Yet Another Silly (or Stupid, depending on who you ask) Death, an oft-applied acronym when speaking of NetHack. Nethack has so very many ways of dying that a YASD is inevitable for most hackers. Sure, sometimes you'll die during a swordfight, but more often you'll die because you were starving and fainting and a grid bug bit you. Or because, while hallucinating and blind, you killed your pet kitten and your god struck you down in anger. Or because you choked to death on a tin of greasy deep fried slime mold. We've all been there. The dev team thinks of EVERYTHING.