You have a sense of déjà vu – Losing my Scroll of Amnesia

NetHack players hate and fear the scroll of amnesia. WikiHack calls it the “only indisputably bad scroll“.

UnNetHack no longer have to fear this bane of literacy. It has been removed from the code and will not appear in the upcoming 3.5.3 release.

But not all sources of amnesia have been eliminated.

Mind flayers still have the ability to eat your brain and the new guardian of the Amulet of Yendor also likes the taste of an adventurer’s brain.

~ by bhaak on 18. June 2010.

4 Responses to “You have a sense of déjà vu – Losing my Scroll of Amnesia”


  2. I do not see that as a reason to remove the scroll.
    You might just as well remove the monsters.
    The scroll is a justified threat for spell users that makes the game more interesting.

  3. The scroll isn’t a threat to even only slightly spoiled players. Every player just waits with reading scrolls until they can identify them somehow. The scroll of amnesia is just a useless item.

    The monster OTOH is much more interesting from gameplaying perspective. There are a variety of tactics you can use to avoid meleeing mind flayers.

  4. […] The scroll of amnesia has been replaced with the scroll of flood. […]

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