Your most horrible death?

Jun 22, 2008, 3:46 pm
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Ernomouse wrote
Poisoned or not; Vomiting mushrooms?
The vomiting mushroom's groin was also bleeding.

I checked the highscores, it said I died from poisoning.
Jun 22, 2008, 8:20 pm
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Mushrooms should have a special case for poison.

"You secrete slime unhealthily." rather than vomiting.
Jun 22, 2008, 8:58 pm
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That *would* be a good solution, but then there'd have to be a new fluid; mushroom slime.
Jun 24, 2008, 8:46 pm
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Mushroom Slime! A healthy alternative to other less efficient weight loss products!

I'll repeat the death I just had here, because it was my best character so far, and because it was somewhat extreme. I already have it in my sig.

I ate a grey unicorn corpse in GC2, got teleportitis, blinked into a minefield, and set everything off, igniting my gunpowder backpack and breaking my wand of fireballs.

Luckily, I was wearing two rings of fire protection, so despite my demise I was relatively unhurt.

I lost no limbs. That was the end of Tripwire. It seems I named him well.

[UPDATE!]
I just had a newbie die in a much more suitable way to be mentioned in this thread.

For the first time I got the holy banana. Shortly afterwards, one of my legs got ripped off by a bear trap. I picked it up and began on my trip back to town when I encountered a skeleton, which hit me for vital damage in the head. I panicked and began to run, but it promptly ended that by hacking my other leg off. I was overloaded, and knew that it would probably kill me during the turn that I dropped my stuff, and even if not, I'd never get away from it without dying. So I pulled out my banana. No, the other one. I decided that since trying to escape would certainly get me killed, I'd go out with a bang, and if I was incredibly lucky, I might even survive!

BANG!

The skeleton died almost immediately, blown into pieces. Then my head was completely destroyed, ending all hopes of continuing this character. Both my arms bled out as well. But that wasn't the end! Oh no! Then the explosion damaged the very banana I'd just fired. It ruptured, releasing the rest of its charges on me. It ripped both arms off at once, as if to finish the job in an explosion of sadistic irony.

Thus ended the life of Ripcord, yet another appropriately named character.
Jun 25, 2008, 2:33 am
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Wow, you can explode the holy banana. I never knew
Jun 25, 2008, 7:06 am
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Haha! It's been a while since we've heard of a good death

Sylverone wrote
Then my head was completely destroyed, ending all hopes of continuing this character.

About that though, we've had someone survive the loss of their head, so that doesn't necessarily end your game.

Only if you lose it while biting a hedgehog.
Jun 25, 2008, 9:06 am
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chaostrom wrote
About that though, we've had someone survive the loss of their head, so that doesn't necessarily end your game.

Interesting...
I should research this phenomenon...

Wow, I can just imagine beating enemies to death with your own head. Can the priestess heal that?
Jun 25, 2008, 10:48 am
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Heh heh. I'm not sure, but polymorphing into a zombie should let you lose your head and survive. Also... does amulet of life saving work against decapitation (I'm not convinced)? If so, it would theoretically be possible to lose your head and be able to pick it up.
Jun 25, 2008, 11:32 am
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Cerumen wrote
Also... does amulet of life saving work against decapitation (I'm not convinced)?

I don't think so, can't wear an amulet without your head
Jun 25, 2008, 3:04 pm
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Cerumen, it doesn't.
Jun 25, 2008, 4:16 pm
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Thanks. As I said, I wasn't convinced it does, but didn't really know

(oh well... you can always clone yourself to get a spare head)
Jun 26, 2008, 4:46 am
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Aside from the afore mentioned and overlooked bug, the only way to survive the loss of your head is if you're a zombie. Upon which it is entirely possible to get a head of an unconventional material. I have gotten a marble head once.
Jun 26, 2008, 7:45 pm
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Are you stuck as a zombie then though? Or when you return to your human form do you retain the marble head
Jun 27, 2008, 11:10 am
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You're not stuck as a zombie, and you don't retain the marble head.
Jun 27, 2008, 6:19 pm
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Well, I didn't mean stuck as a zombie forever, I meant, if you want to keep the marble head do you have to remain a zombie. Which I take it is a yes
Jun 28, 2008, 6:54 pm
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I suppose that if you return to normal when you're a headless zombie, you die, correct? If by some fluke not, then you could return to normal, then have your head replaced. You really ought to maintain those things when you return to normal, simply because it's more interesting.

Also, I know that zombies can pick their own head back up and put it on. Is this limited to their own head, or can it be any head? It would be rather cool to go around with a tiger's head. If you could retain it when you returned to normal, it would be even cooler.
Jun 29, 2008, 1:35 am
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No. As you know, zombies are spawned with random limbs and/or head. The same thing happens when you polymorph into a zombie. You may or may not have all your limbs or head. So it makes no difference if you have a head or not as a zombie, when you change back you'll be back the way you were before you polymorphed.

As for zombies reattaching limbs/heads, they can do that with any limbs/heads. I once filled the library with zombies, and when I came back one had the head of the librarian
Jul 29, 2008, 2:36 pm
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This one is kinda lame, but: After massacring whole on New Attnam (yes - whole) and being equipped with Decos' stuff, mithril armour, an AoLS, and with a help of a steel golem and one tame shop guard, I assumed I could take on the other three...

Guess what, I didn't. *sigh*

Still, seeing New Attnam ripped apart by Silva's wolves is a lifetime experience. Killing Decos early can get you some nice gear.
Nov 29, 2008, 4:07 pm
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Was testing my own theory that if you get levitation before UT3, you can return to lower Attnam and levitate to the greater continent. I had to leave my dog alone, but it worked - i found land and descended to the ground.

Stranded on an uninhabited island...



EDIT: it is actually possible... Got to GC 1 with a leather belt, an iron dagger, a tele scroll and a can of banana...


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Fail Eagle
Nov 30, 2008, 3:55 pm
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Eagle V - that's hilarious. You beat my werewolf-polymorph-caused-you-to-remove-levitation-belt-over-the-ocean death XD
Dec 2, 2008, 9:49 pm
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haha, that sucks Eagle!
Dec 4, 2008, 12:55 pm
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Not half as funny as the previous one, but yet...

Vomiting on Valpurus' Altar seemed to be one of my worst ideas yet...
Dec 12, 2008, 3:39 pm
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I got caught by an iron trap in a Merka shop.

Here's what happened afterwards:

Dec 14, 2008, 12:11 am
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I was happily levitating around the dwarven minefield, when the levitation suddenly ran out. Luckily I didn't land on a mine, so I spent a few turns pressing s incase any mines were around, which it seemed there weren't, so I took one step towards the side of the room and... BOOM!! blown into little bits... but all was not lost! My wand of resurrection broke shortly after I died and resurrected me! So I made my way around the now empty mine field, when kenny the large rat (yes i polymorphed him) ran over to one of my blown-off arms and started eating it. After he was done and I was just about to get to the door, he ran over to me and stepped on a mine that had miraculously not been set off by the chain reaction earlier, and blew both me and him sky-high.

So a tip for you folks: Don't take pets into the minefield. Lock the door behind you if you can.
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