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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Mar 18th, 2009 >Roger Barnett
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@ A Magic 5-Ball?
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@ Not as good as an 8-ball... but maybe this could be a temporary Oracle!
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@ Will I ever ascend again?
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5 Outlook not so good
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@ If I got three wands of wishing... could I ascend?
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5 Low chance of success
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@ What if I was really really careful?
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5 Negative result
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@ What if I followed all the spoilers religiously?
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5 No.
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@ What if I cheated?
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5 The RNG would cheat too.
(3/5) Dudley's Dungeon - Tales from the Pit crossover. Other strip is there
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9 Comments

#1 anther Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:24:28
That's a lot of ice devils.

And why a 5-ball?

Still it's funny.

#2 mightytater Wed, 18 Mar 2009 03:00:12
An ice devil looks at his watch

#3 anther Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:00:22
I remember that strip.

#4 Quint Wed, 18 Mar 2009 06:06:24
anther: you mean the one where he actually ascends?

#5 ais523 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:02:23
(in reply to comment #1) Because nothing in NetHack causes an 8 to come up, unless you've changed the options. Besides, as any player with warning will tell you, a 5 is really really dangerous.

#6 Quint Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:41:13
Isn't there some setting that replaces ghosts with 8?

#7 Dentarthurdent Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:02:48
Yes, the MONSTER option replaces ghosts (or any other monster glyph) with any character you choose. A lot of people use X for ghosts, and a few - including me - use 8.

It's not common enough, I think, to be recognizable to most readers. So it wouldn't make sense to use in a strip.

#8 Quint Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:19:32
Isn't capital X a xorn?

#9 ais523 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:55:08
(in reply to comment #8) Yes, it is; and genociding X just gets Xorns no matter what setting you're using. But with the relatively common ghost-as-X setting, ghosts are white X and xorns are brown X, so you can tell them apart.

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