you have slain the white icky thing
In the beginning there was Rogue, the first top-view,
character-graphics Dungeons&Dragons-style computer game. It
spawned a wide variety of similar games, including Hack, Larn, and
Moria; surprisingly, in these days of high-res computer graphics,
many of them are still being played.
- Thangorodrim - The Angband Page
Angband started as just another variant of Moria, a game dating
back to the early 1980's; eventually it supplanted Moria completely,
and has now spawned its own host of variants. Angband features
extremely large randomly generated dungeons, hundreds of different
kinds of monsters, magic, and a relatively serious approach to game
play. A single game of Angband can take months. While there are are
a number of official and unofficial Angband sites; Thangorodrim is the
most useful as it tracks the development all of the many variants,
including the original Angband and my favorite, Zangband.
- Official NetHack Home Page
Nethack is the current version of the original Hack. In appearance,
Nethack is much closer to the original Rogue than Angband is; each
dungeon level is a single screen, and a single game is usually over in
less than an hour. The emphasis is on creativity and silliness.
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