Bloodfountain: If we're going to have no-explore dungeons, this is the way to do it. Early discoverers can take the blood hunger power and gain an exploration-like resource, late finders can take the one-off recovery instead.
Agreed, though even it has lost its luster since the sanguine nerf. Still a good subdungeon though.
Yellow Potion Dungeons: Ugh. The fully explored dungeon containing a potion that lets you swap 1 MP for 10 HP, an effect that is usually worse than nothing. This is strictly a worse find than Mothers For Safer Dungeons. I think it either needs to be shrouded or eliminated entirely.
I vote for total elimination. This trade is virtually never worthwhile, and having an entire subdungeon devoted to this one item is absolutely criminal.
Pusher troll: Effectively a zero exploration dungeon because pushing the troll back costs you more than you get back. A heartbreaking find when you're on your last legs and need a few tiles of recovery. Expanding the entry chamber would round this one out nicely.
I definitely agree with this, especially now that there's a subdungeon that literally gives you a free PISORF glyph. Expanding the explorable area so it's still a net win in terms of resources would be a good idea.
Grove of Knowledge: It's great if you have the money AND find it right away, but that's too many conditions for my taste. I think that a good solution would be to add another dialogue option where you tell the druid that you prefer ignorance. He leaves, shrouding a portion of the subdungeon on his way out.
this suggestion a lot.
Contemplation: Offers lots of exploration, but only if you can afford the monk's rather large fee. Just a hair too conditional. Like the with the Grove of knowledge, I'd like there to be an opt-out choice that grants you a small portion of shrouded area for those that can't/won't pay the fee.
Well, if you find LEMMISI or BLUDTUPOWA on the topside then you can still use it down here. There's about a 2/3 chance that one of these glyphs will appear topside, so the odds aren't that bad.
Still, an option for the dirt poor player would be nice.