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[Crawl] Unusual dungeon shape... well for me at least?

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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 6:17:19 AM

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I've just found a completely open level which just has 4 blocks of
stone arranged in a pattern in the middle... Is there something special
about these kind of levels? Are there likely to be hidden doors in the
middle blocks? I'll attempt to post, hopefully proportional font will
work...

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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 4:59:11 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.roguelike.misc (More info?)

Dafty wrote:
> I've just found a completely open level which just has 4 blocks of
> stone arranged in a pattern in the middle...

Not so unusual, not really.

> Is there something special about these kind of levels?

No (but depends on what you mean with "these kind", see my comment about
the Vault further below). Before you feel disencouraged now, there's a
*lot* more to see and learn about Crawl. Even after one year of playing,
I'm still learning new things, e.g. yesterday I found that it's actually
possible to slash friendly monsters (by accident, which also was the
sudden end of a promising friendship with an ogre zombie)!

> Are there likely to be hidden doors in the middle blocks?

I don't thinks so, but I never examined the walls to be sure. OTOH, I've
seen this layout pretty often, and if the inner blocks actually would be
rooms with hidden doors and monsters living there, then every once in a
while some of them would open a hidden door. But this never happened.

There are similar layouts though, who's block-like structures actually
*can* be rooms, attainable only via stairs from the level above or
below. The Vault is one possible place where to find them.

> I'll attempt to post, hopefully proportional font will work...

Perfectly. :-)

Rubinstein
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