After a 3-year hiatus, I came back to a hilariously bad AoSP run and then put myself through 4 Bad Moon runs to finish off my brimstone outfit. That was good for checking out many of the changes to the base game; now it's time for me to learn to use IOTMs. Expect this run to be full of laughable examples of what not to do.
I took the astral shirt. I don't feel up to using the belt to its full potential yet. Leaving winter garden for a frost flower.=== PULLS ===
[1-68] Day 1 pulls [Angry Jung Man, Artistic Goth Kid, Fancypants Scarecrow, He-Boulder, No familiar, Pair of Stomping Boots, Rogue Program, Slimeling, Unconscious Collective, famid:179]
- Clan VIP Lounge key
hobo code binder
=== DAY 1 ===
[1-68] Day 1 turns [Angry Jung Man, Artistic Goth Kid, Fancypants Scarecrow, He-Boulder, No familiar, Pair of Stomping Boots, Rogue Program, Slimeling, Unconscious Collective, famid:179]
- [#] (none) [No familiar]
[#] [DungeonFAQ - Level 1] [No familiar]
- [#] A Lost Room (choice from lost key) [No familiar]
[1-2] Sloppy Seconds Diner [Fancypants Scarecrow, He-Boulder, Rogue Program]
 The Sleazy Back Alley [Fancypants Scarecrow]
-  ??? (fight from photocopied monster) [He-Boulder]
Leveled to 2!
[#] Used handful of Smithereens [2 adventures gained] [Fancypants Scarecrow]
[4-9] The Outskirts of Cobb's Knob [Slimeling]
[10-15] The Spooky Forest [Artistic Goth Kid, Slimeling]
-  a Knob Goblin Barbecue Team [Slimeling]
Leveled to 3!
[16-20] The Haunted Kitchen [Artistic Goth Kid]
- [#] a Black Crayon Undead Thing [Artistic Goth Kid]
Leveled to 4!
[21-38] The Haunted Billiards Room [Unconscious Collective, famid:179]
[39-42] The Misspelled Cemetary [Angry Jung Man]
- [#] Used grim fairy tale [10 adventures gained] [famid:179]
 a pooltergeist [famid:179]
Leveled to 5!
[#] Used grim fairy tale [5 adventures gained] [famid:179]
[#] Used 2x handful of Smithereens [3 adventures gained] [famid:179]
[#] Used grim fairy tale [8 adventures gained] [famid:179]
[43-44] The Cola Wars Battlefield [Angry Jung Man]
[45-64] The Haunted Billiards Room [Angry Jung Man]
-  The Real Thing [Angry Jung Man]
Leveled to 6!
[65-68] The Haunted Library [Angry Jung Man, Pair of Stomping Boots]
-  a writing desk [Angry Jung Man]
On the trail!
TODAY I LEARNED that the toy accordion is not available to create an interesting dilemma of whether to spend precious early meat for a sure thing versus hoping to get a stolen accordion even cheaper while sewering for clovers! You can't use the stolen accordion at all if you're not an AT!
I tried pushing ML right out of the gate and finished each fight NEARLY beaten up and scrambling desperately for MP. I had to scale it back considerably. What buffs/MP sources/combat suites do people use to survive equipping a Hand in Glove etc. right away?
All my lofty ambitions, and I forgot to actually USE my weird DNA! After this embarrassment, I decided to try and grab the cola wars hobo code, but leveled up to 6 too fast. Then forgot I could have PVP'ed to bring myself down again.
Got in some good turns with my Jung Man - excited to try the Fear Man's Level version of pixel farming. Also managed to collect enough spleen items for tomorrow already.
Feels weird to not have to worry about booze or food on day 1. I have no feel for the daily rhythms and milestones of Oxy. I probably should have banked in order to have more turns with a fire-starting kit and stuff tomorrow though.
Proxy is actually very helpful for reminders about the Florist Friar, although without a run plan I'm flopping about a little deciding where to plant everything. I actually had to dig up a +ML plant in the Spooky Forest. I will probably end up putting it back - even with runaways/goth fights, I'm going to be stuck in there for quite a while.