This is the wizlab brainstorming thread.
Wizlab is a lategame portal with maps named after various DCSS wizards, usually with weird monster sets and/or some kind of gimmick. The portal can spawn in Depths, Elf, Crypt, and Vaults. They’re kind of hard to make since they need to be balanced for a lategame character while being unique/different from other lategame content. So I thought I’d make a thread for the unlabbed wizards and try to get some ideas.
Gell - I thought about doing a map with forced attraction status and monsters that explode, like husks, but it seemed very gimmicky so I didn’t make it.
Leda - Couldn’t think of a monster set for it.
Lee - Kind of similar to Leda, the only real thematic monsters are deep troll earth mages or the various deconstructable nonliving monsters, which are used pretty heavily elsewhere.
Olgreb - Not a lot of lategame poison monsters of note, and felt hard to do anything interesting with the ones we have.
Ozocubu - Thought it would end up too similar to hard ice caves. I did consider a map gimmick where monsters would thaw out of the walls over time, but I thought that was too similar to the Tomb of Doroklohe and Zonguldrok shrine maps.
Vhi - Wasn’t really on my radar when I was making wizlab maps.
There are also various non-wizard named characters (the Alchemist, the Black Knight, the Captain, the Octopus King, Ukta, Zhor) but these are thinner and would need a really good concept. Anyway, pitch new wizlab maps here or critique the existing ones or whatever.