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by bleary
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog
Replies: 31
Views: 15709

Re: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog

edit: nevermind.
by bleary
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog
Replies: 31
Views: 15709

Re: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog

I threw a party for the audience really early on and only got three garnishes. Sneaky Pete was sad about that. Since noncombat is easier to come by than yellow rays (at least in low-skill -- i'm still wondering if I should have gone pumpkins/oven instead of winter/snow), one probably wants to buff -...
by bleary
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Gameplay-Discussion
Topic: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog
Replies: 31
Views: 15709

Re: Sneaky Pete Street: Cool Catalog

So I think the HC food situation looks like this:

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by bleary
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

I'd seen it all too many times. Just the same squalid scenario, over and over again. Never the familiar you'd expect, and this time no different. "Ancient Yuletide Troll always seemed so happy, so full of song!" Sure, but he had a secret, a dangerous kink he kept to himself. Probably fought it for ...
by bleary
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

The click of stiletto heels on concrete. The Animated Macaroni Duck struggled against his bonds -- she was coming back! Face-down, he couldn't see what new equipment she'd retrieved, or how large it was. The maypole hadn't been bad, but he could hear her giggling softly to herself as she dragged he...
by bleary
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

His tough-guy bluster was ridiculous. The awkward flightless flapping and foolishly proud strutting -- preposterous. Their lovemaking was an absurd farce, from the initial petulant pleading through his final frenzied thrash of ecstasy. Even his childlike weeping afterwards was both comical and path...
by bleary
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

The Blood-Faced Volleyball felt dangerously inflated, overfull with powerful, pressing, straining desire. A part of her understood that this yearning was risky and possibly self-destructive, but still she smiled, beckoning him onward, nearer. The soft brush of leathery wings silenced her inner warn...
by bleary
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

for TE I've heard about obsessive love for slimeling Touch the topmost slime slab eleven times. Wipe hands with the chamois. Are the candles still lit? Make sure the undissolvable contact lenses are clean. Wipe hands with the chamois eleven times. Are the wicks the same length? Take the slime stack...
by bleary
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

The O.A.F. plunged optimally again and again into the gelatinous cubeling, releasing more blue smoke with every wet squelch. The cubeling rocked and shivered precipitously, appearing to skirt the verge of total ecstatic structural disintegration. With a final shudder, it ejected a Knob Goblin firec...
by bleary
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

At first, as their bodies wetly enmeshed, lust inflamed them both. Their furiously viscous coupling held the promise of finally sating the all-consuming hunger that both the Slimeling and the Gluttonous Green Ghost had endured for so long. But, nearing the peak of their lovemaking, they locked eyes...
by bleary
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

The Bloovian Groose gave a quick gleaming wink,
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by bleary
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

the llama lama ascends

The universe wheeled above and around him, all time and space simultaneously infinite and microscopic. As they vibrated together at a cosmic frequency, the llama lama no longer knew whether he was within the temporal riftlet or whether the riftlet was within him. In the moment, the question seemed ...
by bleary
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

That's not really how I see the organ grinder:
Wiping his greasy hands on his apron, the organ grinder knelt tenderly next to the Jack-in-the-Box. "Oi," he murmured, "it'll happen for you eventually. I'll just keep turning until it does."
by bleary
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

Re: familiar slash fiction

Behind the tents, near the railroad tracks, away from the jostling crowds of rubes, they were finally alone. As the cotton candy carnie reached out with his curiously small, but stickily-sweet hands, the hobo monkey felt the cigar fall from his lips to the ground.
by bleary
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: familiar slash fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 5898

familiar slash fiction

An ongoing series:
The barrrnacle's grip tightened as the pet rock's lone eye googled up at the ceiling. Who knew it could feel like this?
by bleary
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

bleary's HCCA2 Sauceror 4/707

Development continues. I think I've mostly gotten the modifications to KolMafia correct, though I'm occasionally finding that certain encounters aren't ending up in the machine-readable log. *** *** bleary - Ascension #66 *** Hardcore - Class Act II: A Class For Pigs *** *** Day 1 *** [0] None => Le...
by bleary
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: Hardcore CA2 DB (newbie, in progress, feedback appreciated!)
Replies: 10
Views: 3299

Re: Hardcore CA2 DB (newbie, in progress, feedback appreciat

This is great, it's awesome to see a log from a newer player. Without a VIP key, your sources of noncombat in CA2 are quite limited (VIP access could give limited turns of -10% via ghostly dogs and swimming pool buffs), so I'd consider trying to set the ballroom song to noncombats as early as possib...
by bleary
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

Here's how my ascension log is looking now: *** *** bleary - Ascension #64 *** Hardcore - Class Act II: A Class For Pigs *** *** Day 1 *** [0] None => Level 1 (turn 0) [1-2] The Haunted Pantry [3] photocopied monster [3] sleepy mariachi | yellow-rayed sleepy mariachi (150 turn cooldown) | spangly ma...
by bleary
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

Eleron wanted me to post some ascension log stuff, so as an example of the kind of things we ought to be able to extract from improved logs: 2165 events in the log Billiards Room [13 turns: 19-31] Searching for pool cue, handful of hand chalk, Spookyraven library key in The Haunted Billiards Room av...
by bleary
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

I'm curious what your thoughts are for logging consumption from the microbrewery or chez, since the things that are always in there aren't actual items and a lot of what you have there represents things by item id. Looks like this currently. Obviously all of the info parsed out of the page could ha...
by bleary
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

Might actually be good to use compatible secret keys for different programs, in which case the "kolproxy" in there is somewhat unfortunate. But hell, the game says "eleron", we've got bigger naming issues :P). I've been wondering what the 'eleronkey' status element was. I just figured it opened the...
by bleary
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

So, a proposed log format: [ { "title": "monster name, noncombat title, or other descriptive text" "statusbefore": {} "statusafter": {} "location": "(optional) name of encounter location" "urlpath": "(optional) source of this event" "fromurlpath": "(optional) source of redirect" "parsedinfo": [{}, {...
by bleary
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

Eleron needled me a bit today in-game on this, and I've encountered a little push-back from the mafia devs. If, indeed, there's no prospect of getting machine-readable data into the session logs, and any machine-readable info needs to be kept in separate files, it makes sense to re-evaluate the form...
by bleary
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

In that combat output, the familiar damage looks like a separate round instead of happening on the same round as the attack, right? It looks like Mafia logs the player choice of action in one round, and then the results appear in the next. (Round 1: Authority attacks! Round 2: banshee librarian tak...
by bleary
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: thinking about ascension log parsing

As an update on my quixotic endeavor to bring improved logging and parsing to the kingdom: I've managed to patch mafia so that it'll dump some machine-readable data into the session log, in JSON format. This will allow future log parsers to concentrate on analyzing the data, rather than attempting t...
by bleary
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Public Ascension Logs
Topic: thinking about ascension log parsing
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

thinking about ascension log parsing

I'm thinking about embarking on a project of starting some work on a web-based replacement for the ALV and on modifiying Mafia so that it'll add lines to the session logs to make them easier to parse and analyze. It seems to me that there's no good reason for Mafia not to be able to create verbose, ...
by bleary
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: random clan leaderboards - Nov 2 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: random leaderboards - Nov 2 2012

AFHk only: HCNP # Name Clan Days Turns Date Class Skills Familiar 1 nworbetan AFHk 3 689 2012-07-15 DB 49 Fancypants Scarecrow (38.8%) 2 Klyth AFHk 3 723 2012-08-10 P 52 Reagnimated Gnome (30.8%) 3 Klyth AFHk 3 726 2012-08-22 S 53 Fancypants Scarecrow (21.5%) 4 pronell AFHk 3 741 2011-10-07 DB 56 Sl...
by bleary
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: random clan leaderboards - Nov 2 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

random clan leaderboards - Nov 2 2012

(Using the achievements spreadsheet for membership and Koldb for data) AFH and AFHk combined: HCNP # Name Clan Days Turns Date Class Skills Familiar 1 Eevilcat AFH 3 662 2012-05-21 AT 122 Fancypants Scarecrow (56.9%) 2 Eevilcat AFH 3 667 2012-07-15 DB 127 Fancypants Scarecrow (52.8%) 3 transplanted_...
by bleary
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: HCO PM Subboard
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: HCO PM Subboard

Very, very cool.
by bleary
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Please, my *father* is Mr. Moans....
Replies: 23
Views: 6703

Re: Please, my *father* is Mr. Moans....

Very nicely done, Doctor!
by bleary
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: Arck's 7/636 HCO S Wallaby
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: Arck's 7/636 HCO S Wallaby

Wow, what a great run! I'm green with envy.
by bleary
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 31697

Re: 2011-2012 College Football Discussion

Uh, okay. What do the other 56 bowl-eligible teams do? When do the players take finals? Does a team in a conference championship really have a chance of playing six games more than other teams in the conference?
by bleary
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Ascension Tools
Topic: embedding python (jython) in kolmafia
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

embedding python (jython) in kolmafia

As a weekend project, I managed to embed an interactive python console, with access to all the kolmafia internals, into the kolmafia GUI. I guess the next step would be to kludge in an option to run python scripts alongside ASH, or to code up some sensible python library that wraps the mafia interna...
by bleary
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Achievements Bulletin
Replies: 192
Views: 70535

Re: Achievements Bulletin

thacon wrote:You should see the pictures she doesn't share with us
Yeah, that one was just a freebie. We paid subscribers see quite a bit more.
by bleary
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: maddsurgeon's HCO DB Vole 8/654 (failed 7-day attempt)
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: maddsurgeon's HCO DB Vole 8/654 (failed 7-day attempt)

Yeah, madd, thanks for another great log. I'll be inspecting this more closely, probably toward December. Perhaps I'll come up with some bright ideas for you then.
by bleary
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3
Replies: 24
Views: 9421

Re: Pantsless Tour 2011 - New York, NY - weekend of Dec 3

My favorite free touristy thing to do is to go to the main public library. If you're in the area, it's worth stopping in and looking around. I love the main reading room especially. Make sure to look up! OMG! I went there on a trip to New York on the spur of the moment once. Remember that scene in ...
by bleary
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: Raccoon's thread of (mostly fiction) book reviews
Replies: 108
Views: 50023

Re: Raccoon's thread of (mostly fiction) book reviews

I should put that Stuntz on my wishlist. It was well-reviewed in the NYRB the other week, and I've been interested in over-criminalization since I took Crim Law from Doug Husak.
by bleary
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Scripting
Topic: BCC profile cleanup GM
Replies: 0
Views: 2248

BCC profile cleanup GM

This removes the introductory text and the side navigation bar from a BCC profile page. Save as a .js file and load up in your browser, it ought to import okay. // ==UserScript== // @name bcc profile cleanup // @namespace http://introvert.net/ // @description removes cruft from bcc profiles // @incl...
by bleary
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755

Let the dissection begin! Other statistics: ADVENTURES ---------- Haunted Bathroom: 95 Battlefield (Frat Uniform): 35 Fantasy Airship: 28 Barrrney's Barrr: 21 Giant's Castle: 21 Daily Dungeon: 20 Hole in the Sky: 20 Oasis in the Desert: 20 8-Bit Realm: 19 Themthar Hills: 19 Hey Deze Arena: 18 The Up...
by bleary
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755

Day 9: - Finished! 9/755 is one day and 20 turns better than my previous HCO. So, that's how much powercreep there's been since March. - I had 4 turns left when I finished, so my turngen predictions were right on target. I made a borrowed time but didn't have to use it. ===Day 9=== Adventure count a...
by bleary
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day 8: - Toward the end of runs, I start to get anxious. - I wasn't thrilled with having to spend 30 turns powerleveling to L12. I need to figure out how to avoid this. - YRed a frat warrior, faxed in a begzor. - I also wasn't thrilled with where my stone-on-altar placing fit in. - My Bricko Turtle ...
by bleary
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day Seven: - Yeesh. I'm starting to get tired of this run. - I'm also having trouble imagining it lasting only two more days. There seems to be so much more to do! Turngen seems right, but I don't think I'm doing well otherwise. - I don't think I should have to powerlevel from 10 to 11. I guess I ne...
by bleary
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: Getch's 7/1394 DitR HCNP TT
Replies: 23
Views: 4964

Re: Getch's DitR HCNP TT (planning, please comment)

Getch wrote:Thanks for the help, Effovex!

Bricko bats sound great as a first day arrow. Yay free combats!
You may want to think about an ooze instead. I can imagine having trouble with a BRICKO bat on day one, since you don't have a combat suite permed yet.
by bleary
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day 6: - Rollover is TOO EARLY. Yet another reason to hate Arizona. - I feel like all of this took too long. I can't tell if it was bad RNG or if I am just a bad player now. - I couldn't spend all of the turns I wanted to before rollover arrived, but I did manage to get all of my arrowed LFMs in and...
by bleary
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Draco Cracona wrote:fat loot tokens go in the dungeon vending machine for a key of your choice!
I was hoping to paste two of them together today to get a key, but maybe your way will work as well.
by bleary
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day 5: - today I faxed/arrowed a RAM. Had a little trouble with it when it showed up the first time, but managed to get all my scrolls made. One helpful bit was doing part of the DD during the window, so I had a better idea of when it was coming. I also used my spanglecrow during that adventure, wit...
by bleary
Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day 4: - Tough sledding today. I can feel my run slipping behind where it ought to be. - My 3xASCII went fine today, which was nice. - I got my five turns of free mining in, but didn't get all my ore, so I guess I'll be finishing that up and doing the goatlet tomorrow. - Clovered for a brain. Is tha...
by bleary
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

(thanks for commenting, madd. lots to think about for next time.) Day Three: - bus passes weren't dropping like I wanted. - this is my first time through the new Cyrpt. I am not sure I fully grasp it. - Also, this spanglecrow was pretty weaksauce in the Nook. - I faxed and YRed a pr0n, even though I...
by bleary
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Double-ice hat is awesomely awesome. Get one! Lots of MP for stuff, inc. Inigo's for perfumes of predjudice. I have made this thing, and I am wearing it around. I haven't permed Inigo's yet, if you can believe it. Nor have I permed anything like a healing skill. My list for the next few runs looks ...
by bleary
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: bleary's HCO P Wallaby (in progress, please comment)

Day 2. Good Lord, I'm learning so much on this run. - The stomping boots continue to melt my brain. Did you know that when you stomp something, you don't get any drops or stats? This is valuable information you might like to have in the forefront of your brain before you stomp say, a KGE that you fa...
by bleary
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions...
Replies: 1602
Views: 499200

Re: Introductions...

stupac2 wrote:
Mechald wrote:In real life, I'm a 28-year-old lawyer working as a clerk for an appellate court judge in Chicago.
Oh no, another lawyer? I thought Raccoon was all we could handle...
Oh, how soon I am forgotten. Thanks, Mechald, for helping to raise the Chicago/attorney standard high.
by bleary
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

bleary's HCO P Wallaby 9/755

Let's get back to work, shall we? I haven't played seriously since March, so there's a lot of new stuff that I'm encountering for the first time this run. I don't expect that I'll be shattering any personal records, and if I do, it'll be a testament to powercreep more than anything else. I mainly wa...
by bleary
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Braggadocio
Topic: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase
Replies: 25
Views: 12248

Re: Omri... uhh... isn't suited to clever turns of phrase

Holy mackerel. That's amazing.
by bleary
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775

I don't want to make a special thread on the Braggadocio board for this, but I do want to point out a few things about this run that I'm proud of: 1. It's the fastest skill-adjusted (28 skills) HCO run. 2. It's the 2nd-fastest HCO run with 30 or fewer skills, and is one of only 3 10-day runs at the ...
by bleary
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day 10. Finished! There's really nothing interesting to say about this set of turns. 10/775 is 2 days and 113 turns faster than my previous best. Now, I'm going to bed. Thanks, everybody, for all the support here and in /clan. today's turns: ===Day 10=== Adventure count at day start: 3 Current meat:...
by bleary
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day 9. I made some *very* stupid mistakes today. Foremost among them, acquiring 11 tomb ratchets in ten turns in the Pyramid, then over-ratcheting PAST the vending machine. So that tacked on 6 turns. I got beat up by and had to prematurely kill a couple of gremlins. I forgot to get my tea party +mea...
by bleary
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

I was wondering when you talked about the DoD yesterday already, why did you postpone it this far anyways? You have been clovering stats and the zapwand has a lot of uses next to the daily dungeon keys, you can zap for a ring of conflict, tower items, !-potions, letters, scrolls, pixels and outfit ...
by bleary
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day 8. There is a big change in pace, coming down from the frenetic stat days. It feels like I hit a wall, and I pretty much did. Getting this zap wand will be the death of me. 20 turns in the Greater-than-sign and now 15 turns in the Dungeons of Doom, with no end in sight. Neither the Desert nor th...
by bleary
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day 7. Today was just okay. I got decent turngen. The spreadsheet now says turngen of 828 for 10 days. I am reasonably sure I can come in under that, and possibly under 775-800 turns. However, I am starting to see phantoms and other apparitions on the horizon and I'm making dumb mistakes. I am still...
by bleary
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: AFH, AFHk, and Friends. (A Map!)
Replies: 75
Views: 41765

Re: AFH, AFHk, and Friends. (A Map!)

Beer snobs, hipsters, and tourists can head a block south and drink at the Hopleaf. Good riddance. I fit two of those criteria, if they're loosely defined. And yeah, I love Hopleaf. :P Great food, great beer list. Great beer list, unless you're looking for some kind of lager, or something under $6/...
by bleary
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

How did Day 6 go? Day 6 took for-freaking-ever. I am such a slow player, it took me most of five hours to play 150 turns. You see why I'm stuck in HCO, and why I'm ready for a stat day nerf. What mistakes did I make today? Let me check my notes. I autosold a hippy bongo, when I didn't yet have a dru...
by bleary
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

So, day 5. My goals were to make L8, YR a miner, and make a chrome sword. I also wanted to fax/arrow an adding machine and make my quest scroll and two 31337 scrolls. I did all this, and filled my spleen, though I got crappy results: only 28 adventures. My spreadsheet is estimating turngen of 822 fo...
by bleary
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

lostcalpolydude wrote: PvP for flowers, spend 70 meat on fermenting powder, make shot of flower schnapps (completely free crafting), sell for 120 meat.
I gotta say, I did this yesterday after phil suggested it, and boy howdy, this is an annoying way to make meat. Makes me feel like a filthy speedster.
by bleary
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day four, I was able to play turns in the comfort of my home. Major accomplishments today: setting the ballroom song, finishing the cyrpt, making my meat maid. I also got a watch to drop, which is worth 6 turns at this point. I didn't hit L8, as I had hoped, so I YRed a hippy. I faxed and arrowed AS...
by bleary
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

By way of an update, with a log to be supplied later, when I'm home: I managed to squeeze in day two by the skin of my teeth, and only made one significant mistake, as far as I can tell: taking the Goblin King's cape instead of his crown. Day three went pretty well, all things considered. I actually...
by bleary
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Well, here I am, 4 hours and 30 minutes before rollover: stuck in the office 200 miles from home. I am not feeling confident about getting all my turns in today. Curse you, gainful employment! Update: my boss just emailed me, letting me know he needs me to stay late tonight. Sigh. This game was so m...
by bleary
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Anything and Everything
Topic: AFH, AFHk, and Friends. (A Map!)
Replies: 75
Views: 41765

Re: AFH, AFHk, and Friends. (A Map!)

bleary (#2028801) AFHk Simon's Tavern 5210 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 Gorgeous, wonderful, historic, authentic. Stumbling distance from my home. http://www.chibarproject.com/Reviews/Simon%27s/Simon%27s.htm Beer snobs, hipsters, and tourists can head a block south and drink at the Hopleaf. Good r...
by bleary
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (in progress) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Day one thoughts: - Starting as an SC, you only get 1 mys, and therefore 1 mp. This confused me for a while. Someone in chat reminded me about mascara. Using that allowed me to bootstrap mojo and get myself started. - You need 20 mainstat to adventure in the 8-bit realm. This is useful to know, say,...
by bleary
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Hardcore
Topic: bleary's HCO SC Wallaby 10/775
Replies: 31
Views: 7714

Re: bleary's (planned) HCO SC Wallaby (advice sought)

Thanks, guys. I'm digesting advice, and making final plans. Unluckily, my boss has also been making plans for me, so lack of time to play in the first five days might make it clear early that this run won't quite make it. Fingers crossed.