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This is a quick rundown of Will and Bud’s runs of Dungeons of Dredmor. Taking turns they each had had one life to try and compile a decent score. It didn’t go well at all.

Will went first and named his character Simple. He rolled a character with Sword Mastery, Mace Mastery, Archery, Viking Wizardry, Staffs, Bloody Mage and Magic Training. This was his first foray into the game and the first door he kicked down revealed a store. Yay? He left that alone and wandered off, finding a number of rooms with nothing but gold piles. Bud swears he was cheating somehow. When he did cross some baddies, it was all bad. He nearly died on the first monster he saw but managed to eat enough raw meat to live. Manly! Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough shortly thereafter as he died on a diggle. A frickin’ diggle. One down, and it was Bud’s turn.

Bud’s character, named Popt, specialized in Flesh Smithing, Psionics, Magic Training, Astrology, Necronomiconomics, Mathimagic and Berserker Rage, making his a pissed of caster dude. Bud had played a number of times before and did well but these skills were uncharted territory. He left the first room he started in, and nearly got womped by a bat. After nearly dying going that way, he turned around and went the other way, coming across two diggles. He hit them with a few Deadly Hexes, and within seconds he was dead. Yes, Bud killed himself, because Deadly Hexes hurt the caster about as bad as the target. That sucks, Bud.

Final scores:

  1. Will: 344 points, and lasted 6 minutes, 30 seconds.
  2. Bud: 216 points, and last 1 minute, 30 seconds.

I think Will won. Just a hunch.