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Old July 1, 2017, 18:53   #1
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Unhappy YASD: Rocs are scarier than I thought

Lost a gnome mage today. Got one-shotted from full HP by a giant Roc. When I started this adventure I told myself: "if your mage is taking melee damage, you are doing it wrong" but then I thought I was over-exagerating.

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Old July 1, 2017, 19:18   #2
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Lost a gnome mage today. Got one-shotted from full HP by a giant rock (a bird). When I started this adventure I told myself: "if your mage is taking melee damage, you are doing it wrong" but then I thought I was over-exagerating.
That would be a "Roc", no a "rock", although, both have killed my @'s in Angband. Rocks from falling debris to boulders thrown by giants have sometimes crushed @ to death. But a Roc is indeed a giant mythological bird originating from Arabic and from Persian. Think, "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights", or "Sinbad the Sailor".
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Old July 1, 2017, 19:30   #3
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Giant rocs are lethal murderbirds. In ASCII mode they look identical to nighthawks, which have 36HP and do a max of 10 melee damage in a turn, but instead they have 560HP and hit for up to 336. I've even lost warriors with plenty of HP by not paying enough attention and hitting the arrow key a couple of times in succession to clear that harmless-looking bird out of my path.
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That would be a "Roc", no a "rock", although, both have killed my @'s in Angband. Rocks from falling debris to boulders thrown by giants have sometimes crushed @ to death. But a Roc is indeed a giant mythological bird originating from Arabic and from Persian. Think, "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights", or "Sinbad the Sailor".
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