ADOM, short for Ancient Domains of Mystery, is a roguelike game created by Thomas Biskup. Despite the dungeons being procedurally generated, it features a pre-made overworld map and a richer and more detailed "storyline" than most roguelikes.

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ADOM Village dungeon does not contain 7 levels

This is level 4 of the village dungeon. I've never managed to go deeper than it because the way is blocked. Sometimes, there is a priest, sometimes not. How can I go further?
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When to panic and flee?

Is it possible to see some stats of an entity on screen. Or perhaps some indication of how hard it is compared to the player? I just played this game 2 times both of the times i was hacking through ...
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Why is magic so exhausting?

I just rolled my second Wizard character, and I'm going around blithely killing enemies with my Magic Missiles. However, I'm seeing a message I never saw with my first character who used this spell. ...
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How do I take off cursed items?

I made the mistake of wearing an amulet without identifying it, and now it turns out I can't take it off. I can't tell what effect it has while I'm wearing it, but it doesn't seem to have killed me ...
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How can I cure sickness?

I made the mistake of eating a Kobold corpse and got sick. My health stopped increasing over time as a result of this, and it lasted for quite a long time. That character is long dead now, but it ...
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When should I eat people?

The in-game manual for ADOM is massive, and I don't see anything on the main screen that resembles a hunger stat. How do I know when I should start eating all these corpses and foodstuffs I'm piling ...
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How can I be more effective in ADOM?

The more I play ADOM, the more I realise there is a pattern in the way I die. It's always in the first dungeon, where I have to find the carpenter, and I will seem to do fine until some monster, ...
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How can I heal fast in a dungeon in ADOM?

Since I can't rest or sleep in a dungeon in ADOM like I can in DCSS or Diggr, what are my options when I am low on health in a dungeon and with no items or spells to heal me?
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What are my options when my character is hungry but I have ran out of food?

I have sometimes found myself in a dungeon with my character hungry and with no food to feed him with. What would be my options, without having to leave the dungeon?
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What's a crowning gift in ADOM?

I've seen the term "Crowning Gift" used multiple times in reference to ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery), for example: Elves also can receive the crowning gift "artifact bow" which is pretty good ...
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How to cross the Animated Forest?

What are some tactics to safely cross the Animated Forest in ADOM? I've got a level 9 troll barbarian with 44/26 DV/PV, and controlled teleportation but no way to teleport.
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What does ADOM randomly generate?

In Nethack, the world and your inventory are randomly generated at the start of the game. I just started playing ADOM, and I noticed that both times I came across the same village at the start of the ...