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Old June 2, 2014, 01:49   #1
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[All variants] Best early-game find?

What's the best early-game find you ever had in ANY variant including Vanilla?

This one takes the cake:
In PosChengband 3.3.1 - At clvl 5 and within 3 minutes from the start, I found a Ring of Speed (+7) in a chest inside a random wilderness hut and I have not yet entered a single dungeon!
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Old June 2, 2014, 02:04   #2
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I've gotten a Dagger (Holy Avenger) from Farmer Maggot before.

And waaaaaay back in 2.4, I once killed a player ghost at somewhere between 400' and 800' and got the Trident of Ulmo, which is a pretty awesome weapon, frankly.
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Old June 2, 2014, 11:47   #3
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Well, there's this...
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Best early find is probably a potion of experience at 50'. Of course, Wrath of God from Maggot is also a good candidate...
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And waaaaaay back in 2.4, I once killed a player ghost at somewhere between 400' and 800' and got the Trident of Ulmo, which is a pretty awesome weapon, frankly.
What variant has player ghosts?
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Old June 2, 2014, 14:51   #6
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What variant has player ghosts?
I believe O/S/FA all do, but Vanilla also did way back in the beginning. I don't remember why they got removed.
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Old June 2, 2014, 16:43   #7
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The idea comes from Nethack I believe which back in the days was commonly played on university networks by multiple people, so you would typically meet
someone elses ghost and get (some of) his equipment at death and in the mensa talk about it: "Wow, you had Excalibur when you died on level 4!".

The fun is lost mostly when you play alone and only ever meet your own ghosts, so I guess thats why it got removed.
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I had found a ring of speed (+11) once in poschengband,in under less than 20 minutes playtime :-)!it was in one of the random seas,and it was extremely lucky,because i was about to get the hell out of there,but then i decided to man up and explore the surrounding rooms...(stealth was only fair..)
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Ring of speed <+6> on dLevel 12 on the floor.
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Old September 27, 2014, 05:12   #10
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Recently found by my PosChengband 3.3.5 Hugo$oul 2596 character at around the 2 hour mark:
The Trident of Ulmo (4d8) (+15,+19) (+4) {Lu, Clvl 27, Anti-magic cave 40, ground}
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