Kool69's "Straight and Narrow" Tournament

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
Kool69's "Straight and Narrow" Tournament

Hello hello my fellow adventurers, it's been about two weeks since I've re-installed Diablo 2 and already I'm itching to make a tourney. Thus so, I present you with the..

"Straight and Narrow Tournament"

Once upon a time there was a great group of adventurers, a team for the ages. They slew every dezien of Hell together from the meek quill rat to the mighty Baal himself. Unfortunately as age and experience came upon the adventurers it became quite apparant they had their own opinions about what types of armour, arms, stats, and skills were the most desirable. These rows within the group eventually shattered the ties that bind, and each adventurer headed on his and her seperate way fully convinced that they knew best...

Rules:

1. HC Only.

2. No Multiplayer allowed.

3. ATMA is not allowed.

4. Open to any version. RWM is allowed.

5. All characters must adhere to EQUIPMENT, SKILL, and STAT rules. (Discussed later.)

6. Mercenaries need not adhere to character equipment rules.

7. Any players setting may be used and may be changed at any time.

8. All quests must be completed, all way points activated.

Indepth Rules:

1. EQUIPMENT: I will randomly select what type of armor, (Ex. Leather Armor and its Exceptional and Elite versions.) helm, boots, belt, shield, and gloves you will use. You will select one class of weapon (Ex. Axe) and I will randomly select the type of weapon you must you. (Ex. Hand Axe, Exceptional version, and Elite version.) You also receive a randomly rolled type of class item you may use. (Ex. Katar and higher versions of itself.) These and an amulet and rings are the only items you are allowed to equip. These items can be obtained in anyway that is "legal". (Ex. Not brought in from another character, hacked, etc.) Legal is basically anyway you could normally obtain it in game. (Ex. Gambling, quest reward, imbueing, finding, purchasing from a shop, etc.) Charms, pots, scrolls and other non-equipables are free game and may be used.

*Note: You are not allowed to use throwing potions unless you select that as your weapon class. As to why you might do that, I have no clue.

2. SKILLS:

As for skills you have two choices. A randomized 3-2 or a randomized 3-1-1. In a 3-2 you select one skill tree that I roll you 3 skills from and a second skill tree I roll you 2 skills from. In a 3-1-1 I roll you 3 skills from one skill tree, 1 from another, and 1 more from the last skill tree. THESE ARE THE ONLY SKILLS YOU MAY USE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! You may NOT use any of the pre-required skills you gain to reach your randomly selected skills.

Related: You may not use the + class skill on an item UNLESS it is one of your randomly selected skills. However, you are allowed to use Chance to Cast items of any skill. (That is if they fit your predetermined equipment choices.)

3. STATS:

You will be randomly assigned a stat. (1 - Str, 2 - Dex, 3 - Vit, 4 - Eng) This stat is your PRIMARY STAT It must at all times be higher than any of your other stats! This difference can be by 1 or 100, it does not matter as long as it is your highest stat.

4. MULLIGAN:

You are allowed ONE mulligan to reroll either ALL equipment, ALL skills, or your primary stat.

Scoring:

1. For every level you gain -1 point.

2. For every wp you gain +1 point.

3. For every quest completed you gain +2 points.

Dates:

1. The tournament starts now.

2. The tournament ends on May 1st.


No prize except for bragging rights, Good luck and have fun!

Code:
Forum         Name          Class               Level       Act       Score
Kool69        ?                 Necromancer    1            1           0
*For those wishing to roll for themselves their prefered items/skills/stat. Just take a list of whatever you are rolling for (Armor, Javalin Skills, Wands, Class item, etc.) from this site, use http://www.random.org/nform.html, get a number, match to an item/skill/stat, and voila, you are done!*
 

Kefir-Tribe

Diabloii.Net Member
This is an interesting tourney but personally I won't join because I'm not the tourney playing type. I have two questions though.

1. What happen if you roll a skill that you can't put any points in because you have no points prereq skills? Will you sit on the point until you've rolled points in the prereq(s)? Or are you allowed to assign the point into a prereq?

2. Why do you get negative score for each level you gain?
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, I'll enter this one, so please roll me a character Kool. But I probably won't start actually playing for a little while... since I'm in three other tournies :)
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
Kefir-Tribe said:
This is an interesting tourney but personally I won't join because I'm not the tourney playing type. I have two questions though.

1. What happen if you roll a skill that you can't put any points in because you have no points prereq skills? Will you sit on the point until you've rolled points in the prereq(s)? Or are you allowed to assign the point into a prereq?

2. Why do you get negative score for each level you gain?
1. You are allowed to place points into the pre-required skills, you are just not allowed to use them. (This made me just think of passive skills... Well if you get a pre-requirement that is a passive skill it is still okay to place one point in it, but no more.)

2. You gain a negative score for each level so that it balances out how far you are in the game. Basically if you have the skill to complete Act 5 Hell at level 72 while another character completes it at Level 86, you are in the lead.
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
skunkbelly said:
Well, I'll enter this one, so please roll me a character Kool. But I probably won't start actually playing for a little while... since I'm in three other tournies :)
I forgot to add that you may pick any character class, so let me know what you want to be, your weapon class, and if you want me to roll a 3-2 or 3-1-1 and for what skill trees.
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Kool69 said:
I forgot to add that you may pick any character class, so let me know what you want to be, your weapon class, and if you want me to roll a 3-2 or 3-1-1 and for what skill trees.
Oops! No, I think I didn't read closely enough.

Hmm. Well, I think I'll play a zon, with spear class weapons, and I'd like a 3-2 for passives and spears.

Quick question: I'm assuming that if I'm playing a spearzon, then I won't get stuck with lightning fury, right? :) That might be important for some weapon/skill combos (for example, a barb using swords couldn't use a randomly assigned point in double throw or axe mastery). Something to consider.
 

EJB

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, this sounds like it could be interesting.

Roll me a Druid. 3-2 with Shape Shifting and Summoning.
Make it a good one Kool69.

Quick question. Say I wanted to use an axe, and got the hand axe roll. Would I then be able to use a sheild?
If so, I'll use an axe. If not put me down for polearm.

I'll start Shifty up prolly as soon as I find out my rolls.
EJB

Re read rules- I'll use an Axe
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Kool, one other question: are we permitted to use our starter gear until we find something that meets the rules, or are we required to punch? (i.e., can I use my starter javelin until I find a spear/trident/etc.)? This is only a problem if a player is rolled a high-end item type (like a pike, for instance, which one can't purchase in act 1, much less equip).
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
skunkbelly said:
Oops! No, I think I didn't read closely enough.

Hmm. Well, I think I'll play a zon, with spear class weapons, and I'd like a 3-2 for passives and spears.

Quick question: I'm assuming that if I'm playing a spearzon, then I won't get stuck with lightning fury, right? :) That might be important for some weapon/skill combos (for example, a barb using swords couldn't use a randomly assigned point in double throw or axe mastery). Something to consider.
I'll keep that in mind when I'm rolling, and if I hit something like that example that is just improbable, I'll do a reroll.

Equipment of Choice:
Circlet, Tiara, and Diadem
Chain Mail, Mesh Armor, and Boneweave
Sash, Demonhide Sash, and Spiderweb Sash
Heavy Leather Boots, Sharkskin Boots, and Scarabshell Boots
Light Gauntlets, Battle Gauntlets, and Crusader Gauntlets
Spiked Shield, Barbed Shield, and Blade Barrier
Maiden Pike, Ceremonial Pike, and Matriarchal Pike
Spear, War Spear, and Hyperion Spear

Skills of Choice:
Dodge
Decoy
Evade
Power Strike
Lighting Strike

Primary Stat:
Strength

EDIT: Remember you have Mulligan to reroll any of these three if you wish. ;)
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
skunkbelly said:
Kool, one other question: are we permitted to use our starter gear until we find something that meets the rules, or are we required to punch? (i.e., can I use my starter javelin until I find a spear/trident/etc.)? This is only a problem if a player is rolled a high-end item type (like a pike, for instance, which one can't purchase in act 1, much less equip).
Yes yes, another thing I forgot to add, starter gear can be used as long as you wish. (It may also be imbued and still used if that floats your boat.)
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
EJB said:
Well, this sounds like it could be interesting.

Roll me a Druid. 3-2 with Shape Shifting and Summoning.
Make it a good one Kool69.

Quick question. Say I wanted to use an axe, and got the hand axe roll. Would I then be able to use a sheild?
If so, I'll use an axe. If not put me down for polearm.

I'll start Shifty up prolly as soon as I find out my rolls.
EJB

Re read rules- I'll use an Axe
Equipment of Choice:
Skull Cap, Sallet, and Hydraskull
Gothic Plate, Embossed Plate, and Lacquered Plate
Plated Belt, War Belt, and Colossus Girdle
Heavy Leather Boots, Sharkskin Boots, and Scarabshell Boots
Chain Gloves, Heavy Bracers, and Vambraces
Small Shield, Round Shield, and Luna
Hawk Head, Griffon Headdress, and Sun Spirit
Giant Axe, Ancient Axe, and Glorious Axe

Skills of Choice:
Lycanthropy
Werebear
Fireclaws
Raven
Dire Wolf

Primary Stat:
Vitality

You may use your mulligan to reroll any of these, I have a feeling that you might want to reroll your equipment. ;)
 

Hamburger

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok....
Amazon, javelin user......
3 javelin tree, 2 passive tree.....

Do we get a second chance? :p
Let's see what happens! I will not start playing "seriously" until Wednesday...
Rerunning areas and such is allowed, right?
 

DementiaMaster

Diabloii.Net Member
This should be interesting and random. I hate completly random things but I have a certain control over things here.

Roll me an Assassin with 3-2 Shadow Discipline(3) and Martial Arts(2). The weapon will be Maces.
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
Hamburger said:
Ok....
Amazon, javalin user......
3 javelin tree, 2 passive tree.....

Do we get a second chance? :p
Let's see what happens! I will not start playing "seriously" until Wednesday...
Rerunning areas and such is allowed, right?
I am the king of forgeting vital information, yes, every one gets a second chance if they wish. Re-running areas and such is allowed.

Equipment of Choice:
Cap, War Hat, and Shako
Ring Mail, Linked Mail, and Diamond Mail
Belt, Mesh Belt, and Mithril Coil
Heavy Leather Boots, Sharkskin Boots, and Scarabshell Boots
Chain Gloves, Heavy Bracers, and Vambraces
Buckler, Defender, and Heater
Maiden Javelin, Ceremonial Javelin, and Matriarchal Javelin
Pilum, Great Pilum, and Stygian Pilum

Skills of Choice:
Jab
Plauge Javalin
Charged Strike
Inner Sight
Decoy

Primary Stat:
Dexterity

You may use your mulligan to have any of these three re-rolled
 

Hamburger

Diabloii.Net Member
I am the king of forgeting vital information
LOL
Here comes a question.....
ATMA, in what ways may we use it? Extended stash? Keeping items for later use? Or no muling save for taking it off the char never to put it back?

I like my equipment(I think) and my stat....I am thinking if I will reroll my skills or not....
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
DementiaMaster said:
This should be interesting and random. I hate completly random things but I have a certain control over things here.

Roll me an Assassin with 3-2 Shadow Discipline(3) and Martial Arts(2). The weapon will be Maces.
Equipment of Choice:
Great Helm, Winged Helm, and Spired Helm
Gothic Plate, Embossed Plate, and Lacquered Plate
Belt, Mesh Belt, and Mithril Coil
Heavy Leather Boots, Sharkskin Boots, and Scarabshell Boots
Chain Gloves, Heavy Bracers, and Vambraces
Gothic Shield, Ancient Shield, and Ward
Scissors Katar, Scissors Quhab, and Scissors Suwayyah
Mace, Flanged Mace, and Reinforced Mace

Skills of Choice:
Burst of Speed
Psychic Hammer
Shadow Master
Tiger Strike
Dragon Flight

Primary Stat:
Dexterity

You may choose to reroll any set of these if you wish to do so. Good luck everyone!
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
Hamburger said:
LOL
Here comes a question.....
ATMA, in what ways may we use it? Extended stash? Keeping items for later use? Or no muling save for taking it off the char never to put it back?
The last one, no muling save for taking off the char to never put back on.
 

Helvetica

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm really interested in this tournament, could you roll me up a paladin 3 combat skills, 2 offensive auras?

Also, sorry for no intro post yet.
 

Kool69

Diabloii.Net Member
somethingsin said:
I'll take a character idea....

I'll be a sword using 3-2 MA/shadow assassin

Equipment of Choice:
Great Helm, Winged Helm, and Spired Helm
Ancient Armor, Ornate Armor, and Sacred Armor
Sash, Demonhide Sash, and Spiderweb Sash
Light Plated Boots, Battle Boots, and Mirrored Boots
Light Gauntlets, Battle Gauntlets, and Crusader Gauntlets
Gothic Shield, Ancient Shield, and Ward
Wrist Blade, Wrist Spike, and Wrist Sword
Crystal Sword, Dimensional Blade, and Phase Blade

Skills of Choice:
Fists of Fire
Claws of Thunder
Dragon Flight
Fade
Shadow Warrior

Primary Stat:
Vitality

Here you go, let me know if you want a reroll. I will be back in about ten to twenty minutes to recheck the thread and make more characters or reroll if people need me to.
 
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