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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Jul 4th, 2009 >Zarpheek
                    
  Jimmy the Dwarf's 
                    
                    
    Awful No Good   
                    
                    
    Very Bad Day    
                    
One day, everything seemed to go wrong for Jimmy the Dwarf.
You trip over your  
own feet!.....-.--- 
      --.....h.|..| 
     --h.......|..| 
     |...hh...h|.-- 
    --.|h...-h....| 
    |.--...|.--...| 
    --.|.-------.-- 
     --.--    |..|  
He tripped and embarrassed himself in front of all the other little dwarves.
BOOM! They explode! 
The teacher gets ang
|h...h...h...h...|  
|..............h.|  
|h...h...h...h...|  
|................|  
|h...h...h...h...|  
-----------+---+--  
                    
He got a bad grade on his alchemy test.
You hear the ring   
bouncing down the   
drainpipe...|   #   
 |..........-####   
 |..........|       
 |.....h....|       
 |.....#....|       
 |..........|       
 ---+--------       
He accidentally lost his mother's favorite ring.
   |.....-.@--.|    
   |......--..---   
   |..|.........|   
   -----........|   
       |..h.....|   
       |...-....|   
      --.......--   
      |..-..|.--    
      --..-----     
And just when he thought things couldn't get worse . . .
Dudley hits! Dudley 
hits! You die...    
   |..|.........|   
   -----..@.....|   
       |...h....|   
       |...-....|   
      --.......--   
      |..-..|.--    
      --..-----     
Even monsters have bad days sometimes.
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9 Comments

#1 Chish Sat, 4 Jul 2009 12:33:56
the idea of a four-year-old boy playing NetHack made me laugh.

#2 Slandor Sat, 4 Jul 2009 14:13:25
If it were Slash'Em, the last panel would be full of z's.

Provisionally not rating to preserve symmetry.

#3 anther Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:04:41
The life of a fourth-grade nothing...

#4 Quint Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:34:19
So that's how I get all my rings from kicking sinks.

#5 Slandor Sun, 5 Jul 2009 15:34:10
I'm a little worried about Jimmy's mother; she seems to have an eating disorder.

(Because her favorite ring is a SPOILER ring of hunger.)

(Oh, and for my previous comment, read "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" and look up what z's are in SLASH'EM.)

#6 xCheckPoint Sun, 5 Jul 2009 19:34:56
I'm feeling with the poor little dwarf...
Last edited: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 19:37:36

#7 Anonymous Mon, 6 Jul 2009 01:56:26
Slandor: That message is actually the one that's given when it's not possible to give an identifying message. It just so happens that the ring of hunger is the only case where you might not get an identifying message, if you're not blind. (If you are blind, you'll see that message for about half of them.) So if there were a ring with no magical properties whatsoever, that would be the appropriate message to give. (It also works when the author doesn't want to bother with what kind of ring it is.)

#8 Slandor Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:44:23
Hey, thanks for that helpful explanation. I wonder why the ring of hunger is the only one that doesn't cause a special effect. (Even the nonmagical meat ring does, though I think the meat ring is autoidentified anyway.)

#9 Anonymous Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:37:21
The ring of hunger does cause a special effect if there are other items on the sink. (They get pulled down the sink too.)

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