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From: "Jonathan Ellis" <jonathan@franz-liszt.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [announce] Angband 3.0.4 beta 1 released
Date: 2004-02-03 09:47:04
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"Matthew Collett" <m.collett@auckland.ac.nz> wrote in message
news:m.collett-A2D05D.19255603022004@lust.ihug.co.nz...
> In article <bvmk2s$nth$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk>,
>  "Jonathan Ellis" <jonathan@franz-liszt.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > I, with a mage, would quite happily carry a Rod of Healing in
> > place of a stack of Potions of Healing - you can use it, recharge
it,
> > and have it ready next turn, whereas to a non-spellcaster it would
be
> > a one-shot-per-fight item.
>
> In place of?  I wouldn't want to have to  rely on it.  Even a
high-level
> mage has a detectable chance of failing with a rod of healing.  To
me
> it's a valuable supplement, but strictly for those occasions when
you
> won't die if it fails.  And yes, one shot per fight:  one potion of
> healing saved per fight is a big pile of potions saved by the time
you
> get to meet the big P (at which point of course you leave the rod at
> home and take all the potions instead).

It's more than one potion of healing saved per fight if you can
recharge the thing. Because you save not only the ones that would have
been used (sometimes three or four per fight, especially against the
likes of Sauron or The Tarrasque if you try to beat them without doing
the pillar dance), but the ones that would have been destroyed by cold
attacks - until, as you say, you finally use the potions when dealing
with Morgoth himself. Until then I didn't even *carry* the potions
after I found the rod ;-)

Jonathan.



[announce] Angband 3.0.4 beta 1 released 43 posts
..... Robert Ruehlmann 2004-02-01 20:38:49 176
.......... Robert Ruehlmann 2004-02-01 20:49:51 17
.......... =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Timo_Pietilš?= 2004-02-01 21:15:26 12
.......... Velvet Elvis 2004-02-01 23:00:39 65
............... Jonathan Ellis 2004-02-01 23:12:15 67
.................... Harriet Bazley 2004-02-02 19:02:19 37
......................... Neodymium 2004-02-02 20:31:56 21
.............................. Harriet Bazley 2004-02-04 00:29:26 35
.......... MightyKitten 2004-02-01 23:51:56 10
.......... Matthew Collett 2004-02-02 04:34:01 41
.......... Tom Whistler 2004-02-02 10:36:26 8
............... Neodymium 2004-02-02 11:20:42 24
............... Matthias Kurzke 2004-02-02 14:27:42 17
............... Robert Ruehlmann 2004-02-02 18:48:19 14
.......... Matthias Kurzke 2004-02-02 12:16:51 33
............... Jonathan Ellis 2004-02-02 12:46:05 47
.................... Matthew Collett 2004-02-02 21:29:25 36
......................... Jonathan Ellis 2004-02-02 23:47:56 54
.............................. Neodymium 2004-02-03 00:02:21 24
................................... David Grenier 2004-02-04 01:26:27 40
........................................ Neodymium 2004-02-04 10:16:58 76
.............................. Matthew Collett 2004-02-03 07:25:57 23
................................... Jonathan Ellis 2004-02-03 09:47:04 37
............... Michael Roper 2004-02-02 13:56:28 16
.................... Juergen Frieling 2004-02-02 15:03:01 10
......................... Michael Roper 2004-02-02 15:46:13 27
.............................. Jiamat 2004-02-02 16:32:08 40
................................... Neodymium 2004-02-02 16:55:20 36
.......... pelpel 2004-02-02 15:21:22 39
............... pelpel 2004-02-02 16:07:31 10
.......... Atriel 2004-02-02 17:44:43 44
............... Jiamat 2004-02-02 18:13:00 70
.................... Atriel 2004-02-03 00:31:37 12
.......... Michael Roper 2004-02-03 03:18:31 10
.......... Eddie Grove 2004-02-03 18:01:08 26
............... David Vestal 2004-02-03 18:07:20 32
............... Jonathan Ellis 2004-02-03 19:47:11 36
.................... Jiamat 2004-02-03 20:36:38 37
......................... Jeff Greene 2004-02-04 00:06:13 38
.................... Toby 2004-02-04 11:42:36 26
.......... Eddie Grove 2004-02-10 07:31:44 23
............... Michael Roper 2004-02-10 08:03:34 8
.................... Eddie Grove 2004-02-10 09:46:33 32


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