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TOME - Tales of Middle Earth

TOME is a roguelike adventure game based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It emphasizes intricate, challenging and varied gameplay over graphics. Hundreds of different monsters in randomly-generated dungeons will strive to slay you by various means, and you must counter by developing the skills of your choice and wielding mighty artifacts.

Unlike most CRPGs, roguelikes are not plot-driven adventures 'on rails'. You will die often. The fun lies in learning tactics for a chosen race/skill combination and seeing how far you get!

The game uses text-graphics and keyboard commands. Extract the tarball into /home/user. Invoke via ~/tomeinst/bin/tome from a fullscreen xterm with font size 12.

Graphical versions are in development. The GTK version was unmaintained and needs considerable adaptation. The pure X11 variant segfaults. My notes and partial builds are available to the left.