Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

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Name Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Appearance highly-complicated electronic device
Base price 1000 zm
Weight 42
Material iron
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, at least in NetHack: The Next Generation (and in Slash'EM Extended and SlashTHEM), is a device that is mostly (comically) useless.

Applying the HHGTTG while not hallucinating will simply confuse you for 1-10 turns ("So many knobs to turn! So many buttons to press!") Applying it while hallucinating will display a (false) rumor.

When unidentified, the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy appears as a highly-complicated electronic device. This is the same appearance as the god-o-meter, though any randomly generated highly-complicated electronic device can be assumed to be a god-o-meter since the Hitchhiker's Guide cannot be randomly generated (its probability of being generated is 0).


  • Slash'EM Extended objects.c line 1380
  • Slash'EM Extended apply.c line 4299

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