-18 AC, level 14 human Priest. Just finished the quest and went all the way up to level 5 for the aligned altar. Blessed 11 potions of water, bless 4 scrolls of enchant armour, started removing gear to pump up my Hawaian shirt. Made a mistake and kept the +5 SDSM on. Read the scroll. Lost the armor.
The one I always remember: I had just started a new game, and came across a floating eye, which triggered a sleep trap. Since I was only on level two or so, I decided to experiment, and took a swing at it. It turned out that, yes, even though it was asleep, the eye still paralyzed me. So fine, I stand there and wait to die. A nymph shows up, steals my wand of magic missile, and zaps it at me. The beam misses, goes past me, hits a wall, reflects back, misses me again, and hits the nymph, killing her instantly. I then unfroze and went on playing. --Geoduck (talk) 00:17, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
I was dancing on a magic trap to boost my charisma, while wielding a cockatrice corpse to deal with the summonings. A foocubus showed up, and wielding a cockatrice corpse around one of those, well, "Take off your gloves...." I meant to type d-x; instead I typed e-x. "Ulch, that meat was tainted!" Food poisoning is fatal, but unlike stoning, it can be cured. That should have been a YASD.--Ray Chason (talk) 03:30, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
Played a game that generated only one store in the entire Dungeons of Doom branch, a general store on level 3, which got to be a longer and longer hike until it ran out of money. After fighting my way to Minetown, I found UnNetHack's orcish occupation version of it, so no shops and no divine protection for sale. When I got to Town, it had loaded a bones file from a character who killed and looted everything. But I ran across his stash, alone and untouched, full of all loot gathered up the entire branch, including coin. When I got to his corpse, the contents of his cursed bag of holding was disappearing fast, and out of the stuff that remained were two magic lamps and a short stack of holy water. Damn, I knew that character was holding one magic lamp, didn't know he picked up another! 22.214.171.124 16:21, 9 April 2014 (UTC)