hack and slay
- adjective Descriptive of a period of frenetic activity
where everyone is being wild and murderous. The exact opposite
of slack and hay. When the game
turns into a hack and slay
session it's time to set aside your main persona, bring on a
dispensable one, and then to cause as much mayhem as possible
in the full knowledge that you'll be dead dead within ten
minutes. During a period of hack and slay, it is common to
say/shout "hack and slay!" a lot of the time; apart from
conveying the right ambiance, it also warns people just
arriving that their personae may be somewhat at risk... See
- verb/0 To take part in a hack and slay session.
Q: "What happened to your mage?!" A: "I got into hacking and
slaying a little too deep last night...".
- verb/0 Interspacing the playing of MUD with serious
- verb/0 Slicing your way through hordes of oncoming
mobiles. "If you want to kill dwarfs, get hold of the SS - it's
great for hacking and slaying".