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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

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@ Greetings, Dudley, welcome to Dloonn's armour and individually named meatball store!

d You know, Dudley, you're going to have to buy all those meatballs for me. I'm hungry just looking at them!

                    
                    
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@ OK, that's Tony the meatball, Tara the meatball, Sophie the meatball, Peter the meatball, Ralph the meatbal, Sonja the meatball...
                    
                    
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@ ...Agnes the meatball, Mavis the meatball, X1 the meatball...

@ Hey, don't look at me like that, you try individually naming a whole shop full of meatballs!

                    
                    
                    
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@ There. I hope you're happy, Dogley.

@ Would you like an itemized bill?

@ Yes please, although I don't know how I'm going to explain all this on expenses...

                    
                    
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@ OK. Mickey the meatball, 6 zorkmids. Terence the meatball, 6 zorkmids. Lizzie the meatball, 6 zorkmids. Emma the meatball, ...
                    
                    
                    
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@ ...Sauron the meatball, 6 zorkmids. Rodney the meatball, 6 zorkmids. 1200 zorkmids total. Anything else?
                    
                    
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@ Hey, this +9 cloak of magic resistance looks kind-of neat, and those +8 boots of speed. Can I have them for free?

@ What makes you think I should give you those for free? They're pretty valuable, you know...

                    
                    
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@ If you don't, I'll make you add up the bill for the meatballs again.

@ Good point. Nice doing business with you!

Dudley missed the next step: grab everything else too, and sell what you don't want to cover the price of the meatballs.
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10 Comments

#1 Anonymous Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:21:19
A pretty funny comic. Speaking of that, my question was "What symbol represents something edible?"

#2 Slandor Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:33:56
E because this works. Or so I'm told.

Though I think you could get the cloak and boots for less than 1200 zm, if the shopkeeper's silly enough to sell them.

Last edited: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:35:00

#3 TobyBartels Wed, 14 Jul 2010 03:23:17
How can you pick up more than 52 individually named meatballs? Unless we skipped the scenes where Dudley starts putting them in his sack.

#4 progo Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:03:50
Of course you stuff them into a bag. This is a nice writeup for the technique.

#5 DarthCliche Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:53:34
E. Just E.

#6 Anonymous Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:02:54
You forgot one thing- not to let your pet into the store. By the time you pick all of the meatballs up, he'll have eaten half of them!

Beautifully executed, though :p

#7 Quint Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:53:35
% a piece of food or corpse (meatball named the first strip with a newt joke)
% a piece of food or corpse (meatball named the second strip with a newt joke)
% a piece of food or corpse (meatball named the third strip with a newt joke)
% a piece of food or corpse (meatball named the fourth strip with a newt joke)
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% a piece of food or corpse (meatball named the one hundred ninety eighth strip with a newt joke)
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@ Anonymous: Well, this is Dogley teaching Dudley a new trick. Suffice it to say he knows what to do.

Last edited: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 03:54:22

#8 ctaboir Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:23:13
it lacks underscore to distinguish Dudley from Dloon, and Dloon position is a bit strange.
However, E.

#9 Sorceror Thu, 15 Jul 2010 23:51:24
Someone's watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs one too many times: once.

Seriously, the shopkeeper only has one customer ever. Half an hour of game time (in which Dudley starves to death) is nothing compared to the price of those magical items.

#10 Anonymous Thu, 2 Apr 2015 21:20:40
You can do this in game...

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