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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I move a peaceful monster out of the way that's being just a bit too heroic?

So, I got to the last level of Sokoban, and then this happened: That dwarf in the doorway is friendly, and it's great that he's trying to be a hero for me and all, but now I'm kind of just stuck ...
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My cat jumped in a hole. What do I do?

I am in Sokoban, and I brought my cat with me. That was probably a bad idea, since it just found the nearest pit and immediately decided to go skydiving! Now I can't push boulders into the hole ...
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Why did this explosion make me fat? (A land mine increased my weight)

You drop a dwarvish mattock. Your movements are now unencumbered. You see here a tin. KAABLAMM!!! You triggered a land mine! Your movements are slowed slightly because of your load. You fall into a ...
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Can Vegans eat Jewelry?

I am a Vegan. Would it break the conduct if I eat jewelry? The Vegan conduct states that I can eat: food rations, cram rations, K-rations, C-rations and lembas wafers melons, oranges, ...
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What is this large room with an assortment of monsters, a swarm of bees, and some items?

So, I fell down a trapdoor and then: (click image to enlarge) ...yeah, I've kind of just been staring at my screen and ;-identifying things for a few minutes. Some notable things I've found: a ...
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When is tripe safe to eat?

I've recently got my hands on a few tripe rations. I've been told by a few friends that it's a good food source in the early game. Of course, I eat some and promptly begin vomiting. I know that you ...
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How can I kill myself in Nethack?

I've made it a personal goal to kill myself on the first turn with every character. I've done it with Knight(by riding the pony) and Wizard(by shooting myself). How can I do it with the other ones?
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Why do I stop eating corpses? Should I keep eating them anyway?

Occasionally, when I try eating a corpse, I get the message The {monster} corpse tastes terrible! You stop eating the {monster} corpse. Why does this happen sometimes? All corpses "taste ...
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How can I kill puppies without consequences?

The starting pets can sometimes get quite annoying, since they keep getting in your way. Those little dogs keep blocking my path! Therefore, I quite reasonably want to slaughter them brutally. But of ...
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Nethack is failing to load due to a dungeon faliure in nhdat file

I start up nethack, then I enter my name and roles, and a window opens up saying "oops.", then another saying "Program initialization failed", then "Report the following error ...
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Can sanctuary and summon monster be abused to altar farm in a co-aligned temple?

Is there any problem with camping in a temple and repeatedly casting summon monster, then killing and sacrificing the monsters? It seems like even a feeble wizard (especially one with a ring of slow ...
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Can monsters hallucinate?

I am a wizard in Minetown, and I usually don't make it much farther than this. The one other time that I encountered winter wolf cubs, they swiftly kicked my ass. This time, I teleported using a ...