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Old September 16, 2015, 00:07   #8
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Originally Posted by fizzix View Post
Part of the reasoning is to remove some of the obvious "teleport other" decisions in the late game which make the latter half of the dungeon tedious.

There's another point of reference. A while back we had a competition with no teleport other. I think the consensus was that it was annoying to have to deal with every monster also. The conclusion I draw from this is that having the ability to remove every monster at will makes for tedium, and similarly, not being able to remove any monster is equally, or perhaps more, tedious.
Maybe another, simpler solution to this would be to make Teleport Other only available as a wand? If you don't have the guaranteed infinite charges of the spell/rod versions, then the decision over whether to use up your precious charges becomes much more tactical, plus you're vulnerable to charge-drainers or wands being destroyed by recharging/lightning.
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