2004-08-04 01:05:49 UTC
Lately I've been searching the net looking at websites about
rougelikes. There weren't very many, and to be honest most were pretty
boring. It seemed the only *really* interesting and constantly
changing stuff on the net are these R.G.R.* Also a few days ago I saw
a friend reading a magazine 'White Dwarf' which is a monthly magazine
about a table-top collectable war game, War Hammer. So I thought,
wouldn't it be great if there was something like that for Roguelikes!
(If there is something like this, please tell me about it and I'll
crawl off in embarrasment). And so this idea was born:
A roguelike web-zine! (being a magazine, but on the internet).
Now, these things cant just happen instantly, and there are always
problems, but I think I could manage to churn out one of these every
fortnight or so. It would include stuff like interesting
Ascensions/Victories/Winnings, Reviews of some of the lesser-known
roguelikes, tactics, interviews with creators... whatever. So, I
figured I'd throw this out into the open and get some feedback. If
some people could reply and answer the below questions that would be
great. Thanks in advance.
1. Does this whole thing sound like a good idea, or is it just a waste
of time? (Be honest)
2. If it were created, what would be the best format for such a thing?
3. Again, if it were created, what would be the best ways of
distribution (Uploaded onto a site or e-mailed to those who wanted it?
4. What kind of things would you find most interesting in such a
Just for the records, I *am* only 14, and while I am good at writing,
I'm not *that* good, so other people would probably have to contribute
(or I could just steal stuff off R.G.R.* >:-D ). I have played most
roguelike games at least once, but have played ADOM, Nethack (and its
varient SLASH'EM) and Angband (and a few varients) the most. I am also
a frequent reader of R.G.R.*, and keep up to date about updates and
the like. I've been playing roguelikes for a few years.
So, what do you all think?