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Old July 17, 2020, 00:50   #1
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Roguelike Celebration

Since 2016 the Roguelike Celebration has been held in approximately October each year at the Github offices in San Francisco. This year it will be a virtual event, which means it's actually feasible for me to attend it.

So I'm thinking I should present in some way - but what? My current thought is a really brief historical intro to Angband followed by a Q+A session. Anyone else care to offer an opinion?
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I think that would be nice. I would also mention a little of Angband's design philosophy which is somewhat unique in the roguelike world.
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I think design 'philosophy' is a red herring, but angband has some design characteristics.

Non-persistent levels, the town, infinite resources, monsters that can one-shot you, these are the things that separate angband from other roguelikes in terms of gameplay. The ultimate result is that you have permission to dive.
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Hasn't a history of Angband has already been presented there? Doesn't mean it can't be done again, and I'm sure it would be different given your perspective.

I feel like you could talk quite a bit about your role and the decisions you made as maintainer in 4.0-4.2 etc. How do you update something that people are drawn to as a classic?
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Unfortunately this has all become academic, as I missed the deadline...
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