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Dudley's dungeon -- Wednesday, 31 March, 2004

Dudley's dungeon

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Wednesday, 31 March, 2004 by Dion Nicolaas
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@ "Dr. Efembe, I presume?"


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Average rating: Mediocre
Number of ratings: 16

Comments

L June 22, 2005 18:54
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
Until someone tells me the answer, Poor it shall stay.
Kernigh June 24, 2005 22:33
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
I usually use "mediocre" for this situation.

March 2004 was a good month for Dudley's dungeon - I rated most of the strips "Excellent".
Jonas September 16, 2005 12:43
First comment: 15 July, 2005 24 comments written
I don't get it...
Robert Barber, Hamuchan Knight December 31, 2005 23:10
First comment: 31 December, 2005 17 comments written
I am also baffled.
Fathead April 4, 2006 01:10
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Um, I think it's a reference to "Dr Livingstone, I presume?", or something.
Grognor April 4, 2007 22:03
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
No.
HK June 1, 2007 06:05
First comment: 1 June, 2007 309 comments written
I don't get what the big deal is with all the low ratings!
Ib August 2, 2007 00:26
First comment: 31 July, 2007 12 comments written
I did a Google search on "Dr. Efembe." The only thing that came up was this comic.
Really, does anyone know what it's about?
Judebert October 22, 2007 17:24
First comment: 15 April, 2005 8 comments written
I searched Google groups, and found that none other than the illustrious Boudewijn Waijers once played a character named "Efembe" who polypiled a massive collection of items by abusing the Bell of Opening"A bell, book and candle job."
The Bursar sighed. "We tried that, Archchancellor."
The Archchancellor leaned towards him.
"Eh?" he said.
"I _said_, we tried that Archchancellor," said the Bursar loudly,
directing his voice at the old man's ear. "After dinner, you
remember? We used Humptemper's _Names of the Ants_ and rang Old
Tom."*
"Did we, indeed. Worked, did it?"
"_No_, Archchancellor."

* Old Tom was the single cracked bronze bell in the University
bell tower.
        [ Eric, by Terry Pratchett ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
. This caused changes in the polymorph code. Looks like Dudley just found his ghostAnd now the souls of the dead who had gone below came swarming
up from Erebus -- fresh brides, unmarried youths, old men
with life's long suffering behind them, tender young girls
still nursing this first anguish in their hearts, and a great
throng of warriors killed in battle, their spear-wounds gaping
yet and all their armour stained with blood. From this
multitude of souls, as they fluttered to and fro by the
trench, there came a moaning that was horrible to hear.
Panic drained the blood from my cheeks.
[ The Odyssey, (chapter Lambda), by Homer ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
.

This accomplishment was immortalized in the Nethack Code -- http://www.ircnet.ee/nethack/NH-code.html -- a clone of the Geek Code) at one point, where you can use "PP" to indicate your polypiling practices. "PP++++" says "My name is Efembe" (or at least, it used to). Although I couldn't find his epic story, apparently he left a save file on his website. You'll need 3.1.3 to play it, though.

Here's the discussion I found, which led me to exercise my great Google-Fu:
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.roguelike.nethack/browse_thread/thread/9508825c9de5eecf/
Zarquil September 27, 2008 07:12
First comment: 26 September, 2008 54 comments written
One of the all-time great moments in excess. I was really torqued when I found out about the changes in polymorph. When I found out why I was doubly mad I hadn't thought of it first.

Thanks for the laugh, this comic tops 'em all.

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