Yet Another Funny Message (YAFM) is any (often unintentionally) funny message you might receive during the game. For example, if you are blind and drop an object just before a yellow light attacks you, you might get some interesting results:
You drop an uncursed cockatrice corpse. It explodes!
Intentional funny messages may be received for example in rare battles that the player might see:
The fire elemental hits the water elemental. The water elemental is boiling!
Another example is praying when fighting an enemy that talks. "You being praying to Amaterasu Omikami. You are surrounded by a shimmering light. "Come here often?"" These are often examples of the devteam thinks of everything.
The term YAFM is often used interchangeably with the similar terms YAFMC (Yet Another Funny Message Combination), YASM (Yet Another Silly Message), and YAFP (Yet Another Funny Prompt). The funny message combination refers to a sequence of messages that is funny. Such sequences are often paused with the --More-- prompt. Funny prompt is a prompt where the available inventory letters together form a word or another odd combination.
The origin of all of these terms is probably rec.games.roguelike.nethack.
|An example of a unintentional funny message|
|The Amulet of Yendor cannot be confined in such trappings. "Burrrrp!"|
- The Yet Another Stupid Death Online also has some YAFMs
- rec.games.roguelike.nethack: Shawn Moore: NetHack prompt words (YAFP)