1. Post #81
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    Cataclysm is developed for linux

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    One word
    Metamorphosis
    They still though of everything there.
    oh and it's called polymorphing.

  2. Post #82
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    November 2007
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    They still though of everything there.
    oh and it's called polymorphing.
    ring of polymorph, fun times to be had by all.

    you have been turned into a dog

  3. Post #83
    I have terrible luck with sinks, I always end up polymorphed into some rather undesirable creature.

  4. Post #84
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    February 2011
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    That feel when you're playing Ivan and pray to one of the gods (The Forbidden Pleasure one or whatever) and get a mistress and proceed to let her dominate everything for you for the next long while.
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  5. Post #85
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    They still though of everything there.
    oh and it's called polymorphing.
    Oh yeah
    Funny, because I was using a ring of polymorph during writing that post

  6. Post #86
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    IMHO Dungeon Crawl is pretty much THE Roguelike these days. I haven't found anything nearly as well made as it. I've been playing it for the last 4 years and only recently got my babys first 3 runes ascension.
    Feels good.
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  7. Post #87
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    September 2009
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    Get to third level in IVAN, electrocuted to death by my own thunder hammer.
    again.
    Why do enchanted items hate me?
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  8. Post #88
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    Are there any roguelikes with permadeath but without it being quite so easy to die? Preferably some kind of non-linear one where you're not just dungeon crawling all the time.

  9. Post #89
    hilariously terrible!
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    That feel when you're playing Ivan and pray to one of the gods (The Forbidden Pleasure one or whatever) and get a mistress and proceed to let her dominate everything for you for the next long while.
    I had a mistress once, was running around watching her murder everything. Then I kicked a bear trap in her direction.

    Didn't even live five turns after that.

  10. Post #90
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    Are there any roguelikes with permadeath but without it being quite so easy to die? Preferably some kind of non-linear one where you're not just dungeon crawling all the time.
    Permadeath kinda goes hand-in-hand with frequent death. The reason they feel like that, especially at first, is that you really have to use your head and employ every possible resource and play really carefully to keep yourself alive. Still, some of them (like IVAN) depend on you finding at least half-decent equipment in the first few minutes of the game or you'll just get killed shortly afterwards.

    In this way I consider roguelikes a sort of cousin to the super-hard platformer genre, like Super Meat Boy and N. It's really easy to die in both, but the main distinguishing factor is that you die due to bad reflexes in a platformer, but you die due to bad planning in roguelikes. Getting good at a roguelike really is a process of trial-and-error.

  11. Post #91
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    Are there any roguelikes with permadeath but without it being quite so easy to die? Preferably some kind of non-linear one where you're not just dungeon crawling all the time.
    Elona?

  12. Post #92
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    Are there any roguelikes with permadeath but without it being quite so easy to die? Preferably some kind of non-linear one where you're not just dungeon crawling all the time.
    Angband.

  13. Post #93
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    Are there any roguelikes with permadeath but without it being quite so easy to die? Preferably some kind of non-linear one where you're not just dungeon crawling all the time.
    ToME. It's quite easy and open-world, it also has a difficulty mode where you get few lives but there's still permadeath.
    It's also quite pretty graphically.
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  14. Post #94
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    I really want to get into stone soup, but it just seems way harder than any other roguelike I've played... Like the odds are always stacked against me. I'm also not terribly fond of the whole mechanic of identifying items and uncursing items, but I could potentially get used to that.

  15. Post #95
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    I'm also not terribly fond of the whole mechanic of identifying items and uncursing items, but I could potentially get used to that.
    It's a good thing actually, without it early game would get waaay too boring and simple.

  16. Post #96
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    It's annoying when you wasted your last identify scroll on something marginally useful, then you find the best armor you've seen in that life, then you find out it's a cursed, -2 everything one :(
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  17. Post #97
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    Ok, I've been giving stone soup more of a chance. It's a lot more fun this time around. Partly because I actually survived the tutorial this time.

    Also this game is kinda ahead of its time. Apparently pizza is considered a vegetable. Spriggans can eat it.

  18. Post #98
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    Apparently pizza is considered a vegetable. Spriggans can eat it.
    Probably because of the sauce

  19. Post #99
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    If you haven't played the Mage's Guild roguelike you should give it a try
    The crafting system is just what I have ever wanted to see in a roguelike

  20. Post #100
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    Apparently pizza is considered a vegetable. Spriggans can eat it.


    Also, finally reached bottom of Puppy Cave in Elona.
    Fuck. Yes.

  21. Post #101
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    I think Elona is probably my favorite roguelike. It's possibly the most open-ended game I've played. You can pretty much beat the game playing as a pianist. Get high charisma, earn loads emone from playing at parties, hire bodyguards to do your fighting for you, charm/breed even stronger creatures to serve you. Or you could live the life of a pacifist, working as a traveling merchant and running/teleporting away from any danger.

    It's a shame development has apparently been halted.
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  22. Post #102
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    Real men play Elona as a tourist. Just walk about not really doing anything.
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  23. Post #103
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    There are multiple branches of elona that are being worked on, since it's not being worked on by Noa (the guy who made it originally) any longer.

    This is probably one of the most recently updated ones.
    There are a bunch of others Here
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  24. Post #104
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    Castle of the Winds
    Oh MY GOD MY CHILDHOOD
    I used to play the shit out of this, my sister and I would take turns. It was on a disc of "the 100 greatest shareware games" from like PC magazine.. LOVED IT.
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  25. Post #105
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    Man I feel really proud of my score of 5,720 in DCSS, then I look at the facepunch thread and people like dargon have 13 million points.

  26. Post #106
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    January 2007
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    What are some tips for success in Dungeon Crawl, I do decently, but always seem to get mobbed by a large group of enemies only a few levels down.

  27. Post #107
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    I think I've gotten to the stage where I think graphical roguelikes are ugly, nowadays. Gonna give mageguild a go :D
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  28. Post #108
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    Just got 8572 on crawl. Slowly working my way up. I only ever seem to do well as a warrior type, playing some brutish race like a minotaur. I killed Pikel in this run and got a +4 +2 electric whip from him. Shit was awesome.

  29. Post #109
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    Minotaurs are awesome, my first (and only) ascension was with a Minotaur Gladiator of Cheibro.

    I was cruising around in a
    Code:
    +8 pearl dragon armour of Valiance (worn) {rPois rN+ Dex+1 Acc-2}
    holding the
    Code:
    +9,+8 vampiric lajatang
    with
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     O Level 27 Fighting
     O Level 27 Staves
     O Level 27 Armour
     O Level 27 Dodging
    and not giving a fuck.

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    I'd say that 45 in both AP and EV is quite nice as well.

  30. Post #110
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    Rogue Survivor is one of the easiest RLs I've played, I just collected as much food and ammo as possible, went into some building's basement (which conveniently has beds down there) and just camped the stairs, shotgunning every zombie's face off.

    I Held out for 49 days before I ran out of food and thus had to go get some more, got fucked in the ass by an angry mob of pimps, bikers and zombies.

  31. Post #111
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    Played Stone Soup for the first time
    It's probably the only roguelike, in which I prefer graphical tiles over ASCII, it looks really well

    I'm still not sure if I prefer Stone Soup or Nethack, Stone Soup doesn't feel as in depth as Nethack (But I haven't played it much, so I might be mistaken)

    Edited:

    Also am I the only one who never gets past level 2/3 because I try to explore every part of the dungeon?

    Edited:

    Rogue Survivor is one of the easiest RLs I've played, I just collected as much food and ammo as possible, went into some building's basement (which conveniently has beds down there) and just camped the stairs, shotgunning every zombie's face off.

    I Held out for 49 days before I ran out of food and thus had to go get some more, got fucked in the ass by an angry mob of pimps, bikers and zombies.
    I remember living in subway for 20 days

  32. Post #112
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    Also am I the only one who never gets past level 2/3 because I try to explore every part of the dungeon?
    I should think you'd survive an even shorter time if you DIDN'T explore every part of a floor. You might find more useful items if you keep exploring the floor, but if you advance before you find everything, you end up facing tougher monsters with worse equipment, fewer healing potions, etc.

  33. Post #113
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    What is a good graphic roguelike game(free, not elona, PC)?

  34. Post #114
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    What is a good graphic roguelike game(free, not elona, PC)?
    Dungeon Crawl

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    Also am I the only one who never gets past level 2/3 because I try to explore every part of the dungeon?
    You SHOULD explore every corner of the level and preferably (with possible exception of dangerous uniques and ghosts) kill every single enemy on a level before going on to the next one.
    Every little bit of XP goes towards raising your skills that make you more powerful.

  35. Post #115
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    I just started playing Ascii sector, joined the Merchants, accepted the mission of delivering X amount of iron to some other planet. Do I need to buy all this iron for my money or load it on my ship from somewhere? When that will be answered - if I land with goods on the planet that ordered them - where do I unload it and get my pay?

  36. Post #116
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    February 2011
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    Anyone know of any good roguelikes? Other then Dungeon Crawl, im already decent enough at that game, just want a different sort of setting. (I've also played cataclysm and LCC)

  37. Post #117
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    June 2010
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    The guy who made Rogue Survivor just made a christmas update, apparently got rid of a lot of bugs. Yay!
    http://roguesurvivor.blogspot.com/
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  38. Post #118
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    Anyone know of any good roguelikes? Other then Dungeon Crawl, im already decent enough at that game, just want a different sort of setting. (I've also played cataclysm and LCC)
    ToME (Pretty Tiles): http://te4.org/
    Incursion (ASCII): http://www.incursion-roguelike.net/

  39. Post #119
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    What is a good graphic roguelike game(free, not elona, PC)?
    Eye Of The Vulture is good

  40. Post #120
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    Anyone know of any good roguelikes? Other then Dungeon Crawl, im already decent enough at that game, just want a different sort of setting. (I've also played cataclysm and LCC)
    I think there are a few in the OP