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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Feb 5th, 2010 >mijae
                    
                    
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b - a blessed magic 
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f - a +0 pick-axe   
@ "I'm just a tourist who likes photography."
The vampire lord bit
Goodbye level 21.   
You destroy the vamp
Welcome to level 21.
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@ "Any way the wind blows, Nethack really matters to me..."
Vorpal Blade decapit
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@ "Mama, the endgame's just begun..."
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@ "Mama... ooooh... why won't he ever die? I've got to fend him off again and somehow carry on, carry on."
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@ "Cause Nethack really matters"
P - the Amulet of Ye
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@ "Looks like my time has come. The amulet is mine,"
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@ "Goodbye, everybody. I've got to go. Got to leave this plane behind, and seek the truth."
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@ "Mama, oooooh... I don't wanna die, another stupid death won't do at all!"
                    
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@ "I see there isn't that much gravity in here... Levitate! Levitate! Oh no, where did my ring go?"

d "Don't get hit by lightning, cause those clouds are frightening me!"

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@ "It's not working!"

d "It's not working."

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d "It's not working."

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@ "I'm just a tourist, how'd I end up here?"

d "You're just a tourist, sporting Hawaiian gear, toting a camera and potions of beer!"

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@ "Easy come, easy go... Will you let me go? Bismillah! NO! It will not let me go!"

d "Let him go!"

@ "Bismillah! It will not let me go!"

d "Let him go!"

But wait... Your med
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@ "Bismillah! It will not let me go..."

d "Let him go!"

@ "It will not let me go... will not let me go... NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!"

You destroy the air 
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@ "Oh elementals, elementals... elementals, let me go! The Astral Plane has an altar set aside for me, for me..."
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@ "So you think you can stop me and spit in my eye? So you think that I've come this far only to die?!"
                    
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@ "Oh baby, can't do this to me baby... I'm gonna ascend, just gotta go right over here..."
You offer the Amulet
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"Oooooooh----! OOOH YEAH, OOH YEAH!"
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"Oh- sorry Dudley, we were just singing along. You know how I love Queen."
The voice of Blind  
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"Anyway, the Lady's next altar on the right, and that's a fake amulet, so it's smiting time."
Amulets             
P - an uncursed chea
M - an uncursed amul
Weapons             
the blessed rustproo
a blessed +5 silver 
the uncursed +0 Magi
Armor               
a blessed +5 Hawaiia
@ "Nethack really matters, anyone can see. Nethack really matters..."
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 |unwisely forgot | 
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@ "Nethack really matters, to me."

any way the wind blows...

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32 Comments

#1 TobyBartels Fri, 5 Feb 2010 00:33:39
I don't give out E very often. But this one gets it.

#2 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 00:46:09
I bow to your superior tourist-themed comic.

Why are tourists always neutral in DD?

#3 NobodySpecial Fri, 5 Feb 2010 01:13:23
Because they always start out neutral in NetHack.

#4 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 01:16:51
Of course. Shows how much I know; I never play Tourist because I suck more at it than every other class :)

#5 Quint Fri, 5 Feb 2010 01:45:27
Holy shit.

Let me re-read this in a bit, okay?

#6 mijae Fri, 5 Feb 2010 02:01:09
Yay! "Holy shit" is exactly the reaction I was going for!

#7 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 02:19:40
Yes, holy shit indeed.

Set what options?
Compounds (selecting will prompt for new value):
c - fruit [shit]

p - a bottle of holy water
What would you like to dip? n
What do you want to dip into? p
n - a holy shit

#8 SmashFan2005 Fri, 5 Feb 2010 03:26:33
woooooahhhhhh.

This has got to be one of the longest comics in DD history.

Well done.

#9 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:02:50
OK, which party-pooper voted F?

#10 Quint Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:14:11
35 friggin panels.

E'd, man.

#11 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 08:42:48
OK, which other party-pooper also voted F?

#12 xCheckPoint Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:52:29
I like how I hear the instrumental parts during the commentless panels.

#13 NobodySpecial Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:26:07
…I never play Tourist because I suck more at it than every other class

As does everybody else. I bet the DevTeam created the Tourist role for people who thought NetHack was too easy.

#14 Sorceror Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:20:28
The difference is, I suck at all classes!

#15 iwantmorepies Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:34:53
A little long, but very good.

#16 Slandor Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:47:01
Ridiculously awesome.

I don't suck as much at Tourist as I do at Healer. The camera is nice in the early game, for folks like me who don't like standing around on E-squares. Also, I really suck at Healer. How do you kill anything with that scalpel?

#17 acheron Fri, 5 Feb 2010 14:18:38
epic comic.

Healer is tough until you get the quest artifact. The Staff is awesome though. Actually Healer was one of my favorite classes to ascend. I think Tourist is a little tougher, but again, becomes much easier if you can get the quest artifact.

#18 ajbRad Fri, 5 Feb 2010 14:23:48
E because of all the time and effort and because my last strip (Yesterday) wasn't very good.

#19 JackOfClubs Fri, 5 Feb 2010 17:40:08
Simply fantastic. That's all I can say. Bonus for the blank text box during the guitar interludes.

#20 Orl Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:33:23
Do I miss some reference?

#21 Slandor Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:54:33
Orl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irp8CNj9qBI

acheron: I've never got anywhere near the quest with a Healer. The Tourist quest is nice because, not only is the quest artifact awesome, you can get a lot of goodies from the general stores, and the nemesis is a pushover (unlike the Healer nemesis, or so I hear). Though a soldier with a wand of death would've taken care of me if I hadn't scored a lucky wish.

#22 jokermatt999 Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:01:43
This is how you do a reference. Well done; you've earned your E.

#23 mijae Sat, 6 Feb 2010 03:30:20
I hope this makes up for pussing out on the better Nate than lever joke.

#24 Sorceror Sat, 6 Feb 2010 03:56:48
OK, which party-poopers voted G and F?
Last edited: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 03:56:59

#25 Sorceror Sat, 6 Feb 2010 12:48:28
OK, which party-pooper voted M?
Last edited: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 12:48:52

#26 mijae Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:46:18
Quit it! You're almost making me want to vote P on my own strip just for kicks. ; D

#27 Sorceror Sat, 6 Feb 2010 21:24:54
But then you would be a party-pooper.

#28 Orl Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:06:41
[E]ffort

#29 DarthCliche Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:16:32
M for reference that I don't get.

#30 archmage84 Sat, 5 Mar 2011 23:48:47
Very very impressive. What a legendary song. *high-fives the others who listened along as they read*

#31 jwoodward48nh Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:18:18
Seriously, if you don't listen to Queen as you read this, you're missing out on a lot.

#32 will905965 Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:00:51
it took me half-way through the comic to notice that i was reading it to the wrong song.
Last edited: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:01:44

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