Author Topic: Crawl Arena ~ Monsters fight to the death while we bet fake money!  (Read 55281 times)

Ramus

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Okay, here's the deal, as of 0.5, the makers have included an extra feature called the arena.  Basically you can pit a team of any variety of Crawl monsters against another team (like say, hobogoblin and goblin VS a centaur, or five Sigmunds VS two hydras).  They'll fight to the death and such.

Rules of the arena:

1.  Everyone starts with 100 gold to bet.
2.  Betting on a winning monster doubles the gold you bet.
3.  Betting on a losing monster causes you to lose the gold you bet.
4.  A tie results in you still losing your fake money, ain't I a jerk?
5.  If fifty turns go by without either monster attacking the other, the match is a tie.
6.  You can give money to another player if you want.
7.  Running out of money results in you getting a single pity gold to start off with.  1 gold.

Simple, no?

If this actually goes somewhere, I eventually set up a tournament with people buying monsters for their teams and fighting for more gold.  It'll probably be price is equal to the amount of experience the monster gives.

Good?  Okay, first three rounds:


Round 1:
20 headed Hydra VS Silver Statue
Notes:  The twenty headed Hydra can attack twenty times in a single turn as well as horde loads of HP and grow back heads that are lost.  The Silver statue can summon loads of low and medium level demons and devils.

Round 2:
Killer Klown VS 5 Trapdoor spiders
Notes:  Killer Klowns are only found in ZOT, and because of such, they're stupidly strong as well as having a wide variety of attacks that not even I have fully charted.  Trapdoor spiders are later dungeon enemies that can hide underground when hurt and surprise attack enemies, they're also faster than the average enemy.

Round 3:
Sigmund VS Shapeshifter
Notes:  Sigmund is known to be physically powerful with his scythe as well as having a wide variety of conjuration spells, including fire, ice, and confusing spells.  May also carrying a wand.  The shapeshifter can morph into and mimic any non-unique, so this means it can go from rat to orb guardian at random.


Place your bets on any match you want!

I'll update this in, say, four hours?
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 05:43:56 PM by Ramus »

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 05:42:35 PM »
Bet 50 gold on the silver statue to win. The other 2 I'm not to sure on, especially round 3.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 05:45:04 PM »
10 on hydra (I know 27 head beats the statue...)
5 on Klown (Because clowns are the ultimate evil)
5 on Shapeshifter (Chances of it getting something that can defeat sigmund are pretty high, actually)

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 05:45:37 PM »
Round 1 would seem to hinge on whether the Hydra will target the Statue or the summons. (If the Statue goes down, but not the summons, does the Hydra still win?)

In any case, 20 on the Klown and 10 on Sigmund.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 05:46:34 PM »
Go big or go home damnit!

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 05:46:46 PM »
The silver statue wins if it has allies alive when the Hydra is dead.

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 05:48:26 PM »
30 on the Statue then. Thanks for the clarification (and for hosting this little event).

Bets for 4 hours then? I'll check back later on.

Ramus

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 09:27:17 PM »
Results are in:

Round 1:  Winner is the 20 headed Hydra who literally tore any demon apparent that appeared.  It took its sweet time too, killing anything the statue summoned before actually walking over to the statue.

Round 2:  Winner is the Killer Klown who slaughtered the spiders.

Round 3:  Winner is Sigmund who confused the death yak shapeshifter and slowly ate away at its HP until it hit him once as a normal yak and nearly killed him.  He killed it with one last blow.



Pesco: 50
Xan:  110
Jan-san:  100

Next rounds:

Round 4:
Executioner VS Hellion
Note:  Both are rank 1 demons capable of fucking over even late game players.  The Executioner is the fastest creature in the game and does loads of damage per each of its up to eight hits to boot.  The Hellion is beefy and hits hard as well as having the ability to rain the power of hell on you.

Round 5:
Xtahua VS Pandemonium Lord
Note:  Xtahua is an unique dragon in Crawl that possess breath use of every element and high all around elemental defense, she is also more than capable at close range and hold high regeneration powers, more than capable of screwing over your game if you're unfortunate enough to meet her in the Vaults.  Meantime, Pandemonium Lords are randomly generated monsters, however, they almost always have high HP, physical attacks, ability to summon demons, wide variety of elemental attacks, etc.  Whether or not it generates to be strong enough to take on Xtahua is another matter.  They're also stupidly tall in 0.5.

Round 6:
Human VS Elf
Note:  Mundane battle guys, it's just a wimpy human that's unarmed VS a wimpy elf that's unarmed.  And no, they don't know magic.

Place your bets.  I'll be here to collect cash in 3 hours.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 09:29:10 PM »
25 on the human and 25 on the hellion

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 09:29:40 PM »
I'm betting 10 on the human and ignoring the others.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 09:37:12 PM »
I'll join in this while I wait my turn...

I'll place my bets on the following:

20 for the Executioner

20 on the Pandemonium Lord

And 10 on the human
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 09:39:34 PM »
20 on the Executioner, 15 on Xtahua, 5 on the elf. :|

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 09:40:27 PM »
I'll participate.

33 on Executioner.
33 on Xtahua.
33 on Human.

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 09:53:40 PM »
Wait, what kind of elf?

Ramus

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 09:55:57 PM »
Wait, what kind of elf?

The Vanilla elf, it only appears via polymorphing, but think of it as a regular citzen in a town like the vanilla human.

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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 10:38:16 PM »
20 on Hellion, Xtahua and Human.

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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2009, 12:55:29 AM »
Prepare for severe irony guys.


Round 4:  Winner is the executioner by a hair.  The hellion managed to blast it twice with the fury of hell and knocked it down to severely wounded, how it sped up and left a bloody mess in two strikes.

Round 5:  Winner is the Panda Land Lord.  It got summon happy and used demon spam to keep Xtahua from doing anything worthwhile.  It took ~200 turns to kill Xtahua ending in a death of thousand paper cuts.

Round 6:  Winner is the elf.  The human was winning for the majority of the fight as they both had more or less a slap fight, however, the human missed THREE TIMES in a row, resulting the elf having more than enough time to kick in the crotch enough for it to be lethal.


Pesco: 1
Xan:  100
Jan-san:  100
Totaku:  130
Edible?:  110
Stuffman:  67
Sylon:  40 (Ouch, Sylon, just ouch)


Round 7:
Tiamat VS 5 Orb Guardians
Note:  Tiamat is the strongest unique in the game.  She's a draconian with every breath available, artifact gold armor, vorpalised sword/axe/whatever of awesome, stupidly high HP, and magical resistance.  Orb guardians are those fetus looking things that are the final enemy before you get to the Zot Orb, they're stupidly hard to kill.

Round 8:
Curse Toe VS Killer Klown
Note:  Where to begin?  Both belong in Zot, and both are utterly evil.  That curse toe can summon, has horribly crippling spells, and pokes you to death.  The Killer Klown's name says it all, and it has squeaky shoes.

Round 9:
Rat VS Giant Newt
Note:  You should stop playing Crawl immediately and permanently if you're killed by either one of these.

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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2009, 12:58:27 AM »
22 on Tiamat.
22 on Curse Toe.
22 on Giant Newt.

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2009, 12:59:37 AM »
20 on Giant Newt
25 Orb Guardian
20 on Cursed Toe

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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2009, 01:07:49 AM »
25 on the rat.  GO RAT AWW YEAH

10 on the Toe, mostly because I hope the clown dies.

15 on Tiamat.

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2009, 01:10:16 AM »
Since I'm about to go to sleep, I'll update this again in 9 to 11 hours time.

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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2009, 02:24:44 AM »
I was lucky enough to break even with Round 1, but I'm pretty sure I would have missed two of the three in the second round. For now...

20 on the 5 Orb Guardians, 15 on the Klown, and 10 on the Rat.

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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2009, 03:33:31 AM »
Hm, 25 on the giant newt, 25 on Tiamat

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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2009, 05:15:19 AM »
ALL IN ON THE NEWT!!111one!eleven

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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2009, 06:22:36 AM »
Here are my bets for this round:

25 on Tiamat

40 on Cursed Toe

15 on the rat


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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2009, 07:50:34 AM »
Sure, why not:

40 on Orb Guardians
30 on Curse Toe
15 on Giant Newt.
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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2009, 12:31:05 PM »
Round 7:  Winner is the Orb Guardians.  Tiamat used electrical breath to take off half the HP of three of the guardians and then poison breath to kill off one.  She then proceeded to rip through two more before finally being put down.

Round 8:  Epic match of the decade.  Winner was the Curse Toe by a mere hair.  The Curse Toe got summon happy managed to pull out a few demons, wandering mushrooms, and a vampire, and the vampire loves spammals.  The Killer Klown ripped through loads of the enemies and kept blinking to avoid massive hurt.  Notable that the Killer Klown was smart enough to pick the shortest route to the Curse Toe and kill open a quick route to it.  Now, the best part?  The Killer Klown killed the Curse Toe, but he was at severely wounded by then and a few medium demons were able to finish him, resulting in the Toe's Team winning the round.  I'm definitely going to be having a rematch in the future, but with a video recording included.

Round 9:  Winner is the Rat.  Slap match again, they both went on to miss each other for 5 turns before the rat started connecting with blows.  Overall, pretty boring.


Pesco: 1 (Crawl has a new level of hate for you in the arena)
Xan:  100
Jan-san:  115
Totaku:  160 (Totaku is awesome at this)
Edible?:  130
Stuffman:  45
Sylon:  40
wrathie:  125
Affinity:  50
I.P.D.: 155 (I.P.D. also takes a quick lead)


Round 10:
Imp VS Phantom
Note:  Both of these monsters are blink happy.  In the middle of an intense battle, they'll just suddenly blink for no other reason than because they can.  The imp has less HP and attack but has absurd regenerative abilities so that every time it blinks, by the time the two meet up again, it has restored a good amount of HP.  The Phantom can't heal, or if it does, it does it very slowly.  Up side is that it has a lot more HP and attack than the Imp and as of such, it's the brute.

Round 11:
Pulsating Lump VS Hog
Note:  What is there not to get?  It's a pig and a lump of flesh.  The pig is a brute and the lump is not but can cause a random status ailment when attacking.

Round 12:
20-headed Hydra VS The Royal Jelly
Note:  You know what the Hydra is capable of.  The (fun fact, this is the only monster in the game with The before its name) Royal Jelly has regenerative abilities, moves fast, and when hit, has a chance to summon other jellies.  So it's the (slimy) hive VS 20 big guns.

I'm come to collect in 12 hours time, because, let's face it, when I get busy this summer, I won't be able to do this too often, so it'll eventually just become three matches every 24 hours.


Also, Xan, it's the last day to take your turn in Crawl.

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« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2009, 12:37:18 PM »
1 gold on the hog

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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2009, 12:51:12 PM »
hmm..

20 on the Imp

10 on the Lump

10 on the Royal Jelly...

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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2009, 12:59:01 PM »
10 on the Imp, Hog and Royal Jelly each.