Dudley's dungeon — The Game

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Introduction

Read through all the installments of Dudley's dungeon? Printed enough of them to decorate your office? Got the T-shirt? Now it is time to play... Dudley's dungeon — The Game!

Inspired by classics like Rummikub, Dvorak and het Advertentiespel, the Dudley Game is a game of chance, creativity and fun. And the winner gets a prize: your own 24 hours of fame with your winning comic on Dudley's dungeon's website!

Dudley — The Game is a cardgame. The purpose of the game is to make Dudley comics. In the end, all players can vote for their favourite comic from the ones made. The winning comic can be sent to dudley@sadowl.com and will be featured as a weekend special.

Preparations

Print the cards below. Use the Print Preview feature of your browser to make the cards fit exactly on the page. You probably want the smallest margins possible, no headers or footers, and to switch on printing of backgrounds.

Here you can tweak the number of cards per page:

Print setup
Cards per Page: x
This will print 6 pages (excluding the rules.)

Start printing at page 2 to leave out this introduction. If you want to, you can start printing at page 3 so the rules are not printed. Then cut the cards out. For a really sturdy deck you can glue them on cardboard.

Everytime you visit this page, a different deck of Dudley cards is displayed! You can collect them all for fun, make your own decks out of all the cards you have, or just print a new deck once in a while for variation.

A standard deck consists of 72 cards (good for about 20 comics), but you can make your size for longer or shorter games. Use more cards if you have more than seven players.



http://sadowl.com/dudley/
Want to contribute? Write an email to dudley@sadowl.com!
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Dudley's dungeon — The Game


Rules of the game

Preparation for play

The Game can be played by one or more players. Shuffle the cards, deal 10 of them to each player, and put the rest of it upside down on the table.

Playing a turn

Players take turns. In each turn you can do all of the following, as much as you like:

  • Put a card face up on the table, starting a new comic.
  • Add a card face up to a comic, either in the beginning or in the end.
  • Remove a card from a comic. This card must stay on the table, as a start of a new comic or added to a comic already started.
  • Write a text in an empty text box on a card that's on the table. If you don't want to write on your cards, use e.g. sticky notes.
  • After you are done with the changes to the table, draw a card.

The other players await eagerly until you're done, so they can do the same. It is not allowed to pass. If your turn takes to long, the other players may stop you. You can set a 1 minute maximum time, if you want; hourglass not included.

Game end

The game ends when all cards have been played, when all players are out of ideas, or when the general consensus is that this isn't going to get any better. Now the voting starts.

Each player awards 3 points to the best comic on the table, 2 points to the second best, and 1 point to the third one. The comic(s) with the most points win.

Submitting the winner

Email the winning comic to dudley@sadowl.com (make sure you include pictures and text). Mention the fact that it is a Dudley Game winner. It will be featured as a Saturday or Sunday installment of Dudley's dungeon on http://sadowl.com/dudley/.



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/ a wand (WoF)      
The trolls begin to 
hatch!              
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@ "Ha! Eat fire trolls!" @ "Dudley! Not so close to the react-"
You hit it. You kill
it! --------------- 
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@ "These strips were erased not only from our server's memory banks, but from the minds of all whom have read them as well."
You offer the amulet
of Yendor to Tyr!   
An invisible choir  
sings, and you are  
bathed in radiance  
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the part where I    
actually kill you." 
*ahem* "Thou cannot 
escape my wrath,    
mortal! Destroy him 
my servants!"       
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@ "A GNOME?! One gnome? That's it?"
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your body!          
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The arch-lich touches
you! You die...     
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You drink the       
potion of booze.    
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Every time I go out there, I die.
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At least it couldn't possibly get any worse..."
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@ "Phew, another Week ended... I wonder what they reserve for me next week..."
You kill the gnome! 
A potion of gain    
level shatters!     
                    
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@ "Darn it!"
You detect a lurking
presence. --------- 
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@ "5?!? Must find another exit!"
You offer the Amulet of
Yendor to Moloch... 
An invisible choir shrieks,
and you are bathed in flames...
The voice of Moloch booms out:
"Congratulations, vampire!"
"In return for thy service,
I make thee the new Vlad!"
You feel incredibly weak...
                    
                    
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@ "It appears that the script for last week's comic had been written on the back of a scroll of amnesia."
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You hit the newt!   
You kill the newt!  
                    
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@ "Aha!"
Hello wizard, welcome
to Nethack!         
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Slandor: "Gotta check something for that new strip."
Your brain is eaten!
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The Dwarven Mystic  
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@ : "Bah, he was joking."
Many turns later... 
The twen bites! ----
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difficulty lifting  
Excalibur.          
Continue?           
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The fountain dries  
up! The guard gets  
angry!              
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@ "Oops..."
#pray               
a voice booms out   
"Thou hast angered  
me"                 
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The fangirl glomps! The fangirl glomps! You die...
                    
                    
                    
And so, Dudley became
lord of the undead, but
with great power, comes
great responsibility.
                    
                    
Your girlfriend     
breaks up with you. 
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a wand of lightning!
You die!            
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"Yes you have.      
Anyway, on with     
business."          
The lightning       
bolt hits you!      
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@ "Uh, I have intrinsic shock resistance, remember? You let me have it from a pudding"
The mind flayer hits
                    
                    
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The gnome zaps      
a wand of lightning!
You die!            
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The mind flayer hits!
The mind flayer     
tentacles suck to   
your brain!         
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    |....|          
####-..@.|          
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A voice booms out:  
"You failed!"       
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@ "Oh, shut up!"
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takes a picture     
of the dwarf.       
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@ "I got 58 HP; a giant, baluchitherium, and soldier aren't going to kill me."
Being confused you  
misquaff the potion!
You spread it       
everywhere!         
You spoil the       
table! You spoil    
the carpet! You     
spoil the poor bugs 
on the floor!       
@ "..."

                    
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Slandor: "Even in wizard mode it's fun to see what's lying around on the floor."
You pick up the Eyes
of the Overworld... 
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    #               
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@ '' Good to see, now let's put them on."
You shudder for a   
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@ "Attention!"      
                    
DD wars! Troops preparing.
Hello Dudley! Welcome
to nethack!         
                    
                    
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      |.@...|       
      |...].|       
      ......|       
      -------       
What did that say? In the first panel, did that say there would be a monster at the end of this strip?
The arch-lich touches
you! You die...     
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      |...@L.|      
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You bask in its blac
"I believe it not!" 
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@ "Is that the best you can do, Kos? Come on! Give me everything you've got!"
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
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@ "You have nothing to fear but fear itself!"
The mind flayer hits
                    
                    
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|..h.|              
|....|              
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Your girlfriend     
breaks up with you. 
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    |<...\..(|      
    |>d..@..(|---   
####-..&.....|\?|   
    |.##.(...+.#|   
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& "It's not me, it's you."
@ "But—"
Konnichi wa, Dudley,
Welcome to Nethack! 
                    
                    
      -------       
      |.....|       
      |..d@.|       
######-.....|       
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@ "Let's play a Samurai, this time! I wonder what this changes..."
You Learn how to    
Jump!               
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      |.....|       
      |..@..|       
      |.....|       
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@ "Now to this spellbook of finger of death"
@ "huh!"            
@ "Err, a little better."
@ "But..."          
@ "still something wrong..."
@ "and I loose color..."
                    
                    
                    
                    
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@ "...oops..."
The chest explodes! 
You feel stupid!    
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@ "Argh!"
Shall I pick a      
character's race,   
role, gender        
and alignment for   
you? [ynq] n        
                    
                    
                    
                    
She takes the       
little dog!         
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@ "Checkmate."
You turn back into  
Dudley.             
                    
                    
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@ "Better check if any of those resistances came from being a xorn..."
                    
                    
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ELBIB YLOH the Aspirant
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