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Good coffeebreak rls?
« on: August 01, 2008, 01:47:38 AM »
I am looking for some suggestions on coffeebreak roguelikes. The ones i like so far are Sewerjacks and the rl. Are there any more that are good enough to kill some time when im waitin for stuff like dls and stuff.

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 04:08:45 AM »
Glad you like sewerjacks :)

DoomRL is good, was it Kornel that coined the "coffee break" phrase for RLs? Although he seems to increase the game size regularly.
Ivan is almost a coffee break. 
Quickband is good.
And Chessrogue.


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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 09:57:02 PM »
Mine of course  ::)

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 02:41:44 AM »
KING game probably qualifies and one that doesn't take too long to play, it can be completed in a few hours.

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 01:45:30 PM »
was it Kornel that coined the "coffee break" phrase for RLs?

It was actually a player, namely "Artagas"

We then continued using it and made it canon (the same for talkie talkie projects, first used by Slash on rgrd too)

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 05:28:37 PM »
Thanks all. Having fun with a lot of games right now. currently playing crypt rover between games of stone soup and when im waiting in town for my spanish classes. (I have all my rls on a flash memory because im always using different computers)

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 06:24:14 PM »
Any suggestions for improvements?

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 09:32:59 PM »
No. Not really. Its fun but it seems like its more luck than skill. But that might be the fun of it. It seems like sometimes you get enough bat and air but sometimes you just get useless life(i speak of where it is placed not if it is generated). If i think of any suggestions ill let you know.  BTW our names are kinda similar!! :)

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 10:31:05 PM »
Yes, that's the main issue I'm trying to work out.  I want to keep the game simple and easy to get into,  but at the same time make it less dependent on luck and more on ingenuity and skill.  These 2 objectives often seem to contradict one another.

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 01:30:22 AM »
It is a great game though. I think it may be hard to give it a good balance. Thanks for making a fun game.

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 02:35:31 PM »
We then continued using it and made it canon (the same for talkie talkie projects, first used by Slash on rgrd too)

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008, 11:51:17 PM »
I'm surprised noone mentioned Rogue (unless it's redundant to do so). Simple, fun, deadly. I first tried it as a curiosity after playing several roguelikes, but found it to be a classic still worth playing.

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 12:56:37 PM »
That's because, well, rogue scares the hell out of most people here. Nobody has completed the challenge! :P

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 01:32:06 PM »
I've played rogue for a little while now but it kicks my butt every time. 

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Re: Good coffeebreak rls?
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 12:00:22 AM »
re Rogue: May be so. Maybe that's what makes the game so sublime in the first place. Personally, I never beat a roguelike in my entire life. Rogue is the epitome of that. ;)

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