The Twelve Days of Roguemas

This series originally ran on the Something Awful forums in December 2015. Many of these reviews have been revised or updated for 2017.

I was putting together a list of my favorite roguelikes for the thread, and in doing so I started writing reviews of them, and before I knew it I had a whole mess of them. So let’s make a party out of it, and call it

The Twelve Days of Roguemas

wherein I talk a whole bunch about the whats and whys of the roguelikes I like. I’m not going to be breaking a lot of new ground with this, focusing on major ones on Steam (so yes I’m going to waste a day talking about BoI). But this is a good opportunity to revisit some classics or take another look at some you might have missed the first time around. Everybody ready? ’cause HERE WE GO

On the twelfth day of Roguemas, the RNG gave to me…

Twelve damsels dropping

Eleven races questing

Ten golems crushing

Nine carrots snapping

Eight diggles digglin’

Seven kids a-crying

Six fiends a-flaying


Four castle wings

Three ghosts from Chile

Two armored deathbots

And a tiny boat on a scary sea