Dungeons of Dredmor
Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore. What they have, unfortunately, is you... Step into the Dungeons of Dredmor! Embrace your destiny! Face evil of the likes the world has never known - the terrifying Swarmies, the undulating Thrusties, and the adoreable nest-building Diggles. Worship Inconsequentia, the Goddess of Pointless Sidequests, or try your luck as a devotee of the nameless Lutefisk God. Cast powerful magic learned from the dark business warlocks of the school of Necronomiconomics, or summon the Viking Runes of your ancestors to blast your foes with thunder and lightning! Discover the power that can be had by wielding a bizarre armament of devastating weaponry such as the Interdimensional Axe, the Plastic Ring, and the Invisible Shield (if you can remember where you left it). Wield shoes decorated by the Dwarven Glittersmiths, all of whom have now committed suicide because of their shame, and embrace the joys of destroying giant moustache-wielding brick demons with a mace decorated with tawdry, delicious bacon. While you’re at it, be prepared to die. A lot. In hideous, screaming pain that makes you throw your keyboard out the window. The Dungeons of Dredmor await. Are you ready for them?
- Main article: Stats
Your character stats are based on the seven skills you pick on the beggining of the game (and which ones you level up), equipped items and any buffs/debuffs you might have at the moment. The primary attributes are Burliness, Nimbleness, Sagacity, Caddishness, Savvy and Stubborness, each raising your secondary attributes.
- Main article: Skills
In Dungeons of Dredmor, your character doesn't have a "class" (or class of any sort, for that matter) -- instead, you define your abilities by choosing seven Skills. Each grants access to a variety of different abilities, such as enhancing your strength with a specific type of weapon, or the knowledge to craft things from various items found around the dungeon. As you level, you gain further abilities from each skill family, making you even more powerful. Skills are broken into three groups: Warrior, Rogue and Wizard. For more information on what this means check out Leveling With Skill! in the attributes page.
- Main article: Crafting
Various items in Dungeons of Dredmor can be obtained though crafting, using different tools and items. Some items require you to have a minimum crafting level, while others need you to find the recipe first. Available crafts are Alchemy, Tinkering, Smithing and Wand crafting.
- Main article: Items
Dungeons of Dredmor has hundreds of items. They are classified as Weapons, Armour, Consumables, Crafting Ingredients and Miscellaneous.