Hmm... this seed 3755 8916 has a lot of good stuff.
Got the score 631.
Damn, drank a Potion of Incineration in a grassy area and burned to death. And I had so much stuff!
Got the score 1099.
Today I have played Brogue with the Oryx Tiles. It looks great, and still more or less retains the style of the original character set. Seed 3764 5044 was very cool, I had a lot of cool stuff, including a +1 Sword of Force, a Staff of Firebolt, and more armor than I could carry. Unfortunately, due a sequence of bad decisions, I ended up dying from a fall on dungeon level 7.
The second playthough of seed 3764 5044 is going better: 'You hit the troll; you launch the troll backward with the force of your blow. The troll dies on impact with a stone wall.' That's what I like to hear.
Got the score 7086.
Gaaah! I was rolling around with my Troll ally, murdering Ogres left and right with my +5 Sword of Force and Staves of Firebolt, but fell victim to a room on dungeon level 15 with a couple of turrets. Lame! I'll have to watch out for those the next time.
Aha! In dungeon 38943456, me and my monkey entered an Item Library containing a Staff of Lightning and a Wand of Empowerment. I realized that I could use the Wand on my monkey immediately, put it back, and take the Staff of Lightning.
My dude was running around with a posse of 2 Monkeys and a Goblin, entered an Item Library and Empowered a Monkey, and then duplicated it with a Wand of Plenty. Still, even with 3 Monkeys and a Goblin, I was still killed by a lowly Acid Blob. Another observation: 10/12 scrolls have positive effects, 9/12 staffs, 5/9 wands, and half of the potions are positive. It's pretty safe to use scrolls and staffs, and 50-50 to use wands and potions.
Wards on the floor? Interesting. This 1.7.4 seems to have a few neat new things in it.
Got the score 328.
I had so much. I had two monkeys, one stronger than the other due to me 'borrowing' a Wand of Empowerment from an Item Library. I had a Ring of Regeneration, 3 Scrolls of Enchanment, but then, after being overwhelmed by a myriad of damn Pink Jellies on depth 4, I Teleported away, only to run into 3 Jackals, who defeated me.
Got the score 1299.
Yep, drinking Potions of Incineration is bad for you.
One of my new favorite things: usings Wands of Negation on Goblin Conjurers, turning them into wildly gesturing regular Goblins.
Wands of Negation also turn the horribly multiplying Pink Jellies into useless blobs.
Ah, my Mage has acquired an enchanted Rapier. The Lunge Attack makes combat seem way more tactially interesting.
My Mage waited outside a room where four Goblins were exiting one by one, every one of them was stabbed to death by a single 'vicious lunge attack'.
Dammit! I unknowningly read a Scroll of Summoning on Depth 7, and summoned a particularly nasty quartet consisting of two Vampire Bats, a strength-draining Centipede, and an item-destroying Acid Mound. Two turns later, I'm dead.
There was a key hidden behind a wooden barricade. I had the awesome idea of using a Fire Trap to set myself on fire an then run over to the barricade. 'Killed by a violent explosion'.
I must remember to equip the weapon I want to keep when trying out unidentified scrolls, as it could be a Scroll of Protect Weapon.
Hallucinations give rise to hilarious log messages: 'You dispatched the Warden of Yendor, catching it unware.'
Oh man, the whip. It has reach like a gun.
Wand of Negation is fun, I'm turning Hallucination-inducing Toads into just toads, and Pink Bloats into ... balloons.
Wands can only be reached by enchanting them, apparently. I guess I should use them sparingly.
Got the score 1149.
I was trapped in a dead end with a bunch of Spectral Blades stabbing me to death, and ended up taking the coward's way out by drinking a Potion of Descent and falling to my death.
Got the score 5212.
First, a series of horrible deaths in quick succession. After that, an awesome run with a Runic Spear, a confused Ogre that fell off a cliff, and the odd couple of the Priestess and the Wraith...
No good runs tonight. The best run was a conjurer with a Staff of Conjuration and a Ring of Wisdom, but he was out of charges when the 3rd Vampire Bat showed up. Also, I must remember to equip the best weapon and armor I have when reading random scrolls, in case it's a protection scroll.
After hearing an interview with Brogue creator Brian Walker on the Spelunky Showlike podcast, I wanted to play some more Brogue. I can't wait for his next game, which should be a turn-based 2D platformer.
Got the score 845.
Got the score 2189.
I reached depth 8. Damn vampire bats, so hard to kill...