Dungeons of Dredmor Challenge Runs DoDCR
Dungeons of Dredmor Challenge Runs DoDCR
September 4, 2013
Priest of Lutefisk
๖ۣۜGorbax recently suggested this run, and I really like the premise, so here are the rules:

Diffculty: Going Rogue
Permadeath: On
Floor Size: Regular
Realm of the Diggle Gods: On

  • From the point at which you find the Lutefisk Cube and on, you must turn any item you do not use, equip, or place in your hotbar immediately into lutefisk.
  • If you unequip something or remove an item from the hotbar, it must also be "fisked."
  • I feel like using the pocket dimension to store items would be against the spirit of the run, so I'm going to say don't do that either.
  • Also, I'd like to stipulate one other condition that I feel was implied but should be put in words: you must actively search for the Lutefisk Cube until you find one. This means, for instance, looking in any crafting vending machines you see.

Have fun.
Last edited by The Phantom Ellipsis; Oct 15, 2013 @ 8:40pm
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Haldurson Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
I'm starting this now with this build:
1. Master of Arms
2. Unarmed
3. Shield Mastery
4. Vamipirism
5. Burglary
6. Tourist
7. Berserk Rage

/edit I screwed up my run.. I didn't find a lutefisk cube until level 3, and when I did, in keeping with the rules, I started with alt-shift-clicking on everything in my inventory as fast as possible... well, my lutefisk cube was in the middle of my inventory, and it guess what happens when you alt-shift click on it? You get a Lutefisk Paradox (placing the box in itself). I destroyed the box before I could lutefisk everything.

What I'll do is drop everything not on my item bar and not pick up anything else that I'm not going to use (in other words, play as if I have the cube, but I won't actually have it unless/until I find another).

/Edit : What's the stance on quest items (items that you need to drop on an obelisk, etc.)?
Last edited by Haldurson; Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:25am
snig boot Oct 17, 2013 @ 6:48am 
Dammit, something really weird went down in a mysterious dimension. A clone counter-attacked me for over 50 Slashing Damge (!!!), the normal attack it did on its own turn was only 8 Slashing Damage. Together with the Acid Damage and the few Health points I was already missing, I died :/
I took screenshots of my death screen and high-score, but the Steam Screenshot Manager didn't show up after I quit the game.

I went for:
1. Assassination
2. Beserker Rage
3. Master of Arms
4. Maces
5. against better judgement: Smithing

And just for fun and the incredible -17 Righteous Resist:
6. Demonologist
7. Blood Mage

I had a 500 Lutefisk artifact which I put in the Pocket Dimension (so I could keep track of how much I 'fisked), and another 350-odd in my Cube. I think I was probably on level 4.
Last edited by snig boot; Oct 17, 2013 @ 6:58am
Haldurson Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:55am 
I'm going to make a decision since they cannot be lutefisked, that quest items are an exception to the rule, at least until I get overruled. (it would only make a big difference if the item you get from completing the quest is actually better than something you already have). If that happens, and I'm overruled, then I'll gladly drop or lutefisk the item I got.
Last edited by Haldurson; Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:55am
snig boot Oct 19, 2013 @ 3:30pm 
I 'fisked 3 Dire Sandwiches to make room on my toolbelt for a quest item once :p
Haldurson Oct 19, 2013 @ 6:29pm 
Well, I accidentally fisked my quest item lol. No joke. It didnt' turn into lutefisk though, it just disappeared. (yes I did get a new cube on level 4 or 5). But I still would be interested in a ruling.
Quest items should be fine, by which I mean not subject to 'fisking. The items that you obtain as rewards, however, are not exempt.
Haldurson Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:37pm 
Cool ).
Haldurson Oct 21, 2013 @ 12:12pm 
BTW, I'm still going -- currently on level 8 and think I'll get pretty far. Not bad for a packrat going cold Turkey.
snig boot Oct 22, 2013 @ 2:05pm 
Originally posted by Haldurson:
Not bad for a packrat going cold Turkey.
I, too, am a horrible hoarder, but I find this strangery liberating!

I'm very keen on reaching Dredmor without the use of my inventory, giving this another go


Just finished DL03, I already have 3 500-Lutefisk items and over 300 Lutefisk still in my Cube.
How, you ask?

Rolling Big Game Hunter for the Butchery proc, maxed my Perception skill for the Lucky Find proc, sold everything (including my starting gear) to be able to afford the Little Red Cookbook in the first shop I encountered, and I found an Elven Ingot Grinder in the next room.

I also had some bad luck finding 2 quest items early in DL03, effectively reducing my inventory space to 7.
Last edited by snig boot; Oct 23, 2013 @ 5:04pm
snig boot Oct 24, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
Dammit, died again.
I managed some peculiar feats, though. I had an inate Visual Sight Radius of 12 (!!!), this is without the +2 buff from the Big Game Hunter ability. I also had over (the equivalent of) 2200 Lutefisk shortly before finishing DL04
Last edited by snig boot; Oct 24, 2013 @ 3:26pm
Haldurson Oct 25, 2013 @ 12:31am 
I so need to share this screenshot:

Diggle God of Fertility is AWESOME, especially if you are playing a vampire: Regen of 58!!! (from several stacks of minor regen).
I think I'm going all the way with this guy.
snig boot Oct 25, 2013 @ 3:22am 
Haldurson Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:05am 
Name: Vlad
Score: 1421360
Killed by Lord Dredmor on level 15
Favorite Skill: Bloodsucker (Vampirism Attack)

To reiterate my skill choices:
1. Master of Arms
2. Unarmed
3. Shield Mastery
4. Vamipirism
5. Burglary
6. Tourist
7. Berserk Rage

I should have stayed further away from Dredmor, but I think I was doomed anyway due to insufficient means of healing, and staying hidden to heal (you can't heal off of him as a vampire, since he's undead). I would recommend this kind of run to anyone who wants to learn how to discipline their hoarding habits. It really puts into perspective those things that you really do and don't need.

It was a good build, overall, and a good run all the way to the end. I knew i was starting to get into trouble around level 12 to 13, so I started to rush those levels. Only skill I Regretted not getting because of the rush was that Tourist summons (I think I needed only 1 more level for it).
Kurasu Aug 11, 2019 @ 7:06am 
Got directed to this challenge by someone else. Haven't tried it yet (I'm in the middle of 'get all skill tree achievements') but I might give it a go just for the giggles after (or when I get bored of that).
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