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Old December 3, 2010, 18:42   #1
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The discussion about alternatives to Word of Recall scrolls has got me thinking...

How about a game option, Extended Staircases or something like that, that works as follows:

-The town downstairs will take you directly to the deepest depth you've visited.

-Dungeon upstairs take you all the way back to town

-Dungeon downstairs are unchanged

Recall is no longer needed. Low-level characters no longer need to slog back upstairs if they run out of recall scrolls.

Now we could still keep Word of Recall scrolls (maybe not in the town) that function as an escape, which is sometimes how I use them.
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Old December 3, 2010, 22:07   #2
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You could put an elevator that goes directly back to town on, say, every 5th level or so. Only one on any given level, so you have to search for it (and it might be in the middle of a mess 'o bad guys), but then the dungeon would be more or less handicapped-accesible. :-)

And maybe occasionally something from the dungeon might find its way into town that way too... (think the end of _Aliens_)
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Old December 4, 2010, 04:43   #3
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The problem with Stairs always going Up to the Town, or Down to the deepest level, is that it doesn't allow for plateau-ing.

What I mean is, I usually dive down until I start to feel challenged. When I'm at that level, I will clear the level, go up a level, clear that, and come back down... usually a few times. This gives me a chance to toughen up a bit before I start diving again.

Actually, what this would "really" be is easy mode. Instead of worrying about wasting a WOR, or making tougher decisions about what Loot I haul back to sell... I'd run back to town and sell after just about every level I cleared.
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Old December 4, 2010, 06:10   #4
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The problem with Stairs always going Up to the Town, or Down to the deepest level, is that it doesn't allow for plateau-ing.

What I mean is, I usually dive down until I start to feel challenged. When I'm at that level, I will clear the level, go up a level, clear that, and come back down... usually a few times. This gives me a chance to toughen up a bit before I start diving again.
I think that's kind of the point. You always have to go deeper than you were before.

However, I generally go straight down, so this would just make my game easier. The question I had with this is what do you do with dlevel 99? Are you forbidden from returning to town until Sauron is dead? Same with 100?
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