Rogue's Tale is a single player turn-based dungeon crawling game. The game takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep and its underlying dungeons located in the World's End Mountains. The goal is to overthrow the current king of the Frostmourn Keep and become the new king. A demo version and game guide can be found on the homepage. Key features: - Classless character building where you can choose to be the kind of rogue you want. - Seemingly unfair, untimely and unforgiving deaths which are also permanent. - Ways to counter these deaths by learning the game mechanics. - Random dungeons and encounters. - 24 talents to build your character with. - 30 spells to build your character even further. - 30 heritages that make your next character stronger. - 30 challenges to complete once you get the hang of the game.

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Rogue's Tale 1.06

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Another year and another version. 1.06 should become available in about a day or so featuring new overlay tileset, new boss level with lots of tentacles, new creatures to tackle, minor survivability buff for low level characters in the form of snails (lots of them), heritage dog and an in-game level editor.

Rogue's Tale 1.05 Now Available

Rogue's Tale 1.05 Now Available

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1.05 is out and even the Desura app version (1.05b) should work now. Difficulty level got a minor increase due to a nerf to the Amulet of Ghost Form which...

Rogue's Tale 1.04 Coming Up Shortly

Rogue's Tale 1.04 Coming Up Shortly

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Version 1.04 has been uploaded and should become available in a few days.

Rogue's Tale Released on Desura

Rogue's Tale Released on Desura

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A single player turn-based dungeon crawling game that takes place in a place called Frostmourn Keep.

Monday Night Indie 1st Sept

Monday Night Indie 1st Sept

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Join us as we delve into the delights of Indie Games in our Monday Night Indie showcase, Featuring talks with the developers, giveaways & more. On tonight's...

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1.04 Standalone Server

1.04 Standalone Server

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This application can be used to run your own private server. It does not have its own installer and it is ready to run as soon as you unpack it in some...

1.04 Custom Dungeons

1.04 Custom Dungeons

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These are the handmade dungeons 1.04 was supposed to have but they didn't quite make it in the installer package. You can install them by unpacking the...

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Fennrick
Fennrick

And again... right as i get into the game im surrounded by a wolf, a rat and a bat. Is the difficulty supposed to be this way? I've never played a roguelike that did something like this before... :(

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nibbe Creator
nibbe

Yes, the game is meant to be hard so that you get the feeling of accomplishing something when you unlock some of the heritages. Once you learn the combat mechanics and get some heritages, it becomes very hard to die on the lower levels.

If you can't seem to make it work, start with AGI+STA8 and place the first point on AGI, use only the starting dagger and find a shield and some armour and always rest to full health before progressing further. This increases your odds so much that you'll get to the part where orcs and daemons are the unfair enemies.

The reasoning with the above is that AGI increases your chance to dodge and when you use a small main hand as an AGI based character you can also get a small benefit from a shield even if you don't know how to use it (knowing combat mechanics is must in order to win).

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graspee
graspee

"Once you learn the combat mechanics and get some heritages, it becomes very hard to die on the lower levels."

That doesn't sound a whole lot of fun then.

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Doomsdayparade
Doomsdayparade

You apparantly don't understand rouge-like games do you? It's never supposed to hold your hand, and you should never have a truly easy time.

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graspee
graspee

I not only understand _roguelike_ games, I can spell the name of the genre too!

I've played hundreds of roguelike games. I'm writing one of my own at the moment. I'll also be entering the 7 day roguelike competition on Saturday.

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R0ck4x3
R0ck4x3

This is true, Dungeons of Dredmor is a great example, even on the easy dificulty it's still pretty unforgiving.

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nibbe Creator
nibbe

The focus of the game moves to the higher levels as you progress and it can take several days of playing and learning before you reach to the point mentioned there. Considering that it can take 10 to 20 hours to finish a single run, I'm not sure if the first 5 minutes matter all that much at that point...

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Fennrick
Fennrick

Thanks for the advice. I don't have a problem with the high difficulty, thats absolutely fine. What i have a problem with, is that more often than not a "new game" starts me with an unwinnable scenario on the very first screen. Its silly to roll a new character and immediatly getting gangraped by three enemies at once. At least let me take a few turns until you kill me. :P

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Fennrick
Fennrick

Maybe this was just a streak of bad luck.

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Fennrick
Fennrick

The game is great and a lot of fun, but i think the enemies you encounter on the first floor are too hard. Out of my last twenty attempts, fourteen died at the first floor. Often times killed by a monster standing right next to my starting position.

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Doomsdayparade
Doomsdayparade

There are also times where you'll start next to a nice shield and armor. It's all unforgiving luck, and it's tons of fun. When I cleared my first dungeon I was excited as all hell. I have died maybe 30 times or so, and have taken every death as a step towards learning. Like don't equip unidentified rings, make sure to either search the area with the S key, or be careful, etc.

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R0ck4x3
R0ck4x3

Yep, that's one fun thing about Roguelikes, you never know what you'll get, I got Dungeons of Dredmor a few months ago and every character has been an enjoyable expierience, even though they've all died, but since it's procedurally generated you never know what you'll get, especially from the anvils of krong.

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Doomsdayparade
Doomsdayparade

Those damn anvils.... >.<

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

Yes, rated a 10. Now, before you act like "GRASPEE SAYS", and start throwing a fit about it being a difficult game at the start... DUH... it's a Roguelike!!! Please don't get me wrong, there are times when you start a new game, where your heart sinks because you just KNOW that the snake (who is 3 squares away) AND the Archer standing next to it, is going to make a quick end to your game... only to be ecstatic that you barely squeaked by. There will be times, while walking down a corridor, you spot…

Mar 7 2013 by kmkenpo

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 5/10

This game is not well-balanced with respect to the difficulty the player experiences as the game goes in. Basically it seems there is too much randomness and not enough procedural stuff going on in the design of levels. As others have pointed out, you can start out surrounded by three enemies. Also you can start out in a room with multiple locked doors to get out and it is boring as hell battering yourself on the doors and losing most of your hp, then resting for tedious amounts of time until the…

Mar 6 2013 by graspee

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