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Thursday, 26 July, 2007 by L
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& "I have some mail for you."
@ "From 'Mike the Curate.' Hmm..."
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@ "'Dear Dudley, there's something I don't understand...'"
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KABLAMM! A nearby wall explodes!
d "Never fear! I'll field this one!"
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d "Eh, there's plenty more uncursed gain ability potions where they came from."
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d "Now let me cure this curator's conundrum, can I?"
@ "But it's addressed to ME!"
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d "Of course it is. 'Dear Du - Dogley, there's something I don't understand.'"
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d "But Dudley doesn't use it very much anymore..."
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d "Until next time, boys and girls!"
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Number of ratings: 17

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Callie July 26, 2007 01:00
First comment: 16 July, 2007 31 comments written
At least he didn't break it. Actually, knowing Dudley, he probably did.
Skyrock July 26, 2007 01:09
First comment: 26 July, 2007 41 comments written
Not the best one, but it made me grin, so I rate it fair.
Grognor July 26, 2007 02:05
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
I burst out laughing at the last panel. Oh and the rest of the strip was absolutely so great. This is one of the few Dudley's Dungeon strips I absolutely adore with everything I have.

L's humor never fades with the passage of time.
Oh, if only I could rate this one higher than excellent! The word does not do this strip justice!
Dav July 26, 2007 04:44
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
Would've been funnier with just the last 6 panels, I think...
  July 26, 2007 09:26
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
Green L's? What're they, Ãber-Liches?
jukka July 26, 2007 10:41
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Maybe Dudley plays without the color option.
Mordae July 26, 2007 18:47
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
Raising the possibility of a new type of monster in Dudley's dungeon, the shapeShifter. "The minotaurThe Minotaur was a monster, half bull, half human, the
offspring of Minos' wife Pasiphae and a wonderfully beautiful
bull. ... When the Minotaur was born Minos did not kill him.
He had Daedalus, a great architect and inventor, construct a
place of confinement for him from which escape was impossible.
Daedalus built the Labyrinth, famous throughout the world.
Once inside, one would go endlessly along its twisting paths
without ever finding the exit.
        [ Mythology, by Edith Hamilton ]

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hits! The minotaurThe Minotaur was a monster, half bull, half human, the
offspring of Minos' wife Pasiphae and a wonderfully beautiful
bull. ... When the Minotaur was born Minos did not kill him.
He had Daedalus, a great architect and inventor, construct a
place of confinement for him from which escape was impossible.
Daedalus built the Labyrinth, famous throughout the world.
Once inside, one would go endlessly along its twisting paths
without ever finding the exit.
        [ Mythology, by Edith Hamilton ]

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butts! The master mind flayerThis creature has a humanoid body, tentacles around its
covered mouth, and three long fingers on each hand. Mind
flayers are telepathic, and love to devour intelligent beings,
especially humans. If they hit their victim with a tentacle,
the mind flayer will slowly drain it of all intelligence,
eventually killing its victim.

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's tentacles suck you!"
Dav July 26, 2007 20:03
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
You see here: a bronze ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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You zap 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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shift key
F - a yellow 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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Fathead July 27, 2007 04:07
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
I don't get it, as I've never encountered a lichBut on its heels ere the sunset faded, there came a second
apparition, striding with incredible strides and halting when
it loomed almost upon me in the red twilight-the monstrous mummy
of some ancient king still crowned with untarnished gold but
turning to my gaze a visage that more than time or the worm had
wasted. Broken swathings flapped about the skeleton legs, and
above the crown that was set with sapphires and orange rubies, a
black something swayed and nodded horribly; but, for an instant,
I did not dream what it was. Then, in its middle, two oblique
and scarlet eyes opened and glowed like hellish coals, and two
ophidian fangs glittered in an ape-like mouth. A squat, furless,
shapeless head on a neck of disproportionate extent leaned
unspeakably down and whispered in the mummy's ear. Then, with
one stride, the titanic lich took half the distance between us,
and from out the folds of the tattered sere-cloth a gaunt arm
arose, and fleshless, taloned fingers laden with glowering gems,
reached out and fumbled for my throat . . .
        [ The Abominations of Yondo, Clark Ashton Smith, 1926 ]

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before.
Antheridium July 27, 2007 04:48
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
The platonic ideal of the Dear Dogley. L, are you in some kind of comedy profession?

On another note, I seem to remember Rodney having one of these wands... http://www.nicolaas.net/dudley/index.php?f=20061228
The Random One August 19, 2007 06:07
First comment: 2 July, 2006 6 comments written
Wands of shift. I'd like that.

I like how it makes imps invisible. Does it turn shopkeepers into "a creature causing you concern"?
  September 21, 2008 15:47
First comment: 1 April, 2004 431 comments written
ShKs are naturally 2s on warning.
Newtkiller November 16, 2008 01:53
First comment: 28 October, 2008 127 comments written
LichBut on its heels ere the sunset faded, there came a second
apparition, striding with incredible strides and halting when
it loomed almost upon me in the red twilight-the monstrous mummy
of some ancient king still crowned with untarnished gold but
turning to my gaze a visage that more than time or the worm had
wasted. Broken swathings flapped about the skeleton legs, and
above the crown that was set with sapphires and orange rubies, a
black something swayed and nodded horribly; but, for an instant,
I did not dream what it was. Then, in its middle, two oblique
and scarlet eyes opened and glowed like hellish coals, and two
ophidian fangs glittered in an ape-like mouth. A squat, furless,
shapeless head on a neck of disproportionate extent leaned
unspeakably down and whispered in the mummy's ear. Then, with
one stride, the titanic lich took half the distance between us,
and from out the folds of the tattered sere-cloth a gaunt arm
arose, and fleshless, taloned fingers laden with glowering gems,
reached out and fumbled for my throat . . .
        [ The Abominations of Yondo, Clark Ashton Smith, 1926 ]

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are THE first thing to genocide. LeprechaunThe Irish Leprechaun is the Faeries' shoemaker and is known
under various names in different parts of Ireland:
Cluricaune in Cork, Lurican in Kerry, Lurikeen in Kildare
and Lurigadaun in Tipperary. Although he works for the
Faeries, the Leprechaun is not of the same species. He is
small, has dark skin and wears strange clothes. His nature
has something of the manic-depressive about it: first he
is quite happy, whistling merrily as he nails a sole on to a
shoe; a few minutes later, he is sullen and morose, drunk
on his home-made heather ale. The Leprechaun's two great
loves are tobacco and whiskey, and he is a first-rate con-man,
impossible to out-fox. No one, no matter how clever, has ever
managed to cheat him out of his hidden pot of gold or his
magic shilling. At the last minute he always thinks of some
way to divert his captor's attention and vanishes in the
twinkling of an eye.
        [ A Field Guide to the Little People
                 by Nancy Arrowsmith & George Moorse ]

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hall : go in without any 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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, and the autopickup OFF

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