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Old March 27, 2014, 23:59   #1
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When Artifacts and Monsters match

Does anyone else get a kick out of defeating:
  • Shelob while wielding the Phial of Galadriel
  • Glaurung while wielding the Main Gauche of Azaghal
  • Sauron with Anduril
  • Taking on Morgoth with Ringil

And other weapons and enemies that are associated from Tolkien's stories? (There must be many more - can you think of some?)

It would be nice if there was some in-game 'dothing of the cap' to such moments. Maybe uniques could have a flag which specified an artifact, and if the player was attacking the Unique with the artifact, the unique lost a single turn, just emoting:
"<Shelob> notices your <Phial>, and eyes it suspiciously."

It wouldn't improve the game much, but perhaps is the sort of detail the average Angband player (being a strange breed) really appreciates.
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Old March 28, 2014, 00:06   #2
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Yup and I love wielding the great Axe of Durin to kill the balrog of moria...Durins Bane.
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Old March 28, 2014, 07:04   #3
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Does anyone else get a kick out of defeating:
  • Shelob while wielding the Phial of Galadriel
  • Glaurung while wielding the Main Gauche of Azaghal
  • Sauron with Anduril
  • Taking on Morgoth with Ringil

And other weapons and enemies that are associated from Tolkien's stories? (There must be many more - can you think of some?)
Sting - Shelob (Sam wielded this when he wounded Shelob perhaps fatally)
Glaurung - Gurthang (Turin used this to slay Glaurung)
Glamdring - Balrog of Moria (Gandalf wielded this when he faced the Balrog)
Bard - Smaug (should be black arrow, but Bard is closest)
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Old April 3, 2014, 05:07   #4
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Yes, I like this. I also like it when creatures drop appropriate items. The earliest example that most players ever see is Wormtongue and his boots, or a dragon and its armor. And it's always weird when a dragon drops the wrong kind of mail.

edit: eww I used "it's" instead of "its"

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Old April 3, 2014, 06:18   #5
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And it's always weird when a dragon drops the wrong kind of mail.
While I wonder why a black dragon would be carrying chaos dragon mail, I'd wonder more why they were carrying black dragon mail.

"They killed my pa, and turned him into a suit of armour!"
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Old April 3, 2014, 14:52   #6
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Oh yeah, an emote for those cases would be brilliant!
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Old April 3, 2014, 16:53   #7
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In those cases I usually assume that you somehow mysteriously use that very dragon's own mail, but thanks to the graphical "richness" of the game, you can't see yourself skin, cure, and work the raw materials over the course of one quick game round. Or something.

And yeah, emotes for flavor are a good idea.
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Old April 4, 2014, 14:59   #8
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Yes, I like this. I also like it when creatures drop appropriate items.
I think themed drops are planned. Like orc archers dropping arrows and mages dropping spellbooks.
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Old April 4, 2014, 16:40   #9
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I think themed drops are planned. Like orc archers dropping arrows and mages dropping spellbooks.
Themed drops are already in, to some extent. It's mostly limited to spellcaster "p" and "h" monsters being more likely to drop town spellbooks though. I believe the current drop-association system requires a fully-specified item. That is, you can't say "this monster is likely to drop mage spellbooks"; you have to say "this monster is more likely to drop Magic for Beginners." You can associate many items with the same monster though.
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Old April 5, 2014, 22:20   #10
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Themed drops would definitely be a good thing. Also random drops could be kept in as well, such as jellies (gel cubes, etc) dropping random stuff they oozed over.
It would also be appropriate for the flip side as well: fire-based and acid-based and to some extent elec-based creatures should never be able to drop items that can be damaged/destroyed by those elements (scrolls, non-ego/artifact armor/weapons). I don't recall what cold-base damage destroys (potions?). If so, then White dragons would never carry potions perhaps.
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