Eryn Wells

Nethack

Every so often I get hooked on this game. It’s a command line Roguelike adventure game with rules based on Dungeons & Dragons. You play a character on a mission for their deity to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor from an evil Wizard and bring it back to the surface. The game gives you very little to go on when you start, and it teaches you almost nothing except the basic controls. Famously, almost every item you encounter or action you can take can go wrong in some catastrophic way and cause YASD. The more you play, the more you learn, and the more you begin to understand the risks and consequences.

In short: it’s very hard, you die a lot, and it’s quite easy to lose hours delving deeper and deeper into the Dungeons of Doom, dying, and starting again. It’s also really fun.

Here’s my best game so far:

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    November 24, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human male Valkyrie, died in Sokoban on level 6. She was killed by a giant mimic.

    Began 31,118 points Level 12 78 hp

A Game Log

The game logs every play-through, along with a bunch of data about your character and how you did.

Herein is a chronological accounting of my last ten descents into the Dungeons of Doom.

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    November 27, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 10. She was killed by an energy vortex.

    Began 7,651 points Level 10 79 hp
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    November 26, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 6. She was killed by a killer bee.

    Began 3,251 points Level 6 59 hp
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    November 26, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 6. She was killed by a gold golem.

    Began 2,574 points Level 7 69 hp
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    November 26, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 4. She was killed by a killer bee.

    Began 2,406 points Level 6 62 hp
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    November 25, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 13. She was killed by an energy vortex.

    Began 16,988 points Level 13 84 hp
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    November 24, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human male Valkyrie, died in Sokoban on level 6. She was killed by a giant mimic.

    Began 31,118 points Level 12 78 hp
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    November 22, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 5. She was killed by a little dog.

    Began 2,437 points Level 5 46 hp
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    November 19, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Knight, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 5. She was killed by a black naga hatchling.

    Began 1,395 points Level 5 45 hp
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    November 19, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Valkyrie, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 3. She was killed by a wand.

    Began 246 points Level 4 21 hp
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    April 27, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 8. She was killed by a watchman.

    Began 5,796 points Level 8 66 hp
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    April 24, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 11. She was killed by a troll.

    Began 9,401 points Level 11 67 hp
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    April 18, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 6. She was killed by a killer bee.

    Began 1,460 points Level 6 58 hp
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    April 18, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 7. She was killed by a Woodland-elf, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began 2,690 points Level 7 64 hp
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    April 16, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 9. She was killed by a Green-elf.

    Began 4,171 points Level 9 63 hp
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    April 13, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 6. She was killed by a plains centaur.

    Began 4,143 points Level 7 64 hp
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    April 12, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a bolt of cold.

    Began 866 points Level 6 43 hp
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    April 10, 2022

    Eryn, a chaotic human female Rogue, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a dwarf, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began 737 points Level 4 31 hp
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    April 9, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 6. She was killed by a violet fungus.

    Began 2,552 points Level 6 44 hp
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    April 9, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 3. She was killed by a gnome king.

    Began 391 points Level 3 36 hp
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    April 9, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 5. She was killed by a little dog called Hachi, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began 567 points Level 5 34 hp
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    April 7, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a coyote, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began 370 points Level 4 28 hp
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    April 7, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 4. She was killed by a little dog.

    Began 455 points Level 4 37 hp
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    April 7, 2022

    Eryn, a chaotic human female Rogue, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a cave spider, while frozen by a monster's gaze.

    Began 397 points Level 4 15 hp
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    April 5, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 7. She was killed by a pony.

    Began 1,309 points Level 7 46 hp
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    April 5, 2022

    Eryn, a neutral human female Monk, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 2. She was killed by a water moccasin.

    Began 148 points Level 2 20 hp
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    April 5, 2022

    Eryn, a neutral gnome female Ranger, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 2. She was killed by a jackal.

    Began 138 points Level 2 14 hp
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    April 4, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was died of starvation, while fainted.

    Began 898 points Level 5 36 hp
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    April 4, 2022

    Eryn, a chaotic elf female Priest, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 3. She was killed by a dwarf.

    Began 399 points Level 3 21 hp
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    April 3, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 7. She was killed by a Woodland-elf.

    Began 2,652 points Level 7 60 hp
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    April 3, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 1. She was killed by an electric shock.

    Began 40 points Level 1 15 hp
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    April 3, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 6. She was poisoned by a rotted gnomish wizard corpse.

    Began 1,973 points Level 6 57 hp