exploring The Dungeons of Doom
is a computer fantasy game with a new twist.
It is CRT oriented and the object of the game is to survive the attacks of
various monsters and get a lot of gold, rather than the puzzle solving
orientation of most computer fantasy games.
To get started you really only need to know two commands. The command
will give you a list of the available commands
and the command /
will identify the things you
see on the screen.
To win the game (as opposed to merely playing to beat other people's high
scores) you must locate the Amulet of Yendor which is somewhere below the 20th
level of the dungeon and get it out. Nobody has achieved this yet and if
somebody does, they will probably go down in history as a hero among heroes.
When the game ends, either by your death, when you quit, or if you (by some
miracle) manage to win, rogue
will give you a
list of the top-ten scorers. The scoring is based entirely upon how much gold
you get. There is a 10% penalty for getting yourself killed.
is specified, rogue will be
restored from the specified saved game file.
option will print out the list of scores.
For more detailed directions, read the document
A Guide to the Dungeons of
Timothy Stoehr, Michael C. Toy, Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, Glenn Wichman
Michael C. Toy and
Kenneth C. R. C. Arnold, A guide to
the Dungeons of Doom.
- Score file
- Default save file
Probably infinite, although none are known. However, that Ice Monsters sometimes
transfix you permanently is not
a bug. It's a