Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 5, 2018, 15:08   #1
Sky
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: somewhere on the south coast
Age: 46
Posts: 1,183
Sky is on a distinguished road
did Sauron actually own a mace?

As seen in the recent Peter Jackson films, did Sauron fight with a warmace (according to Tolkien)??

If so, should he drop it?

I do like the idea of named drops, but sadly only Morgoth has them, when the game is over.

Radagast could drop is boots, and so could Wormtongue. Grishnak could drop an orcish shield. Azog would drop a mace, and the Nazguls would drop their morgul blades. Gothmog would obviously drop his whip, and maybe Ancalong has Glaurung stashed somewhere. Perhaps Smaug could drop Bard's bow?
__________________
"i can take this dracolich"
Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 5, 2018, 23:22   #2
Nick
Vanilla maintainer
 
Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 53
Posts: 7,224
Donated: $60
Nick is on a distinguished road
No, no evidence of Sauron wielding any weapon. He did at times have a distinctive fighting style.
__________________
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 13:35   #3
Huqhox
Apprentice
 
Huqhox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Age: 48
Posts: 92
Huqhox is on a distinguished road
I think it's fair to say his weapons were treachery and guile, finding the greed and evil in others and using it to his advantage

But that's a tricky thing to make into a useful drop...
__________________
"This has not been a recording"
Huqhox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:13   #4
Mondkalb
Knight
 
Mondkalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 904
Mondkalb is on a distinguished road
You could nerf The One Ring and have Sauron drop it. As it is now, it is probably too powerful
Mondkalb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:31   #5
Derakon
Prophet
 
Derakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 8,552
Derakon is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mondkalb View Post
You could nerf The One Ring and have Sauron drop it. As it is now, it is probably too powerful
Heresy. It should be ridiculously powerful, it contains the bulk of the power of an in-universe god. An in-universe god, it should be noted, that spends much of the timeline without access to said ring.

I could see possibly making it more rare; it's not clear how often it's found these days but I feel like it might be more common now than it used to be.
Derakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:34   #6
Mondkalb
Knight
 
Mondkalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 904
Mondkalb is on a distinguished road
As part of the myth the ring should of course be very powerful, but within gameplay it needs some restrictions.
Maybe it should have more drawbacks? (If it were a regular drop from Sauron.)
Mondkalb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:37   #7
Derakon
Prophet
 
Derakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 8,552
Derakon is on a distinguished road
Well, like I said, Sauron doesn't have the Ring. That's the entire motivation behind the LotR trilogy: he wants his ring back.

If you want to link the Ring to a monster, give Smeagol a 1 in 1 million chance of dropping it.
Derakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:40   #8
wobbly
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 1,692
wobbly is on a distinguished road
TY cursed in Z-variants. Ag is enough, how often do you find it? It can be a fun combination
OP and Ag.
wobbly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 14:44   #9
Mondkalb
Knight
 
Mondkalb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 904
Mondkalb is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derakon View Post
Well, like I said, Sauron doesn't have the Ring. That's the entire motivation behind the LotR trilogy: he wants his ring back.

If you want to link the Ring to a monster, give Smeagol a 1 in 1 million chance of dropping it.
Yeah, but it is all messed up in Angband, because there are critters from the early time out of the Silmarillion as well as from the third age out of TLotR.
Since Morgoth is in play, Sauron could still have the one ring just as well. Even with Bulroarer and Smeagol roaming around.
Mondkalb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6, 2018, 16:03   #10
Gwarl
Knight
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 602
Gwarl is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derakon View Post
Well, like I said, Sauron doesn't have the Ring. That's the entire motivation behind the LotR trilogy: he wants his ring back.

If you want to link the Ring to a monster, give Smeagol a 1 in 1 million chance of dropping it.
In poslikes it's a 1 in 666 chance and I've still never heard of anyone who actually found it from him.
Gwarl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*Good* mace found in a chest 2-1 level feeling at 450ft Grotug Vanilla 4 November 18, 2017 02:17
Mace of Disruption better than artifacts? icefyre Vanilla 11 December 16, 2016 06:12
how to face sauron... Gockel AAR 35 May 23, 2011 05:06
The One and a Mace of Disruption... Fendell Orcbane AAR 3 July 7, 2010 16:26
Sauron optional? Zikke Vanilla 14 May 5, 2010 00:20


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.