Every so often I get hooked on this game. It’s a command line Roguelike adventure game with rules based on Dungeons & Dragons. You play a character on a mission for their deity to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor from an evil Wizard and bring it back to the surface. The game gives you very little to go on when you start, and it teaches you almost nothing except the basic controls. Famously, almost every item you encounter or action you can take can go wrong in some catastrophic way and cause YASD. The more you play, the more you learn, and the more you begin to understand the risks and consequences.

In short: it’s very hard, you die a lot, and it’s quite easy to lose hours delving deeper and deeper into the Dungeons of Doom, dying, and starting again. It’s also really fun.

Here’s my best game so far:

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April 24, 2022

Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 11. She was killed by a troll.

Began April 19, 2022 9,401 points Level 11 67 hp

A Game Log

The game logs every play-through, along with a bunch of data about your character and how you did.

Herein is a chronological accounting of my last ten descents into the Dungeons of Doom.

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    April 27, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 8. She was killed by a watchman.

    Began April 25, 2022 5,796 points Level 8 66 hp
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    April 24, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 11. She was killed by a troll.

    Began April 19, 2022 9,401 points Level 11 67 hp
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    April 18, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Gnomish Mines on level 7. She was killed by a Woodland-elf, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began April 16, 2022 2,690 points Level 7 64 hp
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    April 18, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 6. She was killed by a killer bee.

    Began April 12, 2022 1,460 points Level 6 58 hp
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    April 16, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 9. She was killed by a Green-elf.

    Began April 14, 2022 4,171 points Level 9 63 hp
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    April 13, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 6. She was killed by a plains centaur.

    Began April 12, 2022 4,143 points Level 7 64 hp
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    April 12, 2022

    Eryn, a lawful human female Samurai, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a bolt of cold.

    Began April 11, 2022 866 points Level 6 43 hp
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    April 10, 2022

    Eryn, a chaotic human female Rogue, died in The Dungeons of Doom on level 4. She was killed by a dwarf, while fainted from lack of food.

    Began April 4, 2022 737 points Level 4 31 hp