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Dudley's dungeon -- Friday, 23 March, 2007

Dudley's dungeon

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Friday, 23 March, 2007
by jsr
There is nothing    
here.  You fall...  
                    
                    
                    
                    
        @           
                    
Dlvl: 60            
@ "Well, here I am, falling through the void below Gehennom."
There is nothing    
here.  You fall...  
                    
                    
                    
              @     
                    
                    
Dlvl: 61            
@ "I've tried everything I can think of. None of my equipment can save me now."
There is nothing    
here.  You fall...  
                    
           @        
                    
                    
                    
                    
Dlvl: 62            
@ "I suppose I'll starve to 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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eventually."
There is nothing    
here.  You fall...  
                    
                    
                    
                    
    @               
                    
Dlvl: 63            
@ "I've been in some tough spots before, but I never lost all hope until now."
An invisible choir  
sings, and you are  
bathed in radiance. 
The voice of OfflerBlind Io took up the dice-box, which was a skull whose various
orifices had been stoppered with rubies, and with several of
his eyes on the Lady he rolled three fives. She smiled. This
was the nature of the Lady's eyes: they were bright green,
lacking iris or pupil, and they glowed from within.

The room was silent as she scrabbled in her box of pieces and,
from the very bottom, produced a couple that she set down on
the board with two decisive clicks. The rest of the players,
as one God, craned forward to peer at them.

"A wenegade wiffard and fome fort of clerk," said Offler the
Crocodile God, hindered as usual by his tusks. "Well,
weally!" With one claw he pushed a pile of bone-white tokens
into the centre of the table.

The Lady nodded slightly. She picked up the dice-cup and held
it as steady as a rock, yet all the Gods could hear the three
cubes rattling about inside. And then she sent them bouncing
across the table.

A six. A three. A five.

Something was happening to the five, however. Battered by the
chance collision of several billion molecules, the die flipped
onto a point, spun gently and came down a seven. Blind Io
picked up the cube and counted the sides.

"Come _on_," he said wearily, "Play fair."
        [ The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett ]

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booms out: "Congratulations, mortal!" Dlvl: -63
@ "What?! What's going on?"
Voluntary           
 challenges:        
You genocided 2     
 monsters.          
You never changed   
 form.              
You used 1 wish.    
You wrapped the     
 dungeon variable.  


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Rating

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Average rating: Excellent
Number of ratings: 35

Comments

SomeoneElse March 23, 2007 00:17
First comment: 11 September, 2006 143 comments written
What happened to his illiterate then?
Spongebob March 23, 2007 01:38
First comment: 23 March, 2007 1 comments written
He screwed up a drawing and a ( turned into a C,and that's a letter,therefore destroying his illiterate.
Dav March 23, 2007 02:07
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
I like the choice to make this comic 1 panel wide.
A Crazy Hermit March 23, 2007 03:10
First comment: 9 March, 2007 4 comments written
He fell so far that he went to heaven by falling through the ceiling? Good one.
Kernigh March 23, 2007 03:32
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
The "dungeon variable" is actually the return code from the depth() function in dungeon.c: http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Dungeon.c#depth

I believe that it computes a sum of unsigned chars and returns a signed char. Thus, my guess is that the dungeon level should wrap from 127 to -128. (I am wrong, because below Gehennom there is no dungeon branch to contain the dungeon level to compute the depth from.) There might be a reason for 63 to -63 that I missed.
xyzzy_n March 23, 2007 03:43
First comment: 9 January, 2007 7 comments written
Theoretically, somebody might typedef schar in include/config.h to a seven-bit type, but even then, the counter should wrap to -64, right? However, the non-appearance of the illiteracy challenge is correct, because in http://nicolaas.net/dudley/index.php?f=20070319, a P was (accidentally) written, so it's still excellent. :)
jsr March 23, 2007 03:49
First comment: 23 March, 2007 2 comments written
Kernigh, you're right that the variable should have gone from 127 to -128. Dion pointed out the same thing and I agreed we should change it. Looks like the changes didn't make it into the comic, though. (And even the original numbers wouldn't work, since it should have been 63 to -64, right?) Oh well, sometimes DDINRNH.
jsr March 23, 2007 03:53
First comment: 23 March, 2007 2 comments written
As far as illiteracy goes, I guess I took it for granted that Dudley wouldn't have been able to stick to it anyway. :)
Janos March 23, 2007 06:10
First comment: 18 August, 2005 40 comments written
Boy, do I hate "Here I am".
Alcari March 23, 2007 08:52
First comment: 11 September, 2006 93 comments written
He should still be illiterate, because in nethack, he did not "write a P" but "Draw a puddingThese giant amoeboid creatures look like nothing more than
puddles of slime, but they both live and move, feeding on
metal or wood as well as the occasional dungeon explorer to
supplement their diet.

But we were not on a station platform. We were on the track ahead
as the nightmare, plastic column of fetid black iridescence oozed
tightly onward through its fifteen-foot sinus, gathering unholy
speed and driving before it a spiral, re-thickening cloud of the
pallid abyss vapor. It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster
than any subway train -- a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic
bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes
forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the
tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic
penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its
kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.
        [ At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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." That doesn't require one to write 'ingame'
  March 23, 2007 09:39
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Maybe he wrote before we saw him.
Talita March 23, 2007 09:40
First comment: 7 February, 2007 20 comments written
Maybe he wrote before we saw him.
Roger Barnett March 23, 2007 11:47
First comment: 7 April, 2006 143 comments written
Bah, why didn't I think of that when I was in the Sanctum! ;-)
Colbear March 24, 2007 04:54
First comment: 24 March, 2007 1 comments written
He read a spellbookThe Book of Three lay closed on the table. Taran had never
been allowed to read the volume for himself; now he was sure
it held more than Dallben chose to tell him. In the sun-
filled room, with Dallben still meditating and showing no
sign of stopping, Taran rose and moved through the shimmering
beams. From the forest came the monotonous tick of a beetle.
His hands reached for the cover. Taran gasped in pain and
snatched them away. They smarted as if each of his fingers
had been stung by hornets. He jumped back, stumbled against
the bench, and dropped to the floor, where he put his fingers
woefully into his mouth.
Dallben's eyes blinked open. He peered at Taran and yawned
slowly. "You had better see Coll about a lotion for those
hands," he advised. "Otherwise, I shouldn't be surprised if
they blistered."
        [ The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander ]

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of dig before (he tried casting dig in the previous comic).
Asidonhopo March 24, 2007 04:57
First comment: 16 January, 2005 2 comments written
ATTENTION EVERYONE!ATTENTION!

Asidonhopo's book store now features braile spellbooks,for the cursed blindfolded!

Please stop by and give us a visit at Dungeon level 3!
Quru March 26, 2007 23:15
First comment: 26 March, 2007 2 comments written
Great! But yeah, should be -128 to 127 :)
Fathead April 1, 2007 00:39
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Real...cute.
Grognor April 22, 2007 10:01
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
NOT CUTE!
Funny though.
1338h4x May 12, 2007 20:00
First comment: 19 September, 2006 102 comments written
Ascended by trickery.
Newtkiller November 16, 2008 11:30
First comment: 28 October, 2008 127 comments written
Totally.
Newtkiller January 11, 2009 08:47
First comment: 28 October, 2008 127 comments written
Since you wrapped the dungeon variable, you're in wizardEbenezum walked before me along the closest thing we could
find to a path in these overgrown woods. Every few paces he
would pause, so that I, burdened with a pack stuffed with
arcane and heavy paraphernalia, could catch up with his
wizardly strides. He, as usual, carried nothing, preferring,
as he often said, to keep his hands free for quick conjuring
and his mind free for the thoughts of a mage.
        [ A Dealing with Demons, by Craig Shaw Gardner ]

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