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No. 2624: Jon's Dungeon

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Jon's Dungeon

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2624

Strip by: Moustache Man

{The strip is represented by ASCII symbols within a roguelike interface: top-down view, Jon is shown as "@", Garfield as "c", and book by "+"}
Jon: {to Garfield} What's this? You want me to read you a bedtime story?
Jon: Oh, very well.
{Garfield runs to his bed}
Jon, reading: "Chop up a small onion and saute until tender, then add sliced mushrooms..."

The author writes:

Upon seeing strip #367 "ASCIIfield" it occurred to me that someone should've redone any of Garfield strips as seen in roguelikes*. Quick search through archives however have proven that this haven't been done yet. So, using a generator from Dudley's Dungeon - a comic strip (in the broadest definition of the word) dedicated to one of the "major" roguelikes, Nethack - I've made this.

*Roguelike: a turn-based RPG game with a heavy emphasis on randomized item generation and "permadeath" (i. e. only one save per game exists; it's erased upon character's death or victory). Roguelikes are predominantly displayed on a 80x25 console grid. Of course, modern roguelikes aren't limited to ASCII and can be displayed with 2d tiles, isometry or other means.

[[Original strip: 1990-08-14.]]

Original strip: 1990-08-14.