Does someone have a pointer to the origin of ‘crawl’ in ‘dungeon crawl’? I always suspected it has to do with the cautious pace, but I wanted to know if there was a definitive answer on this.
I understand that it roughly means a fighter/mage, as per this question: How to optimize a Gishy [Fighter/Mage] Character?
But I just wanted to know more about how the term came about. It’s so hard to keep up with the kids these days, learning the lingo helps.
Is it related to Githzerai in DnD? A good answer would include the root words, and a few examples from RPG forums with context (if they exist; I could only find this).
In the field of $ K$ -theory there is a notion of $ p$ -typical curves. See this paper, for example. The question is: why are they called curves? Am I supposed to imagine the affine line or something when working with them (I would guess the answer is “no”)?