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Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
15-04-2002, 21:08:56
Okay folks, here it is. Angband Challenge #14, character supplied by our previous winner DaShi.

Character #14 is Cosmo, a Sprite Trump Rogue, and will be delving the dungeons of ZAngband v2.4.0 (you'll need to download ZAngband 2.4.0 if you haven't already got a copy).

Here are the rules:

1. NO CHEATING. This game is basically being run on the honour system. No-one can stop you making save-reload backups, but it is not part of the rules. If you die at CLevel 49 one turn before killing Morgoth, you'll have to start from CLevel 1 again. (Not that you'd need to, since you're almost guaranteed to win)

2. You have around two weeks to get as far as possible. It is possible to win the game during this time period. Due date will be 2002-MAY-01 2200 GMT (that's 10PM, folks).

3. There are some options you are not allowed to change. Below I will list the ones that are forbidden for you to change during the challenge.


3 - Auto-scum for good levels
3 - Generate dungeons with aligned rooms
3 - Generate dungeons with connected stairs
3 - Monsters chase current location (v. slow)
3 - Monsters chase recent locations (v. slow)
3 - Monsters learn from their mistakes
3 - Monsters exploit players weaknesses
5 - Allow unusually small dungeon levels
5 - Always create unusually small dungeon levels
5 - Allow empty 'arena' levels
5 - Monsters behave stupidly
Any of the "Cheat Options"


The others you may change according to your preferences. Keep in mind that this is only the list for ZAngband 2.4.0. Other variants will have other options, and will have their own taboo list.

Remember, when changing options then saving the character to the disk and making a backup to start with should your character meet an untimely end, you cannot play any turns between changing options then saving the character.

If you dispute any of the rules or option changes, post your objection, and we can all debate whether or not the rule should stand. Any suggestions for further rules will be welcomed.

Last but not least, here's the link again.

Angband Challenge Page (http://www.geocities.com/qaj_stars/chal.html)

Good luck, and happy adventuring!

Sir Penguin
15-04-2002, 22:35:39
Gah!

SP

Sir Penguin
15-04-2002, 23:26:01
Yay for characters which level up quickly! Took .5 hours to get to level 6.

Do sprites get wraithform at a certain level?

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2002, 00:13:02
I believe the description for sprites is that they're like traditional fairies. If they don't get it from the start, levitation (from wings on the back) is one of the abilities they gain later in the game.

.5 hours to go 6 levels? That's a long time.

DaShi
16-04-2002, 00:48:21
Sprites get levitation and light resist. from the start. Rogues get extra cash from the thieves guild so be sure to stop by periodically.

Usually when my sprites reach level 4 they transform into corpses. :(

The Mad Monk
16-04-2002, 08:25:30
...and where do I get this fine game?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2002, 16:48:32
Follow the above link to the Angband Challenge Page. I'll re-instate the ZAngband v2.4.0 download links.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2002, 16:50:52
The links are now re-instated. Look under the "Angband Challenge #12" entry, which was our first Z2.4.0 Challenge. Just find the version that corresponds to your O/S, download "Cosmo" (the Challenge #14 character) and make sure you post a Character Dump (CD) before 2002-MAY-01 2200GMT.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2002, 16:55:04
And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Last night I fired up Cosmo at home. I'd already lost one CLevel 1 Cosmo at work, so I wasn't surprised when two more Cosmos died at CLevel 1.

However, after a bit of luck I have managed to get Cosmo up to CLevel 15, and I'm trying to finance (heck, I'm trying to find in a shop) the second spellbook.

I've not really played a rogue in Z before (or for that matter a Trump spellcaster) so this is pretty much all new to me as far as strategies go.

MDA
16-04-2002, 18:50:44
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
Gah!

SP

Agreed.:vom:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2002, 23:14:27
It's not called a Challenge for nothing :)

DaShi
16-04-2002, 23:48:41
I may have made this one a bit too challenging for me. :)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
17-04-2002, 02:12:39
Hmmm, looks like I was a little overambitious with my faulty recollection of my CLevel. Here's Cosmo so far...


[Zangband 2.4.1 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/70
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 14

+ Skill 9 Level 13 Max Hit Points 111
% Deadliness 122 Experience 1707 Cur Hit Points 111
+ To AC 6 Max Exp 1707 Max SP (Mana) 14
Base AC 13 Exp to Adv. 2200 Cur SP (Mana) 14
Gold 1416

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Fair Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Good Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Excellent Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 14
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 4 (200')


abcdefghijkl@
Elec : +............
Fire : ......+......
Light : ............+

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .+...........
Levitate : ............+

You have defeated 183 enemies.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Scimitar of Shocking (2d5) (+4,+5) {200' quest reward}
b) The Long Bow of Bard (x3) (+17,+19) (+3) {Smeagol, 150'}
f) a Phial {Scruffy hobbit, 200'}
g) Hard Studded Leather of Resist Fire (-1) [7,+3] {100' quest reward}
h) a Cloak [1,+0]
j) an Iron Helm [5,+0]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks] {!k!d!v@G1@b1@m1}
b) 6 Copper Speckled Potions of Speed {!*@q1}
c) 4 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {!*@q4}
d) 5 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door {!*@r1}
e) 3 Ivory Wands of Magic Missile (37 charges) {!k!d!v@z1}
f) a Staff of Perception (9 charges) {@u1}
g) 99 Flight Arrows (2d4) (+0,+0) (24/24) {@f1=g}


Note the cool longbow. The least of the Big Three set artifact bows, Bard is way out of depth at DLevel 3, and probably the best thing I've had Smeagol drop ever.

Now watch me die horribly at the hands of an Icky White Thing :)

Sir Penguin
17-04-2002, 02:38:01
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
I believe the description for sprites is that they're like traditional fairies. If they don't get it from the start, levitation (from wings on the back) is one of the abilities they gain later in the game.

.5 hours to go 6 levels? That's a long time.

Oh yes, I was thinking of spectres.

It's not a long time for me :). Playing ZAngaband is a social event for me sometimes.

SP

Sir Penguin
17-04-2002, 03:42:25
Sprites also get a +1 speed bonus at level 10 (and you would think every tenth level thereafter).

The shuffle spell is cool. Once it summoned Mughash (the DEATH card!) and a bunch of kobolds, which I had to PD away from. It also summoned a bunch of lemures (the DEVIL card), which were defeated with some difficulty, and which brought me up a level.

SP

The Mad Monk
17-04-2002, 06:04:24
I got the game loaded up, and decided to take a dry run with a human ranger character.

I was drooled on a lot, was nearly killed by the viscious dog, and was killed by the black market agent just outside town.

Is this normal?

Sir Penguin
17-04-2002, 06:09:26
It takes a while to learn what can kill you and what can't :).

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
17-04-2002, 19:37:11
Yes indeed. This will probably help.

The Angband Newbie Guide (http://www.zangband.org/tang/tang.html)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
17-04-2002, 19:54:13
Another day, another Cosmo...

The above Cosmo bit the dust not long after posting that. Looks like my RNG comment came true! But, up until my death at the hands of a nasty Priest, that bow was wonderful. *sigh* I just wish I'd had the time to use it more.

Anyhow, started a new Cosmo, got this one up to CLevel 14, then got killed by something nasty (I think it was something small after being beaten up by a dark naga). Don't think he had much in the way of cool equipment.

I'll be trying to get a new Cosmo a bit higher this evening.

Sir Penguin
17-04-2002, 22:00:57
Still on Cosmo #1, level 15, 250'. Nothing special, just a vampiric Jo staff.

INT still affects the spellcasting ability of this character, doesn't it? I don't know why it wouldn't but the thought crossed my mind.

SP

Sir Penguin
17-04-2002, 22:20:58
Killed by an unexpected Death Sword at 300'.

SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
18-04-2002, 00:30:01
Re: INT, yep.

The Mad Monk
18-04-2002, 06:33:43
I'm going to hold off on the challenges until I get the basics nailed down. I generated a new character, an Amberite Arcane Ranger, and saved the freshly generated character in a seperate file. I'll just keep playing her until I get it right.

1st death: 2nd level (after falling through trap door on first level), from the poison touch of creeping copper coins. Whatever the hell they are.

I think I'm missing how to cast spells in this game.

MDA
18-04-2002, 15:09:28
"shift-g" to learn a spell from a book, "m" to cast a spell (must still have book in inventory).

The Mad Monk
19-04-2002, 05:07:54
Thanks, MDA.

Now my (4th level) ranger has been killed by a hoard of white mice while passing through a 1st level dungeon. She was also given Old Man Willow as a first quest. Gah. I'm about to start over on the latest incarnation--she hasn't died and is 6th level, but she lost 2 dex points to a pack of grid bugs, a point of charisma, and the first non scroll or potion magic item she found was *cursed* padded armor.

What the hell is up with Farmer Maggot's dog, anyway?

Darkstar
19-04-2002, 06:35:06
It wants you to kill it. Can't you tell?

Oh... well, best incarnation of Cosmo for me so far... Whee!


[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 Dex: 18/30 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 14

+ Skill -1 Level 5 Max Hit Points 45
% Deadliness 78 Experience 141 Cur Hit Points -6
+ To AC 2 Max Exp 141 Max SP (Mana) 2
Base AC 14 Exp to Adv. 200 Cur SP (Mana) 2
Gold 88

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Poor Perception : Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Poor Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Excellent Disarming : Excellent Avg.Dam./Rnd: 3
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Excellent Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 2 (100')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : .............
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : .............
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 123 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are neutral to Honour.
You have sinned against Nature.
You are somewhat virtuous in Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are somewhat virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You are neutral to Justice.
You are somewhat virtuous in Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Dagger (1d4) (+0,+0)
b) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0)
c) (nothing)
d) (nothing)
e) (nothing)
f) a Brass Lantern (with 3951 turns of light)
g) Soft Leather Armour [4,+0]
h) (nothing)
i) a Small Leather Shield [3,+0]
j) an Iron Helm [5,+0]
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+0]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) 3 Rations of Food
c) 3 Flasks of oil
d) an Azure Potion of Resist Heat
e) 2 Puce Potions of Slowness
f) a Green Potion of Cure Light Wounds
g) 4 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door
h) a Scroll titled "rogpet elaus" of Rumour
i) a Scroll titled "petme foo bat" of Detect Invisible
j) a Filthy Rag [1,-1]
k) a Cloak [1,+0]
l) a Cloak [1,+0]
m) a Set of Leather Gloves [1,+0]
n) 7 Bolts (2d5) (+0,+0)
o) 25 Rounded Pebbles (2d2) (+0,+0) (4/9)



The Manes hits you.
I'm going home, babe.
Goodbye, Cosmo!
]

The Mad Monk
19-04-2002, 07:56:24
BTW, is there anyplace I can go to find out exactly what a spell or identified item does? For example, the scroll of "Rumor" you character had; I had (and used) two of them. Is the sentence they generate (and made little sense) all that they do, or do they do something else I'm just not seeing?

Darkstar
19-04-2002, 08:32:29
That's all they do.

MDA
19-04-2002, 21:20:19
Level 12, 300', killed by a deathsword in one turn, starting with full hit points (99).

WTF was that deathsword doing at 300'!!!!!! :cry:

I was playing ultraconservatively, stayed at 50' until level seven, had finished NO quests.

The Mad Monk
20-04-2002, 04:03:57
Hi -- me again.

Is there any way to interact with others in this game besides sending them on to the next world? I've killed three of Farmer Maggott's dogs and someone's housecat. I also accidently walked into a happy, singing drunk, who wound up with my dagger in his chest. Needless to say, he's no longer happy or singing.

Whats up the virtues?

DaShi
20-04-2002, 04:47:02
Sorry, I don't know about that. But some of the uniques give good items.



I figured out how to get the phial on Dlevel 1 everytime with Cosmo. However, this does not prevent you from getting killed early :(. Anyway, I feel in fairness I should share this.

You must follow my directions exactly for this to work.

When you start, do NOT equip any items.

Step left twice, then up once.

Shift step left toward general store. step left once and up entering the store.

Buy 1 cloak and exit the store.

Equip all items but torches (dagger, armor, cloak)

Step down twice, then shift left to armor store.

Step left once and up entering the store

Buy small leather shield, hard leather cap {25% off}, and hard leather boots

Exit and equip newly bought items. Don't equip the torches.

Step down once, and shift right 3 times until you are at the exit of the city walls

Step right once and up once until you are in the moat.

Shift right once, then step right and up.

Go down stairs, then exit, then go down, then exit again.

Go down the stairs one more time. This level should be open (doesn't need the torches anyway), with several rooms scattered about. You will get a bad message, but one of the rooms contains a good dagger and another the phial.

Then get killed by a black naga at clevel 5. :)

Sir Penguin
20-04-2002, 18:22:33
Originally posted by MDA
Level 12, 300', killed by a deathsword in one turn, starting with full hit points (99).

WTF was that deathsword doing at 300'!!!!!! :cry:


Probably feeling smug after killing me.

SP

DaShi
22-04-2002, 03:23:12
Name : Cosmo Age 56 Str: 12 15
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 Wis: 13 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
Chr: 13 14

+ Skill 12 Level 16 Max Hit Points 141
% Deadliness 130 Experience 4371 Cur Hit Points -5
+ To AC 28 Max Exp 4371 Max SP (Mana) 14
Base AC 17 Exp to Adv. 4600 Cur SP (Mana) 12
Gold 7839

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Good Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 7
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 7 (350')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : ......+......
Fire : .............
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ..+.........+
Dark : ..+..........
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : ..........+..
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 1878 enemies.


[Virtues]

You have strayed from the path of Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are somewhat virtuous in Harmony.
You are virtuous in Patience.
You have sinned against Justice.
You are virtuous in Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Main Gauche of Slay Orc (1d5) (+5,+6)
b) a Long Bow (x2) (+5,+1) {cursed}
c) a Wooden Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
d) an Amethyst Ring of Sustain Constitution
e) (nothing)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) a Cord Armour of Resist Lightning [6,+5] {cursed}
h) a Cloak [1,+4]
i) a Small Leather Shield [3,+3]
j) a Metal Cap [3,+5]
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Power (+3,+1) [1,+5] (+5)
l) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots [3,+4] {cursed}


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) 13 Rations of Food
c) 2 White Mushrooms of Paranoia
d) 8 Green Potions of Cure Light Wounds
e) 6 Grey Speckled Potions of Cure Serious Wounds
f) a Crimson Potion of Cure Critical Wounds
g) 3 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door
h) 4 Scrolls titled "binblu viv" of Word of Recall
i) 20 Scrolls of Identify
j) a Scroll titled "pleaks elfu" of Trap Detection
k) 2 Iron Rods of Trap Location
l) an Ivory Wand of Magic Missile (4 charges)
m) a Silver-Plated Wand of Stinking Cloud (15 charges)
n) a Robe [2,+0]
o) Soft Leather Armour [4,+0]
p) Hard Leather Armour (-1) [6,+0]
q) a Cloak [1,+0]
r) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+0]
s) a Rapier (1d6) (+0,+0)
t) a War Hammer (3d3) (+0,+0)
u) a Dwarven Shovel (1d3) (+0,+0) (+3)
v) 16 Flight Arrows (2d4) (+0,+0) (11/11)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Potion of Restore Intelligence {90% off}

:cry: Stupid rat thing.

The Mad Monk
23-04-2002, 14:51:04
One of my characters met a deathsword at 250', on the trip down just after the worg quest. I was able to take it down at a distance, and it never moved.

Ever since being killed by creeping copper coins on my second character ever, I've been very careful to look at treasure before I approach it.

MDA
23-04-2002, 15:14:00
The deathswords are comparatively tame compared to the Raal's Tomes - they're not worth the risk and effort to kill most of the time.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-04-2002, 18:18:09
I think I may have killed one with Antara. Turned the corner and something cast a spell at me, so I started shooting at it, only later firing a shaft of light at it to see what it was. Turned out to be a Tome with 10% HP left. Imagine my shock and relief all the same time.

DaShi
23-04-2002, 18:47:36
My Antara was killed by a couple hundred tomes. I didn't know what they were at the time and saw a room full of them.

MDA
23-04-2002, 19:16:33
Those tomes are the pits! Hyuk, hyuk.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-04-2002, 21:13:45
I hereby disqualify MDA from Challenge #14 for what passes for his atrocious sense of humor. May you be crushed to death by a thousand Greater Hell Beasts!

MDA
23-04-2002, 21:45:05
You'll have to disqualify yourself for that sheep burp sig, then.

Darkstar
27-04-2002, 00:08:42
So I'm the only one that has problems playing Cosmo? I don't know why, but I find it difficult to concentrate when trying this character. Maybe it's just me, but it also seems so much more boring compared to other characters. No offense. Could just be the mood I'm in... and not all characters suit all people.

The Mad Monk
27-04-2002, 09:18:19
I finally got my first Cosmo rolling -- Level nine, down to 150', bandit quest completed.

Absolute crap equipment.

I had such high hopes for the bandit quest, too -- it produced two good weapons and the HA spear the one other time I tried it. This time? A longsword {+2,+3} and a ring of levitation in the den itself (LEVITATION -- HA!).

Oh, well. Maybe I should go feed the worgs.

MDA
27-04-2002, 16:57:08
Rogues appear to be so-so fighters with crap hit points. the occasional sneak attack is nice, but most of the time...

I had some success playing an archer's stick-n-phase door strategy.

currently have level 22, basic resists and a hatchet of Westernesse +9,+9 (+1).

I figure a few strength and intelligence potions could make a HUGE difference in how this guy is played, the problem is surviving (and persevering) long enough to collect them. I've lost countless Cosmo's to carelessness and boredom. This character is my first with basic resists and FA/SI, so he's got a chance to do well.

Those dark nagas can paralyze!! Bastards. Much tougher than black nagas, which I thought they were.

The Mad Monk
29-04-2002, 08:01:35
Here's my first & best Cosmo at the mo:

[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 16

+ Skill 6 Level 11 Max Hit Points 89
% Deadliness 118 Experience 1206 Cur Hit Points 89
+ To AC 10 Max Exp 1206 Max SP (Mana) 11
Base AC 15 Exp to Adv. 1300 Cur SP (Mana) 11
Gold 2329

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Poor Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Excellent Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 14
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 4 (200')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : .............
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 899 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are neutral to Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are a great champion of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are somewhat virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You have sinned against Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Long Sword (2d5) (+2,+4)
b) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0)
c) (nothing)
d) (nothing)
e) (nothing)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) a Robe [2,+0]
h) a Cloak [1,+6]
i) a Small Metal Shield [5,+0] {50% off}
j) an Iron Helm [5,+0]
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+2]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) a Ration of Food
c) 3 Slime Molds
d) a Violet Speckled Potion of Detect Invisible
e) a Smoky Potion of Heroism
f) 2 Green Potions of Cure Light Wounds
g) a Scroll of Word of Recall {25% off}
h) a Scroll titled "furog asta" of Identify
i) a Steel-Plated Wand of Wonder
j) a Steel-Plated Wand of Wonder
k) a Wooden Torch (with 1397 turns of light)
l) a Small Leather Shield [3]
m) a Hard Leather Cap [2] {average}
n) a Main Gauche (1d5)
o) a Whip (1d6) {average}
p) a Shovel (1d2) (+0,+0) (+1)
q) 19 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Deck of Many Things] {75% off}
b) 4 Rations of Food
c) 3 Smoky Potions of Heroism
d) a Scroll of Phase Door
e) a Scroll of Word of Recall
f) 2 Scrolls of Word of Recall {25% off}
g) 2 Scrolls of Identify {25% off}
h) a Molybdenum Wand of Haste Monster (27 charges)
i) a Bloodstone Ring of Weakness (-1) {cursed}
j) a Set of Leather Gloves [1] {cursed}
k) a Rounded Pebble (2d2) (+0,+0) (6/12)
l) 7 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24)


[Message Log (last 687 messages)]

You have no room for a Scroll titled "ionmik ood" of Treasure Detection.

[several hundred messages removed for brevity]

You feel the Hard Leather Cap (l) in your pack is average...
You have found a secret door.
You failed to pick the lock.
You have picked the lock.
You have a Small Leather Shield [3] (l).
You hit the Giant white centipede. <2x>
You have slain the Giant white centipede.
You failed to pick the lock.
You have picked the lock.
You have a Main Gauche (1d5) (n).
You miss the Metallic blue centipede. <4x>
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you. <2x>
You miss the Metallic blue centipede.
You hit the Metallic blue centipede.
The Metallic blue centipede flees in terror!
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you.
You hit the Metallic blue centipede.
You have slain the Metallic blue centipede.
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you.
You hit the Metallic blue centipede.
You miss the Metallic blue centipede.
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you. <3x>
You miss the Metallic blue centipede. <2x>
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you. <2x>
You miss the Metallic blue centipede. <2x>
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you.
You miss the Metallic blue centipede. <2x>
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you. <3x>
You miss the Metallic blue centipede. <2x>
The Metallic blue centipede crawls on you.
You hit the Metallic blue centipede. <2x>
You have slain the Metallic blue centipede.
You have found a secret door. <2x>
You miss the Creeping copper coins. <4x>
The Creeping copper coins hits you.
The Creeping copper coins misses you.
You have 19 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24).
The Iron Shot (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24) hits the Creeping copper coins.
The Creeping copper coins rears up in anger.
You miss the Creeping copper coins. <3x>
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You miss the Creeping copper coins. <10x>
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You miss the Creeping copper coins.
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You miss the Creeping copper coins.
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You miss the Creeping copper coins. <11x>
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You miss the Creeping copper coins. <5x>
You hit the Creeping copper coins.
You have slain the Creeping copper coins.
You feel something roll beneath your feet.
You have found 27 gold pieces worth of copper.
You have found 32 gold pieces worth of copper.


I included the last few messages to illustrate something. I am getting the impression that the random number generator is not quite as random as it could be; note the runs I had fighting the copper coins -- that is only one critter, and one this character was able to walk over before! I am soooo glad it was one of those really long corridors, with nothing behind me.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
29-04-2002, 17:57:42
Well, that is to be expected, you fighting is listed as "Poor". On the other hand, the RNG is regarded as being pretty bad. But it's fair, because it's the RNG we all use.

The Mad Monk
29-04-2002, 22:01:31
I figured as much. :)

Anywho, I went to feed the worgs...my brand new Lucern Hammer of *Slay* Animal!

Got it as the 200' quest reward -- killing 8 orc shamens.

Pretty much waltzed up to level 15, down to 350'.

I can feel myself getting cocky -- it's gonna get me killed, I just know it!

:)

MDA
30-04-2002, 12:24:28
I'm pretty pleased with myself, considering how hard this guy is to play.


[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 12
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18/20
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 16
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/50
Magic : Trump CON: 14
CHR: 17

+ Skill 25 Level 25 Max Hit Points 213
% Deadliness 151 Experience 26736 Cur Hit Points -6
+ To AC 62 Max Exp 27399 Max SP (Mana) 32
Base AC 24 Exp to Adv. 35000 Cur SP (Mana) 26
Gold 17732

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Excellent Perception : Excellent Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Very Good Searching : Superb Shots/Round : 0.83
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 9
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 22 (1100')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : ......++.....
Elec : ......+......
Fire : ......+.+....
Cold : ......+......
Poison: .............
Fear : .+...........
Light : ...+........+
Dark : ...+.........
Shard : .............
Blind : .........+...
Conf : ......+......
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: +.........+..
SeeInvis.: +........+...
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: ....+........
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 1879 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are a champion of Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You are an enemy of Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Hatchet of Westernesse (1d5) (+9,+9) (+1)
b) a Light Crossbow of Extra Might (x5) (+12,+9)
c) a Ring of Slaying (+12,+5)
d) a Wooden Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
e) a Tortoise Shell Amulet of Slow Digestion
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) a Rhino Hide Armour of Resistance (-1) [8,+9]
h) The Cloak 'Colannon' [1,+15] (+3 to stealth) {!d!v!s!k orc quest1}
i) a Small Metal Shield of Resist Fire [5,+8]
j) The Iron Helm 'Holhenneth' [5,+10] (+2)
k) a Set of Gauntlets of Free Action [2,+8]
l) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots [3,+9]


[Character Inventory]

a) 2 Trump Spellbooks [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) 4 Pieces of Elvish Waybread
c) 4 Smoky Potions of Heroism
d) 2 Crimson Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
e) 3 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door
f) 2 Scrolls of Teleportation
g) 4 Scrolls titled "binblu viv" of Word of Recall
h) 8 Scrolls titled "furog asta" of Identify
i) an Iron Rod of Trap Location
j) a Magnesium Rod of Disarming
k) a Cloak [1,-6] {cursed}
l) an Iron Helm [5,+0]
m) 5 Steel Bolts (3d5) (+7,+7) (77/64)
n) 26 Flight Arrows (2d4) (-6,-4) {cursed}

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
30-04-2002, 18:09:02
Nice work, MDA.

Looks like you were playing as an archer? While the XBow of Extra Might looks like and would be tempting to use, I think I'd still stick with a long bow. That 1/6 turn penalty would be too much for such a weak character.

Also, without any other entries coming it, looks like you're best placed to be this round's winner. And, unless I can pull my finger out and get at least CLevel 23, you'll go up a notch in the rankings, too.

The Mad Monk
01-05-2002, 00:20:55
I'll drop this in in case I don't have time later -- 22:00 GMT is 17:00 EST, right?

[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18/20
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 16

+ Skill 11 Level 16 Max Hit Points 141
% Deadliness 122 Experience 4187 Cur Hit Points 141
+ To AC 21 Max Exp 4187 Max SP (Mana) 19
Base AC 14 Exp to Adv. 4600 Cur SP (Mana) 19
Gold 4020

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Fair Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 14
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 8 (400')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : ...+.........
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: ..+..........
Regen. : +............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 1254 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are somewhat virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You have strayed from the path of Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Lucerne Hammer of *Slay* Animal (2d5) (+7,+5) (+2)
b) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0)
c) a Ring of Slow Digestion
d) a Ring of Resist Fire {cursed}
e) (nothing)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) a Robe [2,+3]
h) a Cloak [1,+6]
i) a Small Leather Shield [3,+4]
j) a Steel Helm [6,+4] {25% off}
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+2] {cursed}


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) a Black Mushroom of Poison
c) 5 Strips of Venison
d) a Flask of oil
e) a Shimmering Potion of Resist Cold
f) a Crimson Potion of Cure Critical Wounds
g) a Scroll titled "iglen ucon" of Aggravate Monster
h) a Scroll titled "pleaks elfu" of Trap Detection
i) a Short Wand of Slow Monster (11 charges)
j) a Silver-Plated Wand of Stinking Cloud (13 charges)
k) 2 Steel-Plated Wands of Wonder (37 charges)
l) a Mulberry Staff of Light (16 charges)
m) a Large Leather Shield [6,+4]
n) a Hard Leather Cap [2,+6]
o) a Ninjato of *Slay* Evil (1d9) (+5,+5) (+2)
p) a Shovel (1d2) (+0,+0) (+1)
q) 5 Iron Shots of Slaying (5d2) (+15,+14) (22/45)
r) 8 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Deck of Many Things] {75% off}
b) a Grey Mushroom of Blindness
c) 4 Rations of Food
d) a Brown Speckled Potion of Poison
e) a Blue Speckled Potion of Sleep
f) a Copper Speckled Potion of Speed
g) 3 Smoky Potions of Heroism
h) a Viscous Pink Potion of Berserk Strength
i) a Scroll of Phase Door
j) a Scroll titled "binblu viv" of Word of Recall
k) a Scroll of Word of Recall {25% off}
l) 4 Scrolls of Identify {25% off}
m) a Molybdenum Wand of Haste Monster (27 charges)
n) a Large Metal Shield [8,+3]
o) a Long Sword (2d5) (+2,+4)
p) a Rounded Pebble (2d2) (+0,+0) (6/12)


[Home Inventory - Angwil]

a) a Potion of Restore Dexterity {25% off}
b) a Scroll of Word of Recall {50% off}
c) a Scroll titled "furog asta" of Identify
d) a Platinum Wand of Light (15 charges)
e) an Iron Wand of Sleep Monster (15 charges)
f) a Short Wand of Slow Monster (11 charges)
g) a Silver-Plated Wand of Stinking Cloud (13 charges)
h) a Steel-Plated Wand of Wonder (18 charges)
i) a Filthy Rag [1,+5]

Sir Penguin
01-05-2002, 02:29:41
Whew, got back in time! This is my best, from the first week (had hardly any time to play in the second week, oddly enough; I probably wouldn't have managed to get much better anyway). This is actually my second best, but I can't find the dump for my best (level 16) so this will have to do.


[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 14
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 14

+ Skill 9 Level 15 Max Hit Points 126
% Deadliness 130 Experience 3550 Cur Hit Points -2
+ To AC 12 Max Exp 3550 Max SP (Mana) 17
Base AC 19 Exp to Adv. 3600 Cur SP (Mana) 17
Gold 1109

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Fair Perception : Superb Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Superb Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 15
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 6 (300')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : +..+.........
Cold : ..+..........
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 927 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have sinned against Justice.
You are neutral to Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a War Hammer of Slay Dragon (3d3) (+5,+7) {@0}
b) a Sling (x2) (+3,+3)
c) a Ring of Resist Cold {cursed}
d) a Ring of Resist Fire
e) an Amulet of Searching (+7)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) Soft Leather Armour [4,+2]
h) a Fur Cloak [3,+2]
i) a Large Metal Shield [8,+3]
j) a Hard Leather Cap [2,+2]
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+1]


[Character Inventory]

a) 2 Trump Spellbooks [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) a Grey Mushroom of Blindness
c) 5 Flasks of oil
d) 5 Copper Speckled Potions of Speed
e) 15 Potions of Cure Serious Wounds {25% off}
f) a White Potion of Salt Water
g) 12 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door
h) 6 Scrolls of Word of Recall {!*}
i) 4 Scrolls of Satisfy Hunger
j) an Iron Rod of Trap Location
k) a Platinum Wand of Light (11 charges)
l) a Brass Lantern (with 4408 turns of light)
m) Hard Leather Armour (-1) [6,-2] {cursed}
n) a Rapier (1d6) (+5,+1)
o) a Short Sword (1d7) (+0,+0)
p) a Cutlass (1d7) (+0,+0)
q) a Whip (1d6) (+0,+0)
r) a Shovel (1d2) (+0,+0) (+1) {@0}
s) 25 Iron Shots (4d2) (+3,+3) (15/30) {@f1=g}


[Home Inventory - Morivant]

a) a Staff of Perception (15 charges) {90% off}


SP

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-05-2002, 15:38:46
Maybe you dumped over your dump?

I have a CLevel 15 dump here on a floppy disk just itching to be posted... but I'm going to wait and see what I can get done during lunch.

Mad Monk - 17:00 EDT it is. That is, if I've got the terminology right. I'm sure there's a GMT calculator out on the Web somewhere that'll confirm it. But, in order to "clear things up" a bit, it's in 5 1/2 hours from this post (give or take 5 mintues or so.)


ANd finally, speaking of character dumps, has anyone else noticed they seem a lot more compact under the new colour scheme, or is that just my eyes playing tricks on me?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-05-2002, 15:58:55
Maybe you dumped over your dump?

I have a CLevel 15 dump here on a floppy disk just itching to be posted... but I'm going to wait and see what I can get done during lunch.

Mad Monk - 17:00 EDT it is. That is, if I've got the terminology right. I'm sure there's a GMT calculator out on the Web somewhere that'll confirm it. But, in order to "clear things up" a bit, it's in 5 1/2 hours from this post (give or take 5 mintues or so.)


ANd finally, speaking of character dumps, has anyone else noticed they seem a lot more compact under the new colour scheme, or is that just my eyes playing tricks on me?

MDA
01-05-2002, 16:04:33
Qaj - Maybe you posted over your post?:)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-05-2002, 17:05:44
I have no idea how that happened, except that the first time I tried posting, it engaged Flood Control. Maybe FC is broken for quick replies?

The Mad Monk
01-05-2002, 20:44:12
Final entry time -- for the challenge, anyway. This is still my first, best, and only Cosmo; does that make me good, or just overly cautious?

[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 16
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump CON: 13
CHR: 18/30

+ Skill 9 Level 18 Max Hit Points 158
% Deadliness 122 Experience 5877 Cur Hit Points 81
+ To AC 27 Max Exp 5877 Max SP (Mana) 22
Base AC 12 Exp to Adv. 7200 Cur SP (Mana) 22
Gold 1951

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Fair Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 2
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 2.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 12
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 10 (500')


abcdefghijkl@
Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : ...+.........
Cold : .............
Poison: .............
Fear : .............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

abcdefghijkl@
Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: .............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: ..+..........
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 1534 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Honour.
You are the polar opposite of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have sinned against Justice.
You have strayed from the path of Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Ninjato of *Slay* Evil (1d9) (+5,+5) (+2)
b) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0)
c) a Ring of Slow Digestion
d) a Ring of Resist Fire {cursed}
e) an Amulet of Charisma (+1)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) a Robe [2,+6]
h) a Cloak [1,+6]
i) a Small Leather Shield [3,+4]
j) a Jingasa of Beauty [4,+7] (+4)
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots [2,+2] {cursed}


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks]
b) a Piece of Elvish Waybread
c) an Azure Potion of Resist Heat
d) a Scroll titled "nej odbul sol" of Monster Confusion
e) a Zirconium Rod of Light
f) a Platinum Wand of Light (14 charges)
g) an Iron Wand of Sleep Monster (20 charges)
h) a Short Wand of Slow Monster (9 charges)
i) a Silver-Plated Wand of Stinking Cloud (11 charges)
j) a Mulberry Staff of Light (29 charges)
k) a Redwood Staff of Detect Invisible (17 charges)
l) an Onyx Ring of Teleportation {cursed}
m) an Obsidian Ring of Levitation
n) a Wooden Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
o) a Metal Cap [3,+4]
p) a Dagger (1d4) (+4,+3)
q) a Lucerne Hammer of *Slay* Animal (2d5) (+7,+5) (+2)
r) a Shovel (1d2) (+0,+0) (+1)
s) a Sling (x2) (+0,+0)
t) 8 Iron Shots of Slaying (5d2) (+15,+14) (22/45)
u) 10 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24)


[Home Inventory - Outpost]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Deck of Many Things] {75% off}
b) a Grey Mushroom of Blindness
c) 4 Rations of Food
d) a Brown Speckled Potion of Poison
e) a Blue Speckled Potion of Sleep
f) a Smoky Potion of Heroism
g) a Scroll of Phase Door
h) a Scroll titled "binblu viv" of Word of Recall
i) a Molybdenum Wand of Haste Monster (27 charges)
j) a Steel-Plated Wand of Wonder (18 charges)
k) a Large Leather Shield [6,+4]
l) a Large Metal Shield [8,+3]
m) a Steel Helm [6,+4] {25% off}
n) a Long Sword (2d5) (+2,+4)
o) a Rounded Pebble (2d2) (+0,+0) (6/12)


[Home Inventory - Telmora]

a) a Hard Leather Cap [2,+6]


[Home Inventory - Angwil]

a) a Potion of Restore Dexterity {25% off}
b) 2 Scrolls of Word of Recall {75% off}
c) an Iron Wand of Sleep Monster (20 charges)
d) a Gold-Plated Wand of Confuse Monster (18 charges)
e) an Ivory Wand of Magic Missile (12 charges)
f) a Steel-Plated Wand of Wonder (19 charges)
g) a Mulberry Staff of Light (25 charges)
h) a Pine Staff of Treasure Location (25 charges)
i) a Filthy Rag [1,+5]
j) 3 Iron Shots (4d2) (+0,+0) (12/24)


[Message Log (last 873 messages)]
***
You enter a maze of down staircases.
You find the following inscription in the floor
Be warned, this level is guarded by 8 Dark nagas!
***
You have slain the Copperhead snake.
You found a trap!
You fly over a spiked pit.
You failed to disarm the pit.
There is a wall blocking your way.
You failed to disarm the pit.
You have disarmed the pit.
Welcome to level 18.
You were wielding a Lucerne Hammer of *Slay* Animal (2d5) (+7,+5) (+2) (r).
You are wielding a Ninjato of *Slay* Evil (1d9) (+5,+5) (+2) (a).
The Dark naga tries to cast a spell, but fails.
The Dark naga casts a frost bolt.
It dies.
It tries to cast a spell, but fails.
The Dark naga casts a frost bolt.
The Giant fruit fly dies.
The Dark naga casts a frost bolt.
The Dark naga stings you.
The Dark naga bites you.
You hit the Dark naga. <2x>
The Dark naga casts a frost bolt.
Your Metallic Blue Potion of Infra-vision (c) was destroyed!
You hit the Dark naga.
You strike the Dark naga.
The Dark naga misses you.
The Dark naga bites you.
The air about you becomes charged...
You have no more Scrolls of Word of Recall {25% off}.
The Dark naga stings you.
The Dark naga misses you.
A line of blue shimmering light appears.
The Dark naga is unharmed.
You have 14 charges remaining.
The Dark naga resists a lot.
You have 11 charges remaining.
You miss the Dark naga. <2x>
The Dark naga stings you.
The Dark naga bites you.
The Dark naga is unaffected!
You have 9 charges remaining.
You get in a shield bash!
You strike the Dark naga. <2x>
The Dark naga casts a frost bolt.
You hit the Dark naga.
You miss the Dark naga.
The Dark naga misses you. <2x>
You hack at the Dark naga.
You hit the Dark naga.
You have slain the Dark naga.
You have a Zirconium Rod (e).
You hit the Small kobold.
You ruthlessly sneak attack!
You hack at the Small kobold.
You have slain the Small kobold.
You have found 15 gold pieces worth of copper.
You feel yourself yanked upwards!
You collect 360 gold pieces
Your posessions have been identified.
You reorder some items in your pack.
The rooms are available only at night.


Thanks to that *Slay* evil weaponan great sneaking, Cosmo the Rouge has played more loke Cosmo the avenging ninja the past few sessions (including epic battles with Lugrash the Snaga and that Kobold chieftain fellow. :)

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-05-2002, 20:50:02
[Zangband 2.4.0 Character Dump]

Name : Cosmo Age 56 STR: 10
Sex : Male Height 35 INT: 18
Race : Sprite Weight 81 WIS: 15
Class : Rogue Social Class 28 DEX: 18/40
Magic : Trump Con: 12 13
Chr: 16 17

+ Skill 10 Level 16 Max Hit Points 141
% Deadliness 133 Experience 3674 Cur Hit Points -12
+ To AC 18 Max Exp 3674 Max SP (Mana) 19
Base AC 20 Exp to Adv. 4600 Cur SP (Mana) 19
Gold 393

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Fair Perception : Very Good Blows/Round : 3
Bows/Throw : Fair Searching : Excellent Shots/Round : 1.0
Saving Throw: Superb Disarming : Superb Avg.Dam./Rnd: 23
Stealth : Superb Magic Device: Superb Infra-Vision: 40'


(Character Background)
Your parents were wood spirits. You have light blue wings
attached to your back, straight blond hair, blue eyes, and
a very fair complexion.



[Miscellaneous information]

Maximize Mode: ON
Preserve Mode: ON
Autoscum: OFF
Small Levels: ENABLED
Arena Levels: ENABLED
Hard Quests: OFF
Num. Random Quests: 48
Nightmare Mode: OFF
Recall Depth: Level 8 (400')


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Acid : .............
Elec : .............
Fire : .............
Cold : ......+......
Poison: .............
Fear : +............
Light : ............+
Dark : .............
Shard : .............
Blind : .............
Conf : .............
Sound : .............
Nether: .............
Nexus : .............
Chaos : .............
Disnch: .............

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Speed : ............+
Reflect : .............
AuraFire: .............
AuraElec: .............
NoTelprt: .............
No Magic: .............
Wraithfm: .............
DrainExp: .............
Teleport: .............

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Free Actn: .............
SeeInvis.: +............
Hold Life: .............
Telepathy: .............
SlwDigstn: .............
Regen. : .............
Levitate : ............+
PermLite : .............
Aggravate: .............
EvilCurse: .............

You have defeated 377 enemies.


[Virtues]

You are somewhat virtuous in Honour.
You are an enemy of Nature.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You are virtuous in Harmony.
You are somewhat virtuous in Patience.
You have strayed from the path of Justice.
You have strayed from the path of Diligence.


[Character Equipment]

a) a Long Sword (Holy Avenger) (2d5) (+7,+8) [+2] (+1 attack)
b) a Long Bow (x2) (+0,+0) {cursed}
c) (nothing)
d) (nothing)
e) (nothing)
f) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
g) Hard Leather Armour of Resist Cold (-1) [6,+6]
h) a Cloak [1,+0]
i) a Large Metal Shield [8,+6] {cursed}
j) a Hard Leather Cap of Beauty [2,+2] (+3)
k) (nothing)
l) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots [3,+0]


[Character Inventory]

a) a Trump Spellbook [Conjurings & Tricks] {!k!d!v@G1@b1@m1}
b) 2 Rations of Food
c) a Grey Mushroom of Blindness
d) 4 Copper Speckled Potions of Speed {!k!d!v@q1}
e) 10 Scrolls titled "mondoe rearog" of Phase Door {!k!d!v@r1}
f) 4 Scrolls of Word of Recall {!k!d!v@r2}
g) a Scroll titled "rogpet elaus" of Rumour
h) a Scroll titled "flit snobu ulk" of Trap/Door Destruction
i) an Iron Rod of Trap Location {!k!d!v@z1}
j) a Silver-Plated Wand of Stinking Cloud (9 charges)
k) 2 Ivory Wands of Magic Missile (0 charges) {!k!d!v@a1}
l) a Wire Ring of Searching (-3) {cursed}
m) 6 Flight Arrows (2d4) (+0,+0) (10/10) {@f1=g}

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-05-2002, 20:50:38
My desktop PC isn't connecting to the Internet. I was getting worried I wouldn't be able to post my dump here. So I had to quickly rebuild this laptop, install a wireless cellphone modem, configure it for net access, copy across the dump and post it. Luckily, I was just about finished reinstalling the operating system and applications when this happened, so it only took 20 minutes or so.

According to the ol' clock on the desktop, it's 15 minutes until the deadline. Looks like, unless someone else posts after this or is crossposting a better character, MDA will be the winner!

Anyhow, enough of that, here's the dump before this connection craps out on me...


Nice longsword. Got it from the Kamikaze Yeek quest. It was going through Priests like they were butter. Very nice. Shame about the giant octopus that killed me though. Damn terrain streamers.

I must say, this has been the second most challenging challenge character I've played, the most challenging one being pre-Counterglow (Ajli the Arcane High Mage Yeek). Sprite Trump Rogues suck :)

The Mad Monk
01-05-2002, 20:52:01
...and I'm not going to edit that mess until after the results are finalized, and maybe not even then. :)

MDA
01-05-2002, 20:58:08
Nevermind, my eyes are going.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-05-2002, 00:47:14
Quick post!

Challenge #14 is over.

Rankings are:

1) MDA, CLevel 25
2) Mad Monk, CLevel 18
3) DaShi, CLevel 16
3) Qaj, CLevel 16
5) Sir Penguin, CLevel 15
6) Darkstar, CLevel 5

I'll upload an updated Leaderboard tomorrow morning, but right now I'm goin' home.

The Mad Monk
02-05-2002, 06:37:36
I only risked trying the Shuffle spell in the last hours of play. The two draws of note were Sun and Devil.

MDA
02-05-2002, 14:08:54
sad that a level 25 character should win, but I guess that's a true challenge!

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-05-2002, 15:52:42
Well, the highest so far is CLevel 33, by SP in Challenge #11, though he was still alive and could have gone further.

According to the Leaderboard, the last two rounds have had a lot of dead character dumps. Challenge #11 seemed to be the easier one (but then I'd planned that to entice new people to play :) )