You are a Chaotic Female Elven Ranger

It has been described as “how people used to waste time before MUDs were invented” — and after many years of playing both Nethack and various forms of MUSHes, I’m here to tell you that the description is quite accurate. What exactly is Nethack? Short form is, it’s an adventure game, which in its original form uses character-based graphics (though later versions have started using picture tiles), and which has grown over the years into a marvelously complicated game that changes each and every single time you play it. This part of my web page is dedicated to this obsession of mine.

And I am not alone in my obsession. There are ten billion web quizzes out there on every topic imaginable, and one of these is Nethack. The "Which NetHack Monster Are You?" quiz has this to say about me:


If I were a NetHack monster, I would be a mimic. I can be whatever I think you need me to be – it might look like I’m here to help you, but really you’re here to help me.

Which NetHack Monster Are You?

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some other Nethack links

  • The Official Nethack Home Page

    The official homepage of Nethack, maintained by the development team. Go here to download the latest version, or to find lots of links to various spoiler sites as well as mentions of the game in various online articles.

  • NetHack 3.4 Spoilers

    This link goes off to a bunch of spoilers about the game. Most if not all of them should be current as of version 3.4.1, but given that the game is updated to version 3.6.1, a lot of this may also be out of date. Still, if you want to find out the most obscure little detail about what’s in this game, this is a good place to look.