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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Sep 22nd, 2010 >Sorceror
You feel you have no idea what is 
going on. --more--                
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NetHack 4.0 introduces a variety of new features.
You pig! You feel guilty.         
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Eating healthily is now a conduct. This is what happens if you eat a pancake.
You see here the One Ring.        
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There are new levels and references to your favourite fantasy novels.
The dwarf shouts "I'm innocent!"  
                                  
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Kops and watchmen can now send you to prison, complete with iron bars you can see through.
Hello Dudley, welcome to NetHack! 
You are a neutral male human Wizar
                                  
                                  
                                  
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There's a new scroll for novice players: scroll of hint. Dudley has started with one. Let's see what happens!
"You should quit while you're     
ahead."                           
                                  
                                  
                                  
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        |...d.|                   
        -------                   
If the scroll is blessed.
"You're doing just fine not being 
dead already."                    
                                  
                                  
                                  
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        |...d.|                   
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If the scroll is uncursed.
"On your first move?"             
You feel stupid. You die...       
                                  
                                  
                                  
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If the scroll is cursed.
Wizard needs food badly!          
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              --@.|  -#-          
Uh-oh, there's no food to be seen! Better see what the scroll of hint says.
"You're starving to death with no 
food. Pray for a miracle!"        
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If the scroll is blessed.
"What would a high priest of Thoth
do in your situation?"            
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If the scroll is uncursed.
"The only food around here is     
you. You look tasty!"             
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      |..#...............|        
      |.----.....B.|...#-#        
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              --@B|  -#-          
If the scroll is cursed.

Those are vultures, by the way.

                                  
                                  
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Nowhere to go? About to get killed by a horde of monsters? Maybe the scroll of hint will help!
"How did you get in to this       
situation? You're beyond help."   
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    |....|   #    |.aaa........|  
####-..._|   #    |aVSMa.......|  
    --|---   #####aa:@Sa.......|  
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Blessed.
"You could pray, but what you need
now is not HP but a level teleport
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####-..._|   #    |aVSMa.......|  
    --|---   #####aa:@Sa.......|  
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Uncursed.
"You're doing fine. Stay the      
course, trooper!"                 
    ------                        
    |....-####    --------------  
    |....|   #    |.aaa........|  
####-..._|   #    |aVSMa.......|  
    --|---   #####aa:@Sa.......|  
      #      #    --------------  
      #      #                    
Cursed.
Wait, how do you know what MY favourite fantasy novels are?
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14 Comments

#1 Anonymous Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:48:35
Wow, an entire month without a comic, then this good one? I applaud you

#2 xCheckPoint Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:53:42
It's okay to wait a month, if this is the result.

#3 eskimo68 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:34:37
I'd say it's about time to merge the two sites. Then do a "Userfriendly", i.e. every now and then publish a random archived comic if the outbin is empty.

#4 canidae Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:43:26
Did they remove Elbereth in 4.0, since the blessed scroll of hint didn't suggest something like that in the 3rd last pane?
If so, horay!
Also, can you eat vultures (and do they give much nutrition)? Then such a scroll could be quite useful when you're starving =)

#5 Sorceror Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:21:32
canidae: The player is so bad that even Elbereth won't help! And vultures can only be attacked while levitating (otherwise they remain JUST out of reach), and always cause food poisoning.

#6 Anonymous Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:08:34
Hmm. A subtle newt joke.

#7 TobyBartels Thu, 23 Sep 2010 04:44:10
So what are YOUR favourite fantasy novels, Sorceror?

#8 Quint Fri, 24 Sep 2010 19:54:21
Wow, this one is quite excellent.

Great comedic pacing, content relevance, and scripting.

#9 Gravagar Fri, 24 Sep 2010 19:59:55
Would The One Ring not be an artifact ring of invisible? Heh, artifact rings in 4.0... I wonder what would happen if you were to cast Stone to Flesh on it if rings of invisible were generated as something like granite.

#10 Sorceror Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:09:45
TobyBartels: Myst: Book of Attrus is definitely high up my list.

#11 Quint Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:34:59
Gravagar: You get stalkers.

#12 xolroc Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:58:09
I see a SLASH'EM release in the near future....

#13 DarthCliche Fri, 3 Dec 2010 03:00:17
Gravagar: Well, if you try to destroy an artifact glass thing with a force bolt or wand of striking, it doesn't work. I imagine the same would be true of stone to flesh on artifact rings.

#14 ThePathfinder Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:39:14
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