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Hey all. I've posted a few times but haven't introduced myself.

I'm a software developer at heart. A few of the 7DRL's were from me: 12 Hours; I Rule, You Rule, We All Rule Old-School Hyrule; and Pugnacious Wizards. I'm currently finishing up a better remake of Pugnacious Wizards and extracting an ActionScript framework for quick roguelike prototyping.

Any time I devote to playing roguelikes is probably going to be spent on Brogue, DCSS, Dwarf Fortress, and Nethack but I haven't gotten very far in any roguelike I've ever played. I guess I'm better at developing roguelikes than playing them.

Also wrote a java roguelike tutorial - filled with spelling and grammar errors - a couple years ago that seems mildly popular. Hopefully I can help with coding and give some early feedback on early projects. Or just give thanks to all the people who've contributed so much to the community.

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What's your mental image of the rest of us?  :-/

You are of course Hugh Grant. Ido is a mossad agent, the quiet one, who can kill you using nerve pinch techniques. He is also a krav maga and tai chi -master.

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You are of course Hugh Grant. Ido is a mossad agent, the quiet one, who can kill you using nerve pinch techniques. He is also a krav maga and tai chi -master.

It's true, it's all true :-/

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Any time I devote to playing roguelikes is probably going to be spent on Brogue, DCSS, Dwarf Fortress, and Nethack but I haven't gotten very far in any roguelike I've ever played. I guess I'm better at developing roguelikes than playing them.

What's DCSS?

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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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What's your mental image of the rest of us?  :-/

You are of course Hugh Grant. Ido is a mossad agent, the quiet one, who can kill you using nerve pinch techniques. He is also a krav maga and tai chi -master.

Hey Krice can I be your fat uncle who draws a sword when things get hairy?

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Hey Krice can I be your fat uncle who draws a sword when things get hairy?

No, but you can be our gay representative.

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No, but you can be our gay representative.

I didn't realise you were a 9 year old, Krice :-/

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Krice is our pet troll, akin to a court jester... so when he talks you just laugh :)

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Hey I am Halvor G.

I've just finished my bachelor's degree in informatics and I'm going to start my master's this fall. I like functional programming (although I'm not much more than a novice at it) and bio-inspired AI. The reason I joined up here is because I need to hone my skills more outside of schoolwork and I've decided to create my first (roguelike) game. The game will probably be shit and progress is really slow because I am coding in an unfamiliar language/paradigm, but I hope to learn much making a game from start to finish. Also, I'm having tons of fun.

I've played lots of ToME, some Dungeons of Dredmor, DCSS and DoomRL. I've never won any of these games, but I've come close in ToME.

If I keep putting some time into RL development I hope to make some more experimental RLs. An RL where you face enemies generated by an evolutionary algorithm would be cool I think, as your future enemies will be generated from the ones you struggled the most with - forcing you to diversify your tactics or get crushed.

Sometimes I daydream about making a roguelike/open world space/economy game set in a turn based dynamic 2d universe akin to that of the X games (the computer games, not the extreme sport games :D), but 'tis a silly dream for now.

I've never been much of a forum poster, but from what I've lurked so far I really like these forums.

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Welcome to the forums.

Have you played Warning Forever?  It uses a similar concept to the evolutionary enemies thing you mentioned.

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Welcome to the forums.

Have you played Warning Forever?  It uses a similar concept to the evolutionary enemies thing you mentioned.

I haven't, it looks interesting though.

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Halvor is a norwegian name, right? Old viking name.

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Hey I am Halvor G.

I've just finished my bachelor's degree in informatics and I'm going to start my master's this fall. I like functional programming (although I'm not much more than a novice at it) and bio-inspired AI. The reason I joined up here is because I need to hone my skills more outside of schoolwork and I've decided to create my first (roguelike) game. The game will probably be shit and progress is really slow because I am coding in an unfamiliar language/paradigm, but I hope to learn much making a game from start to finish. Also, I'm having tons of fun.

I've played lots of ToME, some Dungeons of Dredmor, DCSS and DoomRL. I've never won any of these games, but I've come close in ToME.

If I keep putting some time into RL development I hope to make some more experimental RLs. An RL where you face enemies generated by an evolutionary algorithm would be cool I think, as your future enemies will be generated from the ones you struggled the most with - forcing you to diversify your tactics or get crushed.


I'd love to see the evolutionary enemies RL... What language are you coding in?

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Indeed, those are very neat ideas, I'd love to see that explored a bit further!
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