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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 4 September, 2008

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Thursday, 4 September, 2008 by nooodl
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d "Dudley's been gone for ages. He forgot to take me with him."
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You drink from the  
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 ]

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.
. A djinniThe djinn are genies from the elemental plane of Air. There,
among their kind, they have their own societies. They are
sometimes encountered on earth and may even be summoned here
to perform some service for powerful wizards. The wizards
often leave them about for later service, safely tucked away
in a flask or lamp. Once in a while, such a tool is found by
a lucky rogue, and some djinn are known to be so grateful
when released that they might grant their rescuer a wish.

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.
emerges!# # ---|--- |.....| |.d&..| |.....| ---+---
d "I'm thirsty. I'll have a drink... Whoah!"
The djinniThe djinn are genies from the elemental plane of Air.  There,
among their kind, they have their own societies. They are
sometimes encountered on earth and may even be summoned here
to perform some service for powerful wizards. The wizards
often leave them about for later service, safely tucked away
in a flask or lamp. Once in a while, such a tool is found by
a lucky rogue, and some djinn are known to be so grateful
when released that they might grant their rescuer a wish.

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.
speaks: "I am in your debt! I will grant you one wish!" ---|--- |.....| |.d&..| |.....| ---+---
d "Umm... A wish..."
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d "I wish safety for Dudley!"
Such a thing does   
not exist in this   
game. ###           
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Average rating: Good
Number of ratings: 18

Comments

Wellan September 4, 2008 01:57
First comment: 27 November, 2007 247 comments written
Cute.
Slowpoke September 4, 2008 02:20
First comment: 27 February, 2007 239 comments written
Is "Such a thing..." the actual NH message? Doesn't seem familiar. I think "Unfortunately, nothing happens" is at least possible, if luck is bad, which would have been more or less along the lines of what this comic is about. I don't have the source handy to look.
rpresser September 4, 2008 03:49
First comment: 6 October, 2005 51 comments written
The actual message is "Nothing fitting that description exists in the game."
Jackal Lantern September 4, 2008 04:57
First comment: 24 June, 2008 24 comments written
Also, fountains don't release djinnis (djinnThe djinn are genies from the elemental plane of Air. There,
among their kind, they have their own societies. They are
sometimes encountered on earth and may even be summoned here
to perform some service for powerful wizards. The wizards
often leave them about for later service, safely tucked away
in a flask or lamp. Once in a while, such a tool is found by
a lucky rogue, and some djinn are known to be so grateful
when released that they might grant their rescuer a wish.

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.
?). WaterDay after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere
Nor any drop to drink.
        [ The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor
         Coleridge ]

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.
demons occasionally grant wishes, so you could have used one of them. Rated G, but if you paid attention to the technical details, it could have made E.
Mantar September 4, 2008 05:56
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
I was wondering what happened to Dudley's first dogA domestic animal, the _tame dog_ (_Canis familiaris_), of
which numerous breeds exist. The male is called a dog,
while the female is called a bitch. Because of its known
loyalty to man and gentleness with children, it is the
world's most popular domestic animal. It can easily be
trained to perform various tasks.

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.
, Fido. :)
Quint Sakugarne September 4, 2008 07:32
First comment: 1 January, 2008 233 comments written
Rated G as well. Good idea, misplaced execution in places.

Also, since we're nitpicking anyway, doesn't that line end with an exclamation in the game, rpresser?
SQLGuru September 4, 2008 14:25
First comment: 23 October, 2006 77 comments written
Wow....I know that I like the game. NetHack is the game that I've played most consistently for the longest number of years, but I don't have all of the messages memorized. When I've written comics, I've searched the webOh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
        [ Marmion, by Sir Walter Scott ]

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.
for the right message when possible just to appease the critics, but....wow.

I rated it G because I thought it was a good idea that didn't make me guffaw but brought a smile to my face. No points 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 ]

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.
lost for incorrect messages or the wrong monster appearing from the 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 ]

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.
.
Ren September 4, 2008 16:26
First comment: 2 April, 2008 35 comments written
P. Obvious joke, I hope this is the 1st in a series. Also, I'm not sure Dudley would wish for that. He doesn't seem to be in character...
T-Jack September 4, 2008 16:43
First comment: 16 March, 2008 52 comments written
Meh. The joke's not bad, but the execution kills it.

Mantar: Did you mean FiDo?
Mantar September 4, 2008 18:02
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
The first time Dudley's dogA domestic animal, the _tame dog_ (_Canis familiaris_), of
which numerous breeds exist. The male is called a dog,
while the female is called a bitch. Because of its known
loyalty to man and gentleness with children, it is the
world's most popular domestic animal. It can easily be
trained to perform various tasks.

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.
was named in the dialogue:

http://www.nicolaas.net/dudley/index.php?f=20040412
Vins September 4, 2008 18:43
First comment: 4 April, 2008 13 comments written
If it is'nt like the original i don't mind. It's a comic.
Slowpoke September 4, 2008 21:48
First comment: 27 February, 2007 239 comments written
Ren: "Obvious joke, I hope this is the 1st in a series. "

Why would you want an entire series of obvious jokes? :)
rpresser September 5, 2008 01:37
First comment: 6 October, 2005 51 comments written
Quint Sakugarne: No, it does not end with an exclamation point. It ends with a period, and is followed immediately by a --More-- prompt. Check for yourself in wizmode.
rpresser September 5, 2008 01:38
First comment: 6 October, 2005 51 comments written
SQL Guru: it is trivial to use wizmode to obtain the exact message. Given the readership of this comic, you should expect to be called on messages.
Ristipisto-Risto September 5, 2008 08:23
First comment: 25 January, 2006 52 comments written
The plot's worth a fine G, but, in the end, the comic doesn't bring up any new figure about the game. I mean, everybody knows playing NetHack ain't safe - at least not for one's social affairs.

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