Angband - Tales From The Pit. January 2009 to June 2009

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January 2, 2009 - Tri Annual

Thanks for reading ye few but faithful.

January 5, 2009 - There Aren't

Out of curiosity, how many of you have bothered exploring the dungeons deeper than Level 100?

January 7, 2009 - The Illiterate Monster

What rules prevent you from rewriting reality, if you could not read the rules to begin with?

January 9, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon

Alas, the webcomic of Dudley's Dungeon has ended. The adventures of Dudley as he tries to obtain the Amulet of Yendor and complete NetHack... are over. Farewell, Dudley and well done to Dion Nicolaas for keeping the comic going as long as he did. You rock.

January 12, 2009 - Ethereal Keyholes

Holy Infusions was a tea-making guide. It's just that the first letter of each line happens to spell out the runes of various magical enchantments

January 14, 2009 - Ebeneezington

I predict that the Ghost of Christmas Future will appear on this date next year... just not necessarily to Explorington.

January 16, 2009 - Context Sensitive

Qloxqli qlunningurennzuthulop utu utun. Or, to translate - "He who removes the edges of bread is the anticrust". A pun that works equally well in both languages. Equally bad either time.

January 19, 2009 - Jumping The Gun

Flash! Aaaa-aaaa!

January 21, 2009 - Allowed Topics

Well, it's a change. I think it's a good one, but History will judge the results... check back in fifty years or so.

January 23, 2009 - Beggars Belief

Explorington got his residence in town after a beggar asked him to "Help the homeless?", and thus bought himself a house.

January 26, 2009 - The Hangover

Don't ask.

January 28, 2009 - Sure Lock

What a curious incident of a dog, such a mean crime.

January 30, 2009 - Old Rosie

I control a world, and all within it obey my lightest whim. It's an insiginificant world, watched by few readers for no reason at all. But it's MINE. I shall rule it as a god! A minor god, fueled by cider!

February 2, 2009 - Too Obvious?

Icky things had excellent vision.

February 4, 2009 - Paperclip Chiropractor

Bad posture is the enemy of all heroes.

February 6, 2009 - Is It Punday Again?

I am still searching for a pun so bad that listeners will eat their own feet rather than hear another.

February 9, 2009 - Mild Mild West

Moments later the stick figure exploded. Explorington won the duel.

February 11, 2009 - One Town

The world is of itself and only of itself.

February 13, 2009 - Just Pick One

The only difference is in your head. I don't think it's in mine, I usually take the first convenient stairway, especially if I've just cleared a vault.

February 16, 2009 - Pointless


February 18, 2009 - One World

I just love contradicting my previous strips

February 20, 2009 - Precautions

Alone in the dark... with no infravision, no detection and only half a bottle of brandy left.

February 23, 2009 - Deus Ex Bastardo

It's not a conspiracy if everyone but you is in on it.

February 25, 2009 - Literary Literals

I'm assured it was for a novel

February 27, 2009 - (+1) + (-1) =

Two wrongs don't make a right, but a right and a wrong make bugger all.

March 2, 2009 - Mathman

I may have done this as a child with playground drawings.

March 4, 2009 - Hierarchy of Pets

Squeak. Miaow. Woof. Crunch.

March 6, 2009 - Many Legs

Now imagine them crawling up your legs and swarming your chest before reaching your face and trying to tear it off. Pleasant mental image, no?

March 9, 2009 - Absolutely True

Refuge in literal correctness.

March 11, 2009 - Fantasy Fulfillment

Whitepaw's Decorating Superstore always sold out of gold paint around this time of year.

March 13, 2009 - Godwin's Law Again

As a webcomic approaches many years of production, the probability of multiple references to early 1940's Germany approaches unity.

March 16, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon Crossover Again (1/5)

(1/5) of a crossover between Tales from the Pit and Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding strip may be found there

March 17, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon Crossover Again (2/5)

(2/5) of a crossover between Tales from the Pit and Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding strip may be found there

March 18, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon Crossover Again (3/5)

(3/5) of a crossover between Tales from the Pit and Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding strip may be found there

March 19, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon Crossover Again (4/5)

(4/5) of a crossover between Tales from the Pit and Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding strip may be found there

March 20, 2009 - Dudley's Dungeon Crossover Again (5/5)

(5/5) of a crossover between Tales from the Pit and Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding strip may be found there

March 23, 2009 - A Little Elegance Every Now And Then

My inner child is free!

March 25, 2009 - Memento Of The Mother

Morgoth didn't bore easily.

March 27, 2009 - For The UK Readers

Mornington Crescent?

March 30, 2009 - Keep Waiting

Soon... Soon...

April 1, 2009 - Flood Barrier

I'm sorry. I couldn't resist the bad pun... oh, what am I talking about. I can *never* resist a bad pun. Bring on the pain!

April 3, 2009 - Steak and Chips With Three Pints of Cider

Explorington would have done more casual murderation and nasty things on Saturday morning but he was usually too busy with his knitting club.

April 6, 2009 - Death By Annoyance

I'm sure this has happened to me more than once.

April 8, 2009 - How To Taunt Your Readers

If any of you cared about this comic, this would break your poor little hearts. Thankfully, you're all delightfully evil, so should be immune.

April 10, 2009 - Sinking Lower Than Before

It's traditional for a webcomic to go too far, then to frantically apologise and try to make a joke of it. Perhaps I should just do the first and third parts.

April 13, 2009 - This is the Fifty-Third Time We've Run This Strip

Can't accept your death? Emotionally attached to your character? Then savescum! We won't judge you for it... much.

April 15, 2009 - This Comic Isn't Funny

Seriously, it isn't. That sort of joke is just pathetic.

April 17, 2009 - Whatever Helps You Sleep At Night

There has to be *some* reason why angels are on the bad side. Something.

April 20, 2009 - Continued Only In Fanfiction

There's always someone at the bottom of the heap.

April 22, 2009 - Not Quite A Paradox

Korian hadn't quite got the hang of logc.

April 24, 2009 - Is It Punday Once More?

I do not apologise for this pun. At all. Mwahahaha.

April 27, 2009 - This Has Happened Before

Doesn't everyone need a little soul-crushing despair and misery first thing on a Monday morning? The demons think so.

April 29, 2009 - Curse You Third Dimension!

If Explorington had been using tiles, this wouldn't have happened. But he'd have committed suicide five minutes later due to sheer ugliness... I don't like tiles :)

May 1, 2009 - Freeze!

And leather gloves are so cheap... why he didn't buy some...

May 4, 2009 - Topical Oinkers

Let's hope that in two years no-one remembers why this comic was posted.

May 6, 2009 - Only Game In Town

I've always wondered why the evil villain's henchmen don't just *leave*. Yeah, he might kill them but he'll definity end up killing them if they stay.

May 8, 2009 - No Mouth And I Must

Reap what thy soweth.

May 11, 2009 - And The Next Day

Sauron is immune to mindwipes. He just likes to screw with Morgoth's guilty conscience... daily.

May 13, 2009 - Rule 34 and a Half

zomg h0t p1xels.

May 15, 2009 - Goro Goro Goro

If a ring of Extra Attacks grants no bonus speed or dexterity... how exactly does it allow the extra attacks?

May 18, 2009 - I Speak Three Languages

The conversations weren't very surprising.

May 20, 2009 - Damn You Vilya

It was made of finest ceramic.

May 22, 2009 - Clucking Hell


May 25, 2009 - Dimension Three

The world is like a sponge.

May 27, 2009 - A Man Upon the Stair

It wasn't there. I do wish it would go away.

May 29, 2009 - The Punday Blues

Insert evil laughter and mocking tone here.

June 1, 2009 - The Angband Etiquette Guide - 25

Be nice to the maintainers. They're the ones for making sure that Angband is updated more frequently than NetHack. And for allowing me to make digs at the NetHack devteam...

June 3, 2009 - Spore-nd

Death grows from the most corrupt of sources. Kittens...

June 5, 2009 - Theft Of The One Ring

Mugging most terrible!

June 8, 2009 - Nothing Happens

But if you open this strip in an image editor and do a flood fill of the background... you'll still see that nothing happens.

June 10, 2009 - Team Works

Try this in real life. You would be surprised just how much fun it is, pointing dramatically and suddenly behind someone and calling out "Oh my god, it's an obvious distraction!". They'll turn. They'll realise. You'll laugh. It only works once.

June 12, 2009 - Punday Creatures

I've been humming that tune all day.

June 15, 2009 - Losing Is Fun

It's sucking away my life and my free time. Help me, please!

June 17, 2009 - The Board Is Set, The Pieces Are Moving

Next problem is how to take over the world without moving.

June 19, 2009 - The Dinner Party

The main course went down very well - roasted street urchin in a peppercorn sauce, served with elderberries.

June 22, 2009 - Dragon Reptile Demon Ghost

Explorington is five minutes away from figuring out that there aren't policemen in Angband, and that a new costume shop just opened near the kobold strongholds.

June 24, 2009 - It Can Rhyme With Goth

The author's quite fond of some word play // It helps to make sense of a blurred day // A limerick's fun // But so is a pun // On the first, the second or third say.

June 26, 2009 - Yes It Really Does

Please don't hate me. The voices begged me to come up with a witty and amusing punchline, but I was strong!

June 29, 2009 - On Sale Now, Only 5.99

The complaining only gets worse when it's drunk.