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Mar
13
comment How can I kill myself in Nethack?
As far as I can tell, the "You must relearn your lessons!" punishment won't kill you in vanilla, either; it's not an NAO patch. On both, if you're already level 1, you lose maxhp but don't die.
Jan
31
awarded  Constituent
Jan
20
awarded  Caucus
Dec
19
comment Can I stop Nethack from generating or loading bones files on Linux?
Building NAOhack for a machine that's not configured exactly like NAO is, unfortunately, non-trivial. As far as I can tell the patch that adds the bones option is also not available separately on bilious, although I could just be having trouble with the search interface.
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
11
comment How can I swallow a whole cockatrice?
Using a t seems to work flawlessly; attempting to get a purple worm lifesaved on the bite attack then proceed to the engulf attack was my first thought, which failed horribly. Now... to try to set myself up with a polykit in the devnull tournament so I can get this unique death :)
Nov
11
accepted How can I swallow a whole cockatrice?
Nov
11
asked How can I swallow a whole cockatrice?
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
15
answered How to find out which weapon is better?
Oct
15
comment Do specific items have the same effect as other similar items?
Everyone else uses the term "ascension run" to refer only to the last stages of the game; referring to the whole game that way is... certainly unusual.
Oct
10
comment Preserving a wielded corpse without tinning
One day I will play the endgame carrying nothing but an ice box full of chickatrice corpses, some gloves, and the amulet... But that day is not today. :)
Aug
28
comment What is a good stash?
@Bob: depends on how much stuff you do while standing on it and how much monsters walk across it. This may make a good separate question; I couldn't find anything on here that explains erosion of engravings (although nethackwiki.com has a good treatment of it IIRC)
Aug
28
comment What is a good stash?
@Bob: burn it into the ground with a wand of fire or a wand of lightning.
Apr
15
comment Candy Crush Saga Game Strategy
There are certainly boards where the layout of the candies is predetermined (particularly the tutorial type boards where they want to show off a particular feature the first time you play them), but after that it seems clear that most of the candy is completely random.
Feb
13
comment Dwarf Fortress no mouse support
It's also useful to mute the game without holding downarrow until it repeats 255 times, but yeah, essentially the mouse does nearly nothing.
Jan
2
comment How can I get an item from a peaceful monster without the murder penalty?
You actually do not get an alignment bonus for killing a hobbit as lawful, and certainly not one that was generated peaceful.
Jan
2
comment How can I get an item from a peaceful monster without the murder penalty?
Are you sure? Peaceful monsters generally don't pick up items.
Dec
20
comment What can I do with artifacts I don't plan to use?
Water trolls could still get them; better to stash them in a regular stash IMO.
Dec
17
comment Does a scroll of remove curse uncurse rings and amulets?
"as if it was equipped gear" is a silly phrasing; if you wield an object it is equipped gear.