Monday, January 02, 2023

Proposal: A Blessing and a Curse

Reached quorum 7 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Jan 2023 16:53:36 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Dust”:-

If this rule has been in the ruleset for more than 24 hours, any Explorer may perform the following atomic action of Blowing the Dust, if no Explorer has previously done so:-

* If the Explorer named Bucky is carrying a Flashlight, Unveil it
* If the Explorer named Darknight is carrying a Musty Tome, Unveil it
* If the Explorer named Habanero is carrying a Flashlight, Unveil it
* If the Explorer named Josh is carrying a Rabbit’s Foot, Unveil it
* If the Explorer named Kevan is carrying a Flashlight, Unveil it
* If the Explorer named SingularByte is carrying a Hipflask, Unveil it

(To Unveil an Item is to roll DICE6 for it, if it is neither Blessed nor Cursed: if the value rolled is 1 or 2, the Item becomes Cursed; if the value rolled is 3 or 4, the item becomes Uncursed; if the value rolled is 5 or 6, the item becomes Blessed.)

If an Explorer has Blown the Dust, any Explorer may repeal this rule.

Per Chiiika’s comments on Nethacking, items collected earlier in the game are neither blessed nor cursed, but those picked up later in the game have to roll for it.

This is a proposal to determine the Blessed/Cursed status of the older items with the same chance as the newer ones, and giving their owners 24 hours to discard the objects if they don’t want to risk it.


Darknight: he/him

02-01-2023 20:14:02 UTC

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Josh: he/they

02-01-2023 20:15:15 UTC

This should set the Uncursed property for results 3 or 4; I don’t see that that would otherwise be the default.

Kevan: he/him

02-01-2023 20:23:08 UTC

The whole business of Uncursed being distinct from “not Cursed” is losing me a bit, even though I’ve played a lot of Nethack in my time. Edited.

quirck: he/him

02-01-2023 20:43:50 UTC

5 occurs twice, 3 is missing

Kevan: he/him

02-01-2023 21:24:21 UTC

Ah, thanks.

Janet: she/her

03-01-2023 00:29:55 UTC



03-01-2023 01:45:51 UTC


SingularByte: he/him

03-01-2023 06:10:44 UTC


Josh: he/they

03-01-2023 10:06:33 UTC


Darknight: he/him

03-01-2023 13:42:19 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

03-01-2023 14:29:29 UTC


quirck: he/him

03-01-2023 15:15:24 UTC


JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

03-01-2023 16:49:56 UTC