NetHack Plus is a variant of NetHack 3.1.3. Stephen White published several versions from June 1994 to January 1995.
The last version of NetHack Plus is available at Ali Harlow's web site in two parts:
Earlier versions are not known to survive. This version is ported to MS-DOS only, although other ports might be possible to make.
The player may choose from these roles, in addition to those in NetHack 3.1.3:
|Doppelganger||Neutral||little dog or kitten|
|Flame Mage||Neutral||baby red dragon|
|Ice Mage||Neutral||baby white dragon|
|Monk||Neutral||little dog or kitten|
|Undead Slayer||Lawful||little dog or kitten|
All classes permit male and female adventurers, except the Valkyrie which must be female.
The requirements to win the game are the same as in NetHack 3.1.3.
NetHack Plus defines no traps that are not present in NetHack 3.1.3.
NetHack Plus defines the following monsters, in addition to those found in NetHack 3.1.3; most relate to the new roles:
|deep dragon||D||No breath weapon; attack is drain life|
|water weird||E||if WWEIRD defined at compile time|
|black marketeer||@||if BLACKMARKET defined at compile time|
|Master Shifter||@||Doppelganger quest leader|
|High Flame Mage||@||Flame Mage quest leader|
|High Ice Mage||@||Ice Mage quest leader|
|High Lycanthrope||@||Lycanthrope quest leader|
|Grand Master||@||Monk quest leader|
|Master Slayer||@||Undead Slayer quest leader|
|Transmuter||@||Doppelganger quest nemesis|
|Water Mage||@||Flame Mage quest nemesis|
|Earth Mage||@||Ice Mage quest nemesis|
|Sir Lorimar||@||Lycanthrope quest nemesis|
|Master Kaen||@||Monk quest nemesis|
|Master Vecna||L||Undead Slayer quest nemesis|
|shifter||@||Doppelganger quest guardian|
|igniter||@||Flame Mage quest guardian|
|froster||@||Ice Mage quest guardian|
|fiend||@||Lycanthrope quest guardian|
|abbot||@||Monk quest guardian|
|exterminater [sic]||@||Undead Slayer quest guardian|
Objects listed here are in addition to those in NetHack 3.1.3.
Artifacts in NetHack Plus are the following
|Cleaver||battle-axe||Chaotic||Barbarian||Neutral in 3.1.3|
|Serpents Tongue [sic]||dagger||Chaotic|
|Doomblade||orcish short sword||Chaotic|
|Thiefbane||long sword||Chaotic||if BLACKMARKET defined at compile time|
|Mjollnir||heavy hammer||Neutral||Valkyrie||A war hammer in 3.1.3|
|Frost Brand||long sword||Neutral||Ice Mage||No role in 3.1.3|
|Fire Brand||long sword||Neutral||Fire Mage||No role in 3.1.3|
|Dragonbane||broadsword||None||Neutral in 3.1.3|
|Sword of Balance||silver short sword||Neutral|
|Giantkiller||dwarvish mattock||None||A long sword named Giantslayer in 3.1.3|
|Vorpal Blade||long sword||Neutral|
|Quick Blade||elven short sword||Lawful||Elf|
|Demonbane||long sword||None||Lawful in 3.1.3|
|Werebane||silver saber||None||Lawful in 3.1.3|
|Trollsbane||morning star||None||Chaotic in 3.1.3|
|Ogresmasher||war hammer||None||Lawful in 3.1.3|
|Orcrist||elven broadsword||None||Chaotic and Elf in 3.1.3|
|Sting||elven dagger||None||Damages spiders rather than orcs; chaotic in 3.1.3|
|Holy Spear of Light||silver spear||Lawful||Undead Slayer|
|Gauntlets of Defense||gauntlets of dexterity||Neutral||Monk|
The following are Quest artifacts and appear only if MULDGN is defined at compile time.
All amulets appear as ". NetHack Plus defines no amulets not present in NetHack 3.1.3.
Food items in NetHack Plus are those present in NetHack 3.1.3, and the following:
Weapons in NetHack Plus are those present in NetHack 3.1.3, and the following:
|axe of throwing||)|
|silver long sword||)|
Tools in NetHack Plus are those in NetHack 3.1.3, and the following:
|orb of enchantment||(|
|orb of charging||(|
|orb of destruction||(|
Armor items in NetHack Plus are those present in NetHack 3.1.3, plus the following:
|deep dragon scale mail||[|
|deep dragon scales||[|
|robe of protection||[[[[|
|robe of power||[[[[|
|robe of weakness||[[[[|
|bracers of defense||[|
|bracers of absorption||[|
Potions in NetHack Plus have randomized appearances (except for water), occurring as one of ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !.
NetHack Plus defines no potions that are not present in NetHack 3.1.3.
All scrolls appear as ?.
NetHack Plus defines no scrolls that are not present in NetHack 3.1.3.
Wands in NetHack Plus have randomized appearances, occurring as one of / / / / / /. They are, in addition to those in NetHack 3.1.3:
Spellbooks in NetHack Plus have randomized appearances (except for blank paper and the Book of the Dead), occurring as one of + + + + + + + + + + + + + +. They are, in addition to the ones in NetHack 3.1.3:
- spellbook of resist poison
- spellbook of resist sleep
- spellbook of know enchantment
- spellbook of endure heat
- spellbook of endure cold
- spellbook of insolate [sic]
- spellbook of enlighten
- spellbook of enchant weapon
- spellbook of enchant armor
It should be noted here that spells in NetHack Plus (as in NetHack 3.1.3) work rather like wands, having a limited number of charges per read of a spellbook, and that spellbooks can only be read once. Many of these spells, among them enlighten, enchant armor, and enchant weapon, would be unbalancing if combined with the modern spellcasting system.
Rings in NetHack Plus have randomized appearances, occurring as one of = = = = = = = = = = = =. They are, in addition to those in NetHack 3.1.3:
Stones in NetHack Plus are, in addition to those in NetHack 3.1.3:
|stone of health||*|
|stone of rotting||*|