Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free roguelike game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest for the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has diverse species and many different character backgrounds to choose from, deep tactical game-play, sophisticated magic, religion and skill systems, and a grand variety of monsters to fight and run from, making each game unique and challenging.
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup can be played offline, or online on a public telnet/ssh server. These public servers allow you to meet other players’ ghosts, watch other people playing, and, in general, have a blast!
The GWJ Crawl Clan Name Repository for Future Crawl Clan Names
Every new version of Crawl is celebrated with an online tournament. Games played using one of several online services will be counted toward your clan's total points. Banners! Achievements! Glory! Join the GWJ clans! Tournaments and new releases are about once every six months.
We try to be very welcoming to new players and we don't have "competitive" teams. We're just here to help and encourage each other. We usually have enough players for several teams so you don't have worry about bumping someone.
0.24: GWJ Boomerang-Toomerang-Zoomerang, GWJ We Hold Gnoll Quarter
0.23: GWJ - Hubris Maximus, GWJ - v23 and Me
0.22: GWJ - Player Ghosted, GWJ - RU Kidding Me
0.21: GWJ - Rational Fears, GWJ - Gnoll Means Gnoll, GWJ - Laught it up QuantumFuzzball
0.20: GWJ - Black Hole Sun Demons, GWJ - Runing My Weekend
0.19: Dith Me Baby One More Time, Flaming Hot Cheevos
0.18: Ground Control to Major Xom, Earth Magic Rocks, Little Red Vehumet
0.17: GWJ - It Burns When I p, GWJ-Better Stronger Harder LobsterMobster, GWJ - Maces and Fails, GWJ - Cocytus Interruptus, GWJ - Full of Dith and Vinegar
0.16: Formicide is Painless, MiFi Over WiFi, Strawberry Felids Forever, Gozag Wealth Joint Holdings - NASDAQ GWJ
0.15: More Than a Felid, Before You Rune You Gotta Crawl, Tengu Barada Nikto, XL1 and Done
0.14: Formicidal Tendencies, No Dithrespect, Bed Bath and Beogh
0.13: Crawlers for and Against Xombamacare, Keep Calm and Crawl On
0.11: Crawlers With Jobs
0.10: Gamers with Runes
How do I play online?
You can follow the well-written instructions laid out at the Crawl site. As long as you are part of a team, any games played on the main servers (most of us play on CSZO) will count toward your score total.
The easiest way to play is in your browser using webtiles (the graphical version of online play) by following the links on the HowTo page.
For console play on Windows you will need a SSH client like Putty. There are detailed Putty steps on the bottom of the page. If you are on Unix/Mac you can just SSH into one of the servers from a command prompt; there are instructions for that as well.
To be included on a team, you have to add the following line as the first line of your rc (options) file:
# TEAMCAPTAIN nameofcaptain
The # sign is included. One webtiles you can use the "edit rc" link, on TTY you can just follow the prompts. Check out tboon's excellent post for a step-by-step guide.