Rogue/Rogue-likes (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird June 30 2009 6:04 PM EDT

I don't know how many other CB'ers play Rogue or Roguelike games, but I do...just thought I'd put up a link to one of the better Roguelikes out there.

Feel free to post screenshots of your deepest ventures (I can't get past dungeon level 10 unless I do something cheap like minotaur berserker) and to offer tips/hints to other players.

For those who need graphics, download the one with "tiles" in the name.

Demigod June 30 2009 6:15 PM EDT

Sorry, I can't click the link... I'm too busy staring at your user pic. Love it.

QBRanger June 30 2009 6:16 PM EDT

I love Roguelike games.

My favorite is Ancient Domains of Mystery. It is nearly impossible without a cheat, like a save character program.

Thanks for this website.

Goodfish June 30 2009 6:50 PM EDT

ADOM is great.

My favorite non-traditional "roguelike" is actually Dwarf Fortress, which I'm sure I've mentioned before, but it's always worth another.

QBOddBird July 1 2009 1:32 AM EDT

If anyone else is playing Crawl, and you happen to know the answer to do you re-enable Autopickup if it gets shut off during a fight? x_x

IndependenZ July 1 2009 4:51 AM EDT

Sorry, I can't click the link... I'm too busy staring at your user pic. Is that an old Nissan Skyline in the back?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 1 2009 4:57 AM EDT

I think the one I played the most was Nethack. I'm sure that was the name. :/

QBOddBird July 12 2009 10:06 PM EDT

I've only gotten 6.8k score at best since I posted this thread and link. x_x

Screenshots of your best? :)

Demigod July 12 2009 10:35 PM EDT

Well, now my comment about your user pic just seems overly enthusiastic. :)

QBRanger July 12 2009 10:45 PM EDT

I cannot get past the 6th dungeon level.

I typically start as a Minotaur gladiator.

What do you find is the best to start with?

Demigod as great stats but levels so slowly.

QBOddBird July 12 2009 11:44 PM EDT

Demigod is HORRIBLE. Do not suggest.

Minotaur -anything physical- works great. A lot of it depends on your drops, though.

Spriggans are great venom mages / ranged attackers, as they run faster than anything else in the game.

Mummies are AWESOME if you are very patient and don't mind spending an hour a dungeon level to start off with...they don't have to eat, so you can rest for hundreds of turns waiting for monsters to show up one at a time. The problem is that since they don't eat/drink, you cannot use healing potions. The upside is that while using magic normally makes you more hungry, mummies have no need to eat! :)

Oh, and my best is with a Minotaur Monk. Got down to dungeon level 10. They get the usual unarmed attacks, plus a headbutt attack bonus.

I'm still looking for other good combos and strategy is to FIND your scrolls of identify and start using them.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 12 2009 11:57 PM EDT

I'm back from vacation, my favorite topic. I play PowderDS :)

Demigod July 13 2009 12:07 AM EDT

Despite you guys trash-talking me, here's the Windows download link:

QBOddBird July 13 2009 1:22 AM EDT

if you want graffix, use this link.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 13 2009 9:21 AM EDT

I've been chewed out by "others" in my age group for being a huge rogue-like fan.
I've ascended (once) in Nethack as a elven priest. And that's about the end of my accomplishments. ;)
Currently, my favorite rogue-likes are LARN ( and Dwarf Fortress (mentioned above). LARN is great fun, and a nice respite from other (uber-difficult) rogue-likes. (Unless, of course, you go into the volcano without realizing that there's a bunch of blasted dragons and demons fluttering about, and it's impossible to survive unless you get the stupid Lance of Death! Argh!)
Dwarf Fortress is the last great rogue-like that will likely ever be made. I'd like to say (right about now) "Just play it", but don't "just play it" by any means. Read tutorials about it.
A lot of tutorials.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] July 13 2009 10:05 AM EDT

This one is still a ''demo'' but is fully playable in it's current state.

It's awesome for those like me who get frustrated by the ''left in the dark'' feel of roguelikes.

QBOddBird July 16 2009 10:55 PM EDT

bamp, if anyone else is playing.

three4thsforsaken July 17 2009 1:01 AM EDT

I've been playing soup. I'm really enjoying the mountain dwarf fighter and the merfolk crusader. After a dozen characters, I just had a promising one die at level 14 by a stupid centuar warrior.

Goodfish July 17 2009 1:19 AM EDT

Marl gets 5M cool points for playing DF.

I have played Incursion and it is relatively good. Crawl is, however, much easier to pick up.

QBOddBird July 17 2009 10:29 PM EDT

Hm. Never tried a merfolk crusader...

QBOddBird July 18 2009 1:24 AM EDT

homg. Xom is the most awesome god to serve...he just gave me a god gift of legendary cards and then turned me into living stone. Super armor :D

QBOddBird July 20 2009 1:49 PM EDT

Found an awesome site for this game, lots of useful info.

Also started keeping updates on my current Crawler. If anyone wants to read along, the link is here.

three4thsforsaken July 20 2009 6:24 PM EDT

Right now, playing a lot of hill orc priest of Beogh and loving it! Things start to get really interesting when you start recruiting orc Followers. One of my orc followers started leveling up with me like crazy and became an orc knight. I then got a little to aggressive and died on the 14th floor I believe.

In addition to followers, Hill orcs have great weapon affinities and gain bonuses to AC from orcish armor. Smite is crazy powerful too! I think I'm in love...

QBOddBird July 20 2009 8:40 PM EDT

Hill Orc Priest of Beogh is awesome if you can pick up some decent armor off the bat.

Right now I'm playing Vampire Wizard...I'm enjoying it a lot, especially with Sif Muna support. This is me currently:

DarkMenzo July 20 2009 9:41 PM EDT

I downloaded that link you said that had graphics, and there's no actual executable crawl file. Am I missing something?

Tyriel [123456789] July 20 2009 10:00 PM EDT

Make sure you download the right one. There's ones for different OSes. If you're running Windows (I assume you are), you want to download the one called "".

I'm just getting started, trying out some races and classes. I want to make a spellcaster of some kind, but not sure what yet. =)

QBRanger July 20 2009 10:35 PM EDT

This is the 3rd or 4th tile based game I have tried. The others were for Rogue.

I only played them for less than 1 hour due to their poor interface.

This game is just incredible. Old school rogue made much faster and easier to play.

Thanks for finding this game.

DarkMenzo July 20 2009 10:35 PM EDT

Eh I started playing the online ASCII version from the other post, and man is it fun. A lot better than ADOM imo.

w!ms July 21 2009 3:58 PM EDT

you should try IVAN

QBRanger July 21 2009 5:02 PM EDT

The is no way people can win this game more than 1 time if that much.

They have to be using a save cheat program.

There is one for ADOM which I used, otherwise all your great planning can be over if a Lich ever teleports right next to your mage.

My favorite right now is a mountain dwarf chaos knight.

DarkMenzo July 21 2009 5:09 PM EDT

Ranger, if you look under the other forum that has the tournament, and under the statistics of species/classes etc. that quite a few people win. Though the percentages are low....

QBRanger July 21 2009 5:10 PM EDT

I do not see how one can win without a save program.

But then again, I am not as adept at this game as they are. And I get a bit tired of the one tile at a time movement that is really needed to attempt a win.

O well, I do like this tile game a lot.

QBOddBird July 22 2009 12:06 AM EDT

You can press "o" if you are tired of one-tile at a time movement, Ranger. I practically rush through levels (which gets me killed if I'm careless.)

Goodfish July 22 2009 12:35 AM EDT

Current high score of 411 in Crawl, haha.

QBOddBird July 23 2009 2:59 AM EDT

Vampire Necromancer turns out to be REALLY powerful, but the downfall is...imps, of all creatures! It's awesome until you get to demonic creatures (there's a spell to handle the undeads) and then you really need a 2nd spellbook.

QBRanger July 23 2009 9:59 PM EDT

Wow, the 'o' command makes exploring very fast.

Thanks for the help.

w!ms July 23 2009 10:05 PM EDT

you should try the DOOM roguelike

QBOddBird July 24 2009 3:53 AM EDT

Playing on the server turns out to actually have lag for my dialup...even so, I like it OK. More interesting to me is being able to watch other games in progress...I'm watching Fexy play as a Spriggan and assassinate sleeping creatures as we speak.

Poor Fex. Spriggans don't eat meat!

Almaisky July 24 2009 7:21 AM EDT

You can also use shift-direction, if you want to move quickly, but still control where you're going.

By the way, never cast vampiric draining on an imp >.<

QBRanger July 24 2009 11:10 AM EDT

Is the tile game on the server or just the ASC game?

And what is the link to the server if you please?

QBOddBird July 24 2009 11:28 AM EDT

Almaisky - ha, yeah, learned that lesson the hard way too xD

Ranger - , download PuTTY and SSH to that URL, username and password are "joshua"

There's currently no tile version available for the online play. I find it kind of difficult, transitioning myself back from the tiles! :P

QBOddBird July 24 2009 12:08 PM EDT

Also, if you go watching games, you should check and see if 78291 is playing. Amazing player...he's beaten the game 10+ times. I'm watching him playing a Spriggan Paladin of all things right now, and he's actually doing well.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 24 2009 12:52 PM EDT

The nice thing is that you get a stat page when you register, check it out: All Players And here's mine.. I haven't done very well ;)

QBRanger July 24 2009 12:59 PM EDT

"download PuTTY and SSH to that URL, username and password are "joshua"


Consider me a computer novice when it comes to this sort of thing.

I have no idea what SSH and Putty are? Programs? Do I have to find them somewhere and download them?

QBOddBird July 24 2009 1:13 PM EDT

If you go to that site - - then you'll find a link to download PuTTY there. Once you download it, and run it, there will be a pop-up box that gives you the option to SSH to a connection, and a space where you type in the server ( and when you click "Connect" it will ask for a Username and Password, both of which are Joshua.

Ooh! Just found this .txt file:

How to SSH to Crawl. :)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 24 2009 1:29 PM EDT

What they mean is:

1) Download Putty
2) Setup Putty, do this by just opening it, it should start in the "Putty Configuation" screen, on this screen do this >
    A) Make sure "Session" is selected in categories on the left hand menu then type "Crawl" in the box labeled "Saved Sessions" (This is so you don't have to do this again after you type all this in.)
    B) Type in "" into the box labeled "Host Name"
    C) On the category menu on the left side, click "Data" it should be listed under the "Connections" category.
    D) Type in "joshua" in the box labeled Login details - Auto-login username.
    E) Download this file: put it somewhere you can remember.
    F) Now click the category Connection > SSH > Auth on the left hand menu.
    G) Click browse button on this screen, it should be at the bottom of the screen listed under Authentication parameters.
    H) Browse to and select the cao_key.ppk file you just downloaded.
    I) Now click "Session" again in the left hand menu and click the "Save" button in the Load, save, or delete a stored session section.

TADA, now you're done, all you have to do to play is this >
1) Open Putty
2) Select and Click Load on the Crawl session.
3) Click Open at the bottom and you should connect without any issues.

QBRanger July 24 2009 1:32 PM EDT

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