Angband-tr is a "patch" of Angband 4.1.0. It's called a "patch" because it's a relatively simple, but powerful, modification of the game that is not necessarily balanced, meant as something like a playable proof-of-concept. Hopefully, it can be applied (by hand) to other variants.

"AS" stands for "apparent sorrow"

The player character is given the characteristic of feeling sorrow at the death of monsters, and has to process these feelings or risk burning out. The player character is given the ability to deeply terrify monsters so that they stay away from them, but at the risk of killing the monsters and incurring sorrow.

The "tr" stands for "tragic view". Angband is all about killing Morgoth, the originator of evil in Tolkien's universe. The process of destroying evil can be tragic.

Can I test it?

You can play it on my ssh server:
    Username: test
    Password: test

If you want your own account so you can have your own savefile, send me an email (banks at 10v24 dot net) with your preferred user name.

Also let me know what you think about the patch itself. I'll be adding new builds to the server based on people's feedback.

SSH instructions:
--On Unix/Linux:
open a terminal (xterm)
and type ssh
hit enter
then type in the password.
--On macOS:
open a terminal (
and type ssh
hit enter
then type in the password.
(Let me know if you have any problems because I only have an old version of macOS to test.)
--On Windows: try PuTTY or,
in the Chrome browser, Secure Shell.
(Let me know how it goes because I haven't been able to test them.)

Is there a FAQ?


Are there tips for playing?


What about source code?

For now, to keep some things a mystery, it's not available, but the end goal is to release it. Also, if there are only a few builds existing, people can give feedback on the same few builds, and I think that might be more helpful than if each person can tweak the patch freely.

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