Tales of Maj'Eyal

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Major Roguelike
Developer DarkGod, various Dark Priests
Theme Fantasy, Tolkien
Influences Tolkien
Released 24/10/1998
Updated 29/08/2006 - 2.3 / Alpha 3.0
Licensing Open Source, Freeware
P. Language C/Lua
Platforms Windows,Unix,OSX,...?
Interface ASCII, SDL, Keyboard
Game Length long
Official site of T.o.M.E.

T.o.M.E. stands for either The Tales of Middle Earth or The Troubles of Middle Earth.

It was previously known as PernAngband but changed its name. ToME has its roots in Angband (it was a Zangband 2.2.0 variant at its inception) but has since then been changed so much that the upcoming 3.0.0 version might not be much of a variant anymore code-wise (and feature-wise too but that's harder to define).

The latest versions have been split (and will continue to be split even more in 3.0.0) into a game engine called T-Engine and a game module which is the thing players actually call ToME.

The goal is to allow anyone to create her/his own game without the hassle of coding all the annoying bits, and in the case where nothing too fancy is needed to do so without coding any scripts.

Some notorious ToME features (but far from the only ones):

  • Skill points based character progression
  • Freeform quests (only very few obligatory quests)
  • Special levels
  • Multiple dungeons and towns with a large wilderness
  • Schools of magic-based spell system
  • Lots of very different races, subraces, classes and class specialization
  • Tolkien themed (not completely strict)
  • Lua scripted
  • Support for modules

It has a home page, a wiki and a forum. One can also check out the ToME Library where lots of user modules, packages and scripts are presented.

See also the ToME entry on wikipedia.

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