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Old September 4, 2019, 00:07   #1
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Old September 4, 2019, 07:06   #2
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Guess I'll have to quickly finish up my latest 4.2 character. Not that I can do much else right now whilst recuperating and healing after taking a 40 foot fall while mountain climbing last month. Lucky to be alive, let alone intact.
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Old September 4, 2019, 07:14   #3
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Guess I'll have to quickly finish up my latest 4.2 character. Not that I can do much else right now whilst recuperating and healing after taking a 40 foot fall while mountain climbing last month. Lucky to be alive, let alone intact.
That's nearly a whole dungeon level! Hope the recovery goes well.
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Old September 5, 2019, 06:43   #4
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That's nearly a whole dungeon level! Hope the recovery goes well.
Thanks, and I'm alive even without "feather falling". Any fall over 20 feet is often fatal (50 feet over water), and I fell 40 feet over granite, coming to rest on a ledge about 8 feet wide. If I'd missed that landing, the trees were 1,000 feet below. Even though I tumbled down, hitting my head on the rock face, somehow I managed what must have been a perfect martial arts flat fall, hitting on my feet, rolling back along my legs, butt, and back, tucking my head and slapping down the flat of my arms and palms. It's the only way all that energy could have been distributed out and reduced my injuries. Instead of being dead with exploded organs, or bashed in head, or a full body cast and never walking again, I ended up with a broken left ankle, severely sprained right ankle, major bruising along the legs and backside, hurt tailbone and fractured and compressed L-1 vertebrae, as well as cuts and abrasions. All in all, very glad to be alive, and my doctor says, "Don't worry, we're going to get you back up on the mountain in no time."

It does raise the question, how falling 50' feet through a trap door results in only a few hps loss?
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That's quite an adventure! Good to hear that you are safe.
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I'm glad that you're doing as well as you are! Considering what happened, that sounds like just about a best possible outcome.

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It does raise the question, how falling 50' feet through a trap door results in only a few hps loss?
Take your pick:
* Even a level-1 mage is still several times more durable than your average human.

* The actual damage is equivalent, but everyone in Angband recovers from injuries ludicrously quickly (I mean, this is clearly already the case...)

* Adventurers implicitly are always wearing harness and trailing a line behind them, which snags on the trapdoor and lets them make a controlled descent. It's not mentioned anywhere for the same reason that things like breathing or using the toilet aren't mentioned -- they're assumed.

* The "granite" that comprises the dungeon terrain is actually a thin layer of rock over synthetic foamed silicon, that crumples on impact. This also explains why you're able to dig through it so quickly and why there's no waste material left behind -- the walls are 99+% air.
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Old September 5, 2019, 17:35   #7
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Thanks, and I'm alive even without "feather falling". Any fall over 20 feet is often fatal (50 feet over water), and I fell 40 feet over granite, coming to rest on a ledge about 8 feet wide. If I'd missed that landing, the trees were 1,000 feet below. Even though I tumbled down, hitting my head on the rock face, somehow I managed what must have been a perfect martial arts flat fall, hitting on my feet, rolling back along my legs, butt, and back, tucking my head and slapping down the flat of my arms and palms. It's the only way all that energy could have been distributed out and reduced my injuries. Instead of being dead with exploded organs, or bashed in head, or a full body cast and never walking again, I ended up with a broken left ankle, severely sprained right ankle, major bruising along the legs and backside, hurt tailbone and fractured and compressed L-1 vertebrae, as well as cuts and abrasions. All in all, very glad to be alive, and my doctor says, "Don't worry, we're going to get you back up on the mountain in no time."

It does raise the question, how falling 50' feet through a trap door results in only a few hps loss?
Yeesh!! I'm glad you passed that saving throw. I hope you recover quickly and well!
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Old September 5, 2019, 21:16   #9
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"The dungeon is made of styrofoam" is my new headcanon for why digging is so fast and trap doors/pits do such pitiful damage.
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Random idea: change 50' to 10m, so (1) no more multiplying by 2 to convert depth to DLVL, (2) lower height = more plausible (3) SI-compliant --- down with American freedom units.

Or, maybe, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Ranga (which, incidentally, is basically one meter).
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