Yet Another Stupid Death

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Yet Another Stupid Death (also Yet Another Annoying Death; Commonly abbreviated to YASD or YAAD) is used when a player has done something, usually avoidable, that leads to his or her demise. Common YASDs in NetHack include:

Some players distinguish YASD from YAAD, using YAAD or DYWYPI for random, unavoidable events such as falling onto poison spikes (provided the pit wasn't already known, of course), and reserving YASD for pilot error. The dividing line depends on the player; to an expert, almost all deaths are avoidable YASD.

Amusingly enough, YASDs can happen to monsters as well, such as them bouncing a beam off a wall back to themselves.

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