Dungeons of Dredmor is a game about Diggles, Loot and Lutefisk. As it is indeed a roguelike game, it is a game where you die, often, and that steals your sleep.

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Good starting skills for Dungeons of Dredmor

What is a good set of skills for a newer player in Dungeons of Dredmor?
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What is the fastest way to get the Diggle Nog achievement?

The Diggle Nog! achievement states: Diggle Nog! - Make some Diggle Nog. Who doesn't love a nice cold glass of Diggle Nog? Since I've never played this game, I have no idea what to do to get it. ...
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What are the different combinations for the runes?

In the Diggle Gods expansion, there is a room that has three runes and a lever. The runes are pillar, growth and decay, and scrutiny. They can be placed in spots in the floor and a lever pulled. ...
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How is score calculated in Dungeons of Dredmor?

When you die in Dungeons of Dredmor and permadeath is enabled the game gives you a score. Any ideas how the score is calculated?
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How does Five-Finger Discount work?

The ability description reads: You can 'purchase' items from the store for as cheap as free. Don't let Brax catch you at it though, or he'll send his Dread Collectors after you. The wiki agrees: ...
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What belongs in a museum?

The second level Archaeology skill "It Belongs In A Museum" reads: Send an artifact to the giant, secret scary government room full of boxes, and gain experience equal to its value. but I can't ...
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What does a spell going “haywire” mean?

Haywire Chance is described as "Haywire Chance affects how likely your spells are to trigger a highly unstable resonance cascade event." but what does it mean practically?
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How do I open some nice looking UberChests?

Just started playing the game and I found some nice looking UberChests(tm). The problem is that I cannot open them, any idea?
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How to get items on one square platforms?

How to get items on the ground on one square platforms like this one?
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How do I survive as a spellcaster long enough to become powerful?

So, I've had quite a few successful runs with warrior type builds in Dungeons of Dredmor. (usually along the lines of Swords, Berserker Rage, Shield Bearer, Master of Arms along with other skills that ...
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In Dungeons of Dredmor, what determines the result when offering items to Krong?

When you put an item on the altar of Krong, the outcome seems pretty random: either it gets cursed or some benefits (sometimes these are not very relevant - as in an armor item getting pluses or ...
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What good is ground meat?

The ingot grinder can ground up cheese to make grated cheese (which can then be used for making an omelet). The grinder can also make ground meat which appears to just reduce the quality of the meat. ...
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How do I split item stacks?

I had two ingot presses. I'd like to sell one, but I can't find a way to split the stack. This answer provides a work-around involving placing stacks in crafting screens, but that doesn't work for the ...
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What affects the artifacts granted by the Lutefisk God?

Often after a bout of Skol!-ing, the artifact I receive from tithing lutefisk to the Lutefisk God is a little underwhelming. I'm wondering what I can do (if anything) to influence the "quality" of ...
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What are the negative effects of using a weapon type that you don't have a skill in?

I've found weapons that I'm not specced into that seem to be significant upgrades to what I have. What kind of negative effects are associated with wielding a weapon you aren't skilled with?
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What are constructs vulnerable to?

My dual wielding swordman-thief-pyromaniac character is having a LOT of trouble with constructs, given that his usual approach is turning out to be useless against them. I'm playing this one without ...
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How do I break a stack of objects?

Either it's impossible, or I'm being dense, but how do I break a stack of objects in to smaller stacks?
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How can I gather enough steel for smithing?

In Dungeons of Dredmor copious amounts of steel ingots are needed to create a decent set of armor. However steel doesn't seem that common. How can I get enough?
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What is “A Tome of Fire Or Ice”?

Has anyone figured out how the room for "A Tome of Fire Or Ice" works, by chance? I'm only on the third floor, so I figure it's not that difficult, but unless my Google-fu was just being weak, I ...
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What happens if you kill Brax?

I just had to try out my Five-finger discount skill for the first time. and it didn't work. I killed Brax and plenty of his friends. What are the consequences of killing Brax?
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How does the Realm of Diggle Gods DLC affect the original game?

How does the DLC affect existing save games? Do I have start over in order to access DLC material? What I understood from the description is that there are new levels and items, but what I didn't ...
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What is the Harmless Red Cube?

I keep finding this cube in the dungeon. But I can never interact with it. Is there a purpose to it, or is it just some Easter Egg?
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How to enable Steam overlay while playing Dungeons of Dredmor?

For some reasons I cannot access to Steam overlay and other Steam features (F12->screenshot) while playing Dungeons of Dredmor. Do you know how to fix it? Just to be precise the in-game option in the ...
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How does Killer Vegan skill work?

I am trying to understand what is the skill tree Killer Vegan and how does it work, unfortunately the two main wikis for Dungeon of Dredmor do not describe it. Can you give me some hints?
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How to use spores?

I decided to try the Fungal Arts path, the first skill, called Mushrooms Farmer is described as Mushroom Farmer: You collect molds, spores, and fungus. You like to grow mushrooms on the bodies ...
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What are these strange red and blue squares?

At floor 7 of Dungeons of Dredmor I found these strange red and blue squares. How can I interacet with them and what should I expect?
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Are there any other foods that are improved by grilling?

I was wandering further into my dungeon, when suddenly a wild charcoal grill appeared! I used steak on it, which was super effective. However, I'm wondering what else I can grill besides steak. ...
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How do the secondary stats scale?

As described in wiki, the primary stats have an influence on the secondary stats. But how do they scale? For 1 point gained on a primary stat, how many points do I gain in linked secondary stats?
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How can I have Fun with the Lutefisk Cube?

I recently attempted to convert a spare Horadric Lutefisk Cube I found into lutefisk. Instead of lutefisk, the cubes produced a fiery death. (I survived the initial explosion, but the fire got me the ...
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Storing items inside the crafting windows for extra carrying space?

Just before I stopped play last night, I noticed that I could place items in to a crafting window - of a tinkers set, anvil, etc - and that if I then closed that window the items were still there next ...
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How to be more crafty?

I am trying crafting some potions, but the game says that I am not yet crafty enought to craft that craft. Where I can see how crafty I am and how to become more crafty?
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What's this attribute represented by a purple skull?

I was shopping when I noticed this ring has an icon that isn't in character's primary statistics. What's that icon mean?
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How can I escape a room with no doors?

I've never been past level 4 and now I'm on level 13... then something teleported me and now here I am stuck. There is lava on one side and walls on the other 3. The wall to the left is only 1 block ...
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What can I do with all these ingots?

I chose the Blacksmith skill in Dungeons of Dredmor and now have a bunch of ingots. I already have good equipment, so what I can do with all these extra ingots? Is it better to sell them as-is or ...
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Is there anything to do with multiple crafting items?

So it turns out crafting items (crafting kit, alchemy box, ingot press etc.) can be stacked, but I couldn't understand why would I ever want more than one of those. Is there any reason to hold on to ...
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What does giving lutefisk to the lutefisk god actually do?

As in the title. Do I get anything out of it, or is it pointless?
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What are the names of all of the monster taxa? I'm planning to convert some into booze

Vegetable, Demon, Undead, Animal, etc. - does anyone know what ALL of the monster taxa are? I'm working on a Chef skill for brewing and frying chunks of live monsters in combat, damaging them and ...
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Can the “Bolt of Mass Destruction” destroy walls?

I recently shot a Bolt of Mass Destruction into a monster zoo (where else?), and in addition to all of the fire and blood everywhere, the walls next to the door disappeared (and monsters started ...
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Do antimagic fields work on Dredmor?

I have a Warrior/Rogue-heavy character that has gotten down to the bottom floor once now. When I got there, Dredmor used a spell that killed me after one or two rounds. I'm considering adding ...
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What creatures count as cute animals for the Killer Vegan skill?

With the Killer Vegan set of skills killing cute animals results in a rather nasty debuff getting applied to your character. Which creature's deaths will trigger this? Related: How does Killer Vegan ...
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Can I take my slime downstairs?

I have an ability called "Slime-Herder" that allows me to conjure an ally slime. Is it possible to make this slime follow me when I go downstairs? I've been trying with no success.
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Why are my weapons randomly lowering their stats?

Is there a sort of weapon decay in dungeons of dredmor? Or is some enemy doing this? If so, is there a way to raise the stat back up?
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How do I use ranged weapons?

I feel like an idiot. I have the starting crossbow equipped, but my character, instead of using ranged attack, runs up to the enemy to melee them instead with her boots. How exactly should I get her ...
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What's the maximum number of enchantments an item can have in Dungeons of Dredmor?

When enchanting items with anvils of Krong is there a limit to the number of enchantments allowed or number of times an item can be used with anvils? If there is, do the bonus enchantments from using ...
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Why am I getting a thaumite's infestation?

In one of my late runs something really weird happened: nearly half of the monsters I slayed became infested with thaumites as soon as they died. I was running a skill setup without Golemancy, so I ...
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Does Promethean magic destroy items on the ground?

AKA: "If I breathe fire on Diggles, will I charbroil my lutefisk bounty?" As you can see, I've lucked into quite the lutefisk stockpile here: My primary mode of diggle destruction, however, is to ...
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When is it safe to use the Anvil of Krong?

Is there a way to know whether an item will be enchanted or cursed by an anvil of Krong? At first it happened to me when I used the same item on three different anvils. Recently it has also happened ...
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Which technique could I use to increase my resistance to slashing and piercing damage?

In Dungeon of Dredmor, every time I reach dugoen level 4/5 things are getting hard. In particular I have some problems with monsters that cause slashing and/or piercing damage like Pumpkinn and ...
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What is 'Crushed Bones'?

While playing with a mace based character, I've noticed the proc "Crushed Bones" when hitting a monster with mace skill at level 3. On the wiki for mace skill there is no mention of this proc. While ...
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Can monsters open doors or teleport via glyphs?

One of my current strategies in Dungeons of Dredmor is to close myself in a room in order to heal. Sometimes also I'll escape via the Satanic Displacement Glyph system. Thus far, I've not found any ...