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Player's Plaza / free RL for android
« on: April 29, 2015, 04:29:33 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good free roguelike or roguelite for android? Thanks.

Player's Plaza / RLs and strategy
« on: March 12, 2015, 10:28:55 PM »
Honestly, do you think there is a significant amount of strategy or logic-driven problem solving happening in a RL? I've played quite a few RLs and think that, while being stupid is going to get you killed fast, even playing smart doesn't help you too much. Considering the amount of hidden information and random number generation, it just seems that this is the foundation of gameplay, with smarts and skill coming in a distant second. Am I off-base here? Convince me otherwise. :)

Player's Plaza / RL for a 1024x600 netbook and no numpad
« on: April 20, 2014, 07:43:53 PM »
I recently acquired a netbook, but the max res is 1024x600. I've been playing a lot of Sil and Infra Arcana.  IA is too big for the screen. Considering the number of windows it uses, I'm not even going to try Sil. What's out there that will work on a netbook? Thanks.

Traditional Roguelikes (Turn-based) / Sil players?
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:46:43 AM »
I'm starting to get into Sil. I'm doing well enough (I took the easy race and sunk most of my points into melee/evasion). I do have some questions though.

1) I'm worried about light levels. I have some torches, but I tend to play cautiously. I burned through one on the first floor alone, and I'm not finding any more. What can I do for a more reliable/permanent source of light.

2) Does holding a torch affect stealth? I assume it does so I unequip it when I'm looking to be sneaky, but if it doesn't matter, I could use the light.

3) What's the Lembas Bread for? I also got an item that gives me a bonus to sustenance. Is hunger an issue?

That's all for now. :)

Player's Plaza / suggestions for a "thematic" RL?
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:57:46 AM »
So, I've been playing a bit of dredmor and TOME to get my feet wet. I'm going to keep on with these, but I'd also like to add another RL into the mix. I'm looking for something with a more solid theme. These other two just seem like generic fantasy to me. I'd like to find something a little less generic and a little more immersive. For example, I tried Cataclysm. It was closer, but there were a bazillion classes to choose from so it all felt pretty random (and it displayed way too small on my screen so I couldn't see anything anyway). I'm going to give Infra Arcana a shot, as that seems to stick to the Lovecraftian theme, but I'm looking for other suggestions for (completed/stable) RLs that fit this bill. It really doesn't even matter much what the theme is. I'd settle for another medieval fantasy, but I'd like to give something else a shot, as long as it's not just a mishmash of concepts. What do you suggest? Thanks.

Player's Plaza / skill-based RL?
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:05:09 PM »
If this multiposts, I apologize. I'm having a little trouble getting my first post to show up on the forums.

Lately, I've been playing a bit of Spelunky and Labyrinth: Secrets of ShadowHaven (on ArmorGames). Both of these I like. I die a lot, and often don't get far, but it's always due to sloppy playing rather than random chance. I also liked the first couple Diablo games, and Torchlight, even though they are a bit of a clickfest. I know that these aren't pure RLs, but they are in that vein. I've played a few proper RLs many years ago, but was discouraged by frequent deaths due to circumstances I could not control or even avoid. Anyway, I'm looking to delve into some more in-depth RLs, and am looking for suggestions. I don't mind the dying, as long as it's (usually/mostly/maybe always) because I screwed up, and not the game screwing me. Despite listing a bunch of real-time graphical rogueish games, I really don't mind anything that is turn-based or has ASCII graphics. Thanks for any suggestions.

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