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Old January 9, 2009, 18:39   #1
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Annoying Scrolls of Create Traps...

Time and time again I read a an un-id'd scroll of create traps, and then step on a trap. Later, I do the same thing again. Repeat. Repeat. Until I waste an ID on this {tried} scroll.

Although the effect is obvious to the player (unless an absolute newb who has never encountered it before), the problem is that you can't inscribe the item because it's no longer in your inventory.

I come up with 3 possible solutions, I like the 2nd the best.

1st: Also easiest to implement. Just ID the scroll upon stepping on a trap, so you don't have to repeat the process again and again.

2nd: Change the spell. Rather than placing the traps surrounding the player, increase the number of traps, and randomly place them throughout the current 'trap detection' area, with only 1 being placed immediately adjacent to the character.

3rd: Just get rid rid of it or change it into something else. Maybe some type of annoying, rather than deadly, summon. Novice mages might be nice, since they can inflict a few trap-like effects and still pose a minor threat to low level characters.
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Old January 9, 2009, 19:01   #2
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Some players carry these scrolls around as a meaning of escape. If there is room enough, eight traps are created with a good chance that one of them is a trap door.

Just detect traps or search after reading unidentified scrolls if noughing happens.
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Old January 9, 2009, 20:16   #3
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I like scrolls of teleport level for escaping
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Old January 9, 2009, 20:22   #4
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Or at least allow the auto-inscribing and/or auto-squelching of unknown flavors. I never understood why this wasn't allowed in the first place.
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Old January 9, 2009, 21:12   #5
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1st: Also easiest to implement. Just ID the scroll upon stepping on a trap, so you don't have to repeat the process again and again.
I'm going with this one for simplicity's sake.
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Old January 9, 2009, 21:19   #6
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I'm going with this one for simplicity's sake.
Is it really that simple??

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Old January 9, 2009, 21:35   #7
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Is it really that simple??

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Hm. I misread it as reading something totally different. I meant I'm just going to make the scroll ID on use.
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Old January 9, 2009, 21:58   #8
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In my personal patch, I changed it to give the message "you hear the floor shifting" and auto-aware on use.
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How about when you get past a certain dlvl that you ID things before using them.
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Old January 10, 2009, 06:47   #10
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I like scrolls of teleport level for escaping
Can't beat a scroll of *destruction* for ensuring safety.
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