Random Number God [rec.games.roguelike.angband; Often Abbreviated `RNG'] The Malign Force Which Lurks Behind The Random Number Generator In Angband (and By Extension Elsewhere).

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Random Number God

[rec.games.roguelike.angband; often
abbreviated `RNG'] The malign force which lurks behind the random
number generator in Angband (and by extension elsewhere). A dark
god that demands sacrifices and toys with its victims. "I just
found a really great item; I suppose the RNG is about to punish
me..." Apparently, Angband's random number generator occasionally
gets locked in a repetition, so you get something with a 3% chance
happening 8 times in a row. Improbable, but far too common to be
pure chance. Compare Shub-Internet.