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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Jun 14th, 2009 >xCheckPoint
                    
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@ "Ha! Time for troll dance..."
                    
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T "Ah, once again one of those overprepared, arrogant AC-35 heroes waving overenchanted pointy things!"
                    
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@ "I beg your pardon?"

T "You come down here, armored like a tank, and can't wait to kick some stupid troll butt, right?"

                    
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@ "Well, to be honest..."

T "SHUT UP, Schwarzenegger. I tell you a secret none of you dragonscale-helmet-cloak-glove-boots freaks seems to realize."

                    
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T "You're all missing an important peace of clothing! Meet my friend Nippers..."

@ "Wait, there has never been an orange...GNAAAHHH"

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   /  REST IN   \   
  /    PEACE     \  
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 |     Dudley     | 
 |   killed  by   | 
 |  a nutcracker  | 
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(|/)|\|(((\\\||(((/\
Now who wears the breeches?
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14 Comments

#1 Slandor Sun, 14 Jun 2009 02:57:17
Next time, play a valk.

#2 ajbRad Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:06:55
Wait, so nutcrackers are really nagas?

#3 Quint Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:11:43
Wait, so nagas are really nutcrackers?

#4 Thvor Sun, 14 Jun 2009 06:10:40
A relative of the xan would seem more appropriate, I'd think.

#5 anther Sun, 14 Jun 2009 06:32:45
Given the fact that a foocubus won't play with you if you're wearing armor, I'm assuming it covers those bits. But the same could be said for a shirt or cloak, I suppose.

#6 xCheckPoint Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:14:55
I choose N because of Nippers and Nutcracker. No inner sense i knew of...

#7 Slandor Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:59:07
I think canonically, Nethack players have pants or at least underpants; you can sit on a cockatrice corpse (and get the message "It's not very comfortable") without stoning yourself.

But it seems that armor does not cover all of your nether bits, because if you sit on a sink you get the message "your rump gets wet" and metal armor doesn't rust (at least it didn't on four or five tries in wizmode). So the nutcracker could perhaps reach through whatever not-very-solid stuff you've got down there. While I'm wiztesting, I've heard you can get YAFM by sitting on a hole, but I can't figure out how to stand on a hole without falling through; is that something you can evade with good Dex? Also, it seems to be possible to safely drop a cockatrice corpse even without gloves; maybe you just dump it from your pack.

Anyway, good comic, and +1 to Thvor.

#8 Slandor Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:02:51
The gnome hits! You double over in pain....

#9 Manutraveler Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:48:26
Kicking should get a bonus against most male monsters...

#10 Quint Sun, 14 Jun 2009 19:42:08
OHHH, it's THAT sort of "nutcracker".

/me facepalms

Also, sometimes, when walking over a pit or hole, you should get a message "You escape the [trap]." At least, with pits. I'm not sure about holes.

#11 Manutraveler Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:02:41
Yes, it is also possible to escape holes in the same way. Infrequent, but possible.

#12 Slandor Mon, 15 Jun 2009 01:05:14
Ah thanks; wizmode helps here, since you can get 25 dexterity and teleport back up to the hole anytime you want. And... no funny messages for sitting on a hole. Oh well.

#13 Newtkiller Thu, 1 Oct 2009 07:52:49
So we can deduce that the underpants must be in kind of cottony fabric, which would let water pass, but neither contact with the cockatrice corspe. The nutcracker should be able to crack that....

#14 danirijeka Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:08:51
>> you can sit on a cockatrice corpse (and get the message "It's not very comfortable") without stoning yourself.

YANI: sitting on 'trice corpses makes you get 100% positive outcomes from succubi. ;D

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