate resistance basically. So that's great. But Huujin and Kouki have pretty strong penalties, and Iai is risky too.

...
Forum: Variants April 23, 2018, 23:41
Replies: 148
Views: 13,337
Posted By EpicMan
Samurais also have stances, with similar...

Samurais also have stances, with similar detriments, that should be looked at at the same time.
Forum: Vanilla February 26, 2018, 17:34
Replies: 100
Views: 5,858
Posted By EpicMan
Perhaps Rogues could become the new archer class...

Perhaps Rogues could become the new archer class if they lose (most?) magic - then they fill the archer and stealthy niches. Maybe a U power that does non-fuzzy detection, or give them a...
Forum: Vanilla February 20, 2018, 23:35
Replies: 759
Views: 43,358
Posted By EpicMan
It didn't say it was a nice family...

It didn't say it was a nice family...
Forum: Development February 13, 2018, 15:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By EpicMan
For quests you might look at ToME 2 and Portralis...

For quests you might look at ToME 2 and Portralis (was NewAngband). Both have multi-stage quests taking place over multiple locations.

Hengband/Poschengband have pretty cool quests, but they are...
Forum: Idle chatter December 6, 2017, 16:20
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By EpicMan
Anyone player Dominions?

EDIT: Ugh, misspelled thread topic. Should be "played" but I cannot edit the thread title.

Has anyone played any of the Dominions games? Dominions 5 was released a little over a week ago, and I...
Forum: Development November 18, 2017, 14:23
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By EpicMan
The nice thing about the multiplier is it will...

The nice thing about the multiplier is it will teach new players (A) what the speed number means and (B) that speed increases are subject to diminishing returns after a point. It's extremely...
Forum: Vanilla October 21, 2017, 15:00
Replies: 83
Views: 6,963
Posted By EpicMan
He's not trolling you, he is asking why you think...

He's not trolling you, he is asking why you think the need to ID any item in the game adds value. As in, would the game be better with no ID minigame, all items known at the start.

AnonymousHero,...
Forum: Vanilla October 21, 2017, 14:54
Replies: 88
Views: 6,247
Posted By EpicMan
Just regenerate X% (100? 50?) HP for all wounded...

Just regenerate X% (100? 50?) HP for all wounded monsters when a player enters a level.

If monsters only generated their drops on death (inventory could still be used for stolen items) a lot of...
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