Talk:Hodgman's imaginary hamster

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Ok somebody speak up and tell us how you got it. There's no way anyone would know of this item's existence unless they obtained. So please tell. --Lemon-claw 22:08, 9 July 2008 (CDT)

Under the theory that for 'best of' items require abnormally difficult and/or complex feats performed (such as the Wossname), and that Hodgman receives buffs from each still-alive sub-boss, I would venture a guess that this is the legendary 'no subboss killed' victory prize. --Parse 23:24, 9 July 2008 (CDT)

  • Except that almost every run on the top of the boards was done without killing sub bosses. This would have to be something more like "1 day, under 1100 turns" or something, if it's governed by such things. And Jick recently said on the radio that RNG is the only factor in determining the off-hand item you get from Hodgman. So this one is probably just a really low probability drop. --Flargen 23:28, 9 July 2008 (CDT)
    • I think you hit the nail on the head. IP just did a sub-1100 turn run. Azrane 23:50, 9 July 2008 (CDT)
      • That's actually exactly why I picked the otherwise oddly specific figure of "under 1100". But I kind of hope that none of the items actually require really fast 1 day runs. That basically punishes smaller, less wealthy clans (like the one I'm in) that can't really pull that off. I know a 2 person run of 1670 turns has been done, but I imagine that took a significant investment in consumables (835 turns per person in just one day isn't the easiest thing to acquire). I suppose one could say that's what we get for not trying to have a bigger presence in the community. But I would just prefer that it not be required for us to either befriend and recruit a handful of people, or to jump ship for a bit to some other clan in hopes the item will drop and be distributed to us. I wouldn't mind it if a fast 1-day run made the nicer items more likely to drop, though. Unfortunate for me, but it's a reasonable incentive for group efforts. --Flargen 05:27, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
        • From what I've heard through the grapevine, a couple of the Hodgman drops only occur if you get the dungeon turn count within certain ranges. I'm pretty sure they're a guaranteed drop too if you trigger them. Also, I can confirm that IP got this on their 1095 turn run --Shoptroll 08:29, 10 July 2008 (CDT)

The item dropped on a sub-1100 run by Iocaine Powder, as they described on their (public) forum. The person who got the item, cowmanbob, put it in his display case, which is where I got the description and description id from. — SvdB 18:37, 10 July 2008 (CDT)

Has anyone who got it tried using it to find the conversion rate???--Larryboy 23:23, 19 August 2008 (CDT)

  • All... Both of them, according to the DCDB. Probably not. --[TechSmurf][T][C] 23:42, 19 August 2008 (CDT)

Does the 1100 turns include a maze of sewer tunnels? - Shinitenshi

  • Yes, it does. --Bale 21:33, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

References?

Is it possible Roger is a reference to 8-bit Theater and King Steve's imaginary left-hand-man Rodney? Just a thought. -odinblade

My first thought was for Minsc and Boo from the Baldur's Gate series of games..Boo was an attack hamster.. but did actually exist.. despite Minsc's severe delusions.--Nasher 16:06, 16 July 2008 (CDT)

  • Well, this particular Hamster/delusion combo is almost the inverse of Minsc's... Boo was quite real, but Minsc believed he had incredible, extraordinary capabilities and properties that, well, simply weren't true. This is a nonexistent Hamster with incredible abilities.--Rikmach 02:54, 20 August 2008 (CDT)

It's Harvey. The "good listener" quote gives it away.--Nossidge 16:28, 16 July 2008 (CDT)

Everybody's imaginary friend is a good listener. That's kind of the point. --Flargen 16:37, 16 July 2008 (CDT)

That is a brilliant insight into the human psyche Flargen. I was thinking it was scarygoground, but that is a one shot guinnea pig named Cecil. /zacius

Possible enchantment?

Pardon my speculation, but from what I see so far, the hp/mp restoration is equal to the cane. So if anyone out there gets it, and is willing to spade, I'd bet that the hamster is the sum total of the regen/+item/+meat offhand items, so +0.25-0.33 HP/MP, as previously spaded, plus 0.5% items and 1.0% meat per point of hobo power. Just maybe a starting point for spaders? --Jimfromtx 03:12, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I kind of assumed this was the case. 6 turns with 100 hobo power + hamster gave restores of 26-33hp and 25-29mp. Will try and spend some turns tomorrow to properly spade it out, 6 turns ain't enough, but that's what I had left for the day after reading this! --Bigcalm 09:20, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Pretty easy to spade the +items now that Huggler is a thing, and Egg Hunt mini is active. Also apparently cannon checked this months and months ago. --Heeheehee (talk) 16:37, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Pulverize?

Yes, I know I'm crazy for even suggesting it, but does anyone know what pulverizing one of these yields? Is it just another epic wad, or could it be something better? --Chillydragon 06:12, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm sure as heck not going to pulverize mine! If I only got an epic wad for my trouble (which is extremely likely) I'd be so upset that I might just eat my own head. I think we'll just have to wait patiently for the coming update where jick opens up hamsters to people who don't have access to level 85+ characters. Once they become more accessible I'm sure someone will be insane enough to pound their cute little hamster to wad. It's a crime though. Have you looked at its adorable face? I think it is easily the best and cutest thing Jick has ever drawn in his life. Yet you want it killed? --Bale 07:45, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Ask Crovax1234. He's a true smashing pioneer. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten one and smashed it already. --Flargen 10:29, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Darthdud smashed his just now. here and here --Depravity 01:49, 6 October 2008 (UTC)