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Congratulations! You have died! Dungeons of Dredmor
This is a new game by indy developer Gaslamp Games and just released today on Steam. I've been eagerly following its development for a few months. It's a turn based roguelike and it's only $5 normally, on sale now for a mere $4.49! There's skills, diggles galore, lutefisk, and of course death. So much death. Mainly yours. But dying is half the fun. I've got the calculations to prove it here somewhere..
So first off, some things that may turn some people off to this game. As I said, it's a roguelike so it's tough. You're going to die. Lots. Also you can't customize your character at all. Even equipping different gear doesn't change his appearance. Deal with it. This game is only $5. For that little money you can cope with a static avatar.
Ok, let's talk skills.
When you start a game, you can choose 7 skills. Depending on what skills you choose, they'll have a other abilities you can learn by putting skill points into them later.
One thing to keep in mind when choosing skills at the start is that weapon skills will not start you with that weapon, or any weapon at all. If you don't have a skill for a weapon you find, you can use it but at reduced proficiency. There's also crafting in the game! You have to choose the crafting skill you want at the start, and I think you start with one or two basic recipes and then you can find more in game in bookshelves.
What about the huge eyebrows? What's up with that? Man I don't know, maybe they're enchanted or something. Maybe it's revealed when you beat the game. You don't want spoilers do you? Just deal with it.
Since this game just went live, I don't really know a great deal about how to effectively play the game and what skills are super useful and such. So buy the game and explore with me. I'll add more info as I learn more about the game.