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Old February 4, 2020, 10:18   #1
Dean Anderson
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David Gervais Monster Set

It's well known that the 32x32 David Gervais tiles don't quite fit the Angband monster list. While there's a lot of overlap, there are many monsters that don't have matching tiles and there are a lot of tiles (such as the three eyed race, the horned animals, and so forth) that don't seem to depict any Angband monsters.

Here's what Mr Gervais had to say about that, back in 2005...

[...] although I started out using Adam [Bolt]'s tiles as a guide I soon wandered off the beaten path and made my own. I did make a lot of monster tiles. I thought, that someone would like them and create a version of [Angband] that used my tiles and renamed the existing descriptions for the monsters and players to match my tiles. That was a big mistake, I got several e-mails saying "Your monsters don't fit the *band monster list, blah, blah blah.." And "When are you going to make the missing monsters to complete the set for Z, K, O and Vanilla?" then I started getting requests for 'custom' tiles for individual 'variants',.. no one seemed interested or wanted to use the tiles I made to create an all new Variant.
I was curious. Has any variant actually done what he suggests? Is there a variant out there with a monster list that matches the tiles? Or do they all just fudge things and use whatever tiles are closest?
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