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Offline Shardz

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Re: Wishing Well or Scrying Pool
Reply #3 July 09, 2014, 10:33:06 PM
Really? I will look into it! Although, I'm playing on hardcore and already had a wipe with a sigil. On level one, no less!  :o After that magic moment, I've been afraid to tamper with strange things.  ;D

Perhaps I will create another save with the normal settings on to test this stuff out...   LoL  :o 8)

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Re: Wishing Well or Scrying Pool
Reply #2 July 09, 2014, 03:47:24 PM
This sounds extremely similar to what pandemonium tokens already do, but they can be used anytime in any realm.

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Wishing Well or Scrying Pool
Reply #1 July 09, 2014, 02:22:47 PM
I just found this thread and thought I'd throw in my two cents...

In the spirit of NetHack/Crawl/Stone Soup or some of those classic rogue-likes, it would be neat to have a well or scrying pool as a rare spawn on some biomes. This well/pool could be a fun item from a programming perspective in the fact one could go wild with random elements here based upon the character's luck.

Several types of events could be picked from a list and eased into play nicely, such as (but not limited to); creature encounters, items (cursed(?), specials, uniques, etc), party status effects, resource bonuses, horrific madness, a vision of a boss baddie to come, teleport creature(s) to the Stable, upset/please a Deity, refresh/recharge/deplete stats and/or items, trigger an external event or random spawn, generate a boss quest or normal one, transport party to next level (nasty one!), etc. Basically, this item would be a Cornucopia of Chaos...

Depending on how vicious, diabolical or malevolent you will allow Siralim to be for players at times, I think the addition of something like this could be a lot of fun - for both programmer and player - and something you could expand on in the future at your leisure, as well.