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Old April 1, 2019, 15:17   #1
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You know you play too much Angband when...

Yesterday I was playing scrabble and my starting letters were:

T G R [blank] S A H. I quickly saw SHAGRAT, and after a little more effort found a word I could actually play. Right after I played my turn the next person put down DREADS and I looked at the word and was like "okay, I know what that is in Angband, but what is it in RL? Ohhh... of course, dreadlocks!" Too bad I don't have any RL friends that play Angband otherwise I'd play Angband Scrabble. (Finally get to play a word that ends in J!)
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Old April 1, 2019, 15:33   #2
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Hilarious

Where do druj actually come from ?
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Old April 1, 2019, 15:36   #3
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Just think about how many points Qylthulg is going to be worth...
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Old April 1, 2019, 15:59   #4
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Where do druj actually come from ?
Apparently it's the Distal Radial Ulnar Joint & we need wrist drujs
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Old April 2, 2019, 00:58   #5
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It's a zoroastrian demon

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Druj, meaning “demoness,”[2] is commonly used as a prefix for Nasu and other female daevas. Druj is a feminine Avestan language word meaning “falsehood,” the opposition of asha, or “truth.”[3] Druj is the root for the adjective drəguuaṇt, meaning “owner of falsehood,” which “[designates] all beings who choose druj over asha."[3] Druj is used in various texts of the Avesta, with varying meanings. Depending upon the context, druj may be used to refer to specific demons, or as a general term for that which is false, immoral, or unclean.
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Avestan druj, like its Vedic Sanskrit cousin druh, appears to derive from the PIE root *dhreugh, also continued in Persian دروغ / d[o]rūġ "lie", German Trug "fraud, deception". Old Norse draugr and Middle Irish airddrach mean "spectre, spook". The Sanskrit cognate druh means "affliction, afflicting demon".[10] In Avestan, druj- has a secondary derivation, the adjective drəguuaṇt- (Later Avestan druuaṇt-), "partisan of deception, deceiver"
So like everything else from duergar to drow it's an evil beastie who lives underground
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Old April 2, 2019, 05:30   #6
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Angband player playing Wordz 2, will notice druj before drum.
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