1. I have the oddest need to make an RPG game out of nowhere right now. The heck. D:

    Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:46:13 UTC from web
    1. @minti I've been feeling the urge to make a roguelike for a while now and I don't know why. D:

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:47:22 UTC from web
      1. @bitshift Because roguelikes are awesome?

        Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:47:45 UTC from web
        1. @minti Well, yes. But my roguelike needs are more than satisfied by Brogue, so I'm not sure why I still feel like making one. :/

          Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:48:39 UTC from web
    2. @minti DO IT!

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:47:59 UTC from web
    3. @widget It's a subgenre of dungeon-crawler characterized by a number of things, chiefly random dungeon generation and permadeath. Most of them are either descended from, or partly inspired by the dungeon-crawler Rogue, hence the name.

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:50:13 UTC from web
    4. @widget I can't really explain it well without getting many details wrong so here have a Wikipedia article.

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:50:17 UTC from web
    5. @widget Its like... A rogue.

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:50:59 UTC from web
    6. @widget Nethack is pretty much the defining example of a roguelike, yeah. (Though as I said, !Brogue is actually the one I most enjoy right now, and also the one I would recommend to newcomers to the genre.)

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:52:42 UTC from web
    7. @widget Yeah, death is permanent in Nethack. (Well, you can be saved from a single fatal thing by an amulet of life saving, but once you actually do die, that's it for that character.)

      Friday, 13-Jul-12 04:55:54 UTC from web