You, Robot

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You, Robot is the Spring 2021 special challenge path, introduced on February 14, 2021. This path adds variant rules and restrictions to an ascension run. Its description in The Bureau of Reincarnation reads, "Instead of being yourself, be a big rusty junk robot!"


Divergences

Restrictions

  • You start with 40 Energy each day instead of adventures, and must spend Energy to gain 10 adventures at The Scrapheap, which replaces Your Campsite. Each time you do this per day, the cost increases by 1 Energy, starting with 10. Energy can also be gained after combat (+1 by default, up to +3 with attachments), or collecting at The Scrap Heap (costs 1 adventure, starts with +25 but degrades down to +1 the more times you do it in one day). Energy also replaces MP, with some unlockable skills costing Energy to cast.
  • None of your permed skills are available.
  • You cannot equip hats, pants, weapons, offhand items or shirts, use familiars, or even use potions unless your robot body is modified appropriately. (Note that capes and accessories are allowed.)
  • No food, drink, booze, or spleen. So don't waste your Karma on hotdogs or pilsners. Also, don't waste your time on the Azazel, Ma Belle quest. (Miscellaneous consumables like the cast or sewing kit work, but MP restores are useless.)
  • No guilds.
The guildmaster screams "NO ROBOTS!" and slams the door in your face.
That shack you saw on the main map was just a picture of a shack drawn on the ground.

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See The Council of Loathing/You, Robot.

Strategy

  • A good first step each day is to head to the Scrapheap, and alternate spending energy at the Chronolith to get 10 Adventures with spending one Adventure to collect more energy.
  • Because everything costs energy or scrap, attachments that grant extra energy or scrap after combat are generally useful. In particular, Overclocking (Gain 1 Energy per fight) is probably the first CPU Upgrade you'll want.
  • Purchasing a new attachment for scrap replaces the previous attachment. Try to save scrap by accomplishing several tasks with the same attachments (Elemental Resistance, for example), to minimize switching back and forth.
  • The three basic robot attacks (Pea Shooter, Pound-O-Tron, and Rocket Crotch) are neither weapons nor spells, so they do not gain bonus damage from gear. Keep this in mind when fighting opponents with physical resistance, as your equipment will not bestow elemental damage.
  • CAUTION: You may start out with no weapon, so must spend energy to get adventures to get scrap to get one, so if you spend all your energy on a nice CPU upgrade you'll be stuck day 1.
  • You will need a minimum of 70 in both Mysticality and Moxie to equip either of the outfits required for the Level 12 quest. Plan ahead.
  • Since you don't get substats from combat, increasing Monster Level has only situational usefulness (e.g., Oil Peak). In normal combat, it just makes everything harder with no added benefit.
  • If you find yourself with more Meat and Adventures than energy, vacations at the The Shore will increase your substats.

Rewards

  • Finishing a You, Robot run that began while it was still the current special challenge path -- that is, between February 14th, 2021, and ???, 2021 -- rewarded players with 50 (in both Hardcore and Normal) additional karma the next time they visited Valhalla.

Notes

  • Attempting to adventure with no weapon gives the message: "You don't currently have any offensive capability. You should attach some kind of weapon before you try to adventure!"

History

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