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Dudley's dungeon -- Friday, 14 October, 2005

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Friday, 14 October, 2005 by Daverd
You see here:       
A piƱata           
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@ "Sweet! I'll just get out my stuff."
What do you want to 
use or apply?       
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What do you want to 
drink?              
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Huh, What? Where am I?
                    
                    
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You attack thin air! You attack thin air! You attack thin air!
                    
                    
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You attack thin air! You hear something shatter!
                    
                    
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You wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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wearing a blindfoldThe blindfolding was performed by binding a piece of the
yellowish linen whereof those of the Amahagger who condescended
to wear anything in particular made their dresses tightly round
the eyes. This linen I afterwards discovered was taken from the
tombs, and was not, as I had first supposed, of native
manufacture. The bandage was then knotted at the back of the
head, and finally brought down again and the ends bound under
the chin to prevent its slipping. Ustane was, by the way, also
blindfolded, I do not know why, unless it was from fear that she
should impart the secrets of the route to us.
        [ She, by H. Rider Haggard ]

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. You can see again.


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Garbled October 14, 2005 01:48
First comment: 20 September, 2005 12 comments written
Heh.. thats great..
Nameless October 14, 2005 02:37
First comment: 29 December, 2004 281 comments written
I raise the notion this should be suggested as a YANI to the dev team.
  October 15, 2005 06:58
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
YANI?
I'm a newbie.
Beowulf October 15, 2005 07:02
First comment: 8 January, 2005 114 comments written
I normaly only rate if I rate Excellent.
I rated this one.
a October 15, 2005 07:39
First comment: 15 October, 2005 2 comments written
YANI = Yet Another New Idea
L October 15, 2005 10:36
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
Dudley's Dungeon uses the rec.games.roguelike.nethack 'ronymns on a daily basis.
TIP: the difference between Yet Another Stupid Death[Pestilence:] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals,
and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four
beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given
unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

[War:] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the
second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another
horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon
to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one
another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

[Famine:] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the
third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black
horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say,
A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley
for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

[Death:] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the
voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and
behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over
the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with
hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
[ Revelations of John, 6:1-8 ]

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and Yet Another Annoying Death[Pestilence:] And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals,
and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four
beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given
unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

[War:] And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the
second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another
horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon
to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one
another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

[Famine:] And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the
third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black
horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say,
A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley
for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

[Death:] And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the
voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and
behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death,
and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over
the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with
hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
[ Revelations of John, 6:1-8 ]

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is that the former implies that it was your fault, and the latter implies that it was Random Number GodGoddesses and Gods operate in ones, threesomes, or whole
pantheons of nine or more (see Religion). Most of them claim
to have made the world, and this is indeed a likely claim in
the case of threesomes or pantheons: Fantasyland does have
the air of having been made by a committee. But all Goddesses
and Gods, whether they say they made the world or not, have
very detailed short-term plans for it which they are determined
to carry out. Consequently they tend to push people into the
required actions by the use of coincidence or Prophecy, or just
by narrowing down your available choices of what to do next:
if a deity is pushing you, things will go miserably badly until
there is only one choice left to you.
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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's fault.
Nobody October 15, 2005 20:19
First comment: 15 October, 2005 1 comments written
NetHack is the RNG's fault.
Nobody Special October 15, 2005 20:20
First comment: 8 June, 2005 118 comments written
Oops, make that Nobody Special, not just Nobody.
Zeddi October 15, 2005 21:20
First comment: 5 June, 2004 80 comments written
Nice one :)
anticheese@gmail.com December 22, 2005 03:48
First comment: 22 December, 2005 6 comments written
Hmm, Perhaps when you are blind and wielding a club-type weapon (I.E Mace, Club (duh), Morning Star, Flail, Etc) and you are in a room, There could be a tiny chance you will hit a pinata?

It shouldent be too hard to add..
Fathead July 18, 2006 20:38
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Cute! Very!
Grognor April 16, 2007 09:04
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Yay!

n- a candy barOnly once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever
get to taste a bit of chocolate. The whole family saved up
their money for that special occasion, and when the great
day arrived, Charlie was always presented with one small
chocolate bar to eat all by himself. And each time he
received it, on those marvelous birthday mornings, he would
place it carefully in a small wooden box that he owned, and
treasure it as though it were a bar of solid gold; and for
the next few days, he would allow himself only to look at it,
but never to touch it. Then at last, when he could stand it
no longer, he would peel back a tiny bit of the paper
wrapping at one corner to expose a tiny bit of chocolate, and
then he would take a tiny nibble - just enough to allow the
lovely sweet taste to spread out slowly over his tongue. The
next day, he would take another tiny nibble, and so on, and
so on. And in this way, Charlie would make his ten-cent bar
of birthday chocolate last him for more than a month.
        [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl ]

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a- a candy barOnly once a year, on his birthday, did Charlie Bucket ever
get to taste a bit of chocolate. The whole family saved up
their money for that special occasion, and when the great
day arrived, Charlie was always presented with one small
chocolate bar to eat all by himself. And each time he
received it, on those marvelous birthday mornings, he would
place it carefully in a small wooden box that he owned, and
treasure it as though it were a bar of solid gold; and for
the next few days, he would allow himself only to look at it,
but never to touch it. Then at last, when he could stand it
no longer, he would peel back a tiny bit of the paper
wrapping at one corner to expose a tiny bit of chocolate, and
then he would take a tiny nibble - just enough to allow the
lovely sweet taste to spread out slowly over his tongue. The
next day, he would take another tiny nibble, and so on, and
so on. And in this way, Charlie would make his ten-cent bar
of birthday chocolate last him for more than a month.
        [ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl ]

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r- a candied melon"What is it, Umbopa, son of a fool?" I shouted in Zulu.
"It is food and water, Macumazahn," and again he waved the
green thing.
Then I saw what he had got. It was a melon. We had hit upon
a patch of wild melons, thousands of them, and dead ripe.
"Melons!" I yelled to Good, who was next me; and in another
second he had his false teeth fixed in one.
I think we ate about six each before we had done, and, poor
fruit as they were, I doubt if I ever thought anything nicer.
        [ King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard ]

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RIP
Dudley
Choked over some candy.
Kassil the Erratic April 17, 2007 17:53
First comment: 17 April, 2007 28 comments written
Pinatas should be a new enemy. Like a kind of golem"The original story harks back, so they say, to the sixteenth
century. Using long-lost formulas from the Kabbala, a rabbi is
said to have made an artificial man -- the so-called Golem -- to
help ring the bells in the Synagogue and for all kinds of other
menial work.
"But he hadn't made a full man, and it was animated by some sort
of vegetable half-life. What life it had, too, so the story
runs, was only derived from the magic charm placed behind its
teeth each day, that drew down to itself what was known as the
`free sidereal strength of the universe.'
"One evening, before evening prayers, the rabbi forgot to take
the charm out of the Golem's mouth, and it fell into a frenzy.
It raged through the dark streets, smashing everything in its
path, until the rabbi caught up with it, removed the charm, and
destroyed it. Then the Golem collapsed, lifeless. All that was
left of it was a small clay image, which you can still see in
the Old Synagogue." ...
[ The Golem, by Gustav Meyrink ]

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, or possibly a equine-related-creature. Killing it drops candy. Swallowing it wholke - like a purple wormA gargantuan version of the harmless rain-worm, the purple
worm poses a huge threat to the ordinary adventurer. It is
known to swallow whole and digest its victims within only a
few minutes. These worms are always on guard, sensitive
to the most minute vibrations in the earth, but may also
be awakened by a remote shriek.

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or trapperThe trapper is a creature which has evolved a chameleon-like
ability to blend into the dungeon surroundings. It captures
its prey by remaining very still and blending into the
surrounding dungeon features, until an unsuspecting creature
passes by. It wraps itself around its prey and digests it.

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- should get something like a few hundred turns hasted.
Squeegy August 6, 2007 06:59
First comment: 6 August, 2007 17 comments written
You hit the Pinata.
The Pinata bites!
You hit the Pinata.
The Pinata bites!
You hit the Pinata.
The Pinata bites!
You kill the Pinata!
Candy goes flying.
You are hit by z - a piece of candy.
You are hit by A - a piece of candy.
You are hit by B - a piece of candy.
You are hit by C - a piece of candy.
You are hit by D - a piece of candy.
You die..

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