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Re: Grouping the ASCII symbols?
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2010, 11:44:39 AM »
Yes. Developing a Roguelike with a "classical" looking (i.e. looking like rogue or larn), but with certain special features that I will not reveal.
Cool. Good luck coding and hope some day we can try it out.


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Re: Grouping the ASCII symbols?
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 11:15:48 AM »
This is a useful thread, particularly because this question gets asked from time to time by new members. I even search for this thread on some occasions as a reference. So, I propose that we sticky this thread for easy access :)

Second, I just realized that Rogue's symbols have been totally unmentioned here! Well, here they are, ripped verbatim directly from the original manual:

@    This symbol represents you, the adventurer.
-|   These symbols represent the walls of rooms.
+    A door to/from a room.
.    The floor of a room.
#    The floor of a passage between rooms.
*    A pile or pot of gold.
)    A weapon of some sort.
]    A piece of armor.
!    A flask containing a magic potion.
?    A piece of paper, usually a magic scroll.
=    A ring with magic properties
/      A magical staff or wand
ˆ     A trap, watch out for these.
%    A staircase to other levels
:      A piece of food.
A-Z  The uppercase letters represent the various inhabitants
     of  the Dungeons of Doom.  Watch out, they can be nasty
     and vicious.