History Videogame / AncientDomainsOfMystery

7th May '18 8:40:35 AM valar55
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Unusually for roguelikes, ADOM features a fair amount of story in the form of a manual and a detailed world to explore. The game takes place in the world of Ancardia, which is being invaded from another dimension by beings known as the Forces of Chaos. Their inherent wrongess have a [[TheCorruption corrupting effect]] on the world, turning people and animals into monsters, screwing up the weather, etc. A sage named Khelavaster has discovered that the source of Chaos' invasion of Ancardia is in a remote mountain range, the Drakalor Chain. Determined to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, he went there to stop the invasion and never came back, followed by hundreds of other wannabe heroes. The player is one of them.

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Unusually for roguelikes, ADOM features a fair amount of story in the form of a manual and a detailed world to explore. The game takes place in the world of Ancardia, which is being invaded from another dimension by beings known as the Forces of Chaos. Their inherent wrongess have has a [[TheCorruption corrupting effect]] on the world, turning people and animals into monsters, screwing up the weather, etc. A sage named Khelavaster has discovered that the source of Chaos' invasion of Ancardia is in a remote mountain range, the Drakalor Chain. Determined to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, he went there to stop the invasion and never came back, followed by hundreds of other wannabe heroes. The player is one of them.



Find it [[http://www.adom.de here]]. A sequel called ''ADOM II: Legends of Ancardia'' has been released, and can be found [[http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/ here]], but it's still a work in progress. In addition, a crowd-funded campaign to give more updates to ADOM I was [[http://www.indiegogo.com/resurrect-adom-development very successful]] so has received updates in the near future, and a a release on Steam.

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Find it [[http://www.adom.de here]]. A sequel called ''ADOM II: Legends of Ancardia'' has been released, and can be found [[http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/ here]], but it's still a work in progress. In addition, a crowd-funded campaign to give more updates to ADOM I was [[http://www.indiegogo.com/resurrect-adom-development very successful]] so has received updates in the near future, and a a release on Steam.
4th May '18 7:03:32 PM thatother1dude
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* BlessedWithSuck: Most of the Chaos mutations are like this. Poisoning everything you touch is great for combat, but not as good when you are trying to eat lunch...
** CursedWithAwesome: On the other hand, a few of the corruptions have minor drawbacks, such as [[RedRightHand becoming horrendously ugly]] -- which, of course, [[NightmareFetishist is subjective]].
** Several non-corruption character traits are also double-edged -- [[PowerIncontinence randomly teleporting]] is overrated, and even invisibility has its (minor) downsides.


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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Most of the Chaos have tremendous downside. Poisoning everything you touch is great for combat, but not as good when you are trying to eat lunch. On the other hand, a few of the corruptions have minor drawbacks, such as [[RedRightHand becoming horrendously ugly]] -- which, of course, [[NightmareFetishist is subjective]]. Several non-corruption character traits are also double-edged -- [[PowerIncontinence randomly teleporting]] is overrated, and even invisibility has its (minor) downsides.
11th Mar '18 2:28:03 PM VVK
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* KleptomaniacHero: Almost anything can be useful, so it makes sense to pick up different things. Even a "scroll of cure blindness" (which can be turned into a blank scroll by dipping it in water) or a "potion of uselessness" ([[spoiler:which can be thrown to propel yourself on the [[SlippySlideyIceWorld icy level]] of the Caverns of Chaos, resulting in an impressed deity giving you an artifact.]])

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* KleptomaniacHero: Almost anything can be useful, so it makes sense to pick up different things. Even a "scroll "[[TheKeyIsBehindTheLock scroll of cure blindness" blindness]]" (which can be turned into a blank scroll by dipping it in water) or a "potion of uselessness" ([[spoiler:which can be thrown to propel yourself on the [[SlippySlideyIceWorld icy level]] of the Caverns of Chaos, resulting in an impressed deity giving you an artifact.]])
11th Jan '18 2:30:59 AM Aluxio
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* Turn-based movement. That cyclops that's standing there, arm raised to squash you with a thrown boulder? She'll stay like that, not attacking, not doing a thing, for a minute, an hour, even a year, waiting for you to press a key and make your move. This gives you time to plan, check your inventory, bite your nails over your empty inventory, crap yourself, attack, run away, et cetera. (Yes, it is usually done InThatOrder.)

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* Turn-based movement. That cyclops that's standing there, arm raised to squash you with a thrown boulder? She'll stay like that, not attacking, not doing a thing, for a minute, an hour, even a year, waiting for you to press a key and make your move. This gives you time to plan, check your inventory, bite your nails over your empty inventory, crap yourself, attack, run away, et cetera. (Yes, it is usually done InThatOrder.)
11th Dec '17 3:51:02 PM WanderingOne
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* RatMen: Ratlings are a playable race, and can be encountered as enemies or NPCs.
24th Nov '17 2:07:15 PM MKcyborg
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* AltumViditur: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] by a fortune cookie message that states "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"

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* AltumViditur: AltumVidetur: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] by a fortune cookie message that states "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
24th Nov '17 2:06:44 PM MKcyborg
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* AltumViditur: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] by a fortune cookie message that states "Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
19th Nov '17 2:13:28 AM doorhandle
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3rd Sep '17 2:54:36 AM Ramidel
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* PiranhaProblem: Chaos piranha are the deadliest creatures in Ancardia, able to ''instantly'' shred you if you swim in their pool.
3rd Sep '17 2:32:10 AM Ramidel
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** The ''Wish'' spell also counts, due to it taking so long to [[strike:cast]] learn and cast that the PC will often starve to death in the attempt. Said spell normally takes at least '''3000PP''' to cast -- even level 50 wizards can't cast it without [[LevelGrinding grinding stats]] and flat-out abusing the game mechanics. Oh, and casting it drains a random stat by 10. One SelfImposedChallenge is to [[http://ancardia.wikia.com/wiki/Archmage raise a character that can cast it at will]].

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** The ''Wish'' spell also counts, due to it taking so long to [[strike:cast]] learn and cast that the PC will often starve to death in the attempt. Said spell normally takes at least '''3000PP''' to cast -- even level 50 wizards can't cast it without [[LevelGrinding grinding stats]] and flat-out abusing the game mechanics. Oh, and casting it drains a random stat by 10. One SelfImposedChallenge is to [[http://ancardia.wikia.com/wiki/Archmage raise a character that can cast it at will]].



* TheBadGuyWins: One of the bonus endings for chaotics.

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* TheBadGuyWins: One of the The bonus endings for chaotics.chaotics.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: [[OrderVersusChaos Order and Chaos]], in this case, but the principle still applies. The Neutral God actively works to maintain the Balance between Law and Chaos, which is a force in its own right, and protect the world from the danger of extremes. Interestingly, the God of Law also worked to maintain this balance in the past [[spoiler: by turning the last Hero of Law into the Eternal Guardian, preventing him from defeating Chaos completely and instead setting him to defend the lower reaches of the Caverns of Chaos]].


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* WorldOfSilence: While Lawful behavior is moral behavior on the human scale, cosmologically, the [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance]] exists ''for a reason''. [[spoiler: An Avatar of Order creates a world of peace, tranquility and boredom that never undergoes significant change.]]
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