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Old April 11, 2012, 17:16   #1
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Thread about the best variants

Is there a thread about the best Angband variants, or where people can mention their favorite(s)? I looked but did not find such an animal.
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Old April 11, 2012, 17:31   #2
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I'm sort of new here, but from what I can tell, the notion of "best variant" is a very individual thing The audience for each variant is already so small that I'm guessing that you'll find 3-4 people who are fiercely loyal to a variant, and then a bunch of people who don't care about it much at all. (Most of those loyalists were very likely to have been involved themselves in the development of that variant!)

My personal favorites so far (aside from Vanilla itself) are SteamBand and Sil. Sil is really, unbelievably awesome for a roguelike, in my opinion.

I'm hoping to try Chengband in the near future!
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Old April 11, 2012, 23:39   #3
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Z(+)angband if you're looking for silliness.
(Re)Posband for flavorfully playing as monsters. Pets is done pretty well
Older ToME is fun because of unbalanced Alchemy, berzerking, or sorcery.
MAngband if you wanna kill internet dragons.
Angband for a standard gaming experience. Make sure the version isnt ludicrously easy. 3.0x is good. 2.x has too poor UI.
Anything else if you're bored.

Google roguebasin and play some random roguelikes also
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Old April 12, 2012, 00:41   #4
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Old April 12, 2012, 01:14   #5
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DAJ is the only one on my list that hasn't been mentioned already.
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Old April 12, 2012, 02:09   #8
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I forgot to mention hengband. Its like Z, but with less silliness and more difficulty. Good if you want mutations, pillardancing to NOT work, Pokeballs, wilderness, arena, fixed quests, gambling, more races/classes...... Oh and a lot more high level uniques with manastorm :O
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I forgot to mention hengband. Its like Z, but with less silliness
LESS silliness? Really?
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DAJ is the only one on my list that hasn't been mentioned already.
How about the variant you just spent 3 months drawing tiles for?
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