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Welcome and enjoy!   8)  May you always manage to find the Red Warriors, Blue Wizards, and such that you pair well with. 

Don't get me started on Red Warrior...that guy is always shooting the food. :/
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Hi all!
I usually play some *band, crawl and recently boss (it's an old variant of moria; one freepascal port of boss is mantained by Ancient). A quick test convinced me to plan playing Prime too :)

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Welcome El Barto, may your graffiti spray true.   8)   Give Random Realms a shot as it might tickle some nice notes given your background thus far.
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Welcome El Barto, may your graffiti spray true.   8)   Give Random Realms a shot as it might tickle some nice notes given your background thus far.

Thanks!
I'll do, although as far as I can see it's windows only...hope it works fine in a virtual machine :)

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Greetings, rogues and roguelikes.  My name is Luke and I've been into Roguelikes for quite some time.  The first one I really played was Moria, around 1999 when I was in college; this led me into ZAngband, which I played quite a bit of (especially as a LostSoul).  Later I spent some time with ToME (2 or 3, I forget... 2, probably) and ADOM.  I was introduced to Dwarf Fortress by a game designer I worked with a couple years ago, and it really opened my eyes and got me thinking more broadly about the genre.  Then when Dredmor came out, I saw again how much new ground there was to cover.

So, now I'm working on my own game.  I'm working from scratch, since late last summer, so it'll still be a while before I've got a teaser alpha available; however, I'm keeping a pretty active development blog as a place to track my work and discuss design issues and such, not to mention hopefully garnering the interest of some potential players.

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Welcome, Luke. I shall add Snarglequest to the list of actively developing roguelikes on the next pass. That should be after 7DRL Challenge ends.

Moria you say? Perhaps you heard about its variants maybe? I am kind of curious how popular was BOSS in the old days.

And nice to see you El Barto. Given your perseverance in getting BOSS some development time you surely are going to feel at home here. Lots and lots of roguelike enthusiasts here.
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Welcome, Luke. I shall add Snarglequest to the list of actively developing roguelikes on the next pass.

Thanks!  That'll help keep me motivated for sure. :)

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Moria you say? Perhaps you heard about its variants maybe? I am kind of curious how popular was BOSS in the old days.

'fraid not; Angband was the next thing I found after Moria.

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Hi all! Here Essegi from Italy. I'm nearly a total newbie of roguelikes... I've played only Desktop Dungeons (excellent), a little DoomRL (very nice), and now i'm trying to beat WazHack (a masterpiece), and checked someone on roguebasin (i like 7drl DungeonMinder and yesterday i tried Sword In Hand, i found it nice).
This summer, not before for time issues, i plan to try something big and tough, i was thinking about UnNetHack or DCSS (maybe i'll open a thread to ask opinions), i hope it won't be too much for me. ;D
I know nothing of programming, though i've studied these 3 months c++ at university. Maybe when i'm more confortable with it i'll think to do something (like a very simple coffeebreak), to improve my programming skill (dunno when i could, surely not soon, cause there are other exams and i work too, but at least there's the idea. :P)

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Welcome Essegi, sounds like you are already off to a good start!  Some other big ones to think of would be ToME 4, Triangle Wizard, and maybe ADOM II depending on how much progress it makes in the next few months.   :D
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Hi, I've actually been here for a while, but I don't think I've ever actually posted on this thread, so here goes.

I actually played my first rogue-like game (NetHack) several years ago.  I didn't actually realize what I was playing, so I looked at it for 10 seconds, hit some buttons, and said, "Meh." About 7 months ago, I found out that NetHack is actually part of a genre , started playing Brogue, and got hooked.  About 5~6 months ago I looked into rogue-like development and started learning C.  I currently have my project (titled "oRLY") in the Pre-Pre-Alpha; basically it has a main menu that you can walk the "@" around on and buttons that go nowhere.  It's a little depressing, because it's basically all planned out and everything, but my imagination is moving faster than my programming skills are progressing.
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*chuckle* Well, welcome to the Temple, Pueo.

Since first April there was explosion of posts on rec.games.roguelike.nethack. While NetHack itself has not been updated since eight years there are a lot of variants actually. Now might be good time to try some SH successor.

I currently have my project (titled "oRLY") in the Pre-Pre-Alpha; basically it has a main menu that you can walk the "@" around on and buttons that go nowhere.  It's a little depressing, because it's basically all planned out and everything, but my imagination is moving faster than my programming skills are progressing.
I can tell you from experience Prime code is getting fatter almost every day. Its features multiply and while bugs multiply too their ranks are regularly purged. Yet ... the to-do list grows faster. It felt depressing at some point but I realized the more I implement the more additions actually become possible to accomplish. It is a natural thing, it will always be so. Even if you keep limiting yourself to good enough feature set there will be thoughts of other roguelikes one could write.

I think at some point one realizes an advantage long wish lists bring. If a feature turns out to be tough to implement you can always pause and add something else!
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Thanks for the advice, Ancient.  I think I might try a NetHack variant, too.  Thanks for the comments on the long wish list, too.  I never really looked at it that way. :)
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Welcome Essegi, sounds like you are already off to a good start!  Some other big ones to think of would be ToME 4, Triangle Wizard, and maybe ADOM II depending on how much progress it makes in the next few months.   :D
Thanks for welcome and suggesions, i know a little Triangle Wizard (done 2 or 3 match) and Tome (tutorial only), ADOM (the first) only the name.
I'd like to start playing an hacklike, complex and gameplay focused, so UnNetHack and DCSS have attracted me more. :)
At the moment just checking slowly. :D

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hi all

I am 29 and from the UK.

In my spare time I am making a roguelike (like millions of other people it seems). I've always enjoyed RPGs and roguelikes. The first roguelike I played was castle of the winds. I also played a lot of nethack but never mastered it. Have played stone soup and recently I played dredmor and dwarf fortress. Similar non-roguelike games I have played include diablo I and II and minecraft...Hmm I need to avoid playing too many games or i'll never get anywhere with making one but they are useful for ideas.

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Hmm I need to avoid playing too many games or i'll never get anywhere with making one but they are useful for ideas.

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