Today I'd like to discuss one of the more psychological aspects of DD. This is something I notice; when I use preparations I often feel at unease through the whole session (untill Victory is certain) because something is constantly at risk (the roughly 100 gold from the kingdoms vault), am I the only one who feel this way?
Also I know 50-200 gold isn't alot if you have several thousand gold coins (which I actually do), but I'm still at unease no matter how small amount is at risk.
However this pressure isn't present with "classic" runs (ei unprepared), since nothing is at ease I can more easily do several runs in a row for the fun of it, where the pressure of risk more often than not keeps me from doing many prepped runs in a row.
"Which farm animal is featured prominently in Desktop Dungeons?" "Snakes"
I found it annoying until I finished the main quest line. Now I have gold coming out of my ears.
If you don't have access to the "extra trophy reward" dungeons take a purist or near-purist tinker into Hobbler's Hold. When you beat the boss transmute it with the free seal you get. That'll net you 350g for 5 minutes of fairly thoughtless work. I did it while watching tv
Transmuting the boss trophy also prevents progression of Horatio's quest by not bringing a trophy back to the kingdom. Full gold value for trophy and no economic collapse = win-win Once the alchemist is upgraded you can do this with any boss trophy in any dungeon (just 1 cheap prep needed & its a small slot space at that) allowing you to progress other quest lines without damaging your economy. Makes that steep upgrade cost seem really worth it.