St(r) / STrength
Int / INTelligence
Wi(s) / WIsdom
De(x) / DExterity
Co(n) / COnstitution
Ch(r) / CHarisma
! / potion
!heal == potion of healing
? / scroll
?life == scroll of life , ?acq == scroll of acquirement
= / ring
=sp+8 == ring of speed (+8)
“ / amulet (amu)
wisamu+6 == amulet of wisdom (+6)
$ , au / gold
au is chemical symbol of gold
AMHD / Ancient Multi-Hued Dragon
Dangerous dragon which breaths one of fifth types of damage; if he will appear at low levels and you won’t have certain resistance – he could kill you in 1-2 breaths.
art / artifact
An object, possessing special powers, of which only one exists in the game. Generally very rare, and valuable. Hit ~ to see a list of the artifacts that have been found. There are two types of artifacts: true artifacts (they’ve got a lore-description when
Inspected) and randarts – random artifacts. There can’t be two true artifacts on server; only one player could possess particular trueart at time.
Item property which allow you to identify items automatically, by just coming nearby to them.
basics / 4res
Four basic resistances (fire,cold,acid,electricity)
Weapon property which adds magic elements (fire, cold, acid, lightning, poison) damage
Type of ranged monster attack; amount of damage depends on monster’s current HP
Monster’s ability to multiply; common for insects
BM / black market
The black market, a store (7) in town that sells powerful items for outrageous prices.
BpR / blows per rounds
How much blows your character could perform during one turn. Having high BpR is essential for melee fighters. BpR depends on weapon weight (daggers and whips are very fast), strenght and dexterity. Also some weapons have Extra Attacks property.
Fraud, dishonest playing – the unfair actions that the players do to make game easier. This is considered a serious misconduct and causes contempt from other players. Unlike other games, in Tangaria, as in most roguelike games, cheating also involves the use of additional accounts to store items, playing together on new character with high level player, storage characters, transferring powerful items from a high lvl character to a starting low lvl character, bringing in new characters and killing them to get money or other unpleasant events. We ban for such behaviour.
Any questionable practice, from a gameplay or roleplaying standpoint. If you are unsure if something is “cheez”, ask other players who are playing. Actually it’s light degree of cheating; exploitation of problematic game features, like resting near shop for a long time to get certain items. It’s not welcome, but tolerated.
clvl / character level
Level of your character which you could increase with getting experience by killing monsters.
crit / critical
- potion of cure CRITical wounds
- chance of critical strike
DEW / Dark Elven Warlocks
Very nasty monsters who are the reason for many notable player deaths. Could cast mana bolts which makes loads of damage.
- To go down deeper than you should, faster than you should,
especially with low level characters. A common practice among experienced
- Just to go down several levels in a row.
- A noun used to refer to a trip down into the dungeon, usually in
past tense. Examples : “We dove to 600 feet, but then we got surrounded by
orcs.”, “Wanna dive?”, “Wow, that was an awesome dive, I made a ton of cash.”
- Dark Sword (weapon with anti-magic field)
- Disruptive Shield spell (‘sorc DS’)
DSM / Dragon Scale Mail
a type of rare armour which provides excellent protection and has relatively light weight. If you are new you probably won’t be finding any anytime soon.
dlvl / dungeon level
Depth in the dungeon; each dungeons level is -50 ft; so for example, dlvl 5 is -250 ft.
each character got two type of resistances – temporary and constat; they stuck to each other. Temporary resistance could be obtained by drinking a potion/casting a spell/using an item. Two of the same temporary or constant resistances won’t give double effect.
dynamic / Dynamic level
A level that is randomly regenerating each time someone leaves it and comes back to it. See static level.
EA / extra attack
weapon property which increase BpR.
magic equipment which got special properties, eg Lantern of Brightness
type of magic attack. There is basic attacks (fire, cold, acid, electricity) and ‘high’ resistances (poison, nexus, chaos, etc). Each type of attack has its own special effects (eg, shards and cold attacks could shatter potions).
ESP / extra sensory powers
extra sensory perception or telepathy which allow player to read surrounding monster’s minds. There are different types, eg ESP orc gives powers only to read orc minds and won’t affect other monsters; ESP evil will show evil-minded monsters (most mosnters of evil, so it work quite good). At mid-game (~32 lvl) it’s very important to have at least ESP evil.
Non-unique items that possess special powers. An example would be a long sword of slay orc, or soft leather boots of stealth.
EXP / experience
points which your character gain for killing monsters. When you gain enough of EXP – you will obtain level which will raise your character’s characteristics.
FA / free Action
Provides immunity to paralysis and slowing attacks. Becomes neccesary around 750 feet (for sane players).
FF / feather falling
possibility to fall slower which prevents damage from falling into a pit or gravity disturbance.
ft / foot
(plural: feet) – a unit of length. 1 ft = 12 inches = 30.48 cm.
gfx / graphics (mode)
GV / Greater Vault
big room with a lot of treasures which are guarded by especially deadly monsters.
GCV / Great Checkerboard Vault
Huge hall with ‘checker’ tiles which got an excellent treasure inside.
Items that are magically enhanced, with no special powers. An example would be a whip +6+3, or small leather boots +6.
GoI / Globe of Invulnerability
Buff which character obtain upon getting into the next level for a short period. Also it’s obtained upon getting back to the game after server restart (if you was in the dungeon during it).
a type of room found in the dungeon that is subdivided into 4 chambers (each one with separate door), often housing tough monsters.
nest which inhabited with undeads
HA / Holy Avenger
Powerful weapon property
HP / Hit point
Determine your character health; when it goes below zero – your character die.
ID / IDentify
?id == Scroll of Identify
total protection from a certain type of attack
files in lib/gamedata
special high difficulty playing mode; when you dive to the next level of a dungeon, you can not go back to the previous one
JRRT / John Ronald Ruel Tolkien
A great writer who created the Middle-Earth world, in which the game takes place
lb / pound
a measure of weight; it’s equal to ~450 gram
a message which you get when entering a new dungeon level; it gives you some information on what to expect there…
Lord Of The Rings
items which you find in the dungeon by killing monsters, plundering chests, etc.
LV / lesser vault
Experience level; also means ‘I gained level!’
killing breeding (multiplying) monsters; some players consider it as a cheezing
Morgy / Morgoth, Lord of Darkness
This is the most powerful unique monster. To win the game you must kill him.
level of dungeon where a certain monster could be met
room full of monster of one type (animals, mimics, etc) in random order; undead pit called graveyard
OOD / out of depth
monster or item which generated at lower depth which it normally should appear
Orb of Draining; priest spell
A group of characters that adventure together. Characters in the same party can always see each other (even when behind walls), can see what depth the other party members are on, and share experience while on the same dungeon level. To create a party, hit
PDSM / Power Dragon Scale Mail
armour made of the rarest dragon scale which obtains loads of magic…
Monster which fight’s on players side
Phase door scrolls can be purchest in the alchemists shop (5). When read, they teleport the player a short distance away. They are essential for low level characters, as a means of escaping dangerous situations. Can be used as a verb. (“I was surrounded by orcs, but I phased and got away”).
room-trap which has inside monsters of the same type (eg, orcs, dragon, trolls); in contrast to nest has strict order of monsters positions
poi / poison
poison resistance or poison attack
pot / potion
espesically stats potion
tiny bottle; read Lord of The Rings to know more 😉
Pseudo ID (pseudo)
If a character has been holding an unidentified weapon or armour long enough, he may be able to tell if it is enchanted, cursed, or ordinary. High level characters pseudo-ID faster. Can be used as a verb. (Hey, wanna pseudo this for me?)
PvP / Player VS Player
Optional (you could switch it on/off) possibility to fight with other players.
Randart / Random artifact
extra powerful item which parameters were generated randomly
rec / Requirement
- Level requirement on item
- Word of recall scroll
reg / regeneration
property which increase rate of hitpoints regeneration
A legendary elven long sword which belonged to Fingolfin, the High King of the Ñoldor. One of the most powerful items in game.
But Fingolfin gleamed beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his sword Ringil, that glittered like ice.
Dungeon consist of rooms connected with passages. Rooms could have different size’s and shapes. Some rooms could be lit, some are dark (but you could lit them with magic).
Potion of Restore Life Levels
possibility to ‘feel’ unidentified item quality; to get it, you have to take the item with you for a while (or stay nearby to it)
- resist — protection from magic and elemental attacks. There are basic or low (fire, cold..), high (chaos, nether..) and magic (blindness, confusion..) resistances. This protection reduces damage from ~ 1/ to 1/7 (depends on attack). In some case you could get double protection.
- !res.str == potion of restore strength
RNG / Random Number Generator
magic dice which ‘game’ throw every time when you make any action
Ring of Speed
scum / scumming
passing dungeon levels (star-scumming) or turns in town to get a certain benefit. Considered as cheezing.
SI / see invisible
property which allows to see invisible mosnters. Note that infravision allows to see some invisible monsters if they come close enough.
property on equipment which multiplies damage on monster (eg slay evil will make 2x more damage towards evil creatures).
sorc / sorceror
powerful magician class
information on the game acquired by non-game methods (usually the characteristics of a particular monster or artifact). Many equate this to foul play or cheating
SP / Spell Point
Also ‘mana’; points which your character spends when cast magic spells from spellbooks
SpR / shots per round
how much shots your character could do during one turn. Essential parameter for archers, rangers and characters who use missile or throwing weapons. Magic attacks do not affected by SpR.
In ancient days it was a technique primarily used to generate levels with artifacts (special weapons and items). Later on this word signifies the activity where a player go up/down staircase to force a floor to reset. Nowadays it’s fixed by disconnected stairs and won’t work anymore.
Static / Static level
A level that, for whatever reason, is staying the same when it is left; which does not generated from zero after player come there. Level become static if there is a player on it (so if you are in the dungeon and another player will come to your level – he will appear at the same level at which you are playing).
stats / status
Main parameters: St, Int, Wi, De, Co, Ch (strenght, intellegence, etc).
monster’s ability to spawn monster/monsters
Summoning monsters with staves of Summon Monster to get experience and loot. At low experience levels can be dangerous if the new monster is more than your character can handle. Summoning deep in the dungeon is perilous for any character, especially since it is no longer true that dangerous monsters will be forced to sleep when summoned.
TO / teleport other
Scroll or device which give possibility to teleport monsters away. Some rare monsters are immune to it.
one trip to the dungeon (or to the wilderness, depending on the context)
unbe / unbeliever
- monster who disbelieve in magic and prevents you to cast spells or use magic devices
- player class
uni / unique
A special extra powerful ‘named’ monster, who is an individual. Often accompanied by acoplices. An example would be Mugash, the Kobold Lord. Could be killed by one player only once.
cellar or treasury; a large room with internal partitions of complex architecture, which enhabited with especially deadly monsters, dangerous traps and fabulous treasures
version of the game, modified so much that it is already a new game
WoR / Word of Recall
A scroll which, when read in the dungeon, will return you to town, and if read in town will take you to the deepest depth you have been in the dungeon.
Wormy / Wormtongue, Agent of Saruman
Unique who got great loot early on.
open spaces that are not in the city and not in the dungeon
YASD / Yet Another Stupid Death
situation when you died in a common way, eg forgot to drink a potion of resistance and died because of monster breath
A monster nest filled with animals.
to, too, armory in town
for, temple in town
For A While
As Far As I Know
away from keyboard
Also Known As
As Soon As Possible
As Much As Possible
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (often refers to pure text mode)
at the moment
Be Back Later
Bulletin Board System; forum
By The Way
Be right back
cy / cu / cya
see you later
Dungeon&Dragons or do not disturb
DM / pm
Direct message / private message
et cetera: and other similar things, and so forth
ez / ezpz
easy, very easy
Frequently Asked Questions
For the win
For Your Information
(I’m) going to go / got to go
I don’t know
If I Recall Correctly
In My Humble Opinion
In real life
lol / kek
Laughing Out Loud
Not Available / Applicable
Not a Number
Not safe for watching
No Worries Mate / Never Mind
Message of the day
Oh my god!
On my way
On The Other Hand
Point of view
Rolling On Floor Laughing
plz / pls
Read the freaking manual
Are You OK?
(wait a) second // usually MUCH longer than one second 🙂
Information about the game which “spoils” the fun, general name used about help files which are not distributed with the game
what’s up? how are you?
too long; didn’t read
Today I learned
To be honest
ty / thx
Want to buy
What the F*ck
Want to sell
Want to trade
y / u