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Old June 17, 2008, 03:44   #11
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Played a spider character on the Fury mod of T.o.M.E, or maybe it was Theme. Anyway, I had been carefully skirting a deep water tile when I came upon a wave lord with no other monster in sight or with detect monsters.

Mind you, I was intentionally looking for them, and had a supply of detonation potions available. I was a decent clevel but I wanted a boost to get some more nice skill points with which to cause havoc upon those poor dungeon dwellers, but I digress.

So, a few potions of detonations to a friendly mob and a carefully laid web to fall back to just in case later, I killed the critter, got a few easy levels, and wilderness mapped it back to the closest town. The problem is though, I was out of food, and when I was almost there, I started starving, and the last move I made was into town, at which point I starved to death, and lost everything.

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Old June 17, 2008, 16:45   #12
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Old June 17, 2008, 16:50   #13
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That's why I use a monster list term window...

What is this strange artifact you speak of, "monster list term window"??

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Old June 17, 2008, 17:47   #14
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It's a really rare one - you can only find it on Level 100 of the dungoon "Angband.exe".
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Old August 8, 2008, 05:24   #15
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Dumbest death ever? I've got you all beat:

My current character is the closest I've ever come to winning, but my second best character died because I didn't realize Banishment affected the whole level. I thought it was just the area around the character, like Mass Banishment. So, at 4900', my mage died "from the strain of casting Banishment" because I didn't think it would affect the troll pit on the other side of the level.

I also once found a RoS +5 at 500' and soon after died because I didn't realize that Moaning Spirits did actual damage in addition to their DEX reduction. So, I read a WoR and then let the thing keep hitting me as I waited to recall to town, and was SHOCKED when I died. I even had a few CCW in my inventory. I just didn't think I was taking any damage. And so I lost my character at 750' with a RoS +5.

And those are just the two I remember. I'm sure I've had many deaths just as bad as those two.
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Old August 18, 2008, 08:08   #16
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Dumbest death ever? I've got you all beat:

My current character is the closest I've ever come to winning, but my second best character died because I didn't realize Banishment affected the whole level. I thought it was just the area around the character, like Mass Banishment. So, at 4900', my mage died "from the strain of casting Banishment" because I didn't think it would affect the troll pit on the other side of the level.

I also once found a RoS +5 at 500' and soon after died because I didn't realize that Moaning Spirits did actual damage in addition to their DEX reduction. So, I read a WoR and then let the thing keep hitting me as I waited to recall to town, and was SHOCKED when I died. I even had a few CCW in my inventory. I just didn't think I was taking any damage. And so I lost my character at 750' with a RoS +5.

And those are just the two I remember. I'm sure I've had many deaths just as bad as those two.
So AFTER I read this, and I find character trapped in a room surrounded by hounds I read my banishment scroll and banish Z...and die "from the strain of casting banishment"

A wise man is one who can learn from other's mistakes.
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Old August 20, 2008, 02:49   #17
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Go through the trouble of rolling a character, pick up everything you need in town and finally, venture into the dungeon....

...You are engulfed in flames
...You have died

death by firetrap, before I ever saw a monster.
Haha, classic.

That's why my mages now always get a ring of warning as early as possible, and keep them until they can survive traps.
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Old August 20, 2008, 13:41   #18
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[Hengband]

So I finally managed to get a Shadow fairy Ninja past the pathetically weak stage and it has become a lot of fun, superspeed, many, many attacks/round and nobody ever knows where I am.
It's lovely.
Unfortunately in this game enjoyment breeds complacency, while porting around a flooded dungeon post cleanout run, IDing all the drops I had no time for I spot a respawn I've never seen before, A Seahorse! so cute! Time to stab some back I think to myself....

Avoid Seahorses like the plague, I implore you all.

It is my thing to build low hit point/high gimmick characters and another guy was running back the the exit and simply died all of a sudden...I'd run past a mold which killed me on the flyby.

Had a lvl30x magic user get all of his Recall scrolls burned who then starved to death...alone...in the dark.

Changed items and found myself in a graveyard..seconds from death. Turns out that had been the only thing keeping me levitating and I fell through a trap door when I took it off ...was pretty funny once I figured it out.

You attack the Orb.
The Orb explodes.
You die.

One time I skipped 50' because killing Freesia would give me more xp quicker, second step at 100' yields an acid trap which burns me to death.
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Old August 24, 2008, 18:36   #19
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Hardly the stupidest death ever! I died of starvation once, while in town.
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Old August 25, 2008, 10:55   #20
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Hardly the stupidest death ever! I died of starvation once, while in town.
Starving to death when fighting Morgoth would be nice.
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