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Old November 20, 2009, 23:37   #1
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Changing farmer Maggot's dogs color

There are only two kinds of C that @ is likely to encounter in the very first levels: jackals and farmer Maggot's dogs. Mixing them up could be problematic: while the former are usually harmless, the latter are a tough encounter at low levels. So, why are they the SAME COLOR?
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Old November 21, 2009, 05:14   #2
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They're pretty easy to pick out by the sound of doors crashing down, and the fact that they're alone.

Even still, yellow, orange, or dark brown would all distinguish them from Jackals. Wolves at dungeon level 10 are dark brown, and have comparable stats.
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Old November 21, 2009, 17:25   #3
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In HEAD (as of r1752) Magnate has made the dogs dark brown (like wolves).

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Old November 21, 2009, 18:06   #4
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i've had issues w/ the fact that carcharoth is the same color as hellhounds... i don't think i've ever lost any characters due to this, but have been often shocked to be hit with a nasty nether breath when i'm expecting some puny flames..
maybe that's part of the fun/danger, though
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Old November 21, 2009, 19:42   #6
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i've had issues w/ the fact that carcharoth is the same color as hellhounds... i don't think i've ever lost any characters due to this, but have been often shocked to be hit with a nasty nether breath when i'm expecting some puny flames..
maybe that's part of the fun/danger, though
All uniques should be distinct from other monsters of the same letter. Carcharoth is now purple (r1756). Any others anyone wants to nominate for a change?
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Old November 21, 2009, 21:37   #7
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All uniques should be distinct from other monsters of the same letter. Carcharoth is now purple (r1756). Any others anyone wants to nominate for a change?
*All* uniques should purple, and no one else should be purple. Rename purple mushroom patches.
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Old November 21, 2009, 22:24   #8
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Nah, just replace 'em with a new unique: Princess Toadstool!

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It's Princess Peach Toadstool, who is not actually a fruit OR a mushroom! She thinks you are one of Bowser's henchmen sent to kidnap her.

She moves at average speed. She resists slowing, confusion, disenchantment, and light. She is vulnerable to fire.

She can slap to stun for 2d2, scream to aggravate nearby monsters, and hit to steal mushrooms. She is magical, casting spells which heal self or shield self, about 1 time in 5. She has 10 hit points.

Killing this enemy, normally found in another castle at depths of 50 ft, is worth 0 points for a 1st level character. She usually drops 1d8 mushrooms.
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All uniques should be distinct from other monsters of the same letter. Carcharoth is now purple (r1756). Any others anyone wants to nominate for a change?
Shelob and Ungoliant. Especially since they often have escorts of the same color.

Ariel, Vargo, Waldern and Quaker always come alone, just like the elementals

Itangast and Scatha

Eol, Maeglin

the ringwraiths.

Tselakus

Balrog of Moria, Gothmog and Lungorthin aren't such a big deal because you never see groups of balrogs without them...but still. I'd make lesser and greater balrogs a different color, they have the "unique" color now.



I think I got most of the ones I've ever confused for something else.
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