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Going Rogue - Part 08

A new hero takes up the challenge to get the amulet and avenge all those other fallen adventurers!

Ben attempts to beat the original Rogue. Will he succeed?

Jan. 20 2021

Cast: Vinny, Ben

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Rogue

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18 minutes of Rogue

More like Slimeboy

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Heh, certain classic roguelikes like NetHack and the original DOS port of Angband would make "bones" files of your defeated characters and have them come back to haunt you as ghosts in subsequent playthroughs. I think you could potentially get some of their items back as well.

PS. Ben - Never hold down a button in Rogue.

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Heads up to Ben, but there are buttons for running that automatically stops when you encounter a monster or door.

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Every episode, a joyful learning experience for Ben.

Regarding weapons: the starting +1/+1 mace does 2d4+1 damage (so effectively 3-9 damage), while a +0/+0 longsword does 3d4 damage (so effectively 3-12 damage). The longsword is definitely stronger damage, so it's up to you how much you value the +1 to hit. In closing, I can't wait for the remaining episodes where they continue ignoring every weapon they find unless it is already magically enchanted when they find it.

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" It's a Bat, man."

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Long sword is the second strongest weapon in the game, second to Two handed sword - 3d4 vs 4d4.

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No rest for the wicked!

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Lavaboy, you will be missed.

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Ooooof! That was a rough loss. They had some good gear.
Vinny's comments at the end were great!

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Don't let the gold fool you people, LavaBoy was the fool.

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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO LAVABOY BEN

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Slime caught me slippin!

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Never set up your bed in a slime nest.

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ahahahah killed by the weakest monster in RPG settings.

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The dmg monsters can do is weird. Those hobgoblins were chumps this time but the slimes were doing like 8 dmg a hit.

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The best laid plans of mice and Ben...

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There's a reason gelatinous cubes are scary.

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IM NOT A BAD SLIME

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You cannot hit/get hit diagonally in melee while standing in a doorway, so it's safe to stay there and keep visibility of the room.

You can shoot missile weapons diagonally while in a doorway though. So if there's a Bat in front of you and a Centaur diagonally next to it, you can shoot arrows at the Centaur while the Bat thwacks itself against your armor.

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It's a good day to delve

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Lavaboy couldn't

DEAL

WITH

IT

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Why did he put down his pillow and his bed :(

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oh lavaboy

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Taking a nap in front of a Slime seems like a bad idea!

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Imagining Vinny at the end as an Oregon Trail FMV character.

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Was there an unspoken rule that Ben should not take his time during this series? Like maybe they want to upload these eps to tiktok later or something? lol

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in windows keyboard properties you can set the key repeat delay and repeat rate, wouldn't be surprised if that changed the game

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Lavaboy was so tired............ Lavaboy just wanted to nap....................................... RIP you sleepy boy............

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SSS

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They say ol Lavaboy.... burned out.

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RIP lavaboy. You will be quickly forgotten. He seems like the kind of guy that'd try to eat his own fist.

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Man I hope this ends with a victory

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I look forward to the fan art of this series. You could have Rodney getting carried off by a kestral... Rogue X-Man mauled by a griffin with a wand in her hand... Aragorn's decapitated body parading around on a centaur...

and Lavaboy curled in his sleeping bag while he's getting smooshed to death.

And Vinny as the pixie spirit guiding these adventurers through the dungeon

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Oh Man.

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god I love when Vinny just starts riffing and going off wild style, rip lava boy, now he's a lava man

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It's a shoot!

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"I wanted to rest."

Well, rest in peace I guess.

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Vinny’s music choices are so good in this series. The epilogue was one of my favorites so far.

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Ah, hubris. Every adventurer's worst enemy.

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That last piece of music was perfection.

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Wow, what a great first floor! A bunch of XP, a bunch of scrolls and potions, and one of the best weapons in the game.

Surely nothing can go wrong for LavaBoy!

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And thus, Rimuru Tempest's journey has begun!

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These eulogies are fantastic

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@blacklagoon: netheck is the best. lets all bully ben into playing nethack. its really much much more of a game than rogue and its so fun!

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Ben, in Nethack you can not only play a Barbarian, a Wizard or a Rogue, you can also play a Tourist, a Caveman and an Archeologist!

Also Ben, in NetHack, when you are about to die you can pray to the gods for healing and do other nifty things to fend of losing the game!

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Lavaboy your heat of battle was not enough to burn the slimes.