Today I Learned: Rings Cause Hunger

I’ve been playing Nethack since grade school on various platforms, but I just found out today that equipping rings that aren’t +0 chargeable causes nutrition to degrade faster. I generally start as wizard because of the ability to cast utility spells easily, the chance of useful magical items and spells, the chance of being granted a Magicbane for Elbereth spam, and that nice magic resist cloak.


The first thing I generally did was check the rings and equip them if they weren’t dangerous (conflict), but… wow.  Apparently I’ve been playing incorrectly this entire time.  No wonder not starving always seemed so hard.

I’ll probably post about tonight’s release too, later today.