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Old December 23, 2014, 22:01   #41
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what are some recommended race/class combos? I have only really played vampire/ninjas. there are so many to choose from i cant figure out good combos.
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Old December 23, 2014, 22:02   #42
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@Chris: can you post new released on roguebasin? its where I normally check for releases. I just happened to come to the forums to notice you have released in the last month.
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Old December 23, 2014, 22:50   #43
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what are some recommended race/class combos? I have only really played vampire/ninjas. there are so many to choose from i cant figure out good combos.
I like monster races at the moment. If you know the bestiary well, then you could try a Possessor. Otherwise, Hounds are versatile, if a bit weak; dragons are very strong but start a bit slow; trolls are a pure melee play, but giants have a smidgen of distance attacks; but beholders are my all time favorite. I'm really overdue for another beholder!

For normal player race/class combos, there are just so many to do the question justice. It depends what style you like:

Rogues have good stealth and mediocre magic. High Elf is everybody's favorite choice.

Samurai have strong and flavorful melee and are a Hengband classic. I like Nibelungs.

Maulers and Bloodknights are strong melee characters with a few abilities. Pick a race with decent device skills.

Cavalry and Beastmasters can ride monsters as pets which is good fun.

Martial arts are among my favorites: Try a Hobbit monk!

In general, if you are looking for stuff to try, you can just search the Poschengband ladder here on oook for ideas. Have fun!

As for Roguebasin, I pretty much almost release nightlies rather than storing up lots of stuff for a classic release. Or at least I used to work that way. In short, I've done more than 100 releases (including Chengband) and I wouldn't want to announce them all
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Old December 23, 2014, 23:20   #44
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what are some recommended race/class combos? I have only really played vampire/ninjas. there are so many to choose from i cant figure out good combos.
GOLEM! (The normal "player race" not the "monster" variant. I hope they're still in, I haven't played in a while and Chris mentioned that he might remove them following the addition of the "monster" variant of golems.)

I found them great fun since they have great immunities and not that much downside come late game. (Sure, a lot of downside at the start, but when you get going...)
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Old December 24, 2014, 03:12   #45
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Want something *fun*...try the Chaos-Warrior.
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guys I asked about race/class combo. So what race goes good with chaos-warrior?
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Old December 24, 2014, 15:19   #47
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Pick something that sounds amusing to you! Chaos-warriors get random big effects upon level-up, so the faster the race levels, the more effects you'll get. Slower leveling things might be safer, but if it's too slow it'll be boring.
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guys I asked about race/class combo. So what race goes good with chaos-warrior?
Race doesn't matter much with chaos-warrior since you're likely to get polymorphed into another race by your patron before the game is over :P
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guys I asked about race/class combo. So what race goes good with chaos-warrior?
Beastman, of course! Double the fun! Of course, there is also High-elf, Hobbit, Demigod, ...
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No brainer. Beastman Mauler! When rolling character, don't ask for too extreme stats to ensure you get many chances to choose a good mutation. Attention from a chaos patron is double fun in the beginning. Telepathy is great. Poly self is fun but seldom good for you... Use as heavy weapon as possible, 30lb or more
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