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Old July 4, 2015, 23:40   #1
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Comp 176

Competition 176 is up. It's an NPP hobbit druid. The competition was motivated by this thread.

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Old July 9, 2015, 10:02   #2
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A few attempts today:

The icky thing touches you, you fall through a trap door, you die.
A dart hits you, you feel slow, the jackal nips at you etc., you die.
Opens door, Wolf in face, you die.

With no phase door in the initial shops (& no !CLW) is there a way to deal with Wolf that early on a 14hp character, with disconnected stairs? I can see confuse monster & bless in the shops which might work but I'm not sure how reliably.

Edit: You know, it's an interesting class when I do get 1 up & running, but at the moment I feel like skipping the comp & trying a half-troll druid levelling it to bark-skin & going from there.

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Old July 10, 2015, 01:07   #3
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I agree it's a very difficult start. At one point I went down the initial stairs and Fang was two steps away and I was in a dead end
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Old July 10, 2015, 02:28   #4
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I got my first test character up to cl15 by cheesing hard, but I got really bored by how low max sp is. I think maybe I screwed up on stat allocation, or I'm just spoiled by poscheng casters or something. I like how sp cost per spell goes down as you practice it in poscheng, you can get some really efficient early bolt spells in a hurry that way.
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Old July 10, 2015, 19:16   #5
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a few tips from my many, many starts

my first purchase is 3 !CSW

if you find a ?phase, take it to the alchemist (store 5) and sell it, and then there will be plenty available to buy

dont go down to 100' until you gain level 2, and rest up to 4SP. once you can cast acid bolt four times, you are ready for farmer maggots dogs

cheap (and safe) ways to gain xp: open locked doors, disarm traps, learn as many spells as possible and cast them right away
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Old July 10, 2015, 20:09   #6
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Hmm, you don't buy that cheap long bow? Almost pays for it self if you shoot the street rogue & the veteran near the store.
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havent tried that! but sounds like a good investment
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Old July 13, 2015, 19:47   #8
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Mini Driver, the skeleton wails "These halls shall claim your life as well!". So ghost from the last NPP comp. How do they work, do they carry the old character's gear?
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Mini Driver, the skeleton wails "These halls shall claim your life as well!". So ghost from the last NPP comp. How do they work, do they carry the old character's gear?
They are based on dead characters. They ghost abilities are based on the race and class of the character. They carry no gear, but their combat abilities and spells are based on their race and class. The game also tries to make them appear close to the level where they were killed. they do have very good drops when killed.

You get complete monster memory on player ghosts right away. Look it over closely, as sometimes the player ghosts can be deadly for their level.
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Hahah oops!!!! I'm not sure if ghosts are in a bones file on your install or she's there because I re-used a savefile, but if it's the latter -- I wouldn't fear her very much!
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