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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

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|........@#####
|P.......|     
|........|     
|.......n|     
|........|     
|........|     
|..b.....|     
|.k......|     
-+--------     
@: "What the heck is a green k?"
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|.......k-#####
|P.......|     
|........|     
|.......n|     
|........|     
|........|     
|..b.....|     
|.k......|     
-+--------     
You step onto a polymorph trap. You turn into a kobold king.

@: "Kobold king? Time to run away. The monsters appear to be sleeping anyway."

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|Q......k-#####
|........|     
|........|     
|.......n|     
|........|     
|........|     
|..b.....|     
|.k......|     
-+--------     
The pawn turns into a queen. You die...

@: "What the heck?!"

                    
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   /  REST IN   \   
  /    PEACE     \  
 /                \ 
 |     Dudley     | 
 |   killed  by   | 
 |  a checkmate.  | 
 |                | 
(\(\/)/((/\|))|\|\|(
@: "Hmm..."
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#1 mijae Fri, 30 Oct 2009 06:23:03
Red vs. green felt a bit weird for chess, but I see how it works with the P/b/n looking natural then, and only the k attracting attention. (Well, a green slime would cause me a bit of alarm, if I didn't just misread it as an F, but still) I really like the "killed by a checkmate" tombstone.

#2 xCheckPoint Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:03:17
Why a numph? Because from Dudleys point of view this looks more horselike?

#3 Anonymous Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:50:05
I'd rather say that they're named after chess figures - "P"awn, "Q"ueen, "b"ishop, "k"ing and k"n"ight (n, because k is already used) ;)

#4 motty Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:58:56
Cute.

Can't help but point out that in Forsyth-Edwards notation, White takes upper case and black lower case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth%E2%80%93Edwards_Notation

#5 slowpoke Fri, 30 Oct 2009 15:23:24
The pawn turns into a queen. You die... Perfect.

#6 NorthBus Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:18:11
Great comic, though I may have laughed harder at "The pawn turns into a queen. You fall down..."

(Because, y'know, the King does not die in chess, but rather lies down to surrender. Killing a king would have made the wrong people far too angry a few hundred years back.)

#7 slowpoke Fri, 30 Oct 2009 21:11:40
In the games I play, the loser signifies resignation by knocking the board across the room while accusing the winner of cheating. Well, since I never win, maybe I shouldn't speak quite so generally.

#8 STL Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:36:57
@NorthBus: King always dies in chess unless it's stalemate. We just don't see that part because it's edited out to keep it G instead of PG.

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Last edited: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:37:41

#9 Sorceror Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:39:29
LOL @slowpoke #7 :D

#10 ThePathfinder Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:39:39
Chess jokes are not new,dude.

#11 Anonymous Tue, 31 May 2016 18:09:28
hey, thats not a check mate its now Dudley's turn so he can move out of the way.

#12 Anonymous Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:06:03
It's a mate. Green bishop blocks the square down, green knight blocks the diagonal.

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