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Look! A ranking of the 50 best RPGs on PC. I know, you never asked for this, but here it is. It is 100 percent correct, we double-checked. The RPG is a broad and deep sea and fishing out the best games from its characterful waters is no easy task. But we are capable fishers on the good ship RPS, and know when to humanely throw back a tiddler or fight to heave up a monster. Enough of this salty metaphor. Here are the 50 best RPGs you can play on PC today.

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ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Just another quick note about the ADOM pen & paper RPG Kickstarter currently running its final 42 hours at https://www.adom.de/rpg-kickstarter:

  • The Kickstarter was funded on day 1 and we unlocked extra art, extra pages for the Game Master's Guide with all kinds of Ancardian randomness as well as a Game Master Screen. And now we are very close to unlocking the first adventure.
  • We have hired some famous RPG legends like Ed Greenwood (the creator of the Forgotten Realms), James M. Ward (the mastermind behind Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World), Steve Miller (renowned Ravenloft and Dragonlance designer) and some more to write short stories taking place in the world of ADOM - a free add-on for all campaign donors.

You also can get a glimpse at the awesome art we have licensed for the rulebooks: https://www.adom-rpg.com/2019/02/11/the-art-of-the-adom-rpg/

Naturally there will be tie-ins between the ADOM pen & paper RPG, Ultimate ADOM and the ADOM computer game. Various ideas floating around for designs for the two new projects also will make their way into ADOM... from a new approach to racial abilities, revised class abilities, new options for spellcasters and more. So we are happy to have more than enough stuff to create new ADOM versions for years to come ;-)

Thanks for your support - and feel free to support our efforts with a donation to the Kickstarter campaign if you haven't yet donated!

Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
Jan 29, 2019
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Though it's a minor release for Steam we are proud to announce the availability of ADOM 3.3.3 on Steam:

https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2019/01/big-release-day-adom-333-has-been.html

(and please forgive us the temporary extra click to skip the screen pointing to our ADOM RPG Kickstarter - but small indie companies need all the attention they can get and we love your support and value your feedback!)

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Maintainer
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Today I have an ADOM-related announcement! 
ADOM is branching out into new media:
Our Kickstarter campaign for the ADOM pen & paper roleplaying game now is live: https://www.adom.de/rpg-kickstarter

You can find more information about the RPG at https://www.adom-rpg.com/samples (and take time to look at our beautiful samples at https://www.adom-rpg.com/samples - I'm really excited about the look of the game).

This is really exciting for the current ADOM game, too, for several reasons (besides broadening the audience):
  • Design work currently happening for ADOM RPG will affect the development of Ultimate ADOM (and on the very high backer levels you even can have a direct hand in this).
  • Some of the design ideas in the ADOM RPG (e.g. racial powers growing over time with increasing levels; revised class powers) eventually will make their way back into ADOM to improve the ADOM gameplay.
  • You will finally be able to play ADOM as a pen & paper RPG with a much more complete, modern and very fast & furious ruleset (compared to the limited ADOM Lite edition we released a couple of years ago - this is a completely new design from the ground up)
You can find some more information on features that might make its way into future ADOM releases here:

https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2019/01/adom-rpg-kickstarter-now-live.html

Please help us to spread the word - during our 2012 crowdfunding campaign learned that it is extremely difficult to reach all interested people. Every share, line and repost on your social channels helps a lot, even if you decide not to donate!

Thanks so much!

Thomas Biskup
ADOM Creator & Maintainer

P.S.: We haven't stopped on working on ADOM due to the Kickstarter - the next ADOM release will happen before the end of the Kickstarter.
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Ho ho ho!

Shortly before Christmas we decided to release ADOM 3.3.2 to Steam.

This celebrates our 100th ADOM release (in 27 years) - a kind of special moment. Nonetheless ADOM 3.3.2 mostly is a bug fix release again improving the stability, performance and usability of ADOM.

You can find all the details in this blog post:

https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2018/12/celebrating-100th-adom-release-ever.html

Additionally we soon will have something awesome related to ADOM to announce. Stay tuned for another update in the very near future!

Kind regards
Thomas & Team ADOM

ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

Our beta release of ADOM 3.3.1 proved stable enough to be turned into a general public release. It now automatically updates for everyone at Steam.

Brief release note here: https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2018/10/adom-331-now-turned-into-public-release.html

Happy hacking!
Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

We are proud to announce the release of ADOM 3.3.1 fixing some important bugs. Please read our announcement closely if you are a MacOS Mojave user as there is a problem with Mojave that we currently can't quite fix (waiting for another library). There is an easy workaround though.

Here you can find the full announcement:

https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2018/09/announcing-adom-331-as-steam-beta.html

And now have fun playing!

Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

After a longer pause we are proud to announce the release of ADOM 3.3.0 as a Steam beta version. You can find all the details about the release in this blog post:

https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2018/09/announcing-adom-330-as-steam-beta.html

To activate the beta follow these instructions: https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/p/adom-beta-steam.html

The biggest new feature is the "floating text" UI enhancement. Important messages now pop up in shortened form over the PC and float upwards (e.g. damage, poisoning, critical hits, items found and many more). This really adds a whole new level of comfort to the game as the text messages become far less important and you are much less likely to miss something important.

Besides this there are some critical bug fixes (related to multi-turn actions, the volcano quest), another round of buffing for boss monsters and dozens of minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Please test the beta and let us know what you think as we want to proceed to a general release as soon as possible.

Bug reports and requests for enhancement should be submitted at https://www.adom.de/bugs as usual.

And now enjoy playing this new release!

Thomas Biskuo & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

After we skipped the announcement for ADOM 3.2.1 (because it contained only cosmetical bug fixes) we just released ADOM 3.2.2 as the latest public version.

ADOM 3.2.x thus leaves the beta status and we hereby declare it stable.

ADOM 3.2.2 again doesn't offer any major content updates - but we had to adjust it to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes full effect on the 25th of May. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation for the dirty details.

It took us lots of effort to take everything into account and your data won't be any safer despite all the work because we always cared for your data and didn't abuse it in any evil way. But now there's a lot more documentation and legal text.

The most important game-related change is that - if you registered for our global highscore server at http://www.rogueleague.org (which we highly recommend and which soon will be getting a boost) - you will once more have to read and accept the terms of use.

You also can choose to decline them but the you no longer will be allowed to upload your highscores to the global highscore.

The release cycle for this release has been filled with extremely boring and brain-numbing work because GDPR - despite its good intentions - is a nightmare of cluttered, chaotic and not very well-thought out bureacratic heap of regulation. But so be it. We now are compliant and finally can move forward creating real value.

Unless the next stupid EU regulation destroys productivity.

As you can see I am a bit pissed off about this monstrosity.

Please continue enjoying ADOM and sorry once more for not having new content to offer - we spent so many hours on this abomination that there was no room for content.

The next release will be much better in that respect - promise!

The update will be running automatically and if you still are running on the beta program, here you can find the instructions on how to turn off beta: https://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/p/adom-beta-steam.html

Kind regards
Thomas & Team ADOM
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) - TheCreator
Hi everyone!

We are proud to announce the release of ADOM 3.2.0 (release 95) as a Steam beta version. You can read the details in this blog post (as well as the instructions on how to activate it): http://www.ancientdomainsofmystery.com/2018/05/adom-320-released-as-steam-beta.html

The major new feature is a high individualization level for the PC sprite depicting hair color, weapons, armor, etc. There is still a ton of detail we are going to add over time but we highly enjoy this feature already now :-)

Please try it and let us know what you think. Bug reports as usually perferrably bia http://www.adom.de/bugs

And now have fun playing!
Thomas Biskup & Team ADOM
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