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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #145

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Fiddy wrote:

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History

Who knows what this is?

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It is the sign that tells you to be more upset than usual if you fail the current puzzle.


LOL, true!

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #146

Really? These used to be in the treasure stamp rooms? I only played for 2 years back then, but totally never noticed them.

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I thought the sign was your queue to remind the DM you had a troubadour in the party.
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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #148

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jpotter wrote: Really? These used to be in the treasure stamp rooms? I only played for 2 years back then, but totally never noticed them.


I'm hoping one of the old timers explains it here. That's one of the reasons I love sharing this old TD history stuff, there are so many cool things to learn!

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #149

jpotter wrote: These used to be in the treasure stamp rooms?

Yes, but not always. They were a fairly late addition. For many years, players had no idea which rooms were treasure rooms until after the fact. I'm just guessing, but I'd estimate they were used for less than five years before treasure stamps were eliminated. The marker was typically placed in an out of the way location in the room (near the exit door?) in an effort to minimize the immersion-breaking they cause.
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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #150

Back when the T signs were around, whenever you walked into a new room and saw that sign the pressure and stress went way up. Everyone got on there serious puzzle solving faces! Nobody wanted to fail a treasure room. I was disappointed at first when TD did away with them...later on I was relieved. Now we just always try for 7 out of 7 runs and rejoice when we succeed! But even if we don't we still get the sweet, sweet, little round rewards!

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #151

I remember getting a treasure draw in the dungeon for everybody in the party after something happened. Vaguely recall that happening two different years.

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #152

Just to be clear, treasure stamps were not limited to puzzle rooms. They could just as easily be put in a combat room.

In the first years of TD, there were no treasure stamps. Treasure-earning rooms had a chest you would draw from as you exited that room. Though it was more immersive, it proved to be a PITA to keep stocked and cheating was rampant. Bear in mind, having the whole party put their hand in a box one at a time and fishing around for the "right token" (or three if they had a Horn of Plenty) ate up a significant part of a 12-minute room! Treasure drawing was then moved to outside the dungeon in an area with better lighting, more supervision, and no time-pressure. Treasure stamps started being put on the party card when the party succeeded in the appropriate room.
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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #153

What year did treasure in the room stop?

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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #154

Ian Lee wrote: What year did treasure in the room stop?

Good question. I don't know for sure, but I think I can narrow it down a little. I have a copy of the 2009 party card (it was only 4" wide back then!) which has no places to make a treasure stamp. The earliest copy of the expanded party card format (8½×14) I can find is from 2012. My guess is the in-game pulls stopped somewhere between 2009 and 2012, but I can't be certain.
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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #155

Based on when the party card stopped showing treasure stamp boxes, I think (not positive) the last year treasure stamps were used was 2015.
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Trent Tokens Presents: True Dungeon History 8 months 2 days ago #156

Druegar wrote: Based on when the party card stopped showing treasure stamp boxes, I think (not positive) the last year treasure stamps were used was 2015.

I can confirm this I think. I started in 2015 and had treasure stamps explained. Then in 2016 they were gone.

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