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Old school dungeon crawler: Legend of Grimrock
Steam ^ | 4/18/2012 | Blackshark

Posted on 04/18/2012 7:29:22 PM PDT by Black_Shark

Hey all you old school gamers,

From posts here and there I have gathered that there are quite a few PC gamers on FR. Seeing as the average age of most FR posters is in the mid 30's to mid 40's, it would make sense that at least some of you "cut your teeth" on old school dungeon crawlers such as Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, etc.

I am here to tell you of a brand new dungeon crawler produced by Almost Human, a finnish studio. It has all the old school feel with modern graphics and was 8.5/10 by IGN and has excellent reviews from other sites as well. I have been enraptured with it the past few days and thought I'd share it with the community.

Oh, they are also releasing extensive modding tools for free to the community! :D

The best part? It's only $14.99.

- Blackshark

P.S. If you don;t use/like steam you can download it from their site www.grimrock.net and click "Buy".


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1 posted on 04/18/2012 7:29:25 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

Edit: It is also grid-based movement. Go to the website for more info.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

What is this post doing on Free Republic.
Someone’s trying to sell game software.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: BuffaloJack

No. I’m not. Look at my posting history and where I’m based. I thought that maybe some of the PC gamers here might like a game that doesn’t have a huge marketing team behind it pushing it. I could care less if anyone buys it but maybe someone, like me, was interested in dungeon crawlers?

I found it by chance so I thought I would help out other gamers by giving them a heads up.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 7:39:54 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

5 posted on 04/18/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Black_Shark

Are there any “Ping Lists” for RPG fans?


6 posted on 04/18/2012 7:42:10 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Chode

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.


Cast a “evict current resident” spell!


7 posted on 04/18/2012 7:43:29 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Chode

:D Zork is before my time! haha


8 posted on 04/18/2012 7:43:45 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Chode

Open the mail box...


9 posted on 04/18/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: BuffaloJack
Someone’s trying to sell game software.

What bothers me more is that, if the post is to be believed, I am way older than the average FR poster.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Black_Shark

Me Grimrock..


11 posted on 04/18/2012 7:44:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Not that I am aware of. I thought the same thing when I posted this!


12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

If there is, let me know. I too have saved many a princess over the years ;)


13 posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Leaning Right

I took an educated estimate based on my 7 year experience with FReepers! I am most likely off by at least 1 standard deviation...


14 posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

Just curious, but where did you find at the demographic info to assess age ranges of FReepers?


15 posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild

Educated guess based on 7 years of FReeping exp. I have no quantitative data to back my guess up either. Call it gut.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Leaning Right

If you are carrying a lantern then you probably are:)


17 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: SgtBob
Opening the mailbox reveals: A leaflet.
18 posted on 04/18/2012 7:48:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: max americana

“plays LoG Intro music”...


19 posted on 04/18/2012 7:49:55 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
LOLOLOLOL!!!
20 posted on 04/18/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BuffaloJack

I just realized my post really did sound like I was selling software... I’ve spent way too much time on the business major floor of my college. Need to spend less time there more time on econ floor obviously so I can write more compactly!

Sorry if I gave off the wrong impression with the post!


21 posted on 04/18/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

I’g guess around 60ish average (46 here). I seem to talk with/see people around my age or older. Mostly older. There are some young’uns to be sure though.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 7:55:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Like me. I’m only 22 :D


23 posted on 04/18/2012 7:56:28 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Chode

Don’t read it; Cast the die....the leaflet is probably from the IRS announcing foreclosure proceedings;-)


24 posted on 04/18/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Chode

Leaflet recruits mercenaries wanted for an upcoming campaign of the Grey Death Legion. Dropship provided. Must provide own Mech. Atlas preferred.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Black_Shark

A babe in the woods...wet behind the ears... and other old guy talk ;)


26 posted on 04/18/2012 8:00:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Black_Shark

I am still playing Ultima-On-line even after almost 15 years the game came on line. It is by far the most complex game ever made.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: posterchild
If you are carrying a lantern then you probably are:)

Thanks for the laugh. In this depressing political climate, laughs are few and far between.

28 posted on 04/18/2012 8:01:46 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I found it in general and well general means .... well ... general. So I found it generally interesting and it sent me looking it up.

So I don’t know why you would be concerned something like this showed up in free republic under the general section.

You’re not one of those that believes RPG gamers are satanic worshippers are you?


29 posted on 04/18/2012 8:06:14 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SgtBob
today, no doubt, but in my case it pretty much said "Chode, if i catch you playing Dungeon again not on your lunch hour, you lose your VAX account for a week. Signed SYSOP...
30 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I’m not a huge fan of online games due to the fact that WoW took over my life. I founded and ran a 300+ member raiding guild for over a year before quitting cold turkey and vowed to never return to online gaming!

On the other hand, games with massive modding communities are a whole nother story. I have put well over 1000+ hours into The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and am still actively playing it. Grimrock, once the modding scene kicks in, looks to be the same along with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (hopefully, if not it’s still a great game).

Yes, I have no life outside of school and games. My girlfriend reminds me daily of that :D


31 posted on 04/18/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

Dude, that’s not old school. Ascii based dungeons with alphabet characters representing monsters .... Now that’s school.

Rogue
Hack
Nethack


32 posted on 04/18/2012 8:09:26 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Norm Lenhart
tooo damn funny...
33 posted on 04/18/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Usagi_yo

Haha, my gaming exp. started with TES III: Morrowind and Grimrock had me looking up Dungeon Master, EOTB, etc.

This thread is giving me an excellent education in the history of PC gaming!


34 posted on 04/18/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Black_Shark

Kinda like the good old days with Larn and Bard’s Tale?


35 posted on 04/18/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

As long as we’re `fessing up, I play BattleTanx (1999) on a Nintendo 64 occasionally when I feel the need to blow stuff up.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 8:16:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: GenXteacher

Ya lost me. The oldest games I’m familiar with are Dungeon Master and EOTB. I’m only 22 ya know! :D


37 posted on 04/18/2012 8:16:42 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Usagi_yo

He wasn’t even born when those games were made ;)

Side note - For the console gamers out there, look into the PS2/3 games Xenosaga (and Xenogears for the PS1), the “Tales of XXXXXX” games and the JRPG Shin Begemi Tensi Persona series.

VERY in dept plotlines and hundreds of hours of entertainment at used game prices.

Side note 2: I often get into discussions with people on gaming and how it’s for kids. Funny when it’s usually with people who grew up on them, stopped at Nintendo 8 bit and have no idea what an Elder Scrolls type game actually is.

Imagine the dollar per hour entertainment value alone. But what’s really funny to me is that these same people think nothing of reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy/ watching the Star Wars series.

Kid stuff indeed ;)


38 posted on 04/18/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Black_Shark

I remember playing text based games via cassette drive on my tandy trs-80 many, many moons ago.

Also played Wizardry on something at some point in time.

Currently playing The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion beta on PC as well as Dark Souls on ps3.

Never too old for video games.

I’ll check this out on Steam, ty for the tip, saw pics of this the other day and thought mmmmmmmmm, but I didn’t pullt he trigger.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 8:19:42 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit Shin “Megami” Tensi


40 posted on 04/18/2012 8:20:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Black_Shark

Those were some I played when I was college freshman a bazillion years ago. I was also into MUDs back in the day.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 8:23:17 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Black_Shark

He lost me, too. How do you roll dice and mark up graph paper on a computer?


42 posted on 04/18/2012 8:23:24 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: chris37

Good choice of games! I have “The Witcher” sitting ony my hard drive from when I bought it at the $2 sale during christmas but haven’t played it yet. Been too busy with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Skyrim, and Morrowind.

If you like old school dungeon crawlers, you’ll love Grimrock! Minotaur rogues ftw!


43 posted on 04/18/2012 8:25:26 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: M1911A1

“How do you roll dice and mark up graph paper on a computer?”
Roll 2d10 and consult a table in the DM’s Guide :)


44 posted on 04/18/2012 8:25:36 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Black_Shark

Just another add-on for game haters.

A lot can be learned playing online games. I have an MBA and a PHD in aberrant sociological disorders and I got them both from playing Eve online.


45 posted on 04/18/2012 8:26:20 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: M1911A1

Hmmmm? Grimrock has an automap feature that graphs the maps for you or you choose “old school” and do it by hand and rolling dice? If your referring to DnD rules, it’s done “behind the scenes” so to speak in games like Neverwinter Nights and NWN2.


46 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:18 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: GenXteacher

A couple years back I looked up the value of the original ‘Fiend Folio’ I lost somewhere along the way. I then rolled 2D10 and cried...a lot.


47 posted on 04/18/2012 8:27:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Usagi_yo

I agree with that. “umadbro” will make me try to jump through my TV and don’t even get me started on the “Leeeeeeeeeerrrroooyyy Jenkins” of the WoW world...

Who thinks that’s funny 4 hours into a raid? Seriously.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 8:29:40 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’ve still got mine :) I played 1st Edition AD&D well up until 3rd Edition came out. I’ve looked at the 4th ed books but consider it to be a dumbed down game unworthy of my attention.


49 posted on 04/18/2012 8:32:55 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

Rub it in ;)

Picture this (ah the memories)...

We lived up in the mountains and used to drag all our stuff out to my uncle’s hunting camp and play over the weekend. Well, that and drink ;). One night I grabbed the fire extinguisher and put it under the table while a couple others went to find relief in nature. When they came back I led the hardy adventurers into a cave with a frost dragon...who breathed upon them the breath of CO2...

I still crack up at the results of that night. Lots of jumping and screaming ;)


50 posted on 04/18/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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