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  MacGamer - Get In The Game
The game is turn-based, not real time, meaning that you move your character or perform some other single action (like picking up an item or drinking a potion), and the game reacts to your action and to its own internal state.
Angband's minimalistic interface works (for me anyway) in the same way that the old Infocom text adventures did: they both force you to use your imagination, which can produce effects more vivid and terrifying than any bleeding-edge 3D card you'll ever be able to buy.
Angband is a game of tremendous scope, and this article is leaving a lot out by necessity (detail for you to revel in discovering if you are foolish enough to actually download and play this game).
www.macgamer.com /features/?id=1016   (1431 words)

 Angband (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Angband is a dungeon-crawling roguelike computer game derived from Umoria (the C for Unix port of a game called Moria).
The source code to Angband is available for modification and redistribution, but not strictly free software or open source because it is licensed under "non commercial use" terms, as was its ancestor Moria.
Angband adopts a more serious tone than NetHack, takes far longer to win for even the best players, and the focus of the game is more on combat tactics, inventory management and risk minimalisation than NetHackish puzzle solving and special casing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angband_(game)   (891 words)

Albedo (role-playing game) Albedo is a 1993 as a softcover.
The object of the game is to occupy your opponents' castles.
Game Creek, Alaska Game Creek is a town located in 2000 census, the population of the town is 35.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/game.html   (8281 words)

 Planet Mirror - angband - ASCII-based dungeon adventure game - free downloads
Angband is a "graphical" dungeon adventure game using textual characters to represent the walls and floors of a dungeon and the inhabitants therein, in the vein of "rogue", "hack", "nethack", and "moria".
Angband 2.9.0 uses a platform independant file format for the binary files that store information about games in progress, known as "savefiles", and is able to translate savefiles from all known versions of Angband.
Angband 2.9.0 uses a set of special ascii "configuration files" which are kept in the "lib/file" directory.
public.planetmirror.com /pub/angband   (1855 words)

 "ANGBAND"/ a game review from Christian Spotlight
One of the interesting features of Angband is that no two levels are the same.
I suppose as long as the player keeps in mind that this game is set in an imaginary world and that supernatural power comes from God (in real life), this aspect of the game is not serious.
The game encourages the use of imagination and strategic thinking, which are rare among current games.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/games/2002/angband.html   (955 words)

 Angband - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth, Angband (Sindarin for 'Hells of Iron', although the literal meaning is 'iron prison') is the name of the fortress of Morgoth, constructed during the First Age, located in the Iron Mountains north of Beleriand.
Morgoth built it to guard against a possible attack from Aman by the Valar, and put Sauron in command of it.
He reigned there until the end of the First Age, when it was destroyed in the War of Wrath.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angband   (173 words)

 Angband at oook.cz - download
Angband is a member of a family of similar games called rogue-likes.
Angband, with it's source code available to general public, spun a lot of variants over time - versions of the game with changes against the original Angband.
Angband is distributed under the Moria licence, which is open-source, but incompatible with GNU GPL because of no profit clause.
angband.oook.cz /about.php   (227 words)

 Zangband :: Documentation :: Version History
Angband-- was based on the PC Angband 1.31 sources, and it was set in Roger Zelazny's 'Amber' universe.
Angband 2.7.0 was a very clean (but very buggy) rewrite that, among other things, allowed extremely simple porting to multiple platforms, starting with Unix and Macintosh, and by the time most of the bugs were cleaned up, in Angband 2.7.2, including X11, and various IBM machines.
Angband 2.7.8 was designed to supply another "stable" version that we can all give to our friends, with new "help files" and "spoiler files" for the "online help", plus a variety of minor tweaks and some new features.
www.zangband.org /Docs/Version-History.aspx   (4015 words)

 Open Game Source: Angband
Roguelike games continue to be a large development area of the open-source game community.
Angband is the current reigning king of roguelike games.
Angband follows this convention but the utility isn't separate from the game.
www.identicalsoftware.com /ogs/1999/angband.html   (1749 words)

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Angband 2.7.8 was intended to be a nice, clean, stable version, so we can all give copies to our friends.
Angband 2.7.9v1 through Angband 2.7.9v6 are intended as "transition" versions leading up to the release of Angband 2.8.0.
Angband 2.8.0 will introduce a version independant savefile format, along with a new terrain feature concept, and the ability to allow multiple objects in the same cave grid.
www.mangband.org /documentation/ingame/general.txt   (955 words)

 Angband - ToME Wiki
It is often called "vanilla" Angband to distinguish the game from its variants.
Sure, both are board games, but you can't exactly carry over anything besides premise of tactical thinking from the former to the latter.
ToME is an Angband variant, and you don't learn that kind of stuff from unrelated games even if they have schools of magic (an easy concept to grasp, by the way).
wiki.t-o-m-e.net /Angband   (738 words)

 rec.games.roguelike.angband FAQ part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Angband is a reference to Morgoth's "prison of iron." 1b.
Angband is also sometimes sold on CD-ROMs containing many free games - while this method of distribution is not strictly permitted by the license, it is not a big deal.
Angband will automatically load several "user pref files" when a character is loaded, for example, if I am playing a high-elf mage named "Fearless" on some kind of Macintosh computer, in graphics mode, then the user pref files "pref.prf", "graf.prf", "user.prf", and "Fearless.prf" will be autoloaded, which will themselves load "pref-mac.prf", "graf-mac.prf", "graf-xxx.prf", and "user-mac.prf".
www.faqs.org /faqs/games/roguelike/angband-faq   (7986 words)

 The Pits of Angband
Angband is an extended version of Moria, with much more influence from the writings of J.R.R.Tolkien than its predecessor.
Angband is a reference to Morgoth's "prison of iron" (see Tolkien's "Silmarillion").
The core of Angband is written in C programming language, but the the monsters, magic and normal items, artifacts and vaults are described in separate text files, so even people who don't know how to program can modify these and add new creatures, objects and such to Angband.
users.tkk.fi /~eye/roguelike/angband.html   (1100 words)

 Middle-earth - Wikipedia
Although the most famous game to be inspired partially by the setting was Dungeons & Dragons, there have been two specifically Middle-earth based and licensed games.
These are the Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game from Decipher Inc.[?] and the Middle Earth Role Play game (MERP) from Iron Crown Enterprises.
The computer game Angband is a free roguelike D&D-style game that features many characters from Tolkien's works.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /mi/Middle-earth.html   (681 words)

 ZangbandTK @ Abandonia Reloaded
It is very common for Angband players' characters to have names like Jimbob XXIV as testament to those who have gone before (or to the player's lack of imagination, perhaps).
Like many aspects of the game, including the mosters and quests, they are customisable without the need for recompiling.
Angband also includes an online help file (accessed by typing '?') documenting almost every aspect of this deep and endlessly rewarding game, and including the Angband Newbie's Guide - strongly recommended reading for anyone venturing into the game for the first time.
www.reloaded.org /download/ZangbandTK/46   (561 words)

Angband is often referred to as 'Vanilla Angband' to define it as being the original game.
Split the lib/user/ folder into lib/pref/ for the default "pref files" that are distributed with the game, and lib/user/ (or ~/.angband/Angband/ on multi-user systems) for files created by the user.
Added a new macro action that stops macro execution when the game is at a prompt, and is ignored otherwise.
www.angband.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /ang.html   (1812 words)

 OS/2 e-Zine! - Angband 2.8.3 for OS/2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Because there is no "official" tech support for Angband (although there is a reasonably good FAQ at the Official Angband Home Page), I decided to create a short work-around: I modified the script to only open the "remote windows" and only after these are all open do I start Angband myself.
Angband and its ancestors are part of this proud tradition; basically, Angband is about delving ever deeper in a strange and dangerous dungeon, collecting treasure, weapons and magical items...
Angband is meant to be a game that is played with a character until it dies, and then the game ends.
www.os2ezine.com /v3n07/angband.htm   (1560 words)

 The Linux Game Tome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another great thing of the game is the replay vale: I can't think of any game that is so different every time you play it: the class and race you choose, the items you find, the strategies you use can change the game a lot.
Making it easier to accept death: "now I'll make a really really REALLY invincible one!" In any case, a tip: any class you choose, high elves rock: I don't know, it may be their luck, their great saving throw, their stealth, their charisma, the legend that surrounds them...
Game turned out to be more fun and more challenging than any other game I ever played.
happypenguin.org /show?ZAngband   (949 words)

 Angband Variants Page
Angband is a single player role playing game.
Angband is loosely based on the works of JRR Tolkien, and had the game Rogue as an ancestor, hence the term 'roguelike' that is encountered in this page and many others relating to the game.
Angband is constantly under development, and has been since it came out in its most basic form back in 1985.
www.angband.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk   (279 words)

 Acorn Gaming: Free game: Angband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Angband you must start by creating a new character, and then battle through level after level of adventure, collecting objects and spells, buying and selling items, and generally doing all the sorts of things adventurers are supposed to do, such as lots of fighting with other people.
Angband is not an Acorn-only game, but is widely available on many platforms, and has been ported to RISC OS computers by Kevin Bracey (author of Zip 2000), who's done an excellent job of it.
To be honest, this isn't the sort of game which will suit everyone (myself included), but it does have a large band of loyal followers, and I know of people who've happily played this game for many, many hours.
www.acorn-gaming.org.uk /Free/Angband/index.html   (383 words)

 Angband FAQ Part One
Angband is a single-player, text-based, dungeon simulation derived from the game Moria, an enhancement of the old unix game Rogue.
The Angband code is similar to the Geek code and lists various things about your current character, playing style and thoughts on various aspects of Angband (and variants).
Angband requires the player to kill many monsters to obtain the experience and equipment necessary to kill Morgoth, however few monsters are generated on previously cleared dungeon levels.
tartarus.uwa.edu.au /~trs80/angfaq1.html   (7935 words)

 Planet Mirror - angband - ASCII-based dungeon adventure game - Patch - free downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is recommended that you finish off old games before installing this patch if you have gone beyond 3000' (dungeon level 60), as monster memory and some item properties may change.
It will *NOT* crash your game, or damage your savefile: but the changes of order in the monster memory may result in you thinking you have killed a monster when the game says you haven't, or more likely thinking you haven't killed or met a monster when the game says you have.
Angband seems to survive fine without the 2nd patch, but sigaction is how it Really Ought To Be Done.
public.planetmirror.com /pub/angband/Patch?D=D   (15713 words)

Angband is what is known as a 'roguelike' game, loosely based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Angband doesn't rely on flashy graphics or stereo sound to make the game.
The goal of the game is to hack your way through 100 randomly created levels to kill the evil
www.sharewarejunkies.com /Mac/angband.htm   (418 words)

 Acorn Arcade forums: Angband support - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rogue was a dungeon adventure game in which the player, the dungeon and all the monsters were represented by ASCII characters (letters) on the screen and did fierce battle with each other...
One such 'enhanced' version of the game that quickly took on a life of its own was Angband, and thankfully the concept of being freely available has been retained all through the (long and colourful) history of the game.
My port of Angband is available from my RISC OS Angband page and will work happily on any RISC OS 3+ machine with 2Mb or more of memory.
www.acornarcade.com /gamesupport/angband   (745 words)

 Angband for DOS - MobyGames
Angband is an updated version of the game Moria, adding more monsters, character races and classes; deepening the dungeon from 50 levels to 100; and including such new features as monster pits and unique items.
The object of the game is to become powerful enough to defeat a difficult unique monster, Morgoth, at the bottom of the dungeon.
Angband was released with a licence similar to Linux's General Public License.
www.mobygames.com /game/dos/angband   (190 words)

 Angband - Tales from the Pit :: FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Firstly, I like and enjoy Angband and have been playing it for some years now.
Secondly, I really enjoyed the first (and now sadly defunct) Angband comic, and was inspired to make my own in a similar style.
If you put "Angband" in the subject line, it's less likely to be slaughtered by spam filters.
angband.calamarain.net /faq.php   (263 words)

 Middle-earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the most famous game to inspired partially by the setting was Dungeons and Dragons there have been two specifically Middle-earth and licensed games.
A war game based the Lord of the Rings movies is currently being produced by Games Workshop.
The computer game Angband is a free roguelike DandD-style game that features many characters Tolkien's works.
www.freeglossary.com /Middle-earth   (4384 words)

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