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GameSetWatch - COLUMN: @Play: Excerpts from a Roguelike Encyclopedia, Part 1
The beginnings of an encyclopedia for Roguelikes; some useful stuff in here, given current interests.
games  reference  rogue  nethack  roguelikes 
march 2011 by infovore
My Nethack YAAP
"Nethack does what computers do best - what computers were invented for. It hands you a symbolic representation of something, and lets you interact with it. The symbols are utterly mundane ... but the interaction is extraordinarily complicated. Interacting with the game of Nethack can be glorious, frustrating, hilarious, and satisfying. Like any great game, it's even fun to watch and talk about when played by others. There are probably more web pages of people telling their Nethack war stories than there are pages discussing the game itself.

This is one of those pages. I'm writing this because, after twenty years of playing, I finally completed the game." It's quite a tale, and full of glimpses of secrets I never discovered. Always more of a rogue man.
yaap  nethack  ascension  roguelike  games  stories  writing 
march 2010 by infovore
GameSetWatch - Column: @Play: How To Win At Nethack
God, Nethack is far, far, far too complicated. This only reminds me why I hated it so much (compared to Rogue, or even Larn).
nethack  roguelike  games  tips  writing  overcomplicated 
may 2009 by infovore

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