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Old November 1, 2017, 22:19   #1
Gwarl
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We're staying old-fashioned but with something slightly easier. This time there's an autodestroyer at least.

Kangband, the little known great-grandfather of poschengband. We're doing the 'Wasteland!' plotline. None of the quests from this plotline got marked for inclusion into Composband, but they should be more appropriate in the original context.

We're playing a class (almost) unique to this variant - the illusionist.
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Old November 3, 2017, 02:19   #2
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Where can one obtain a copy of Kangband??? And 2.9.3 or 2.9.3r1? MS DOS vs Windows it seems. Ah, 2.9.3. Kicked my ass every time (Vanilla, didn't get my first win til 3.0.6...) I don't know about you guys but it took me 5-10 years to get good at these games, and I'm still nowhere near as good as some. I wander around too much... and that's dangerous though it feels safer, makes you careless. I'm just going to bump into this sleeping d I walked around the corner to find because I'm crushing everything, oops, Kavlax. And I want to kill things, which is downright irrational.
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Old November 3, 2017, 03:09   #3
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@ranger jeff--i never won until Eddie started preaching diving. Then I won in fairly short order, with V3.0.1. That version remains the best balanced in V. I'd still play it, except it has the horrid old ID and UI.
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Old November 6, 2017, 16:27   #4
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Any idea how to start the dig quest? It doesn't seem obvious where the entrance is?

@ranger jeff The 2.9.3 and 2.9.3r1 savefiles are compatible, but I started playing on 2.9.3 and it seemed a bit buggy - the spell descriptions aren't correct for a start, so I've moved onto 2.9.3r1
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Old November 6, 2017, 18:26   #5
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Any idea how to start the dig quest? It doesn't seem obvious where the entrance is?

@ranger jeff The 2.9.3 and 2.9.3r1 savefiles are compatible, but I started playing on 2.9.3 and it seemed a bit buggy - the spell descriptions aren't correct for a start, so I've moved onto 2.9.3r1
Most of the quest entrances are in the wilderness around the town. IIRC, many of the early ones are in the southwest, near the dungeon entrance.

2.9.3r1 is used on angband.live (Gwarl's site).
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Old November 12, 2017, 03:02   #6
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A glorious Wilfred run was stopped abruptly when a fire-breathing Dracolisk one shotted him from 350 HP to -2. CL 37/DL51. A very enjoyable ride, I must say.

Thanks for setting up the competition, it's been great to visit places of *band's history!

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Old November 13, 2017, 11:54   #7
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Thanks Sideways. Never did find it, but no matter.
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