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Old April 12, 2012, 03:55   #11
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I have only played Faangband,Sil and NPP and they all have their good points. Right now I'm in the Npp tournament so I guess I haven't "really" played NPP, but I like what I see. But Faangband is great for someone that wants a more challenging band experience that is a bit involved than V is. Sil is really great as well but is like the Sword and Sorcery version of V in that its very low magic and pretty much no escapes. But its pretty cool once you get the hang of it and the play is pretty transparent as well. If I knew more code I'd make a longer game based off its "engine" so to speak, maybe something based on the Lone Wolf books or something.
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Old April 12, 2012, 17:34   #12
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What variant has the most "depth" to it?
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Old April 12, 2012, 17:56   #13
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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
Don't forget Chengband, an offshoot of Hengband which is still under active development!

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Old April 12, 2012, 18:19   #14
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What variant has the most "depth" to it?
ToME 2 had dungeon levels in the several hundreds, if I recall correctly. Deep enough for you?

As far as strategic/tactical depth though, that's harder to quantify. There's a lot of variants with a lot of detail out there.
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Old April 13, 2012, 00:54   #15
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I have only played Faangband,Sil and NPP and they all have their good points. Right now I'm in the Npp tournament so I guess I haven't "really" played NPP, but I like what I see. But Faangband is great for someone that wants a more challenging band experience that is a bit involved than V is. Sil is really great as well but is like the Sword and Sorcery version of V in that its very low magic and pretty much no escapes. But its pretty cool once you get the hang of it and the play is pretty transparent as well. If I knew more code I'd make a longer game based off its "engine" so to speak, maybe something based on the Lone Wolf books or something.
I loved the lone wolf books, sadly they seem to slowly be forgotten over time, can't hardly find anything on the world of magnamund anymore, that would be a good variant, wielding the summerswerd, and defeating the god at the end, who was that evil god you fight at the last book? was his name Chaos?
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Old April 13, 2012, 06:05   #16
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I loved the lone wolf books, sadly they seem to slowly be forgotten over time, can't hardly find anything on the world of magnamund anymore, that would be a good variant, wielding the summerswerd, and defeating the god at the end, who was that evil god you fight at the last book? was his name Chaos?
Honestly I stopped reading around the 12th book...and I read them when they originally were released in the US in the late 80's. Yes I'm old. Steve Jackson's Sorcery books would be another great series to base a variant on...but I'd base it off of FA since those books felt magic heavy.
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Agreed that more stuff along the lines of Lone Wolf and such would be swell. Shoot, the closest there has been in years was the Fighting Fantasy RPG on the DS that was kind of a Hexen'ish thing with more RPG trappings.
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I loved the lone wolf books, sadly they seem to slowly be forgotten over time, can't hardly find anything on the world of magnamund anymore, that would be a good variant, wielding the summerswerd, and defeating the god at the end, who was that evil god you fight at the last book? was his name Chaos?
I LOVED Sorcery!!

Also, there was an obscure series called DuelMaster which I really enjoyed, especially the one titled "Challenge of the Magi"
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I loved the lone wolf books, sadly they seem to slowly be forgotten over time, can't hardly find anything on the world of magnamund anymore, that would be a good variant, wielding the summerswerd, and defeating the god at the end, who was that evil god you fight at the last book? was his name Chaos?
The Website Project Aon has dedicated itself to providing all of the Lone Wolf books online for free. I highly suggest bopping over there and reliving the glory days.
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The Website Project Aon has dedicated itself to providing all of the Lone Wolf books online for free. I highly suggest bopping over there and reliving the glory days.
That was the name of that website, checked that out before once tjen forgot the website, might try that on my android phone thanks!
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