Location The Casino
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Neutral
Unique? Yes, but wishable
Sees invisible? Yes
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? ?
1.1.1 KPL 5

Hugo, the big casino guard, can be encountered in the Casino in the lower levels of the Caverns of Chaos. He is not hostile unless attacked or unless the casino shop is robbed. However, if the player wins any money at slot machines, he will block the down stairs and not allow passage unless that much money and more is spent at the Great Gift Shoppe. (Note: in some releases, such as r60, Hugo only steps next to the stairs, thus allowing the PC to pass despite his chat indicating the contrary.)

As of version 1.2.0, trying to teleport the big casino guard (with the appropriate wand or spell) will make him hostile. Otherwise, players would be able to leave the casino with slot machine money risk-free.

In battle, not only is he capable of dealing huge amounts of damage, but he may paralyze the PC with each damaging hit — making him potentially lethal in melee combat. Therefore, the PC should generally be careful not to anger him unless they are prepared with ranged attacks and/or paralyzation resistance. He is immune to confusion, stunning, and paralysis.

While he is unique and there is only ever one big casino guard generated, more can be wished for.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 19, PV: 24, Hits: 349, Attacks: 2, Damage: 18-84. Speed: 100.
Level: 2, DV: 19, PV: 24, Hits: 375, Attacks: 2, Damage: 18-84. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

It is unknown if casino guards drop corpses.

Monster memory[]

An amazing sample of brawny flesh, this guard makes all others look small and friendly. The big casino guard seems polite and easy-going until pressed into duty, when huge fists flex and relax, crushing the skulls of imaginary foes. Devotion to duty is paramount, and the sole duty and purpose in this life is to protect the casino and enforce its rules upon visitors.