Re: virus: D&D memes

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 19:33:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:

> And: consistency is the bugbear of small minds.
> (As you know.)
> Robin
> ----------------
> In increasing order of fearsomeness:
> Kobold
> Goblin
> Orc
> Hobgoblin
> Gnoll
> Bugbear
> Ogre
> Troll
> Hill Giant
> ------------------
> Robin's switch from "Hobgoblin" to "Bugbear" represents
> a common memetic strategy known as <exageration>.
> If I remember correctly it is an approximately threefold
> increase (1+1 to 3+1 HD?) in severity.
> Reed

Having just had the best NetHack character I've ever had killed off by a
stone giant and a flesh golem that had met a cockatrice and been turned
into a stone golem (ok, my fault, I had the ring of conflict on when I
entered the treasure zoo), both of which attacked me while I was confused
and stunned and out of useful wands besides, I am deeply hurt by the
bringing up of this topic and demand an apology from everyone who's
mentioned monsters. Or I'll sic my big hurkin' dog on you; sure, I'm
dead, but it's still around someplace.

in mourning for her invisible AC -9 regenerating badass self

Oh, and it's a *foolish* consistency.