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Actively encourage reading the READ ME

NameActively encourage reading the READ ME 1
RatingNot rated
AuthorEric Herman
ForNetHack 3.4.3
DescriptionAs always, hackers should be encouraged to Read The Fine Manual.
 Actively encourage reading the READ ME

As always, hackers should be encouraged to Read The Fine Manual.

If an unidentified scroll is labeled as "READ ME" then the first
reading it should generally be A Good Thing.

In practice, this patch simply effects the outcome of reading an
unidentified scroll with the READ ME lable if that type happens to be
the one of the four really bad scrolls (Destroy Armor, Amnesia, Fire,
or Punishment) unless the scroll is cursed, or if the reader is
confused or hallucinating.

Game Balance: small early game advantage

Recklessly reading unidentified scrolls is slightly less dangerous for
some games. Could be mitigated by always nullifying the impact of
reading an unidentified READ ME scroll, but that would not *encourage*
reading the READ ME.

Breaks save compatibility: No
Downloadhttp://tiedyedfreaks.org/eric/dload/patches/nethack/nethack-3.4.3-rtfm_good-1.patch (3 Kb)
AddedJune 21, 2011 18:24
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