The weblog was created in January 2007 and since April 2009 it has over 500 posts. It includes articles that may be of interest to the wider roguelike development community.
An article from Ascii Dreams was featured on Slashdot on 21st November, 2007 and received approximately 16,000 unique visitors to the blog over a two day period.
Another article was featured on Gamasutra on 27th July, 2009.
Among article series published on Ascii Dreams are: The Quest for Quests, Designing a Magic System, Proceduralism, The Death of The Level Designer and several more.
It also hosts "Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year" contests. To date the winners are: