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Dudley's dungeon -- Wednesday, 27 September, 2006

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Wednesday, 27 September, 2006 by L
                    
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@ "Welcome, Wesley. Now, first you must learn that NetHack is not like other ga—"
                    
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@ "Yeah, I'm raring to go, too! Let's hack some letters and score some level ups!"
                    
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The goblinNow goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make
no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones. They
can tunnel and mine as well as any but the most skilled
dwarves, when they take the trouble, though they are usually
untidy and dirty. Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes,
tongs, and also instruments of torture, they make very well,
or get other people to make to their design, prisoners and
slaves that have to work till they die for want of air and
light.
[ The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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is killed!
@ "Hey, a 'golden potionPOTABLE, n. Suitable for drinking. Water is said to be
potable; indeed, some declare it our natural beverage,
although even they find it palatable only when suffering
from the recurrent disorder known as thirst, for which it
is a medicine. Upon nothing has so great and diligent
ingenuity been brought to bear in all ages and in all
countries, except the most uncivilized, as upon the
invention of substitutes for water. To hold that this
general aversion to that liquid has no basis in the
preservative instinct of the race is to be unscientific --
and without science we are as the snakes and toads.
        [ The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce ]

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'. What's the drink command?"
                    
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@ "What's this? 'A long sword named Frost Brand.' Better than a short sword, I reckon!"
                    
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@ "Woo! When I wear it, it says it's +4! Well, four more defense ain't shabby."
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@ "Umm, it's asking me for what do I wish. What do I do?"
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@ "Oh! I know. GoldA metal of characteristic yellow colour, the most precious
metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. Symbol,
Au; at. no. 79; at. wt. 197.2. It is the most malleable
and ductile of all metals, and very heavy (sp. gr., 19.3).
It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most
corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in
coin and jewelry.
[ Webster's New International Dictionary
         of the English Language, Second Edition ]

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!
...1 gold pieceA metal of characteristic yellow colour, the most precious
metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. Symbol,
Au; at. no. 79; at. wt. 197.2. It is the most malleable
and ductile of all metals, and very heavy (sp. gr., 19.3).
It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most
corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in
coin and jewelry.
[ Webster's New International Dictionary
         of the English Language, Second Edition ]

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?! Stupid wand'Saruman!' he cried, and his voice grew in power and authority.
'Behold, I am not Gandalf the Grey, whom you betrayed. I am
Gandalf the White, who has returned from death. You have no
colour now, and I cast you from the order and from the Council.'
He raised his hand, and spoke slowly in a clear cold voice.
'Saruman, your staff is broken.' There was a crack, and the
staff split asunder in Saruman's hand, and the head of it
fell down at Gandalf's feet. 'Go!' said Gandalf. With a cry
Saruman fell back and crawled away.
        [ The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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!"
A wand of'Saruman!' he cried, and his voice grew in power and authority.
'Behold, I am not Gandalf the Grey, whom you betrayed. I am
Gandalf the White, who has returned from death. You have no
colour now, and I cast you from the order and from the Council.'
He raised his hand, and spoke slowly in a clear cold voice.
'Saruman, your staff is broken.' There was a crack, and the
staff split asunder in Saruman's hand, and the head of it
fell down at Gandalf's feet. 'Go!' said Gandalf. With a cry
Saruman fell back and crawled away.
        [ The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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wishing shatters!
                    
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d "Actually, I have the exact opposite feeling, every minute of every day."


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Comments

Nobody Special September 27, 2006 00:10
First comment: 8 June, 2005 118 comments written
Scary! Dogley is as full of himself as ever, I see.
Layne September 27, 2006 02:29
First comment: 27 September, 2006 5 comments written
I always hate beginner's luck.....I've been playing NetHack since 1987 (I went to a geek high-school). So I never get beginner's luck any more.
Janos September 27, 2006 06:23
First comment: 18 August, 2005 40 comments written
heh, yeah, when I begna playing nethack I drank from a fountainRest! This little Fountain runs
Thus for aye: -- It never stays
For the look of summer suns,
Nor the cold of winter days.
Whose'er shall wander near,
When the Syrian heat is worst,
Let him hither come, nor fear
Lest he may not slake his thirst:
He will find this little river
Running still, as bright as ever.
Let him drink, and onward hie,
Bearing but in thought, that I,
Erotas, bade the Naiad fall,
And thank the great god Pan for all!
        [ For a Fountain, by Bryan Waller Procter ]

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and met a demonIt is often very hard to discover what any given Demon looks
like, apart from a general impression of large size, huge
fangs, staring eyes, many limbs, and an odd color; but all
accounts agree that Demons are very powerful, very Magic (in
a nonhuman manner), and made of some substance that can squeeze
through a keyhole yet not be pierced with a Sword. This makes
them difficult to deal with, even on the rare occasions when
they are friendly.
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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(?) who gave me a wish.
  September 27, 2006 07:24
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
That's what I do too, at the very first level. Drank from all the fountains hoping there would be a demonIt is often very hard to discover what any given Demon looks
like, apart from a general impression of large size, huge
fangs, staring eyes, many limbs, and an odd color; but all
accounts agree that Demons are very powerful, very Magic (in
a nonhuman manner), and made of some substance that can squeeze
through a keyhole yet not be pierced with a Sword. This makes
them difficult to deal with, even on the rare occasions when
they are friendly.
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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grateful for freeing. But the strip is cool, I lolled to that wishing. :P
GreyKnight September 27, 2006 17:42
First comment: 24 March, 2006 48 comments written
I sensed a disturbance in the Force... as if a thousand newbies quaffed from fountains and 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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suddenly slaughtered.
Fathead September 27, 2006 18:34
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Me, I sense a disturbance in the farce.

Well, I used to have beginner's luck. But not anymore. Sometimes I try to fool the computer into thinking I'm a beginner again, but it doesn't work
Alcari September 27, 2006 18:58
First comment: 11 September, 2006 93 comments written
there is no such thing as beginners luck, I got butchere by the first monster I met...Four times in a row...
SomeoneElse September 27, 2006 19:51
First comment: 11 September, 2006 143 comments written
Hah... This one's great!
Grognor April 19, 2007 08:21
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
The first game of NetHack I ever played, I repeatedly stepped on and off a falling rockBilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something.
He could not get up at the brutes and he had nothing to shoot
with; but looking about he saw that in this place there were
many stones lying in what appeared to be a now dry little
watercourse. Bilbo was a pretty fair shot with a stone, and
it did not take him long to find a nice smooth egg-shaped one
that fitted his hand cosily. As a boy he used to practise
throwing stones at things, until rabbits and squirrels, and
even birds, got out of his way as quick as lightning if they
saw him stoop; and even grownup he had still spent a deal of
his time at quoits, dart-throwing, shooting at the wand,
bowls, ninepins and other quiet games of the aiming and
throwing sort - indeed he could do lots of things, besides
blowing smoke-rings, asking riddles and cooking, that I
haven't time to tell you about. There is no time now. While
he was picking up stones, the spider had reached Bombur, and
soon he would have been dead. At that moment Bilbo threw.
The stone struck the spider plunk on the head, and it dropped
senseless off the tree, flop to the ground, with all its legs
curled up.
        [ The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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trap. Died before ever opening a doorI knew my Erik too well to feel at all comfortable on jumping
into his house. I knew what he had made of a certain palace at
Mazenderan. From being the most honest building conceivable, he
soon turned it into a house of the very devil, where you could
not utter a word but it was overheard or repeated by an echo.
With his trap-doors the monster was responsible for endless
tragedies of all kinds.
        [ The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux ]

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. No beginner's luck for me.
Grognor April 19, 2007 08:32
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Wha? Why is "trap. Died before ever opening a doorI knew my Erik too well to feel at all comfortable on jumping
into his house. I knew what he had made of a certain palace at
Mazenderan. From being the most honest building conceivable, he
soon turned it into a house of the very devil, where you could
not utter a word but it was overheard or repeated by an echo.
With his trap-doors the monster was responsible for endless
tragedies of all kinds.
        [ The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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." underlined with a NH encyclopaedia entry?
1338h4x May 10, 2007 22:42
First comment: 19 September, 2006 102 comments written
I'd say it's less beginner's luck, and more "The RNG enjoys tormenting Dudley".
Quint Sakugarne January 2, 2008 17:16
First comment: 1 January, 2008 233 comments written
Grognor, it's probably linking to trap doorI knew my Erik too well to feel at all comfortable on jumping
into his house. I knew what he had made of a certain palace at
Mazenderan. From being the most honest building conceivable, he
soon turned it into a house of the very devil, where you could
not utter a word but it was overheard or repeated by an echo.
With his trap-doors the monster was responsible for endless
tragedies of all kinds.
        [ The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux ]

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.

Also, Dogley needs to stop being so full of himself.
Toby Bartels January 31, 2009 10:54
First comment: 11 August, 2007 83 comments written
Beginner's luck ... I ascended the first time I ever played, doesn't that happen to everybody?

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