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In NetHack, the letter G serves the following purposes:
- If numpad movement is off:
- Pressing g or shift + g activates go mode, and pressing a direction key afterward will cause you to move in that direction until you encounter the wall, a monster, or something else interesting.
In Hack 1.21, a variant of Jay Fenlason's Hack, goblins used the g glyph, while grabbers used the G glyph. In the variant Hack for PDP-11, the g glyph is given to the gelatinous cube, while the G glyph is given to the gnome. Both monsters retain the glyph for their appearance in Hack 1.0.
The gelatinous cube continued to use the g glyph through NetHack 2.3e; in NetHack 3.0.0, it is moved to b with the other blobs. The gnome retains its glyph, and other gnomish monsters are added to the monster class.