User:Umbire the Phantom/sandbox
- 1 Variant list copypaste
- 1.1 NetHack: The Next Generation
- 1.2 SLASH'EM
- 1.3 ZAPM
- 1.4 NetHack brass
- 1.5 dev/null Tournament
- 1.6 GruntHack
- 1.7 SporkHack
- 1.8 UnNetHack
- 1.9 AceHack
- 1.10 NitroHack
- 1.11 NetHack 4
- 1.12 dNetHack
- 1.13 DynaHack
- 1.14 NetHack Fourk
- 1.15 FIQHack
- 1.16 The November NetHack Tournament
- 1.17 xNetHack
- 1.18 SpliceHack
- 1.19 notdNetHack
- 1.20 EvilHack
- 1.21 GnollHack
- 1.22 SlashTHEM
- 1.23 Hack'EM
- 2 Sebastian Klein
- 3 Doppelganger (starting race)
- 4 Table tweaking
Variant list copypaste
Arranged in general order of release for my convenience, and made Level 3 headings for the same purpose.
NetHack: The Next Generation
The November NetHack Tournament
- This'll probably get merged into the NetHack: The Next Generation article whenever I rewrite that.
Sebastian Klein is the creator of NetHack: The Next Generation, a NetHack 3.1.3 variant which he released in 1994. Very little information is known about him - he has a personal site found here, and posts from Klein can be found in rec.games.roguelike.nethack as late as 2000.
Remember that the minimum required XL is the experience level at which the form would have the same check as a controlled #youpoly attempt, e.g. there is always a set 1⁄20 of feeling like a new doppelganger rather than achieving the desired polyform.
Common polyform traits
- The various medium-sized humanoids can wear most if not all available armor and use weapons.
- Demons have natural fire resistance and poison resistance, and bare-handed melee attacks can gate in other demons. However, they are weak to silver and blessed weapons, you cannot pray as a demon, and tame demons are usually traitorous, making them dangerous to keep around if they have more HP than you.
- Vampiric monsters are inediate and usually possess intrinsic regeneration and breathlessness - most of them are medium-sized humanoids, and they can feed and increase nutrition through their bite attacks. However, many of them are also weak to silver and blessed weapons and/or cannot access prayer due to being undead.
The Polyform List
|Monster||Monster level||Base AC||#monster ability||Traits||Uses, advantages and drawbacks|
|rhaumbusun||2||9||Gaze at monsters||
|water nymph||3||9||Remove iron chains attached to you|
|pixie||3||3||Remove iron chains attached to you||
|With polymorph control (at experience level 9)|
|Monster||Monster level||Base AC||#monster ability||Traits||Uses|
Monsters to review
Before gaining polymorph control
- Medium-sized humanoids can wear most, if not all armor, and use weapons.
- Doppelgangers can start polymorphing into mind flayers with a reasonable chance of success at level 6 or 7; the brain-eating attack will make short work of most monsters, but is useless against those without heads or brains, and downright dangerous against monsters with passive attacks. Mind flayers will not be stoned when attacking a cockatrice; the tentacle attack is instead turned off.
- Although not guaranteed until level 8, a level 5-7 character has a reasonable chance of polymorphing into a basilisk. They are essentially stronger cockatrices, with the same passive attacks. As such, they can be very handy for getting through the Gnomish mines. Nutrition can be a problem since you can't eat statues. Also, the similar asphynx may look appealing, being faster, but it can carry very few items, and cannot pick any up at all.
- If you're trapped by a single monster, chickatrices are guaranteed at 4 and will stone an attacking monster. However, they have extremely low base HP, can carry very little, and are slow, so they should only be used as an instakill in case of emergency.
- Unicorns are guaranteed at level 4. They have high speed and a decent attack, and can use #monster to remove some bad effects.
- Mumakil are guaranteed at level 5. They have comparatively very strong attacks, but somewhat low speed. Especially good if you are fast or, better still, very fast.
- Leocrottas are guaranteed at level 6. They are moderately fast and quite powerful, although unable to use any weapons or armor.
- Oviparous monsters can provide some highly useful pets via egg laying, especially in the early game:
- Gargoyles and winged gargoyles can sit and lay eggs that will hatch has gargoyles; normal gargoyles can wear armor, but the flying winged gargoyles cannot. Both forms also have excellent natural AC.
- Soldier ants are guaranteed at level 3, and as pets, can if anything be almost too effective - they can often close in, kill and devour weak foes in the time taken for an unhasted player to make even a single move. Creating an army may be tempting, but this can lead to nutrition problems if you can't reach corpses in time. Spawning 2 or 3 is generally more than sufficient.
- If the shopkeeper is of some other monster species not listed here, they behave as the Human column indicates.
- Gnomish shopkeepers additionally increase price ×3⁄2 if your Intelligence is less than or equal to 14, or ×4⁄3 if it is greater than 14 but less than 18.
- Nymph shopkeepers base their prices on your Charisma with no regard for your race: ×4⁄3 if your charisma is 15 or higher and ×5⁄3 otherwise.
|Giant||×3⁄2||×3⁄2 if INT is <=14
×4⁄3 if INT is 15-17
|×10||×4⁄3 if CHA is >=15
×5⁄3 if CHA is <15