Potion of Jolt Cola

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Name Jolt Cola
Appearance random
Base price 300 zm
Weight 20
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

The potion of Jolt Cola is a potion in NetHack: The Next Generation which also appears in Slash'EM Extended and SLASHTHEM. The Geek role starts with four potions of Jolt Cola.

Quaffing Jolt Cola cures hallucination and, if non-cursed, gives you 5 points of health. If the increase would give you more than your current maximum, and the potion is blessed, your maximum health is adjusted to match your current health; otherwise, your health cuts off at the maximum. A blessed potion has a 10% chance of giving an extra experience level instead of health.

A cursed potion reduces your health by 0-9 points. It will never lower your health below 1 point.

Message

You are jolted back to your senses.
You quaffed a potion of Jolt Cola, of any BUC.
You feel bad.
The potion you quaffed was cursed. This does not necessarily mean you lost health as a result.

Origin

Jolt Cola is a real brand of soft drink, originally manufactured by The Jolt Company, Inc., of Rochester, New York. Its marketing emphasizes the drink's high caffeine content. Though originally produced in the United States, it is well known in many other countries where it has been made and sold. It has a strong fan base among programmers and university students, which perhaps explains its association with the programmer-inspired Geek role.

The connection between Jolt Cola and programming is referenced in The Jolt Awards, an annual competition held by the coding website DrDobbs.com. The competition uses a logo similar to the brand logo, and Jolt Cola is served at the awards ceremony.

References

  • Slash'EM Extended objects.c 1524
  • Slash'EM Extended potion.c 2331