Questions tagged [brogue]

Brogue is a roguelike game created by Brian Walker. Its streamlined interface and strategic gameplay set it apart from most classical roguelikes.

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How do you use ranged weapons on the ipad version of Brogue

On the computer version of brogue you can use ranged weapons by using the mouse, but I can't work out how to do it on the iPad version. Whenever I try to do it on the iPad version by tapping on an ...
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What is the “malevolent force” that left my armor?

I was cruising along (read: waiting as I regained health) and it suddenly said A malevolent force leaves your plate armor. What does this mean? Maybe it auto-uncursed? The plate armor was strength ...
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What are the core items for a jellymancer?

I haven't picked up this game in a while and it looks like there were a lot of nifty updates. I want to give jelly wrangling a try but I don't have a clue as to what type of items I will need to keep ...
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Are there secrets related to 'call' in Brogue?

You can c ('call') on most items to rename them which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Most items automatically reveal certain features when used (i.e. applying or throwing a potion to ...
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Can I trick the treasure rooms in Brogue?

Levels in Brogue often have a treasure room protected by a key somewhere else on the same level. There are usually 4 or 5 bits of treasure on altars in the room protected by cages. When you pick up an ...
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What should I enchant when I don't have anything worth enchanting?

It often happens that I've read a scroll of enchantment early in the game, when the only equipment I have is my dagger, my leather armor, and my 15 (or fewer) darts. Assuming I don't see any other ...
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What should I do if I'm confused in a small space?

In my best game of Brogue so far, I picked up Ifrit from an orb. On depth 16, everything is going well - Ifrit and a centaur, and decent equipment. But suddenly, disaster: My centaur triggers a ...
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Where did this deadly lichen come from, and what can I do about it?

I recently went through quite a bit of effort to survive obtaining a key (fire trap in explosive gas room...). After obtaining said key, I was walking though the only hallway back to the vault on the ...
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How do I manage my hunger?

Perhaps I am spending too much time on levels and backtracking a lot, but I am having difficulty finding enough food to keep my nutrition up high enough. And since I can't seem to be able to eat the ...
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Does the color/brightness of a dot on the ground mean anything?

I know that a . is bare ground - as opposed to the green flora " etc... but I also notice that a . comes in many different shades of gray. Those shades of gray don't directly correlate to the "...
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At exactly what rate do staves recharge?

I understand that my ?/6 staff of conjuration recharges faster than my ?/3 staff of blinking, but it'd be helpful to know exactly how fast they charge. Is this information documented or known to ...
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What do statues do in Brogue?

So, I keep seeing statues here and there. What is with them? I can't attack them, searching around them doesn't yield results...What are they for?
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Must brogue 1.6 be completed in one sitting?

I've seen there is a way to suspend the game, but after doing it and quitting, when I start the game again, I start with lvl1 on a new map, and I don't see any option for loading the game in any menu. ...
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How to handle jellies?

Every time you attack a jelly, it splits. A typical yellow jelly can split ~8 times. All jelles will obviously attack you at the same time if they can, so great care must be taken in setting up the ...
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When should I stop auto-explore?

In Brogue, I like to auto-explore the first level, as it's always very easy and not really dangerous and stop when I get to the second level, exploring it on my own from there on, as auto-explore ...
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A +1, 10 Strength Dagger, or a mundane, higher Strength weapon?

This question concerns Brogue. I can't remember what Strength each weapon requires to wield except daggers (10) and swords (14), but I'll make up an example. Say I have two weapons with me, a weapon ...
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Is the only way to raise my Strength by drinking a potion of Strength?

As the title sugests, how else, if there is another way, can I raise my strength in Brogue?
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What happens if I succumb to demonic temptation?

At one point in Brogue, I decided to run in a northwesterly direction (Shift+Num7). To my surprise, instead of running in that direction, the following message was delivered: A dark presence ...
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Is it possible to eat corpses?

Corpse eating isn't entirely uncommon in roguelikes. In fact, I watched as some of my Troll allies in Brogue ate the bodies of my enemies. After eating will o' wisps, one started to fly while the ...
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How often should I 's'earch

I've started to play Brogue (never played other roguelikes more than a couple of hours) and I'm a little confused to how often should I search for traps/secret doors. In some points I must do it in ...