Re: Wisdom from the pre-blog era

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What if we feed them mouse droppings?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 1:54 PM
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Their constitution is abused and they become stunned for 2d4 turns.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 1:56 PM
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#pray


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:04 PM
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I was so sad -- there's a Nethack app for the iPhone, but I find the interface unworkably difficult. If it hadn't been too annoying to use, I could be not getting any work done at all, ever!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:08 PM
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#eat


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:08 PM
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there's a Nethack app for the iPhone

I have no idea, but I'd be surprised if there weren't a bunch of them. Not that I'd encourage you to find out.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:09 PM
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I'm really hoping snarkout can come up with a love-themed comment here to hit the trifecta.

(I'm sorry. I'm reading the political threads but not responding now. I just can't.)


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:09 PM
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#sham


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:10 PM
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I'm really hoping snarkout can come up with a love-themed comment here to hit the trifecta.

Time stands still while you and the succubus lie in each other's arms. That was a very educational experience.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:14 PM
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This is some kind of computery thing, isn't it. I hate it when you all start speaking in mysterious words.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:19 PM
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2: So we're obviously not talking about American trolls, then.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:19 PM
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10: It's this here.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:20 PM
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11: NORTH American trolls.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:27 PM
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Huh. Interesting. I'd assumed that when LB referred to "NetHack" she was talking about some way of "hacking" the "net." Of course, I had no idea what you were talking about because I spent my youth rolling with my homies and jocking the hoes doing equally nerdy but non-computer related things.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:27 PM
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I'd assumed that when LB referred to "NetHack" she was talking about some way of "hacking" the "net."

LB'S HACKING THE GIBSON


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:29 PM
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'd assumed that when LB referred to "NetHack" she was talking about some way of "hacking" the "net."

Silly person. You don't hack the net, you hack the planet!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:29 PM
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doing equally nerdy but non-computer related things

Pogs!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:30 PM
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15: Nice to see our brains work the same way.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:31 PM
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10, 12: A surprisingly excellent game, for what it looks like. I spent a lot of time playing it in law school and back before that in college.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:31 PM
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LB'S HACKING THE GIBSON

Gibson-hacking is like when you pickle your own onions?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:32 PM
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LB, do you know about nethack.alt.org? (Or would that be a career-ending discovery?)


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:33 PM
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14: You mean you don't read rfts's blog and follow the links?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:33 PM
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I admire people who play nethack using the text-mode interface.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:34 PM
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You make me want to start a game of netHack*, but i don't need a time-waster at the moment.

*I don't think I've ever actually played netHack, but I did play quite a bit of Hack,


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:41 PM
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You make me want to start a game of netHack*, but i don't need a time-waster at the moment.

Neither do I, but I've got a game in progress right now.

(My large cat was killed by a leocrotta!)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:43 PM
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(My large cat was killed by a leocrotta!)

You'll probably start having problems with mice now.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 2:46 PM
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23: There's some other interface?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 6:08 PM
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Somebody must have told Will Saletan that he isn't the dumbest son of a bitch on the planet and he took it as a challenge to prove otherwise.

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Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 6:27 PM
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23: There's some other interface?

Many, the simplest of which looks like this.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 7:35 PM
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28: I almost posted "There can't possibly be a more infuriating essay than this" but couldn't quite bring myself to deal with him.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 7:52 PM
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I wonder if i ever played that game as a kid. We got passed loads of shareware games and played the original Adventure obsessively, but I don't specifically remember this one. Now I'm trying to resist getting sucked in...


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 7:56 PM
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I play Angband in ASCII every day with my morning coffee. "R" read scroll, "F" fire arrow, etc. 'd' for dragon, 'V' for Vampire.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 8:15 PM
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After well over a decade of trying, I ascended a couple of years ago and have not played since.


Posted by: dob | Link to this comment | 08-30-10 11:24 PM
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-31-10 3:57 AM
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I was so sad -- there's a Nethack app for the iPhone, but I find the interface unworkably difficult.

There are a ton of Roguelikes available for the iPhone including some ports of classic ones. I'm no expert, but people seem to speak highly of Sword of Fargoal. Of course, it's not quite Angband hardcore, but it's still a Roguelike. I really like 100 Rogues, which has a great interface and a lot of character. It was really buggy at launch and was missing some features but it's been patched a lot since and is great now. If you want a more old school approach, there's RogueTouch, one of the earliest and most faithful roguelikes on the device.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-31-10 4:16 AM
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