One of the side effects of spazzkat playing all this Skyrim here at the Murk: I’ve totally gotten back onto a Nethack kick.
I had a great game going, and fired up the save file from yesterday’s run tonight. I was in Sokoban and died horribly, like ya do, ’cause, well, Nethack. I proceeded to have the following conversation with kisanthe:
annathepiper: I’m in the middle of Serious Nethack May Be Serious annathepiper: Level 11 character currently in Sokoban kisanthe: Ooh! Hope it’s the Bag of Holding Sokoban. annathepiper: SHIT DEAD annathepiper: Hallucinating and burdened and surrounded and then a damn incubus started taking my armor off! annathepiper: Also, it was the amulet of reflection sokoban! kisanthe: …okay, that’s not funny, but it is funny. annathepiper: It was, really ;) annathepiper: I was cheerfully sneaking through the final treasure room killing monsters one at a time and then a damn black light went off annathepiper: And then suddenly HELLO EVERYBODY AWAKE! kisanthe: You’d think a *black* light wouldn’t wake everybody up! annathepiper: So I backed into a corner and started shooting everything in sight, until the incubus showed up! kisanthe: So, assuming the black light affected the critters it woke up too… you died naked in a big murderous hallucinatory orgy? annathepiper: Yeah pretty much XD kisanthe: Best way to go! ;)
And now in my current game, I was hungry, so I whipped out a tin and discovered it contained pickled dwarf. There I am nomming it, and the next monster I see? A dwarf. And all I can think is AWK-WARD!
In which our heroine really hasn’t played Nethack in a long time, because she forgot an easy way around her whole Crap I Don’t Have a Means of Levitation problem–and in which she finally clears not only Fort Ludios, but also the Castle and Medusa as well.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve played Nethack–and I’m kind of surprised that on a day that ISN’T a full moon, I’ve got a serious Ascension candidate!
Short form: Natil the Elf Ranger has completed the Quest and is now seeking a ring of levitation so that she can finish Fort Ludios. She’s currently at Exp. level 16, HP 114, and AC -38! Thanks to early wands of wishing as well as other lucky finds she is armored for bear, with gray dragon scale mail, speed boots, gauntlets of dex, and a shield of reflection. She’s armed with her original elven dagger as well as the Longbow of Diana.
Wish her luck, folks. Details for the Nethack geeks behind the fold!