History VideoGame / DungeonCrawl

11th Dec '17 11:23:14 AM NervousShark
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* Druid: The spriggan druids of the Swamp practice animal empathy by summoning in other beasts on the level. They practice plant control by [[WhenTreesAttack animating the nearby mangroves to constantly smack the player with roots and branches]].

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* Druid: {{Druid}}: The spriggan druids of the Swamp practice animal empathy by summoning in other beasts on the level. They practice plant control by [[WhenTreesAttack animating the nearby mangroves to constantly smack the player with roots and branches]].



* DungeonCrawling: '''''[[CaptainObvious Duh.]]'''''

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* DungeonCrawling: '''''[[CaptainObvious Duh.]]'''''Gameplay revolves around this exploring dungeons. There's a reason the game is called what it is.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: It's a roguelike. Expect to see mice, cockroaches, bats, iguanas, yaks, frogs, [[OverlyLongGag newts, wolves]]... Also, spells and abilities that are supposed to summon friendly allies can potentially do the opposite.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: It's a roguelike. Expect to see mice, cockroaches, bats, iguanas, yaks, frogs, [[OverlyLongGag newts, wolves]]...wolves... Also, spells and abilities that are supposed to summon friendly allies can potentially do the opposite.



** Inversion: Deep Dwarves have a damage shaving feature that reduces all damage they take, but they [[BlessedWithSuck can't regain HP by themselves.]] They will need magical devices, potions, divine help or magic to heal. Suffice to say, people don't play a whole lot of [[RedShirt Deep Dwarf Fighters]].

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** Inversion: Deep Dwarves have a damage shaving feature that reduces all damage they take, but they [[BlessedWithSuck can't regain HP by themselves.]] They will need magical devices, potions, divine help or magic to heal. Suffice to say, people don't play a whole lot of [[RedShirt Deep Dwarf Fighters]].Fighters.



* HorseArcher: A variant: Centaurs (both player characters and the monstrous ones you fight) are quite good with bows. [[DontExplainTheJoke So, you essentially have archers who are part horse.]]

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* HorseArcher: A variant: Centaurs (both player characters and the monstrous ones you fight) are quite good with bows. [[DontExplainTheJoke So, you essentially have archers who are part horse.]]



*** Most of the gods have little things like this. For example, dying while worshipping the god of death Yredelemnul results in you becoming a zombie.

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*** Most of the gods have little things like this. For example, dying while worshipping worshiping the god of death Yredelemnul results in you becoming a zombie.



* OhCrap:
** [[MadGod Xom]] is getting BORED.
** [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace You are cast into the Abyss!]]
** You open the door. [[ZergRush The killer bee buzzes angrily! (x12)]]
** (Monster) zaps a wand. [[DisintegratorRay You are blasted!]]



* [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned Game]]: Linley Henzell, the game's original creator, started out with regular updates but quickly got tired of the game and let it go. In Linley's own words:

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* [[OrphanedSeries Orphaned Game]]: OrphanedSeries: Linley Henzell, the game's original creator, started out with regular updates but quickly got tired of the game and let it go. In Linley's own words:



** Quite a number to VideoGame/{{Doom}} . In fact, a few developers once actively trying [[https://github.com/crawl/crawl/commit/e473d029e917 to cram as many Doom references as possible.]]
*** Orb spiders, creepy crawlies that fire [[EnergyBall Orbs of Destruction]], similar to arachnotrons
*** Hell knights, powerful warriors armed with both demon blades and fire magic, just like Doom's
*** Flying skulls, swift,nimble undead that like to swarm the player like Doom's Lost Souls

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** Quite a number to VideoGame/{{Doom}} . VideoGame/{{Doom}}. In fact, a few developers once actively trying tried [[https://github.com/crawl/crawl/commit/e473d029e917 to cram as many Doom references into the game as possible.]]
*** Orb spiders, spiders are creepy crawlies that fire [[EnergyBall Orbs of Destruction]], similar to arachnotrons
arachnotrons.
*** Hell knights, knights are powerful warriors armed with both demon blades and fire magic, just like Doom's
Doom's.
*** Flying skulls, swift,nimble skulls are swift and nimble undead creatures that like to swarm the player player, like Doom's Lost SoulsSouls.



** If you fall into deep water somehow, it's possible to scramble free if you aren't carrying too much stuff. It's also possible to scramble free of lava, but such a dip includes very lethal fire damage.

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** If Before 0.15, if you fall fell into deep water somehow, it's it was possible to scramble free if you aren't weren't carrying too much stuff. It's It was also possible to scramble free of lava, but such a dip includes included very lethal fire damage.



** Many of the unique enemies like to play this trope straight as well. Notably...

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** Many of the unique enemies like to play this trope straight as well.straight. Notably...



*** Another downplayed example: Ignacio the demon executioner. Sure he has the same super speed all executioner demons have, but his [[AnAxeToGrind heavily enchanted executioner's axe]] takes his power to a whole new level.

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*** Another A downplayed example: Ignacio the demon executioner. Sure he has the same super speed all executioner demons have, but his [[AnAxeToGrind heavily enchanted executioner's axe]] takes his power to a whole new level.



** The Tzitzimitl, a renaming update to shadow fiends, actually subverts this- the name actually corresponds to titles for obscure Aztec gods, and thus can be pronounced with guides to Nahuatl. [[note]]Tsee-tsee-mee-tl, with tl pronounced like t with the tongue held in a postion for l)[[/note]]

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** The Tzitzimitl, a renaming update to shadow fiends, actually subverts this- the name actually corresponds to titles for obscure Aztec gods, and thus can be pronounced with guides to Nahuatl. [[note]]Tsee-tsee-mee-tl, with tl pronounced like t with the tongue held in a postion position for l)[[/note]]



* VideoGameLives: Felids get an extra life every few levels, which is rare in modern games and even rarer in roguelikes. It even says 'Extra life!'.

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* VideoGameLives: Felids get an extra life every few levels, which is rare in modern games and even rarer in roguelikes. It even says 'Extra life!'.life!'
28th Aug '17 1:47:16 AM teukkam
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* MoneySpider: Averted for the most part, as killing monsters doesn't normally drop gold. But if you worship Gozag, this is played straight UpToEleven as all corpse drops are now converted to gold.
12th Jun '17 10:43:10 AM TheCheshireCat
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*** Really, Xom could be seen as a subversion. Xom is a MadGod who does whatever, but it's not because Xom hates you. Even if Xom becomes bored beyond belief, Xom will still happily accept you back as a favorite toy if you start to be entertaining again.

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*** Really, Xom could be seen as a subversion. Xom is a MadGod who does whatever, but it's not because Xom hates you. Even if Xom becomes bored beyond belief, Xom will still happily accept you back as a favorite toy if you start to be entertaining again. Even if you end up under penance with Xom, there's a 10% chance he'll still do something good for you when deciding to hand out a "punishment".
31st May '17 5:33:06 AM hawthorn
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* DishingOutDirt: Earth elementalists get some highly effective attack spells that range from blasting grit at your enemies to literally blowing up parts of the dungeon.

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* DishingOutDirt: Earth elementalists get some highly effective attack spells that range from blasting grit sand at your enemies to literally blowing up parts of the dungeon.
31st May '17 5:30:59 AM hawthorn
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** Subverted with the Storm spells, as they appear to be impractical due to their high level and hunger cost. Smart players can lower/bypass the costs for casting them and it can be [[GameBreaker well worth the effort to master one]] in the [[BonusLevelOfHell late-game areas]].

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** Subverted with the Storm spells, as they appear to be impractical due to their high level and hunger cost. Smart players can lower/bypass the costs for casting them and it can be [[GameBreaker well worth the effort to master one]] one in the [[BonusLevelOfHell late-game areas]].
31st May '17 5:27:24 AM hawthorn
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* PaintingTheFourthWall
30th May '17 11:17:34 AM spudwalt
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* AllYourPowersCombined: The eight Rings of the Octopus King and the Trident of the Octopus King. Each ring is a slightly improved version of mundane rings found in the dungeon that adds minor boosts to your stats. However, each ring also adds +2 to the enchantment of the trident. As an octopode (the only race capable of wearing all the rings), it's theoretically possible to have a ''+24'' trident while having +8 to AC, EV, Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity, as well as increased stealth, increased spellcasting success, extra MP, the ability to see invisible, and resistance to [[LifeDrain negative energy]], acid, fire, and ice. In practice, however, it's highly unlikely you'll find more than one or two of these items in a single game.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: The eight Rings of the Octopus King and the Trident of the Octopus King. Each ring is a slightly improved version of mundane rings found in the dungeon that adds minor boosts to your stats. However, each ring also adds +2 to the enchantment of the trident. As an octopode (the only race capable of wearing all the rings), rings at once), it's theoretically possible to have a ''+24'' venomous trident while having +8 to AC, EV, Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity, as well as increased stealth, increased spellcasting success, extra MP, the ability to see invisible, and resistance to [[LifeDrain negative energy]], acid, fire, ice, poison, electricity, and ice.enchantments. In practice, however, it's highly unlikely you'll find more than one or two of these items in a single game.
30th May '17 11:08:07 AM spudwalt
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* AllYourPowersCombined: The eight Rings of the Octopus King and the Trident of the Octopus King. Each ring is a slightly improved version of mundane rings found in the dungeon that adds minor boosts to your stats. However, each ring also adds +2 to the enchantment of the trident. As an octopode (the only race capable of wearing all the rings), it's theoretically possible to have a ''+24'' trident while having +8 to AC, EV, Strength, Intelligence, and Dexterity, as well as increased stealth, increased spellcasting success, extra MP, the ability to see invisible, and resistance to [[LifeDrain negative energy]], acid, fire, and ice. In practice, however, it's highly unlikely you'll find more than one or two of these items in a single game.
30th May '17 5:28:11 AM hawthorn
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** If Sigmund is the boss in charge of teaching new players to fear spellcasters, then Grinder is the one in charge of teaching new players to be wary of using their Polymorph Other wands recklessly. While polymorphing spellcasters can often be a good way of removing their dangerous spells, Grinder can only become another demon, most of which can still cast spells while also being more of a physical threat than the tiny shadow imp. Common Grinder polymorphs include PercentDamageAttack spamming Tormentors and {{Hellfire}} throwing Hellions. He's even been known to transform into an ungodly-dangerous [[{{Hellhound}} Hell]][[WarElephants ephant]].

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** If Sigmund is the boss in charge of teaching new players to fear spellcasters, then Grinder is the one in charge of teaching new players to be wary of using their Polymorph Other wands recklessly. While polymorphing spellcasters can often be a good way of removing their dangerous spells, Grinder can only become another demon, most of which can still cast spells while also being more of a physical threat than the tiny shadow imp. Common Grinder polymorphs include PercentDamageAttack spamming Tormentors and {{Hellfire}} throwing Hellions. He's She's even been known to transform into an ungodly-dangerous [[{{Hellhound}} Hell]][[WarElephants ephant]].



* WarmUpBoss: Most second-floor uniques that are not Sigmund fall into this category. There's Jessica, an apprentice caster who is so frail that all but the squishiest mages can easily beat to death. Terence is somewhat beefier than Jessica, but he's still only dangerous if he spawns with a good weapon or attack wand.

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* WarmUpBoss: Most second-floor uniques that are not Sigmund fall into this category. There's Jessica, category:
** Jessica is
an apprentice caster who is so frail that all but the squishiest mages can easily beat her to death. death.
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Terence is somewhat beefier than Jessica, but he's still only dangerous if he spawns with a good weapon or attack wand.wand.
** Ijyb is also only dangerous if he's got a wand.
** Natasha is a felid who is pretty easy to take down; she does come back from death a couple of times, but most likely she'll be even easier to defeat the next times you face her.
** Robin comes with a horde of goblins and hobgoblins, and can be a nuisance; however, as long as you carefully pick off her support, she's easy to kill.
30th May '17 5:18:56 AM hawthorn
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** Grinder the shadow imp is described as having the InformedFlaw of being inefficient. There's little inefficient about him, however - his battle strategy of "paralyze enemy, then spam pain spells until they die" is very efficient and effective indeed.

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** Grinder the shadow imp is described as having the InformedFlaw of being inefficient. There's little inefficient about him, her, however - his her battle strategy of "paralyze enemy, then spam pain spells until they die" is very efficient and effective indeed.
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