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Old June 21, 2018, 19:33   #1
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How did you die today?

I haven't seen a thread on failures, much. You know, those spectacular - or mundane - ways of dying.

So what the heck. I'll start.

Elf mage. CL12. Just battled a fighting retreat from a nasty little chamber of black orcs, snagas and lice. Wander over to stairs, read scroll.
It's a teleport scroll. And guess where it lands us? Right in the middle of that chamber. Phase, phase, nope, can't battle out, phase, nope, CCW, phase, nope, CSW, phase, nope, CSW, no scrolls try spell, spell fails, haste, CSW, try phase, still in chamber, rinse, lather, soak in elf blood, end game.
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Old June 21, 2018, 23:39   #2
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This one happened few days ago but it was, to put it lightly, a spectacular failure.

HT Warrior with +50 speed beats Sauron dead barely using any healing whatsoever. Ascend down and start waiting for Morgy.
As he appears and gets a little closer, I switch to Morgy-kit which gives me maximum dmg vs. evil something closer to 500/turn. Quick 'C' check. Max damage kit doesn't have ESP or any fire resistance as my switched items had telepathy and fire immunity. Well, I'll work around it.

Beat Morgy to five stars, he summons Tarrasque (you saw earlier, where this was going..). No problem.
Phase door and switch back the fire immunity item.
Ok, nice.
(Morgy comes to LOS, TO him away.
Ok, nice.) EDIT: Slight correction, since this part actually never happened. Maybe I went into a shock and made up this stuff in my head.

Now the Tarrasque's turn to get TO'd.
He appears.
Immediate fire breath. 1600 dmg.

I had switched back the ESP item, not the fire immunity item.
The dumbest dumbass of Dumbtown turned into the pile of ash.

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Old June 21, 2018, 23:56   #3
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Ooh, lovely death! I did something similar once with Arien. Dying with -1200HP was pretty spectacular.)
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Old June 22, 2018, 03:07   #4
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I died to lack of FrAct very late in a game a few weeks ago. I had been checking FrAct periodically in the DL30s, DL40s 50s etc each time I'd rearrange my kit, but must have tried on some new super-duper items very late in the game and totally didn't at all think to check FrAct (usually have multiple sources by late game). Was rather surprising to see the paralyzed status show. Was a very winnable character, too. Felt like a pretty classic YASD.
Detailed account of my Ironman win here.
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Old June 22, 2018, 22:22   #5
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Ooh, lovely death! I did something similar once with Arien. Dying with -1200HP was pretty spectacular.)
I did the Same with Huan and cold immunity.
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Old August 15, 2018, 12:30   #6
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I just died to accidentally walking instead of pressing the direction I wanted to cast a spell in. Trying to wake up a troll to get things to be able to move out of a vault to to, instead walked into LOS of a greater basilisk
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Better to be down a point in INT than be suffering under 300HP at dl 70.
I should probably take note of this.
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