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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Oct 31st, 2009 >eaglewing
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@: "It begins"
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@: "Wait! You don't expect to get there by yourself, do you?"

@: "That was the basic idea, yeah."

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@: "It's dangerous down there, take this kitten."

@: "Dude. Do you know who I am? I'm freaking Eaglewing! The best wizard ever!"

kitten is scared by loud noise

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 |    Eaglewing   | 
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@: Well, time to reroll.
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Average rating: mediocre
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7 Comments

#1 SmashFan2005 Sat, 31 Oct 2009 02:58:18
Despite my best attempts to get the joke... I don't. It's just so... random.

According to your NAO files... your not the best wizard. I'm not sure what caused the noise to scare the kitten/kobold mutant thingy and thus kill Dudley.. err.. you. And on top of that... who is the light blue humanoid? there are none of those in vanilla NetHack.

Overall.. this comic makes absolutely no sense and didn't even make me smirk a little bit.

Last edited: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:04:15

#2 STL Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:31:03
I believe the idea is: the adventurer was so full of himself that, when somebody gave him a pet "kitten/kobold mutant thingy" to help him in the dungeon, he started yelling (to explain how he is great and doesn't need the pet), which scared the "kitten/kobold mutant thingy" and caused it to turn against the adventurer, causing his demise (So, simple weak "kitten/kobold mutant thingy" kills the great wizard).

Idea is OK, but the implementation could use some work.

Last edited: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:42:37

#3 Dentarthurdent Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:56:00
Self-insertion? Seriously?

#4 TobyBartels Sat, 31 Oct 2009 07:36:34
I get it. It should have been Dudley, not eaglewing; and it would have been clearer with a line like "Do you know who I am? I have been heralded from birth as the instrument of Thoth!". Oh, and there's a standard outside-the-dungeons scene that's been established in Dudley's Dungeon; then it would really have been clear. But otherwise it's basically Good.
Last edited: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 07:36:52

#5 Quint Sun, 1 Nov 2009 03:16:16
I can't say it's excellent, but I enjoyed it enough to rate it Good.

#6 Sorceror Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:42:57
The grass under the tombstone is in the wrong order!

(Not really, but everything else has been objected to in this comic.)

That said, the idea of a kitten/kobold mutant is amuzing. Kitten/kobold-mummy mutant perhaps?

#7 Muad Tue, 5 Jan 2010 03:16:57
http://jdray.net/photos/d/2788-4/dangerous_to_go_alone.jpg

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