Stupid Ascension Tricks

version 0.6

This about the game Nethack , and what you can do when you are bored of just winning.

This is a list of things you could do on your way to an ascension. Be warned that the vast majority of them are stupid. Any smart player would just do anything that they could to ascend.

This has every checked-for conduct, I think every voluntary conduct I've seen mentioned, and a bunch of other things. It started after realizing that the conducts Nethack checks for are good, but nowhere near complete. (It checks for not eating food, but not for not quaffing potions.)

Each trick has a difficulty rating that I've given it (so yes, it is quite subjective). The difficulty is divided into three areas, Patience, Luck, and Planning. Patience means that about all you need is the willingness to sit there and type the keys enough times. Luck means that the RNG needs to smile on you at least a bit. Planning means that you have to consider the order that you are doing things in the game and have preparation complete before starting a new segment. All three given on a scale from Trivial through Slight, Moderate, Significant, and Heroic. They are also based on the assumption that the player could probably get a game through to an ascension if they were careful.

Changes from version 0.5 include more strict wording on some items to make sure that things don't end up in your inventory even if you don't pick them up, and adding the racial ascensions (35.3.5 through 35.3.8).

-Harold Hill

Rating Scale:

Trivial
Slight
Moderate
Significant
Heroic

Major area of stupidity

1.0 Amulets
2.0 Weapons
3.0 Armor
4.0 Comestibles
5.0 Scrolls
6.0 Spellbooks
7.0 Potions
8.0 Rings
9.0 Wands
10.0 Tools
11.0 Gems
12.0 Boulders/Statues
13.0 Characteristics
14.0 Alignment
15.0 Gold
16.0 HP
17.0 Power
18.0 Armor Class
19.0 Experience Points
20.0 Turns
21.0 Religion
22.0 Shopping
23.0 Skills
24.0 Wishing
25.0 Polymorphing
26.0 Writing
27.0 Spellcasting
28.0 Discoveries
29.0 Pets
30.0 Monsters killed by player
31.0 Genocide
32.0 Extinction
33.0 Interactions
34.0 Artifacts
35.0 Miscellaneous Actions

1.0 Amulets

1.1 Abstinence

1.1.1 Never put on an amulet Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

1.1.2 Never had an amulet in your inventory other than the Amulet of Yendor Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Slight Moderate Patience and maybe Luck for Wizards - no Eye of Aethiopica

1.1.3 Never ate an amulet Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial (although getting Magical Breathing intrinsic is cool)

1.2 Collecting

1.2.1 Got one of every type of amulet (including Cheap Imitation AoY) Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Slight

2.0 Weapons

2.1 Abstinence

2.1.1 Never hit with a wielded weapon (currently checked-for conduct) Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

2.1.2 Never hit with any weapon (no thrown or fired weapons) Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

2.2 Collecting

2.2.1 Got one of every type of weapon and weapon/tool Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

2.3 Enchanting

2.3.1 Never enchanted a weapon (via ?SoEW) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

2.3.2 Enchanted one or more weapons to 7 Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

2.3.3 Enchanted one or more weapons to 8 Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

2.3.4 Enchanted one or more weapons to 9 Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Slight - requires lots of scrolls, markers, and weapons

2.3.5 Enchanted one or more weapons to 10 Patience: Heroic Luck: Slight Planning: Slight - requires lots of scrolls, markers, and weapons

2.4 Weirdness

2.4.1 Never wielded any weapon other than original weapon Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial Probably only Slight Luck for Knights (their original longsword is easy to dip into Excalibur which is a decent weapon). Maybe Heroic luck for a Healer or Tourist (you are very nearly a pacifist with this restriction).

3.0 Armor

3.1 Abstinence

3.1.1 Never wore body armor (mails, jackets, coats, armor, or scales) after first 10 turns (using first turns to remove any starting armor) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial - mostly normal behavior for monks

3.1.2 Never wore any armor after first 10 turns (using first turns to remove all starting armor) (Naked conduct) Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

3.1.3 Never carried any armor after first 10 turns (eliminates the Priest(ess) Quest artifact) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

3.2 Collecting

3.2.1 Got one of every type of armor Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.2.2 Got all colors of dragon scales Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.2.3 Got all colors of dragon scalemail Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.3 Enchanting

3.3.1 Never enchanted armor (via ?SoEA) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.3.2 Enchanted one or more items to 5 (elven to 7) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.3.3 Enchanted one or more items to 6 (elven to 8) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

3.3.4 Enchanted one or more items to 7 (elven to 9) Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Slight - requires lots of scrolls, markers, and armor

3.3.5 Enchanted one or more items to 8 (elven to 10) Patience: Heroic Luck: Slight Planning: Slight - requires lots of scrolls, markers, and armor

3.4 Weirdness

3.4.1 Only used Elf armor (elven mithril, elven cloak, elven boots, elven leather helm, elven shield) (no gloves) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

3.4.2 Only used Dwarf armor (dwarvish mithril, dwarvish cloak, dwarvish iron helm, dwarvish shield) (no gloves or boots) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

3.4.3 Only used Orc armor (orcish ringmail or chainmail, orcish cloak, orcish iron helm, orcish or Uruk-hai shield) (no gloves or boots) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

3.4.4 Never wore any armor other than original Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

3.4.5 Only wore beach-wear (Hawaiian shirt and lenses) Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

4.0 Comestibles

4.1 Abstinence

4.1.1 Never ate killed animal flesh (vegetarian conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

4.1.2 Never ate any animal material (vegan conduct) Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

4.1.3 Never ate any comestible (foodless conduct) Patience: Slight Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

4.1.4 Never ate anything which would give an intrinsic Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

4.2 Collections

4.2.1 Got tins of all colors of unicorns Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

4.2.2 Got tins of all colors of dragons Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

4.2.3 Got tins of all unique monsters (Oracle, Quest leader, Quest nemesis, Medusa, Wizard) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

4.2.4 Got a six pack of Wizard of Yendor meat Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

4.2.5 Got a tin of every type of monster encountered (that leaves a tinnable corpse) Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

4.2.6 Got a tin of every type of monster possible Patience: Significant Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

4.2.7 Got one of every 41 possible types of eggs (giant ant, killer bee, soldier ant, fire ant, queen bee, cockatrice, pyrolisk, gargoyle, winged gargoyle, cave spider, centipede, giant spider, scorpion, long worm purple worm, gray dragon, silver dragon, red dragon, white dragon, orange dragon, black dragon, blue dragon, green dragon, yellow dragon, red naga, black naga, golden naga, guardian naga, garter snake, snake, water moccasin, pit viper, python, cobra, piranha, shark, giant eel, electric eel, crocodile, Scorpius, plain untyped egg) Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

4.3 Weirdness

4.3.1 Ate one of every type of corpse-leaving monster (Gourmand conduct) (better have a couple of "AoLS) Patience: Significant Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

4.3.2 Ate every single edible thing in dungeon before leaving (Glutton conduct) Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

5.0 Scrolls

5.1 Abstinence

5.1.1 Never read a scroll (necessary, but not sufficent for illiterate conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

5.1.2 Never picked up or dropped a scroll (no scare monsters) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

5.1.3 Never wrote a scroll Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

5.2 Collections

5.2.1 Got one of every type of scroll Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

5.2.2 Got one of every type of scroll in every BUC status Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

6.0 Spellbooks

6.1 Abstinence

6.1.1 Never read a spellbook other than Book of the Dead (necessary, but not sufficient for illiterate conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

6.1.2 Never wrote a spellbook Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

6.2 Collections

6.2.1 Got one of every type of spellbook Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

7.0 Potions

7.1 Abstinence

7.1.1 Never quaffed a potion Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

7.1.2 Never dipped anything into a potion (including holy water) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

7.1.3 Never threw a potion Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

7.2 Collections

7.2.1 Got one of every type of potion Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

7.2.1 Got one of every type of potion in every BUC status Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

8.0 Rings

8.1 Abstinence

8.1.1 Never wore a ring Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

8.1.2 Never ate a ring (for an intrinsic) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

8.2 Collections

8.2.1 Got one of every type of ring Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

9.0 Wands

9.1 Abstinence

9.1.1 Never zapped a wand Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

9.1.2 Never engraved with a wand Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

9.1.3 Never applied (broke) a wand Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

9.2 Collections

9.2.1 Got one of every type of wand Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

9.2.2 Got one of every 'fixable' wand in a fixed state Rustproofable: iron, steel, hexagonal, short, runed, long, curved, spiked, jeweled Corrodeproofable: brass, copper Fireproofable: balsa, maple, pine, oak, ebony, forked Patience: Heroic Luck: Significant Planning: Trivial

10.0 Tools

10.1 Abstinence

10.1.1 Never applied a tool other than candles (to the candelabrum), the candelabrum and the Bell of Opening (no bags, unicorn horns, or pickaxes) Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

10.1.2 Never carried a tool other than candles, candelabrum, Bell of Opening (after first turn) (eliminates many quest artifacts) Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

10.2 Collections

10.2.1 Got one of every type of tool Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

11.0 Gems

11.1 Abstinence

11.1.1 Never carried a gem (eliminates B quest artifact) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

11.2 Collections

11.2.1 Got one of every type of gem Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

12.0 Boulders/Statues

12.1 Abstinence

12.1.1 Never pushed a boulder (makes Sokoban very unlucky) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.1.2 Never cast Stone To Flesh on a boulder Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.1.3 Never broke a boulder Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial Harder if combined with one of the above two

12.1.4 Never broke a statue Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.1.5 Never cast Stone to Flesh on a statue Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.1.6 Never produced a statue (no rubber chickens for you buddy) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.2 Collections

12.2.1 Destroyed every boulder in dungeon Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

12.2.2 Destroyed every statue in dungeon Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.0 Characteristics

13.1 Strength

13.1.1 Ended with max St (18, 18/50 or 18/**) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.1.2 Ended with over max St Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.1.3 Ended with starting St or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.1.4 Ended with 3 St Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

13.2 Dexterity

13.2.1 Ended with max Dx (18 or 20) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.2.2 Ended with over max Dx Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.2.3 Ended with starting Dx or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.2.4 Ended with 3 Dx Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.3 Constitution

13.3.1 Ended with max Co (16, 18 or 20) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.3.2 Ended with over max Co Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.3.3 Ended with starting Co or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.3.4 Ended with 3 Co Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.4 Intelligence

13.4.1 Ended with max In (16, 18, 19 or 20) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.4.2 Ended with over max In Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.4.3 Ended with starting In or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.4.4 Ended with 3 In Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.5 Wisdom

13.5.1 Ended with max Wi (16, 18, or 20) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.5.2 Ended with over max Wi Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.5.3 Ended with starting Wi or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.5.4 Ended with 3 Wi Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.6 Charisma

13.6.1 Ended with max Ch (16 or 18) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.6.2 Ended with over max Ch Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.6.3 Ended with starting Ch or less Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

13.6.4 Ended with 3 Ch Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.0 Alignment

14.1 Abstinence

14.1.1 Finished the game with strayed alignment Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.1.2 Finished the game with sinned alignment Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.1.3 Finished the game with transgressed alignment Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.1.4 Finished the game while being punished Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.2 Collection

14.2.1 Was of two different alignments during game Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

14.2.2 Was all three alignments during the game Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

15.0 Gold

15.1 Abstinence

15.1.1 Never picked up any gold Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

15.1.2 Never gave any gold to a dungeon dweller (no buying, no offering, no bribing) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

15.2 Collecting

15.2.1 Collected every gold piece in the whole dungeon Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial (this is almost sure to require a BoH nest and risks losing it to magical explosion)

16.0 HP

16.1 Abstinence

16.1.1 Never gained HP from any source other than Exp levels (no non-cursed potions of healing if they would increase your base HP, no golden glows) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.1.2 Never had a HP score greater than 200 Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.1.2 Never had a HP score greater than 150 Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

16.1.2 Never had a HP score greater than 100 Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

16.2 Collecting

16.2.1 Ended with more than 500 HP Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.2.2 Ended with more than 1000 HP Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.2.3 Ended with more than 2000 HP Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.2.4 Ended with more than 5000 HP Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

16.2.5 Ended with more than 10000 HP Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.0 Power

17.1 Abstinence

17.1.1 Never gained Power points from any source other than Exp levels (no potions of gain energy) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.2 Collecting

17.2.1 Ended with more than 500 Power Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.2.2 Ended with more than 1000 Power Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.2.3 Ended with more than 2000 Power Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.2.4 Ended with more than 5000 Power Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

17.2.5 Ended with more than 10000 Power Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

18.0 Armor Class

18.1 Abstinence

18.1.1 Completed game with 10 AC (it might be possible with non- armor sources of reflection and magic resistance and a bunch of HP). Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

18.1.2 Completed game with >10 AC (naked plus -4 orcish helm?) Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

18.2 Collecting

18.2.1 Finished with AC better than -50 Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

18.2.1 Finished with AC better than -75 Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

18.2.1 Finished with AC better than -100 Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

18.2.1 Finished with the best AC: -127 Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.0 Experience Points

19.1 Abstinence

19.1.1 Finished the game never higher than Exp level 14 Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

19.1.2 Never gained non-combat experience (no !PoGL, foocubi, wraith corpses, etc.) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

19.2 Collecting

19.2.1 Finished the game with Exp level 30 Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.2.2 Collected every possible non-combat experience point from the dungeon (consulted the Oracle, oiled squeaky boards, quaffed sinks, ate tripe, quaffed potions, and all foocubi are either extinct or have severe headaches) Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3 Weirdness

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 15 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 16 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 17 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 18 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 19 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 20 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

19.3.1 Finished the game with Exp level 21 and no non-combat Exp Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial (Actually, this is a near-impossibility as it requires killing more than an entire normal dungeon cohort of monsters)

20.0 Turns

20.1 Abstinence

20.1.1 Finished in less than 50000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

20.1.2 Finished in less than 40000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

20.1.3 Finished in less than 30000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

20.1.4 Finished in less than 25000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

20.1.5 Finished in less than 20000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

20.1.6 Finished in less than 17500 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Heroic Planning: Moderate

20.1.7 Finished in less than 15000 turns Patience: Trivial Luck: Heroic Planning: Moderate

21.0 Religion

21.1 Abstinence

21.1.1 Never prayed to your god Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

21.1.2 Never sacrificed to your god Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

21.1.3 Never offered to a temple priest(ess) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

21.1.4 Never dropped an item on an altar Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

21.2 Collection

21.2.1 Converted every convertible altar to your alignment Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

21.2.2 Converted at least one altar through all three alignments Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.0 Shopping

22.1 Abstinence

22.1.1 Never purchased an item from a store Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.1.2 Never stole an item from a store Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.1.3 Never killed a shopkeeper Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.1.4 Never sold an item in a store Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.1.5 Never learned the price of an item Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.2 Collection

22.2.1 Cleaned out every store Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.2.2 Killed all but one shopkeeper Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.2.3 Killed all shopkeepers Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

22.3.0 Weirdness

22.3.1 Destroyed Yendorian Economy - All shopkeepers are left alive, but with no gold and no inventory Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

23.0 Skills

23.1 Abstinence

23.1.1 Never advanced any skill (Unimproved conduct?) Patience: Slight Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

23.1.2 Never advanced any skill except one weapon Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

23.1.3 Never advanced any skill except one spell type Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

23.2 Collection

23.2.1 Advanced every skill to at least Basic Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

23.2.2 Advanced every fighting skill as far as possible Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

23.2.2 Advanced every weapon skill as far as possible Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

23.2.2 Advanced every spellcasting skill as far as possible Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.0 Wishing

24.1 Abstinence

24.1.1 Never used a wish (currently checked for conduct) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.1.2 Never wished for an artifact (currently checked for conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

24.2 Collection

24.2.1 Ascended with at least 5 unused wishes Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.2 Ascended with at least 10 unused wishes Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.3 Ascended with at least 15 unused wishes Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.4 Ascended with at least 20 unused wishes Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.5 Ascended with at least 25 unused wishes Patience: Significant Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.6 Ascended with at least 30 unused wishes Patience: Heroic Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.7 Used at least 5 wishes Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

24.2.8 Used at least 10 wishes Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.9 Used at least 15 wishes Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.10 Used at least 20 wishes Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.11 Used at least 25 wishes Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

24.2.12 Used at least 30 wishes Patience: Significant Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

25.0 Polymorphing

25.1 Abstinence

25.1.1 Never polymorphed an object (currently checked for conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

25.1.2 Never polymorphed yourself (currently checked for conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

25.2 Collection

25.2.1 Polymorphed yourself to one of every class (a, b, etc.) of monster Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

25.2.1 Polymorphed yourself to every type of monster Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

26.0 Writing

26.1 Abstinence

26.1.1 Never engraved Elbereth (Elberethless conduct?) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

26.1.2 Never engraved on a tombstone (Ghoul-abuse) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

27.0 Spellcasting

27.1 Abstinence

27.1.1 Never cast a spell Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

27.2 Collection

27.2.1 Learned every spell Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

28.0 Discoveries

28.1 Abstinence

28.1.1 Never got magical identify (no casting identify, reading identify scrolls, or getting identify result from throne-sitting). Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

28.2 Collection

28.2.1 Identified every non-artifact item possible in the game Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.0 Pets

29.1 Abstinence

29.1.1 Got rid of original pet as soon as possible Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

29.2 Collection

29.2.1 Ascended with original pet Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

29.2.2 Ascended with 2 pets Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.3 Ascended with 3 pets Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.4 Ascended with 4 pets Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.5 Ascended with 5 pets Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.6 Ascended with 6 pets Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.7 Ascended with 7 pets Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.8 Ascended with 8 pets Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.9 Ascended with 9 pets Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

29.2.10 Ascended with Famine as a pet Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Slight

29.2.11 Ascended with Pestilence as a pet Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Slight

29.2.12 Ascended with Death as a pet Impossible (at least in non-Wizard mode)

29.3 Weirdness

29.3.1 Ascended with 9 pet dragons, one of each color Patience: Moderate Luck: Slight Planning: Moderate

30.0 Monsters killed by player

30.1 Abstinence

30.1.1 Player never killed a monster (Pacifism currently checked) Patience: Moderate Luck: Moderate Planning: Slight

30.2 Collection

I could put "30.2.1 Player killer every monster which died" in here, but there is no way to verify that at the end of the game, and it would be exteremly dependent on luck - One blast of dragon breath, monster wand zap, Uruk-hai poisoned arrow, or even a small monster getting caught in a trap and the conduct could be blown. So, I don't think I'll put it in.

31.0 Genocide

31.1 Abstinence

31.1.1 Never genocided any type of monster Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

31.1.2 Never reverse genocided any type of monster Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

31.2 Collection

31.2.1 Genocided every genocidable monster, excluding your starting type Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

31.2.2 Genocided every genocidable monster Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Moderate

32.0 Extinction

32.1 Abstinence

32.1.1 Never caused the extinction of any type of monster (watch out for those erinyes) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

32.1.2 Killed no unique monster (Oracle, Quest leader, Quest nemesis, Croesus, Medusa, named demon, Vlad, Rodney, Riders) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Slight

32.2 Collection

32.2.1 Killed every named demon (Demogorgon, Asmodeus, Baalzebub, Dispater, Geryon, Orcus, Yeenoghu, and Juiblex) Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

32.2.2 Caused at least one low number extinction (3 or 9) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

32.2.3 Caused at least one normal extinction (120 ) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

32.2.4 Caused full create-monster extinction (casting CM creates no monsters on any level in the game) Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

32.2.5 Caused normal extinction (3,9, and 120 ) of every non-unique monster Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

32.2.6 Got the maximum number of kills (255) for at least one type of monster. Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

32.2.7 Got maximum number kills (255) on every re-appearing unique monster (Rodney, Famine, Pestilence, and Death) Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

33.0 Interactions

33.1 Abstinence

33.1.1 Never consorted with a foocubi (Celibate conduct) Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

33.1.2 Never #chatted with anything (Mute conduct) (no temple donations) Patience: Trivial Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

34.0 Artifacts

34.1 Abstinence

34.1.1 Never carried any artifact. The unique items (Bell, Book, Candelabrum, Amulet) that are necessary to complete the game can be carried. Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

34.1.2 Never wielded any artifact Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

34.1.3 Never invoked any artifact Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2 Collections

34.2.1 Got all co-aligned artifact weapons Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.2 Got all non-aligned artifact weapons Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.3 Got all non-quest artifact weapons Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.4 Got all artifact weapons Patience: Heroic Luck: Slight Planning: Moderate

34.2.5 Got all artifact tools Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.6 Got all artifact gems Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.7 Got all artifact armor Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.8 Got all artifact amulets Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

34.2.9 Got all co-aligned quest artifacts Patience: Heroic Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

34.2.10 Got all quest artifacts Patience: Heroic Luck: Heroic Planning: Slight

34.2.11 Got all artifacts Patience: Heroic Luck: Heroic Planning: Slight

35.0 Miscellaneous Actions

35.1 Abstinence

35.1.1 Never carried any source of magic resistance (including never being a Gray Dragon) Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

35.1.2 Never carried any source of reflection (including never being a Silver Dragon) Patience: Trivial Luck: Moderate Planning: Trivial

35.1.3 Never applied a unicorn horn Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

35.1.4 Never applied or looted a bag of holding Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.1.5 Never applied or looted any bag or sack Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

35.1.6 Never applied, looted, or destroyed any container Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Slight

35.1.7 Never wore any dragon scales or scalemail Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.1.8 Never wore speed boots Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.1.9 Never opened a door, kicked a door, or directed a wand or a spell at a door. Patience: Significant Luck: Significant Planning: Moderate

35.2 Collections

35.2.1 Left no item in the dungeon when leaving. (Either destroyed it or carried it out.) Kind of an anti-collection. Patience: Significant Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.3.2 Left nothing in the dungeon. All spaces either empty lit room, empty lit hall, stairs, or unremoveable trap. All diggable walls dug out, all monsters killed, all items eliminated, all holes filled. Patience: Heroic Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.3.3 Left no doors in the dungeon. All were destroyed by kicks or wand or spell effects. Patience: Slight Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.3 Weird

35.3.1 Named every item in inventory Patience: Trivial Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.3.2 Never moved away from any staircase (> or <) or portal (^) more than once before picking up the Amulet, and once after picking up the Amulet. This means no back-tracking to supply dumps or to the Quest Portal because you weren't Elvl 14 yet. (If you stumble into the Quest Portal early, don't step away from it, just #sit until you 'port back). (Alpine conduct). Patience: Moderate Luck: Trivial Planning: Trivial

35.3.3 Player was never non-blind after the first turn except while standing on the vibrating square (to read the Book). 'Zen Samurai' conduct, although 'Zen Wizard', 'Zen Rouge' and 'Zen Tourist' are possible (and I suppose if vision is allowed for the first couple of rounds, it is possible for any character if there is a blindfold on the upstairs of Dlvl 1. Patience: Moderate Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

35.3.4 Player was never non-punished except while on Dlvl 1 and Quest Home level. Basically play the entire game punished. Pray enough at the start to get punished, play to the Quest, get unpunished and permission to go on Quest, repunish yourself for the remainder of the game. Patience: Slight Luck: Significant Planning: Slight

35.3.5 Dwarfish racial ascension - dwarf selected as the race, did not weild a non-dwarfish weapon (only dwarfish mattock, dwarvish short sword, or dwarvish spear allowed), did not wear non-dwarfish armor (only dwarvish mithril, dwarvish cloak, dwarvish iron helm, dwarvish roundshield, and iron shoes allowed). (Yes, iron shoes do not say "Dwarvish", but who else do you see generated wearing them?) Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

35.3.6 Elfish racial ascension - elf selected as the race, did not weild a non-elven weapon (only elven dagger, elven short sword, elven broadsword, elven spear, or elven bow allowed), did not wear non-elven armor (only elven mithril, elven cloak, elven leather helm, elven shield, and elven boots allowed). Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

35.3.7 Gnomish racial ascension - gnome selected as the race, did not weild a non-gnomish weapon (only aklys allowed (Yes, I know, it does not say "Gnomish", but who appears with them other than gnomes, and I've got to throw them a bone here, they are going to be naked for RNG's sake!)), did not wear non-gnomish armor (yes, there is no gnome armor). Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial

35.3.8 Orcish racial ascension - orc selected as the race, did not weild a non-orcish weapon (only orcish dagger, orcish short sword, orish spear, or orcish bow allowed), did not wear non-orcish armor (only orcish ring mail, orcish chain mail, orcish cloak, orcish helm, orcish shield or Uruk-hai shield allowed). Patience: Slight Luck: Slight Planning: Trivial