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Old April 25, 2007, 16:56   #1
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[Fea-Req] Less <color> monsters

I dunno about anyone else, but it's kinda bland for monster names to include a reference to their colour. [See worms, jellies, centipedes, snakes, etc.] I think it would be kinda nice to see oozes, puddings, flans, and slimes [for example] rather than just varicoloured jellies.

ToME 3's already doing something like this by replacing the varicoloured snakes with real-world species.
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Old April 25, 2007, 17:12   #2
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Sounds like a good idea, you could for example have blue jellies -> ice jellies, red jellies -> fire jellies, green jellies -> corrosive jellies and so on. silver jellies are a bit tricky perhaps slime of unlight.
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Old April 25, 2007, 19:52   #3
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One of the things I like about *band, the unknown monster types. I wouldn't mind more colourful descriptions but I wouldn't want them to give away (or hint at) what kind of attacks or resistances that monster has. IMO one of the 'big features' angband has is the building up of the monster memory.

The colours of the monsters do give information, but only after a player has encountered a couple different breeds of monsters and learns the association.
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Old April 25, 2007, 23:54   #4
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perhaps the descriptions could start with them being colours and give them proper names as you learn more about them.
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Old April 26, 2007, 10:22   #5
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perhaps the descriptions could start with them being colours and give them proper names as you learn more about them.
I like that, but it might be confusing if the red jellies you've been fighting suddenly start getting called fire jellies instead -- you'll be going "Fire jellies? Where did those come from? What do they do? Eek!

Also note that the hounds already are generally named by what they do, not their colors: you have fire hounds, not red hounds; earth hounds, not brown hounds; etc. So I don't think it'd be too spoily if you did something similar with jellies.
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Old April 26, 2007, 10:34   #6
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I like that, but it might be confusing...
It'd add to the challange.
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Old April 27, 2007, 22:03   #7
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silver jellies are a bit tricky perhaps slime of unlight.

Shimmering, flickering, incandescent, glowing?
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Old April 27, 2007, 23:51   #8
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Well, names like 'fire, ice, water, earth' etc. are also a bit generic with other monsters using them. Maybe it is a good idea to use names like 'burning jelly', 'frosty jelly', 'muddy jelly' and so on.
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Old April 28, 2007, 01:07   #9
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Sounds like a good idea, you could for example have blue jellies -> ice jellies, red jellies -> fire jellies, green jellies -> corrosive jellies and so on. silver jellies are a bit tricky perhaps slime of unlight.
Red jellies aren't fire jellies, they're strength-draining-jellies.

Personally, I like the colour names. Giving everything about a monster away through the description seems pointless, the main skill in *bands is learning what can do what to you, both through the monster memory and your own memory.
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Old April 28, 2007, 01:27   #10
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Oh, and your 'slime of unlight' made me think of this:

N:617:Slime of Unlight
G:j:W
I:130:40d10:7:20:99
W:40:4:0:1200
B:TOUCH:EAT_LITE:2d10
B:TOUCH:EAT_LITE:2d10
B:TOUCH:BLIND:2d8
F:NEVER_MOVE
F:STUPID | EMPTY_MIND
F:IM_POIS | IM_COLD
F:NO_CONF | NO_SLEEP | NO_FEAR
F:ONLY_GOLD | DROP_1D1
S:1_IN_10
S: DRAIN_MANA | BR_DARK | DARKNESS
D:It seems to be a mound of silver flesh, but
D:it is sucking in all light around it, making it
D:impossible to tell exactly what it is.

Silver jelly on steroids...

(PS @pav. Why can we only edit for 5 minutes after posting?)
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