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Derakon July 9, 2018 16:48

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Originally Posted by debo (Post 131703)
It is clearly Rocketband.

I did one good thing years ago and have been coasting on my reputation since then...

OmniNegro July 10, 2018 02:55

Right now, Frog and Compos are both simply the best available by a huge amount.

But when I first started playing such games, Furyband was the best by an equally huge amount. The GUI is pretty bad for today, but what other variant can you play as a Lygrog without any melee attack and become all but invulnerable if you lived long enough?

How about playing as a Jedi? (With Lightsabers too.)

Furyband was not the first with Monster races to play, but it was the first with so many to choose from. It had a deity system that no game I am aware of ever came close to. (With multiple gods you can choose from that reacted differently to many things.)

And while not based on Angband, I really should mention how absolutely great Nethack is. And if you played Nethack and liked it, there is always "Slash'Em Extended". It has thousands of race and class combinations and is literally the hardest game imaginable. (If you doubt this, please try it.)

(The changelog for the current version is 1022 lines long. See for yourself.)

Be fairly warned. AmyBSOD (The maintainer of Slash'Em Extended.) Is clearly a sadist and enjoys making players suffer in the most aggravating ways imaginable. (She is actually very nice and easy to talk to. But the game is not even remotely fair.)

Good day everyone.

Ingwe Ingweron July 10, 2018 23:40

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Originally Posted by Derakon (Post 131712)
I did one good thing years ago and have been coasting on my reputation since then...

Not bad for an April Fool's joke. I still occasionally go back and play it for awhile. :D

Bucephalus July 18, 2018 11:31

Zangband.

All that really mattered in Zangband was how much gold you had and how brave you were.

The races were balanced and straightforward.

Access to level 80 dungeons at level 1 made gaining 40+ levels in a single turn a viable option.

The randarts were often stupidly powerful (activatable wraithform?) and crazy expensive, which made gold valuable.

The Death realm was, just, superior. You could quaff potions of death as a wraith.

Its more powerful classes (warrior-mages, paladins) were initially harder, but worth it.

Its overworld was elegant, atmospheric, pitiless, huge, and foremost, worth exploring.

Mondkalb July 18, 2018 13:40

Zangband is quite impressive.

I like the TK-versions of several variants that were available as AngbandTK or TKAnband. There was also a really nice isometric UI:
http://skyward.fr/mirror/archive/ftp...es/Angband/Tk/

http://www.seoman-mondkalb.org/jpg/a...bandtk1_th.png

http://www.seoman-mondkalb.org/jpg/a...gbandtk_th.png

PowerWyrm July 19, 2018 09:11

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Originally Posted by Mondkalb (Post 132041)
There was also a really nice isometric UI:

You can do this for any variant that has a GCU port with the Necklace of the Eye frontend.

http://www.roguetemple.com/z/noteye/

You can also play in FPP mode.

AmyBSOD August 10, 2018 13:32

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Originally Posted by OmniNegro (Post 131784)
And while not based on Angband, I really should mention how absolutely great Nethack is. And if you played Nethack and liked it, there is always "Slash'Em Extended". It has thousands of race and class combinations and is literally the hardest game imaginable. (If you doubt this, please try it.)

There's also my ToME-SX variant of ToME 2.3.5, but unfortunately I have so much stuff on the to-do list of SLASH'EM Extended that it has not been updated in a long time. ToME-SX is actually not all that hard, and in many regards probably easier than the variant it's based upon.

Maddz September 30, 2018 13:35

Hengband, by a long shot. I just wish there was an OS X port for the new version, but I suppose when we replace the iMac I can revert the old one to Snow Leopard.

Firons2 October 2, 2018 12:16

Personally, it's Unangband for me, it has a very polished feel, detailed writing, I love everything about it.


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