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  Angband: a Roguelike Computer Game
In common with most roguelike games, Angband graphically represents the player's surroundings, the dungeon, and the inhabitants therein by means of textual characters, whilst interaction with the game is done by typing commands.
The game is turn-based, which is to say, the player can spend as long as he likes deciding on his actions whenever he has the opportunity.
Angband may also be played using graphical "tiles" to represent the dungeon and its contents, though most people prefer the classical ascii character display.
www-stu.cai.cam.ac.uk /~emn23/ang   (684 words)

  
  MacGamer - Get In The Game
Angband is generally thought of as a descendant of Rogue, as are NetHack and Moria.
Angband's distinction from the other roguelike games is its focus on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien; Angband was the name of the fortress created by Morgoth and later used as his seat of power when he ruled Middle-Earth.
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 - Wikihack - A Wikia wiki
Angband is a roguelike computer game in a style somewhat different from NetHack.
Angband and its variants are popular enough to rival NetHack; some classifications divide roguelike games between "hacklikes" and "bands".
Angband and most of its variants have a Middle-earth theme; the usual goal is to go to the bottom of the dungeon and fight Morgoth.
nethack.wikia.com /wiki/Angband   (1352 words)

  
 Angband (computer 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).
Tolkien, in which Angband was the fortress of Morgoth.
For the most part the Angband development community did not embrace this change - with the notable exception of ToME) - and it is slated for removal by the current maintainer Julian Lighton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Angband_(game)   (1083 words)

  
 Angband - Tales from the Pit
About 20 years ago, on a computer called the BBC Micro, there was a game called Repton, produced by Superior Software.
The game was fondly remembered, and about twenty years later, one of the original creators of the Repton series produced versions of Repton 1, 2 and 3 for Windows with updated graphics, sound and a few new levels.
A game I've loved for years, and I've contributed to it in a significant fashion - of the 112 new levels, 24 are mine.
angband.calamarain.net   (497 words)

  
 Angband - Linux Gamer Guide - StrangeGamer.com
Angband is an RPG in the same style as NetHack.
Countless changes were introduced by many programmers on the way to the current versions of Angband.
Some games have specific system requirements, and may not be compatible with all versions of Linux.
linux.strangegamer.com /index.php?title=Angband   (244 words)

  
 Moria
Moria was a classic game that seems to have been around for ever.
This game has been around since the dawn of the computer I expect - I first found this game on a mainframe in 1988, and it blew me away.
It is a version of Angband that has been changed to be more like Lord of the Rings, and it includes missions and quests, and more characters from the book.
homepage.ntlworld.com /adam.milner/retrogame/moria.htm   (604 words)

  
 OS/2 e-Zine! - Angband 2.8.3 for OS/2
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)

  
 "ANGBAND"/ a game review from Christian Spotlight
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.
Games like these contain next to no objectionable elements save the "idea" of the bad elements.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/games/2002/angband.html   (955 words)

  
 rec.games.roguelike.angband FAQ part 1
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".
However, not releasing the sources is frowned upon by the Angband community, and it is likely that a large portion would not run it, either on principle or because they need the sources to compile for their particular system.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/games/roguelike/angband-faq.html   (8079 words)

  
 NPPAngband: Home Page
It is an attempt to take the most popular ideas from the many Angband variants, as well as many of the popular patches, and bring them into the "vanilla" Angband environment, and rebalance the game to account for these changes.
The end goal is to make variant that has an Angband flavor but incorporates many of the ideas and features made popular by other variants.
Angband is a freeware computer fantasy role-playing game based (very loosely) on the books of J.R.R.Tolkien, belonging to a group of computer games known as "Roguelikes".
members.cox.net /nppangband   (502 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)

  
 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 3.0.5 - MacUpdate
Angband was originally text-based, but graphical versions are now available for almost every computer system.
Angband was a mighty fortified citadel originally constructed by Morgoth (Melkor) in the earliest days of the world as an outlying fortress to his northern stronghold of Utumno.
Angband was besieged by the Noldor during the early part of the First Age, but the Siege of Angband was broken at the Dagor Bragollach.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/15184   (581 words)

  
 Lumbersmiths : A Look at Angband and other Rogue-likes, part 1
In short, a Rogue-like game is a computer game that uses text (or ASCII) for graphics (but not a "text game" like Zork), and can trace its roots back to a game called Rogue, originally written on a Unix platform.
The goal varies by game, but progressing further in the game usually means diving deeper into the dungeon to fight tougher monsters and collect better treasure and equipment.
Each monster in the game has various abilities and tactics, and it takes months if not years of practice to be able to handle the wide assortment of creatures the game throws at you.
www.lumbersmiths.com /archive/2006/05/08/346.aspx   (1478 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Angband - the Computer Game
Angband is a Tolkien-based roguelike computer game, named after Morgoth's fortress of iron in JRR Tolkien's The Silmarillion.
The object of the game is to kill Morgoth (the Dark Enemy of Middle Earth), by travelling through the dungeon amassing experience, equipment and (less importantly) treasure.
Angband can be downloaded for free from the official Angband page at Thangorodrim, along with other Angband-related material including spoilers, humour and suggestions for music to listen to while playing Angband.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A2266850   (713 words)

  
 rec.games.roguelike.angband FAQ (weekly posting)
The ultimate goal of the game is to develop a character strong enough to defeat Morgoth, who lurks around dungeon level 100.
Angband is a reference to Morgoth's "prison of iron." 1b.
Angband also differs from most commercial games in that there is no puzzle solving as such.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/games/angband-faq.html   (4609 words)

  
 Inside Mac Games Feature: Classic Mac Gaming: Angband - Past, Present & Future
I set my computer to download all night long, and despite what you are thinking, Angband isn't a large game, even now; it was just modems were that slow in those days.
Angband (released 1990) has its roots in Rogue (released in the 70's) and its offshoot Moria (released 1985).
The other two things you should know about Angband are: 1) it is totally random (which accounts for the replayability of it) and 2) since there are no graphics, the programmers put most of their efforts into the AI (Artificial Intelligence).
www.insidemacgames.com /features/view.php?ID=451   (532 words)

  
 Re: [ToME3] What is it?
There are more items than angband and more ways > to use them (see rod tips, ego wands, etc) but the rules regulating their > use are simple still.
In any case, it's no more like Nethack than Angband, which itself has the phenomenon of building up monstrous piles of loot in a level that need sorting.
ToME combat is closer to Angband than many games considered "variants," like Sangband and Zangband.
www.gamesreviews.net /message85524.html   (494 words)

  
 Acorn Gaming: Free game: Angband   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 /index.php3?p=Free/Angband/index   (382 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Angband (RPG for Amiga (v2.7.4) on Disk 903a/b and PC (v2.4) on Disk 665) Reviewed by Bill Commons This is the third Amiga game that I have seen lately that has been programmed on an Amiga 4000.
The game of Angband is a single player dungeon simulation.
I am now faced with the puzzle as to why a person would use such an expensive computer to transfer a ten year old game and use a huge amount of memory to play a game that could be played on my old 32K BBC computer with better graphics.
www.syntax2000.co.uk /issues/41/angband.rev.txt   (537 words)

  
 Acorn Arcade forums: Angband Support - Questions and Answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is largely thanks to the game itself using a standard format for all its files (saved games, high-scores files, game information, etc).
The actual game itself is the same no matter what machine you are playing it on.
Angband allows you to save a character dump (basically the information shown on the character screen you get if you press C) to disc.
www.acornarcade.com /gamesupport/angband/qanda.html   (770 words)

  
 The Official Angband Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This Angband Home Page is maintained by Ben Harrison, the maintainer of the game Angband until 2000, the author of Angband 2.7.0 through Angband 2.8.5, and the designer of the Angband Borg.
Note that in 2000, Robert Ruhlmann became the Angband maintainer, and is not only the author of Angband 2.9.0 and beyond, but is also the maintainer of the http://www.thangorodrim.net website, which is by far the most useful, and important, Angband site in existence.
Angband is a rather addictive freeware computer role playing game based loosely on the world of J.R.R.Tolkien, in which the player explores the complex dungeon of Angband, killing monsters and collecting treasure, and eventually defeating Morgoth, the Master of the Pits of Angband.
www.phial.com /angband   (167 words)

  
 zangband.org: roguelike games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
"Roguelike" is a word used to describe an entire genre of computer games decsended from or inspired by the game Rogue.
In general, roguelike games have several characteristics in common although it is not necessary for all of them to be present for a game to be considered roguelike.
More recently, traditional roguelike games have introduced limited graphical capability by using image tiles in the place of, or as an alternative to, ASCII characters.
www.zangband.org /roguelike.html   (283 words)

  
 Acorn Arcade forums: Angband support - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 /features/gamesupport/angband/index.html   (739 words)

  
 Babylon 5 Computer Game (German-language charityware products.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Frag is a computer game without a computer.
also spawned a large range of games, from computer games to roleplaying and table-top games, along with...
"Angband is a rather addictive freeware computer role playing game based loosely on the world of J.R.R. that is a fantastic list...
www.accidentialexposure.com /Babylon-5-Computer-Game.html   (470 words)

  
 The Pits of Angband
Like Moria itself, Angband became very popular on the Amiga, which may have been the reason that graphics and even sounds have become an integral part of it, unlike, for example, NetHack, which still defaults to a Unixish view on any operating system.
The Official Angband Home Page, as it is still called, is maintained by Ben Harrison, the maintainer of Angband until 2000, and is mainly a source for older versions of the game.
I came across it when I was googling for the Horned Reaper, usually a creature of Dungeon Keeper, but Angband has one too.
members.chello.at /theodor.lauppert/games/angband.htm   (402 words)

  
 Roleplaying ...Games
You will switch yourself into a total new character, whose aims and way of life is totally different from yours - the main point about roleplaying is playing a role - it is a bit like theatre.
The aim of the game is reaching one side of the table, but on the way there are traps, bringing you back to the beginning, but also special fields, which bring you many fields forward at once.
To keep the game interesting, we put together with you some other beings in the maze, evil beings like Vampire-bats, Werewolves, Hobgoblins, zombies and ogres (beings eating humans).
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/angband/392/roleplay.html   (1169 words)

  
 Final Fantasy VII FF7 themed Games: FFVII Angband by Ambigore
Final Fantasy VII Angband is a dungeon RPG molded around the Final Fantasy VII universe.
In FF7 Angband, your mission is to penetrate the dungeon beneath you until you reach the 100th level, where you must end Sephiroth's threat to the world.
This game doesn't require any expensive hardware to play, so it should work on your computer.
www.geocities.com /ff7citadel2/gameangband.htm   (256 words)

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