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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Sep 22nd, 2009 >ctaboir
Hello Dudley, welcome  
to Nethack.            
You are a lawful       
dwarwish caveman.      
     -------------     
     |...........|     
     |.....@.....|     
     |...........|     
     ---+---------     
@: "Let's try this."
Throw what (a or *)? a 
In which direction? <  
The bone flies         
toward the sky.        
     -------------     
     |...........|     
     |.....@.....|     
     |...........|     
     ---+---------     
@: "..."
A rectangular prism-   
shaped monolith        
(say, a boulder)       
falls back on your     
head.                  
You die!               
     |.....0.....|     
     |...........|     
     ---+---------     
@: "..."
8 years later...
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12 Comments

#1 Manutraveler Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:24:43
"Thus spoke the high priest of Anu"?

#2 progo Tue, 22 Sep 2009 05:27:47
I too recognized the 2001 here, but isn't a prism shaped object more like this http://www.korthalsaltes.com/foto/triangular_prism_rightangel.jpg than http://www.puzz.com/lloyd1.jpg :?

#3 Factorial Tue, 22 Sep 2009 06:36:16
"Rectangular prism".

I lol'd. G.

#4 Sorceror Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:01:24
progo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism_(geometry)

Would be better if it was just a "black, rectangular boulder" rather than "rectangular prism-shaped monolith (say, a boulder)".

#5 ctaboir Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:26:42
I maintain my definition, even if it's a bit pedant, it's correct.
And its phrasing "rectangular prism-shaped monolith (say, a boulder)" is part of the joke while telling such to a caveman (or dudley).

#6 TobyBartels Wed, 23 Sep 2009 03:51:14
@ Sorceror: Fixed link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism_%28geometry%29

#7 Sorceror Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:32:26
ctaboir: that's my point. The verbose description should not be there; only the one that the caveman would understand.

#8 stevko Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:21:07
Is this some reference to something I do not know?

#9 progo Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:46:40
@stevko: depends on what you do know. ;)

#10 ctaboir Fri, 9 Oct 2009 20:31:22
@sorceror: that was my point too. But sharing this leads to different opinions.

#11 Nightpenguin Thu, 7 Apr 2011 19:43:03
It's a reference to 2001: a space odyssey.

#12 Anonymous Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:48:36
How could it be that nobody noticed the typo "dwarWish" in 6+ years?...

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