NetHack is probably the most played and famous roguelike currently played, featuring an extremely complex item system: "the dev team thinks of everything." Version 3.6.0 was released in December of 2015.

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Is it possible to revive a priest in OrcTown?

In the new version of nethack, there is something called OrcTown, which is a version of Minetown overrun by Orcs, it's normal inhabitants slaughtered. I can't help but notice, that there appears to ...
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Does destroying an artifact affect later artifact wishes?

In my exploration, I've found a few useless artifacts (Grimtooth and Orcrist) which puts my known artifact count at 5. The wiki shows that this greatly inhibits the chances of another artifact being ...
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Reading a spellbook costing all my money

After reading a "dog eared spellbook" in Nethack 3.6.0, all my money is lost. I've made some search on the Wiki, but nothing relevant can be found. So what's that evil spellbook? Is this a new ...
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Why does my dog keep killing me?

Recently, I was playing Nethack (doing reasonably well) and has a little dog as a pet. However it suddenly attacked me while I had low health, killing me instantly. It had been tamed for several ...
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Should I let my pets eat corpses?

After I acquire the particular intrinsic conveyed by a corpse, I most often let my pets eat the rest (unless I need food). I've looked on the wiki, but haven't found anything about whether this ...
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When a wand is broken, does the charge status affect its potency?

I die a lot because I don't trust my wands to be more helpful in clearing multiple monsters that surround me (magic traps and Rodney/summon nasties), and the useful ones are all beams and rays. I've ...
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How should I deal with a water nymph in Nethack?

Recently, while I was playing Nethack, I drank from a fountain and it created a water nymph, which then paralyzed my and stole almost all of my items. I followed it further into the dungeon, but, when ...
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What does the first number mean on a wand?

Whenever I get a wand and identify it, it says x:x. For example, the castle wand I got says 0:1. What is the meaning of the first number? (0 in the example) I know the second number is the number of ...
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Nethack Ubuntu - CTRL-P for message history not working?

I installed nethack on ubuntu via the terminal using sudo apt-get install nethack-common nethack-console For some reason I can't use CTRL+P to display message history. I've tried putting on and off ...
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Is the SEE INVISIBLE intrinsic gained from quaffing from a fountain permanent?

I looked in the wiki about this but it doesn't say whether it's permanent or not.
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Can I identify rings similar to the way I can identify wands?

In NetHack, zapping the floor with a wand can cause some effects to help you identify it (for example, "The bugs on the floor stop moving!" can be a wand of sleep or death.) Rings are another common ...
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How can I survive after genociding my species?

I am playing nethack for the unofficial conduct of extinctionist. So I am trying to kill every monster, but that is a bit slow without genociding some. I want to be able to genocide @ and h, but ...
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Can Dispater take Invocation items?

After several years of playing, I thought I had seen most every monster in NH343 until now. As I was fighting Rodney to retrieve the Candelabra and Bell he stole (at least I think he did), he ...
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Why does hilite_pet option toggle off when restarting saved game?

I've noticed that the hilite_pet option rests to false upon restarting, but other options such as autodig, pushweapon, etc., that I set at initiation stay as set. Is this a bug that can be fixed?
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Can water from an overflowing fountain fall through holes in the floor?

I just set up a base camp on a level that has an aligned altar and a fountain which I've dug to make pools for dipping, and it struck me how convenient that is. Made me wonder if the fountain was a ...
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Besiders difficulty, is there a way to determine a monster's sacrifice value (specifically, is there a chart or list)?

After a couple of years of playing, I've realized the importance of altars, but I've yet to find any real info as to how sacrifices are valued for Prayer TO, alignment, luck, gifting, etc.. Besides ...
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Can unicorns still teleport if you are riding them?

I'm thinking about taming a unicorn that resides in Sokoban (I already found a saddle). My character is a SAM w/MR + SDSM and a ring of teleport control if that matters (if it does, please alert for ...
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How to set width of terminal for nethack?

I just tried running nethack (installed on ubuntu, apt-get install nethack) and found it unplayable because it has a really narrow width: Why is it so narrow? How can I tell nethack to you the full ...
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Beginning nethack, how to use bags

After scrutinising various lists of commands and browsing a few wikis, I am missing something obvious: What commands do I use to put things into a bag, list the contents of a bag and take things out ...
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Is it safe to kill your own ghost?

Strange as it sounds, I found a graveyard full of ghosts and one of them has the same name as my current character. Is it safe to kill/destroy it?
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If I polymorph myself using a wand, does my inventory change too?

I'm about to try eating some rings by polymorphing myself with a wand of polymorph and ring of poly control, and there have been a lot of monster generations while I've tried other risky things (armor ...
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Is there a way to guarantee a bones file?

I have an elven wizard that has found a huge stash of valuable loot by chance of trap-door discovering a multi-boned level. Unfortunately, he's about to die of starvation locked in a room, or be ...
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Do all the levels in Nethack get generated at Start or are they generated as they are reached?

Just curious, in Nethack 343 are all the dungeon levels generated at startup, or do they only get generated by entering them? In particular, are the Amulet and Bag of Holding fixed at start or are ...
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In Nethack3.4.3, can an altar be wished for?

I've been playing 343 for a while, even read the wiki as best I can, but can't find an answer to this. I have an Elven Priest that has been to Sokoban (BoH) and found the quest portal but still haven'...
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In Nethack, how exactly do containers stack?

I am a wizard, and I just realized that... bags of holding reduce the weight of items in them. Good to know! So, my question is does a bag of holding reduce the weight of items in it if it is inside ...
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How do I not starve in Nethack?

I'm a bit of a hardcore guy in the game realm. I like doing the hardest challenges before I even play the game regularly. I'd like to undergo the atheist conduct, but food seems to be a problem in the ...
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Is it worth it to untrap dart and arrow traps?

In UnNetHack, I know that successfully untrapping an arrow or a dart trap exercises your dexterity. But doesn't an unsuccessful attempt abuse your dexterity (or worse if you get poisoned)? I play a ...
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When my master lich levels up and becomes an Arch-lich, will it die if they have been genocided?

I've genocided Arch-liches and polymorphed my pet into a demilich. It has recently leveled up into a master lich. Will it become an Arch-lich, and if it does, will it die because I genocided them?
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Nethack: How to Make Complicated Multi-Window Displays?

An hour of searching (perhaps I don't know the correct search phrases?) has yielded nada. So here's a picture that hopefully is worth more than a thousand entries to google. I've been playing for ...
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Which god do I serve?

So... I forgot which god I serve. I pressed Enter too quickly on the introduction dialog box. How can I find out which god I'm serving? Is there a command or menu option? I know I can pray, but ...
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When to identify loot, when not to bother? [duplicate]

This is a duplicate of Lots of loot and when to bother with identification , as it was decided that question was a duplicate of How to identify items without getting killed. I was too slow in editing ...
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When should I be taking the time to identify items, and which items should I not bother with?

There are plenty of guides on how to identify items, but I can't find any on when to bother with it. Certain levels may have many of the same type of monster which will drop much of the same types of ...
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Managing “Final Destination” (death) mandates by the game

I've been playing a lot of nethack lately, and I'm still a beginner, but I've noticed that when you put yourself in a disadvantage, the game sees this and IT decides that you are going to die. Perhaps ...
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How can I avoid running out of arrows?

I've been playing as Ranger and love my bow. But I'm having a very hard time because I'm always running out of arrows. I went through the first level of my quest to visit the leader, but can't ...
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Is there a way to tell if my pet has grown up if it has a name?

Since my pet has a name, it will say the name of the pet in the messages window instead of its species. How can I still tell whether my pet has grown up?
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Which is a better piece of armor - +2 Scale Mail or +0 Banded Mail in NetHack?

I recently started playing NetHack (warning to those who haven't, it's addicting) and I am at a point where I'm trying to decide between two pieces of armor. I have a +2 Scale Mail and a +0 Banded ...
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View character role and race in Nethack?

I can see the Rank on the status line, so I think I could guess the role, but is there a command to list the current character's details?
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How to view the top scores in Nethack?

In Nethack, a list of top scores is displayed when dying, along with your position in the ranking. Is there any other way to see this list of top scores?
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Nethack: list of visited levels

I believe there is some command in Nethack which displays the list of visited levels along with some information (level name, presence of fountains,...), but I can't remember what is is or even find ...
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Which scrolls will monsters read?

I just got the message You hear a leprechaun reading a scroll labeled FOOBIE BLETCH. I know that monsters can read scrolls of create monster (which I've identified) and teleportation (which I haven'...
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Why does armor in late-game nethack worse than the beginning armor?

Viewing online, I see that the nethack wiki says that a lower Armor Class is a better one. However, viewing the list comparing the armor here, how could the beginning armor (like the Hawaiian t-shirt) ...
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What do I do when I'm blind?

I'm on NetHack 3.4.3, graphical interface. I am a blind female chaotic wizard. What do I do? I can't put rings on. I also can't see any monsters. How do I play?
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What happens if I genocide my own race?

I picked up a Scroll of Genocide while playing and it asked which race I would genocide. I was wondering what would be to happen if I used the Scroll on my own race. However, I don't want to attempt ...
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What abuses (decreases) wisdom in Nethack?

I often play Nethack as a monk, so wisdom is a fairly important attribute. Occasionally I will see the message: You feel foolish! You haven't been paying attention. ...which means my wisdom has ...
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How can I restart NetHack, or at least replay the introduction?

I feel guilty for what I did: When I first started nethack I skipped the introduction and the instructions. Now, I don't know how to play that stupid game. I only know how to move. Is there a way to ...
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Nethack server play on android?

I am looking for efficient ways to play nethack on one of the servers through my Android device. I know it is possible through telnet but I have no experience with that. However, I tried a couple of ...
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Can I break a box or otherwise extract contents without touching?

I'm a Valkyrie in Unnethack, and pretty early on (dungeon level 3) I've run across a large box containing a gray stone. It's the first gray stone I've seen, so I don't want to pick it up in case it's ...
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Why is my pet Archon attacking me?

I'm a Chaotic elvish wizard in Gehennom with a pet Archon. Stethescope returns: Status of Archy (lawful): Level 28 HP 224(224) AC -8, tame, fast, invisible. I do NOT have conflict and have not ...
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What's the deal with fruit juice?

Fruit juice seems to be a pretty worthless item on itself: For its intended purpose, it conveys a very low amount of nutrition and also a very low nutrition per weight ratio (it is 0.5, 1 or 1.5 ...
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Nethack: Revive My Old Corpse?

So I've got this ghost attacking me... a little understandable, I am standing on his corpse, which is piled on his headstone. Perhaps he doesn't like that! But, I'd like to do him a favor, and put ...