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Old January 31, 2008, 12:06   #1
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[Feature Request] A whole horde of them!

Working on the User Manual has made me think about some things I like or don't like about Angband, and things I'd like to see done. I've been collecting these up, so I'm afraid I'm covering a spectrum of different ideas and possibility here, so my apologies for that.

Some of these come from flavour reasons, some from gameplay, but also there is a strong input from wrestling with the problem of what to do with all that cash you accumulate in later stages of the game. From being an incredibly important resource early on to buy needed items, money becomes almost completely irrelevant as far as I can see.

Some of these are fairly simple ideas, to do with cleaning up some aspects of the game, others are probably very complicated to implement and I appreciate may never happen or may not be wanted , but they may inspire someone to come up with something else that is more viable.

Also, before I get to the meat of my ideas, some explanation which hopefully may avoid any problems of misunderstanding:
1. I've only played Vanilla; it may be that some of my ideas have been implemented elsewhere, but I don't know about those variants and have neither time nor inclination to go through all the variants looking for 'the best'. I like Angband and just want to see some tweaks. So please don't flame me saying I shouldn't be posting these and should know they're to be found in (x)band.
2. I don't have a deep knowledge of past versions of Angband, or past discussions about changes, so if some of my ideas have been in previous versions and removed, or discussed and vetoed, then the comments under (1), above, apply as well.
3. It's a long time (20 years) since I coded in C, so I don't want to, and probably couldn't, read the code to see if my ideas are based on misunderstandings about the current version. Angband is a black box to me, and I base my ideas on what I see when playing it. If I have misunderstood, please let me know where and how I've gone wrong, but don't hold it against me

OK, ideas...

1. I would like to see some of the temporary status flags moved up to the top left.

The bottom line should, in my view, be kept for 'passive' flags like Searching, but key ones like Blind, Confused, Afraid, which alter what the character can do (particularly in combat), in my view belong up there with or even above the cuts and stuns. This would mean one less place to have to keep checking during large combats (ok, I may be an idiot, but I can't be the only one ever to have died due to not realising my character was Afraid and so wasn't actually hitting the monster just in front of me). I feel that the character would 'know' these things, so from a usability/ergonomics point of view, they should be more obvious to the player.

2. When activating something from the floor using -, if there's only one item on the floor that is possibly usable in that way, there shouldn't be a further prompt where you have to respond with a.

At the least, could I have a user option to do this?

3. When moving 'intelligently' using ., I would like it to stop short of dead ends when the light reaches the dead end, not the character

A silly, minor point, but you would stop walking, wouldn't you?

4. Object knowledge order

When displaying rings, potions, etc., could we have it in some sensible order? Personally I prefer to have cursed items first, and then good items in ascending order (I had hacked some files in 3.0.6 to do this), but alphabetical would do as well. At the moment they're in no order at all, due to just being taken in order from the item file, and that has evolved and grown over time.

5. Squelching

I'd like to be able to squelch flasks of, oil too - they're not listed anywhere

6. Monster drops

I had a Swordsman drop a Mace. Not very flavourful. I suspect this would require considerable work for not much noticeable result, but it would be good if drops from armed monsters (humans, orcs, goblins, etc.) would be weighted towards being in flavour. This particularly applies when I'm running short of arrows and I wish I could go knock some of those Black orcs around the corner on the head to scavenge their quivers!)

7. Item names

Someone on another feature request commented on the use of Enlightenment as a description for a staff and potion that do different things. I agree - who about using Surveying or Surveillance for the staff and for the scroll of magic mapping? I could extend this argument for using more flavourful names (e.g. changing Ring of Resist Fire to Ring of Warmth or Scroll of Trap Location to Scroll of Warning), but it's not a major point.

8. Item types

In looking at the philosophy of the differences between staves and wands, it appears that in general wands are aimed at a target, while staves affect an area or otherwise have a general effect. If this was carried through for consistency, Staff of Perception should be Wand of Perception.

9. Level feelings

Now we're on to some bigger things. I find level feelings illogical from a flavour point of view - whys should the length of time you spend on a level govern your hunch about the next level you go to? I understand the gameplay rationale, but I;d prefer flavour to win. How about looking at having a hunch about a level once you've arrived on it, but after an variable length of time based on character level, class, and wisdom, and what the feeling is. So landing on a superb level you'd know much sooner (something in the air...), but a low level character (or someone with no common sense) would have to wait longer than a veteran explorer. Rogues thieves and rangers would probably have an advantage. If you wanted to get complicated about it, perhaps warriors would be particularly sensitive to weapons, while mages would pick up earlier on powerful amulets, rings, etc..

Perhaps it would be possible to get revised - and more accurate - feelings the longer you were on a level.

If you wanted to do this, how about also having scrolls or potions (or staves) that gave you level feelings - a Scroll/Staff of Intuition?

If the idea of moving some status flags up to the top left (see above) was adopted, some of the bottom line could then be given over permanently to the level feeling.

10. Enchanting weapons and armour

My understanding is this: the chances of using such a scroll is inversely proportional to the current enchantment (I'm guessing +1 = 90%, +2 = 80%, etc), so you can't get beyond +10 (and that's a tiny chance, 5 or 1% I assume).

The *Enchant* scrolls give a chance of 1-3 points of increase, but with the same base chance of success. By the time you start finding them, you've probably enchanted anything useful up to 9 or 10 anyway, so the only (tiny) advantage is that if it's at 9, you might - might - get +11 or +12. I don;t think this makes these scrolls very attractive at all.

It also seems to me to be too easy to use these scrolls (Enchant or *Enchant*) on artifacts and ego items items which have such powerful enchantments on them to start with should be
very difficult to enhance, as I feel the logic of magic would be that you'd have to overcome existing enchantments in order to add to it. It seems that they use the same rules for determining success chance for the enchantment as boring vanilla weapons, above.

My suggestion would be as follows, which would not only provide for more logic and flavour, but would add more scrolls (and spells?) to the list of stuff to find, and would give more expensive items to hopefully spend those barrowloads of useless gold on in the later game.

1. Enchant. As now, but with little or no chance of enchanting an artifact or ego-item
2. *Enchant*. Only increases by 1 point, but higher chance of success, and also some chance (although low) of success beyond +10. Again, shouldn't work on artifacts or ego-items
3. Enhance. Can enchant artifacts or ego-items. Probably the same chance (or less?) of success as for Enchant (and perhaps a very high chance of success if you chose to 'waste' it on a vanilla item?)
4. *Enhance*. As 2, but for artifacts and ego-items.
5. Endow. Can turn an ordinary weapon or armour into an ego-item. A very rare and fabulously expensive scroll. Could be random, or perhaps the scroll would be generated with a name which would indicate what it would create e.g. Endow Blade of Frost, Endow Armour of Resist Heat?

An even more complicated idea following on from this would be to have Manuals of Weaponsmithing/Armoury (books for warriors, yeah!) which could be found in the dungeons, and which could be used to make such items. Once you have such a book (which would contain a random selection of ego item types that could be manufactured), it would require you to collect bits and pieces from various magical beasts, and magical items like scrolls and wands, which would be used in the manufacturing process. Fighting those water hounds might become a more enticing prospect if you need their hides to complete a shield of resist acid!

11.Themed levels

This idea arose from thinking about level feelings and also from looking at monster pits. Level feelings are a little bit flavour, but mostly utilitarian, and I was wondering what other uses could be made of these.

It would be very atmospheric if level feelings might occasionally say something like 'There is a chill in the air as your breath billows out in clouds...'. This would of course imply a cold-themed level with frost giant handlers whipping on packs of ice hounds, white dragons coiled in corners, yetis wandering the corridors, and so on.

Some possible themes could be: cold levels, hot levels, levels filled with spiders or snakes, or army levels with every room holding regiments and platoons of orcs and soldiers ready to march out against Morgoth's enemies on the surface. This could be linked to the presence of uniques, so (e.g.) Azog wouldn't just have an escort, but a whole level teeming with his legions.

I would imagine this would require some work, as there would have to be some tagging of monsters to indicate which would fit within each theme.

I would think there would have to be someplanning in the generation of levels so that the player would always enter in an uninhabited bit of the level, but it could be fun, couldn't it?

12.Customisable spell books

I suspect this one may go against most people's preferences for having gameplay that restricts a player and makes him/her think, but it does irritate me that later in the game I often have 5 or 6 slots filled with spell books, and yet need only 1 or 2 spells from each book. Playing as a ranger, I only use 2 spells from MfB, 1 from C&T, 1 or 2 from I&I, 1 from S&E, and small numbers from the higher books.

How about being able to buy exorbitantly expensive blank spell books, into which you can then have spells copied for even more money? This would be another shop the Scribe and I would suggest you would need to donate a copy of the relevant book to the Scribe each time you want a spell entering in the new book (so if you want several spells from high-end books, this would be very hard work and very expensive to achieve). The Scribe would probably then take over buying/selling ordinary spell books from the Magic Shop.

13. Improved teleporting and other spells

I feel there is room for an extra spell at high level of controlled teleporting, allowing you to choose where your character ended up (with some chance of it misfiring and being random, of course). This would be particularly useful if themed levels (above) were implemented, as the high numbers of monsters would make it particularly fraught to be teleporting at random.

To make it less than foolproof, it should as mentioned have some chance of misfiring, but also I came up with the idea that perhaps you need to place an enchanted object at the point where you want to teleport to so you have to have cleared a location first, and also there is a risk a wandering monster might pick it up and get you into big trouble Of course, I realised after I'd come up with it that this teleport anchor is similar to the portkey in Harry Potter, but I honestly hadn't been thinking of that at first!

Warding spells I often accumulate lots of items I want to take to the surface on my next return, but which hamper my movement round the current level and ability to pick up and examine new finds. How about a Ward of Protection spell that expands on Rune of Protection and protects items in the current room or in line of sight from being picked up by monsters/thieves (with a chance they can break through the protection)? This would also be beneficial to anyone using an anchored teleport method as above.
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Old February 1, 2008, 14:02   #2
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Some of these come from flavour reasons, some from gameplay, but also there is a strong input from wrestling with the problem of what to do with all that cash you accumulate in later stages of the game. From being an incredibly important resource early on to buy needed items, money becomes almost completely irrelevant as far as I can see.
I agree about the money issue. It bugs me more than it should that it's possible for my dwarf priest to be running around somehow carrying 1,000,000 in cash, presumably all coins, gems, and metal. By this point it's usually completely useless anyway; I almost wish I could squelch money. I know the idea of a bank at the town level has been tossed out there, but I guess there are concerns that this would eliminate the risk of theft in the dungeon. I'd still like to see something worked out. Except at very early levels it's more damaging for monsters to steal items than cash anyway, I think.

Perhaps a weight could be assigned to $$$, although this might be tough as it seems to come in many different forms.

Another idea - perhaps ignots of some sort could be purchased in a store as a way to "bank" money in your home. For instance, I could buy a mithril ignot for 30,000 and save it in my home. Maybe only have it be worth 29,000 when I sell it back if I need the cash. If cash had a weight there would be a strong motive for me to do this.

Just my 2 cents.

The idea about themed levels seems pretty cool too.

And personally, I'd prefer cursed items to show last.
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Old February 2, 2008, 02:57   #3
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1. I would like to see some of the temporary status flags moved up to the top left.
Agreed.

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2. When activating something from the floor using -, if there's only one item on the floor that is possibly usable in that way, there shouldn't be a further prompt where you have to respond with a.
Agreed.

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3. When moving 'intelligently' using ., I would like it to stop short of dead ends when the light reaches the dead end, not the character
The only reason I can think of to not implement this change is that prior to door location (VERY early in the game), you might want to search at the dead end for secret doors. This is a very minor issue. Also, instead of stopping at the dead end as soon as you see that it is a dead end, you could just reverse direction and go back the way you came.

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4. Object knowledge order
Alphabetical order in object knowledge and in the squelch menus, please.

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I'd like to be able to squelch flasks of, oil too - they're not listed anywhere
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6. Monster drops
Your idea introduces the potential for scumming, but it's interesting. I think the drop system works well the way it is, though, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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7. Item names
I have been noticing the item names, and I don't like them. My ideas:

?Word of Recall -> ?Recall
!Berserk Strength -> !Rage
?Magic Mapping -> ?Mapping
-Enlightenment -> -Mapping
!Detect Invisible -> !See Invisible (it's not really a "Detection")
-Treasure Location -> -Detect Treasure (change all "Location" items to "Detection" for consistency, or vice versa)
-Perception -> -Identify (does not affect the player's perception)
Everything "of Free Action" -> "of Resist Paralysis" (to be consistent with every other kind of resistance)
!Restore Life Levels -> !Experience
!Experience -> !*Experience*
!Enlightenment -> ?Clairvoyance (yes, a scroll, it feels scroll-like, never played a priest, is this what clairvoyance does?)
?Enchant Weapon To-Dam -> ?Damage
?Enchant Weapon To-Hit -> ?Accuracy
?Enchant Armor -> ?Armor

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8. Item types

In looking at the philosophy of the differences between staves and wands, it appears that in general wands are aimed at a target, while staves affect an area or otherwise have a general effect. If this was carried through for consistency, Staff of Perception should be Wand of Perception.
Wands are implements of targeted destruction: Magic Missile, Trap/Door Destruction, Annihilation, Confusion, etc. Staves are either self-affecting, as in the case of Perception of Cure Light Wounds, or they're omnidirectional like Earthquakes and Starlight. The gameplay difference is that wands are destroyed by electricity and weigh less, whereas staves are destroyed by fire and acid and weigh a f*cking ton (for a mage ).

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are being removed in the next version.

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10. Enchanting weapons and armour

My understanding is this: the chances of using such a scroll is inversely proportional to the current enchantment (I'm guessing +1 = 90%, +2 = 80%, etc), so you can't get beyond +10 (and that's a tiny chance, 5 or 1% I assume).
I don't think there is a limit to enchanting (unless it's been changed since 2.7.x). I know you can go above 10, but that's where I usually stop.

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The *Enchant* scrolls give a chance of 1-3 points of increase, but with the same base chance of success. By the time you start finding them, you've probably enchanted anything useful up to 9 or 10 anyway, so the only (tiny) advantage is that if it's at 9, you might - might - get +11 or +12. I don;t think this makes these scrolls very attractive at all.
Yeah, they're pretty useless since you can just buy dozens of the regular scrolls in town and use them in quick succession with ^V. Stopping to read a ?*Enchant* slows me down too much. I think the game would be better if you couldn't buy the enchant scrolls in town, but could find them starting from 50'. Kind of like !Speed.

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It also seems to me to be too easy to use these scrolls (Enchant or *Enchant*) on artifacts and ego items items which have such powerful enchantments on them to start with should be
very difficult to enhance, as I feel the logic of magic would be that you'd have to overcome existing enchantments in order to add to it. It seems that they use the same rules for determining success chance for the enchantment as boring vanilla weapons, above.
I guess you've never tried decursing Calris.

Most of the good artifacts have such high enchantments that trying to enchant them would be pointless, unless your character gets anally gang raped by disenchanter worms.

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1. Enchant. As now, but with little or no chance of enchanting an artifact or ego-item
2. *Enchant*. Only increases by 1 point, but higher chance of success, and also some chance (although low) of success beyond +10. Again, shouldn't work on artifacts or ego-items
3. Enhance. Can enchant artifacts or ego-items. Probably the same chance (or less?) of success as for Enchant (and perhaps a very high chance of success if you chose to 'waste' it on a vanilla item?)
4. *Enhance*. As 2, but for artifacts and ego-items.
5. Endow. Can turn an ordinary weapon or armour into an ego-item. A very rare and fabulously expensive scroll. Could be random, or perhaps the scroll would be generated with a name which would indicate what it would create e.g. Endow Blade of Frost, Endow Armour of Resist Heat?
Unnecessarily complex.

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An even more complicated idea following on from this would be to have Manuals of Weaponsmithing/Armoury (books for warriors, yeah!) which could be found in the dungeons, and which could be used to make such items. Once you have such a book (which would contain a random selection of ego item types that could be manufactured), it would require you to collect bits and pieces from various magical beasts, and magical items like scrolls and wands, which would be used in the manufacturing process. Fighting those water hounds might become a more enticing prospect if you need their hides to complete a shield of resist acid!
This is variant material.

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11.Themed levels
I agree that dungeon generation could use a lot more variety. Personally, I'd like to see changes to the structure of the levels. For example, no-room levels with nothing but hallways, maze-like levels where the halls are 3 tiles wide and most of the dungeon is open floor. I'm toying with the idea of making a roguelike for Java, and I've been thinking about dungeon generation ideas. I'd really like to see a continuously generating dungeon, where the further you go toward the bottom of the screen, the deeper the dungeon becomes, and parts of the explored dungeon that are outside a certain range of the player are deleted, and recreated in a new random arrangement if you go back that way. We'll just explain that functionality as frequent dungeon cave-ins that alter the shape of the dungeon.

I think that in addition to new monsters randomly appearing on a level, new objects should be created, too. There should be a limit to the number of objects and monsters, so that if there are more than that number, no new ones will be automatically created. They can still be created from summoners, breeders, and monster drops, though.

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12.Customisable spell books

I suspect this one may go against most people's preferences for having gameplay that restricts a player and makes him/her think, but it does irritate me that later in the game I often have 5 or 6 slots filled with spell books, and yet need only 1 or 2 spells from each book. Playing as a ranger, I only use 2 spells from MfB, 1 from C&T, 1 or 2 from I&I, 1 from S&E, and small numbers from the higher books.
I understand there is game balance to take into consideration, but I still don't think the number of items in the player's inventory should be limited. The weight should be. If you carry too much weight your character shouldn't be able to move. Spells should not be attached to books, but should be chosen from a menu shown after pressing p or m. The issue of how to select from an arbitrarily large list of choices still has to be solved. My preference is to just specify a number like at count prompts. With macros, it wouldn't be too annoying.

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How about being able to buy exorbitantly expensive blank spell books, into which you can then have spells copied for even more money?
Oh no, not D&D!!! Anything but that awful D&D system!

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13. Improved teleporting and other spells
I like teleporting the way it is.

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To make it less than foolproof, it should as mentioned have some chance of misfiring, but also I came up with the idea that perhaps you need to place an enchanted object at the point where you want to teleport to so you have to have cleared a location first, and also there is a risk a wandering monster might pick it up and get you into big trouble Of course, I realised after I'd come up with it that this teleport anchor is similar to the portkey in Harry Potter, but I honestly hadn't been thinking of that at first!
Never read Potter, but the translocator of Unreal Tournament comes to mind.

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Old February 2, 2008, 07:43   #4
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I understand there is game balance to take into consideration, but I still don't think the number of items in the player's inventory should be limited. The weight should be. If you carry too much weight your character shouldn't be able to move.
@ will die long before that point. It is very difficult to stay alive (even with an overpowered missile weapon) when one is at -5 speed or worse relative to the typical monsters on the level.
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I have been noticing the item names, and I don't like them. My ideas:

?Word of Recall -> ?Recall
!Berserk Strength -> !Rage
?Magic Mapping -> ?Mapping
-Enlightenment -> -Mapping
!Detect Invisible -> !See Invisible (it's not really a "Detection")
-Treasure Location -> -Detect Treasure (change all "Location" items to "Detection" for consistency, or vice versa)
-Perception -> -Identify (does not affect the player's perception)
Everything "of Free Action" -> "of Resist Paralysis" (to be consistent with every other kind of resistance)
!Restore Life Levels -> !Experience
!Experience -> !*Experience*
!Enlightenment -> ?Clairvoyance (yes, a scroll, it feels scroll-like, never played a priest, is this what clairvoyance does?)
?Enchant Weapon To-Dam -> ?Damage
?Enchant Weapon To-Hit -> ?Accuracy
?Enchant Armor -> ?Armor
I agree with these name changes except for restore life levels. Calling it "experience" would be confusing and made it sound like it would give you experience even if your at your max, which obviously it doesn't do.
I've always felt a little cheated when drink a potion of detect invisible when it doesn't really detect invisible, it just makes you be able to see invisible. If they have to be in your line of sight, then it's sight, not detection.
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I have been noticing the item names, and I don't like them. My ideas:

?Word of Recall -> ?Recall
!Berserk Strength -> !Rage
WoR abbreviates nicely, and I prefer Berserk over Rage.

?Magic Mapping -> ?Mapping
-Enlightenment -> -Mapping[/quote]

I went for Magic Mapping on both of these.

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!Detect Invisible -> !See Invisible (it's not really a "Detection")
Already done.

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-Treasure Location -> -Detect Treasure (change all "Location" items to "Detection" for consistency, or vice versa)
Can't remember what my policy on these was.

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-Perception -> -Identify (does not affect the player's perception)
Already done

[quote]Everything "of Free Action" -> "of Resist Paralysis" (to be consistent with every other kind of resistance)[/quite]

Free action sounds better.

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!Restore Life Levels -> !Experience
!Experience -> !*Experience*
Inconsistent with other potions.

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!Enlightenment -> ?Clairvoyance (yes, a scroll, it feels scroll-like, never played a priest, is this what clairvoyance does?)
I prefer it as a drink.

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?Enchant Weapon To-Dam -> ?Damage
?Enchant Weapon To-Hit -> ?Accuracy
?Enchant Armor -> ?Armor
A scroll of armor? Does that make armor appear? Without the enchant, these scroll names make less sense.
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Everything "of Free Action" -> "of Resist Paralysis" (to be consistent with every other kind of resistance)

Free action sounds better.
I agree with Tak here. I can't remember who had suggested it in a different thread, but I would love it if all of the "Resist xxx" were change to more flavorful descriptions ala free action. I remember the poster suggested "Ring of Warmth" for resist cold, etc etc.
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Takkaria's choices sound very good to me. The only changes I would make to item names are

?Enchant Weapon To-Dam -> ?Enchant Weapon Damage
?Enchant Weapon To-Hit -> ?Enchant Weapon Accuracy

As for the other features, I quite like #6 (Monster Drops), but then I would also like monsters using objects and it would become a totally different game.

Maybe someone will read this and implement it in a variant?

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I tend to agree with Takkaria, although I still think consistency on items is good -either you keep nice ones like free Action but also make everything else flavour-oriented rather than mechanic-descriptive, or you everyitnhg the latter including Free Action > Resist Paralysis

On the customisable spellbooks - I didn't know this was an idea from D&D, which I haven't played since 1982 or -3 (there, that ages me compared most of you, I suspect!)

there seems to be some discrepancy about level feelings - Zero thinks they not going to be around in the near future, but Andrew says they will be thought about. What's the plans?

I don't agree with zero about my enchant weapon.armor suggestion being too complex - being able to create an ego item weapon is not that far removed from being able to brand ammo, which is already available if you're a spellcaster.
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I've also always been irritated when I'm out of arrows, my arrows are lying around the next room, and I'm being shot at by black orcs and uruks, and where the heck are their darn arrows? But then, this is pretty much fixed in ToME IIRC, and I prefer the simplicity of Angband to the realism of ToME most of the time.
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Feature request - auto-id when destroyed? Chris Wesling Vanilla 7 May 28, 2007 18:57


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