[COMPLETED]86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

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[COMPLETED]86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Loynis » October 18th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 86th Brogue Weekend Contest!

The seed for this contest, created by [censored], is 524750.

How to compete:

1. The contest begins right now, on Saturday October 19th, 2013 at the time this message is posted. You can start your game any time after this. The contest is open to anyone.

2. Start a game by control-clicking "New Game" in Brogue v1.7.3 and entering the seed. Verify that the screenshot below matches what you see on your screen.

3. Play through the game. You only get one chance. We are all on the honor system here.

4. Once you are finished, record your score and post the details of your game in this thread. Minimum requirements for consideration include your score, cause of death and lowest level reached. However, the thread is open to all spoilers, so feel free to add screenshots, game recordings, character dumps, strategy tips, etc. You do not need to wait for the end of the contest.

5. The contest will run for approximately 72 hours (three whole days) and ends on Monday October 21st, 2013 at 23:00 UTC (6:00 PM EST). You must finish your game and post your results by that time to be considered in the contest.

6. As a result of point 4,


As always, honor system.

7. Good luck! Have fun, etc.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Loynis » October 18th, 2013, 11:31 pm


Yet again the Dungeons of Doom succesfully devoured every rogue entered.

This time the winner is Rev who was stopped just two levels away from an amulet by hideous revenant. Congratulations for your first win! Your achievment is recorded on wiki.

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  Contestant          Score      Depth         Cause of death / Victory     
==============      =========  =========  ==================================
Rev                 24394      24         Killed by a revenant
brogen              20053      23         Killed by an horror's posion
RagPT               17767      22         Killed by a dragon fire
tinyrodent          16491      21         Starved to death
butteredtoast       14812      20         Killed by an ogre
Xandwich            14494      20         Killed by a dar blademaster
Loynis              13304      16         Killed by a dragon
Box                 12608      19         Killed by an acid jelly
Oraticus            12440      24         Killed by a dar blademaster
Franny              11893      18         Killed by a dar blademaster
Blueheron           1637       7          Killed by a jackal\goblin pack
sciolizer           1437       7          Killed by a centipede
afrossen            324        4          Killed by a pink jelly
sealbhach           ?          2          Killed by an eel
skaldicpoet9        ?          2          Killed by a pink jelly
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby element42 » October 19th, 2013, 4:31 am

ffs. burned to death in the first vault on d2 after getting cornered by a bloat, whose cloud of gas caught fire on the still burning flames in the adjacent key room.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Franny » October 19th, 2013, 7:04 am

level 18, killed by a dar blademaster 11893

doing grand with the lightning staff and a +3 wisdom ring, but this seed seemed stingy with the enchants. Had banded mail of absorption only absorbing between 0 and 1, and no sign of an enchant to bring it up to something reasonable.

early allies died, the ifrit got negated by a pixie - with a pair of trolls was doing ok until carelessness with dars.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby afrossen » October 19th, 2013, 8:24 am

an uninspiring lvl 4 by pink jelly score 324
My monkey started a fight he couldn't finish and i never leave them to die. :(
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby RagPT » October 19th, 2013, 11:31 am

17767 Burned to death (dragon) D22


+0 Dagger (yes for real)
+1 banded mail of absorption
+3 ring of wisdom(1 enchants)
+3 ring of wisdom
+1 ring of light

3 staves of lightning [10] [2] [2] (8 enchants)
staff of firebolt [2]
staff of conjuration [3]
staff of blinking [2]

+2 haste charm
+1 health charm
+2 telpathy charm
+1 negation charm

recording: ... .broguerec

There were many paths you could choose in this seed :D but not many enchants... i only found 9 of them :shock:
you could go for sneak with the warhammer the ring and the invis charm 8)
but i opted for mage with 2 wisdoms

it was going pretty smoth until my troll and my centaur died to a flame turret...
so I was left with one troll in D21 :(

when I descend I found myself in room with a dar pack and a golem(the arch enemies of a mage build) my troll was killed right away and while i tried to escape I found a paralysis trap :o so i spammed the conjuration and triggered it. MUAHAHA my blades sliced and diced all the enemies into pieces :twisted: ... all exept the golem :|
- no problem I still have 4 charges in my negation wand :? 1st try - it reflects and i loss my haste :( 2nd try - it reflects and it reveals a phantom out of nowhere :x
3rd try - it reflects to a wall :cry: last try - it reflects to me :cry: :cry:
Okay I still have a teleportation charge left even if it deflects it can it me :wink: ... it deflects of the golem i missed me by one square :evil:
So i notice that my negation charm is in 98% :idea: so I ran and ran untill it was charged and used it 8) the golem died and i killed the phantom with one lightning.
BUT I was at 10% hp and burning ... and still I survived then after all that a wandering dragon apears in the other side of the room and decide to roast me for dinner .
I guess you can't escape destiny :D just kidding anyway nice seed , I'm pretty sure there are going to be lumen runs if not masteries.

Edit: after watching the record I noticed there were 3 phantoms instead of just one :P
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby sciolizer » October 19th, 2013, 6:35 pm

Killed by a centipede on depth 7 with 1437 gold. First time playing 1.7.3. I like it.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Blueheron » October 19th, 2013, 8:19 pm

D7 gold 1637 killed by a pack of jackals and goblins. Could not keep my allies alive, missed two good rooms on L5 when I viewed the recording. I enhanced my javelins +2 which seemed to work real well at these levels along with +2 stealth. It was fun while it lasted :!:
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby sealbhach » October 19th, 2013, 10:28 pm

Noob here. With this seed, got killed by the stairs on the second depth, died caught between eels and a potion of toxic stuff I threw into a room. However, I have got down to Depth 6 on other games I've tried.

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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby brogen » October 20th, 2013, 4:47 am

A tale of a whirlwind romance with a "whirling desert storm".

d23 Died from poison (toxic Tentacle Horror) 20053

Final Inventory:
+6 War Pike (6 enchants)
+0 Plate
Rings: +2 Regen (d2 vlt), +3 Wisdom (d2 vlt), +1 Light (d7 vlt), +? Transferance
Staves: 3 x Lightning [2], Firebolt [2] (d4 vlt)
Blink [3] (1 enchant), Conjur [4] (1 enchant)
Charms: +2 Haste, +2 Telep, +1 Negation
+3 Heal (2 emergency enchants)

Only 10 enchants at d23? I may have misused mine, but I don't expect to see people getting many Lumenstones this seed.

d4 Stacked 9 pink jellies in a row, then killed all with lightning. My monkey and I laughed and laughed.
d6 Getting desperate for a decent weapon. Went all in on a War Pike (5 enchants). Turned out it was +0. Ugh.
d7 This was a super-nasty vault complex. Blink was a godsend.
d11 Found my soulmate in an Ifrit. I took him home to see my parents, empowered him from the vaults on d2 and d4, and showed him that place where I shot 9 jellies in a row. Those were halcyon days. (Yeah, d11 to d2 is quite a trek. I was way ahead on the food clock.)
d7 While I was here, I swapped my +1 Light Ring for the other +1 Light Ring. Doh!
d19 My Ifrit got jealous (discordant) and sowed unrest amongst all my other allies, effectively killing them all.
d22 My Ifrit is now vampiric and reflective. Everything falls before him like wheat before the thresher. I knew my faith in him was justified. ...right?
d23 Nope. He needed most of my conjurations and bolts and a healthy dash of luck to finish off a single Tentacle Horror. When did he get so needy?
And then... OMFG explosive Horror. My Ifrit ran straight into his arms and died. I guess it was time for this relationship to end. I should have seen the signs.
While trying to lose the explosive Horror, I ran straight into two more Horrors (one Toxic). (And I knew they were there from earlier telepathy. Doh!)
I got desperate and used my un-id'd wand and tele'd away all three horrors, but I was fatally poisoned by that time.

I wonder if I would have fared better if I'd gone all in on the plate instead of the War Pike. I certainly could have supported the Ifrit better. But the timing wasn't right. I didn't see the plate until long after I had a dire need for a good weapon. And once I had the plate, I was hoping to find some pre-enchanted plate. Or to get enough enchants to make it worth committing to the +0 plate.
An interesting side effect: since I was running around with +0 plate and a negation charm, I never bothered protecting it. I knew I could negate anything bad that happened to it.

Many epiphanies this game. I'll put them in a TIL post.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Loynis » October 20th, 2013, 9:25 am

Killed by a dragon on d19. Gold: 13304.

I picked +2 stealth ring and +0 warhammer and started enchanting stealth. However, I only got it to +9, and when things became harsh. I couldn't reliably kill packs in lit areas, and any hunting troll or wraith posed a major threat. I nearly died to a phantom on d17 who got me by surprise several times.

On d19 I got the ring to +10, meaning I had to find 1 more enchant (I spend one enchant on warhammer early on), but an OOD dragon walked right through the door. My sneak attack hit mih for 2/3rd of its HP, and that was it. My blinking staff was empty, wand of teleport depleted, all charms on cooldown and no useful potions.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Xandwich » October 20th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Killed by a dar blademaster on d20 with 14494 gold. I got lured into the dar pack guarding the golem chasing a stray spawned priestess who was lightning bolting me. Grumpy.

I wasted a lot of time around the vault on d4, initially taking the rapier when the detect magic showed it to be positive, then when it wasn't runic I went back and swapped it for the 2/2 staff of firebolt . When I grabbed the ring of transferrence from the vault on d7 I was still just wielding a javelin and thought it would be good to head back +0 broadsword back on d4 and maybe making a build around that haste charm. But instead I jumped down to d8 to avoid the caustic gas / stone guardian, and then again quickly to d9 when I sort of boxed myself into a corner on d8. Trekked all the way back up for the broadsword, and I think this build gave me my best contest run to date.

+2 broadsword (2)
+1 banded mail of absorbtion (though the runic was pitifully weak)
+3 ring of regen (1)
+3 ring of transference

+7 haste charm(5)

Was that only 8 enchants? Awful. At one point I unchained the Salamander and then couldn't stop worrying that he was going to set fire to scrolls (of enchantment in particular) that I hadn't yet found.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Xandwich » October 20th, 2013, 7:31 pm

Jesus, watching that replay those dars just rocked me!
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby butteredtoast » October 20th, 2013, 10:05 pm

14812 Killed by an Ogre on L20

Split my enchants between transference, haste, and firebolt. I had a plain mace and a plain plate mail equipped, and was burning from a dar battlemages fire when an ogre shaman caught me with low health and my haste charm still empty.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby skaldicpoet9 » October 20th, 2013, 10:18 pm

Killed on D:2 by a pink jelly.

Wow, totally wasn't paying attention. Tried to grab the key and almost ended up burning to death. I somehow narrowly escaped burning alive and tried resting for a bit around a corner. All of a sudden there was caustic gas everywhere and I was an instant goner. I really thought that key trap was going to do me in and then somehow I survived and got it from a jelly. I love Brogue like that lol.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Rev » October 20th, 2013, 11:19 pm

24394 Killed by a Revnant on D;24

Got a few minutes this weekend and gave it shot. Went the ol' transference/regen/broadsword build. I think I was headed toward an ascension but fell through a hidden hole and was placed in a really unlucky spot. Very sad.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby tinyrodent » October 21st, 2013, 11:45 am

16491 Starved to death on depth 21.

Early on I tried a rapier from a vault which turned out to be +3 unknown runic. Did not discover its effect until depth 14 when I slew the first phantom. By this time I was already fully committed to the weapon at +8, with +3 banded mail of absorption, and rings of transference + regeneration. With some good allies plus a few staffs and charms, things were going ok until I began to starve. Not sure if I missed a ration somewhere, generally the food clock has been much friendlier in this version.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Oraticus » October 21st, 2013, 4:23 pm

12440 gold - Killed by a dar blademaster on depth 18.

I was going for the stealth build too, but with a broadsword (knew I should have grabbed that warhammer!!!). Ugh... this dungeon trolled me along with the enchants, keeping me perpetually away from max stealth. Since the contest was almost over, I was running this challenge in a hurry, and that didn't help. I use-tested an unknown scroll on d18, and of course it had to be summon monsters. Blink was out, and I wanted to levitate across the lava lake to freedom, but I knew if I tried, it'd be my luck to be negated by the dar priestess.
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Re: 86th Weekend Contest: 10/19 - 10/21 (Seed 524750)

Postby Box » October 22nd, 2013, 4:32 pm

12608 - killed by an acidic jelly on depth 19.

I felt pretty good until my entourage all died (two ogres, dar priestess and a wraith) -- main weapons were a +6 axe of slowing and a +5 lightning staff.
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