Crawl Cosplay Challenge

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Set 1 Week 7 : Gastronok the Ponderous

A voracious and surprisingly intelligent slug, devoted to eating everything and everyone he comes across, with a pointed hat perched rakishly atop his head. He acquired the hat the same way he acquired his intelligence and his knowledge of spells: by consuming their former owner, a powerful wizard.

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OctopodeSummoner or WizardCheibriados

The Species, Background, and God choices are all mandatory. You must be worshipping one of the gods listed above before entering Lair, Orc, or Depths, unless this isn't possible in which case you must worship them as soon as you can. Don't do anything to lose your religion, and don't use faded altars (except for challenges when you can follow any god).

Cosplay conduct points


Don't use or throw any weapons, i.e. unarmed combat only. You can still wield staves or artefacts, as long as you don't attack with them. If you wield a long blade you should avoid being near enemies so you don't riposte. (I'll let a few slide.) Of course you can still attack with evocations, magic, etc.


Have Spellcasting or Summonings as your highest skill. You don't need to follow this conduct while all your skills are 8.0 or lower.


Clear the Elven Halls. You can omit the Hall of Blades if you wish. Try to eat a lot of delicious wizards.

Conducts are worth +5 points each, to a maximum of half your score from milestones, rounded down. (So if you achieve 4 milestones (20 points) you can earn up to 10 points from conduct bonuses.) Please indicate which conducts you qualify for when you post your morgue. Small mistakes in following conducts will usually be forgiven.

Bonus challenges

Soft And Squishy

Don't cast any spells that increase your AC: Ozocubu's Armour, Spider Form, Ice Form, Hydra Form, Statue Form, Dragon Form, Necromutation.

Forbidden Knowledge

Get at least one rune from Pandemonium.

Bonus challenges are worth one star each, similar to banners in Crawl tournaments. Please indicate challenges that you qualify for. Small mistakes will usually be forgiven.


  • Reach XL3.
  • Enter Lair, Orc, or Depths.
  • Reach the bottom of D, Lair, or Orc.
  • Collect your first rune.
  • Find the entrance to Zot. (Just using magic mapping doesn't count.)
  • Collect your third rune.
  • Win the game.

The main way to score points. +5 points each, and can be done in any order. (You don't need to tell me which milestones you achieve.)