I tend to run servers that I appreciate the gameplay and mechanics of. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (DCSS) is the newest member of that family.
In DCSS you are a dungeoneer, who is on a quest to find the fabled Orb of zot buried deep within the dungeon and return it to the surface.
Along the way you will manage your hunger, stats, spells, skills, religion and equipment as you delve deeper into the forgotten world.
You’ll face unique enemies and labyrinths on your quest, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, You’ll find yourself swarmed by 20 enemies, or falling to a deeper level of the dungeon where the difficulty has increased beyond your ability to survive.
It’s only a matter of time before you meet your demise. But don’t think of that as the end. You never know, you might just meet again…
How to play
Currently it is not possible to play the game on mobile, there are simply too many options, so you do need a computer, but you can play right in your browser by clicking on Orb of Zot (DCSS) here or in Quick Links.
A good read is the quickguide which you can access by typing
? followed by
^ once you have created your character.
I recommend you play through the tutorial, and if you ever get stuck, hit
? to check your available options. Minotaur Berserker has a good bit more survivability and a nice easy way to learn the game before delving into the more powerful combinations.