If you're not familiar with what a "roguelike" game is, here's the gist of it:
So in a sense, it's kind of like playing D&D but without dealing with a lot of extra crap. Playing is simple movement through arrow or number keys, pressing a button to do something in game like enter a dungeon, shoot a missile weapon, drink a potion, look at character stats and inventory, etc. No game controller or anything required. The other side to it is the perma-death. When you die, you DIE and have to start over with a new character. IMO this is what make roguelike games so much fun, the idea that at any time you could bite it, and just like in D&D have to start all over again.Roguelike is a subgenre of role-playing video games characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated game levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player-character. Most roguelikes are based on a high fantasy narrative, reflecting their influence from tabletop role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.
Now as for ADOM, here's a some cool info about this particular RL game:
Best of all it's free, you can download the game directly from the ADOM website: HEREExperience 1994 game design philosophy at its finest. Oh sure, you can save your game and come back to it anytime... but once you die, that's it. End of the line, saves are gone, re-roll character.
Winning a game in this mode is something to tell your grandchildren about.
It's a great game with which to pass the time when you absolutely have nothing else going on or just scratch that fantasy adventure itch.