@uoou watching the recent , I'm not a keyboard guru, I have a ten key less Red Dragon mechanical keyboard, & wondered how you cope with playing with your compact Unicom keyboard. I had to buy a numpad version of the Red Dragon to play Qud because 8 way movement seems to be essential.


A note to remember that the is happening this weekend 16th/17th


An annual gathering of the community including talks and presentations from many of the of your favourite .

Really good here, 8 short-ish videos that show you exactly how to play the game & gives you a to good habits when playing.

Big Simple's guides & playthroughs have become compelling viewing.


@uoou sending a video love letter about

The stylised but functional presentation & the deep lore encourages you to layer your imagination around its framework & makes the world as fascinating as you can muster. The true power of traditional roguelikes.

Qud does it so well and in a world that is crafted and generated almost infinite replayability.

Plus it works well with

watch, be encouraged & play


If you don't know where to start, here are a few interesting (7-Day Roguelike Challenge) entries for 2021 from well known devs

st33d.itch.io/cardinal-ramship (play in browser)
tinytouchtales.itch.io/idolkni (play in browser)
jmlait.itch.io/rogue-impact (requires a download)
slash.itch.io/rainy-day (play in browser)

The challenge entries are up on itch.io for perusal. Each year the quality level and the variety of unique ideas on the roguelike genre is a marvel to behold..


Many run in web browsers and support

Really enjoyed @uoou & @HexDSL foray into video - guiding the player through the 1st hour.


It gives you all you need to start exploring & completing the early quests.

Joppa is a great start zone, because you can loot (behind closed doors) the few chests in town to start off with some kit (often a few artifacts to hand in to Argyve).

Old (2018), out of date but I attempted a quick guide myself. I went Mutant.


This preview of the 2020 celebration slipped out at the end of last month and is worth a watch to see tasters for the talks/presentations to come in the main event.



Warning cool stuff discussions ahead.

The main event is in October

Today is the day, I've been waiting for so long, the space exploration finally escapes the publishers prison of 5 years and is released out onto the world via Steam.


It's got a new lick of paint and several systems have been shined up.

If you like and/or you might want to consider this

Works fine under with

The 7-day challenge 2020 is now coming to a close for most . But have a look-see at the free (s) on offer!


There is a lot of good quality on show this year. Well worth investigating if you like short challenging titles with often unique and novel mechanics pushing the accepted RL envelope.

Taste what is possible.

Many of the titles will run on or are web based.

I have a account that tries to retweet and follow and alike. This week is very important in the RL calender because it is the 7 Day RogueLike challenge , where hundreds of create genre/envelope pushing new takes on the traditional roguelike.

Here is the link to the feed


Showcasing much of what is out there and their development updates. Along with more established devs and their games.

This *could* be the greatest ever made...

1) dungeon crawler


3) way of the samurai

4) the wanderer devs

5) stamina, stance, block and evade combat

6) resources & crafting

7) co-op play supported

8) 24.99 UKP

Behold "Katana Kami: Way of the Samurai"


Spooky Door in the Woods is out now on

I can confirm it works on via (at least on my setup). Although the dev said there was a Linux version in the works.


Oh man, so excited for this new called Door in the Woods.

Here is giving it an airing.


Cool pseudo 3d effects set around ASCII symbolism. When you mouse over the zombie 'Z' is spells out ZOMBIE and when it dies all the letters tumble about the landscape. Cool.

It's out in December, but I'm hoping it works with on , or .

@HexDSL does some discussion (amongst other things) with @uoou on his XPenguin worth a listen.

Hex, I think its time for a full Xpenguin on roguelikes! :)


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