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Old February 24, 2019, 05:47   #261
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I like these. I always thought angband was sparse on glass cannons. The damage is nasty but after the 1st I've never let 1 get into melee range. Is there lore behind them? Could they appear with an appropriate 'p' as a hunting falcon? Maybe a blackguard or druid?
In "The Fall of Gondolin" it is mentioned that Morgoth used "creatures of blood", including falcons. So there's not an obvious 'p' to put with them; on the other hand, IIRC O has a "storm of birds" trap, and they would make a really nasty summon.

The way they actually work came about just from thinking about what would be dangerous about a falcon.
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Old February 25, 2019, 21:59   #262
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I’m very happy to see an Uber dragon, and GWoAnnihilation sounds much better than a GWoP. Just need to rename PDSM to ADSM and it’s sorted! But I agree with others that this should be a ‘new’ beastie. Not sure how I feel about Law worms though. Does seem a little naff. You could have GWoForce (sound, force, inertia) and GWoChaos and GWoBalance, maybe? As forces follow the laws of nature? Then these three would sit just below GWoAnnihilation.
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Old February 25, 2019, 22:15   #263
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Ideally the DSM for the dragon would provide resistance to what the dragon breathes, and there's no force or inertia resistance in the game (nor IMO should there be).

I stand by my Order suggestion earlier, but failing that a Dragon of Storms that breathes sound and shards seems pretty plausible. There's some nominal overlap with Sky Dragon of course, and it does leave the Balance dragon in kind of an odd spot.
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Don't we already have a great storm wyrm that breathes lightning?
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Old February 25, 2019, 23:54   #265
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Don't we already have a great storm wyrm that breathes lightning?
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