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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< May 29th, 2009 >Orl
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@ "Uh-oh..."
                    
                    
                    
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The ochre jelly engulfs you!

@ "hey, wait a minute..."

                    
                    
                    
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@ "The ochre jelly is a medium creature, and so I am, and we both occupy only one square..."
                    
                    
                    
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@ "But in this image, it is clear that the jelly occupies nine squares! I occupy only one, and my size didn't change, so, to engulf me, it became nine times my size!"
                    
                    
                    
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@ "But, since a dragon, that is quite large, fills only a square, and probably it is way more than nine times my size, all this is a nonsense!"
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The ochre jelly vanishes in a puff of logic.
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8 Comments

#1 Chish Fri, 29 May 2009 02:05:47
funny, but the jellies definitely don't take up nine squares when they engulf you.

#2 Quint Fri, 29 May 2009 02:11:02
Doesn't time freeze outside any monsters that have engulfed you?

And wait, ochre jellies engulf you?

#3 Medandrea Fri, 29 May 2009 04:02:34
That was pretty dangerous. Dudley could just as well have been the one to vanish in a puff of logic. Or the dungeon could have collapsed...

#4 anther Fri, 29 May 2009 04:52:56
They give you experience if you manage to get an engulfing monster killed by having your god try to zap you. Anything is better than getting digested to death...

#5 slowpoke Fri, 29 May 2009 19:34:08
It's a bit trite to observe that nethack monster size is inconsistent, but the punchline is good.

#6 Sorceror Sat, 30 May 2009 04:16:45
Someone move their E vote to Poor so we can have a perfect 1 to 5 scale :D

Also note, the punchline has been pinched from Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and fails to be anywhere near as eloquent as DA's Babelfish Proof of the Non-Existence of God.

In the case of an ochre jelly engulfing Dudley, this is merely an adequate representation. The same goes for all the other engulfing creatures, vortices, clouds etc. In the case of jelly, you could say it's a 5ft by 5ft cube - plenty of room to engulf at least the majority of you - however a more realistic representation would be simple an ochre @.

In short, big deal :D

Last edited: Sat, 30 May 2009 04:22:24

#7 sinope Thu, 18 Jun 2009 02:05:13
When you're engulfed, nethack draws a circle around you. What's the big deal?

#8 DarthCliche Tue, 20 Jul 2010 02:50:23
I hate ochre jellies. They killed the character that got the deepest out of any of my characters - dlvl 10.

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