Talk:Monster creation

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Lawful demons not randomly generated?

Something I just realised: if major demons can only generate in Gehennom, but lawful creatures are forbidden there, does that mean that horned devils, barbed devils and erinys, being lawful demons, never randomly generate? They can appear in graveyards and some devil lairs, which may account for the few kills I have in my dumplogs, but it looks like even high score ascensions, which aim to kill 120 of everything, also only have at most a dozen kills of them. However, I dimly recall meeting an erinys in an ordinary level, and thus am doubtful. If those 3 monsters really don't generate, though, their pages should probably mention that. Tomsod (talk) 20:18, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Game prefers to spawn monsters outside LOS

From a discussion on #nethack on libera chat. Nethack version 3.6.7 on NAO. crunchbubba cleared a level in gehennom with a pick-axe and pushed all the boulders to the side. Random monster creation dropped to one monster per several thousand turns. ais523 said "monsters try spawn outside LOS [line of sight]". crunchbubba moved some boulders, and monsters started spawning normally behind the boulders.

This page should mention the LOS condition, after someone checks the source code.

Furey (talk) 17:18, 27 February 2024 (UTC)

Noted in the todo. --Umbire the Phantom (talk) 18:17, 27 February 2024 (UTC)