Short for "D
dentified?" This is the notorious prompt
that immediately follows a character
. Believe it or not, this can be even more frustrating, inspiring worse pit of the stomach
feelings than the simple "You die...
--More--", in those situations when one thought
(s)he was safely under the protection of an Amulet of Life Saving
, and so expected "But wait! Your medallion begins to glow!"
This abbreviation is commonly seen in YASD posts on rec.games.roguelike.nethack. For the record, I have twice made the above AoLS mistake (wearing an Amulet of Magical Breathing instead, IIRC) in the endgame, so I know how it feels.