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{{stub|The original contributor knows NetHack, but not much about the D&D wiki.}}
 
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'''NetHack''' is a single-player, open-source computer role-play game originally based on Dungeons and Dragons. The links between NetHack and D&D are deep, so it is not feasible to list them all. Over its long history, it has incorporated influences from almost all popular mythology and accumulated a vast depth of game play. Large areas are completely different from Dungeons and Dragons, e. g. the workings of magic have been completely revised.
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'''NetHack''' is a single-player, open-source computer role-play game originally based on Dungeons and Dragons. The links between NetHack and D&D are deep, so it is not feasible to list them all. Over its long history, it has incorporated influences from almost all popular mythology and accumulated a vast depth of game play. Large areas are completely different from Dungeons and Dragons, e. g. the workings of magic have been completely revised. But still, much will be immediately familiar to a player of DnD.
   
 
The rogue-like genre of computer games was heavily influenced by NetHack. Like most rogue-likes, NetHack deserves its reputation of being hard. However, there are solutions to almost all difficulties. In practise, instead of solving riddles and following in-game hints and allusions, players read "spoilers" like the ones collected below.
 
The rogue-like genre of computer games was heavily influenced by NetHack. Like most rogue-likes, NetHack deserves its reputation of being hard. However, there are solutions to almost all difficulties. In practise, instead of solving riddles and following in-game hints and allusions, players read "spoilers" like the ones collected below.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Wikihack - the NetHack wiki and number one reference]
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* [http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page NethackWiki - the NetHack wiki and number one reference]
 
* [http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/ Collected spoilers - precise, technical documentation for advanced players]
 
* [http://www.steelypips.org/nethack/ Collected spoilers - precise, technical documentation for advanced players]
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.roguelike.nethack RGRN - usenet news group dedicated to NetHack]
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.roguelike.nethack RGRN - usenet news group dedicated to NetHack]

Latest revision as of 14:11, November 1, 2010

NetHack is a single-player, open-source computer role-play game originally based on Dungeons and Dragons. The links between NetHack and D&D are deep, so it is not feasible to list them all. Over its long history, it has incorporated influences from almost all popular mythology and accumulated a vast depth of game play. Large areas are completely different from Dungeons and Dragons, e. g. the workings of magic have been completely revised. But still, much will be immediately familiar to a player of DnD.

The rogue-like genre of computer games was heavily influenced by NetHack. Like most rogue-likes, NetHack deserves its reputation of being hard. However, there are solutions to almost all difficulties. In practise, instead of solving riddles and following in-game hints and allusions, players read "spoilers" like the ones collected below.

NetHack and its variants can be played both on your local computer (with various graphical interfaces) and by logging into a remote server (ascii only). Some 12.000 games are started per month on nethack.alt.org.

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