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Old August 9, 2018, 03:34   #38
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berlin / Italy
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Originally Posted by Petoften View Post
Went from 28000 gold to 9000 mostly from selling two unknown potions to identify them and rebuying them when they were STR and CON.
It's safe (and more fun) to drink potions to find out what they are, rather than selling them. Just make sure you're in a safe situation with no monsters around (in case it's confusion/poison); the worst thing that could happen to you is a +1/-1 potion draining a precious point in the wrong stat.

The same applies to wands, staves, and scrolls (better to read scrolls on the stairs in case it's summon monsters; the worst thing that could happen is deep descent).

Bottom line: this advice does not apply to liquids you find in real life.
Dive fast, die young, leave a high-CHA corpse.
You read a scroll labeled 'lol gtfo' of Teleport Level.
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