Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Apr 15th, 2009 >paxed
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It's a Draw
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#1 slowpoke Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:24:28
I get the third panel and the after-word, but not the first panel.

#2 Sorceror Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:26:17
I once wrote a pattern-matching AI algorithm for a naughts-and-crosses game, because I wanted to replicate the sort of gameplay people do. IT WAS UNBEATABLE (because I had patterns for every permutation, and there aren't that many when you eliminate silly opening moves)!
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#3 Quint Wed, 15 Apr 2009 06:21:49
Yeah, I don't get the text in the first panel either. But nice comic nonetheless.

And yeah, your best strategy in a game of tic-tac-toe (a.k.a. noughts and crosses) is to distract your opponent until he/she makes a stupid move.

#4 heranbago Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:32:39
A small room full of monsters could only be a zoo, practically speaking. First panel is the message that there's a zoo on that floor. Third is the twist.

#5 Quint Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:59:05
Oh, yes, you're right.

#6 anther Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:00:15
So who was playing here? RNG vs Dungeon Master?

#7 slowpoke Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:55:56
I didn't think zoos ever have grid bugs or xans, or do they?

#8 DrSunglass Wed, 15 Apr 2009 21:37:52
I think zoos use random monsters, although I'd have to check mkroom.c to be sure.

#9 PIxels Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:41:43
slowpoke is probably thinking of throne rooms.

I'd like tic-tac-toe if it weren't so trivially solvable. Maybe a game of Go being acted out by uruk-hai and goblins, though... hmm...

#10 todaal Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:16:44
Zoos use monsters from a strict, small subset of the NetHack universe. My impression is it was a mixed bag - many easy, a few tougher ones. Not sure if there was a strict logic in the zoological classification.

This zoo is of course a bit small. I like the strip. G.

#11 DarthCliche Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:44:33
Ignore this comment, it was an accident.
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