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ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


Good stuff---I had no idea about Bloatcrawl even being a thing. I suppose it takes some of the mantle from Circus Animals Variation that has gone quiet of late~

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ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


Any reckonings on the moving target of late that is bcrawl as the other Lively One alongside Gooncrawl? Or plotting to harvest choice bits from the former into the latter?

https://github.com/b-crawl/bcrawl/releases

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


Mainline Crawl has a fair mix of outright gains to go along with the outright befuddlements---but between Gooncrawl and bcrawl the overall scene hasn't been this lively since Hellcrawl and Circus Animal Variation briefly burned brightly, the latter being Particularly Out There in terms of stepping back from curation and slaughtering/mutating much of what had been.

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


bcrawl popping off with a solid update, server doings, and first tournament in a week to perhaps tempt some of Vanilla's wayward infamous folk who live for such.

https://old.reddit.com/r/roguelikes...gfd&sh=7b23b041

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


bcrawl has Done Myriad Stuff again, some new and some just parting semi-significant company with latest vanilla doings:

https://github.com/b-crawl/bcrawl/releases

Vine Stalker rework, new spells, staff/stave reworks seem like pretty nifty universal bits.

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


bcrawl did an update recently with a Jiyva rework and and other accrued assorted changes---nice to see it still chugging on along.

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


Massive changes in trunk to just about the whole thrust of the spell schools is definitely going to be a defining point should they follow through with the lot in full---from all the cuts, to additions, to outright changes down to the core.

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/...-6-january-2020

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Hello crawlers, and welcome to the first batch of trunk updates of 2020. The teams’ celebrations raised quite a bit of Pandemonium, but in the fray several trunk changes appeared. Here’s the latest!

A new swamp worm tunnel vault offering a transporter puzzle for your death enjoyment
A new Fedhas vs Yredelemnul themed swamp rune vault with a cameo by an undead Lernean Hydra
On the back-end we’ve added catch2 testing to the build process
Foxfire no longer damage the player when swapping, just dissipate
A new abyss-escape themed ghost vault
Regeneration has regenerated for the last time, and is removed. Agony replaces it in the book of Necromancy, and Ozocubu’s Armour in the Book of Battle
A new unique Maggie enters the dungeon. Maggie is a younger version of Margery, and is a test of reaverb’s new multiple-unique-encounter storytelling approach. Maggie knows Bolt of Fire and Mesmerise, and comes equipped with a light dragon skin and a good weapon. Margery’s dragon armour is upgraded. Both Maggie and Margery have a chance of carrying Wyrmbane, which comes already slightly leveled up!
dtsund can send us an “I told you so!”. Scrolls of acquirement now offer a choice of 4-5 items: food (if you eat), gold, and three random choices from the old acquirement categories. These items are fully identified, and you can inspect them before making your choice.
However, the miscellaneous category of acquirement has been removed, so you won’t be seeing evocables on the list ever again!
That’s all for now! On the horizon, there are rumors of an upcoming crawl sudden death challenges “soon”, more magic changes, and who knows what manner of twisted sinister changes from the mind of Xom. Happy crawling!

Aside from Regen being gone,

-New new stuff sounds fine and or death trap'ish.
-Multiple-unique-encounter unique system sounds excellent on the whole
-Acquirement change is...kind of a mixed, Card-tinged bag---save Evocables getting clipped such that perhaps indicates they too are bound for the farm upstate that Regen now joins?

ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


All aside, it would seem the just and true thing to do is grab as much from bloatcrawl 2 that is well and flavourfully implemented in spirit for Gooncrawl as the notions take...but man alive is that a loaded up release with strange and exotic things.

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ExiledTinkerer
Nov 4, 2009


The .25 Trunkening Continues:

quote:

You quaff a potion. It was a potion of stabbing. You feel ready to backstab. You open the trunk update like a pillowcase!

Greetings fellow crawlers. The 0.25 development cycle has proved to be a busy one, so we’re back with another Trunk Update. Many of us usual suspects have been hard at work bringing you some new toys to play with. I’m also happy to note that PleasingFungus has recently returned to drop some new crawl creations of his own. How he managed to escape from the dreaded Tower of Lemuel, we’ll never know!

Now, on with the update:

Frozen Ramparts, a new L3 Ice spell that makes all walls within radius 3 become covered in icicles that release when a monster walks nearby. The icicles do light damage that checks AC but is only partly resistable. Affected monsters additionally receive a “frozen” debuff that slows their movement by 4 aut for a few turns. Available now for any Ice Elementalist in their starting book!
Tin of Tremorstones, a new multi-use evocable. When used, it creates two radius 2 explosions at range 3 that are triple-affected by AC (like LRD), but the explosions are randomly skewed and may hit the user. Most useful for players with good armour. It has a 33% chance to fall apart with each use. It’s a tin of angry earth elementals waiting to explode!
New Potion of Stabbing that gives a 50% chance to upgrade weak stabs (e.g.distracted monsters) to strong ones (e.g. sleeping monsters). I wonder what this potion would taste like?
New unrand: Cigotuvi’s Embrace, a +4 leather armour with rN+, rRot and *Drain that automatically gathers corpses to increase AC. The AC decays slowly over time but decays more quickly as more corpses are added. That’s right, the former Cigotuvi’s Embrace spell has returned, but as an unrand!
Ledas’ Liquefaction gets a boost: the player is now immune to the effects of liquefied ground made by casting it. With this spell, we can all pretend to be a centaur.
Scrolls of Magic Mapping now reveal any floor traps on the level. Now you can feel the pain of finding of a double-zot-trapped Hall of Zot:5 right after you enter the level!
The vorpal weapon ego no longer has distinct adjectives for each weapon class. Now all such weapons are described as ‘vorpal’. Vorpality is the new reality.
Shields have gotten a reskin. Ordinary shields are renamed to kite shields and large shields have been renamed to tower shields. Sword-and-tower sounds cooler than sword-and-board, in my humble opinion.
Confusing Touch is now level 3 and checks MR instead of monster HD. Additionally, the Confuse spell has been removed. Now there’s exactly one “confuse exactly one thing” spell and it’s not so overpowered.
Boots of the Assassin are now called the hood of the Assassin and use the headgear slot. Imagine wearing this while quaffing a potion of stabbing and standing next to a distracted Rupert. Nothing personnel, kid.
The demon blade Leech gains *Rage/+Rage and loses its AC-3 and EV-3 properties. Bloodbane has been removed, having been merged into Leech.
Warlock’s Mirror can now reflect piercing ranged weapons. Is there anything this little gadget can’t do?!
God conducts for harming allies now apply to spells and items that place harmful clouds. But don’t worry, demonspawn, your ignite blood mutation won’t anger Oka.
The Staff of Olgreb now grants poison immunity to monsters wielding it. The gauntlet minotaur can’t wait to try this out when he next finds Olgreb in his loot pile.
Potions of Agility have been removed. Among the less interesting of the many buff potions that fill our inventories, agility potions have been replaced with the more specialized potions of stabbing.
Monsters such as spiders can no longer cling. Rest in peace, a myriad of clinging code bugs.

Some of the above items will continue to receive balance adjustments and tweaks over coming weeks. And we’re not done adding new stuff for 0.25, so stay tuned. Until next time, Happy Crawling!

Potions of...Stabbing? Right...this update is definitely going to be all over the place in terms of "new" and stuff folded in to further trim.

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