Author Topic: Welcome to Temple of the Roguelike Forums! (a.k.a. Introduce Yourself Thread)  (Read 237269 times)

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Well, I've made a couple of posts here already, but I think I still qualify as new enough to say hi here. ;)

I'm Tom, 28-year-old geek from England with delusions of grandeur, been playing roguelikes since I picked up a copy of Moria years ago on a 3.5" disk from a dodgy vendor at the local market. While I know it may not be the most popular of choices, I'm unashamedly more of a fan of Angband-style roguelikes than the NetHack-style ones, though really, it's all good. :) If it's a roguelike, changes are I'll play it.
My goals in life include world domination, buying a really cool hat, and travelling back in time in order to warn myself not to eat that potato salad.
SUDD: An all-new sci-fi/fantasy roguelike in the making!

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Hi Tom, welcome to Roguelikers anonymous. You've taken the first step, now hopefully you can now get the help you need  ;D

I too started with Moria many years back, and have actually started playing it again.  I also do not like Nethack, probably because of my moria background.

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I'm John David Taylor, I'm currently designing the talkie Angband variant Judoband, and I approve of abortions, gay marriages, Mexicans, weed, and lolicon. Preferably all at the same time. Friday nights at my house, yo.

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Welcome JDTAY and Gravecat.   8)
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Hi,
I am Lukas, a 19-year-old rogueliker from Germany. I program since a few years and are currently working on a roguelike, after several over-ambitious and never finished other projects  ;D

But it is likely that I can release a playable early version soon.

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Welcome Lukas, good luck getting your Roguelike to a playable state---the more good ones the better!
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I signed up recently but missed this thread. I love roguelikes, but sadly can not say that I have beat any of them. Well, except for Zomband.

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Welcome insect!   8)  No need to be sad about having not had much success yet in beating Roguelikes---an abundant amount of fun and good times comes from simply playing through the lot of them and meeting spectacular ends.
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I wouldn't be too sad about that. There are many here that cannot claim to have beaten a roguelike -- well, that is what I tell myself, anyway. Welcome to the forums.

Fenrir leans toward insectcalm and whispers.

Here, have some pancakes.

The great wolf produces a plate of pancakes from behind himself, and shoves it toward insectcalm with his tail. The plate skitters across the stone floor and stops at the newcomer's feet.

Don't tell Slash where ya got 'em.

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2010, 08:36:14 PM by Fenrir »

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Hi!

Playing games since the C64 days, i'm perhaps not a die-hard roguelike/dungeon crawl player, but overall i prefer smaller indie games.
The more industry continues to pump out mediocre stuff with all sorts of installation hassles and registration paperwork, the more i stick with free/small/flash games.

Having started with the C64 also means i have been into programming ever since, hoping to be a part of the indie/free game scene with my coding attempts.

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Times change, but the wish to create games stays. Now they call it indie, but many here have been making games already before that name was coined, and we still do. A C64 sure was a good start and it's been very interesting times to get involved with computers.

Welcome to the temple :)

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I also had great fun with C64 games in my childhood!
Welcome to the forum Null  :)
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in life.

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Hi there.

I discovered roguelikes with an obscure game on a Minitel -some sort of primitive French internet in the 80s which had simple games and services.
It mostly involved me bashing bats, rats and spending too much time on the phone line -1 minute of Minitel was kinda expensive iirc.
I was  ;D when I found out there were similar games on the computer and it was a whole genre.
I'm no hardcore rogueliker but since then I played games like ADOM, Crawl, DoomRL and DwarfFortress.

I like indie games in general because they are not bound by the standardisation of UI, graphics and gameplay. They are more creative, have their own quirks, merits and faults and its part of the fun -or the irritation- in playing them.

I'm also developping "Rogue Survivor" a zombie themed roguelike and will possibly post an alpha version here soon. I tend not to finish pet projects, let's hope for a change.  ::)

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Welcome to the temple, roguedjack, and good luck with Rogue Survivor :-)
https://mariodonick.itch.io/lambdarogue-the-book-of-stars
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Indeed, your trailers are a good sign roguedjack!   8)
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