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Brogue, or Brians' Rogue, named after its creator, Brian Walker, is a modern descendant of Rogue, easy and casual to play, with a lot of cool modern features. It is similar to Rogue in that there are no character classes, no city, and scoring is normally based simply on gold.
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Brogue

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    2013-08-25
  • 2931
    I'm playing Brogue for the first time on Nabaz' mac. I think he fell asleep. This game is pretty cool.
  • 2932
    I released a helper monkey and it works for me now. Awesome.
  • 2933
    I discovered a Goblin hideout, with lava, a lightning sentry totem, and an Ogre held captive by the Goblins. I freed it, and now I have a helper Ogre.
  • 2934
    Got the score 867. Euw, on level 6 there was an Acid Mound, which I didn't want to fight, but I was up against the wall, so I turned to the highly unreliable tactic of using a staff of Polymorphism. The Acid Mound turned into a Centaur, which was even worse. I then proceeded to turn the Centaur into a Black Jelly, which also seems fairly dangerous but slow, so I used a Haste Charm and ran for it. I ran into a dead end and it got me.
  • 2013-08-26
  • 2936
    There was a locked door to a treasure room, and I found the key, but it was in a cage. The cage could be opened by a pressure plate, which was surrounded by a chasm. The pressure plate was out of reach, but I threw an item onto it, opening the cage. That is pretty cool.
  • 2937
    Got the score 757. ... And I was killed on level 4 by a Toad.
  • 2938
    Got the score 1459. Killed by a Vampire Bat on level 6. So, the only way to raise your strength / life is to drink potions of strength / life. No leveling in Brogue.
  • 2939
    Got the score 1748. Killed by a Pink Jelly on level 7.
  • 2013-08-27
  • 2941
    Got the score 4432. A great run, my stealthy dude survived by +3 axe-murdering dungeon dwellers in their sleep. And tonight I killed my first Troll, and I'm very proud of it.
  • 2013-08-28
  • 2943
    I went into a small room and read an unidentified scroll. Turned out to be a scroll of Summon Monsters, and suddenly I was being simultaneously punched, stabbed, and robbed by monkeys, rats, and goblins. It was too much to handle, so I quickly downed a random potion, which turned out to be a Potion of Confusion. Now everybody in the room were confused, and started randomly punching and biting each other until all that was left was me and the monkey. Monkey ended up with a Dart in the back of his head.
  • 2945
    Got the score 3121. This was a great game, I had two Ogres doing my bidding, murdering all opposition around me, but in the end I was defeated by a lethal Spider-Centipede combo, the Spider shot its web from across a lake, and I was completely stuck, while the Centipede weakened me and killed me.
  • 2013-08-29
  • 2946
    Wauw, I wast just killed on level 1 by a rat. In my defense, I was paralyzed, but that's still a weak way to go.
  • 2013-09-01
  • 2964
    Got the score 5553. With Jeppe watching and helping, I managed to get further than ever before. An epic game with many awesome moments of sneaking past sleeping Spiders, zapping Will-of-the-Wisps from across the map, and setting Trolls on fire.
  • 2013-09-03
  • 2973
    I just killed a Goblin, a Goblin Mystic, a Jackal, and 4 Kobolds with one shot of my (very) enchanted Staff of Lightning. Pretty rad.
  • 2974
    Dammit, I had everything, but then an Arrow Turret / Paralysis Gas trap combination killed me in one round. That's messed up.
  • 2013-09-16
  • 3006
    Got the score 2077. I played a custom game with seed 1 (Ctrl+N at the title screen). A very interesting game, where my many staves, wands, and charms defined my otherwise weak character as a Pyromancer/Enchanter. I was wandering dungeon level 7 and 8 with two Dominated Goblin Conjurers, summoning hordes of Spectral Swords at enemies. I Transmuted a Jelly into a Vampire, but my desire to Dominate it was unsuccesful. It turns out Pyromancy and Domination don't go that well together; the Vampire burned to death immediately after becoming my ally. Shortly after I was overwhelmed by Jellys, panicked and drank a Potion of Descent, killing myself in the fall.
  • 3007
    Until now, I've been playing version 1.7.2. I just learned that 1.7.3 is out. Exciting.
  • 3008
    Got the score 2501. My first game of 1.7.3. At one point, I had two Ogres hunting me; I had a Broadsword, but I was far too weak to wield it. I was up against a wall and a lava pit, but quickly drank a Potion of Strength and used 4 Scrolls of Enchantment on the Sword. After that, I cut down the Ogres with a couple of quick slashes. I ended up fleeing from an Acid Mound that I didn't want to attack, degrading my sword in the process, and ran into a small army of Goblins that ended my career as a Warrior.
  • 2013-10-13
  • 3083
    Dungeon seed 28976849 is pretty nice with the loot.
  • 2013-10-23
  • 3108
    Protection Charms seem to work well against Centipedes, their strength-sapping attack doesn't seem to go through the shield. I reached dungeon level 9, and was attacked by a horrible Bog Monster. I threw an unknown cursed potion at it, and it turned out to be a Potion of Descent. Now the Bog Monster is lying helplessly on the dry floor of dungeon level 10. Vengeance shall be mine.
  • 3109
    Got the score 3105. Nooo, I was defeated by a band of 3 Ogres and an Ogre Shaman.