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Last week Baby A had a really large burp, and I laughed and called him a purple worm. E wanted to know what the joke was, so I started telling her about NetHack. She was enthralled by everything I told her, especially after I mentioned that you started with a pet, which often was a dog. (Lately she has been obsessed with doggies, mostly along the lines of saying wistfully, "I wish we had a doggie!")

So for the last three evenings D has been playing NetHack with E (maybe fifteen minutes each evening), using the Absurd Tileset (which apparently is no longer really extant? Anyway). E loves it! She especially, of course, loves the pet doggie. But she is also really excited about killing monsters and picking up gold and the different kinds of traps in the Mines!

Mostly I am posting this because last night, when they had their fifteen-minute NetHack time, E said happily, "Maybe tonight I will finish the game!"

D was all, "Umm... probably not tonight."

(It probably took both of us a... couple of months? playing a couple of hours a day, to ascend in NetHack.)

Date: 2015-06-12 04:33 am (UTC)
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Awwww, this is so cute!

D was all, "Umm... probably not tonight."

I am excessively amused.

Date: 2015-06-13 06:19 am (UTC)
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E clearly understands what is really important in gaming. :-)

Date: 2015-06-12 05:09 am (UTC)
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heeeeee.

I don't think I've ascended at all--though I regain the potential loss of nerdery points by having begun with actual!Rogue a decade before meeting NetHack. (I haven't done the ascension equivalent in Rogue, either, alas.)

Date: 2015-06-13 02:56 am (UTC)
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Heh. I think it helps that I met both games earlier (Rogue in middle school, NetHack during college), such that other pressures muted them a bit. By grad school it was enough to watch as friends fought the ascension thing.

Aw, there's no competition--otherwise your science degrees wipe out my literary ones re: rl geekery. :)

Date: 2015-06-13 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I get lost with the tiles--tried only once. :)) Occasionally I noodle around still.

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