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Old October 23, 2014, 12:10   #1
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Prompted by the recent discovery (thanks, elly!) that most of the posts from rec.games.moria and rec.games.roguelike.angband are available for download from archive.org, I started curating a collection of Usenet posts about Angband. Please add on if you can (I'd like to see notable variant announcements and discussions about game design and strategy, for example), and enjoy if you haven't seen them before. Most of the links below go to Google Groups individual post pages.
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Old October 23, 2014, 13:39   #2
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This is brilliant. I've only read the first three so far, but they are a fascinating record. I actually got quite excited about this 'Angband' game. It is easy to look at all of its flaws now that they are well known (e.g. many cases of bigger but not actually better), but they really were making an impressive contribution to roguelikes. Artefacts and uniques are probably my favourite improvements, but I may be forgetting some others.
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I had thought you were referring to these, which are already archived on this forum, but well worth watching again. I remember the first of them vividly.

http://angband.oook.cz/fun/lotr2.php
http://angband.oook.cz/fun/lotr3.php
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I had thought you were referring to these, which are already archived on this forum, but well worth watching again. I remember the first of them vividly.

http://angband.oook.cz/fun/lotr2.php
http://angband.oook.cz/fun/lotr3.php
"You hear a door burst open" made me laugh out loud, and I needed that, so thanks!
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Artefacts and uniques are probably my favourite improvements, but I may be forgetting some others.
Oh, I forgot vaults.
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This is a great collection, myshkin, well done.
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This is a great collection, myshkin, well done.
Nick: you probably want to download these for your archives as they might not be around for ever.
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Nick: you probably want to download these for your archives as they might not be around for ever.
....And re-post on another server. :
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....And re-post on another server. :
All the posts are archived on archive.org forever so it's probably not worth worrying about it.
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All the posts are archived on archive.org forever so it's probably not worth worrying about it.
archive.org FTW. Although... they could probably use donations.

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