Multiplayer Angband variants history

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tangar
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Multiplayer Angband variants history

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I've tried to gather Angband history in one chain:
https://tangaria.com/history/

The idea - so newcomer could understand the origin of the genre and to 'feel' it's history. Story starts from singleplayer masterpieces, but eventually become focused around multiplayer variants, as I'm mostly interested in them. It's was especially interesting to collect letters from initial game's developers; to see the situation from their point of view at that point of time.

I'll be glad to include there more information. If you found an inaccuracy or error, please report it!
Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
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That's a very nice writeup. I found the Angband and Mangband parts particularly interesting. It's a bit sad that TomeNET's history is not really covered.

Your design goals for Tangaria are somewhat similar to our RPG server concept. Sadly it ended up dying out when no one wanted to play there anymore. It was fun while it lasted though. Good luck with your own variant.

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mikaelh wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 pm
... Tangaria are somewhat similar to our RPG server concept...
Now I'm curious. What was your RPG server concept?

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RPG server is called Ironman server these days. There's a good summary in the guide: https://tomenet.eu/guide.php?chapter=8.6

Of course, it's still RPG_SERVER in the source code.

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