GRPD Random Roll Competition

Discussion in 'Dungeons of Dredmor General' started by Cain Redfield, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Frelus

    Frelus Member

    Well, that free teleport was not worth wasting 5 points on (and only on the teleport).
    Well, he's dead anyway.
  2. banjo2E

    banjo2E Member

    And in any event it's not free anymore, they got the penalties working IIRC.
  3. Warlock

    Warlock Member

    Currently at level 7, and if not for merciful equipment spawns and a pile of resistances, I'd be deader than last year's mutton at least 5 times over by now. 8 levels to go, and things are still going OK if not perfect for the time being. I don't know what I would have done without magic resistance mitigating corruptions. I've only got two so far and they're mostly unimportant penalties for this build. Tenebrous Rift has pulled my ass out of the fire more often than I can count.
  4. Frelus

    Frelus Member

    It drains 75 mana. I did not need mana. Profit ;)
  5. Kaidelong

    Kaidelong Member

    Well on my first roll I get:

    Swords, Vampirism, Perception, Fungal Arts, Killer Vegan, Barrier Maiden, Poisoneer

    For a vegan vampire, that seems workable enough. Barmitkin ventures herself a dungeon for great plunder.
  6. BMandFighter

    BMandFighter Member

    Starting my first one. Here's my roll:

    Dual Wield
    Viking Magic
    Blood Magic
    Killer Vegan

    I've never had such a good random roll before. Here's hoping I don't botch it.
  7. Hybelkanin

    Hybelkanin Member

    Think we're doing this mod-less, Kaidelong. :)
  8. Haldurson

    Haldurson Member

    There's a different thread for modded competition but I think that one kind of died out.
  9. Trivial

    Trivial Member

    Just defeated Dredmor on going rogue with a random build. (swords/maces/assassination/fungal arts/promethean magic/master of arms/archaeology. score was 2600248. Played it as an obvious tank that relied on a variety of pets for distraction.
  10. Kaidelong

    Kaidelong Member

    Oh indeed, I had the wrong thread.
  11. Giygas

    Giygas Member

    If swords had become burglary, you would have had a very good roll there.

    My current run is going poorly, although i'm making progress. Rouge Scientist is dishing out most of my damage for me, and with my Malleus book i'm killing everything in two or three hits. My only problem is that my :armor_asorb:, :trap_sense:, and :trap_level: are PITIFULLY low. Armor is so low that I might actually have to skip the 7th floor when it comes (which I nearly always do).
  12. Warlock

    Warlock Member

    Update for second attempt: I have reached floor 12 last night. I'll probably try finishing it up today and see how things match up. Tenebrous Rift is god drat hilarious with the right equipment. Clockwork Knight helps with other AOE and Threshing...... yeah. If I have to hit things with my weapons, Threshing uber alles. And alchemy + perception = infinite booze and potions. Perception + Monster Zoo = poo poo everywhere once I'm finished with it. I have so many zorkmids now that if this was real, I'd be a loving billionaire, assuming that zorkmids are real gold.

    Edit: Once again, I am winnar. Attempt the second's score = 2,657,396.
  13. Trivial

    Trivial Member

    Yeah, the swords/maces combo made me indecisive on specializing for a fair amount of time. Went for Maces eventually after a good chest of evil find, then finally completed levelling up the swords, which I was using by the end.

    On a second roll now for shits and giggles with maces/crossbows/magic training/emomancy/werediggle/tinkering/perception. Seems like it might be okay for a ranged attack emphasis. We will see.
  14. BMandFighter

    BMandFighter Member

    First attempt died on DL3 when I hit a caltrop eruptor while running away from an angry mob.
    Score: 37232

    Second try:
    Bezerker Rage
    Viking Magic
    Wand Crafting
  15. Mr_Strange

    Mr_Strange Member

    First attempt: Master of Arms, Promethean, Emomancy, Fungal Arts, Piracy, Demonologist, Rogue Scientist.
    Still in early days. Got slime pet, suit up, exploding rune, wyrmling. Mana is short, so Fireball might NOT be the obvious next choice. I'm thinking maybe rush to 2:alchemy: in Rogue Scientist, to start cranking the healing potions?

    Ok, dead. Played too late in the evening last night, and ended up walking as I nodded off - right into some caltrops. Bleh. 11,284 points.

    Next attempt! I often play random, but I wouldn't have ever run with this awful mess if I weren't trying to play this challenge out... Swords, Unarmed, Golemancy, Astrology, Werediggle, Rogue Scientist, Warlockery. Ugh.

    I guess I'll grab the moustache, and try to play a mage? Once again the 2:alchemy: in Rogue Scientist is awfully tempting...

    Ok - THAT didn't take long! Died by kicking down a door with a bat on the other side. Score 672.

    Next roll! Swords, Berserk, Master of Arms, Fleshsmithing, Magic Training, Assassination, Piracy. Hmmm - pretty bland. Really close to a good build, actually. Shield + Assassination would be better, and Magic Training is obviously a dump skill. I guess I'll get swashbuckling, suit up, and then alternate swords + piracy.

    Okay! That actually went way better than I thought it would - found a good staff that made Knit Flesh really cost-effective, and I finished the Piracy tree for infinite cannonballs to throw. Was almost done with DL4 when I made a silly mistake and meleed with a Pumpkin for no reason instead of just killing it from range. Score 62244

    Next roll! Shield Bearer, Master of Arms, Big Game Hunter, Alchemy, Smithing, Piracy, Warlockery. Good synergy there - all it's really lacking is a melee skill. I'll probably get Smithing up to max my block, and grab 1 level of alchemy. We'll see what happens after that.
  16. Giygas

    Giygas Member

    Wow, i'm actually surviving. DL 13 and above two million points. I might actually win this thing.
  17. Warlock

    Warlock Member

    Let me know if you win. I'll probably have to make a few attempts to safeguard my score. :)
  18. Giygas

    Giygas Member

    Nooooooooooooo! Steam wiped my save! (Well, not completely; i'm just on Level 4 instead of Level 15 though).

    I wasn't smart enough to take a screenie of my score, but I did get a picture of Dredmor. My score was over 3200000, so that's what i'll post it as.


    I easily could have killed Dred, though. I mean, look at all my ammo (70+ clockwork saw thingies, 3 bolts of mass destruction, etc)... and all my gargle blasters XD

    Ironically, I had gone on Steam instead of using the launcher outside of Steam so that it recorded the achievment. Instead it made it much harder to get >_>

    I don't even know if it's possible to recover the save. There's no evidence of the save at all.
  19. Warlock

    Warlock Member

    I'll take your word for it :) You can't fake screenies anyway, I'll start a new attempt.
    Clockwork Knight, Archaeology, Alchemy, Tinkering, Perception, Promethean Magic, Battle Geology (? this is the same identical skillset I got in my first run, I think?)
  20. Giygas

    Giygas Member

    If it IS the same, you might have hit the "last" button instead of a random roll.

    Either way, at least my top 3 score will increase; my 7th run is doing surprisingly well. Of course, i'm still on the first floor, so it's too early to tell. I also need :trap_sense: desperately because i'm wanking in to traps faster than a Diggle can and I have no skills that grant it. :/ The score won't be as good because I don't have Archaeology.